Friday, August 29

25 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    T.S. WOODWARD Local pianist and songwriter playing "post-Ragtime neo-Victorian pop-rock."

    ALL-CITY CANNONBALLERS J.S. Dillard and company roll through high-energy classic rock and punk-inspired tunes.

    THE SHOAL CREEK STRANGLERS Local roots-folk duo featuring members of The Humms.

  • The Classic Center

    8 p.m. $24–50.

    UMPHREY'S MCGEE Progressive-minded jam band known for its improvisational skills. See Calendar Pick on p. 18.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m.

    FOUR EYES Ukelele strummer Erin Lovett and her band play sweet, poppy folk.

    SARAH DONNER Web-famous singer-songwriter whose music is a blend of high-energy alternative pop and quirk.

  • The Flight Deck

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-613-1764

    AVERY DYLAN PROJECT Southern rock and Texas blues, originals and covers.

  • 40 Watt Club

    Noun Factory Presents. 9 p.m. $5.

    OAK HOUSE A mix of prog, folk, indie and everything in between (formerly known as Sehrmann and Cedar Waxwing). See story on p. 13.

    BRONZE BRAIN New local sludge-psych band featuring members of The Viking Progress and Grand Vapids.

    TONGUES "Pop-rock dream," says the band.

    MONSOON Female-fronted local post-punk band that dabbles in rockabilly and new wave. 

    HOT FUDGE Local project helmed by psychedelic guitar wizard Kris Deason.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    RICKY DIGITS Local MC who cites MF Doom, cLOUDDEAD, Wu Tang Clan, and Eminem as influences.

    ELYSIA EMPIRE Birdie Ann Renee plays experimental, strangely melodic pop songs.

    DJ MAHOGANY & DJ MONOGAMY Two local DJs team up.

  • Green Room

    10 p.m. $5.

    DANK SINATRA Local jam band, self-described as a "high energy-low stress groove jungle."

    FUNK YOU Augusta band playing funky, high energy, get-your-dancing-shoes-on jams.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m.

    SANS ABRI Local folk duo featuring members of Packway Handle Band.

    JEREMY MOORE Singer-songwriter from Birmingham, AL.

  • 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.

  • The Melting Point

    8:30 p.m. $20 (adv.), $25 (door).

    THE SWINGIN' MEDALLIONS Perhaps best known for their 1966 hit "Double Shot (of My Baby's Love)," today the Medallions are made up of children or other relatives of the original lineup and bill themselves as "the party band of the South." 

  • New Earth Athens

    11 p.m. FREE! (w/ Umphrey's McGee wristband), $5.

    THE KINKY APHRODISIACS Southern progressive rock trio.

    SATURN VALLEY Local progressive jam fusion band.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    INCOGNITO MOSQUITO Charlotte, NC-based funk-fusion band.

  • 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.


  • Bishop Park

    Fantastic Fridays

    (Gym) Various obstacle courses and activities for ages 10 months–4 years and their parents. Call to register. 10–11:30 a.m. $5. 706-613-3589


  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    6–9 p.m. $10.

    "Perspectives" Opening Gala and Preview Sale

    Meet this year's participants in the "Perspectives: Georgia Pottery Invitational," a large show featuring 5,000 functional works. Featuring food, drinks and live music by the Solstice Sisters. See Art Notes on p. 16.

  • 7–9 p.m. FREE!

    Joel Rosenburg Mural Reception

    (St. Udio, 1321 Oconee St.) See the huge 14' by 28' mural of St. Udio recently painted onto the metalworks studio by local artist Joel Rosenburg. See Calendar Pick on p. 18.


  • Body, Mind & Spirit

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

    Healing Circle

    Held every Friday.

  • Four Athens

    6:30–8:30 p.m. REE!

    Startups Aren't Just for Silicon Valley

    Visit Four Athens' fall open house and meet members of local startups. The evening features demos, free food and drinks, and networking.

  • UGA Special Collections Library

    2 p.m. FREE! 706-542-8079,

    "Vince Dooley: A Retrospective 1954-1988"

    Photographs, commemorative memorabilia and original art celebrating one of the most successful coaches in college football. Curator-led tours will be offered every Friday before home football games.



  • Cutters Pub

    10 p.m. 706-353-9800

    Mob Knarly, Flash Bomb

    MOB KNARLY Local EDM DJ spins a set of party tunes. 

    FLASHBOMB Local DJ who specializes in getting turnt. 

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    10 p.m. FREE!

    Milk & Honey

    MILK & HONEY Ken Sweat and DJ Afrodite alternate your favorite hits from R&B kings and hip hop honeys.

Lectures & Lit

Word on the Street

  • East Athens Community Park

    Ladies' Ultimate Frisbee Clinic

    Ultimate frisbee clinic for women with skills, drills, games and scrimmages over five Monday nights. No equipment necessary. Sign up by Sept. 12. Begins Sept. 15, 6 p.m. $30.,

Ending Friday, August 29


Help Out

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    Trail Guide Volunteers Needed

    ACC Leisure Services Department is recruiting volunteer trail guides for the center. Guides will assist with elementary school field trips and are needed Tuesday–Friday mornings. Training is scheduled for Aug. 27 or Aug. 29, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3615