Thursday, July 26

32 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!


  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    Salsa Dance Classes

    Cuban-style salsa classes. 7:30 p.m. (beginner lesson). Richard and Victor perform salsa music every second Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. Blue Eyed Amigos perform swing and salsa every fourth Wednesday at 9 p.m. $10/class (incl. one drink). Music show is $3 for class participants and $6 otherwise.


Lectures & Lit

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    5:30–7 p.m. FREE!

    Seat in the Shade

    The summer poetry reading series presents Charlee Cain, Josina Guess, Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor and UGA poets. 

  • Avid Bookshop

    5:30 p.m. FREE!

    Sexual Misconduct in the Book Industry

    (Prince Ave.) The community discussion focuses on responses to sexual misconduct accusations, especially those made within the book industry. See Calendar Pick on p. 12.

  • Normal Books

    3–5 p.m. FREE!

    Romance Book Club

    Discuss One Plus One by Jojo Moyes. 


  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Athens Science Café

    Dr. Apurba Banerjee will present "Smart(y) Pants: Putting the Tech in Textiles."

  • Bogart Library

    6–8 p.m. FREE!


    Knitters of all levels are welcome. 

  • The World Famous

    9 p.m. $3 suggested donation. 706-543-4002

    Sex ED! Sexual Health & Relationship Variety Show

    Safer Sex Fairies present a sexy health variety show featuring drag performances, comedians and advice.



  • 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!

  • 40 Watt Club

    10 p.m. $3.

    Rock 'n' Soul

    ROCK N SOUL Enjoy an all-vinyl dance party.


  • 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.

Live Music

  • Akademia Brewing Co.

    7 p.m. FREE!

    WHITE RABBIT COLLECTIVE Local ensemble with influences ranging from Tuvan folk songs to psychedelic rock anthems to jazz-funk grooves.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    ALLCAPS New local pop-punk band with screamo leanings.

    200 EAST Athens-based alt-rock group with blues and folk influences.

    THELIGHTSEQUENCE Four-piece Georgia rock band.

  • The Foundry

    6 p.m. $2.

    ROOM 9 Classic, alternative and jam-rock cover band from Athens.

    2ND DINNER No info available.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 8 p.m. $5.

    MIGHTY Alternative rock group from Atlanta.

    ILLEGAL DRUGS Four-piece anthemic hard rock band out of Atlanta.

    THE MINKS Bluesy, psychedelic group on tour from Nashville, TN.

    COUNTRY WESTERNS Nashville-based rock group.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m.

    PATRICK & LOUQUE No info available.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    LIVE OAK Jam-oriented local rock and roll five-piece.


  • Georgia Museum of Art

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Southern Women Artists Film Series

    Watch a film adaptation of Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning 1960 novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. Screened in conjunction with the exhibition "Central to Their Lives: Southern Women Artists in the Johnson Collection."

  • Ciné


    Ciné Classics

    See The Beatles: Yellow Submarine in celebration of its 50th anniversary. (1968).


  • Winterville Auditorium

    Season Auditions

    Circle Ensemble Theatre hosts season auditions for A Midsummer Night's Dream, A Christmas Carol, Glass Menagerie and Fiddler on the Roof. Auditions Aug. 10–11. Prepare a one-minute monologue and 16 bars of a song, or two contrasting one-minute monologues. Email for audition time.,

Word on the Street

  • The Foundry

    Athens Cocktail Classic

    Attendees can learn how to craft cocktails and sample liquors with industry experts. Aug. 16–17. $25–200.


  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    Handmade Harvest Fall Fest

    Indie South is seeking vendors selling handmade items and vintage for the Fall Fest on Sept. 22. Deadline to apply is Aug. 13.,

  • Athens, GA

    Indie South Holiday Hooray

    Indie South is seeking artist vendors for the biggest art market of the year. Deadline to apply is Oct. 1. Market held in December.,

Ending Thursday, July 26



  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA

    Music Contest: The Sounds of Athens

    Submit up to two audio files at or under 2 minutes and 30 seconds in MP3 format (must also be available in an uncompressed format such as WAV) for "The Sounds of Athens" record. This is a constituent project of the upcoming ATHICA exhibition "The Golden Record." $10 entry fee. Deadline July 26.