Thursday, October 2

33 events

Live Music

  • Barbeque Shack

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-613-6752

    OPEN BLUEGRASS JAM All pickers welcome! Every Thursday!

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).

    VIETKONG High energy local duo who draw from a wide range of genres.

    COSMIC KING No info available.

    BELFAST LANDING Athens folk-rock group with confessional lyrics.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $16 (adv.), $20 (door).

    J. MASCIS The Dinosaur Jr. frontman performs a set of stripped-down acoustic material.

    LULUC Australian indie-folk duo. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

  • Green Room

    9 p.m. $5.

    SHOWTIME Elite tha Showstoppa's band plays eclectic hip-hop mixed with rockin' funky soul.

    THE SWANK A local blend of rock and hip hop.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. FREE!

    OLD SKOOL TRIO Funk, blues, and jazz featuring Carl Lindberg on bass, Seth Hendershot on drums and Jason Fuller on keys. Playing original compositions and the music of The Funky Meters, Dr. John, War, Funkadelic and more.

  • Hi-Lo Lounge

    10:30 p.m. 706-850-8561

    RADIATOR HOSPITAL Poppy punk band from Philadelphia. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

    BROTHERS Local band plays swirling, folky tunes that are rich with strings, twisted overdubs and haunting vocals. 

    PLACES TO HIDE Indie rock band from Atlanta.

    MOUTH New band featuring former members of Witches and Daffodil.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE!

    REPENT AT LEISURE Fun-loving, rowdy, Irish pub band playing traditional as well as modern Irish music.

  • The Melting Point

    8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $15 (door).

    THE SOUL REBELS Jazz/funk band from New Orleans, LA.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    THOUGHTOMATIC Five-piece band from Milledgeville, GA featuring soaring solos, four-part harmonies and a tight rhythm section.

  • Nuçi's Space

    Space Jam. 7 p.m. $5.

    AUSTIN GREEN Member of the band Space Time Travelers plays a solo set.



    THE HERNIES Local indie rock band led by Henry Barbe.

    WAITRESS New noise rock project featuring members of Antpile and Family & Friends.



  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    8:30 a.m. FREE!

    Nature Ramblers

    Learn more about the flora and fauna of the garden while enjoying fresh air and inspirational readings. Ramblers are encouraged to bring their own nature writings or favorite poems and essays to share with the group.

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    9 p.m.–1 a.m. FREE! (students), $5.

    High Stakes Game Night

    (Grand Hall) Games, prizes, free food and giveaways are the highlights.

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    Dr. Fred's Karaoke

    KARAOKE Hosted by karaoke fanatic John "Dr. Fred" Bowers and featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more.

  • Walker's Coffee & Pub

    9 p.m. FREE! 706-543-1433


    KARAOKE Every Thursday!



  • Lay Park

    10 a.m. $9-14. 706-613-3596

    Wiggle, Giggle & Go

    Enjoy games, crafts, and snacks with your pre-K tot. Ages 2-3. Registration required.

  • Oconee County Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-769-3950


    Children 2 & under are invited for this early-literacy program full of stories, songs and playtime.

  • ACC Library

    4:30–6 p.m. FREE!

    Teen Writing Group

    Get ready for NaNoWriMo or just focus on becoming a better writer through prompts. For ages 11–18.


  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Sept. 30 & Oct. 1–3, 8 p.m. Oct. 5, 2:30 p.m. $12 (w/ UGA ID), $16.

    Clybourne Park

    (Cellar Theatre) Written by Bruce Norris and directed by Paul Pierce, this satiric comedy about race and real estate spins off of Lorraine Hansberry's Raisin in the Sun to follow one house over 50 years, from the era of segregation to gentrification.


  • UGA Ramsey Concert Hall

    8 p.m. $5-10. 706-542-4400,

    Tuba Recital

    Professor David Zerkel will present a varied recital of James Woodward's "Three Reflections," David Gillingham's "Jabberwocky," Michael Daugherty's "Reflections on the Mississippi," Anthony Plog's "Nocturne" and Halsey Stevens' "Sonatina."

  • The Classic Center

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Grady College Centennial Launch: Freedom Sings Concert

    UGA's Grady College kicks off its centennial year celebration with a concert featuring Freedom Sings, a band that performs songs that have been banned once before. Tickets required. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.


  • ACC Library

    6:30 p.m. FREE!

    Preserving & Sharing Your Priceless Family Photo Memories

    Jiffy Page of Pixorium shares ideas of how to preserve your priceless photos in fun and meaningful ways.

  • Revival Yarns

    3–4 p.m. $15.

    Blocking Basics

    Blocking is usually the last step in knitting or crocheting a project. Learn about which yarns are appropriate to block and which are not. RSVP.


  • Children First

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-613-1922,

    CASA Volunteer Orientation

    CASAs (Court Appointed Special Advocates) speak up for abused and neglected children in the community. Find out more about becoming a child advocate and join the fall training class. Training begins in late October.

  • UGA Ecology Building

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Oconee Rivers Audubon Society

    State wildlife biologist Jim Ozier presents the latest information on Peach State eagles.


  • Georgia Museum of Art

    5:30 p.m. FREE!

    Shouky Shaheen Lecture: Katherine A Schwab

    In conjunction with the exhibition "An Archaeologist's Eye: The Parthenon Drawings of Katherine A. Schwab," artist and professor Schwab will present the lecture, "The Parthenon Metope Sculptures: Reimagining Lost Narratives." See Art Notes on p. 15.


  • UGA Tate Student Center

    8 p.m. $1–2.

    School of Rock

    (Theater) Struggling rock singer and guitarist Drewey Finn (Jack Black) disguises himself as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school after being kicked out of his band. After seeing the musical talent of his students, he forms a band of fourth-graders to attempt to win the upcoming Battle of the Bands and pay off his rent.