Learn about works in the museum’s permanent collection through fun activities. For ages 7–11.
A six-week workshop that uses theater games and exercises along with short monologues and age-appropriate scripts. Call to register. Thursdays, Jan. 10–Feb. 14, 4:30–5:30 p.m. (ages 8–11) and 6–7 p.m. (ages 12–18). $83–125. 706-613-3628, www.athensclarkecounty.com/act
Children can read aloud to trained dogs to improve reading confidence. Trainer always present. Register for a 15-minute session.
SNAP! Organ-heavy funk/jazz tunes delivered by locals Jason Fuller, Benji Shanks, David Yoke, Carlton Owens and Stephen Spivey.
WHO'S BAD The ultimate Michael Jackson tribute band!
THE SHADOW EXECUTIVES Get your fill of straight-up, authentic blues covers from this skilled Athens five-piece. This is an open jam and guests are welcome!
OPEN BLUEGRASS JAM All pickers welcome! Every Thursday!
HAND SAND HANDS Experimental, psychedelic pop-rock from Jonathan Miller. Every Thursday in January! See story on p. 16.
WOODFANGS Loud, psychedelic, guitar-driven rock.
BLACK MOON Loud, psychedelic, guitar-driven rock.
DAVEY WRATHGABAR Visitations frontman performs a solo set of psychedelic folk.
THE DISTRICT ATTORNEYS This Atlanta/Athens group plays breezy, beachy Americana.
RUBY THE RABBITFOOT Formerly Ruby Kendrick, this local singer-songwriter has a sweet voice and prodding, poignant lyrics.
BLUE DIVISION Quirky local art-punk band.
SUPERCLUSTER Athens supergroup featuring members of Pylon, Casper and the Cookies and The Olivia Tremor Control. The band's sound is as diverse as its lineup, with elements of psychedelic experimentation and angular rock.
TUNABUNNY Local act featuring hazy and warped experimental psychedelia.
MONSOON No information available.
GRAY BRANTLEY Singer-songwriter.
THE LACS "Country hick-hop band" from South Georgia.
TY MANNING & FRIENDS Bearfoot Hookers guitarist performs with help from some guests, including Doyle Williams from Rehab.
MAD AXES Local psych-rap group comprised of MCs Walter Kovax and Louie Larceny.
JAZZ NIGHT Jazz jam featuring drummer Seth Hendershot and others.
GRIM PICKINS AND THE BASTARD CONGREGATION Southern blues-metal with a tinge of darkness.
JOHN COVINGTON Dogs on the Porch vocalist plays a solo set.
WADE BOGGS Local punk band featuring Ian McCord (Hot New Mexicans, Carrie Nations) and lots of catchy hooks.
LITTLE GOLD Brooklyn-based trio fronted by Christian DeRoeck, formerly of Woods.
TODD KILLINGS New project from Dead Dog guitarist John McLean.
DAFFODIL This reunited local trio plays hard-hitting, noisy rock.
MATT JOINER Local guitarist draws inspiration from blues and classic rock.
If you already know how to sew and want to learn how to make quilts, this class will teach you the basics of using the tools. Pre-registration required. Jan 17, 6–7:30 p.m. $10. 706-247-6143, www.sewcialstudio.com
Social dancing at its liveliest with jigs, reels and strathspeys. Bring your dancing shoes. Every Thursday, 7–9 p.m. $3. firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn how to cast on, knit, purl and bind off. Thursdays through Jan. 31, 7:30–8:30 p.m. $65. www.treehousekidandcraft.com
Throw a lime in your Coors Light and compete!
Learn more about the flora and fauna of the garden while making new friends and 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. Every Thursday.
A Japanese technique for stress reduction, relaxation and healing. Every Thursday.
Travel back in time with a recording of The Grateful Dead performing live at the Fox Theatre on Dec. 10, 1971, tye-dye t-shirts and a market of local artists. Donations benefit Petzone Dog Rescue.
KARAOKE Hosted by karaoke fanatic John "Dr. Fred" Bowers and featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more.
OPEN MIC NIGHT Showcase your talent! Email email@example.com to get a spot.
(2950 Atlanta Hwy.) The religious group Eckankar hosts a public discussion.
For "Point of Origin," a collection of works by Katharine Wibell.
With Art Sturtevant, Tom Scheve, Jennifer Bianchi, Cody Hughes and Justin Thompson. Hosted by Andrea Boyd.
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