Thursday, October 18

37 events


  • Oconee County Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3950

    Baby Music Jam

    Preschool aged children and their caregivers play instruments, sing and dance together.

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    9:30 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE!

    Harvest Festival

    Elementary students can celebrate Georgia's history and see dozens of exhibitors demonstrating skills such as blacksmithing, candle making, glass blowing and more. Registration required.

  • East Athens Community Center

    Oct. 17–19, 12:30–2:30 p.m. $2–3.

    Early Release Day

    Ages 5–12 can participate in activities while Clarke County School District schools are out early for parent-teacher conferences. Wednesday's theme is "Science Day," Thursday's theme is "Lego STEM Day" and Friday's theme is "Build a Book." Registration required.

  • ACC Library

    3:30 p.m. FREE!

    Become a Junior Paranormal Investigator

    Learn about mysterious phenomena such as Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster and the Bermuda Triangle. With a craft to take home. Ages 7–11. 

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.


Live Music

  • Akademia Brewing Co.

    7 p.m. FREE!

    HUNTER GRAYSON Local artist playing classic country music.

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    ROBBIE O'SULLIVAN Local singer-songwriter influenced by classic rock and folk.

  • 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. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).

    DEER EYES Athens-based dream-pop three-piece.

    ALL BOY/ALL GIRL Indie-rock group from Philadelphia.

    ELIJAH JOHNSTON Local indie-folk singer-songwriter.

  • DePalma's Italian Cafe

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-552-1237 (Timothy Road Location)

    JIM COOK Local solo performer playing acoustic blues, classic rock and Americana.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. $8.

    THALIA ZEDEK & CHRIS BROKAW Known for playing in the influential bands Come, Codeine, Live Skull and others, Zedek and Brokaw bring their considerable musical history and talent together with their current duo tour. See Calendar Pick on p. 24.

    LYDIA BRAMBILA Local singer-songwriter and guitarist with a dreamy folk sound.

  • The Foundry

    7:30 p.m. $7 (adv.), $10 (door).

    MISNOMER Local nine-piece improvisational fusion group with a funky, jazzy sound.

    WHITEHALL JAZZ COLLECTIVE Local jazz pianist Greg Hankins leads his sizeable group through an eclectic set of music.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 10:30 p.m. FREE!

    OF GOOD NATURE North Carolina band that blends rock, reggae and funk.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $12 (adv.), $15 (door).

    STOP LIGHT OBSERVATIONS South Carolina-based garage-rock band.

    LITTLE BIRD Four-piece from Annapolis, MD blending surf-rock, jazz and Americana.

    FORREST WHITLARK Member of rock band A.F.T.M. plays a solo set.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. FREE!

    JAZZ JAM Some of our town's most talented musicians get together at this happening. Bring your axe, or grab a table and give an ear. 

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    6 p.m. $20.

    UNPLUGGED FOR THE COTTAGE Featuring live music from diet-dangfly!, Caroline Aiken, Dodd Ferrelle and the Tiny Jazz Arkestra. Plus, a silent auction, raffles and door prizes.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    COUGAR LOVE Jam band from Peachtree City.


  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    6–9 p.m. $20.

    Unplugged for the Cottage

    Live music from diet dangfly!, Caroline Aiken, Dodd Ferrelle and the Athens Tiny Jazz Arkestra. Food from the National, Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe, Marti's at Midday, Hi-Lo, Big City Bread and Ike & Jane's. The event features a silent auction and raffles. Proceeds benefit The Cottage Sexual Assault Center & Children's Advocacy Center.

  • UNG Oconee Campus

    5:30 p.m.


    Festivities include live music by Jason Power, a silent auction, dinner and more. Proceeds raise scholarship funds for Oconee County students attending UNG campuses. 

  • Live Wire

    7 p.m. $10 (w/ UGA ID), $20–25.

    Cranial Offerings

    Artist-made headpieces will be modeled and auctioned off to benefit the Athens Institute for Contemporary Art. Live music and food. 

  • Seney-Stovall Chapel

    6:30–10 p.m.

    Classic City Fringe Festival

    Performances by Thunder Dreamers (6:30 p.m.), Smoggo (7 p.m.), a screening of Thomas Bauer's Athens GA: Over/Under (7:40 p.m.), and Sarah Beth Nelson (8:45 p.m.). See story on p. 14.


Lectures & Lit

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    3:30–5 p.m. FREE!

    African Studies Fall Lecture

    (Grand Hall AB) Benn L. Bongang from Savannah State University will give a talk on "Political Triumphs and Challenges on the African Continent."


  • 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.


  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3623

    3THURS Artist Talk

    John Cleaveland will discuss his exhibition featuring landscape paintings of current day sites of WWI battles in France. 

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    5 p.m. FREE!

    Art Lecture

    Writer and historian Elizabeth Catte will give a lecture titled "Seeing Appalachia." Part of UGA's Spotlight on the Arts 

  • Steel + Plank

    6 p.m. FREE!

    Artist Reception

    Benjamin Galland utilizes drones to capture large-scale images taken along Georgia's coast.


  • 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!


  • Arts!Oglethorpe

    Oct. 18–20, 7:30 p.m. & Oct. 21, 3 p.m. $13–18.

    'Til Beth Do Us Part

    A career-driven wife, her less-than-attentive husband in a mid-life crisis, and her Southern belle from hell assistant collide in this family-friendly, rollicking romp by Jones, Hope and Wooten.

  • Athens Academy

    7:30 p.m. $2–5.

    Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind

    The show consists of 30 short plays performed in 60 minutes. Each two-minute play is performed in a random order selected by the audience.


  • Ciné

    7 p.m.

    Agave: Spirit of a Nation

    The documentary explores the bio-diverse landscape of the agave plant. A tasting reception will feature tequilas and mezcals from Mexico. Part of the Latin American Film Series. 

  • Ciné

    8 p.m. Donations encouraged.

    REM at the BBC

    A retrospective of the band's legendary performances at the BBC in the Accelerating Backwards film.


  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    Oct. 18–19, 7:30 p.m. $20, $6 (w/UGA ID).

    Bel Canto

    The UGA Opera Theatre presents a concert of highlights from ten different operas by the greatest composers of Bel Canto era music, including Donizetti, Rossini and Bellini.


  • Athens Community Theater


    Audition for Town & Gown Players' production of Starstruck. Cold readings from the script. Auditions on Dec. 10–11, 7 p.m. Rehearsals begin in January. Performances Feb. 8–17.,

Ending Thursday, October 18



  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    OCAF Spring Art Classes

    "Paint with Charles," "Painting Portraits in Oil with Abner Cope," "Paper Beadmaking," "Four-Part Watercolor Workshop: Light and Shadow" and "Four-Part Workshop: Making Color Speak." Check website for dates, times and fees.