Friday, September 27

24 events

Live Music

  • Akademia Brewing Co.

    6 p.m. (Fri), 3 p.m. (Sat–Sun). FREE!

    ATHTOBERFEST A three-day festival featuring live music from Monsoon, Four Eyes, Shehehe, Misnomer, Wieuca, Clip Art, Caulfield, The Family Recipe, Vision Video and more. 

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. 706-369-3040

    NATHAN SHEPPARD Talented local singer-songwriter with a '70s pop style.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    10 p.m. $10 (21+), $12 (18-20).

    WRECKNO Future-bass artist from northern Michigan.

    SLZRD Athens-based electronic alter ego of musician Sami Rouchdi.

  • Cloverleaf Farm

    5 p.m. (Fri). 10 a.m. (Sat–Sun).

    WILDWOOD REVIVAL The three-day Americana festival features performances by Lucinda Williams, Son Volt, Shovels & Rope, Rebirth Brass Band, Lily Hiatt, Cedric Burnside, Langhorne Slim, T. Hardy Morris, Super Doppler, Mandolin Orange and lots more. See story on p. 12.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m.

    NATURE BOYS Garage-punk group on tour from Kansas City.

    LES PROFS DE SKIDS Surf-punk band from France.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    ELECTRIC KIF Touring instrumental quartet blending cosmic funk, rock, soul and jazz.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $15.

    MANIC FOCUS Popular Minnesota-based electronica outfit.

    PSYMBIOTIC Nationwide touring electronic bass music producer.

    ROBBIE DUDE Local DJ spinning "futuristic, hip hop, electro-soul, funky freshness, wine sippin', bumpin', grindin' bass music."

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m.

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

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m.

    MASSEUSE Five-piece alternative funk-jam band from Murfreesboro, TN.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    5 p.m. FREE!

    THE FLAMETHROWERS Athens-based surf-rock band.

    COASTAL RHYTHMS Local party band led by veteran steel drummer Paul Thornton.

  • VFW

    8 p.m. $10.

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


  • 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!

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 11 p.m. FREE!

    DJ Y@

    DJ Y@ UGA student and DJ whose "energy excites an explosive dance floor."


  • Fuel Hot Yoga

    7 p.m. $20.

    Glow in the Dark Yoga

    Jolin Conine and Jeanne Heaton host a special class benefiting One Posture at a Time. There will be a photo booth, plenty of glow gear, and DJ LaDarius will spin the music!

  • VFW

    10 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! 706-353-7648

    2019 Senior Resource Expo

    Join Athens Family Medicine as they bring organizations that support seniors under one roof. Expect a fun-filled, informative day where attendees leave with new connections and valuable experiences. 

  • 5–10 p.m.

    Classic City Block Party

    (College Square) United Group of Artists and Onyx Echelon 85 Enterprises present a party with live music, vendors, food and more.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    4–9 p.m.

    Hops for Haiti

    A fundraiser benefitting Bethlehem Ministry, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering Haitians living in poverty through education, healthcare and economic opportunity.

  • 40 Watt Club

    9 p.m. $8.

    Funeral Stories Live

    Watch and listen to a live recording of the local podcast Funeral Stories. The evening includes performances by The Kourtesans and a dance party with DJ Booty Boyz. See Story on p. 11.

  • Graduate Athens

    8 p.m. $5, $20 (to compete).

    Mx. Athens Pride Pageant

    (Ballroom) The first ever Mx. Athens Pride Pageant will feature contestants competing on the catwalk. See Story on p. 13. 


  • Morton Theatre

    Sept. 26–27, 8 p.m. $10-15. 706-613-3770,

    Blues for an Alabama Sky

    Set in 1930s Harlem, New York,  Blues for an Alabama Sky is a play that brings together a rich cast of characters to reflect current issues like social justice activism, abortion and politics through its characters' overlapping personalities.


  • Miller Learning Center

    Improv Athens

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

Lectures & Lit

  • Miller Learning Center

    4 p.m. FREE!

    Book Talk

    (Sidney Samuel Thomas Reading Room) Celebrate the release of author Michael Winship's latest book, Hot Protestants: A History of Puritanism in England and America, which sheds new light on Puritans whose impacts were far-reaching.

  • Avid Bookshop

    6:30 p.m. FREE!

    Meet the Author

    (Prince Ave.) Meet Dana Wildsmith, author of One Light. Purchase a copy of the book and get it signed by the author.


Ending Friday, September 27


Word on the Street

  • Athens, GA

    Innovation Bootcamp

    A focused training that will equip attendees with the key skills needed for success in an innovative, entrepreneurial environment. Over the course of six weeks, attendees will meet weekly to learn firsthand about the basics of commercialization and targeted skill building, as well as receive one-on-one support from experienced mentors. Those interested should submit their applications by Sept. 27.