Friday, September 19

27 events


  • Bishop Park

    Fantastic Fridays

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

  • ACC Library

    4 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650,

    Pirate Un-School

    Talk like a pirate, make pirate crafts and more! All ages welcome.

  • Rocksprings Community Center

    10 a.m. $3-5. 706-613-3602,

    Mickey Mouse Birthday Celebration

    Celebrate Mickey Mouse's birthday with Disney-themed games, crafts and snacks. For ages 3–5 and their parents. Register by Sept. 12.

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. 706-369-3040

    KIP JONES Local songwriter playing all your favorite covers and some of his own tunes.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).

    AXXA/ABRAXAS Lo-fi psych-pop project of former Athenian Ben Asbury.

    OLD SMOKEY Local folk-rock band fronted by songwriter Jim Willingham that explores songs and instrumentals with an interweaving sonic palette that includes banjo, cello, violin, lap steel and percussion.

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

    THE NEW SOUND OF NUMBERS Experimental pop and post-punk project led by Hannah Jones, visual artist and percussionist for Supercluster.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    Funk Jam Horse Blast. 9 p.m. FREE!

    THE UNIT Stoni Taylor and Defiance Douglass from the P-Funk/Parliament Collective perform following a screening of the movie D'artagnan is the Champion.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $14 (adv.), $16 (door).

    WHITE DENIM Texan trio that flows effortlessly from "soft-hearted to ferocious" with their funk-rock sound. 

    CLEAR PLASTIC MASKS Southern soul-rock band out of Nashville.

  • Georgia Bar

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-9884

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

  • Georgia Theatre

    7:30 p.m. $50.

    TWEEDY Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy and son Spencer perform a set of old and new material. See story on p. 12.

    HOSPITALITY Out-there indie-pop trio from Brooklyn, NY.

  • Green Room

    9 p.m.

    THE ORANGE CONSTANT Fusion-oriented jam-rock band from Statesboro, GA.

  • Hi-Lo Lounge

    10 p.m. 706-850-8561

    A Harvey Milk guitarist Creston Spiers' other project is also raucous and depressive, but with more of a classic rock focus.

    GUIDED BY GUIDED BY VOICES Cheekily named GBV cover band featuring local musicians Jeff Fox, Mat Lewis and special guests.

  • Iron Factory

    9 p.m. 706-395-6877

    TRAVELING KIND No info available.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    9:30 p.m. FREE!

    DJ THE KING/TOASTER Two of Little Kings' beloved staffers spin your faves, from the '80s to the present.

  • The Melting Point

    8 p.m. $7 (adv.), $10 (door).

    FEELIN GROOVY Simon and Garfunkel tribute band featuring members of Abbey Road Live.

    ALEX YOUNG Singer-songwriter from Alpharetta.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    GIMME HENDRIX Local Jimi Hendrix cover band.

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. 706-546-0840

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

  • 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.

  • Transmetropolitan

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-621-6081 (Oglethorpe Ave. location)

    JIMI DAVIDSON Frontman for Ottercakes performs classic hits from the 60's, 70's and 80's.


  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    DJ Hot Wax

    DJ HOT WAX Max Wang (The Rodney Kings) spins '60s pop/soul and punk rock.


  • Body, Mind & Spirit

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

    Healing Circle

    Held every Friday.

  • Central Presbyterian Church

    1–3:30 p.m. FREE!

    OLLI Back to Class Bash

    Find out what OLLI@UGA has to offer adults age 50 and older. Classes range from antiques to opera, climate change to Confucian culture, and the American discovery trail on foot to spine and pelvic health. Travel-study programs and special interest clubs, too.

  • 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.

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    3–5 p.m. FREE!

    Where's t' Hidden Treasure

    Participants can go on a geocache hunt or follow an old fashioned treasure map. Everyone should dress like a pirate.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    7–11 p.m. FREE!

    SynchroniCITY at bandSWAP

    Colorado non-profit SpokesBUZZ partnered with Athens to bring BandSwap to town. This networking event for local musicians and industry folks includes a panel on Making Indie Touring Work with David Barbe (UGA Music Business Program), Alyssa DeHayes (Riot Act Media, Arrowhead Records), Andrew Rieger (Elf Power, Orange Twin Records), Mike Turner (Happy Happy Birthday to Me Records) and Coley Dennis (Maserati, Caledonia Lounge). RSVP. Live music by Eldren. See Story on p. 11.


  • Elbert Theatre, Elberton

    Sept, 19–20 & Sept. 26–27, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21 & 28, 2 p.m. $8–16. 706-283-1049

    Bye Bye Birdie

    Singer Conrad Birdie is about to be shipped off to serve in the army, when his agent's secretary concocts a final publicity plan. He will bid an American teenage girl goodbye with a kiss on the Ed Sullivan Show.


  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. FREE!

    Horse Blast Funk Jam

    Independent comedy documentary D'artagnan is the Champion stars D'artagnan the horse and the Atlanta Black Cowboys. Followed by a Q&A with cast members Cowboy Ron and the Marks family duo. The Unit, performing at 11 p.m., features Stoni Taylor and Defiance Douglass from the P-Funk/Parliament Collective. See Calendar Pick on p. 16.

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    Sept. 19 & Sept. 21, 3, 6 and 9 p.m. $1–2.

    X-Men: Days of Future Past

    The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods. X-Men from the original trilogy join forces with their younger selves to save the future.