Friday, August 26

34 events

Help Out

  • AthHalf Seeking Volunteers

    AthHalf, the half marathon and the Health Expo. Email for more information. Oct. 8 & 9.

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    D-KAPS AND S-WORDS Damian Kapcala and Clint Swords team up for a night of music.

  • Buffalo's Café

    7 p.m. $5.

    BIG DON BAND Southern-fried local rock group.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    THE POWDER ROOM Local sludgy noise-rock trio.

    MULTICULT Noisy post-punk band from Baltimore. 

    VINCAS Local downer-punk band featuring snarling guitars and doomy, psychedelic flourishes.

  • Cloverleaf Farm

    2 p.m.

    WILDWOOD REVIVAL Day one of the Americana festival, featuring Athens Cowboy Choir, The Lone Bellow and live-band karaoke with Heath Haynes and The Hi Dollars. See story on p. 12.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m.

    GREY WATSON Psychedelic-tinged rock and roll group from South Korea via Alabama.

    WILD ABANDON Songwriter Jesse Kennedy's experimental folk project.

    VEGAN CHURCH No info available.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $15 (adv.), $18 (door).

    JIM LAUDERDALE Multiple Grammy-winning Americana/bluegrass artist. See Calendar Pick on p. 17.

    JIM WHITE Winterville-based singer-songwriter with a canny lyrical style and a Southern gothic flair.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $21 (adv.), $25 (door).

    COREY SMITH Singer-songwriter who combines emotional country influences with rough, soulful vocals.

    MELODIME Rootsy, Southern-flavored alt-rock band from Northern Virginia. 

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    R.ARIEL Synth-based trip-hop artist from Phoenix, AZ.

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

    STUPID IDIOTS Local experimental group fronted by musician Ash Rickli.

    CIRCLE OF TOTEMS Dark, droning synthwave with intense vocals.

    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.

    WINFIELD & BOYS Seasoned country-rock group from Savannah. 

    ADAM PAYNE Payne writes songs with a lot of heart that can either make you tear up or laugh out loud.

  • 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.

  • Iron Factory

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

    DR. STRANGELOVE Atlanta-based band with "psychedelic ultra grooves" and "tasty licks."

  • JB's Smokin' Pig Barbeque

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-705-6116

    PAUL TURNER Acoustic soul singer-songwriter.

  • Lumpkin Street Station

    10 p.m.

    NEW MANTRA Local hard rock group, formerly known as The Athens Band.

    DEADLY LO-FI Garage-rock project that alternates between a duo and a one-man-band.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    FALCO BROWN Funky, soulful local indie rock band.

  • 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.

  • Saucehouse Barbeque

    7 p.m. FREE!

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot performs tasty sets of funky Southern folk rock 'n' roll on guitar, bass drum, harmonica and vocals.


  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    6–9 p.m. $20.

    "Perspectives" Opening Gala and Preview Sale

    Meet this year's participants in the "Perspectives: Georgia Pottery Invitational," a large show featuring the work of 50 potters. See Calendar Pick on p. 17.

  • Southeast Clarke Park

    Public Art for World Of Wonder

    The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission is seeking proposals from professional artists for public art at the World of Wonder Park. Designs must be three-dimensional and interactive, but non-climbing. $32,000 all-inclusive budget. Deadline Oct. 2, 11:59 p.m. 706-248-1604,,,

Karaoke & Open Mic

Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

    Aug. 24, 2–6 p.m. (Friends of the Library members only), Aug. 25, 9 a.m.–8 p.m., Aug. 26–27, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Most books $2 or less.

    Book Sale

    Shop from thousands of books, including fiction, non-fiction, children's books, hardbacks, paperbacks, DVDs, CDs and more. Proceeds benefit the ACC Library. On Saturday, fill an entire bag for $10.

  • Avid Bookshop

    6:30 p.m. FREE!

    Meet the Author

    Meet Linda Chafin in celebration of Field Guide to the Wildflowers of Georgia and Surrounding States


  • Revival Yarns

    10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-850-1354,

    Crochet 1 Class

    Get acquainted with the tools and craft of crochet. The class is free with the purchase of materials. RSVP.


  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    4:30 p.m. FREE!

    DJ Osmose

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

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 11 p.m. FREE!

    Electric Western

    ELECTRIC WESTERN Nashville-based DJs Jacob Jones and Reno Bo spin "danceable and obscure pop, doo wop and rock 'n' roll."

  • 40 Watt Club

    10 p.m. FREE!

    DJ Immuzikation, Twin Powers

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




  • Oconee County Civic Center

    Aug. 19–20 & Aug. 26–27, 7 p.m. Aug. 21 & Aug. 28, 3 p.m. $14–18.


    Plus-size, Baltimore teen Tracy become a dance star in this musical adaptation.

  • Athens Community Theater

    Aug. 26 & 27, 8 p.m. Aug. 28, 2 p.m. $5.

    The Clean House

    A funny and moving play about a Brazilian maid, her boss, the boss's wandering husband and his lover. 


  • Ciné Barcafé

    7:30 p.m. $5.

    Moments Before

    Former Athens resident Kevin Tan presents his first short film, shot locally. The film will screen at 8 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. See Calendar Pick on p. 17.

  • White Tiger Gourmet

    6 p.m. FREE!

    Where the Wild Things Are

    Movie starts at dusk.