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Wednesday, July 23

29 events

Games

  • Copper Creek Brewing Company

    9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-1102

    Trivia

    Test your trivia chops for prizes! Every Wednesday.

  • Mellow Mushroom

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

    Entertainment Trivia

    Dirty South Trivia offers house cash prizes. Every Wednesday.

  • Your Pie

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

    Trivia with a DJ

    (Eastside location) Open your pie hole for a chance to win cash prizes.

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    Open Mic Night

    LEAVING COUNTRIES SINGER-SONGWRITER SHOWCASE Rock out every Wednesday at this open mic. Contact louisphillippelot@yahoo.com for booking.

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. FREE! 706-549-0840

    Karaoke

    KARAOKE With your host Lynn, the Queen of Karaoke! This week's edition is a karaoke contest, so bring your A-game!

  • Hi-Lo Lounge

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-850-8561

    Karaoke with the King

    KARAOKE WITH THE KING Sing your guts out every Wednesday!

  • Max

    7 p.m. $5. 706-254-3392

    Hip Hop Open Mic

    HIP HOP OPEN MIC Show off your skills and network with others in the industry.

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9:30 p.m. www.caledonialounge.com

    A SUNNY DAY IN GLASGOW Influential, Philadelphia-based shoegaze band returns with a new album and tour after a four-year hiatus. See story on p. 11.

    HAINTS New indie-pop project from Kris Barratt (Spring Tigers).

    SCOOTERBABE Local noise-pop group.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. $3. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    DEEP STATE Members of Little Gold and Brothers play driving, melodic guitar-rock.

    MOUSER Exuberant garage-pop that experiments with noise jams.

    MILEZO Fuzzy, psychedelic pop group from Austin, TX. See Calendar Pick on p. 13.

    MARMALAKES Texas-based folk-pop band.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    HORSE THIEF Oklahoma City-based band with a panoramic yet nuanced sound that flows from intimate to anthemic.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    SARAH ALEXANDRIA SMITH Atlanta-based avant-garde artist.

    MANNY AND THE DEEPTHROATS Local experimental sound/video artist Manny Lage explores concepts in performative culture.

    JO RB JONES Local experimental acoustic pop songwriter performs with her new live band.

    SAD DADS This sort-of supergroup of unaccomplished townies shares sad and goofy DIY songs influenced by Pavement, Captain Beefheart and more.

    SHADES MARTEL This local writer, former spy and Mercution revolutionary blasts guitar-distorted keyboard sonatas in an attempt at transcending musicianship and traditional songwriting.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. $7 (single), $10 (couple). www.hendershotscoffee.com

    CAROLINE AIKEN AND CATCH A C.A.B. One of Athens' most talented and respected performing songwriters. Her bluesy voice and masterful technique guarantee a hypnotic performance.

  • Porterhouse Grill

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990

    JAZZ NIGHT The longest standing weekly music gig in Athens! Join drummer Nicholas Wiles with bassist Drew Hart and pianist Steve Key for an evening of original music, improv and standards.

Classes

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

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

    Buddhist Teachings

    Learn how to apply the teaching of Buddha to end suffering and bring peace to your life. Every Wednesday.

  • UGA Small Business Development Center

    9 a.m.–12 p.m. $49. 706-542-6791, www.georgiasbdc.org

    QuickBooks Step-by-Step

    This course is designed to give small business owners an overview of using QuickBooks for their business needs.

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.

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!

Film

  • Ciné Barcafé

    $7.50. www.athenscine.com

    Cinébaby

    Ciné presents a new series of afternoon shows for moms, dads and their babies. With soft lighting, lowered sound, stroller parking and a changing table in the screening room, parents and caregivers can watch an adult movie without having to find a babysitter. This week's films include Finding Vivian Maier (3 p.m.) and Begin Again (3:15 p.m.).

  • Ciné Barcafé

    7 p.m. FREE! www.ocaf.com, www.athenscine.com

    The Story of OCAF: 1994–2014

    This film tells the story of how volunteers created and continue to sustain an outstanding art center. Refreshments will be served.

  • Ciné Barcafé

    5:30 p.m. & 8 p.m. $7.50–9.75. www.athenscine.com

    Finding Vivian Maier

    This documentary explores the life of a mysterious nanny who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that were not discovered until decades later. With an introduction by Dr. Janice Simon of the Lamar Dodd School of Art. See Calendar Pick on p. 13.

Art

  • Georgia Museum of Art

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

    Artful Conversation

    Carissa DiCindio, curator of education, leads an in-depth discussion of F. Luis Mora's painting "Tale of Cinderella."

