Burlesque performers perfect their work in front of a friendly crowd, kind of like the "Muppet Show," but with less puppets and more cleavage.
The Portland-based, professional shadow puppet troupe Night Shade presents "The Daughters of Sunset," a performance about a grieving mother who discovers clues to her daughter's disappearance through a diary that reveals her secret life and decent into darkness. Hand-cut paper illustrations are combined with moving lights, sound effects and experimental storytelling. Asheville-based Toy Box Theater will open the night.
A weekly meeting for parents and their children, ages 8–24 months, to relax and socialize. Wednesdays, 11 a.m.–12 p.m., www.reblossomathens.com
Teens can pick up their summer reading log and celebrate with pizza. This year's theme is "Build a Better World." Ages 11–18. Registration required.
This month's topic is "Eclipse". Ages 4–12.
"Aqua Aerobics" is held at Memorial Park Pool on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 6 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. through Aug. 5. $5 per class. "Adult Lap Swim" is held at Bishop Park Pool on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 6:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. $55. 706-613-3589, www.athensclarkecounty.com/leisure
PSEUDO Local band featuring musicians Kip Jones and Damian Kapcala.
VINCAS Local downer-punk band featuring snarling guitars and doomy, psychedelic flourishes.
ILLEGAL DRUGS Four-piece anthemic hard rock band out of Atlanta.
KWAZYMOTO Noisy local punk- and and math-influenced rock trio.
THE QUIET PACK Athens-based experimental hip-hop project.
DK Experimental trio with hints of avant-prog and jazz.
NITEMIRROR Two-piece out of Kansas City playing a self-described "new genre."
LUKE BASS Athens-based new wave and electronic producer.
PACKWAY HANDLE BAND Longstanding local bluegrass outfit playing crafty originals and innovative renditions of classic tunes.
ELF POWER Longtime fixture on the Athens scene playing crisp, melodic psych-pop. Album release show! See story on p. 12.
TOBIN SPROUT Singer-songwriter from Dayton, OH best known as a member of iconic indie-rock band Guided by Voices.
FAMILY FORCE 5 Get down with this crunk Christian rap-rock band out of Atlanta.
MR. TALKBOX Nashville-based Christian artist blending elements of hip hop, R&B and gospel.
LITTLE COUNTRY GIANTS Old-time folk, country and blues from Rome, GA.
BROKEN STRING BAND Local group blending high-energy Americana instrumentation with emotive lyricism.
LIVE MUSIC Rotating local jazz and bluegrass bands play every Friday and Saturday night.
TRE POWELL Local singer-songriter playing bluesy acoustic tunes with soulful vocals.
THE DIXIELAND 5 Local trad-jazz/Dixieland band that features a front line of trumpet, clarinet and trombone and a rhythm section of piano and tenor banjo.
HARVEY FUNKWALKER Athens-based trio steeped in deep funk roots and laced with tinges of jazz, blues and rock.
FUNKY BLUESTER Atlanta-based blues outfit inspired by traditional Chicago and Texas styles.
JOHN SWILLEY Local songwriter who blends gritty Southern rock, sultry R&B and Delta blues.
DAVE FORKER Acoustic and slightly electrified originals and covers. Attempts will be made to rock.
'80S DANCE PARTY Dance to your favorite tunes from the 1980s.
DJ OSMOSE Local vinyl-only DJ holds down a three-hour run on the wheels of steel for your beer-drinking pleasure.
Meet other parents with babies. Tuesdays, 10 a.m. www.reblossomathens.com
The award-winning musical explores how a suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness.
The high school comedy and disaster movie is told through a mixed media animation style. A video Q&A with filmmaker and graphic novelist Dash Shaw, producer Craig Zobel, and animator Jane Samborski will follow the screening.
"Dahlonega's Old Fashioned Christmas Trip." Dec. 15, 10:30 a.m.–8:30 p.m. $15–23. "Hannah's Cherokee Trip." Jan. 8, 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. $30–45. "Georgia Aquarium Trip." Jan. 25, 9 a.m.–7 p.m. $50–75. All programs depart and return to Rocksprings Park. www.athensclarkecounty.com/leisure
Help fund a cure for cancer while planning a fun community event. Seeking new volunteers to help plan one of the largest local events of the year. 706-543-2240, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.relayforlife.org/clarkega