Tonight, there's a variety of options for partiers looking to start the weekend early. Here are some standouts:
*The Roadhouse, 1047 Broadway, has a dance party with DJ Kenny Wayne. Specials include 50-cent draft beer. No cover. The action starts at 9 p.m.
*Soho Bar & Grill, 5751 Milgen Road, hosts a performance by Cleveland-based acoustic rock act Genuine Sun. Show starts at 10 p.m. Cover is $5, free for military. 706-568-3316.
*Atlanta-based rock act Connor Christian and the MorningStar Revival takes the stage at Scruffy Murphy's, 1037 Broadway, at 10 p.m. No cover. 706-322-3460.
*Java Monkey -- an Atlanta-based act that plays classic rock, jazz and blues tunes -- performs at Belloo's, 900 Front Ave. Show starts at 10 p.m. Cover is $5. 706-494-1584.
*Not into live music? Head to Aqua Nightclub, 1812 Midtown Drive, and participate in the hot spot's poker league. There's a $100 cash prize and no buy-in. Game starts at 7 p.m., but players can arrive until around 8 p.m. 706-358-7128.