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Tuesday, September 26

26 events

Classes

Games

Live Music

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    5 p.m. www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com

    SUGAR STILL Hard-touring acoustic duo from Chicago.

  • The Foundry

    Terrapin Tuesday. 7 p.m. $5. www.thefoundryathens.com

    JOE WILLEY & THE MOVING MEN Fiddle-based folk music from the local songwriter and his band.

    EMILY HORTON Graduate student playing "simple piano and guitar songs."

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $30 (adv.), $35 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    MAC DEMARCO Quirky Canadian indie singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with a smooth-rock sound. 

    THE GARDEN SoCal punk duo consisting of twin brothers.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 10 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    OGINALII A name meaning "friendship" in Cherokee, this tightly knit band features a mix of grunge, honky-tonk and Zeppelin-esque rock.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    DJS GOOD GIRL & STRAWBERITA Playing pop, hip hop and R&B hits from the '90s.

  • Nowhere Bar

    9 p.m. 706-546-4742

    TUESDAY NIGHT CONFESSIONAL This series, hosted by Fester Hagood, showcases acoustic solo sets from talented singer-songwriters from Athens and across the country.

Kidstuff

Sports

  • East Athens Community Center

    Tuesdays, 6:30–8:30 p.m. & Saturdays, 1–4 p.m. FREE! www.ttathensga.com

    Table Tennis Matches and Training

    Beginner to advanced skill levels welcome.

Meetings

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    5:30–7 p.m. www.clarkedemocrats.com

    ACC Democrats Happy Hour

    Discuss issues at the county, state and national level at the water cooler end of the bar.

  • Multiple Locations

    Sept. 26 at 11:30 a.m. at the Lyndon House. Sept. 26 at 4:30 p.m. at Cedar Shoals. Sept. 28 at 4:30 p.m. at Clarke Central and Cedar Shoals.

    Envision Athens

    Envision Athens unveils its "draft action plan" at four open houses. See City Dope on p. 5.

Lectures & Lit

  • Avid Bookshop

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

    Super Special Release Party

    (Prince Ave.) Avid's own bookseller/manager and author Caleb Zane Huett releases his debut novel, Top Elf.

  • UGA Jackson St. Building

    6:30 p.m. FREE! achfonline.org

    Midcentury Modern Architecture

    A lecture will be presented by associate professor Wayde Brown, architect Joseph Smith and photographer Robin Hill.

Theater

  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Sept. 26–30, 8 p.m. & Oct. 1, 2:30 p.m. $12 (w/ UGA ID), $16. www.drama.uga.edu

    The Last Witch

    UGA Theatre presents Rona Munro's tale based on the true story of the last woman legally executed for witchcraft in England. See Calendar Pick on p. 14.

Film

  • Ciné Barcafé

    $7.50–9.75. www.athenscine.com

    Latin American Film Series

    Watch Neruda (Sept. 25–28), Endless Poetry (Sept. 25–28) and Finding Oscar (Sept. 28) in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month. 

Wednesday, September 27

45 events

Live Music

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    Athens Farmers Market. 5 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    THE RADIO RANGERS Acoustic folk and country act from Cumming.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    BLUE BODIES New local punk band.

    WHEN PARTICLES COLLIDE New England-based rock duo.

  • The Foundry

    7 p.m. $5. www.thefoundryathens.com

    THE BEST OF UNKNOWN ATHENS A monthly singer-songwriter showcase hosted by Liam Parke. This month features Jack Reed, Benjamin Floyd Simpson, Layne Denton, Carla Le Fever, Campbell Harrison and Andy Rogers.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7 p.m. $20. www.georgiatheatre.com

    DREW HOLCOMB AND THE NEIGHBORS Popular Americana band from Nashville.

    DEVON GILFILLIAN Nashville-based blues and soul singer-songwriter.

    MIKE KINNEBREW Singer-songwriter with a meaninfgul, melodic sound.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    KATHERINE BALL A taste of Southern gothic blues.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    DONNY KNOTTSVILLE Local hip-hop artist combines modern and traditional rap styles. 

