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Saturday, October 25

67 events

Live Music

  • Bishop Park

    Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    AMY ANDREWS Melancholy folk singer-songwriter. (8 a.m.)

    CANDY LEE Arkansas-based singer-songwriter. (10 a.m.)

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com

    CINEMECHANICA Beloved local four-piece math-rock band.

    MOTHERFUCKER Hard-hitting local band featuring former members of Incendiaries.

    DOUBLE FERRARI This new local band plays virtuosic, high-speed, instrumental jock-rock.

    WAITRESS New noise rock project featuring members of Antpile and Family & Friends.

  • Dirty Birds

    9 p.m. www.dirtybirdsathens.com

    COUNTRY RIVER Country band.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. $5. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    JEALOUSY MOUNTAIN DUO Experimental drums-and-guitar duo from Germany.

    DON VITO German noise-rock outfit.

    FUTURE APE TAPES Local group creating psychedelic, experimental music driven by loops, beats, guitars and synths.

    KUSA87 Local experimental band creating visual soundscapes through tapes, pedals, vinyl and more.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $16 www.40watt.com

    MURDER BY DEATH Acclaimed five-piece indie rock band from Indiana.

    DYLAN MICHAEL AND THE FAMILY Atlanta-based pop-rock band.

  • Front Porch Book Store

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-372-1236

    THE VINEYARD BAND Rock and roll band with a country spirit. The band plays as part of a Halloween Bash, with an adult costume contest after the show, plus free baked goods, hot cider and treats for the kids.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 11 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    THE DARNELL BOYS The three Darnell brothers play and sing country blues originals backed by upright bass, singing saw and junkyard percussion.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7:30 p.m. $25. www.georgiatheatre.com

    YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND Four-piece bluegrass band based out of Nederland, CO.

    THE LARRY KEEL EXPERIENCE Virginia-based acoustic flatpicking bluegrass guitarist.

  • Green Room

    9 p.m. www.greenroomathens.com

    SPACE TRUCKS Afro-kraut-beat ensemble led by Bryan Poole (The Late B.P. Helium, Elf Power).

    SHADE Dissonant, groove-oriented local post-punk band.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    THE HONEY SLIDERS Original, Detroit-influenced rock from Catropolis.

    ENTROPICODONE Sonic massage service with Lucas Kane.

  • La Puerta del Sol

    9 p.m. FREE! www.lapuertadelsol.net

    QUIABO DE CHAPEAU Brazilian funk ensemble bringing dancing and Carnaval to the stage. 

  • New Earth Athens

    9 p.m. $15 (adv.), $18 (door). www.newearthmusichall.com

    TURQUOISE JEEP Hip hop collective and viral sensation known for the 2010 hit "Lemme Smang It."

    YIP DECEIVER An infectiously fun blend of feel-good pop, R&B grooves and noise-bending electro from right here in Athens.

  • New Earth Athens

    Glazba Atlanta Symphony Benefit. 2 p.m. $5 (adv.), $7 (door). www.newearthmusichall.com

    STAY THE SEA Local instrumental post-rock band.

    JOHNNY ROWLAND No info available.

    PENNYBOY New local indie rock band.

    OAK HOUSE A mix of prog, folk, indie and everything in between.

    WRENN Up-and-coming local pop singer.

    KICK THE ROBOT Power-pop trio from Atlanta with infectious energy.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    THE HALEM ALBRIGHT BAND From rock to reggae, Americana to experimental, Halem Albright has been performing his blend of unique songwriting and electrifying guitar around Athens and Atlanta for the past few years.

  • The Office Lounge

    Blues N' BBQ Benefit. 5 p.m. 706-546-0840

    ERIK NEIL BAND Local trio playing blues/rock covers and originals.

Art

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    10 a.m.–5 p.m. FREE! lhartsfoundation@gmail.com

    Lickskillet Artists Market

    Lickskillet features over 85 artists booths, artist demonstrations, performances by local musicians, children's activities and food trucks as well as Ware-Lyndon Historic House tours. Live performances include DixieLand 5 (10 a.m.), Klezmer Local 42 (11 a.m.), Quamar Tribal Odyssey Dancers (12 p.m.), Larry Forte (12:45 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.), Grassland String Band (1:45 p.m.) Grape Soda (2:45 p.m.) and The Heap (4 p.m.).

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    5–8 p.m. FREE! www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    Artist Reception

    "Lucky 13" includes spooky art by Cindy Jerrell, Dan Smith, Patrick Dean, Lou Kregel, Tex Crawford, Peter Loose, John Stidham, Rosemary Mendicino, Brian Kindamo, Steven Milsap, Jill Carnes, Lee Gatlin and Missy Kulik.

  • Athens Academy

    5–7 p.m. FREE! www.athensacademy.org

    Artist Reception

    "The Quieter I Become the More I Can Hear" features large-scale paintings by Maria Nissan, an art education major in the Lamar Dodd School of Art.

