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Monday, January 23

12 events

Kidstuff

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597

    Pajama Storytime

    Bring your pajama-clad kids in for storytelling and readings by special guests.

  • ACC Library

    4–5:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Open Chess Play for Kids and Teens

    Teen chess players of all skill levels can play matches and learn from members of the local Chess and Community Players, who will be on hand to assist players and help build skill levels. For ages 7–18. Registration required. 

Karaoke & Open Mic

Games

Meetings

Live Music

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    RABIES SCYTHE FIGHT Experimental electronic local band.

    BIG MIKE MYSTERY Atlanta-based, hip-hop-influenced beat project.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    MINGLEWOOD MONDAY Local artists pay tribute to the Grateful Dead.

Performance

  • UGA Ramsey Concert Hall

    8 p.m. FREE! music.uga.edu

    Faculty Concert

    Violinist Michael Heald will be joined by pianist Timothy Lovelace for a recital including Brahms, Howard Ferguson, Mozart and Leoš Janáček. 

Tuesday, January 24

19 events

Games

Events

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    6:30 p.m. FREE! www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Garden Travels: Gardens in the Côte d'Azur

    Connie Cottingham leads a program on three different gardens in France and Monaco.

Kidstuff

Karaoke & Open Mic

Live Music

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    LOS CANTARES Local desert-rock supergroup featuring members of Old Smokey and Moths.

    MINOR MOON Songwriting project of Chicago-based musician Sam Cantor.

    FABULOUS BIRD Catchy, lo-fi indie rock with the character of old guitars and drums that've been collecting dust in a garage for years.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    TOM VISIONS Post-mystical, electronic, psychedelic folk music from the artist formerly known as Tom(b) Television.

    THE ELECTRIC NATURE Psych-rock/electro duo from Athens.

    SPACE BROTHER Local experimental electronic artist. 

    SULTANS OF CRACHOSTAN No info available.

  • Live Wire

    Nuci's Space Benefit. 8 p.m. www.livewireathens.com

    THE TUTEN BROTHERS New local folk-rock band.

    LIGHT BRIGADE New local rock and roll five-piece. 

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    DJ WHOM Local DJ playing a mix of hip hop, '90s and 2000s music.

Film

Lectures & Lit

  • UGA Chapel

    5:30 p.m. FREE! pthomas@uga.edu

    From AIDS to Zika

    NPR heath correspondent and senior editor Rob Stein leads a discussion, "From AIDS to Zika: The View from the NPR Science Desk."

Wednesday, January 25

30 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com

    REPLICKA Garage-rock project led by songwriter Forde Weaver.

    MURDER THE MOOD Local alternative rock band.

    SCMOOZE Athens-based alternative rock four-piece.

  • The Foundry

    7:30 p.m. $8 (adv.), $10 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    DEAD HORSES Milwuakee-based Americana trio. See Calendar Pick on p. 21.

    SARA RACHELE Independent singer-songwriter from Decatur.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. $7. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    ULTRAFAUX This trio of two acoustic guitarists and an upright bassist plays music with influences from Romani and Balkan folk to funk, swing and jazz.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    CHRIS PADGETT Local guitar virtuoso and songwriter performs a solo set.

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. $5. 706-546-0840

    BOB HAY & THE JOLLY BEGGARS Long-running local string band that plays the songs of Scottish poet Robert Burns. This is the 15th annual Burns concert!

  • Porterhouse Grill

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990

    JAZZ NIGHT The longest standing weekly music gig in Athens! Enjoy an evening of original music, improv and standards.

Classes

Games

Meetings

  • Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation, Firehall #2

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

    Georgia Climate Change Coalition

    Meet others who are concerned about climate change. Melissa Link will speak on "What We Need to Do in Athens." Refreshments will be served.

  • The World Famous

    6–7:30 p.m. FREE! www.fourathens.com/happy-hour

    Tech Happy Hour

    Meet local entrepreneurs, tech talent and other fellow Athenians who are making cool stuff at this weekly Four Athens networking happy hour.

Sports

Kidstuff

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    Open Mic Night

    LEAVING COUNTRIES OPEN MIC JAM Bands are welcome, backline is provided and the jam rocks until 2 a.m.

Performance

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    8 p.m. $6 (w/ UGA ID), $12. pac.uga.edu

    UGA Symphony Orchestra

    Student musicians will perform masterworks of classical repertoire.

Art

Comedy

  • Jerzee's Sports Bar

    9 p.m. $5. ghoshehalia@gmail.com

    Comic Strip Comedy Show

    Alia Ghosheh hosts a comedy showcase headlined by Bronson Adams.

