COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Thursday, July 30

29 events

Events

  • 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.

  • ACC Library

    12:15 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Lunchtime Learning

    Drum your stress away in an introduction to hand-drumming. Bring your own drum if you have one; the library will have a few to borrow. No experience necessary.

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

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

    Superhero Academy

    Make superhero accessories and try your best in an obstacle course.

  • Barnes & Noble

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

    Throwback Thursday: 1990s

    Relive iconic moments in pop culture from the 1990s including a Goosebumps event. 

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.

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. 

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    July 6, 1 p.m. July 30, 6:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Intro to iPad

    Learn the basics with a lecture and slide show presentation.

  • KA Artist Shop

    7 p.m. $30. www.kaartist.com

    Modern Calligraphy Intermediate Class

    This class goes over various inks, nibs and papers, plus flourishes, envelope addressing and other applications.

Live Music

  • 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.

  • 10 p.m. 706-369-3040

    LEAVING COUNTRIES AND FRIENDS Featuring Bo Hembree on guitar, Jason Bradberry on bass and Louis Phillip Pelot on drums.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    TARNATION Local band with a chunky rock sound and catchy, emotive vocals.

    ASTROSHAMAN Experimental electronic composer from Atlanta.

    WESDARULER Local minimalist hip hop producer. 

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    THE LAST THURSDAY Songwriter Don Chambers presents a night of music, guest musicians, spoken word, film, magic and a variety of other surprises.

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    OLD SMOKEY Local folk-rock band with an interweaving sonic palette that includes banjo, cello, violin, lap steel and percussion. 

    ETIENNE DE ROCHER West Coast transplant plays "a unique style of indie rock." 

    WANDA Eclectic local electro-pop duo.

    FRANK HURRICANE Experimental artist from Boston that describes his music as "spiritual mountain psych gangsta folk."

    THE VG MINUS '70s-styled power-pop/punk.

  • The Foundry

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

    DWIGHT WILSON AND THE CLASSIC CITY SOUL Famous for Motown and R&B sound, this group offers soulful R&B.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    BRASS BED Lafayette, LA-based power-pop collective.

    SEALION Surf-punk band from Dallas, TX.

  • The Grotto

    10 p.m. 706-549-9933

    ABDUR BHUIYAN Funky, folky rock and roll.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    BACK BURNER Jazz combo led by percussionist Chris Burroughs.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

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

    SLOPFEST The first night of the four-night festival, featuring Blue Tower, The Rodney Kings, Shehehe, Twinki and DJ Mahogany. See story on p. 11.

  • Live Wire

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

    TECROPOLIS Athens' longest-running electronic dance music series, with special guests each week.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    THE BIG SMOOTH Bluesy acoustic tunes with soulful vocals.

  • Your Pie

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-7424 (Five Points location)

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

  • Your Pie

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

    IAN ROWLAND Local progressive funk musician plays a solo set.

Games

  • Butt Hutt Bar-B-Q

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

    Entertainment Trivia

    Hosted by Dirty South Trivia. Every Thursday.

  • El Azteca

    7:30 p.m. FREE! 706-549-2639

    Trivia

    Win prizes with host Garrett Lennox. Every Thursday.

  • Athens Bridge Center

    1–3 p.m. $5. lynch@uga.edu

    Party Bridge

    No partner necessary. Every Thursday.

DJs

  • Max

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-254-3392

    Booty Boyz

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

Film

  • Georgia Museum of Art

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

    María Candelaria

    Part of the ¡Viva Mexico! film series, this movie follows María, a young woman whose fellow peasants mistakenly believe her to be wicked like her mother was. Screened in conjunction with the exhibition "El Taller de Gráfica Popular: Vida y Arte." See Calendar Pick on p. 17.

  • Ciné Barcafé

    8 p.m. $9.75. www.athenscine.com

    A Shot in the Dark

    Inspector Clouseau (Peter Sellers) investigates the murder of a man at a country house. Dave Marr, Don Chambers, Alan Flurry and Brandon Reynolds will play after the screening. 

Friday, July 31

22 events

Live Music

  • 10 p.m. 706-850-9040

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

  • 8:30 p.m. 706-546-0840

    ERIK NEIL BAND Local trio playing blues/rock covers and originals.

  • 6 p.m. 706-546-0840

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

  • Butt Hutt Bar-B-Q

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

    JOBE FORTNER Country music singer-songwriter.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    FEATHER TRADE This local band plays lush, moody post-pop. 

    GT Psychedelic punk band from Birmingham, AL.

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

    RAINDEER Synth-centric rock group from Baltimore, MD.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    THE GRAWKS Punk and garage-inspired local rock and roll band.

