Thursday, May 25

31 events


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!


  • Akademia Brewing Co.

    6–9 p.m.

    Roll Out the Barrels Silent Auction

    Local artists have transformed ordinary rain barrels into functional pieces of art. Proceeds benefit the Athens Green School Program. Live music and light appetizers. See Calendar Pick on p. 16.

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    BIGGER MOUNTAIN Local heavy rock band.

    LIBERATOR Athens-based three-piece hard-rock band.

    TOMMY STEWART'S DYERWULF Doom-metal duo consisting of bass, drums and vocals. 

    XOTHUN Described as "like a blue whale in heat or the lovechild of Sunn O))) and Sleep."

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    5 p.m.

    KINKY WAIKIKI Relaxing, steel guitar-driven band following the traditions of Hawaiian music.

  • DePalma's Italian Cafe

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-552-1237 (Timothy Road location)

    BREATHLANES Athens musical collective playing organic, atmospheric improv. 

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m.

    HARLOT PARTY Local folk-rock duo featuring intertwining guitar riffs and haunting, emotive vocals.

    ZIGTEBRA Indie-folk band of "beastly best friends" from Chicago.

  • The Foundry

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

    SATISFACTION Acclaimed, internationally touring Rolling Stones tribute band.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE!

    FAUX FEROCIOUS Nashville-based lo-fi rock band with garage-pop sensibilities.

    HAYRIDE Long-running three-piece local rock band.

    HARRY CAREY Reunited version of this mid-'90s Athens rock group fronted by songwriter Jim Willingham.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m.

    CRANIAL IMPACT Local jazz heroes Louis Romanos and Luca Lombardi play with Athenian bad boy Rand Lines.

  • Iron Factory

    9:30 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6877

    OVER YONDER Garage-rock band from Atlanta.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    HUGHES TAYLOR BAND Energetic blues outfit from Macon.

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. 706-546-0840

    CHRIS AND THE HAMPTONES Local rock group led by guitarist and songwriter Chris Hampton. 


  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    1–3 p.m. FREE!

    Madison County Needlecrafters

    The Needlecrafters will be demonstrating how to knit, how to crochet and other crafty skills. All ages and skill levels are welcome.

  • UGA Small Business Development Center

    10 a.m. $29.

    How to do Business with the Federal Government

    In this seminar, participants will learn how to get a piece of the pie.


  • Children First

    10:30 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-1922,

    CASA Volunteer Orientation

    CASAs (Court Appointed Special Advocates) speak up for abused and neglected children in the community. Find out more about becoming a child advocate.


  • Saucehouse Barbeque

    8 p.m. FREE!

    Music Trivia

    Meet at the bar for a round of trivia.

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

    6:30 p.m.

    Duplicate Bridge

    Beginner and experienced players welcome.

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

    6:30 p.m.

    Duplicate Bridge

    Beginner and experienced players welcome.

  • The Rook and Pawn

    5–8 p.m.

    Chess and Community

    Learn to play chess at a percentage night benefitting Chess and Community's upcoming service trip to Ethiopia.


  • Highwire Lounge

    11 p.m. $1 (headphone).

    Silent Disco

    SILENT DISCO Dance the night away with wireless headphones and three channels of music. The first hour is free!

  • Blue Sky

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-850-3153

    Warm Glow Blue Sky Show

    WARM GLOW BLUE SKY SHOW JJC plays disco, funk, soul & cetera. Every Thursday!


  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9 a.m. FREE!

    Nature Ramblers

    (Meet at Shade Garden Arbor) Learn more about flora and fauna of the garden while enjoying fresh air and inspirational readings. Ramblers are encouraged to bring their own nature writings or favorite poems and essays to share with the group.


  • Athens Community Theater

    May 25–27, 8 p.m. May 28, 2 p.m. $18.

    Next to Normal

    The award-winning musical explores how a suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness.