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Thursday, July 25

29 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. 

  • Veronica's Sweet Spot

    7 p.m. FREE! facebook.com/sweetspotathens

    Open Mic Night

    OPEN MIC NIGHT Showcase your creative talent.

Events

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    10 a.m.–2 p.m. FREE! www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com

    Health Fair

    A free health fair for members of the Service Industry. Participating organizations will be onsite to connect and provide information, Trappeze Pub will have food available, and DJ Comforts will provide music.

  • Bogart Library

    6–8 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    KnitLits

    Knitters of all levels are invited to have fun, share ideas and knit. Beginning knitters are encouraged to attend. Ages 16 & up.

  • Boutier Winery & Inn

    6:30 p.m. (line dancing), 7:30 p.m. (ballroom). $10-15. www.boutierwinery.com

    Line and Ballroom Dance Lessons

    Ron Putham leads lessons.

  • BikeAthens

    6–8:30 p.m. $10 (suggested). www.bikeathens.org

    Fix Your Own Bike

    Get help fixing your bike from experts so you're safe to ride.  

Games

Kidstuff

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    7:00 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Pajama Story Time

    Come out for bedtime stories, songs, and a light snack in the children’s area. Ages birth to 07 years.

  • Treehouse Kid and Craft

    Kids Classes

    Daily classes are offered in a range of art activities for various age groups. Visit website for descriptions and to register. www.treehousekidandcraft.com

  • Oconee County Library

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

    Infant Storytime

    Stories, songs, nursery rhymes, bouncing and cuddling. 0-24 months. 

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    4:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Lego Club

    Create Lego art and enjoy Lego-based games. Blocks provided. For ages 8 and up.

  • Bogart Library

    3–4 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Dr. Snook’s Universal Science Fun

    Enjoy learning about space chemisty with Dr. Snook. Make slime and also take home a free rainbow viewer.

  • Oconee County Library

    2 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Author & Illustrator Visit

    Local children's book author Bart King and illustrator Jacob Wenzka visit the library.

  • Athens YWCO

    Kids Karate

    This class introduces children to a variety of age appropriate karate techniques. Positive praise is used to build self-confidence, focus and the ability to learn. Ages 5–12. Mondays and Wednesdays, Aug. 12–Sept. 18, 4:30–5:30 p.m. bgalvin.wyco@gmail.com, www.ywco.org

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. www.caledonialounge.com

    YIP DECEIVER Local group with an infectiously fun blend of feel-good pop, R&B grooves and noise-bending electro.

    TALIA STEWART Electropop musician from Nashville, TN.

    CURT CASTLE Atlanta-based electro-indie-rock project led by songwriter Ryan Engelberger (Reptar, Semicircle). 

    L.G. Athens emcee Larry Gresham pulls from '90s hip hop and R&B to create a unique sound.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    RAGGEDY No info available.

    JEFF RUBY Americana singer-songwriter from Nashville, TN.

    MOTHER FORE Athens band exploring elements of progressive and psychedelic rock.

  • The Foundry

    7 p.m. $5 (adv.), $7 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot plays solo sets of country-rock and acoustic Southern soul.

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

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 8 p.m. $5. www.georgiatheatre.com

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

    FEATHER TRADE Athens band playing lush, loud, moody post-pop.

    MEAN QUEEN Local rock three-piece with a fiery, discordant sound.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. $5. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    LIVE JAZZ Enjoy an evening of jazz standards and originals.

  • Live Wire Athens

    Sigh in July Pre-Party. 7 p.m. www.livewireathens.com

    PARTIALS Local psychedelic pop band with a rich, danceable sound.

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

  • Nowhere Bar

    SkyFest. 9 p.m. 706-546-4742

    HEART OF PINE Roots-rocking local four-piece. 

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.

Meetings

  • Griffin-Dubose Healing Lodge (at Piedmont Athens Regional)

    7:30–9 a.m. FREE! www.athens.geears.eventbrite.com

    Quality Child Care Presentation

    Join the Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students, Mayor Kelly Girtz and various local sponsors for a presentation on the state of quality child care and its impact on Athens’ economy. The event begins with breakfast.

Film

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    7 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Deep Blue Sea Film Series: The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

    Internationally famous oceanographer Steve Zissou (Bill Murray) and his crew, Team Zissou, set sail on an expedition to hunt down the elusive Jaguar Shark that killed Zissou’s partner during the documentary filming of their latest adventure.

DJs

Classes

  • KA Artist Shop

    Art Classes

    "Observational Drawing with Kendal Jacques" teaches foundational skills of drawing such as shading, measurement, chiaroscuro and composition. Mondays, Sept. 9–30, 6:30–8:30 p.m. $200. "Painting from Life with Kendal Jacques" covers the basics of naturalist still-life oil painting by using techniques based on the methods of the Old Masters. Tuesdays, Sept. 10–Oct. 1, 6:30–8:30 p.m. $200. "Brush Lettering with Kristen Ashley," Oct. 6, 2–4 p.m. or Oct. 23, 6:30–8:30 p.m. $40. "Modern Dip Pen Calligraphy with Kristen Ashley," Sept. 22, 2–4 p.m. or Oct. 9, 6:30–8:30 p.m. $35. hello@kaartist.com, www.kaartist.com

Support Groups

  • Oasis Counseling Center

    Fempowerment Therapy Group

    This eight-week women's empowerment group meets Thursdays 4:30–6 p.m. beginning Sept. 12. Register by Aug. 30. 706-543-3522, katy@oasiscounselingcenter.com

Ending Thursday, July 25

 

Classes

Word on the Street

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    School Supplies Drive

    Drop off supplies like backpacks, paper, pencils, crayons, notebooks, glue sticks and scissors during the library's open hours. Donations will go to students at Madison County Middle School. www.athenslibrary.org/madison