COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Friday, October 24

30 events

Live Music

  • Butt Hutt Bar-B-Q

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

    BORDERLINE No info available.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9:30 p.m. $8 (21+), $10 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com

    BIT BRIGADE Local supergroup plays the soundtrack to various vintage video games while Noah McCarthy plays—and beats—the game onstage.

    MINIBOSSES Independent progressive rock band known for their video game music covers.

  • Georgia Theatre

    9 p.m. $12. www.georgiatheatre.com

    BROWN SABBATH Austin, TX-based psych-funk band Brownout plays Black Sabbath covers.

    LOS MEESFITS Misfits covers done Cuban salsa style!

  • Go Bar

    WUOG Birthoween. 10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    GINKO Edgar Lopez's fuzzy, beat-driven experimental hip hop project.

    HOUDINNE Atlanta-based experimental hip hop outfit.

    HAIRY CONFUCIUS Lo-fi rap project from Atlanta.

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

  • Green Room

    9 p.m. $5. www.greenroomathens.com

    BLAIR CRIMMINS AND THE HOOKERS Atlanta-based ragtime/Dixieland jazz revival outfit.

    CICADA RHYTHM Acoustic guitar and upright bass duo playing bluegrass-tinged indie folk, filled with paired vocal harmonies.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    THE HOBOHEMIANS This six-piece, acoustic band utilizes banjo, ukulele, flute, accordion, saxophone, piano, various percussion, drums and bass to perform popular American and European roots music of the 1910s, '20s and '30s.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    10 p.m. $3. www.facebook.com/lkshuffleclub

    PAPA LEGBA New project that plays neo-New Orleans blues, voodoo folk and zydeco, capturing the spirit of the bayou with inspired originals as well old favorites flavored with a Louisiana twist.

  • The Melting Point

    8 p.m. $8 (adv.), $10 (door). www.meltingpointathens.com

    CAROLINE AIKEN BAND One of Atlanta's most talented and respected performing songwriters leads a band that features Ike Stubblefield, Michael C. Steele, Eddie Glikin, Matt Joiner, Paul Scales and Michelle Castleberry.

    BETSY FRANCK TRIO Soulful, brassy Southern rock and country songs rooted in tradition, but with a modern sensibility.

  • New Earth Athens

    9 p.m. $8. www.newearthmusichall.com

    THE LAST BISON Chesapeake, VA-based act playing mountaintop chamber music that combines elements of alternative indie-folk with classical sensibilities.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742

    DIRTY DOORS Doors tribute 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.

Kidstuff

  • Bishop Park

    Fantastic Fridays

    (Gym) Various obstacle courses and activities for ages 10 months–4 years and their parents. Call to register. Fridays, 10–11:30 a.m. $5. 706-613-3589

  • ACC Library

    5 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Japanese Storytime

    Bilingual program led by volunteers from UGA’s Japan Club. Learn about Japanese culture through literacy-based activities. All ages.

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    10 a.m.-12 p.m. $4–6. 706-613-3615

    Home School Science: Nature Journaling

    Learn to keep a nature journal to connect with the natural world. Make observations and learn about plants, animals and the non-living parts of the natural world. For ages 8–18 and their chaperones. 

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    4:#0 p.m. FREE! madcolib@yahoo.com

    Teen Monstrous Makeup Workshop

    Local theater and makeup enthusiast Shannon McCoy demonstrates how to "zombify" using makeup techniques.

Performance

  • Morton Theatre

    Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25, 4 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. $10–16. www.dancefx.org

    DanceATHENS 2014 Dance Concert

    This concert is hosted by Dancefx Athens and features performance companies from all over the Southeast.

  • Canopy Studio

    Oct. 24, 8 p.m. Oct. 25, 4 p.m. & 8 p.m. Oct. 26, 2 p.m. & 6 p.m. $6–15. www.canopystudio.org

    High Stakes

    The Repertory Company presents an aerial homage to the world of vampires and things that go bump in the night. Apparatus for these frightful acts include tight wire, bungees, chains, trapezes, silks and even aerial coffins. Athens chamber trio Revien and a guitar duet between Timi Conley and Kyle Dawkins accompany the performance.

Film

  • Ciné Barcafé

    Oct. 24–25, 12 a.m. $5. www.athenscine.com

    Gonzoriffic Underground Movie Show

    The 7th annual late-night movie show brings a unique brand of bizarre and beautiful DIY cinema to the big screen. This year's lineup includes films by Heather Christopherson, Brian Garrett, Lina July, Joy Shealy, Andrew Shearer, Weaselhaus and more. See Calendar Pick on p. 16.

  • Ciné Barcafé

    10 p.m. $7.50. www.athenscine.com

    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

    3 p.m., 6 p.m. & 9 p.m. $1–2. www.ugaunion.com

    Nightmare on Elm Street

    (Theater) A group of teens are terrorized by Freddy Krueger, an evil being from another world who gets to his victims by entering their dreams.

Games

Classes

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9 a.m.-1 p.m. $50. 706-524-6014

    Warm-Season Grasses of the Georgia Piedmont

    Learn to recognize common grass species of the Georgia Piedmont. Bring a hand glass.

Art

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    All day. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Andrew Ladis Trecento Symposium

    This symposium is in memory of scholar Andrew Ladis, celebrating his love of trecento painting and his commitment to its display and preservation in a museum context.

Theatre

  • Athens Community Theater

    Oct 24-25, 8 p.m. Oct. 26, 2 p.m. $5. www.townandgownplayers.org

    Your Handsome Captain

    The Town & Gown Players present a play by award-winning Caribbean author Simone Swartz-Bart. The production is directed by Freda Scott Giles, retired professor of theatre and African American studies at UGA. Wilnor (played by Sean Polite), a Haitian migrant worker on the island of Guadelope, receives a message from home that turns his world upside down. Jennifer Lattimore provides the voice of Marie-Ange, Wilnor's wife. See Calendar Pick on p. 16.

  • Athens Little Playhouse

    Oct. 17 & 24, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18–19 & Oct. 25–26, 3 p.m. $5–10. www.athenslittleplayhouse.net

    Invasion of the Friday Night Glee Club From Outer Space

    After Susie Harper's family invites Alan, the new kid in school, to live in the spare room, he invites his glee club to use the room for practice. The Harpers quickly learn that Alan is not like other kids and must stop the glee club from achieving their terrifying goal.

Events

  • Zombie Farms

    8–11:30 p.m. $20. www.zombiefarms.com

    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.

  • Central Presbyterian Church

    Oct. 24, 6:30–9:30 p.m. ($10 preview sale) & Oct. 25, 8 a.m.–2 p.m. FREE! www.olli.uga.edu

    Junque in the Trunk

    Bargain hunters and treasure seekers can shop among antiques and collectables, clothing, jewelry, household items, tools and more. 

