Thursday, January 29

31 events

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. 

  • Revival Yarns

    6 p.m. $30. 706-850-1354,

    Knit 2 Class

    Review casting on, the knit stitch, the purl stitch, stockinette and garter stitch patterns. RSVP.

  • ACC Library

    6, 7 & 8 p.m. FREE!

    Digital Media Center: One-on-One Computer Tutorial

    The new Digital Media Center is now open! Get individual instruction for graphics, audio or video editing projects or learn to convert albums and cassettes to DVDs and CDs.

  • Four Athens

    Intro to Rails Programming

    Instructors will be available inside and outside class hours to teach Ruby on the Rails. This 12-week code class meets Mondays and Thursdays, Feb. 9–Apr. 2.


  • Body, Mind & Spirit

    6 p.m. $5 suggested donation. 706-351-6024

    Healing & Meditation Circle

    Learn various modalities of energy and spiritual healing as well as meditation practices. Held every Friday.

  • 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.

Live Music

  • Barbeque Shack

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-613-6752

    OPEN BLUEGRASS JAM All pickers welcome! Every Thursday!

  • 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." Celebrating over 100 weekly shows in a row!

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m.

    THE INDEPENDENTS South Carolina-based punk rock band that has been "putting the fun back in funeral since 1992."

    BURNS LIKE FIRE Stewed, screwed and tattooed punk rock band from Athens.

    BLACK CAT ATTACK Canadian death-punk outfit. 

    THE ANTAGONIZERS "Veteran laced" in-your-face rock group based in Atlanta.

  • Dos Palmas Restaurant & Cantina

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-353-7771

    TRE POWELL Bluesy acoustic tunes with soulful vocals.

  • Etienne Brasserie

    8:30 p.m. 706-850-8008

    CAROLINE AIKEN One of Athens' most talented and respected performing songwriters. Her bluesy voice and masterful technique guarantee a hypnotic performance.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    8 p.m.

    THE LAST THURSDAY Songwriter Don Chambers presents a night of music, guest musicians, spoken worn, film, magic and a variety of other surprises. Matt “Pistol” Stoessel will be the special musical guest.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. SOLD OUT.

    ST. PAUL AND THE BROKEN BONES A psychedelic mixture of soul, blues and R&B from Birmingham, AL.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. FREE!

    CHAMBER CHANCHERS Contemporary arrangements of music from Lebanon, Turkey, Tunisia, Israel, Spain and the United States.

  • Live Wire

    8 p.m. $7 (adv.), $10 (door). 706-543-8283

    ARVIN SCOTT Local award-winning world and jazz percussionist performs a solo set and a full-band set.

    MARK MAXWELL & FRIENDS Guitarist and owner of Maxwell Sound Recording Studio leads a group of musicians.

    CARL LINDBERG Local Latin jazz bassist performs a set.

    ¡MOYUBA! Local Latin-flavored percussion ensemble.

  • Normaltown Hall

    8:30 p.m. $5.

    RUBY THE RABBITFOOT Pop group led by songwriter Ruby Kendrick, a local singer-songwriter with a sweet voice and prodding, poignant lyrics.

    SUSTO Charleston, SC-based alt-country band.

    KIP BRADLEY Alt-country singer-songwriter from Tennessee.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    MAC LEAPHART Singer-songwriter from Nashville plays a rowdy set of "blue-collar" county-rock. 

  • 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.


  • Athens, GA

    ACAC Seeks New Members

    The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission is seeking three qualified candidates to each fill a three-year volunteer position. The ACAC meets on the second Monday of each month. Must be an ACC resident and registered voter and have demonstrated interest in the arts. Deadline Feb. 13, 5 p.m. Term begins in May.

Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

    12:15 p.m. FREE!

    Lunchtime Learning

    Kadee Holt of the Athens Area Council on Aging presents a program on how seniors can benefit from healthy habits.

  • UGA Dean Rusk Hall

    4 p.m. FREE!

    Global Georgia Initiative

    Loung Ung is an author and human rights activist dedicated to promoting equality, human rights and justice in her native country, Cambodia, and worldwide. Her memoir, First They Killed My Father: A Daught of Cambodia Remembers, became a national bestseller in 2000.



  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    8 p.m. $25–55.

    Peter Schickele

    Musical humorist and internationally recognized composer Peter Schickele performs 50 Years of P.D.Q. Bach: A Triumph of Incompetence!

  • The Foundry

    7:30 p.m. $15.

    Boybutante Presents: The Golden Gurls

    Local drag performers bring beloved characters to live in a staged reading of The Golden Gurls: All of the Shade, All of the Cheesecake.


  • Ciné Barcafé

    6:30 p.m. FREE!

    Capfest: Last Train Home

    This film series explores the relationships between labor and capitalism. This week's showing is Last Train Home (2009). Dr. Allan Kulikoff will provide an introduction and moderate the Q&A afterward.

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    7 p.m. $1-2.

    Fed Up

    Stephanie Soechtig and Katie Couric investigate how the American food industry may be responsible for more sickness than previously realized in this 2014 documentary.


  • Nuçi's Space

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-202-9169

    Athens Human Rights Festival Meeting

    The AHRF hosts an organizational meeting. Please park in the lot across the street from Nuçi's Space.


  • The Globe

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-353-4721

    DJ Nate From Wuxtry, DJ Tony Chackal

    DJ NATE FROM WUXTRY Playing upbeat and gritty, danceable rare and classic soul 45s all night long. You'll hear more than just "the hits!"

    DJ TONY CHACKAL Chicago-to-UGA transplant who lends his soul music expertise and turntable prowess to the proceedings.

Word on the Street

  • RoundSphere Hackathon

    Now accepting applications for a 24-hour Roundsphere Hackathon held on Feb. 6. Projects should have a basic plan of something that can be accomplished or started in the 24-hour time period. Deadline Jan. 31.

Ending Thursday, January 29



  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    Naturalist Assistant Program Training

    Now accepting new teen volunteers for a training session in teaching visitors about animals and nature. Ages 13–18. Call to register. Training is Jan. 31, 1–5 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3615, ext. 229.