Friday, November 15

32 events


  • UGA Dance Theatre

    Nov. 13–15, 8 p.m. $8–12.

    Young Choreographers Series: Senior Exit Concert

    Seniors majoring in dance will premier their final choreographic works. Part of the 2019 Spotlight on the Arts Festival.

  • Miller Learning Center

    Improv Athens

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




  • 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!

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    LEAVING COUNTRIES & FRIENDS Louis Phillip Pelot and friends play country-rock and Southern soul.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18–20).

    ROSIE & THE RATDOGS Athens-based heavy rock group.

    SICK RIDE "Disco death-rock" duo from Lafayette, LA.

    NUCLEAR TOURISM Local college-rock band playing surf-punk originals.

  • The Falls

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-850-2217

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

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    10 p.m. $5.

    FLD REC New local post-punk and shoegaze three-piece.

    DONKEY PUNCH Raucous, long-running local hard-rock band.

    NOISE MOUNTAIN New heavy rock group.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $16 (adv.), $19 (door).

    CRUMB Psychedelic indie rock band from Brooklyn, NY. See Calendar Pick on p. 15.

    DIVINO NINO Dreamy indie group from Chicago.

    SHORMEY Virginia-based lo-fi pop project.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $12 (door).

    THE BROKEN STRING BAND Athens band blending Western folk with indie rock. Album release show!

    SYLVIA ROSE NOVAK Southern gothic singer-songwriter with sharp vibrato and a sharper fiddle.

    DANGFLY Local all-star rock band led by songwriter and guitarist Adam Payne.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7 p.m. SOLD OUT.

    JASON ISBELL & THE 400 UNIT The acclaimed country-rocker and former Drive-By Truckers guitarist plays a three-night stand.

    WILL JOHNSON The former Centro-matic frontman crafts stark, rugged folk songs.

  • Go Bar

    11:30 p.m. $5.

    GROUP GROPE Analog synth beats influenced by classic Chicago house and Detroit techno.

    MEINSCHAFT Mysterious electro-industrial act.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m.

    MCKENZIE JASPER Indie-folk artist from Atlanta.

    BIG BRUTUS Atlanta-based atmospheric indie-rock group.

  • No. 3 Railroad Street

    7 p.m. $15–20.

    DANA COOPER Nashville, TN, singer-songwriter known for his flatpicking and percussive strumming styles.

  • Nowhere Bar

    9 p.m.

    THE SNOZZBERRIES Asheville, NC, band blending psych-rock, funk and fusion.

  • VFW

    8 p.m. $10. 706-354-6942

    THE RUSTLERS Country dance band from Florida.


  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    4-6 p.m. FREE!

    Sustainable Industry Roundtable

    Businesses and industry professionals share sustainable practices in a discussion organized by ACC Recycling.


  • Morton Theatre

    Nov. 14–17, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16, 2 p.m. Nov. 17, 3 p.m. $12–15.

    The King and I

    Athens Creative Theatre presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I, a timeless love story that offers insight and encouragement for relationships torn apart by cultural differences. See Theater Notes on p. 10.

  • Elbert Theatre, Elberton

    Nov. 15–16, 7 p.m. Nov. 17, 2 p.m. $9–16. 706-283-1049,

    Dad's Christmas Miracle

    Encore Productions presents Pat Cook’s nostalgic holiday tale Dad’s Christmas Miracle. The story follows Connor Murphy who wants a go-cart for Christmas, but has some bad grades that may keep him from getting on. Ultimately, it's up to Connor's dad to achieve the impossible by Christmas morning. Will he be able to perform a miracle?

Lectures & Lit

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    7 p.m. FREE!

    A.E. Stallings Poetry Reading

    Enjoy an evening of poetry with 2019 Georgia Writers Hall of Fame inductee A.E. Stallings. A reception will follow.

  • Old Fire Hall #2

    6:30 p.m. FREE!

    Meet the Author

    Historic Athens and Avid Bookshop present Ellen Walker for her book, It Is Well: The Life and Times of James Russell. Walker will be in conversation with James Russell Smith. Purchase a copy of the book to get it signed by the author.

  • Lamar Dodd School of Art

    10 a.m. FREE!

    Idea Lab Conversation: CREATE Athens

    (S160) Join Erin Barger, project manager of Envision Athens, to learn more about the CREATE Athens action group that recently produced a report about the impact of arts and culture in three key areas: economic development, education, and civic engagement. This lecture is a part of the 2019 Spotlight on the Arts Festival.

  • UGA Park Hall

    1 p.m. FREE! 706-542-3481,

    Discussion with A. E. Stallings

    (Room 265) As a part of the Spotlight on the Arts Festival, The Georgia Review will host a discussion with poet, Pulitzer Prize finalist and UGA alumna A. E. Stallings. A limited number of copies of Stallings’ most recent collection, Like, will be available for UGA students attending the afternoon session following this event.


  • Athens Cotton Press

    6–10 p.m. $75.

    Gibbous Moon Gala

    Celebrate the first three years of Kaleidoscope with an evening of food, drinks, auctions (live and silent), and a live performance by Kishi Bashi. Proceeds go toward a new building and scholarship fund for the school.

  • Canopy Studio

    Nov. 15, 8 p.m. Nov. 16, 4 p.m. & 8 p.m. Nov. 17, 2 p.m. & 6 p.m. $6–20.

    The Goth Show

    This aerial dance production from Canopy Studio’s Repertory Company offers a  much-needed exploration of sub-culture, identity definitions, and nostalgia as it relates to the goth lifestyle. What defines you? What is your style? Did you have a “dark” period? How does genre identity evolve in relation to age? All of these questions are up for discussion. See Story on p. 9.


  • 6–9 p.m. FREE!

    Opening Reception

    (tiny ATH gallery, 174 Cleveland Ave.) Swing by the gallery for a pop-up exhibition by local folk artist Tex Crawford. See Art Notes on p. 11.


    12:30 p.m. FREE!

    Activation/Performance/Talk with Mark Menjivar

    In conjunction with the "Losing Control: Guns, Government, and Group-Think" exhibition, artist Mark Menjivar leads a conversation related to the work "DLP," an ongoing project which examines the full contents of convicted murderer David Lee Powell's cell at the time of his execution in 2010, ending his 32-years on death row.


  • Moonlight Theater

    8 p.m. $8 (students), $14.


    Come take a light-hearted and physically-comedic voyage to Italy with award-winning writer and performer Michael Burgos.