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Thursday, October 12

45 events

Kidstuff

  • Oconee County Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3950

    Baby Music Jam

    Preschool aged children and their caregivers play instruments, sing and dance together.

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    Art Classes

    Registration begins Nov. 11. Art classes include Art Time (ages 4–6), Homeschool Artists (ages 6–11), 2D, 3D Drawing and Ceramics (ages 7–9), Through the Lens Video/Film Making (ages 9–12), Digital Photography in the Age of Instagram (ages 11 & up). Register online. 613-3623, www.athensclarkecounty.com/lyndonhouse

  • Oconee County Library

    Haunted House Teen Volunteer Nights

    The Young Adult staff is looking for volunteers ages 11–18. Participants will prepare and decorate the library's haunted house. Oct. 23, 5–9 p.m. Oct. 24, 4–7 p.m. Oct. 25, 4–8 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950

  • Oconee County Library

    Pumpkin Decorating Contest

    Decorate (no carving) a pumpkin like a book character and bring it to the library before Oct. 28. BYOPumpkin. www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

  • Bogart Library

    4 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Lego Club

    Build Lego creations. 

  • ACC Library

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

    Teen Gaming

    Play Werewolf and other spooky games. Ages 11–18. 

  • ACC Library

    3:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Stop-Motion Monsters

    Participants will make a movie with STEAM using clay monsters and stop-motion cameras.

  • ACC Library

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

    Book Club

    Discuss Rosemary's Witch by Ann Turner. Games and snacks provided. Registration recommended. 

  • ACC Library

    Goal Setting

    This two-day workshop is for teens to get tips on goal setting. Hosted by the Black Law Student Association. Oct. 19 & Oct. 26, 4:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Go Bar

    11 p.m. FREE! 706-546-5609

    Dr. Fred's Karaoke

    KARAOKE Hosted by karaoke fanatic Dr. Fred and featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more. Every Thursday!

  • The Bar-B-Que Shack

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

    Bluegrass Jam

    BLUEGRASS JAM Bring your own instrument! All pickers are welcome every Thursday.

Art

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    7 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Thursday Twilight Tour

    Docents lead a tour of highlights from the permanent collection.

  • Steffen Thomas Museum of Art

    6–8 p.m. FREE! www.steffenthomas.org

    Opening Reception

    For "Works by Lucinda Bunnen Featuring Weathered Chromes."

  • Lamar Dodd School of Art

    5–7 p.m. FREE! www.art.uga.edu

    Opening Reception

    See "To Be Black and Female" in the Suite Gallery and "Undermined" in the Plaza and Bridge Galleries. See Calendar Pick on p. 14.

Lectures & Lit

  • Barnes & Noble

    2 p.m. FREE! www.bn.com

    Meet the Author

    Local author and holocaust survivor George Dynin will discuss his book Aryan Papers

  • Avid Bookshop

    6:30 p.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com

    Meet the Author

    (Prince Ave.) Author and UGA professor Mehrsa Baradaran celebrates the release of The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap.

Classes

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    Art Classes

    Registration begins Nov. 11 for winter art classes. Classes include painting with Charles Warnock and Will Eskridge, jewelry/metals with Jessie Jordan, printmaking book arts with Katherine Miller, ceramics with Jorie Berman, metalsmithing with Will Stephanos and drawing with Toni Carlucci. Register online. 706-613-3623, www.athensclarkecounty.com/leisure

  • ACC Library

    7 p.m. FREE! atedrow@uga.edu

    Gardening Class

    Paul Duncan will present "Drought Tolerant and Deer Proof: Latin American Plants for Georgia Landscapes." In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. 

  • Personal Safety & Security Workshop (Protective Reach)

    (Let It Be Yoga Studio, 100 Barnett Shoals Rd.) This four-hour self-defense class incorporates lectures and scenario based exercises. Tactics include self-defense spray, kubaton and grappling release. Oct. 29, 12:30–4:30 p.m. $75. www.protectivereach.com

  • Athens, GA

    Tango Dance Workshops

    Tina Marie teaches milongero style tango. Sundays, Oct. 22–Nov. 19, 2–4 p.m. $100. www.tinamarietango.com

  • Healing Arts Centre

    Yamuna

    (Sangha Yoga Studio) "Intro to Yamuna Body Rolling & Foot Fitness" is a four-week series. Begins Nov. 7, 7–8:30 p.m. $80. holistichealthrevolution@gmail.com

Games

DJs

  • Highwire Lounge

    11 p.m. $1 (headphone). www.highwirelounge.com

    Silent Disco

    SILENT DISCO Dance the night away with wireless headphones and two channels of music. One of them is a request line!