    KAE'EL Georgia artist creating dance-centric hip-hop and R&B.

    CASA VETTE A mix of electronic, ambient and hip hop.

  • Iron Factory

    8 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6877

    BLUES JAM Hosted by Jesse Mariah. Bring your voice and instruments.

  • Locos Grill & Pub

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-549-7700 (Timothy Road location)

    RICK FOWLER BAND Original, guitar-driven blues-rock group.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    MC FUNK JAM The house band kicks things off, followed by a jam with MCs on the mic and YOU on guitar, keys, bass, drums or horn. Bring your gear and get funky.

  • Porterhouse Grill

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990

    JAZZ NIGHT The longest standing weekly music gig in Athens! Enjoy an evening of original music, improv and standards.

Art

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    12–1 p.m. FREE! (members), $15 (non-members). athensareaartscouncil@gmail.com, www.athensarts.org

    AAAC Lunch & Learn: Artist DIY Marketing

    Bring your lunch to this lecture discussing self-promotion and marketing strategies. Speakers include painter Will Eskridge, members of Pixel & Ink and Trio Contemporary Art Gallery, and Alyssa DeHayes, publicist with Riot Act Media and founder of Arrowhawk Records.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    2 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Tour at Two

    Docents lead a tour of "Modern Masters from the Giuliano Ceseri Collection."

Performance

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    3:30 p.m. FREE! www.music.uga.edu

    UGA Symphonic Band

    The ensemble focuses on classic band repertoire as well as new music.

  • UGA Ramsey Concert Hall

    8 p.m. www.pac.uga.edu

    Faculty Recital

    David Zerkel (tuba) and Anatoly Sheludyakov (piano) perform songs by Brahms, Mahler, Schubert and more.

Games

Kidstuff

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE! 706-546-0840

    Karaoke

    KARAOKE With your host Lynn. Every Wednesday!

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    Open Mic Night

    OPEN MIC A weekly open-mic jam hosted by Louis Phillip Pelot. Backline provided!

  • The Globe

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-353-4721

    Hip Hop Open Mic

    HIP HOP OPEN MIC A weekly battle-style open mic that uses silent-disco headphones to encourage audience participation. Performers can bring their own beats, or the house will provide backing.

Classes

Events

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    4–7 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music by Radio Rangers (Sept. 27).

Lectures & Lit

Comedy

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. FREE! thewilliamsproject@gmail.com

    Tip Jar Comedy

    Local comic stand-up hosted by Travis Williams.

Theater

  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Sept. 26–30, 8 p.m. & Oct. 1, 2:30 p.m. $12 (w/ UGA ID), $16. www.drama.uga.edu

    The Last Witch

    UGA Theatre presents Rona Munro's tale based on the true story of the last woman legally executed for witchcraft in England. See Calendar Pick on p. 14.

Film

  • Ciné Barcafé

    $7.50–9.75. www.athenscine.com

    Latin American Film Series

    Watch Neruda (Sept. 25–28), Endless Poetry (Sept. 25–28) and Finding Oscar (Sept. 28) in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month. 

Thursday, September 28

33 events

Kidstuff

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597

    Pajama Storytime

    Bring your pajama-clad kids in for storytelling and readings by special guests.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    4:30 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597

    Lego Club

    Create Lego art and enjoy Lego-based games. Blocks provided. For ages 8 & up.

  • ACC Library

    3:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Fall Craftival

    Celebrate everything you love about the fall season. Ages 2–8 and their caregivers.

  • ACC Library

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

    UGA EcoReach

    Play Predator/Prey Tag with the UGA EcoReach team. Ages 11–18.

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

    STEEL GALLERY High-intensity rock group from Marietta.

    RUHAA Local rock band with alternative and blues influences.

    ACTUS REUS Atlanta-based metal band.

