COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Monday, October 28

24 events

Word on the Street

  • Athens, GA

    Winter Program Registration

    Programs include art, sports, environmental science, recreation, holiday activities and mini camps. Register online. 706-613-3580, www.accgov.com/leisure

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, www.athenslibrary.org

    Infant Storytime

    Parents can share plays, songs and simple books with their babies. 

  • ACC Library

    4–5:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Open Chess Play for Kids and Teens

    Teen chess players of all skill levels can play matches and learn from members of the local Chess and Community Players, who will be on hand to assist players and help build skill levels. For ages 7–18. Registration required. 

  • Bogart Library

    10 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Monday Funday

    Songs, finger plays, wiggles and giggles for ages three and under. Caregivers will receive pointers for building literacy and language skills.

  • Bogart Library

    11:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Preschool Pals

    Preschool-aged children will learn social and language skills through songs stories and crafts. Ages almost 3–almost 5.

  • Memorial Park

    10:30 a.m. $3–4. 706-613-3580

    Me and You at the Zoo

    (Bear Hollow Zoo) Ages 18 months–6 years are invited for a morning of animals, crafts and stories. Children must be chaperoned and registration is required.

  • Memorial Park

    10:30 a.m. $3–4. 706-613-3580

    Me and You at the Zoo

    (Bear Hollow Zoo) Ages 18 months–6 years are invited for a morning of animals, crafts and stories. Children must be chaperoned and registration is required.

  • Memorial Park

    10:30 a.m. $3–4. 706-613-3580

    Me and You at the Zoo

    (Bear Hollow Zoo) Ages 18 months–6 years are invited for a morning of animals, crafts and stories. Children must be chaperoned and registration is required.

  • Bogart Library

    4:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Graphic Novel Book Club

    Join Ms. Molly for a teen book club featuring graphic novels. Enjoy discussion, activity and snacks.

Games

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    PERSPECTIVE, A LOVELY HAND TO HOLD Melodic emo four-piece from Nashua, NH.

    FIESTA FORTE Pop-punk project from Saint Simons Island.

    GIRL CLOTHES Local emo band where "existential angst meets misguided narcissism."

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    10 p.m. $5. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    APPARITION Athens band playing a raucous, thrashy brand of hardcore.

    CANADIAN RIFLE Chicago-based punk rock band.

    THE RAGING NATHANS Pop-punk group from Dayton, OH.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. www.facebook.com/go.bar.35

    PETALBOAT New local experimental project.

    MICHAEL PIERCE Local experimental artist known for his projects Leisure Service and Wet Garden. 

    ARIEL ACKERLY Local noisemaker makes meditative loops from dulcimer and synthesizers.  

    MAJID ARAIM Experimental multi-instrumentalist from Atlanta.

    SARAH SWILLUM Local artist playing hallucinatory beat-pop featuring existential chants and dance.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee.com

    OPEN MIC Showcase your talent at this open mic night most Mondays. Hosted by Larry Forte.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. www.facebook.com/NowhereBarAthens

    MINGLEWOOD MONDAY Local artists pay tribute to the Grateful Dead.

Lectures & Lit

Comedy

  • The Globe

    9 p.m. FREE! www.krakinjokes.com

    Gorgeous George's Improv League

    Local improvisors invent scenes on the spot and compete for the coveted screaming chicken. Every Monday upstairs.

Events

  • ACC Library

    Oct. 28–29, 5:30–8 p.m. FREE! www.athens.ga.local.bahai.us

    Bahaullah Birthday Celebration

    All are welcome to join the Athens Baha'i community in an interfaith musical performance by local artists featuring refreshments and a screening of Dawn of the Light (Monday) and Light to the World (Tuesday) and to celebrate the birthday of Bahaullah, founder of the Baha'i faith.

  • Miller Learning Center

    7 p.m. FREE! sos@uga.edu

    Eating Plants to Save the Planet

    (Room 248) Bestselling author and co-founder of Farm Sanctuary Gene Baur speaks about the impact of our food choices on the planet, our bodies and how we can create a more sustainable and compassionate food system.

  • UGA School of Law

    9 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! www.law.uga.edu/events/51552

    The Future of Space Governance Conference

    Academics and practitioners will discuss space law.

Performance

  • 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.

Ending Monday, October 28

 

Word on the Street

  • Fun Galaxy

    Roller Derby Boot Camp

    Skaters interested in waging war on wheels with the Classic City Rollergirls can attend boot camp. Saturdays at 9–11:30 a.m. & Mondays at 6–9 p.m. through Oct. 28. recruitment@classiccityrollergirls.com.

Word on the Street

  • Athens, GA

    Nonprofit of the Year Award Nominations

    The Athens Area Community Foundation has launched a new award for nonprofit organizations that have exemplary practices in leadership, management, innovation, collaboration and impact. Applications will be accepted through Oct. 28. athensareacf.org