Lectures & Lit

Thursday, January 26

23 events

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Go Bar

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

    Dr. Fred's Karaoke

    KARAOKE Hosted by karaoke fanatic John "Dr. Fred" Bowers 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.

Kidstuff

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    4:30 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597

    Lego Club

    Create Lego art and enjoy Lego-based games. Blocks provided. For ages 8 & up.

  • Oconee County Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Infant Storytime

    This special storytime is for the youngest readers-to-be and their caregivers.

Meetings

Events

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    6–8 p.m. FREE! $5 (coffee & dessert). www.pac.uga.edu

    Make It An Evening

    Enjoy Jittery Joe's coffee, Cecilia Villaveces' cakes and gallery tours prior to the performance in Hodgson Hall by the Spanish Brass.

  • Four Athens

    6–9 p.m. www.fourathens.com

    Four Athens Open House

    Features spotlights on member companies and an awards cermony with Athens startups.

Classes

  • reBlossom Mama Baby Shop

    9:30 a.m. $5–10 donation. www.reblossomathens.com

    Mama-Baby Yoga

    This yoga class allows kiddos to practice alongside their parents. Free childcare is available for little ones who would rather play than practice yoga.

  • 6:30 p.m. $10. kundaliniathens@gmail.com

    Kundalini Yoga & Meditation

    (160 Satula Ave.) Connect to your own inner calm and strength. Beginners to advanced welcome.

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!

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $7 (21+), $9 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com

    LEE BAINS III & THE GLORY FIRES Gritty, bluesy, socially charged rock and roll band from Alabama. See Calendar Pick on p. 21.

    FIVE EIGHT Legendary Athens rock trio that consistently pumps out boisterous rock and roll.

    T. HARDY MORRIS Dead Confederate frontman performs a solo set of his folky, lived-in tunes.

  • The Foundry

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

    GEORGIA JAZZ EDUCATORS JAM Hosted by Georgia State University's Dr. Gordon Vernick.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7 p.m. $15. www.georgiatheatre.com

    SAMMY ADAMS Boston-based rapper with pop sensibilities.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    ONE TON TOMATO Calypso and Latin jazz ensemble led by local musician Tony McCutcheon.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    GROOVE FETISH Proggressive jam-rock group from Wilmington, NC.

  • 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.

Lectures & Lit

Film

  • Georgia Museum of Art

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

    Irascibles Film Series: Painters Painting

    This documentary on the New York School of painters highlights artists such as Robert Rauschenbreg, William de Kooning, Andy Warhol, Helen Frankenthaler, Frank Stella and more.

Performance

  • UGA Performing Arts Center

    8 p.m. $26-$41. www.pac.uga.edu

    Spanish Brass

    This prestigious brass ensemble is one of the most dynamic groups on the international scene today.

Art

  • Gallery @ Hotel Indigo–Athens

    6:30–8:30 p.m. FREE! galleryhotelindigoathens@gmail.com

    Opening Reception

    "Ultra Bright" presents fiber, photography, paper and painting by Barbette Houser, Laura Noel, Jessica Smith, Vivian Liddell, Logan Shirah and Drema Montgomery. See Art Notes on p. 16.

Friday, January 27

19 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $7 (21+), $9 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com

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

    SAVAGIST Heavy-hitting local metal band.

    VINCAS Local downer-punk band featuring snarling guitars and doomy, psychedelic flourishes.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    10 p.m. FREE! www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    CHRISTOPHER WITHOUT HIS LIVER Songwriter Chris Ingham plays a set of acoustic folk-punk. Album release show!

    AS DUSK FADES Local acoustic group that sounds like "Renaissance doing Duran Duran covers."

    LOOPER NOVA Jammy, guitar-oriented local project led by musicians C-Loop and Razzi King.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $10 (adv). $15 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    KINCHAFOONEE COWBOYS Country band from Albany, GA.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. SOLD OUT. www.georgiatheatre.com

    JON LANGSTON Georgia-based country songwriter influenced by Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson Tim Mcgraw, Guns N' Roses, Staind and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

    COLE TAYLOR Rising Nashville-based country singer.

  • Highwire Lounge

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

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

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    BACK CITY WOODS Macon-based bluegrass/Southern rock band.

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. Every Friday!

  • The Office Lounge

    8:30 p.m. 706-546-0840

    THE ORIGINAL SCREWTOPS Crankin' the blues since 1962.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    4:30 p.m. www.terrapinbeer.com

    WOODY & SUNSHINE Americana guitar-and-banjo duo from Arkansas.

