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Friday, June 23

81 events

Classes

  • ACC Library

    Computer Classes

    "Word 2013: Basic Formatting." July 11, 10 a.m. "Word 2013: Styles, Themes and Templates." July 18, 10 a.m. "Excel 2013: Spreadsheet Basics." July 25, 10 a.m. 706-613-3650, www.athenslibrary.org/athens

Events

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

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

  • 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

    FUNK BROTHERHOOD The local all-star band plays classic funk, disco and rock and roll covers.

    LIQUID DYNAMITE Athens-based group featuring drummer Dwayne Holloway.

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

  • The Office Lounge

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

    FAT ARM DADDY Athens-based rhythm and blues trio.

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. 706-546-0840

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

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

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

    JUST JAY One-man acoustic cover band.

Lectures & Lit

  • Avid Bookshop

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

    Meet the Poets

    (Prince Ave.) Meet local poets Eugene Bianchi (The Hum of it All: Poems from a Personal Journey) and Bob Ambrose Jr. (Journey to Embarkation—A Reflection in Poetry). 

Games

Film

  • Ciné Barcafé

    June 23–24, 7:30 p.m. June 24–25, 3 p.m. FREE! (donations encouraged). www.athenscine.com

    Athens in Our Lifetimes

    The documentary examines the evolution of the personality of Athens as a community over six decades. Tickets are free but required.

Theater

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    June 22–24, 8 p.m. $15. www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Into the Woods

    (Theater in the Woods) Brightstone Productions presents James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim's play that brings together multiple popular storybook characters. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

  • Crawford School

    June 22–24, 7:30 p.m. $13–18. www.artsoglethorpe.org

    9 to 5

    Arts Oglethorpe presents the musical based on the popular film with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton. Three coworkers concoct a plan to get even with their sexist, egotistical boss. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

Kidstuff

  • Bogart Library

    11 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Storytime Picnic

    Participants can try out a variety of percussion, woodwind and brass instruments at the "Musical Petting Zoo." 

AthFest

Art

  • Downtown Athens

    June 23, 5–10 p.m. June 24, 12–10 p.m. June 25, 12:30–8 p.m. FREE! athfest.com

    AthFest Artist Market

    Browse over 40 booths of art, jewelry, ceramics, glass, woodwork, clothing and more. See p. 11.

Saturday, June 24

116 events

DJs

Events

  • Athens Welcome Center

    June 24–25, 10 a.m. $20. 708-208-8687

    Athens Music History Tour

    The combination walking-bus tour led by music historian Paul Butchart passes landmarks of local musical significance including the Steeple, Nuci's Space, REM Trestle and spots downtown. Call to make reservations.

  • West Broad Market Garden

    9 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! www.athenslandtrust.org

    West Broad Farmers Market

    Shop for fresh and affordable produce and prepared foods. The market also includes kids activities, cooking demonstrations, educational booths and entertainment. Today's Juneteenth Celebration will feature 25 vendors, children's activities, workshops, cooking demos, horseback riding and the Piedmont Health education mobile. Performances include MC Mokah Johnson, DJ Blaque Starr, Palms of Fire Dance Team, Simply Imani African wear fashion show, Repunza, Musa Poem and more.

  • Bishop Park

    8 a.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music from Ciyadh Wells and Todd Lister.

  • 5–10 p.m. FREE! www.mainstreetjefferson.com

    Jefferson Freedom Festival

    (Downtown Jefferson) The family-friendly festival will have live music from the Fly Betty band, vendor booths, food, games and fireworks. 

Live Music

  • Bar South

    10:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1329

    THE LAST REMNANTS Group consisting of members of various '80s and '90s rock bands.

  • Bishop Park

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

    CIYADH WELLS Classical guitarist from Louisville, KY.

    TODD LISTER Folky local singer-songwriter. 

