Friday, October 20

35 events



  • Ciné Barcafé

    June 22–23, 12 a.m. $5.

    Gonzoriffic Underground Movie Show

    The underground film collective presents a program of locally made microcinema including "Pajama Nightmare," and "Bad Girl Dracula."

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Flicker Film Society

    "31 Days of Darkness" continues with a screening of Rockula followed by a Halloween party with LOS MEESFITS and THE PLAGUE.

  • 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.



  • Georgia Museum of Art

    9:30–10:30 a.m. FREE!,

    Morning Mindfulness

    Participate in a guided meditation session in the galleries. Meet in the lobby.

  • Multiple Locations

    7 p.m.–1:45 a.m.

    Classic City Fringe

    The first night of the Fringe Festival includes performances by The Margins (7 p.m.); Callous Physical Theater's "Clusterflock Ritual," dok V, Lypsis the Angel (7 p.m.); The Story Bitches (8 p.m.); The Badass Storytelling Quartet (9 p.m.); End the Sun, dok V, U.S. Nero (11 p.m.–1:45 a.m.); Betty Hoop and Nettie Stardust (11:35 p.m.); Lypsis the Angel (12 a.m.). See Story on p. 15.

  • Ciné Barcafé

    12–2 p.m. $30.

    Meet the Winemaker

    Meet fifth-generation winemaker Kurt Bietler and try samples from his label Boheme Wines.

  • 40 Watt Club

    9 p.m. $15.

    Athens Wizard Ball

    Throw on your best house colors or fantasy-inspired costume. Music by Radio Cult, followed by a wizard costume contest, DJ Juice Wayne, photos, magical potions and giveaways. The Wizard Pub Crawl follows on Saturday. See Story on p. 15.

  • 3:30 p.m. FREE!

    Firefly Trail Dedication

    (Firefly Trailhead near East Broad St. and Pottery St.) The dedication ceremony celebrates a new portion of the Firefly Trail, a planned 39-mile rail-trail from Athens to Union Point in Northeast Georgia. Attendees are encourage to bring a bike and participate in the inagural ride.

  • Old Fire Hall #2

    5:30 p.m. FREE!

    Special Election Fundraiser

    Meet and greet with Deborah Gonzales (HD 117) and Jonathan Wallace (HD 119).


  • ACC Library

    6 p.m. FREE!

    Teen After Hours

    Skip Valentine's Day festivities for an Anti-Valentine's Murder Mystery. Registration required. Ages 11–18.

  • reBlossom Mama Baby Shop

    4–6 p.m. $10/family.

    Fall Festival

    By Your Leave Family Resource Center hosts an event to support breastfeeding families. Activities include face painting, pumpkin painting, a mini roller coaster, bake sale, raffle and more.

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    JE SUIS FRANCE The longtime local rockers return to the stage to celebrate their 20th anniversary. See story on p. 11.

    THE ARCS Long-running local rock four-piece with power-pop influences.

    SUMMER HYMNS Athens songwriter Zachary Gresham plays intricate and powerful indie-folk.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE!

    PICKLED HOLLER Local "folk-grass" collective hosts a pickin' session. 

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $20 (adv.), $25 (door).

    LEFTOVER SALMON Boulder, CO bluegrass jam band playing "polyethnic Cajun slamgrass."

    UNIVERSAL SIGH Athens-based funk-rock band.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    MANS TRASH Skewed pop sounds from Mercer West (The Dream Scene, Bubbly Mommy Gun).

    SURFACE TO AIR MISSIVE Psych-pop experimentation from local songwriter Taylor Ross.

    KEVIN GREENSPON California-based deep-drone artist.

    QUARTZ PRAWL Experimental guitarist and sound artist from Arkansas.

    RED SEA Art-rock trio from Atlanta.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE!

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

  • Iron Factory

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

    THE FLAMETHROWERS Athens-based surf-rock band.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

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

  • Nuçi's Space

    7 p.m. $5.

    SOUND CULTURE Reggae-rock group out of Atlanta.

    DJ WHOM Local DJ playing a mix of hip hop, '90s and 2000s music.

  • 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

    4:30 p.m.

    BENJAMIN SIMPSON Young local singer-songwriter plays a mix of '70s and '80s music, along with original compositions.

  • The World Famous

    9 p.m.

    PYLON REENACTMENT SOCIETY The songs of the legendary Athens band, as performed by Vanessa Briscoe Hay and an all-star cast of locals. EP release show!

    LINGUA FRANCA The popular local hip-hop artist spins a DJ set.


  • UGA Ramsey Concert Hall

    6 p.m. FREE!

    UGA Horn Studio Chamber Recital

    Horn students will perform classic chamber music pieces.

  • 12:30 p.m. FREE!

    Concert on the Lawn

    (North Campus Lawn) The Hodgson Wind Ensemble and the UGA Jazz Ensemble will perform pieces from The Wizard of Oz, The Wiz, Wicked and Harry Potter with a theme of "Witches and Wizards."

Lectures & Lit

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    12:20 p.m. FREE!

    Conversations on Muses

    Dr. Shawnya Harris will give a gallery tour and discussion highlighting the exhibition "Muse: Mickalene Thomas Photographs and tête-á-tête."

  • Avid Bookshop

    6:30 p.m. FREE!

    YA Author Maggie Thrash

    (Prince Ave.) Maggie Thrash celebrates her second novel, Strange Lies.

  • 6 p.m. FREE!

    Spooky Stories with Jeffrey Kilpatrick

    (Wall of Books Watkinsville) Local author Jeff Kilpatrick has a new book of short, creepy stories, all set in Athens. See Story on p. 15.

  • 6 p.m. FREE!

    Meet the Author

    (Walls of Books, 1971 Hog Mountain Rd #130, Watkinsville) Local author Jeffrey J. Kilpatrick will read excerpts from Bloody Boulevard and sign copies.


  • Trio Contemporary Art Gallery

    7–9 p.m.

    Opening Reception

    "In These Streets" features the work of North Georgia street artists 70dot, Cold Tony, Pam Peacock and more. See Calendar Pick on p. 15.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    12:20 p.m. FREE!

    Conversation on Muses

    The Women's Studies Friday Speaker Series will highlight the exhibition "Muse: Mickalene Thomas Photographs and tête-à-tête."


  • Athens Community Theater

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

    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.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m.

    Next Act Cabaret

    UGA's musical theater group performs.

  • Athens Little Playhouse

    Oct. 20–21, 7 p.m. Oct. 22, 3 p.m. $5–10.

    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.

Ending Friday, October 20



  • Athens Five Points Yoga Studio

    YogaSprouts Kids Teacher Training

    Get tips of teaching yoga to children. The approach includes props, music, games, storytelling and imagination. Oct. 20, 5:30–8:30 p.m. & Oct. 21, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. $150 (before Oct. 10), $175.