Thursday, July 24

32 events


  • 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!


  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    8:30–10 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.

  • Treppenhaus

    9 p.m. (registration), 10 p.m. (competition). 706-355-3060

    Adult Spelling Bee

    Test your spelling skills. Competitors must have a drink in hand on stage and finish it in order to move on to the next round.

  • ACC Library

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650,

    Meat & Three: Athens Food Scene Then and Now

    Local historian Milton Leathers and event master Lee Epting talk about some food and unique restaurants that are now mere memories. Mary Charles Howard of Georgia Food Tours will describe the newer food trends and local restaurants available today.

  • The Rail Athens

    7 p.m. $40.

    Dealing for Darius

    A one-night Texas Hold 'Em poker tournament, plus casino games. Winner gets a Casino package. Proceeds benefit Darius Goes West and Duchenne muscular dystrophy research. See story on p. 7.

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. 


  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597

    Pajama Story Time

    Come in your pajamas and bring a stuffed animal for stories, songs and snacks.

  • Oconee County Library

    2:30–4:30 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950,

    Experiment Station

    Drop in for a fun, self-directed activity. Every Thursday through July 24.

  • ACC Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650,

    Silly Sock Hop

    Wear your silliest socks, dance and play games. Part of the Summer Reading Performance Series.

  • Bikram Yoga Athens

    Kids Yoga Camp

    Activities include a yoga class, relaxation, breathing exercises, storytelling, arts and crafts, and organic healthy snacks. For ages 6–12. Aug. 4, 6 & 8, 12–2 p.m. $75.

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 60-plus weeks of Thursday shows.

    HUMBLE CRUMB No info available.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).

    K I D S Led by songwriter Jared Collins, this local band plays reverb-washed garage-pop. 

    WOVEN IN "Dark surf shoegaze" project from Atlanta. 

    WILD ABANDON No info available.

    THE CUBBIES Shambling surf-pop group. Name based on storage space. 

  • DePalma's Italian Cafe

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-552-1237 (Timothy Road location)

    THE TINY JAZZ ARKESTRA Featuring members of the Athens A-Train Band, POC and original members of Efren playing original and standard jazz tunes. Every Thursday in July!

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. $5.

    NAAN VIOLENCE Sitar and tablas duo from Memphis. 

    THE CRYPTIDES Local surf-rock band featuring members of The HUMMS and Timmy and the Tumblers. 

    BLACKNERDNINJA Eugene Willis delivers bookish, explosive rhymes over organic, high-energy beats.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $5.

    82 SPUR Contemporary country cover band that also plays "rock to rap and in between."

    BEN SHIRLEY Acoustic singer-songwriter based in Atlanta.

    JAKE DECKER Atlanta folk-rock group. 

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 6 p.m. FREE!

    KINKY WAIKIKI Relaxing, steel guitar-driven band following the traditions of Hawaiian music.

  • Green Room

    9 p.m.

    BOBBY BARE JR.'S YOUNG CRIMINALS STARVATION LEAGUE Nashville-based artist and the son of country musician Bobby Bare leads his soulful rock band. See Calendar Pick on p. 13.

    CARTER KING & THOMAS JOHNSON Members of alt-country hotshots Futurebirds perform a duo set.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. FREE!

    MARY SIGALAS Mary sings classic jazz/blues from the 1920s–'50s with surprise arrangements and unexpected tunes along with velvety originals.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    9 p.m.

    SLOPFEST Night one of the three-night festival, featuring Monkeygrass Jug Band, Small Beige Girl, Boycycle, The Hugs, Louie Larceny and Shehehe. Plus, magic courtesy of Jeff Morris. See Calendar Pick on p. 13.

  • Nowhere Bar

    SKYFest. 10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    THE ENDS Funky rock band from Burlington, NC.

    JIVE MOTHER MARY Rollicking Southern rock band from Burlington, NC.

  • 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.

  • Willy's Mexicana Grill

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-548-1920

    CRAIG GLEASON Georgia-based songwriter plays beachy, folky acoustic tunes every Thursday.


  • Georgia Museum of Art

    8 p.m.–12 a.m. FREE!

    Museum Mix

    Featuring DJ Michael Lachowski, food and drinks, and access to all the galleries until midnight. Inspired by Art Rocks Athens' "Shapes That Talk to Me" installation, Lachowski will play records that were popular while the early Athens music scene was forming.

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3623,

    Paper Covers Rock Gallery Tour & Discussion

    Led by Lyndon House Curator of Exhibitions, Nancy Lukasiewicz, "Paper Covers Rock" is an exhibition of graphic and fine arts held in partnership with "Art Rocks Athens."

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    5:30 p.m. FREE!

    Gallery Talk

    Barbara Jones, chief curator of the Westmoreland Collection of American Art, and Janice Simon, Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Associate Professor of Art History, lead a discussion on the exhibition "Picturing America: Signature Works from the Westmoreland Collection of American Art."


  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    July 23–25, 8 p.m. $10.

    Mafia on Prozac

    UGA's department of theatre and film studies presents The Classic City Stage Company's production of the off-Broadway comedy by Edward Allan Baker. Two aging Mafia members discuss life and death as they determine the fate of a man they've been ordered to kill. See Calendar Pick on p. 13.


  • The Old Pal

    11:30 p.m. FREE!

    DJ Mahogany

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

Help Out

  • Action Ministries

    GED Tutors Needed

    (465 N. Lumpkin St.) Volunteers are needed to help tutor adult students in reading, math, science and social studies. Must be very encouraging and committed. 706-201-5118,,

  • Yard Sale for Project Safe

    (Forest Heights) Taking donations for a yard sale benefiting Project Safe and supporting Eddie Glikin in his bid for People's Choice contestant in the next Dancing with the Athens Stars. Any leftovers will be taken to the Project Safe thrift store. Call or text to drop off. Aug. 2, 8 a.m.–12 p.m. 706-540-6249,

Word on the Street

  • Bishop Park

    Lifeguard Certification Training

    Must be able to swim 12 laps in the pool without stopping, tread water for two minutes, pass a brick test and complete a written test. For ages 15 & up. Aug. 7, 5–7 p.m. Aug. 8, 5–9 p.m. & Aug. 9–10, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. $200. 706-613-3589,