Make crafts at a Harry Potter themed program. Ages 8 and up.
Read The BFG by Roald Dahl and watch the movie. Books available at the circulation desk.
Kids who are practicing their knitting can get extra help from Ms. Deborah.
Teens can celebrate the end of summer with games, food, prizes and giveaways. Grades 6–12 enrolled in SRP.
See Pete the Cat live! Stories, crafts and photo opportunities. Costumes encouraged.
THE FLYING BUFFALOS Ken Parris leads an all-star lineup playing their favorite classic tunes.
CURT CASTLE Atlanta-based indie-rock project led by former Reptar and Semicircle member Ryan Engelberger. See Calendar Pick on p. 12.
GRAND VAPIDS Local alt-rock band with a dense, dreamy, slowcore-inspired sound.
GRUNFELDER No info available.
AVERY LEIGH'S NIGHT PALACE Ethereal indie-pop group fronted by former Athenian Avery Draut.
THE OLD PAINTS Alabama-based group that touches on power-pop, psychedelia, glam and punk.
LEA LEA Dreamy local indie-folk artist.
THE HONEY SLIDERS Detroit-influenced rock band from Catropolis.
TAYLOR MARTIN'S SONG DOGS Country-rock band from Asheville, NC.
RABIES SCYTHE FIGHT Experimental electronic local band.
COSMIC CHARLIE Grateful Dead covers like you've never heard before.
FRANK FOSTER Country singer-songwriter based in Louisiana.
RAY SCOTT Country musician known for hits like "Those Jeans."
TOM MACKELL Americana singer-songwriter from Nashville via Charleston, SC.
ACHY Glammy, lo-fi art-rock band from Tennessee.
SOCIAL CIRCLE Athens-based soft-psych-pop project.
RICKY DIGITS Local emcee who cites MF Doom, cLOUDDEAD, Wu-Tang Clan and Eminem as influences.
DJ MAHOGANY Popular local DJ spins freaky funk, sultry soul, righteous R&B and a whole lotta unexpected faves.
SIDE HUSTLE DJ David Osborne performs with his high-energy party band.
COASTAL RHYTHMS Local party band led by veteran steel drummer Paul Thornton.
LIVE JAZZ Rotating local jazz groups play every Friday and Saturday nights.
THE DIXIELAND 5 Local trad-jazz/Dixieland band that features a front line of trumpet, clarinet and trombone and a rhythm section of piano and tenor banjo.
CLARENCE SUN & THE MOONSHYNES Local all-star blues group led by Clarence "Big C" Cameron.
WHISKEY DIXIE Soulful Southern rock band from Calhoun.
STEPHEN EVANS Asheville, NC-based folk-rock artist.
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The drag troupe celebrate their third anniversary.
A quarterly celebration of art. This time features a pop-up print sale with local printmakers and illustrators. A portion of proceeds benefits the Get Artistic fund. Live music at 7 p.m. with Lea Lea, The Old Paints and Avery Leigh's Night Palace. See Art Notes on p. 18.
"1996" is a group exhibition celebrating the highs and lows of the '90s. See Art Notes on p. 18.
Rick Herzog will unveil "Trail Blossoms," a new public art sculpture. Ice cream from Lil' Ice Cream Dude and music by Seline Haze. See Art Notes on p. 18.
Relax with adult coloring books and supplies.
(J's Bottle Shop, 1452 Prince Ave.) Manilla Express will be at this Friday Wine Winedown to pair Filipino food with craft wine.
The ACT Summer Youth Musical follows Joe, a cop in the Fairy Tale precinct, as he investigates the disappearance of Mother Goose.
(215 High School Ave., Monroe) The Brothers Grimm hit the stage with an epic fairytale about wishes, family and the choices we make.
DJ DREAM DOG Local DJ brings the dance party.
Attendees can celebrate the best of the worst romance novels with an open mic event and wine.
Games will take place Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 6:30–9:30 at Bishop Park and Southeast Clarke Park. The season begins Aug. 13. $400 per team. www.accgov.com/leisure
(Lavonia Cultural Center, 12005 Augusta Rd.) The Franklin Community Players will hold auditions for the holiday musical Aug. 16–17, 6–8 p.m. Actors should prepare 30 seconds of music to perform a cappella. www.franklincommunityplayers.com