Lectures & Lit

DJs

  • 40 Watt Club

    Community Connection Benefit. 9 p.m. $15. www.40watt.com

    DJ Immuzikation

    IMMUZIKATION Celebrated local DJ Alfredo Lapuz, Jr. hosts a dance party featuring high-energy electro and rock. This show is part of Model Citizen's I Scream Social, featuring a costume contest and other Halloween antics.

Saturday, October 25

67 events

Live Music

  • Bishop Park

    Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    AMY ANDREWS Melancholy folk singer-songwriter. (8 a.m.)

    CANDY LEE Arkansas-based singer-songwriter. (10 a.m.)

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    CINEMECHANICA Beloved local four-piece math-rock band.

    MOTHERFUCKER Hard-hitting local band featuring former members of Incendiaries.

    DOUBLE FERRARI This new local band plays virtuosic, high-speed, instrumental jock-rock.

    WAITRESS New noise rock project featuring members of Antpile and Family & Friends.

  • Dirty Birds

    9 p.m. www.dirtybirdsathens.com

    COUNTRY RIVER Country band.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    JEALOUSY MOUNTAIN DUO Experimental drums-and-guitar duo from Germany.

    DON VITO German noise-rock outfit.

    FUTURE APE TAPES Local group creating psychedelic, experimental music driven by loops, beats, guitars and synths.

    KUSA87 Local experimental band creating visual soundscapes through tapes, pedals, vinyl and more.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $16 www.40watt.com

    MURDER BY DEATH Acclaimed five-piece indie rock band from Indiana.

    DYLAN MICHAEL AND THE FAMILY Atlanta-based pop-rock band.

  • Front Porch Book Store

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-372-1236

    THE VINEYARD BAND Rock and roll band with a country spirit. The band plays as part of a Halloween Bash, with an adult costume contest after the show, plus free baked goods, hot cider and treats for the kids.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 11 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    THE DARNELL BOYS The three Darnell brothers play and sing country blues originals backed by upright bass, singing saw and junkyard percussion.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7:30 p.m. $25. www.georgiatheatre.com

    YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND Four-piece bluegrass band based out of Nederland, CO.

    THE LARRY KEEL EXPERIENCE Virginia-based acoustic flatpicking bluegrass guitarist.

  • Green Room

    9 p.m. www.greenroomathens.com

    SPACE TRUCKS Afro-kraut-beat ensemble led by Bryan Poole (The Late B.P. Helium, Elf Power).

    SHADE Dissonant, groove-oriented local post-punk band.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

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

    ENTROPICODONE Sonic massage service with Lucas Kane.

  • La Puerta del Sol

    9 p.m. FREE! www.lapuertadelsol.net

    QUIABO DE CHAPEAU Brazilian funk ensemble bringing dancing and Carnaval to the stage. 

  • New Earth Athens

    9 p.m. $15 (adv.), $18 (door). www.newearthmusichall.com

    TURQUOISE JEEP Hip hop collective and viral sensation known for the 2010 hit "Lemme Smang It."

    YIP DECEIVER An infectiously fun blend of feel-good pop, R&B grooves and noise-bending electro from right here in Athens.

  • New Earth Athens

    Glazba Atlanta Symphony Benefit. 2 p.m. $5 (adv.), $7 (door). www.newearthmusichall.com

    STAY THE SEA Local instrumental post-rock band.

    JOHNNY ROWLAND No info available.

    PENNYBOY New local indie rock band.

    OAK HOUSE A mix of prog, folk, indie and everything in between.

    WRENN Up-and-coming local pop singer.

    KICK THE ROBOT Power-pop trio from Atlanta with infectious energy.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    THE HALEM ALBRIGHT BAND From rock to reggae, Americana to experimental, Halem Albright has been performing his blend of unique songwriting and electrifying guitar around Athens and Atlanta for the past few years.

  • The Office Lounge

    Blues N' BBQ Benefit. 5 p.m. 706-546-0840

    ERIK NEIL BAND Local trio playing blues/rock covers and originals.

Art

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    10 a.m.–5 p.m. FREE! lhartsfoundation@gmail.com

    Lickskillet Artists Market

    Lickskillet features over 85 artists booths, artist demonstrations, performances by local musicians, children's activities and food trucks as well as Ware-Lyndon Historic House tours. Live performances include DixieLand 5 (10 a.m.), Klezmer Local 42 (11 a.m.), Quamar Tribal Odyssey Dancers (12 p.m.), Larry Forte (12:45 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.), Grassland String Band (1:45 p.m.) Grape Soda (2:45 p.m.) and The Heap (4 p.m.).

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    5–8 p.m. FREE! www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    Artist Reception

    "Lucky 13" includes spooky art by Cindy Jerrell, Dan Smith, Patrick Dean, Lou Kregel, Tex Crawford, Peter Loose, John Stidham, Rosemary Mendicino, Brian Kindamo, Steven Milsap, Jill Carnes, Lee Gatlin and Missy Kulik.

  • Athens Academy

    5–7 p.m. FREE! www.athensacademy.org

    Artist Reception

    "The Quieter I Become the More I Can Hear" features large-scale paintings by Maria Nissan, an art education major in the Lamar Dodd School of Art.

  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA

    7 p.m. www.athica.org

    Advice from the Oceans Music Show

    An evening of performances in celebration of Athens Celebrates Elephant 6 and the gallery's current exhibit, "Advice from the Oceans." Live music by Freehand, Jacob Morris and the Elephant 6 Orchestra performing Sun Ra's "Enlightenment."

Events

  • Georgia Square Mall

    9 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3512

    Super Shredder Saturday

    Residents and small businesses can shred two boxes of personal documents. Boxes must be able to be lifted by one person. Additional boxes can be shred for a fee of $5 per box, payable in cash. Secure destruction of confidential and sensitive material is available.

  • St. Philothea Greek Orthodox Church

    11:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m. $1. www.stphilothea.ga.goarch.org

    2014 Greek Food Festival

    (Watkinsville) Complete with Greek food, music, dancing and church tours. 

  • Bishop Park

    8 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods and crafts. Live music by Amy Andrews (8 a.m.) and Candy Lee (10 a.m.). A Seedling Club educational activity will be held for kids. This week features a scary delicious pie contest (10 a.m.).

  • West Broad Market Garden

    10 a.m.–2 p.m. www.athenslandtrust.org

    West Broad Farmers Market

    Featuring fresh produce, honey, crafts, soaps, baked goods, cooking demos, children's activities, yoga (11 a.m.) and live music. This week is the Fall Harvest Festival featuring crafts, health screenings, a sweet potato pie contest (12 p.m.), apple bobbing, pumpkin carving, face painting, costume contest and more.

  • Oconee County Courthouse

    8 a.m.–1 p.m. www.oconeefarmersmarket.org

    Oconee Farmers Market

    (Watkinsville) Locally grown produce, meats, grains, flowers, soaps, birdhouses, gourds and more.

  • Sandy Creek Park

    1–5 p.m. dawgs4diabetesuga@gmail.com

    JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes

    Join the walk to show support and raise money for Type 1 Diabetes research.