Kidstuff

Theatre

  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    July 23–25, 8 p.m. $10. rpaolino@uga.edu

    Mafia on Prozac

    UGA's department of theatre and film studies presents The Classic City Stage Company's production of the off-Broadway comedy by Edward Allan Baker. Two aging Mafia members discuss life and death as they determine the fate of a man they've been ordered to kill. See Calendar Pick on p. 13.

Sports

Thursday, July 24

28 events

Games

  • Johnny's New York Style Pizza

    Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. & Thursdays, 8 p.m. 706-354-1515

    Trivia with a Twist

    Throw a lime in your Coors Light and compete!

Events

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    8:30–10 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.

  • Treppenhaus

    9 p.m. (registration), 10 p.m. (competition). 706-355-3060

    Adult Spelling Bee

    Test your spelling skills. Competitors must have a drink in hand on stage and finish it in order to move on to the next round.

  • ACC Library

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, www.athenslibrary.org

    Meat & Three: Athens Food Scene Then and Now

    Local historian Milton Leathers and event master Lee Epting talk about some food and unique restaurants that are now mere memories. Mary Charles Howard of Georgia Food Tours will describe the newer food trends and local restaurants available today.

  • The Rail Athens

    7 p.m. $40. www.dariusgoeswest.com

    Dealing for Darius

    A one-night Texas Hold 'Em poker tournament, plus casino games. Winner gets a Casino package. Proceeds benefit Darius Goes West and Duchenne muscular dystrophy research. See story on p. 7.

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.

  • Walker's Coffee & Pub

    9 p.m. FREE! 706-543-1433

    Karaoke

    KARAOKE Every Thursday!

Classes

  • ACC Library

    9–9:45 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, ext. 354

    One-On-One Computer Tutorial

    Personalized instruction available for various computer topics. 

Kidstuff

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

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

    Pajama Story Time

    Come in your pajamas and bring a stuffed animal for stories, songs and snacks.

  • Oconee County Library

    2:30–4:30 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950, www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Experiment Station

    Drop in for a fun, self-directed activity. Every Thursday through July 24.

  • ACC Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, www.athenslibrary.org

    Silly Sock Hop

    Wear your silliest socks, dance and play games. Part of the Summer Reading Performance Series.

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. 706-369-3040

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Local singer-songwriter Louis Phillip Pelot and company play a "mind-boggling wall of organic sound with upbeat, travel-driven lyrics." The band is celebrating 60-plus weeks of Thursday shows.

    HUMBLE CRUMB No info available.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    K I D S Led by songwriter Jared Collins, this local band plays reverb-washed garage-pop. 

    WOVEN IN "Dark surf shoegaze" project from Atlanta. 

    WILD ABANDON No info available.

    THE CUBBIES Shambling surf-pop group. Name based on storage space. 

  • DePalma's Italian Cafe

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

    THE TINY JAZZ ARKESTRA Featuring members of the Athens A-Train Band, POC and original members of Efren playing original and standard jazz tunes. Every Thursday in July!

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    NAAN VIOLENCE Sitar and tablas duo from Memphis. 

    THE CRYPTIDES Local surf-rock band featuring members of The HUMMS and Timmy and the Tumblers. 

    BLACKNERDNINJA Eugene Willis delivers bookish, explosive rhymes over organic, high-energy beats.

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    82 SPUR Contemporary country cover band that also plays "rock to rap and in between."

    BEN SHIRLEY Acoustic singer-songwriter based in Atlanta.

    JAKE DECKER Atlanta folk-rock group. 

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 6 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    KINKY WAIKIKI Relaxing, steel guitar-driven band following the traditions of Hawaiian music.

  • Green Room

    9 p.m. www.greenroomathens.com

    BOBBY BARE JR.'S YOUNG CRIMINALS STARVATION LEAGUE Nashville-based artist and the son of country musician Bobby Bare leads his soulful rock band. See Calendar Pick on p. 13.

    CARTER KING & THOMAS JOHNSON Members of alt-country hotshots Futurebirds perform a duo set.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    MARY SIGALAS Mary sings classic jazz/blues from the 1920s–'50s with surprise arrangements and unexpected tunes along with velvety originals.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

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

    SLOPFEST Night one of the three-night festival, featuring Monkeygrass Jug Band, Small Beige Girl, Boycycle, The Hugs, Louie Larceny and Shehehe. Plus, magic courtesy of Jeff Morris. See Calendar Pick on p. 13.

  • Nowhere Bar

    SKYFest. 10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    THE ENDS Funky rock band from Burlington, NC.

    JIVE MOTHER MARY Rollicking Southern rock band from Burlington, NC.

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Newly relocated back to his old stomping grounds of Athens, Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. He hosts an "all-star jam" every Thursday.

  • Willy's Mexicana Grill

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-548-1920

    CRAIG GLEASON Georgia-based songwriter plays beachy, folky acoustic tunes every Thursday.

