Friday, May 17

21 events

Live Music

  • Butt Hutt Bar-B-Q

    7 p.m. FREE!

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

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $5 (21+) $7 (18–20).

    WIEUCA Local four-piece experimental outfit that fuses indie-rock, psychedelia and trip hop. 

    CALICO VISION Athens-based melodic psychedelic-pop group.

    RICCI Local tunesmith Butch Fujimura explores the fringes of centrist indie rock.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    10 p.m. $5.

    FOURTH MANSIONS Insightful, strange, sweet, melancholic, darkly humorous songs from former Glands drummer Joe Rowe.

    KEVIN DUNN Legendary guitarist who was a fixture on the Southern new wave scene of the 1970s and '80s.

    FABULOUS BIRD Catchy, lo-fi indie rock with the character of old guitars and drums that've been collecting dust in a garage for years.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $21.

    FILTHY FRIENDS Rock supergroup featuring members of Sleater-Kinney, R.E.M., The Minus 5 and King Crimson. See Calendar Pick on p. 16.

    DRESSY BESSY Indie rock band from Denver, CO associated with the Elephant 6 collective.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door).

    BACK IN TIME Veterans of the local and regional rock scenes play classic beach and soul covers.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 5 p.m. FREE!

    STEP SISTERS High-octane garage-rock band from Nashville, TN.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m.

    BICHOS VIVOS Local band playing forró, accordion and triangle-driven country music from Brazil.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    10 p.m. FREE!

    DOPE KNIFE Rapper and producer from Savannah with a laid-back boom-bap style. Album release show!

    SON ZOO Athens hip-hop artist with a dark aesthetic and rapid-fire style. 

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    SKYBALLS Atlanta-based Phish tribute band.

  • Saucehouse Barbeque

    7 p.m. FREE!

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

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5 p.m. FREE!

    LONNIE STUMP Traditional country group from Michigan.


Lectures & Lit

  • Normal Books

    7–9 p.m. FREE!

    Reading Between the Wines Book Club

    Discuss what you've been reading while enjoying wine and cheese. Conversation tends to slant towards fantasy, fiction and YA. Ages 21 & up.


  • 7:30 p.m. & 9 p.m. FREE!

    Improv Comedy

    (Instructional Plaza N-106) Improv Athens UGA presents a night of comedy. 

  • Moonlight Theater

    May 17, 10 p.m. & May 18, 8:30 p.m. $6-12.

    Nathan Owens

    Owens has performed comedy all over the Southeast and opened for Greg Behrendt, Ryan Singer, Erin Foley, Chad Daniels, Brian Moote and David Perdue. Owens hosts a podcast on Forth District called Forth and Ten.

  • Moonlight Theater

    May 17, 8:30 p.m. May 18, 10 p.m. $6–12.

    Shaunak Godkhindi

    Godkhindi performs comedy throughout the Southeast and has been a resident at the Laughing Skull and featured at Punchline Atlanta, Zanies Nashville and the Georgia Theater.

  • Morton Theatre

    7:30 p.m. $15-40.

    Desi Banks & Friends Comedy Show

    Desi Terrell Banks Jr. has been writing, performing and producing comedy for over four years. Banks was able to build his brand and display his comedy through social media. Presented by Kingpin Entertainment.



  • Live Wire

    6 p.m.

    Athens Relay for Life

    The annual event includes live music, team booths, corn hole, a raffle and more. Proceeds benefit the Relay for Life Clarke County and the American Cancer Society.