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040

    SONO LUMINI Local electronic-funk jam trio with a big sound and tasty melodies.

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Local band playing a fusion of folk, country and Southern rock, with jazz influences.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    FIVE EIGHT Legendary Athens band that consistently pumps out boisterous, thoughtful rock and roll.

    THE PAUSES Orlando-based pop group led by singer-songwriter Tierney Tough.

    BROTHER CEPHUS A group of brothers out of Tampa, FL playing punchy rock.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    10 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    CABBAGE LOOPER Old school funk, soul and jazz meet today's fun hip-hop.

  • 40 Watt Club

    9 p.m. $5. www.40watt.com

    CLASSIC CITY CYPHER An open-mic hip-hop show hosted by Atlanta's DJ Kinesse.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 10:30 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    THE YAWPERS Energetic Colorado trio with blues, punk and rockabilly influences. See Calendar Pick on p. 14.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $15 (adv.), $17 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    MARCUS KING BAND Bluesy, Greenville, SC-based psychedelic funk-rock group.

    THE STEEL WOODS Southern rock quartet from Nashville.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    WEISSHUND Groove-oriented rock duo from Atlanta.

  • Iron Factory

    10:30 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6877

    LG Athens rapper Larry Gresham performs with special guests as part of his "Heart of the City Tour."

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    TENTH MOUNTAIN DIVISION Eclectic fusion-rock band from Boulder, CO.

  • Nuçi's Space

    7 p.m. $5. www.nuci.org

    SAMPLE PILOT Local alt-rock four-piece formerly known as Swim Team.

    DESIGN COMPANY Folk-influenced rock band from Athens.

  • The Office Lounge

    8:30 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. TRIBBLE AND THE DANCING MAGNOLIAS Local group led by Athens rock fixture Rev. Conner Mack Tribble.

  • The World Famous

    9 p.m. www.facebook.com/theworldfamousathens

    MISTER TIE DYE Local nine-piece instrumental fusion group with a potent horn section.

Events

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    Oct. 12–13, 4–6 p.m. Oct. 14, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Connect to Protect Native Plant Sale

    Shop among 100 species of native plants.

  • Graduate Athens

    7:30–9:15 a.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/gogettersath

    Go Getters

    The lecture series features breakfast, coffee and discussion with community leaders. This meeting's speaker is Janet Geddis of Avid Bookshop.

  • Bogart Library

    6–8 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    KnitLits

    Knitters of all levels are welcome. 

  • Hotel Indigo

    5:30 p.m. $50, $70/couple. www.rankinath.smartparty.org

    SMART Party Athens 1.0

    Jeannette Rankin Women's Scholarship Fund hosts its first annual SMART party that includes drinks, hors d'ouvres and honoring Joni Taylor, Mokah Johnson, Kim Arnold and Katherine Wolf.

  • Athens Welcome Center

    5:30–7 p.m. $15. www.athensclarkeheritagefoundation.bigcartel.com

    History and Hauntings Tour

    Discover back stories of historic landmarks, ghost stories and little-known lore of downtown and North Campus. The tour begins at the Welcome Center and ends at Creature Comforts Brewery.

  • Ciné Barcafé

    5–7 p.m. FREE! www.athenscine.com

    Jack-O-Lantern Contest

    Bring your carved pumpkin masterpiece to Ciné for prizes from Let Us Compost, Zombie Farms and Treehouse. 

Outdoors

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9:30 a.m. FREE! www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Nature Ramblers

    (Meet at Shade Garden Arbor) Learn more about 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.

Performance

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    7:30 p.m. $6 (w/ UGA ID), $20. pac.uga.edu

    Thursday Scholarship Series

    UGA students will perform chamber works form the Renaissance to the modern day.

Meetings