COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Thursday, August 29

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.

Classes

  • Dancefx

    Salsa Classes

    Learn how to salsa dance. No partner required. Salsa and Bachata every Tuesday, 7 p.m. (beginners), 7:45 p.m. (intermediate/advanced). $10. www.dancefx.org

  • Healing Arts Centre

    5:30–7:15 p.m. $25. healingartscenter.net

    Deepening Self Awareness

    Learn about the Enneagram of personality types, your mind, body and emotions. You'll know yourself with more compassion when you leave.  

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    8 p.m. $20 (21+), $22 (18–20). www.caledonialounge.com

    EYEHATEGOD Long-running, influential sludge-metal band from New Orleans. See Calendar Pick on p. 12.

    SAVAGIST Long-running local psychedelic metal band.

    APPARITION Athens band playing a raucous, thrashy brand of hardcore.

  • The Classic Center

    7:30 p.m. $40–80. www.classiccenter.com

    THREE DOG NIGHT Legendary rock band known for hits like "Mama Told Me (Not to Come)" and "Joy to the World."

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    ISASA Acclaimed Spanish composer influenced by American primitive guitar. See Calendar Pick on p. 12.

    MAGIC TUBER STRINGBAND Experimental old-time duo of fiddler Courtney Werner and guitar/banjo player Evan Morgan.

    MADELUNE POLITES Immaterial Possession member explores a variety of folk traditions.

    MICHAEL POTTER Local guitarist creates a blend of ambient folk and psychedelic songs and soundscapes. 

  • The Foundry

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

    DELTA MOON Award-winning traditional blues band from Atlanta.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. $3. www.georgiatheatre.com

    THE MINKS Bluesy, psychedelic group on tour from Nashville, TN.

    MAGNOLIA MOON Macon-based roots-rock four-piece featuring two sets of brothers.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    BIG BAND ATHENS Local group playing swing and jazz standards.

  • Hilltop Grille

    6 p.m. FREE! www.hilltopgrille.com

    CHRIS HAMPTON BAND Local variety cover band plays classic and new tunes.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. $3. www.facebook.com/NowhereBarAthens

    FAT ARM DADDY Athens-based rhythm and blues trio.

Games

DJs

  • 40 Watt Club

    10:30 p.m. $5. www.40watt.com

    Silent Disco

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

Events

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    4–6 p.m. FREE! www.accgov.com/greenschools

    Green School Kick Off

    Coordinators, staff and environmental education program leaders can find out about new programs for the classroom.

  • BikeAthens

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

    Fix Your Own Bike

    (1075 W. Broad St.) Get help fixing your bike from experts so you're safe to ride.  

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    4-6 p.m. FREE! www.accgov.com

    ACC Green School Kickoff

    Join the ACC Green School Partners to learn about the Green School program, get updates and meet an expanded group of environmental education providers. This event is combined with the School Garden Festival, so there will be plant, seed and garden resources for pick up.

  • 11 p.m.– 1 a.m. www.thatbarathens.com

    Galaxy Ball

    (That Bar) Come out and enjoy an evening drag show hosted by the one and only Raven.

  • ACC Planning Department Auditorium

    5 p.m. FREE! www.accgov.com

    West Downtown Historic District Open House

    (ACC Governmental Building Auditorium, 120 W. Dougherty St.) Review the proposed district boundaries and design guidelines with the Planning Department staff.

Kidstuff

Comedy

Art

  • UGA Lamar Dodd School of Art Galleries

    5:30 p.m. FREE! www.art.uga.edu/dodd-galleries

    Artist Talk

    Local artist Jaime Bull and New York-based artist Melissa Brown will present "Fountain," a combination of sculpture and painting exploring the notions of water fountains. See Art Notes on p. 9.

Theater

  • Moonlight Theater

    8 p.m. $10. www.moonlighttheatercompany.com

    10-Minute Play Festival

    A showcase of local playwrights, directors and actors. Featuring works such as ​ "Green Sound" by John Patrick Bray Time, "The Hanson Kids" by Avery Bufkin, and "Another Minute" by Jordan Richards.

Lectures & Lit

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

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

    Inclusive Book Club

    A facilitated book club for adults of all abilities. Members will be reading out loud and discussing Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo.

Film

  • Georgia Museum of Art

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

    1930s America Film Series: Enough to Live On

    This film tells the story of how President Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal moved art out of the atmosphere of the elite and brought it directly to the American people as an inspiration and catalyst for recovery in the 1930s.