Thursday, January 18

35 events


  • Athens, GA

    6-9 p.m. FREE!

    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!

    Thursday Twilight Tour

    Docents lead a tour of highlights from the permanent collection.

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3623

    3THURS Artist Talk

    Jim Wilson will discuss his artwork in "Resonating Destinations," currently on view in the Lounge Gallery.

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!

  • 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.



  • UGA New Dance Theatre

    Jan. 18–20, 8 p.m. Jan. 20, 2 p.m. $16.

    Ballroom Magic

    The UGA Ballroom Performance Group presents its annual showcase with over 20 routines by dancers in and around the Athens community.


Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    JOHN SWILLEY Local songwriter who blends gritty Southern rock, sultry R&B and Delta blues.

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot plays solo sets of country-rock and acoustic Southern soul.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $8 (21+), $10 (18-20).

    STOOP KIDS New Orleans group incorporating influences like doo-wop and classic hip-hop. 

    LITTLE STRANGER Poppy, funky alternative hip hop group from Charleston, SC.

    TRASH PANDA Atlanta band blending psych-rock, funk and soul.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    10 p.m.

    KATIE COLLINS Singer-songwriter playing classical piano with a melodic twist.

    HELLO KITTY KAT Solo sounds from local singer-songwriter Jimmy Taylor.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $20.

    CRACKER DUO & PISTOL The David Lowery and Johnny Hickman join Pistol for an unplugged set.

    THE MONKS OF DOOM Long-running California alt-rock act led by Camper Van Beethoven's Victor Krummenacher.

    CICADA RHYTHM Acoustic duo playing bluegrass-tinged indie-folk with paired vocal harmonies.

  • The Foundry

    7:30 p.m. $5 (adv.), $7 (door).

    GRAND Up-and-coming Athens-based alt-rock trio.

    ERIK NEIL BAND Local trio playing blues/rock covers and originals.

    CHECK THE SIGNS Uplifting local pop-rock family band.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7 p.m. $30 (adv.), $35 (door).

    DAVID RAWLINGS Award-winning guitarist and songwriter known for his collaborative work with Gillian Welch leads his band through a set of bluegrass-infused folk music. See Calendar Pick on p. 15.

  • 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.

  • 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.



  • 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!


  • Bogart Library

    6–8 p.m. FREE!


    Knitters of all levels are welcome. 

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    6:30 p.m. FREE!

    Storytelling Concert

    Patrick Shields shares stories of Jack Tales, Bre'r Rabbit and other colorful characters.

  • 6:30 p.m. $70. 706-208-1001,

    Athens Habitat Annual Gala

    (Georgian Hall, 247 E. Washington St.) Celebrate the donors, volunteers and local partners who make Athens Habitat possible with food, music and fellowship at a gala.

Lectures & Lit


  • Southern Brewing Company

    5 & 7 p.m.

    Movies on Tap

    Watch Beerfest and Strangebrew at the brewery. Dogs and kids welcome.

Ending Thursday, January 18



  • Athens, GA

    Sacred Passages

    A four-day workshop with Dr. Fernand Poulin on the teachings of the Medicine Wheel. $490.,