Friday, January 11

19 events


  • ACC Library

    4 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Anime Club

    Watch the latest anime from Crunchyroll.

  • Winterville Center for Community and Culture

    7–10 p.m. $15.

    Chess Action

    Beginner to advanced level. Meets on the second Friday of the month. 

Live Music

  • Bar South

    9:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1329

    THE SUPERSTONES Rock group led by Courtney "The Voice" Stone.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9:30 p.m. $10 (21+), $12 (18–20).

    BIT BRIGADE Local supergroup plays the soundtrack to vintage video games while Noah McCarthy plays the games onstage. 

    THOR AXE Virtuosic instrumental metal group from St. Louis.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $10.

    JESTER Local alternative rock four-piece.

    THE BROOK & THE BLUFF Upstart folk-rock band from Birmingham, AL.

    WANDERWILD Intricate, intimate local indie-rock project led by songwriter Matt Martin. 

  • The Foundry

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

    KINCHAFOONEE COWBOYS Long-running country band from South Georgia.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. SOLD OUT.

    LAKE STREET DIVE Five-piece pop group that draws inspiration from soul, rock and R&B. See Calendar Pick on p. 15.

    MIKAELA DAVIS New York-based composer whose music pulls from classical, pop, folk and rock stylings. 

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    DONNY KNOTTSVILLE Local hip-hop artist combines modern and traditional rap styles. 

    FART JAR Local experimental heavy-rock project. 

    SOHI Underground hip-hop MC formerly of Athens groups Mad Axes and Deaf Judges.

    BILLBOARD BAGGINS Athens-based experimental outfit.

    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. $7.

    WONDERLAND RANGERS Local rabble-rouser Timi Conley performs dance-tastic psych-pop with his all-star backing band.

    PINKY DOODLE POODLE High-energy rock band from Japan.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    TOMATOBAND Charleston, SC band blending rock, funk and jazz sounds.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5 p.m. FREE!

    BRAD GERKE Local folk and alt-country singer-songwriter.

  • That Bar Athens

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-372-6972

    KEVIN FLEMING Award-winning guitarist performs a mix of classical pieces and singalongs.


  • Southern Brewing Company

    Records and Brews. 6 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.

  • Highwire Lounge

    11 p.m. $2 (headphone).

    Silent Disco

    SILENT DISCO Dance the night away to two different channels of music.


  • 7–8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-466-1547

    Eric Dowler

    (Athens First Baptist Church) This musical narrative of The Book of Samuel features elements of swing/jazz, barbershop quartet and art song.

Lectures & Lit

  • Avid Bookshop

    6:30-7:30 p.m. FREE! 706-352-2060

    Caroline Eubanks

    (Prince Ave.) Author Caroline Eubanks will sign copies of This is My South: The Essential Travel Guide to the Southern States.


  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9-10:30 a.m. $12.

    Friends First Friday: How to Control Invasive Plants in our Area

    (Gardenside Room) Lauren Muller will lead the conversation about invasive plants. Pre-registration is required. Fee includes breakfast.

  • Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center

    5:30 p.m. FREE!

    Cultivating Intentions Mindfully

    (Healing Lodge) Learn why and how cultivating intentions mindfully can be more successful for achieving goals than simple New Year's resolutions.


  • Georgia Museum of Art

    2 p.m. FREE!

    Ted Kincaid

    The Texas-based artist will discuss his work in a talk, "Stranger than Non-Fiction." See Art Notes on p. 13.