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Saturday, October 21

63 events

Games

  • Tyche's Games

    12 p.m. FREE! 706-345-4500

    Pathfinder Society Event

    Fantasy RPG. Bring your imagination.

Live Music

  • Butt Hutt Bar-B-Q

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

    JIM COOK Cook is joined by Bill Whitley and Charles Sewell for a set of electric blues jams.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    KWAZYMOTO Noisy local punk- and and math-influenced rock trio. Album release show! See story on p. 12.

    NIHILIST CHEERLEADER Local buzz band plays energetic, lo-fi punk rock.

    VINCAS Local downer-punk band featuring snarling guitars and doomy, psychedelic flourishes.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    1 p.m. www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com

    LATINXFEST Featuring music from Maria Sandoval, Chupaskabras, Incatepec, Sarah Zuniga, El Ronco de Reinosa and Corridos el Unico Plebe.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    10 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    TOM FOLEY Member of local band Bosco plays a solo set.

    GUMLOG Jangly, melodic local indie-rock group.

    JORDAN ESKER & THE HUNDRED PERCENT Indie band out of Tampa, FL.

  • Front Porch Book Store

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

    ADAM KLEIN Local songwriter playing a rustic blend of country, folk and Americana.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $15 (adv.), $18 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    MINNESOTA Popular dubstep DJ from Santa Cruz, CA.

    PSYMBIOTIC Nationwide touring electronic bass music producer.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 6:30 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    WUOG BIRTHOWEEN WUOG 90.5 FM celebrates its 45th birthday with music from Bitter, Floral Print and Novelty Foxtrot.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    CLAIRE LYNCH Grammy-nominated bluegrass singer-songwriter out of Nashville.

  • 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

    REPENT AT LEISURE Celtic pub band playing "Irish rock," including traditional, punk, modern and original Celtic music.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    THE DICTATORTOTS Longtime local chaos-cultivators trash the night with post-grunge grooves. 

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. 706-546-0840

    OWEN SCOTT The Athens native headlines two nights of rock music featuring Lilli Lewis, Richard Burgess, Dave Stammer and John Lewis.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    3 p.m. www.sobrewco.com

    THE FLAMETHROWERS Athens-based surf-rock band.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    Hop Harvest. 1 p.m. www.terrapinbeer.com

    COSMIC CHARLIE Grateful Dead covers like you've never heard before. 

    PACKWAY HANDLE BAND Longstanding local bluegrass outfit playing crafty originals and innovative renditions of classic tunes.

    CHIEF ROCKA Local DJ spins Top 40, hip hop, funk, soul and more.

Film

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    2–4 p.m. FREE! www.homemovieday.com

    Home Movie Day

    Attendees are encouraged to bring in their home movies (16mm, 8mm, Super8) and DVDs and learn about moving image preservation and the value of personal histories. Home movies in the collection will be screened.  

  • Ciné Barcafé

    Oct. 20–21, 12 a.m. $5. www.athenscine.com

    Gonzoriffic Underground Movie Show

    The annual late-night movie show brings a unique brand of bizarre and beautiful DIY cinema to the big screen. See Story on p. 15.

  • Ciné Barcafé

    3 & 7:15 p.m. (films). 5 p.m. (reception). FREE! willson.uga.edu

    Willson Center Screening with James Ponsoldt

    Filmmaker James Ponsoldt will introduce Peter Bogdanovich's The Last Picture Show, take part in a conversation about his career wtih Nicholas Allen, then introduce his own critically acclaimed 2013 film The Spectacular Now. A reception will be held in between screenings.

  • Ciné Barcafé

    Oct. 19, 10 p.m. Oct. 20–21, 9:30 & 11:30 p.m. www.athenscine.com

    Schlocktoberfest: Re-Animator

    Jeffrey Combs plays medical student who uses a specal serum to bring his headless professor back from the dead.

Kidstuff

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    5–8 p.m. $3–5. www.athensclarkecounty.com/leisure

    Scary, Oozy, Slimy Day

    This year's theme is "Not so Scary Forests." Learn about misunderstood creatures through games, crafts and activities in the dark.

  • UGA New Dance Theatre

    10 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. FREE! www.pac.uga.edu

    Saturday Morning Club

    See a performance by the CORE Concert Dance Company. For children ages 4–12 and their guardians.

  • Memorial Park

    9–11 a.m. $12–18. www.athensclarkecounty.com/halloween

    Princess Pumpkin Design Studio: Villain Version

    Participants are encouraged to come dressed as a princess with their own pumpkin to decorate with gemstones, glitter and paint. A princess-led tour of the zoo will follow. Ages 2–10. 

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    10 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Family Day: Louise Blair Daura

    Make a work of art inspired by the exhibition "Louise Blair Daura: A Virginian in Paris." 

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    4 p.m. FREE! www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    Flicker Film Society

    "31 Days of Darkness" screens a family-friendly matinee of Hocus Pocus.

  • ACC Library

    11 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Thumbprint Funprint

    Make spooky thumbprint art of witches, ghouls and skeletons. Ages 5–11. 

