Friday, January 30

23 events

Live Music

  • Buffalo's Café

    7 p.m. $12.

    THE SENSATIONAL SOUNDS OF MOTOWN Six veteran musicians entertaining crowds in the Southeast for nearly 20 years promise an exciting, live-energy show. Featuring Mr. Motown!

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).

    VELVETEEN PINK This quartet of funksters (including DJ Alfredo of Immuzikation) plays electro-based, groove-laden, upbeat stuff in the Prince, Stevie Wonder and Jamiroquai style.

    TIMI CONLEY AND FRIENDS Frontman of Athens band Fuzzy Sprouts resurrects the genre-defying music of that group.

    WEISSHUND Groovy rock group from Atlanta.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. FREE!

    WIEUCA A fuzz-heavy, slightly countrified alt-rock version of the sort of wistful slacker-rock pioneered by Pavement and Dinosaur Jr.

    DEAD NEIGHBORS Formerly known as A Lot More Less, this local band plays grunge- and shoegaze-inspired rock tunes.

    SWAMP Melodic and wiry local indie rock band.

    METH WAX Local, punk-inspired lo-fi acoustic pop outfit.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $5.

    BRIDGES Local folk-rock group featuring Alex Young. Celebrate the release of the new Bridges CD. 

    THE WELCOME HOME Local four-piece indie rock band. 

    DREW KOHL Original singer-songwriter who plays bluegrass-inspired folk music.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. SOLD OUT.

    ALABAMA SHAKES Alabama-based soul-rock group with blistering vocals and intensely emotional grooves. See Calendar Pick on p. 17.

    T HARDY MORRIS AND THE HARD KNOCKS Dead Confederate frontman performs a solo set of his folky, lived-in tunes.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m.

    BRETT HARRIS "Mid-fi" artist from North Carolina specializing in indie-pop. 

    FABULOUS BIRD Pete Alvanos, drummer for Elf Power, plays a "string-strangling" set. 

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE!

    LIVE JAZZ Jeremy Raj is bringing together the best that Athens jazz has to offer. A trio of incredibly talented musicians play to a great crowd every weekend.

  • Live Wire

    9 p.m. 706-543-8283

    THE DIRK QUINN BAND Philidelphia native funk-improv group influenced by The Beatles and Led Zeppelin. 

    IKE STUBBLEFIELD Soulful R&B artist Ike Stubblefield is a Hammond B3 virtuoso who cut his teeth backing Motown legends like the Four Tops, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye.

    THE MELLOWHAMMERS No information available.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    THE KILOMETERS New local funk-jam band led by songwriter Logan Wallis.

  • The Office Lounge

    6 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.

  • The Office Lounge

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

    THE ORIGINAL SCREWTOPS Crankin' the blues since 1962.

  • VFW

    7 p.m. $8.

    J.C. BRIDWELL AND THE PSYCHO HILLBILLIES Country-rock musician from Cumming, GA.


  • Oconee County Library

    6–10 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950

    Searching After Sunset: Genealogy Lock-in

    This program will allow beginners the opportunity to spend four hours getting acquainted with the basics of genealogy research. Research materials, volunteers to help and refreshments will be provided.

  • Revival Yarns

    11:30 a.m. $15.

    How to Read a Pattern

    This class will familiarize you with the way most knitting patterns are written. RSVP.


  • The Classic Center

    5:30 p.m. $25.

    "A Little Surprise" Amuse-Bouche

    Featured chefs will kick off Athens Wine Weekend with a sampling of their cooking artistry, all paired with the perfect wine to arouse the pallet. This year's lineup includes Chris McCook of Athens Country Club, Patrick Anderson of Speakeasy, Jennifer Price of Waterfall Club and Daniel Massie of Levy Restaurants.

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

    6 p.m. $5 suggested donation. 706-351-6024

    Healing & Meditation Circle

    Learn various modalities of energy and spiritual healing as well as meditation practices. Held every Friday.



  • Bishop Park

    10–11:30 a.m. $5. 706-613-3589

    Fantastic Fridays

    (Gym) Various obstacle courses and activities for ages 10 months–4 years and their parents. Call to register.


  • Lamar Dodd School of Art

    6–8 p.m. FREE!

    Art Party: Exhibition Opening Extravaganza

    Celebrate the opening of new exhibitions for "Mequitta Ahuja: Automythography," "The Exquisite," "Justin Schmitz: Like a Juggernaut" and "To-Do List." The event also features pop-up poetry readings and live music to celebrate the launch of The Georgia Review's winter issue. See Calendar Pick on p. 17.


  • UGA Tate Student Center

    Jan. 30–Feb. 1, 3, 6 & 9 p.m. $1–2.

    Big Hero 6

    Robotics prodigy Hiro transforms his friends into a band of high-tech heroes.


  • Georgia Tavern

    7:15 p.m. $5–10. 240-585-3295

    Pro Wrestling

    Wrestling comes back to the Classic City.

Lectures & Lit

Karaoke & Open Mic

Ending Friday, January 30


Word on the Street

  • Athens, GA

    Ripple Effect Film Project

    Filmmakers of all ages and levels of experience are invited to create original short films about water conservation, water stewardship, litter prevention and beautification. Finalists' films will be screened at the Blue Carpet Premiere on May 16. Visit website for official rules and entry form. $1,000 in cash prizes. Deadline Jan. 30.


  • Body, Mind & Spirit

    Tarot Workshop

    Learn how to connect with the Rider Waite deck using symbology, numerology and colors. Saturdays, Jan. 31–April 4, 12:30–2:30 p.m. or Sundays, Feb. 1–April 5, 12:30–2:30 p.m. $25/week or $200 for full course. 706-351-6024

Word on the Street

  • Athens, GA

    Oconee Rivers Greenway Commission

    The ACC Leisure Services Department is currently accepting applications to fill two vacancies. Monthly meetings are held to develop a plan for a river-oriented greenway system and to recommend measures for protecting the resources of the Oconee Rivers and their tributaries. Visit website for application. Deadline Jan. 30. 706-613-3801,


  • Athens YWCO

    Fit Squad Weight Loss Challenge

    Includes an hour of exercise and an hour of nutrition. Saturdays, Jan. 31–March 21, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. $90. 706-814-8724