  • DePalma's Italian Cafe

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-552-1237 (Timothy Road Location)

    JIM COOK High-energy solo blues performer with strong vocals, slide guitar and "swamp stomp."

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    FIONA SILVER NYC artist who uses her buttery voice to blend genres from rock and roll to electric soul to "ukulele blues."

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    CHRIS BURROUGHS TRIO Jazz ensemble led by Atlanta drummer Chris Burroughs.

  • Iron Factory

    9 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6877

    PARADISE PATIO A bumpin' deep-house outdoor dance party hosted by DJ Zelium.

  • Iron Factory

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

    RENO ROBERTS Solo folk singer-songwriter.

    SOCIAL CIRCLE Athens-based soft-psych-pop project.

    DK Detroit-born, Athens-based hip-hop artist.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    CRANFORD HOLLOW Americana outfit based out of Hilton Head Island, SC.

  • 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

    SMOKEDOG This local band plays noisy, burned-out experimental rock and roll.

    Y.O.D Party-starting Athens alternative hip-hop collective.

    WE'RE WEIRD A collaboration between local hip-hop performers Blacknerdninja, LG, Profound and Squalle.

    TIGERDOG Riffy indie-rock band from Charlotte, NC.

Games

DJs

  • The Old Pal

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-850-4340

    DJ Quincy

    DJ QUINCY Local musician John Swint spins a dance party.

  • Highwire Lounge

    11 p.m. $1 (headphone). www.highwirelounge.com

    Silent Disco

    SILENT DISCO Dance the night away with wireless headphones and two channels of music. One of them is a request line!

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $22 (adv.), $25 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    Beats Antique, Asadi

    BEATS ANTIQUE "Dancetronica" trio performing its Creature Carnival spectacle.

    ASADI Persian trap performer.

Comedy

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.

Meetings

  • ACC Library

    6 p.m. FREE! clarkedemocrats.com

    ACC Democratic Committee

    Meet Stacey Evans, one of the candidates for Democratic Governor of Georgia, at this month's meeting.

  • Multiple Locations

    Sept. 26 at 11:30 a.m. at the Lyndon House. Sept. 26 at 4:30 p.m. at Cedar Shoals. Sept. 28 at 4:30 p.m. at Clarke Central and Cedar Shoals.

    Envision Athens

    Envision Athens unveils its "draft action plan" at four open houses. See City Dope on p. 5.

Events

Classes

Theater

  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Sept. 26–30, 8 p.m. & Oct. 1, 2:30 p.m. $12 (w/ UGA ID), $16. www.drama.uga.edu

    The Last Witch

    UGA Theatre presents Rona Munro's tale based on the true story of the last woman legally executed for witchcraft in England. See Calendar Pick on p. 14.

Film

  • Ciné Barcafé

    $7.50–9.75. www.athenscine.com

    Latin American Film Series

    Watch Neruda (Sept. 25–28), Endless Poetry (Sept. 25–28) and Finding Oscar (Sept. 28) in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month. 

Friday, September 29

30 events

DJs

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    10 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/lkshuffleclub

    DJ Mahogany

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

  • 40 Watt Club

    10 p.m. $2. www.40watt.com

    90's Dance Party with DJ Juice Wayne

    DJ JUICE WAYNE Come get jiggy with this local DJ spinning '90s hits.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    4:30 p.m. www.sobrewco.com

    DJ So Brew

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

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5 p.m. www.terrapinbeer.com

    Banded, Leaving Countries

    BANDED Dynamic local trio with an uplifting message.

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot performs tasty sets of funky Southern folk rock 'n' roll.

Live Music

  • Butt Hutt Bar-B-Q

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

    JIM COOK Cook is joined by Bill Whitley and Charles Sewell for a set of electric blues jams.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    THE DARNELL BOYS The Darnell brothers play country blues originals backed by upright bass, singing saw and junkyard percussion.

    THE ENTERTAINMENT CRACKERS Americana band out of Atlanta.

