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Thursday, January 25

32 events

Kidstuff

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597

    Pajama Storytime

    Bring your pajama-clad kids in for bedtime stories, songs and a light snack. Ages 0–7.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    4:30 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597

    Lego Club

    Create Lego art and enjoy Lego-based games. Blocks provided. For ages 8 & up.

  • Bogart Library

    4 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Builder's Club

    The club encourages engineering and creativity by building with unique and recycled materials. This month's theme is "Gravity Art." 

  • ACC Library

    3:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Soup's On Storytime

    Warm up with soup-er stories, songs and crafts. Ages 4–11. 

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.

Art

  • Athens, GA

    ACAC Seeks New Members

    The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission is seeking qualified candidates to fill volunteer positions. The ACAC meets on the second Monday of each month at 6 p.m. Must be an ACC resident and registered voter and have demonstrated interest in the arts. Deadline Mar. 2, 11:59 p.m. Interviews on Mar. 13–17. Terms begin in April. www.athensculturalaffairs.org

Classes

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    1–3 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    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.

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    6–8:30 p.m. FREE! www.athensclarkecounty.com/sandycreeknaturecenter

    Frog Watch Training

    Participants will learn to identify and count frogs as part of this citizen science program. Ages 13 & up.

  • Farmview Market

    5:30 p.m. $35. angelina@farmviewmarket.com

    Make and Take Tea Blending

    Andi Biron of Biron Teas leads a course of creating unique tea blends.

  • Oconee County Library

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

    Landing Your Dream Job

    A career services professional from the University of North Georgia will help job applicants with job searches, resume building, interview preparation. Drinks provided. Attendees are welcome to bring their lunch. 

  • First Presbyterian Church of Athens

    NAMI

    "NAMI Family to Family." Twelve Thursdays, 6–8:30 p.m. beginning Feb. 8. FREE! Registration required. 770-225-0804, namihallga@gmail.com, www.namihall.org

  • UGArden

    Cultivating Healthy Skin

    Participants will learn about oil cleansing and make an herbal clay facemask. Registration required. Feb. 17, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. $25–35. njfuller@uga.edu

Events

  • Athens, GA

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

    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."

  • 7 p.m. $10. www.boutierwinery.com

    Ballroom Dance Lessons

    (Boutier Winery, 4506 Hudson River Church Rd., Danielsville) Led by Mr. Ron Putman. Second and fourth Thursday of every month.

  • Athens YWCO

    5:30–8:30 p.m. $25. 706-543-0802, camillabracewell@gmail.com

    Bunco for Books

    Play bunco, bid on silent auction items and enjoy refreshments. Proceeds benefit Books for Keeps. 

  • Farmview Market

    4:30–7 p.m. $14. www.farmviewmarket.com

    North Carolina Catfish Fry

    The Supper Club series kicks off with catfish, coleslaw, hush puppies, mac and cheese, grits, and more. Each month will highlight different local produce, dairy, meats and fruits.

  • Seabear Oyster Bar

    9:30 p.m.–12 a.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/thesidehustle.ath

    Late Nite Pop

    The Side Hustle presents a special menu, guest bartender and music. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Billion Oyster Project in Manhattan.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    4:30 p.m. (workshop), 7 p.m. (performance). FREE! tombobd41.wixsite.com/tommyjordan

    Music Workshop

    (Day Chapel) Art Rosenbaum and Tommy Jordan lead workshop followed by a performance. Bring an instrument to participate. Music includes folk, old time and bluegrass. See Threats & Promises.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    4:30 p.m. (workshop) 7 p.m. (concert). botgarden.uga.edu

    Pickin' at the Garden

    Art Rosenbaum and Tommy Jordan host a workshop and performance featuring folk, old time and blugrass styles. Musicians are encouraged to bring instruments to practice. 

Games

DJs

  • 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!

Outdoors

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9 a.m. FREE! www.naturerambling.blogspot.com

    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.

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

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

    CALICO VISION Athens-based psychedelic pop five-piece.

    FOX GRIN Arty rock band from Nashville and Atlanta.

    JET PHASE Local grunge-influenced indie-rock band.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    NUCLEAR TOURISM Young local rock group playing covers and originals.

    JET BLACK ALLEY CAT Dance-centric groove-rock band from Nashville, TN.

    FAZE WAVE Alt-rock quartet from Florida.

    ALL THE REST Alternative rock group from Senoia.

  • The Foundry

    8:30 p.m. FREE! www.thefoundryathens.com

    GEORGIA JAZZ EDUCATORS JAM Hosted by Georgia State University's Dr. Gordon Vernick.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7 p.m. $15. www.georgiatheatre.com

    ZOSO One of the longest-tenured Led Zeppelin tribute bands.

    C2 & THE BROTHERS REED Southern rock outfit from Lexington, KY.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    ONE TON TOMATO Calypso and Latin jazz ensemble led by local musician Tony McCutcheon.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    THE GEORGIA FLOOD Atlanta-based indie-blues band.

Lectures & Lit

Ending Thursday, January 25

 

Classes

  • Farmview Market

    Farmview Classes

    "Easy Bread-Baking at Home: No-Knead Bread." Aug. 28, 5:15–6:30 p.m.  "Back to School Essential Oil Basics." Aug. 29, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. $37. "Kombucha: A How-to and Make & Take with Shannon Palmquist." Sept. 13, 5–7 p.m. $33. "All Natural Lip Balm: Make & Take with Shannon Palmquist." Sept. 27, 5–7 p.m. $21. "Columbus Day Sausage-Making: Flavors From Around the World." Oct. 3, 3 p.m. $40. www.farmviewmarket.com

Word on the Street

  • Beat the Pack

    (250 W. Green St.) The UGA College of Pharmacy offers a six-week Beat the Pack Tobacco Cessation Program. Contact to participate. Begins Jan. 25, 5:45–7 p.m. FREE! 706-542-3893, monicaw@uga.edu

Classes