Art

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    8 p.m.–12 a.m. FREE! www.arts.uga.edu

    Museum Mix

    Featuring DJ Michael Lachowski, food and drinks, and access to all the galleries until midnight. Inspired by Art Rocks Athens' "Shapes That Talk to Me" installation, Lachowski will play records that were popular while the early Athens music scene was forming.

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3623, www.athensclarkecounty.com/parkmonth

    Paper Covers Rock Gallery Tour & Discussion

    Led by Lyndon House Curator of Exhibitions, Nancy Lukasiewicz, "Paper Covers Rock" is an exhibition of graphic and fine arts held in partnership with "Art Rocks Athens."

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    5:30 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Gallery Talk

    Barbara Jones, chief curator of the Westmoreland Collection of American Art, and Janice Simon, Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Associate Professor of Art History, lead a discussion on the exhibition "Picturing America: Signature Works from the Westmoreland Collection of American Art."

Theatre

  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    July 23–25, 8 p.m. $10. rpaolino@uga.edu

    Mafia on Prozac

    UGA's department of theatre and film studies presents The Classic City Stage Company's production of the off-Broadway comedy by Edward Allan Baker. Two aging Mafia members discuss life and death as they determine the fate of a man they've been ordered to kill. See Calendar Pick on p. 13.

DJs

  • The Old Pal

    11:30 p.m. FREE! www.theoldpal.com

    DJ Mahogany

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

Friday, July 25

25 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    10 p.m. Donations. www.caledonialounge.com

    DOT.S Atlanta-based electronic trio. 

    SALSA CHEST Local experimental electronic group.

    HIGHLANDER Electro-rock group from Atlanta that describes their sound as "computer love drug deal."

    SHAMPOO Campy, poppy, '80s-inspired trio from Atlanta.

  • Ciné Barcafé

    9 p.m. www.athenscine.com

    THE HUMMINBIRD Chicago artist Muyassae Kurdi's psych project that blends reverb drenched vocals, autoharp, organ, tanpura, samples and electronics that open up unknown vistas.

    FUTURE APE TAPES Local group creating psychedelic, experimental music driven by loops, beats, guitars and synths.

    KUSA 87 Local experimental band creating visual soundscapes through tapes, pedals, vinyl and more.

    GINKO Edgar Lopez's fuzzy, beat-driven experimental hip hop project. 

    ANTLERED AUNT LORD Fuzz-pop guitar/drums project of local producer and songwriter Jesse Stinnard. 

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    THE DICTATORTOTS These longtime Athenian chaos-cultivators stomp about and trash the night with post-grunge grooves. 

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

  • Georgia Bar

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-9884

    JOHN BOYLE Singer-songwriter in the vein of Willie Nelson, John Prine and Bob Dylan. He'll be joined by Adam Poulin.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $12. www.georgiatheatre.com

    KINCHAFOONEE COWBOYS Intensely patriotic country band from Albany, GA.

    KAITLYN BAKER Up-and-coming Nashville country artist originally from Virginia. 

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    BAD NUDES Cute and intense psych-synth pop from local fashionista Ben Taylor.

    GARY EDDY Member of The Dandryls plays a solo set.

    THE PRETTY BIRD Local a capella/hip-hop/anti-pop group.

    DJ HOT WAX Max Wang (The Rodney Kings) spins '60s pop/soul and punk rock.

  • Green Room

    9 p.m. www.greenroomathens.com

    RUBY THE RABBITFOOT Pop group led by songwriter Ruby Kendrick, a local singer-songwriter with a sweet voice and prodding, poignant lyrics.

    HEAVY PETTY Local all-star Tom Petty cover band.

    VIGILS New band featuring Matt Nelson, Josh McCauley and Jeremy Wheatley.

    LENA GARDENIA Folksy pop group from Milledgeville.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    CHRIS GUSTIN The Fallbrooke lead guitarist plays a solo set. 

    JULIE HOLMES Local singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist who specializes in acoustic jams. 

  • 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.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    7 p.m. www.facebook.com/lkshuffleclub

    SLOPFEST Night two of the three-night festival, featuring Forces, Early Disclaimers, Helen Scott, Good Grief, Seagulls, Eureka California, Deep State, The Fuzzlers, Little Gold, Faux Ferocious, The Rodney Kings and DJ Lozo/DJ Lord Bitter. See Calendar Pick on p. 13.

  • New Earth Athens

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

    THE HORNITZ Using human beatbox, horns, keyboards and modern live-looping equipment, this Boston-based band forms large walls of sound and high-energy dance parties.

