THE FLAMETHROWERS Athens-based surf-rock band.
FORBIDDEN WAVES Surfy local garage-rock combo.
THE NICE MACHINE Local instrumental surf-punk band.
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 OTHER BROTHERS BAND Allman Brothers tribute band from Athens and Statesboro.
JAZZ JAM Some of our town's most talented jazz musicians get together at this monthly happening. Bring your axe, or grab a brew and a table and give an ear.
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.
SUNSAP Alternative blues sounds with rocking guitars and thundering bass.
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.
THE LAST JAMURAI New Athens jam band.
CLARENCE SUN & THE MOONSHYNES Local all-star blues group led by Clarence "Big C" Cameron.
REV. TRIBBLE AND THE DANCING MAGNOLIAS Local group led by Athens rock fixture Rev. Conner Mack Tribble.
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 Hosted by karaoke fanatic John "Dr. Fred" Bowers and featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more. Every Thursday!
Create Lego art and enjoy Lego-based activities. Legos provided. Ages 3–11.
Solve clues to help Nancy Drew, Frank and Joe Hardy escape the library. Ages 6–11.
Watch Maximum Ride, based on James Patterson's YA series. Ages 11–18.
(Primrose School of Athens) "Medieval Times" offers virtual tours of castles and crafts making coat of arms and crowns. Begins July 3. "X Marks the Spot" imagines what it'd be like on a deserted island. Begins July 10. "Quiet on the Set" gives kids an opportunity to try their hand at film production. Begins July 17. "Midnight at the Museum" explores Egyptian hieroglyphics, dinosaur skeletons and history through visits to museums. Begins July 24. "What Lies Beneath" explores the depths of the deep plue. Begins July 31. For ages 5–12. www.primroseathens.com
"Summer" features works depicting the glow of summer.
Flagpole's annual celebration of local music is hosted by Count Zapula and DJ Mahogany, and features performances from Five Eight, Lingua Franca, Nihilist Cheerleader, LeeAnn Peppers and Thunder O(h)m, plus house band Kenosha Kid and special guests. See p. 11.
Meet at the bar for a round of trivia.
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!
DJ PJ Local guy Peter Jackson spins a sweaty, funky dance party, featuring two sets with live drumming by Kane Stanley.
(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.
Beginners can learn how to knit and intermediate knitters can get help on projects.
Courtney McCracken leads a DIY Silkscreen Printmaking Workshop. Part of "ATHICA Emerges X." See Art Notes on p. 10.
The documentary examines the evolution of the personality of Athens as a community over six decades. Tickets are free but required.
(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.
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.
UGA Professor Emeritus and author John Vance will read from his four latest novels including Awake the Southern Wind.
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.
(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. email@example.com