Friday, July 26

26 events



  • Elbert Theatre, Elberton

    July 26–27, 7 p.m. July 28, 2 p.m. $9–16.

    You Can't Take it With You

    This Pulitzer Prize-winning play follows an eccentric, free-spiritied family. Ken Little of Encore Productions directs.

  • On Stage Walton

    July 26–27, 8 p.m. July 28, 2 p.m. $15.

    The Addams Family

    On Stage Walton presents The Addams Family, a musical comedy based on the popular cartoons and TV series.

  • Morton Theatre

    10 a.m. & 7 p.m. $6. 706-613-3771

    The Stinky Cheese Man

    Athens Creative Theatre's youth summer camp performs an adaptation of Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith's quintessential children's book of fractured fairy tales.

Live Music

  • Buvez

    8 p.m. 706-850-0172

    MOLOQ Psychedelic pop duo from Atlanta.

    TOMATO JAKE Experimental chiptune composer from Lancaster, PA. 

    KATE SMOOSH Local Kate Bush cover band led by singer Avery Leigh Draut.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18–20).

    THE SHUT-UPS Five-piece new-wave power-pop band from Atlanta and Athens.

    DANIEL MARKHAM Lo-fi rock group from Denton, TX featuring crunchy guitar riffs and emotionally raw vocals.

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

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    7 p.m. $3–5.

    ALYSSA HANKEY Rustic Americana singer-songwriter from Pittsburgh, PA.

    JOHN SWILLEY Local songwriter who blends gritty Southern rock, sultry R&B and Delta blues.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    10 p.m. $3–5.

    APOSTLE Chaotic hardcore band from Atlanta.

    EAGER LUNGS Atlanta-based post-hardcore group.

    IN MEMORIES New local emotional hardcore group.

  • The Foundry

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

    HARVEST MOON Atlanta band paying tribute to the music of Neil Young.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE!

    CARVER COMMODORE Alternative rock band from Florence, AL.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    SACRED BULL New local instrumental metal band.

    KNIGHTSQUATCH Progressive metal group from Savannah.

    SEX FARM Atlanta band blending jazz, hip hop and punk.

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

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    7 p.m. $5.

    LOVE COVERS & SOUL Local artists play soul and R&B favorites.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    10 p.m.

    DJS QUINCY & REINDEER GAMES Two local dance-party experts team up for a collaborative set.

  • Live Wire Athens

    3:30 p.m. (Fri), 3 p.m. (Sat). $30 (two-day pass).

    SIGH IN JULY The two-day festival features performances by Universal Sigh, EarthCry, Funk You, JAZZ is PHSH, The Orange Constant, Rev. Jeff Mosier Ensemble, Voodoo Visionary, The Yeti Trio, The Grateful Brothers, Timi Conley, Dan Nettles & Lonely Orchestra and more. See story and schedule on p. 10.

  • Nowhere Bar

    SkyFest. 8 p.m. $7. 706-546-4742

    LIQUID DYNAMITE Local drummer Dwayne Holloway leads his group through improvised jazz, blues and funk.

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

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5 p.m. FREE!

    AUSTIN BISHOP Country singer-songwriter with a conversational style.

  • VFW

    8 p.m. $10.

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

  • Veronica's Sweet Spot

    7 p.m. FREE!

    SONGWRITER SHOWCASE Enjoy short sets from local musicians.


  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    2 p.m. FREE!

    Dark Arts and Crafts

    Make crafts at a Harry Potter themed program. Ages 10 & up. 

  • ACC Library

    3 p.m. FREE!

    End of Summer Party!

    As the Summer Reading Programs is coming to an end come in to claim prizes and celebrate the upcoming school year. 

  • Bogart Library

    10 a.m. FREE!

    Kids Martial Arts

    AKF Martial Arts hosts classes in safety for ages 3 and up.

  • Cedar Shoals High School

    7–10 p.m. FREE!

    Grand Slam Summer Program

    Each Friday evening will include concessions, games, giveaways, guest speakers, life enrichment activities, music, pizza, sports and more. Transportation will be provided to and from Grand Slam at the East Athens Community Center and Lay Park. For ages 11–14.

Lectures & Lit

  • Normal Books

    6–9 p.m. FREE!

    Reading Between the Wines Fall Fest

    Discuss what you've been reading while enjoying wine and cheese; Conversation tends to slant towards fantasy, fiction and YA. This month celebrate the Fall Fest Craft Market with local vendors selling various arts and crafts.



  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    6–8 p.m. FREE!

    Opening Reception

    The annual Members Exhibition showcases original art by 165 artists who support OCAF.


  • Moonlight Theater

    Aug. 23–24, 8 p.m. $8–14.

    August Wrestle Fest

    A comedy show inspired by the original 1985 Wrestlemania. The night features live music by Honeychild on Friday and performances by drag queens.