Friday, August 18

22 events


  • Sandy Creek Park

    8–10 p.m. $8–12. $8–12.

    Friday Night Paddles

    Experience the moon over Lake Chapman as you paddle around in a canoe or kayak. For ages 18 & older. Pre-registration required.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    4:30–9 p.m. $12.

    TriCoach GA Percentage Night

    Enjoy brewery tours and beer samples for a good cause. Biggums BBQ food truck will be on site for dinner.

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    LAZER/WULF This avant-metal instrumental trio mixes in prog, thrash and more for a high-energy live show.

    MEAN QUEEN New local rock band featuring members of Chrissakes and We Versus the Shark.

    MULTIPLE MIGGS High-octane local harcore band.

  • Cloverleaf Farm

    12 p.m.

    WILDWOOD REVIVAL Day one of the Americana festival, featuring The Bones of J.R. Jones, Durand Jones & The Indications, Shakey Graves and live-band karaoke with Heath Haynes and The Hi Dollars. See story on p. 19.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    10 p.m. $5.

    AURAL OCEANS New local experimental duo.

    DEMETER LUNCHLORD Shapeshifting, Athens-based avant-garde duo.

    EZRA BUCHLA Local composer and multi-instrumentalist.

    KIRAN FERNANDES Solo experimental sounds from this local musician.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $5.

    THE SALT FLATS Melodic and lively local guitar-rock band. Album release show!

    THE ARCS Long-running local rock band featuring Dave Gerow, Kevin Lane, Brandon Reynolds and Ben Spraker.

    HOT FUDGE Local psych-rock project helmed by guitar wizard Kris Deason.

  • The Foundry

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

    ABBEY ROAD LIVE Beloved local Beatles tribute band known for its attention to detail and musical proficiency. See Calendar Pick on p. 15.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 10:30 p.m. FREE!

    MIDNIGHT SNACK Arty, Asheville, NC-based rock group.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 6 p.m. FREE!

    REID MORRIS Young country singer-songwriter from Carrollton.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7 p.m. $15.

    RILEY GREEN Country singer-songwriter from Alabama.

    MUSCADINE BLOODLINE Country duo from Nashville via Mobile, AL.

    JOBE FORTNER Country music singer-songwriter.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m.

    ADAM PAYNE Payne writes songs with a lot of heart that can make you tear up or laugh out loud.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE!

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

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    BENEFIT FOR BABA Featuring music from Tallulah George, Karrot Kake, Chris Padgett, Trey Plays Trey and DJ Hand Stuff.


  • UGA New Dance Theatre

    7–10:30 p.m. $3 (students), $5 (non-students).

    Friday Night Dance Party

    A beginner Hustle lesson will be held at 7 p.m. followed by social dancing. No partner or experience necessary.


  • Ciné Barcafé

    The Room

    Tommy Wiseau's misguided cult masterpiece.

  • Trio Contemporary Art Gallery

    8 p.m. $5 suggested donation.

    Space Boobs in Space

    Gonzoriffic premieres their new feature-length film starring several members of Effie's Club Follies, Ming Vase Dynasty, Katherine English and Atlanta burlesque dancer Lola LeSoleil. Followed by a Q&A.

  • Ciné Barcafé

    9:30 p.m.

    Mean Girls Fashion Show

    Channel your favorite character for themed cocktails and fetch fashion before a late night screening of Mean Girls.


  • Georgia Museum of Art

    Studio Workshop

    Brian Hitselberger leads "Studio Workshop: Abstraction." Participants will be introduced to non-representational art through various techniques and materials. Jan. 4, 11 & 25. $15. Call or email to register. 706-542-8863,


Lectures & Lit

  • Oconee County Library

    10 a.m.–12 p.. FREE!

    Perk & Pages

    Join the library for a cup of joe. Complimentary coffee and breakfast cookies for the holidays to go along with your reading.


  • Iron Factory

    10:30 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6877

    '80s Dance Party

    '80s DANCE PARTY Get down to your favorite '80s sounds with DJ Mark Bell.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    Kindercore Night

    KINDERCORE NIGHT Featuring indie-rock and hip-hop sounds from DJs Good Girl, Angeltini, Slip n Fall and Twin Powers.

Ending Friday, August 18



  • Rose Hall

    Academy Classes

    Rose of Athens Theatre presents a six-week program for young actors, "Stage Combat for Youth." Topics include stage fighting and choreography. Ages 8–18. Fridays, Aug. 18–Sept. 22, 10–11 a.m. or 4:30–5:30 p.m. 706-340-9181,,