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Wednesday, October 16

42 events

Live Music

  • Blind Pig Tavern

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-850-4919 (College Station Road location)

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot plays solo sets of country-rock and acoustic Southern soul.

  • Blind Pig Tavern

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-850-4919 (College Station Road location)

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot plays solo sets of country-rock and acoustic Southern soul.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    8 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18–20). www.caledonialounge.com

    GREG Solo acoustic folk music from local singer-songwriter Greg Meredith.

    JACOB MALLOW Local singer-songwriter with an acoustic pop sound.

    PEACH No info available.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    Athens Farmers Market. 5 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    RED OAK SOUTHERN STRING BAND This Watkinsville-based band plays rootsy Americana tunes.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 6:30 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    WILD ADRIATIC High-energy, riffy blues-rock power trio.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 10 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    SLOW PARADE Atlanta/Athens-based band featuring members of Cicada Rhythm and Grand Vapids.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. SOLD OUT. www.georgiatheatre.com

    THE BAND CAMINO Indie-rock band from Memphis, TN.

    VALLEY Canadian indie-pop foursome.

  • The Globe

    8 p.m. FREE! 706-353-4721

    THE HOT HOTTY-HOTS Mary Sigalas, Dan Horowitz, Steve Key and surprise guests play swingin' tunes from the '10s, '20s and '30s.

  • Go Bar

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

    SAMMY SURF Underground rapper from Atlanta.

    CLIP ART Local rap group featuring emcees Vann Johnson and Arizona Zimmerman.

    GIRLS VARSITY No info available.

  • Locos Grill & Pub

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-549-7700 (Timothy Road location)

    THE BACUPS Fun-loving local cover band.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. $3. www.facebook.com/NowhereBarAthens

    GRUNFELDER Athens-based garage-rock group with punk and ska influences.

    HOYAS New local jangle-pop band.

  • Porterhouse Grill

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990

    JAZZ NIGHT The longest standing weekly music gig in Athens! Enjoy an evening of original music, improv and standards.

Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org

    Talking About Books: Adult Book Discussion Group

    This month’s title is The Library Book by Susan Orlean. Newcomers welcome.

  • UGA LeConte Hall

    Oct. 16–17, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. www.history.uga.edu

    History Graduate Student Association Book Sale

    A sale of fiction and non-fiction, used and new books. Proceeds support the HGSA.

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    6–7 p.m. FREE! kdotson@uga.edu

    Chained in Silence Book Discussion

    (Room 258) Join a discussion of the book Chained in Silence: Black Women and Convict Labor in the New South by Talitha L. LeFlouria.

Games

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

    7 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Bedtime Stories

    Children of all ages are invited for bedtime stories every Wednesday.

  • ACC Library

    Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Preschool Storytime

    Attendees will share books, songs, puppets and rhymes. Ages 1.5–5.

  • Oconee County Library

    10 a.m. & 11 a.m. FREE! 706-769-3950, www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Storytime

    Stories, songs, movement, crafts and fun for preschool-aged children.

  • Bogart Library

    10–11 a.m. FREE! 770-725-9443 www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Mother Goose on the Loose

    This special storytime is designed to promote parental bonding and early learning in babies ages 0–24 months. Registration required.

  • Bogart Library

    11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. & 4–5 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Wonderful Wednesday: Book Club

    Join Ms. Kay for a fun and interactive book club. This month’s choice is The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by CS Lewis. Ages 5 & up.

  • Bogart Library

    11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. & 4–5 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Wonderful Wednesday: Book Club

    Join Ms. Kay for a fun and interactive book club. This month’s choice is The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by CS Lewis. Ages 5 & up.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    3–4:30 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Art Cart (After Class)

    Enjoy “choose your own adventure”-style gallery activities, art projects and games that explore a different gallery each month. This month, drop in and explore the "Material Georgia 1733–1900: Two Decades of Scholarship" exhibition.

  • ACC Library

    4 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    TeenTober

    Enjoy fun games, spooky treats, music, karaoke and more. Grades 6-12 only.

  • Oct. 15–16, 10 a.m. Oct. 17, 10:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Storytime at the Park!

    (Harris Shoals Park) The Oconee County Library will present this week's storytimes (Tuesday and Wednesday) and Music Jam program (Thursday) at the park.

Events

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    6–9 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    Pop-Up with The Plate Sale

    Come out and try something new at this special pop-up dinner.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    4–7 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    Athens Farmers Market

    Vendors offer local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, live music, prepared foods and crafts. Every beer purchased at Creature Comforts during the market will get you free tokens to spend at the market.

  • That Bar Athens

    7 p.m. www.thatbarathens.com

    Intro to BDSM

    A safe space to ask questions and get answers.

Word on the Street

  • ACC Library

    Scanning One-on-One

    Get help digitizing family heirlooms for lifelong preservation. Library staff is available to assist in working with documents, photos and slides. Registration required. Wednesdays, 2 p.m. www.athenslibrary.org/athens

  • America Recycles Day

    (CHaRM, 1005 College Ave.) Bring your cell phones, inkjets and small electronic devices to raise funds for community beautification projects and programs through Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful. Through November. www.keepathensbeautiful.org

Theater

  • Morton Theatre

    7:30 p.m. $10-50. pac.uga.edu

    Out of Chaos: Macbeth

    “Something wicked this way comes,” when William Shakespeare’s tragedy—a classic tale of blind political ambition in medieval Scotland—meets 21st century sensibilities. Two actors, Troels Hagen Findsen and Paul O’Mahoney, will inhabit the story's 20 characters for this high-octane adaptation.

Classes

Film

  • ACC Library

    6:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Athens GA: Inside/Out

    (Appleton Auditorium) Enjoy a screening of the documentary Athens GA: Inside/Out, which documents the Athens music scene during the early and mid-1980s. Producer Bill Cody will introduce the film and bring clips from Athens GA/Thirty Years On. Following the film, there will be a panel discussion with Cody, Vanessa Briscoe Hay, Bob Hay, William Orten “Ort” Carlton and others. 

  • Ciné

    7:30 p.m. www.athenscine.com

    The English Patient

    Watch the 1996 American romantic war drama.

Art

  • KA Artist Shop

    6–8 p.m. $15. www.kaartist.com

    Pumpkin Painting Party

    Get in the Halloween spirit by painting pumpkins. BYOP (Bring Your Own Pumpkin).

Ending Wednesday, October 16

 

Art

  • Athens, GA

    Indie South Holiday Hooray

    Indie South is seeking artist vendors for the biggest art market of the year. Deadline to apply is Oct. 16. Market held on Dec. 14–15. indiesouthfair@gmail.com, www.theindiesouth.com