Friday, October 31

34 events

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. 706-369-3040

    KIP JONES Local songwriter playing all your favorite covers and some of his own tunes.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).

    NAIRVANA Nirvana cover band featuring members of The Powder Room. See story on p. 13.

    MAN-SIZE Local PJ Harvey cover band featuring Thayer Sarrano and friends.

    GEEZER Local band Come What May masquerades as Weezer.

  • Cutters Pub

    10 p.m. 706-353-9800

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

  • Dirty Birds

    9 p.m.

    JONATHAN INGRAM Country rocker from Braselton, GA.

  • Downtown Athens

    9 p.m. FREE!

    WILD RUMPUS Enjoy live music on Washington Street after the parade, with sets by Timi and the Rumpus Band, plus the the High-Falootin' Scallywags Drum Brigade and the Tiger Girlz on trapeze. See story on p. 13.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m.

    LOS CANTARES New local desert-rock supergroup featuring members of Old Smokey and Moths.

    GUIDED BY GUIDED BY VOICES Cheekily named GBV cover band featuring local musicians Jeff Fox, Mat Lewis and special guests.

  • 40 Watt Club

    9:30 p.m. $5.

    ELF POWER A longtime fixture on the Athens music scene, Elf Power plays fuzzy, melodic, psychedelic pop. See story on p. 13.

    CIRCULATORY SYSTEM Long-running local psychedelic rock ensemble featuring members of the Olivia Tremor Control.

  • Georgia Bar

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

    JOHN BOYLE Singer-songwriter in the vein of Willie Nelson, John Prine and Bob Dylan. He'll be joined by Adam Poulin.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $27.

    DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS The local Southern rock superstars play a special Halloween show. See story on p. 13.

    HOUNDMOUTH Alternative-country group from Indiana.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    MUUY BIIEN Local band plays doom-laden goth-punk influenced by '80s hardcore and new wave. This is a special Halloween set of T. Rex covers. See story on p. 13.

    SHADE Dissonant, groove-oriented local post-punk band. This special Halloween show will feature additional members and lots of cover tunes.

    ELYSIA EMPIRE Birdie Ann Renee plays experimental, strangely melodic pop songs.

    COOMBSBOT Athens-based robot-in-disguise regenerates live electronic covers of looped pop classics from the '80s,' 90s and today!

    DJ BLOWPOP Joe Kubler (Bubbly Mommy Gun) spins a set of tunes.

  • Green Room

    9 p.m.

    AMERICAN MANNEQUINS Thoughtful, melodic, danceable rock and roll for the upcoming new wave apocalypse.

    PIERCE EDENS Americana singer-songwriter from Asheville, NC.

    SCOTT LOW Solo set from the local Americana singer-songwriter.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. $5 (adv.), $7 (door).

    GRASSLAND STRING BAND The local roots group plays Neil Young's landmark 1972 album Harvest in its entirety.

    CORTEZ GARZA Local singer-songwriter pushes the envelope with his unique blend of indie/Americana.

    TRANSYLVANIA MOTORCADE Americana/rock group from Atlanta.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    9 p.m. FREE!

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

  • Max

    On the Patio. 10 p.m. 706-254-3392

    POWERKOMPANY Local pop duo featuring the crisp, soaring vocals of Marie Davon, playing folk songs enhanced with slickly produced electronic instrumentation courtesy of Andrew Heaton. 

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

  • Max

    10 p.m. 706-254-3392

    THE VG MINUS '70s-styled power-pop/punk.

    STREET SWEEPER Ska-tinged thrash punk band.

    THE DE LUX INTERIORS Local Cramps cover band featuring members of Cars Can Be Blue and Los Meesfits.

    THUNDERCHIEF Local act with a West Coast punk sound influenced by classic rock. 10 year anniversary party!

  • The Melting Point

    8 p.m. $5 (adv. or w/ costume), $7 (door).

    RICK FOWLER BAND Original guitar-driven blues-rock. See story on p. 13.

    BACK ALLEY BLUES BAND Featuring locals Paul Scales, John Straw, Dave Herndon and Dead Quinter playing blues jams.

  • New Earth Athens

    Satanic BBQ & Potluck. 8 p.m. $8.

    SHEHEHE Local band that draws from old-school punk and arena rock to create a fist-pumping atmosphere. See story on p. 13.

    LOWDIVE Local ska/reggae band.

    STARBENDERS Four-piece art-punk band from Atlanta.

