If you just moved to Savannah, you might already have realized something about October: It's a crazy month.
Savannah brims with artistic energy in October unlike any other month.
You can read here in DO about all sorts of big events, but in this column, I'll mention a few of this week's quieter highlights - events that shouldn't fall through the cracks.
For his thesis project, SCAD grad student Alexander Nathan is directing Ariel Dorfman's "Purgatorio," a play that imagines Medea and Jason having to spend the afterlife together.
Some theatergoers will remember Nathan from his role as Darcy in The Collective Face production of "Pride and Prejudice," but he's working entirely behind the scenes on "Purgatorio," which will star Amaya Murphy and Daniel Thrasher.
Performances are free and in the round at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3 and 4 on the second floor of The Sparetime (which serves some of the best food in town) at 36 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., at the corner of Congress Street.
And don't forget about "Equus" at Muse Arts Warehouse. The stellar production by The Collective Face finishes its run this weekend.
On Oct. 4, Niche releases its second album, "The Other Side of the End," with a party and show at The Jinx at 127 W. Congress St.
Sauna Heat and Omingnome will be opening. Look for a modest cover charge.
Niche's hard-charging rock draws from a variety of styles, from metal to Americana.
The music typically gets rolling at The Jinx about 10:30 p.m., so there might be time to swing out earlier to Dollhouse Productions at 980 Industry Drive for performances by Graph Rabbit and Blackrune.
Graph Rabbit, Brooklyn-based duo of Austin Donohue and Shy Kedmi, released debut album "Snowblind" in 2012.
The band will perform the minimalist, magical album in its entirety.
Blackrune's sound has developed over the past year into what the band calls a mix of "heavy psychedelia, dark shoegaze and dreamy noise." I caught a set not too long ago at Hang Fire. Highly recommended.
Blackrune recently released the limited-edition cassette "Omphalos" on Furious Hooves, a label partially based in Savannah, and will release an album later this year.
Dollhouse's converted industrial space is a venue unlike any other in town. The soaring room will be set up lounge style with tables and chairs for this show, which should be ideal for enjoying Graph Rabbit's sometimes-delicate sounds.
Doors open at 8 p.m. The cover is $5.
Bill Dawers writes City Talk in the Savannah Morning News and blogs at Savannah Unplugged (www.billdawers.com). He can be reached via firstname.lastname@example.org.