Thursday, January 18

35 events

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.


  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9 a.m.–1 p.m. $50.

    Winter Tree Identification Course

    Learn to identify common trees of the Georgia Piedmont in their dormant condition by observing and describing twigs, bark, leaf scars, nuts, branching patterns and tree form.

  • 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.

  • Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center

    Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workshop

    (Healing Lodge) Years of medical research and training are blended into eight Mondays of instruction and a one-day mindfulness retreat focused on reducing stress and anxiety and increasing general well-being. Classes begin Aug. 20, 6–8:30 p.m. $248/series. 706-543-0162,,

  • ACC Library

    4:30 p.m. FREE!

    Tech Tips

    "Music Streaming with Spotify, Pandora & More." 

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    6 p.m. FREE!

    Yoga in the Galleries

    Five Points Yoga instructors lead a class surrounded by works of art. 

  • Rocksprings Community Center

    1 p.m. $10–15.

    Whimsical Wind Chimes

    Make your own wind chimes with beads, recycled items, seashells and more. Ages 18 & up. 

  • ACC Library

    2 p.m. FREE!


    Learn how to access digital magazines, e-books and audiobooks using the RBDigital app and webpage.

  • M3Yoga

    Yoga Classes

    Proceeds from Community Classes through June will benefit Nuci's Space. $8/drop-in.,

Help Out

  • Athens, GA

    Disabled American Veterans Network

    Seeking volunteers to drive veterans to their medical appointments at the Athens CBOC and VAMC in Augusta, as well as to provide dispatch help in the DAV Athens office. Contact Donna Ingram at 1-800-836-5561 ext. 5959 or


  • UGA New Dance Theatre

    Jan. 18–20, 8 p.m. Jan. 20, 2 p.m. $16.

    Ballroom Magic

    The UGA Ballroom Performance Group presents its annual showcase with over 20 routines by dancers in and around the Athens community.


  • 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 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3623

    3THURS Artist Talk

    John Cleaveland will discuss his exhibition featuring landscape paintings of current day sites of WWI battles in France. 


Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    JOHN SWILLEY Local songwriter who blends gritty Southern rock, sultry R&B and Delta blues.

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

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $8 (21+), $10 (18-20).

    STOOP KIDS New Orleans group incorporating influences like doo-wop and classic hip-hop. 

    LITTLE STRANGER Poppy, funky alternative hip hop group from Charleston, SC.

    TRASH PANDA Atlanta band blending psych-rock, funk and soul.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    10 p.m.

    KATIE COLLINS Singer-songwriter playing classical piano with a melodic twist.

    HELLO KITTY KAT Solo sounds from local singer-songwriter Jimmy Taylor.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $20.

    CRACKER DUO & PISTOL The David Lowery and Johnny Hickman join Pistol for an unplugged set.

    THE MONKS OF DOOM Long-running California alt-rock act led by Camper Van Beethoven's Victor Krummenacher.

    CICADA RHYTHM Acoustic duo playing bluegrass-tinged indie-folk with paired vocal harmonies.

  • The Foundry

    7:30 p.m. $5 (adv.), $7 (door).

    GRAND Up-and-coming Athens-based alt-rock trio.

    ERIK NEIL BAND Local trio playing blues/rock covers and originals.

    CHECK THE SIGNS Uplifting local pop-rock family band.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7 p.m. $30 (adv.), $35 (door).

    DAVID RAWLINGS Award-winning guitarist and songwriter known for his collaborative work with Gillian Welch leads his band through a set of bluegrass-infused folk music. See Calendar Pick on p. 15.

  • 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.



  • 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

    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.


  • Bogart Library

    6–8 p.m. FREE!


    Knitters of all levels are welcome. 

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    6:30 p.m. FREE!

    Storytelling Concert

    Patrick Shields shares stories of Jack Tales, Bre'r Rabbit and other colorful characters.

  • 6:30 p.m. $70. 706-208-1001,

    Athens Habitat Annual Gala

    (Georgian Hall, 247 E. Washington St.) Celebrate the donors, volunteers and local partners who make Athens Habitat possible with food, music and fellowship at a gala.

Lectures & Lit

Ending Thursday, January 18



  • Athens, GA

    Sacred Passages

    A four-day workshop with Dr. Fernand Poulin on the teachings of the Medicine Wheel. $490.,