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Tuesday, June 28

32 events

Events

  • Heirloom Cafe and Fresh Market

    6 p.m. 706-354-7901

    4th Tuesday Tastings

    Sample a selection of summer sippers.

  • Multiple Locations

    June 28, 11 a.m.–6 p.m. June 29, 12–5 p.m. FREE! 706-510-8342

    HIV Testing

    Get free, anonymous testing. No appointment necessary. Testing is offered at Athens Neighborhood Health Center on Tuesday and the Hancock Community Development Center on Wednesday.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    7–11 p.m. Donations accepted. www.athenspride.com

    Athens PRIDE Stands with Orlando

    Commemorate the anniversary of Stonewall and show support for the Orlando LGBTQ community. Music by Showtime. Proceeds benefit Orlando pride organizations. 

Live Music

Games

Kidstuff

DJs

  • The Manhattan Café

    Loungy Tuesdays. 10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-9767

    Loungy Tuesdays

    DJ NATE FROM WUXTRY Spinning an all-vinyl set of rare and classic deep soul, R&B and blues. Every Tuesday!

Meetings

  • The Rook and Pawn

    11 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! www.fourathens.com

    Coffee Catch-Up

    Network over coffee with local startup entrepreneurs and community supporters.

Classes

Comedy

Film

Wednesday, June 29

34 events

Live Music

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    BEN RICKETTS Psychedelic pop singer-songwriter and visual artist from Oxford, MS. See Calendar Pick on p. 13.

    JOHN FERNANDES The local experimental musician and constant collaborator performs a solo set.

  • The Foundry

    7 p.m. www.thefoundryathens.com

    THE BEST OF UNKNOWN ATHENS A singer-songwriter showcase hosted by Liam Parke. Featuring Ethan Crump, Chis Moore, Nathan Wasserman, Alex Young, James Bale and Lexi Kelson.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    MSRP New local group featuring Scott Baxendale, Jon Mills, Brandon McDearis and Tre Powell.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 10 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    HOOPS Four-piece ambient-turned-pop group from Indiana.

    MANATEES Punked-up garage band on Goner Records from Memphis, TN.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    EMISSARY 89 No info available.

    RYAN BARS Member of local band The Norm plays a solo set.

    TRVY Athens-based songwriter and engineer.

    DEXTER No info available.

  • Locos Grill & Pub

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-549-7700 (Timothy Rd. location)

    REV. TRIBBLE AND THE DEACONS Local group led by Athens rock fixture Reverend Conner Tribble. 

  • 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.

DJs

  • Blue Sky

    5 p.m. FREE! 706-850-3153

    Blue Sky Vinyl

    VINYL WEDNESDAYS Bring your own records and spin them at the bar!

Events

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    4–7 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music.

  • Multiple Locations

    June 28, 11 a.m.–6 p.m. June 29, 12–5 p.m. FREE! 706-510-8342

    HIV Testing

    Get free, anonymous testing. No appointment necessary. Testing is offered at Athens Neighborhood Health Center on Tuesday and the Hancock Community Development Center on Wednesday.

  • Jittery Joe's Coffee

    5–10 p.m. www.jitteryjoes.com

    Food Truck Market

    (Roaster) Local food trucks include Jittery Joe's, Taza, Holy Crepe and more. Every other Wednesday.

  • Miller Learning Center

    7-9 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/accgreenparty

    Jill Stein Speaks

    (Room 101) Green Party Presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein will speak about her campaign. See Calendar Pick on p. 13.

Games

Meetings

Classes

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Live Wire

    7 p.m. FREE! www.livewireathens.com

    Athens Rising

    ATHENS RISING This weekly open-mic event features up to 10 artists with two song/10-minute performance slots. Sign up to win prizes!

  • Hi-Lo Lounge

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

    Karaoke with the King

    KARAOKE WITH THE KING Sing your guts out every Wednesday! 

  • The Office Lounge

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

    Karaoke

    KARAOKE With your host Lynn. Every Wednesday! Tonight's show is part of a special karaoke contest.

