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Thursday, September 21

40 events

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.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

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

    Thursday Twilight Tour

    Docents lead a tour of highlights from the permanent collection.

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    6-8 p.m. FREE! www.athensclarkecounty.com/exhibits

    Field Day at Night

    Participate in field day games in celebration of "The Game Show," an exhibition featuring works by Esteban Patino, Curtis Ames, Lea Purvis, Noah McCarthy, Nicole Jean Hill, Hope Kilton, Kaleena Stasiak, Paul Pfeiffer, Mike Landers and Meg Aubrey. See Art Notes on p. 10.

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Go Bar

    11 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!

  • 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

Word on the Street

  • Pet Supplies Plus

    The Pet Care Clinic

    The Athens Area Humane Society offers a low-cost clinic the first Saturday of each month, 1–4 p.m. Services include vaccines, deworming, microchipping, nail trimming, flea treatments and more. No appointment necessary. 706-769-9155

Kidstuff

Events

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040

    LEAVING COUNTRIES & FRIENDS Local band playing a fusion of folk, country and Southern rock, with jazz influences.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    8 p.m. $18 (21+), $20 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com

    BASH & POP Alternative rock group fronted by Tommy Stinson (The Replacements, Guns N’ Roses). See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

    SHEHEHE Local band that draws from old-school punk and arena rock to create a fist-pumping atmosphere.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $5 (adv.), $7 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    ELIOT BRONSON Folk songwriter from Atlanta. CD release show!

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 11:30 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    QUIET HOLLERS Indie band formed in Louisville, KY with an ever-shapeshifting sound.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $10. www.georgiatheatre.com

    SUSTO Charleston, SC-based alt-country band.

    GREAT PEACOCK Nashville musicians Andrew Nelson and Blount Floyd play Southern-tinged indie folk.

    THE HIGH DIVERS Four-piece twang band that plays rebellious Southern music.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee.com

    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.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    ECHO MAESTRO Improv-based "jamtronica" trio from Atlanta.

  • 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.

  • Trio Contemporary Art Gallery

    8 p.m. $10. www.trioathens.com

    DANIEL LEVIN New York-based cellist, composer and bandleader.

    L'OR Laura St. Martin uses electronics and interpretive dance to explore the human condition and the collective unconscious.

    KILLICK HINDS Improvising local guitarist and composer who uses a variety of unusual stringed instruments.

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!

Outdoors

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9:30 a.m. FREE! www.botgarden.uga.edu

    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.

Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

    6 p.m. FREE! mkapelewski@athenslibrary.org

    For the Philo of Philosophy Book Discussion Group

    Read philosophy books from ancient Greece to modern times. 

  • Avid Bookshop

    6:30 p.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com

    Meet the Author

    (Prince Ave.) Meet award-winning journalist Celeste Headlee in celebration of her book We Need to Talk: How to have Conversations That Matter.

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    5:30 p.m. FREE! www.libs.uga.edu/scl

    "A Nation of Counterfeiters"

    Dr. Stephen Mihm will give a history lecture on counterfeiters in the United States. In conjunction with the exhibit "Gold-digging in Georgia: America's First Gold Rush."  

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    4:15 p.m. FREE! franklin.uga.edu

    The American Indian Returnings Series

    AIR focuses on Southeastern stories by tribal members. Daniel Heath Justice of the Cherokee Nation will read from his new work. 

  • Thrive

    7 p.m. FREE! www.thrivespace.net

    CBD 101

    Topics include the difference between marijuana and industrial hemp, an introduction to the endocannabinoid system and the non-psychoactive compound CBD.

Performance

  • Sister Louisa's Church

    9 p.m. FREE! sisterlouisaschurch.com

    The Kourtesans

    The drag troupe performs every third Thursday.

  • The World Famous

    8:30 p.m. $10. www.secretcityathens.com

    Much Ado About Nudity

    Secret City Athens presents a burlesque event themed on Shakespeare's classic works.

Help Out

  • The Fresh Market

    Fill the Plate Fundraiser

    To help fight food insecurity among children, the store will host a fundraiser where guests can make donations at check-out to support No Kid Hungry. Oct. 4–31. www.thefreshmarket.com

Ending Thursday, September 21

 

Kidstuff

  • Lay Park

    Youth Futsai League

    The U12 Futsai Co-ed League season is for ages 10–11 and takes place Tuesdays, Sept. 19–Nov. 7, 6:30–8:30 p.m. The U14 Futsai Co-ed League season for ages 12–13 takes place Thursdays, Sept. 21–Nov. 9, 6:30–8:30 p.m. www.athensclarkecounty.com/leisure