Friday, April 21

32 events


  • Veronica's Sweet Spot

    7:30 p.m. FREE!

    First Fridays Comedy Open Mic

    Show up and go up.

  • The Classic Center

    7:30 p.m. $25-35.

    Jeanne Robertson

    The refined southern humorist brings her "Rocking Chair" tour to Athens.


  • Oconee County Library

    2 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950

    Intro to Excel

    Learn the basics of Excel 2010.


  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    8 p.m. FREE!

    University Band & Concert Band Performance

    The two ensembles perform in a joint concert.

  • 5 p.m. Donations encouraged.

    Pulaski Camerata Festival VIII

    (First Christian Church, 268 W. Dougherty St.) Pianist Ksenia Kurenysheva will play selections from Beethoven's Piano Sonata, Brahms and Rachmaninov.


  • Morton Theatre

    5:30–8:30 p.m. FREE!

    GreenFest Environmental Awards Ceremony

    This reception and awards ceremony will honor individuals, organizations and businesses that have made a positive impact on the environment of Athens-Clarke County over the past year. 

  • UGA Dean Rusk Hall

    9 a.m. FREE!

    Rural Healthcare Symposium

    (Larry Walker Room) Key topics include rural healthcare administration, mental and behavioral health shortages. transformative ideas in rural health, and the intersection of rural health and rural economic development.

  • The Pub

    8 p.m. FREE!

    "RuPaul's Drag Race" Viewing

    Watch season nine with the Athens Showgirl Cabaret.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    1–9 p.m.

    Release Party

    Celebrate the release of Chopsecutioner with yard games and a food truck.

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040

    PARTIALS Local psychedelic pop band with a rich, danceable sound.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $8 (21+), $10 (18-20).

    AIR SEA DOLPHIN New project from Robert Schneider (Apples in Stereo), plus "Homestar Runner" creators Mike and Matt Chapman. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

    ATTEMPT Skewed psych-pop project led by Kentucky songwriter Trevor Tremaine.

    HONEY RADAR Philadelphia-based band playing upbeat but slightly damaged lo-fi pop-rock. 

    SHEHEHE Local band that draws from old-school punk and arena rock to create a fist-pumping atmosphere.

    FAULTS North Carolina-based garage-rock band.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    5 p.m.

    BLANKO Quirky, comedic, Atlanta-based rock band.

    NEIGHBOR LADY Twangy, melodic rock group led by local singer-songwriter Emily Braden.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $11 (adv.), $13 (door).

    RILEY GREEN Country singer-songwriter from Alabama.

    FAREN RACHELS Sparta, GA native and Nashville-based country singer.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $12 (adv.), $15 (door).

    BAND OF OZ Long-running North Carolina-based oldies collective playing beach and soul music.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $18 (adv.), $21 (door).

    TURNPIKE TROUBADOURS Authentic, engaging country act from Oklahoma.

    CORDOVAS Americana-leaning rock and roll group from Nashville.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE!

    CRANFORD HOLLOW Americana outfit based out of Hilton Head Island, SC.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    TIME New psychedelic dance project from former Prince Rama member Michael Collins.

    LOS PORQUITOS Band from Chiapas, Mexico playing Cumbia music.

    RICHARD GUMBY Top 40 bedroom demos played by various lineups and led by songwriter Scott Crossman.

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

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. FREE!

    BLACKNERDNINJA Eugene Willis delivers explosive rhymes over organic, high-energy beats.

  • 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

    CATCHONE BALDIE Up-and-coming local hip-hop artist with a familiar Dirty South style.

    200 RACKS Eastside Athens hip-hop group influenced by the music of the early 2000s.

  • Live Wire

    8 p.m. $12 (adv.), $17 (door).

    JOHN "PAPA" GROS Singer-songwriter who combines New Orleans funk, rock, jazz, blues and more "into a genre-bending gumbo."

    HARVEY FUNKWALKER Athens-based trio steeped in deep funk roots and laced with tinges of jazz, blues and rock.

    MISTER TIE DYE Local nine-piece improvisational fusion group.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    MORNING FATTY Punk, ska, reggae and funk group from Gainesville, FL.

  • The Office Lounge

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

    THE BACUPS Fun-loving local cover 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!

  • Saucehouse Barbeque

    7 p.m. FREE!

    CONNER BROOKE DRYDEN Up-and-coming local country singer-songwriter.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5 p.m. FREE!

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot and friends perform funky sets of Southern rock and roll.

Lectures & Lit

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    12:30 p.m. FREE!

    Andrea Carson Coley Lecture

    Siobhan B. Somerville presents "Unsettling Citizenship: Sexuality, Race, and the History of Naturalization in the U.S." 

  • 6:30 p.m. FREE!

    The Best Plays From American Theater Festivals 2015

    John Patrick Bray presents an anthology of 10 full-length plays that premiered in 2015 festivals. 


  • Winterville Center for Community and Culture

    Apr 20–22, 7:30 p.m. Apr. 23, 2 p.m. $18.

    Oh What a Lovely War!

    (Winterville Auditorium) The Circle Ensemble Theatre Company presents a vaudeville-style musical with songs from the World War I era. See Theater Notes on p. 15.

  • Oconee County Civic Center

    Apr. 21–22, 7:30 p.m. Apr. 22–23, 2:30 p.m. $15–18.

    The Little Mermaid

    The musical is adapted from Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale and the animated Disney film. See Theater Notes on p. 15.

  • Clarke Central High School

    Apr. 20–22, 7:30 p.m. $5–7.

    Little Shop of Horrors

    Clarke Central High School's Central Players present the horror-comedy rock musical. See Theater Notes on p. 15.


  • Ciné Barcafé

    5–8 p.m. FREE!

    Opening Reception

    "La rentrée, René returns from France" features paintings on silk and serigraphy by René Shoemaker.