COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Sunday, October 27

18 events

Events

  • Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation, Firehall #2

    2 p.m. $12 (members), $15. www.historicathens.com/heritagewalks

    University Drive Historic Neighborhood Walking Tour

    (Register for Meeting Address) Learn the interesting history of University Drive and its marvelous collection of 20th century homes from long-time resident Lucy Rowland. 

  • 7:30 a.m. www.athhalf.com

    10th Annual AthHalf

    (Begins on Washington St.) The half marathon course runs past major city landmarks and historic neighborhoods to finish at Sanford Stadium.

  • ACC Library

    2:30 p.m. FREE! www.aadmovement.org

    AADM Poverty and Racism Discussion & Oxfam Hunger Banquet

    Attendees will learn about the intersection of poverty and racism and how to tackle the systems, policies and practices that keep people trapped in poverty. Before the event, guests draw tickets at random that assign them to a high, middle or low-income level based on current poverty statistics and will be served a meal corresponding to their assigned level.

  • Sweet Olive Farm

    2 p.m. $5 (kids), $10. www.sweetolivefarm.org

    Boo in the Barn

    Come out and enjoy spooky snacks, beer, wine, games and prizes! Costumes are encouraged.

Kidstuff

Meetings

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    3 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597

    Friends of the Madison County Library General Meeting

    A short business meeting will be followed by a presentation from Bren McClain, author of One Good Mama Bone. Light reception to follow.

Games

  • Starland Pizzeria and Pub

    9 p.m. FREE! 706-613-8773

    Rockin' Roll Bingo

    Play to win.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    5-7 p.m. FREE! www.sobrewco.com

    Trivia

    General trivia hosted by Solo Entertainment. House prizes and discounted tabs. 

Live Music

Theater

  • On Stage Walton

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

    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. www.uga.theatre.com/niagarafalls

    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.

  • Athens Community Theater

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

    #HerStories

    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. www.winderbarrowtheatre.org

    It Was a Dark and Stormy Night

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

Lectures & Lit

  • Madison Morgan Cultural Center

    4 p.m. FREE! www.mmcc-arts.org

    Things New and Strange

    Dr. G. Wayne Clough, Secretary Emeritus of the Smithsonian Institute and President Emeritus of Georgia Tech, discusses his new book, Things New and Strange: A Southerner’s Journey through the Smithsonian Collections. The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Charles Knapp, President Emeritus of UGA.  A reception and book signing will follow.

Performance

  • Winterville Auditorium

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

    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. www.moonlighttheatercompany.com

    Don't Look Under Pulaski

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

Art

  • ATHICA

    4 p.m. FREE! www.athica.org

    Jason Thrasher Artist Talk & Closing Event

    Come out for the closing of "Jason Thrasher | Uncovered Perspectives: India 21 Years Later." Thrasher will talk about his work, India and life in general. Attendees are also invited to enjoy some warm chai tea in celebration of Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    2–4 p.m. FREE! www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Opening Reception

    Beth Thompson celebrates the release of Portals: At the Intersection of Landscape and Self, a photography book and deck of cards, with an exhibition showing several of the images. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.