Thursday, October 24

53 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!

    Open Mic Night

    OPEN MIC NIGHT Showcase your creative talent.


  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $5–7.

    The Modern Pinups

    The Modern Pin-Ups of DanceFX present their annual spring revue show. 

  • Winterville Auditorium

    Oct. 24–25, 7 p.m. & Oct. 27, 3 p.m. $10-15, $7.50 (Cinderella-only matineé).

    An Operatic Double Feature

    A double feature of Giacomo Puccini's thriller Il Tabarro and Warren Martin's comedy The True Story of Cinderella. Il Tabarro tells the story of a lover's triangle and a murder most foul while Cinderella is the timeless story we all know and love—with a twist. The Sunday matineé features a Cinderella-only option for families with small children.

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    7:30 p.m. $3–20. 706-542-4400,

    Toot Suites!

    The Hodgson Wind Ensemble will play a wide range of music including suites from the Renaissance, Romantic and Modern era. The ensemble will also include suites from around the world by composers like Sussato, Massenet and Waespi, plus Eric Whitacre's “October.”


  • East Athens Community Center

    5–7 p.m. $4.

    Pumpkin Carving and Halloween Crafts

    Make a jack-o-lantern. Ages 5–12.

  • Memorial Park

    5–8 p.m. $5.

    Halloween Carnival and Boo at the Zoo

    Take a haunted trick-or-treat tour of Bear Hollow Zoo, then stop by the festive Halloween Carnival for fun and prizes. Activities include a cupcake walk, hayride, inflatables, games and a costume contest.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Pajama Story Time

    Come out for bedtime stories, songs and a light snack in the children’s area. Ages 7 & under.

  • ACC Library

    4 p.m. FREE!

    UGA EcoReach

    Join UGA’s Ecology Club for this month’s fun topic: earth and nature. For grades 612 only.

  • ACC Library

    10 a.m.

    First Steps in Music Class for Preschoolers

    A seven week course helping develop young musical minds with songs, stories, games and dancing.

  • YMCA

    6:30–7:30 p.m.

    Trunk or Treat

    Participants should come in family-friendly costumes to trunk or treat. Prizes for trunk decorations. 

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    4:30 p.m. FREE!

    Lego Club

    Create Lego art and enjoy Lego-based games. Blocks provided. For ages 8 and up.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    3–5 p.m. FREE!

    Homework Help

    Kids in kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to bring their homework questions and receive instruction from a retired elementary school teacher.

  • Lay Park

    10:30 a.m. $2–3.

    Gym Time Fun

    An instructor-led game session will be followed by 30 minutes of open play in the gym for the little ones. Bring a water bottle and closed toe shoes.

  • ACC Library

    3:30 p.m. FREE!

    She Made a Monster

    Come learn about the life of Mary Shelley and how she created one of the most famous monsters of all time. Attendees can also make crafts to take home. For children ages 811 and their caregiver.

Word on the Street

  • Athens, GA

    Ripple Effect Film Project

    Filmmakers of all ages and levels of experience are invited to create original short films about water conservation and water stewardship. Finalists' films will be screened at the Morton Theatre on Mar. 22. Cash prizes will be awarded. Visit website for official rules and entry form. Deadline Feb. 2.

  • 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.

Live Music

Lectures & Lit

  • Seney-Stovall Chapel

    4 p.m. FREE!

    Gregory Distinguished Lecture

    Tiya Miles, historian, writer and Alumnae Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, will present "This Sack: Reconstructing Enslaved Women's Lives Through Objects." 

  • UGA Jackson St. Building

    12:30 p.m. FREE!

    UGA Signature Lecture

     David Salyers, entrepreneur and former Chick-fil-A executive, presents “Start Up...Your Future!"

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    1 p.m. FREE!

    Inclusive Book Club

    This facilitated book club serves adults of all abilities and will be reading out loud and discussing book of the month Cat Stories by James Herriot.

  • Avid Bookshop

    6:30 p.m. FREE!

    Meet the Author

    (Prince Ave.) Avid presents an evening with Rebecca Lang for her book, Pecans: Recipes & History of an American Nut. Guests are invited to bring their homemade pecan pies for Lang to taste and pick a grand prize winner.



  • Rocksprings Community Center

    5:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-0122,

    West Broad Community Meeting

    Discuss transportation and sustainability project updates and share your thoughts and concerns. Dinner will be provided, please RSVP to attend.

  • ACC Library

    6-8 p.m. FREE!

    ACC Democratic Committee Meeting

    Join local Democrats and members of your local Democratic Committee for a monthly meeting.

