Thursday, August 17

27 events


  • 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.

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.


  • Oconee County Library

    2 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950

    Intro to Excel

    Learn the basics of Excel 2010.

  • 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.

  • East Athens Community Center

    Job Interviewing Skills Workshop

    The 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,


  • Athens, GA

    1 p.m. FREE!

    Athens Science Café

    (GMNH Natural Annex, 4435 Atlanta Hwy) "A Day at the Museum: An Opportunity to Learn and Explore the Treasures of the Georgia Natural History Museum."

  • 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.).

    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!


    Knitters of all levels are welcome. 

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    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.

    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).

    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).

    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!

    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!

    JAZZ JAM Some of our town's most talented musicians get together at this happening. Bring your axe, or grab 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 p.m. 706-546-0840

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


  • Georgia Museum of Art

    5:30–8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-542-4199,

    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!

    Opening Reception

    See "To Be Black and Female" in the Suite Gallery and "Undermined" in the Plaza and Bridge Galleries. See Calendar Pick on p. 14.

  • Hip Vintage and Handmade

    Call for Artists

    Local art and crafts vendors needed for Handmade Holiday Market. 12'x12' spaces are $35. Event on Dec. 2, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Apply online.



  • 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!


  • 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.


  • Ciné Barcafé

    5:45 p.m. $7.50.

    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.