  • East Athens Community Center

    10–4 p.m. a.m. $5–7.50. www.athensclarkecounty.com/halloween

    Jeepers Creepers Escape Room

    Get out before time runs out! Solve spooktacular hints and clues to get out of the escape room. RSVP by Oct. 18.

  • Condor Chocolates

    6–7 p.m. Donations encouraged. helpathenshomeless.org

    Fall Festival

    Avid Bookshop hosts a spooky storytime and Condor Chocolates provides scary treats. Attendees are encouraged to debut their Halloween costumes and bring a donation for the Athens Area Homeless Shelter. 

Events

  • The Classic Center

    12–6 p.m. FREE! www.athhalf.com

    AthHalf Health and Fitness Expo

    (Pavilion) The expo includes bargains on running and fitness merchandise, free samples of nutrition and demonstration of fitness products and various exhibits related to running, walking and overall wellness. Register to run or pick up your bib and shirt if already registered.

  • Memorial Park

    7:30 p.m. (lesson), 8–11 p.m. (dance). $8 (adults), $4 (ages 11–17) FREE! (ages 11 & under). www.athensfolk.org

    Contra Dance

    A dance presented by Athens Folk Music & Dance Society with live music by ReelPlay and calling by Stuart Whipple.

  • Rock Eagle 4H Center

    6 p.m. $3. 706-484-2881, lmkent@uga.edu

    Saturday at the Rock: Night at the Museum

    Explore interactive exhibits showcasing Georgia agriculture, entomology, paleontology, live animals and more at the Diane Davies Museum of Natural History. 

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    1–9 p.m. $25. www.terrapinbeer.com

    Terrapin Hop Harvest Festival

    Celebrate all things hoppy with the release of "So Fresh & So Green, Green," educational beer talks and live music by DJ Chief Rocka (2 p.m.), Packway Handle Band (5 p.m.) and Cosmic Charlie (7 p.m.).

  • Multiple Locations

    6:30 p.m.–12 a.m. www.classiccityfringefestival.com

    Classic City Fringe

    Day two of the Fringe Festival features an Athens Playwrights' Workshop "Dead Movement" (6:30 p.m.); Black Light Theatre Company's "Bad Wolf Rising" (6:30 p.m.); Chetter the Storyteller: "7th and Cypress," Lypsis the Angel, The Story Bitches: "Women With Words," The Badass Storytelling Quartest: "Protest," Cynthia Rintye: "Tales of the Macabre," Peaches N. Cream: "Julia Child's Late Night Cabaret Cooking Show" (7–11:30 p.m.); Black Light Theatre Company: "Puppy Play" (8 p.m.); Johnson & Browder Productions: "What the Woolf Wore" (8 p.m.); Feelings are Real, Lypsis the Angel, The Milyssa Rose Show, The Badass Storytelling Quartet (9 p.m.–12 a.m.); Fringe Pop-Up Theater (9 p.m.–2 a.m.). See Story on p. 15.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    8 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Holiday Flea Market

    The flea market will offer holiday décor, jewelry, gift wrap, trees, ornaments and lights.

  • 10 a.m.–2 p.m. FREE! farmviewmarket.com

    Flavors of Fall

    (Farmview Market, 2610 Eatonton Rd. Madison) Activities include Farmview Market food vendors, pie baking, live music and a pumpkin decorating contest.

  • 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.

  • Clarke Central High School

    8 a.m. www.alz.org

    Alzheimer's Walk Athens

    Register a team and walk to end Alzheimer's.

  • Iron Factory

    4–11 p.m. $25. www.wizardweekend.com

    Wizard Pub Crawl

    Throw on your house colors for photo ops, themed drinks and live music at eight bars downtown. See Story on p. 15.

  • 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.

  • 40 Watt Club

    6:30 p.m. $10. www.40watt.com

    #Automatic25: A REM Listening Party

    A listening and viewing party celebrating the 25th anniversary of both the release of R.E.M.'s "Automatic for the People" and the very first R.E.M. listening party, c. 1992. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    1–6 p.m. FREE! www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com

    LatinxFest

    The 7th Annual LatinxFest will include live music, dance performances, authentic food, poetry and more. 

  • Farmview Market

    12 p.m. FREE! okeyla@kellyreg.com, www.farmviewmarket.com

    Pumpkin Decorating & Pie Baking Contest

    Entry forms and pumpkin submissions must be completed and on the Farmview Market premises no later than 11 a.m. Must use a real pumpkin. Pies must be apple or pecan and locally sourced. Bring pies between 10 a.m. and noon. 

  • Cali 'N' Tito's Eastside

    6–10 p.m. FREE! ugasalsaclub@gmail.com

    UGA Salsa Club Fall Fiesta

    Mr. Clave will spin the latest Cuban Salsa, Timba, Bachata and Merengue.

  • The Classic Center

    3:30 p.m. $25–30. www.athhalf.com

    AthHalf 5K Race

    (Pavilion) Make a loop through Downtown, Boulevard and Prince. 

  • 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. FREE! info@marystackfeedbet.com

    Dogtoberfest

    (Mary's Tack Feed and Pet, 4860 Atlanta Hwy.) The expo will feature pet vendors, demos and giveaways.

