Friday, September 28

31 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,

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    Inclusive Book Club

    Adults of all abilities can read out loud and discuss books. Dec. 20 at 1 p.m. 706-795-5597,


  • 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.

  • Oconee County Library

    4 p.m. FREE!

    Pirate Movie

    Celebrate Pirate Week with a matinee screening of Treasure Planet.

Live Music

  • 8:30 p.m. 706-546-0840

    MIGHTY FINDS Lilburn band playing originals and classic covers.

  • Akademia Brewing Co.

    8 p.m. FREE!

    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).

    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!

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

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-705-6150

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot plays solo sets of country-rock and acoustic Southern soul.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7:30 p.m. SOLD OUT.

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

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    GIMME HENDRIX Award-winning local Jimi Hendrix cover band. 

  • 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.

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

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE!

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

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    9 p.m. $5.

    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 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!



  • First Baptist Church

    9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. $25 (community member), $75 (professional).

    Athens Mental Health Conference

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

  • Terrapin Beer Co.


    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.

    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.

    Terrapin Tailgate with DJ Keith Hill

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


  • 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. 



  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    7:30 p.m. FREE!

    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



  • 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


  • 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.

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.