    CICADA RHYTHM Acoustic guitar and upright bass duo playing bluegrass-tinged indie-folk with paired vocal harmonies.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    THE HONEY SLIDERS Detroit-influenced rock band from Catropolis. This event also serves as a release party for frontman Larry Acquaviva's new book. See story on p. 10.

    THE VG MINUS '70s-styled power-pop/punk band from Athens.

  • 40 Watt Club

    7 p.m. $5. www.40watt.com

    NUCLEAR TOURISM Young local rock group playing covers and originals.

    THE PIERRES New alt-rock group from Athens.

  • The Foundry

    9 p.m. $12 (adv.), $15 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    THE HIGHBALLS Put on your bangle bracelets and tuck in those shoulder pads! Athens music vets The Highballs will perform a totally awesome set of '80s dance hits.

    DJ RE>RON Spinning an all-vinyl set of indie, punk and more.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $15 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    SPACE JESUS EDM group described as "the feeling you get when you travel through a wormhole in a fresh pair of Jordans."

    THRIFTWORKS Berkeley, CA-based electronic producer.

    ESSEKS Brooklyn-based producer and visual artist.

    PARROTICE Dubstep and hip-hop producer from Tennessee.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 11:30 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    ANDY BRUH Local DJ Andy Herrington spins and mixes dubstep, EDM and bass music.

  • The Globe

    7 p.m. $7. www.jazzathensga.org

    LAURA COYLE & TREY WRIGHT Vocal and guitar duo playing classic jazz and bossa nova, with a dash of Dolly Parton, Paul Simon and other songwriters.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    HARRY CAREY Reunited version of this raucous Athens rock group fronted by songwriter Jim Willingham.

    ANCIENT WHALES Fuzz-rock band led by songwriter and vocalist Enoch Bledsoe.

    DJS IMMUZIKATION & TWIN POWERS Two of the Booty Boyz spin the newest dance party jams and classic favorites.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    GRASSLAND Local traditional and progressive bluegrass group formerly known as Grassland String Band.

  • Highwire Lounge

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

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

  • Iron Factory

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

    JET PHASE Local grunge-influenced indie-rock band.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    CLASSIC CITY JUKEBOX Local all-star rock and roll cover band.

  • The Office Lounge

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

    DANIEL GRAHAM Atlanta-based rocker with alternative and prog influences.

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. 706-546-0840

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

  • VFW

    8 p.m. www.vfwathens.com

    HUNTER GRAYSON Playing classic country music.

Classes

Lectures & Lit

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    8 p.m. FREE! larryacquaviva@charter.net

    Meet the Author

    Meet local author Larry Acquaviva for his book Nobody Cares Who You Are: The Life and Times of Aceman, a Widespread Panic Roadie, Book II: The Hitchhiking Odyssey. A reading by the the author and Andrea Acquaviva will be followed by live music by VG Minus and The Honey Sliders. See Story on p. 10.

  • Avid Bookshop

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

    Meet the Author

    Meet Kristen Iskandrian in celebration of her novel Motherest

Events

  • Rocksprings Community Center

    6:30 p.m. $20–30. 706-613-3602

    The Butler Kicks the Bucket

    Enjoy a murder mystery dinner party. All guests will be assigned a charcter prior to the dinner, and costumes are encouraged. Ages 20 & up. Registration required.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    5–7 p.m. $20. www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Connect to Protect Preview and Pairings

    Listen to discussions on gardening, enjoy refreshments, peruse native plant pairings and collections.

  • Oconee County Library

    3 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Byron Herbert Reece: A Centennial Celebration

    Jackie Elsner will sing Byron Herbert Reece's poems in the tradition of Old Country ballads. Attendees are asked to bring a cobbler or sweet dish to share in a Mountain Berry Desert Potluck. 

Theater

  • Athens Community Theater

    Sept. 29–30 and Oct. 5–7, 8 p.m. Oct. 1 and Oct. 8, 2 p.m. $8–15. www.townandgownplayers.org

    Deathtrap

    The Town & Gown Players present Ira Levin's Deathtrap. A thriller author who has lost his mojo will do anything to get it back. See Theater Notes on p. 11.