  • 6-8 p.m. FREE!

    Public Info Open House: Firefly Trail

    (ACC Streets & Drainage Dept., 605 Spring Valley Rd.) This informational meeting will discuss plans for expanding the Firefly Trail. The proposed route will be available for viewing.


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 6–8:00 p.m. FREE!


    (Tumbling Academy of Cheer and Acro, 1235 Cedar Shoals Dr.) Come out for plenty of spooky fun like games, door prizes and a costume contest for kids and pets.

  • Multiple Locations

    Oct. 24, 4 p.m. at UGA Chapel. Oct. 25, 8 p.m. at Ciné.

    Delta Visiting Chair: Michael Ondaatje

    The Willson Center will welcome award-winning author Michael Ondaatje as the 2019-2020 Delta Visiting Chair for Global Understanding. Ondaatje’s main public events will be a reading and conversation at the UGA Chapel on Thursday and a public reception and book signing on Friday.

  • 11 a.m. FREE!

    Pharmtoberfest Health Fair

    (UGA College of Pharmacy, 250 W. Green St.) Enjoy a day of health education, health screenings, flu shots, food, games and even a special visit from Hairy Dawg at the 17th annual Pharmtoberfest Health Fair.

  • Pinewoods Library

    4 p.m. FREE!

    "I Have a Dream" Quilt Celebration

    See an installation inspired by artist Faith Ringgold’s quilts and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s  “I Have a Dream” speech. Using fabric to accessorize quilt squares, each student created a unique patch showcasing a dream of their own.

  • Locos Grill & Pub

    7 p.m.

    AAl Munch

    An informal meetup for those interested in alternative lifestyles, BDSM, sexuality, etc. Come hang out, eat, play Cards Against Humanity and meet others with interests similar to your own. Meet in the room to the far right side.

  • Athens Area Habitat for Humanity ReStore

    6–8 p.m. FREE!

    "Play On, Athens!" Opening Reception

    The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission, Athens Area Arts Council and Athens Area Habitat for Humanity celebrate the launch of their latest collaborative project, "Play On, Athens!" Meet artists Kim Deakins, Darya Kalantari, Marisa Mustard and Eli Saragoussi. The pianos will be installed at various locations around town later this month.


  • 40 Watt Club

    11 p.m. $5.

    Silent Disco

    SILENT DISCO Dance the night away to three different channels of music. One of them is a request line!


  • Georgia Museum of Art

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Quiltmakers of Gee's Bend

    This Emmy-winning documentary tells the story of a group of internationally acclaimed African American quiltmakers from Gee's Bend, AL. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition "Mary Lee Bendolph: Quilted Memories."


  • 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.

  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Oct. 22–26, 8 p.m. Oct. 26 & Oct. 27, 2:30 p.m. $7 (w/ UGA ID), $12.

    Niagara Falls

    (Cellar Theatre) UGA alumnus Steve Yockey's Niagara Falls is a surreal comedy in which newlyweds must face pressing marital issues. See Theater Notes on p. 12.

  • Cedar Shoals High School

    Oct. 24, 7 p.m. & Oct. 25, 5:30 p.m. $3 (students), $5 (adults). 706-546-5375 (ext. 21321),

    Crimes of the Heart

    The Cedar Shoals Theater program will perform the Southern Gothic classic Crimes of The Heart, a story about three sisters reunited at their family home after the youngest sister kills her husband. During their time together, the sisters revisit the tragic events of their family that shaped their growing up. See Theater Notes on p. 12.

  • Clarke Central High School

    Oct. 24–25, 7:30 p.m. $5–7.

    Love/Sick & Almost Maine

    (Mell Auditorium) Drama students perform Love/Sick and Almost Maine.


  • 5:30 p.m. $65.

    BLS for Healthcare Providers

    (Athens CPR, 1940 W. Broad St.) This course is designed to provide healthcare professionals (certified or noncertified, licensed or non-licensed) the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner. In the instructor-led course, students will participate in simulated clinical scenarios and learning stations, work with an AHA BLS Instructor to complete BLS skills practice and testing. Those who complete the course will receive an American Heart Association certification, valid for two years.

Support Groups

  • Support Group Meeting

    (Edward S. Novey Education Center, 1088 Baxter St.) Four support groups are offered: Epilepsy Awareness and Support, Multiple Sclerosis Support, Parkinson's Disease Support and Stroke Support. Meet representatives from each group on Nov. 7 at 5 p.m. 706-353-0606