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    LEAVING COUNTRIES MUSIC MARATHON Featuring nine hours of local artists performing, from 5 p.m.–2 a.m.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    3 p.m. FREE! www.caledonialounge.com

    DIRTY ATHENS DAY PARTY Featuring performances by David Barbe and Inward Dream Ebb, Cowboy Curtys, Illegal Drugs, Nihilist Cheerleader, Hot Fudge, Hannie and the Slobs, Juan de Fuca, Apparition, Neighbor Lady, Wanderwild and O Key. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    10 a.m. FREE! www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com

    BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS New West Records presents a daytime concert featuring music from The Artisanals, Bobby's Shorts, Cicada Rhythm and Lilly Hiatt. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

  • Front Porch Book Store

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-742-7735

    BLIND ORPHAN KITTY Guitar and vocals-driven blues trio influenced by Junior Wells, The Allman Brothers and beyond.

  • Highwire Lounge

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

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

  • Mama Jewel's Kitchen

    10 a.m. FREE! 706-850-9797

    EDDIE RAY ARNOLD Local country singer-songwriter.

    WILDCAT BRIDGE Pure Americana group that combines rock, country and blues.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    DANGFLY Local, all-star melodic rock band led by songwriter and guitarist Adam Payne.

    PARTIALS Local psychedelic pop four-piece.

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE A solo performance from this local rock legend.

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. 706-546-0840

    QUIG AND THE BOYS Local rock band playing old, new, blues and rock with a twist.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

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

    YOESHI ROBERTS Singer-songwriter playing uplifting "acoustic music that feels good."

Art

  • 3–5 p.m. $10–15. 706-542-9842, thaxtona@uga.edu, www.wuga.org

    WUGA's Artists in Residence Series

    (Contact for Location) See the home of painter Judith McWillie. Proceeds benefit WUGA. See Art Notes on p. 10.

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    2 p.m. FREE! www.athensclarkecounty.com/lyndonhouse

    Gallery Talk

    Curators Jessica Smith and Susan Falls discuss "Fold Unfold: An Exhibit of Contemporary Coverlets."

  • Downtown Athens

    June 23, 5–10 p.m. June 24, 12–10 p.m. June 25, 12:30–8 p.m. FREE! athfest.com

    AthFest Artist Market

    Browse over 40 booths of art, jewelry, ceramics, glass, woodwork, clothing and more. See p. 11.

Kidstuff

Classes

AthFest

Games

Performance

Sports

Film

  • Ciné Barcafé

    June 23–24, 7:30 p.m. June 24–25, 3 p.m. FREE! (donations encouraged). www.athenscine.com

    Athens in Our Lifetimes

    The documentary examines the evolution of the personality of Athens as a community over six decades. Tickets are free but required.

Theater

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    June 22–24, 8 p.m. $15. www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Into the Woods

    (Theater in the Woods) Brightstone Productions presents James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim's play that brings together multiple popular storybook characters. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

  • Crawford School

    June 22–24, 7:30 p.m. $13–18. www.artsoglethorpe.org

    9 to 5

    Arts Oglethorpe presents the musical based on the popular film with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton. Three coworkers concoct a plan to get even with their sexist, egotistical boss. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

Lectures & Lit

  • Avid Bookshop

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

    Meet the Author

    (Prince Ave.) Kirsten Ott Palladino celebrates Equally Wed: The Ultimate Guide to Planning Your LGBTQ+ Wedding.

Meetings

  • Memorial Park

    June 19, 6:30 p.m. June 21, 6:30 p.m. June 24, 10 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3801

    Memorial Park Visioning Sessions

    Participants will break into small groups and discuss the future of the park, what they like and dislike, and share experiences that will help inform park planners as they develop revitalizations.

Sunday, June 25

31 events

Events

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    1–6 p.m. www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com

    Good Food Good Beer Block Party

    Sample dishes from The National, Viva! Argentine Cuisine, Your Pie, Rashe's Cuisince, Heirloom Cafe and Lindsey's Culinary Market. Plus, sample Creature Comforts' brews. Music by DJ Osmose. Proceeds benefit Wholesome Wave Georgia and the Athens Farmers Market SNAP doubling program.

