Friday, March 22

33 events

Lectures & Lit

  • Madison Morgan Cultural Center

    Mar. 22, 7 p.m. Mar. 23, 10 a.m.–8 p.m. $5–15.

    Do Tell! Storytelling Festival

    This year's storytellers include Kevin Kling, Kim Weitkamp, Rev. Robert Jones and Andy Offut Irwin.

  • Miller Learning Center

    12:20-1:10 p.m. FREE!

    Women's Studies Friday Speaker Series

    (Room 250) Ingie Hovland presents "What is a Christian Woman?"


  • Georgia Museum of Art

    5:30–8:30 p.m. FREE! (members), $5.

    90 Carlton: Spring

    The museum's quarterly open house features "Ask the Experts," door prizes, refreshments and more.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    4:30 p.m. FREE!

    Emerging Scholars Symposium Keynote Speech

    Paul Barolsky of UVA speaks on "Art, Love and Marriage in the Italian Renaissance."


  • Oconee County Library

    5:45–9 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950

    Searching After Sunset: Genealogy Lock-in

    This program will allow beginners the opportunity to spend after-hours getting acquainted with the basics of genealogy research. Research materials, volunteers to help and refreshments will be provided. Registration required.


  • The Classic Center

    7–10 p.m. $15–20.


    UGA alumnus, faculty and students present ideas worth sharing. This year's theme is "Amplify."

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    9:30–10:30 a.m. FREE!

    Morning Mindfulness

    Participate in a guided meditation session in the galleries. Meet in the lobby.

  • Pittard Park

    Mar. 22–24. $75.

    Tree Climbing Competition

    The 21st annual tree climbing competition features a family fun climb, BBQ dinner and food trucks. 

  • 9 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE!

    Job Fair

    (University Nursing and Rehabilitation, 180 Epps Bridge Rd.) On the spot interviews will be conducted for full-time CNAs, LPNs and RNs. Must have valid IDs and certification/license cards. Refreshments will be served.  

  • Go Bar

    9 p.m. $3.

    Athens Showgirl Cabaret Benefit Night

    An evening of drag performances. A percentage of the proceeds will benefit The Boybutante AIDS Foundation, Inc.

  • T.R.R. Cobb House

    5:30–7:30 p.m. FREE!

    Inherit Georgia Kick-Off Party

    The Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation hosts a party for the Athens chapter of Inherit Georgia, a partnership between the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation and the Athens Historical Society. See City Dope on p. 4.

  • Gaines Elementary School

    6-7 p.m. FREE!

    ACCPD Community Engagement Forum

    This is an opportunity for community members to voice concerns, ideas and expectations to police leadership and allow Police Chief Cleveland Spruill to share and refine his vision for the ACCPD.


  • Oconee Youth Playhouse

    Mar. 22–23, 7 p.m. Mar. 23–24, 2 p.m. $15–20.

    Dear Edwina

    The Oconee Youth Playhouse presents a musical comedy about 13-year-old Edwina Spoonapple and her friends from Paw-Paw, MI. See Theater Notes on p. 9.

  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Mar. 19-23, 8 p.m. & March 23-24, 2:30 p.m. $7-12.

    Three Farcical Arts of the Deal: Peas, Patelin and Purgation

    UGA Theatre presents a tale of three men and how they handle what life throws at them. See Theater Notes on p. 9.

  • Moonlight Theater

    Mar. 21, 8:30 p.m. Mar. 22–23, 7:30 p.m.


    The Thalian Blackfriars and Moonlight Theater Company present a story about the glue that holds friendships together.

  • Athens Little Playhouse

    Mar. 29–30, 7 p.m. Mar. 31, 3 p.m. $5-10.

    Getting to Know...Once Upon a Mattress

    Retelling of the classic musical comedy with a few fun twists.

  • Seney-Stovall Chapel

    Mar. 22–23, 7 p.m. FREE!

    Citizen: An American Lyric

    Staged performance of the award-winning book by Claudia Rankine. See Theater Notes on p. 9.


Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $7 (21+), $9 (18–20).

    MONSOON Beloved local pop-punk band that dabbles in rockabilly and new wave.

    WIEUCA Local band playing cheeky, guitar-driven indie rock.

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

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $7 (21+), $9 (18–20).

    STEAL YOUR BASS NIGHT Featuring electronic music from local producers.

  • 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.

    FIVE EIGHT Legendary Athens band known for its boisterous, thoughtful rock and roll.

    DIEALPS! Long-running indie-rock band from Tampa, FL.

    ANTLERED AUNT LORD Fuzz-pop project fronted by local songwriter Jesse Stinnard.

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    JOBE FORTNER Nashville-based country singer-songwriter originally from Monroe.

    DREW PARKER Georgia-born, Nashville-based country singer-songwriter.

    JORDAN ROWE Country singer-songwriter from South Georgia.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7:30 p.m. SOLD OUT.

    BEN RECTOR Best-selling pop pianist and singer-songwriter from Nashville, TN.

    JOSIE DUNNE Nashville-based pop singer-songwriter. 

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 11 p.m. FREE!

    GUSTAF Self-proclaimed "psychedelic art punks" from Brooklyn, NY.

    PECAS Brooklyn indie band with a deep, dreamy sound. 

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 6 p.m. FREE!

    JOHN HART Nashville-based singer-songwriter with rock, folk and blues influences.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    10 p.m. $5.

    SAINT SYZYGY Experimental solo project of Kwazymoto frontman Ian Hemerlein. Tape release show!

    BOBBY KID Jacksonville musician playing "sad songs you cant help but dance to."

    CAMP GREEN LAKE Emo-inspired "post-dad-rock" group from Florida.

    TELEMARKET Athens-based punk- and indie-influenced rock group.

  • Nowhere Bar

    9 p.m. $7. 706-546-4742

    THE ROCK*A*TEENS Canonical indie-rock band born from Atlanta's Cabbagetown neighborhood. See story on p. 12.

    THE LANES Long-running, Athens-based power-pop group led by brothers Kevin and Matt Lane.

    COUNTERSPELL New local band led by songwriter Jake Mosely.




Ending Friday, March 22


Word on the Street

  • ACC Library

    Indie Author Day

    Self-published and independent authors can register for booths at the library's third annual Indie Author Day, which will be held Apr. 6, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. The event includes an author expo, panel discussion with local writers and a lecture by Bob Babcock, founder of Deeds Publishing. Deadline Mar. 22.