COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Thursday, January 31

29 events

Live Music

  • 11 p.m. FREE! www.farm255.com

    CANDID COAL PEOPLE Local, earnest pop-folk group playing in the style of contemporaries like Mumford & Sons.

    HART SAWYER AND THE LOVE PROJECT Upbeat folk-pop from this local, female-fronted band.

  • Barbeque Shack

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-613-6752

    OPEN BLUEGRASS JAM All pickers welcome! Every Thursday!

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    LEE BAINS III & THE GLORY FIRES Gritty, bluesy rock and roll mixed with smooth, twangy R&B. Featuring former members of The Dexateens.

    WIEUCA Local alt-country band with a slack-rock vibe.

  • Crow's Nest

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

    REID STRIPLING Georgia based singer-songwriter and guitarist blending alt-country, folk, pop, and rock along the lines of Ryan Adams. 

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

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

    ISLAND DOGS New project from William Chamberlain (Vestibules).

    CS LUXEM Experimental guitarist from Lawrence, KS.

    I COME TO SHANGHAI "Bong-wave" duo plays swirling, synth-heavy drone-pop anchored by bassy beatscapes and melodic vocals.

    DOUG MAINS & THE CITY FOLK Michigan-based folk band.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $5. www.40watt.com

    ATHENS BUSINESS ROCKS Annual Nuçi's Space benefit/battle of the bands, featuring King Cotton & The Sweaty T's (Ruby Sue Graphics), Punch List (TSAV), Jesus Thrice (Daily Groceries), Kneel Before Diamond (Partner Software), Notary Public Enemy (Blanchard Law Office), The Fret Dressers (Baxendale Guitars), '87 Is a Place On Earth (Flagpole Magazine) and Your Band (Your Pie).

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $5. www.georgiatheatre.com

    THOMAS WYNN AND THE BELIEVERS This six-piece group from Orlando plays Americana rock infused with Southern soul. 

    SAM SNIPER Local alt-country band.

    ROADKILL GHOST CHOIR Folk-influenced rock six-piece from Deland, FL.

    DANA SWIMMER A montage of garage rock with sweet, soulful undertones.

     

  • The Globe

    10 p.m. $5. 706-353-4721

    SHAVED CHRIST Local punk band featuring members of American Cheeseburger, Witches, Dark Meat and Hot New Mexicans.

    CHURCH WHIP Tampa-based punk tunes.

    DASHER Noise-punk band from Atlanta.

     

  • Green Room

    10 p.m. $5. www.greenroomathens.com

    MAMA'S LOVE Local progressive rock band plays an intimate acoustic set.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    BILL MALLONEE The formerly local songwriter and Vigilantes of Love frontman swings through town to play a set of his honest, heartbreaking originals.

  • The Melting Point

    8 p.m. $12 (adv.), $15 (door). www.meltingpointathens.com

    IKE STUBBLEFIELD & FRIENDS Soulful R&B artist Ike Stubblefield is a Hammond B3 virtuoso who cut his teeth backing Motown legends like the Four Tops, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye. Tonight's show features special guests Col. Bruce Hampton & Pharaoh's Kitchen.

  • Nowhere Bar

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

    ROOT SPIRITS Local two-piece blues-rock outfit draws from American roots music and psychedelia to create an absorbing experience.

    DEAD RABBITS Raw and melodic '60s garage rock with firm roots in the early blues.

  • 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

    BLACK MOON Loud, psychedelic, guitar-driven rock.

Games

  • Johnny's New York Style Pizza

    Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. & Thursdays, 8 p.m. 706-354-1515

    Trivia with a Twist

    Throw a lime in your Coors Light and compete!

  • The Volstead

    7:30-9:30 p.m. FREE! 706-354-5300

    Trivia

    Every Thursday!

Events

  • 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.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5:30–7:30 p.m. FREE! www.terrapinbeer.com

    UGA Costa Rica Percentage Night

    A percentage of sales and silent auction proceeds benefit UGA Costa Rica. Event includes tee-shirts and silent auction items from Jittery Joe’s, R.E.M., Normal Bar and Trappeze.

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.

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

  • 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.

Film

  • Georgia Museum of Art

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

    Americans in Italy Film Series

    Summertime tells the story of a middle-aged schoolteacher who travels to Venice and falls in love with an Italian merchant.

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    7 p.m. www.campusmoviefest.com/uga

    Campus Movie Fest

    (Theater) A red carpet premiere of the top 16 short films made by UGA students. Prizes awarded for best picture, comedy and drama. 

  • Beechwood 11 Cinemas

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

    Plan 9 from Outer Space

    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 of this gold standard of bad movies.

Art

  • Town 220

    6–8 p.m. FREE! www.madisonartistsguild.org

    Opening Reception

    (Madison, GA) For "Earthy Abstraction," works by Jack Kehoe, Kipley Meyer, Brian Rust and Dwight Smith that interpret the theme with natural materials. Refreshments provided.

  • Eco Art Lab

    Call for Artists

    Invitation for art works related to our collective need to deal with current human-caused climate change for an exhibit running Mar. 17–Apr. 29. Deadline Mar. 1. ecoartlaboratory@gmail.com, ecoartlab.wordpress.com

  • Athens, GA

    The Art Rocks Athens Foundation

    Seeking artists who were creating art in, or related to, Athens between 1975–1985 for a major retrospective exhibition at Lamar Dodd May 23–July 31, 2014. The retrospective will explore the relationship between visual arts and the birth of the Athens music scene. www.artrocksathens.com

Performance

  • UGA Memorial Hall

    8 p.m. $5–15. www.pac.uga.edu

    Nordic Choir

    The Luther College Nordic Choir performs a cappella versions of “A Spotless Rose” by Paul Mealor and “Go Lovely Rose” by Eric Whitacre, along with spirituals and works by Bach, Jennings and Schütz.

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

    StoryTubes Contest

    Kids are invited to create two-minute videos featuring their favorite book or series for a chance to win prizes. For ages 5–18. Deadline Feb. 24, 10 p.m. www.storytubes.info

Ending Thursday, January 31

 

Word on the Street

  • Accepting Applications for Food Tester

    (UGA Russell Research Center) Now seeking volunteers who enjoy goal-oriented group activities, are in good health, who have good senses of taste and smell and are non-smokers to become trained food tasters. Email application through January to sensory.lab@ars.usda.gov.

Classes

  • ACC Library

    Computer Classes

    Topics include Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, eBooks and more. Call for times and to register. 706-613-3650

Classes

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    Karate

    Traditional Okinawan hard-style karate taught in a positive atmosphere. Check website for schedule. FREE! athensyoshukai@gmail.com, www.athensy.com

Art

  • The Classic Center

    Seeking Artists for Artists' Market

    Local visual artists are invited to apply to participate in the Artists’ Market at The Classic Center’s Grand Opening Community Open House on Saturday, Feb. 16. Applications can be picked up at The Classic Center box office. The first 22 applicants who meet the requirements will be accepted. Email for more information. info@athensculturalaffairs.org