Friday, May 18

22 events

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

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

    FART JAR Local experimental heavy-rock project.

    MULTIPLE MIGGS High-octane local hardcore band.

    TIT Athens-based experimental punk rock group.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    10 p.m.

    TIDALIST New local alternative rock group.

    LOLA COLE Blues and jazz artist from Atlanta that draws from her Mississippi roots.

    THE HOLY KNIVES Psych-rock band from San Antonio led by two brothers.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $7 (adv.), $10 (door).

    THE ORIGINAL SPLITZ BAND This band's wide range encompasses classic Motown, funk, disco and both old-school and contemporary R&B.

  • 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

    7 p.m. SOLD OUT.

    BLEACHERS Modern pop outfit led by in-demand songwriter Jack Antonoff.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 10 p.m. FREE!

    LUXURY VEHICLE High-energy duo featuring DJ Reindeer Games with John Swint on drums.

  • 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

    THE ORIGINAL SCREWTOPS Crankin' the blues since 1962.

  • Saucehouse Barbeque

    6 p.m. FREE!

    SYLVIA ROSE NOVAK Southern gothic singer-songwriter with sharp vibrato and a sharper fiddle.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5 p.m. FREE!

    MATT FASSAS South Carolina-based singer and guitarist with folk, blues and rock influences.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    6 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18–20).

    ASHES TO OMENS Five-piece local hard-rock band.

    HIT LIZARD Athens-based grunge band.

    NATALIE CLADD No info available.

  • VFW

    8 p.m. $10.

    CHRIS HAMPTON TRIO Local variety cover band hosts a dance party, playing classic and new tunes.

  • White Tiger Gourmet

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-353-6847

    IVANO Solo folk singer-songwriter.


  • Georgia Museum of Art

    5:30–8:30 p.m. FREE! (members), $5 (non-members). 706-542-4662,

    90 Carlton: Spring

    See the newest exhibitions during the museum's quarterly reception. Enjoy light refreshments, gallery activities and door prizes. See Art Notes on p. 15.


  • Town and Gown Players

    7–9 p.m. $30.

    A Wine Tasting in the Garden

    Town & Gown Players hosts wine pours with light hors d'oeuvres. 

  • 5:30–8:30 p.m. FREE!

    Bike to Work Day

    (BikeAthens, 1075 W. Broad St.) Stop by BikeAthens on the ride home from work for light refreshments and free bike lights while supplies last. 

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    May 17–19. $90.

    Southern Labor Studies Conference: Dirty Work

    The conference features panels, workshops and keynotes discussing slavery, mining, farming, and other subjects on labor in the South. 

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. FREE!


    LIVE BAND KARAOKE Hosted by Vicki and Rob McMaken. The list of performers is pre-determined, but if you want to hear some serious karaoke skillz, this is the party for you.


  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $8–10.

    The Kourtesans

    The drag troupe presents "Sirens," a celebation of femininity. Performances by Karmella Macchiato, Alex Suarez, Semaj Onyx-Coxring, Cola Fizz, Raven La'Wrath, Miss He and Lisa Couchlocher, along with several special guests.


Lectures & Lit

  • Nuçi's Space

    10 a.m.–9 p.m. $40–90.

    Zizek Studies Conference

    Three days of panels, workshops and project boards. Slavoj Zizek will be the keynote speaker.