Thursday, September 29

38 events


  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    8 p.m. $6 (w/ UGA ID), $20.

    ARCO Chamber Orchestra

    This concert celebrates the 200th anniversary of the Proclamation of Independence of the Argentine Republic, as well as the centenary birthday of Alberto Ginastera.

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    Dr. Fred's Karaoke

    KARAOKE Hosted by karaoke fanatic John "Dr. Fred" Bowers and featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more.


  • Georgia Museum of Art

    6:30–8:30 p.m. FREE!

    Student Night

    Join the Student Association of the Georgia Museum of Art for a night of food and fun to celebrate the latest exhibitions.

  • Gallery @ Hotel Indigo–Athens

    6:30–8:30 p.m. FREE!

    Opening Reception

    "Tiny Universe two" includes small works by over 60 Athens and Atlanta-based artists, most of whom have previously exhibited at Hotel Indigo. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

  • Lamar Dodd School of Art

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Closing Reception

    "Spectra: Lamar Dodd School of Art Faculty Exhibition" features work by full and part-time faculty in all disciplines. New York based-artist Ben Vida will perform in the galleries. See Art Notes on p. 13.

  • Lamar Dodd School of Art

    3:30 p.m. FREE!

    Ben Vida

    Artist and composer Ben Vida will discuss his process and practice. He will perform later in the evening during a closing reception for "Spectra." See Art Notes on p. 13.



Live Music

  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA

    8 p.m. $10 (suggested donation).

    VECTREXCENTRICITY New trio composed of guitarist Killick Hinds, drummer Jamie DeRevere and bassist Michael Manring.

    MICHAEL MANRING Accomplished electric bassist who incorporates unorthodox tunings, techniques and methodologies.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m.

    FRENCH EXIT Local rock band featuring members of Circulatory System and Faster Circuits.

    JOHN FERNANDES The local experimental musician and constant collaborator performs a solo set.

    RYAN GRAY MOORE Solo folk sounds from the leader of local band Brothers. 

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $5.

    DODD FERRELLE Folk-rock from songwriter and Winterville Mayor Dodd Ferrelle.

    MSRP Local band led by guitarist Scott Baxendale.

    ROB VEAL BAND Indie singer-songwriter fronts his group.

  • The Foundry

    7:30 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door).

    CHATHAM COUNTY LINE Raleigh, NC-based Americana and bluegrass group.

    THE BROKEN STRING BAND Athens band blending western folk with indie rock.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 11 p.m. FREE!

    THE BURNING PEPPERMINTS Surf- and garage-rock influenced group from Birmingham, AL.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7:30 p.m. $15.

    THE STRUTS Glam-rock band that has toured with the Rolling Stones. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

    BEWARE OF DARKNESS A glam-rock turned folk-rock turned metal band.

    GOODBYE JUNE Nashville-based metal and Southern rock band.

  • The Hedges on Broad

    10 p.m. FREE!

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Playing funky, soulful rock and roll.

    MATT MCKINNEY BAND Country-tinged rock group.

    HUNTER GRAYSON & THE HAT CREEK BAND Local country band.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. FREE!

    LIQUID DYNAMITE Local drummer phenom Dwayne Holloway leads this four-piece through improvised jazz, blues, and funk.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE!

    LIVE JAZZ A group of talented jazz musicians play every Thursday and Friday.

  • Lamar Dodd School of Art

    7 p.m. FREE!

    BEN VIDA New York artist performs a new piece for electronics that utilizes immersive sonic materials and explores intense auditory phenomena.

  • Lumpkin Street Station

    10 p.m.

    DIABLO SANDWICH & THE DR. PEPPERS Local rock band featuring Bo Hembree, Adam Poulin and Scotty Nicholson.

    LORIN WALKER MADSEN Outlaw country artist from Salt Lake City.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    SNAP! Organ-heavy funk/jazz tunes delivered by locals Jason Fuller, Benji Shanks, David Yoke, Carlton Owens and Stephen Spivey.

  • 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.

  • White Tiger Gourmet

    8 p.m. $5.

