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Thursday, October 11

38 events

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Go Bar

    11 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!

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. 706-546-0840

    Jamboree Mic Night

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

Support Groups

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

    PFLAG Meeting

    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. pflagathensarea@gmail.com, pflagathensarea.com

Events

  • UGA Health Sciences

    2–5 p.m. FREE! publichealth.uga.edu

    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. www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Connect to Protect Native Plant Sale

    Shop among 100 species of native plants.

  • Redeemer Presbyterian Church

    5:30–9 p.m. $5–35. www.chosenforlifeministries.org

    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. www.therookandpawn.com

    Tattoo Art Social Hour

    Meet other tattoo lovers.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    6–8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee.com

    Stacey Abrams

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

Theater

  • Athens Community Theater

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

    Nunsense

    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. www.ugatheatre.com/revolt

    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. andersonh@clarke.k12.ga.us

    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.

Games

Outdoors

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9 a.m. FREE! www.naturerambling.blogspot.com

    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. www.athenslibrary.org

    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! www.akademiabc.com

    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.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $10 (21+), $12 (18–20). www.caledonialounge.com

    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. www.brainaidfest.com

    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). www.thefoundryathens.com

    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! www.georgiatheatre.com

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

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $15. www.georgiatheatre.com

    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. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    LAURA COYLE & TREY WRIGHT Vocal and guitar duo playing classic jazz and bossa nova, with a dash of Dolly Parton, Paul Simon and other songwriters.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

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

Film

DJs

  • 40 Watt Club

    11 p.m. $5. www.40watt.com

    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. 

Comedy

  • Veronica's Sweet Spot

    7 p.m. $2. www.facebook.com/weetspotstudio

    2 Buck Chuckles

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

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $10. caledonialounge.com

    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.

Classes

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    6–8 p.m. FREE! accgov.com/lyndonhouse

    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. www.ceuoptionsinc.com

    Domestic Violence: Intimate Partner Violence

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

Kidstuff

Meetings

  • 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.