  • WUOG 90.5 FM

    2–5 p.m. FREE! www.wuog.org

    WUOG Alumni Mixer

    Celebrate WUOG 90.5 FM's 45th anniversary during a mixer with current students and station alumni.

  • The Rook and Pawn

    12:30 p.m. www.therookandpawn.com

    Ghost Stories Over High Tea

    Listen to frightening tales while enjoying pleasant treats.

  • Cutters Pub

    5:30 p.m. FREE! fourathens.com

    Fundraiser for Youth Coding Scholarships

    Raffle prizes and complimentary refreshments. Proceeds benefit Four Athens' Youth Coding Scholarship fund. 

Classes

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9 a.m.–5 p.m. $105. www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Basic Botany: Lives of the Plants

    Explore the biology of flowering plants in this introduction to general plant anatomy, morphology, physiology and genetics.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9 a.m. $35. www.wildintelligence.org

    Bird Speak

    Sarah Hubbard leads a class on bird language and behaviors.

  • 1:30 p.m. $20. www.m3yoga.com/events

    Essential Oils Yoga

    (M3Yoga, 159 Oneta St.) Learn how to incorporate essential oils into yoga classes. Includes a 75-minute meditative posture yoga class highlighting six different essential oils.

Art

  • 3–5 p.m. $10–15. 706-542-9842, thaxtona@uga.edu

    WUGA's Artists in Residence

    (Contact for address) View the home of sculptor Jean Westmacott.

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. 

  • 40 Watt Club

    9 p.m. $2. www.40watt.com

    Krush Girls

    KRUSH GIRLS The return of the popular local dance party, featuring pop hits from the past few decades.

  • Go Bar

    9 p.m. 706-546-5609

    Temporary Temple

    TEMPORARY TEMPLE A DJ tribute to Psychic TV, featuring Mr. E and Other Voices, Other Rooms

Performance

  • The Pub at Gameday

    10:30 p.m. $3. www.athensshowgirlcabaret.com

    Athens Showgirl Cabaret

    The Athens Showgirl Cabaret presents performances. Dotte Comm from Atlanta makes a guest appearance.

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    Oct. 21, 8 p.m. Oct. 22, 3 p.m. $6 (w/ UGA ID), $20. pac.uga.edu

    UGA Opera Theatre presents Viva Verdi

    Hear some of Verdi's greatest compositions and well-known choruses from "Aida," "II Trovatore," Nabucco" and "La Traviata." 

  • East Athens Educational Dance Center

    3 p.m. & 6 p.m. $10–12. www.athensclarkecounty.com/dance

    Dance and Music of the Soul

    This theatrical dance and music production features students of the EAEDC's Gifted Program. R&B and soul music are celebrated through ballet, African and modern infused dance.

Theater

  • Athens Community Theater

    Oct. 20–21, 8 p.m. & Oct. 22, 2 p.m. $5. www.townandgownplayers.org

    Next Fall

    Town & Gown Players present a stroy of love, loss and faith. After a tragic accident, Adam (Dustin Ahkuoi) must reach out to his partner's family and friends to reconcile the one thing they could not.

  • Athens Little Playhouse

    Oct. 20–21, 7 p.m. Oct. 22, 3 p.m. $5–10. athenslittleplayhouse@gmail.com

    The Addams Family

    Wednesday Addams has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family. Everything changes for the whole Addams Family when they host a dinner for Wednesday's "normal" boyfriend and his parents.

Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

    1 p.m. FREE! www.athenslandtrust.org

    Will and Estate Planning Seminar

    Athens Land Trust and Georgia Heirs Property Law Center present an educational seminar about the basic tools of will and estate planning and how to protect your family financially.

  • Front Porch Book Store

    4:30 p.m. FREE! jmazzucc@uga.edu

    Multi-Author Book Signing

    Friends of the Winterville Library present local authors Dan Aldridge, Tracy Atkins, Larry Dendy, Dodd Ferrelle, Emma Foley, Haley Harrigan, Dona McGinty, Olga Pyshnyak-Lawrence and Sam Thomas.

Sunday, October 22

20 events

Live Music

  • Cali 'N' Tito's Eastside

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-355-7087

    THE LUCKY JONES Rockin' rhythm and blues from this local band. Every Sunday!

  • Grindhouse Killer Burgers

    1 p.m. FREE! 706-612-9327

    KANA KIEHM Singer-songwriter playing "conscious roots music."

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    7 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    MICHAEL GUTHRIE Local singer-songwriter whose sound is a melding of folk, jazz, pop, blues, flamenco, country and rock. 

  • Iron Factory

    8 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6877

    DAVID LOCOCO Local singer performs classic jazz standards in the styles of Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and more.

Events

  • 7:30 a.m. $80–90. www.athhalf.com

    8th Annual AthHalf

    (Begins on Hancock Ave.) The course runs past major city landmarks with a finish line on Jackson St. Live bands play every mile.

