Friday, November 9

35 events


  • UGA Dance Theatre

    Nov. 7–9, 8 p.m. $8–12.

    Young Choreographers Series: Senior Exit Concert

    Seniors majoring in dance will premier their final choreographic works. Part of Spotlight on the Arts.

Live Music

  • Akademia Brewing Co.

    8 p.m. FREE!

    SIMPLE LIFE BAND Local group playing pop, rock and country's current and classic hits.

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. 706-369-3040

    BRENT GAFFORD Nashville-based country singer-songwriter.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18–20).

    FALLOW Local three-piece dirty grunge and Southern metal band.

    VALLE CRUCIS Ferocious black-metal band from South Carolina.

    VON NACHT Thrash and black-metal group from Orlando, FL.

    MARSES Local "party-doom" four-piece band.

  • The Falls

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-850-2217

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

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    10 p.m. $5.

    OZELLO Atlanta-based indie-punk/folk/rock band.

    THE POWERS Local folk-rock band of brothers.

    NUCLEAR TOURISM Local college-rock band playing surf-punk originals.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $11 (adv.), $13 (door).

    TREA LANDON Country songwriter out of Nashville described as a mix of Luke Bryan and Jon Pardi. 

    REID HAUGHTON Alabama-based country singer-songwriter. 

    ROBBIE O'SULLIVAN Local singer-songwriter influenced by classic country and folk.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $12 (adv.), $15 (door).

    KINCHAFOONEE COWBOYS Long-running country band from South Georgia.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $15 (adv.), $20 (door).

    FUTUREBIRDS Athens' roots-rock heroes return for a headlining performance to celebrate their 10th anniversary. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

    NEIGHBOR LADY Twangy, melodic rock group led by local singer-songwriter Emily Braden.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    NELWARD Atlanta artist blending video-game music, jazz fusion and electronica.

    TEARS FOR THE DYING Local death-rock group fronted by longtime Athenian Adrya Stembridge.

    COLLISION DRIVE New project from scene veteran Kenny Aguar (8-Track Gorilla, Flight Mode USA).

    DOG PRISONER 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.

    NORMA RAE This local four-piece plays soulful, distinctively Southern Americana.

    THE ROYAL VELVET Three-piece local rock band led by songwriter Justin Brogdon.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE!

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

  • Live Wire

    8:30 p.m. $10 (adv.), $12 (door).

    THE GRATEFUL BROTHERS Paying tribute to both The Grateful Dead and The Allman Brothers Band.

    REDSTONE RAMBLERS Local blues-folk group led by songwriter Mark Wilmot. 

  • Mellow Mushroom

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

    TREY TEEM Nashville artist playing classic country covers and originals.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    HUGHES TAYLOR BAND Energetic blues outfit from Macon.

    MAMA'S LOVE Local progressive rock band with a classic sound that hinges on improv.

  • The Office Lounge

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

    FAT ARM DADDY Athens-based rhythm and blues trio.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5 p.m. FREE!

    LILY ROSE Nashville-based pop-folk singer-songwriter.

  • VFW

    8 p.m. $10.

    CHRIS HAMPTON TRIO Local variety cover band hosts a dance party, playing classic and new tunes.


  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    3 p.m. FREE!

    Friday Football Tours

    Take a tour of "Fighting Spirit: Wally Butts and UGA Football, 1939–1950." Meet in the rotunda on the second floor.

  • 6–8 p.m. $8–15.

    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.

  • Georgia Theatre

    5:30 p.m. FREE!

    The Glands Listening Party

    Hear the Athens band's long-awaited third album and celebrate the release of the I Can See My House From Here box set. See story on p. 10.


  • 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.

  • 6–9 p.m. $25.

    Parents Night Out

    (Nimbl, 160 Winston Dr.) Activities include music, games, snacks, reading and more. 

  • Rocksprings Community Center

    10 a.m. $4–6.

    Lil Master Chef's Turkey Time

    The program will focus on Thanksgiving and turkey specialties. Ages 1–6. 

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    4:30 p.m. FREE!

    Elementary Storytime

    Enjoy books and crafts. Ages 6–10 and their caregivers.

Word on the Street


  • Southern Brewing Company

    Records and Brews. 5 p.m. FREE!

    DJ Osmose

    DJ OSMOSE International touring DJ and Athens resident lays down an all-vinyl set of funk, soul, boogie and more.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 11 p.m. $5.

    DJ AJ

    DJ AJ Member of Nashville band Profesoras spins a dance party on the roof.


  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Nov. 7–8, 8 p.m. Nov. 11, 2:30 p.m. $12–16.


    (Room 200) A psychiatrist is puzzled why a seemingly well-adjusted boy would commit the crime of blinding six horses.

  • Elbert Theatre, Elberton

    Nov. 9–10 & 16, 7 p.m. Nov. 11 & 18, 2 p.m. $9–11. 706-283-1049

    All My Sons

    Encore Productions presents the Arthur Miller post-war set drama. 

Lectures & Lit

  • Blind Pig Tavern

    Nov. 8, 4–7 p.m. Nov. 9, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

    Meet the Author

    (Washington St.) Meet author Les Cochran in celebration of Blind Pig, the second book in his mafia fiction series. 

  • Avid Bookshop

    6 p.m. FREE!

    Meet the Author

    (Prince Ave.) Photographer Mike Hipple celebrates 80s Redux: Your Favorite Musicians Today. Special guests Vanessa Briscoe Hay of Pylon and Vic Varney of the Method Actors.


  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    Nov. 9, 10 a.m.–9 p.m. Nov. 10–11, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

    Holly Daze

    A one-stop shop for handcrafted seasonal decor, unique wreathes and one-of-a-kind gifts.

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    1 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3623

    Pasaquan Panel

    Experts will discuss the story of Pasaquan, the importance of preserving visionary art and its legacy, and the wonderful tales of the extraordinary St. EOM.


  • Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center

    5:30 p.m. FREE!,

    Dealing with Holiday Stress with Mindfulness

    (Healing Lodge) Practice mindfulness as a way of dealing with stress.

Ending Friday, November 9



  • Athens, GA

    It's On Us Stories & Solidarity

    It's On Us is an initiative for the prevention and awareness of sexual assault on college campuses. UGA will host various events Nov. 5–9. ATHICA is currently accepting submissions of poetry, stories and artwork for an open mic night and art gallery on Nov. 8 at 6:30 p.m. Works should relate to the theme of survivor support and sexual assault awareness. Email for sign-up form.


  • Athens Little Playhouse

    A Holly Jolly Holiday Spectacular

    Athens Little Playhouse presents its first-ever holiday variety show for ages 5–18. Opportunities include singing, dancing and acting. Children are also encouraged to participate with ALP during the Downtown Parade of Lights on Dec. 6. Auditions on Nov. 8 or Nov. 9, 6 p.m. Performances on Dc. 14–16.


  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA

    Holiday Market

    Vendor spaces are still available for the 2018 Holiday Market, which will be held Dec. 15, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Deadline to apply is Nov. 9. Information and application form are available online.