Friday, July 31

23 events

Live Music

  • 10 p.m. 706-850-9040

    JOHN BOYLE Singer-songwriter in the vein of Willie Nelson, John Prine and Bob Dylan. He'll be joined by Adam Poulin.

  • 8:30 p.m. 706-546-0840

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

  • 6 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Relocated back to his old stomping grounds of Athens, Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture.

  • Butt Hutt Bar-B-Q

    8 p.m. FREE!

    JOBE FORTNER Country music singer-songwriter.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    10 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).

    FEATHER TRADE This local band plays lush, moody post-pop. 

    GT Psychedelic punk band from Birmingham, AL.

    DEAD NEIGHBORS This local band plays grunge- and shoegaze-inspired rock.

    RAINDEER Synth-centric rock group from Baltimore, MD.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m.

    THE GRAWKS Punk and garage-inspired local rock and roll band.

    THE DE LUX INTERIORS Local Cramps cover band featuring members of Cars Can Be Blue and Los Meesfits.

    SPECTRALUX Atlanta-based experimental electro-pop band.

  • 40 Watt Club

    9 p.m. $5.

    RICHARD GUMBY Local psych-rock project led by songwriter Scott Crossman. 

    SALINE Local four-piece "shoegrease" band.

    JADE POPPYFIELD Experimental drone outfit from Macon.

    GROUP STRETCHING New local post-pop project featuring members of New Wives and Mothers.

  • The Foundry

    8:30 p.m. $12 (adv.), $15 (door).

    PHIL AND THE BLANKS This local band, a luminary on Athens' 1970s scene, returns once again for a night of rock and roll. See Calendar Pick on p. 17.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    WANDA Eclectic local electro-pop duo.

    WATERMELON MOON Abstract local art-rock outfit.

    STUPID IDIOTS Local experimental group fronted by musician Ash Rickli.

    MIDNIGHT BOI Alias of local musician Eli Rickli, playing "pseudo-Satanic hip hop."

    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. $5.

    MKG Eclectic, jazz-influenced four-piece led by keyboardist Marty Kearns.

  • Iron Factory

    10 p.m. 706-395-6877

    BO WHITE Y SU ORQUESTRA Latin-tinged soul-pop band from Charlotte, NC.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    7 p.m. $5 (door), FREE! (w/ wristband).

    SLOPFEST The second night of the four-night festival, featuring Ye Olde Sub Shoppe, Flight Mode USA, Linda, Mouth, Harsh Words, Little Gold, Bathrooms, Bodyfather, Blunt Bangs, Deep State, Nato Coles & the Blue Diamond Band and DJs Lord Bitter and Lozo. See story on p. 11.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    THE BAMA GAMBLERS Dirty blues and Southern rock band from Auburn, AL.

  • VFW

    7 p.m.

    STEVE BRYSON Talented folk-country artist from Clarkesville, GA.


  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    8 p.m. $5/person, $15/family.

    Full Moon Hike

    Bring family and friends along to enjoy the mysterious world of nature at night. Includes a two-mile hike through the wooded trails and in the garden.

Word on the Street


  • Live Wire

    Friday Afternoon Beer Club. 5 p.m. FREE!

    Friday Afternoon Beer Club

    DJ OSMOSE International touring DJ and Athens resident lays down an all-vinyl set of funk, soul and reggae.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 10 p.m. FREE!

    Classic City Crunk Machine

    CLASSIC CITY CRUNK MACHINE Local DJ collective spins a "Y2K dance party."


  • Body, Mind & Spirit

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

    Healing Circle & Meditation

    Experience different modalities and forms of meditation. Every Friday.


  • Athens Little Playhouse

    July 31 & Aug. 7, 7 p.m. Aug. 1–2 & Aug. 8–9, 3 p.m. $5–10.

    Hairspray Jr.

    The year is 1962 and spunky, plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad is going from outcast to breakout star. Performed by Athens Little Playhouse.




Ending Friday, July 31



  • Athens, GA

    New Moon Summer Adventure Camp

    Now accepting registration for a summer camp that travels to different locations daily. Activities include hiking, swimming and boating as well as trips to museums, zoos and farms. Fee includes all activities and travel expenses. For ages 6–12. $175/week. 706-310-0013


  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    Cameron Hampton Workshop Series

    Hampton leads one-day workshops in topics including painting, drawing, watercolor, pastels and sculpture. Call or email to register. 706-769-4565,,


  • Amici

    Call for Artists

    Currently accepting artists for exhibitions. Email samples of work to


  • Seeking Artists

    Seeking artists to display their works in August or September. Email


  • Where's Waldo in the ATH?

    (Athens, GA) Through the month of July, look for Waldo at local businesses in this city-wide scavenger hunt. The first 125 Waldo seekers who get their passport signed at 10 or more sites can collect prizes. Check website for list of participating places.


  • Yogaful Day

    Yoga Teacher Training

    Bill Cottrell of Yogaful Day offers an 18-week, Yoga Alliance approved RYT200 Yoga Teacher Training program. Aug. 1–Dec. 12.

  • East Athens Community Center

    Yoshukai Karate Classes

    Classes are taught by second degree black belt Sherrie Hines. Gain confidence, improve flexibility and coordination, relieve stress and learn self-defense. Mondays and Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. Saturdays, 11 a.m. FREE!

Help Out


    (ACC Animal Control) publicizes dogs and cats available for adoption or rescue at the ACC Animal Control. Volunteers play with the animals and help socialize them. Photographers and writers are needed to visit the shelter to take pictures and write stories for the available animals. 706-613-3540,