Y.O.D Party-starting Athens alternative hip-hop collective.
B.Y.V. Atlanta-based conscious-rap collective with a live band.
N-BLOCK A showcase of local hip-hop talent.
CHECK THE SIGNS Uplifting local family band.
BLUES NIGHT WITH BIG C Nobody in Athens sings the blues quite like Big C. Expect lots of soulful riffs, covers and originals.
OPEN MIC Showcase your talent at this open mic night every Monday. Hosted by Larry Forte.
Designed to nurture language skills through literature-based materials and activities. Parents assist their children in movements and actions while playing.
The Young Adult staff is looking for volunteers ages 11–18. Participants will prepare and decorate the library's haunted house. Oct. 23, 5–9 p.m. Oct. 24, 4–7 p.m. Oct. 25, 4–8 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950
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.
Songs, finger plays, wiggles and giggles for ages three and under. Caregivers will recieve pointers for building literacy and language skills.
Team trivia contests with house cash prizes every Monday night.
Win house cash and prizes! Every Monday night.
Beginner players welcome.
Test your general knowledge for prizes.
Meet Georgia author, naturalist and activist Janisse Ray. A reception will follow a reading and talk.
(1324 S. Lumpkin St.) International Fulbright scholar Dr. Hind Yahyaoui-Azami will lead a discussion on "Morocco at a Glance: Diversity, Tolerance and Islam."
(Cornerstone Church, 4680 Lexington Rd.) Discuss "Needs and Opportunities."
"31 Days of Darkness" continues with the Vincent Price classic The Abominable Dr. Phibes.
Through asana practice, prananyama and lecture, instructor Gota Cebrero leads a class on human energetic systems. Register online. Nov. 11, 12–4 p.m. $75 (before Oct. 31), $65. 706-254-0200, www.athensyogainstitute.com
Get tips of teaching yoga to children. The approach includes props, music, games, storytelling and imagination. Oct. 20, 5:30–8:30 p.m. & Oct. 21, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. $150 (before Oct. 10), $175. www.athensyogainstitute.com
Help organize the Georgia Conflict Center's annual fundraiser, Pickin' for Peace, which will be held on Oct. 15. 706-389-5912, www.gaconflict.org