  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Sept. 26–30, 8 p.m. & Oct. 1, 2:30 p.m. $12 (w/ UGA ID), $16. www.drama.uga.edu

    The Last Witch

    UGA Theatre presents Rona Munro's tale based on the true story of the last woman legally executed for witchcraft in England. See Calendar Pick on p. 14.

Saturday, September 30

38 events

Events

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    8 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! www.athensclarkecounty.com/riversalive

    Rivers Alive!

    Georgia's annual volunteer river cleanup event that encourages civic involvement in the preservation of Georgia's precious water resources. Includes free breakfast and live entertainment. Bring a water bottle and glives, and wear long pants and closed toed shoes.

  • Georgia Square Mall

    2–6 p.m. FREE! 706-369-5714

    Athens Recovery Fest

    This annual festival celebrates recovery and provides hygiene kits, interview clothing, raffle items, scholarships, free Hepatitis C screenings and raffle items. Performances by Lexington Jam, Convince the Kid, Fat Arm Daddy and Mister Tie Dye.

  • 2–4 p.m. FREE! doublehelix.businesscatalyst.com

    Open House

    (Double Helix STEAM School, 580 Tallassee Rd.) Learn about the Double Helix School, serving 4th–8th graders.

  • Max

    12–5 p.m. ugalive.com/athens-black-market

    Athens Black Market

    The market supports local minority business vendors. Offerings range from soul and caribbean food vendors, clothing, artwork, kid-friendly items, youth vendors, live performances, games and and more.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    12–7:30 p.m. $12. www.sobrewco.com

    Bumpkinfest

    Celebrate the release of a beer brewed inside of a giant pumpkin.

  • West Broad Market Garden

    9 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! www.athenslandtrust.org

    West Broad Farmers Market

    Shop for fresh and affordable produce and prepared foods. The market also includes kids activities, cooking demonstrations, educational booths and entertainment. 

  • Bishop Park

    8 a.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music by Scott Baxendale and the Folk Society Band.

  • The National

    10 p.m.–12 a.m. reservations@thenationalrestaurant.com

    Zhou Night

    Shay Lavi of Let's Eat takes over the bar for a late night pop-up featuring Middle Eastern-inspired tapas and cocktails.

Live Music

  • Bishop Park

    Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    SCOTT BAXENDALE Guitar dynamism from the owner of Baxendale Guitars. Classic bluesy riffs and a lot of soul. 

    FOLK SOCIETY BAND Local group playing folk tunes. 

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    BURNS LIKE FIRE Stewed, screwed and tattooed punk rock band from Athens. See Calendar Pick on p. 14.

    EL ESCAPADO Punk rock group out of Nashville.

    CAULFIELD High-energy local garage-rap band.

    CUDDLEFISH Local self-described "snot-punk heartthrobs."

    BLUE BODIES New local punk band.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    8 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    MULTIPLE MIGGS High-octane local harcore band.

    RAT BABIES Doomy, psychedelic, long-running local two-piece.

    TEARS FOR THE DYING Atlanta-based death-rock group fronted by Adrya Stembridge.

  • The Foundry

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

    REBEL UNION Local country duo with influences like Miranda Lambert and Sugarland.

    RYLY Singer-songwriter promoting his first EP.

  • Front Porch Book Store

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-742-7735

    JOE CAT Local troubadour whose influences range from Steve Earle and Townes Van Zant to Johnny Cash.

  • Georgia Square Mall

    2 p.m. FREE! 706-369-5714

    ATHENS RECOVERY FEST Featuring performances by Lexington Jam, Convince the Kid, Fat Arm Daddy and Mister Tie Dye.

  • Georgia Theatre

    9 p.m. $15 (adv.), $17 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    WHITNEY Melancholic indie-rock group out of Chicago featuring former members of Smith Westerns. See story on p. 9.

