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Thursday, January 24

26 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

    5-10 p.m. FREE! www.sobrewco.com

    Karaoke

    KARAOKE Hosted every Thursday by DJ Gregory. 

Games

Events

  • Emmanuel Episcopal Church

    9:30 a.m. FREE! www.emmanuelathens.org

    Preschool Open House

    Attend an information session and tour the school. Programs are for ages 2–4.

  • VFW

    5:30–8:30 p.m. $25. 706-543-0802, camillabracewell@gmail.com

    Bunco for Books

    Play bunco, bid on silent auction items and enjoy refreshments. Proceeds benefit Books for Keeps. 

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    5–8 p.m. FREE! sjsathensuga@gmail.com

    Social Justice Symposium Pre-Event

    Spoken word, poetry and musical performances to get everyone excited about the third annual Social Justice Symposium (Jan. 26 at Unitarian Universalist).

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    PARKER OLIVER Local musician playing soul and rock covers and originals.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $12 (adv.), $15 (door). www.40watt.com

    THE STEEL WOODS Southern rock quartet from Nashville.

    JOSH CARD Honky-tonk singer-songwriter from Louisville, KY.

  • The Foundry

    8:30 p.m. FREE! www.thefoundryathens.com

    GEORGIA JAZZ EDUCATORS JAM Hosted by Georgia State University's Dr. Gordon Vernick.

  • Genesis

    9:30 p.m. $5. 706-351-4174

    VOLUMES SHOWCASE Featuring hip-hop music from Squalle, The YOD, BYV, Crestgang Whoo, Zac Chase, Jay Spice and Bigchaddyydaddyy.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7 p.m. $15. www.georgiatheatre.com

    ZOSO One of the longest-tenured Led Zeppelin tribute bands returns to Athens.

    GIMME HENDRIX Award-winning local Jimi Hendrix cover band. 

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    CRACKER DUO Cracker's David Lowery and Johnny Hickman play an unplugged set. See story on p. 12.

    THE HEAP Funky local indie-soul band fronted by Bryan Howard's low, bass growl.

  • Nowhere Bar

    9 p.m. 706-546-4742

    MAGNOLIA MOON Macon-based roots-rock five-piece.

Performance

  • UGA Performing Arts Center

    7:30 p.m. $6 (w/ UGA ID), $20. pac.uga.edu

    Thursday Scholarship Series

    Six student soloists join the UGA Symphony Orchestra for an annual Concerto Competition Concert.

  • Jan. 24–26, 8 p.m. Jan. 26, 2 p.m. $16. www.ugaballroom.com

    Ballroom Magic! The Greatest Show

    (263 W. Green St) The UGA Ballroom Performance Group presents its annual showcase with over 20 routines by dancers in and around the Athens community.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. $5. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    If Not I Than Who Then

    If Not I Than Who Then is a one-human drum brigade and experimental puppet show on tour from Vermont. Locals PeepaShow and Jim Jim will also perform.

Kidstuff

Classes

  • BikeAthens

    6–8:30 p.m. $10/hr. suggested donation. www.bikeathens.org

    Fix Your Own Bike

    (1075 W. Broad St) Learn how to repair your bike with tools and advice from experts.

  • Farmview Market

    5–7 p.m. $50. www.farmviewmarket.com

    Make Your Own Flower Crown

    Guide to flower crown making. Pre-registration is required. Fee includes supplies. 

  • Oconee County Library

    10:30 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Get Organized

    Learn the basics of dot journaling and make dry erase calendars for the new year. Registration required.

Lectures & Lit

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    1 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Inclusive Book Club

    This facilitated book club serves adults of all abilities and will be reading out loud and discussing book of the month The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate.

Comedy

Auditions

  • Winterville Auditorium

    The Glass Menagerie

    The Circle Ensemble Theatre Company hosts auditions for the roles of Laura and the gentleman caller in The Glass Menagerie. Performers are paid. Auditions on Feb. 2, 10 a.m. & Feb. 3, 3 p.m. Performances held Apr. 11–14. info@circleensemble.com