Friday, October 24

30 events

Live Music

  • Butt Hutt Bar-B-Q

    8 p.m. FREE!

    BORDERLINE No info available.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9:30 p.m. $8 (21+), $10 (18-20).

    BIT BRIGADE Local supergroup plays the soundtrack to various vintage video games while Noah McCarthy plays—and beats—the game onstage.

    MINIBOSSES Independent progressive rock band known for their video game music covers.

  • Georgia Theatre

    9 p.m. $12.

    BROWN SABBATH Austin, TX-based psych-funk band Brownout plays Black Sabbath covers.

    LOS MEESFITS Misfits covers done Cuban salsa style!

  • Go Bar

    WUOG Birthoween. 10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    GINKO Edgar Lopez's fuzzy, beat-driven experimental hip hop project.

    HOUDINNE Atlanta-based experimental hip hop outfit.

    HAIRY CONFUCIUS Lo-fi rap project from Atlanta.

    DJ MAHOGANY Popular local DJ spins freaky funk, sultry soul, righteous R&B and a whole lotta unexpected faves.

  • Green Room

    9 p.m. $5.

    BLAIR CRIMMINS AND THE HOOKERS Atlanta-based ragtime/Dixieland jazz revival outfit.

    CICADA RHYTHM Acoustic guitar and upright bass duo playing bluegrass-tinged indie folk, filled with paired vocal harmonies.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m.

    THE HOBOHEMIANS This six-piece, acoustic band utilizes banjo, ukulele, flute, accordion, saxophone, piano, various percussion, drums and bass to perform popular American and European roots music of the 1910s, '20s and '30s.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    10 p.m. $3.

    PAPA LEGBA New project that plays neo-New Orleans blues, voodoo folk and zydeco, capturing the spirit of the bayou with inspired originals as well old favorites flavored with a Louisiana twist.

  • The Melting Point

    8 p.m. $8 (adv.), $10 (door).

    CAROLINE AIKEN BAND One of Atlanta's most talented and respected performing songwriters leads a band that features Ike Stubblefield, Michael C. Steele, Eddie Glikin, Matt Joiner, Paul Scales and Michelle Castleberry.

    BETSY FRANCK TRIO Soulful, brassy Southern rock and country songs rooted in tradition, but with a modern sensibility.

  • New Earth Athens

    9 p.m. $8.

    THE LAST BISON Chesapeake, VA-based act playing mountaintop chamber music that combines elements of alternative indie-folk with classical sensibilities.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742

    DIRTY DOORS Doors tribute band.

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Newly relocated back to his old stomping grounds of Athens, Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture.


  • Bishop Park

    Fantastic Fridays

    (Gym) Various obstacle courses and activities for ages 10 months–4 years and their parents. Call to register. Fridays, 10–11:30 a.m. $5. 706-613-3589

  • ACC Library

    5 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Japanese Storytime

    Bilingual program led by volunteers from UGA’s Japan Club. Learn about Japanese culture through literacy-based activities. All ages.

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    10 a.m.-12 p.m. $4–6. 706-613-3615

    Home School Science: Nature Journaling

    Learn to keep a nature journal to connect with the natural world. Make observations and learn about plants, animals and the non-living parts of the natural world. For ages 8–18 and their chaperones. 

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    4:#0 p.m. FREE!

    Teen Monstrous Makeup Workshop

    Local theater and makeup enthusiast Shannon McCoy demonstrates how to "zombify" using makeup techniques.


  • Morton Theatre

    Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25, 4 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. $10–16.

    DanceATHENS 2014 Dance Concert

    This concert is hosted by Dancefx Athens and features performance companies from all over the Southeast.

  • Canopy Studio

    Oct. 24, 8 p.m. Oct. 25, 4 p.m. & 8 p.m. Oct. 26, 2 p.m. & 6 p.m. $6–15.

    High Stakes

    The Repertory Company presents an aerial homage to the world of vampires and things that go bump in the night. Apparatus for these frightful acts include tight wire, bungees, chains, trapezes, silks and even aerial coffins. Athens chamber trio Revien and a guitar duet between Timi Conley and Kyle Dawkins accompany the performance.


  • Ciné Barcafé

    Oct. 24–25, 12 a.m. $5.

    Gonzoriffic Underground Movie Show

    The 7th annual late-night movie show brings a unique brand of bizarre and beautiful DIY cinema to the big screen. This year's lineup includes films by Heather Christopherson, Brian Garrett, Lina July, Joy Shealy, Andrew Shearer, Weaselhaus and more. See Calendar Pick on p. 16.

  • Ciné Barcafé

    10 p.m. $7.50.

    Schlocktoberfest: An American Werewolf in London

    The Schlocktoberfest Horrorshow continues with the John Landis classic An American Werewolf in London. See Halloween Roundup on p. 15.

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    3 p.m., 6 p.m. & 9 p.m. $1–2.

    Nightmare on Elm Street

    (Theater) A group of teens are terrorized by Freddy Krueger, an evil being from another world who gets to his victims by entering their dreams.



  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9 a.m.-1 p.m. $50. 706-524-6014

    Warm-Season Grasses of the Georgia Piedmont

    Learn to recognize common grass species of the Georgia Piedmont. Bring a hand glass.


  • Georgia Museum of Art

    All day. FREE!

    Andrew Ladis Trecento Symposium

    This symposium is in memory of scholar Andrew Ladis, celebrating his love of trecento painting and his commitment to its display and preservation in a museum context.


  • Athens Community Theater

    Oct 24-25, 8 p.m. Oct. 26, 2 p.m. $5.

    Your Handsome Captain

    The Town & Gown Players present a play by award-winning Caribbean author Simone Swartz-Bart. The production is directed by Freda Scott Giles, retired professor of theatre and African American studies at UGA. Wilnor (played by Sean Polite), a Haitian migrant worker on the island of Guadelope, receives a message from home that turns his world upside down. Jennifer Lattimore provides the voice of Marie-Ange, Wilnor's wife. See Calendar Pick on p. 16.

  • Athens Little Playhouse

    Oct. 17 & 24, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18–19 & Oct. 25–26, 3 p.m. $5–10.

    Invasion of the Friday Night Glee Club From Outer Space

    After Susie Harper's family invites Alan, the new kid in school, to live in the spare room, he invites his glee club to use the room for practice. The Harpers quickly learn that Alan is not like other kids and must stop the glee club from achieving their terrifying goal.


  • Zombie Farms

    8–11:30 p.m. $20.

    Zombie Farms

    For new zombies facing an uncertain life of running from brain-bashing humans, Zombie Farms offers purpose and protection. Take a guided tour through a farm supported by the tireless labor of zombies. Every Friday and Saturday through October.

  • Central Presbyterian Church

    Oct. 24, 6:30–9:30 p.m. ($10 preview sale) & Oct. 25, 8 a.m.–2 p.m. FREE!

    Junque in the Trunk

    Bargain hunters and treasure seekers can shop among antiques and collectables, clothing, jewelry, household items, tools and more. 

Lectures & Lit


  • 40 Watt Club

    Community Connection Benefit. 9 p.m. $15.

    DJ Immuzikation

    IMMUZIKATION Celebrated local DJ Alfredo Lapuz, Jr. hosts a dance party featuring high-energy electro and rock. This show is part of Model Citizen's I Scream Social, featuring a costume contest and other Halloween antics.