Friday, July 20

26 events


  • Georgia Museum of Art

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

    90 Carlton: Summer

    View the museum's current exhibitions, "Ask the Experts" questions, participate in gallery activities, enjoy light refreshments and win door prizes. See Calendar Pick on p. 12.

Word on the Street

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    EASTER ISLAND Lush, local post-rock band with pop melodies, tender harmonies and shimmering guitars.

    THE PAUSES Orlando-based pop group led by singer-songwriter Tierney Tough.

    FIVE EIGHT Legendary Athens band that consistently pumps out boisterous, thoughtful rock and roll.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m.

    GEORGIA DISH BOYS Edgy, dissonant local rock group fronted by songwriter Seth Martin.

    JONATHAN COODY Frontman of Athens rock band Divine Feed plays a solo set.

    RODNEY SANDERS New local singer-songwriter.

    ASHLEY NA Local singer-songwriter playing "garden-fresh folk songs."

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $8 (adv.), $12 (door).

    SENSATIONAL SOUNDS OF MOTOWN Six veteran musicians deliver an exciting, live-energy show. Featuring Mr. Motown! See Calendar Pick on p. 12.

  • 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. $15.

    SHAMAN'S HARVEST Rock band from Jefferson City, MO.

    BLACKTOP MOJO Southern rock band from Texas.

    HAYRIDE Long-running three-piece local rock band.

    CHEESE DREAM Athens-based rock band of teenagers.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 10:30 p.m. $8.

    GIMME HENDRIX Award-winning local Jimi Hendrix cover band. 

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m.

    CAROLINE AIKEN This guitarist and singer's bluesy voice and masterful technique guarantee a hypnotic performance.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE!

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

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    8 p.m. $5.

    SLOPFEST Night two of the four-night festival features Lord Bitter/Lozo, Jeremy Melton, Small Beige Girl, Father Werewolf, The Grawks, Useless Against, Fart Jar, Apparition, Monsoon and Multiple Miggs. See story on p. 8.

  • Live Wire

    3 p.m. $25 (full pass adv.), $35 (full pass door).

    SIGH IN JULY Day one of the two-day festival features Zach DeputyThe Orange ConstantUniversal SighTeshevaDan Nettles & Lonely OrchestraThe Vinyl Suns, James Bale,  A Merry PranksterHarvey Funkwalker and White Rabbit Collective. See story on p. 9.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    IVAN PULLEY BAND Jammy Southern rock band from Jacksonville, FL.

  • The Office Lounge

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

    FAT ARM DADDY Athens-based rhythm and blues trio.

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-546-0840

    MICHELLE QUIG The leader of local blues-rock band Quig & the Boys plays a solo set.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    3 p.m. FREE!

    DAVID HYDE Multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter from Ball Ground.


  • The Classic Center

    2 p.m.

    Celebration of the Arts

    An evening of fine dining and entertainment organized by the students of the Hospitality Careers Academy.

  • 5–8 p.m. $10–15.

    Wine Tasting

    (Normal School at J's Bottle Shop, 1452 Prince Ave.) Pair craft wine from J's with Filipino food from Manilla Express at the Friday Wine Winedown.


  • Bogart Library

    1 p.m. FREE!

    Quilled Earrings

    Make colorful earrings through the art of quilling, or rolled paper. 18 and up only. 

  • ACCPD Headquarters

    Citizen Police Academy

    Learn about forensics, communications, criminal investigation and traffic enforcement from ACCPD professionals. Tuesdays, Aug. 21–Nov. 13, 6:30–9:30 p.m. 706-613-3330 ext. 308,



  • Lavonia Cultural Center

    July 20–21, 7 p.m. July 21–22, 2:30 p.m. $8.

    Beauty and the Beast, Jr.

    Young actors from the Franklin Community Players' Youth Summer Theatre Program present a a musical based on the Broadway hit, Disney's Beauty and the Beast

  • On Stage Walton

    July 27–28, 8 p.m. July 29, 2 p.m.

    Into the Woods

    (215 High School Ave., Monroe) The Brothers Grimm hit the stage with an epic fairytale about wishes, family and the choices we make.

Lectures & Lit

  • Lay Park

    6–8 p.m.

    Scholastic Summer Reading Road Trip

    Avid Bookshop and Dolly Parton's Imagination Library have partnered with Scholastic for an afternoon of crafts, activities, book-related giveaways, costume characters, author signings, photo ops and more.