  • The World Famous

    12 a.m. www.facebook.com/theworldfamousathens

    MATERIAL GIRLS Atlanta band featuring current and former members of Concord America, Chief Scout and others.

Games

Events

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    4–6 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Adult Coloring Program

    Coloring sheets and pencils will be provided for participants to drop in, color and relax.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    4:30 p.m. $20. sobrewco.com

    National Chocolate Cake Day

    A special tour pairs locally baked chocolate cupcakes with beer. 

Lectures & Lit

  • UGA Dean Rusk Hall

    8:30 a.m. FREE! (w/ UGA ID), $12. ann.carroll25@uga.edu

    "Protect and Serve: Perspectives on 21st Century Policing"

    UGA's School of Law's student-edited legal journal, the Georgia Law Review, presents a daylong conference on policing issues, changes in case law and more. A keynote address will be given at 3:15 p.m. by Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the University of California, Irvine School of Law.

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

    Meet the Author

    (Avid Bookshop, Prince Ave.) Elizabeth McKenzie shares The Portable Veblen.

Classes

  • Winterville Center for Community and Culture

    6–8 p.m. $23. wintervillecenter.com

    Electric Pressure Cooking

    Participants will learn how to prepare food with an electric pressure cooker and take recipes home. 

Kidstuff

Art

  • Lamar Dodd School of Art

    6–8 p.m. FREE! www.art.uga.edu

    Winter Art Party Extravaganza

    New exhibitions include "Michi Meko: One Last Smile Before the Undertow," "355," "Listening: Yeonsoo Kim" and the "2017 Undergraduate Curated Exhibition." See Calendar Pick on p. 21.

Theater

  • Athens Little Playhouse

    Jan. 27–27 & Feb. 3–4, 7 p.m. Jan. 29 & Feb. 5, 3 p.m. $5–10. www.athenslittleplayhouse.net

    Seussical

    The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust that contains The Whos. 

Saturday, January 28

20 events

Events

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    6:30 p.m. $300 (members), $350. 9:30 p.m. (just dessert and dancing). $50 (members), $65. 706-542-0830

    Elegant Salute: A Night of Tropical Splendor

    The Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art host their 15th biennial gala featuring cocktails, music, dinner and dancing with DJ Mahogany. Tropical attire encouraged. RSVP. See Calendar Pick on p. 21.

  • ACC Library

    10 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org

    Green Life Expo

    Exhibitors, kids activities and make-and-take workshops educate guests on lessening their carbon footprint. 

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com

    THE NORM Local group that combines funk, reggae, pop, rock and hip hop.

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

    Y.O.D. Hip hop group from Atlanta.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. FREE! www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    ACOUSTIC MANNEQUIN No info available.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $21 (adv.), $26 (door). www.40watt.com

    KURT VILE AND THE VIOLATORS Philadelphia-based indie rocker Vile is known for his laconic, lo-fi sound and wry lyricism. See story on p. 13.

    LUKE ROBERTS Americana singer-songwriter from Nashville with an all-star Athens backing band.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $32 (adv.), $36 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    MOE. Long-running, jammy prog rock band out of New York.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    KYSHONA ARMSTRONG, SHANNON LABRIE AND JESS NOLAN Nashville trio performs an acoustic in-the-round set as part of their American Dream tour. 

  • Highwire Lounge

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

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

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    9 p.m. $5. www.facebook.com/lkshuffleclub

    HOT CORNER HIP HOP Featuring locally grown beats and rhymes by Dope KnifeWarren PeaceJohn Average and Lil Booly, plus DJ sets by Nate From Wuxtry and an open mic freestyle competition after the show.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    SUMILAN Technically proficient musicians playing progressive jam rock.

  • The Office Lounge

    Athens Human Rights Festival Benefit. 8 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Local rock and roll fixture.

    MORE POPULAR THAN KLAATU Local musicians Timi Conley, Bryan Poole, Peter Alvanos and Michael Guthrie play a set of Beatles favorites.

    CAROLINE AIKEN & CATCH A C.A.B. The local folk singer-songwriter performs with her talented backing band.

  • The World Famous

    11 a.m. www.facebook.com/theworldfamousathens

    KITH & KIN Newly formed Athens-based folk-rock band.

Sports

Lectures & Lit

  • Avid Bookshop

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

    Avid Poetry Series

    (Prince Ave) Hear poetry from Rosalie Moffett (June of Eden) and Mario Chard (Land of Fire).

