Thursday, October 12

46 events


  • Oconee County Library

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

    Baby Music Jam

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

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    Art Classes

    Now registering for spring classes. Art classes include Art Time (ages 4–6), Homeschool Artists (ages 6–11), "Wear It: Wearable Art" (ages 8–11 or 12–15). Check website for dates and descriptions. Register online. 706-613-3623,

  • Oconee County Library

    Haunted House Teen Volunteer Nights

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

  • Oconee County Library

    Pumpkin Decorating Contest

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

  • Bogart Library

    4 p.m. FREE!

    Lego Club

    Build Lego creations. 

  • ACC Library

    4:30 p.m. FREE!

    Teen Gaming

    Play WiiU and board games. Ages 11–18. 

  • ACC Library

    3:30 p.m. FREE!

    Stop-Motion Monsters

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

  • ACC Library

    4 p.m. FREE!

    Book Club

    Discuss Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle by Betty MacDonald. 

  • ACC Library

    Goal Setting

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

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Go Bar

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

    Dr. Fred's Karaoke

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

  • The Bar-B-Que Shack

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

    Bluegrass Jam

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


  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    1–3 p.m. FREE!

    Madison County Needlecrafters

    The Needlecrafters will be demonstrating how to knit, how to crochet and other crafty skills. All ages and skill levels are welcome.

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    Art Classes

    Register now. Classes include digital photography with Clay Jordan, painting with Charles Warnock and Will Eskridge, jewelry/metals with Jessie Jordan, printmaking book arts with Katherine Miller, ceramics with Jorie Berman, metalsmithing with Will Stephanos and drawing with Toni Carlucci. Register online. 706-613-3623,

  • ACC Library

    6 p.m. FREE!

    Gardening Class

    "Pollinator Gardens." Registration required.

  • Personal Safety & Security Workshop (Protective Reach)

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

  • Athens, GA

    Tango Dance Workshops

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

  • Healing Arts Centre


    (Sangha Yoga Studio) Yamuna Body Rolling is a six-week series. Wednesdays, Apr. 11–May 16, 6–7 p.m. $108.,


  • Georgia Museum of Art

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Thursday Twilight Tour

    Docents lead a tour of highlights from the permanent collection.

  • Steffen Thomas Museum of Art

    6–8 p.m. FREE!

    Opening Reception

    For "Works by Lucinda Bunnen Featuring Weathered Chromes."

  • Lamar Dodd School of Art

    5–7 p.m. FREE!

    Opening Reception

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

Lectures & Lit



  • Highwire Lounge

    11 p.m. $1 (headphone).

    Silent Disco

    SILENT DISCO Dance the night away with wireless headphones and three channels of music. The first hour is free!

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

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

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

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

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

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

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

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    10 p.m.

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

  • 40 Watt Club

    9 p.m. $5.

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

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 10:30 p.m. FREE!

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

  • Georgia Theatre

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

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

    THE STEEL WOODS Southern rock quartet from Nashville.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m.

    WEISSHUND Groove-oriented rock duo from Atlanta.

  • Iron Factory

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

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

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

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

  • Nuçi's Space

    7 p.m. $5.

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

    DESIGN COMPANY Folk-influenced rock band from Athens.

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. 706-546-0840

    CHRIS AND THE HAMPTONES Local rock group led by guitarist and songwriter Chris Hampton. 

  • The World Famous

    9 p.m.

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


  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    Oct. 12–13, 4–6 p.m. Oct. 14, 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

    Connect to Protect Native Plant Sale

    Shop among 100 species of native plants.

  • Graduate Athens

    7:30–9:15 a.m. FREE!

    Go Getters

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

  • Bogart Library

    6–8 p.m. FREE!


    Knitters of all levels are welcome. 

  • Hotel Indigo

    5:30 p.m. $50, $70/couple.

    SMART Party Athens 1.0

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

  • Athens Welcome Center

    5:30–7 p.m. $15.

    History and Hauntings Tour

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

  • Ciné Barcafé

    5–7 p.m. FREE!

    Jack-O-Lantern Contest

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


  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9 a.m. FREE!

    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.


  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

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

    Thursday Scholarship Series

    Evgeny Rivkin, professor of piano at the Hodgson school, will give a solo performance.


  • Bishop Park

    8 a.m. FREE!

    Public Input Session

    Offer input regarding Dudley Park Master Plan Revision.