COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Thursday, May 25

30 events

Kidstuff

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!

Art

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5:30–7:30 p.m. www.rolloutthebarrels.org

    Roll Out the Barrels Silent Auction

    Twenty local artists have transformed ordinary rain barrels into functional pieces of art. Proceeds benefit the Athens Green School Program. Live music by the Welfare Liners. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    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. www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com

    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. Featuring John Miley (guitar), Jamie DeRevere (drums) and Darrin Cook (bass).

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    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). www.thefoundryathens.com

    SATISFACTION Acclaimed, internationally touring Rolling Stones tribute band.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    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. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    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

    8:30 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. TRIBBLE AND THE DANCING MAGNOLIAS Local group led by Athens rock fixture Rev. Conner Mack Tribble.

Meetings

  • Children First

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

    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.

Classes

Games

  • Saucehouse Barbeque

    8 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/saucehousebbq

    Music Trivia

    Meet at the bar for a round of trivia.

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

    6:30 p.m. ejstapler@gmail.com

    Duplicate Bridge

    Beginner and experienced players welcome.

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

    6:30 p.m. ejstapler@gmail.com

    Duplicate Bridge

    Beginner and experienced players welcome.

  • The Rook and Pawn

    5–8 p.m. therookandpawn.com

    Chess and Community

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

DJs

  • Highwire Lounge

    11 p.m. $1 (headphone). www.highwirelounge.com

    Silent Disco

    SILENT DISCO Dance the night away with wireless headphones and two channels of music. One of them is a request line!

  • 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!

Outdoors

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9:30 a.m. FREE! www.botgarden.uga.edu

    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.

Theater

  • Athens Community Theater

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

    Next to Normal

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

Film