Thursday, October 19

44 events

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.

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot plays solo sets of country-rock and acoustic Southern soul.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    GRAND VAPIDS Local alt-rock band with a dense, dreamy, slowcore-inspired sound.

    HAPPY ABANDON Indie-rock band out of Chapel Hill, NC with an emphasis on dramatic production.

    SUBSCRIBER Local psych-pop project of songwriter Jeff Webber.

  • DePalma's Italian Cafe

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-552-1237 (Timothy Road location)

    BREATHLANES Athens musical collective playing organic, atmospheric improv. 

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. $5.

    BRIAN REVELS Singer-songwriter out of Atlanta.

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

    THE SINGING BUTCHER The performing alias of singer-songwriter (and butcher) Tim George.

    CORTEZ GARZA Local singer-songwriter pushes the envelope with his unique blend of Americana.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $6 (adv.), $10 (door).

    DIRTY BOURBON RIVER SHOW Vaudevillian rock and roll act from New Orleans.

    ELLIS DYSON & THE SHAMBLES Chapel Hill, NC six-piece playing "whiskey-soaked, foot-stompin’ songs."

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 11 p.m. FREE!

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

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 6:30 p.m. FREE!

    LILY ROSE Local pop-folk singer-songwriter.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7:30 p.m. $29 (adv.), $33 (door).

    GOGOL BORDELLO Hard-touring gypsy-punk act from New York City. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

    LUCKY CHOPS Brassy funk band out of New York City.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. FREE!

    JAZZ JAM Some of our town's most talented musicians get together at this happening. Bring your axe, or grab a table and give an ear.

  • Iron Factory

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

    SYLVIA NOVAK Alabama singer-songwriter with sharp vibrato and a sharper fiddle.

  • 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.


  • The Pearl Girls

    5–7 p.m. $49.

    Pearl Knotting Class

    Learn how to knot pearls with local business The Pearl Girls. Registration required.

  • 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.

  • ACC Library

    4:30 p.m. FREE!

    Tech Tips

    Learn about "Smartphone Apps for International Travelers," for help with trip planning, navigation, translation and more. 


  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5:30 p.m. $10.


    Receive information about the benefits of pollination from the UGA BugDawgs, observe insects and anthropods, sample honey and local beers.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    6–9 p.m. $20.

    Unplugged for the Cottage

    Live music from diet-dangfly!, Betsy Franck, Ty Manning and the Slawdog Biscuits, Tay and Sean from the Broken String Band and the Athens Tiny Jazz Arkestra. Plus, a silent auction, raffles and door prizes. Food will be privided by eight local restaurants. Proceeds benefit The Cottage Sexual Assault Center and Children's Advocacy Center.

  • Athens Welcome Center

    5:30–7:30 p.m. $15. 706-353-1820,

    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. See Story on p. 13.

  • Bogart Library

    6–8 p.m. FREE!


    Knitters of all levels are welcome. 

  • Steffen Thomas Museum of Art

    6 p.m.

    The Perfect Pairing: Wine and Art

    The fundraiser includes fine wines and food, a silent auction and art-related activities. 

  • UNG Oconee Campus

    5:30 p.m.


    Festivities include live music, a silent auction, dinner and more. Proceeds raise scholarship funds for Oconee County students attending UNG campuses. 

  • Live Wire

    7–9:30 p.m. $20.

    Cranial Offerings

    This event featuring artist-made headpieces by artists including Lucy Calhoun, cap man, Lauren Fancher, Lisa Freeman, Mike Harboldt, Mike Landers, Chris Taylor and many more. Headpieces will be auctioned off, and proceeds benefit the Athens Institute for Contemporary Art. Entry includes five auction tickets and a souvenir headpiece. See Story on p. 15.


Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

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

    Café au Libris: Hugh Acheson

    Local award-winning chef and restauranteur Hugh Acheson discusses and signs copies of his new cookbook, The Chef and the Slowcooker






  • UGA Ramsey Concert Hall

    8 p.m. FREE!

    Guest Artists Concert

    The Edison Trio will perform.

  • Live Wire

    7–9:30 p.m. $20–25.

    A Benefit for ATHICA

    An artist-made headpiece performance and brown bag auction features pieces by Nancy Barbosa, cap man, Lauren Fancher, Lisa Freeman and more. Refreshments by Home.Made.


  • 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.


  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Flicker Film Society

    Klon Waldrip presents a screening of H.G. Lewis' 1963 gory classic Blood Feast. Not for wimps! 

  • Ciné Barcafé

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

    Schlocktoberfest: Re-Animator

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


  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    8 p.m. $5–7.

    And Baby Makes Seven

    (The Cellar Theatre) As Anna, her lover Ruth and her baby-daddy Peter await the arrival of their newborn child, they must rid their crowded apartment of three imaginary children who are starting to take on a life of their own. Presented by The Thalian Blackfriars.


Ending Thursday, October 19



  • 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


  • 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