  • Nowhere Bar

    SKYFest. 10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    SWEET KNIEVEL This four-piece jam band plays a variety of musical styles ranging from melodic psychedelic rock to funk and beyond.

    TIMI CONLEY EXTRA WIDE New duo led by the former Fuzzy Sprouts frontman.

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Newly relocated back to his old stomping grounds of Athens, Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture.

  • The Office Lounge

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

    THE HANDS OF TIME Soul, funk, pop, R&B, Motown and classic old-school hits from the '60s and '70s that will get you out on the dance floor.

  • VFW

    8 p.m. 706-543-5940

    BORDERLINE No info available.

Kidstuff

  • Oconee County Library

    3 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950

    Drop-in Play

    Play with age-appropriate toys and meet new friends. Ages 1–3.

  • ACC Library

    6–8 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, www.athenslibrary.org

    Comic Con at Your Library

    Celebrate comic and pop culture characters with face painting, photo booths, games and costume contests. Open to teens in grades 6–12. Pre-registration required.

Events

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

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

    Healing Circle and Meditation

    Held every Friday.

  • The Body Shop of Athens

    6–8:30 p.m. $5. www.dariusgoeswest.org

    Family Carnival

    Featuring a 27' Lava Twist slip 'n slide, petting zoo, caricature artist, midway games with prizes, barbeque, face painting, a DJ and much more. Proceeds benefit Darius Goes West and Duchenne muscular dystrophy research. See story on p. 7.

Theatre

  • Elbert Theatre, Elberton

    July 25–26, 7:30 p.m. July 20 & 27, 2 p.m. $8–15. www.elberttheatre.org

    Who's on First

    Four people find themselves reliving one horrible hour at a party over and over.

  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    July 23–25, 8 p.m. $10. rpaolino@uga.edu

    Mafia on Prozac

    UGA's department of theatre and film studies presents The Classic City Stage Company's production of the off-Broadway comedy by Edward Allan Baker. Two aging Mafia members discuss life and death as they determine the fate of a man they've been ordered to kill. See Calendar Pick on p. 13.

  • Morton Theatre

    7 p.m. $6. www.mortontheatre.com

    The Pied Piper

    Athens Creative Theatre's performance camp presents a musical theater production. A town is overun with rats when a gentleman named Pied Piper arrives, offering to get rid of them. After he disposes of the cheese nibblers, as promised, the town claims to be too poor to pay him, so he kidnaps their children and hides them within a magic mountain in retaliation. 

Performance

  • UGA Performing Arts Center

    July 25, 8–10 p.m. July 26, 3–5 p.m. $40. www.pac.uga.edu

    Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

    America's premier repertory company of chamber music performs two different concerts.

Art

  • July 25, 3–8 p.m. & July 26, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. FREE! www.erinmcintosh.com

    Open Studio

    (Studio #4, 160 Tracy St.) Artist Erin McIntosh is hosting an open studio event to preview new abstract paintings. Enjoy light refreshments.

DJs

  • Cutters Pub

    10 p.m. 706-353-9800

    Mob Knarly

    MOB KNARLY Local DJ spins a set of party tunes.

Saturday, July 26

39 events

Live Music

  • Bishop Park

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

    ALINA CELESTE Folk-inspired children's music. (8 a.m.)

    CAMP AMPED BAND Tunes from Nuçi's Space's group of future rock stars. (10 a.m.)

  • Bootleggers Country & Western Bar

    9 p.m. www.bootleggersathens.com

    CARLA LE FEVER AND THRILL OF THE CHASE Performing rock covers and originals.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    $MALL-C One man band specializing in hip-hop drum beats. 

    THE SWANK A local blend of rock and hip hop.

    VERSATYLE THA WILDCHYLD The local MC and leader of the Wild Wolf Pack performs.

    ELITE THA SHOWSTOPPA The head of local hip-hop/funk group Showtime performs. 

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    THE HONEY SLIDERS Original, Detroit-influenced rock from Catropolis. Album release show!

    THE PLAGUE Original, ballsy rock harkening back to The Stooges, Sonic Youth and The MC5.

  • 40 Watt Club

    4 on the Floor. 10 p.m. $5. www.40watt.com

    BROTHERS Local band plays swirling, folky tunes that are rich with strings, twisted overdubs and haunting vocals.

    PROGRAMS Local high-school duo has expanded into a full-blown grown-up dance-pop project.

    SEMICIRCLE Ongoing folk-rock project from Reptar drummer Andrew McFarland.

    GRAND VAPIDS Formerly known as Androcles and the Lion, this local alt-folk band has a lush, rolling, slowcore-inspired sound.

  • Front Porch Book Store

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-372-1236

    JOE CAT Local troubadour whose influences range from Steve Earle and Townes Van Zant to Johnny Cash.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $10. www.georgiatheatre.com

    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.

