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Wednesday, October 25

49 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 features Dana Downs, Drew Albenesius, Sarah Zuniga, Andrew Huang and Erin LovettSee Calendar Pick on p. 20.

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

Art

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    12–1 p.m. FREE! (members), $15 (non-members). athensareaartscouncil@gmail.com, www.athensarts.org

    AAAC Lunch & Learn

    Bring your lunch to this lecture discussing how artists and local businesses can come together.

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. This is the last Wednesday market of the season.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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.

Lectures & Lit

  • 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.

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.

Ending Wednesday, October 25

 

Classes

Word on the Street

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    Inclusive Book Club

    Adults of all abilities can read out loud and discuss a book from the "I Survived" series by Lauren Tarshis. Wednesdays, Nov. 15 & 29. 706-795-5597, www.athenslibrary.org/madison

Kidstuff

  • 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