Thursday, July 20

32 events


  • Athens, GA

    6-9 p.m. FREE!

    Third Thursday Art Series

    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.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    8–11 p.m. FREE!

    Museum Mix

    The museum's late-night art party includes refreshments, a live deejay and access to all the galleries. See Art Notes on p. 12.

  • 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.

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

    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,

  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    Testing the Waters

    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.

  • 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

    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,

  • 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.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    5:30–8:30 p.m. FREE!

    Teen Studio

    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.

  • Bogart Library

    4–5 p.m. FREE! 770-725-9443,

    Read to Rover

    Read aloud to a canine friend. RSVP.

  • 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. This is a special Sigh in July pre-party edition featuring Andy Bruh, Variant, Robbie Dude, Shayd and D:RC.

  • 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

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

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



  • Highwire Lounge

    11 p.m. $1 (headphone).

    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!


  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    8:30 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. 



  • 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.