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Friday, July 27

32 events

Kidstuff

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    THE FLYING BUFFALOS Ken Parris leads an all-star lineup playing their favorite classic tunes.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    CURT CASTLE Atlanta-based indie-rock project led by former Reptar and Semicircle member Ryan Engelberger. See Calendar Pick on p. 12.

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

    GRUNFELDER No info available.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    7:30 p.m. FREE! www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com

    AVERY LEIGH'S NIGHT PALACE Ethereal indie-pop group fronted by former Athenian Avery Draut.

    THE OLD PAINTS Alabama-based group that touches on power-pop, psychedelia, glam and punk.

    LEA LEA Dreamy local indie-folk artist.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    THE HONEY SLIDERS Detroit-influenced rock band from Catropolis. 

    TAYLOR MARTIN'S SONG DOGS Country-rock band from Asheville, NC.

    RABIES SCYTHE FIGHT Experimental electronic local band.

  • The Foundry

    9 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    COSMIC CHARLIE Grateful Dead covers like you've never heard before.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $15. www.georgiatheatre.com

    FRANK FOSTER Country singer-songwriter based in Louisiana.

    RAY SCOTT Country musician known for hits like "Those Jeans."

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 6:30 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    TOM MACKELL Americana singer-songwriter from Nashville via Charleston, SC.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    ACHY Glammy, lo-fi art-rock band from Tennessee.

    SOCIAL CIRCLE Athens-based soft-psych-pop project.

    RICKY DIGITS Local emcee who cites MF Doom, cLOUDDEAD, Wu-Tang Clan and Eminem as influences.

    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! www.hendershotscoffee.com

    SIDE HUSTLE DJ David Osborne performs with his high-energy party band. 

    COASTAL RHYTHMS Local party band led by veteran steel drummer Paul Thornton.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE! www.highwirelounge.com

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

  • No. 3 Railroad Street

    7 p.m. www.3railroad.org

    THE DIXIELAND 5 Local trad-jazz/Dixieland band that features a front line of trumpet, clarinet and trombone and a rhythm section of piano and tenor banjo.

  • Nowhere Bar

    SKYFest. 10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    CLARENCE SUN & THE MOONSHYNES Local all-star blues group led by Clarence "Big C" Cameron.

  • The Office Lounge

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

    WHISKEY DIXIE Soulful Southern rock band from Calhoun.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5 p.m. FREE! www.terrapinbeer.com

    STEPHEN EVANS Asheville, NC-based folk-rock artist.

Classes

Performance

Art

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    5–10 p.m. www.creaturecomforts.com

    Art Party

    A quarterly celebration of art. This time features a pop-up print sale with local printmakers and illustrators. A portion of proceeds benefits the Get Artistic fund. Live music at 7 p.m. with Lea Lea, The Old Paints and Avery Leigh's Night Palace. See Art Notes on p. 18.

  • Trio Contemporary Art Gallery

    7–9 p.m. Donations accepted. www.trioathens.com

    Opening Reception

    "1996" is a group exhibition celebrating the highs and lows of the '90s. See Art Notes on p. 18.

  • Dudley Park

    7 p.m. FREE! www.athensculturalaffairs.org

    "Trail Blossoms" Unveiling

    Rick Herzog will unveil "Trail Blossoms," a new public art sculpture. Ice cream from Lil' Ice Cream Dude and music by Seline Haze. See Art Notes on p. 18.

Events

  • Bogart Library

    10 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Adult Coloring Club

    Relax with adult coloring books and supplies. 

  • 5–8 p.m. $10–15. wine.jsbottleshop@gmail.com

    Friday Wine Winedowns

    (J's Bottle Shop, 1452 Prince Ave.) Manilla Express will be at this Friday Wine Winedown to pair Filipino food with craft wine. 

Theater

  • Morton Theatre

    7 p.m. $6. mortontheatre.com

    Mother Goosed: A Mystery

    The ACT Summer Youth Musical follows Joe, a cop in the Fairy Tale precinct, as he investigates the disappearance of Mother Goose. 

  • On Stage Walton

    July 27–28, 8 p.m. July 29, 2 p.m. www.onstagewalton.org

    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.

DJs

Lectures & Lit

Word on the Street

  • Multiple Locations

    Fall Adult Softball

    Games will take place Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 6:30–9:30 at Bishop Park and Southeast Clarke Park. The season begins Aug. 13. $400 per team. www.accgov.com/leisure

Auditions

  • Babes in Toyland

    (Lavonia Cultural Center, 12005 Augusta Rd.) The Franklin Community Players will hold auditions for the holiday musical Aug. 16–17, 6–8 p.m. Actors should prepare 30 seconds of music to perform a cappella. www.franklincommunityplayers.com