    KWEKU COLLINS Young, melodic hip-hop artist from Chicago.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    IMMATERIAL POSSESSION New, Atlanta-based duo.

    FEMALE IMAGINATION Local experimental act.

    JIMENA LOREDA Surrealist artist and puppeteer.

    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. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    WHITEHALL JAZZ COLLECTIVE Local jazz pianist Greg Hankins leads his sizeable group through an eclectic set of music.

  • Highwire Lounge

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

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

  • Iron Factory

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

    GENKI GENKI PANIC Instrumental horror-surf group from Chattanooga.

    THE FLAMETHROWERS Athens-based surf-rock band.

    FORBIDDEN WAVES Surfy local garage-rock combo.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    LADY LOVE & THE LOSING STREAK Rootsy, riffy rock quartet from Atlanta.

Outdoors

  • ACC Landfill

    8 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3512, www.athensclarkecounty.com/recycling

    Vulture Festival

    Join the ACC Recycling Division, Bear Hollow Wildlife Trail and the Oconee Rivers Audobon Society as they celebrate nature's clean-up crew, the vultures! Activities include a guided bird walk, a "Birds of Prey" presentation and a vulture-themed costume contest.

DJs

  • Highwire Lounge

    11 p.m. $1 (headphone). www.highwirelounge.com

    Silent Disco

    SILENT DISCO Dance the night away with wireless headphones and two channels of music. One of them is a request line!

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 10:30 p.m. www.georgiatheatre.com

    Booty Boyz

    BOOTY BOYZ DJs ImmuzikationTwin Powers and Z-Dog spin dance hits into the night. 

  • Max

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

    Chief Rocka

    DJS CHIEF ROCKA & Q Local DJs spin Top 40, hip hop, funk, soul and more.

Lectures & Lit

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    2–4:30 p.m. FREE! artzar@gmail.com

    Writer's Circle

    (Hargrett Library) Writers may bring pages of their work, any genre, for group feedback. Each meeting will highlight books from Hargrett's Collections.

  • 2 p.m. FREE! 706-335-2665

    Meet the Author

    (Wall of Books, Watkinsville) Retired professor of Ecology at UGA Dac Crossley celebrates his book, Escape from the Alamo.

Performance

Kidstuff

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    10 a.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Family Day: The Science of Art

    Check out 19th- and 20th-century drawings from the Ceseri Collection, them try out different drawings, materials and techniques to create your own work of art.

  • Lay Park

    7:30–10 p.m. $17–22. www.athensclarkecounty.com/leisure

    Girls Night Out

    Bring a flashlight and take a nighttime adventure out to Washington Farms for their corn maze. Ages 12–14. Registration required.

  • ACC Library

    11 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Anne of Green Gables Country Picnic

    A country party based on the beloved novel. Light snacks provided. For ages 6–11 and their caregivers.

  • 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-335-2665

    Super Special Story Time

    (Wall of Books, Watkinsville) Author Julie Landon will read The Little Voice.

Sports

  • Southern Brewing Company

    2:30–7:30 p.m. www.sobrewco.com

    UGA vs. TN Screening

    Watch the game on two big screens. Today is also Bumpkinfest, which stars a beer brewed inside of a giant pumpkin.

Classes

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    12–4 p.m. www.athensclarkecounty.com/leisure

    Master Bookmaking Workshop

    Margot Ecke leads a workshop. Held in conjunction with the exhibition "All That Remains is Nowhere: A Sampling of 21st Century Book Arts," which features a collection of simple book structures, sculptural work and conceptual book art by various artists including Brian Hitselberger, Eileen Wallace and Ecke. Register online.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    10 a.m.–3 p.m. $50. www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Garden Photography Basics

    (Visitor Center) Learn about the equipment, composition and other skills to enhance your flower photos.

  • American Blackbelt Academy

    10 a.m. $15–30. 706-549-1671

    SAFE Women's Self Defense

    Learn how to disable an attacker. Ages 12 and up.

