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Sunday, September 23

23 events

Comedy

  • The Classic Center

    7 p.m. www.classiccenter.com

    Brian Regan

    Described as having "the perfect balance between sophisticated writing and physicality," Regan is one of the chief comedians in the country, with a fan base that spans generations. See story on p. 10.

Kidstuff

Events

  • The Tasting Room at Jittery Joe's Roasting Company

    1:30-4:30 p.m. FREE! www.homebrewclassic.com

    Athens Homebrew Classic

    Meet new people, try homebrewed beer and vote for the best in show. Reservations required.

  • 3–5 p.m. FREE! www.boutierwinery.com

    Wine Down

    (Boutier Winery & Inn, 4506 Hudson River Church Rd., Danielsville) Listen to live music by Karen Tucker and sip on wine sprizters. 

  • First Presbyterian Church of Athens

    4:30 p.m. FREE! www.namihall.org

    Cure Stigma: Brain Health Basics from NAMI

    Find out more about the National Alliance on Mental Illness' educational and support programs, empowerment opportunities and free resources.

  • The Foundry

    6 p.m. $15–20. www.thefoundryathens.com

    Alzheimer's Walk Benefit

    Support Alzheimer's awareness with a silent auction and benefit concert featuring Abbey Road Live.

Live Music

  • Akademia Brewing Co.

    6 p.m. FREE! www.akademiabc.com

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

  • Cali 'N' Tito's Eastside

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-355-7087

    THE LUCKY JONES Local band playing old-school rockin' rhythm and blues.

  • Five Bar

    5 p.m. FREE! 706-543-5515

    BIG JAZZ BOY Local jazz outfit. 

  • The Foundry

    Alzheimer's Walk Benefit. 6 p.m. $15 (adv.), $20 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    ABBEY ROAD LIVE Beloved local Beatles tribute band known for its attention to detail and musical proficiency.

  • No. 3 Railroad Street

    3 p.m. $5. www.3railroad.org

    SUNDAY SONGWRITERS REVIVAL A series hosted by Mark "Mojo" Wilmot. This week features Eric Carter and Daniel Hutchens of Bloodkin.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    3 p.m. FREE! www.terrapinbeer.com

    DAVID HYDE Multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter from Ball Ground.

Art

Lectures & Lit

  • The Expat

    5:30 p.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com

    Meet the Author

    Avid Bookshop and The Expat present chef Cynthia Graubart in celebration of her cookbook Southern Supper: Simple, Delicious Menus.

  • ACC Library

    3 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Talking About Romance in Books

    Marriage and sex therapist Kate Morrissey Stahl will moderate a panel discussion on the themes of relationships in Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier, Twilight by Stephanie Meyer, Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James, The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks, Jane Eyre by Charlote Brontë and Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë.

Performance

  • Vega Studio

    5:30 p.m. $15 suggested donation. newsouthshowcase@gmail.com

    Stephanie Astalos-Jones and Tiny Jazz Arkestra

    Stephanie Astalos-Jones performs her one-woman comedy show, a 15 character "salute" to poetry open mics. Tiny Jazz Arkestra will play a mix of tunes. 

Theater

  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Sept. 25–28, 8 p.m. Sept. 30, 2:30 p.m. $12–16. www.ugatheatre.com/tallgirls

    The Tall Girls

    (Cellar Theatre, Room 55) The drama follows the girls of Poor Prairie after they form a basketball team in Depression-era America. 

  • Winterville Auditorium

    Sept. 28–29, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 30, 2 p.m. www.circleensembletheatre.com

    A Midsummer Night's Dream

    The Circle Ensemble Theatre presents William Shakespeare's comedy. 

  • Brightstone Theatre

    Sept. 21, 6 p.m. Sept. 22–23, 2 & 6 p.m. $20–30. www.brightstoneathens.com

    Arsenic and Old Lace

    Brightstone Productions presents a dinner and dessert theater. Food by Texas Roadhouse and desserts by local vendors. When Mortimer Brewster pays a visit to his two aunts, he has no idea the crazy night he's in for. See Theater Notes on p. 9.

  • Winder-Barrow Community Theatre

    Sept. 21–22, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23, 3 p.m. $13–15. www.winderbarrowtheatre.org

    Showtime at First Baptist

    First Baptist of Ivy Gap has caught fire. The plucky wife of the pastor gets together with her fellow church ladies to plan a fundraising showcase, in hopes of cheering folks up and rebuilding the sanctuary. See Theater Notes on p. 9.

Film

  • Ciné Barcafé

    1 p.m. FREE! www.athenscine.com

    Arthouse Theatre Day

    Ciné celebrates the purchase of its building. Watch The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales. (1 p.m.), Schlock (3 p.m.), Saving Brinton (5:15 p.m.) and Thunder Road (8 p.m.).