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Friday, January 11

27 events

Classes

  • Treehouse Kid and Craft

    Adult Intermediate Sewing

    For those who know a little about sewing and want to learn more. Learn how to read patterns and more. Machine required. Monday, Wednesday and Friday though Jan. 18, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. $120. www.treehousekidandcraft.com

  • Oconee County Library

    6–10 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950

    Searching After Sunset: A Genealogy Lock-in

    Get acquainted with the basics of genealogy research.

  • Oconee County Library

    Computer Classes

    Advanced to beginner computer classes offered by appointment and in scheduled classes. Subjects include email for beginners, Google Earth, Windows and more. Call to register. 706-769-3950, watkinsville@athenslibrary.org

  • Good Dirt

    Clay Classes

    Weekly "Try Clay" classes ($20/person) introduce participants to the potter's wheel every Friday from 7–9 p.m. "Family Try Clay" classes show children and adults hand-building methods every Sunday from 2–4 p.m. $20. 706-355-3161, www.gooddirt.net

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. $50. www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Winter Tree Identification Course

    Learn to identify common trees of the Georgia Piedmont in their dormant condition by observing and describing twigs, bark, leaf scars, nuts, branching patterns and tree form.

Live Music

  • 11 p.m. FREE! www.farm255.com

    JAMAICAN QUEENS Detroit-based avant-pop band.

    K(V)DS Songwriter K. Jared Collins fronts this ever-evolving local pop project.

    TWO DARK BIRDS Members of K(V)DS and Pretty Bird perform a hip-hop set.

    GLASSCRAFTS Side project featuring members of Grass Giraffes' Steven Trimmer and Robby Casso.

    BUBBLY MOMMY GUN Local experimental pop band that plays idiosyncratic, psychedelic tunes.

  • Amici

    11 p.m. FREE! 706-353-0000

    THREE DOWN CREW Funky jam band from Marietta.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9:30 p.m. $5 (21+) $7 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com

    MAD AXES Local psych-rap group celebrates the release of its new album, You Are the Real Monster. See Calendar Pick on p. 18.

    MOTHS Jacob Morris plays a mostly acoustic sort of '70s folk-rock with a pop sensibility and an inevitable psychedelic tinge.

    NATIONAL ANTHEM High-energy rock band featuring members of Reptar, Marriage and Big C & the Velvet Delta.

    RITVALS Junk-rock band featuring members of Muuy Biien.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    SHEWOLF Three distinct vocalists, male and female, combine pop-influenced harmonies with narrative folk songs.

    MATT HUDGINS Local songwriter plays "songs about drinking, jail, love and death, all done in the popular 'country and western' musical style."

    SHAUNA GREESON Hola Halo songwriter plays a solo set.

    PAUL MCHUGH Pilgrim frontman plays a solo set.

  • 40 Watt Club

    9 p.m. $8 (21+), $10 (18+). www.40watt.com

    DEAD CONFEDERATE With its moody, dark weaving of Southern rock and grunge, Dead Confederate is quickly ascending in popularity across the nation and beyond. Celebrating the release of a new EP, Peyote People. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

    EASTER ISLAND Lush, post-rock influenced shoegaze with sweet, pop melodies, tender harmonies and shimmering guitars.

    JOHN FRENCH AND THE BASTILLES Songwriter John French's sincere acoustic compositions are backed by a group of musicians with country and rock influences.

  • Georgia Theatre

    9 p.m. $7. www.georgiatheatre.com

    THE HEAVY PETS An R&B rock band known for its energized live performances.

    SUMILAN Technically proficient musicians playing progressive jam rock.

    HIGHER LEARNING Combines "a sonic palette of rock, electronica, jazz, hip-hop, ambient and world music."

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    TED KUHN'S NOT-SO-SURPRISE BIRTHDAY JAM Local musicians celebrate Ted Kuhn's birthday.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    8 p.m. $5. www.facebook.com/lkshuffleclub

    KILLICK Freeform jazz experimentalist Killick Hinds coaxes unconventional sounds from his H'arpeggione and his "harp guitar," Big Red.

