Friday, September 21

32 events

Live Music

  • Akademia Brewing Co.

    8 p.m. FREE!

    CLAY BABIES Celtic- and folk-inspired duo of Lillie and Tim Potts.

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    TROMBLEY BAY Southern rock band from Atlanta.

  • Butt Hutt Bar-B-Q

    7 p.m. FREE!

    THE LUCKY JONES Rockin' rhythm and blues from this local three-piece.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    THE POWERS Local folk-rock band of brothers.

    SPIRITS REPUBLIC Nashville band blending rock, funk, jazz and more.

    CANNON & THE BOXES Up-and-coming folk-rock singer-songwriter from Rome.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. FREE!

    ATHENS MIDDLE EAST ORCHESTRA Local ensemble plays traditional and experimental music from the Middle East, featuring exotic instruments and fiery improvisation.  

    WEATHER SYSTEMS Melody-driven, experimental chamber-jazz group led by multi-instrumentalist Zack Milster.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $25.

    AGAINST ME Longtime Florida pop-punk band anchored by the strong vocals of Laura Jane Grace. See Calendar Pick on p. 15.

    IRON REAGAN Virginia punk band featuring members of Municipal Waste and Cannabis Corpse.

    BITEMARKS Punk-rock group from Gainesville, FL.

  • The Foundry

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

    THE COMMON PEOPLE BAND Athens wedding/party band that specializes in covers of Motown-era classics.

  • Fully Loaded Pizza Co.

    6 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!

    RARE CREATURES Charleston, SC-based rock band with a diverse blend of styles and lyricism.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. SOLD OUT.

    MOON TAXI Retro-inspired jam band with an eclectic sound featuring unique melodies. 

    LUTHI Funky, horn-centric group based in Nashville, TN.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 11 p.m. FREE!

    MAGIC CITY HIPPIES Miami-based indie-funk band.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    O KEY Experimental pop project from Art Contest's Cole Monroe.

    ALLMAN BOYS No info available.

    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.

    DIABLO DYNAMITE Local musicians play a set of funky rock goodness.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE!

    PLAY ON SIX Local jazz musicians play a grooving set of tunes to celebrate the Athens Jazz Festival.

  • The Office Lounge

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

    FAT ARM DADDY Athens-based rhythm and blues trio.

  • Saucehouse Barbeque

    7 p.m. FREE!

    GEORGIA DISH BOYS Local rock group fronted by songwriter Seth Martin.

    HUTCH MCCOLLUM Singer-songwriter playing old-school country and bluegrass.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5 p.m. FREE!

    JUBAL Americana duo from Knoxville, TN. 

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    8 p.m. FREE!

    ALL THE LOCALS Atlanta band blending blues, neo-soul and rock.



  • Bishop Park

    10–11:30 a.m. $5–7.50. 706-613-3589

    Fantastic Fridays

    Various obstacle courses and activities for ages 10 months–4 years and their parents. Call to register.

Lectures & Lit

  • Avid Bookshop

    6:30-7:30 p.m. FREE!

    Avid Poetry Series

    (Prince Ave.) Hear poetry curated by Rosalie Moffett featuring Andrea Jurjević, James May, and Chelsea Rathburn.


  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. FREE!

    Upper Oconee Science and Policy Summit

    (Room 285) Scientists, policymakers and other community activists will give presentations on research and policy needs regarding the watershed. This year's theme is "Exploring the Intersection of Science and Policy in the Upper Oconee Watershed." 

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    6:30–10 p.m. $20.

    Athenspets Bar Crawl

    Stop at Little King's Shuffle Club, Rook and Pawn, Max Canada and Boar's Head Lounge. Adoptable dogs will be at each bar. Proceeds benefit homeless animals in Clarke County. 

  • Leathers Building

    5–8 p.m. $30.

    Summer of Riesling Wrap Party and Oyster Roast

    (Shiraz) 12 dry Riesling will be poured with a Gulf oyster dinner. 


  • The Globe

    10 p.m. $2 (headphone). 706-353-4721

    Silent Disco

    SILENT DISCO Dance the night away with three channels of music. One of them is a request line!


  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Sept. 25–28, 8 p.m. Sept. 30, 2:30 p.m. $12–16.

    The Tall Girls

    (Cellar Theatre, Room 55) The drama follows the girls of Poor Prairie after they form a basketball team in Depression-era America. 

  • Winterville Auditorium

    Sept. 28–29, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 30, 2 p.m.

    A Midsummer Night's Dream

    The Circle Ensemble Theatre presents William Shakespeare's comedy. 

  • Brightstone Theatre

    Sept. 21, 6 p.m. Sept. 22–23, 2 & 6 p.m. $20–30.

    Arsenic and Old Lace

    Brightstone Productions presents a dinner and dessert theater. Food by Texas Roadhouse and desserts by local vendors. When Mortimer Brewster pays a visit to his two aunts, he has no idea the crazy night he's in for. See Theater Notes on p. 9.

  • Winder-Barrow Community Theatre

    Sept. 21–22, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23, 3 p.m. $13–15.

    Showtime at First Baptist

    First Baptist of Ivy Gap has caught fire. The plucky wife of the pastor gets together with her fellow church ladies to plan a fundraising showcase, in hopes of cheering folks up and rebuilding the sanctuary. See Theater Notes on p. 9.


  • Georgia Museum of Art

    Sep.21, 4 p.m. Sep. 22, 9:30 a.m.

    Scholarly Symposium: "One Heart, One Way"

    The symposium accompanies the exhibition of the same name with a coffee reception and keynote lecture on Friday, then three sessions on Saturday.



  • Ciné

    1 & 10 p.m. $0–5.

    Arthouse Theatre Day

    Ciné celebrates the purchase of its building. Watch The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales (1 p.m.) and Schlock (10 p.m.).