  • Multiple Locations

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

    Classic City Fringe

    The final day of the Fringe Festival features Feelings Are Real, Nettie Stardust: "Metroid Mayhem," Cynthia Rintye: "Tales of the Macabre," Betty Hoop: "Spinny Scandal," Peaches N. Cream: "Julia Child's Late Night Cabaret Cooking Show (4 p.m.); "Art Trail Walk and CCFF Afterparty" with U.S. Nero, Tomato Jake, Lypsis the Angel, Nettie Stardust (6–10 p.m.); Johnson & Browder Productions: "What The Woolf Wore." See Story on p. 15.

  • Madison Morgan Cultural Center

    1–5 p.m. FREE! www.mmcc-arts.org

    Farm Day

    Festivities include a petting zoo with barnyard animals, sheep shearing, milking, tractor demonstration, face painting and games. 

  • 5–7 p.m. FREE! www.faithpcachurch.org

    Faith Fall Festival

    (Faith Presbyterian Church, Watkinsville) Games, prizes, hot dogs, refreshments, a cake walk, photo booth, live music and more. Costumes encouraged.

  • UGA Memorial Hall

    10 a.m.–2 p.m. www.wuog.org

    WUOG Alumni Weekend Brunch

    Celebrate WUOG 90.5 FM's 45th anniversary with brunch and exhibition of historical artifacts pertaining to the station.

Performance

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    1–4 p.m. FREE! www.botgarden.uga.edu

    I Love Ukulele Festival

    (Theater) The Festival includes performances by the Athens Ukulele Philharmonic and other ukulele groups and soloists. Participants can bring a ukulele and play along. 

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    Oct. 21, 8 p.m. Oct. 22, 3 p.m. $6 (w/ UGA ID), $20. pac.uga.edu

    UGA Opera Theatre presents Viva Verdi

    Hear some of Verdi's greatest compositions and well-known choruses from "Aida," "II Trovatore," Nabucco" and "La Traviata." 

Lectures & Lit

  • Barnes & Noble

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

    Terry Kay

    Local author Terry Kay will speak at the Friends of the Madison County Library meeting.

Games

  • Tyche's Games

    12:30–4:30 p.m. FREE! www.tychesgames.com

    Netrunner Open Play

    All are welcome to join in.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    12:30–5 p.m. $20 per team. aclcollege.com

    Cornhole Tournament

    Win prizes in a double elimination doubles tournament.

Meetings

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

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

    Friends of the Madison County Library General Meeting

    Author Terry Kay will speak after the business portion of the meeting. Attendees are invited to bring their copies of his books to be signed.

Kidstuff

Theater

  • Athens Community Theater

    Oct. 20–21, 8 p.m. & Oct. 22, 2 p.m. $5. www.townandgownplayers.org

    Next Fall

    Town & Gown Players present a stroy of love, loss and faith. After a tragic accident, Adam (Dustin Ahkuoi) must reach out to his partner's family and friends to reconcile the one thing they could not.

  • Athens Little Playhouse

    Oct. 20–21, 7 p.m. Oct. 22, 3 p.m. $5–10. athenslittleplayhouse@gmail.com

    The Addams Family

    Wednesday Addams has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family. Everything changes for the whole Addams Family when they host a dinner for Wednesday's "normal" boyfriend and his parents.

Film

  • Winder Cultural Arts Center, Winder

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

    Southwest of Salem

    The documentary looks at the persecution of Latina lesbians wrongly accused to rape. A Q&A with film subject Anna Vasquez will follow the screening. 

Monday, October 23

25 events

Karaoke & Open Mic

Kidstuff

  • 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.

  • Oconee County Library

    12–5 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Pumpkin Decorating Workshop

    Decorate (without carving) a pumpkin. Craft supplies provided. BYOPumpkin. Ages 11 & under.

  • ACC Library

    4–5:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    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. 

  • Bogart Library

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

    Monday Funday

    Songs, finger plays, wiggles and giggles for ages three and under. Caregivers will recieve pointers for building literacy and language skills.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    6:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Books and Bites

    Read and snack in the library after hours. Ages 13 and up. BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) or choose one of the library's.

Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

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

    Talking About Books: Adult Book Discussion Group

    This month's title is Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg. Newcomers welcome.

Games

  • Grindhouse Killer Burgers

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

    Dirty South Trivia: Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll

    Team trivia contests with house cash prizes every Monday night.

  • Beef 'O' Brady's

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

    General Knowledge Trivia

    Win house cash and prizes! Every Monday night.

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

    1 p.m. $4. ejstapler@gmail.com

    Duplicate Bridge

    Beginner players welcome.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8–10 p.m. FREE! highwirelounge.com

    Geeks Who Drink Trivia

    Test your general knowledge for prizes.

  • The Rook and Pawn

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

    Dread

    A horror RPG night.

Meetings

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    6:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Dirty Dulcimers

    Learn to play and read music with other dulcimer players.  

  • ACC Library

    6 p.m. FREE! contact@accneighborhoods.org

    Candidate Forum for State Representatives

    The Federation of Neighborhoods hosts a non-partisan forum to introduce the public to the candidates running to fill the unexpired state representative terms in districts 117 and 119.

  • ACC Library

    6 p.m. FREE! www.girlsrockathensga.org

    Girls Rock Athens Volunteer Orientation

    Learn how to become a volunteer for Girls Rock Athens.

