Friday, May 29

19 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    10 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).

    MANGER Speed thrash metal "with a dash of Satan." The band harks back to the days of NWOBHM: ripping solos and screeching vocals.

    THE BOHANNONS Rock and roll straight from Chattanooga, TN.

    BEAST MODE Local heavy metal group.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m.

    STONI TAYLOR & MILES OF STONES Atlanta-based funk-rock outfit.

    DEFIANCE DOUGLASS & EXILES OF THE NATION Five-piece punk/funk band from Atlanta. 

    CHANGING OF THE GUARD No info available. 

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $5.

    INTO THE SUN Athens four-piece marrying classic rock with a modern vibe. 

    VANCE FITE Alternative pop-rock artist from Atlanta.

    LOVESUCKER "Dark funk" band from Charlotte, NC.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $15 (adv), $20 (door).

    UNKNOWN HINSON Comedic, vampirish country songwriter playing twangy originals with a satirical tinge. See Calendar Pick on p. 14.

    JOE FLETCHER Americana roots artist from Providence, RI.

  • Georgia Theatre

    9 p.m. SOLD OUT.

    PERPETUAL GROOVE This group has been stirring crowds into a frenzy around the Southeast with its exciting jams and spirited cover tunes.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609



    STRICTLY RICKLI Local experimental family band.

    THE RODNEY KINGS Scuzzed-out local garage-punk trio. 

    FANTASY SPORTS Gabrielle Bischoff of Black Paradise performs a set of darkwave.

    MIDNIGHT BOI Alias of local musician Eli Rickli, playing "pseudo-Satanic hip hop."

    FART JAR No info available.

    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.

    BIG C & THE VELVET DELTA A modern take on traditional blues, rock and R&B from this local group. 

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    10 p.m.

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

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    DANK Bluesy, Atlanta-based jam-rock band. Formerly known as Dank Sinatra. See Record Review on p. 12.

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Relocated back to his old stomping grounds of Athens, Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    4:30 p.m. FREE!

    SARAH ELIZABETH Local country singer-songwriter who has been described as "the 'girl next door' of the South."

  • VFW

    7 p.m.

    WHISKEY RIVER Country-inspired Southern rock band.

Lectures & Lit

  • Avid Bookshop

    6:30 p.m. FREE!

    Meet the Southern Chef

    Chef Rebecca Lang celebrates the release of her new cookbook, Fried Chicken: Recipes for the Crispy, Crunchy, Comfort-Food Classic. See story on p. 8.



  • Live Wire

    Friday Afternoon Beer Club. 5 p.m. FREE!

    Friday Afternoon Beer Club

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


  • First American Bank & Trust Company

    10 p.m. (registration), 12 a.m. (race).

    LEAD Athens Midnight 5K

    Run the paved streets of the Classic City. Party at The Place afterwards. Proceeds benefit LEAD's Youth Entrepreneurship & Academic Development program.


  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    6–8 p.m. FREE!

    Opening Reception

    "The Members Exhibit" showcases the diversity of artwork created by OCAF members. "Finding Delight" features photography of Ginger Goejkian.


  • Madison Morgan Cultural Center

    6 p.m. $5 (students), $25.

    Erioca Trio

    The Grammy Award-nominated trio is an all-female chamber ensemble that tours internationally. Followed by a reception.

Word on the Street

  • The Fresh Market

    Hope Floats Sidewalk Sale

    Shop The Fresh Market's picnic-style sidewalk sale May 29–31 to support JDRF, which funds type 1 diabetes research.

Ending Friday, May 29



  • Bishop Park

    Health Matters Summer Camp

    Participants take part in a variety of general day camp activities with a focus on physical health and nutrition. Ages 9–14. Monday–Friday, June 1–July 31, 1–4 p.m. $240. 706-613-3589