    KATE MORRISSEY Best known for her dark velvet voice, Morrissey's songwriting is literate and sincere, and her conversational live shows come punctuated with an offbeat sense of humor.

    FLEET MACHINE Understated synth beats leave room for quiet vocals and careful sampling. So local they have a song called "Go Bar Guy."

    CORTEZ GARZA Local singer-songwriter pushes the envelope with his unique blend of indie/Americana.

  • The Melting Point

    Totally '80s Party! 9 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door). www.meltingpointathens.com

    THE HIGHBALLS Put on your bangle bracelets and tuck in those shoulder pads! Athens music vets The Highballs will perform a totally awesome set of '80s dance hits.

  • Nowhere Bar

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

    STRAIGHT NO CHASER Local groove-oriented group.

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. 706-546-0840

    CAROLINE AIKEN One of Atlanta's most talented and respected performing songwriters. Her bluesy voice and masterful technique guarantee a hypnotic performance. She'll be joined this evening by John Pagano and Eddie Glikin.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5:30 p.m. FREE! www.terrapinbeer.com

    UP IN THE AIR California-based worldbeat band.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8–11 p.m. FREE! www.highwirelounge.com

    FRIDAY NIGHT JAZZ A set of jazz tunes for your dinnertime pleasure, featuring various players and guests. Every Friday!

Events

  • Rubber Soul Yoga

    8 p.m. $5 ($1 off w/ Rubber Soul Jan. schedule). 706-461-0262

    Rubber Soul Yoga Fundraising Evening

     

    Rubber Soul Yoga presents an evening of photography by Tobin Russell, poetry readings by John Rogers and live music from Killick Hinds, Kate Morrissey, Fleet Machine and Cortez Garza. Proceeds benefit Rubber Soul Yoga Studio.

     

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    10 p.m. FREE! w/ UGA ID), $5. www.ugaunion.wordpress.com

    Dawgs After Dark

    The "Cowboys and Aliens"-themed event will feature laser tag, an oxygen bar, hayrides, a mechanical bull, petting zoo, old-fashioned photos, line dancing, a midnight showing of Cowboys and Aliens, dinner from Dickey's Barbecue Pit and more.

Theatre

  • Oconee Youth Playhouse

    Apr. 12 & 13, 7 p.m. & Apr. 13 & 14, 2 p.m. $12–16. www.oypoysp.com

    The Wizard of Oz

    A cast of teens, featuring a winner of the Access Broadway competition, takes on the classic story of Dorothy traveling through the magical land of Oz.

Kidstuff

  • Bishop Park

    Fantastic Fridays

    (Gym) Various obstacle courses and activities for ages 10 months–4 years and their parents. Call to register. 10–11:30 a.m. $5. 706-613-3589

DJs

  • Dirty Birds

    Dirty Birds One Year Anniversary Party. 8 p.m. FREE! 706-546-7050

    DJ Will Weber

    DJ WILL WEBER This rising DJ and producer fluidly blends trap, Moombahton and dubstep with contemporary indie and hip-hop.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    Classic City Kings, Twin Powers

    CLASSIC CITY KINGS Athens' premiere drag king troupe promises to offend with their risque show.

    TWIN POWERS DJ Dan Geller (The Gold Party, The Agenda) and friends spin late-night glam rock, new wave, Top 40, punk and Britpop.

     

Performance

Art

  • UGA Lamar Dodd School of Art Galleries

    7 p.m. FREE! wwwart.uga.edu

    Opening Reception

    For the Photography Fellow Exhibition featuring the work of Kelly Kristin Jones.

  • The Classic Center

    Seeking Artists for Artists' Market

    Local visual artists are invited to apply to participate in the Artists’ Market at The Classic Center’s Grand Opening Community Open House on Saturday, Feb. 16. Applications can be picked up at The Classic Center box office. The first 22 applicants who meet the requirements will be accepted. Email for more information. info@athensculturalaffairs.org