COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Thursday, October 10

39 events

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Go Bar

    10 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.

  • Veronica's Sweet Spot

    7 p.m. FREE! facebook.com/sweetspotathens

    Open Mic Night

    OPEN MIC NIGHT Showcase your creative talent.

Lectures & Lit

  • Winterville Library

    5:30 p.m. FREE! 706-742-7735

    Meet the Author

    John Charles Griffin will read from his books of poetry.

  • Miller Learning Center

    4 p.m. FREE! www.willson.uga.edu

    The Two Irelands, Britain and Brexit

    (Room 214) The Willson Center presents Gary Murphy, professor of law and government at Dublin City University, for a lecture over the politics of modern Ireland.

Games

Events

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    Oct. 10–11, 4–6 p.m. Oct. 12, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Connect to Protect Native Plant Sale

    Shop among over 150 plant species native to Georgia. Find plants that support Georgia's birds and insects. Proceeds support the Mimsie Lanie Center for Native Plant Studies. 

  • Bogart Library

    6–8 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    KnitLits

    Knitters of all levels are invited to have fun, share ideas and knit. Beginning knitters are encouraged to attend. Ages 16 & up.

  • BikeAthens

    6–8:30 p.m. $10 (suggested). www.bikeathens.org

    Fix Your Own Bike

    Get help fixing your bike from experts so you're safe to ride.  

  • 4 p.m. FREE! www.accgov.com/greenway

    Next Phase Greenway Ribbon Cutting

    (College Avenue & MLK Jr. Parkway) A ribbon cutting ceremony for the next phase of the North Oconee River Greenway Trail System.

Kidstuff

Live Music

Art

  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA

    ATHICA Holiday Market

    Seeking vendors for the 2019 Holiday Market, which will be held Dec. 14, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Deadline to apply is Nov. 3. Information and application form are available online. bit.ly/2019ATHICAmarket

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    2 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Panel Discussion: “Before the War: Photographs of Syria" by Peter Aaron

    Moderated by James Reap, J.D., professor and graduate coordinator of the master of historic preservation program at UGA.

  • Hip Vintage and Handmade

    Oct. 11–12, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. www.facebook.com/gonewiththebead

    Art Bead Trunk Show

    The trunk show will offer hundreds of individual beads, bead sets and Czech buttons for sale from the curated collection by Mary Ann Kelly at Gone With the Bead.

  • Ciné

    Monster Drawing Rally

    The Monster Drawing Rally will feature dozens of artists creating art in real-time. Register by Oct. 15 to participate as an artist. Event attendees can watch artists work, then purchase their final pieces with proceeds benefiting Ciné and ATHICA. bit.ly/monsterartist

Word on the Street

  • ACC Library

    Genealogy One-on-One

    Heritage Room staff will assist attendees in working on genealogical or local history research questions. Registration required. Thursdays, 2 p.m. www.athenslibrary.org/athens

  • ACC Library

    Computer Skills One-on-One

    Personalized instruction on your choice of computer topics. Stop by the Information Services Desk for a list of topics and to register. Thursdays, 9 a.m. 706-613-3650, ext. 354. www.athenslibrary.org/athens

Film

Theater

  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Oct. 8–11, 8 p.m. & Oct. 13, 2:30 p.m. $12–16. www.ugatheatre.com/monsters

    She Kills Monsters

    (Cellar Theatre) She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen centers on high school teacher Agnes and her quest to find a meaningful connection with her recently-deceased sister, Tilly. Agnes dives headlong into her younger sister’s Dungeons & Dragons campaign with the help of Tilly’s nerdy friend Chuck, and along the way, must contend with demon queens, dark elves and vampire cheerleaders while battling her own real-life monster: grief.

  • Athens Community Theater

    Oct. 10–12, 8 p.m. Oct. 13, 2 p.m. $12–15. www.townandgownplayers.org

    The 39 Steps

    Town & Gown Players present a timeless Hitchcock story.

Classes

  • Bogart Library

    4–5 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Intro to Microsoft Excel

    Learn the basics of using Microsoft Excel, including formatting your spreadsheet, data entry and automated formulas. Registration required.

DJs

  • 40 Watt Club

    9:30 p.m. $10 (adv.), $15 (door). www.40watt.com

    Electric Feels

    ELECTRIC FEELS Touring "experiential dance party" featuring indie-rock hits of the 2000s.

Performance

  • Moonlight Theater

    Oct. 10, 8 p.m. Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m. $8–14. www.moonlighttheatercompany.com

    The Magic Negro & Other Blackness

    This one-man sketch comedy show explores the super accurate, multi-dimensional, totally realistic and definitely never erroneous, distorted or one-sided ways black males are portrayed in media.

Help Out

  • Multiple Locations

    B.E.E. Engaged

    The library seeks volunteers to mentor teen girls at Cedar Shoals High School through B.E.E. Engaged, a community auxiliary for B.E.E. Club, Inc. (Becoming Empowered through Education), which aims to teach life skills through leadership and community engagement. Interest meetings will be held Oct. 15 and Nov. 19 at 6 p.m. at Cedar Shoals, and Oct. 29 at 6 p.m. at the Athens-Clarke County Library. www.athenslibrary.org