Friday, April 18

29 events


  • Oconee County Library

    2–4 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950,

    Genealogy 101: The Basics

    Learn how to begin family history research with tips and techniques on how to start. Limited to 12 participants. Registration required.


  • College Square

    5:30–9:30 p.m. FREE!

    Take Back the Night

    The UGA Women's Studies Student Organization hosts Take Back the Night is to spread awareness about sexual and domestic violence and abuse and to allow survivors to share their stories. Proceeds benefit The Cottage and Project Safe.

  • Walker's Coffee & Pub

    8 p.m.

    Gava Joe Debut Pint Night

    Starr Hill Brewery presents the debut of Gava Joe, a Belgian-style espresso stout created by Terrapin Beer and Jittery Joe's. Enter the raffle for a chance to win Dave Matthews Band tickets.

Live Music

  • Barcode

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-613-5557

    LOUIS PHILLIP PELOT Leaving Countries singer plays a solo set. 

  • Butt Hutt Bar-B-Q

    8 p.m. FREE!

    THE BIG DON BAND Southern-fried local rock trio.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    8 p.m. $5 (adv.), $7 (door).

    CICADA RHYTHM Acoustic guitar and upright bass duo playing bluegrass-tinged indie folk, filled with paired vocal harmonies. Album release show!

    SHIVERING TIMBERS Husband-and-wife folk-rock duo from Ohio.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. $5.

    THE GOONS Three-piece rock band with elements of punk and soul, featuring members of The Glands and Marshmallow Coast.

    HONEYCHILD SJ Ursrey (Dream Boat) plays ukelele-based pop songs with beachy themes.

    CLAIRE CAMPBELL Hope For Agoldensummer singer plays a set of soft, haunting folk tunes.

  • 40 Watt Club

    9 p.m. $5.

    DIAMONDBACK Heavy local rock and roll band.

    SCARLET STITCH Straight-up rock and roll.

  • Georgia Bar

    11 p.m. 706-546-9884

    JET ENGINE DRAGONS Local band playing a blend of shoegaze, progressive rock and technical metal equally informed by jazz improvisation and classical harmony.

  • Georgia Theatre

    9 p.m. $13.

    CLOUD NOTHINGS Hard-rocking indie band from from Cleveland, OH. See Calendar Pick on p. 18.

    RYLEY WALKER Folk artist from Chicago.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On The Rooftop. 10 p.m. FREE!

    THE ELECTRIC SONS Indie/electronic duo from Atlanta.

    TWIN POWERS Bouncy DJ Dan Geller spins the newest dance party jams and classic favorites.

  • Green Room

    9 p.m. $5.

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

    BACKUP PLANET Progressive funk-rock band from Knoxville, TN.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    OAES Benefit. 8 p.m.

    WINFIELD AND BOYS One-half of local alt-country band Stewart & Winfield plays some "good ol' fashioned croonin' songs," backed by special guests.

    STRAWBERRY FLATS Local cover group playing psychedelic tunes from 1967-1972 by artists such as Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, Cream, Steppenwolf, Santana, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and the Beatles.

  • 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 p.m. $7 (adv.), $10 (door).

    THE COMMON PEOPLE BAND Athens wedding/party band that specializes in covers of Motown-era classics.

  • New Earth Athens

    8 p.m. $5.

    MANMADE MOUNTAINS Banjos from outer space. Album release show!

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742

    THE FUNKY SPEAKERS High-energy funk group.

  • The Office Lounge

    10 p.m. 706-546-0840

    WILD CARD Local country/Southern rock trio.

  • 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 World Famous

    9 p.m.

    MUUY BIIEN Local band plays doom-laden goth-punk influenced by '80s hardcore and post-wave. Album release show!

    ODONIS ODONIS Toronto-based noise-rock band that experiments with tone and texture. See story on p. 14.

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

    GORGEOUS Minimalist psychedelic duo from Chattanooga, TN.


  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    10 p.m. FREE!

    DJ Reindeer Games

    DJ REINDEER GAMES Athens DJ mixes trap, hip hop, moombahton, '90s hits and indie dance tunes.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    DJs KittyKittyBooBoo and Pre-Owned Luxury Vehicle

    DJS PREOWNED LUXURY VEHICLE AND KITTYKITTYBOOSBOOS Catherine Rush and Aida Curtis playing hip hop, '90s, reggaeton and worldbeat.

Lectures & Lit

  • UGA School of Law

    9 a.m.–2 p.m. FREE!

    The New Roles of Corporations in Global Governance Conference

    This conference explores the differing roles corporations now play in global governance and their influence on the international law making process. Bennett Freeman of Calvert Investments will deliver a keynote address 1 p.m.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    12:30 p.m. FREE!

    Andrea Carson-Coley Lecture

    Dr. Laura Brown presents "With Power Tools: Lesbian Feminist Approach to Legal Marriage." Using her own impending legal marriage, this lecture will examine the heritage of feminist critiques of legal matrimony and ask how LGBT people can remodel the "master house" of marriage with the "power tools" of feminist critique.


  • ACC Library

    4–6 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650,

    Zine Workshop

    Celebrate Fluke Mini-Comics and Zine Fest by learning about the history of zines. Make your own pocket zine and swap or add to the library's zine collection. For ages 11–18.


  • UGA Ramsey Concert Hall

    3:30 p.m. FREE!

    UGA Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble

    Professor David Zerkel leads the ensemble in their annual spring concert.


  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Apr. 15–18, 8 p.m. & Apr. 19, 2:30 p.m. $12–16.

    Spring Awakening

    A recent hit on Broadway, Spring Awakening adapts German playwright Frank Wedekind's 1891 Spring Awakening: A Children's Tragedy, which was a commentary on the era's climate of sexual repression. 



    6–8 p.m. FREE!

    Meet & Greet

    (245 Nacoochee Ave.) Meet District 3 Commissioner candidate Melissa Link.