Theater

  • Athens Community Theater

    Sept. 29–30 and Oct. 5–7, 8 p.m. Oct. 1 and Oct. 8, 2 p.m. $8–15. www.townandgownplayers.org

    Deathtrap

    The Town & Gown Players present Ira Levin's Deathtrap. A thriller author who has lost his mojo will do anything to get it back. See Theater Notes on p. 11.

  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Sept. 26–30, 8 p.m. & Oct. 1, 2:30 p.m. $12 (w/ UGA ID), $16. www.drama.uga.edu

    The Last Witch

    UGA Theatre presents Rona Munro's tale based on the true story of the last woman legally executed for witchcraft in England. See Calendar Pick on p. 14.

  • The Tasting Room at Jittery Joe's Roasting Company

    6 p.m. $7. www.roseofathens.org

    Romeo & Juliet

    Rose of Athens Theatre presents a one-night performance of a touring show.

Sunday, October 1

16 events

Kidstuff

  • Oconee County Library

    3 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950

    Tail Waggin' Tutors

    Reading aloud to a dog creates a relaxed, non-judgmental environment that helps kids develop their reading skills and builds confidence. Register for a 15-minutes session. Grades K-5.

  • Rubber Soul Yoga

    4 p.m. $5 per family. rubbersoulyoga.com

    Clown Show

    Rubber Soul's clowns perform a family-friendly show. 

Live Music

  • ACC Library

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

    ATHENS TANGO PROJECT Local group playing Argentine tango.

  • The Foundry

    7 p.m. $18 (adv.), $22 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    MORGAN JAMES New York-based soul singer known for her work with Postmodern Jukebox.

    ANSLEY STEWART Local singer-songwriter playing rock, blues and classical.

  • Georgia Center for Continuing Education

    1 p.m. FREE! www.wuga.org

    ATHENS JAZZ FESTIVAL The family-friendly, outdoor fest features music from DJ SegarBig Band Jazz, Trio Deluxe, Tiny Jazz Arkestra, Louis Romanos, Mary Sigalas with Jakob Deat, John Dunn and Jazzman and Period 6. See Calendar Pick on p. 14.

  • Grindhouse Killer Burgers

    1 p.m. FREE! 706-612-9327

    DJ OSMOSE Spinning an all-vinyl set of funk, soul, roots reggae and more.

  • Iron Factory

    8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6877

    DAVID LOCOCO Local singer performs classic jazz standards in the styles of Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and more.

Events

Games

Art

  • UGA Performing Arts Center

    7:30 p.m. FREE! arts.uga.edu

    Opening Celebration

    A kaleidoscope of art student performances and presentations. Part of Spotlight on the Arts.

  • Pixel & Ink Studio

    4–6 p.m. FREE! www.pixelandinkstudio.com

    Closing Reception & Book Release Party

    "Monochromatic" features paintings and prints by Jacob Wenzka. This is the release and signing party for The Girl Who Kept Night in Her Closet, a children's book written by Bart King and illustrated by Wenzka. See Calendar Pick on p. 14.

Performance

  • Healing Arts Centre

    8 p.m. $10. www.healingartscentre.net

    Oneness: Songs for Peace & Unity

    Gina Breedlive leads a concert.

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    3 p.m. $25. pac.uga.edu

    Russian Folk Instrument Orchestra

    The program will feature popular and folk selections performed on traditional instruments such as the bayan and domra. 

Theater

  • Athens Community Theater

    Sept. 29–30 and Oct. 5–7, 8 p.m. Oct. 1 and Oct. 8, 2 p.m. $8–15. www.townandgownplayers.org

    Deathtrap

    The Town & Gown Players present Ira Levin's Deathtrap. A thriller author who has lost his mojo will do anything to get it back. See Theater Notes on p. 11.