    DJ MARK BELL '80s dance party courtesty of Mark Bell will commence on the rooftop immediately following The Highballs. 

  • Green Room

    9 p.m. www.greenroomathens.com

    DON CHAMBERS This local favorite's whiskey-soaked bootstomps capture a certain dusty closing-time chic, though he has recently opted for a more minimal, pastoral sound.

    DAVE MARR The former Star Room Boys singer plays a set of solo material in his deep and resonant country twang.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    HEIDI HENSLEY AND FRIENDS Local folk-rock singer performs with a group of collaborators.

  • 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.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    7 p.m. www.facebook.com/lkshuffleclub

    SLOPFEST Night three of the three-night festival, featuring Nate and the Nightmares, The Trespasser, Double Ferrari, Monsoon, Maximum Busy Muscle, Muuy Biien, Motherfucker, Vincas, The Powder Room, Bambara, Cinemechanica and DJ Z-Dog. See Calendar Pick on p. 13.

  • Nowhere Bar

    SKYFest. 10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    BETSY FRANCK BAND Soulful, brassy Southern rock and country songs rooted in tradition, but with a modern sensibility.

    LEFTY HATHAWAY BAND High-energy, organ-driven blues and rock band.

  • The Office Lounge

    9:30 p.m. 706-546-0840

    OVERNIGHT SENSATION Watch as members from XXX Hardrive and the Lefty Williams Band take your favorite songs from the '60s,'70s,'80s and '90s and see just how far over the cliff they can be thrown.

Kidstuff

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 and crafts. Live music by Alina Celeste (8 a.m.) and the Camp Amped & Friends (10 a.m.). This week features a seedling club educational activity for children and a chef demo with Josh Aaron of Savory Spoon.

  • West Broad Market Garden

    10 a.m.–2 p.m. www.athenslandtrust.org

    West Broad Farmers Market

    Featuring fresh produce, honey, crafts, soaps, baked goods, cooking demos, children's activities and more. This week features live music by DJ Dwain Segar of The Segar Jazz Affair at 10:15 a.m., health screenings at 10:30–1:30 p.m., yoga with Ruth Allen at 11 a.m. and a cooking demonstration with chef Mimi Maumus of home.made catering at 11:45 a.m. A Back to School Health Fair includes horseback riding, a bounce house, educational tables, presentations, workshops and more.

  • 2–9 p.m. FREE! 706-286-0386, kods@bigindastreet.com

    King of Da Street

    (Sky City Parking Lot, 468 North Ave.) This car and bike show showcases some of the best cars and bikes in the industry from all over the U.S. Proceeds benefit The Bigger Vision, a local homeless shelter.

  • Oconee County Courthouse

    8 a.m.–1 p.m. www.oconeefarmersmarket.org

    Oconee Farmers Market

    (Watkinsville) Locally grown produce, meats, grains, flowers, soaps, birdhouses, gourds and more.

  • Oconee Veterans Park

    7 p.m. $18. 706-310-1242, www.oconeecivitan.com

    Retro Run: Oconee Civitan's 5K

    Oconee Civitan presents its fifth annual nighttime, costumed 5K race.

  • East Athens Community Center

    2–5 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3580

    Mountain Bike Fun Ride

    Explore new off-road trails created and maintained by the Southern Off-Road Biking Association. Bring a bike and helmet.

  • Sandy Creek Park

    7:30 a.m. $25–30. www.dariusgoeswest.org

    2nd Annual Darius Goes West Run, Stroll & Roll 5K Race

    A 5K race for runners, walkers and wheelchair riders. See story on p. 7.

  • Ciné Barcafé

    6 p.m. $10 for movie, $10 for dinner. www.dariusgoeswest.org

    A Decade of Darius Goes West + Dinner with Darius & His Crew

    Enjoy a video montage of Darius Goes West highlights from the last decade. Then join Darius and his friends for a Q&A dinner provided by Harry's BBQ Bistro. Proceeds benefit Duchenne muscular dystrophy research. See story on p. 7.

  • La Puerta del Sol

    6–9 p.m. $25. www.athensamistad.org

    Mojito Fest

    Celebrate Latin American culture with music, dancing and this classic Latin drink. Taste mojitos from competing bars and restaurants and vote on your favorite. Professional Samba dancers will perform. Proceeds benefit Casa de Amistad.

  • The Tasting Room at Jittery Joe's Roasting Company

    5–7 p.m. Donations encouraged. 706-227-2161

    Cheerio, Meghan

    An evening of music, food, beer and coffee in celebration of Meghan McNeeley, a teacher at Clarke Middle School who was recently awarded a Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching. McNeeley will be studying in London for the fall semester. Donations will be accepted to help subsidize her family's living expenses while overseas.

