Thursday, August 16

28 events

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Go Bar

    10 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!


  • Bell's Shopping Center

    8 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3512,

    Sustainable Industry Roundtable

    (Project Safe Thrift Store) The SIR sharing group meets quarterly to describe resource conservation in manufacturing and heavy industry.

  • Multiple Locations

    Aug. 13, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. (402 McKinley Dr.). Aug. 16, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. (675 College Ave.).

    Open House

    The Athens Neighborhood Health Center celebrates National Health Centers Week with free health screenings and voter registration. 

  • 9 a.m. FREE!

    Be a Sewer Hero

    (Middle Oconee Water Reclamation Facility) Tour the facility.

Live Music

  • 8:30 p.m. 706-546-0840

    SALLY & THE SIX GRAND BAND Long-running dance band playing oldies, classic rock, blues, disco and some fun originals.

  • Akademia Brewing Co.

    7 p.m. FREE!

    QUIG & THE BOYS Local rock band playing old, new, blues and rock with a twist.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    SCOOTERBABE Scrappy, jangly local emo group fronted by songwriter JJ Posway.

    SPUD CANNON Young alt-rock outfit.

    TELEMARKET Athens-based, punk- and indie-influenced rock group.

  • 40 Watt Club

    7 p.m. $5.

    HEAVY BOI FEST Heavy-metal showcase featuring Strawberry Reproduction, Doomsayer, Every Body Sleeps, The Callous Daoboys and Convince the Kid

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $7 (adv.), $10 (door).

    BEAU & LUCI Folky sister-sister duo from South Georgia with blues and classic rock influences.

    OH, JEREMIAH Local alt-country band inspired by songwriters like Josh Ritter and Ryan Adams. 

  • Georgia Theatre

    7:30 p.m. $22 (adv.), $25 (door).

    CODY JOHNSON Country singer-songwriter with a crowd-pleasing vibe. 

    JOBE FORTNER Country singer-songwriter originally from Monroe.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 10:30 p.m. FREE!

    THE JOSEPHINES Country-rock outfit from Bowling Green, KY.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 6 p.m. FREE!

    GASLIGHT STREET Charleston, SC-based roots-rock band.

  • 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. 

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5 p.m. FREE!

    JEFF RUBY Americana singer-songwriter from Nashville, TN.

  • The World Famous

    9 p.m.

    ANDREW BLOOMS Mosaic frontman Andrew Huang performs a set of uplifting folk-pop.

    ZAC CROOK Local folk singer-songwriter.

    THE LITTLE STRONG Athens-based singer-songwriter formerly known as Carly Joy King.


  • Georgia Museum of Art

    5:30–7:30 p.m. FREE! 706-542-4199,

    Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art

    The annual meeting will highlight activities of the group with a reception to follow. RSVP.


  • Olive Basket

    After School Cooking Classes

    December's offerings include Christmas pudding, candied pecans and gingerbread houses. Ages 7 & up. One class a week, choose from Monday–Thursday at 3 p.m. or 4:30 p.m. or Friday at 3 p.m. $35–40/class, $125/mo.



  • 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!

  • The Foundry

    10 p.m. $10 (adv.), $15 (door).

    Sound Off Silent Disco

    SOUND OFF SILENT DISCO Silent disco party featuring three DJs spinning hip hop, EDM, rock and Top 40 favorites.


  • 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.


  • ACC Library

    4 p.m. FREE!

    UGA EcoReach

    The UGA Ecology Club presents interactive, hands-on activities about the environment.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    4 p.m. FREE!

    Beginning Readers' Club

    Ms. Carley presents early literacy activities and stories. Ages 4–7. 

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    Elevate Your Voice: Visual Arts & Movement

    A collaborative class with the East Athens Educational Dance Center. This course includes spoken word poetry, illustration and graphic design, drumming and dance. Ages 10–16. Thursdays, Sept. 6–Oct. 11, 4–5:30 p.m. 706-613-3623


  • Athens Community Theater

    Aug. 16–18, 8 p.m. Aug. 19, 2 p.m. $8–15.

    The Servant of Two Masters

    A comedy of mistaken identities long lost lovers, angry fathers, cross dressers and a hungry servant.


  • Athens, GA

    2–7 p.m. FREE!

    Public Meeting

    (120 W. Dougherty St.) Gather input on the Stormwater Utility Fee.

Ending Thursday, August 16


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.