Thursday, September 21

40 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

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Thursday Twilight Tour

    Docents lead a tour of highlights from the permanent collection.

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    6-8 p.m. FREE!

    Field Day at Night

    Participate in field day games in celebration of "The Game Show," an exhibition featuring works by Esteban Patino, Curtis Ames, Lea Purvis, Noah McCarthy, Nicole Jean Hill, Hope Kilton, Kaleena Stasiak, Paul Pfeiffer, Mike Landers and Meg Aubrey. See Art Notes on p. 10.

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.


Word on the Street

  • Pet Supplies Plus

    The Pet Care Clinic

    The Athens Area Humane Society offers a low-cost clinic the first Saturday of each month, 1–4 p.m. Services include vaccines, deworming, microchipping, nail trimming, flea treatments and more. No appointment necessary. 706-769-9155



  • 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."

  • Bogart Library

    6–8 p.m. FREE!


    Knitters of all levels are welcome. 

  • ACC Library

    6:45 p.m. FREE!

    Community Sing

    Local musician Maggie Hunter hosts a holiday edition sing-a-long.

  • Blue Sky

    6 p.m. FREE!

    Social Justice Happy Hour

    Join lawyers, law students and activitsts commited to working for social justice in Athens.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    6–11 p.m. $5 per service.

    Psychick Faire

    Athens Area Pagans host a psychic faire with music, runes, reiki, card readers, vendors and more.

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot plays solo sets of country-rock and acoustic Southern soul.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    8 p.m. $18 (21+), $20 (18-20).

    BASH & POP Alternative rock group fronted by Tommy Stinson (The Replacements, Guns N’ Roses). See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

    SHEHEHE Local band that draws from old-school punk and arena rock to create a fist-pumping atmosphere.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $5 (adv.), $7 (door).

    ELIOT BRONSON Folk songwriter from Atlanta. CD release show!

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 11:30 p.m. FREE!

    QUIET HOLLERS Indie band formed in Louisville, KY with an ever-shapeshifting sound.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $10.

    SUSTO Charleston, SC-based alt-country band.

    GREAT PEACOCK Nashville musicians Andrew Nelson and Blount Floyd play Southern-tinged indie folk.

    THE HIGH DIVERS Four-piece twang band that plays rebellious Southern music.

  • 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.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    ECHO MAESTRO Improv-based "jamtronica" trio from Atlanta.

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. 706-546-0840

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

  • Trio Contemporary Art Gallery

    8 p.m. $10.

    DANIEL LEVIN New York-based cellist, composer and bandleader.

    L'OR Laura St. Martin uses electronics and interpretive dance to explore the human condition and the collective unconscious.

    KILLICK HINDS Improvising local guitarist and composer who uses a variety of unusual stringed instruments.



  • 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.

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    5:30 p.m. FREE!

    "A Nation of Counterfeiters"

    Dr. Stephen Mihm will give a history lecture on counterfeiters in the United States. In conjunction with the exhibit "Gold-digging in Georgia: America's First Gold Rush."  

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    4:15 p.m. FREE!

    The American Indian Returnings Series

    AIR focuses on Southeastern stories by tribal members. Daniel Heath Justice of the Cherokee Nation will read from his new work. 

  • Thrive

    2 p.m. FREE!

    CBD 101

    Learn about the non-psychoactive supplement CBD.


  • Sister Louisa's Church

    9 p.m. FREE!

    The Kourtesans

    The drag troupe performs every third Thursday. BUKween features artists performing at the BUKU Music and Art Project in New Orleans. 

  • The World Famous

    8:30 p.m. $10.

    Much Ado About Nudity

    Secret City Athens presents a burlesque event themed on Shakespeare's classic works.

Help Out

  • The Fresh Market

    Fill the Plate Fundraiser

    To help fight food insecurity among children, the store will host a fundraiser where guests can make donations at check-out to support No Kid Hungry. Through Oct. 31.

Ending Thursday, September 21



  • Lay Park

    Youth Futsai League

    The U12 Futsai Co-ed League season is for ages 10–11 and takes place Tuesdays, Sept. 19–Nov. 7, 6:30–8:30 p.m. The U14 Futsai Co-ed League season for ages 12–13 takes place Thursdays, Sept. 21–Nov. 9, 6:30–8:30 p.m.