Friday, October 21

39 events


  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    Oct. 20–21, 7:30 p.m. $6 (w/ UGA ID), $20.

    Thursday Scholarship Series: UGA Opera Theater

    The program includes Mozart's "The Impresario" and Puccini's "Gianni Schicchi." 

  • 12 p.m. FREE!

    UGA Golden Age Band

    (UGA North Campus Lawn) Bring a blanket or chair and a picnic lunch for an outdoor concert on the lawn. 

  • Canopy Studio

    Oct. 21–22, 8 p.m. Oct. 22, 4 p.m. Oct. 23, 2 p.m. & 6 p.m. $6–15.


    Canopy's Repertory Compay and Acro Athens present a "Epic-est: The Final Chapter." 

Live Music

  • Buffalo's Café

    7 p.m. $5.

    COUNTRY RIVER Local classic country group that has been together for 25 years. 

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $8 (21+), $10 (18-20).

    OMNI Lo-fi pop band from Atlanta featuring former members of Deerhunter and Carnivores.

    NEW WIVES Charming Athens indie rockers with a noisy, melodic edge.

    THE HERNIES Local riff-heavy rock band displaying influences from classic to indie rock.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    10 p.m.

    HOT FUDGE Local project helmed by psychedelic guitar wizard Kris Deason.

    TABLOID Anthemic, jumpy pop rock from members of Little Gold, Hot Fudge, Blunt Bangs and Marshmallow Coast.

    BOOK OF COLORS Atlanta-based psychedelic folk collective with a Brazilian vibe.

    CHRISTOPHER WITHOUT HIS LIVER Songwriter Chris Ingham plays a set of acoustic folk-punk.

    DAVEY WRATHGABAR Visitations frontman performs a solo set of psychedelic folk.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door).

    COUNTRY MUSIC SONGWRITERS IN THE ROUND Featuring Mike Dekle, Brian Burke, Todd Cowart and Clay Leverett.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 11 p.m. FREE!

    CBDB Alabama-based "joyfunk" band playing a mix of funk, progressive rock and jam fusion.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $7 (adv). $20 (day of).

    YACHT ROCK REVUE Georgia's favorite '70s light-rock tribute band returns to town to perform a high-octane set of cover songs.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    REAP Local punk group. Formerly known as Christ Fucker.

    DJ MAHOGANY Popular local DJ spins freaky funk, sultry soul, righteous R&B and a whole lotta unexpected faves.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. $7.

    DREW KOHL Original singer-songwriter who plays bluegrass-inspired folk music. Album-release show!

    BLACKWATER DEEP Athens-based acoustic indie-folk band.

    CORTEZ GARZA Local singer-songwriter pushes the envelope with his unique blend of indie/Americana.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE!

    LIVE JAZZ A group of talented jazz musicians play every Thursday and Friday.

  • JB's Smokin' Pig Barbeque

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-705-6116

    MATT MCKINNEY Playing classic country music.

  • Live Wire

    Light the Night Benefit. 7 p.m. $7–$12.

    HONEYWHEEL Athens-based progressive rock band. EP release show!

  • Lumpkin Street Station

    10 p.m.

    BOSCO New local indie rock band featuring featuring Tim Foley, Joshua Sherrill and Jack Colclough. CD release party!

    NANNERCUP New local blues-rock three-piece.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    REV. TRIBBLE AND THE DEACONS Local group led by Athens rock fixture Rev. Conner Mack Tribble.

  • The Office Lounge

    8:30 p.m. 706-546-0840

    WILD CARD Local country/Southern rock trio.

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. Every Friday!

  • Saucehouse Barbeque

    7 p.m. FREE!

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot performs tasty sets of funky Southern folk rock 'n' roll on guitar, bass drum, harmonica and vocals.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    4:30 p.m. $12.

    MOBCORIELLIS TRIO No info available.

Word on the Street

  • J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development

    Executive Leadership Program for Nonprofit Organizations

    Accepting applications for an intensive week-long program exploring the latest knowledge in nonprofit management and leadership. Financial aid available. Jan. 8–13. $3000.,


  • Ciné Barcafé

    Oct. 21–22, 12 a.m. $5.

