Friday, March 9

24 events


  • The National

    10:30 p.m. FREE!

    After Hours Dance Party

    IMMUZIKATION Celebrated local DJ Alfredo Lapuz Jr. hosts a dance party featuring high-energy electro and rock.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    DJ Mahogany

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

  • Southern Brewing Company

    6 p.m. FREE!

    DJ Osmose

    DJ OSMOSE International touring DJ and Athens resident lays down an all-vinyl set of funk, soul, boogie and more.

Support Groups

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

    Emotions Anonymous

    A 12-step program open to anyone with a desire to become well emotionally. Meets Sundays, 4–5 p.m. 706-202-7463,


  • 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.

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    DOUBLE FERRARI This local band plays virtuosic, riff-laden, instrumental rock.

    BAMBARA Former Athens act featuring aggressive distortion and falling somewhere between noisy punk and drone.

    LIGHT BEAMS D.C.-based band influenced by '80s-era dance music.

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

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    5 p.m. FREE!

    TWEN Nashville-based psych-rock group.

    NIHILIST CHEERLEADER Local group plays energetic, lo-fi punk rock.

    THE HOLIFIELDS Psych- and prog-rock group from Knoxville, TN.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $8 (adv.), $10 (door).

    COUNTRY MUSIC IN THE ROUND Featuring songwriters Rachel Farley, Mike Dekle and Chelsea Bain.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7 p.m. $15.

    STEVE COUGHLIN & PROBABLE CAUSE Smooth Americana group from Hartwell.

    SARAH ZUNIGA Talented local singer-songwriter with a sweet, strong voice. 
  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m.

    STICKS AND BONES Local rock group featuring Barry Marler (Dreams So Real), Jamie Derevere, Darrin Cook and Bo Hembree.

    CHRIS MOORE Bluesy local singer-songwriter.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE!

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

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    FAT ARM DADDY Athens-based rhythm and blues trio.

  • The Office Lounge

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

    WOLVES AMONG RAVENS Area heavy-rock group with epic riffs and soaring melodies.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5 p.m. FREE!

    STEVEN LEE Honky-tonk singer-songwriter.


  • 40 Watt Club

    9 p.m. $8–10.

    Secret City Burlesque

    Secret City presents "Monster Mash/Summer Mash," a burlesque strip tease and dance party.


  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    6–8 p.m. $2–3.

    Forest Fantasy

    Participants will take a moonlit walk to star gaze and build fairy houses.

  • Athens Little Playhouse

    6–9 p.m. $20.

    Parents Night Out

    Dancing, karaoke and pizza. Ages 4 and up.

Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

    Mar. 7, 2–6 p.m. (members-only preview, join for $25), 6–8 p.m. (general public). Mar. 8, 9 a.m.–8 p.m. Mar. 9 & 10, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

    Friends of the Athens-Clarke County Library Book Sale

    Thousands of titles available. Fill a bag for $10 on Saturday.

  • Miller Learning Center

    3:30 p.m. FREE!

    Listening to the Dead

    (Room 214) Biological anthropologist Ventura Pérez will discuss his studies of skeletel remains in "Listening to the Dead: Biocultural Anthropology, Violence Studies, and the Politcal Lives of Dead Bodies." 


  • Elbert Theatre, Elberton

    Mar. 16–17, 7 p.m. Mar. 18, 2 p.m. $11–16. 706-283-1049

    Always, Patsy Cline

    The musical tells the story of the country legend, featuring many of her hits. 

  • Winder-Barrow Community Theatre

    Mar. 9–10, 7:30 p.m. Mar. 11, 3 p.m. $10–13.

    The Foreigner

    A British visitor Froggy LeSueur and his shy friend confuse and delight zany Southerners in rural Georgia.

  • The Classic Center

    8 p.m. $25–75.

    Motown the Musical

    Motown founder Berry Gordy goes from featherweight boxer to heavyweight music mogul. 


  • Trio Contemporary Art Gallery

    6–8 p.m. FREE!

    Opening Reception

    "Trifecta" is an annual juried show between the MFA programs at UGA, Georgia State University and Georgia Southern University. Artists include Susanna Bondar, Simelza Broche, Coorain Devin, Matthew Flores Mo Jahangir and more. See Art Notes on p. 19.


  • 6 p.m. FREE!

    Photography Critique

    (Craig Gum Photography, 160 Winston Dr., Suite 10) Local photographer Tim Rogan will give feedback on your photographs. Please bring three photos on a thumb drive.

Ending Friday, March 9



  • Athens, GA

    Arts in Community Grants

    The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission awards three grants of $1,500 each to promote creative placemaking in the community. Grants will be awarded based on the level of community enrichment through the arts, contribution to the local identity and quality or artistic merit. Artists, local organizations and groups can apply. Deadline Mar. 9, 11:59 p.m. Fill out online proposal.,