    THE DE LUX INTERIORS Local Cramps cover band featuring members of Cars Can Be Blue and Los Meesfits.

    SPECTRALUX Atlanta-based experimental electro-pop band.

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    RICHARD GUMBY Local psych-rock project led by songwriter Scott Crossman. 

    SALINE Local four-piece "shoegrease" band.

    JADE POPPYFIELD Experimental drone outfit from Macon.

    GROUP STRETCHING New local post-pop project featuring members of New Wives and Mothers.

  • The Foundry

    8:30 p.m. $12 (adv.), $15 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    PHIL AND THE BLANKS This local band, a luminary on Athens' 1970s scene, returns once again for a night of rock and roll. See Calendar Pick on p. 17.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    WANDA Eclectic local electro-pop duo.

    WATERMELON MOON Abstract local art-rock outfit.

    STUPID IDIOTS Local experimental group fronted by musician Ash Rickli.

    MIDNIGHT BOI Alias of local musician Eli Rickli, playing "pseudo-Satanic hip hop."

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

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. $5. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    MKG Eclectic, jazz-influenced four-piece led by keyboardist Marty Kearns.

  • Iron Factory

    10 p.m. 706-395-6877

    BO WHITE Y SU ORQUESTRA Latin-tinged soul-pop band from Charlotte, NC.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    7 p.m. $5 (door), FREE! (w/ wristband). www.facebook.com/lkshuffleclub

    SLOPFEST The second night of the four-night festival, featuring Ye Olde Sub Shoppe, Flight Mode USA, Linda, Mouth, Harsh Words, Little Gold, Bathrooms, Bodyfather, Blunt Bangs, Deep State, Nato Coles & the Blue Diamond Band and DJs Lord Bitter and Lozo. See story on p. 11.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    THE BAMA GAMBLERS Dirty blues and Southern rock band from Auburn, AL.

  • VFW

    7 p.m. www.vfwathens.com

    STEVE BRYSON Talented folk-country artist from Clarkesville, GA.

Events

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    8 p.m. $5/person, $15/family. www.uga.edu/botgarden

    Full Moon Hike

    Bring family and friends along to enjoy the mysterious world of nature at night. Includes a two-mile hike through the wooded trails and in the garden.

DJs

  • Live Wire

    Friday Afternoon Beer Club. 5 p.m. FREE! www.livewireathens.com

    Friday Afternoon Beer Club

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

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    Classic City Crunk Machine

    CLASSIC CITY CRUNK MACHINE Local DJ collective spins a "Y2K dance party."

Meetings

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

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

    Healing Circle & Meditation

    Experience different modalities and forms of meditation. Every Friday.

Theater

  • Athens Little Playhouse

    July 31 & Aug. 7, 7 p.m. Aug. 1–2 & Aug. 8–9, 3 p.m. $5–10. www.athenslittleplayhouse.net

    Hairspray Jr.

    The year is 1962 and spunky, plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad is going from outcast to breakout star. Performed by Athens Little Playhouse.

Kidstuff

Performance

Film

Saturday, August 1

30 events

Live Music

  • 9 p.m. 706-546-0840

    BIG DON BAND Southern-fried local rock group.

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. 706-369-3040

    TURBOJANGLES Southern rock and roll with a hell of a lot of soul.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. FREE! (21+), $2 (18–20). www.caledonialounge.com

    DIGNITY OF LABOUR New wave cover band.

    ASPHYXIATION Joy Division tribute act.

    XXXXS INXS tribute band.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    SWAMP Melodic and wiry local indie rock band.

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    CHAMBER CHANCHERS Contemporary arrangements of music from Lebanon, Turkey, Tunisia, Israel, Spain and the United States.

    FRANNIE No info available.

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

    JONES COLLEGE RADIO Formerly known as Wild Abandon, this local band plays a blend of baroque pop and acidwave.

  • The Foundry

    8:30 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    SONS OF SAILORS Jimmy Buffet cover band, featuring members of the Tony Pritchett Band.

  • Front Porch Book Store

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

    CALEB KEITH Local singer-songwriter performs an acoustic set.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7 p.m. www.georgiatheatre.com

    HAWAII DAWG-O A benefit for the GRACE Fund at UGA's Vet College, featuring music from the Sonic Groove Band.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

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

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    THE LUBBERS Beatles tribute act featuring Kevin Lane, Jay Gonzalez, Chris Grehan and Matt Lane.

  • 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. 706-395-6877

    TIMI CONLEY & FRIENDS Wild pop spurs from the edgy monsterbrain of this local musician. 

