Thursday, August 21

41 events


  • Georgia Museum of Art

    5–8 p.m. FREE!

    Drawing in the Galleries

    Open hours for visitors to sketch in the galleries using graphite or colored pencils.

  • Athens, GA

    6-9 p.m. FREE!

    Third Thursday Art Series

    Six galleries stay open late the third Thursday of every month. Participating galleries include the Georgia Museum of Art, Lamar Dodd School of Art, ATHICA, Lyndon House Arts Center, Ciné and the GlassCube & Gallery @ Hotel Indigo. See website for a list of open exhibits.

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    7–8:30 p.m. FREE!

    Athens Photography Guild

    Meet and learn from other photographers in Athens. This month's topic is "Better Birds, Bugs and Blooms Photos," presented by Chuck Murphy, a local nature photographer.

  • 660 N. Chase St.

    8th Annual Holiday Hooray Market

    Indie South Fair is now seeking artists for the eight annual Holiday Hooray Market. Two booth sizes available. Accepting handmade and vintage vendors. Deadline to apply is Sept. 29. Market held on Dec. 6–7.


  • Johnny's New York Style Pizza

    Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. & Thursdays, 8 p.m. 706-354-1515

    Trivia with a Twist

    Throw a lime in your Coors Light and compete!

  • The Volstead

    7:30-9:30 p.m. FREE! 706-354-5300


    Every Thursday!

  • Butt Hutt Bar-B-Q

    8 p.m. FREE! 706-850-8511


    Hosted by Dirty South Trivia. Every Thursday.


  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    8–10 a.m. FREE!

    Nature Ramblers

    Learn more about the flora and fauna of the garden while enjoying fresh air and inspirational readings. Ramblers are encouraged to bring their own nature writings or favorite poems and essays to share with the group.

  • The Classic Center

    7–9:30 p.m. $30.

    The NotWedding

    The NotWedding is a bridal show alternative in the form of a big, pretend wedding. Guests are brides- and grooms-to-be who can talk to wedding vendors in action during a ceremony, dinner and dance party reception.

  • The Classic Center

    7–9:30 p.m. $30.

    The NotWedding

    The NotWedding is a bridal show alternative in the form of a big, pretend wedding. Guests are brides- and grooms-to-be who can talk to wedding vendors in action during a ceremony, dinner and dance party reception.

  • Allgood Lounge

    6–8 p.m. FREE!

    Hatch Happy Hour Show and Tell

    Show off your newest art or tech creation, be inspired by something someone else has made or find someone to work with in a new idea. Hosted by The Hatch, a new local makerspace.

  • Heirloom Cafe and Fresh Market

    5:30-9 p.m. 706-354-7901,

    Dine Out For Kids

    Give back to your community just by dining out. 10% of sales goes to Family Connections-Communities in Schools.

  • 11 a.m. FREE!

    26th Birthday Celebration

    (Athens Habitat ReStore West) Help celebrate with food, fun and deals.

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    Dr. Fred's Karaoke

    KARAOKE Hosted by karaoke fanatic John "Dr. Fred" Bowers and featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more.

  • Walker's Coffee & Pub

    9 p.m. FREE! 706-543-1433


    KARAOKE Every Thursday!


  • ACC Library

    9–9:45 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, ext. 354

    One-On-One Computer Tutorial

    Personalized instruction available for various computer topics. 

  • Athens Five Points Yoga Studio

    Yoga Teacher Training

    Anne Ethier and Shannon Ball lead a 200-hour, Yoga Alliance accredited teacher training program for those who wish to deepen their practice and teach yoga. This seven week program runs Mondays–Wednesdays, 8 a.m.–4 p.m., Sept. 22–Nov. 11.

  • Revival Yarns

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1354,

    Knit 1 Class

    Get acquainted with the tools and craft of knitting. Learn cast-on stitches and the knit stitch. The class is free with the purchase of materials. RSVP.

  • Mama Bird's Granola

    6:30 p.m. $25.

    Healthy Living Cookie Series

    Learn how to make roasted cilantro chicken breast with avocado, mango and pineapple sauce.

  • Revival Yarns

    3–5 p.m. $30.

    Fixing Mistakes Class

    Learn how to back-knit, pick up drop stitches, change purls into knits (and vice versa), unravel your work, create life lines and tighten saggy stitches. RSVP.


  • St. Mary's Hospital

    3 p.m. FREE!

    Scleroderma Patient Support Group

    (Lobby Conference Room) The goal of the group is to provide information and support to patients, their families, friends and caregivers in a warm, positive environment.