  • 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.

Kidstuff

Art

  • Georgia Museum of Art

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

    Artful Conversation

    Callan Steinmann, associate curator of education, leads an in-depth gallery discussion of selected works from "Paper in Profile: Mixografia and Taller de Gráfica Mexicana."

Comedy

  • Buffalo's Café

    7 p.m. $5. 678-374-9848

    Gin and Jokes

    Live comedy hosted by Ms. Gin. For ages 21 & up.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    Pancakes and Canadian Bacon Comedy Tour

    The standup comedy show features Dusty Slay, Evan Berke, Hannah Hogan and Vince Fabra.

Film

  • Georgia Theatre

    7 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    Summer Double Feature: Alien Invasion

    Michael Jordan teams up with the Looney Tunes in a basketball game against alien slavers in Space Jam.

Thursday, June 30

28 events

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 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.

  • 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.

  • Hedges on Broad

    9:30 p.m. FREE! www.hedgesonbroad.com

    Leaving Countries Open Mic

    OPEN MIC Leaving Countries' Louis Phillip Pelot leads an open mic session.

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    JACK'S JOHNSON Local band featuring members of Wieuca and Big Morgan.

    MILK No info available.

  • DePalma's Italian Cafe

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-552-1237 (Timothy Road location)

    THE LUCKY JONES Rockin' rhythm and blues from this local band.

  • The Foundry

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

    GRANT COWAN Local jazz-influenced, piano-based singer-songwriter.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 10 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    DJ REINDEER GAMES Athens DJ mixes trap, hip hop, moombahton, '90s hits and indie dance tunes.

  • The Grotto

    10:30 p.m. 706-549-9933

    ANDREW BRANTLEY Member of jam band The Orange Constant plays a solo set.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    CHRIS BURROUGHS COLLECTIVE Jazz ensemble led by Atlanta drummer Chris Burroughs.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    STRAIGHT NO CHASER Local groove-oriented group.

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. He hosts an "all-star jam" every Thursday.

  • Your Pie

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-355-7048 (Gaines School Road location)

    NICKALOUS BENSON Local singer-songwriter.

Games

  • Butt Hutt Bar-B-Q

    8 p.m. FREE! 706-850-8511

    Entertainment Trivia

    Hosted by Dirty South Trivia. Every Thursday.

  • Johnny's New York Style Pizza

    8 p.m. FREE! johnnyspizza.com/athens

    Full Contact Trivia

    Play to win.

Comedy

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    Comic Strip

    Stand-up comedy open mic featuring headliner Bo Micadelic as well as David HT Rosen of comedy duo A Jew and a Black Guy. Hosted by Alia Ghosheh and Veronica Darby.

Kidstuff

Classes

  • Ciné Barcafé

    Lunchtime Yoga

    Margaret Thomas leads Lunchtime Yoga for all levels. BYO mat. Wednesdays and Fridays, 12 p.m. $5–10. margaretdthomasyoga.blogspot.com

  • ACC Library

    One-on-One Genealogy Assistance

    Library staff offer assistance to genealogists and researchers. July 7 & 27, 2 p.m. July 13 & 21, 10 a.m. www.athenslibrary.org/athens

Events

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

    6 p.m. $5. 706-351-6024

    Healing Circle & Meditation

    Experience a variety of healing and meditation modalities.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    4–7 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.

Outdoors

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    8 a.m. FREE! www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Nature Ramblers

    Learn more about the 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

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    4 p.m. FREE! jclevela@uga.edu

    Natural History Lecture Series

    Robert Wyatt of the Odum School of Ecology presents "Sex in the Garden."

Film

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. Donations accepted. magnoliafundga.org

    Trapped

    Magnolia Fund hosts a screening of Trapped, a documentary exploring abortion laws in different states. A paneled discussion will follow.  

Friday, July 1

22 events

DJs

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    DJ Mahogany

    DJ MAHOGANY Popular local DJ spins freaky funk, sultry soul, righteous R&B and a whole lotta unexpected faves.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

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

    Booty Boyz

    BOOTY BOYZ DJs ImmuzikationTwin Powers and Z-Dog spin dance hits into the night.

