THE TUTEN BROTHERS Athens-based folk-rock family band.
CARLY MOFFA Country singer-songwriter and guitarist from Nashville.
THE LUCKY JONES Rockin' rhythm and blues from this local band.
JAY GONZALEZ Drive-By Truckers' keyboardist plays your favorite yacht rock, singer-songwriter, power-pop, British Invasion, originals and TV theme songs.
THE HOT HOTTY-HOTS Local swing and hot jazz ensemble playing music of the 1910s, '20s and '30s.
BLUES JAM Hosted by Jesse Mariah. Bring your voice and instruments.
REVEREND TRIBBLE AND THE DEACONS Good old-fashioned rock and roll with a sprinkle of good-humored irreverance.
PAULA BOGGS BAND Americana group out of Seattle.
JAZZ NIGHT The longest standing weekly music gig in Athens! Enjoy an evening of original music, improv and standards.
This month's title is Tenth of December by George Saunders. Newcomers welcome.
Roxane Gay is an associate professor of English at Purdue University, contributing writer at The New York Times, founder of Tiny Hardcore Press, and author of Bad Feminist, An Untamed State and Hunger. See story on p. 12.
Meet local entrepreneurs, tech talent and other fellow Athenians who are making cool stuff at this weekly Four Athens networking happy hour.
Hosted by Garrett Lennox every Wednesday. Prizes and house cash.
Dirty South Trivia offers house cash prizes.
Gather a team and compete.
(Washington St.) Play to win.
Meet new people over strategy games.
(2440 W. Broad St.) Compete for prizes.
AthFest's official comedy showcase features headliner Shane Mauss, who combines elements of stand-up, storytelling and TED Talks for a show about psychedelics. Sponsored by the Multidisciplinary Assocation of Psychedelic Studies.
Discuss Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'Brien.
Children of all ages are invited for bedtime stories every Wednesday.
Learn basic techniques to create an oil pastel masterpiece. All ages.
Cook up some fun, vegan style. Grades 6–12.
Create apps and play Minecraft. Registration required. Ages 11–18.
Mr. Richard teaches "Music and Movement" with songs and dances.
KARAOKE With your host Lynn. Every Wednesday!
OPEN MIC A weekly open-mic jam hosted by Louis Phillip Pelot. Backline provided!
FREESTYLE CYPHER NIGHT Hosted by local MC Lingua Franca.
Library staff offer assistance to genealogists and researchers. Aug. 23, 10 a.m. or Aug. 30, 2 p.m. Registration required. 706-613-3650, www.athenslibrary.org/athens
This is a group guitar lesson for adults taught by Caroline Aiken. Bring a guitar, tuner, paper, pen and list of songs you'd like to learn. Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m. $15. www.hipvintagehandmade.com
(Pavillion) Celebrate Summer Solstice by trying different styles of yoga from different studios around town. Giveaways.
Shawnya Harris leads a special tour of works by African American artists in the permanent collection.
The Athens Area Humane Society presents a yappy hour on the patio terrace. Meet adoptable dogs looking for furever homes. Well-behaved dogs are welcome as long as they're kept on a leash. Live music by The Lucky Jones.
Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music. This is the last Wednesday market of the season.
Sample a unique cask of Blueberry Thyme Saison. Featuring Old Pal cocktails and tarot card readings.
DJ WHOM Playing tunes for a silent disco dance party.