Saturday, January 19

25 events


  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    10–11 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3615

    Naturalist's Walk

    Join the SCNC staff for a walk around the property. Bring a camera or binoculars. All ages.


  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    11 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3615

    Nature's Trading Post

    Trade one or two objects found in nature for points or other nature objects in the center's collection.

  • Barnes & Noble

    11 a.m. FREE! 706-354-1195


    For all ages. Children receive a free treat from the cafe.

  • Lay Park

    10:30 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3596

    Introduction to Scrapbooking

    Turn your collection of photos into a work of art. For ages 8–17. Call to register.

  • Oconee County Library

    11 a.m. FREE! 706-769-3950

    Popcorn Party

    Celebrate National Popcorn Day with popcorn games, crafts and taste-testing. All ages. Registration required. 


  • Memorial Park

    8–11 p.m. FREE! (under 18), $7 (adults).

    Contra Dance

    Presented by the Athens Folk Music & Dance Society. Live music by Guiness Extra Stout and calling by Charlotte Crittenden. Free 30-minute lesson beginning at 7:30 p.m. No experience or partner needed.

  • ACC Library

    3–7 p.m. FREE!

    Thanks for the Memories

    In honor of the library's 100th birthday in 2013, a video camera is set up in the board room for patrons to record their favorite library memories. The videos will be shown at the library’s dedication and birthday celebration on Apr. 7, and be archived on Also by appointment.

  • Petzone

    2–4 p.m. FREE! 706-546-8006

    Open House and Pet Adoption Day

    Nonprofit, no-kill dog rescue shelter Petzone hosts a family-friendly open house and adoption day. Dogs will be available for play and adoption. Bake sale, drinks and dog treats for sale, as well as specials on adoption fees, giveaways and more.


Live Music

  • 8 p.m. FREE! 706-769-1105

    TASHIA Local neo-soul singer-songwriter plays songs from her upcoming album, Destiny.

  • 9 p.m. 706-546-0840

    MATT JOINER BAND Local guitarist draws inspiration from blues and classic rock.

  • 10 p.m. FREE!

    THE DARNELL BOYS The three Darnell brothers play and sing country blues originals backed by upright bass, singing saw and junkyard percussion. Music video release!

    GLASSCRAFTS Side project featuring members of Grass Giraffes' Steven Trimmer and Robby Casso.

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


  • 9 p.m.

    HELEN SCOTT Lindsey Haddad, Emileigh Ireland, Hannah Weyandt and Dena Zilber play folky pop with a hint of psychedelic rock.

    AJ GRIFFIN Solo set from a member of Vespolina.

    THE GOOD GRACES Indie-pop from Atlanta.

    JPHONO1 Chapel Hill's John Harrison plays psych-addled folk-rock.

  • 9 p.m. $5. 706-546-7050

    EVAN BARBER & THE DEAD GAMBLERS Alternative rock band from Albany, GA.

  • Amici

    11 p.m. FREE! 706-353-0000

    BAD TEMPERED RABBIT Local jam-rock/funk band.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    10 p.m. $6 (21+), $8 (18+).

    MANRAY One of Athens' most exciting live acts waves a big middle finger to traditional song structure while playing what Flagpole's Gordon Lamb has coined "complicated-core."

    IRREVERSIBLE Post-metal band from Atlanta.

    LAZER/WULF This avant-metal instrumental trio mixes in prog, thrash as well as more eclectic influences for a high-energy and highly entertaining live show.

    SET AND SETTING Dynamic, instrumental post-rock from this Florida band.

  • Farm 255

    11 p.m. FREE!

    THE DREEBS Noisy, Brooklyn-based psych project.

    GUERILLA TOSS Boston-based no-wave band.

    S H A D E Groove-oriented post-punk.

    BUBBLY MOMMY GUN Local experimental pop band that plays idiosyncratic, psychedelic tunes.

    SAD DADS New local band featuring members of Blue Division. The group tells Flagpole it sounds like "shitty Pavement."

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. SOLD OUT!

    DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS Local Southern rock superstars return for a three-night stand.

    VELOCIRAPTURE Loud and brash local rock group that names Velvet Underground and Stooges among its influences.

    CAMP AMPED BAND Tunes from Nuçi's Space's group of future rock stars.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door).

    GRAINS OF SAND This local band with a killer four-piece horn section offers up your favorite '60s and '70s beach and Motown music.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $17.50.

    KIP MOORE Nashville-based country singer from Tifton, GA.

    A THOUSAND HORSES Southern rock from Nashville.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m.

    KATE MORRISSEY Best known for her dark velvet voice, Morrissey's songwriting is literate and sincere, and her conversational live shows come punctuated with an offbeat sense of humor.

    CHRIS MCKAY Local songwriter and Critical Darlings frontman plays a solo set.

  • Live Wire

    9:30 p.m. $7.

    K-THEORY San Francisco-based electronic duo.

    SATORU Glitchy, synth-heavy producer from Atlanta.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5:30 p.m. FREE!

    ROB NANCE North Carolina-based singer-songwriter.

  • WUOG 90.5 FM

    Live in the Lobby. 2 p.m. FREE!

    NINE TIMES BLUE Power-pop band from Atlanta.


  • Ciné Barcafé

    7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. $10.

    Found Footage Festival

    Nick Prueher ("The Colbert Report") and Joe Pickett (The Onion) showcase odd and hilarious videos salvaged from thrift stores across America. See story on p. 11.