Friday, April 28

32 events

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    LEAVING COUNTRIES RHYTHM COMPANY High-energy rock and roll originals and covers featuring a heavy rhythm section, harmonica and keys.

  • College Square

    7 p.m. FREE!

    ABBEY ROAD LIVE! Beloved local Beatles tribute band known for its attention to detail and musical proficiency. 

    THE EVERYWHEN Local rock quartet blending classic pop melodicism, edgy rock, dance music and experimentation.

    REVEREND TRIBBLE AND THE DEACONS Good old-fashioned rock and roll with a sprinkle of good-humored irreverance.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    10 p.m.

    QUIET COYOTE Athens-based rock four-piece.

    JET PHASE Local grunge- and indie-influenced band.

    THE CANVAS PEOPLE Indie rock group out of Austin, TX. 

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $5.

    NIHILIST CHEERLEADER Local up-and-comers play energetic, fun, lo-fi punk rock. Album release show! See story on p. 14.

    THE HERNIES Local riff-heavy rock band displaying influences from classic to indie rock. Album release show!

    CRUNCHY Athens-based "doom-dance" duo featuring Phelan LaVelle and Kathleen Duffield.

    NATE & THE NIGHTMARES Garage-rock act fronted by Cars Can Be Blue's Nate Mitchell and featuring members of Free Associates and Mother the Car.

    FART JAR Local musician and performance artist.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door).

    TRIBUTE Allman Brothers tribute act.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $18 (adv.), $20 (door).

    SISTER HAZEL Florida-based melodic alt-rock band known for the '90s radio staple "All For You."

    ERIC DODD Local country and Southern rock singer-songwriter.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 11 p.m. FREE!

    THE NORM Local group that combines funk, reggae, pop, rock and hip hop. 

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 6:30 p.m. FREE!

    HANK VEGAS Singer-songwriter with alt-country vibes.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    SPOA Benefit. 8 p.m. $5.

    DREAM CULTURE Jammy local psychedelic rock group.

    WHITE RABBIT COLLECTIVE New open ensemble featuring local musicians and artists, curated by Nick Bradfield.

    LUCKY KITTY New local dream-pop 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

    BLUE BODIES New local punk band.

    SATHIEL SALADANA Playing psychedelic blues with echoing effects.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    10 p.m. $5.

    THE FIGGS Enduring band from New York state with power-pop and classic rock influences.

    TRYCOH New local band featuring Frank Mcdonald, Matt Nelson and Aaron Simms.

  • Live Wire

    9 p.m. $5–12.

    CBDB Alabama-based "joyfunk" band playing a mix of funk, progressive rock and jam fusion.

    THE ORANGE CONSTANT Athens-based jam band with prog, pop and funk influences.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    THE HEAP Funky local indie-soul band with a killer horn section and fronted by Bryan Howard's low, bass growl.

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. 706-546-0840

    BIG DON BAND Southern-fried local rock group.

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. 706-546-0840

    STEVE SHIVER Local singer-songwriter drawing from jazz, rock and pop.


  • Downtown Athens

    12–11 p.m. FREE!


    The Athens Twilight Criterium is a professional cycling event and festival. Visit the expo and sports zone, and watch live music by Abbey Road Live and other bands (Clayton St. & College Ave., 7–11 p.m.). See story on p. 12.

  • The Pub

    8 p.m. FREE!

    "RuPaul's Drag Race" Viewing

    Watch season nine with the Athens Showgirl Cabaret.

  • Pittard Park

    2–4 p.m. FREE!

    Winterville Tree Tour

    (Meet at the main pavilion) The tour focuses on invasive plants in an urban forest. Door prizes, info and expert speakers. 

Lectures & Lit

  • Avid Bookshop

    6:30–7:30 p.m. FREE!

    Meet Author/Illustrator Joey Weiser

    (Prince Ave.) Celebrate the release of the fifth Mermin graphic novel, Making Waves, with local author Joey Weiser.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    10:30 a.m. FREE!

    Money Smart Week

    Lanier Burdon presents a session on life insurance and long-term planning options. 



  • Morton Theatre

    Apr. 28, 7:30 p.m. Apr. 30, 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. $13–16.


    Dancefx presents its annual end of year concert with the Concert Dance, Apprentice and Training Companies, CONTACT Dance Company, Sweet Dreams, The Modern Pin-ups, the Tap Company and the Dancefx Adult Studio Program.

  • Ciné Barcafé

    7–10 p.m. FREE!

    Hyphenated American

    The program includes music, visual arts, spoken word poetry and dance from a variety of cultures. A discussion on diversity will follow. 


  • Memorial Park

    Apr. 27–30, 7:30 p.m. $12–15. 706-613-3771

    Old Time Radio

    Athens Creative Theatre goes back in time with programs such as the "LUX Radio Hour," "The CBS Mystery Hour," "Ozzie and Harriet" and more. 

  • (Rose Hall, 150 Fritz Mar Lane). Apr. 28–29, 8 p.m. Apr. 30, 2:30 p.m. $12. 706-340-9181,


    Rose of Athens presents a new series called Petal Projects. The inaugural production offers a new twist on the classic Greek myth.

  • Athens Academy

    Apr. 27–29, 7 p.m. $2–5. 706-549-9225


    The Upper School Drama Department presents the classic story of summer loving.


  • (1020-b Twelve Oaks Pl., Watkinsville). Apr. 28, 5–8 p.m. Apr. 29, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

    Art Show & Sale

    See paintings by Leslie Moody at her studio.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    10 a.m.–12:30 p.m. FREE!

    Healing the World Through the Arts

    Jerry Gale of the UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences leads a conference on art and mindfulness. Breakout sessions focus on yoga, tai chi, walking meditation, nonviolent communication, singing and the museum's Artful Conversation program.


  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    Kelly Romo

    KELLY ROMO With her DJing, Romo "keeps the crowd moving with those bass heavy lows and grimy sounds that make you question your existence."


Ending Friday, April 28


Help Out

  • Tutors Needed

    (410 McKinley Dr.) Athens Tutorial Program is seeking volunteer tutors for grades K–8. Sessions are scheduled Monday–Thursday, 3–6 p.m. 706-354-1653,