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Thursday, October 19

46 events

Art

  • Athens, GA

    6-9 p.m. FREE! www.3thurs.org

    Third Thursday Art Series

    Seven galleries stay open late the third Thursday of every month. Participating galleries include the Georgia Museum of Art, Lamar Dodd School of Art, ATHICA, Lyndon House Arts Center, Ciné, the GlassCube & Gallery @ Hotel Indigo and The Classic Center.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    8–11 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Museum Mix

    The museum's late-night art party includes refreshments, a live deejay and access to all the galleries. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    6 p.m. FREE! www.athensclarkecounty.com/lyndonhouse

    Gallery Talk

    Thom Houser speaks on his exhibition, "Connecting: Stairways to..." Exploring the many types of connections that occur while using stairs, the multi-media installation includes photography, video and sculptural components.

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Go Bar

    11 p.m. FREE! 706-546-5609

    Dr. Fred's Karaoke

    KARAOKE Hosted by karaoke fanatic Dr. Fred and featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more. Every Thursday!

  • The Bar-B-Que Shack

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

    Bluegrass Jam

    BLUEGRASS JAM Bring your own instrument! All pickers are welcome every Thursday.

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040

    LEAVING COUNTRIES & FRIENDS Local band playing a fusion of folk, country and Southern rock, with jazz influences.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com

    GRAND VAPIDS Local alt-rock band with a dense, dreamy, slowcore-inspired sound.

    HAPPY ABANDON Indie-rock band out of Chapel Hill, NC with an emphasis on dramatic production.

    SUBSCRIBER Local psych-pop project of songwriter Jeff Webber.

  • DePalma's Italian Cafe

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-552-1237 (Timothy Road location)

    BREATHLANES Athens musical collective playing organic, atmospheric improv. Featuring John Miley (guitar), Jamie DeRevere (drums) and Darrin Cook (bass), with special guest Chrystal Leonard.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    BRIAN REVELS Singer-songwriter out of Atlanta.

    SARAH ZUNIGA Talented singer-songwriter with a sweet, strong voice.

    THE SINGING BUTCHER The performing alias of singer-songwriter (and butcher) Tim George.

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

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $6 (adv.), $10 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    DIRTY BOURBON RIVER SHOW Vaudevillian rock and roll act from New Orleans.

    ELLIS DYSON & THE SHAMBLES Chapel Hill, NC six-piece playing "whiskey-soaked, foot-stompin’ songs."

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 11 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    BURNS LIKE FIRE Stewed, screwed and tattooed punk rock band from Athens.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    LILY ROSE Local pop-folk singer-songwriter.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7:30 p.m. $29 (adv.), $33 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    GOGOL BORDELLO Hard-touring gypsy-punk act from New York City. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

    LUCKY CHOPS Brassy funk band out of New York City.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    JAZZ JAM Some of our town's most talented jazz musicians get together at this monthly happening. Bring your axe, or grab a brew and a table and give an ear.

  • Iron Factory

    10:30 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6877

    SYLVIA NOVAK Alabama singer-songwriter with sharp vibrato and a sharper fiddle.

  • The Office Lounge

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

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

  • The World Famous

    9 p.m. www.facebook.com/theworldfamousathens

    MISTER TIE DYE Local nine-piece instrumental fusion group with a potent horn section.

Classes

Events

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5:30 p.m. $10. entomolo@uga.edu

    Octobeefest

    Receive information about the benefits of pollination from the UGA BugDawgs, observe insects and anthropods, sample honey and local beers.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    6–9 p.m. $20. www.northgeorgiacottage.org

    Unplugged for the Cottage

    Live music from diet-dangfly!, Betsy Franck, Ty Manning and the Slawdog Biscuits, Tay and Sean from the Broken String Band and the Athens Tiny Jazz Arkestra. Plus, a silent auction, raffles, door prizes and a photo booth. Food will be privided by eight local restaurants. Proceeds benefit The Cottage Sexual Assault Center and Children's Advocacy Center.

  • Athens Welcome Center

    5:30–7:30 p.m. $15. 706-353-1820, athensclarkeheritagefoundation.bigcartel.com

    Athens History & Hauntings Tour

    The UGA Special Collections Library and Classic City Tours present a haunted history tour through downtown and North Campus. Each stroll reveals the backstories of landmarks and lore. 

  • Bogart Library

    6–8 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    KnitLits

    Knitters of all levels are welcome. 

  • Steffen Thomas Museum of Art

    6 p.m. www.steffenthomas.org

    The Perfect Pairing: Wine and Art

    The fundraiser includes fine wines and food, a silent auction and art-related activities. 

  • UNG Oconee Campus

    5:30 p.m. ung.edu

    Oconeefest

    Festivities include live music, a silent auction, dinner and more. Proceeds raise scholarship funds for Oconee County students attending UNG campuses. 

  • Live Wire

    7–9:30 p.m. $20. www.athica.org

    Cranial Offerings

    This event featuring artist-made headpieces by artists including Lucy Calhoun, cap man, Lauren Fancher, Lisa Freeman, Mike Harboldt, Mike Landers, Chris Taylor and many more. Headpieces will be auctioned off, and proceeds benefit the Athens Institute for Contemporary Art. Entry includes five auction tickets and a souvenir headpiece. See Story on p. 15.

Sports

Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

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

    Café au Libris: Hugh Acheson

    Local award-winning chef and restauranteur Hugh Acheson discusses and signs copies of his new cookbook, The Chef and the Slowcooker

  • ACC Library

    6 p.m. FREE! mkapelewski@athenslibrary.org

    For the Philo of Philosophy Book Discussion Group

    Read philosophy books from ancient Greece to modern times. 

Kidstuff

Performance

  • 40 Watt Club

    8:30 p.m. $5. www.40watt.com

    The Modern Pin-Ups

    The Modern Pin-Ups host an evening of dance performances.

  • UGA Ramsey Concert Hall

    8 p.m. FREE! music.uga.edu

    Guest Artists Concert

    The Edison Trio will perform.

  • Sister Louisa's Church

    9 p.m. FREE! sisterlouisaschurch.com

    The Kourtesans

    The drag troupe performs every third Thursday. Tonight is a special Halloween show and costume party.

  • Live Wire

    7–9:30 p.m. $20–25. info@athica.org

    A Benefit for ATHICA

    An artist-made headpiece performance and brown bag auction features pieces by Nancy Barbosa, cap man, Lauren Fancher, Lisa Freeman and more. Refreshments by Home.Made.

DJs

Games

Outdoors

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9:30 a.m. FREE! www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Nature Ramblers

    (Meet at Shade Garden Arbor) Learn more about 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.

Film

Theater

  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    8 p.m. $5–7. thethalianblackfriars@gmail.com

    And Baby Makes Seven

    (The Cellar Theatre) As Anna, her lover Ruth and her baby-daddy Peter await the arrival of their newborn child, they must rid their crowded apartment of three imaginary children who are starting to take on a life of their own. Presented by The Thalian Blackfriars.

Comedy

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    5 p.m. www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com

    Comedy Night

    Stand-up from Cherith Fuller, Shaunak Godkhindi, Travis Williams, Lanny Farmer and Landon Lackey. Mark Taylor hosts. 

Ending Thursday, October 19

 

Kidstuff

  • Oconee County Library

    Haunted House Teen Volunteer Nights

    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

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

    Goal Setting

    This two-day workshop is for teens to get tips on goal setting. Hosted by the Black Law Student Association. Oct. 19 & Oct. 26, 4:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650