Friday, September 29

32 events


Live Music

  • Butt Hutt Bar-B-Q

    8 p.m. FREE!

    JIM COOK Cook is joined by Bill Whitley and Charles Sewell for a set of electric blues jams.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    THE DARNELL BOYS The Darnell brothers play country blues originals backed by upright bass, singing saw and junkyard percussion.

    THE ENTERTAINMENT CRACKERS Americana band out of Atlanta.

    CICADA RHYTHM Acoustic guitar and upright bass duo playing bluegrass-tinged indie-folk with paired vocal harmonies.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    8 p.m. FREE!

    THE HONEY SLIDERS Detroit-influenced rock band from Catropolis. This event also serves as a release party for frontman Larry Acquaviva's new book. See story on p. 10.

    THE VG MINUS '70s-styled power-pop/punk band from Athens.

  • 40 Watt Club

    7 p.m. $5.

    NUCLEAR TOURISM Young local rock group playing covers and originals.

    THE PIERRES New alt-rock group from Athens.

  • The Foundry

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

    THE HIGHBALLS Put on your bangle bracelets and tuck in those shoulder pads! Athens music vets The Highballs will perform a totally awesome set of '80s dance hits.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 11:30 p.m. FREE!

    ANDY BRUH Local DJ Andy Herrington spins and mixes dubstep, EDM and bass music.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $15 (door).

    SPACE JESUS EDM group described as "the feeling you get when you travel through a wormhole in a fresh pair of Jordans."

    THRIFTWORKS Berkeley, CA-based electronic producer.

    ESSEKS Brooklyn-based producer and visual artist.

    PARROTICE Dubstep and hip-hop producer from Tennessee.

  • The Globe

    7 p.m. $7.

    LAURA COYLE & TREY WRIGHT Vocal and guitar duo playing classic jazz and bossa nova, with a dash of Dolly Parton, Paul Simon and other songwriters.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    HARRY CAREY Reunited version of this raucous Athens rock group fronted by songwriter Jim Willingham.

    ANCIENT WHALES Fuzz-rock band led by songwriter and vocalist Enoch Bledsoe.

    DJS IMMUZIKATION & TWIN POWERS Two of the Booty Boyz spin the newest dance party jams and classic favorites.

  • 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

    JET PHASE Local grunge-influenced indie-rock band.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    CLASSIC CITY JUKEBOX Local all-star rock and roll cover band.

  • The Office Lounge

    A Cosmic Christmas. 8:30 p.m. 706-546-0840

    DANIEL GRAHAM & THE COSMIC ROAD SHOW Atlanta-based rocker with alternative and prog influences.

  • 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.

    5 p.m.

    BANDED Dynamic local trio with an uplifting message.

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot performs tasty sets of funky Southern folk rock 'n' roll.

  • VFW

    8 p.m.

    HUNTER GRAYSON Playing classic country music.


  • UGA Intramural Fields

    7 p.m. FREE!

    UGA Volleyball

    The Georgia Women's Volleyball team play Texas A&M.


  • Healing Arts Centre

    7 p.m. $25 suggested donation.

    Postures for Peace

    (Sangha Yoga Studio) All-levels Hatha yoga with Swami Asokananda.

  • Bogart Library

    10 a.m. FREE!

    Computer Class

    "Intro to Word."

  • Healing Arts Centre

    5 p.m. $15–25.

    Sound Healing Circle

    (Sangha Yoga Studio) Gina Breedlove instructs on how to use your voice to create peace in the world.

  • Fuel Hot Yoga

    7 p.m. $25.

    Glow in the Dark Yoga

    Jeanne Heaton will share her story of recovery before teaching a flow class with glow sticks, glow paint and a DJ.

Lectures & Lit

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    8 p.m. FREE!

    Meet the Author

    Meet local author Larry Acquaviva for his book Nobody Cares Who You Are: The Life and Times of Aceman, a Widespread Panic Roadie, Book II: The Hitchhiking Odyssey. A reading by the the author and Andrea Acquaviva will be followed by live music by VG Minus and The Honey Sliders. See Story on p. 10.

  • Avid Bookshop

    6:30 p.m. FREE!

    Meet the Author

    Meet Kristen Iskandrian in celebration of her novel Motherest


  • Rocksprings Community Center

    6:30 p.m. $20–30. 706-613-3602

    The Butler Kicks the Bucket

    Enjoy a murder mystery dinner party. All guests will be assigned a charcter prior to the dinner, and costumes are encouraged. Ages 20 & up. Registration required.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    5–7 p.m. $20.

    Connect to Protect Preview and Pairings

    Listen to discussions on gardening, enjoy refreshments, peruse native plant pairings and collections.

  • Oconee County Library

    3 p.m. FREE!

    Byron Herbert Reece: A Centennial Celebration

    Jackie Elsner will sing Byron Herbert Reece's poems in the tradition of Old Country ballads. Attendees are asked to bring a cobbler or sweet dish to share in a Mountain Berry Desert Potluck. 


  • Athens Community Theater

    Oct. 5–7, 8 p.m. & Oct. 8, 2 p.m. $8–15.


    The Town & Gown Players present Ira Levin's Deathtrap. A thriller author who has lost his mojo will do anything to get it back.

  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Sept. 26–30, 8 p.m. & Oct. 1, 2:30 p.m. $12 (w/ UGA ID), $16.

    The Last Witch

    UGA Theatre presents Rona Munro's tale based on the true story of the last woman legally executed for witchcraft in England. See Calendar Pick on p. 14.

Ending Friday, September 29


Word on the Street

  • WUOG 90.5 FM

    Call for Stories

    Send spooky or magical stories, lists, jokes, prose poems, etc. to be read and sonically complemented on WUOG 90.5 FM. Deadline Sept. 29, 12