  • Oconee Veterans Park

    11 a.m. $15–20. www.classicraceservices.com

    6th Annual 5K Band on the Run

    The OCHS Warrior Marching Band hosts a race. Proceeds help purchase instruments and equipment.

  • The Tasting Room at Jittery Joe's Roasting Company

    5–9 p.m. $5 (children), $10. www.wildintelligence.org

    Wild Intelligence Masquerade Contra Dance

    Wild Intelligence hosts an evening of nature-based activities including costume crafting, primitive skill instruction, a contra dance and a silent auction featuring the arts and crafts of local artists.

  • UGA Intramural Fields

    8:30 a.m. (registration), 10 a.m. (race). www.active.com

    Fright Flight 5K Trail Run

    Costumes are encouraged but not required. Awards will be given to top runners as well as best costumes. Proceeds benefit the Red Cross.

  • Zombie Farms

    8–11:30 p.m. $20. www.zombiefarms.com

    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.

  • Stegeman Coliseum

    7 a.m. (registration), 8 a.m. (ceremony), 8:30 a.m. (walk). www.alz.org/walk

    Walk to End Alzheimer's

    Start, join or support a team in the world's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care and research.

  • Front Porch Book Store

    6–7 p.m. FREE! www.friendsofthewintervillelibrary.org

    Halloween Bash

    (Winterville) Enjoy free baked goods, hot cider and treats for kids while listening to live music by The Vineyard Band. Dress up to enter the adult costume contest.

  • Central Presbyterian Church

    Oct. 24, 6:30–9:30 p.m. ($10 preview sale) & Oct. 25, 8 a.m.–2 p.m. FREE! www.olli.uga.edu

    Junque in the Trunk

    Bargain hunters and treasure seekers can shop among antiques and collectables, clothing, jewelry, household items, tools and more. 

  • Goodness Grows

    9 a.m.–5 p.m. $10–35. www.goodnessgrows.com

    The Legends of Oglethorpe

    Enjoy the scenery of the beautiful nursery and the historic streets of Lexington while you learn about the rich history of Oglethorpe County. Actors will portray notable individuals of the county who helped form the nation's history.

  • 12 p.m. FREE! www.eastgeorgiacancer.org

    Fall Festival

    (UGA Health Sciences Campus) Come dressed in your Halloween costume for pumpkin decorating, entertainment and food. Health information and screenings will be available too. 

  • Stan Mullins Art Studio

    7 p.m. www.samaritannega.org/2014-alter-ego-ball

    Alter Ego Ball

    Local business and civil leaders will adopt new identities to fundraise for the Samaritan Center's Counseling Assistance Fund. Vote for your favorite alter ego by contributing to the fund. The event features music, comedy, a silent auction and more. 

  • Bell Acres Resort

    6:30 p.m.–12 a.m. $5. www.nudistresortga.com

    Halloween Party

    The nudist resort hosts a Halloween party. Bring your own drinks and be ready to sing and dance the night away during karaoke with Bad Boy Chris Allen. Dress up for the costume contest. 

  • The Office Lounge

    3–7 p.m. 706-546-0840

    8th Annual Blues N' BBQ

    This fundraiser for the Madison Oglethorpe Animal Shelter features BBQ pork and chicken, live music at 5 p.m. from the Erik Neil Band, games, raffles, a silent auction and dogs available for adoption.

  • 9 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! www.gymdogs.com

    Georgia Gymdogs Pumpkin Peek

    (Suzanne Yoculan Training Coliseum) Join the Gymdogs for kids activities (9 a.m.), costume contest (10 a.m.), autographs and photo opportunities (12 p.m.) and a preview of the current gymnastics team.

Performance

  • Morton Theatre

    Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25, 4 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. $10–16. www.dancefx.org

    DanceATHENS 2014 Dance Concert

    This concert is hosted by Dancefx Athens and features performance companies from all over the Southeast.

  • Morton Theatre

    Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25, 4 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. $10–16. www.dancefx.org

    DanceATHENS 2014 Dance Concert

    This concert is hosted by Dancefx Athens and features performance companies from all over the Southeast.

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    10 a.m. FREE! www.music.uga.edu

    Saturday Morning Club

    Dr. Jaclyn Hartenberger leads the UGA Wind Symphony.

  • East Athens Educational Dance Center

    3 p.m. & 6 p.m. $5 (adv.), $8. www.athensclarkecounty.com/dance

    Expressions of a Generous Kind

    The annual GIFTED Performing Ensemble's performance highlights advanced students in ballet, jazz, modern, lyrical and praise dance.

  • Canopy Studio

    Oct. 24, 8 p.m. Oct. 25, 4 p.m. & 8 p.m. Oct. 26, 2 p.m. & 6 p.m. $6–15. www.canopystudio.org

    High Stakes

    The Repertory Company presents an aerial homage to the world of vampires and things that go bump in the night. Apparatus for these frightful acts include tight wire, bungees, chains, trapezes, silks and even aerial coffins. Athens chamber trio Revien and a guitar duet between Timi Conley and Kyle Dawkins accompany the performance.

  • Go Bar

    9 p.m. $3. www.athensshowgirlcabaret.com

    Athens Showgirl Cabaret

    The drag troupe's queens and kings pay a special tribute to Halloween. See Halloween Roundup on p. 15.

Film

  • Ciné Barcafé

    Oct. 24–25, 12 a.m. $5. www.athenscine.com

    Gonzoriffic Underground Movie Show

    The 7th annual late-night movie show brings a unique brand of bizarre and beautiful DIY cinema to the big screen. This year's lineup includes films by Heather Christopherson, Brian Garrett, Lina July, Joy Shealy, Andrew Shearer, Weaselhaus and more. See Calendar Pick on p. 16.

  • Ciné Barcafé

    10 p.m. $7.50. www.athenscine.com

    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

    3 p.m., 6 p.m. & 9 p.m. $1–2. www.ugaunion.com

    Life After Beth

    (Theater) Zach is devastated by the unexpected death of his girlfriend, Beth. When she miraculously comes back to life, Beth isn't quite how Zach remembered her.

Comedy

DJs

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    DJ Hot Wax

    DJ HOT WAX Max Wang (The Rodney Kings) spins '60s pop/soul and punk rock.

  • Barcode

    11 p.m. FREE! 706-613-5557

    SupaStar DJ LP

    SUPASTAR DJ LP Seasoned party rocker infuses today's hottest jams with the classics you grew up on.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    10 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/lkshuffleclub

    Booty Boyz

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

Kidstuff

  • Avid Bookshop

    10:30 a.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com

    Story Time with Miss Rachel

    For all ages. 

  • ACC Library

    10:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org

    Saturday Movies

    Family fun movies are shown in the story room. Call for movie title.

