Friday, January 26

27 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    MEAN QUEEN New local rock band featuring members of Chrissakes and We Versus the Shark. See Calendar Pick on p. 15.

    MOTHER THE CAR  Founded by a brother duo, this garage-rock act incorporates blues and other influences.

    HUNGER ANTHEM Fuzzed-out, guitar-driven local indie-rock band.

    THE HONEY SLIDERS Detroit-influenced rock band from Catropolis. 

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    10 p.m.

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

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $15.

    THE WHIGS Hard-driving former Athens rock trio with heavy pop sensibilities. See story on p. 11.

    THE ARCS Long-running local rock four-piece with power-pop influences.

  • The Foundry

    3:30 & 9 p.m. $8–13.

    ABBEY ROAD LIVE Beloved local Beatles tribute band known for its attention to detail and musical proficiency. 

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $30.

    REBELUTION Rock and reggae band from Santa Barbara, CA.

    RAGING FYAH Roots-reggae group from Jamaica.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    DATENIGHT Scrappy garage-punk band from Nashville.

    MTVH1N1 New post-punk group from Tampa, FL.

    RICHARD GUMBY "Top 40 bedroom demos" played by various lineups and led by songwriter Scott Crossman.

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

    DJS TWIN POWERS & SLIP-N-FALL Two Kindercore DJs team up to lead a dance party.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m.

    LAURA COYLE & TREY WRIGHT Vocal and guitar duo playing classic jazz and bossa nova, with a dash of Dolly Parton, Paul Simon and other songwriters.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. FREE!

    GMEA JAZZ JAM Georgia Music Educators let their hair down and take their instruments up. 

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE!

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

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    ALBATROSS Athens group creating an upbeat mixture of jazz, blues and funk.

  • The Office Lounge

    8:30 p.m. 706-546-0840

    THE BACUPS Fun-loving local cover band.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    4 p.m. FREE!

    THE HEARD Chicago-based funk and groove band.


  • Georgia Museum of Art

    9:30–10:30 a.m. FREE!,

    Morning Mindfulness

    Participate in a guided meditation session in the galleries. Meet in the lobby.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    9:30–10:30 a.m. FREE!,

    Morning Mindfulness

    Participate in a guided meditation session in the galleries. Meet in the lobby.

  • White Tiger Gourmet

    6–8 p.m.

    Percentage Night

    A portion of proceeds from White Tiger and Sweetie Pie dinner and dessert benefit Project Safe. 

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

    8 a.m.–5 p.m. FREE!

    Athens Social Justice Symposium

    The student-organized symposium fosters dialogue between Athens residents and organizations working toward social change on a local level. 

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    7 p.m.

    Technology Takeover

    Music technology enthusiasts can meet others at this casual meet-and-greet. 

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    5:40–8:30 p.m.

    No Mas Mentiras Campaign Fundraising

    DIA raises money to cover the cost of it's "No mas mentiras" campaign. 


  • Georgia Center for Continuing Education

    Henry D. Green Symposium of the Decorative Arts

    This year's theme is "Belonging: Georgia and Region in the National Fabric."  Feb. 1–3. FREE! (UGA students), $200–300.

  • Lamar Dodd School of Art

    2–5 p.m. FREE!

    Opening Reception

    (S264) The solo exhibition of paintings by Lee Coffey is entitled, "Five Trucks & Willem Defoe Jesus."


Lectures & Lit

  • Jan. 26–27.

    WIlbanks Child Endangerment and Sexual Exploitation Clinic Conference

    (UGA Hirsh Hall, School of Law) The conference brings together legal experts, psychologists and child advocacy leaders from across the country to discuss important issues related to child sexual abuse survivors and those professionals who assist them. The conference offers five Continuing Legal Education credits, plus breakfast and lunch.




  • Athens Community Theater

    Suddenly Last Summer

    Two men and five women wanted for a Town & Gown Players production of Tennessee Williams' Suddenly Last Summer. Auditions consist of cold readings. Feb. 12–13, 7 p.m. Performance dates will be April 13–22.

Ending Friday, January 26



  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    44th Annual Juried Exhibition

    The annual show will be juried by Lauren Hayes, Curator of Contemporary Art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Drop off entry forms and up to three works on Jan. 24, 1–8 p.m. & Jan. 25, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. $25 submission fee for up to three works. 706-613-3623,

Help Out

  • Athens Academy

    American Red Cross Blood Drive

    (Sinkwich Spartan Center) Save a life. Jan. 26, 8 a.m.–1 p.m. 706-433-2376

Word on the Street

  • ACC Council on Aging

    Senior Leadership Academy

    Senior Leadership Academy is an opportunity to meet others and become more involved in the community. Register by Jan. 26. The academy runs Thursdays, Feb. 1–Mar. 22. 706-549-4850,,