COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Friday, May 24

19 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $7 (21+), $9 (18–20). www.caledonialounge.com

    THE SEARCHIN' DESTROYERS Local band blending psych-pop and garage-rock.

    DEAD VIBES ENSEMBLE Two-piece local sludge-metal band.

    POSSUM ROT Sludgy stoner-metal band from Augusta.

    MANDIBLE RIDER Local two-piece doom and post-metal band.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    DYNAMITE DEATH CHAIR Three-piece rock band from Columbus.

    USELESS AGAINST No info available.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $5. www.40watt.com

    WHITE RABBIT COLLECTIVE Local ensemble with influences ranging from Tuvan folk songs to psychedelic rock anthems to jazz-funk grooves.

    THE PIERRES Alt-rock group from Athens.

    SONO Local electronic-funk jam trio with a big sound and tasty melodies.

    MOON CHIEF Funky prog- and fusion-rock group from Athens.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $5. www.thefoundryathens.com

    SIMPLE LIFE BAND Local group playing pop, rock and country's current and classic hits.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 6 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    CARLA LE FEVER AND THE RAYS Old-school funk covers and originals and sweet, sappy pop covers and originals.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    JOHN KIRAN FERNANDES Local musician playing ambient looped clarinet inspired by birdsong and Brian Eno.

    JET BLACK SUNRISE New experimental project from local musicians Steve Hunter and Larry Acquaviva.

    PETALBOAT New local loop-based experimental project from clarinetist Robert Parker.

    SCOTT STRIPLING Local visual artist and experimental musician.

    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. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    THE HOBOHEMIANS This six-piece acoustic band performs popular American and European roots music of the 1910s–30s.

  • Nowhere Bar

    9 p.m. 706-546-4742

    THE TREBLE MAKERS Seasoned local musicians play funk, Motown, rock and more.

  • Saucehouse Barbeque

    7 p.m. FREE! www.saucehouse.com

    FRANKLIN'S SHOWER Local acoustic duo drawing from Southern rock and Grateful Dead influences.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5 p.m. FREE! www.terrapinbeer.com

    ALEXIS TAYLOR Canadian folk singer-songwriter.

  • VFW

    8 p.m. $10. www.vfwathens.com

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

DJs

  • Georgia Theatre

    Emo Vs. Goth Night. On the Rooftop. 9 p.m. $5. www.georgiatheatre.com

    DJ My Chemical Bromance

    DJ MY CHEMICAL BROMANCE Spinning a set of emo tunes—"all those hits you've been listening to on 'Private Mode' for the past 10 years."

    DJ CROWE Local DJ spinning hip hop, electronic, industrial and more.

Art

  • Normaltown Pottery, 410 King Ave.

    May 24, 4–9 p.m. & May 25, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 762-728-0575

    Spring Sale

    The sale features new ceramic work by Juana Gnecco and Nancy Green, local honey by 3 Kings Honey, and handcrafted natural soaps by Farmington Herbals.

  • The Humid

    7 p.m. FREE! www.thehumid.com

    Artist Talk & Poetry Reading

    Barbara Bosworth is an internationally recognized photographer whose large-format images explore the overt and subtle relationships between humans and the rest of the natural world. In addition to her artist talk, poet and UGA professor Andrew Zawacki will give a reading and there will be a display of handmade photo books by Dust Collective. See Calendar Pick on p. 18.

Kidstuff

Support Groups

  • Athens, GA

    Sex Addicts Anonymous

    (Email for Location) Sex Addicts Anonymous offers a message of hope to anyone who suffers from a compulsive sexual behavior. Mondays, 7 p.m. athensdowntownSAA@gmail.com

Lectures & Lit

  • Avid Bookshop

    6:30-7:30 p.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com

    Shamala Gallagher & Colette Arrand

    (Prince Ave.) Avid Bookshop presents Shamala Gallagher for her book, Late Morning When the World Burns and Colette Arrand for her book, The Future Is Here and Everything Must Be Destroyed. 

Comedy