Friday, April 27

32 events

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    THE LAST JAMURAI Funky, Athens-based good-time rock and roll band.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    DANGFLY! Local all-star rock band led by songwriter and guitarist Adam Payne.

    CREE MO Rock, blues, jazz and soul are mixed together into a smooth, intoxicating concoction of original music.

    THE ROYAL VELVET Three-piece local rock band led by songwriter Justin Brogdon.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. $5.

    STRONGER SEX Experimental electronic duo from Washington, DC specializing in "body-positive dance parties."

    CELIA VERBECK Synthpop singer-songwriter from Asheville, NC.

    CAROLINE CRONIN Experimental musician from Nashville, TN.

    TJ POMPOUS Rapper and singer from the Atlanta area.

    DJ RUBY OFFICIAL DJ specializing in electronic dance music.

  • 40 Watt Club

    7 p.m. $11 (adv.), $13 (door).

    JOBE FORTNER Country singer-songwriter originally from Monroe.

    JORDAN ROWE Country singer-songwriter from South Georgia.

    MEGAN MORONEY Up-and-coming local country singer-songwriter.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $50.

    THE HIGHBALLS Athens music vets perform a totally awesome set of '80s dance hits. Farewell show!

    DJ CHIEF ROCKA Local DJ spins Top 40, hip hop, funk, soul and more.

  • Fully Loaded Pizza Co.

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

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

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 6 p.m. FREE!

    ANIMAL YEARS Poppy Americana group from Brooklyn, NY.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7:30 p.m. $16 (adv.), $18 (door).

    PIGEONS PLAYING PING PONG Funky electro-rock group from Baltimore.

    FUNK YOU Augusta band playing high-energy, get-your-dancing-shoes-on jams.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 11 p.m. FREE!

    GROOVE FETISH Proggressive jam-rock group from Wilmington, NC.

  • Go Bar

    9 p.m. $5. 706-546-5609

    DEAD NEIGHBORS This local band plays punky, emotive garage-rock.

    KWAZYMOTO Noisy local punk- and and math-influenced rock trio.

    TEEN DIVORCE Indie-rock band from Jacksonville, FL.

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

    GIFT ECONOMY Local acoustic folk-punk project. 

    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. FREE!

    WHITEHALL JAZZ COLLECTIVE Local jazz pianist Greg Hankins leads his sizeable group through an eclectic set of music.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE!

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

  • Innovation Amphitheater

    6 p.m. $35–$40.

    THE MARSHALL TUCKER BAND Classic rock band known for hits like "Can't You See."

    SCOOTER BROWN Southern rock artist from Houston, TX.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    GNARLY STONEHENGE Nashville-based country-rocker Zach Stone does his thing with a selection of talented backers.

  • Nuçi's Space

    8 p.m. FREE!

    JAVAE Local rapper influenced by boom-bap and psychedelia. Album release show! See Calendar Pick on p. 20. 

  • The Office Lounge

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

    THE GEORGIA HEALERS Long-running local jump blues band.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    The Great Catsby. 7 p.m. $50.

    THE HOT HOTTY-HOTS Local swing and hot jazz ensemble playing music of the 1910s, '20s and '30s. 

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5 p.m. FREE!

    ADAM COOPER Multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter from Suwanee.


  • Georgia Museum of Art

    2 p.m. FREE!

    Artists Tour

    Join artists Mary Pearse, Demi Thomloudis, Sunkoo Yuh, Jennifer Crenshaw and Ted Saupe for a talk about their work in the exhibition "Crafting History: Textiles, Metals and Ceramics at the University of Georgia."


  • Morton Theatre

    8 a.m.–5 p.m. $150–175.

    SoundBoard Marketing Conference

    The conference will feature media and marketing brand experts. 

  • Bogart Library

    10 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE!

    Adult Coloring Club

    Relax with adult coloring books and supplies. 

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    7–11 p.m. $50.

    The Great Catsby

    The roaring '20s themed gala will include live jazz, cocktails, dancing and a silent auction. Proceeds benefit the Athens Area Humane Society. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

  • The Butler Building

    11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. FREE (RSVP required).

    Lunch with Your Legislator

    (Suite 101) Constituents of House District 117 are invited to ask questions about the 2018 legislative season and enjoy a light lunch.

  • Downtown Athens

    6–10:30 p.m. FREE!

    Twilight Block Party

    Kick off the Twilight festivities with a workout on the streets from CrossFit Liberate, Keith King BMX shows, a Kids Zone, food court and expo. Music by DJ Johnny D.

  • 6 p.m.

    Twilight Joy Ride

    (Meets at Washington Street Deck) Participate in a five-mile joy ride presented by Bike Athens. See Story on p. 10.




  • The Classic Center

    8 p.m. FREE! (tickets required).

    Athens Symphony Orchestra Pops Concert

    The program will feature the Green Flag Band and compositions by Vaughn-Williams, Curzon, Story, Ricketts, Holcombe, Maffett, and Wagner. 


  • Apr. 27–28, 7 p.m. Apr. 28–29,2:30 p.m. $10. 706-491-9374

    Charlotte's Web

    (Lavonia Cultural Center) The Franklin Community Players present a musical adaptation of E.B. White's classic novel about Fern, a girl who understands what animals say. 

  • Memorial Park

    Apr. 26–28, 7:30 p.m. Apr. 29, 3 p.m. $12–15.

    The Smell of the Kill

    (Quinn Hall) Michele Lowe's comedy follows three unhappy wives who must decide if they should leave their husbands locked in a meat locker or let them out.


  • Ciné Barcafé

    Triplets of Belleville

    Madame Souza and her dog Bruno team up with the Belleville Sisters to rescue her grandson. Part of Ciné's Spring Animation Series.