  • 9 a.m.–5 p.m. sehlers@uga.edu law.uga.edu

    WIlbanks Child Endangerment and Sexual Exploitation Clinic Conference

    (UGA Hirsh Hall, School of Law) The first annual conference brings together legal experts, psychologists and child advocacy leaders from across the country to discuss important issues related to child sexual abuse survivors and those professionals who assist them. The conference offers five Continuing Legal Education credits, plus breakfast and lunch.

Classes

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!

Art

  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    10:30 a.m. FREE! www.ocaf.com

    Wood Works: The Artists' Perspective

    Wood turner Philip Moulthrop and furniture artist Sabiha Mujtaba present illustrated talks about their work in "Wood Works: A Regional Exhibition." Curator Abraham Tesser will moderate a stroll through the exhibition after the presentations.

Theater

  • Athens Little Playhouse

    Jan. 27–27 & Feb. 3–4, 7 p.m. Jan. 29 & Feb. 5, 3 p.m. $5–10. www.athenslittleplayhouse.net

    Seussical

    The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust that contains The Whos. 

Sunday, January 29

7 events

Events

  • The Foundry

    12:30-3:30 p.m. $10–12. 706-549-7020

    Bridal Show

    Mingle with premiere wedding vendors and industry experts, sample an assortment of fare from Graduate Athens' award-winning culinary team, and find a backdrop for the big day.

  • Healing Arts Centre

    6:30 p.m. $10. www.mattvenuti.com

    Ambient Fusion

     A reception will be followed by a concert with Matt Venuti.

Games

Live Music

Theater

  • Athens Little Playhouse

    Jan. 27–27 & Feb. 3–4, 7 p.m. Jan. 29 & Feb. 5, 3 p.m. $5–10. www.athenslittleplayhouse.net

    Seussical

    The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust that contains The Whos. 

Monday, January 30

15 events

Karaoke & Open Mic

Games

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    9 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/lkshuffleclub

    Rock and Roll Trivia

    Get a team together and show off your extensive music knowledge! Hosted by Jonathan Thompson.

  • Grindhouse Killer Burgers

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

    Dirty South Trivia: Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll

    Team trivia contests with house cash prizes every Monday night.

  • Beef 'O' Brady's

    8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1916

    Team Trivia

    Win house cash and prizes! Every Monday night.

  • The Rook and Pawn

    7 p.m. FREE! rookandpawnathens@gmail.com

    League Trivia

    Six teams will compete in a five-week trivia battle for annual memberships and gift cards valued at nearly $500. Email to sign up.

  • The Rook and Pawn

    6 p.m. $15. www.therookandpawn.com

    Magic the Gathering Draughts and Drafts

    Each draft pod gets you a three-pack draft, a participation pack and prize packs for wins.

Lectures & Lit

Events

  • Southern Brewing Company

    4:30–8:30 p.m. FREE! www.sobrewco.com

    Industry Night

    People who work in the alcohol service industry can receive a free tour and beer samples. Bring proof of work like a pay stub or pouring permit.

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

    4–5:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Open Chess Play for Kids and Teens

    Teen chess players of all skill levels can play matches and learn from members of the local Chess and Community Players, who will be on hand to assist players and help build skill levels. For ages 7–18. Registration required. 

Performance

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    8 p.m. $41–47. pac.uga.edu

    Vocalosity

    The a cappella ensemble sings today's today's hits, combined with choreography from Sean Curran, an original cast member of STOMP.

Live Music

  • Go Bar

    11 p.m. 706-546-5609

    JONATHAN BROWN Poet turned hip hop artist from New Orleans whose music is characterized by strong and poignant lyrics.

    ECHO CONSTANT Local sample-based electronic project.

    THE HOLY HELLS Rock trio with "hints of Radiohead and bacon grease."

  • The World Famous

    11 p.m. www.facebook.com/theworldfamousathens

    COUCHLOCKED New psychedelic/progressive folk duo.

Meetings

  • Multiple Locations

    Jan. 30, 6 p.m. at the Classic Center. Jan. 31, 12:30 p.m. at the Lyndon House and 6 p.m. at Cedar Shoals High School. Feb. 1, 10:30 a.m. at the Classic Center. Feb. 2, 6 p.m. at Clarke Central High School. www.envisionathens.com

    Envision Athens

    Envision Athens is a new "community-wide effort to develop a common vision for the future of the Athens-Clarke County community." See City Dope on p. 6.