  • Athens Welcome Center

    June 24–25, 10 a.m. $20. 708-208-8687

    Athens Music History Tour

    The combination walking-bus tour led by music historian Paul Butchart passes landmarks of local musical significance including the Steeple, Nuci's Space, REM Trestle and spots downtown. Call to make reservations.

Live Music

  • Cali 'N' Tito's Eastside

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-355-7087

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

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    EXPERIMENTAL NIGHT Experimental showcase, featuring Michael Potter, Patrick Ware and Michael Lauden, Jacob Sunderlin and Pocketful of Claptonite.

  • Iron Factory

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

    PARADISE PATIO A weekly LGBTQ-friendly series focusing on eclectic techno and deep-house electronica, hosted by DJ Zelium.

  • Pixel & Ink Studio

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

    PIXEL & INK GRAND OPENING Featuring music from Four Eyes, The TaxiCab Verses, Hunger Anthem and Tabloid.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    1:30 p.m. www.terrapinbeer.com

    TRACE COLTON No info available.

DJs

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    Good Food Good Beer Block Party. 1 p.m. www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com

    DJ Osmose

    DJ OSMOSE International touring DJ and Athens resident lays down an all-vinyl set of funk, soul, boogie and more.

Games

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Beef 'O' Brady's

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

    Open Mic Night

    OPEN MIC Sing loud, sing proud.

Classes

Film

  • Ciné Barcafé

    June 23–24, 7:30 p.m. June 24–25, 3 p.m. FREE! (donations encouraged). www.athenscine.com

    Athens in Our Lifetimes

    The documentary examines the evolution of the personality of Athens as a community over six decades. Tickets are free but required.

AthFest

  • Pulaski Street Stage

    12:30 p.m. www.athfest.com

    THE SALT FLATS Melodic and lively local guitar-rock band.

  • KidsFest Stage

    1 p.m. www.athfest.com

    CONNOR BYERS Young singer and rapper from Athens. 

  • Hull Street Stage

    1:15 p.m. www.athfest.com

    ROAD TO RICHES WINNER The winner of the Athens Unsigned battle of the bands contest performs.

  • Pulaski Street Stage

    1:45 p.m. www.athfest.com

    THE BROKEN STRING BAND Athens band blending western folk with indie rock.

  • KidsFest Stage

    1:50 p.m. www.athfest.com

    EAST ATHENS DANCE COMPANY Dance performances from talented young locals.

  • KidsFest Stage

    2:40 p.m. www.athfest.com

    ATHENS SCHOOL OF MUSIC Young students show off their talent.

  • Hull Street Stage

    2:45 p.m. www.athfest.com

    THE VINYL SUNS Athens-based funky blues-rock five-piece.

  • Pulaski Street Stage

    3:15 p.m. www.athfest.com

    RICK FOWLER BAND Original, guitar-driven blues-rock group. They'll be joined by Beverly "Guitar" Watkins, a renowned septuagenarian blues guitarist from Atlanta.

  • KidsFest Stage

    3:30 p.m. www.athfest.com

    DRAKE SCHOOL OF IRISH DANCE Traditional dance performances from young students.

  • Hull Street Stage

    4 p.m. www.athfest.com

    TY MANNING Former Bearfoot Hookers guitarist performs a solo set.

  • KidsFest Stage

    4:20 p.m. www.athfest.com

    DANCEFX A group of young dancers perform.

  • Pulaski Street Stage

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

    ZACH DEPUTY Singer-songwriter and one-man band from Bluffton, SC with hints of jam, funk and soul.

  • Hull Street Stage

    5:15 p.m. www.athfest.com

    MRJORDANMRTONKS Tommy Jordan and William Tonks' collaboration features rootsy guitar picking and paired vocal melodies.

  • Pulaski Street Stage

    5:45 p.m. www.athfest.com

    INTERSTELLAR BOYS New project from former Widespread Panic drummer Todd Nance.

  • Hull Street Stage

    6:30 p.m. www athfest.com

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

  • Pulaski Street Stage

    7 p.m. www.athfest.com

    DRVIN' N CRYIN' Hard-hitting Southern rock from this legendary Atlanta band.