  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Sept. 26–30, 8 p.m. & Oct. 1, 2:30 p.m. $12 (w/ UGA ID), $16. www.drama.uga.edu

    The Last Witch

    UGA Theatre presents Rona Munro's tale based on the true story of the last woman legally executed for witchcraft in England. See Calendar Pick on p. 14.

Monday, October 2

13 events

Live Music

  • 40 Watt Club

    9 p.m. FREE! www.40watt.com

    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.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    WAKA FLOCKA FLAME Atlanta-based rapper known for hits like "O Let's Do It" and "Hard in Da Paint." 

    DJ WHOO KID Hip hop DJ and producer.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    CHECK THE SIGNS Uplifting local family band.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    BLUES NIGHT WITH BIG C Nobody in Athens sings the blues quite like Big C. Expect lots of soulful riffs, covers and originals.

Karaoke & Open Mic

Games

  • Grindhouse Killer Burgers

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

    Dirty South Trivia: Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll

    Team trivia contests with house cash prizes every Monday night.

  • Beef 'O' Brady's

    8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1916

    General Knowledge Trivia

    Win house cash and prizes! Every Monday night.

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

    1 p.m. $4. ejstapler@gmail.com

    Duplicate Bridge

    Beginner players welcome.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8–10 p.m. FREE! highwirelounge.com

    Geeks Who Drink Trivia

    Test your general knowledge for prizes.

Kidstuff

  • Bogart Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Monday Funday

    Songs, finger plays, wiggles and giggles for ages three and under. Caregivers will recieve pointers for building literacy and language skills.

Lectures & Lit

  • Winterville Center for Community and Culture

    7 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org

    Meet the Author

    Meet Georgia author, naturalist and activist Janisse Ray. A reception will follow a reading and talk. 

Meetings

Film

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    Flicker Film Society

    The Flicker Film Society returns with "31 Days of Darkness," all through October. The kickoff party will screen Dead Alive with a Bloody Mary bar and snacks.

Tuesday, October 3

23 events

Comedy

Games

Live Music

  • The Foundry

    Terrapin Tuesday. 7 p.m. $5. www.thefoundryathens.com

    DEAD HORSES Milwuakee-based Americana trio. 

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 9 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    SUNNY SOUTH BLUES BAND Local band combining a blues and soul spirit with riffy rock and roll.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    VAMP CAMP New local experimental ensemble.

    DAGMAR VORK Athens-based DIY musician, songwriter and visual artist.

    NEVIN KIGHT Psychedelic folk songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Virginia.

    SOCIAL CIRCLE Athens-based soft-psych-pop project.

  • Nowhere Bar

    9 p.m. 706-546-4742

    TUESDAY NIGHT CONFESSIONAL This series, hosted by Fester Hagood, showcases acoustic solo sets from talented singer-songwriters from Athens and across the country.

  • The World Famous

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

    FIRST TUESDAY A monthly hip-hop showcase hosted by Montu Miller and Chief Rocka. One-year anniversary show! 

Kidstuff

Performance

  • UGA Ramsey Concert Hall

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

    Rote Hund Musik

    The graduate chamber ensemble will give a Halloween-themed performance. 

Film

Sports

  • East Athens Community Center

    Tuesdays, 6:30–8:30 p.m. & Saturdays, 1–4 p.m. FREE! www.ttathensga.com

    Table Tennis Matches and Training

    Beginner to advanced skill levels welcome.

Classes

  • ACC Library

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

    Adulting U

    Adrienne Hamil of Heirloom Cafe leads a program on meal prepping on a budget.

Meetings

Lectures & Lit

  • Avid Bookshop

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

    Book Launch

    (Prince Ave.) Local author Jordan A. Rothacker launches his latest book, My Shadow Book.

  • ACC Library

    6 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    The Georgia Gerrymandering Tour

    Georgia Common Cause provides a brief history of gerrymandering in Georgia, a discussion of current problems with our redistricting process, and a training session for citizens interested in pushing local redistricting reforms. Presented by Indivisible Georgia District 10 and the ACLU.