Friday, June 23

80 events


Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

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

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE!

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

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    FUNK BROTHERHOOD The local all-star band plays classic funk, disco and rock and roll covers.

    LIQUID DYNAMITE Athens-based group featuring drummer Dwayne Holloway.

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

  • The Office Lounge

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

    FAT ARM DADDY Athens-based rhythm and blues trio.

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. 706-546-0840

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

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    4:30 p.m.

    JUST JAY One-man acoustic cover band.

Lectures & Lit

  • Avid Bookshop

    6:30 p.m. FREE!

    Meet the Poets

    (Prince Ave.) Meet local poets Eugene Bianchi (The Hum of it All: Poems from a Personal Journey) and Bob Ambrose Jr. (Journey to Embarkation—A Reflection in Poetry). 


  • Ciné Barcafé

    June 23–24, 7:30 p.m. June 24–25, 3 p.m. FREE! (donations encouraged).

    Athens in Our Lifetimes

    The documentary examines the evolution of the personality of Athens as a community over six decades. Tickets are free but required.


  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    June 22–24, 8 p.m. $15.

    Into the Woods

    (Theater in the Woods) Brightstone Productions presents James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim's play that brings together multiple popular storybook characters. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

  • Crawford School

    June 22–24, 7:30 p.m. $13–18.

    9 to 5

    Arts Oglethorpe presents the musical based on the popular film with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton. Three coworkers concoct a plan to get even with their sexist, egotistical boss. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.


  • Bogart Library

    11 a.m. FREE!

    Storytime Picnic

    Ms. Donna will read from John Ronald's Dragons about the boy who would grow up to become author J.R.R. Tolkien. Lunch and craft to follow. 




  • Downtown Athens

    June 23, 5–10 p.m. June 24, 12–10 p.m. June 25, 12:30–8 p.m. FREE!

    AthFest Artist Market

    Browse over 40 booths of art, jewelry, ceramics, glass, woodwork, clothing and more. See p. 11.