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • The Office Lounge

    8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-549-0840

    Karaoke

    KARAOKE With your host Lynn, the Queen of Karaoke!

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

    4 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Anime Club

    Join other 6–12 graders to watch your favorite anime series, draw, and experiment with origami designs.

Events

  • Madison Morgan Cultural Center

    7–9 p.m. FREE! www.mmcc-arts.org

    Independence Day Concert & Picnic

    (Madison) Summer wouldn't be complete without this old-fashioned celebration of our nation's independence. Bring picnic baskets, tables or chairs to the front lawn of the Cultural Center. Following a patriotic concert by the Classic City Band, fireworks will be presented from William Wood Park. See Story on p. 7.

  • 5 p.m. 9:30 p.m. (fireworks)

    Downtown Fireworks Spectacular

    (Thomas St. Hancock & Clayton Ave.) Festivities include bouncy houses, face painting, food carts and other vendors. Live music by Dwight Wilson and the Classic City Soul at 7 p.m., followed by the fireworks show at 9:30 p.m. See Story on p. 7.

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. 706-369-3040

    KIP JONES BAND Local songwriter playing all your favorite covers and some of his own tunes.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    METH WAX Local, punk-inspired lo-fi pop outfit. Final show!

    DELPHINIUM Lo-fi noise-rock outfit from Kennesaw.

    FUISTE Experimental garage-rock with driving guitars.

    KUDZU KIDS Self-described as "mountain melodies from Jasper, GA." 

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. $5. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    ALEC LIVADITIS Local experimental cellist interested in the spatial and material aspects of sound.

    APROTAG Local ambient/drone outfit fronted by JJ Posway.

    HARPOONER Psych-pop band from Nashville, TN.

    CHRIS LOTT Experimental bassist dealing in jazz, punk and noise.

  • The Foundry

    8:30 p.m. $5 (adv.), $7 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    REV. TRIBBLE AND THE DEACONS Local group led by Athens rock fixture Reverend Conner Tribble. 

    THE SHADOW EXECUTIVES Local blues legends perform with assistance from singer-songwriter Caroline Aiken.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 10 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    DJ WARDADDY AND DJ CROWE Spinning darkwave, classic goth, death rock, witch house and everything in between.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    SECONDHAND SWAGGER Atlanta-based band with a passion for vintage sounds and style, disciples of soul music from the 1960s and '70s.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    THE HOBOHEMIANS This six-piece acoustic band utilizes banjo, ukulele, flute, accordion, saxophone, piano, percussion and bass to perform popular roots music of the 1910s, '20s and '30s.

  • Highwire Lounge

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

    LIVE JAZZ Jeremy Raj is bringing together the best that Athens jazz has to offer. A trio of incredibly talented musicians play to a great crowd every weekend.

  • JB's Smokin' Pig Barbeque

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-705-6116

    HUNTER GRAYSON Playing classic country music.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    MARLOWE SHEPPARD No info available.

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. 706-546-0840

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

  • VFW

    7 p.m. www.vfwathens.com

    RAMBLIN' COUNTRY BAND Georgia-based traditional country band.

Classes

  • ACC Library

    One-on-One Digital Media Center Tutorials

    Get individual instruction for graphics, audio or video editing projects or learn to convert albums and cassettes to DVDs and CDs. Thursdays, 6 p.m. and Saturdays, 11 a.m. 706-613-3650

  • ACC Library

    One-on-One Computer Skills

    Personalized instruction available for various computer topics. Thursdays, 9 a.m. 706-613-3650, ext. 354, www.athenslibrary.org

  • Ciné Barcafé

    Lunchtime Workout

    Rebecca Thaw and Jenny Hill Carter host full-body workouts during lunch hour. All skill levels welcome. BYO mat. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12 p.m. $5–10. www.athenscine.com

Games

Saturday, July 2

14 events

Games

Live Music

  • Bishop Park

    Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    THE OLD PAINTS Alabama-based group that touches on everything from power-pop to indie rock, psychedelic, glam, punk and more.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com

    WIEUCA Local band playing cheeky, guitar-driven indie rock.

