COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Saturday, January 12

28 events

Lectures & Lit

  • Brett's Casual American Restaurant

    9 a.m. $11. 706-247-3558, athensareademocrats@hotmail.com

    Athens Area Democrats Breakfast

    Spencer Frye, State House of Representatives and Frank Ginn, Georgia State Senate will be discussing the upcoming legislative session. Email to make reservation.

  • Avid Bookshop

    6–7:30 p.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com

    Meet Urban Fantasy Writers

    Urban fantasy writers Delilah Dawson, James R. Tuck, Jenn Bennett, Rachel Aaron, Alex Hughes, Janice Hardy and Kalayna Price talk about their work and answer questions.

Kidstuff

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    2:30–3 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3615

    Second Saturday Storytime

    Hear a nature story and learn about the woods and animals.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9–11 a.m. FREE! (ages 3 & under), $5/person, $15/family. www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Family Hiking Club

    Andie Bisceglia takes families out to explore woods, streams and gardens. Meet at the fountain. Second Saturday of the month.

  • Barnes & Noble

    11 a.m. FREE! 706-354-1195

    Storytime

    For all ages. Children receive a free treat from the cafe.

Live Music

  • 11 p.m. FREE! www.farm255.com

    LAZY LOCOMOTIVE New local group featuring members of Fuzzbucket, Juice Box and High Strung String Band.

  • Amici

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

    JUICE BOX Funky, groove-laden rock from Athens.

  • Butt Hutt Bar-B-Q

    8 p.m. FREE! www.butthuttbarbecue.com

    TODD COWART Singer for local Southern-fried rock act The Hushpuppies Band plays a set.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    SPIRIT HAIR Combining elements of psychedelic rock, power-pop, blues, jam and Americana.

    REPTILE DYSFUNCTION Nashville-based folk-punk band.

    GOLDEN BROWN Side project of Spirit Hair's Neil Golden.

  • Crow's Nest

    10 p.m. $5. 706-546-7050

    FRANKENSTRANGLER Formerly Frank & the Stranglers, this side project from TJ Mimbs and Frank Keith IV of The District Attorneys puts their own spin on interestingly chosen cover tunes.

    THE BARLETTAS Local group plays cheeky, '60s-influenced rock with harmonies and honky-tonk overtones.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    COPPERMOUTH New rock/Americana band featuring Christopher Henderson, Ron Winders (Dusty Lightswitch), Mike Gavrieldes (Splinterbelly, Sweet Knievel) and Ethan Davis.

    BRAYSON WERTZ Local singer-songwriter backed by cello and mandolin.

  • 40 Watt Club

    9 p.m. $5. www.40watt.com

    BLIND BY SIGHT Local mainstream-leaning rock band.

    REST. Alt-rockers from Tifton.

    DIAMONDBACK Heavy rock band.

  • 40 Watt Club

    3 p.m. $5. www.40watt.com

    LIKE TOTALLY! Local "kindie rock" band plays family-friendly songs featuring costumed characters and interactive skits. CD release show! See story on p. 15.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $15. www.georgiatheatre.com

    THE INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS Improvised string band music with country and bluegrass underpinnings.

    THE HONEYCUTTERS Americana act from Asheville, NC.

  • Go Bar

    Insurrection Ball. 10 p.m. $5. 706-546-5609

    DJ INCUBUS Playing '80s electro and industrial.

    LEXUS LUTHOR Spinning trap and ambient dubstep.

    NEW ARMY Playing original synthwave and EBM.

    PREYA Fetish and cabaret performance.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. $5. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    THE SKIPPERDEES Charming local acoustic duo with rich, folky vocal harmonies and a sense of humor.

    AMY ANDREWS Melancholy folk singer-songwriter.

    ELIOT BRONSON Folk songwriter from Atlanta.

  • The Melting Point

    8 p.m. $8 (adv.), $10 (door). www.meltingpointathens.com

    HOLMAN AUTRY BAND Described as "a little bit of Hank, a little bit of Metallica and a healthy dose of Southern rock." Fans of bands like the Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd can't go wrong here.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    CRAIG WATERS & THE FLOOD Local blues guitarist and songwriter.

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. 706-546-0840

    ERIK NEIL BAND Local trio playing blues/rock covers and originals.

  • Sabine's Coffee Haus

    11 a.m. FREE! 706-743-7777

    REDNECK GREECE Greg Reece plays old-time honky-tonk and country songs "about drink and lust and disappointment and hard times and infidelity."

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

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

    TRE POWELL Bluesy acoustic tunes with soulful vocals.

Meetings

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

    3–6 p.m. FREE! (706) 540-1320

    Seeking Volunteers

    An informational meeting will be held for organizations and volunteers looking to connect.

Classes

  • The Omni Club

    1–6 p.m. (workshops). $15/workshop, $50/all workshops. 8 p.m.–2 a.m. (party). $5. www.dayofdance.eventbrite.com

    Day of Dance

    Workshops in basic Cha-Cha-Cha (1 p.m.), beginner salsa and Casino Reuda (2 p.m.), Casino Reuda: Technique Tune-up (3 p.m.), Afro-Cuban dance (4 p.m.) and Casino Rueda: Alarde, Gancho and looped/knotted moves (5 p.m.). Followed by a party at Little Kings Shuffle Club with performances by SALSAthens and Dancefx and music by DJ EZE.

Art

  • Iris Place

    2–4 p.m. FREE! 706-425-0301

    Opening Reception

    For artwork by John Weber, who combines found driftwood with beach scene photography.

Events

  • Georgia Center Hotel

    9 a.m.–6:30 p.m. www.chessandcommunity.org

    1st Annual Chess & Community Conference

    (Mahler Hall) Featuring keynote speaker James M. Bailey, a panel discussion, a lunch break set by DJ Rashaad, poetry readings by Life the Griot and Abyss, a chess tournament and award presentations.

  • 12–2 p.m. FREE! reallyreallyfreemarketathens@gmail.com

    Really Really Free Market

    (Reese & Pope Park) Bring what you can; take what you need. No bartering, trading or paying. Second Saturday of every month.

Comedy

Word on the Street

  • Athens Business Rocks Sign Up

    Register your business to participate in the annual Athens Business Rocks competition, three nights of live music from regular guys and gals around Athens. Register by Jan. 18 at 12 p.m. 

Ending Saturday, January 12

 

Events

  • 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.