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Thursday, August 17

31 events

Kidstuff

  • Oconee County Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3950

    Baby Music Jam

    Preschool aged children and their caregivers play instruments, sing and dance together.

Art

  • Athens, GA

    6-9 p.m. FREE! www.3thurs.org

    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

    7 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Thursday Twilight Tour

    Docents will lead a Gio Ponti tour.

  • Gallery @ Hotel Indigo–Athens

    6:30–8:30 p.m. FREE! galleryhotelindigoathens@gmail.com

    Artist Reception

    The "Spotlight 2017" exhibit features paintings by Paul Collins, Erin McIntosh and Christina Foard. See Art Notes on p. 15.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    5:30–8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-542-4199, gmoarsvp@uga.edu

    Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art

    The group hosts its annual  meeting and reception. RSVP.

  • Lamar Dodd School of Art

    5–7 p.m. FREE! www.art.uga.edu

    Opening Reception

    (Bridge Gallery) See photographs by Mary Ruth Moore, who taught at UGA for over 40 years.

  • Hip Vintage and Handmade

    Call for Artists

    Local art and crafts vendors needed for Handmade Holiday Market. 10x10 spaces are $35. Dec. 2, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. www.hipvintagehandmade.com

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.

Classes

  • Oconee County Library

    2–4 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950

    Intro to Excel

    Learn the basics of Excel 2010.

  • Oconee County Library

    2 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Knit Happens

    Beginners can learn how to knit and intermediate knitters can get help on projects.

  • East Athens Community Center

    Resume & Job Interviewing Skills Workshop

    The resume workshop is a two-part program covering how to write a cover letter, include professional references and more. Sept. 8 & Sept. 15, 5:30–7 p.m. The job interviewing skills workshop is a two-part program includes mock-interviews and tips for different types of interviews. Sept. 22 & Sept. 29, 5:30–7:30 p.m. For ages 15 & up. Online registration required. 706-613-3593, www.athensclarkecounty.com/leisure

Events

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    7 p.m. FREE! athenssciencecafe.wordpress.com

    Athens Science Café

    Dr. Lydia Anderson presents "Backyard Birds and Their Turds." 

  • Multiple Locations

    Aug. 15, 9 a.m.–6:30 p.m. (675 College Ave.). Aug. 17, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. (402 McKinley Dr.). www.athensneighborhoodhealth.com

    Open House

    The Athens Neighborhood Health Center celebrates National Health Centers Week with free health screenings and voter registration. 

  • Bogart Library

    6–8 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    KnitLits

    Knitters of all levels are welcome. 

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    DONNY KNOTTSVILLE Local hip-hop artist combines modern and traditional rap styles. Album release show! See Calendar Pick on p. 24.

    BLUE BODIES New local punk band.

    LOUIE LARCENY Local MC with a fiery delivery and dark, moody beats.

    CALICO VISION Dream-pop group from Athens.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    CHRISTOPHER WITHOUT HIS LIVER Songwriter Chris Ingham plays a set of loop-heavy solo jams.

    AJ GRIFFIN Griffin, of French Exit and Circulatory System, plays a solo set.

    LYDIA SERA Local visual artist and musician.

    JOHN WILKES PHONE BOOTH Solo project from Gumshoe's Andy Dixon.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $8 (adv.), $10 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    ACROSS THE WIDE Southern rock band from Cumming with bluegrass influence.

    FAT ARM DADDY Athens-based rhythm and blues trio.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7:30 p.m. $8 (adv.), $10 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    PIP THE PANSY Formerly known as Wrenn, this local artist plays eclectic, radio-ready pop.

    SAM BURCHFIELD The Atlanta-based singer-songwriter plays a set of his folk-pop tunes. 

    EUGENE MARIE New electropop duo from Brooklyn.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    HARDY AND THE HARDKNOCKS Local singer-songwriter T. Hardy Morris and his band play twangy, raucous folk-rock. 

    GRINGO STAR Atlanta-based indie rock quartet.

    MIGHTY Alternative rock group from Atlanta.

    COWBOY CURTYS New local alt-country band.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee.com

    JAZZ JAM Some of our town's most talented jazz musicians get together at this monthly happening. Bring your axe, or grab a brew and a table and give an ear.

  • Iron Factory

    10:30 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6877

    VOLUMES PRESENTS Local hip-hop zine Volumes presents a night of music, featuring G-Money, Squalle & L.G., Eli Eternal and Pipe Pacino.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    DR. STRANGELOVE Atlanta-based band with psychedelic ultra grooves and tasty licks.

  • 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.

Games

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!

Outdoors

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    8:30 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.

Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

    6 p.m. FREE! mkapelewski@athenslibrary.org

    For the Philo of Philosophy Book Discussion Group

    Read philosophy books from ancient Greece to modern times. 

Performance

  • UGA Ramsey Concert Hall

    3 p.m. $39. pac.uga.edu

    Keyboard Music of "The Three Bs"

    Three master concert artists perform keyboard works of Bach, Beethoven and Brahms.

Film

  • Ciné Barcafé

    5:45 p.m. $7.50. www.athenscine.com

    Science on Screen

    Watch An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power then hear a panel discussion with Dr. Patricia Yeager, Dr. Erin Lipp and Dr. Duncan Elkins.