Preschool aged children and their caregivers play instruments, sing and dance together.
The Studio Go ballet/tap combo class is for boys and girls 3–5 years old. $55/month. Bitty Ballerinas Morning Dance Class is for boys and girls ages 2.5–4.5 years old. $55/month. Bouncing Babies Morning Dance Class is a creative movement class for ages 18 months–2.5 years. $40/month. www.studiogodance.com
Seven galleries stay open late the third Thursday of every month. Participating galleries include the Georgia Museum of Art, Lamar Dodd School of Art, ATHICA, Lyndon House Arts Center, Ciné, the GlassCube & Gallery @ Hotel Indigo and The Classic Center.
Indie South is now accepting artist vendors for multiple events. Eclectic Bazaar at Creature Comforts on Mar. 25. $85. Springtacular on May 22–23. $185. ww.indiesouthfair.com
The closing reception of "Storytelling: The Georgia Review's 70th Anniversary Art Retrospective" features a reading by award-winning poet Jericho Brown.
KARAOKE Hosted by karaoke fanatic John "Dr. Fred" Bowers and featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more. Every Thursday!
BLUEGRASS JAM Bring your own instrument! All pickers are welcome every Thursday.
Learn to identify common trees of the Georgia Piedmont in their dormant condition by observing and describing twigs, bark, leaf scars, nuts, branching patterns and tree form.
Participants will learn to identify and count frogs as part of this citizen science program. Ages 13 & up.
This yoga class allows kiddos to practice alongside their parents. Free childcare is available for little ones who would rather play than practice yoga.
The Audubon Society presents a conservation program on how to make your property more wildlife-friendly.
Topics include indoor and outdoor seed starting, grow lights, soil blends, plant varieties, disease management, fertilization, transplanting and outdoor protection. Bring seeds for a mini-seed swap.
(493 Prince Ave.) Hear readings by participants of "What's Your Story," a workshop led by Sabrina Orah Mark.
Meet Betty Jean Craige in celebration of her latest novel Dam Witherston: A Witherston Murder Mystery.
Electrical engineer Mike Moak presents "Engineers Make a World of Difference."
HECKLEHAMMER New local stoner/doom-metal outfit.
VICES OF VANITY Hard-edged rock and roll band.
ELIMINATE EARTH Heavy punk group from the Atlanta 'burbs.
MSRP Local band featuring Scott Baxendale, Tre Powell, Jon Mills and Brandon McDearis.
CAFETERIA A reunion show from this local band.
MEGHANN JORDAN The founder of the educational project 5000 Puppets performs.
DAVID LOWERY AND JOHNNY HICKMAN The Cracker guitarists and songwriters play an unplugged set. See story on p. 12.
EDWARD DAVID ANDERSON Americana singer-songwriter from Illinois.
PETER CASE Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter and producer known for his work with the Nerves and the Plimsouls.
MARTY STUART & HIS FABULOUS SUPERLATIVES Eclectic, Grammy-winning country artist and showman Stuart leads his band. See Calendar Pick on p. 15.
LOUIS ROMANOS QUARTET Local jazz combo led by percussionist Louis Romanos.
THE BIG SMOOTH Bluesy tunes with soulful vocals courtesy of Tre Powell and company.
REV. TRIBBLE AND THE DANCING MAGNOLIAS Local group led by Athens rock fixture Rev. Conner Mack Tribble.
THE GUMPS Savannah-based "fraggle-punk" band.
VALORE Sassy, Savannah-based alternative hip-hop project.
BURSTERS New local lo-fi punk band.
Psychology professor Keith Campbell will speak on "Me, myself and I: the Science of Narcissism."
Celebrate National Hot Tea Month by making your own special blend of herbs, spices and handmade tea bags.
Meet at the bar for a round of trivia.
Beginner and experienced players welcome.
SILENT DISCO Dance the night away with wireless headphones and two channels of music. One of them is a request line!
WARM GLOW BLUE SKY SHOW JJC plays disco, funk, soul & cetera. Every Thursday!
ROBBIE DUDE Local DJ spinning "futuristic, hip hop, electro-soul, funky freshness, wine sippin', bumpin', grindin' bass music."
Community forums will be held at Cedar Shoals High School and Clarke Central High Schoo.
(Elberton City Hall) Encore Junior hosts auditions for children in Kindergarten through fifth grade. Be prepared to sing a short song of your choosing. Auditions are on Feb. 6–7, 6–8 p.m. Rehearsals run multiple nights a week February through April. Performances held Apr. 21–23. 706-283-1049
Town and Gown Players present auditions for Calendar Girls, a play adapted from the hit movie of the same name. There are roles for nine women and four men. Auditions consist of a prepared 1–2 minute monologue and cold readings from the script. Roles require British accents. Auditions Feb. 6–7, 7–10 p.m. Rehearsals run Mondays–Thursdays, 6:30–9 p.m. beginning Feb. 13. Show dates Mar. 24–Apr. 2. email@example.com
Seeking singles for a dating competition show called "What's in My Pocket." Contestants look for love in the pockets of total strangers and win the date of their choice. Email photo, name, age, city, occupation and a 30–60 second video describing why you should be a contestant. Ages 21–30. Must be available Feb. 1–13 to shoot in Athens. Deadline Jan. 24. firstname.lastname@example.org
(Farmview Grist Mill, 2610 Eatonton Hwy., Madison) "DIY Healthy Living: Make & Take Foaming Hand Soap," Jan. 17, 5:30–7 p.m. $35. "Sausage-Making in the Farmview Butchery," Jan. 18, 4:30–5:30 p.m. $25. "Eating for a Balanced Life," Jan. 19, 4:30–6:30 p.m. $25. email@example.com, www.farmviewmarket.com/classes