Thursday, July 12

37 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!

  • Southern Brewing Company

    5:30–10 p.m. FREE!


    KARAOKE DJ Gregory plays song requests and lets the bravest of the bunch jump in to sing. Every Thursday!



  • Fire Station #7

    5–8 p.m. FREE!

    Public Meeting

    Review reconfigurations to add on-street bicycle facilities on Barnett Shoals Road.  

  • Central Presbyterian Church

    9:30 a.m. FREE! 706-850-7463,

    Athens Area Newcomers Club

    Christopher Lutz will speak about the history of the Athens Farmers Market.


  • 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,,

  • 7 p.m. $10.

    Line Dancing

    (Boutier Winery, 4506 Hudson River Church Rd. Danielsville) Mr. Ron Putham teaches line dancing. Price includes one drink.



  • 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!

  • 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!

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 11 p.m. FREE!

    DJ Osborne

    DJ OSBORNE Local DJ David Osborne is an experienced mixer, musician and entertainer.

Live Music

  • Akademia Brewing Co.

    7 p.m. FREE!

    HUNTER GRAYSON Local artist playing classic country 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).

    THE PINK STONES Local dream-rock group led by songwriter Hunter Pinkston.

    PALE BLUE DOT Alt-rock four-piece from Charlottesville, VA.

    JIANNA JUSTICE Athens-based indie-pop project with a warm, compelling sound.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    10 p.m. $5.

    MARISA ANDERSON Talented solo guitarist from Portland, OR. See Calendar Pick on p. 12.

    JOHN KIRAN FERNANDES Local fixture performs a set of solo ambient looped clarinet.

    MICHAEL POTTER Local guitarist creates a blend of ambient folk and psychedelic songs and soundscapes.

  • The Foundry

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

    6 STRING DRAG Influential alt-country band from Athens and North Carolina.

    ADAM KLEIN & THE WILD FIRES Local songwriter playing a rustic blend of country, folk and Americana.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 8 p.m. FREE!

    QUINN DEVEAUX Versatile singer-songwriter who pulls inspiration from early blues and soul artists.

    REDSTONE RAMBLERS Local blues-folk group led by songwriter Mark Wilmot. 

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m.

    MILLS LANE Neal Fountain leads his band through musical explorations. Featuring Chris Enghauser on bass, Jamie DeRevere on drums and Brian Lopes on saxophone.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    JESTER Athens-based rock quartet.

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. 706-546-0840

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

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5 p.m. FREE!

    SEZESSIONVILLE ROAD Two-piece Americana outfit from North Carolina.


  • 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. 

  • Cali 'N' Tito's Eastside

    6:30 p.m. $5 suggested donation.

    Athens U-Lead Fundraiser

    UGA Salsa Club hosts a Cuban-style salsa class followed by social dancing.


Lectures & Lit

  • Avid Bookshop

    6 p.m. FREE!

    Meet the Author

    (Five Points) Author Anne Cooper presents her book, Second Life: An Atheist's Journey to Spirituality.



  • ACC Library

    5:30 p.m. FREE!

    Libraries Rock: Craft Pop-Up

    Paint a rock. 

  • Downtown Athens

    Call for Artists: Clayton Street

    The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission invites professional artists to submit a resume and portfolio to be considered for the position of public artist for TSPLOST Project #9 Downtown Transportation Improvements Program for Clayton Street. The selected artist will facilitate the development and implementation of a public art plan. Deadline Aug. 12.


  • Café Murder

    (Lavonia Cultural Center) Franklin Community Players seek women and men for the comedy Café Murder, to be presented as a mystery dinner production on Sept. 29. Actors will be asked to do a cold read. July 30 and Aug. 3, 5–7 p.m.