Friday, January 19

25 events



  • UGA New Dance Theatre

    Jan. 18–20, 8 p.m. Jan. 20, 2 p.m. $16.

    Ballroom Magic

    The UGA Ballroom Performance Group presents its annual showcase with over 20 routines by dancers in and around the Athens community.

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    8 p.m. $17 (21+), $19 (18-20).

    MARY LAMBERT Singer-songwriter, spoken word artist and multi-instrumentalist known for her feature on Macklemore's "Same Love." See Story on p. 12.

    MAL BLUM Anti-folk singer-songwriter from New York.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    10 p.m.

    JIM WILSON Local songwriter and musician (The TaxiCab Verses) performs with special guests.

  • 40 Watt Club

    7:30 p.m. $25.

    CAMPER VAN BEETHOVEN Fronted by local fixture David Lowery, this influential indie rock band performs a set of its hits.

    ROBYN HITCHCOCK Known for fronting British art-rock band The Soft Boys, Hitchcock plays intricate, surrealist folk music. See Story on p. 11.

    ELF POWER Longtime fixture on the Athens scene playing crisp, melodic psych-pop.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $20 (adv.), $25 (door).

    THE SWINGIN' MEDALLIONS Best known for their 1966 hit "Double Shot (of My Baby's Love)," today the Medallions are made up of relatives of the original lineup and bill themselves as "the party band of the South." 

  • Georgia Theatre

    7 p.m. $30.

    NEKO CASE Fierce, talented alt-country icon known for her work with the New Pornographers. See Calendar Pick on p. 15.

    MT. JOY Indie-folk outfit from Philadelphia.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    QUEST GIVER New local experimental indie trio.

    COMA TOAST No info available.

    OTIS NEMO Local pianist and songwriter.

    WOLFISH No info available.

    DJ MAHOGANY Popular local DJ spins freaky funk, sultry soul, righteous R&B and a whole lotta unexpected faves.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m.

    BETWEEN NAYBORS Local group playing folk music with socially relevant lyrics and a touch of country twang. Album release show!

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE!

    LIVE JAZZ Rotating local jazz groups play every Friday and Saturday nights.

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. 706-546-0840

    QUIG AND THE BOYS Local rock band playing old, new, blues and rock with a twist.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5 p.m. FREE!

    SMOKEY JOE AND THE TWO DOLLAR PISTOLS Outlaw country band from Atlanta.


  • Stegeman Coliseum

    7 p.m. $10.

    UGA Gymnastics

    The Gymdogs compete against Florida. 

  • Southern Brewing Company

    5–9 p.m.

    Percentage Night

    Part of the proceeds will benefit theBooks for Keeps.

  • Athens City Hall

    6–8 p.m. FREE!

    No More Lies, No More Deportations

    Dignidad Inmigrante en Athens leads a demonstration in protest of the change in policty in the sheriff's office to hold undocumented immigrants for 48 hours past the normal release time. The Interfaith Sanctuary Coalition will make a public statement in support of Dignidad Immigrante en Athens.

  • Akademia Brewing Co.

    4–11 p.m.

    Akademia Brewing Company Cask Tapping

    Celebrate the latest cask of a brown ale aged on toasted coconut.

  • Ciné Barcafé

    6–8 p.m. FREE!

    Tony Eubanks Campaign Launch

    Meet Tony Eubanks as he launches his capmaign for ACC District 3 Commissioner. See City Dope on p. 4.



  • Oconee County Civic Center

    Jan. 19–20, 7 p.m. Jan. 21, 3 p.m. $14–18.


     The musical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's The Ugly Duckling incorporates a message of tolerance.


  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    4–6 p.m. FREE!

    Opening Reception

    The Oconee County Schools Youth  Art Month Exhibition highlights over 250 young artists, grades K–12. Youth Art Month emphasizes the value of art education for children and encourages public support.  

  • The Georgia Club

    Jan. 19–21, 12–5 p.m. Jan. 19, 6 p.m. (dinner). $65. 770-725-8100,

    Georgia Artist Collective

    The Classic Center Cultural Foundation presents the Georgia Artist Collective, with artwork by William Kwamena Poh, Claire Osborne, Megan Fowler, Steve Cole, Jill Biskin, Ansley Perno, Heidi Hensley and Tina McCullough. A dinner and silent auction will be held Friday night.

Lectures & Lit

  • Avid Bookshop

    6:30 p.m. FREE!

    Authors Allen Gee and Kerry Neville

    (Five Points) Gee shares My Chinese-America and Neville shares Remember to Forget Me.

Help Out

  • Athens, GA

    Upper Oconee Watershed Network

    Citizen scientists are needed to protect the watershed.,