Thursday, October 17

42 events


  • Athens, GA

    6-9 p.m. FREE!

    Third Thursday Art Series

    Eight galleries stay open late the third Thursday of every month. Participating galleries include the Georgia Museum of Art, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Creature Comforts Brewing Co., ATHICA, Lyndon House Arts Center, Ciné, the GlassCube & Gallery @ Hotel Indigo and The Classic Center.

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    6 p.m. FREE!

    3Thurs Talks

    Juror Myra Wacknov and members of the Georgia Watercolor Society speak about their works being included in the 2019 Juried Exhibition.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    5:30 p.m. FREE!

    Cloudspotting for Beginners

    Gavin Pretor-Pinney,  founder of the Cloud Appreciation Society, leads an illustrated tour of the sky. Attendees will learn how to recognize a variety of cloud formations and their place in the world of art. See Calendar Pick on p. 15.

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!

    Open Mic Night

    OPEN MIC NIGHT Showcase your creative talent.

Lectures & Lit

  • UGA LeConte Hall

    Oct. 16–17, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

    History Graduate Student Association Book Sale

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

  • ACC Library

    6-8 p.m. FREE!

    For the Philo of Philosophy Book Discussion Group

    Read philosophy books from ancient Greece to modern times. 

  • Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation, Firehall #2

    6:30 p.m. FREE!

    Jason Wetzel: Georgia POW Camps in World War II

    Avid Bookshop and Historic Athens present author Jason Wetzel and his book, Georgia POW Camps in World War II. Purchase a copy of the book and get it signed by the author.

  • Bogart Library

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 770-403-3679,

    A Story Untold

    The Oconee Democrats present "A Story Untold: Black Men and Women in Athens History" with author and Democratic leader Michael Thurmond. RSVP required.

  • 11 a.m. FREE! 706-338-4553,

    Economics of Popular Culture

    (Amos Hall, B012, 400 S. Hull St.) Joel Waldfogel of the Carlson School of Management in Minnesota will give a public lecture based on his new book Digital Renaissance: What Data and Economics Tell us About the Future of Popular Culture, which examines how technology is rapidly creating new challenges and opportunities within the economics of creative industries such as music, publishing, television and film. David Lowery of UGA's Music Business Program will respond to Waldfogel.  


Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    LEAVING COUNTRIES & FRIENDS Louis Phillip Pelot and friends play country-rock and Southern soul.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    8 p.m. $10 (21+), $12 (18-20).

    MR. KITTY "Self-destructive synthpop" artist from Austin, TX.

    PANIC PRIEST Darkwave synth artist from Chicago.

    VIVA NON Electronic synth-punk/new wave duo from Canada.

    CROWE & WARDADDY Spinning goth and synthwave tunes that are dark but upbeat, "for your stomping pleasure."

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    10 p.m. $5.

    THE PIERRES Alt-rock group from Athens. Album release show!

    TELEMARKET Driving, angular indie-rock band from Athens.

    SAINT SYZYGY Experimental solo project of Kwazymoto frontman Ian Hemerlein. 

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $11 (adv.), $13 (door).

    JORDAN RAGER Country singer-songwriter from Loganville.

    SOUTHERLAND Country duo blending classic and pop sounds.

  • The Foundry

    7:30 p.m. $5 (adv.), $7 (door).

    TONI HUNLO Athens native playing with a three-piece band.

    BRITT HELTON No info available.

    LUKE LATIMER Singer-songwriter blending Southern rock with new wave and alternative.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7 p.m. $52.50 (Thu), SOLD OUT (Fri–Sat).

    UMPHREY'S MCGEE Progressive-minded jam band known for its improvisational skills.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 9:30 p.m. FREE!

    FUX Fun-loving classic rock band.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. $5.

    JAZZ JAM Some of our town's most talented musicians get together at this happening. Bring your axe, or grab a table and give an ear. 

  • Nowhere Bar

    9 p.m. $3.

    49 WINCHESTER "Appalachian country soul" band from Virginia.

  • The Root

    7 p.m. FREE!

    JAMES MASON Young, up-and-coming singer-songwriter from Blackshear.

  • That Bar Athens

    10 p.m.

    KELLY HOYLE Norma Rae guitarist and singer-songwriter performs originals and covers.



  • Bogart Library

    6–8 p.m. FREE!


    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).

    Fix Your Own Bike

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

  • Ciné

    6 p.m. FREE!

    DJ Lynnée Denise

    An evening of conversation and music with DJ Lynnée Denise. The evening will begin with "Let the Beat Hit’em: Case Studies in DJ Scholarship," a conversation between Denise and Atlanta-based music scholar Harold Pride, followed by a community reception and mixer featuring a set by Denise.

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    8 p.m. $5.

    Stop and Serve

    (Grand Hall) This year's special event will feature fellow Bulldog and 1982 Heisman winner Herschel Walker, who will remind everyone why Home Is Where the Arch Is. 

  • 11 a.m. $50.

    Survive to Thrive Silent Luncheon

    (Athens First Presbyterian Church) A luncheon and silent auction will help sustain ACC-SANE, an organization dedicated to providing forensic medical examinations for survivors of sexual abuse and assault throughout Athens and the Northeast Georgia area. First Lady of Georgia Marty Kemp will be the keynote speaker.

  • ACC Library

    8 p.m. FREE!

    Beyond the Hours: Digging for Your Roots

    Enjoy extended access to the Heritage Room along with scanning sessions and 15-minute classes on resources like Family Search, Ancestry and Fold 3. There will also be a Immigration and Naturalization class to research ancestors who immigrated to the United States during the Great Wave. Registration required.


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.

  • 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.



  • ACC Library

    6 p.m. FREE!

    Caregiver Crafting Support Group

    Caregivers are invited to bring crafting supplies and express the joys and struggles of caring for a loved one while practicing self-care creatively.


  • Ciné

    9 p.m.

    DJ Lynnée Denise

    DJ LYNNEE DENISE DJ, artist and scholar whose work reflects on underground cultural movements, the 1980s, migration studies, theories of escape and electronic music of the African Diaspora.


  • Athens Academy

    Oct. 17–19 & Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m. $2 (students), $5 (adults).

    Peter & the Star Catcher

    (Bertelsmann Presentation Hall) This one-act performance is a story following the adventures of an orphan boy named Peter and his mysterious new friend Molly. Together the pair overcome bands of pirates and thieves in their quest to keep a magical secret safe and save the world from evil.