ERIK NEIL BAND Local trio playing blues/rock covers and originals.
BOBBY COMPTON & FRIENDS The first Redneck Idol, Bobby Compton sings hard-rockin' country.
BACKROOM WRITERS The area's most talented singer-songwriters, hosted by Bobby Compton.
JEFFERS MORNING Local rock trio plays fun, danceable pop-punk.
ARC & STONES Brooklyn-based alt-rock band.
OF THE VINE Instrumental post-rock outfit from Atlanta.
THE AFFENDERS Atlanta rock band.
CRAIG WATERS & THE FLOOD Local blues guitarist and songwriter.
HAND SAND HANDS Experimental, psychedelic pop-rock from Jonathan Miller. Every Thursday in January!
CULT OF RIGGONIA Experimental soundscapes with tribal, world music beats and ornate instrumentation.
TOM TELEVISION Hip-hop and indie-rock songs over looped instrumentation from Thomas Valadez, Future Ape Tapes co-founder and bassist for Moths and Superfighter.
GRANT EVANS Under monikers like Crippling, as well as his birth name, Evans uses tape loops and electronics to create expansive, rumbling soundscapes.
MOTION SICKNESS OF TIME TRAVEL Rachel Evans plays minimalist, synth-heavy, bliss-inducing drone.
CAMPER VAN BEETHOVEN Fronted by local fixture David Lowery, this highly influential indie rock band is celebrating 30 years in the music biz and the release of a new album, La Costa Perdida. See story on p. 16.
MUUY BIIEN Local band plays '80s-style punk rock that's equal parts Minor Threat and The Fall.
DATSIK Canadian dubstep DJ and producer.
BARRON Baltimore-based dubstep phenom.
REKOIL Dubstep from Maryland.
ODD TRIO One of Athens' finest original jazz ensembles, this innovative group often incorporates looped audio into its compositions.
THE WELFARE LINERS This five-piece bluegrass unit blends classic tunes with originals while focusing on brother harmonies for that authentic high lonesome sound.
MONKEY GRASS JUG BAND Local roots music crew.
CONNECTED HOUSES Local rock band with funky edges.
THE SHADOW EXECUTIVES Local blues legends. This is an open jam and guests are welcome!
DREW KOHL Original singer/songwriter who plays bluegrass-inspired folk music.
The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission invites Athens area artists and art teams to submit proposals for a public art project at Rocksprings Pool and Community Center. Middle and high school students will help with the creation of the art piece. Apply by Feb. 25. Site visit on Feb. 23 at 12 p.m. $9000 budget. Visit website for details. www.athensculturalaffairs.org
Makers and artists of all stripes, as well as demonstrators, circus performers, puppeteers, acrobats, nonprofits and local school art clubs are invited to apply to be a part of the Lovely Spring Day show on May 4. Deadline Mar. 24. $15 (application fee), $80 (booth). email@example.com, www.indiesouthfair.com
For Washington Farms' 3rd Annual Strawberry Festival on Apr. 27. Deadline Mar. 1. See website for details. $65–115. www.washingtonfarms.net/festival-information
Learn more about the flora and fauna of the garden while 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.
A Japanese technique for stress reduction, relaxation and healing. Every Thursday.
Over 30,000 books for sale. Proceeds benefit Books For Keeps and Tripp Halstead.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to get a spot.
Social dancing at its liveliest with jigs, reels and strathspeys. Bring your dancing shoes. Every Thursday, 7–9 p.m. $3. email@example.com
Learn how to cast on, knit, purl and bind off. Thursdays through Jan. 31, 7:30–8:30 p.m. $65. www.treehousekidandcraft.com
Local beekeeper Will Dix leads a class on the history of beekeeping and honey bee biology. Sponsored by the Oconee County UGA Extension Service.
Hungry Gnome Gardenscapes leads a hands-on pruning workshop covering pruning apples, blackberries, blueberries, figs, peaches and muscadines using living examples on the farm. Register by Feb. 1. Feb. 9, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. or 1–3 p.m. $18. www.hungrygnome.org
Three Coins in the Fountain tells the stories of three American secretaries who toss coins into the Trevi fountain, wishing to find love in Italy.
A screening of Perilous Beauty: the Hidden Danger of Mt. Ranier.
RiffTrax, best known for Mystery Science Theater 3000, presents a re-broadcast of the original episode. Comedians Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett fire patented wisecracking commentary on this gold standard of bad movies.
Children can read aloud to trained dogs to improve reading confidence. Trainer always present. Register for a 15-minute session.
Professional stand-up comedian best known for playing a semi-fictional version of himself in the sitcom "Seinfeld."
Annual ballroom dance performance by UGA's Ballroom Performance Group.
This month's meeting of The Clarke County Democratic Committee (CCDC) is "Building the Dream: the CCDC and Election Year 2014."
(Athens, GA) Help develop a plan for a river-oriented greenway system and protect the resources of rivers and their tributaries. Visit website for application information. Deadline Feb. 8. firstname.lastname@example.org, www.athensclarkecounty.com/greenway