Art

  • Downtown Athens

    June 23, 5–10 p.m. June 24, 12–10 p.m. June 25, 12:30–8 p.m. FREE! athfest.com

    AthFest Artist Market

    Browse over 40 booths of art, jewelry, ceramics, glass, woodwork, clothing and more. See p. 11.

  • Pixel & Ink Studio

    6:30–11 p.m. FREE! www.pixelandinkstudio.com

    Pixel & Ink Grand Opening

    See the new and improved Pixel & Ink Studio. Live music by Four Eyes, The TaxiCab Verses, Hunger Anthem and Tabloid. See an exhibit by Lucy and Tomo Ralston, plus a selection of prints by local artists. See Art Notes on p. 10.

Lectures & Lit

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    3 p.m. FREE! www.athenshistorical.org

    Meet the Authors

    Meet Vince Dooley and Samuel Norman Thomas, Jr. in celebration of their book The Legion's Fighting Bulldog. The book compiles letters between ,William Gaston Delony, lieutenant colonel of Cobb's Georgia Legion Calvary, and his wife, Rosa Delony.

Monday, June 26

19 events

Karaoke & Open Mic

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Infant Storytime

    Designed to nurture language skills through literature-based materials and activities. Parents assist their children in movements and actions while playing.

  • 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. 

  • Bogart Library

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

    Monday Funday

    Songs, finger plays, wiggles and giggles for ages three and under. Caregivers will recieve pointers for building literacy and language skills.

Lectures & Lit

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

    General Knowledge Trivia

    Win house cash and prizes! Every Monday night.

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

    1 p.m. $4. ejstapler@gmail.com

    Duplicate Bridge

    Beginner players welcome.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    7:30 p.m. FREE! flickertheatreandbar.com

    Movie Trivia

    Klon hosts movie trivia.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8–10 p.m. FREE! highwirelounge.com

    Geeks Who Drink Trivia

    Test your general knowledge for prizes.

Meetings

Events

  • ACC Library

    2–6 p.m. FREE! 706-510-8342

    HIV Testing

    Get free, anonymous testing. No appointment necessary.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    5–8 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.

Live Music

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.

Film

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. FREE! flickertheatreandbar.com

    Athens Ghastly Horror Society

    Rudy Ray Moore stars in 1977's Petey Wheatstraw, the Devil's Son-In-Law.

Classes

Tuesday, June 27

25 events

Kidstuff

Meetings

  • Holy Cross Lutheran Church

    12 p.m. FREE! 1779.toastmastersclubs.org

    Classic City Toastmasters

    The club celebrates its 55th anniversary. Visitors welcome.

Games

Live Music

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    10 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    DUDE MAGNETS Noisy indie-rock chaos.

    SWAMP Melodic and wiry local indie rock band.

    KWAZYMOTO Noisy local punk- and and math-influenced rock trio.

    TWEN Nashville-based psych-rock group.

  • The Foundry

    Terrapin Tuesday. 7 p.m. $5. www.thefoundryathens.com

    BENSON & LEINWEBER Two talented local folk guitarists team up.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 9 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    CRACKA PACK Hip-hop trio from Macon.

    HUSKO DON WALL Trap-influenced hip-hop MC.

    MIKE D Singer and rapper with a poppy sound.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    KILLICK Freeform experimentalist Killick Hinds coaxes sounds from instruments like his H'arpeggione and his "harp guitar," Big Red.

    SHANE PARISH Solo guitarist from Asheville, NC known as a member of avant-garde rock band Ahleuchatistas.

    LEA LEA Dreamy indie-folk artist from Atlanta.

    LEBO JENKINS Atlanta musician playing "alien Appalachian, old-time tunes and American Primitive compositions on banjo and scordatura guitar."

    MICHAEL PIERCE Local experimental artist known for his projects Leisure Service and Wet Garden. 

    BIG IFF Local experimental performer.

  • Nowhere Bar

    9 p.m. 706-546-4742

    TUESDAY NIGHT CONFESSIONAL This series, hosted by Fester Hagood, showcases acoustic solo sets from talented singer-songwriters from Athens and across the country.

