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.
Docents lead a tour of highlights from the permanent collection.
The gallery honors hosts and founders FiveArt and Lizzie Zucker-Saltz in anticipation of ATHICA's relocation. Join volunteers and artists for cake, punch and reflections on the 16 years spent at 160 Tracy Street. See Art Notes on p. 15.
Annelies Mondi, deputy director at the Georgia Museum of Art, will speak on Vernon Thornsberry's artwork.
KARAOKE Hosted by karaoke fanatic Dr. Fred and featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more. Every Thursday!
KARAOKE DJ Gregory plays song requests and lets the bravest of the bunch jump in to sing. Every Thursday!
GEORGIA DISH BOYS Local rock group fronted by singer-songwriter Seth Martin.
LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot plays solo sets of country-rock and acoustic Southern soul.
SIMON JOYNER & THE GHOSTS Influential indie singer-songwriter from Omaha, NE. See Calendar Pick on p. 16.
LITTLE GOLD Local group playing garage-rock with country and pop sensibilities.
IMMATERIAL POSSESSION Darkly tinged local underground-pop project.
SMALL SCIENCE Experimental folk project featuring a member of Family and Friends.
JIM COOK Local solo performer playing acoustic blues, classic rock and Americana.
NEW MADRID Rocking, riveting local indie band with a psychedelic edge.
DEGA Local indie-pop duo featuring former Ponderosa frontman Kalen Nash and pop singer Aslyn.
PARTIALS Local psychedelic pop band with a rich, danceable sound.
DAVID BARBE AND THE QUICK HOOKS Local all-star rock band led by scene fixture Barbe (Mercyland, Sugar).
ACEOFDIEMENDS Up-and-coming local hip-hop artist.
ZACH FLOWERS No info available.
TRUETT Atlanta-based punk and soul singer-songwriter.
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.
FLAGPOLE ATHENS MUSIC AWARDS Flagpole's annual celebration of local music features performances from Double Ferrari, The YOD, Misnomer, Sarah Zúñiga and Seth Hendershot with Ishues, plus host Linqua Franqa and house band Kenosha Kid. See box on p. 9.
SNAP! Organ-heavy funk/jazz tunes delivered by locals Jason Fuller, Benji Shanks, David Yoke, Carlton Owens and Stephen Spivey.
CHRIS AND THE HAMPTONES Local rock group led by guitarist and songwriter Chris Hampton.
THE NEVERHAWKS Three-piece, grunge-inspired alternative rock band.
LILLAK Original rock band with hints of punk and melodic grunge.
HARD FABRIC Confessional folk-punk band from Statesboro.
Make and take a craft. Materials provided. Grades 6–12.
Join Miss Rebecca and her ukulele for a sing-a-long. Limited supply of rhythm instruments available. For children of all ages and their guardians.
Kids are invited to an old-school '50s costume dance party with crafts. Ages 2–8 p.m.
Read aloud to a canine friend. RSVP.
Read and discuss Half Magic by Edward Eager with Ms. Becca.
Teens can make their own short film. Grades 6–12.
(Prince Ave.) Through the month of July, look for Waldo at local businesses in this city-wide scavenger hunt. The first 125 Waldo seekers who get their passport signed at 10 or more sites can collect prizes. Check website for list of participating places. July 1–31. www.avidbookshop.com
The Needlecrafters will be demonstrating how to knit, how to crochet and other crafty skills. All ages and skill levels are welcome.
Learn about "Smartphone Apps for International Travelers," for help with trip planning, navigation, translation and more.
Five Points Yoga instructors lead a class surrounded by works of art.
Learn how to sew on the library's sewing machines. Tuesdays, 2:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison
Flagpole's annual celebration of local music is hosted by Linqua Franqa, and features performances from Double Ferrari, The YOD, Misnomer, Sarah Zúñiga and Seth Hendershot with Ishues, plus house band Kenosha Kid and special guests. Awards will be presented in 21 categories. See box on p. 9.
Knitters of all levels are welcome.
Participants will create web platforms, mobile apps and more in a 24-hour hackathon.
The Women's Council of Realtors Athens Network hosts a wine tasting with hors d'ouevres and a silent auction.
Meet at the bar for a round of trivia.
(5 Points Cigar Shop, 1720 Epps Bridge Pkwy.) Play with Interstate Poker every Thursday.
SILENT DISCO Dance the night away with wireless headphones and three channels of music. The first hour is free!
WARM GLOW BLUE SKY SHOW JJC plays disco, funk, soul & cetera. Every Thursday!
SUMMER SOLSTICE DANCE PARTY Enjoy the longest day of the year with DJ Zelium (house music) and DJ NFW (hip hop).
(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.
The play skewers the human tendency towards acts of dangerous irresponsibility.