  • ACC Library

    2 p.m. FREE! wisenbaker@charter.net

    Caucus Election

    The Clarke County Democratic Committee will hold a caucus election to elect delegates to the Democratic Part of Georgia's State Convention. All registered voters are encouraged to attend.

  • Dancefx

    9 a.m.–1 p.m. www.dancefx.org

    Dancefx Yard Sale

    Items include clothing, furniture and more. Proceeds benefit the Dancefx not-for-profit dance education program.

Classes

  • Revival Yarns

    3 p.m. $30. 706-850-1354, www.revivalyarnsathens.com

    Bring Your Own Project Class

    BYOP is for beginner through advanced knitters looking for help starting a new project. A teacher will help get you started or work through a more challenging section. RSVP.

DJs

  • West Broad Market Garden

    10:15 a.m. FREE! www.athenslandtrust.org

    DJ Dwain Segar

    DJ DWAIN SEGAR Come experience the fresh summer flavors, bring a blanket and relax in the garden to the best of DJ Segar’s smooth jazz collection.

  • Barcode

    11 p.m. FREE! 706-613-5557

    DJ Jamie Galliano

    DJ JAMIE GALLIANO DJ keeps the energy alive with the best mix of current, old school and booty jams.

Theatre

  • Elbert Theatre, Elberton

    July 25–26, 7:30 p.m. July 20 & 27, 2 p.m. $8–15. www.elberttheatre.org

    Who's on First

    Four people find themselves reliving one horrible hour at a party over and over.

Games

Performance

  • UGA Performing Arts Center

    July 25, 8–10 p.m. July 26, 3–5 p.m. $40. www.pac.uga.edu

    Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

    America's premier repertory company of chamber music performs two different concerts.

  • Canopy Studio

    7 p.m. $5. avpda1@gmail.com

    Pole for Paws

    The Athens Vertical Pole Dance Academy's student showcase benefits the animal foster program, Whiskered Secrets Foster Friends.

Art

  • July 25, 3–8 p.m. & July 26, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. FREE! www.erinmcintosh.com

    Open Studio

    (Studio #4, 160 Tracy St.) Artist Erin McIntosh is hosting an open studio event to preview new abstract paintings. Enjoy light refreshments.

Sunday, July 27

5 events

Theatre

  • Elbert Theatre, Elberton

    July 25–26, 7:30 p.m. July 20 & 27, 2 p.m. $8–15. www.elberttheatre.org

    Who's on First

    Four people find themselves reliving one horrible hour at a party over and over.

Lectures & Lit

Events

  • Beef 'O' Brady's

    5–9 p.m. 706-850-1916

    Eat Out for a Cause

    Beef O'Brady's will donate a portion of the day's gross sales to the VISTAS Center. The money raised will help continue work with senior citizens who are blind or visually impaired in the community.

  • Historic Meeting House

    3–5 p.m. $10 suggested donation. www.childrenfirst-inc.org

    Stories From Childhood: From a Tiny Acorn

    The third installment of this six-week series features the daughter of the late governor Ernest Vandiver Jr., Jane Kidd, sharing stories from her childhood. Kidd is currently the Special Assistant to the President of Piedmont College. Proceeds benefit Children First.

Kidstuff

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

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

    Fancy Nancy Tea Party

    Come dressed in your finest for tea, snacks and readings of Jane O'Connor's Fancy Nancy books.

Monday, July 28

16 events

Karaoke & Open Mic

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

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

    Open Playtime

    Children ages 1–3 and their caregivers can come play with toys and meet friends. 

  • ACC Library

    4–5:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, ext. 329

    Open Chess Play for 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 10–18. Registration required.

  • ACC Library

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

    Bedtime Stories

    Children of all ages are invited for bedtime stories every Monday.

  • Oconee County Library

    3–5 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950, www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Movie Mondays: E.T.

    For ages 11–18.

Games

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    THE WYDELLES Local band playing country and melodramatic popular songs.

    MATT HUDGINS Local songwriter plays "songs about drinking, jail, love and death, all done in the popular 'country and western' musical style."

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    GOPEN MIC NIGHT Show off your skills. Organizers welcome "singers, writers, films, jokers, weirdoes, players, magic, noodlers, doodlers, idea guys, fake TED talkers" and more.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    PICKIN' WITH ADAM POULIN & HOLLY BELLE The local fiddler and singer-songwriter lead a jam session with the help of various guests.

Lectures & Lit

Comedy

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8-11 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee.com

    Casual Comedy

    Host Dave Weiglein brings this month's installment of Casual Comedy with Tanner Inman, Ben Evans, John Michael Bond, Paige Bowman, Luke Fields, Andrew George and Mike Albanese.