Lectures & Lit

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

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

    The Rest of the Story Book Club

    Discuss works connected to the ongoing and upcoming exhibitions and programs at the library. Followed by gallery tours. June's selction is Kill 'Em and Leave: Searching for James Brown and the American Soul by James McBride.

  • ACC Library

    6 p.m. FREE! commongroundathens.org

    Common Ground LGBT & Book Club

    Discuss Lez Talk: A Collection of Black Lesbian Short Fiction edited by S. Andrea Allen and Lauren Cherelle.

Classes

  • Dancefx

    8–11 p.m. $3–5. www.athensswingnight.com

    Swing Night

    A one-hour lesson is followed by a two-hour dancing session. No experience or partner necessary. Every Tuesday.

  • Snipes Water Resource Center

    5–7 p.m. FREE! www.sercap.org

    Private Well Owner Workshop

    Learn about well construction, maintenance, sampling and financial resources.

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Mellow Mushroom

    9 p.m. FREE! 706-613-0892

    Karaoke

    KARAOKE Every Tuesday. Sing for your chance to win Terrapin swag.

Events

  • J. Phil Campbell Agricultural Research Station

    9:30 a.m.–1p.m. bpowell@uga.edu

    J. Phil Campbell Corn Boil

    Feast on corn grown on the property and take a van tour of the 1,055-acre farm.

Wednesday, June 28

35 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    MYFEVER Alt-rock group from Atlanta.

    GUMLOG Jangly, melodic local indie-rock group.

    DESIGN COMPANY Folk-influenced rock band from Athens.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    Athens Farmers Market. 5 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    STRING THEORY High-energy acoustic fusion and funk-oriented progressive rock with elements of bluegrass and Americana.

  • The Foundry

    7 p.m. $5. www.thefoundryathens.com

    THE BEST OF UNKNOWN ATHENS A monthly singer-songwriter showcase hosted by Liam Parke and featuring Devin Dennis, Daniel Toole, Hughes Taylor, Matt McKinney, Greg Hester and Jaclyn Steele.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 9 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    :LOVESONGS Athens-based experimental band with jazz, electronic and metal influences.

    BAGHOUSE Local experimental group that explores instrumental jazz, ambient and post-rock.

  • Locos Grill & Pub

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

    THE BACUPS Fun-loving local cover band.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

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

  • 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.

Art

Events

  • The Classic Center

    12 p.m. FREE! www.hyattplaceathens.com

    Job Fair

    Job seekers of all experience levels can meet with representatives of Hyatt Place Athens. Resumes are encouraged.

  • 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. June 21 features Carly Moffa. June 26 features String Theory.

Games

Meetings

  • 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.

Kidstuff

Classes

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • The Office Lounge

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

    Karaoke

    KARAOKE With your host Lynn. Every Wednesday!

  • 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. This week is a "Dark Side of the Moon" tribute.

  • Iron Factory

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

    Open Mic

    OPEN MIC Hosted by Katie Collins.

Performance

DJs

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    DJ Osmose, Group Grope

    DJ OSMOSE Local analog-only DJ plays an evening of beatdown-style disco reworks and deep house vinyl.

    GROUP GROPE Analog synth beats influenced by classic Chicago house and Detroit techno. 

Comedy

Thursday, June 29

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!

Events

  • Durham Horticulture Farm

    6–8 p.m. FREE! gboyhan@uga.edu

    Sixth Annual Organic Farm Twilight Tour

    Stroll around UGA's 90 acre organic research and horticulture farm. Agriculture experts will discuss current research with small to medium vegetable farmers.

Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

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

    Reflecting, Sharing, Learning

    Dr. John Campbell is the world authority on Ernest Rutherford, the nuclear physicist. Campbell will present selected clips from "Deconstructing the Atom: Scientist Ernest Rutherford." 

  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA

    6 p.m. FREE! www.athica.org

    Artist Talk

    Local artists Trevor Blake, Caty Cowsert, Courtney McCracken and Mariah Parker will discuss their work in "ATHICA Emerges X" with curator Madeline Bates. 