  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA

    7 p.m. www.athica.org

    Advice from the Oceans Music Show

    An evening of performances in celebration of Athens Celebrates Elephant 6 and the gallery's current exhibit, "Advice from the Oceans." Live music by Freehand, Jacob Morris and the Elephant 6 Orchestra performing Sun Ra's "Enlightenment."

Events

  • Georgia Square Mall

    9 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3512

    Super Shredder Saturday

    Residents and small businesses can shred two boxes of personal documents. Boxes must be able to be lifted by one person. Additional boxes can be shred for a fee of $5 per box, payable in cash. Secure destruction of confidential and sensitive material is available.

  • St. Philothea Greek Orthodox Church

    11:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m. $1. www.stphilothea.ga.goarch.org

    2014 Greek Food Festival

    (Watkinsville) Complete with Greek food, music, dancing and church tours. 

  • Bishop Park

    8 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods and crafts. Live music by Amy Andrews (8 a.m.) and Candy Lee (10 a.m.). A Seedling Club educational activity will be held for kids. This week features a scary delicious pie contest (10 a.m.).

  • West Broad Market Garden

    10 a.m.–2 p.m. www.athenslandtrust.org

    West Broad Farmers Market

    Featuring fresh produce, honey, crafts, soaps, baked goods, cooking demos, children's activities, yoga (11 a.m.) and live music. This week is the Fall Harvest Festival featuring crafts, health screenings, a sweet potato pie contest (12 p.m.), apple bobbing, pumpkin carving, face painting, costume contest and more.

  • Oconee County Courthouse

    8 a.m.–1 p.m. www.oconeefarmersmarket.org

    Oconee Farmers Market

    (Watkinsville) Locally grown produce, meats, grains, flowers, soaps, birdhouses, gourds and more.

  • Sandy Creek Park

    1–5 p.m. dawgs4diabetesuga@gmail.com

    JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes

    Join the walk to show support and raise money for Type 1 Diabetes research.

  • Oconee Veterans Park

    11 a.m. $15–20. www.classicraceservices.com

    6th Annual 5K Band on the Run

    The OCHS Warrior Marching Band hosts a race. Proceeds help purchase instruments and equipment.

  • The Tasting Room at Jittery Joe's Roasting Company

    5–9 p.m. $5 (children), $10. www.wildintelligence.org

    Wild Intelligence Masquerade Contra Dance

    Wild Intelligence hosts an evening of nature-based activities including costume crafting, primitive skill instruction, a contra dance and a silent auction featuring the arts and crafts of local artists.

  • UGA Intramural Fields

    8:30 a.m. (registration), 10 a.m. (race). www.active.com

    Fright Flight 5K Trail Run

    Costumes are encouraged but not required. Awards will be given to top runners as well as best costumes. Proceeds benefit the Red Cross.

  • Zombie Farms

    8–11:30 p.m. $20. www.zombiefarms.com

    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.

  • Stegeman Coliseum

    7 a.m. (registration), 8 a.m. (ceremony), 8:30 a.m. (walk). www.alz.org/walk

    Walk to End Alzheimer's

    Start, join or support a team in the world's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care and research.

  • Front Porch Book Store

    6–7 p.m. FREE! www.friendsofthewintervillelibrary.org

    Halloween Bash

    (Winterville) Enjoy free baked goods, hot cider and treats for kids while listening to live music by The Vineyard Band. Dress up to enter the adult costume contest.

  • Central Presbyterian Church

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

    Junque in the Trunk

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

  • Goodness Grows

    9 a.m.–5 p.m. $10–35. www.goodnessgrows.com

    The Legends of Oglethorpe

    Enjoy the scenery of the beautiful nursery and the historic streets of Lexington while you learn about the rich history of Oglethorpe County. Actors will portray notable individuals of the county who helped form the nation's history.

  • 12 p.m. FREE! www.eastgeorgiacancer.org

    Fall Festival

    (UGA Health Sciences Campus) Come dressed in your Halloween costume for pumpkin decorating, entertainment and food. Health information and screenings will be available too. 

  • Stan Mullins Art Studio

    7 p.m. www.samaritannega.org/2014-alter-ego-ball

    Alter Ego Ball

    Local business and civil leaders will adopt new identities to fundraise for the Samaritan Center's Counseling Assistance Fund. Vote for your favorite alter ego by contributing to the fund. The event features music, comedy, a silent auction and more. 

  • Bell Acres Resort

    6:30 p.m.–12 a.m. $5. www.nudistresortga.com

    Halloween Party

    The nudist resort hosts a Halloween party. Bring your own drinks and be ready to sing and dance the night away during karaoke with Bad Boy Chris Allen. Dress up for the costume contest. 

  • The Office Lounge

    3–7 p.m. 706-546-0840

    8th Annual Blues N' BBQ

    This fundraiser for the Madison Oglethorpe Animal Shelter features BBQ pork and chicken, live music at 5 p.m. from the Erik Neil Band, games, raffles, a silent auction and dogs available for adoption.

  • 9 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! www.gymdogs.com

    Georgia Gymdogs Pumpkin Peek

    (Suzanne Yoculan Training Coliseum) Join the Gymdogs for kids activities (9 a.m.), costume contest (10 a.m.), autographs and photo opportunities (12 p.m.) and a preview of the current gymnastics team.