    TRANSCENDENTAL TELECOM Melodic indie rock group from Orlando, FL.

    DEAD NEIGHBORS This local band plays grunge- and shoegaze-inspired rock.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. $5. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    LINDA Athens-based pop-punk band featuring members of Deep State and Bathrooms.

    PERMANENT MAKEUP Florida-based experimental surf-punk band.

    RYAN GRAY MOORE Solo folk sounds from the leader of local band Brothers. 

    FISHMONGER New local punk group.

  • The Foundry

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

    CLASSIC CITY AMERICAN MUSIC FESTIVAL A two-day concert featuring 21 bands, food and more. Saturday features Generations, North Georgia Bluegrass Band, Clay Leverett, Broken String Band, Norma Rae, Little Country Giants, Hog-Eyed Man, Tony Furtado, Scott Low and Jonathan Byrd & the Pickup Cowboys. See Calendar Pick on p. 13.

  • Go Bar

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

    KARAOKE Hosted by karaoke fanatic John "Dr. Fred" Bowers and featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more.

  • Highwire Lounge

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

    LIVE JAZZ Jeremy Raj is bringing together the best that Athens jazz has to offer. A trio of incredibly talented musicians play to a great crowd every weekend.

  • Iron Factory

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6877

    SUNNY SOUTH BLUES BAND Local band combining a blues and soul spirit with riffy rock and roll.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    REV. TRIBBLE AND THE DEACONS Local group led by Athens rock fixture Rev. Conner Mack Tribble.

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. 706-546-0840.

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

Events

  • Bishop Park

    8 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.org

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music. Today features an educational activity.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    4:30–7:30 p.m. www.terrapinbeer.com

    All American Oat Pale Ale Release Party

    Vote to bring back your favorite Terrapin beer while enjoying samples from the brewery's red, white and blue cask.

DJs

Sunday, July 3

6 events

Performance

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    2 p.m. FREE! www.classiccityband.org

    Classic City Band

    The oldest community band in Georgia presents a patriotic concert in the air-conditioned conservatory.

Games

Live Music

  • The Foundry

    1:30 p.m. $10 (adv.), $15 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    CLASSIC CITY AMERICAN MUSIC FESTIVAL A two-day concert featuring 21 bands, food and more. Sunday features Red Oak Southern String Band, Caleb Keith & The Calaveras, Forlorn Strangers, Cortez Garza, Sweet Sweet, Michael Lesousky, Great Peacock, Fester Hagood, Cicada Rhythm, Dave Marr and Packway Handle Band. See Calendar Pick on p. 13.

  • Georgia Theatre

    Blue & White Bash. 7 p.m. $30 (adv.), $45 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    JAGGED EDGE Mainstream R&B group known for singles like "Let's Get Married" and "Where the Party At."

    ZIGGY ROXXX & MINNIE Two local hip hop artists team up.

Monday, July 4

5 events

Games

  • 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

    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.

Live Music

  • The Office Lounge

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

    UNPLUG & UNWIND A weekly "acoustic fam-jam" hosted by Joey Quiggins.

Events

  • Oconee Veterans Park

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3965

    Oconee 4th Spectacular

    Celebrate July 4th with live music, activities and fireworks.

Tuesday, July 5

22 events

Classes

Games

Kidstuff

DJs

  • The Manhattan Café

    Loungy Tuesdays. 10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-9767

    Loungy Tuesdays

    DJ NATE FROM WUXTRY Spinning an all-vinyl set of rare and classic deep soul, R&B and blues. Every Tuesday!

Events

Live Music

Art

  • KA Artist Shop

    7:30 p.m. FREE! kaartistshop@gmail.com, www.kaartist.com

    Game/Show

    30 local artists will take turns drawing instructions from a ball hopper in order to collectively create one wall-spanning work. Email to participate. See Calendar Pick on p. 13.