Thursday, October 11

38 events

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Go Bar

    10 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!

  • 8 p.m. 706-546-0840

    Jamboree Mic Night

    JAMBOREE MIC NIGHT A weekly open mic event hosted by James Howard.

Support Groups

  • Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation, Firehall #2


    PFLAG Athens Area is an organization to advance equality through its mission of support, education and advocacy by uniting LGBTQIA+ individuals, families, friends and allies. Meetings usually held third Sunday of the month.,


  • UGA Health Sciences

    2–5 p.m. FREE!

    Open House

    Students can learn about the graduate degree programs offered at The UGA College of Public Health.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    Oct. 11, 4–6 p.m. Oct. 12, 6–8 p.m. Oct. 13, 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

    Connect to Protect Native Plant Sale

    Shop among 100 species of native plants.

  • Redeemer Presbyterian Church

    5:30–9 p.m. $5–35.

    Fine Art Exhibit and Auction

    The auction features local artwork. Proceeds benefit foster and adoptive families through Chosen for Life Ministries. 

  • The Rook and Pawn

    7 p.m.

    Tattoo Art Social Hour

    Meet other tattoo lovers.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    6–8 p.m. FREE!

    Stacey Abrams

    Democratic nominee Stacey Abrams will host a meet-and-greet with Athens-Clarke County mayor-elect Kelly Girtz. 


  • Athens Community Theater

    Oct. 11–13, 8 p.m. & Oct. 14, 2 p.m. $20.


    The Little Sisters of Hoboken must put on a variety show fundraiser after an unfortunate accident. See Theater Notes on p. 14.

  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Oct. 10–13, 8 p.m. Oct. 13–14, 2:30 p.m. $7–12.

    Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.

    (Cellar Theatre, Room 55) Alice Birch's experimental play is about revolutionizing the body, mind and spirt. Mature audiences only. See Theater Notes on p. 14.

  • Clarke Central High School

    Oct. 11–13, 7:30 p.m. $5–7.

    An Evening of One Act Plays

    Clarke Central High School's Central Players present an evening of one act plays including "Appropriate Audience Behavior" by Ian McWethy and "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson.



  • 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.

Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

    Oct. 10, 2–6 p.m. (members-only preview, join for $25), 6–8 p.m. (general public). Oct. 11, 9 a.m.–8 p.m. Oct. 12–13, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

    Friends of the Athens-Clarke County Library Book Sale

    Thousands of titles available. Fill a bag for $10 on Saturday.

Live Music

  • Akademia Brewing Co.

    7 p.m. FREE!

    MAX EVE Experimental solo musician from Atlanta. 

  • 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.

    PARKER OLIVER Local musician playing soul and rock covers and originals.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $10 (21+), $12 (18–20).

    200 EAST Athens-based alt-rock group with blues and folk influences.

    TROMBLEY BAY Southern rock band from Atlanta.

  • DePalma's Italian Cafe

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

    CHRYSTAL LEONARD Singer-songwriter from North Carolina.

    BREATHLANES Athens collective playing organic, atmospheric improv. 

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m.

    BRAIN AID FEST A mental-health awareness event featuring music from Jim White, Seth Martin, Gumshoe, CWOHL and The Broken String Band.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $5 (adv.), $7 (door).

    GRASSLAND Local traditional and progressive bluegrass group formerly known as Grassland String Band.

    EASTVILLE BELLE Athens-based Americana outfit.

    JASON BADIA Local singer-songwriter and rapper.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 11 p.m. FREE!

    HIKU Atlanta-based electronic duo blending trap and future-bass with far-out beats.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $15.

    MANIC FOCUS Minnesota-based electronica outfit.

    ESSEKS Brooklyn-based producer and visual artist.

    SLZRD Athens-based electronic DJ. 

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. FREE!

    TREY WRIGHT & LAURA COYLE Vocal and guitar duo playing originals, plus classic jazz and bossa nova, with a dash of Dolly Parton, Paul Simon and other songwriters. Album release show! See story on p. 10.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    TENTH MOUNTAIN DIVISION Eclectic fusion-rock band from Boulder, CO.



  • 40 Watt Club

    10:30 p.m. $5.

    Silent Disco

    SILENT DISCO Dance the night away to three different channels of music. One of them is a request line!

  • Cali 'N' Tito's Eastside

    ULead Athens Benefit. 6:30 p.m. $5. 706-355-7087

    DJ Mr. Clave

    DJ MR. CLAVE Atlanta DJ spins the latest salsa, timba and bachata. 


  • Veronica's Sweet Spot

    7 p.m. $2.

    2 Buck Chuckles

    Show up and go up comedy open mic. Every Thursday.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $10.

    Classic City Color

    Delta Sigma Pi present live music by 200 East and Trombley Bay, and stand-up comedy from Jay Badlani, Sarah Lynn Kale, Noell Appling and Connor Bentley. Proceeds benefit Extra Special People.


  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    6–8 p.m. FREE!

    Lantern Making Workshop

    Artist Zane Cochran will help participants in the upcoming Lantern Parade make an illuminated lantern of their own. Registration required. 

  • Hilton Garden Inn

    8:15 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

    Domestic Violence: Intimate Partner Violence

    Project Safe presents training for professionals to use when assisting victims and family members who experience domestic violence. 


  • ACC Library

    4 p.m. FREE!

    Book Club

    The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles by Julie Andrews Edwards. Participation in book club is limited to 10 children. Stop by the Children’s Desk to register and check out a copy of the book. Activities and snacks provided.


  • 6 p.m. FREE!

    Candidate Forum

    (Athens Regional Medical Services Building, third floor) The Athens Area and Oconee County chambers of commerce host a nonpartisan Athens candidate forum.