Saturday, January 20

32 events


  • Go Bar

    9 p.m. $3.

    Athens Showgirl Cabaret

    Watch the house cast plus Ravion thorpe from Macon.

  • Memorial Park

    7:30 p.m. (lesson), 8–11 p.m. (dance). $8 (adults), $4 (ages 11–17) FREE! (ages 11 & under).

    Contra Dance

    A dance presented by Athens Folk Music & Dance Society with live music by Mike Robinson and Margie McDonald and calling by Charlotte Crittendon.

  • 11 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE!

    Athens Womens March

    (Athena Statue) Meet your neighbors at the Athena statue on Thomas Street in front of the Classic Center. 

  • The Rialto Room

    6 p.m. $65–75.

    The Hope Gala

    This inaugural event is held in honor of Ashton Hope Keegan. Proceeds will benefit programs Keegan was involved with. The evening includes live music and dancing, a silent auction and raffle, as well as food and drink.

  • Sandy Creek Park

    8 a.m. (registration). 9 a.m. $20-25.

    Frosty Owl 5K

    Proceeds from the race support the activities and servies of the Athens Tech Alumni Association.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    4 p.m. FREE!

    Storytelling Concert

    Andy Offutt Irwin tells stories for all ages.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    2 p.m.

    Cracker & CVB Meet and Greet

    Meet the members of Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven ahead of Camp In Weekend at the 40 Watt. Johnny Hickman and The Heap perform.

  • 3–5 p.m. FREE!

    Celebratory Run + Shop

    (Lululemon Athens Showroom) Earn your badge on Strava with the #4080challenge, then celebrate with a couple more miles starting at the showroom. Followed by beverages, snacks and chances to win prizes.



  • 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

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $10 (21+), $12 (18–20).

    BIT BRIGADE Local supergroup plays the soundtrack to vintage video games while Noah McCarthy plays the games onstage. 

    MOTHERFUCKER Hard-driving, riffy local rock and roll trio.

  • 40 Watt Club

    7:30 p.m. $25.

    CRACKER Acclaimed rock group fronted by David Lowery that has explored many genres and sounds over its two-decade career. 

    THELMA AND THE SLEAZE Sludgy, Nashville-based power trio.

    CHICKASAW MUDD PUPPIES The legendary local "swamp-rock" band reunited earlier this decade after a 20-year hiatus.

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

  • The Foundry

    9 p.m. $12 (adv.), $15 (door).

    THE HIGHBALLS Put on your bangle bracelets and tuck in those shoulder pads! Athens music vets The Highballs will perform a totally awesome set of '80s dance hits.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $15 (adv.), $20 (door).

    MUSCADINE BLOODLINE Country duo from Nashville via Mobile, AL.

    RAY FULCHER Born and raised just outside of Augusta, Fulcher plays country music all over the Southeast.

  • Healing Arts Centre

    7:30 p.m. $15 (adv.), 20 (door).

    MATT VENUTI Multi-instrumentalist whose music has been labeled "ambient fusion" and "acoustic alternative."

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    2 p.m. FREE!

    JOHNNY HICKMAN The Cracker guitarist and songwriter plays an unplugged set.

    THE HEAP Funky indie-soul band based in Athens with a killer horn section and fronted by Bryan Howard's low, bass growl.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m.

    LEAH CALVERT The Atlanta fiddler is joined by local musicians Marlon Patton and Rick Lollar, who provide "a refined rock backdrop" for her traditional tunes.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE!

    LIVE MUSIC Rotating local jazz and bluegrass bands play every Friday and Saturday night.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    10 p.m. $5.

    CLIP ART Local rap duo featuring Vann Johnson and Arizona Zimmerman.

    LUXURY VEHICLE High-energy duo with DJ Reindeer Games and John Swint (Easter Island, Yip Deceiver) on drums.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. $5. 706-546-4742

    ILLEGAL DRUGS Four-piece anthemic hard rock band out of Atlanta.

    SPRAY TAN Atlanta-based party-punk outfit.

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

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. 706-546-0840.

    NEW DIXIE BLUES Classic melodies and instrumentation with influences from blues and rock to country.

  • The Rialto Room

    The Hope Gala. 6 p.m. $65–75.

    TRE POWELL Local singer-songwriter playing bluesy acoustic tunes with soulful vocals.


  • 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!


  • East Athens Community Center

    Tuesdays, 6–8:30 p.m. & Saturdays, 1–4 p.m. FREE! (first 3 visits).

    Table Tennis Matches and Training

    Beginner to advanced skill levels welcome.


  • Oconee County Civic Center

    Jan. 19–20, 7 p.m. Jan. 21, 3 p.m. $14–18.


     The musical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's The Ugly Duckling incorporates a message of tolerance.


  • The Georgia Club

    Jan. 19–21, 12–5 p.m. Jan. 19, 6 p.m. (dinner). $65. 770-725-8100,

    Georgia Artist Collective

    The Classic Center Cultural Foundation presents the Georgia Artist Collective, with artwork by William Kwamena Poh, Claire Osborne, Megan Fowler, Steve Cole, Jill Biskin, Ansley Perno, Heidi Hensley and Tina McCullough. A dinner and silent auction will be held Friday night.