Thursday, July 19

38 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 p.m. FREE!


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

Live Music

  • Akademia Brewing Co.

    7 p.m. FREE!

    REGGIE STARRETT Singer-songwriter playing an enthusiastic blend of classic rock and country.

  • 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).

    BLANKO Quirky, comedic local rock band. EP release show! See Calendar Pick on p. 12.

    FRATMOUTH Noise-punk band from South Carolina. 

    SEPHINE Athens-based, electronic-focused indie-rock project.

    CLIP ART Local rap duo featuring Vann Johnson and Arizona Zimmerman.

  • DePalma's Italian Cafe

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-552-1237 (Timothy Road Location)

    JIM COOK Local solo performer playing acoustic blues, classic rock and Americana.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m.

    HAPPY CHEESE Local experimental bedroom-pop project.

    TOM VISIONS Post-mystical, electronic, psychedelic music.

    WATERPLANET Indie group from Baltimore.

  • The Foundry

    6 p.m. $2.

    THE FAMILY RECIPE New local jazz fusion outfit.

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot and friends perform funky sets of Southern rock and roll.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE!

    KERCHIEF Alt-rock project led by Tennessee singer-songwriter Brittany Hill.

    CARLA LE FEVER AND THE RAYS Old-school funk covers and originals and sweet, sappy pop covers and originals.

    STONI TAYLOR Atlanta guitarist plays a solo set of soul-inspired rock.

  • 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. 

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    8 p.m. $5.

    SLOPFEST Night one of the four-night festival features DJ Cabbage LooperCWOHL, Shoplifter, Bad Idols and Tabloid. See story on p. 8.

  • Live Wire

    8 p.m. $10 (FREE w/ festival pass).

    ATHENS SUPERJAM The official Sigh in July Festival kick-off party features performances by Animal Ace and Fux. See story on p. 9.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    SONO LUMINI Local electronic-funk jam trio with a big sound and tasty melodies.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    9 p.m. $5.

    PARTIALS Local psychedelic pop band with a rich, danceable sound. 

    RENEE DION Beat-centric R&B and neo-soul artist from Ohio.


Word on the Street

  • Athens, GA

    Fall Programs

    Find information about art exhibits, classes, performances, sports, fitness programs, holiday events and other activities for adults and children in the Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department's fall program guide. Registration begins Aug. 4.




  • 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. 

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    6–9 p.m.

    Get Artistic

    In this Meet the Artist event, David Hale will guide participants to create their own art on clayboard. Pre-registration required. Hale will also release two new print editions with a percentage of profits benefiting Get Artistic.

  • Farmview Market

    4:30–7 p.m. $12.

    Local BBQ Dinner

    The July Supper Club features BBQ chicken and pork, plus plenty of Southern sides. 

  • Pouch Savory World of Pies

    5:30–8 p.m. $12–15.

    Pig n Peach Festival

    Sample local food and beverages from Pouch and partners including Pearson Farm, Riverview Farms, Bear Hug Honey, Ginger's Bunkhouse Ginger Ale, Monks Meadery and Creature Comforts. Proceeds benefit Piggy Bank, an organization working to support local family farms. 

  • Blue Sky

    7:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-3153

    Album Listening Party

    Hear the new album from local space-rock band Unus Mundus.

Lectures & Lit

  • Avid Bookshop

    6 p.m. $5.

    Knitting Workshop: Stitch 'n B*tch

    Avid and Revival Yarns present a knitting workshop for beginners and experienced knitters alike, featuring the guide Stitch 'N B*tch: The Knitter's Handbook by Debbie Stoller.


  • Georgia Museum of Art

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Southern Women Artists Film Series

    Watch the film adaptation of Flannery O'Connor's acclaimed 1952 novel, Wise Blood, on the big screen. Screened in conjunction with the exhibition "Central to Their Lives: Southern Women Artists in the Johnson Collection."