Friday, October 18

35 events


  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    12:30 p.m. FREE! 706-542-5788,

    Lunch & Learn: The Money Apocalypse

    (Library for Political Research and Studies) This lunchtime discussion focuses on The Volcker Shock, a policy experiment undertaken in October 1979, was the most important financial event between the Great Depression and Great Recession, and will be paired with the exhibit "Now and Then: 1979" by Sean Vanatta, visiting assistant professor of history at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University. Pizza will be provided, please RSVP.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    4–9 p.m. $23.

    Terrapin Hop Harvest Festival

    Celebrate all things hoppy with specialty beers, local vendors, food trucks and live music by the Baulkin Brothers.

  • Downtown Athens

    6 p.m. FREE!

    UGA Homecoming Parade

    The annual parade is led by the Redcoat Band and features appearances by Uga, athletes and other Athens dignitaries.

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    3 p.m. FREE!

    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. 

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    Oct. 18 6:30 p.m.–Oct. 19, 9 a.m. $15 (ACC residents), $20 (non-residents).

    Spooky Animals Overnight

    Families will explore the night in search of spooky, nocturnal animals.  After a night-time hike and animal encounter, participants will sleep in the exhibit hall and wake to a light breakfast and attend a planetarium program in their pajamas. Please bring sleeping bags.

  • Legion Field

    7 p.m. FREE!

    UGA Carnival Night

    Come out for a night of fun and games.


  • The Foundry

    12–3 p.m. FREE (ages 0–5), $6–8.

    Wild Rumpus Monster Mash

    Get a head start on the Wild Rumpus Parade with various family-friendly Halloween activities like a haunted house, crafts, live music, performances and more.

  • ACC Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE!

    Stories & Songs at Memorial Park

    Bring a blanket and enjoy stories, songs and instruments with Mr. Evan. Weather permitting. Ages 2–5. 

  • Bogart Library

    3-5 p.m. FREE!

    Make or Take Craft

    Make cute little pumpkins out of old books. Make it there or take it with you. Ages 13 and up, all supplies provided.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    4:30 p.m. FREE!

    Silly Sock Monsters

    Bring an old sock or two and make silly or scary monsters. Other materials will be provided. Some light sewing may be required. For ages 8 & up. Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    DAMIEN KAPCALA BAND Local group led by the former Lionz keyboardist.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    8:30 p.m. $7 (21+), $9 (18–20).

    NICHOLAS MALLIS Local pop songwriter with classic melodies and clever lyrics.

    MINORCAN Self-described "basement arena-rock" band from Asheville, NC led by songwriter Ryan Anderson.

    MARBLE SOUP Solo project from local musician Matt Garrison (Elf Power). 

    FABULOUS BIRD Catchy, lo-fi indie rock with the character of old guitars and drums that've been collecting dust in a garage for years.

  • El Barrio

    7 p.m. FREE!

    DANIEL BELL Locally born guitarist playing covers.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    10 p.m. $5.

    MONIKER Guitar-centric indie-pop group from Richmond, VA.

    HOT WIVES Punky garage-rock band from Atlanta.

    THE MOVERS New local new wave-inspired rock band.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $25.

    MELVINS An important forerunner in the genres of sludgy, heavy metal and experimental drone rock. See story on p. 10.

    REDD KROSS Long-running, influential power-pop group.

    TOSHI KASAI Guitarist and songwriter known for his work with Melvins and Big Business.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $20 (adv.), $25 (door).

    THE SWINGIN' MEDALLIONS Best known for their 1966 hit "Double Shot (of My Baby's Love)," today the Medallions are made up of relatives of the original lineup and bill themselves as "the party band of the South." 

  • 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. 11 p.m. FREE!

    THE TRONGONE BAND Hard-driving Southern rock crew from Richmond, VA.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m.

    SHRIEKUS Local group with punk and no-wave influences.

    BURSTERS Athens-based lo-fi punk outfit.

    GHETTO BLASTERS High-energy punk band from Chattanooga, TN.

    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.

    CARLA LE FEVER & THE RAYS Local group playing old-school funk and sweet, sappy pop covers and originals.

    THE VINYL STRANGERS Melodic local folk-rock band.

  • Nowhere Bar

    9 p.m. $5.

    DANGFLY Local all-star rock band led by songwriter and guitarist Adam Payne.


  • 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!

  • That Bar Athens

    10 p.m.

    Battle of the Tracks

    BATTLE OF THE TRACKS Listen to Athens and Atlanta hip hop.

Lectures & Lit

  • Normal Books

    6–9 p.m. FREE!

    Reading Between the Wines Fall Fest

    Discuss what you've been reading while enjoying wine and cheese; Conversation tends to slant towards fantasy, fiction and YA. This month celebrate the Fall Fest Craft Market with local vendors selling various arts and crafts.


  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    12:30 p.m. FREE! 706-542-5788,

    Money Apocalypse: The Volcker Shock & End of Financial Stability

    Sean Vanatta, visiting assistant professor of history from the Gallatin School of Individualized Study NYU, presents a lecture about the most important financial event between the Great Depression and Great Recession and its impact on  the U.S. financial system.

  • Avid Bookshop

    6:30 p.m. FREE!

    Tracy Adkins: Ghosts of Athens

    (Prince Ave.) Tracy Adkins discusses and signs copies of her book, Ghost of Athens.


  • Miller Learning Center

    Improv Athens

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

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m. & Oct. 20, 3 p.m. $3–20. 706-542-4400,

    Lucia di Lammermoor

    The Hugh Hodgson School of Music UGA Opera Theatre will present Gaetano Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor in a semi-staged and costumed concert version of the famous piece.



  • Georgia Museum of Art

    10 a.m. FREE!

    Homeschool Day: American History

     Be inspired by the “Mary Lee Bendolph: Quilted Memories” exhibition, and learn about the civil rights movement and life in Gee’s Bend, AL. After completing Art Cart activities in the galleries, view a quilting demonstration and create your own quilt-inspired work of art.

  • Buvez

    6–8 p.m. FREE!

    Opening Reception

    Will Eskridge celebrates "Teen Screams: Part 2," a series of portraits of characters from scary movies. See Calendar Pick on p. 15.


  • On Stage Walton

    Nov. 1–2, 8 p.m. & Nov. 3, 2 p.m. $15.

    Steel Magnolias

    On Stage Walton presents Steel Magnolias, the beloved comedy-drama that explores the humor and strength of Southern women in times of crisis.

  • Athens Little Playhouse

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

    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. 

  • Athens Academy

    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.


  • Moonlight Theater

    8:30 p.m. $8–12.

    Lanny Farmer

    Lanny Farmer is one of Winder's best homegrown comics, known for his dead-pan and self-deprecating humor. Using silence and awkwardness to his advantage, Farmer makes sure that even the most skeptical audience member leaves rolling with laughter.