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    BRIAN REVELS Singer-songwriter from Atlanta.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $17 (adv.), $20 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    BLIND PILOT Indie-folk band out of Portland, OR.

    CHARLIE CUNNINGHAM Touring folk singer-songwriter from London.

  • Go Bar

    9 p.m. $5. 706-546-5609

    B|_ANK Nashville-based experimental noise and percussion project.

    JOHN KIRAN FERNANDES The local experimental musician and constant collaborator performs a solo set.

    SAADIA RAIS Local experimental performer and choreographer.

    LAMBDA CELCIUS Spinning a set of dance music.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    MINGLEWOOD MONDAY Local artists pay tribute to the Grateful Dead.

Events

  • 6–9 p.m. www.greeneccoc.org

    Taste 'n' Jam

    (Lake Oconee Village, Greensboro) Sample food and drink from local restaurants. Live music by The Jake Bartley Band

  • Ciné Barcafé

    6–8 p.m. FREE! www.athenscine.com

    Happy Hour Clothing Swap

    Bring in your clean clothing, shoes and accessories and leave with new ones in this non-gendered event. Left items will be donated to Project Safe and Habitat.  

  • 5–7 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/ugachewcrew

    Tanyard Creek Workday

    (Meet at the North entrance of the Hull Street Deck) Remove invasive species such as asiatic hawksbeard, perilla and Chinese yams. Closed toe shoes and long pants are strongly recommended. 

Film

Classes

Tuesday, October 24

25 events

Games

Performance

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    8 p.m. FREE! www.music.uga.edu

    UGA African American Choral Ensemble

    The group presents their fall concert of songs that celebrate, honor and originate the African American experience.

Kidstuff

Classes

Sports

  • East Athens Community Center

    Tuesdays, 6:30–8:30 p.m. & Saturdays, 1–4 p.m. FREE! www.ttathensga.com

    Table Tennis Matches and Training

    Beginner to advanced skill levels welcome.

Meetings

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    8 p.m. $10 (21+), $12 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com

    RATBOYS Infectious indie-rock group from Chicago. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

    DAGS! Melodic rock group out of Milano, Italy.

    SCOOTERBABE Scrappy, jangly local indie-pop group fronted by songwriter JJ Posway.

  • The Foundry

    7:30 p.m. $17 (adv.), $20 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    ALASDAIR FRASER & NATALIE HAAS Fiddle/cello duo performing Scottish dance music.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 8 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    FAUX FEROCIOUS Nashville-based lo-fi rock band with garage-pop sensibilities.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    EMILEIGH IRELAND Local singer-songwriter and experimental performer.

    SWIM LESSONS New local experimental duo.

    LAMBDA CELCIUS Spinning a set of dance music.

    SHOULDIES Solo sounds from a member of Cult of Riggonia.

Events

  • Ciné Barcafé

    5 p.m. FREE! www.athenscine.com

    Rotary's World Polio Day

    View a live stream from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to hear how people can eradicate polio worldwide. Mayor Nancy Denson will give a proclamation.

Wednesday, October 25

53 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    KARBOMB High-speed, long-running local punk band.

    THE SCANDALS Punk rock group on tour from New Jersey.

    WALK THE PLANK Punk band from Washington, DC.

    THE REMEMBERABLES Fuzz-pop band from Washington, DC.

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

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    MEAT WAVE Heavy, Chicago-based post-punk band.

    VICTORY HANDS Angular rock group from Atlanta.

    NOTCHES Post-punk band from New Hampshire.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $15. www.40watt.com

    SPAFFORD Funk-rock four-piece out of Phoenix, AZ.

    VOODOO VISONARY Funky, improvisational dance-rock group out of Atlanta.

  • The Foundry

    7 p.m. $5. www.thefoundryathens.com

    THE BEST OF UNKNOWN ATHENS A monthly singer-songwriter showcase hosted by Liam Parke. This month is a special duo show featuring MrJordanMrTonks, Honeychild, Scarlet Stitch and The Woodworks.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7:30 p.m. $20. www.georgiatheatre.com

    THE DEVIL MAKES THREE Celebrated Americana group featuring eclectic instrumentation. 

    SCOTT H. BIRAM Punky, Texas-based folk singer-songwriter.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 6 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    HAYLEY THOMPSON-KING Garage-country singer-songwriter out of Massachusetts.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    BACK CITY WOODS Macon-based bluegrass/Southern rock band.

  • The Globe

    8 p.m. www.jazzathensga.org

    THE HOT HOTTY-HOTS Local swing and hot jazz ensemble playing music of the 1910s, '20s and '30s. 

  • The Globe

    8 p.m. www.jazzathensga.org

    THE HOT HOTTY-HOTS Local swing and hot jazz ensemble playing music of the 1910s, '20s and '30s. 

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    BEVERLY & KILLICK Two local experimental performers team up for a collaborative set.

    SHMU Avant-garde musician from Austin, TX.
  • Live Wire

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

    SAN FERMIN New York band blending pop, classical and indie-rock sounds.

    GRACIE & RACHEL New York-based duo featuring piano, violin and vocals.

  • Locos Grill & Pub

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

    SALLY AND THE SIX GRAND Old-time rock band.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    JIVE REVIVAL Five-piece Georgia rock band.

