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Thursday, January 19

34 events

Kidstuff

  • Oconee County Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3950

    Baby Music Jam

    Preschool aged children and their caregivers play instruments, sing and dance together.

  • Athens YWCO

    Tappin' Tots

    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

Art

  • Athens, GA

    6-9 p.m. FREE! www.3thurs.org

    Third Thursday Art Series

    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.

  • Athens, GA

    Indie South

    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

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    7–9 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Closing Reception

    The closing reception of "Storytelling: The Georgia Review's 70th Anniversary Art Retrospective" features a reading by award-winning poet Jericho Brown.

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. FREE! 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. Every Thursday!

  • The Bar-B-Que Shack

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

    Bluegrass Jam

    BLUEGRASS JAM Bring your own instrument! All pickers are welcome every Thursday.

Classes

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9 a.m.–1 p.m. $50. www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Winter Tree Identification Course

    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.

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    6–8:30 p.m. FREE! www.athensclarkecounty.com/sandycreeknaturecenter

    Frog Watch Training

    Participants will learn to identify and count frogs as part of this citizen science program. Ages 13 & up.

  • reBlossom Mama Baby Shop

    9:30 a.m. $5–10 donation. www.reblossomathens.com

    Mama-Baby Yoga

    This yoga class allows kiddos to practice alongside their parents. Free childcare is available for little ones who would rather play than practice yoga.

  • ACC Library

    6:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org

    Backyard Wildlife Sanctuaries 101

    The Audubon Society presents a conservation program on how to make your property more wildlife-friendly. 

  • Winterville Center for Community and Culture

    6 p.m. $10. www.wintervillecenter.com

    Seed Starting for Spring & Summer Gardening

    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.

Lectures & Lit

  • Avid Bookshop

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

    What's Your Story: A Reading

    (493 Prince Ave.) Hear readings by participants of "What's Your Story," a workshop led by Sabrina Orah Mark. 

  • Barnes & Noble

    7 p.m. FREE! www.bn.com

    Meet the Author

    Meet Betty Jean Craige in celebration of her latest novel Dam Witherston: A Witherston Murder Mystery

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    6:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Discover Tech

    Electrical engineer Mike Moak presents "Engineers Make a World of Difference." 

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    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.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. $5. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    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.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $20. www.40watt.com

    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.

  • The Foundry

    7:30 p.m. $30 (adv.), $35 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    MARTY STUART & HIS FABULOUS SUPERLATIVES Eclectic, Grammy-winning country artist and showman Stuart leads his band. See Calendar Pick on p. 15.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    LOUIS ROMANOS QUARTET Local jazz combo led by percussionist Louis Romanos.

  • Nowhere Bar

    8 p.m. $3. 706-546-4742

    THE BIG SMOOTH Bluesy tunes with soulful vocals courtesy of Tre Powell and company.

  • The Office Lounge

    8:30 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. TRIBBLE AND THE DANCING MAGNOLIAS Local group led by Athens rock fixture Rev. Conner Mack Tribble.

  • The World Famous

    11 p.m. www.facebook.com/theworldfamousathens

    THE GUMPS Savannah-based "fraggle-punk" band.

    VALORE Sassy, Savannah-based alternative hip-hop project.

    BURSTERS New local lo-fi punk band.

Events

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    7 p.m. FREE! athenssciencecafe.com

    Athens Science Café

    Psychology professor Keith Campbell will speak on "Me, myself and I: the Science of Narcissism." 

  • Oconee County Library

    1:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Tea Party

    Celebrate National Hot Tea Month by making your own special blend of herbs, spices and handmade tea bags.

Games

DJs

  • Highwire Lounge

    11 p.m. $1 (headphone). www.highwirelounge.com

    Silent Disco

    SILENT DISCO Dance the night away with wireless headphones and two channels of music. One of them is a request line!

  • Blue Sky

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-850-3153

    Warm Glow Blue Sky Show

    WARM GLOW BLUE SKY SHOW JJC plays disco, funk, soul & cetera. Every Thursday!

  • Nowhere Bar

    11 p.m. 706-546-4742

    Robbie Dude

    ROBBIE DUDE Local DJ spinning "futuristic, hip hop, electro-soul, funky freshness, wine sippin', bumpin', grindin' bass music."

Meetings

  • Multiple Locations

    6 p.m. FREE! jimenezan@clarke.k12.ga.us

    Superintendent Search

    Community forums will be held at Cedar Shoals High School and Clarke Central High Schoo.

Auditions

  • Willy Wonka Kids

    (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

    Calendar Girls

    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. terrelladeville@gmail.com

  • Athens, GA

    Casting Call for "What's in My Pocket"

    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. casting.hoplite@gmail.com

Ending Thursday, January 19

 

Classes

  • Classes at Farmview

    (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. angelina@farmviewmarket.com, www.farmviewmarket.com/classes