Wednesday, December 31

22 events


  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    10:30 p.m. FREE!

    DJ Mahogany

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

  • 10 p.m. FREE! 706-613-5557

    SupaStar DJ LP

    SUPASTAR DJ LP Seasoned party rocker infuses today's hottest jams with the classics you grew up on.

  • Max

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

    DJ Kurt Wood

    DJ KURT WOOD DJing '50s and '60s soul and garage and '70s and '80s punk and new wave. 

  • Cutters Pub

    10 p.m. 706-353-9800

    DJ Rob Martinez

    DJ ROB MARTINEZ Spinning party hits for New Year's Eve.

  • The Old Pal

    11 p.m. FREE! 706-850-4340

    DJ Quincy

    DJ QUINCY Local musician John Swint spins a dance party.

Live Music

  • 9 p.m.

    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.

  • Athens Moose Club

    7:30 p.m. 706-546-0543

    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!

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    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.

  • 40 Watt Club

    9 p.m. $11.

    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.

  • The Foundry

    7 p.m. $50.

    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.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8:30 p.m. $15.

    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."

  • The Globe

    8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-353-4721

    BREATHLANES Athens musical collective playing organic, atmospheric improv.

  • Go Bar

    9 p.m. 706-546-5609

    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.

  • Live Wire Athens

    9 p.m. $10.

    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.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    PERCY SLEDGEHAMMER Local funk-rock band inspired by the sounds of classic soul and R&B.


  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

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

    Preschool & Toddler Storytime

    Includes stories, finger-puppet plays, songs and crafts for literacy-based fun. For ages 5 & under. Every Wednesday.



  • The World Famous

    6–7:30 p.m. FREE!

    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.

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-0840


    KARAOKE With your host Lynn, the Queen of Karaoke!

Ending Wednesday, December 31


Support Groups

  • Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center


    (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



  • Urban Santosha


    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,


  • Treehouse Kid and Craft

    Craft Classes

    "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.).


  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    Art Classes

    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,


  • Judo Classes

    (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.


  • Athens Yoshukai Karate

    Traditional Karate Training

    Learn traditional Yoshukai karate in a positive atmosphere. Accepting new students. No experience necessary. See website for schedule. Classes held Sundays–Wednesdays. FREE!

Support Groups

  • Oasis Counseling Center

    Women's Empowerment Group

    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,