  • Nuçi's Space

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

    JESTER No info available.

    MAC MCCOMB Local indie singer-songwriter.

  • Porterhouse Grill

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990

    JAZZ NIGHT The longest standing weekly music gig in Athens! Enjoy an evening of original music, improv and standards.

Kidstuff

Performance

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    8 p.m. FREE! www.music.uga.edu

    UGA Wind Symphony

    The group includes undergraduate music majors, music minors and gifted non-majors who are preparing for careers in performance, music education or a life-long involvement with music. 

Games

Events

  • 5:30–7:30 p.m. FREE! 706-542-8250

    Haunted High-rises and Fall Festival

    (UGA Housing) Brumby Hall and Creswell Hall host a festival featuring trick-or-treating for children, fall crafts, a haunted house and a bouncy house.

  • 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.

  • 9:30 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/skateparkofathens

    Bikes, Boards & Brews

    (1075 W. Hancock Ave.) Enjoy coffee with David Harrison of Pedal Driven Cycles and Corwin Weik, a freelance coffee roaster and skateboarder. Tips will go to help the Skate Park of Athens and build a street course. 

  • 6–7:30 p.m. $10. wines.jsbottleshop@gmail.com

    Vine Wines & Craft

    (J's Bottleshop's Normal Bazaar) Enjoy tastes of small craft producers from Spain and France. Followed by a wine dinner at Heirloom Cafe. Email to reserve spot.

  • 6–7:30 p.m. wines.jsbottleshop@gmail.com

    Wine Tasting

    (Normal Bazaar, 1452 Prince Ave.) Sample wines of small craft producers from Spain and France.

  • Willy's Mexicana Grill

    11 a.m.–10 p.m. willys.com

    Anniversary Party

    Willy's Athens celebrates their 10th anniversary with burrito deals. A portion of sales will benefit Alps Elementary School.

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE! 706-546-0840

    Karaoke

    KARAOKE With your host Lynn. Every Wednesday!

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    Open Mic Night

    OPEN MIC A weekly open-mic jam hosted by Louis Phillip Pelot. Backline provided!

  • Iron Factory

    8 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6877

    Open Mic

    OPEN MIC Hosted by Katie Collins.

  • The Globe

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-353-4721

    Hip Hop Open Mic

    HIP HOP OPEN MIC A weekly battle-style open mic that uses silent-disco headphones to encourage audience participation. Performers can bring their own beats, or the house will provide backing.

Classes

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9 a.m.–3 p.m. $45. 706-542-6156

    Flower Arranging Unit 2: Mass Design and Foliage Design

    The second installment of this National Garden Club series focuses on mass and foliage design.

Lectures & Lit

  • Avid Bookshop

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

    Meet the Author

    (Prince Ave) Meet Emily Nunn in celebration of her latest book The Comfort Food Diaries: My Quest for the Perfect Dish to Mend a Broken Heart.

  • Miller Learning Center

    7:30 p.m. FREE! sos@uga.edu

    More Than Meats the Eye

    (Room 150) Author and activist Jenny Brown will speak about the ethical and sustainability issues inherent in animal agriculture, challenging listeners to take a closer look at the food production system and find better ways of feeding the planet.

  • Athens YWCO

    12 p.m. FREE! bgalvin.ywco@gmail.com

    YWCO Brown Bag Lunch Series

    Health educators from Piedmont Athens Regional will discuss breast cancer awareness. Bring a lunch.

Comedy

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. FREE! thewilliamsproject@gmail.com

    Tip Jar Comedy

    Local comic stand-up hosted by Travis Williams. Last Wednesday of every month.

Film

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    Flicker Film Society

    Watch the 1977 Japanese haunted house film Hausu featuring haunted watermelon, cat vomit and kung fu. 

  • Ciné Barcafé

    5:15 & 7:45 p.m. $5. www.athenscine.com

    Backpack Full of Cash

    The documentary explores the growing privatization of public schools and impact on America's most vulnerable children. Representatives from local organizations will be on hand with information.

Meetings

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    6 p.m. FREE! tinyurl.com/CienfuegosWorkshop

    Introductory Community Rights Workshop

    Activist Paul Cienfuegos leads a workshop on the powerful strategies and history of the Community Rights Movement.

Thursday, October 26

41 events

Kidstuff

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

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

    Pajama Storytime

    Bring your pajama-clad kids in for storytelling and readings by special guests.

  • East Athens Community Center

    5:30 p.m. $4. www.athensclarkecounty.com/leisure

    Pumpkin Carving and Halloween Crafts

    Make a jack-o-lantern. Ages 4–17.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    4:30 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597

    Lego Club

    Create Lego art and enjoy Lego-based games. Blocks provided. For ages 8 & up.

  • Memorial Park

    5–8 p.m. $5. 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.

  • ACC Library

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

    A Witchy Time with Heckedy Peg

    Put on witchy gear for a storytime about witches. Ages 5–11.

  • Bogart Library

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

    Builder's Club

    The club encourages engineering and creativity by building with unique and recycled materials. This month's theme is "Build a Haunted Castle." 

