Friday, March 24

35 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    JET ENGINE DRAGONS Local band playing a blend of shoegaze, progressive rock and technical metal.

    FALLOW Local three-piece dirty grunge and Southern metal band.

    BOOK OF WYRMS Appalachian stoner/space metal band out of Richmond, VA.

    NINEVEH'S GARDEN Local progressive metal band.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m.

    CORTEZ GARZA Local singer-songwriter pushes the envelope with his unique blend of indie/Americana.

    THE SINGING BUTCHER The performing alias of singer-songwriter (and butcher) Tim George.

    TIM MOORE Athens-based folk singer-songwriter.

    SARAH ZUNIGA Talented singer-songwriter with a sweet, strong voice.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $22.50 (adv.), $28 (door).

    PAUL THORN BAND Roots-rock singer-songwriter and former professional boxer. 

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE!

    BLUE BLOOD Melodic psych-pop project fronted by songwriter Hunter Morris.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $22 (adv.), $25 (door).

    DINOSAUR JR. Legendary alt-rock band combining elements of punk and noise-rock. See story on p. 11.

    EASY ACTION In both sound and hair, this band continues representing the best of 70s glam rock.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m.

    GRASSLAND Local traditional and progressive bluegrass group formerly known as Grassland String Band.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE!

    LIVE MUSIC Rotating local jazz and bluegrass bands play every Friday and Saturday night.

  • Iron Factory

    10:30 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6877

    DEAD RITES Atlanta band that combines the energy of punk and metal with brooding, gothic vocal melodies.

    DEAD RECKONING Metal band described as "Lamb of God meets Slayer meets Black Label Society."

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    THE LAST WALTZ ENSEMBLE Tribute band performing the music of Bob Dylan and The Band.

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. Every Friday!

  • The Office Lounge

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

    THE ORIGINAL SCREWTOPS Crankin' the blues since 1962.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    4:30 p.m.

    CONNOR BYERS Young singer and rapper from Athens. 

Lectures & Lit

  • Madison Morgan Cultural Center

    Mar. 23, 7 p.m. Mar. 24, 10 a.m.–8 p.m. $10–35.

    Do Tell!: Storytelling Festival

    This year's storytellers are Kevin Kling, Tim Lowry, Lyn Ford and Carmen Agra-Deedy. 

  • UGA Dean Rusk Hall

    9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. FREE! (w/ UGA ID), $10–65.

    Red Clay Conference

    (Larry Walker Room) Explore the intersection of health and environmental law, urban agriculture, urban design, water quality and litigation. The keynote address "Environmental Perspectives on Disaster Law" will be delivered by Robert R.M. Verchick. 

  • Miller Learning Center

    12:20 p.m. FREE!

    Women's Studies Friday Speaker Series

    (Room 214) Jieun Lee presents "From Korean Adoptee to Spectacular Other." 

  • 6:30 p.m. FREE!

    Andrew Forsthoefel

    (Prince Ave.) The Georgia Conflict Center co-presents author Andrew Forsthoefel in celebration of his book Walking to Listen: 4,000 Miles Across America, One Story at a Time.


  • Oconee County Library

    6–9 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950

    Searching After Sunset: Genealogy Lock-in

    This program will allow beginners the opportunity to spend after-hours getting acquainted with the basics of genealogy research. Research materials, volunteers to help and refreshments will be provided. Registration required.

  • ACC Library

    1-3 p.m. FREE!

    Career Coach

    A Goodwill's Career Coach will assist patrons with job applications and resumes.

  • Rocksprings Community Center

    1–2:30 p.m. $6–9.

    Hippity Hoppity Easter Crafts

    Decorate eggs and ceramics. 

  • Winterville Center for Community and Culture

    Circle Ensemble Acting Classes

    Theater games and improvisation techniqes to increase creativity and confidence. Class ends with a public performance. Led by Lisa Mendez and Circle Ensemble's professional actors and directors. Tuesdays through Apr. 25, 6–8 p.m. 706-742-0823,

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    Jewelry Class

    Ellen Cowne shows participants how to make copper jewelry. Tuesdays, Apr. 11 at 6:30 p.m., Apr. 18 at 6 p.m. and Apr. 25 at 5:30 p.m. 


  • ACC Summer Camps

    (Multiple Locations) Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services offers camps in science, dance, sports, art and more. Visit website for dates and details. 706-613-3800,

  • The Classic Center

    Hospitality Careers Academy

    High school students interested in the hospitality industry can apply for a week-long academy program that includes hearing guest speakers, shadowing job professionals, attending industry tours and participating in leadership activities. Deadline to apply Apr. 14. July 10–14. $450. 706-357-4521,

  • Lay Park

    6:30–8:30 p.m. $4–6.

    Wild and Wacky Kid's Game Night

    Play "Minute-to-Win-It" style games. Ages 8–14.

  • Lay Park

    10 a.m. $5–7.50.

    Pint Size Fun

    The series concludes with "May Flowers," giving participants a closer look at flowers with crafts and songs. Ages 2–4. 


  • The Classic Center

    7–10 p.m. $15–20.


    UGA alumnus, faculty and students present ideas worth sharing. This year's theme is "Connect."

  • The Pub

    8 p.m. FREE!

    "RuPaul's Drag Race" Viewing

    Watch season nine with the Athens Showgirl Cabaret.

  • The Classic Center

    Mar. 24, 12–7 p.m. & Mar. 25, 7–9 p.m. FREE! www.ftcsouth.or

    FTC South Super-Regional Robotics Event

    This competition showcases the talents of 72 top robotics teams, grades 7–12, from 11 Southeastern states.

  • 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

    Bridal Open House

    (Shiraz) Learn about available wedding options.


  • UGA Ecology Building

    5–8 p.m. FREE!

    Georgia Climate Change Coalition

    Representatives from Georgia Power, Nuclear Watch South and UGA will speak on "Nuclear Reactors and Climate Change." Refreshments will be served.


  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Mar. 21–25, 8 p.m. Mar. 26, 2:30 p.m. $7–12.


    (Cellar Theatre) Loosely based on the notorious Ruth Snyder case of 1927, Sophie Treadwell's episodic play depicts a young woman's disastrous efforts to conform to society's rigid expectations of women.

  • Athens Community Theater

    Mar. 24–25 & Mar. 30–Apr. 1, 8 p.m. Mar. 26 & Apr. 2, 2 p.m. $12–15.

    Calendar Girls

    Members of the Yorkshire Women's Institute decide to fully expose themselves for a charity calendar. See Theater Notes on p. 17.