Events

  • Athens Community Council on Aging

    12–3 p.m. www.accaging.org

    Produce Stand

    This mobile produce stand sells fresh, sustainable and locally-grown fruits and vegetables sourced from the community gardens at ACCA and UGArden. EBT cards accepted.

  • Memorial Park

    9 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3580

    Community Dog Walks

    This program provide the opportunity to engage with fellow dog lovers while exploring the park's trails. Dogs must be leashed and well-behaved.

Meetings

  • 5:30 p.m. FREE! dowdcc@gmail.com

    Peachy Green Cleaning Co-op Organizational Meeting

    (Economic Justice Coalition Office, 1865 W. Broad St.) For people interested in the future of workers' co-operatives in Georgia.

Tuesday, July 29

22 events

Games

  • Locos Grill & Pub

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

    Locos Trivia

    Westside and Eastside locations of Locos Grill and Pub feature trivia night every Tuesday.

  • Johnny's New York Style Pizza

    Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. & Thursdays, 8 p.m. 706-354-1515

    Trivia with a Twist

    Throw a lime in your Coors Light and compete!

  • The Rail Athens

    10:30 p.m. FREE! 706-354-7289

    Trivia at the Rail

    Trivia hosted by Todd Kelly every Tuesday.

  • Hi-Lo Lounge

    9 p.m. FREE! 706-850-8561

    Trivia

    General trivia with host Caitlin Wilson.

  • Transmetropolitan

    8 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/dirtysouthtrivia

    Dirty South Trivia Night

    Westside location. Dirty South nerd trivia with Todd Kelly. Every Tuesday.

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    QUINCY MUMFORD AND THE REASON WHY New Jersey-based '70s-style funk-rock band.

  • Nowhere Bar

    9 p.m. 706-546-4742

    TUESDAY NIGHT CONFESSIONAL Fester Hagood hosts this weekly series showcasing a series of acoustic solo sets from some of the most talented singer-songwriters in town and across the country.

Events

  • West Broad Market Garden

    4–7 p.m. 706-613-0122, www.athenslandtrust.org

    Tuesday Farmers Market

    Fresh produce and cooked foods. Offers double dollars for EBT shoppers. Held every Tuesday.

  • First Christian Church

    4–7 p.m. www.oconeefarmersmarket.org

    Oconee Farmers Market

    (Watkinsville) Locally grown produce, meats, grains, flowers, soaps, birdhouses, gourds and more.

  • ACC Library

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, www.athenslibrary.org

    Ordering Microfilm through FamilySearch

    The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah possesses the world's largest genealogical collections. Microfilms can be mailed to you using FamilySearch.org. Learn to take advantage of this resource. Registration required.

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    5:30 p.m. $5. www.bikabout.com

    Bikabout's BBQ Social

    (Picnic Site #1) Architects, artists, musicians, designers, chefs, mixologists and whoever else that loves to bike is invited for a ride from Sunshine Cycles to Sandy Creek Nature Center for a discussion on bike routes and dinner.

  • South Kitchen and Bar

    6 p.m. & 8 p.m. $45. reservations@southkitchenbar.com

    Beer Dinner

    Enjoy a five-course meal prepared by three local chefs, paired with brews from Creature Comforts. RSVP.

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

    4:30–5:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org

    Lego Club

    Join us for Lego art and Lego-based games and activities. No need to bring your own Legos. For 6–12 graders.

  • ACC Library

    9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Toddler Storytime

    Children ages 2–5 are invited to join in an interactive storytime. Every Tuesday and Wednesday.

Lectures & Lit

  • Athens Land Trust

    5:30 p.m. $5 suggested donation. patricia.priest@yahoo.com

    Nature Writing Group

    The nature writing group will discuss Henry David Thoreau and his masterpiece "Walden." Newcomers welcome. Donations benefit the Athens Land Trust.

  • Oglethorpe Co. Library

    11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. FREE! 706-743-8817, www.athenslibrary.org/oglethorpe

    Open Book Discussion Club

    Discuss The Passage by Justin Cronin.

Classes

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

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

    A Course in Miracles

    Learn the inner workings of a miracle. Every Tuesday.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. $50. 706-542-6156, www.uga.edu/botgarden

    Native Medicinal Plants

    Learn about the role that native plant medicines have played in history, the ecological impact of the growing demand for herbal medicines, and what is being done to move towards the sustainable use of medicinal native herbs.

DJs

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    DJ Hot Wax

    DJ HOT WAX Max Wang (The Rodney Kings) spins '60s pop/soul and punk rock.

