Thursday, October 23

37 events


  • Johnny's New York Style Pizza

    Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. & Thursdays, 8 p.m. 706-354-1515

    Trivia with a Twist

    Throw a lime in your Coors Light and compete!

  • The Volstead

    7:30-9:30 p.m. FREE! 706-354-5300


    Every Thursday!

  • El Azteca

    7:30 p.m. FREE! 706-549-2639


    Win prizes with host Garrett Lennox. Every Thursday.

  • Butt Hutt Bar-B-Q

    8 p.m. FREE! 706-850-8511


    Hosted by Dirty South Trivia. Every Thursday.

  • Your Pie

    11 p.m. FREE!

    Sex, Drugs & Rock and Roll Trivia

    (Downtown) Presented by Dirty South Trivia.


  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    8:30 a.m. FREE!

    Nature Ramblers

    Learn more about the flora and fauna of the garden while enjoying fresh air and inspirational readings. Ramblers are encouraged to bring their own nature writings or favorite poems and essays to share with the group.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5:30 p.m. $10.


    Receive information about the benefits of pollination from UGA Entomology Department students, sample local beers and learn about local bees.

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    9:30 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE!

    40th Annual Harvest Festival

    Celebrate Georgia's history and see dozens of exhibitors demonstrating skills such as beekeeping, soap making, quilting, woodworking, blacksmithing and more.

  • Athens Welcome Center

    5:30 p.m. $15. 706-353-1820

    Folklore, Facts & Fables: Haunted Happy Hour

    Go on a downtown walking tour to explore the spooks, specters and other oddities of the Classic City. Call for reservation. See Halloween Roundup on p. 15.

Live Music

  • Barbeque Shack

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-613-6752

    OPEN BLUEGRASS JAM All pickers welcome! Every Thursday!

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    JOHN FRENCH & THE BASTILLES Songwriter John French's sincere acoustic compositions are backed by a group of musicians with country and rock influences.

    THE HABIT Contemporary Americana band with a folk-grounded, punk-infused sound.

    GOLDWING No info available.

  • Dos Palmas Restaurant & Cantina

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-353-7771

    TRE POWELL Bluesy acoustic tunes with soulful vocals.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m.

    MAHAYLA New Orleans-based indie rock band that sounds "like a Southern Built to Spill." See Calendar Pick on p. 16.

    DEAD NEIGHBORS Formerly known as A Lot More Less, this local band plays grunge- and shoegaze-inspired rock tunes.

    SCOOTERBABE Local noise-pop group.

    MINOR WILEY Atlanta-based indie rock trio.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 11:30 p.m. FREE!

    JONATHAN SCALES FOURCHESTRA Steel-pan jazz fusion group from Asheville, NC

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $20.

    CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD The former Black Crowes frontman plays textural blues-rock with his ace backing band. See Calendar Pick on p. 16.

  • Green Room

    10 p.m. $5.

    THE SOUTHERN BELLES A Zappa-esque amalgamation of country, jazz, rock and funk from Richmond, VA.

    DIM DIMENSIONS A side project of Mama's Love featuring a variety of local musicians. 

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m.

    SAWDUST Atlanta virtuosos Taylor Kennedy and Ben Williams team up with local forces Colin Manko and Zack Milster to deliver tentative yet forceful jazz music.

  • Kelly's Jamaican Food

    Kickin' It At Kelly's. 9 p.m. FREE! 706-208-0000 (Lumpkin St. location)

    DJ AFRIKA SELECTA Playing a mix of roots and dancehall from various eras.

    OUT ON A LIMB Brand new local quartet playing reggae covers and originals.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    5:30–7:30 p.m. FREE!

    DAVE HOWARD Singer-songwriter plays his own material as well as Americana covers.

  • The Melting Point

    8 p.m. $15 (adv.), $20 (door).

    THE STEELDRIVERS Nationally acclaimed blues, country and bluegrass fusion band.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    MYLES BROWN BAND Atlanta-based funk-fusion group.

  • The Office Lounge

    8 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. He hosts an "all-star jam" every Thursday.

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    Dr. Fred's Karaoke

    KARAOKE Hosted by karaoke fanatic John "Dr. Fred" Bowers and featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more.

  • Walker's Coffee & Pub

    9 p.m. FREE! 706-543-1433


    KARAOKE Every Thursday!


  • ACC Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Baby Music Jam

    Children ages 1-3 and their caregivers can play instruments, sing and dance together.

  • ACC Library

    4:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650,

    Book Jammers

    Children and their families are invited for stories, trivia, crafts and more. This event promotes literacy through the art of listening and helps to strengthen attention spans. For children ages 6–10.

  • ACC Library

    4:30–6 p.m. FREE!

    Teen Writing Group

    Get ready for NaNoWriMo or just focus on becoming a better writer through prompts. For ages 11–18.


  • Revival Yarns

    6 p.m. FREE!

    Knit 1 Class

    Get acquainted with the tools and craft of knitting. Learn cast-on stitches and the knit stitch. The class is free with the purchase of materials. RSVP.



  • Georgia Museum of Art

    5:30 p.m.

    Alfred Heber Holbrook Lecture: Carl Strehlke

    Strehlke, adjunct curator of the John G. Johnson Collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, delivers the keynote speech, "Curating the Renaissance."

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    6 p.m. FREE!


    Kelly Cassidy demonstrates how to relax and have fun while drawing simple, structured patterns. For teens and adults.


  • UGA Ramsey Concert Hall

    6 p.m. FREE!

    Guest Recital

    Technical Sergeant Ani Berberian, clarinetist in the United States Air Force Band, performs.

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    8 p.m. FREE!

    UGA Men's and Women's Glee Club Fall Concert

    The choirs, two of the oldest musical organizations on campus, are led by conductor J.D. Burnett.

Lectures & Lit


  • 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

    8 p.m. $1–2.

    28 Days Later

    (Theater) After breaking into a primate research facility, a group of animal rights activists unleash caged chimps, not knowing that they carry a transmittable disease that overwhelms victims with a murderious rage within seconds.