COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Thursday, January 24

35 events

Live Music

  • 10 p.m. 706-546-9884

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

  • Buffalo's Café

    Singer-songwriter night! 7:30 p.m. 706-354-6655

    BOBBY COMPTON & FRIENDS The first Redneck Idol, Bobby Compton sings hard-rockin' country.

  • Buffalo's Café

    7:30 p.m. $5. 706-354-6655

    BACKROOM WRITERS The area's most talented singer-songwriters, hosted by Bobby Compton.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    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.

  • Crow's Nest

    9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-7050

    CRAIG WATERS & THE FLOOD Local blues guitarist and songwriter.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    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.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $12. www.40watt.com

    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.

  • Georgia Theatre

    9 p.m. $20. www.georgiatheatre.com

    DATSIK Canadian dubstep DJ and producer.

    BARRON Baltimore-based dubstep phenom.

    REKOIL Dubstep from Maryland.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    ODD TRIO One of Athens' finest original jazz ensembles, this innovative group often incorporates looped audio into its compositions.

  • The Melting Point

    8:30 p.m. $5 (adv. or w/ UGA ID) $7 (door). www.meltingpointathens.com

    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.

  • Nowhere Bar

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

    CONNECTED HOUSES Local rock band with funky edges.

  • The Office Lounge

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

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

  • WUOG 90.5 FM

    Live in the Lobby. 8 p.m. FREE! www.wuog.org

    DREW KOHL Original singer/songwriter who plays bluegrass-inspired folk music.

Art

  • Rocksprings Community Center

    Call for Artists

    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

  • Athens, GA

    Seeking Artists and Performers

    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). indiesouthfair@gmail.com, www.indiesouthfair.com

  • Washington Farms

    Call for Arts & Crafts Vendors

    For Washington Farms' 3rd Annual Strawberry Festival on Apr. 27. Deadline Mar. 1. See website for details. $65–115. www.washingtonfarms.net/festival-information

Events

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    8:30 a.m. FREE! www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Nature Ramblers

    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.

  • 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.

  • Holiday Inn

    7:30 a.m. 706-549-6800, mentor@athensga.com

    Fundraising Breakfast

    Dr. Carver will share his experience as a mentor to cadets at the U.S. Army Military Academy. Proceeds benefit the Clarke County Mentor Program.

  • 770 Danielsville Rd.

    Jan. 24 & 28, 4–7 p.m. & Jan 25–26, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. www.booksforkeeps.blogspot.com, www.facebook.com/TrippHalsteadUpdates

    Book Sale

    Over 30,000 books for sale. Proceeds benefit Books For Keeps and Tripp Halstead. 

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    Dr. Fred's Karaoke

    KARAOKE Hosted by karaoke fanatic John "Dr. Fred" Bowers and featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more.

  • Amici

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

    Open Mic Night

    OPEN MIC NIGHT Showcase your talent! Email amiciopenmic@gmail.com to get a spot.

Classes

  • 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. dabmillier@google.com

  • 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. www.treehousekidandcraft.com

  • J. Phil Campbell Agricultural Research Station

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3946

    Beekeeping Class

    Local beekeeper Will Dix leads a class on the history of beekeeping and honey bee biology. Sponsored by the Oconee County UGA Extension Service.

  • Roots Farm

    Pruning Fruit Trees and Shrubs

    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

Film

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    7 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Americans in Italy Film Series

    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.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

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

    Volcano Film Screening

    A screening of Perilous Beauty: the Hidden Danger of Mt. Ranier.

  • Beechwood 11 Cinemas

    7:30 p.m. www.rifftrax.com

    Manos: The Hands of Fate

    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.

Games

Kidstuff

  • 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.

Performance

  • The Classic Center

    7 p.m. $60–75. www.classiccenter.com

    Jerry Seinfeld

    Professional stand-up comedian best known for playing a semi-fictional version of himself in the sitcom "Seinfeld."

  • UGA New Dance Theatre

    8 p.m. $5–15. www.ugaballroom.com

    Ballroom Magic

    Annual ballroom dance performance by UGA's Ballroom Performance Group.

Meetings

  • Multiple Choices for Independent Living

    6 p.m. FREE! www.clarkedemocrats.com

    CCDC Meeting

    This month's meeting of The Clarke County Democratic Committee (CCDC) is "Building the Dream: the CCDC and Election Year 2014."

Word on the Street

  • Oconee Rivers Greenway Commission Applications Sought

    (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. melinda.cochran@athensclarkecounty.com, www.athensclarkecounty.com/greenway