DJ MAHOGANY Popular local DJ spins freaky funk, sultry soul, righteous R&B and a whole lotta unexpected faves.
IMMUZIKATION Celebrated local DJ Alfredo Lapuz, Jr. hosts a dance party featuring high-energy electro and rock.
TWIN POWERS DJ Dan Geller (The Gold Party, The Agenda) and friends spin late-night glam rock, new wave, Top 40, punk and Britpop.
DJ Z-DOG Loveable local DJ spins top 40 hits, old-school hip-hop, high-energy rock and other danceable favorites.
THE BIG BANANA Smooth jam-funk group with jazzy roots.
BABY BABY This charismatic Atlanta band can be described simply as "fun-rock."
BOOMFOX Local rock band formerly known as The Sunlight Alchemists, that describes itself as "Adele meets Stone Temple Pilots."
PACKWAY HANDLE BAND Packway's "gather around the mic" approach to bluegrass provides sly, hearty original songs and renditions of classic tunes. The band's close four-part harmonies are backed by high energy, and the contemporary lyrics are delivered with an engaging sense of humor.
SEVEN HANDLE CIRCUS A rowdy, fun and modern interpretation of traditional bluegrass and folk.
KYSHONA ARMSTRONG Soulful singer-songwriter with a rootsy, bluesy sound.
DREW KOHL Original singer-songwriter who plays bluegrass-inspired folk music.
YOUNG AMERICA Local alt-country band.
DAVE FORKER The former Sleepy Horses drummer plays acoustic guitar.
THE DICTATORTOTS These longtime Athenian chaos-cultivators stomp about and trash the night with post-grunge grooves.
THUNDERCHIEF Local act with a West Coast punk sound influenced by classic rock.
TO LIGHT A FIRE Indie rock trio from Birmingham, AL.
THE DESARIOS Local upbeat rock band with a singer who sounds a bit like Elvis Costello. For fans of Phantom Planet, Rooney or The Cars.
GENERAL PATTON & THE HEADS OF STATE No information available.
RICK FOWLER BAND Original guitar-driven blues-rock.
THE DREAM SCENE Javier Morales' lo-fi avant-garde pop project.
QUIET HOOVES Hooves covers by members of the pppartners crew.
BUBBLY MOMMY GUN Local experimental pop band that plays idiosyncratic, psychedelic tunes.
FREELANCE WHALES Sweeping, melodic indie-rock band from Queens, NY. See Calendar Pick on p. 25.
HUNDRED WATERS Electro-folk outfit from Gainesville, FL.
IL ABANICO Brooklyn-based post-punk.
CHRIS ENGHAUSER TRIO Local "hillbilly swing" outfit featuring Enghauser, Leah Calvert and Jason Kenney.
ISAAC BRAMBLETT BAND Southern soul singer with a roots-rock band.
MARK CUNNINGHAM Cunningham draws from Athens stalwarts R.E.M. and Chickasaw Mudd Puppies and classic country artists like Johnny Cash, Gram Parsons and Steve Earle.
MATT HUDGINS When he's not fronting the Shit-Hot Country Band, local songwriter Hudgins plays clever, affecting, solo acoustic tunes.
DANNY HUTCHENS Bloodkin guitarist plays a solo set of wrenching soul-folk and rock.
AUSTIN DARNELL Darnell Boys guitarist plays a solo set.
For all ages. Children receive a free treat from the cafe.
Greater Oconee Area Lacrosse teaches lacrosse skills and holds scrimmages to help players prepare for joining league play next year. For girls ages 4th-12th grade. Lacrosse sticks and balls provided.
Lessons for Salsa, Merengue, Bachata and more.
Visit the circa 1800s log house, warm up by a fire and participate in activities from long ago.
Over 30,000 books for sale. Proceeds benefit Books For Keeps and Tripp Halstead.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the park's new pedestrian bridge. A seven-mile hike begins at Lakeside Trail.
Taught by Margaret Agner of Margaret Agner Silks. Call to register. Jan. 26 & 27, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. $110 (incl. materials). 706-353-7719
Back-to-back paper-making workshops. Feb. 2, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. (beginner) & 1–4 p.m. (intermediate). $80 each. www.ocaf.com
Learn how to recycle newspaper and other paper into paper crafts. Participants will be able to make a recycled paper valentine.
Annual ballroom dance performance by UGA's Ballroom Performance Group.
Canopy Studio Aerial Dance presents an aerial interpretation of classical myths featuring the advanced adult students. This annual performance features trapeze, fabrics and other invented flying apparatuses.
The Northeast Georgia Chapter of Autism Society of America hosts its first meeting of the year, a meet and greet for families, educators, caregivers and friends.
See the Garden come alive at night. Each hike will focus on a different topic such as the moon, constellations or nocturnal creatures. Call to make reservation.
(Call for location) Local artist Barbara O'dil leads an experimental workshop on creating two masks, one representing the heart and the other the mind, using natural and recycled materials as well as traditional art supplies.
The Chilly Dawg 5K is a part of the Run & See Georgia Grand Prix & Black Bag Race Series. Jan. 26, 7:45 a.m. (registration opens), 9 a.m. (race). $12-55. www.active.com