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    7 p.m. $5 (door), FREE! (w/ wristband). www.facebook.com/lkshuffleclub

    SLOPFEST Night three of the four-night festival, featuring Forces, All-City Cannonballers, Hunger Anthem, Waitress, Crunchy, Seagulls, Donny Knottsville, Vincas, Faux Ferocious, The Powder Room, Motherfucker and DJ Reindeer Games. See story on p. 11.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    STRAIGHT NO CHASER Local groove-oriented group.

Games

Classes

  • Bishop Park

    Gymnastics Registration

    Now registering. Proof of residency in the form of a current utility bill along with a birth certificate and/or school records are required for all participants. Classes are offered for ages 10 months through adults, including co-ed tumbling for children. www.athensclarkecounty.com/gymnastics

  • Revival Yarns

    10:30 a.m. $30. 706-850-1354, www.revivalyarnsathens.com

    Knit 2 Class

    Review casting on, the knit stitch, the purl stitch, stockinette and garter stitch patterns. RSVP.

Kidstuff

Events

  • Bishop Park

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

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods and crafts. Live music by Louise Warren (8 a.m.) and Ale Raisers (10 a.m.). This week features "Chipotle in the Kitchen."

  • 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.

  • 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 live music. Every Saturday.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    3–5 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Hero Day

    Meet and greet community heroes while enjoying superhero crafts and games, hot dogs and live music from Dixieland Five

  • 9 a.m.–2 p.m. FREE! letuscompost.com

    Saturday Dirt Shop

    (1002 Winterville Rd.) Load up on affordable, bulk compost, mulch and woodchips.

  • ACC Library

    4 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Food eTalk

    This interactive online program teached limited-resource individuals how to make healthy food and lifestyle choices.

  • Hotel Indigo

    10 a.m.–4 p.m. my.teslamotors.com

    Tesla Ride and Drive

    Sign up to drive a Tesla.

  • The Classic Center

    9:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. FREE! maternityandbabyfair.com

    Athens Area Maternity and Baby Fair

    The event features educational sessions, retailers, social service agencies, a silent auction and more. 

Theater

  • Athens Little Playhouse

    July 31 & Aug. 7, 7 p.m. Aug. 1–2 & Aug. 8–9, 3 p.m. $5–10. www.athenslittleplayhouse.net

    Hairspray Jr.

    The year is 1962 and spunky, plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad is going from outcast to breakout star. Performed by Athens Little Playhouse.

Art

  • Bloom

    7 p.m. $10 suggested donation. learn.rhodes@gmail.com

    Heidi in Bloom

    See Heidi Hensley's new line "Artful Reminders," a benefit for Project Safe.

Performance

Sunday, August 2

16 events

Live Music

Kidstuff

  • Oconee County Library

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

    Read to Rover

    Reading aloud to a dog creates a relaxed, non-judgmental environment that helps kids develop their reading skills and builds confidence. Register for a 15-minutes session. Grades K-5.

Performance

Events

  • Historic Meeting House

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

    Stories From Childhood: From a Tiny Acorn

    (Piedmont College) Pegg Homcomb, the Oconee County Director of Tourism, will share stories from her childhood. She will be introduced by Kay Keller, president of the Oconee County Chamber of Commerce. Proceeds benefit Children First.

  • The Classic Center

    11 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! www.classiccenter.com

    Sunday Center Market

    Find artists, farmers, crafters, food trucks, live music, kids' activities and more in the Classic Center's new 440 Foundry Pavillion.

Games

Theater

  • Athens Little Playhouse

    July 31 & Aug. 7, 7 p.m. Aug. 1–2 & Aug. 8–9, 3 p.m. $5–10. www.athenslittleplayhouse.net

    Hairspray Jr.

    The year is 1962 and spunky, plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad is going from outcast to breakout star. Performed by Athens Little Playhouse.

Art

Monday, August 3

14 events

Live Music

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    Industry Night. 5:30 p.m. FREE (service industry workers), $12. www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com

    DOUBLE FERRARI This local band plays virtuosic, high-speed, instrumental rock.

    THE HALEM ALBRIGHT BAND Halem Albright has been performing his blend of unique songwriting and electrifying guitar around Athens and Atlanta for the past few years.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    AUSTIN DARNELL Local blues singer-songwriter and Darnell Boys member plays a solo set.

    SOVIA TALVIK Swedish neo-folk singer-songwriter.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    BLUES NIGHT WITH BIG C Nobody in Athens sings the blues quite like Big C. Expect lots of soulful riffs, covers and originals.

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 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.

