Thursday, September 13

31 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!

Lectures & Lit

  • Oconee County Civic Center

    Sept. 13, 4–8 p.m. (member preview night), Sept. 14, 10 a.m.–8 p.m. & Sept. 15, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

    Oconee Library Friends Book Sale

    Books, CDs and DVDs will be sold for bargain prices. Proceeds benefit the Oconee County Public Library.

  • Miller Learning Center

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Helping Dogs and Cats in Athens

    (Room 150) Speakers from the Athens Area Humane Society, AthensPets, Athens-Clarke Animal Control, Campus Cats, Three Paws Rescue and Athens Canine Rescue share information on rescuing, adopting, fostering, neutering and more. 


  • ACC Library

    5:30 p.m. FREE!

    Town Hall Meeting

    The Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement hosts a dialogue between law enforcement officials and residents on race relations, community policing, safety and recent incidents involving the police. 

  • Central Presbyterian Church

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

    Athens Area Newcomers Club

    Local book collector and seller, Dan Maxey, will discuss buying and selling books for run and profit. 

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040

    AVERY DEAKINS Soulful local pop-rock singer-songwriter.

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Local power trio playing country-rock and Southern soul.

  • 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).

    OZELLO Atlanta-based indie-punk/folk/rock band.

    CAULFIELD Rising Athens-based indie rock-fusion band fronted by musician Holden Le Dinh. 

    THE GETAWAY COMPANY Four-piece local band inspired by 90's and 2000's alt-rock.

  • DePalma's Italian Cafe

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-552-1237 (Timothy Rd. location)

    CHRYSTAL LEONARD Singer-songwriter from North Carolina.

    BREATHLANES Athens collective playing organic, atmospheric improv. 

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    10 p.m. $5.

    SONNY FALLS Melodic garage-rock group from Chicago.

    DEER EYES Athens-based dream-pop three-piece.

    F.L.E.D. New local jazz-inflected hip-hop project. 

    BEN EISENBERGER "Melancholy Midwest acoustic" artist from Omaha, NE.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $21.

    ARTHUR BUCK New collaboration between R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck and singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur. See story on p. 9.

  • The Foundry

    7:30 p.m. $5.

    THE PERPETRATORS Long-running local band playing '70s and '80s soft-rock covers and originals.

    TERRAPLANE New local blues-rock band featuring Doug Peters, John Straw and Dean Johnson.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    PURE COLORS Future-funk group with a dreamy, airy sound.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE!

    *REPEAT REPEAT Whimsical, surf-tinged pop music from Nashville, TN.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7:30 p.m. $25 (adv.), $28 (door).

    CHERUB Electropop duo that sounds like "the dance love-child of '80s funk and pop music from the future."

    MADDY O'NEAL Colorado-based solo electronic act with old school and new hip-hop influences. 

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m.

    PERIOD SIX Playing a unique blend of jazz standards with collective communication and soulful improvisation.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

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

  • The Office Lounge

    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.




  • 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.


  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    6–8 p.m. FREE!

    Artist Reception

    "Perennial Pattern," is a body of 22 screen-printed monoprints by Sara Parker and Simon Hunt of Sara Parker Textiles and Maisilene. "Call & Response," features work by fiber artists René Shoemaker and Judy Bales. "St. EOM of Pasaquan" presents paintings, clothing, sculptures and other artifacts by Eddie Owens Martin, visionary environment artist. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.



  • Trio Contemporary Art Gallery

    8 p.m. $6.

    Athens Rising

    Athens Rising: The Sicyon Project is a documentary highlighting the music, dance, food, stand-up comedy and visual art of Athens.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    7 p.m. FREE!

    "For Home and Country" World War I Film Series

    Watch Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn in The African Queen (1957).


Ending Thursday, September 13



  • ACC Library

    First Steps in Music Class for Preschoolers

    The seven week course helps develop young musical minds with songs, stories, games and dancing. Thursdays, Sept. 13–27 and Oct. 4–25, 10 a.m.