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. 706-369-3040

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Local singer-songwriter Louis Phillip Pelot and company play a "mind-boggling wall of organic sound with upbeat, travel-driven lyrics." The band is celebrating 80 weeks of Thursday shows.

    FUNKASAURUS WREX Local psychedelic funk group, formerly known as Weaver D's Funk Revival.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m.

    THE DIRTY LUNGS Heavy garage-psych band from Birmingham, AL.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $10.

    CHRIS LANE Up-and-coming country star from North Carolina. 

    TYLER HAMMOND BAND Country/southern rock outfit from Milledgeville. 

    GANNON ADAMS High energy country artist out of Mansfield, GA.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 10 p.m. FREE!

    AJ GHENT Funky slide-guitar player. Set starts after Gov't Mule ends.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $27.50.

    GOV'T MULE Legendary Southern rock/jam band featuring Allman Brothers guitarist Warren Haynes. 

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m.

    GRANDPA'S COUGH MEDICINE "Outlaw bluegrass" band from Jacksonville, FL.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    5:30 p.m. FREE!

    KINKY WAIKIKI Relaxing, steel guitar-driven band following the traditions of Hawaiian music. Every Thursday in August!

  • Hi-Lo Lounge

    9 p.m. $5.

    NANA GRIZOL Catchy, heartfelt songs led by former Athenian Theo Hilton.

    SEA OF DOGS This local group, fronted by songwriter Emily Armond, plays tender, intuitive folk tunes.

    SHARK SHARK New project from DIY superstar Theo Hilton (Nana Grizol).

    ORANGE TWIN FAMILY BAND Various members of the long-running local collective perform.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    PRIDE Fundraiser. 9 p.m. $5.

    CARLA LE FEVER AND THE RAYS This band, led by longtime Athenian LeFever, plays old-school funk covers and originals and sweet sappy pop covers and originals.

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

  • Normaltown Hall

    8:30 p.m. $5.

    PADRE Local indie band featuring members of Dana Swimmer and Mothers.

    SEMICIRCLE Ongoing folk-rock project from Reptar drummer Andrew McFarland.

    JINX REMOVER Formerly known as Close Talker, this local band plays driving, melodic indie rock.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    KANSAS BIBLE COMPANY Twelve-man band based in Nashville, TN and featuring a five-man horn line, keys, bass, guitars and percussion.

  • Nowhere Bar

    6 p.m. 706-546-4742

    BREAK POINT Local band playing "psychedelic outlaw funk."

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Newly relocated back to his old stomping grounds of Athens, Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. He hosts an "all-star jam" every Thursday.


  • Georgia Museum of Art

    5:30–8:30 p.m. FREE!,

    Teen Studio: Picturing America

    Teens ages 13–18 are invited to tour the "Picturing America: Signature Works from the Westmoreland Museum of American Art" and then create their own works of art inspired by the exhibition. Space is limited. Email to reserve your spot.

  • Oglethorpe Co. Library

    7–8 p.m. FREE!

    Oglethorpe Anime

    Watch and discuss your favorite anime. For ages 13–18.


  • UGA Tate Student Center

    8 p.m. $1–2.

    Dead Poets Society

    (Theater) English teacher John Keating (Robin Williams) inspires his students to love poetry and seize the day.


  • UGA Tate Student Center

    7 p.m. FREE! (students), $5 (non-students).


    Comedy duo Frances Callier and Angela Shelton, known collectively as Frangela, perform as part of the Big Dawg Welcome 2014. The duo makes regular appearances on numerous VH1 and Comedy Central programs.


  • The Flight Deck

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-613-1764

    Thursday Night Rave

    THURSDAY NIGHT RAVE Local EDM crew Chaotic Entertainment presents this weekly party. See story on p. 15.

  • Max

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-254-3392

    DJ Punkster Brewsky

    DJ PUNKSTER BREWSKY No info available.


  • Athens Little Playhouse

    Invasion of the Friday Night Glee Club from Outer Space

    When Susie Harper invites Alan, the new kid in school, over for dinner, her biggest worry is that her little brother will say something embarassing. The Harpers quickly learn that Alan is not like other kids, however. Auditions on Aug. 25–26, 6–7:30 p.m.

Ending Thursday, August 21



  • Call for Artists

    Indie South Fair is seeking artists and vendors for the 2nd Annual Back to Cool event on Aug. 23, 11 a.m.–7 p.m. Vintage, handmade items and performers welcome. Apply online. 10'x10' booths are $65, and 6'x4' tables are $40.