Thursday, October 25

36 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!

  • Southern Brewing Company

    5:30 p.m. FREE!


    KARAOKE DJ Gregory plays song requests and lets the bravest of the bunch jump in to sing. 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.



  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    5:30 p.m.


    Receive information about the benefits of pollination from the UGA BugDawgs. There will be insect tastings, bee's wax candle-making, honey tastings and a beehive to observe.

  • Athens Welcome Center

    4:30 p.m. $15. 706-353-1820,

    Athens History & Hauntings Tour

    A haunted history tour through downtown and North Campus. Each stroll reveals the backstories of landmarks and lore. 

  • Buvez

    6:30–8:30 p.m. FREE!

    Drink and Draw

    Meet up with other local artists to drink and draw.

  • Cycle World

    6 p.m. FREE!

    Two Wheel Thursday

    Meet other bikers, listen to live music, win prizes. Food and drink for sale. Kid friendly. 

  • Dudley Park

    6 p.m.

    Bat Week Celebration and Guided Walk

    Take a walk around the park and visit the newly installed bat houses. Bring a flashlight or headlamp.

  • 8 p.m.–12 a.m. $2.

    Haunted Trail

    (775 Athena Dr.) The trail will feature nuns, Slender Man and other scary elements. Children under 13 must be accompanied by their guardian. 

  • Oconee County Civic Center

    6–9 p.m. FREE!

    Human Trafficking Awareness Forum

    Rep. Gonzalez, Sen. Unterman, Lt. Smith and a survivor will speak about the epidemic of human trafficking and what can be done. Community resource tables will be set up. 

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    6:30 p.m. FREE!

    Athens Couchsurf Happy Hour

    Meet locals in the courchsurfing community. 

  • Baldwin Hall

    9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. (Baldwin Hall) 5:30–8 p.m. (Latin American Ethnobotanical Garden).

    Jewelweed Collective Fall Play-in

    The book and bake fundraiser supports the Ethnoecology/Biodiversity Lab in the Department of Anthropology. 


  • East Athens Community Center

    5–7 p.m. $4.

    Pumpkin Carving and Halloween Crafts

    Make a jack-o-lantern. Ages 5–12.

  • Memorial Park

    5–8 p.m. $5.

    Halloween Carnival and Boo at the Zoo

    Take a haunted trick-or-treat tour of Bear Hollow Zoo, then stop by the festive Halloween Carnival for fun and prizes. Activities include games, stories and a costume contest. Ages 2–12.

  • YMCA

    6–7:30 p.m.

    Trunk or Treat

    Participants should come in family-friendly costumes to trunk or treat. Prizes for trunk decorations. 

Live Music

  • Akademia Brewing Co.

    7 p.m. FREE!

    SIX STRING THERAPY Local vocalist and guitarist Alex Boskoff plays originals inspired by everyone from James Taylor to Garth Brooks.

  • 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).

    DAIKAIJU Mysterious, kaiju-themed surf rock band from Huntsville, AL.

    MONSOON Beloved local pop-punk band that dabbles in rockabilly and new wave.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m.

    MCKENDRICK BEARDEN Grand Vapids' songwriter and guitarist performs a solo set.

    HUNTER MORRIS The singer and guitarist for psych-pop group Blue Blood performs.

    ANDREW SHEPARD Member of local rock band Roadkill Ghost Choir plays a solo set.

    LULA BAKER Local artist specializing in "embarrassingly heartfelt acoustic hypnosis."

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. FREE!

    KIP JONES Local songwriter playing all your favorite folk, rock, R&B and country covers and some of his own tunes.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $18 (adv.), $20 (door).

    THE OH HELLOS Eclectic folk-rock band from Texas.

    SAMANTHA CRAIN Folk-rock singer-songwriter from Oklahoma.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 6:30 p.m. FREE!

    THE WELFARE LINERS Five-piece local bluegrass unit blending classic tunes with melodic, high-lonesome originals.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 9 p.m. FREE!

    CORDOVAS Americana-influenced rock and roll group from Nashville.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m.

    PERIOD SIX Playing a unique blend of jazz standards with collective communication and soulful improvisation.

  • The World Famous

    9 p.m.

    ASHES Melodic "spook-psych" band from Richmond, VA.

    SOCIAL CIRCLE Local lo-fi experimental lounge singer that aims "to turn the support group into a party."

    TOM VISIONS Local artist playing post-mystical, psychedelic electronic music.

    DAN CLIFFORD Local artist playing lo-fi power-pop.

Lectures & Lit



  • 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.

Support Groups

  • Covenant Presbyterian Church

    Athens Debtors Anonymous

    A 12-step program for anyone wishing to recover financially and be rid of debt. Meets every Sunday, 12:30–1:30 p.m. 949-235-2508


  • Piedmont College

    6–8 p.m. FREE!

    Piedmont Songwriters Society

    Share or learn songwriting styles, ideas and influences at a monthly meeting. Each participant can share a song or idea for feedback.


  • 40 Watt Club

    10 p.m. $5.

    Silent Disco

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


  • 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.

Ending Thursday, October 25