Friday, July 21

28 events


Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    PSEUDO Local band featuring musicians Kip Jones and Damian Kapcala.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    NIHILIST CHEERLEADER Local buzz band plays energetic, lo-fi punk rock.

    SCOOTERBABE Scrappy, jangly local emo group fronted by songwriter JJ Posway.

    SYMPTOMS Punk rock band from Portland, OR.

    HARLOT PARTY Local rock group featuring intertwining guitar riffs and haunting, emotive vocals.

  • DT Productions

    8 p.m. $20.

    ROBERT ELLIS This critically acclaimed singer-songwriter plays country-tinged indie-folk tunes with tenderness and mastery.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m.

    HISTORIC SUNSETS Athens-based experimental rock band.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $5.

    SUNNY SOUTH BLUES BAND Local band combining a blues and soul spirit with riffy rock and roll.

    THE ALBIONS Athens-based alternative rock band.

    DANNY BREWER Atlanta-based folk singer-songwriter.

  • The Foundry

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

    THE STEEL WHEELS Virginia four-piece playing a seamless blend of folk-rock and Americana.

    CORTEZ GARZA Local singer-songwriter pushes the envelope with his unique blend of Americana.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    KLEZMER LOCAL 42 Local seven-piece klezmer band specializing in Jewish and gypsy music and featuring Dan Horowitz of Five Eight.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $10.

    GIMME HENDRIX Award-winning local Jimi Hendrix cover band. 

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE!

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

  • Iron Factory

    Turnt Crunk in the Summertime. 10:30 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6877

    PACO ENT Athens hip-hop group featuring Keefie Johnson, G-Money and SG Roe.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    8 p.m.

    SLOPFEST Night two of the four-night festival features Fart Jar, Christopher Without His Liver, Maximum Busy Muscle, Shehehe, Lingua Franca, Apparition, Twinki, Nurse, Illegal Drugs, Vincas and DJs Lord Bitter and Lozo. See story on p. 9.

  • Live Wire

    3 p.m.

    SIGH IN JULY A two-day festival featuring performances from Universal Sigh, Voodoo Visionary, Kenosha Kid, Groove Fetish, Jahman Brahman, I.R.E., Mister Tie Dye, Partials, Cycles, Hedonistas, Kilroy Kobra, Harvey Funkwalker, Athens Tango Project, Tallulah George, The Night Shift, Sunny South Blues Band and Heart of Pine.

  • Nowhere Bar

    SkyFest. 8 p.m. $5. 706-546-4742

    HEAVY PETTY Local all-star Tom Petty cover band.

    NSM New local all-star dance-pop group.

    FESTER HAGOOD This local songwriter's soft drawl accents his intimate folk-country songs.

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. 706-546-0840.

    NEW DIXIE BLUES Classic melodies and instrumentation with influences from blues and rock to country.

  • The World Famous

    8 p.m.

    FIVE EIGHT Legendary Athens band that consistently pumps out boisterous, thoughtful rock and roll. See story on p. 10.

    THE PAUSES Orlando-based pop group led by singer-songwriter Tierney Tough.


  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA

    ATHICA 2017 Juried Exhibition

    The gallery's third juried show will be juried by Harry H. DeLorme, Jr., New Media Curator of Telfair Museums in Savannah. Up to three pieces may be submitted for review. Deadline Aug. 15. $25.,

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    2 p.m. FREE!

    Gallery Conversation

    Join artist Kristin Casaletto and Sarah Kate Gillespie for a conversation about Casaletto's work in the exhibition "The Past is Never Dead: Kristin Casaletto."



  • Bogart Library

    4 p.m. FREE!

    Chapter Chat Book Club

    Young chapter book readers, ages 6–8, are invited to choose a chapter book, chat and enjoy activities.

  • Oconee County Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE!

    Elephant and Piggie Live

    Meet Elephant and Piggie from the Mo Willems books. Dress as your favorite book character, hear stories, make crafts and get your picture taken.

  • Multiple Locations

    Wild Intelligence Nature Connection Programs

    Weekly, monthly or year-long programs. Activities range from wilderness survival skills, plant identification, making primitative tools, crafts, games, tracking animals and more. Locations range from the State Botanical Garden, Earthsong and McBride Family Farm. Check website for dates, times, age requirements and tuition.


  • July 21–22, 7:30 p.m. July 22–23, 2:30 p.m.

    Singin' in the Rain Jr.

    (Lavonia Cultural Center) The Franklin Community Players' Youth Summer Theatre presents a junior performance of the silents and talkies musical. 

  • Athens Community Theater

    July 27–29, 8 p.m. July 30, 2 p.m. $8–15.

    Breakfast at Tiffany's

    The Town & Gown Players present an adaptation based on the classic novella by Truman Capote. Southern-born writer Fred grapples with his own self-discovery through a complicated relationship with his charming NYC neighbor, Holly Golightly.

  • Elbert Theatre, Elberton

    July 21–22, 7 p.m. July 23, 2 p.m. $9–16. 706-283-1049

    Bathroom Humor

    All of the acting takes place in a bathroom during a party.


  • AWE-Wakening: Adult Mentoring Program

    (Private land in Oglethorpe County) This program is spread out over seven weekends throughout the year. Activities include games, play, exploration, wandering and quiet spaces. Begins Sept. 16. $645. 706-255-8937,

  • Active Hope Two-Day Workshop

    (Earthsong) Based on the work of Joanna Macy, this participatory workshop is designed to transform fear and despair into inspiration and empowerment. Sept. 9, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. $135.