Thursday, July 18

35 events


  • Athens, GA

    6-9 p.m. FREE!

    Third Thursday Art Series

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

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    5:30 p.m. FREE!

    3Thurs Talks

    Photographer Nathaniel Burkins will discuss his work and solo exhibit in the Lounge Gallery.

  • UGA Lamar Dodd School of Art Galleries

    6-9 p.m. FREE!

    Artist Talk

    Local photographer Brittainy Lauback will discuss her exhibition, “Liberty,” which includes photographs examining cruise culture. See Art Notes on p. 13.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    6–8 p.m. FREE!

    Get Artistic: Reception for Broadside Exhibition Project

    One-part gallery show, one-part public art project, this event features eight illustrated poem collaborations between local visual artists and poets. Original artwork will be for sale through the CCBC Gallery and digital prints for sale through The K. A. Artist Shop. A percentage of art sales benefit the Get Artistic nonprofit fund. Music and snacks will be provided. See Art Notes on p. 13.

  • Tif Sigfrids

    10 a.m.–6 p.m. FREE!

    Watching TV with my Dealer

    Los Angeles-based artist Joe Sola performs "Watching TV with my Dealer." The week-long performance concludes with a reception on Friday from 6–8 p.m. See Art Notes on p. 13.

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. 

  • Southern Brewing Company

    5-10 p.m. FREE!


    KARAOKE Hosted every Thursday by DJ Gregory. 


Live Music

  • Akademia Brewing Co.

    7:30 p.m. FREE!

    SIX STRING THERAPY Local vocalist and guitarist Alex Boskoff plays originals inspired by everyone from James Taylor to Garth Brooks.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $7 (21+), $9 (18–20).

    EASTER ISLAND Lush, local post-rock band with pop melodies, tender harmonies and shimmering guitars.

    SAFARI ROOM Indie-rock band from Nashville, TN.

    TEDO STONE Rootsy, Atlanta-based rock and roll singer-songwriter.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    10 p.m. $5.

    TAVO CARBONE & EMILEE LEIGH Eclectic folk-pop duo.

    EMILEIGH IRELAND Local folk-pop singer-songwriter with a strong, compelling vocal style.

    MUX BLANK Local experimental performer.

  • The Foundry

    7 p.m. $5.

    RED OAK SOUTHERN STRING BAND This Watkinsville-based band plays rootsy Americana tunes.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 6 p.m. FREE!

    REDSTONE RAMBLERS Local blues-folk group led by songwriter Mark Wilmot. 

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $17.50.

    PERPETUAL GROOVE This local group has long stirred crowds into a frenzy with its exciting jams and spirited cover tunes. 

    FUNK YOU Augusta band playing high-energy, get-your-dancing-shoes-on jams.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. $5.

    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. 

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    10 p.m. FREE!

    SLOPFEST Night one of the four-night festival features Looper Nova, Razzi King, Shriekus and Sleepy Company. See story on p. 7.

  • Nowhere Bar

    9 p.m. $3.

    UNAKA PRONG Proggy jazz-fusion group from Boone, NC.



Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

    6–8 p.m. FREE!

    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!

    Inclusive Book Club

    This facilitated book club serves adults of all abilities and will be reading out loud and discussing book of the month Cat Stories by James Herriot.

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    12 p.m. FREE! 404-906-6176

    Brown Bag Lunch

    The Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation presents a brown bag lunch on Across the River by Maxine Pinson Easom and Patsy Hawkins Arnold. See Story on p. 6.

  • Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation, Firehall #2

    6:30-7:30 p.m. FREE!

    Meet the Authors

    Presented by Avid Bookshop, authors Maxine Pinson Easom and Patsy Hawkins Arnold will discuss their book Across the River: The People, Places, and Culture of East Athens.


  • Bogart Library

    3–4 p.m. FREE!

    Snakes Alive

    See snakes up close with a representative from Sandy Creek Nature Center.

  • ACC Library

    2 p.m. FREE!

    Virtual Reality Space Edition

    Space battle in real time with a VR experience and make the phases of the moon with Oreo cookies.

  • 6:30–8:00 p.m. $25. 706-353-8881

    Wine 201

    (J's Bottle Shop) Explore Europe’s sparkling and fortified wine traditions and production. Also enjoy a tasting comparing countries' different styles. Attendees receive 10% off all purchases on date of class.

  • Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation, Firehall #2

    6:30 p.m. FREE!

    Across the River Release Party

    Avid Bookshop hosts a book signing for Across the River, a new book on East Athens by Maxine Easom and Patsy Arnold. See Story on p. 6.


  • Georgia Museum of Art

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Deep Blue Sea Film Series: Chasing Coral

    Divers, photographers and scientists set out on an ocean adventure to discover why coral reefs are disappearing and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world.

  • Ciné

    7:45 p.m. $10.

    Summer Night

    A fun coming-of-age Hollywood romcom set against a backdrop of live music. Featuring appearances by several Athens bands, including Deep State and Roadkill Ghost Choir.

Word on the Street

  • Athens, GA

    Foster Cat Study

    Seeking people age 60 or older who live alone and don't have any pets to participate in a study assessing the impact of feline companionship on mental and emotional health. Participants will select an indoor cat to foster from the Athens Area Humane Society or Campus Cats Rescue. Pet supplies are provided. 706-542-8310,,