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    10 a.m. $6 (children), $10 (adults). www.pac.uga.edu

    Saturday Morning Club: Hodgson Wind Ensemble

    This fun series features outstanding UGA student performers. Performances are designed especially for children ages 4–12 and their guardians.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    2 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597

    Pop Tab Bracelets

    Make your own bracelet using recycled pop tabs. For ages 8 & up.

  • 6 p.m. FREE! rlochan1@uga.edu

    Halloween Carnival

    (UGA D.W. Brooks Mall) Celebrate Halloween with games, prizes, face painting, treats and more. Ages 3–12.

  • 2 p.m. FREE! www.youngunsclothingandmore.com

    Storytime with Grandmother Goose

    (Young'uns Clothing and More) For all ages.

Games

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Rashe's Cuisine

    11 a.m. FREE! 706-850-4164

    Kids Karaoke

    KIDS KARAOKE Kids can sing every Saturday.

Outdoors

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    9:30 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3615

    Trail Work Day

    Participants will help staff take care of the trails by trimming plants, picking up trash and completing other easy tasks. Open to ages 6 & up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is required.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    10 a.m. FREE! www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Salamander and Stream Ecology Ramble

    Find out what salamanders live in town and what habitat conditions they need to survive and thrive. Don't wear insect repellants around these fragile creatures.

  • Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation, Firehall #2

    10 a.m. $12–15. 706-353-1801, achfonline.org/heritage-walks

    Gospel Pilgrim Cemetery Walking Tour

    Al Hester leads a tour through Gospel Pilgrim Cemetery, the final resting place of many prominent African American leaders in the Athens community. See Halloween Roundup on p. 15.

Classes

  • 10 a.m. $25. 772-332-0074, www.lifecoachcelia.com

    Weight Loss Workshop

    (734 Timber Ridge Dr.) In this three-hour weight loss workshop, life coach Celia teaches on how to lose weight and keep it off by unblocking old emotional beliefs and eating foods that help burn body fat.

  • Dancefx

    1 p.m. (beginner), 2 p.m. (intermediate). $5–8. www.dancefx.org

    Cha Cha Workshop

    Dancefx leads a class in doing the Cha Cha.

Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

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

    Haunted Georgia

    From Sherman's notorious march to Confederate General James Longstreet's continued inhabitance of his postwar home, Georgia is haunted by many of those who fought in America's deadliest war. Join author Jim Miles as he details the ghosts that roam Georgia's Civil War battlefields, hospitals and antebellum homes.

Theatre

  • Athens Community Theater

    Oct 24-25, 8 p.m. Oct. 26, 2 p.m. $5. www.townandgownplayers.org

    Your Handsome Captain

    The Town & Gown Players present a play by award-winning Caribbean author Simone Swartz-Bart. The production is directed by Freda Scott Giles, retired professor of theatre and African American studies at UGA. Wilnor (played by Sean Polite), a Haitian migrant worker on the island of Guadelope, receives a message from home that turns his world upside down. Jennifer Lattimore provides the voice of Marie-Ange, Wilnor's wife. See Calendar Pick on p. 16.

  • Athens Little Playhouse

    Oct. 17 & 24, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18–19 & Oct. 25–26, 3 p.m. $5–10. www.athenslittleplayhouse.net

    Invasion of the Friday Night Glee Club From Outer Space

    After Susie Harper's family invites Alan, the new kid in school, to live in the spare room, he invites his glee club to use the room for practice. The Harpers quickly learn that Alan is not like other kids and must stop the glee club from achieving their terrifying goal.

Sunday, October 26

18 events

Live Music

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    MARTHA A mix of jazz, Americana and pop covers and originals, led by Marty Winkler on vocals and percussion.

  • The Melting Point

    7:30 p.m. $12 (adv.), $15 (door). www.meltingpointathens.com

    JULIAN LAGE AND CHRIS ELDRIDGE The jazz virtuoso and Punch Brothers guitarist play a collaborative acoustic set. See story on p. 12.

  • Nuçi's Space

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

    CAMP AMPED FINALE SHOW Camp Amped concludes with bands of young musicians showcasing the originals and covers they learned during camp.

Comedy

Performance

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    3 p.m. www.pac.uga.edu

    The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra

    "The Swingingest Band in All the Land" has won 17 Grammy Awards and 20 Downbeat and Jazz Times polls, more than any other big band in jazz.

  • Canopy Studio

    Oct. 24, 8 p.m. Oct. 25, 4 p.m. & 8 p.m. Oct. 26, 2 p.m. & 6 p.m. $6–15. www.canopystudio.org

    High Stakes

    The Repertory Company presents an aerial homage to the world of vampires and things that go bump in the night. Apparatus for these frightful acts include tight wire, bungees, chains, trapezes, silks and even aerial coffins. Athens chamber trio Revien and a guitar duet between Timi Conley and Kyle Dawkins accompany the performance.

DJs

  • Hi-Lo Lounge

    Brunch with Mahogany. 11 a.m. FREE! www.hiloathens.com

    Brunch with Mahogany

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

Classes

  • Revival Yarns

    3 p.m. $15. www.revivalyarnsathens.com

    Fixing Mistakes Class

    Learn how to back-knit, pick up drop stitches, change purls into knits (and vice versa), unravel your work, create life lines and tighten saggy stitches. RSVP.

Games

Events

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    1:40 p.m. (costume contest), 2 p.m. (one mile run), 2:30 p.m. (5K). $17–20. 706-613-3615

    Jack-O-Lantern Jog 5K & One Mile Goblin Fun Run

    Both events follow the paved path of the Greenway starting and finishing at Sandy Creek Nature Center. This event benefits the center. Registration required.

  • UGA New Dance Theatre

    1:30–5 p.m. FREE! www.communitydanceday.weebly.com

    5th Annual Community Dance Day Celebration

    The UGA Department of Dance presents an afternoon of free events aimed at sharing the joy of dance with the Athens community.

  • 5 p.m. $65. www.heirloomathens.com

    Farm Dinner at Pastures of Rose Creek

    (Pastures of Rose Creek, Watkinsville) A reception and four-course meal includes beef tacos, cantaloupe margaritas, a Trinidadian pepper pot, wheat berry salad, molé, pumpkin flan and wine pairings. Hear live music by Cicada Rhythm and take a tour of the farm before sitting back for a relaxing meal.

Theatre

  • Athens Community Theater

    Oct 24-25, 8 p.m. Oct. 26, 2 p.m. $5. www.townandgownplayers.org

    Your Handsome Captain

    The Town & Gown Players present a play by award-winning Caribbean author Simone Swartz-Bart. The production is directed by Freda Scott Giles, retired professor of theatre and African American studies at UGA. Wilnor (played by Sean Polite), a Haitian migrant worker on the island of Guadelope, receives a message from home that turns his world upside down. Jennifer Lattimore provides the voice of Marie-Ange, Wilnor's wife. See Calendar Pick on p. 16.

