Thursday, July 20

29 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!

  • The Bar-B-Que Shack

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-613-6752

    Bluegrass Jam

    BLUEGRASS JAM Bring your own instrument! All pickers are welcome every Thursday.


  • East Athens Educational Dance Center

    Dance Class Registration

    Offering classes for beginners through advanced students. Classes include ballet, modern dance, tap, urban soul and more. Children, teens and adults. 706-613-3624,

  • 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.

  • OCAF, Watkinsville


    "The ABC's of Writing for Children." Begins Apr. 12, 10 a.m. $120.

  • Memorial Park

    Kitty Yoga

    Meowmaste! Circle of Friends Animal Society hosts a special hour of yoga with free-roaming and adoptable cats. Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. Donations and cat supplies are appreciated. 706-613-3580


  • 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,

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    4:30 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597

    Lego Club

    Create Lego art and enjoy Lego-based games. Blocks provided. For ages 8 & up.

  • Bogart Library

    12:15 p.m. FREE!

    Lunch & Learn

    See snakes up close and personal.

  • ACC Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE!

    Eric Carle Storytime

    Participants can listen to classic Eric Carle stories and learn how to create distinctive illustrations. Ages 5–11.

Word on the Street

  • Athens, GA

    Fall Programs

    Find information about art exhibits, classes, performances, sports, fitness programs, holiday events and other activities for adults and children in the Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department's fall program guide. Registration begins Aug. 5.

Live Music

  • The Foundry

    7 p.m. FREE!

    CLOSE ENOUGH TO FINE Indigo Girls cover band featuring local musicians Julie Powell Caldwell and Noel Beverly.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 9 p.m. FREE!

    SHASTA RAY Poppy surf-rock band from North Carolina featuring members of The Nude Party.

    MORAL COMBAT Emo and power-pop group from Boone, NC.

  • Iron Factory

    Turnt Crunk in the Summertime. 10:30 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6877

    Y.O.D Party-starting Athens alternative hip-hop collective.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    8 p.m.

    SLOPFEST Night one of the four-night festival features DJ Cabbage Looper, Blue Bodies, Jackson Harem, Mother the Car, V8 Death Car and Burns Like Fire. See story on p. 9.

  • Live Wire

    9 p.m. FREE!

    TECROPOLIS Athens' longest-running electronic dance music series, with special guests.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    THE PSYCHEDELIC MONKS Three-piece funk band from Florida with a jammy, psychedelic edge.

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. 706-546-0840

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



  • 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.

Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

    6 p.m. FREE!

    For the Philo of Philosophy Book Discussion Group

    Read philosophy books from ancient Greece to modern times. This month's selection is the introduction and chapters 2 and 3 of R.S. Woolhouse's The Concept of Substance in Seventeenth Century Metaphysics.


  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3623

    3Thurs Gallery Talk

    Rich Panico will speak about artistic process and "Collections from Our Community: Clay 1976–2017," his current exhibition of clay pots and objects.


  • Caledonia Lounge

    8 p.m. $8.

    Caleb Synan and Adam Christie

    Athens' own Caleb Synan returns for a night of stand-up comedy with Canada's Adam Christie, plus sets from Piper Ruhmkorff and Shaunak Godkhindi.


  • Heirloom Cafe and Fresh Market

    8–11 p.m.

    Nick at Nite

    Enjoy after dinner drinks and desserts with husband and wife duo, mixologist and pastry chef, Nick and Nicholle Bath.

  • 5–7 p.m.

    Wine Tastings

    (Normal Bazaar) Held every Thursday.