Friday, April 20

30 events


  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    7–8:30 p.m. $2–3. 706-613-3615

    Froggie Spring Fling

    Families are invited to learn about amphibians and search for newts, salamanders and frogs. Bring a flashlight and wear closed toe shoes.

  • ACC Library

    4 p.m. FREE!

    Spanish Storytime

    Share books, songs, rhymes and activities en Español. Ages 3–8. 

  • East Athens Community Center

    6:30 p.m. $10–15.

    Paint Night

    Ages 5 & up. Painters will be given an example of what to paint.

  • ACC Library

    6–8 p.m. FREE!

    Afterhours: Fun & Games

    Participants will play old school games like hide and seek, man hunt and capture the flag. Grades 6–12.

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    THE LAST REMNANTS Group consisting of members of various '80s and '90s rock bands.

  • Butt Hutt Bar-B-Q

    7 p.m. FREE!

    THE LUCKY JONES Rockin' rhythm and blues from this local three-piece.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9:30 p.m. $7 (21+), $9 (18–20).

    DAVID BARBE & INWARD DREAM EBB The Athens scene legend is backed by members of New Madrid.

    GRAND VAPIDS Local alt-rock band with a dense, dreamy, slowcore-inspired sound.

    SHADE Dissonant, groove-oriented local post-punk band.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    3 p.m. FREE!

    ANNIVERSARY KICKOFF Featuring music from Taylor Smith & The Roamin’ Jasmine, Clip Art, Squalle, Blanko, Luxury Vehicle and Robbie DudeSee story on p. 8.

  • The Falls

    5 p.m. FREE! 706-850-2217

    HUNTER GRAYSON Playing classic country music.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. $5.

    THE SPOOKIE MOON Atlanta-based psychedelic folk-rock group.

    THE POWERS Local folk-rock band of brothers.

    BIRDS FLY SOUTH High-energy local folk and Americana group.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $15.

    LYDIA LOVELESS Gritty alt-country singer-songwriter from Columbus, OH. See story on p. 12.

    THE DARNELL BOYS The Darnell brothers play country blues originals backed by upright bass, singing saw and junkyard percussion.

  • Fully Loaded Pizza Co.

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-705-6150

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot plays solo sets of country-rock and acoustic Southern soul.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $35.

    JAMEY JOHNSON Alabama native and country singer-songwriter.

    MOLLY STEVENS Country singer-songwriter known for appearing on "The Voice."

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE!

    KELLEY SWINDALL Bluesy folk musician from Stone Mountain. 

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    THE PLEASURE POINT Local hip hop/noise-pop group led by songwriter Jacob Lake.

    MATERIAL GIRLS Atlanta band featuring current and former members of Concord America and Chief Scout. 

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    Human Rights Festival Fundraiser. 8 p.m.

    THE MOONSHINE Local roots band with a blend of guitar, autoharp and upright bass.

    MRJORDANMRTONKS Tommy Jordan and William Tonks' collaboration features rootsy guitar picking and paired vocal melodies. 

    THE HOBOHEMIANS This six-piece acoustic band performs popular American and European roots music of the 1910s–30s.

  • 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

    REV. CONNER TRIBBLE Local artist playing old-fashioned rock and roll with a sprinkle of good-humored irreverence.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5 p.m. FREE!

    ALEXA ROSE Singer-songwriter exploring American roots music, from mountain ballads to rock and roll.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    10 p.m. $5 (21+), $8 (18–20).

    THE PINK STONES Local rock group led by songwriter Hunter Pinkston.

    HINDSIGHT Modern alt-rock act from Macon.

    PONCE Rock-pop duo based in Nashville, TN consisting of twin brothers Carson and Michael Poncé.

    SHOEGAZERS Power-pop band from Kennesaw.

    THE TWO TAKES Atlanta-based indie rock band influenced by groups like Arctic Monkeys and The Killers.

Word on the Street

  • Lay Park

    Athens Area Men's Baseball League

    The 2019 AAMBL Season runs April through early August. The draft occurs in late march. 706-207-8939,

Lectures & Lit

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    12:30 p.m. FREE!

    Andrea Carson-Coley Lecture

    Award-winning author and associate professor Dr. Bettina Love presents "GET FREE: Creativity, Hip Hop Civics Ed, Intersectionality, and Black Joy."

  • Ciné

    5 p.m.

    National Day of Action Teen Panel

    Teens will share their experiences protesting gun violence and activism with ULead and the Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement.


  • Lamar Dodd School of Art

    6–8 p.m. FREE!

    BFA I Exhibition Reception

    Celebrate the work of BFA students graduating in various studio art majors.


  • UGA Memorial Hall

    7–10:30 p.m. $3-5.

    Friday Night Dance Party

    Free beginner Cha Cha lesson at 7 p.m. followed by social dancing at 8 p.m. No partner required.

  • 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.


  • Canopy Studio

    Apr. 20, 8 p.m. Apr. 21, 4 p.m. & 8 p.m. Apr. 22, 2 p.m. $6–15.

    Lightness of Being

    Canopy's advanced students present "Lightness of Being," an aerial arts performance featuring silks, cubes, trapezes and more. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

  • Trio Contemporary Art Gallery

    Apr. 20, 7–8 p.m. & Apr. 21, 3–4 p.m.


    Tooth to Tail, artists Heather Foster and Drema Montgomery, give a performance inspored by Dostoyevsky's short story Crocodile.


  • Iron Factory

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6877

    TGIF Dance Party

    TWISTED BOTTLE DANCE PARTY Dance the week's woes away with music from DJ Q and Chief Rocka.


  • Athens Community Theater

    Apr. 19–21, 8 p.m. Apr. 22, 2 p.m. $8–15.

    Suddenly Last Summer

    Town & Gown Players presents Tennessee Williams' Southern gothic tale. Starring Gay McCommons and Ming Vase-Dynasty.

Ending Friday, April 20



  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    Exhibition Proposals

    The center reviews proposals for future art exhibitions twice annually. Exhibitions can be by local, regional, national or international artists, exchange exhibitions from other states and countries, invitational or juried exhibitions, themed exhibitions or exhibitions of historical works owned by local collectors. Due date Apr. 20 by 11:59 p.m.