Friday, April 26

30 events


  • Downtown Athens

    12–11 p.m. FREE!


    The Athens Twilight Criterium is a professional cycling event and festival. Visit the expo and sports zone, and watch live music by Abbey Road Live and other bands (Washington St. & College Ave., 6:30–10 p.m.). See story on p. 9.

  • 6 p.m.-12 a.m. FREE!

    Relay for Life of Oconee County

    (Oconee County Middle School) Different community teams come together to raise money for cancer research. Teams walk the track, set up campsites and fundraise by selling food, crafts and services like face painting. 

  • Lamar Dodd School of Art

    3-7 p.m. FREE!


    Lamar Dodd School of Art hosts its first-ever sidewalk chalk competition featuring art, food and music from local vendors. Groups of up to four members will compete for gift baskets of gift cards and goodies donated from Athens businesses and restaurants.

  • Morton Theatre

    7-8 p.m. $5-10.

    "All That: '90s Theme" Hair Show

    The National Council of Negro Women at UGA presents "All That: '90s Theme." This event showcases different and fun hairstyles from the 1990s.

Live Music

  • Athens City Hall

    Athens Twilight. 8 p.m. FREE!

    ABBEY ROAD LIVE Beloved local Beatles tribute band known for its attention to detail and musical proficiency. 

    FISHBUG Local high-school rock band.

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040

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

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $7 (21+), $9 (18–20).

    TRIBUTE NIGHT Featuring the music of Stone Temple Pilots (Rosie and the Ratdogs), Rage Against the Machine (InHouse DriveBy) and Nirvana (Cheese Dream).

  • 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. $7.

    GRACE VONDERKUHN Psychedelic garage-rock group from Wilmington, DE.

    UNWED SAILOR Long-running instrumental band led by Oklahoma musician Johnathon Ford.

    HUNGER ANTHEM Fuzzed-out, guitar-driven local indie-rock band.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. SOLD OUT.

    LORD HURON Popular indie-folk collective from Los Angeles.

    FAYE WEBSTER Folk singer-songwriter from Atlanta.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $25.

    PAUL THORN BAND Group led by the roots-rock singer-songwriter and former professional boxer. 

    STEVEN PHILLIPS & MIDNIGHT EXPRESS Country and Southern rock band from Hiawassee.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 5 p.m. FREE!

    ONA West Virginia-based roots-rock group.

    SAILORS & SHIPS New folk-pop project from songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jeremy Wheatley.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7:30 p.m. $10 (adv.), $15 (door).

    RYAN HURD Country singer-songwriter who has written for Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Lady Antebellum and others.

    RYAN BEAVER Country singer-songwriter from Nashville via Texas.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 10:30 p.m. FREE!

    THE REVELRIES Four-piece alt-rock band from Baton Rouge, LA.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. $10.

    HEART HUNTERS Atlanta band playing "mystical hobo folk music."

    THE MOONSHINE Local postmodern string band with a blend of guitar, autoharp and upright bass.

    THE WELFARE LINERS Five-piece local bluegrass unit blending classic tunes with melodic, high-lonesome originals.

  • Nowhere Bar

    9 p.m. 706-546-4742

    JGBCB Local musicians pay tribute to "one of the greatest cover bands of all time, The Jerry Garcia Band."

  • VFW

    8 p.m. $10.

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


  • Athens Academy

    7:30 p.m. $2–5.

    Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind

    The show consists of 30 short plays performed in 60 minutes. Each two-minute play is performed in a random order selected by the audience.

  • On Stage Walton

    May 10–11, 8 p.m. $15.

    To Kill a Mockingbird

    Monroe's community theater presents the timeless story based on Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.

  • Town and Gown Players

    Apr. 26–27, 8 p.m. Apr. 28, 2 pm.. $5.

    Toil and Trouble

    Shakespeare's Macbeth is adapted to the most recent recession. Presented by Town and Gown's Second Stage. See Theater Notes on p. 11.

  • Oconee County Civic Center

    Apr. 26–27, 7:30 p.m. & Apr. 27–28, 2:30 p.m.

    Beauty and the Beast

    Brightstone Productions presents a tale as old as time.


  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    DJ Mahogany

    DJ MAHOGANY Popular local DJ spins freaky funk, sultry soul, righteous R&B and a whole lotta unexpected faves.




  • Lay Park

    11:15 a.m.-12 p.m. $8-12.

    Chair Yoga for Seniors

    Seniors are invited to experience the benefits of yoga offered in a seated position. This program will work on gross motor, stretches, relaxation techniques and more. 

  • Steffen Thomas Museum of Art

    4:30 p.m. $20.

    Arts in Bloom

    Cindy Lutini leads a hands-on workshop in edible florals and herbs in culinary creations. 

  • KA Artist Shop

    6:30-8 p.m. $15.

    Art Club Junior: Perspective Drawing

    Each class will incorporate a discussion, personal sketching/journaling, and a hands-on project. All materials apart from your personal sketchbook and drawing tools will be provided.  



  • Front Porch Book Store

    12:30 p.m. FREE!

    Firefly Trail Mural Opening Reception

    See the new mural completed by students at Winterville Elementary.