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Saturday, October 28

33 events

Performance

  • 40 Watt Club

    9 p.m. 8–10. goburlesque@gmail.com

    Grotesque Burlesque

    What a tease! Be prepared to witness the most horribly sexy acts known to science, magic and the Elder Gods. Mostly naked people are to be expected, along with devilish music, eldritch dancers and mysterious variety acts.

Events

  • Go Bar

    10:30 p.m. $3. www.facebook.com/athensshowgirls

    Athens Showgirl Cabaret

    Watch the house cast and Atlanta guest Dotte Comm.

  • ACC Library

    6–11 p.m. $10–15. 706-613-3650

    Night Owl Prowl

    After the library closes, genealogy researchers will be able to browse thousands of books, rolls of microfilm, online databases and more to discover their family history.

  • 6 p.m. (pre-party), 8:30 p.m. (march). FREE! www.wildrumpus.org

    Wild Rumpus Parade

    (Meet at Corner of Hull St. and Hancock 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. A pre-party will be held at Live Wire Athens, and an after-party will be held at the Georgia Theatre. See Story on p. 12.

  • Max

    12–5 p.m. ugalive.com/athens-black-market

    Athens Black Market

    The market supports local minority business vendors. Offerings range from soul and caribbean food vendors, clothing, artwork, kid-friendly items, youth vendors, live performances, games and and more.

  • West Broad Market Garden

    9 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! www.athenslandtrust.org

    West Broad Farmers Market

    Shop for fresh and affordable produce and prepared foods. The market also includes kids activities, cooking demonstrations, educational booths and entertainment.

  • Bishop Park

    8 a.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music by Rachael O'Neal and Scarlet Stitch Unplugged.

  • Oconee Hill Cemetery

    10 a.m. $12–15. www.achfonline.org

    Oconee Hill Cemetery Walking Tour

    Take a tour of the cemetery that was established in 1856. Topics include the explanation of meanings behind various carvings, symbols and icons and other funerary art. Part of the Athens Heritage Walks walking tour series.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $15–18. www.thefoundryathens.com

    Dream Within a Dream

    The I Still Have A Dream Foundation hosts "Dream Within a Dream: A Rockabilly Riot to Stomp Out Poverty" with a silent auction live music by Landon Lane & the Ivories.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    8:45 a.m. $5 (kids), $30. www.monsterdashrun.com

    Wild RunPus Monster Dash 5K & Kids Fun Run

    Loosen up your parade legs with a freaky 5K through town. Prizes awarded for top runners. The race's theme is zombies, so dress up in your best or worst gear.

  • The Rook and Pawn

    4 p.m.–12 a.m. www.therookandpawn.com

    Positively Spooky Halloween Block Party

    Play games and meet a new furry friend from the Athens Area Humane Society.

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    NAIRVANA Nirvana cover band featuring members of The Powder Room. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

    THE PROXIES No information available.

    RE-REFUSED Playing Refused covers.

    GABBA GABBA HUH? Playing Ramones covers.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    W8ING4UFOS Multi-instrumental, experimental four-piece group out of Atlanta.

    THE 8-TRACK GORILLA The mysterious costumed local musician performs.

    ANCIENT WHALES Fuzz-rock band led by songwriter and vocalist Enoch Bledsoe.

    LYDIA SERA Local visual artist and musician.

  • The Foundry

    I Still Have A Dream Foundation Benefit. 8 p.m. $15 (adv), $18 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    LANDON LANE AND THE IVORIES Rockabilly Hall of Fame member leads his band.

  • Georgia Theatre

    Royal Rumpus Ball. 9 p.m. $15. www.georgiatheatre.com

    FAMILY AND FRIENDS Buzzworthy folk-rock sweethearts featuring double percussion and anthemic vocals.

    THE FUNK BROTHERHOOD Local party band performs a nonstop dance party featuring horn-driven hits.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    VELVET CARAVAN High-energy, acoustic gypsy jazz quintet from Savannah.

    GYPSY WILDCATS Local group playing classic gypsy-swing tunes, as well as Americana and vaudeville standards.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE! www.highwirelounge.com

    LIVE MUSIC Rotating local jazz and bluegrass bands play every Friday and Saturday night.

  • Iron Factory

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

    WHITE RABBIT COLLECTIVE Free-form psych-rock ensemble led by local musician Nick Bradfield.

    COUCHLOCKED Local progressive psychedelic folk-punk four-piece.

  • Live Wire

    Rumpus Rally. 6 p.m. FREE! www.livewireathens.com

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

    OAK HOUSE Melodic and complex post-rock group from Athens and Atlanta. 

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    PARTIALS Local psychedelic pop band with a rich, danceable sound.

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. 706-546-0840

    QUIG AND THE BOYS Local rock band playing old, new, blues and rock with a twist.

Sports

  • Southern Brewing Company

    2:30–9 p.m. www.georgiadogs.com

    UGATailgate

    Cheer on the dawgs as you watch the game. Streets Cafe food truck will be on site.

Film

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!

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    Booty Boyz

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

  • Max

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-286-0339

    L.A. Darius

    DJ L.A. DARIUS spins the hottest dance records, with a mix of dance, top 40, hip hop, Latin and dancehall beats.

Kidstuff

Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

    11 a.m. FREE! peerlessfg@gmail.com

    Improve Your Credit Score

    Learn simple steps for improving your score in 90 days.

Art

  • Krimson Kafe

    1–3 p.m. FREE! 706-310-0888

    Artist Reception

    Teen artists Rose Shelton and Havivah Z. Saltz share their watercolor and ink drawings.

Ending Saturday, October 28

 

Classes

  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    Classes

    In "ABC's of Writing for Children," author Gail Karwoski discusses the ins and outs of constructing picture books, categories of kids' books and more. Saturdays, Oct. 28–Nov. 11. $120. www.ocaf.com

Support Groups

  • Athens, GA

    Overeaters Anonymous

    A 12-step program for everyone who wants to stop eating compulsively. Meetings are held on Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. at Princeton Methodist Church, www.oa.org

Classes

  • ACC Library

    One-on-One Digital Media Center Tutorials

    Get individual instruction for graphics, audio or video editing projects or learn to convert albums and cassettes to DVDs and CDs. Thursdays, 6 p.m. and Saturdays, 11 a.m. Closed Nov. 23. 706-613-3650

Kidstuff