Friday, September 15

32 events


  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    3 p.m. FREE!

    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!

    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

    12–2 p.m. $30.

    Meet the Winemaker

    Meet fifth-generation winemaker Kurt Bietler and try samples from his label Boheme Wines.

  • St. Philothea Greek Orthodox Church

    5:30–8 p.m.

    Gyro Night

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

  • All Day.

    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.

    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.

    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

    Feb. 8, 5–8 p.m. (member preview night), Feb. 9, 10 a.m.–8 p.m. & Feb. 10, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

    Oconee Library Friends Book Sale

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


  • 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.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9 a.m.–1 p.m. $50.

    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).

    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.

    ASHUTTO MIRRA Newly reformed local rock and roll band.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    8 p.m.

    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).

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

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 4:30 p.m. FREE!

    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).

    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.

    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!

    LIVE MUSIC Rotating local jazz groups 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.

    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.

  • Saucehouse Barbeque

    4 p.m. FREE!

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

  • Southern Brewing Company

    4 p.m.

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



  • The Classic Center

    8 p.m. $21–66.


    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



  • Madison Morgan Cultural Center

    6–8 p.m. FREE!

    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.