Friday, August 16

24 events


  • Athens, GA

    Aug. 24, 10 a.m.– 6 p.m. Aug. 25, 12–4 p.m. Most items $3 or less.

    BFK Book Sale

    (1860 S. Barnett Shoals Rd.) Thousands of books for adults and kids. Proceeds benefit Books for Keeps and kids living in the Athens area. On Aug. 25, shoppers can fill up a grocery bag for $5 or a tote bag for $20.

  • 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.

  • (mPrint Design, 160 Tracy St.) Aug. 15, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. & Aug. 16, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. 706-549-7173

    Art4ALT: Warehouse Art Sale

    Shop from original oil paintings by Noah Mendelson, prints by David Hale and more. Proceeds go to the home construction fund for an Athens Land Trust home.

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1329

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

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18–20).

    MASTERS OF THE HEMISPHERE On-again, off-again Athens indie-pop band led by songwriters Sean Rawls and Bren Mead. See Calendar Pick on p. 16.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    10 p.m. $5.

    ADAM & ELSEWHERE Funky jam-rock band from Charleston, SC.

    MOTHER FORE Athens band exploring elements of progressive and psychedelic rock.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $15 (door).

    SONS OF SAILORS Jimmy Buffet cover band, featuring members of the Tony Pritchett Band.

  • Fully Loaded Pizza Co.

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-705-6150

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot plays solo sets of country-rock and acoustic Southern soul.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    CBDB Alabama-based "joyfunk" band playing a mix of funk, progressive rock and jam fusion.

    THREE STAR REVIVAL Knoxville, TN-based Americana five-piece. 

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 6:30 p.m. FREE!

    BAILEY INGLE Up-and-coming pop-country singer-songwriter.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    JET PHASE Local grunge-influenced indie-rock band.

    TRVY Local hip-hop artist and member of rap collective The YOD.

    ALLCAPS Athens-based pop-punk band with screamo leanings.

    SAINT SYZYGY Experimental solo project of Kwazymoto frontman Ian Hemerlein. 

    JABBOK Indie-rock band from Toccoa.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    9 p.m. $5.

    FISHBUG Up-and-coming local punk rock band.

    GIFT ECONOMY Mindful, melodic folk-punk shared through intense, engaging performances.

    HERE BE MONSTERS Folk-punk solo act with history-laden lyricism atop melodic guitar wizardry.

  • Nowhere Bar

    9 p.m. $5.

    YOUR CAPTAIN SPEAKING "Sunshine grunge" band from Tallahassee, FL.

    ALBATROSS Athens group creating an upbeat mixture of jazz, blues and funk.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5 p.m. FREE!

    ROY SAUNDERS Acoustic folk singer-songwriter from Atlanta.

  • VFW

    8 p.m. $10.

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


  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 10 p.m. $5.

    DJ Retrograde

    DJ RETROGRADE Spinning a "Stranger Things"-themed dance party.

  • The Globe

    11 p.m. FREE! 706-353-4721

    Silent Disco

    SILENT DISCO Dance the night away with three channels of music. One of them is a request line!



  • Seney-Stovall Chapel

    Aug. 16–17, 7:30 p.m. & Aug. 17–18, 2:30 p.m. $12.

    Athens Choral Society

    The show features songs about all kinds of weather, including "Singin’ in the Rain," "Stormy Weather," "Rainbow Connection" and "Good Day Sunshine." Proceeds go toward the Cedar Shoals High School Orchestra Program.


  • Athens Community Theater

    Aug. 15–17, 8 p.m. Aug. 18, 2 p.m. $12–20.

    A Midsummer Night's Dream

    Presented by Town & Gown, this classic Shakespeare comedy has withstood the test of time. There's a terrible play within a play, unrequited love, mistaken identities, fairies and general shenanigans. It all works out in the end, of course. Or was it all just a dream?

  • Oconee Youth Playhouse

    Aug. 16–17, 7 p.m. & Aug. 18, 3 p.m. $15–20.

    Once on This Island

    Oconee Youth Playhouse presents this award-winning musical by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. On a tropical island ruled by mighty gods, a fearless peasant girl uses the power of love to unite people of different social classes. 


  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    2-5 p.m. FREE!


    Drop in for some easy craft time! Supplies and instruction provided. Free and open to all ages and abilities.

  • Oconee County Library

    5 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950,

    Back-to-School Lock-In

    Bring in the new school year with movies, pizza, treasure hunts and more. Permission slips are required and can be found at the YA desk or front desk upon request. Grades 612.


  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $31.

    Dana Gould & Bobcat Goldthwait

    The two acclaimed touring comedians present "The Show With Two Heads." See story on p. 12.

Ending Friday, August 16