  • Athens Little Playhouse

    Oct. 17 & 24, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18–19 & Oct. 25–26, 3 p.m. $5–10. www.athenslittleplayhouse.net

    Invasion of the Friday Night Glee Club From Outer Space

    After Susie Harper's family invites Alan, the new kid in school, to live in the spare room, he invites his glee club to use the room for practice. The Harpers quickly learn that Alan is not like other kids and must stop the glee club from achieving their terrifying goal.

Outdoors

  • Southeast Circle Park

    2 p.m. or 3 p.m. $1–2. 706-613-3871

    Not So Haunted Hike

    Participants will learn the history of the cemetery hidden in the woods.

Lectures & Lit

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

    10:15 a.m. FREE! www.uuathensga.org

    UUFA Forum on Sadness and Depression

    Licensed pastoral counselor and clinical social worker Barbara McLaughlin presents "Let's Talk About the Difference Between Sadness and Depression."

Film

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    3 p.m., 6 p.m. & 9 p.m. $1–2. www.ugaunion.com

    You're Next

    (Theater) This black comedy slasher film follows a family as they are hunted and killed off by a figure wearing a lamb mask.

Monday, October 27

22 events

Karaoke & Open Mic

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

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

    Open Playtime

    Children ages 1–3 and their caregivers can come play with toys and meet friends. 

  • ACC Library

    7–8:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org

    One Spooky Night

    A shadow puppet show followed by trick-or-treating for non-food prizes. Costumes encouraged.

  • 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

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Bedtime Stories

    Children of all ages are invited for bedtime stories every Monday.

  • Ted's Most Best

    6 p.m. 706-543-1523

    2nd Annual Kiddie Pumpkin Carving Contest

    BYOP and have a great time carving and decorating.

Games

Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

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

    Last Monday Book Group

    This month's discussion is on The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson.

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    Oct. 27, 6–8 p.m. & Oct. 28, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. FREE! 706-542-5788

    Russell Library 40th Anniversary Symposium

    The library hosts a scholars and policymakers symposium to celebrate its 40th anniversary. Richard Baker, U.S. Senate Historian Emeritus, will deliver a keynote address. Panels cover politics, social relations, public good, the environment, the economy, peace and war.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    4 p.m. FREE! www.willson.uga.edu

    Gregory Distinguished Lecture

    Eric Foner, history professor at Columbia University and author of Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution, presents "Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad."

  • UGA Chapel

    3:30 p.m. FREE! www.law.uga.edu

    Sibley Lecture

    Janet Napolitano, president of the University of California system and former U.S. secretary of homeland security, presents "Anatomy of a Legal Decision."

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9:30 p.m. $3 (21+), $5 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com

    MUUY BIIEN Local band plays doom-laden goth-punk influenced by '80s hardcore and new wave.

    HSY Four-piece noise-rock band from Toronto.

    THE BEVERLEYS Grunge-punk outfit from Canada.

    STRAYS Local garage-pop band featuring members of Velocirapture and Muuy Biien.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $15. www.georgiatheatre.com

    HURRAY FOR THE RIFF RAFF Acclaimed indie-folk outfit helmed by songwriter Alynda Lee Segarra. See Calendar Pick on p. 16.

    ALANNA ROYALE Soulful Americana group from Nashville, TN.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    WORKINGMAN'S MONDAY Enjoy the music of the Grateful Dead. Hosted by Bo Hembree.

Meetings

  • 6 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3801, www.athensclarkecounty.com/parkplanning

    Public Input Session: Bishop Park Master Plan

    (Oglethorpe Avenue Elementary) The Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department hosts a public input session regarding updates to the Bishop Park Master Plan. 

Events

  • Buffalo's Café

    6–8:30 p.m. $5. www.facebook.com/buffaloscafeathens

    Line Dancing with Ron Putman

    For all skill levels. Held the second and fouth Monday of every month.

  • UGA Chapel

    7 p.m. FREE! alex.edquist@gmail.com

    The Great Debate

    UGA student debaters will discuss state and national issues including education policy, sexual assault on campus and gay marriage.

  • Ben Epps Airport

    Oct. 27, 12–4:30 p.m. Oct. 28, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Oct. 29, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! (WWII veterans), $6 (ages 12 & under), $12. www.athensclarkecounty.com/airport

    Vintage World War II Planes

    The Collings Foundation's Wings of Freedom tour presents rare bomber and fighter aircrafts for a living history display. The tour includes a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress "Nine Oh Nine" WWII Heavy Bomber, a B-24 Liberator "Witchcraft" WWII Heavy Bomber, and a P-51 Mustang Fighter. Visitors can tour the inside of the aircrafts. Flight training and 30-minute flights are available for additional rates.

Outdoors

  • Southeast Circle Park

    Oct. 27–29, 6 p.m. $1-2. 706-613-3871

    Haunted Hike

    Participants will learn the history of the cemetery hidden in the woods after sunset. Bring a flashlight. Meet at the concession stand located on the Lexington Road side of the park.

Tuesday, October 28

37 events

Games

Events

  • West Broad Market Garden

    4–7 p.m. 706-613-0122, www.athenslandtrust.org

    Tuesday Farmers Market

    Fresh produce and cooked foods. Offers double dollars for EBT shoppers. Held every Tuesday.

  • First Christian Church

    4–7 p.m. www.oconeefarmersmarket.org

    Oconee Farmers Market

    (Watkinsville) Locally grown produce, meats, grains, flowers, soaps, birdhouses, gourds and more.

  • ACC Council on Aging

    12–3 p.m. www.accaging.org

    Produce Stand

    This mobile produce stand sells fresh, sustainable and locally-grown fruits and vegetables sourced from the community gardens at ACCA and UGArden. EBT cards accepted.

  • UGA Special Collections Library

    2 p.m. FREE! 706-524-8079

    Tuesday Tour

    Take a guided tour of the exhibit galleries of the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library and the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research. 

  • Heirloom Cafe and Fresh Market

    6 p.m. $20 ( w/ $10 if you stay for dinner). www.heirloomathens.com

    Wine Tasting with The Healthy Gourmet

    Join Dave and Ann Wells, proprietors of The Healthy Gourmet, in tasting a selection of wines from their shop carefully paired with dishes made from chef Sal's favorite offerings from the shop. Reservations required.

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    7 p.m. $4–8. www.msp.uga.edu

    Café Soul: Rhythm in the Classic City

    (Grand Hall) Café Soul, an annual event headlining Black Affairs Council Week, includes guest speakers and student performances. Poet and spoken word artist Tro'Juan Henderson will discuss current cultural and social issues on college campuses.

  • Ben Epps Airport

    Oct. 27, 12–4:30 p.m. Oct. 28, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Oct. 29, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! (WWII veterans), $6 (ages 12 & under), $12. www.athensclarkecounty.com/airport

    Vintage World War II Planes

    The Collings Foundation's Wings of Freedom tour presents rare bomber and fighter aircrafts for a living history display. The tour includes a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress "Nine Oh Nine" WWII Heavy Bomber, a B-24 Liberator "Witchcraft" WWII Heavy Bomber, and a P-51 Mustang Fighter. Visitors can tour the inside of the aircrafts. Flight training and 30-minute flights are available for additional rates.

