Friday, September 13

24 events

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    AVERY DEAKINS BAND Soulful local pop-rock group.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18–20).

    WESDARULER The local hip-hop producer and emcee celebrates the release of his new album, with support from Linqua Franqa, Caulfield, Louie Larceny, Musashi Xero and McQQeen. See story on p. 11.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m.

    OLD SWEATER Alt-rock band from Suwanee.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 9 p.m. $5 (21+), $10 (18–20).

    ATHENS GOTH NIGHT Dance to the dark beat of your soul with DJs Crowe, Twin Powers and Wardaddy, plus local band Vision Video as Joy Division Video.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    NEAL FRANCIS Funk and soul singer-songwriter from Chicago.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m.

    REALISTIC PILLOW Local beat-based experimental one-man band.

    SARAH SWILLUM Local artist playing hallucinatory beat-pop featuring existential chants and dance.

    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. $8.

    PICKLED HOLLER Family band blending traditional and jam sounds, with a dedication to dynamics and lush harmonies.

    KENNY GEORGE BAND Alt-country group from Aiken, SC.

  • Nowhere Bar

    9 p.m. $5.

    DEEP STATE Local band playing driving, punky, melodic guitar-rock.

    SHEHEHE Local band that draws from old-school punk and arena rock to create a fist-pumping atmosphere.

    DUSTY BLADES Local radio DJ spins sets before, in between and after.

  • VFW

    8 p.m. $10. 706-543-5940

    RAMBLIN' COUNTRY BAND Georgia-based traditional country band.

  • White Tiger Gourmet

    6 p.m. FREE!

    GEORGIA DISH BOYS Raucous and rootsy local rock group fronted by songwriter Seth Martin.


  • 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.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    6 p.m. FREE!

    Dancefx Block Party

    The 5th annual Dancefx Block Party with Dancefx Athens & MixWire Productions offers performances, giveaways and treats from Holy Crepe and Lil Ice Cream Dude. DJ L.A. Darius spins the latest hits.

  • Memorial Park Recreation Hall

    7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. $3 (w/ UGA ID), $10. 217-377-2850.

    Ballroom Dance

    The Classic City Ballroom Dancers present an evening of holiday ballroom dancing.

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    3 p.m. FREE!

    Beautiful and Brutal

    (Second Floor Rotunda) Join curator Jason Hasty each Friday before a UGA home game for a closer look at the exhibit "Beautiful and Brutal: Georgia Bulldog Football, 2017." Visitors will have a chance to share memories and get hands-on with a selection of historic materials from the UGA Athletic Association archives. 

  • Bogart Library

    10 a.m. FREE!

    Classics & Colors

    Enjoy calming time with coloring, classical music and tea or coffee. Adults only.


  • Lamar Dodd School of Art

    6–8 p.m. FREE!

    Art Party Extravaganza

    Celebrate three new exhibitions with a live DJ, photo booth and other treats. See Calendar Pick on p. 16.

  • Steel + Plank

    5–7 p.m. FREE!

    An Evening with Ink + Indigo

    This month's gathering highlights a collection of work from artist Emily Mann of Ink + Indigo, plus cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and in-store consultations for how to add art to the home.

  • White Tiger Gourmet

    6–8 p.m. FREE!

    Closing Reception

    See artwork by Marisa Mustard. This event will feature food, beverages and live music from the Georgia Dish Boys.


  • 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!

  • Southern Brewing Company

    Records and Brews. 6 p.m. FREE!

    DJ Osmose

    DJ OSMOSE International touring DJ and Athens resident lays down an all-vinyl set of funk, soul, boogie and more.


  • Moonlight Theater

    Sept. 19, 8 p.m. & Sept. 20–21, 7:30 p.m. $10-16.


    Comedian David McIver presents a show all about all about escapism, loneliness and role-playing games. Explore the Realms of Warquest, where you can level up, complete quests, defeat monsters and watch some character comedy. See Calendar Pick on p. 15.


  • Miller Learning Center

    Improv Athens

    (Room 214) Improv Athens presents a night of comedy and improv.

Lectures & Lit

  • Oconee County Civic Center

    Sept. 13, 10 a.m.–8 p.m. & Sept. 14, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950

    Fall Book Sale

    Over 75,000 books, all priced at $2 and under. CDs at $1, and DVDs at $3. Items will be half-priced on Saturday. Proceeds benefit the Oconee County Library.


Ending Friday, September 13



  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    Reciprocal IV

    OCAF members are invited to submit works for the fourth annual "Reciprocal" juried exhibition held on the University of North Georgia-Oconee Campus. This year's theme is "Georgia on My Mind." Deadline Sept. 13.