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    LILY ROSE Local pop-folk singer-songwriter.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    '90S NIGHT A night of '90s covers, featuring Inhouse Driveby (Rage Against the Machine), Murder the Mood (Blink-182), Dookie Brothers (Green Day) and Olde World Monkeys (Alice in Chains).

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    BAGHOUSE Local experimental group that explores instrumental jazz, ambient and post-rock.

    HALF ACID Greg O'Connell uses synths and other unconventional instruments to create a psychedelic stew.

  • The Foundry

    On the Patio. 7 p.m. FREE! www.thefoundryathens.com

    NIGHT FEVER New duo featuring Ansley Stewart and Jason Fuller playing '70s hits.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 8 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

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

    OF GOOD NATURE North Carolina band that blends rock, reggae and funk.

  • Iron Factory

    10:30 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6877

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

    DEADPAN NANCY Playing bluegrass songs and non-bluegrass songs that have been bluegrassed.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    THE VOODOO FIX Los Angeles-based band with a gritty and soulful take on blues-rock.

Kidstuff

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!

  • 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!

Outdoors

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9 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.

Classes

Film

  • Georgia Museum of Art

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

    Fun in the Sun: Films in Key West

    Watch Key Largo in conjunction with the exhibition "Avocation to Vocation: Prints by F. Townsend Morgan."

  • Oconee County Library

    7 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Carving Up Oconee

    Carving Up Oncee: A Rural County Fight for Its Future serves as a how-to for citizens who would like a voice in the development of their community. 

Friday, June 30

14 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    JET ENGINE DRAGONS Local band playing a blend of shoegaze, progressive rock and technical metal.

    KINGS PEAK Heavy metal band out of Atlanta.

    VETERUM Atlanta-based four-piece metal band.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    GEEZER Local Weezer tribute band.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $5. www.40watt.com

    DAVID BARBE & INWARD DREAM EBB The Athens scene legend performs a set of new material from his upcoming solo album, backed by members of New Madrid.

    DEAD NEIGHBORS This local band plays shoegaze-inspired garage-rock.

    TRYCOH New local band featuring Frank Mcdonald, Matt Nelson and Aaron Simms.

  • The Foundry

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

    ATHENS A-TRAIN BAND Instrumental group performing traditional jazz standards, swing, Latin, ballads, blues and boogie.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 8 p.m. $5. www.georgiatheatre.com

    GREG CARTWRIGHT The frontman for legendary garage-rockers the Oblivians performs.

    FUCKING CORNDOGS Local Minutemen tribute act.

    ANCIENT WHALES Fuzz-rock band led by songwriter and vocalist Enoch Bledsoe.

  • Highwire Lounge

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

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

  • Iron Factory

    10:30 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6877

    SACRED HOLLOW Local band playing loud, catchy hard rock with a bite.

    SCARLET STITCH Local group with blues and Southern rock influences.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

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

    JIM COOK High-energy solo blues performer with strong vocals, slide guitar and "swamp stomp."

Lectures & Lit

Games

Events

  • Southern Brewing Company

    4:30–9 p.m. $12. www.sobrewco.com

    Extra Special People Percentage Night

    Enjoy brewery tours and beer samples for a good cause.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

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

    Power Jam Beer Slam

    Live music from Mister Tie Die, food from FIVE Bar and Your Pie, roller girl games, yard games, a craft sale and more.

Art

  • Trio Contemporary Art Gallery

    7–9 p.m. $5 (suggested donation). www.trioathens.com

    Opening Reception

    "Nasty Women Athens" features pieces by Maggie Baxter, Cameron Bliss, Jennie Cain, Lisa Freeman, Vivian Liddell, Drema Montgomery, Stacey-Marie Piotrowski, Jessica Smith, Lindsay Troutman and more. Music by DJ Zelium and Lingua Franca. Proceeds will benefit the Feminist Women's Health Center in Atlanta.

  • Farmington Depot Gallery

    www.farmingtondepotgallery.com

    Closing Party

    The member owned and operated art gallery will close after six years.