  • Rocksprings Community Center

    10 a.m. $4–6. www.athensclarkecounty.com/halloween

    Mummies and Me Halloween Fun

    Develop fizzy melting ghosts, play pumpkin gold, go on a skeleton scavenger hunt, make a mummy man and create a mask for Halloween. For ages 2–6 and their caregivers.

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.

Performance

Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

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

    Listening in the Dark: The Darkening

    Hear selected excerpts from Ghosts of Athens.

  • Avid Bookshop

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

    Shira Chess & Colette Arrand

    (Prince Ave.) Author and UGA professor Shira Chess and author and poet Colette Arrand discuss Chess' book, Ready Player Two.

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

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

  • Caledonia Lounge

    8 p.m. $10 (21+) $12 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com

    MANNEQUIN PUSSY Garage-punk band from Philadelphia.

    PAPER MATADOR New Madrid's Phil McGill performs a solo set.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    8 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    THE MCRYATTS Horror-punk three-piece out of Birmingham, AL.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    THE PINK STONES Local rock group led by songwriter Hunter Pinkston.

    DROWNING LESSONS Atlanta-based screamo three-piece.

    WAX FUR Emo group from Birmingham, AL.

    XAN'D No info available.

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    TOM PETTY TRIBUTE Featuring Honeychild, T. Hardy Morris, Chris McKay, Todd McBride, Rick Williams, Dave Marr and Los Cantares, among many more. Proceeds benefit Save the Children's Puerto Rico relief fund.

  • The Foundry

    7 p.m. $5 (adv.), $7 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    SARAH ZUNIGA Talented singer-songwriter with a sweet, strong voice.

    SEERSHA Electropop songwriter out of Atlanta.

    STELLA GROOVE Athens-based hip-hop/R&B artist and singer-songwriter.

    SYDNEY RHAME Acoustic pop singer from Atlanta.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $28. www.georgiatheatre.com

    CODY JINKS Out of the current Texas country scene, Jinks plays his own brand of honky tonk.

    WARD DAVIS Singer-songwriter from Nashville, TN that has written for Trace Adkins, Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    CODY HUGGINS Nashville-based singer-songwriter.

  • Go Bar

    8 p.m. $3. 706-546-5609

    CLOUD POWERS Soundtracking "imaginative meditative yoga."

    MACHO BLUSH Anti-folk noise-wave sha(wo)man from Austin, TX.

    GUATE GRANLI Noise composer from Norway.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    LOUIS ROMANOS TRIO Local jazz combo led by percussionist Louis Romanos.

  • Iron Factory

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

    VOLUMES PRESENTS Local hip-hop zine Volumes presents a Halloween-themed show.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    PSYLO JOE Psychedelic funk act from Greenville, NC.

  • 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.

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!

Events

  • Athens Welcome Center

    5:30–7:30 p.m. $15. 706-353-1820, athensclarkeheritagefoundation.bigcartel.com

    Athens History & Hauntings Tour

    The UGA Special Collections Library and Classic City Tours present a haunted history tour through downtown and North Campus. Each stroll reveals the backstories of landmarks and lore. 

  • Bogart Library

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

    KnitLits

    Knitters of all levels are welcome. 

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    5:30 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/WiSciUGA

    UGA Women in Science Fall Fundraiser

    Proceeds will benefir WiSci's "Females First" Grant, a fund that helps female scientists at UGA afford childcare during scientific conferences. The event includes a fashion show, science-themed photobooth and a silent auction.

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.

Art

  • Gallery @ Hotel Indigo–Athens

    6:30–8:30 p.m. FREE! www.indigoathens.com

    Opening Reception

    "Magical Mystery Tour" presents works by Jaime Bull, Brian Hitselberger, Jourdan Joly, Dana Haugaard, Orion Wertz and Jacob Wenzka.

Classes

Film

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    Flicker Film Society

    Watch Sexual Parasite, a Japanese film that follows five teenagers into an abandoned house in the jungle. This movie was picked by Gonzoriffic's Andrew Shearer.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

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

    Through a Lens Darkly

    The documentary focuses on the role of photography in shaping the identity and social emergence of African American from slavery to the present. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition "Muse: Mickalene Thomas Photographs and tête-á-tête."

  • Ciné Barcafé

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

    Abouet and Gomis

    French writer and filmmaker Marguerite Aboute and filmmaker Alain Gomis will offer a reception and book signing prior to the 7:15 screening of Gomis' film Félicité. 

  • Ciné Barcafé

    5 p.m. (reception) 7:15 p.m. (film). www.athenscine.com

    Félicité with Alain Gomis

    French filmmaker Alain Gomis will discuss his work with Marguerite Abouet before presenting his award-winning film Félicité

Theater

  • Athens Academy

    7:30 p.m. Donations encouraged. www.athensacademy.org

    Children of Eden

    Athens Academy's Upper School Drama Department presents a musical based on the book by John Caird. Proceeds benefit The Ark.

Friday, October 27

33 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    THE HERNIES Local riff-heavy rock band displaying influences from classic to indie rock.

    SPIRIT WEEK Quirky indie act from Bowling Green, KY.

