COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Friday, January 18

23 events

Live Music

  • Amici

    11 p.m. FREE! 706-353-0000

    THE AVIATORS Hard rock with a hint of funk and a lot of power.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9:30 p.m. $6 (21+), $8 (18+). www.caledonialounge.com

    DIARRHEA PLANET Anthemic rock from Nashville with a sense of humor.

    PUJOL Twangy, energetic garage rock signed to Jack White's Third Man Records.

    FRANKENSTRANGLER Side project of TJ Mimbs and Frank Keith IV of The District Attorneys.

  • Farm 255

    11 p.m. FREE! www.farm255.com

    ANDREW KAHRS This UGA grad has a silky smooth voice and soulful style that is reminiscent of John Mayer or Jack Johnson.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. SOLD OUT! www.40watt.com

    DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS Local Southern rock superstars return for a three-night stand.

    GRASS GIRAFFES Buzzworthy local band puts together a psychedelic and anthemic dance party.

  • Georgia Theatre

    9 p.m. $10. www.georgiatheatre.com

    ZOOGMA Combining DJ beats with a rock band to create a fusion between electronica and rock.

    MOCHIPET Group headed by DJ David Y Wang.

    DJ WILL WEBER This rising DJ and producer fluidly blends trap, Moombahton and dubstep with contemporary indie and hip-hop.

  • The Globe

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-353-4721

    ROB NANCE North Carolina-based singer-songwriter.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    DJ MAHOGANY Popular local DJ spins freaky funk, sultry soul, righteous R&B and a whole lotta unexpected faves.

  • Green Room

    9 p.m. FREE! www.greenroomathens.com

    MICHAEL BOWMAN Local alt-country/blues singer-songwriter, originally from Harrisonburg, VA.

  • The Grotto

    10:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-5557

    FREDDIE & THE 509S Jazz, blues, and funk that will satisfy your ear buds and soothe the soul.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    QUIABO DE CHAPEU Athens/Atlanta musicians playing a lively mix of authentic Brazilian and funk music.

  • Nowhere Bar

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

    YOUNG AMERICA Local alt-country band.

  • The Office Lounge

    8:30 p.m. 706-546-0840

    TANGENTS This country-fried rock group from Watkinsville carries Lynyrd Skynyrd licks and John Mellencamp melodies.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5:30 p.m. FREE! www.terrapinbeer.com

    STEPHEN BABCOCK New York-based singer-songwriter.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8–11 p.m. FREE! www.highwirelounge.com

    FRIDAY NIGHT JAZZ A set of jazz tunes for your dinnertime pleasure, featuring various players and guests. Every Friday!

Performance

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    10 p.m. $5. www.facebook.com/lkshuffleclub

    Athens Showgirl Cabaret

    A unique drag show featuring performances by local drag artists.

  • College Square

    9:30 a.m. (children), 7:30 p.m. (adults). $20–45. www.mmcc-arts.org

    Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience

    Grammy award-winning recording artist featured in Big Easy and The Princess and the Frog. In the morning, Simien performs kid-friendly "Creole for Kidz and History of Zydeco." 

Classes

  • Oconee County Library

    Computer Classes

    Advanced to beginner computer classes offered by appointment and in scheduled classes. Subjects include email for beginners, Google Earth, Windows and more. Call to register. 706-769-3950, watkinsville@athenslibrary.org

  • Good Dirt

    Clay Classes

    Weekly "Try Clay" classes ($20/person) introduce participants to the potter's wheel every Friday from 7–9 p.m. "Family Try Clay" classes show children and adults hand-building methods every Sunday from 2–4 p.m. $20. 706-355-3161, www.gooddirt.net

Film

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Community Snapshot: Athens Georgia Revisited

    The Boomers: Reflecting, Sharing, Learning presents a short film by Spectacle de Ville about two of Athens' founding families.

  • Ciné Barcafé

    7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. $10. www.foundfootagefest.com

    Found Footage Festival

    Nick Prueher ("The Colbert Report") and Joe Pickett (The Onion) showcase odd and hilarious videos salvaged from thrift stores across America. See story on p. 11.

Kidstuff

  • 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

DJs

  • Crow's Nest

    9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-7050

    TRIZ, Trogdor

    TRIZ Local DJ mainstay spins a set.

    TROGDOR Local trance DJ.

Art

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    12–4 p.m. FREE! www.ugapress.org

    Book, Jacket and Journal Show

    (Third Floor) A display of all of the Association of American University Presses 2012 Book, Jacket, and Journal Show winners, including Scholarly Typographic, Scholarly Illustrated, Trade Typographic, Trade Illustrated and Jackets & Covers design awards.

Ending Friday, January 18

 

Word on the Street

  • Athens Business Rocks Sign Up

    Register your business to participate in the annual Athens Business Rocks competition, three nights of live music from regular guys and gals around Athens. Register by Jan. 18 at 12 p.m.