Lectures & Lit

  • Athens Land Trust

    5:30 p.m. $5 suggested donation. patricia.priest@yahoo.com

    Nature Writing Group

    Roger Nielson is this month's featured guest writer. Nielson is developing a family hiking guide that focuses on 18 public trails in and around Athens.

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    Oct. 27, 6–8 p.m. & Oct. 28, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. FREE! 706-542-5788

    Russell Library 40th Anniversary Symposium

    The library hosts a scholars and policymakers symposium to celebrate its 40th anniversary. Richard Baker, U.S. Senate Historian Emeritus, will deliver a keynote address. Panels cover politics, social relations, public good, the environment, the economy, peace and war.

  • ACC Library

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

    Murder in Salem, Georgia: A Journey Through the Archives

    Join author and researcher Mary Anne Abbe as she recounts her pursuit of primary source records surrounding a vengeful 19th century murder in the forgotten town of Salem, Georgia in Clarke County.

  • UGA School of Law

    9:15 a.m.–12:20 p.m. FREE! (except for attorneys seeking CLE credit), law.uga.edu/gjicl-conference-2014

    Children and International Criminal Justice Conference

    This conference will examine issues related to children in armed conflict.

  • Buffalo's Café

    7 p.m. FREE! www.luccinishurod.com/the-painter

    Book Signing

    The Painter by Luccini L. Shurod is about a young man who becomes enchanted by a woman whose love for him seems as though it will forever remain a secret.

Kidstuff

Classes

Karaoke & Open Mic

Performance

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    8 p.m. www.pac.uga.edu

    Accordion of Virtuosi of Russia

    The ensemble was founded by professor Pavel Smirnov in 1943 during the Leningrad siege. Since its inception, the ensemble has bed led by three generations of the Smirnov family.

Theatre

  • Morton Theatre

    9:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. $12, $8 (groups of 15+). www.theatreiv.org

    Apollo to the Moon

    Share in the excitement of America's race to the moon. Follow young astronomer Scott Gibson, who dreams of becoming an astronaut in the historic Apollo Space program. This one-man multimedia performance features music of the 50's and '60s. 

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

    7 p.m. $25. www.georgiatheatre.com

    CITY AND COLOUR Recording alias for Canadian singer-songwriter Dallas Green.

    CLEAR PLASTIC MASKS Southern soul-rock band out of Nashville.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    COTTONMOUTH Local group featuring members of Pretty Bird and Muuy Biien. Expect lots of fuzzy, heavy drums and bass.

    DJ TAINT Xander Witt (Muuy Biien) spins new wave, goth and post-punk.

  • Green Room

    9 p.m. $3. www.greenroomathens.com

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

    NATO COLES Punk rock band hailing from Minnesota's Twin Cities.

    ARMS ALOFT Gruff but melodic pop-punk group from Wisconsin.

    THE RODNEY KINGS Scuzzed-out local garage-punk trio.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    9:30 p.m. $5. www.facebook.com/lkshuffleclub

    BURNS LIKE FIRE Stewed, screwed and tattooed punk rock band from Athens.

    SPRUCE BRINGSTEEN Jokey punk rock band from Sheboygan, WI.

    KATËR MASS Local gritty pop-punk band "influenced by Longmont Potion Castle."

    CINCINNATI ROYALS High-octane punk rockers from Ohio.

    AND WE DANCED Emo-punk band from Minneapolis featuring former members of Cadilac Blindside and The Jealous Sound.

  • The Melting Point

    Terrapin Tuesday. 7 p.m. $5. www.meltingpointathens.com

    THE RAGBIRDS Folk-rock fusion band led by frontwoman and multi-instrumentalist Erin Zindle.

    90 ACRE FARM Local Americana band featuring vocal harmonies and slide guitar.

  • Nowhere Bar

    9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742

    TUESDAY NIGHT CONFESSIONAL Host Laney Strickland presents this week's showcase of singer-songwriter talent, featuring Liam Parke and Matthew Williams. Plus, house band Levon Zevon. 

Art

  • Lamar Dodd School of Art

    Oct. 28–29, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE! tsaupe@uga.edu

    UGA Student Pottery Sale

    The sale will include small, hand-built sculptures as well as functional pottery such as teapots, mugs and bowls made by ceramic students and faculty.

Outdoors

  • Southeast Circle Park

    Oct. 27–29, 6 p.m. $1-2. 706-613-3871

    Haunted Hike

    Participants will learn the history of the cemetery hidden in the woods after sunset. Bring a flashlight. Meet at the concession stand located on the Lexington Road side of the park.

Film

  • Ciné Barcafé

    8:30 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/badmovienight

    Bad Movie Night

    Hard rocker and amateur serial killer Billy Eye has been dead for over a year, but that hasn't stopped him from stalking his old band and their new lead singer. Prepare yourself for another brain shrinking, heavy metal nightmare in Rocktober Blood.

Wednesday, October 29

39 events

Games

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    9:30 p.m. www.facebook.com/lkshuffleclub

    Movie Trivia

    Hosted by Jeremy Dyson. This week features questions on horror movies.

  • Copper Creek Brewing Company

    9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-1102

    Trivia

    Test your trivia chops for prizes! Every Wednesday.

  • Beef 'O' Brady's

    8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1916

    Sports Trivia

    Test your sports knowledge every Wednesday night.

  • Mellow Mushroom

    8 p.m. FREE! 706-613-0892

    Entertainment Trivia

    Dirty South Trivia offers house cash prizes. Every Wednesday.

  • Dickey's Barbecue Pit

    7:30 p.m. FREE! 770-728-3452

    Trivia

    Shown on the big screen TV, this PowerPoint based trivia show covers six categories, a music round and a "Family Feud" bonus round. Win prizes.

  • Highwire Lounge

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

    Bingo Bango!

    Weekly themed Bingo with prizes.

DJs

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    DJ Mahogany

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

  • Blue Sky

    5 p.m. FREE! 706-850-3153

    Blue Sky Vinyl

    VINYL WEDNESDAYS Bring your own records and spin them at the bar!

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    Open Mic Night

    LEAVING COUNTRIES SINGER-SONGWRITER SHOWCASE Rock out every Wednesday. Contact louisphillippelot@yahoo.com for booking.

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. FREE! 706-549-0840

    Karaoke

    KARAOKE With your host Lynn, the Queen of Karaoke!

  • Hi-Lo Lounge

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-850-8561

    Karaoke with the King

    KARAOKE WITH THE KING Sing your guts out every Wednesday!

  • Max

    8 p.m. $5. 706-254-3392

    Hip Hop Open Mic

    HIP HOP OPEN MIC Show off your skills and network with others in the industry.