    HUNGER ANTHEM Fuzzed-out, guitar-driven local indie-rock band.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    5 p.m. www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com

    STAY GOLD CAN RELEASE Featuring local hip-hop artists, hosted by Lingua Franca and featuring DJ Reindeer Games. After the performances, there will be an open freestyle session.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    FORBIDDEN WAVES Surfy local garage-rock combo.

    THE HONEY SLIDERS Detroit-influenced rock band from Catropolis. 

    ANTARCTICATS Atlanta-based surf-punk outfit.

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    DOUBLE FERRARI This local band plays virtuosic, riff-laden, instrumental rock.

    MEAN QUEEN New local rock band featuring members of Chrissakes and We Versus the Shark.

    NIGHT IDEA Richmond, VA band with "a unique, playful approach to progressively weirder indie rock."

    APPARITION Athens band playing a raucous, thrashy brand of hardcore.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $17 (adv.), $20 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    UNKNOWN HINSON Comedic, vampirish country songwriter playing twangy originals with a satirical tinge. 

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    THE SALT FLATS Melodic and lively local guitar-rock band. 

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 6 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    REV. TRIBBLE AND THE DEACONS Old-fashioned rock and roll with a sprinkle of good-humored irreverance.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    BRETT YOUNG Country-pop singer out of Orange County, CA.

    CARLY PEARCE Acclaimed country songstress from Kentucky.

  • Go Bar

    9 p.m. $3. 706-546-5609

    GOON PLANET No-wave and post-punk group from Rhode Island.

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

    MICHAEL POTTER Local guitarist creates a blend of ambient folk and psychedelic songs and soundscapes.

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

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. $10. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    AKPE MOTION Eclectic French group with jazz, rock and world influences.

  • 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

    HIGHER LEVEL HIP HOP Featuring Willie Trump and ViVid, plus other performers.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

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

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. Every Friday!

Art

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    4–7 p.m. FREE! www.flickerbarandtheatre.com

    Art Reception

    The Halloween Art Show features work by cap man, See Dan Paint, Maggie Seee, Marilyn Estes, Patrick Dean, Will Eskridge and more.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    4–7 p.m. FREE! www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    "This is Halloween" Art Reception

    Spooky, scary creations by Charley Ferlito, See Dan Paint, Maggie Seee, Marilyn Estes, Matty Goldstein, Patrick Dean, Will Eskridge, Jeremiah Purinton and more.

Film

Kidstuff

  • Oconee County Library

    Oct. 27–28, 6–8 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Twisted: A Wizard of Oz Haunted House

    This year's frightful haunted house theme is Oz, but not the Oz you remember. 

  • Rocksprings Community Center

    9 a.m.–4 p.m. $15–22.50. 706-613-3602

    Out of School Program: Witches Brew Day

    Participants will make spooky masks, create creepy treats and play games. 

  • East Athens Community Center

    Oct. 27 & Oct. 30, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. $25–45, 706-613-3593

    Out of School Program: Super Duper Science Camp

    The two-day camp offers science experiments and physical fitness activities. 

  • ACC Library

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

    Creative Writing for Teens

    Mr. Will provides writing prompts and journals to spark creativity. Ages 11–18.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    4:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Tiny Pumpkin Decorating

    Decorate a tiny pumpkin with paint and glue. Ages 4 and up. 

  • Athens Little Playhouse

    6:30–9 p.m. $15. www.athenslittleplayhouse.net

    Halloween Dance Party: A Parent's Night Out

    The fundraiser includes a costume contest, crafts, door prizes, pizza and snacks. Ages 5 and up.

  • Fuel Hot Yoga

    4–5 p.m. $15. www.fuelhotyoga.com

    Kid's Yoga Class

    Wear a costume and stretch! 

Events

  • The Foundry

    6–8 p.m. $15–20. www.creaturecomforts.com

    Wild Rumpus Kickoff Party

    Get ready for Saturday's big Halloween parade during a costume bash featuring music by the Unknown Hinson.

  • Live Wire

    7–11 p.m. $35–40. www.livewireathens.com

    Alter Ego Masquerade Party

    The family-friendly costume party will include performances, dancing, food and prizes. Proceeds benefit the Samaritan Center for Counseling and Wellness.

  • Jug Tavern Park

    6–9 p.m. FREE! www.cityofwinder.com

    Halloween Spooktacular

    This family-friendly festial includes trick-or-treating, photo booths, games, activities, food and craft vendors, inflatables and more.

Classes

DJs

  • Max

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

    DJ Zelium

    DJ ZELIUM A bumpin' deep house outdoor dance party featuring video projections.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    6 p.m. FREE! www.sobrewco.com

    DJ So Brew

    DJ SO BREW Spinning funk, soul and rock vinyl. Bring your own records!

Games

Lectures & Lit

  • Avid Bookshop

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

    Ghosts of Athens

    (Five Points) Author Tracy Adkins will speak on her book, Ghosts of Athens.

Saturday, October 28

34 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Sports

  • Southern Brewing Company

    6–8 p.m. www.georgiadogs.com

    UGATailgate

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

Film

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!

  • 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.

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.

    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.

Kidstuff

Classes

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.