Throw a lime in your Coors Light and compete!
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.
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.
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.
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 Hosted by karaoke fanatic John "Dr. Fred" Bowers and featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more.
KARAOKE Every Thursday!
Personalized instruction available for various computer topics.
Come in your pajamas and bring a stuffed animal for stories, songs and snacks.
Drop in for a fun, self-directed activity. Every Thursday through July 24.
Wear your silliest socks, dance and play games. Part of the Summer Reading Performance Series.
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. www.bikramathens.com
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
KINKY WAIKIKI Relaxing, steel guitar-driven band following the traditions of Hawaiian music.
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.
MARY SIGALAS Mary sings classic jazz/blues from the 1920s–'50s with surprise arrangements and unexpected tunes along with velvety originals.
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.
THE ENDS Funky rock band from Burlington, NC.
JIVE MOTHER MARY Rollicking Southern rock band from Burlington, NC.
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.
CRAIG GLEASON Georgia-based songwriter plays beachy, folky acoustic tunes every Thursday.
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.
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."
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'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.
DJ MAHOGANY Popular local DJ spins freaky funk, sultry soul, righteous R&B and a whole lotta unexpected faves.
(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, email@example.com, www.actionministries.net
(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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, www.athensclarkecounty.com/aquatics