Performance

  • Morton Theatre

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

    DanceATHENS 2014 Dance Concert

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

  • Morton Theatre

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

    DanceATHENS 2014 Dance Concert

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

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    10 a.m. FREE! www.music.uga.edu

    Saturday Morning Club

    Dr. Jaclyn Hartenberger leads the UGA Wind Symphony.

  • East Athens Educational Dance Center

    3 p.m. & 6 p.m. $5 (adv.), $8. www.athensclarkecounty.com/dance

    Expressions of a Generous Kind

    The annual GIFTED Performing Ensemble's performance highlights advanced students in ballet, jazz, modern, lyrical and praise dance.

  • 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. www.canopystudio.org

    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.

  • Go Bar

    9 p.m. $3. www.athensshowgirlcabaret.com

    Athens Showgirl Cabaret

    The drag troupe's queens and kings pay a special tribute to Halloween. See Halloween Roundup on p. 15.

Film

  • Ciné Barcafé

    Oct. 24–25, 12 a.m. $5. www.athenscine.com

    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. www.athenscine.com

    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. www.ugaunion.com

    Life After Beth

    (Theater) Zach is devastated by the unexpected death of his girlfriend, Beth. When she miraculously comes back to life, Beth isn't quite how Zach remembered her.

Comedy

DJs

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    DJ Hot Wax

    DJ HOT WAX Max Wang (The Rodney Kings) spins '60s pop/soul and punk rock.

  • Barcode

    11 p.m. FREE! 706-613-5557

    SupaStar DJ LP

    SUPASTAR DJ LP Seasoned party rocker infuses today's hottest jams with the classics you grew up on.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    10 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/lkshuffleclub

    Booty Boyz

    BOOTY BOYZ DJs ImmuzikationTwin Powers and Z-Dog spin dance hits into the night.

Kidstuff

  • Avid Bookshop

    10:30 a.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com

    Story Time with Miss Rachel

    For all ages. 

  • ACC Library

    10:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org

    Saturday Movies

    Family fun movies are shown in the story room. Call for movie title.

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    10 a.m. $6 (children), $10 (adults). www.pac.uga.edu

    Saturday Morning Club: Hodgson Wind Ensemble

    This fun series features outstanding UGA student performers. Performances are designed especially for children ages 4–12 and their guardians.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    2 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597

    Pop Tab Bracelets

    Make your own bracelet using recycled pop tabs. For ages 8 & up.

  • 6 p.m. FREE! rlochan1@uga.edu

    Halloween Carnival

    (UGA D.W. Brooks Mall) Celebrate Halloween with games, prizes, face painting, treats and more. Ages 3–12.

  • 2 p.m. FREE! www.youngunsclothingandmore.com

    Storytime with Grandmother Goose

    (Young'uns Clothing and More) For all ages.

Games

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Rashe's Cuisine

    11 a.m. FREE! 706-850-4164

    Kids Karaoke

    KIDS KARAOKE Kids can sing every Saturday.

Outdoors

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    9:30 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3615

    Trail Work Day

    Participants will help staff take care of the trails by trimming plants, picking up trash and completing other easy tasks. Open to ages 6 & up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is required.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    10 a.m. FREE! www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Salamander and Stream Ecology Ramble

    Find out what salamanders live in town and what habitat conditions they need to survive and thrive. Don't wear insect repellants around these fragile creatures.

  • Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation, Firehall #2

    10 a.m. $12–15. 706-353-1801, achfonline.org/heritage-walks

    Gospel Pilgrim Cemetery Walking Tour

    Al Hester leads a tour through Gospel Pilgrim Cemetery, the final resting place of many prominent African American leaders in the Athens community. See Halloween Roundup on p. 15.

Classes

  • 10 a.m. $25. 772-332-0074, www.lifecoachcelia.com

    Weight Loss Workshop

    (734 Timber Ridge Dr.) In this three-hour weight loss workshop, life coach Celia teaches on how to lose weight and keep it off by unblocking old emotional beliefs and eating foods that help burn body fat.

  • Dancefx

    1 p.m. (beginner), 2 p.m. (intermediate). $5–8. www.dancefx.org

    Cha Cha Workshop

    Dancefx leads a class in doing the Cha Cha.

Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

    2 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Haunted Georgia

    From Sherman's notorious march to Confederate General James Longstreet's continued inhabitance of his postwar home, Georgia is haunted by many of those who fought in America's deadliest war. Join author Jim Miles as he details the ghosts that roam Georgia's Civil War battlefields, hospitals and antebellum homes.

Theatre

  • Athens Community Theater

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

    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. www.athenslittleplayhouse.net

    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.

Ending Saturday, October 25

 

Art

  • Penumbra Lives!

    (1246 Hull Rd.) The 6th annual Penumbra Halloween Art Show seeks artwork for a show held Oct. 25 at 2 p.m. 706-540-2712, jenniferschildknecht@gmail.com