  • 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

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

    End of SRP Cos-Rave

    Celebrate the end of the summer reading program with a cosplay rave. Deck out in your finest fandom attire and dance the night away. Glow-in-the-dark accessories and pizza provided.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    3 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Watermelon Fun Day

    Celebrate National Watermelon Day with a juicy slice and a seed spitting contest.

Games

Classes

  • KA Artist Shop

    7–9 p.m. $35. www.kaartist.com

    Modern Calligraphy for Beginners

    Learn how to use the pen and nibs to practice the modern calligraphy style.

Tuesday, August 4

25 events

Comedy

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. $5. calebsynan@yahoo.com, www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    OpenTOAD Comedy Open Mic

    This comedy show allows locals to watch quality comedy or perform themselves. Email to perform. First and third Tuesday of every month! See story on p. 14.

Classes

  • ACC Library

    10–11:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org

    Intro to Excel

    In the second floor computer training room. Registration required.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    1–3 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Madison County Needlecrafters

    The Needlecrafters will be demonstrating how to knit, how to crochet and other crafty skills. All ages and skill levels are welcome.

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

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

    The Law of Attraction and Manifestation

    This ongoing class teaches many techniques for utilizing the power of your mind to create wonders in all areas of your life.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    Computer Basics

    Learn the basics over a three week program. Tuesdays, Aug.4–18. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

  • KA Artist Shop

    7 p.m. $30. www.kaartist.com

    Modern Calligraphy Intermediate Class

    This class goes over various inks, nibs and papers, plus flourishes, envelope addressing and other applications.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    6 p.m. $12. www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Dog Days of Bloomers

    This class focuses on bulbs, perennials and blooming shrubs that will extend the blooming season of any garden.

  • Stan Mullins Art Studio

    6:30 p.m. $10 suggested donation. learn.rhodes@gmail.com

    Dance Under the Stars

    Dance with SALSAthens as a fundraiser for Project Safe. The evening will begin with a salsa class for beginners.

Games

Kidstuff

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    6:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Little STEM Scientists

    Have fun with hands-on science experiences. Dress for mess. Kids under eight years old will need help from an adult.

  • Buffalo's Café

    5:30–7:30 p.m. FREE! 706-354-6655

    Kids Night

    Featuring a balloon artist, coloring contests and photos with Buffy the Buffalo. Every Tuesday.

  • ACC Library

    4 p.m. FREE! plewis@athenslibrary.org

    How to Draw Superheroes

    Robert Brown, a local comic book know-it-all and art instructor, will help you out. Registration required. Ages 11–18.

Events

  • ACC Council on Aging

    11 a.m.–2 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.

  • West Broad Market Garden

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

    Tuesday Produce Stand

    Shop for fresh produce straight out of the community-based urban garden. Offers double dollars for EBT shoppers. Held every Tuesday.

DJs

  • The Manhattan Café

    Loungy Tuesdays. 9 p.m. FREE! 706-369-9767

    Loungy Tuesdays

    DJ NATE FROM WUXTRY Spinning an all-vinyl set of soulful tunes perfect for a slow dance. Every Tuesday!

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • The Pub at Gameday

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-353-2831

    Open Mic Night

    OPEN MIC NIGHT Bring your guitar, poetry or monologues! Slots are 15 or 30 minutes, depending on attendance. Sign up early by emailing openmicatgameday@gmail.com.

Live Music

Help Out

  • Transmetropolitan (Westside)

    Operation Red, Black & Blue

    Donate clothing, lice kits, school supplies and money to assist homeless children in the Athens school district. Donations will be accepted Aug. 4–9. 706-621-6081

Wednesday, August 5

32 events

Games

Kidstuff

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • 10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040

    Open Mic Night

    LEAVING COUNTRIES OPEN MIC JAM Rock out every Wednesday at this open mic. Full bands are encouraged. Contact louisphillippelot@yahoo.com for booking.

  • Hi-Lo Lounge

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

    Karaoke with the King

    KARAOKE WITH THE KING Sing your guts out every Wednesday! 

  • 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-546-0840

    Karaoke

    KARAOKE With host Terry Covington. Every Wednesday!

Live Music

  • The Foundry

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

    SUMMER JAZZ JUBILEE Hosts Mary Sigalas and Colin Manko celebrate a different jazz subgenre each week, with special guests and a post-show open jazz jam. This week is a tribute to New Orleans jazz. See Calendar Pick on p. 17.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    THOMAS & OLIVIA Members of Thomas Wynn & the Believers play a stripped-down duo set.

  • Live Wire

    8 p.m. $5 (21+), $10 (under 21). www.livewireathens.com

    LITTLE TYBEE Atlanta-based folk band drawing from a variety of influences like jazz, Tropicalia and even Motown to color its indie-folk pop ballads.

