COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Friday, October 11

35 events

Live Music

Events

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    9:30–10:30 a.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Morning Mindfulness

    Participate in a guided meditation session in the galleries. Meet in the lobby.

  • 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. 

  • Memorial Park Recreation Hall

    7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. $3 (w/ UGA ID), $10. 217-377-2850.

    Ballroom Dance

    The Classic City Ballroom Dancers present an evening of ballroom dancing with music from DJ Charles Underwood.

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    3 p.m. FREE! kdotson@uga.edu

    Beautiful and Brutal

    (Second Floor Rotunda) Join curator Jason Hasty each Friday before a UGA home game for a closer look at the exhibit "Beautiful and Brutal: Georgia Bulldog Football, 2017." Visitors will have a chance to share memories and get hands-on with a selection of historic materials from the UGA Athletic Association archives. 

  • Bogart Library

    1–2 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Classics & Colors

    Enjoy calming time with coloring, classical music and tea or coffee. Adults only.

  • 7:30 p.m. $15. ngatours@gmail.com, www.northgeorgiatours.net

    Haunted History Ghost Tour

    (296 S. Main St., Madison) Join experienced storyteller Melissa Piche for a haunted evening in the shadows of Madison's antebellum homes. Reservations required.

  • Graduate Athens

    10 a.m. www.graduatehotels.com/athens

    Packed Party's Tailgate Tour Pop-Up

    Packed Party will be setting up their Party Pop Up Trailer, just in time for the University of Georgia vs. University of South Carolina game. They'll be joined by BuddlyLove and College Moxie where attendees will be able to shop, eat, play games and enjoy special giveaways.

Kidstuff

DJs

  • The Globe

    11 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! www.sobrewco.com

    DJ Osmose

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

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 11 p.m. $5. www.georgiatheatre.com

    '90s Country Dance Night

    '90S COUNTRY DANCE NIGHT Dance to your favorite country hits with DJs Divorcee, Dancin Ricky and Bud Tight.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. www.facebook.com/go.bar.35

    DJ Johnny Yamaha

    DJ JOHNNY YAMAHA Spinning classic synthpop with a scattering of funk and alt-rock.

Performance

  • That Bar Athens

    10 p.m. www.athensshowgirlcabaret.com

    Athens Showgirl Cabaret

    Drag show hosted by Kellie Divine featuring local performers. 

  • Miller Learning Center

    Improv Athens

    (Room 214) Improv Athens presents a night of comedy and improv.

  • Morton Theatre

    7:30 p.m. $22-$30. www.mortontheatre.com

    Legendary Ladies of Soul & Jazz

    Vocalist Myrna Clayton will showcase songs from legends like Ella Fitzgerald, Gladys Knight, Billie Holiday,  and more, including a special tribute to Aretha Franklin.

  • 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.

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.

  • Athens Little Playhouse

    Oct. 18–19, 7 p.m. Oct. 20, 3 p.m. $5–10. www.athenslittleplayhouse.org

    Curse of the Lost Mummy

    An ambitious Egyptologist has lost the mummy of Pharaoh Khamenshetsu and chooses to go ahead with the museum exhibit even if he has to fake it, ignoring the rumors of a mummy’s curse at first—until the mysterious accidents and bizarre appearances of Khamenshetsu threaten to derail it all. The kids of Athens Little Playhouse bring the fun to this original whodunit by director and playwright Lynne Thomas. 

Lectures & Lit

  • Old Fire Hall #2

    6:30 p.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com

    Book Signing

    Avid Bookshop presents Larry Walker for his book, Tales from Georgia's Gnat Line. See Pub Notes on p. 27.

Classes

  • Sangha Yoga Studio

    7 p.m. $25. www.healingartscentre.net

    Sound Healing Journey

    Enjoy a blissful intersection of energy healing, guided meditation and multi-instrumental sound therapy.

Art

  • 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.

  • Lamar Dodd School of Art

    6–8 p.m. FREE! www.art.uga.edu

    Opening Reception

    Check out four new exhibitions. See Calendar Pick on p. 15.