Thursday, January 17

31 events


  • Sewcial Studio

    From Sewing to Quiltmaking

    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,

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

    Scottish Country Dance Classes

    Social dancing at its liveliest with jigs, reels and strathspeys. Bring your dancing shoes. Every Thursday, 7–9 p.m. $3.

  • Treehouse Kid and Craft

    Adult Knitting

    Learn how to cast on, knit, purl and bind off. Thursdays through Jan. 31, 7:30–8:30 p.m. $65.

Live Music

  • Blues Night. 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-0840

    THE SHADOW EXECUTIVES Local blues legends. This is an open jam and guests are welcome!

  • 7 p.m.

    LASSINE KOUYATE Local Americana singer-songwriter Adam Klein presents a new twist on the traditional West African music he recorded in Mali.

  • 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-7050

    TJ & FRANK Members of The District Attorneys play a set.

    JACK BLAUVELT Dana Swimmer frontman performs a solo set.

  • 11 p.m. FREE! 706-546-9884

    THE REIVERS Local rock and roll band.

  • 9 p.m.

    HAND SAND HANDS Experimental, psychedelic pop-rock from Jonathan Miller. Every Thursday in January!

    BROTHERS Local trio plays swirling folky tunes that are rich with strings, twisted overdubs and haunting vocals.

    JOHN FERNANDES Olivia Tremor Control bassist and local experimental fixture plays a solo set.

    FUTURE APE TAPES Local group creating psychedelic, experimental music driven by loops, beats, guitars and synths.

    KILL KILL BUFFALO Grungy, hard-rock duo based in Athens featuring Kara Kildare's powerful, seductive vocals.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    CLOAK AND DAGGER DATING SERVICE Local six-piece ensemble plays loud and loose straightahead rock with dueling male/female vocals.

    COME WHAT MAY Hard and fast local rock band with a positive message.

    PANIC MANOR Rock group from Augusta.

  • Farm 255

    Stacey-Marie Benefit! 10:30 p.m. Donations.

    EUREKA CALIFORNIA Melodic, guitar-driven indie rock influenced by bands like Guided by Voices.

    ZEROSMITHS New band from John McClain, featuring members of S H A D E.

    MONSOON Female-fronted local post-punk band.

    CLARA HOAG Folk-punk singer-songwriter.

    PIPES YOU SEE, PIPES YOU DON'T Pete Erchick (Olivia Tremor Control) plays gorgeous psych-pop.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $30.

    DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS Local Southern rock superstars return for a three-night stand.

    THUNDERCRACK The touring crew behind the Drive-By Truckers performs a set of Bruce Springsteen covers.

    ÇITLIN' SOUTHERN SOUL REVUE Nuci's Space's own cover band performs a set of soul covers.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $7 (adv.), $10 (door).

    MISSY RAINES & THE NEW HIP Raines and her band "blur the lines between jazz, bluegrass and R&B, redefining the acoustic/electric/hybrid landscape.

    THE HOBOHEMIANS This six-piece plays popular American and European roots music of the 1910s, '20s and '30s: a potent mix of proto-jazz, blues and folk.

  • Georgia Theatre

    9 p.m. $5.

    ROLLIN' IN THE HAY "High-octane groove-grass with a touch of down home foot stompin'."

    BEAR LEFT This local high-energy jam band combines rock and funk influences.

    UNIVERSAL SIGH Athens-based jazz-fusion/funk-oriented rock band that strives to create a unique musical experience with each and every performance.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. FREE!

    JAZZ NIGHT Jazz jam featuring drummer Seth Hendershot and others.

  • Live Wire

    9 p.m.

    RUG Melodic alternative rock band from Orlando.

    FEATHER TRADE Formerly known as Misfortune500, this local band plays moody post-pop.

  • Nowhere Bar

    9:30 p.m. 706-546-4742

    COTTER PEN Local quartet plays jammy rock, blues and soul.

    SETH WINTERS Mainstream songwriting with a guitar-driven sound.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5:30 p.m. FREE!

    ERIC SOMMER Upbeat songs that showcase the D.C.-native guitarist's proficiency in slide guitar and Travis picking.


  • Athens, GA

    6-9 p.m. FREE!

    Third Thursday Art Series

    Seven galleries stay open late the third Thursday of every month. Participating galleries include the Georgia Museum of Art, Lamar Dodd School of Art, ATHICA, Lyndon House Arts Center, Ciné, the GlassCube & Gallery @ Hotel Indigo and The Classic Center.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    6 p.m. FREE!

    Shouky Shaheen Lecture

    Dr. Ju-hyung Rhi, professor of art history and archaeology at Seoul National University, will provide an overview of Gandharan Buddhist sculpture. 

  • Parkview Community Center

    11 a.m. FREE! 678-717-3707

    Artist Talk

    (Student Resource Center, room 522) Stanley Bermudez discusses his work in the exhibit, "Otros Soñadores," featuring four artists whose work addresses issues of Latino identity. Reception to follow.

  • Good Dirt

    4:30 p.m. FREE!

    Opening Reception and Gallery Talk

    For "Discrete Aperture: The Work of Nils Folke Anderson," an exhibit of paintings and sculptures.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    12–4 p.m. FREE!

    Book, Jacket and Journal Show

    (Third Floor) A display of all of the Association of American University Presses 2012 Book, Jacket, and Journal Show winners, including Scholarly Typographic, Scholarly Illustrated, Trade Typographic, Trade Illustrated and Jackets & Covers design awards.


  • Healing Arts Centre

    7–8 p.m. Donations accepted. 706-338-6843

    Reiki Circle

    A Japanese technique for stress reduction, relaxation and healing. Every Thursday.

  • First Baptist Church

    5:30–8 p.m. FREE!

    Relay for Life Kickoff

    Learn all about this year's Relay for Life. Snacks provided.

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Go Bar

    11 p.m. FREE! 706-546-5609

    Dr. Fred's Karaoke

    KARAOKE Hosted by karaoke fanatic Dr. Fred and featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more. Every Thursday!


  • Rocksprings Community Center

    4:30–5:30 p.m. $1. 706-613-3602

    Ben Franklin's Scientific Experiment Program

    Celebrate Ben Franklin's birthday and attempt to recreate several of his scientific experiments.

  • Oconee County Library

    3–4 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950

    Read to Rover

    Children can read aloud to trained dogs to improve reading confidence. Trainer always present. Register for a 15-minute session.

Lectures & Lit

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597

    Understanding Volcanos

    Dr. David Dallmeyer, Professor Emeritus of Geology at UGA, shares a power point presentation. Followed by a Q&A. 


  • UGA Tate Student Center

    6 p.m. FREE!

    Whit Stillman

    A moderated discussion with writer and director Whit Stillman (Metropolitan, Barcelona, The Last Days of Disco).


  • Oconee Youth Playhouse

    Big: The Musical

    Auditions will be held for Big: The Musical, based on the Tom Hanks movie, Big, and are open to kids ages 5 & above. Individual singing auditions will be held for high school students and older, with group auditions for 8th grade and younger. Sign-up in advance. Auditions held Jan. 27. 706-769-2677,


Word on the Street

  • Tax Preparation Help

    (Multiple Locations) Free federal and tax preparation and e-filing offered by AARP Tax-Aide Program available through Apr. 13. Please bring 2012 tax documents, supporting information and a copy of a 2011 tax return. Monday, 1–4:30 p.m. at Oconee Co. Library. Wednesday–Saturday, 9 am.–1 p.m. at Epps Bridge Pkwy. Kroger. Tuesday, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. at Oglethorpe Library. Gayle Horne, 706-369-1245