Karaoke & Open Mic

Film

Meetings

  • Jackson EMC Jefferson Office

    6–7 p.m. FREE! www.athenslandtrust.org

    Town Hall Meeting Georgia Farmers & Value-added Producers

    Athens Land Trust and UGA Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development invite Georgia farmers and value-added producers to discuss the development of a regional center for raw produce processing, fruit and vegetable preserving and specialty food manufacturing.

Wednesday, July 30

26 events

Art

Games

  • Copper Creek Brewing Company

    9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-1102

    Trivia

    Test your trivia chops for prizes! Every Wednesday.

  • Mellow Mushroom

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

    Entertainment Trivia

    Dirty South Trivia offers house cash prizes. Every Wednesday.

  • Your Pie

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

    Trivia with a DJ

    (Eastside location) Open your pie hole for a chance to win cash prizes.

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    Open Mic Night

    LEAVING COUNTRIES SINGER-SONGWRITER SHOWCASE Rock out every Wednesday at this open mic. Contact louisphillippelot@yahoo.com for booking.

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. FREE! 706-549-0840

    Karaoke

    KARAOKE With your host Lynn, the Queen of Karaoke! This week's edition is a karaoke contest, so bring your A-game!

  • Hi-Lo Lounge

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-850-8561

    Karaoke with the King

    KARAOKE WITH THE KING Sing your guts out every Wednesday!

  • Max

    7 p.m. $5. 706-254-3392

    Hip Hop Open Mic

    HIP HOP OPEN MIC Show off your skills and network with others in the industry.

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    LILY WILLIAMSON Acoustic singer-songwriter, also known as Lily Rose. 

    SOUTHERN BRED COMPANY Local funk-inspired rock and roll band.

    ANDREW EVANS Former member of The Spacelings performs.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    POWERKOMPANY Local pop duo featuring the crisp, soaring vocals of Marie Davon, playing folk songs enhanced with slickly produced electronic instrumentation courtesy of Andrew Heaton. 

    HUDSON K Electro/synth-rock duo from Tennessee.

    GILLIAN Co-ed alt-pop outfit from New York City.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    PONCILLI PUPPETS Surreal puppet troupe from Puerto Rico.

    GORGEOUS Dark pop group from Chattanooga, TN.

    COTTONMOUTH Local group featuring members of Pretty Bird and Muuy Biien. Expect lots of fuzzy, heavy drums and bass.

    GURGLE TWINS Macon-based experimental group featuring members of Cult of Riggonia.

    DEL VENICCI An amalgamation of art, sex, pop, glam, haze and the mutual Italian heritage shared by members Grace Bellury (Lille) and Ross Politi (Carnivores).

    MANNY AND THE DEEPTHROATS Local experimental sound/video artist Manny Lage explores concepts in performative culture.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    ADAM CLIFTON BAND No info available.

  • Porterhouse Grill

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990

    JAZZ NIGHT The longest standing weekly music gig in Athens! Join drummer Nicholas Wiles with bassist Drew Hart and pianist Steve Key for an evening of original music, improv and standards.

Classes

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

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

    Buddhist Teachings

    Learn how to apply the teaching of Buddha to end suffering and bring peace to your life. Every Wednesday.

  • Dancefx

    Salsa Classes

    Learn how to salsa dance. No partner required. Wednesdays, 7:30–9 p.m. $5–10. allison@dancefx.org, www.dancefx.org

Lectures & Lit

  • Chops and Hops

    7 p.m. FREE! patricia.priest@yahoo.com

    Oconee Democrats Book Group

    This month's book is a wide-range of essays called We Learn Nothing by cartoonist and writer Tim Kreider.

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.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

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

    End of Summer Party

    Participants in this year's Summer Reading Program can pick up prizes and enjoy refreshments. For all ages.

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!

Kidstuff

  • Revival Yarns

    6 p.m. $15. 706-850-1354, www.revivalyarnsathens.com

    Knit Kids Class

    Knit Kids is a beginning knitting class for kiddos to learn how to cast-on and knit stitch. RSVP.

  • Oconee County Library

    10 a.m. & 11 a.m. FREE! 706-769-3950, www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Back to School Storytime

    Children of all ages are invited for a special back to school story.

  • Oconee County Library

    6–8 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950, www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Girls' Night Out

    Girls ages 11–18 are invited to a special girls night out where friends can test some DIY beauty trends from Pinterest, make their own makeup and more.

  • Oconee County Library

    6–8 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950, www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Pizza Taste Off

    Taste test pizzas from around the area. For ages 11–18.

  • Oglethorpe County Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-743-8817, www.athenslibrary.org/oglethorpe

    All Animals Need Homes Story Time

    Learn about different animals and the different types of places that are considered home.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-795-5597

    Judi Barrett Storytime

    Songs, activities and readings with storyteller Judi. For ages 5 & under and their caregivers.

Sports