    Gonzoriffic Underground Movie Show

    The annual late-night movie show brings a unique brand of bizarre and beautiful DIY cinema to the big screen. See Art Notes on p. 12.


  • The Classic Center

    5:30 p.m.

    Light the Night Walk

    There will be food and festivities before the 1.8 mile walk which raises money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. 

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    9:30–10:30 a.m. FREE!,

    Morning Mindfulness

    Join instructor Jerry Gale for a meditation session in the galleries. Meet in the lobby.

  • Bar South

    11 a.m.–1:30 p.m. $5–10.

    Classic City Chili Cook-Off

    Sample homemade chili and vote on Best Flaming, Best Veggie, Best Classic and Best Restaurant. Proceeds benefit Four Athens.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $8–10.

    La Vie en Rose

    The size-inclusive fashion show features collections from Brittani Bumb's Untitled Thoughts and Becky Brooks Thread Becky apparel lines, plus a "Shades of Pink" showcase featuring other local designers. Followed by a dance party with DJ Immuzikation. Proceeds benefit Athens Breast Fest. See Calendar Pick on p. 17.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    4:30–7:30 p.m.

    Athens Human Rights Festival Fundraiser

    Live music by Fat Arm Daddy. Proceeds benefit next year's festival.

  • Oct. 21–22, 28 & 30, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31, 6 p.m. $15. 706-340-4357,,

    Ghost Walk

    (Madison) Walk the historic streets and hear haunted tales. Reservations required.


  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    Holly Daze Pop-up Sale

    OCAF offers a one-stop shopping experience for locally made, handcrafted seasonal goods like wreaths, garlands, table settings, ornaments and more. Nov. 4–6 & Nov. 11–13.

  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA

    Holiday Market

    Local and regional makers can apply for a holiday market held Dec. 10, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Deadline to apply Nov. 7. $80.,

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    5:30–8:30 p.m. FREE!

    "I Want Your Skull: A Halloween Art Show"

    See spooky artwork by Dan Smith, Missy Kulik, Lauren Gregg, Mike Groves, Lou Kregel, Eric Hernandez, Kira Hegeman, Klon Waldrip, Cap Man Straehla, Brian Kindamo, Marilyn Estes, Steven Milsap, Tex Crawford, Charley Ferlito, Rachel Blair, Blackbird Jenny and Will Eskridge. See Art Notes on p. 12.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    5:30 p.m. FREE!

    Emerging Scholars Symposium Keynote Lecture

    Richard Haw presents "How the Brooklyn Bridge Made New York Modern." Haw is the author of The Brooklyn Bridge: A Cultural History.

  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA

    Gallery Volunteers

    ATHICA is seeking new members, volunteers and board members to assist in staffing the gallery and installing exhibitions.,


  • Oconee County Library

    4 p.m. FREE!

    Spanish Storytime

    Listen and practice Spanish songs and stories. Participants do not need to speak Spanish.

  • Athens Little Playhouse

    Oct. 21-22, 28-29, 7 p.m. Oct. 23 & 30, 3 p.m.

    Halloween at Gargoyle Mansion

    The audience helps actors tell the story of the Gargoyle family and their ghoulish trick-or-treaters.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    4 p.m. FREE!

    Scary Movie Day

    Enjoy a frightful film with popcorn. Ages 8 & up. The film will be rated PG.

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Big Daddy Mike's Barbecue

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-850-3888


    KARAOKE With your host Lynn, the queen of karaoke!


  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Oct. 20–22, 7:30 p.m. & Oct. 22, 2:30 p.m. $5–12. 706-542-8069

    A Raisin in the Sun

    (Cellar Theatre) UGA Black Theatrical Ensemble's fall show is a 1959 American classic by Lorraine Hansberry. See Theater Notes on p. 11.

Help Out

  • Donations Needed

    (Joker Joker Gallery, 145 Vine St.) The gallery is collecting blankets, socks, undershirts, canned and dry goods for the homeless and traveling artists. Drop off donations on the back porch.