    DJ KUNG FUSCO AND MR. PURPLE Spinning punk, new wave and super sounds of the '70s.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    SPINELLO Local jazz fusion 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.

  • The World Famous

    9 p.m.

    THE PAUL COLLINS BEAT Legendary power-pop figure Paul Collins (The Nerves, The Beat) heads this rotating cast. See story on p. 13.

    CASPER AND THE COOKIES Local legends playing eccentric and energetic pop-rock.


  • 8 p.m. (meet), 8:30 p.m. (march). FREE!

    Wild Rumpus Parade

    (Meet at Corner of Pulaski and Clayton St.) Throw on your most creative Halloween costume and march through the streets of downtown. Anyone can participate by wearing a costume and joining the procession. The parade will end at the bottom of Washington St. with sets by Timi and the Rumpus Band, plus the the High-Falootin' Scallywags Drum Brigade and the Tiger Girlz on trapeze. See story on p. 13.

  • 6–10 p.m. FREE!

    The Downtown Spooktacular

    (Jug Tavern Park, Winder) This Halloween festival includes trick-or-treating, costume contests, games, food vendors, craft vendors, kids' activities, bounce houses, obstacle courses and live music by Abbey Road LIVE

  • UGA Special Collections Library

    2 p.m. FREE! 706-542-8079,

    "Vince Dooley: A Retrospective 1954-1988"

    Photographs, commemorative memorabilia and original art celebrating one of the most successful coaches in college football. Curator-led tours will be offered every Friday before home football games.

  • 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.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5:30–7:30 p.m.

    Trick-or-Treat Halloween Tour and Moo-Hoo Release Party

    Try various treats on tap, including the Reserve Series Moo-HooChiato. Wear a costume; prizes will be awarded for best dressed humans and best dressed beasts.



  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA

    6–7:30 p.m.

    Halloween Party

    ATHICA and Rose of Athens Theatre host a pre-Rumpus party with snacks, games and more. Wear your costume and march down to the parade together.

Lectures & Lit

  • Avid Bookshop

    6 p.m. FREE!

    Halloween Reading: The Fifty Year Sword

    Nick Splendorr will read The Fifty Year Sword, an hour-long ghost story by Mark Z. Danielewski. Come in your costumes to enjoy the parade afterwards!


  • Elbert Theatre, Elberton

    6–8:30 p.m. 706-283-1049

    Under the Sea Trick-or-Treat

    The ocean comes to life with an "Under the Sea" theme for little trick-or-treaters. Sea creatures will hand out candy in the lobby.

  • Oconee County Library

    Oct. 30–31, 6–8 p.m. FREE!

    Haunted House

    Families are invited to make their way through the young adult department's Hunger Games themed haunted house.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    10 a.m.–6 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597


    Stop by anytime in costume for trick-or-treating.

  • East Athens Community Center

    9 a.m.–4 p.m $15–23. 706-613-3593,

    Fit Kids Day Camp

    Campers participate in physical activities, games and educational lessons regarding healthy lifestyle choices. This camp takes place when Clarke County School District schools are not in session. For ages 6–12. Bring a sack lunch. 

  • The Melting Point

    12–3 p.m. $5–7.

    Wild Rumpus Monster Mash

    Get a head start on the Wild Rumpus Parade with various Halloween activities like a haunted house, crafts, mask making, face painting, shaker making, live music, aerial trapeze performances and more.


  • Ciné Barcafé

    10 p.m. $7.50.

    Schlocktoberfest: Halloween (1978)

    The Schlocktoberfest Horrorshow ends with the original slasher, Halloween. See Movies on p. 16.

Ending Friday, October 31



  • Double Dutch Press

    Printmaking Workshops

    "Tea Towels! One Color Screenprinting." Nov. 5, 5:30–8:30 p.m. or Dec. 13, 2–6 p.m. $50. "Multicolor Reductive Woodcut, Three Parts." Nov. 8, 15, 22, 2–4 p.m. $85. "Holiday Cards! Multicolor Screenprinting, Two Parts." Nov. 12, 6–7:30 p.m. & Nov. 19, 6–8 p.m. $60. "Stampmaking: Two Color Stamps." Dec. 10, 6–8:30 p.m. $40.


Word on the Street


Support Groups

  • S-Anon

    (Cornerstone Church) S-Anon is a support group for family and friends of sexaholics, based on the 12 steps of AA.,