Saturday, January 19

30 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.


  • Memorial Park

    6:15 p.m. (lesson), 6:30–9:30 p.m. (dance). $8 (adults), $4 (ages 11–17) FREE! (ages 11 & under).

    Contra Dance

    A monthly dance presented by Athens Folk Music & Dance Society with live music by Emerald Isle and calling by Deanna Palumbo. 

  • The Classic Center

    7 p.m. $45. 706-338-9301

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Banquet

    Dr. Demond Means will be the keynote speaker at the annual banquet which awards scholarships to high school seniors. See Story on p. 10.

  • Bishop Park

    8 a.m. FREE!

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods and crafts.

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

    3:30-5 p.m. FREE!

    A Celebration of Community

    Program of celebration followed by a reception, tours and Cause of the Month.

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    10 a.m. $2–3.

    Birds of the Night Sky

    Journey Through the Stars presents bird constellations of the night sky. Registration is required. 


  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    1–3 p.m. FREE!

    "Visions of MLK Art Exhibition" & Saturday Celebration

    The annual "Visions of MLK Art Exhibition" is a collaborative effort. This year's theme is "Peaceful Resistance: Letter(s) From a Birmingham Jail." The Saturday Celebration features live performances, food, guest speakers and activities. See Story on p. 10.

  • Oconee County Library

    10:30 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950

    Coloring Club for Adults

    Bring your own supplies or use the library's. Sweet treats provided. 

  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    2:30–4:30 p.m. FREE!

    Georgia Watercolor Society Signature Exhibition

    Featuring the best watercolorists in the state. See Calendar Pick on p. 12.

  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    6–8 p.m. FREE!

    MFA: The Next Generation

    Collaborative exhibition between the Lamar Dodd School of Art and OCAF. 

Live Music

  • Boutier Winery & Inn

    8 p.m. $10.

    THE LUCKY JONES Rockin' rhythm and blues from this local three-piece.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $10 (21+), $12 (18–20).

    SLOPPY JANE Skewed garage-pop group led by New York songwriter Haley Dahl.

    MATERIAL GIRLS Gender-bending glam-punk band from Atlanta.

    MONSOON Beloved local pop-punk band that dabbles in rockabilly and new wave.

    O KEY Experimental pop project led by Art Contest's Cole Monroe.

  • Ciné

    7 p.m. $12.

    LITTLE FRANCIS Atlanta garage-folk outfit led by songwriter Steven Grubbs. Album release show!

    THE DARNELL BOYS The Darnell brothers play country blues originals backed by upright bass, singing saw and junkyard percussion.

    DIVINE FEED Punk- and country-influenced local lo-fi pop project.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m.

    FIVE EIGHT Legendary Athens band known for its boisterous, thoughtful rock and roll.

    SCOTT SPILLANE EXP The Neutral Milk Hotel member plays hypnotic folk-rock with his band.

  • 40 Watt Club

    9 p.m. $6 (adv.), $8 (door).

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

    SHEHEHE Local band that draws from old-school punk and arena rock to create a fist-pumping atmosphere.

    VISION VIDEO New local goth-pop group featuring members of Shehehe and Booty Boyz.

    DJS TWIN POWERS & WARDADDY Spinning a post-punk and new-wave dance party.

  • 40 Watt Club

    5 p.m. $10.

    BATTLE OF THE BANDS Bands representing local high schools will include Ad Blanco, Cheese Dream, The Voltures, Snapdragon and Fish Bug.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $5 (adv.), $7 (door).

    REVEL IN ROMANCE Indie pop-rock band from Atlanta.

    ODD STREET Funky, "jamtastic" local rock crew.

    JET PHASE Local grunge-influenced indie-rock band.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $20 (adv.), $25 (door).

    REHAB Long-running, radio-friendly Atlanta band that continues to blend alternative Southern rock with hip-hop.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. $10.

    CAROLINE AIKEN This guitarist and singer's bluesy voice and masterful technique guarantee a hypnotic performance.

    STEVE COUGHLIN Local singer-songwriter performs a set of acoustic music.

  • No. 3 Railroad Street

    7 p.m. $10.

    THE AQUARRYIANS Local acoustic act.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    STONI TAYLOR & MILES OF STONES Atlanta guitarist leads his band through a set of soul-inspired rock.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5 p.m. FREE!

    THE RIGHTLY SO Acoustic Americana duo from Buffalo, NY.



  • East Athens Community Center

    10 a.m.–4 p.m. $10.

    Table Tennis Tournament

    Open to all ages and skill levels. 

  • Southern Brewing Company

    8–10 p.m. $10.

    Live Wrestling

    Living Dangerously: Live Wrestling returns with three title matches. 


  • ACC Library

    2 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Discovering Your Genes

    Learn about ancestral DNA kits in "Discovering Your Genes: To DNA or Not to DNA."