    WALDEN Georgia native four piece playing smooth rock influenced by Mumford and Sons and Coldplay. 

  • Locos Grill & Pub

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

    SALLY & THE SIX GRAND BAND Long-running local dance band.

  • 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.

  • The World Famous

    11 p.m. 706-543-4002

    THOMAS & OLIVIA Members of Thomas Wynn & the Believers play a stripped-down duo set.

Meetings

  • ACC Library

    7 p.m. FREE! www.eckankar-ga.org

    Inner Guidance and Spiritual Experiences

    An open discussion for all faiths to share spiritual experiences including dreams and past lives. 

  • The World Famous

    6 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.

Lectures & Lit

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 by Colibri.

  • The Foundry

    6 p.m. (lesson), 7 p.m. (music). www.thefoundryathens.com

    Summer Jazz Jubilee

    Hosts Mary Sigalas and Colin Manko celebrate a different jazz subgenre each week, with special guests and a post-show open jazz jam. This week focuses on New Orleans jazz and features members of the Big Foot Brass Band. DanceFX will host a free one-hour swing lesson before the show.

  • St. Mary's Hospital

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

    St. Mary's Produce Stand

    (Cafeteria Patio) Shop for fresh fruit and vegetables from farms in the Athens Land Trust's farmer network. 

  • ACC Library

    7 p.m. FREE! www.eckankar-ga.org

    "Guidance from Dreams"

    This open discussion allows for sharing spiritual experiences and discussing dreams.

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!

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    Wax on Wednesdays

    WAX ON WEDNESDAYS Local DJs spin all-vinyl sets every Wednesday through August. Hosted by DJ Osmose.

Comedy

Classes

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

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

    The Buddha's Teachings

    Bring more inner peace to your life. Every Wednesday.

  • Athens Regional Medical Center

    9 a.m.–3 p.m. $60. athenshealth.org/calendar

    CPR & First Aid Class

    (Medical Services Bldg.) Participants will receive a three-year first aid certification card at the end of the course. Register in advance.

Art

Thursday, August 6

21 events

Events

  • 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.

  • Your Pie

    5:30–7:30 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/groups/YPNAthens

    Young Professionals Network

    Meet and mingle with other young professionals.

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.

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. 

  • Revival Yarns

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

    Knit 1 Class

    Get acquainted with the tools and craft of knitting. Learn cast-on stitches and the knit stitch. The class is free with the purchase of materials. RSVP.

  • ACC Library

    9 a.m. & 6 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    One-on-One Digital Media Center Tutorial

    The new Digital Media Center is now open! Get individual instruction for graphics, audio or video editing projects or learn to convert albums and cassettes to DVDs and CDs.

Live Music

  • 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.

  • 10 p.m. 706-369-3040

    LEAVING COUNTRIES AND FRIENDS Featuring Bo Hembree on guitar, Jason Bradberry on bass and Louis Phillip Pelot on drums.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    GOLDWING Atlanta-based four-piece alt-rock group.

    MATEJA Dark folk act from Nashville, TN.

    CODY HUGGINS Nashville-based singer-songwriter.

  • The Foundry

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

    THE BACUPS Fun-loving local cover band.

  • Live Wire

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

    TECROPOLIS Athens' longest-running electronic dance music series, with special guests each week.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    MAC LEAPHART Nashville-based country-rock singer-songwriter.

Games

  • Butt Hutt Bar-B-Q

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

    Entertainment Trivia

    Hosted by Dirty South Trivia. Every Thursday.

  • El Azteca

    7:30 p.m. FREE! 706-549-2639

    Trivia

    Win prizes with host Garrett Lennox. Every Thursday.

Meetings

  • East Friendship Baptist Church

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

    NAACP

    (East Friendship Baptist Church) Regular monthly meeting. Open to all. 

Lectures & Lit

Art

  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA

    6–8 p.m. FREE! www.athica.org

    Opening Reception

    The Box@ATHICA presents "Intoxicating Love" by Broderick Flannigan.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

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

    Museum Mix

    The museum's late-night party includes refreshments and access to all of the galleries. Tunes by DJ YaTuSabes and D:RC.

Comedy

DJs

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    Yung Yang

    YUNG YANG Local DJ does creative live mixing of vogue house, dancehall, juke, bounce and other propulsive club oddities new and old. 

Kidstuff

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    5:30–7:30 p.m. $5 (for pizza). 706-613-3623

    Teen Cartoon Illustrator's Club

    Cartoonist Robert Brown leads an informal gathering for teens who like to draw anime and cartoons. For ages 12 & up.