  • New Earth Athens

    7 p.m. FREE! www.newearthmusichall.com

    Open Mic

    OPEN MIC Caroline Aiken hosts this open mic. Contact carolineaiken@gmail.com to sign up.

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $8 (21+), $10 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com

    ORENDA FINK Formerly of Azure Ray, Fink's solo music explores mysticism and the Southern gothic subconscious.

    THAYER SARRANO Local songwriter playing hazy, desolate, Southern-inspired rock tunes.

    FLIGHT MODE No info available.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    Athens Farmers Market. 5 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    THAYER SARRANO Local songwriter playing hazy, desolate, Southern-inspired rock tunes.

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    JUSTIN KENNEDY BAND Four-piece country band, led by UGA alum Justin "The Weatherman" Kennedy.

    RUBENS BELL Southern rock band with a modern feel. 

    THE HOWLING TONGUES Atlanta-based rock and roll band.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7:30 p.m. $15. www.georgiatheatre.com

    THE DEVIL MAKES THREE Celebrated Americana group featuring eclectic instrumentation.

    THE CAVE SINGERS Northwestern indie-folk trio.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 11 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    STEELISM Americana group comprised of guitarist Jeremy Fetzer, pedal steel player Spencer Cullum and backed by some of Nashville's finest young musicians.

  • Green Room

    9 p.m. $5. www.greenroomathens.com

    AGES AND AGES "Bright and uplifting" indie rock collective from Portland, OR.

    HORSE THIEF Oklahoma City-based band with a panoramic yet nuanced sound that flows from intimate to anthemic.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    5:30 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee.com

    FABULOUS BIRD Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Peter Alvanos (Elf Power) soars with his '60s British, folk and psych-pop influenced sound. Every Wednesday in October!

  • Locos Grill & Pub

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-549-7700 (Timothy Road location)

    LANEY STRICKLAND Local Southern rock singer-songwriter.

  • The Melting Point

    8 p.m. $5. www.meltingpointathens.com

    RAD 80S BAND Playing '80s covers.

  • Porterhouse Grill

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990

    JAZZ NIGHT The longest standing weekly music gig in Athens! Join drummer Nicholas Wiles with bassist Drew Hart and pianist Steve Key for an evening of original music, improv and standards.

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

    4:30–5:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Teen Council Meeting

    Teens can come together to discuss plans for the ACC Library's teen department's collections and programs. Pick up application forms at the front desk. Ages 11-18.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    10:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Preschool & Toddler Story Time

    Story time includes stories, finger plays, songs and crafts for literacy-based fun. For ages 2–5.

  • 4:30–6:30 p.m. FREE! www.athensclarkecounty.com/halloween

    Trunk or Treat

    (ACC Police Dept. Baxter St.) This year's host is Dr. Frankenstein, so all the trunks will have a Frankenstein theme. Costumes required.

  • Oglethorpe Co. Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oglethorpe

    Going Batty Story Time

    Go batty for this Halloween story time.

  • Memorial Park

    5 p.m. $4. www.athensclarkecounty.com/halloween

    Halloween Carnival

    Take a haunted trick-or-treat tour of Bear Hollow Zoo, then stop by the festive Halloween Carnival for fun and prizes. Activities include games, stories and a costume contest. Ages 2–12.

Film

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. FREE! www.filmathens.net

    24 Hour-ish Film Festival

    Teams received a prop, piece of dialogue and a special requirement and had to create a short film. Finished films will be screened and judged at this showcase.

Lectures & Lit

  • Chops and Hops

    7 p.m. FREE! patricia.priest@yahoo.com

    Oconee Democrats Book Group

    This month's book is The Good Lord Bird by James McBride.

Events

  • Max

    8–11 p.m. www.ugalive.com

    Hip Hop Industry Night & Open Mic

    Come network and perform.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    4–7 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music from Thayer Sarrano.

  • Ben Epps Airport

    Oct. 27, 12–4:30 p.m. Oct. 28, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Oct. 29, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! (WWII veterans), $6 (ages 12 & under), $12. www.athensclarkecounty.com/airport

    Vintage World War II Planes

    The Collings Foundation's Wings of Freedom tour presents rare bomber and fighter aircrafts for a living history display. The tour includes a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress "Nine Oh Nine" WWII Heavy Bomber, a B-24 Liberator "Witchcraft" WWII Heavy Bomber, and a P-51 Mustang Fighter. Visitors can tour the inside of the aircrafts. Flight training and 30-minute flights are available for additional rates.

Art

  • Georgia Museum of Art

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

    Tour at Two

    Chiara Tondi Resta leads a tour of "An Archaeologist's Eye: The Parthenon Drawings of Katherine A. Schwab."

  • Lamar Dodd School of Art

    Oct. 28–29, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE! tsaupe@uga.edu

    UGA Student Pottery Sale

    The sale will include small, hand-built sculptures as well as functional pottery such as teapots, mugs and bowls made by ceramic students and faculty.

  • Lamar Dodd School of Art

    2 p.m. FREE! www.art.uga.edu

    Panel Discussion: "Negritud in Latin American Art"

    (Gallery 101) Curators Stanley Bermudez and Carlos Solis lead a discussion with the artists of the exhibition, which presents works that exemplify the often overlooked but integral influence of African culture on art of Latin America and the Caribbean.

Performance

Outdoors

  • Southeast Circle Park

    Oct. 27–29, 6 p.m. $1-2. 706-613-3871

    Haunted Hike

    Participants will learn the history of the cemetery hidden in the woods after sunset. Bring a flashlight. Meet at the concession stand located on the Lexington Road side of the park.

Classes

Thursday, October 30

38 events

Events

  • 40 Watt Club

    7 p.m. $10. www.40watt.com

    Zumba After Dark

    Zumba fever continues.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    8:30 a.m. FREE! www.botgarden.uga.edu

    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.

  • Taylor-Grady House

    6–9 p.m. $10, $25 (VIP). www.athensamistad.org

    Paisajes

    Paisajes, Spanish for “sceneries,” celebrates Latin American culture through live music, an art exhibit, Latin wine tastings and a silent auction. All proceeds help Casa de Amistad in assisting local low-income families through direct service, emergency programs and free literacy courses. 

  • Allgood Lounge

    6–8 p.m. FREE! www.hatchathens.com

    Hatch Happy Hour Show and Tell

    Show off your newest art or tech creation, be inspired by something someone else has made or find someone to work with in a new idea. Hosted by The Hatch, a new local makerspace.

  • 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.

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    4:15–9:30 p.m. FREE! www.willson.uga.edu

    Music in Athens: A Sacred Harp Symposium

    The Sacred Harp tradition originated in the southern U.S. and is named after a historical book of hymns called The Sacred Harp. This event includes a keynote address, roundtable discussion, dinner and Sacred Harp Sing.

Games

  • 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

    Trivia

    Every Thursday!

  • El Azteca

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

    Trivia

    Win prizes with host Garrett Lennox. Every Thursday.

