COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Thursday, June 20

26 events

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

    5:30 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Artist Talk

    Susan Robert will discuss color theory in conjunction with the installation of her work "Language Without Words: The Power of Color as Form." See Calendar Pick on p. 16.

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. 

Kidstuff

Events

  • Morton Theatre

    7:30 p.m. $10 (adv.), $12 (door), $7 (w/AthFest wristband). www.flagpole.com

    Flagpole Athens Music Awards

    Flagpole's annual celebration will be hosted by dynamic duo DJ Mahogany and Count Zapula featuring performances from Yip Deceiver, Pinky Doodle Poodle, Kxng Blanco and Annie Leeth.  House band Kenosha Kid and special guests will provide music throughout the evening. Awards will be presented in over 20 categories. See box on p. 9.

  • Oconee County Library

    1–3 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Celebrate Pollinator Week with KOCBC

    Keep Oconee County Beautiful Commission presents a beautiful documentary on pollinator pals to mark National Pollinator Week, observed June 17–23. Stay after the show for a special installation in the library's front garden.

Games

Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

    6-8 p.m. FREE! mkapelewski@athenslibrary.org

    For the Philo of Philosophy Book Discussion Group

    Read philosophy books from ancient Greece to modern times. 

  • 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.

  • Avid Bookshop

    6:30 p.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com

    Cathy R. Payne: Saving the Guinea Hogs

    (Prince Ave.) Payne will speak on her book, Saving the Guinea Hogs: The Recovery of an American Homestead Breed.

Performance

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    LEAVING COUNTRIES & THE AFTERNOON RACOONS Louis Phillip Pelot and company play folk and bluegrass.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    ARBOR LABOR UNION Atlanta/Athens-based band that works with repetitious riffs and post-punk rhythms.

    HAND SAND HANDS Experimental, highly psychedelic electronic sounds from Jonathan Miller.

    CHRIS CROFTON Orchestral pop singer-songwriter from Nashville, TN. See Calendar Pick on p. 16.

    DJS YOUNGBLOOD & SMOKEY Two local musicians team up for a DJ set.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $8. www.40watt.com

    T. HARDY MORRIS Local singer-songwriter and guitarist plays twangy, reflective folk-rock.

    LOS COAST Rock and soul project from Austin, TX. 

    THAYER SARRANO Local songwriter playing hazy, shoegaze-inspired Southern rock.

    PARKER GISPERT Frontman for former Athens rock trio The Whigs performs a solo set. 

  • The Foundry

    6:30 p.m. FREE! www.thefoundryathens.com

    ZACH HAINES Acoustic country singer-songwriter.

    BOONE HOOD Local songwriter and American primitive guitarist.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    BRENDAN ABERNATHY UGA student and acoustic singer-songwriter.

    ZAC CROOK Local folk singer-songwriter.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    Project Safe Benefit. 9 p.m. $5. www.facebook.com/lkshuffleclub

    NIGHT OF THE IMAGO Featuring music from Daisy, Donny Knottsville, Scott Spillane, Tears for the Dying, Sarah Swillum, Cloud Powers, Stella Zine and Ultravisions.

  • Manhattan Café

    8:30 p.m. 706-369-9767

    NACKASHI GROUP Melodic, textured local three-piece with drums, keyboards and sax.

  • Morton Theatre

    7:30 p.m. $10 (adv.), $12 (door), $7 (w/AthFest wristband). www.flagpole.com

    FLAGPOLE ATHENS MUSIC AWARDS Our annual celebration will be hosted by dynamic duo DJ Mahogany and Count Zapula, featuring performances from Yip Deceiver, Pinky Doodle Poodle, Kxng Blanco and Annie Leeth.  House band Kenosha Kid and special guests will provide music throughout the evening. Awards will be presented in 21 categories. See box on p. 9.

  • Nowhere Bar

    8 p.m. $5. 706-546-4742

    BLOODKIN Long-running Athens quartet playing a bluesy style of roots-rock with big guitars and sharply written lyrics. 

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. $5. 706-546-4742

    SUNNY SOUTH BLUES BAND Local band combining a blues and soul spirit with riffy rock and roll.

    MOON CHIEF Funky prog- and fusion-rock group from Athens.

  • That Bar Athens

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-248-7903

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

Classes

Film

  • Ciné

    7:30 p.m. $10. www.athenscine.com

    Parallel Love

    Watch Parallel Love: The Story of a Band Called Luxury with a in-house Q&A with members of the 1990s alt rock band. See Threats & Promises on p. 14.