HAND SAND HANDS Experimental, psychedelic pop-rock from Jonathan Miller. Every Thursday in January!
GRAPE SODA This local duo (sometimes trio) plays soulful, psychedelic synth pop driven by organ and drums.
SAILS AND SHIP No information available.
MATT NELSON Songwriter Nelson (A. Armada, Crooked Fingers) plays a solo set.
TAXICAB VERSES New local group/recording project inspired by Jim Wilson's time spent doing field recordings and collaborating with musicians in Ghana.
GARBAGE ISLAND Loud, metallic and edgy, the band dips into krautrock and progressive thought, earning it the "experimental" tag.
JAY GONZALEZ Solo jams from Drive-By Truckers' keyboardist.
BRANNEN & LIESKE Local improv wizard Lieske (Garbage Island) and Atlanta-based Brannen (The Subliminator) embark on a new project, Free Improv for Guitar and Hang.
OLD SKOOL TRIO Funk, blues, and jazz featuring Carl Lindberg on bass, Seth Hendershot on drums and Jason Fuller on keys. Playing original compositions and the music of The Funky Meters, Dr. John, War, Funkadelic and more.
WADE BOGGS Local punk band featuring Ian McCord (Hot New Mexicans, Carrie Nations) and lots of catchy hooks.
ANTLERED AUNTLORD Fuzz-pop guitar/drums duo featuring local producer and songwriter Jesse Stinnard.
INCENDIARIES Ladies of pedigree enforcing angular sensibilities. Featuring Mandy Branch-Friar, Mary Joyce, Erika Rickson and Erica Strout.
THE SHADOW EXECUTIVES Local blues legends. This is an open jam and guests are welcome!
TRE POWELL Bluesy acoustic tunes with soulful vocals.
Elementary school children can spend the day off from class by telling stories, playing games, making a midnight snack and having a pillow fight. Register by Dec. 20. Jan. 3, 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m. $15–23. 706-613-3580
Kids can get busy on their days off by playing in the clay. Call to register. Jan. 21, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. $55/day. 706-355-3161.
The library is seeking volunteers ages 9-12 to assist with craft projects, help take care of the library and have a good time! Call to register.
Participants learn how to turn disagreements into opportunities and make communication skills their best tools for solving problems and building healthy relationships. For ages 12–17. Register by Jan. 15. Tuesdays, Jan. 22–Feb. 26, 5:30–7 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3596
Learn the basics with Mahsati.
Learn the beginnings of quilt-making with seven classes and some homework. Sewing machine and pre-registration required. Thursdays, Jan 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 & Feb. 7 & 14, 1–3:30 p.m. $70. 706-247-6143, wwwheadyfiberarts.com
Call for times and to register. 706-613-3650
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.
A Japanese technique for stress reduction, relaxation and healing. Every Thursday.
An oral history series documenting the experiences of everyday Georgians invites participants to record their stories about love. Call or email to register.
KARAOKE Hosted by karaoke fanatic John "Dr. Fred" Bowers and featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more.
DJ LP After spending the summer touring the U.S. with artists such as Mac Miller, Big Gigantic and Drake, DJ LP has made Athens his new home. Expect to hear classic anthems mixed with bass-thumping beats.
Friends of Advantage is currently seeking new and gently used formal and semi-formal dresses and accessories to be sold at the 2013 adDRESS a Need Sale on Mar. 1 & 2. Donations are tax deductable. www.friendsofadvantage.org
(Quinn Hall) Athens Creative Theatre holds auditions for its upcoming production of Live Art: Broadway at the Movies. Prepare 16 bars of a Broadway song and bring sheet music. Minimal rehearsals will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6–9 p.m. Show dates are Apr. 12–14. For ages 8 & older. Call to schedule an appointment. Jan. 22 & 23, 6–9 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3628