Thursday, July 2

23 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.

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.

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. 706-369-3040

    LEAVING COUNTRIES AND FRIENDS Local singer-songwriter Louis Phillip Pelot and company play a "mind-boggling wall of organic sound with upbeat, travel-driven lyrics."

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    COMPASS & ROSE Atlanta-based indie-pop group. EP release show!

    MATTHEW THOMAS Indie-folk singer-songwriter from Gainesville, GA.

    BRICE CRITES Singer-songwriter from Flowery Branch.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m.

    SCOTT BAXENDALE Guitar dynamism from the owner of Baxendale Guitars. Classic bluesy riffs and a lot of soul. 

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $7 (adv.), $10 (door),

    OLD SOUTHERN MOONSHINE REVIVAL Country-rock quartet.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 10 p.m. FREE!

    GIMME HENDRIX Local Jimi Hendrix cover band.

  • The Grotto

    10 p.m. 706-549-9933

    ABDUR BHUIYAN Funky, folky rock and roll.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    Old Skool Thursdays. 8 p.m.

    PAULA ABDULA THE BUTCHER Seth Hendershot (Old Skool Trio) teams up with Atlanta guitarist Nick Johnson (Randall Bramblett Band) and Atlanta bassist Aaron Trubic (Electromatics) for jazz and funk standards.

  • Live Wire

    11 p.m. FREE!

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

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742

    THE GET RIGHT BAND Asheville, NC-based funk/rock/boogie trio. 

  • The Office Lounge

    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.

  • Your Pie

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

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

  • Your Pie

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

    IAN ROWLAND Local progressive funk musician plays a solo set.


  • 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

    3 p.m. FREE!

    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.

  • Broad 9A

    Dog Training

    Ian McFarlane teaches this six-week course on basic obedience, positive reinforcement, clicker and more. Mondays, 6–8 p.m. July 20–Aug. 24. $185.,

  • Broad 9A

    Photography Basics

    Learn how to use your camera settings to take better photos. Tuesdays, July 7–July 28. $220.


  • 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.


  • ACC Library

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

    Shadow Puppets with Damon Young

    Take a magical quest to find the chicken-legged hut of Baba Yaga, cheer on Hercules as he attempts his 12 labors and join Prince Ivan in his search for the firebird. 

  • Barnes & Noble

    3 p.m. FREE!

    Get Pop-Cultured Throwback Thursday: 1950s

    Hear classic books and music of the 1950s. Costumes encouraged. Prepare to hula hoop.