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Friday, September 28

33 events

Word on the Street

  • Free Speech and Hearing Screenings

    (The UGA Speech and Hearing Clinic) The clinic is offering free screenings for adults and children ages 3 and up. Nov. 2, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. 706-542-4598, www.coe.uga.edu/csdclinic

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    Inclusive Book Club

    Adults of all abilities can read out loud and discuss books. Thursdays, 1 p.m. 706-795-5597, www.athenslibrary.org/madison

Kidstuff

Live Music

  • Akademia Brewing Co.

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

    THE LUCKY JONES Rockin' rhythm and blues from this local band. 

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. 706-369-3040

    THE OLD MAN BAND "The best rock 'n' roll band in the land."

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    ROSIE & THE RATDOGS New local hard-rock group.

    THE STYROFOAM TURTLES Garage-rock band from Asheville, NC.

    THE BUZZARDS OF FUZZ Bluesy stoner-rock group from Atlanta.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

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

    TRAVERS BROTHERSHIP Funky, bluesy alt-rock band from Asheville, NC.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    STAFFERS Dissonant garage-rock act from Washington, DC.

    ROCK EUPORA Melodic indie-rock act from Nashville, TN.

    PROLES No info available.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $10. www.40watt.com

    AFTM Popular local Southern rock six-piece pulling from blues, funk and more.

    JESTER Local rock and roll quartet.

    THE REVELRIES Four-piece alt-rock band.

  • The Foundry

    8:30 p.m. SOLD OUT. www.thefoundryathens.com

    DRIVIN' N CRYIN' Hard Southern music from these legendary Atlanta rockers.

    MEMORY DEAN Longstanding collective that plays country-inspired rock tunes.

  • 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

    On the Rooftop. 10 p.m. $10. www.georgiatheatre.com

    GIMME HENDRIX Award-winning local Jimi Hendrix cover band. 

  • Georgia Theatre

    7:30 p.m. SOLD OUT. www.georgiatheatre.com

    THE DIRTY GUV'NAHS Roots-rockers from Knoxville, TN.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    CULT OF RIGGONIA Experimental soundscapes with tribal, world music beats and ornate instrumentation.

    FRANK HURRICANE Experimental artist that describes his music as "spiritual mountain psych gangsta folk."

    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. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    GRASSLAND Local traditional and progressive bluegrass group formerly known as Grassland String Band.

  • Highwire Lounge

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

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

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    9 p.m. $5. www.facebook.com/lkshuffleclub

    NICHOLAS MALLIS & THE BOREALIS Local songwriter Mallis and his band play quirky, melodic pop music.

    BABY TONY & THE TEENIES Local band plays doo-wop-inspired pop songs about wasting time and having crushes.

    MARSHMALLOW COAST Longtime Athens indie-pop band led by songwriter Andy Gonzales.

  • Mellow Mushroom

    7:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-0892

    ALEX SCHOFIELD Musician playing rowdy classic country and originals.

  • Nowhere Bar

    8 p.m. 706-546-4742

    VELVETEEN PINK This local quartet of funksters plays electro-based, groove-laden, upbeat pop music.

    BLOODKIN The long-running Athens band plays bluesy roots-rock with big guitars and sharply written lyrics. 

  • The Office Lounge

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

    MIGHTY FINDS Lilburn band playing originals and classic covers.

DJs

  • 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!

Classes

  • Lay Park

    6 p.m. $10–15. www.accgov.com/leisure

    Paint Night

    Painters will be given an example of what to paint and a canvas. 

  • Normal School of Wine

    (J's Bottleshop, 1452 Prince Ave.) "Wine 201: An Introduction to the Wines of Europe."  Nov. 1–Dec. 13 or Jan. 10–Feb. 21, 6:30 p.m. "Wine 101: Fundamentals of Wine." Jan. 9–Feb. 20, 6:30 p.m.  "Wine 202: An Introduction to the Wines of the New World." Jan. 24–Mar. 14. $75. www.jsbottleshop.com, eventbrite.com

Events

  • First Baptist Church

    9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. $25 (community member), $75 (professional). www.samaritannega.org/conf

    Athens Mental Health Conference

    The Samaritan Center presents discussions with Keynote Speaker Emily Nicholos and CE Presenter Dr. Jennifer Gonyea. 

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    terrapinbeer.com

    Food-o-Rama

    The food festival features over 15 food trucks and the release of Moo-Hoo, a chocolate milk stout.

  • 11 a.m.–5 p.m. $10. www.boutierwinery.com

    Wine Release

    (Boutier Winery & Inn, Danielsville) Celebrate the winery's release of its new vintage of Geordeaux wine.

  • Pub on Main

    5–11 p.m. www.pubonmainwatkinsville.com

    Terrapin Tailgate with DJ Keith Hill

    A lawn party featuring music, drinks, face painting, lawn games and a BBQ buffet.

Theater

  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Sept. 25–28, 8 p.m. Sept. 30, 2:30 p.m. $12–16. www.ugatheatre.com/tallgirls

    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. www.circleensembletheatre.com

    A Midsummer Night's Dream

    The Circle Ensemble Theatre presents William Shakespeare's comedy. 

Outdoors

  • Athens City Hall

    6 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/bikeathens

    Joy Ride

    A relaxed, social ride on Athens back streets. Routes fall between 5–9 miles and almost always end at Little Kings Shuffle Club. 

Performance

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    7:30 p.m. FREE! www.music.uga.edu

    Georgia Sings!

    The UGA Men's and Women's Glee Clubs, The University Chorus, The UGA Hodgson Singers, The African American Choral Ensemble and several high school groups perform.

Ending Friday, September 28

 

Art

  • Redeemer Presbyterian Church

    Fine Art Exhibit and Auction

    Chosen for Life Ministries is seeking artists to donate up to three works of 2D art to be sold during a juried fine art exhibit and auction on Oct. 11. Proceeds benefit CLM, a local nonprofit that supports orphaned and vulnerable children. Deadline Sept. 28. Email photos to artsubmissions@chosenforlifeministries.org

Classes

  • M3Yoga

    Yoga Classes & Training

    "Sober Stretch." Sept. 18, 7 p.m. FREE! (at Herty Field). "Anatomy of the Spine Training." Sept. 21–23. FREE! "Rocket Yoga Teacher Training" is an advanced studies module emphasizing Ashtanga yoga. Begins Sept. 28. $700. www.m3yoga.com

Word on the Street

  • Wild Women Outdoors Fall Camp

    (Fort Yargo State Park, Winder) A women-only weekend of camping with workshops in wilderness survival, tai chi, yoga, kayaking and more. Sept. 28–30, $20. www.facebook.com/groups/tagoutdoors