Thursday, August 15

39 events


  • Athens, GA

    6-9 p.m. FREE!

    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.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    6–10 p.m.

    Get Artistic: Art Party

    The brewery's Get Artistic campaign celebrates "The Broadside Exhibition Project: Verse 2" with a communal printmaking activity, poetry readings, music by DJ Comforts and a DIY Fair presenting information on finalists in the running for a new DIY grant. See Calendar Pick on p. 16.

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    6-8 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3623

    Closing Reception

    To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Athens Arts Association, the Lyndon House presents "A Century of Art: The Athens Art Association, 1919 – 2019," featuring works by members of the association from each decade, past to present.

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!


    KARAOKE Hosted every Thursday by DJ Gregory. 

  • Veronica's Sweet Spot

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Open Mic Night

    OPEN MIC NIGHT Showcase your creative talent.


  • East Athens Educational Dance Center

    Dance Class Registration

    Offering classes for beginners through advanced students. Classes include ballet, modern dance, tap, urban soul and more. Children, teens and adults. Classes begin in September. 706-613-3624,

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    6 p.m. FREE!

    Yoga in the Galleries

    Five Points Yoga instructors lead a class surrounded by works of art.

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    6 p.m. FREE!

    Milonga Tropical: Tango Lessons

    (Room 473) UGA Spanish professor and dance instructor Fuad Elhage teaches Tango lessons in preparation for the Milonga Tropical dance party.


  • Athens, GA

    Aug. 24, 10 a.m.– 6 p.m. Aug. 25, 12–4 p.m. Most items $3 or less.

    BFK Book Sale

    (1860 S. Barnett Shoals Rd.) Thousands of books for adults and kids. Proceeds benefit Books for Keeps and kids living in the Athens area. On Aug. 25, shoppers can fill up a grocery bag for $5 or a tote bag for $20.

  • Boutier Winery & Inn

    6:30-10 p.m. $15.

    Ladies Night in the Winery

    Ladies are invited out for wine, food and line dancing.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    5–9 p.m.

    Percentage Night

    A portion of sales will benefit the Sandy Creek Nature Center.

  • First American Bank & Trust Company

    5:30–7 p.m. FREE!

    United Way of Northeast Georgia Celebration

    Celebrate 65 years of United Way's impact in Clarke County. Light refreshments will be served.  

  • (mPrint Design, 160 Tracy St.) Aug. 15, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. & Aug. 16, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. 706-549-7173

    Art4ALT: Warehouse Art Sale

    Shop from original oil paintings by Noah Mendelson, prints by David Hale and more. Proceeds go to the home construction fund for an Athens Land Trust home.

  • 7 p.m. $15.

    We're Talkin' Football

    (Festival Hall, Greensboro) Tony Barnhart shares his insight for the 2019 college football season.

Live Music


  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 10 p.m. $5.

    DJ My Chemical Bromance

    DJ MY CHEMICAL BROMANCE Spinning a set of emo tunes—"all those hits you've been listening to on 'Private Mode' for the past 10 years."

  • 40 Watt Club

    10:30 p.m. $5.

    Silent Disco

    SILENT DISCO Dance the night away to three different channels of music. One of them is a request line!



  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    4:30 p.m. FREE!

    Adventure Club

    In this "top secret" adventure, explore the world, capture a villain, and solve a mystery! This monthly program features games, activities, puzzles, geography, and fun facts. Free and open to the public. Ages 8 & up.

  • Bishop Park

    Cheer Tumbling

    Athesn Clarke Gymnastics Academy offers a co-ed tumbling program. Ages 12–16. Thursdays through Nov. 21, 6–7:30 p.m. $10/class. 706-613-3589,


  • BikeAthens

    8-9:30 a.m. FREE!

    Sustainable Industry Roundtable

    (Ethicon, 1420 Olympic Rd.) Businesses and industry professionals share sustainable practices in a discussion organized by ACC Recycling.

  • ACC Library

    5:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3501,

    Community Input Meetings

    A series of meetings presented by the Athens-Clarke County Solid Waste Department will be held to receive feedback on current and future collection services and programs.

  • ACC Library

    6 p.m. FREE!

    Caregiver Crafting Support Group

    Caregivers are invited to bring crafting supplies and express the joys and struggles of caring for a loved one while practicing self-care creatively.


Word on the Street

  • Rocksprings Community Center

    Adult Trips

    "Trip to North Georgia Zoo Tour and Petting Zoo." Aug. 30, 9:30 a.m.–6 p.m. $35–52.50. "Trip to Harrah's Cherokee." Sept. 9, 8:30 a.m.–6 p.m. $25–37.50. "Trip to Serenbe Farmers Market and Farm Tour." Sept. 28, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. $25–37.50. "Trip to Georgia Apple Festival" in Elijay. Oct. 12, 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m. $15–22.50. "Trip to Dekalb Farmers Market." Oct. 25, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. $15–22.50. "Tour of Historic Oakland Cemetery." Nov. 8, 9:30 a.m.–6 p.m. $30–45. "Marci's Mountain Mystery Tour." Nov. 22, 9:30 a.m.–6 p.m. $15–22.50. All programs depart and return to Rocksprings Park.

  • ACC Library

    Computer Skills One-on-One

    Personalized instruction on your choice of computer topics. Stop by the Information Services Desk for a list of topics and to register. Thursdays in August, 9 a.m. 706-613-3650, Ext. 354.

Lectures & Lit

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    1 p.m. FREE!

    Inclusive Book Club

    A facilitated book club for adults of all abilities. Members will be reading out loud and discussing The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate.


  • Athens Community Theater

    Aug. 15–17, 8 p.m. Aug. 18, 2 p.m. $12–20.

    A Midsummer Night's Dream

    Presented by Town & Gown, this classic Shakespeare comedy has withstood the test of time. There's a terrible play within a play, unrequited love, mistaken identities, fairies and general shenanigans. It all works out in the end, of course. Or was it all just a dream?