Thursday, July 30

29 events


  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    8 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.

  • ACC Library

    12:15 p.m. FREE!

    Lunchtime Learning

    Drum your stress away in an introduction to hand-drumming. Bring your own drum if you have one; the library will have a few to borrow. No experience necessary.


  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

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

    Pajama Storytime

    Bring your pajama-clad kids in for storytelling and readings by special guests.

  • ACC Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE!

    Superhero Academy

    Make superhero accessories and try your best in an obstacle course.

  • Barnes & Noble

    3 p.m. FREE!

    Throwback Thursday: 1990s

    Relive iconic moments in pop culture from the 1990s including a Goosebumps event. 

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.


  • 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

    July 6, 1 p.m. July 30, 6:30 p.m. FREE!

    Intro to iPad

    Learn the basics with a lecture and slide show presentation.

  • KA Artist Shop

    7 p.m. $30.

    Modern Calligraphy Intermediate Class

    This class goes over various inks, nibs and papers, plus flourishes, envelope addressing and other applications.

Live Music

  • 8 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. He hosts an "all-star jam" every Thursday.

  • 10 p.m. 706-369-3040

    LEAVING COUNTRIES AND FRIENDS Featuring Bo Hembree on guitar, Jason Bradberry on bass and Louis Phillip Pelot on drums.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    TARNATION Local band with a chunky rock sound and catchy, emotive vocals.

    ASTROSHAMAN Experimental electronic composer from Atlanta.

    WESDARULER Local minimalist hip hop producer. 

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    8 p.m. $5.

    THE LAST THURSDAY Songwriter Don Chambers presents a night of music, guest musicians, spoken word, film, magic and a variety of other surprises.

  • 40 Watt Club

    9 p.m. $5.

    OLD SMOKEY Local folk-rock band with an interweaving sonic palette that includes banjo, cello, violin, lap steel and percussion. 

    ETIENNE DE ROCHER West Coast transplant plays "a unique style of indie rock." 

    WANDA Eclectic local electro-pop duo.

    FRANK HURRICANE Experimental artist from Boston that describes his music as "spiritual mountain psych gangsta folk."

    THE VG MINUS '70s-styled power-pop/punk.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $5 (adv.), $7 (door).

    DWIGHT WILSON AND THE CLASSIC CITY SOUL Famous for Motown and R&B sound, this group offers soulful R&B.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 9 p.m. FREE!

    BRASS BED Lafayette, LA-based power-pop collective.

    SEALION Surf-punk band from Dallas, TX.

  • The Grotto

    10 p.m. 706-549-9933

    ABDUR BHUIYAN Funky, folky rock and roll.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m.

    BACK BURNER Jazz combo led by percussionist Chris Burroughs.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    9 p.m. FREE!

    SLOPFEST The first night of the four-night festival, featuring Blue Tower, The Rodney Kings, Shehehe, Twinki and DJ Mahogany. See story on p. 11.

  • Live Wire

    11 p.m. FREE!

    TECROPOLIS Athens' longest-running electronic dance music series, with special guests each week.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    THE BIG SMOOTH Bluesy acoustic tunes with soulful vocals.

  • Your Pie

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-7424 (Five Points location)

    YOESHI ROBERTS Singer-songwriter playing uplifting "acoustic music that feels good."

  • Your Pie

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-355-7048 (Gaines School Rd. location)

    IAN ROWLAND Local progressive funk musician plays a solo set.


  • Butt Hutt Bar-B-Q

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

    Entertainment Trivia

    Hosted by Dirty South Trivia. Every Thursday.

  • El Azteca

    7:30 p.m. FREE! 706-549-2639


    Win prizes with host Garrett Lennox. Every Thursday.

  • Athens Bridge Center

    1–3 p.m. $5.

    Party Bridge

    No partner necessary. Every Thursday.


  • Max

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

    Booty Boyz

    BOOTY BOYZ DJs ImmuzikationTwin Powers and Z-Dog spin dance hits into the night.


  • Georgia Museum of Art

    7 p.m. FREE!

    María Candelaria

    Part of the ¡Viva Mexico! film series, this movie follows María, a young woman whose fellow peasants mistakenly believe her to be wicked like her mother was. Screened in conjunction with the exhibition "El Taller de Gráfica Popular: Vida y Arte." See Calendar Pick on p. 17.

  • Ciné Barcafé

    8 p.m. $9.75.

    A Shot in the Dark

    Inspector Clouseau (Peter Sellers) investigates the murder of a man at a country house. Dave Marr, Don Chambers, Alan Flurry and Brandon Reynolds will play after the screening.