COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Saturday, January 26

30 events

Live Music

    11 p.m. FREE! www.farm255.com

    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.

  • Amici

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

    THE BIG BANANA Smooth jam-funk group with jazzy roots.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    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.

  • Crow's Nest

    9 p.m. $5. 706-546-7050

    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."

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    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.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $13 (adv.), $15 (door). www.40watt.com

    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.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $10. www.georgiatheatre.com

    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.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    DJ MAHOGANY Popular local DJ spins freaky funk, sultry soul, righteous R&B and a whole lotta unexpected faves.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    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.

  • Hilltop Grille

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-353-7667

    CHRIS ENGHAUSER TRIO Local "hillbilly swing" outfit featuring Enghauser, Leah Calvert and Jason Kenney.

  • Kumquat Mae Bakery Café

    8 p.m. 706-769-1105

    ISAAC BRAMBLETT BAND Southern soul singer with a roots-rock band.

  • Nowhere Bar

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

    GENERAL PATTON & THE HEADS OF STATE No information available.

  • The Office Lounge

    10 p.m. 706-546-0840

    RICK FOWLER BAND Original guitar-driven blues-rock.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5:30 p.m. FREE! www.terrapinbeer.com

    DAVE FORKER Acoustic and slightly electrified originals and covers. Attempts will be made to rock. There will be guests.  

DJs

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    10 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/lkshuffleclub

    Immuzikation, Twin Powers, DJ Z-Dog

    IMMUZIKATION Celebrated local DJ Alfredo Lapuz, Jr. hosts a dance party featuring high-energy electro and rock.

    TWIN POWERS Bouncy DJ Dan Geller spins the newest dance party jams and classic favorites.

    DJ Z-DOG Loveable local DJ spins top 40 hits, old-school hip-hop, high-energy rock and other danceable favorites.

Kidstuff

  • Barnes & Noble

    11 a.m. FREE! 706-354-1195

    Storytime

    For all ages. Children receive a free treat from the cafe.

  • Herman C. Michael Park

    3 p.m. 706-705-2166

    Girls' Lacrosse Clinics

    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.

     

Events

  • Etienne Brasserie

    10 p.m. FREE! (ladies before 11 p.m.) $5. 706-850-8008

    Athens Latin Dance

    Lessons for Salsa, Merengue, Bachata and more.

  • 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. 

  • Sandy Creek Park

    1 p.m. $2. 706-613-3631

    Sandy Creek Bridge Dedication

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the park's new pedestrian bridge. A seven-mile hike begins at Lakeside Trail.

Classes

  • Oconee County Library

    Silk Painting Weekend Workshop

    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

  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    Beginner and Intermediate Paper Making Workshop

    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

  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    1 or 2 p.m. FREE! www.ocaf.com

    Paper Making Demonstration

    Learn how to recycle newspaper and other paper into paper crafts. Participants will be able to make a recycled paper valentine.

  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    1 or 2 p.m. FREE! www.ocaf.com

    Paper Making Demonstration

    Learn how to recycle newspaper and other paper into paper crafts. Participants will be able to make a recycled paper valentine.

Performance

    UGA New Dance Theatre

    8 p.m. $5–15. www.ugaballroom.com

    Ballroom Magic

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

  • Canopy Studio

    Jan. 25, 8 p.m., Jan. 26, 4 & 8 p.m. & Jan. 27, 4 p.m. $6-10. 706-549-8501, www.canopystudio.org

    Myth Aerial Dance Performance

    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.

  • Canopy Studio

    Jan. 25, 8 p.m., Jan. 26, 4 & 8 p.m. & Jan. 27, 4 p.m. $6-10. 706-549-8501, www.canopystudio.org

    Myth Aerial Dance Performance

    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.

Meetings

  • Barnett Shoals Elementary School

    10 a.m.-12 p.m. FREE! 706-208-0066, autism.negeoriga@gmail.com

    Autism Society of America

    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.

Outdoors

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    8–9:30 p.m. $5. www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Full Moon Hike Series

    See the Garden come alive at night. Each hike will focus on a different topic such as the moon, constellations or nocturnal creatures. Meet at the fountain in front of the Visitor's Center for a two-mile walk.

Art

    9 a.m.–4 p.m. $85. 706-546-5601

    Talking Heads: Enhancing Heart-Mind Communication

    (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.

Ending Saturday, January 26

 

Word on the Street

  • Sandy Creek Park

    Chilly Dawg 5K Run/Walk

    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