Friday, January 25

24 events



  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9 a.m.–1 p.m. $50.

    Winter Tree Identification Course

    Learn to identify common trees of the Georgia Piedmont in their dormant condition by observing and describing twigs, bark, leaf scars, nuts, branching patterns and tree form.

  • Athens Five Points Yoga Studio

    7–8:15 p.m. FREE!

    Kirtan & Meditation

    Free meditation led by Manjula Spears and Patty Pinckney. 

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $8 (21+), $10 (18–20).

    MIZE Experimental bass DJ and producer from Dothan, AL.

    SLZRD Athens-based electronic alter ego of musician Sami Rouchdi.

    KAM Local producer blending heavy bass with hip hop and glitch.

    HEADSPACE Electronic music performer.

  • The Falls

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

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

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $25.

    CAMPER VAN BEETHOVEN Fronted by local fixture David Lowery, this influential indie-rock band performs a set of its hits. See story on p. 12.

    CRACKER Acclaimed alt-rock group that has explored many genres and sounds over its two-decade career. 

    ANDREW SHEPARD The leader of local rock band Roadkill Ghost Choir plays a solo set.

  • The Foundry

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

    COUNTRY MUSIC SONGWRITERS IN THE ROUND Featuring Todd Cowart, Scott Brantley, members of Holman Autry Band, Josh Bricker and more.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7:30 p.m. SOLD OUT.

    MORGAN WALLEN Tennessee-based country artist and contestant on season six of "The Voice." 

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. FREE!

    GMEA JAZZ JAM Georgia Music Educators let their hair down and take their instruments up. 

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    MASSEUSE Five-piece alternative funk-jam band from Murfreesboro, TN.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5 p.m. FREE!

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

  • VFW

    8 p.m. $10.

    RAMBLIN' COUNTRY BAND Georgia-based traditional country band.

  • The World Famous

    6 p.m. $5.

    BOB HAY & THE JOLLY BEGGARS Long-running local string band that plays the songs of Scottish poet Robert Burns.


  • Georgia Square Mall

    1–3 p.m. FREE!

    OLLI@UGA Lifelong Learning Fair

    Current and prospective OLLI members can learn about this semester's classes, luncheon programs, travel tips, social events and shared interest groups. 

  • That Bar Athens

    9 p.m. FREE!

    Boybutante Theme Reveal Dance Party

    Local drag performances, drink specials and the Boybutante Ball theme release. 


  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Jan. 25, 7:30 p.m. & Jan. 26, 2 p.m. $6–10 (w/ UGA ID), $25.

    Chinese Acrobats of Hebei

    Masters of agility and grace combine Chinese traditions and nimbleness. See Calendar Pick on p. 16.

  • Jan. 24–26, 8 p.m. Jan. 26, 2 p.m. $16.

    Ballroom Magic! The Greatest Show

    (263 W. Green St) The UGA Ballroom Performance Group presents its annual showcase with over 20 routines by dancers in and around the Athens community.



  • 3-4:30 p.m. FREE!

    Safety Last!

    (UGA Law Library, Classroom L) The law library is screening the 1923 comedy in celebration of more than 50,000 items from 1923 now in the public domain. Followed by an open discussion about copyright and the public domain.



  • Seney-Stovall Chapel

    Jan. 25, 8 p.m. Jan. 26, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. $8–10.


    UGA student theater group Next Act presents Company, a story about a 35-year-old bachelor who navigates complex relationships with his married friends and three girlfriends.  

Word on the Street

  • Vic Chesnutt Songwriter of the Year Nominations

    (Athens, GA) Classic City Rotary seeks nominations for Athens-area songwriters. Finalists will be recognized at the Vic Chesnutt Award Show in May. Visit website for official rules and entry form. Deadline Mar. 15.


Ending Friday, January 25


Word on the Street

  • Athens, GA

    Ripple Effect Film Project

    Filmmakers of all ages and levels of experience are invited to create original short films about water conservation and water stewardship. Finalists' films will be screened at the Blue Carpet Premiere on Mar. 23. Visit website for official rules and entry form. $1,000 in cash prizes. Deadline Jan. 25.


  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    44th Annual Juried Exhibition

    The annual show will be juried by Lauren Hayes, Curator of Contemporary Art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Drop off entry forms and up to three works on Jan. 24, 1–8 p.m. & Jan. 25, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. $25 submission fee for up to three works. 706-613-3623,