COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Sunday, July 23

17 events

Live Music

  • Big Dog's on the River

    Rhythm on the River. 2 p.m. $10. www.chessandcommunity.org

    THE SPLITZ BAND This band's impressively wide range encompasses classic Motown, funk, disco and both old-school and contemporary R&B.

  • Cali 'N' Tito's Eastside

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-355-7087

    THE LUCKY JONES Rockin' rhythm and blues from this local band. Every Sunday!

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    1 p.m. www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com

    BLANKO Quirky, comedic, Atlanta-based rock band. See Calendar Pick on p. 14.

    CRUNCHY Athens-based "doom-dance" duo featuring Phelan LaVelle and Kathleen Duffield.

    SPACE DUNGEON This local collective features a dollop of hip hop, a pinch of space and a sprinkle of jazz. 

  • The Foundry

    6 p.m. $12 (adv.), $15 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    THE SEGAR JAZZ AFFAIR WXAG radio DJ Dwain Segar curates a night of smooth jazz, featuring Doug Ellison & Friends featuring Marquis Hare.

  • Hi-Lo Lounge

    8 p.m. www.hiloathens.com

    SLOPFEST Night four of the four-night festival features Marathon States, Bad Idols, SeagullsHunger Anthem and Joy Kills. See story on p. 9.

  • Iron Factory

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

    PARADISE PATIO A weekly LGBTQ-friendly series focusing on eclectic techno and deep-house electronica, hosted by DJ Zelium.

DJs

  • Hi-Lo Lounge

    Brunch with Mahogany. 11 a.m. FREE! www.hiloathens.com

    Brunch with Mahogany

    DJ MAHOGANY Popular local DJ spins freaky funk, sultry soul, righteous R&B and a whole lotta unexpected faves.

Sports

Events

  • Big Dog's on the River

    2–7 p.m. $10. www.bigdogsontheriver.com

    Rhythm on the River

    Rhythm on the River features music by the Splitz Band, kayaking, food and games of chess. Proceeds benefit Chess and Community.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    1–6 p.m. www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com

    Slammin' Hot Shredder Show

    See skateboards painted by local artists. Proceeds benefit the Skate Park of Athens Phase 2. Music by Blanko, Crunchy and Space Dungeon. See Calendar Pick on p. 14.

  • Georgia Center for Continuing Education

    12–5 p.m. FREE! ighr.gagensociety.org

    Genealogy Expo

    The FamilySearch Family History and Genealogy Expo will feature history-related organizations, vendors and resources.

Games

  • Tyche's Games

    12:30–4:30 p.m. FREE! www.tychesgames.com

    Netrunner Open Play

    All are welcome to join in.

  • The Rook and Pawn

    2:30–5 p.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com

    Book Talk & Board Games

    The afternoon includes a Skype conversation with Tristan Donovan, author of It's All a Game, plus tutorials of board games and mini-tournaments with prizes from Avid Bookshop.

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Beef 'O' Brady's

    8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1916

    Open Mic Night

    OPEN MIC Sing loud, sing proud.

Theater

  • July 21–22, 7:30 p.m. July 22–23, 2:30 p.m. www.fcplayers.com

    Singin' in the Rain Jr.

    (Lavonia Cultural Center) The Franklin Community Players' Youth Summer Theatre presents a junior performance of the silents and talkies musical. 

  • Athens Community Theater

    July 27–29, 8 p.m. July 30, 2 p.m. $8–15. www.townandgownplayers.org

    Breakfast at Tiffany's

    The Town & Gown Players present an adaptation based on the classic novella by Truman Capote. Southern-born writer Fred grapples with his own self-discovery through a complicated relationship with his charming NYC neighbor, Holly Golightly.

  • Elbert Theatre, Elberton

    July 21–22, 7 p.m. July 23, 2 p.m. $9–16. 706-283-1049

    Bathroom Humor

    All of the acting takes place in a bathroom during a party.

Ending Sunday, July 23

 

Kidstuff

  • Treehouse Kid and Craft

    Summer Camps

    Camps include themed programming on food in art, mythical creatures and storytelling, recycling, sewing, stop-motion animation, superheroes, photography, natural wonders, animals, indie crafts and more. Check website for full descriptions and dates. www.treehousekidandcraft.com

Classes

  • Olive Basket

    Cooking Classes

    Cooking Class Camps cover knife skills, modern restaurant techniques and various menu items each day. July 24–28, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. $200. charleshay@olivebasketonline.com

Kidstuff

  • Open Art Studio & Summer Camps

    (Frog Stomp Studio, 160 Tracy St.) Open Art Studio is offered Tuesdays–Fridays. Weekly summer camps run through July 24. Themes include "Movement & Simple Machines," "Welcome to the Jungle," "Space Dreams and Shooting Stars" and more. Ages 5–11. $200/week. Check website for descriptions and times. info@frogstompstudio.com, www.frogstompstudio.com