Thursday, October 30

46 events


  • 40 Watt Club

    7 p.m. $10.

    Zumba After Dark

    Zumba fever continues.

  • 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.

  • Taylor-Grady House

    6–9 p.m. $10, $25 (VIP).


    Paisajes, Spanish for “sceneries,” celebrates Latin American culture through live music, an art exhibit, Latin wine tastings and a silent auction. All proceeds help Casa de Amistad in assisting local low-income families through direct service, emergency programs and free literacy courses. 

  • Allgood Lounge

    6–8 p.m. FREE!

    Hatch Happy Hour Show and Tell

    Show off your newest art or tech creation, be inspired by something someone else has made or find someone to work with in a new idea. Hosted by The Hatch, a new local makerspace.

  • Athens Welcome Center

    5:30 p.m. $15. 706-353-1820

    Folklore, Facts & Fables: Haunted Happy Hour

    Go on a downtown walking tour to explore the spooks, specters and other oddities of the Classic City. Call for reservation. See Halloween Roundup on p. 15.

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    4:15–9:30 p.m. FREE!

    Music in Athens: A Sacred Harp Symposium

    The Sacred Harp tradition originated in the southern U.S. and is named after a historical book of hymns called The Sacred Harp. This event includes a keynote address, roundtable discussion, dinner and Sacred Harp Sing.

  • The Classic Center

    4 p.m. & 10:30 p.m. $12. 706-357-4444,

    Trick or Skate

    Come in costume for a special Trick or Skate! The person with the best costume will win UGA Hockey tickets and ice skate passes. There's a skate session before and after the game. 

  • The Classic Center

    4 p.m. & 10:30 p.m. $12. 706-357-4444,

    Trick or Skate

    Come in costume for a special Trick or Skate! The person with the best costume will win UGA Hockey tickets and ice skate passes. There's a skate session before and after the game. 

Live Music

  • Barbeque Shack

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

    OPEN BLUEGRASS JAM All pickers welcome! Every Thursday!

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. 706-369-3040

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Local singer-songwriter Louis Phillip Pelot and company play a "mind-boggling wall of organic sound with upbeat, travel-driven lyrics." The band is celebrating 90-plus weeks of Thursday shows.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m.

    FATHER MURPHY Experimental-leaning industrial/post-punk band from Italy.

    STAY THE SEA Local instrumental post-rock band.

    NASTY NATE AND THE GRADUATES Three-piece local rock band.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m.

    ANTLERED AUNTLORD Fuzz-pop guitar/drums project of local producer and songwriter Jesse Stinnard.

    SPRY OLD MEN Alter ego of Greenville, SC musician Logan Galloway.

    SLAM DUNK CHAMPS Local experimental garage-rock duo.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. FREE!

    SHADE Dissonant, groove-oriented local post-punk band. This special Halloween show will feature additional members and lots of cover tunes.

    PARROTHEAD Athens' premier punk rock Jimmy Buffet cover band. 

    CULT OF RIGGONIA Experimental soundscapes with tribal, world music beats and ornate instrumentation.

  • Green Room

    9 p.m.

    THE BOHANNONS Rock and roll straight from Chattanooga, TN.

    PILGRIM Local rock band featuring Paul McHugh on vocals, guitar and keyboards along with Matt Stoessel on guitar, TJ Machado on bass, Thayer Sarrano on keyboards and Brad Morgan on drums.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. FREE!

    PERIOD SIX Playing a unique blend of jazz standards featuring collective communication and soulful improvisation.

  • Max

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-254-3392

    RED SKY DAYS Local powerhouse trio that plays heavy progressive rock.

    SMALL BEIGE GIRL Local punk rock band.

    CONCORD AMERICA Slightly out-of-control Atlanta-based band that touches on punk and garage.

    CHIEF SCOUT Bracing local psych-rock band led by songwriter Trey Rosenkampff.

  • The Melting Point

    8 p.m. $15 (adv.), $20 (door).

    JAMES MCMURTRY Critically acclaimed folk-rock artist.

    JONNY BURKE Americana and country artist.

  • New Earth Athens

    9 p.m. FREE! (before 10:30), $3.

    THRILLFEST Featuring music from DJ Kayez and Jeremiah, as well as a costume contest and the premiere of the "Intergalactic Zombie Hunter" music video.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742

    VOODOO VISIONARY Improvisational funk/rock group from Atlanta.

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Newly relocated back to his old stomping grounds of Athens, Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. He hosts an "all-star jam" every Thursday.