    SIMON JOYNER Singer-songwriter and early purveyor of the earnest folk-rock "Omaha scene" that also spawned Bright Eyes. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

    DON CHAMBERS This longtime local favorite delves into pastoral folk and experimental rock with equal passion.

  • Your Pie

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-355-7048 (Gaines School Road location)

    LANDON TRUST Local singer-songwriter performs an acoustic set.


  • Bar Georgia

    9 p.m. $5.

    Comic Strip

    Show-up and go-up comedy open mic featuring headliner Lance Burson. Hosted by Alia Ghosheh and Veronica Darby.



  • ACC Library

    12 p.m. FREE! 706-583-8834

    Finance Seminar

    Edward Jones financial advisor Mike Williams hosts "A Closer Look at Your Social Security Benefits." Lunch will be served. Reservation required.

  • Pure Barre Athens

    9:30 a.m. & 5:30 p.m.

    Pure Barre Donation Class

    Proceeds from these classes will benefit the McCrary family, whose 6-week-old daughter was recently diagnosed with stafe IV neuroblastoma.


  • ACC Library

    6–7:30 p.m. FREE!

    Keep Calm and Color

    Adults can relax by coloring. Materials provided.

  • Live Wire

    7 p.m.

    Startup Stories

    Four Athens presents comedian, entrepreneur and author Paul Ollinger, who was also an early Facebook employee. Ty Frix, a local health tech startup founder and former UGA football player, and Kristi Frank, a current UGA student and owner of Clutch Creations, will also share stories.

  • The Classic Center

    1–5 p.m. FREE!

    Athens Job Fair and Career Expo

    Meet over 30 employers who are seeking full-time and part-time help.

  • Cedar Shoals High School

    1 p.m. FREE!

    Award Ceremony

    The U.S. Army All-American Marching Band has selected student Charlie Ye to participate in the 2017 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.


  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    8:30 a.m. FREE!

    Nature Ramblers

    Learn more about the 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.


  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Sept. 27–30, 8 p.m. Oct. 2, 2:30 p.m. $12 (w/ UGA ID), $16.

    Uncanny Valley

    (Cellar Theatre) Set in the near future, a scientist teaches a robot how to be a human and forges a complex friendship. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

Lectures & Lit

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    6–9 p.m. FREE!

    Opening Reception

    An opening reception for "Foxfire: 50 Years of Cultural Journalism Documenting Folk Life in the North Georgia Mountains." The Foxfire Book of Simple Living: Celebrating Fifty Years of Listenin', Laughin' and Learnin' will be available for purchase.


  • Ciné Barcafé

    8:30 p.m. $9.75.

    Rosemary's Baby

    A young, first-time mother experiences a difficult pregnancy in Roman Polanski's classic chiller. Part of Schlocktoberfest.  

Ending Thursday, September 29


Word on the Street

  • Bike Clinic

    (1075 W. Broad St.) Learn how to repair your bike with tools and advice from experts. Thursdays, 6–8:30 p.m. $10 donation.


  • Ciné Barcafé

    Lunchtime Workout

    Jenny Hill Carter hosts full-body workouts during lunch hour. All skill levels welcome. BYO mat. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12 p.m. $5–10.

Support Groups

  • Celebrate Recovery

    (Cornerstone Church Athens, 4680 Lexington Rd.) A 12-step support group for overcoming life's hurts, habits and hang-ups. Childcare provided. Thursdays, 6 p.m.


  • Relationship IV

    (Location TBA) This eight-week workshop series explores infusing intimacy and vulnerability into relationships to strengthen, deepen and revitalize them. Begins Sept. 29, 7–9 p.m. $397. 717-515-0820,,


  • ACC Library

    One-on-One Digital Media Center Tutorials

    Get individual instruction for graphics, audio or video editing projects or learn to convert albums and cassettes to DVDs and CDs. Thursdays, 6 p.m. and Saturdays, 3 p.m. 706-613-3650

  • ACC Library

    One-on-One Computer Skills

    Personalized instruction available for various computer topics. Thursdays, 9 a.m. 706-613-3650, ext. 354,