  • Butt Hutt Bar-B-Q

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

    Trivia

    Hosted by Dirty South Trivia. Every Thursday.

  • Your Pie

    11 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/dirtysouthtrivia

    Sex, Drugs & Rock and Roll Trivia

    (Downtown) Presented by Dirty South Trivia.

Live Music

  • Barbeque Shack

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

    OPEN BLUEGRASS JAM All pickers welcome! Every Thursday!

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. www.caledonialounge.com

    FATHER MURPHY Experimental-leaning industrial/post-punk band from Italy.

    STAY THE SEA Local instrumental post-rock band.

    NASTY NATE AND THE GRADUATES Three-piece local rock band.
  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    ANTLERED AUNTLORD Fuzz-pop guitar/drums project of local producer and songwriter Jesse Stinnard.

    SPRY OLD MEN Alter ego of Greenville, SC musician Logan Galloway.

    SLAM DUNK CHAMPS Local experimental garage-rock duo.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

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

    PARROTHEAD Athens' premier punk rock Jimmy Buffet cover band. 

    CULT OF RIGGONIA Experimental soundscapes with tribal, world music beats and ornate instrumentation.

  • Green Room

    9 p.m. www.greenroomathens.com

    THE BOHANNONS Rock and roll straight from Chattanooga, TN.

    PILGRIM Local rock band featuring Paul McHugh on vocals, guitar and keyboards along with Matt Stoessel on guitar, TJ Machado on bass, Thayer Sarrano on keyboards and Brad Morgan on drums.

  • The Melting Point

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

    JAMES MCMURTRY Critically acclaimed folk-rock artist.

    JONNY BURKE Americana and country artist.

  • New Earth Athens

    9 p.m. FREE! (before 10:30), $3. www.newearthmusichall.com

    THRILLFEST Featuring music from DJ Kayez and Jeremiah, as well as a costume contest and the premiere of the "Intergalactic Zombie Hunter" music video.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742

    VOODOO VISIONARY Improvisational funk/rock group from Atlanta.

  • 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

    KARAOKE Every Thursday!

Kidstuff

  • 5-7 p.m. FREE! www.downtowngreensboroga.com

    Downtown Trick or Treat

    (Downtown Greensboro) Local merchants will open their doors to children for a safe trick or treating experience. Check-in on the courthouse lawn. Free trick or treat bags will be given with a list of participating businesses. For ages 12 & under. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

  • ACC Library

    4:30–6 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Teen Writing Group

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

  • Oconee County Library

    Oct. 30–31, 6–8 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Haunted House

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

Classes

  • Oconee County Library

    Oct. 21, 10 a.m. & Oct. 30, 2 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950, www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Computer Class: Free eBooks and Audiobooks

    Learn to use Georgia Download Destination and take advantage of the free eBooks and audiobooks available. Register by calling.

  • Revival Yarns

    6 p.m. $30. 706-850-1354, www.revivalyarnsathens.com

    Knit 2 Class

    Review casting on, the knit stitch, the purl stitch, stockinette and garter stitch patterns. RSVP.

  • Revival Yarns

    3 p.m. $15. www.revivalyarnsathens.com

    Intarsia Colorwork Class

    Learn how to incorporate blocks of color in knitting projects using the intarsia method. RSVP.

Sports

Film

  • Beechwood 11 Cinemas

    Oct. 30, 8 p.m. Nov. 4, 7:30 p.m. www.fathomevents.com

    RiffTrax Live: Anaconda

    Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett, best known for Mystery Science Theater 3000, jump in to take on a giant boa. This screening is broadcasted live from the Carolina Theatre in Durham, NC.

  • Ciné Barcafé

    10 p.m. $7.50. www.athenscine.com

    Schlocktoberfest: Halloween (1978)

    The Schlocktoberfest Horrorshow ends with the original slasher, Halloween. See Halloween Roundup on p. 15.

Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

    11:30 a.m. FREE! 706-583-8834, www.edwardjones.com

    "Preparing Your Estate Plan"

    Edward Jones Financial Advisor Jess Jensen-Ryan hosts a seminar on how to help reduce taxes on one's estate, how insurance can help protect a family and benefits of trusts in estate planning.

  • ACC Library

    12:15 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Lunchtime Learning

    Gabrielle Walters from the UGA Radon Education Program will explain how to test homes for radon, a colorless, odorless gas that is a leading cause of lung cancer. Feel free to bring a lunch.

  • ACC Library

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Listening in the Dark: An Evening of Spooky Stories

    Donna Butler recounts ghostly stories from long ago, Jonathan Dolce reads shocking tales by Edgar Allan Poe and Eddie Whitlock shares a horrifying chapter from his new book, POTUS of the Living Dead.

  • Oglethorpe Co. Library

    7 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oglethorpe

    Meet the Author: JS Burke

    JS Burke will discuss her new teen fantasy novel, The Dragon Dreamer.

DJs

  • Kelly's Jamaican Food

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

    DJ Lickle Twang! Sound

    DJ LICKLE TWANG! SOUND Spinning Jamaican sounds both new and old, filling the atmosphere with iration and positive vibrations.

Performance

Friday, October 31

24 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    NAIRVANA Nirvana cover band featuring members of The Powder Room.

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

    GEEZER Local band Come What May masquerades as Weezer.
  • Dirty Birds

    9 p.m. www.dirtybirdsathens.com

    JONATHAN INGRAM Country rocker from Braselton, GA.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    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. www.40watt.com

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

    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. www.georgiatheatre.com

    DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS The local Southern rock superstars play a special Halloween show.

    HOUNDMOUTH Alternative-country group from Indiana.

  • Green Room

    9 p.m. www.greenroomathens.com

    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.

  • The Melting Point

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

    RICK FOWLER BAND Original guitar-driven blues-rock.

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

    Satanic BBQ & Potluck. 9 p.m. $10. www.newearthmusichall.com

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

    MISSISSIPPI SHAKEDOWN Rockabilly-influenced garage duo.

    STARBENDERS Four-piece art-punk band from Atlanta.

  • 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. www.theworldfamousathens.com

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

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

Events

  • 8:30 p.m. FREE! www.wildrumpus.org

    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. The parade will end with an after party at Max.

  • 6–10 p.m. FREE! www.winderdowntown.com

    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, www.libs.uga.edu/russell

    "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. www.zombiefarms.com

    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.

Games

Art

  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA

    6–7:30 p.m. www.athica.org

    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! www.avidbookshop.com

    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!

Kidstuff

  • 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! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    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

    Trick-or-Treat

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

  • East Athens Community Center

    9 a.m.–4 p.m $15–23. 706-613-3593, www.athensclarkecounty.com/camps

    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. 

Film

  • Ciné Barcafé

    10 p.m. $7.50. www.athenscine.com

    Schlocktoberfest: Halloween (1978)

    The Schlocktoberfest Horrorshow ends with the original slasher, Halloween. See Halloween Roundup on p. 15.