COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Thursday, September 20

34 events

Kidstuff

Art

  • Athens, GA

    6-9 p.m. FREE! www.3thurs.org

    Third Thursday Art Series

    Seven galleries stay open late the third Thursday of every month. Participating galleries include the Georgia Museum of Art, Lamar Dodd School of Art, ATHICA, Lyndon House Arts Center, Ciné, the GlassCube & Gallery @ Hotel Indigo and The Classic Center.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    6:30–8:30 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Student Night

    Join the Student Association of the Georgia Museum of Art for a night of food and fun to celebrate the latest exhibitions.

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3623

    3THURS Artist Talk

    Lisa Freeman, Chase Campbell and Shawn Campbell will discuss their works during a group gallery walk-through. See Calendar Pick on p. 15.

  • Lamar Dodd School of Art

    2–5 p.m. FREE! art.uga.edu

    Opening Reception

    (S264) The solo exhibition of paintings by Lee Coffey is entitled, "Five Trucks & Willem Defoe Jesus."

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!

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. 706-546-0840

    Jamboree Mic Night

    JAMBOREE MIC NIGHT A weekly open mic event hosted by James Howard.

Events

  • The Foundry

    7 p.m. $10 (three Bingo cards). www.boybutante.org

    Boybutante Fall Bingo

    The Boybutante AIDS Foundation hosts a fundraiser to benefit programs that provide services to people living with HIV/AIDS. Win prizes, get fed and be entertained by queens Ms. Clementine May Jackson and Ming Vase-Dynasty.

  • The Classic Center

    6–8 p.m. FREE! www.gaprobe.org

    Athens PROBE College Fair

    Meet reps from regional post-secondary institutions, colleges, universities and technical institutions.

  • Hotel Indigo

    5:30 p.m. $30, $50/couple. www.rankinath.smartparty.org

    SMART Party Athens 2.0

    Jeannette Rankin Women's Scholarship Fund hosts its second annual SMART party, honoring six of the smartest women in Athens for their work in the community. Networking and prizes.

  • Miller Learning Center

    2-4 p.m. FREE! mlc.uga.edu

    Anniversary Party

    The Miller Learning Center celebrates their 15th anniversary with cupcakes, music, an exhibit of architect's drawings and photos, and a visual story contest for students. 

Live Music

  • Akademia Brewing Co.

    7 p.m. FREE! www.akademiabc.com

    JOE CAT Local troubadour whose influences range from Steve Earle and Townes Van Zant to Johnny Cash.

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    ROBBIE O'SULLIVAN Local singer-songwriter influenced by classic rock and folk.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    8 p.m. $12 (21+), $14 (18–20). www.caledonialounge.com

    WAR ON WOMEN Politically charged hardcore-punk band from Baltimore.

    HIRS Queer, activist punk collective from Philadelphia.

    SHOPLIFTER Local punk rock band.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 10:30 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    THREE STAR REVIVAL Knoxville, TN-based Americana five-piece. 

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $30 (adv.), $35 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    MOON TAXI Retro-inspired jam band with an eclectic sound featuring unique melodies. 

    MAGIC CITY HIPPIES Miami-based indie-funk band.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 6 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    LUTHI Funky, horn-centric group based in Nashville, TN.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee.com

    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.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    DANIEL HARDIN Singer-songwriter with acoustic and electric blues and rock influences.

  • The World Famous

    10 p.m. $5. www.facebook.com/theworldfamousathens

    CRAZY DOBERMAN Midwestern psycho-jazz-drone collective led by Wolf Eyes' John Olson.

    FRANK HURRICANE Experimental artist that describes his music as "spiritual mountain psych gangsta folk."

    THE ELECTRIC NATURE Athens-based experimental drone and noise-rock outfit.

    JACOB SUNDERLIN Local musician who incorporates elements of noise, folk, ambient and drone. 

Games

Classes

Outdoors

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9 a.m. FREE! www.naturerambling.blogspot.com

    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.

Lectures & Lit

  • Oconee County Library

    10 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Perk, Pages and Projects

    Review a project book over coffee and tea. This month's book is Crafty Creatures by Jane Bull. Books and craft supplies provided. 

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    4:15 p.m. FREE! cwp@uga.edu

    American Indian Returnings (AIR) Talk

    Featured speaker Chadwick Allen presents "Across and Through These Lands: Earthworks, Indigenous Identity, and Return."

Film

DJs

  • 40 Watt Club

    10:30 p.m. $3. www.40watt.com

    Silent Disco

    SILENT DISCO Dance the night away to three different channels of music. One of them is a request line!

Comedy