Friday, October 26

39 events


  • ACC Library

    6–11 p.m. $10–15. 706-613-3650

    Night Owl Prowl

    After the library closes, genealogy researchers will be able to browse thousands of books, rolls of microfilm, online databases and more to discover their family history.

  • Morton Theatre

    3 p.m. FREE!

    Early Vote Rally with Stacey Abrams

    Democratic nominee for Governor Stacey Abrams stops by the Morton Theatre on the "We Are Georgia" bus tour. Registration required. 


  • The Foundry

    12–3 p.m. FREE (ages 0–5), $5–7.

    Wild Rumpus Monster Mash

    Get a head start on the Wild Rumpus Parade with various Halloween activities like a haunted house, crafts, live music, performances and more. See Story on p. 9.

  • 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.

  • 5:30 p.m. FREE!

    Halloween Party

    (AKF Athens Martial Arts) Families and friends are invited to come in costume for games and treats. The party is also an open house for AKF. Attendees are encouraged to bring candy for the candy cauldron.

  • East Athens Community Center

    9 a.m.–4 p.m. $15.

    Out of School Program

    Participants will learn about healthy snacks and smoothies while staying active in "Let's Move." 

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    4:30 p.m. FREE!

    Spooky Storytime

    Listen to the book Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds and make a craft.

  • Oconee County Library

    6–8 p.m. FREE!

    Haunted House

    Get scared (but not too scared) in this year's library haunted house. 

  • Rocksprings Community Center

    9 a.m.4 p.m. $15–22.50. 706-613-3602

    Day Off School: Hotel Transylvania

    A resort day filled with monster freeze tag, a cardboard zombie craft, vampire pumpkins and a creepy snack. Costumes encouraged.

  • Lay Park

    9 a.m.–4 p.m. $15–22.50. 706-613-3596

    Day Off School: Washington Farms Trip

    Children will take a trip to see how pumpkins are grown on the farm, stroll through the petting zoo, take a wagon ride and spend time on jumping pillows.

  • East Athens Community Center

    9 a.m.–4 p.m. $15–22.50. 706-613-3596

    Day Off School: Let's Move

    A fun filled day of movement and health foods.

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    CLASSIC CITY JUKEBOX Local all-star rock and roll cover band.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9:30 p.m. $7 (21+), $9 (18–20).

    VINCAS Local downer-punk band featuring snarling guitars and doomy, psychedelic flourishes.

    WAILIN STORMS Doom-punk band from North Carolina.

    MOTHERFUCKER Hard-driving, riffy local rock and roll trio.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    8 p.m. FREE!

    AJ GHENT Guitarist and singer-songwriter blending blues, funk, rock and pop.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m.

    DARA CARTER Solo pop-soul singer-songwriter from Atlanta.

  • 40 Watt Club

    7 p.m. $21 (adv.), $24 (door).

    DEAFHEAVEN San Francisco-based metal group with shoegaze and goth influences. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

    DIIV Dreamy indie-rock band from Brooklyn, NY.

    IOANNA GIKA Solo performance by a member of L.A. project Io Echo.

  • The Foundry

    Wild Rumpus Kickoff. 6 p.m. $15 (w/costume), $17 (adv.), $20 (door).

    UNKNOWN HINSON Comedic, vampirish country songwriter playing twangy originals with a satirical tinge. See story on p. 9.

    BURNS LIKE FIRE Stewed, screwed and tattooed punk rock band from Athens.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    SUNNY SOUTH BLUES BAND Local band combining a blues and soul spirit with riffy rock and roll.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. SOLD OUT.

    BLUES TRAVELER Best-selling roots-rock group known for hits like "Hook" and "Run-Around."

    CON BRIO California-based rock and soul group.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. $5. 706-546-5609

    SHANE PARISH Solo guitarist from Asheville, NC known as a member of avant-garde rock band Ahleuchatistas.

    CITRUS PEELS New solo project from local violinist Sahada Buckley.

    MICHAEL POTTER Local guitarist creates a blend of ambient folk and psychedelic songs and soundscapes.

    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.

    ROOTKIT Local percussion-and-organ jazz duo performs with special accompaniment from oudist Amos Hoffman.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE!

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

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    9 p.m. $5.

    MAKE AMERICA GOTH AGAIN featuring DJ Team Spud Go, DJ Wardaddy and Crowe spinning rock and goth hits.

  • Mellow Mushroom

    7:30 p.m. $15. 706-613-0892

    CLAY PAGE Playing country and Southern rock favorites as well as originals.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    VELVETEEN PINK This local quartet of funksters plays electro-based, groove-laden, upbeat pop music.

    BLUE BLOOD Melodic psych-pop project fronted by songwriter Hunter Morris.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5 p.m. FREE!

    JORDYN PEPPER Nashville-based singer-songwriter with a folky country sound.

  • VFW

    8 p.m. $10.

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

  • White Tiger Gourmet

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-353-6847

    TREVOR PATTILLO Atlanta-area fingerstyle guitarist and educator.



  • 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

    5 p.m. FREE!

    DJ Gregory

    DJ GREGORY Spinning a set of high-energy party music.


  • Mindfulness Meditation with Rich Panico

    (Athens Physical Therapy, Accessible Yoga Room) Drop-in for one-hour meditations. Thursdays through December, 5:30–6:30 p.m. Donations encouraged. 706-353-0709

  • Lay Park

    6 p.m. $10–15.

    Paint Night

    Painters will be given an example of what to paint and a canvas. 



  • The Rook and Pawn

    7 p.m.

    Artist Reception

    Dress up and celebrate the Halloween-inspired art of Ali Phillips n "Nostalgiaween." 


  • Athens Community Theater

    Oct. 26–27, 8 p.m. Oct. 28, 2 p.m. $5.


    The black comedy centers around the meeting of a divorced waitress and a Gulf War drifter in a seedy Oklahoma City motel room. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

Ending Friday, October 26



  • Treehouse Kid and Craft

    Puppeteering Workshop

    A workshop presented by Little Bow Music in collaboration with puppeteer Phil Jasen and Tin Cup. Ages 8 & up. Oct. 26, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. & Oct. 27, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. Puppet show at 12 p.m.