Thursday, January 31

26 events

Live Music

  • 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-7050

    REID STRIPLING Georgia based singer-songwriter and guitarist blending alt-country, folk, pop, and rock along the lines of Ryan Adams. 

  • 11 p.m. FREE!

    CANDID COAL PEOPLE Local, earnest pop-folk group playing in the style of contemporaries like Mumford & Sons.

    HART SAWYER AND THE LOVE PROJECT Upbeat folk-pop from this local, female-fronted band.

  • 10 p.m. $5.

    MAMA'S LOVE Local progressive rock band plays an intimate acoustic set.

  • Blues Night. 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-0840

    THE SHADOW EXECUTIVES Local blues legends. This is an open jam and guests are welcome!

  • 9 p.m.

    HAND SAND HANDS Experimental, psychedelic pop-rock from Jonathan Miller. Every Thursday in January!

    ISLAND DOGS New project from William Chamberlain (Vestibules).

    CS LUXEM Experimental guitarist from Lawrence, KS.

    I COME TO SHANGHAI "Bong-wave" duo plays swirling, synth-heavy drone-pop anchored by bassy beatscapes and melodic vocals.

    DOUG MAINS & THE CITY FOLK Michigan-based folk band.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    10 p.m. $5 (21+) $7 (18-20).

    LEE BAINS III & THE GLORY FIRES Gritty, bluesy rock and roll mixed with smooth, twangy R&B. Featuring former members of The Dexateens.

    WIEUCA Local alt-country band with a slack-rock vibe.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $5.

    ATHENS BUSINESS ROCKS Annual Nuçi's Space benefit/battle of the bands, featuring King Cotton & The Sweaty T's (Ruby Sue Graphics), Punch List (TSAV), Jesus Thrice (Daily Groceries), Kneel Before Diamond (Partner Software), Notary Public Enemy (Blanchard Law Office), The Fret Dressers (Baxendale Guitars), '87 Is a Place On Earth (Flagpole Magazine) and Your Band (Your Pie).

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $12 (adv.), $15 (door).

    IKE STUBBLEFIELD & FRIENDS Soulful R&B artist Ike Stubblefield is a Hammond B3 virtuoso who cut his teeth backing Motown legends like the Four Tops, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye. Tonight's show features special guests Col. Bruce Hampton & Pharaoh's Kitchen.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $5.

    THOMAS WYNN AND THE BELIEVERS This six-piece group from Orlando plays Americana rock infused with Southern soul. 

    SAM SNIPER Local alt-country band.

    ROADKILL GHOST CHOIR Folk-influenced rock six-piece from Deland, FL.

    DANA SWIMMER A montage of garage rock with sweet, soulful undertones.


  • The Globe

    10 p.m. $5. 706-353-4721

    SHAVED CHRIST Local punk band featuring members of American Cheeseburger, Witches, Dark Meat and Hot New Mexicans.

    CHURCH WHIP Tampa-based punk tunes.

    DASHER Noise-punk band from Atlanta.


  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m.

    BILL MALLONEE The formerly local songwriter and Vigilantes of Love frontman swings through town to play a set of his honest, heartbreaking originals.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742

    ROOT SPIRITS Local two-piece blues-rock outfit draws from American roots music and psychedelia to create an absorbing experience.

    DEAD RABBITS Raw and melodic '60s garage rock with firm roots in the early blues.

  • WUOG 90.5 FM

    Live in the Lobby. 8 p.m. FREE!

    BLACK MOON Loud, psychedelic, guitar-driven rock.


  • Healing Arts Centre

    7–8 p.m. Donations accepted. 706-338-6843

    Reiki Circle

    A Japanese technique for stress reduction, relaxation and healing. Every Thursday.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5:30–7:30 p.m. FREE!

    UGA Costa Rica Percentage Night

    A percentage of sales and silent auction proceeds benefit UGA Costa Rica. Event includes tee-shirts and silent auction items from Jittery Joe’s, R.E.M., Normal Bar and Trappeze.

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Go Bar

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

    Dr. Fred's Karaoke

    KARAOKE Hosted by karaoke fanatic Dr. Fred and featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more. Every Thursday!


  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

    Scottish Country Dance Classes

    Social dancing at its liveliest with jigs, reels and strathspeys. Bring your dancing shoes. Every Thursday, 7–9 p.m. $3.

  • J. Phil Campbell Agricultural Research Station

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3946

    Beekeeping Class

    Local beekeeper Will Dix leads a class on the history of beekeeping and honey bee biology. Sponsored by the Oconee County UGA Extension Service.


  • Georgia Museum of Art

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Americans in Italy Film Series

    Summertime tells the story of a middle-aged schoolteacher who travels to Venice and falls in love with an Italian merchant.

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    7 p.m.

    Campus Movie Fest

    (Theater) A red carpet premiere of the top 16 short films made by UGA students. Prizes awarded for best picture, comedy and drama. 

  • Beechwood 11 Cinemas

    7:30 p.m.

    Plan 9 from Outer Space

    Rifftrax, best known for Mystery Science Theater 3000, presents a re-broadcast of the original episode. Comedians Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett fire patented wisecracking commentary of this gold standard of bad movies.


  • Town 220

    6–8 p.m. FREE!

    Opening Reception

    (Madison, GA) For "Earthy Abstraction," works by Jack Kehoe, Kipley Meyer, Brian Rust and Dwight Smith that interpret the theme with natural materials. Refreshments provided.

  • Eco Art Lab

    Call for Artists

    Invitation for art works related to our collective need to deal with current human-caused climate change for an exhibit running Mar. 17–Apr. 29. Deadline Mar. 1.,

  • Athens, GA

    The Art Rocks Athens Foundation

    Seeking artists who were creating art in, or related to, Athens between 1975–1985 for a major retrospective exhibition at Lamar Dodd May 23–July 31, 2014. The retrospective will explore the relationship between visual arts and the birth of the Athens music scene.


  • UGA Memorial Hall

    8 p.m. $5–15.

    Nordic Choir

    The Luther College Nordic Choir performs a cappella versions of “A Spotless Rose” by Paul Mealor and “Go Lovely Rose” by Eric Whitacre, along with spirituals and works by Bach, Jennings and Schütz.


  • ACC Library

    StoryTubes Contest

    Kids are invited to create two-minute videos featuring their favorite book or series for a chance to win prizes. For ages 5–18. Deadline Feb. 24, 10 p.m.

Ending Thursday, January 31


Word on the Street

  • Accepting Applications for Food Tester

    (UGA Russell Research Center) Now seeking volunteers who enjoy goal-oriented group activities, are in good health, who have good senses of taste and smell and are non-smokers to become trained food tasters. Email application through January to



  • UGA Tate Student Center


    Traditional Okinawan hard-style karate taught in a positive atmosphere. Check website for schedule. FREE!,


  • The Classic Center

    Seeking Artists for Artists' Market

    Local visual artists are invited to apply to participate in the Artists’ Market at The Classic Center’s Grand Opening Community Open House on Saturday, Feb. 16. Applications can be picked up at The Classic Center box office. The first 22 applicants who meet the requirements will be accepted. Email for more information.