Friday, October 25

39 events


  • Morton Theatre

    Oct 25, 7:30 p.m. & Oct. 26, 4 p.m. $13–16.

    DanceAthens 2019

    This concert is hosted by Dancefx Athens and features performance companies from all over the Southeast.

  • Miller Learning Center

    Improv Athens

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

  • Madison Morgan Cultural Center

    7 p.m. $25.

    Blue Denim

    The Hall on Foster presents Blue Denim, a cover band that plays everything from the Allman Brothers to Yacht Rock. Enjoy raffle prizes and specials on beer and wine.

  • 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.

  • Moonlight Theater

    Oct. 30, 9:30 p.m. Oct. 31–Nov. 1, 8 p.m. $8–14.

    Don't Look Under Pulaski

    A spooky comedy special full of monsters, mysteries, murder and more.

Live Music

  • Boutier Winery & Inn

    8 p.m. $10.

    CHRIS HAMPTON BAND Local variety cover band hosts a dance party, playing classic and new tunes.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    8 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18–20).

    COSMONOT New local rock band. EP release show!

    KUDZU SAMURAI Athens-based alt-rock group with blues and folk influences.

    SHAMELESS JAMES Local trio blending jammy rock with alternative influences.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. FREE!

    LOS CANTARES Local desert-rock supergroup featuring members of Old Smokey and Moths.

    WILLY NILLY No info available.

  • 40 Watt Club

    6 p.m. $27.

    ATREYU Influential metalcore group from California.

  • The Foundry

    7:45 p.m. $15 (adv.), $20 (door).

    UNKNOWN HINSON Comedic, vampirish country songwriter playing twangy originals with a satirical tinge. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

    SHEHEHE Local band that draws from old-school punk and arena rock to create a fist-pumping atmosphere.

    ANDREA & MUD Georgia-based country and psychobilly duo.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 9 p.m. $5 (21+), $10 (18–20).

    ATHENS GOTH NIGHT Dance to the dark beat of your soul with DJs Crowe, Twin Powers and Wardaddy, plus local band Vision Video as Joy Division Video.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7:30 p.m. $25.

    MITCHELL TENPENNY Nashville, TN, native country songwriter and performer.

    SEAFORTH Australian country duo.

  • Madison Morgan Cultural Center

    7 p.m. $25.

    BLUE DENIM Cover band playing everything from the Allman Brothers to yacht rock.

  • Nowhere Bar

    9 p.m. $5.

    CATFISH & THE BOTTOM Funky, folky blues band from Atlanta.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    5 p.m. FREE!

    HIBBS FAMILY BAND Melodic bluegrass quartet of family members led by Rob and Garrett Hibbs.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    7 p.m.

    BLIND DELTA WOLF Local band playing classic and original rock and roll.

  • That Bar Athens

    10 p.m.

    GEORGIA REDCLAY Southern rock and country band playing a mix of originals and covers. 

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    12 p.m. FREE!

    KINDFEST An event designed to inspire acts of kindness, featuring live music from Aspen Anonda, Lily Dabbs, CannonandtheBoxes, Carley Kleban, Ian Kinney and Jaren Mendel. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

  • VFW

    8 p.m. $10. 706-543-5940

    RAMBLIN' COUNTRY BAND Georgia-based traditional country band.


  • Georgia Museum of Art

    9:30–10:30 a.m. FREE!

    Morning Mindfulness

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

  • The Globe

    6-9 p.m. $10.

    Wine Tasting

    This month's theme is "Wine's You'll Fall For."

  • 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.

  • Buvez

    4:30–8:30 p.m. $10–15.

    Spooky Tarot Readings

    Landon B. and Leyla G. will host Tarot readings to kick off Halloween festivities.

  • (296 S. Main St., Madison) 7:30 p.m. $15. 706-340-4357,,

    Haunted History Ghost Tour

    Join experienced storyteller Melissa Piche for a haunted evening in the shadows of Madison's antebellum homes. Reservations required.

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    12–4 p.m. FREE!


    Attendees will have the opportunity to perform acts of kindness such writing thank you notes, adding to a gratitude chalkboard, participating in a communal art project. Expect to see organizations like The Backpack Project, KIND, Athens Area Humane Society, and performances from musicians including Aspen Anonda, Lily Dabbs, Cannonandtheboxes and many more. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

  • 7 p.m. $10.

    Evening of Ballroom Social Dance

    (Ballroom Arts Dance Studio, Watkinsville) Dances include waltz, foxtrot, tango, rumba, cha-cha, swing, bolero, salsa and bachata.


  • 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!

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    10 p.m. $3 (headphone).

    Silent Disco

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



  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Athens Community Theater

    Oct. 25–26, 8 p.m. Oct. 27, 2 p.m. $5.


    Town and Gown Players presents monologues from Alan Bennett's award-winning BBC Television series. See Theater Notes on p. 12.

  • Winder-Barrow Community Theatre

    Nov. 1–2, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3, 3 p.m. $13–15.

    It Was a Dark and Stormy Night

    Things get strange at the possibly haunted Ye Olde Wayside Inn.

  • 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.


  • ACC Library

    4 p.m. FREE!

    Celebrate Red Ribbon Week

    Athens Drug Free hosts a discussion about making positive choices and avoiding alcohol and drug abuse. Grades 6-12 only.

  • Oconee County Library

    Oct. 25–26, 6–8 p.m. FREE!

    Malice in Wonderland: Haunted House

    See characters you love like the White Rabbit, Mad Hatter and Cheshire Cat in this spooky haunted house. 

  • 9:30–11:30 a.m. $5–10.

    AFK Playgroup

    (Earthsong, 255 Chulitna Way, Bogart) Athens Forest Kindergarden offers playgroups every Friday at various locations. For ages 2–7 and their caregivers.

Ending Friday, October 25