Friday, October 27

31 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    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.

    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.

    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.

    DOUBLE FERRARI This local band plays virtuosic, riff-laden, instrumental rock. Album release show! See story on p. 16.

    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).

    UNKNOWN HINSON Comedic, vampirish country songwriter playing twangy originals with a satirical tinge. See story on p. 17.

    TY MANNING & THE SLAWDOG BISCUITS New local band led by former Bearfoot Hooker Manning described as "Ronnie Milsap meets Tom Petty."

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 11 p.m. FREE!

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

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 6 p.m. FREE!

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

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $25.

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

    CARLY PEARCE Acclaimed country songstress from Kentucky.

  • Go Bar

    8:30 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.

    PERIOD BOMB Experimental punk band from Miami.

    PRISON WARDER Miami-based noise-punk act.

    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.

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

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE!

    LIVE JAZZ Rotating local jazz groups play every Friday and Saturday nights.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

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

  • The Office Lounge

    8:30 p.m. 706-546-0840

    THE ORIGINAL SCREWTOPS Crankin' the blues since 1962.


  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    4–7 p.m. FREE!

    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!

    "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. See story on p. 13.


  • The Foundry

    12–3 p.m. FREE (ages 0–5), $5–7.

    Wild Rumpus Monster Mash

    Get a head start on the Wild Rumpus Parade with various Halloween activities like a haunted house, crafts, live music, performances and more. 

  • Oconee County Library

    Oct. 27–28, 6–8 p.m. FREE!

    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. 

  • Fuel Hot Yoga

    4–5 p.m. $15.

    Kid's Yoga Class

    Wear a costume and stretch! 



  • The Foundry

    6–8 p.m. $15–20.

    Wild Rumpus Kickoff Party

    Get ready for Saturday's big Halloween parade during a costume bash featuring music by the Unknown Hinson. See Story on p. 12.

  • Live Wire

    7–11 p.m. $35–40.

    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. See Story on p. 13.

  • Jug Tavern Park

    6–9 p.m. FREE!

    Halloween Spooktacular

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

  • The Foundry

    6:30 p.. $125 (single), $145 (couple).

    Boos & Booze Pub Crawl

    Shuttle from the Graduate Athens to a Pub Crawl through Hendershots, The Globe, South Kitchen, then back to The Foundry and the Graduate Hotel. Participants are encouraged to wear costumes. 

Word on the Street


  • Max

    10 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!

    DJ So Brew

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

Lectures & Lit

  • Avid Bookshop

    6:30 p.m. FREE!

    Ghosts of Athens

    (Five Points) Author Tracy Adkins will speak on her book, Ghosts of Athens. See Story on p. 13.

  • Flanigan's Portrait Studio

    4 p.m. FREE!

    "White Women Teachers and Black Students"

    Irami Osei-Frimpong "The Funky Academic" presents a history and conversation on understanding gender and racial hieracrchy in America.