DJ MAHOGANY Popular local DJ spins freaky funk, sultry soul, righteous R&B and a whole lotta unexpected faves.
SUPASTAR DJ LP Seasoned party rocker infuses today's hottest jams with the classics you grew up on.
DJ KURT WOOD DJing '50s and '60s soul and garage and '70s and '80s punk and new wave.
DJ ROB MARTINEZ Spinning party hits for New Year's Eve.
DJ QUINCY Local musician John Swint spins a dance party.
TONGUES Dreamy local pop-rock band. See story on p. 10.
BLUNT BANGS Local indie-pop band featuring Black Kids frontman Reggie Youngblood.
BROTHERS Local band plays swirling, folky tunes with haunting vocals.
NEW WIVES Charming Athens indie rockers inspired by groups like Modest Mouse and Cursive.
THE SENSATIONAL SOUNDS OF MOTOWN Six veteran musicians entertaining crowds in the Southeast for nearly 20 years promise an exciting, live-energy show. Featuring Mr. Motown!
DANGFLY Local rock band featuring an all-star lineup, including Adam Payne, Shawn Johnson, Jay Rodgers, Scotty Nicholson and Adam Poulin. See story on p. 10.
LOWDIVE Local ska/reggae band.
SHOWTIME Elite tha Showstoppa's band plays eclectic hip-hop mixed with rockin' funky soul.
SCOTT LOW AND THE SOUTHERN BOUILLON New project from the Efren frontman, featuring Doyle Williams (Rehab), Clint Swords and Mike Strickland.
REPTAR Highly praised local synth-pop band offering fun, irreverent tunes with angular rhythms and danceable beats in the vein of Vampire Weekend and Talking Heads. See story on p. 10.
MURK DADDY FLEX Laid-back, sample-driven, old-school hip-hop beats from Terence Chiyezhan.
SHADE Dissonant, groove-oriented local post-punk band.
MARTHA REEVES Enjoy an evening with the legendary Motown singer. See story on p. 10.
THE GRAINS OF SAND Local band with a four-piece horn section offering up your favorite '60s and '70s beach and Motown music.
TRAE GURLEY A tribute to Frank Sinatra.
THE REVIVALISTS This New Orleans band plays a vibrant mix of funk, jazz and rock accented by warm pedal steel and sax. See story on p. 10.
AJ GHENT Funky slide-guitar player.
LARKIN POE Two sisters from Atlanta who sing and shred a unique blend of "Swampadelic Americana."
BREATHLANES Athens musical collective playing organic, atmospheric improv.
MUUY BIIEN The local doom-punk band poses as the Rolling Stones for a special New Year's Eve show. See story on p. 10.
DIP Electronically composed, over-the-top pop music with hip hop vocal delivery. The band humorously and compulsively mentions "dip" in every song.
COOMBSBOT Athens-based robot-in-disguise regenerates live electronic covers of looped pop classics from the '80s,' 90s and today!
DJ BLOWPOP Joe Kubler (Bubbly Mommy Gun) spins a set of tunes.
SEVEN HANDLE CIRCUS A rowdy, fun and modern interpretation of traditional bluegrass and folk. See story on p. 10.
THE DARNELL BOYS The three Darnell brothers play and sing country blues originals backed by upright bass, singing saw and junkyard percussion.
THE KINKY APHRODISIACS Southern progressive rock trio.
PERCY SLEDGEHAMMER Local funk-rock band inspired by the sounds of classic soul and R&B.
Includes stories, finger-puppet plays, songs and crafts for literacy-based fun. For ages 5 & under. Every Wednesday.
Enjoy an evening of dinner and dancing with Rob Putnam.
Enjoy snacks, games and activities to ring in the New Year. For all ages.
Red carpet event featuring lots of party favors. 1970s style encouraged.
Bring in the new year with hot yoga set to music that ends at midnight with a champagne, kombucha and cupcake savasana.
Meet local entrepreneurs, tech talent and other fellow Athenians who are making cool stuff at this weekly Four Athens networking happy hour.
KARAOKE With your host Lynn, the Queen of Karaoke!
(Loran Smith Center for Cancer Support) Experience the healing energy of Reiki, an ancient form of healing touch used for stress reduction and relaxation. For cancer patients, their families and caregivers. Call for an appointment. Individual sessions held every Wednesday, 6 p.m. & 7 p.m. FREE! 706-475-4900
Quilting classes for beginner to advanced students cover both traditional and modern projects. email@example.com, www.sewcialstudio.com
This new Boulevard yoga studio teaches classes in the Viniyoga tradition, known for its adaptation of traditional yoga poses to fit the needs of each individual. Ideal for people living with an injury or chronic condition, or simply seeking a relaxed class. Classes are offered in gentle yoga, emotional stability intermediate yoga and more. $75/six classes. 706-540-9986, www.urbansantosha.com
"Art School" for ages 2–4 (Wednesdays, 11 a.m.), ages 4–6 (Wednesdays, 4 p.m.) and ages 6–8 (Thursdays, 4 p.m.). "Baby Sensory Art Session" for ages 6–24 months (Wednesdays, 10 a.m.). www.treehousekidandcraft.com
Now registering for spring classes. Art classes include Art Time (ages 4–6), Homeschool Artists (ages 6–11), "Wear It: Wearable Art" (ages 8–11 or 12–15). Check website for dates and descriptions. Register online. 706-613-3623, www.athensclarkecounty.com/leisure
(AKF Athens Martial Arts) Traditional Kudokan Judo classes for adults focus on self-development and technique over competition. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. www.akfathens.com
Learn traditional Yoshukai karate in a positive atmosphere. Accepting new students. No experience necessary. See website for schedule. Classes held Sundays–Wednesdays. FREE! www.athensy.com
A small therapeutic group for women to work on vulnerability, setting boundaries, assertiveness, self-care and more. Eight-week sessions. Thursdays, 6:30–8 p.m. Call to reserve a space. $15/session. 706-543-3522, www.oasiscounselingcenter.com