Monday, October 5

22 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    NIHILIST CHEERLEADER New local experimental punk band.

    SLEEPY HAHAS Three-piece garage-psych band from Buffalo, NY.

    PENNY LAME Athens-based lo-fi indie-folk project.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    Industry Night. 5:30 p.m. FREE (service industry workers), $12.

    LITTLE GOLD Local group fronted by songwriter Christian DeRoeck, playing garage-rock with country and pop sensibilities.

    BROTHERS Local band plays swirling, folky indie rock with melodic vocals.
  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $20.

    THE MOUNTAIN GOATS John Darnielle and his band play literate, heavily thematic indie rock. See story on p. 15.

    BLANK RANGE Rock and roll band from Nashville, TN.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 9 p.m. FREE!

    BUHU Austin, TX-based psych-pop trio.

    THE HERNIES Local indie rock band led by songwriter Henry Barbe.

  • Lumpkin Street Station

    10 p.m.

    MARTA PACEK DUO Up-and-coming Australian folk singer-songwriter.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    BLUES NIGHT WITH BIG C Nobody in Athens sings the blues quite like Big C. Expect lots of soulful riffs, covers and originals.

  • The World Famous

    8 p.m. $3.

    FOLK FESTIVAL WARMUP The 31st annual North Georgia Folk Festival takes place Oct. 10To get everyone in the folking mood, the Athens Folk Music and Dance Society hosts an evening of music featuring Cortez Garza, Blanks & Postage, MrJordanMrTonks and a few surprises. $3 suggested donation. All proceeds benefit the festival. 

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. FREE!

    Open Mic Night

    OPEN MIC Showcase your talent at this open mic night every Monday. Hosted by Larry Forte.

  • Bar Georgia

    9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-9884

    Mondays on the Mic

    MONDAYS ON THE MIC Showcase your talent with some of Athens' best local musicians. Don't play? Enjoy some peanuts on the couch and let your ears be filled with beautiful tunes.


  • Oconee County Library

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950

    Teen Advisory Board

    Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is a group of teens who gather at the beginning of every month to discuss and plan upcoming events. Ages 11–18. Registration required.

  • ACC Library

    4–5:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, ext. 329

    Open Chess Play for Kids and Teens

    Teen chess players of all skill levels can play matches and learn from members of the local Chess and Community Players, who will be on hand to assist players and help build skill levels. For ages 7–18. Registration required.

  • ACC Library

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

    Infant Storytime

    Designed to nurture language skills through literature-based materials and activities. Parents assist their children in movements and actions while playing.


Lectures & Lit

  • UGA Health Sciences

    4 p.m. FREE!

    Meet the Author

    The UGA College of Public Health will celebrate their 10-year anniversary with a talk and signing by Louis W. Sullivan on his book, Breaking Ground.



  • Ciné Barcafé

    7:30 p.m. FREE!

    What's Up Downtown?

    A panel of citizens will address how to make downtown better at the Federation of Neighborhoods forum. Topics include student housing developments, the SPLOST infrastructure project, the Master Plan and parking.

  • The Classic Center

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-357-4417

    Information Session

    Nonprofits can learn about volunteering at the ice skate rental counter at The Classic Center.


  • Ciné Barcafé

    Oct. 5 & Oct. 7, 5:30 p.m. FREE!

    Alice Walker Screenings

    Watch the 2014 documentary Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth (5:30) and Steven Spielberg's 1985 adaptation of The Color Purple (7:30) in anticipation of Alice Walker's visit to Athens. 

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  • KA Artist Shop

    Watercolor for Beginners

    Katherine Dunlap teaches watercolor for beginners and those who would like some practice. Mondays, Oct. 5–26. $20 per class.


  • Athens Community Theater


    Town & Gown Players host auditions for Assassins. Actors will perform 16–32 bars of a musical theatre song of their choice and cold read from the script. Oct. 5–6, 6 p.m.