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Friday, January 25

28 events

Events

Live Music

    Hammer Squadron Showcase! 11 p.m. FREE! www.farm255.com

    MAD AXES Local psych-rap crew describes its music as "pro-life suicide rap."

    SO-HI Mad Axes affiliate doing grimy Southern rap with a psychedelic twist.

    PROJEKT LOTUS Underground hip-hop from Greenville, SC with a positive, old school vibe.

    CHOP BRYANT Up and coming local MC riding high on his versatile new mixtape, The Co-Op 2.

    CONTRAVERSE Underground hip-hop from Atlanta.

    LAST OF THE HORSEMEN "Doom-rap" crew from Nashville, TN.

  • Amici

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

    LAZY LOCOMOTIVE Local group featuring members of Fuzzbucket, Juice Box and High Strung String Band.

  • Buffalo's Café

    8 p.m. $10 (door), $8 (w/ college ID). www.buffaloscafe.com/athens

    THE SPLITZ BAND This band's impressively wide range encompasses classic Motown, funk, disco and both old-school and contemporary R&B.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    10 p.m. $5 (21+) $7 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com

    UTAH Heavy, downtuned local rock band celebrates the release of its new, self-titled album.

    GRIM PICKINS AND THE BASTARD CONGREGATION Southern blues-metal with a tinge of darkness.

    IN THE LURCH Local three-piece that cranks out crunchy guitar riffs and sinister basslines, citing Primus and Tool as influences.

  • Crow's Nest

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

    SKY MAGNET Local band featuring members of Stokeswood.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

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

    GRAPE SODA This local duo (sometimes trio) plays soulful, psychedelic synthpop driven by organ and drums.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8:30 & 10:30 p.m. $11. www.40watt.com

    THE MUSIC TAPES Elephant 6 stalwart Julian Koster and his whimsical, esoteric outfit are presenting two shows of The Traveling Imaginary, an elaborate performance complete with circus tent, games, magic and more. See story on p. 18.

  • Georgia Bar

    10:30 p.m. FREE! 706-546-9884

    SCOTT LOW AND THE SOUTHERN BOUILLON New project from the former Efren frontman, featuring Doyle Williams (Rehab), Clint Swords and Mike Strickland.

    TY MANNING AND KELLY HOYLE FULLER Bearfoot Hookers and Norma Rae guitarists team up.

  • The Globe

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

    THE JOLLY BEGGARS Celtic-influenced folk band.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

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

    VESPOLINA Local band fronted by Daniel Aaron that plays rich, evocative, country-tinged rock.

    THE SHUT-UPS Local five-piece new wave/power-pop band.

  • The Melting Point

    8 p.m. $22.50 (adv.), $27 (door). www.meltingpointathens.com

    ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL Acclaimed West Virginia-based Western-swing/boogie group.

    SWEETBACK SISTERS Honky-tonk band from Brooklyn.

  • Nowhere Bar

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

    THE ENDS Funky rock band from Burlington, NC.

  • The Office Lounge

    9:30 p.m. 706-546-0840

    CARLA LEFEVER AND THE RAYS Old-school funk, classic rock and sappy pop. Originals and covers.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

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

    TRE POWELL Bluesy acoustic tunes with soulful vocals.

    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

    10:30 p.m. $5. www.facebook.com/lkshuffleclub

    Athens Showgirl Cabaret

    A unique drag show featuring performances by local drag artists.

    UGA New Dance Theatre

    8 p.m. $5–15. www.ugaballroom.com

    Ballroom Magic

    Annual ballroom dance performance by UGA's Ballroom Performance Group.

  • Canopy Studio

    Jan. 25, 8 p.m., Jan. 26, 4 & 8 p.m. & Jan. 27, 4 p.m. $6-10. 706-549-8501, www.canopystudio.org

    Myth Aerial Dance Performance

    Canopy Studio Aerial Dance presents an aerial interpretation of classical myths featuring the advanced adult students. This annual performance features trapeze, fabrics and other invented flying apparatuses.

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

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

  • Manor

    10 p.m. FREE! (w/ UGA ID) www.manorathens.com

    Red Bull Thre3style U Athens DJ Competition

    THRE3STYLE U DJ COMPETITION Athens DJs DJ Mays, DJ RX, DJ Sifi and Decepticron compete for $1,000 and an opening DJ spot at Club La Vela.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    Immuzikation

    IMMUZIKATION Celebrated local DJ Alfredo Lapuz, Jr. hosts a dance party featuring high-energy electro and rock.

Film

  • Miller Learning Center

    3:30 p.m. FREE! www.willson.uga.edu

    Cinema Roundtable: "La Jetee"

    (Room 150) Screening and discussion of La Jetee, a 27-minute narrative featurette from 1962 directed by Chris Marker. Panel includes UGA faculty members Andrew Zawacki, associate professor of English and director of the creative writing program, and Jed Rasula, Helen S. Lanier Distinguished Professor of English.

Art

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    Seeking Vendors for Handmade Lovers Market

    Indie South Fair seeks craft vendors for a Valentine's Day affair, held in conjunction with Zombie Prom. Vendors and non-musical performers who offer handmade gifts, personal services or interesting performances may apply. indiesouthfair@gmail.com

Ending Friday, January 25

 

Word on the Street

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries Conference

    The annual conference of GAMG is "Creative Spaces: Meaningful Experiences in Museums." Visit website to register. Jan. 23–25. $110–245. www.gamg.org