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Friday, March 23

27 events

Art

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    6 p.m. FREE! www.art.uga.edu

    Shouky Shaheen Lecture

    Dr. Ju-hyung Rhi, professor of art history and archaeology at Seoul National University, will provide an overview of Gandharan Buddhist sculpture. 

Events

  • Morton Theatre

    7 p.m. $8–12. www.mortontheatre.com

    Caribbean Night

    UGA’s Caribbean Student Association presents an evening incorporating dance, music and theatrical performance.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    5–10 p.m. Donations encouraged. www.multiplechoices.us

    Music Night Concert & Auction

    Bid on items in the auction and hear live music. Proceeds benefit the Athens Council of the Blind and Multiple Choices Center for Independent Living.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    3–10 p.m. 7 p.m. www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com

    Release Party

    The release is for Cosmik Debris, a double IPA. Food will be available onsite with live music (7 p.m.) by Dream Culture and Rude Dude and The Creek Freaks. Psychedelic light projections by Eye Gate.

  • UGA New Dance Theatre

    7 p.m. $3–5. www.ugaballroom.com

    Friday Night Dance Party

    The Ballroom Performance Group offers a free beginner lesson at 7 p.m., followed by social dancing 8–10:30 p.m. Dressy casual attire is encouraged. This week's theme is Rumba.

Lectures & Lit

  • Madison Morgan Cultural Center

    Mar. 23, 7 p.m. Mar. 24, 10 a.m.–8 p.m. $10–35. www.mmcc-arts.org

    Do Tell!: Storytelling Festival

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

  • Avid Bookshop

    6 p.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com

    Avid Poetry Series

    (Prince Ave.) Hear poetry from Aruni Kashyap and Soham Patel.

  • Baldwin Hall

    3:30 p.m. FREE! anthropology.uga.edu

    "Conservation, Cooperations and Carbon Credits: The Challenge of REDD+ on Pemba Zanzibar"

    (Room 264) Monique Borgerhorr Mulder explores the "why" questions about our species. 

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.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com

    JUAN DE FUCA Driving indie-rock band fronted by local songwriter Jack Cherry. 

    JACK'S JOHNSON Local band featuring members of Wieuca and Big Morgan. Album release show!

    DAGMAR VORK Athens-based DIY musician, songwriter and visual artist.

  • Ciné Barcafé

    It's Bigger Than Hip Hop Film Series. 10 p.m. www.athenscine.com

    DICTATOR Travis West is a known quantity in the Athens hip-hop scene for his direct style and hard-hitting beats. 

    ISHUES This legendary local underground hip hop artist has returned after a long hiatus.

    CHIEF ROCKA Local DJ expertly spins a set of old-school hip hop and more.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    Cosmik Debris Can Release. 3 p.m. FREE! www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com

    DREAM CULTURE Eclectic local psychedelic rock group.

    RUDE DUDE & THE CREEK FREAKS Psychedelic punk band from Savannah.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    TW!NS Four-piece, all-twin band playing riffy indie rock.

    PARKER HODGES Lyric-driven folk singer-songwriter fron Nashville, TN.

  • 40 Watt Club

    7 p.m. $10. www.40watt.com

    JOHN KING Georgia singer-songwriter blending Southern rock and country.

    PAIGE MCCAULEY Nashville-based country singer-songwriter.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $20 (adv.), $25 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    RANDALL BRAMBLETT BAND This established Georgia singer-songwriter's Southern-tinged music pulls from a variety of influences. This is a special 70th birthday bash!

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 11 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    THE VINYL SUNS Athens-based blues-rock five-piece.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7:30 p.m. SOLD OUT. www.georgiatheatre.com

    BLACKBERRY SMOKE Southern rock quintet that mixes elements of gospel, bluegrass, soul and outlaw country.

    TYLER BRYANT & THE SHAKEDOWN Nashville, TN-based rock band. 

  • Go Bar

    9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-5609

    KARAOKE Hosted by karaoke fanatic Dr. Fred and featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    7 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee.com

    BENEFIT SHOW A live show and auction to benefit Multiple Choices CIL and the Athens Council of the Blind, featuring music from Carly King, Athens Singing Circle, The Vinyl Strangers, The Splitz Band and The Dixieland 5.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE! www.highwirelounge.com

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

  • 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.

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

    HALEM ALBRIGHT A blend of unique songwriting and electrifying guitar work.

Games

Theater

  • Seney-Stovall Chapel

    Mar. 20–24, 8 p.m. Mar. 25, 2:30 p.m. $7–12. ugatheatre.com

    BFE

    Julia Cho's darkly comic tale details an Asian-American teen's struggle with identity and a rash of local murders.

Kidstuff

Film

  • Ciné Barcafé

    10 p.m. www.athenscine.com

    It's Bigger Than Hip-Hop Film Series

    Considered the first hip-hop film, this month's selection is Wild Style, a 1983 classic full of breakdancing, freestyle MCing and rare footage of Grandmaster Flash. Music by Chief Rocka, Dictator and Ishues.

Ending Friday, March 23

 

Word on the Street

  • Athens, GA

    Stormwater Steward Award Nominations

    Nominate a person, business or organization that completed an innovative project last year relating to stormwater management. Winners will be recognized at the GreenFest Environmental Awards Ceremony in April. www.athensclarkecounty.com