COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Friday, October 27

35 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

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

    SPIRIT WEEK Quirky indie act from Bowling Green, KY.

    HUNGER ANTHEM Fuzzed-out, guitar-driven local indie-rock band.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    5 p.m. www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com

    STAY GOLD CAN RELEASE Featuring local hip-hop artists, hosted by Lingua Franca and featuring DJ Reindeer Games. After the performances, there will be an open freestyle session.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    FORBIDDEN WAVES Surfy local garage-rock combo.

    THE HONEY SLIDERS Detroit-influenced rock band from Catropolis. 

    ANTARCTICATS Atlanta-based surf-punk outfit.

  • 40 Watt Club

    9 p.m. $7. www.40watt.com

    DOUBLE FERRARI This local band plays virtuosic, riff-laden, instrumental rock. Album release show! See story on p. 16.

    MEAN QUEEN New local rock band featuring members of Chrissakes and We Versus the Shark.

    NIGHT IDEA Richmond, VA band with "a unique, playful approach to progressively weirder indie rock."

    APPARITION Athens band playing a raucous, thrashy brand of hardcore.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $17 (adv.), $20 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    UNKNOWN HINSON Comedic, vampirish country songwriter playing twangy originals with a satirical tinge. See story on p. 17.

    TY MANNING & THE SLAWDOG BISCUITS New local band led by former Bearfoot Hooker Manning described as "Ronnie Milsap meets Tom Petty."

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    THE SALT FLATS Melodic and lively local guitar-rock band. 

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $25. www.georgiatheatre.com

    BRETT YOUNG Country-pop singer out of Orange County, CA.

    CARLY PEARCE Acclaimed country songstress from Kentucky.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 6 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    REV. TRIBBLE AND THE DEACONS Old-fashioned rock and roll with a sprinkle of good-humored irreverance.

  • Go Bar

    8:30 p.m. $3. 706-546-5609

    GOON PLANET No-wave and post-punk group from Rhode Island.

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

    PERIOD BOMB Experimental punk band from Miami.

    PRISON WARDER Miami-based noise-punk act.

    MICHAEL POTTER Local guitarist creates a blend of ambient folk and psychedelic songs and soundscapes.

    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. $10. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    AKPE MOTION Eclectic French group with jazz, rock and world influences.

  • Highwire Lounge

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

    LIVE MUSIC Rotating local jazz and bluegrass bands play every Friday and Saturday night.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    ERIK NEIL BAND Local trio playing blues/rock covers and originals.

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. 706-546-0840

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

  • The Office Lounge

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

    THE ORIGINAL SCREWTOPS Crankin' the blues since 1962.

Art

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    4–7 p.m. FREE! www.flickerbarandtheatre.com

    Art Reception

    The Halloween Art Show features work by cap man, See Dan Paint, Maggie Seee, Marilyn Estes, Patrick Dean, Will Eskridge and more.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    4–7 p.m. FREE! www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    "This is Halloween" Art Reception

    Spooky, scary creations by Charley Ferlito, See Dan Paint, Maggie Seee, Marilyn Estes, Matty Goldstein, Patrick Dean, Will Eskridge, Jeremiah Purinton and more. See story on p. 13.

Kidstuff

  • The Foundry

    12–3 p.m. www.wildrumpus.org

    Wild Rumpus Monster Mash

    Get a head start on the Wild Rumpus Parade with various Halloween activities like a haunted house, crafts, live music, performances and more. See Story on p. 12.

  • Oconee County Library

    Oct. 27–28, 6–8 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Twisted: A Wizard of Oz Haunted House

    This year's frightful haunted house theme is Oz, but not the Oz you remember. 

  • Rocksprings Community Center

    9 a.m.–4 p.m. $15–22.50. 706-613-3602

    Out of School Program: Witches Brew Day

    Participants will make spooky masks, create creepy treats and play games. 

  • East Athens Community Center

    Oct. 27 & Oct. 30, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. $25–45, 706-613-3593

    Out of School Program: Super Duper Science Camp

    The two-day camp offers science experiments and physical fitness activities. 

  • ACC Library

    4:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Creative Writing for Teens

    Mr. Will provides writing prompts and journals to spark creativity. Ages 11–18.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    4:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Tiny Pumpkin Decorating

    Decorate a tiny pumpkin with paint and glue. Ages 4 and up. 

  • Athens Little Playhouse

    6:30–9 p.m. $15. www.athenslittleplayhouse.net

    Halloween Dance Party: A Parent's Night Out

    The fundraiser includes a costume contest, crafts, door prizes, pizza and snacks. Ages 5 and up.

  • Fuel Hot Yoga

    4–5 p.m. $15. www.fuelhotyoga.com

    Kid's Yoga Class

    Wear a costume and stretch! 

Film

Events

  • The Foundry

    6–8 p.m. $15–20. www.creaturecomforts.com

    Wild Rumpus Kickoff Party

    Get ready for Saturday's big Halloween parade during a costume bash featuring music by the Unknown Hinson. See Story on p. 12.

  • Live Wire

    7–11 p.m. $35–40. www.livewireathens.com

    Alter Ego Masquerade Party

    The family-friendly costume party will include performances, dancing, food and prizes. Proceeds benefit the Samaritan Center for Counseling and Wellness. See Story on p. 13.

  • Jug Tavern Park

    6–9 p.m. FREE! www.cityofwinder.com

    Halloween Spooktacular

    This family-friendly festial includes trick-or-treating, photo booths, games, activities, food and craft vendors, inflatables and more.

  • The Foundry

    6:30 p.. $125 (single), $145 (couple). www.thefoundryathens.com

    Boos & Booze Pub Crawl

    Shuttle from the Graduate Athens to a Pub Crawl through Hendershots, The Globe, South Kitchen, then back to The Foundry and the Graduate Hotel. Participants are encouraged to wear costumes. 

Word on the Street

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    Inclusive Book Club

    Adults of all abilities can read out loud and discuss a book from the "I Survived" series by Lauren Tarshis. Wednesdays, Nov. 15 & 29. 706-795-5597, www.athenslibrary.org/madison

DJs

  • Max

    9 p.m. FREE! 706-286-0339

    DJ Zelium

    DJ ZELIUM A bumpin' deep house outdoor dance party featuring video projections.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    6 p.m. FREE! www.sobrewco.com

    DJ So Brew

    DJ SO BREW Spinning funk, soul and rock vinyl. Bring your own records!

Lectures & Lit

  • Avid Bookshop

    6:30 p.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com

    Ghosts of Athens

    (Five Points) Author Tracy Adkins will speak on her book, Ghosts of Athens. See Story on p. 13.

  • Flanigan's Portrait Studio

    4 p.m. FREE! www.thefunkyacademic.com

    "White Women Teachers and Black Students"

    Irami Osei-Frimpong "The Funky Academic" presents a history and conversation on understanding gender and racial hieracrchy in America.