Friday, May 26

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Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    SPACE DUNGEON This local collective features a dollop of hip hop, a pinch of space and a sprinkle of jazz. 

    FAT NEPTUNE Up-and-coming Athens psych-rock four-piece.

    MADAM WEST Indie-rock quartet from Brooklyn, NY.

    KILROY KOBRA Jammy, Atlanta-based art-rock group.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m.

    CALEB DARNELL Guitarist and member of The Darnell Boys plays a set of solo Americana.

    BRANDON TAJ HANICK Solo performance from the Future Lives/King of Prussia singer-songwriter.

    REAP Speedy, aggressive local punk rock group.

    FART JAR Local experimental heavy-rock project.

    TREES BIIEN New alias of local performer Ash Rickli.

    MULTIPLE MIGGS No info available.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $5.

    ANCIENT WHALES Fuzz-rock band led by songwriter and vocalist Enoch Bledsoe.

    SUBSCRIBER Local psych-pop project of songwriter Jeff Webber.

    VACATIONS Gritty local surf-rock group.

    FORBIDDEN WAVES Surfy local garage-rock combo.

    TOM VISIONS BAND Post-mystical, electronic, psychedelic music from Visions and his group.

    NATE & THE NIGHTMARES Garage-rock act fronted by Nate Mitchell and featuring members of Free Associates and Mother the Car.

    BLUE BODIES New local punk band.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $7 (adv.), $10 (door).

    THE ORIGINAL SPLITZ BAND This band's wide range encompasses classic Motown, funk, disco and both old-school and contemporary R&B.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 9 p.m. FREE!

    BEN PROVENCIAL Blues and psych-influenced guitarist and songwriter from Decatur.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    LITTLE TYBEE Atlanta-based band drawing from jazz, Tropicalia and Motown to color its indie-folk pop ballads.

    CICADA RHYTHM Acoustic guitar and upright bass duo playing bluegrass-tinged indie-folk with paired vocal harmonies.

    KENOSHA KID Local group centered around the improv jazz compositions of guitarist Dan Nettles and featuring bassist Robby Handley and drummer Marlon Patton.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE!

    HOLLIS BROWN Rock and roll band from Queens, NY.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m.

    VIC VARNEY Local legend Varney (The Method Actors) performs solo and teams up with percussionist Tony Oscar for two different sets.

    DON CHAMBERS This longtime local favorite delves into pastoral folk and experimental rock with equal passion.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE!

    LIVE MUSIC Rotating local jazz and bluegrass bands play every Friday and Saturday night.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    9 p.m.

    WIEUCA Local band playing cheeky, guitar-driven indie rock.

    KWAZYMOTO Noisy local punk- and and math-influenced rock trio.

    RICCI Atlanta-based indie-rock band.

    JAVAE Psychedelic, introspective local rapper.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    SUMILAN Technically proficient musicians playing progressive jam rock.

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. Every Friday!

  • Saucehouse Barbeque

    4 p.m. FREE!

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot performs tasty sets of funky Southern folk rock 'n' roll.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    4:30 p.m.

    JOHN DUNCAN No info available.



  • Summer Food Service

    Free lunches will be served to children at multiple locations around Athens. Check website for participating locations and schedule. Through July 14. 706-425-5367,

  • Lay Park

    10 a.m. $5–7.50.

    Pint Size Fun

    The series concludes with "May Flowers," giving participants a closer look at flowers with crafts and songs. Ages 2–4. 

  • Bogart Library

    11 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE!

    Build It Better Workshop

    Work on a project kit with Home Depot. 

  • Oconee County Library

    6–10 p.m. FREE!

    Library After Dark: SRP Kickoff

    Bring glow sticks and neon paint and get ready for games in the dark, followed by a neon dance party. A movie will also be hosted under the stars. Grades 6–12.



  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    Indie Rock Dance Party

    INDIE ROCK DANCE PARTY Kindercore DJs Twin Powers and Slip & Fall play stuff to dance to.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 11 p.m. FREE!

    DJ Reindeer Games

    DJ REINDEER GAMES Athens DJ mixes trap, hip hop, moombahton, '90s hits and indie dance tunes.

  • Iron Factory

    10:30 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6877

    DJ Impresz

    DJ IMPRESZ Spinning deep house and dub.


  • 7:30 p.m. $6–43.

    Forget Me Not

    (The Rock Gym, 45 S. Forest Ave. Elberton) The musical tells the story of Mary Musgrove, Queen of the Creeks. 

  • Athens Community Theater

    May 25–27, 8 p.m. May 28, 2 p.m. $18.

    Next to Normal

    The award-winning musical explores how a suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness.

  • Winder-Barrow Community Theatre

    June 2–3, 7:30 p.m. & June 4, 3 p.m. $10–15.

    Moon Over Buffalo

    Traveling thespians Charlotte and George Hay are in Buffalo hoping to make it big.


  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    6 p.m.–2 a.m. FREE! (reception), $5 (show).

    Artists Reception

    James Greer and Mina Orion-Atlas Kim present an exhibition of illustrations. The reception is the oficial release of Greer's design for Good Time Skateboard Col, as well as the launch of the artists' collaborative Paradox Tarot deck, which will be released in October. The reception includes Tarot readings by Desiree Sharpe and music by Trees Biien, Caleb Darnell, Brandon Hanick, Fart Jar, Reap and Multiple Miggs.