Friday, March 23

26 events


  • Georgia Museum of Art

    6 p.m. FREE!

    Shouky Shaheen Lecture

    Dr. Ju-hyung Rhi, professor of art history and archaeology at Seoul National University, will provide an overview of Gandharan Buddhist sculpture. 


  • Morton Theatre

    7 p.m. $8–12.

    Caribbean Night

    UGA’s Caribbean Student Association presents an evening incorporating dance, music and theatrical performance.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    5–10 p.m. Donations encouraged.

    Music Night Concert & Auction

    Bid on items in the auction and hear live music. Proceeds benefit the Athens Council of the Blind and Multiple Choices Center for Independent Living.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    7–10 p.m.

    Release Party

    The brewery hosts an Arcadiana Bottle Release Celebration. 

  • UGA New Dance Theatre

    7 p.m. $3–5.

    Friday Night Dance Party

    The Ballroom Performance Group offers a free beginner lesson at 7 p.m., followed by social dancing 8–10:30 p.m. Dressy casual attire is encouraged. This week's theme is Rumba.

Lectures & Lit

  • Madison Morgan Cultural Center

    Mar. 23, 7 p.m. Mar. 24, 10 a.m.–8 p.m. $10–35.

    Do Tell!: Storytelling Festival

    This year's storytellers are Kevin Kling, Tim Lowry, Lyn Ford and Carmen Agra-Deedy. 

  • Avid Bookshop

    4 p.m. FREE!

    Avid Poetry Series

    (Prince Ave.) Hear poetry curated by Rosalie Moffett featuring Anna Moschovakis and Samantha Giles.

  • Baldwin Hall

    3:30 p.m. FREE!

    "Conservation, Cooperations and Carbon Credits: The Challenge of REDD+ on Pemba Zanzibar"

    (Room 264) Monique Borgerhorr Mulder explores the "why" questions about our species. 

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    KIP JONES Local songwriter playing all your favorite covers and some of his own tunes.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).

    JUAN DE FUCA Driving indie-rock band fronted by local songwriter Jack Cherry. 

    JACK'S JOHNSON Local band featuring members of Wieuca and Big Morgan. Album release show!

    DAGMAR VORK Athens-based DIY musician, songwriter and visual artist.

  • Ciné

    It's Bigger Than Hip Hop Film Series. 10 p.m.

    DICTATOR Travis West is a known quantity in the Athens hip-hop scene for his direct style and hard-hitting beats. 

    ISHUES This legendary local underground hip hop artist has returned after a long hiatus.

    CHIEF ROCKA Local DJ expertly spins a set of old-school hip hop and more.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    Cosmik Debris Can Release. 3 p.m. FREE!

    DREAM CULTURE Eclectic local psychedelic rock group.

    RUDE DUDE & THE CREEK FREAKS Psychedelic punk band from Savannah.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m.

    TW!NS Four-piece, all-twin band playing riffy indie rock.

    PARKER HODGES Lyric-driven folk singer-songwriter fron Nashville, TN.

  • 40 Watt Club

    7 p.m. $10.

    JOHN KING Georgia singer-songwriter blending Southern rock and country.

    PAIGE MCCAULEY Nashville-based country singer-songwriter.

  • The Foundry

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

    RANDALL BRAMBLETT BAND This established Georgia singer-songwriter's Southern-tinged music pulls from a variety of influences. See story on p. 9.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7:30 p.m. SOLD OUT.

    BLACKBERRY SMOKE Southern rock quintet that mixes elements of gospel, bluegrass, soul and outlaw country.

    TYLER BRYANT & THE SHAKEDOWN Nashville, TN-based rock band. 

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 11 p.m. FREE!

    THE VINYL SUNS Athens-based blues-rock five-piece.

  • Go Bar

    9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-5609

    KARAOKE Hosted by karaoke fanatic Dr. Fred and featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    7 p.m. FREE!

    BENEFIT SHOW A live show and auction to benefit Multiple Choices CIL and the Athens Council of the Blind, featuring music from Carly King, Athens Singing Circle, The Vinyl Strangers, The Splitz Band and The Dixieland 5.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE!

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

  • The Office Lounge

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

    FAT ARM DADDY Athens-based rhythm and blues trio.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5 p.m. FREE!

    HALEM ALBRIGHT A blend of unique songwriting and electrifying guitar work.



  • Seney-Stovall Chapel

    Mar. 20–24, 8 p.m. Mar. 25, 2:30 p.m. $7–12.


    Julia Cho's darkly comic tale details an Asian-American teen's struggle with identity and a rash of local murders.



  • Ciné

    10 p.m.

    It's Bigger Than Hip-Hop Film Series

    Watch Juice the story of four inner-city teens starring Tupac Shakur. Music videos and a Midnight Mega-Mix of 90s hip hop by Chief Rocka and friends to follow.

Ending Friday, March 23


Word on the Street

  • Athens, GA

    Stormwater Steward Award Nominations

    Nominate a person, business or organization that completed an innovative project last year relating to stormwater management. Winners will be recognized at the GreenFest Environmental Awards Ceremony in the spring.