Friday, June 29

26 events

Live Music

  • Akademia Brewing Co.

    8 p.m. FREE!

    THE PIERRES Athens-based alternative rock group.

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    LEAVING COUNTRIES BAND Jam-band quintet performing American rock.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    THE DOOKIE BROTHERS Local teenage tribute band playing Green Day hits.

    THE GRAWKS Punk and garage-inspired local rock band playing songs by The Ramones.

    ROOM 9 Athens-based cover band playing hits by Blink-182.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    10 p.m. FREE!

    A.M. RODRIGUEZ Country-folk singer-songwriter with a confessional lyrical style.

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

  • The Foundry

    8:30 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door).

    TRIBUTE Eight-piece ensemble that recreates the Allman Brothers' first five years using vintage equipment.

  • 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

    8 p.m. $17 (adv.), $22 (door).

    REVEREND HORTON HEAT Long-running, Texas-based punkabilly group. See Calendar Pick on p. 12.

    BIG SANDY Long-running Western swing/country-boogie band from California.

    PSYCHO DEVILLES Atlanta-based rockabilly group.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 6 p.m. FREE!

    POPE PAUL & THE ILLEGALS Rockabilly-country band from Santa Ana, CA.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    HIGHER LEVEL HIP HOP SHOWCASE Featuring performances by Clip Art, DJ Nate From Wuxtry and more.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. $10.

    FUNK BROTHERHOOD The local all-star band plays a set dedicated to Prince and The Time.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE!

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

  • Iron Factory

    9:30 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6877

    RAG BAGS New local alt-rock band led by Alex and Tyler Nicholson.

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

    TJ WAYT Macon-based roots-rock performer.

    THE SOCIAL ENGINEERS Clarkesville band playing a blend of rock, funk, hip hop and soul.

  • The Office Lounge

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

    RCI "Purveyors of only the finest in filth and chicanery" from Athens.

  • Saucehouse Barbeque

    7 p.m. FREE!

    HAPPY CHEESE Local experimental bedroom-pop project.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5 p.m. FREE!

    THE JUDY CHOPS Playing swing, jazz, rockabilly and other throwback styles.


  • 5 Points Yoga

    Yoga Classes

    "Fascia, Breath and the Nervous System" on Feb. 22–24. New 200-hour and 300-hour teacher training school begins February. Various classes include flow, yin, restorative, power flow, gentle, Iyengar and simple stretch.


  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    6 p.m. $5.

    Secret City Burlesque

    Secret City presents banned book selections in various states of undress in "Bare It All for Banned Book Week." 

Word on the Street




  • Crawford School

    June 28–30, 7:30 p.m. $13–18.

    The Addams Family

    America's goth family comes to life in a musical production. See Theater Notes on p. 19.

  • Athens Community Theater

    June 29–30, 8 p.m. July 1, 2 p.m. $5.

    The Language Archive

    George documents dying languages from far-flung cultures while struggling with what to say to his wife at home. See Theater Notes on p. 19.

Lectures & Lit

  • Avid Bookshop

    6 p.m. FREE!

    Wine Tasting and Reading

    (Prince Ave.) Meet Kevin Begos and Deborah Blum for their respective works Tasting the Past and The Poisoner's Handbook. Book signing and wine tasting will follow a reading. 


  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    10 p.m.

    Ninjas vs. Pirates

    NINJAS VS. PIRATES A dance party to benefit Athens Pride and Camp ABC. Show up in your best pirate or ninja costume and dance the night away with DJ sets from George the Infinite vs. DJ Flash vs. Akolyte.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 10:30 p.m. $2.

    DJ Dream Dog

    DJ DREAM DOG Local DJ brings the dance party.