Thursday, June 22

29 events

Live Music

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. FREE!

    THE FLAMETHROWERS Athens-based surf-rock band.

    FORBIDDEN WAVES Surfy local garage-rock combo.

    THE NICE MACHINE Local instrumental surf-punk band.

  • 40 Watt Club

    New West AthFest Kickoff Party. 9 p.m. $10.

    THE DARNELL BOYS The Darnell brothers play country blues originals backed by upright bass, singing saw and junkyard percussion.

    AARON LEE TASJAN Nashville artist whose lyrics include insight, brutal honesty and humor.

    DANIEL ROMANO Chameleonic singer-songwriter with trad-country, pop and psychedelic influences.

  • The Foundry

    8:30 p.m. $8 (adv), $10 (door).

    THE OTHER BROTHERS BAND Allman Brothers tribute band from Athens and Statesboro.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. FREE!

    JAZZ JAM Some of our town's most talented musicians get together at this happening. Bring your axe, or grab a table and give an ear.

  • Hi-Lo Lounge

    10 p.m.

    THE LANES Power-pop project featuring brothers Kevin and Matt Lane with Richard Mikulka on guitar and Chuck Bradburn on bass.

    NSM New local all-star dance-pop group.

  • Iron Factory

    10:30 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6877

    SUNSAP Alternative blues sounds with rocking guitars and thundering bass.

  • Morton Theatre

    7:30 p.m. $8 (adv.), $10 (door), $5 (w/ AthFest wristband).

    FLAGPOLE ATHENS MUSIC AWARDS Flagpole's annual celebration of local music features performances from Five Eight, Lingua Franca, Nihilist Cheerleader, LeeAnn Peppers and Thunder O(h)m, plus house band Kenosha Kid.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    THE LAST JAMURAI New Athens jam band.

    CLARENCE SUN & THE MOONSHYNES Local all-star blues group led by Clarence "Big C" Cameron.

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. 706-546-0840

    CHRIS AND THE HAMPTONES Local rock group led by guitarist and songwriter Chris Hampton. 

  • The World Famous

    9 p.m.

    THE ESKIMOS Long-running local psychedelic power-pop group. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

    NICHOLAS MALLIS & THE BOREALIS Mallis' music is "a cross between David Bowie, The Ventures, and a little bit of Neil Diamond."

    GANG OF ONE Original Gang of Four drummer Hugo Burnham spins a DJ set.

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-5609

    Dr. Fred's Karaoke

    KARAOKE Hosted by karaoke fanatic Dr. Fred and featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more. Every Thursday!




  • Morton Theatre

    7:30 p.m. $8 (adv.), $10 (door), $5 (w/ AthFest wristband).

    Flagpole Athens Music Awards

    Flagpole's annual celebration of local music is hosted by Count Zapula and DJ Mahogany, and features performances from Five EightLingua FrancaNihilist CheerleaderLeeAnn Peppers and Thunder O(h)m, plus house band Kenosha Kid and special guests. See p. 11.



  • Highwire Lounge

    11 p.m. $1 (headphone).

    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!

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 10 p.m. FREE!

    DJ PJ

    DJ PJ Local guy Peter Jackson spins a sweaty, funky dance party, featuring two sets with live drumming by Kane Stanley.


  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9:30 a.m. FREE!

    Nature Ramblers

    (Meet at Shade Garden Arbor) Learn more about flora and fauna of the garden while enjoying fresh air and inspirational readings. Ramblers are encouraged to bring their own nature writings or favorite poems and essays to share with the group.


  • Oconee County Library

    2 p.m. FREE!

    Knit Happens

    Beginners can learn how to knit and intermediate knitters can get help on projects.

  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA

    6–8 p.m. FREE!

    Printmaking Workshop

    Courtney McCracken leads a DIY Silkscreen Printmaking Workshop. Part of "ATHICA Emerges X." See Art Notes on p. 10.


  • Ciné Barcafé

    June 23–24, 7:30 p.m. June 24–25, 3 p.m. FREE! (donations encouraged).

    Athens in Our Lifetimes

    The documentary examines the evolution of the personality of Athens as a community over six decades. Tickets are free but required.


  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    June 22–24, 8 p.m. $15.

    Into the Woods

    (Theater in the Woods) Brightstone Productions presents James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim's play that brings together multiple popular storybook characters. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

  • Crawford School

    June 22–24, 7:30 p.m. $13–18.

    9 to 5

    Arts Oglethorpe presents the musical based on the popular film with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton. Three coworkers concoct a plan to get even with their sexist, egotistical boss. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

    7:30 p.m. FREE!

    Radical Feminism in Action: Women's Music Festivals

    Jaime Webb leads a presentation on information learned from Dr. Hayes, author of Songs in Black and Lavender: Race, Sexual Politics, and Wmoen's Music.

Help Out

  • Community Clothing Closet

    (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 706 Whitehead Rd.) Seeking donations of clean, lightly used clothing, especially professional clothing that can be worn to job interviews. Men's, women's and children's clothing will be offered at an event on Aug. 5.