Spencer Frye, State House of Representatives and Frank Ginn, Georgia State Senate will be discussing the upcoming legislative session. Email to make reservation.
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.
Hear a nature story and learn about the woods and animals.
Andie Bisceglia takes families out to explore woods, streams and gardens. Meet at the fountain. Second Saturday of the month.
For all ages. Children receive a free treat from the cafe.
LAZY LOCOMOTIVE New local group featuring members of Fuzzbucket, Juice Box and High Strung String Band.
JUICE BOX Funky, groove-laden rock from Athens.
TODD COWART Singer for local Southern-fried rock act The Hushpuppies Band plays a set.
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.
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.
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.
BLIND BY SIGHT Local mainstream-leaning rock band.
REST. Alt-rockers from Tifton.
DIAMONDBACK Heavy rock band.
LIKE TOTALLY! Local "kindie rock" band plays family-friendly songs featuring costumed characters and interactive skits. CD release show! See story on p. 15.
THE INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS Improvised string band music with country and bluegrass underpinnings.
THE HONEYCUTTERS Americana act from Asheville, NC.
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.
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.
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.
CRAIG WATERS & THE FLOOD Local blues guitarist and songwriter.
ERIK NEIL BAND Local trio playing blues/rock covers and originals.
REDNECK GREECE Greg Reece plays old-time honky-tonk and country songs "about drink and lust and disappointment and hard times and infidelity."
TRE POWELL Bluesy acoustic tunes with soulful vocals.
An informational meeting will be held for organizations and volunteers looking to connect.
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.
For artwork by John Weber, who combines found driftwood with beach scene photography.
(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.
(Reese & Pope Park) Bring what you can; take what you need. No bartering, trading or paying. Second Saturday of every month.
Standup comedy with New York comedians Michael Blaustein, Dan Frigolette and Kase Raso.
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.
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.