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Friday, September 15

33 events

Events

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    3 p.m. FREE! www.libs.uga.edu/sci

    Friday Football Tours

    "Covered with Glory" is an exhibition celebrating the first 25 years of football at UGA. Guided tours offered each Friday before home games. Meet in the rotunda on the second floor.

  • Jug Tavern Park

    Sept. 15, 6–11 p.m. & Sept. 16, 1–11 p.m. FREE! www.jugtavernfestival.com

    Jug Tavern Festival & Cornhole Tournament

    The festival includes cornhole tournaments, a car show, bed race, over 60 artists and craft vendors, informational booths, kids activities, games, inflatables, food vendors, live music and more.

  • Ciné Barcafé

    6–8 p.m. $10. www.athenscine.com

    Wine Tasting

    Sample wines from California's less travelled wine regions.

  • St. Philothea Greek Orthodox Church

    5:30–8 p.m. www.athensgreekfestival.com

    Gyro Night

    The evening includes Greek pastries, music, folk dance, shops and church tours.

  • All Day. www.parkingday.org

    PARK(ing) Day

    (College Ave. between Clayton and Broad St.) PARK(ing) Day is an annual worldwide event where artists, designers and citizens transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks. Students from UGA's College of Environment and Design will use eight parking spaces.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    6–9 p.m. www.sobrewco.com

    Beer Mile

    Fleet Feet Sports hosts heats for competition and recreation. Celebrate with beer, food and live music.

  • Graduate Athens

    Sept. 15, 3–7 p.m. & Sept. 16, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. www.draperjames.com

    Draper James Pop-up Shop

    Visit the pop-up shop offering access to Reese Witherspoon's Draper James fashion and accessories line. Items include totes, T-shirts, sweaters and more.

Lectures & Lit

  • Oconee County Civic Center

    Sep. 14, 4–8 p.m. (member preview night), Sep. 15, 10 a.m.–8 p.m. & Sep. 16, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. www.oconeelibraryfriends.org

    Oconee County Library Friends Book Sale

    Books, CDs and DVDs will be sold for bargain prices. Proceeds benefit the Oconee County Public Library.

Classes

  • UGA New Dance Theatre

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

    Friday Night Dance Party

    A beginner foxtrot lesson will be held at 7 p.m. followed by social dancing.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9 a.m.–1 p.m. $50. www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Plants & Pollinators: Co-dependence & Conservation

    Learn about your dependence on pollinators and discover how to safeguard them in backyards and local ecosystems through gardening, bee-housing and eco-friendly lifestyles. This class includes a field search for pollinators, an indoor lab on their life cycles and information on how to tag and release monarchs on their migartion to Mexico.

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    LEE PILCHER BAND Guitarist and graduate of Atlanta Institute of Music plays a variety of funky music.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    OTONANA TRIO Party-funk outfit from Japan. See Calendar Pick on p. 14.

    CALICO VISION Dream-pop group from Athens.

    HANNIE AND THE SLOBS Garage-rock project featuring members of The Rodney Kings and Muuy Biien.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    5 p.m. www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com

    ASHUTTO MIRRA Newly reformed local rock and roll band.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    8 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    BRAIN AID FEST Featuring Bursters, Paul McHugh, Andy Dixon, Donny Knottsville and The Spookie Moon. See story on p. 11.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $7 (adv.), $10 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    THE DIRTY DOORS Tribute band performs a set of classic Doors hits.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 4:30 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

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

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $15 (adv.), $20 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    FUTUREBIRDS Athens' roots-rock heroes return for a headlining performance.

    NEIGHBOR LADY Twangy, melodic rock group led by local singer-songwriter Emily Braden.

    PARKER GISPERT Frontman for former Athens rock trio The Whigs performs a solo set.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    BILLBOARD BAGGINS New local experimental project.

    MIDNIGHT BOI Alias of local musician Eli Rickli, playing "pseudo-Satanic hip hop."

    RICKY DIGITS Local MC who cites MF Doom, cLOUDDEAD, Wu Tang Clan, and Eminem as influences.

    DJ MAHOGANY & DJ SIPPY Longtime local favorite Mahogany teams with up-and-comer Sippy for a groovy night of sounds.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    STEPHANE WREMBEL Gypsy jazz guitarist from New York who penned original music for Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris.

  • Highwire Lounge

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

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

  • Iron Factory

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

    KATIE COLLINS Singer-songwriter playing classical piano with a melodic twist.

    JACKIE JONES Conjuring up a "delicate storm of music and emotions."

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    9 p.m. www.facebook.com/lkshuffleclub

    BRAIN AID FEST Featuring Harry Carey, Ancient Whales, Los Cantares, Garett Hatch and Rev. Conner Tribble. See story on p. 11.

  • Mellow Mushroom

    9:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-0892

    TIGHTLY STRUNG New Athens trio of Doug Peters, Lee Hiers and David Lococo play blues, folk, bluegrass and country.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    NSM New local all-star dance-pop group.

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. Every Friday!

  • Saucehouse Barbeque

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

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

  • Southern Brewing Company

    4 p.m. www.sobrewco.com

    JIM COOK Wailing slide guitar, gritty vocals and swamp stomp with this local bluesman.

Kidstuff

Theater

  • The Classic Center

    8 p.m. $21–66. classiccenter.com

    Rent

    The Tony Award-winning musical inspires with message of hope in the face of fear. 

  • Elbert Theatre, Elberton

    Sept. 8–9 & Sept. 15–16, 7 p.m. Sept. 10 & Sept. 17, 2 p.m. $9–16. 706-283-1049

    Guys & Dolls

    Encore Productions and ElbertonNET present a musical set in 1950s New York City. Gambler Nathan Detroit tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town

DJs

Art

  • Madison Morgan Cultural Center

    6–8 p.m. FREE! www.mmcc-arts.org

    Opening Reception

    A partnership between the Madison Artists Guild and the Morgan County Primary School, the exhibition "Farm" celebrates the agrarian lifestyle of the rural South through paintings, photography and sculpture.