Friday, October 12

38 events


  • ACC Library

    4 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Anime Club

    Watch the latest anime from Crunchyroll.

  • Bishop Park

    10–11:30 a.m. $5–7.50. 706-613-3589

    Fantastic Fridays

    Various obstacle courses and activities for ages 10 months–4 years and their parents. Call to register.

Live Music

  • 8:30 p.m. 706-546-0840

    QUIG AND THE BOYS Local rock band playing old, new, blues and rock with a twist.

  • 8:30 p.m. 706-546-0840

    CAROLINE AIKEN BAND Guitarist and singer Aiken's bluesy voice and masterful technique guarantee a hypnotic performance.

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040

    THE FLYING BUFFALOS Ken Parris leads an all-star lineup playing their favorite classic tunes.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    Ratio Podcast Taping. 9 p.m. FREE! (21+), $2 (18-20).

    BASK Heavy, psych-tinged rock group from Asheville, NC.

    HEMBREE & THE SATAN SISTERS Heavy rock group led by former Music Hates You member Zach Hembree.

    BIGGER MOUNTAIN Athens-based hard-rock group.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    8 p.m.

    TAFT MASHBURN Singer-songwriter from Austin, TX.

    LYDIA SERA Local visual artist and musician.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $7 (adv.), $10 (door).

    DWIGHT WILSON & CLASSIC CITY SOUL Famous for Motown and R&B sound, this group offers soulful R&B.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 10:30 p.m. $3.

    VISION VIDEO Debut performance by this new local rock trio featuring members of Shehehe and Booty Boyz.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 6 p.m. FREE!

    REVEREND CONNER TRIBBLE Good old-fashioned rock and roll from Athens mainstay Tribble and his band.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $15.

    TAUK Jammy, instrumental rock-fusion band from NYC.

    FUNK YOU Augusta band playing high-energy, get-your-dancing-shoes-on jams.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    SPACE BROTHER Electronic- and hip-hop-influenced sounds from local musician Donald Whitehead. 

    JOHN KIRAN FERNANDES Local fixture performs a set of solo experimental music.

    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.

    PLAY ON SIX Local jazz musicians play a grooving set of tunes.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE!

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

  • No. 3 Railroad Street

    6 p.m. $10.

    REDSTONE RAMBLERS Local blues-folk group led by songwriter Mark Wilmot. 

  • Nowhere Bar

    9 p.m. $10 (adv.), $12 (door). 706-546-4742

    THE NUDE PARTY Rootsy garage-rock band from New York via Boone, NC. See story on p. 10.

    DAVID BARBE & INWARD DREAM EBB The Athens scene legend is backed by members of New Madrid.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5 p.m. FREE!

    KURT LEE WHEELER Georgia singer-songwriter blending folk, alt-country and rock.

  • VFW

    8 p.m. $10.

    CHRIS HAMPTON BAND Local variety cover band hosts a dance party, playing classic and new tunes.

  • White Tiger Gourmet

    6 p.m. FREE!

    GYPSY AT HEART Local collective that mixes Middle Eastern and Indian ragas with classical, jazz and folk.


  • 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.

  • Athens Little Playhouse

    Oct. 19–20, 7 p.m. Oct. 21, 3 p.m. $5–10.

    Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

    Athens Little Playhouse celebrates its 20th anniversary with a family-friendly production of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

  • 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

    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.

  • Nuçi's Space

    5:30–9 p.m. FREE!

    Anniversary Party

    Nuçi's Space celebrates 18 years with refreshments, recognitions, a silent and live auction and live music. 

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. FREE!

    The Ratio Podcast

    The Ratio Podcast and Shadebeast present a live taping with Bask, Bigger Mountain and Hembree & the Satan Sisters. Door prizes.

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    7 p.m. $3–5.

    Tales on the Front Porch

    Jackie Elsner will tell the tale of "The Dead Moon." See the historic 1810 log house, enjoy a small fire to roast marshmallows and hear other stories. Ages 13 & up.


  • 40 Watt Club

    10 p.m. $5.

    '80s Dance Party

    '80S DANCE PARTY Dance to your favorite tunes from the 1980s.

  • The Globe

    10 p.m. $2 (headphone). 706-353-4721

    Silent Disco

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

  • Southern Brewing Company

    Records and Brews. 6 p.m. FREE!

    DJ Osmose

    DJ OSMOSE International touring DJ and Athens resident lays down an all-vinyl set of funk, soul, boogie and more.

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.

  • Normal Books

    Oct. 9, 6 p.m. (Normal Books) & Oct. 12, 5:30 p.m. (Five Points Avid Bookshop). FREE!

    Kelly Codling, Local Chef & Author

    A reading and taste test with Kelly Codling of Kelly's Jamaican Foods on Lumpkin Street. His new book, True Believer, is part memoir, part cookbook. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.




  • Georgia Museum of Art

    3 p.m. FREE!

    Art Lecture

    Ellen Handy, an associate professor of art history at City College of New York, CUNY, will speak on "Soft Focus Ethnography and Vernacular Modernism."


Word on the Street

  • Athens, GA

    Capturing Science Contest

    UGA students can submit work that explains a STEM concept to a broader audience. Cash prizes for top placing submissions. Deadline Nov. 26.

Ending Friday, October 12