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!

  • Diverse Universe Studio

    9 p.m. 706-296-2945


    KARAOKE Every Thursday!


  • The Volstead

    7:30-9:30 p.m. FREE! 706-354-5300


    Every Thursday!

  • El Azteca

    7:30 p.m. FREE! 706-549-2639


    Win prizes with host Garrett Lennox. Every Thursday.

  • Butt Hutt Bar-B-Q

    8 p.m. FREE! 706-850-8511


    Hosted by Dirty South Trivia. Every Thursday.

  • Your Pie

    11 p.m. FREE!

    Sex, Drugs & Rock and Roll Trivia

    (Downtown) Presented by Dirty South Trivia.

  • Johnny's New York Style Pizza

    Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. & Thursdays, 8 p.m. FREE! 706-354-1515

    Trivia with a Twist

    Throw a lime in your beer and compete.


  • 5-7 p.m. FREE!

    Downtown Trick or Treat

    (Downtown Greensboro) Local merchants will open their doors to children for a safe trick or treating experience. Check-in on the courthouse lawn. Free trick or treat bags will be given with a list of participating businesses. For ages 12 & under. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

  • 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.

  • Oconee County Library

    Oct. 30–31, 6–8 p.m. FREE!

    Haunted House

    Families are invited to make their way through the young adult department's Hunger Games themed haunted house.

  • Athens YWCO

    Soccer Buddies

    These classes serve as an introduction to soccer skills for ages 3–4. Mondays and Wednesdays, Nov. 10–Dec. 10. $40. 706-354-7880,


  • Oconee County Library

    Oct. 21, 10 a.m. & Oct. 30, 2 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950,

    Computer Class: Free eBooks and Audiobooks

    Learn to use Georgia Download Destination and take advantage of the free eBooks and audiobooks available. Register by calling.

  • Revival Yarns

    11:30 a.m. $30. 706-850-1354,

    Knit 2 Class

    Review casting on, the knit stitch, the purl stitch, stockinette and garter stitch patterns. RSVP.

  • Revival Yarns

    3 p.m. $15.

    Intarsia Colorwork Class

    Learn how to incorporate blocks of color in knitting projects using the intarsia method. RSVP.



  • Beechwood 11 Cinemas

    Oct. 30, 8 p.m. Nov. 4, 7:30 p.m.

    RiffTrax Live: Anaconda

    Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett, best known for Mystery Science Theater 3000, jump in to take on a giant boa. This screening is broadcast live from the Carolina Theatre in Durham, NC.

  • Ciné Barcafé

    10 p.m. $7.50.

    Schlocktoberfest: Halloween (1978)

    The Schlocktoberfest Horrorshow ends with the original slasher, Halloween. See Movies on p. 16.

Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

    11:30 a.m. FREE! 706-583-8834,

    "Preparing Your Estate Plan"

    Edward Jones Financial Advisor Jess Jensen-Ryan hosts a seminar on how to help reduce taxes on one's estate, how insurance can help protect a family and benefits of trusts in estate planning.

  • ACC Library

    12:15 p.m. FREE!

    Lunchtime Learning

    Gabrielle Walters from the UGA Radon Education Program will explain how to test homes for radon, a colorless, odorless gas that is a leading cause of lung cancer. Feel free to bring a lunch.

  • ACC Library

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Listening in the Dark: An Evening of Spooky Stories

    Donna Butler recounts ghostly stories from long ago, Jonathan Dolce reads shocking tales by Edgar Allan Poe and Eddie Whitlock shares a horrifying chapter from his new book, POTUS of the Living Dead.

  • Oglethorpe Co. Library

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Meet the Author: JS Burke

    JS Burke will discuss her new teen fantasy novel, The Dragon Dreamer.


  • Kelly's Jamaican Food

    Kickin' It At Kelly's. 9 p.m. FREE! 706-208-0000 (Lumpkin St. location)

    DJ Lickle Twang! Sound

    DJ LICKLE TWANG! SOUND Spinning Jamaican sounds both new and old, filling the atmosphere with iration and positive vibrations.



  • 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. The sale opens on Nov. 7, 4–9 p.m. with wine and refreshments and continues Nov. 8–16, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

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Support Groups

  • Heart Path Studio

    Reiki Healing Circle

    Reiki is an ancient Japanese technique of healing which reduces stress and promotes relaxation. Every Thursday, 7–9 p.m. $5 suggested donation.