THE BEST OF UNKNOWN ATHENS A monthly singer-songwriter showcase hosted by Liam Parke. Featuring Jesse Mariah (Williams), Mark Wilmot, Karlie Dobbs, Oliver Jordan, Tim O’Connell, and Devin Dennis.
GREENSKY BLUEGRASS Well-regarded, well-traveled, Michigan-based bluegrass group.
FRONT COUNTRY Eclectic bluegrass group from San Francisco.
THE HERNIES Local riff-heavy rock band displaying influences from classic to indie rock.
TURNIP KING Psych- and shoegaze-influenced indie rock band from New York.
RICHARD GUMBY Local psych-rock project led by songwriter Scott Crossman.
DUO ELEVATION Chris Burroughs and David Ellington blend unique percussion and keyboard work.
HUGHES TAYLOR BAND Energetic blues outfit from Macon.
JAZZ NIGHT The longest standing weekly music gig in Athens! Enjoy an evening of original music, improv and standards.
YIP DECEIVER An infectiously fun blend of feel-good pop, R&B grooves and noise-bending electro from Athens.
MCQUEEN Comedian and producer McQueen Adams spoofs pop culture through a show that blends music, comedy and projections.
This month's title is The Old Gringo by Carlos Fuentes. Newcomers welcome.
(The Garden Club of Georgia) This day-long program considers gardening with native flowers and trees along with related conservation issues. Learn how to incorporate your appreciation of these plants into your home landscape. Includes lunch. Pre-registration required.
(The Quad, 367 Prince Ave.) Meet and greet with Four Athens and ATDC. Open desks are free for the day.
Learn how you could potentially save a stranger's life in the fight against cancer by joining the Be the Match Marrow Donor Registry. A drawing will give one donor a $200 tab at The Place.
Docents lead a tour of highlights from the permanent collection.
Test your trivia chops for prizes! Every Wednesday.
Test your sports knowledge every Wednesday night.
Hosted by Garrett Lennox every Wednesday. Prizes and house cash.
Dirty South Trivia offers house cash prizes.
Gather a team and compete.
(Eastside) Every Wednesday.
(2440 W. Broad St.) Play to win.
Meet local entrepreneurs, tech talent and other fellow Athenians who are making cool stuff at this weekly Four Athens networking happy hour.
Pop in for a quick session of free business advice. Every third Wednesday of the month.
Eric Parker of theClubhou.se and Hack Augusta will discuss how startups can thrive in smaller cities. Lunch is provided. RSVP.
This lunch's topic is "Envision Athens," the recently launched Athens-Clarke County Strategic Economic Development Plan.
Stories, songs, crafts and fun for preschool-aged children and their caregivers.
Participants can compete in a variety of video games and are welcome to bring their own. Snacks provided. Grades 6–12.
This parent/child class explores sensory stimulation through various colors, tastes, sounds, crafts and games.
LEAVING COUNTRIES OPEN MIC JAM Bands are welcome, backline is provided and the jam rocks until 2 a.m.
Learn how to add special effects with Adobe After Effects. Registration is required.
Discuss political developments prompted by documentary and movie screenings. This month, Anthony Madonna from UGA's political science department will lead a discussion on Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.
(Recovery Cafe, Banyan Tree Center) Self Management for Addiction Recovery. Meeting Jan. 18, 5:30 p.m. www.facebook.com/smartrecovery