Seven galleries stay open late the third Thursday of every month. Participating galleries include the Georgia Museum of Art, Lamar Dodd School of Art, ATHICA, Lyndon House Arts Center, Ciné, the GlassCube & Gallery @ Hotel Indigo and The Classic Center.
The museum's late-night art party includes refreshments, a live deejay and access to all the galleries. See Art Notes on p. 12.
Rich Panico will speak about artistic process and "Collections from Our Community: Clay 1976–2017," his current exhibition of clay pots and objects.
KARAOKE Hosted by karaoke fanatic Dr. Fred and featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more. Every Thursday!
BLUEGRASS JAM Bring your own instrument! All pickers are welcome every Thursday.
Registration begins Aug. 5. Offering classes for beginners through advanced students. Classes include ballet, modern dance, tap and more. Children, teens and adults. 706-613-3624, www.athensclarkecounty.com/leisure
Dana Wildsmith leads a three-session workshop for first-time fiction writers. The workshop focuses on plots, character development, creating scenes and descriptive writing. All skill levels welcome. Aug. 12, 19, 26, 9:30 a.m.–12 p.m. $140. www.ocaf.com
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
Registration begins Aug. 5. Art classes include Art Time (ages 4–6), Homeschool Artists (ages 6–11), Books that Turn, Drop and Pop (ages 7–11) and Through the Lens Video/Film Making (ages 9–12). 706-613-3623, www.athensclarkecounty.com/lyndonhouse
Create Lego art and enjoy Lego-based games. Blocks provided. For ages 8 & up.
Teens ages 13–18 will learn about modern design and draw inspiration from the exhibition "Modern Living: Gio Ponti and the 20th-Century Aesthetics of Design." Pizza included.
Read aloud to a canine friend. RSVP.
See snakes up close and personal.
Participants can listen to classic Eric Carle stories and learn how to create distinctive illustrations. Ages 5–11.
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. www.athensclarkecounty.com/leisure
CLOSE ENOUGH TO FINE Indigo Girls cover band featuring local musicians Julie Powell Caldwell and Noel Beverly.
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.
Y.O.D Party-starting Athens alternative hip-hop collective.
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.
TECROPOLIS Athens' longest-running electronic dance music series, with special guests. This is a special Sigh in July pre-party edition featuring Andy Bruh, Variant, Robbie Dude, Shayd and D:RC.
THE PSYCHEDELIC MONKS Three-piece funk band from Florida with a jammy, psychedelic edge.
REV. TRIBBLE AND THE DANCING MAGNOLIAS Local group led by Athens rock fixture Rev. Conner Mack Tribble.
Meet at the bar for a round of trivia.
(Basement) Play for house cash.
SILENT DISCO Dance the night away with wireless headphones and two channels of music. One of them is a request line!
WARM GLOW BLUE SKY SHOW JJC plays disco, funk, soul & cetera. Every Thursday!
(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.
Read philosophy books from ancient Greece to modern times.
Knitters of all levels are welcome.
Enjoy after dinner drinks and desserts with husband and wife duo, mixologist and pastry chef, Nick and Nicholle Bath.
(Normal Bazaar) Held every Thursday.
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.