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Thursday, September 12

31 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.

Lectures & Lit

  • Oconee County Civic Center

    4–8 p.m. $10 (individual membership), $25 (family membership). 706-769-3950

    Fall Book Sale (Preview Night)

    A preview night free for Oconee Library Friends Members only; those interested may join at the door. Over 75,000 books, all priced at $2 and under. CDs at $1, and DVDs at $3. Proceeds benefit the Oconee County Library.

Events

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    6–8 p.m. FREE! www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com

    Circle of Friends Animal Society

    The animal rescue organization will be onsite with kittens available for adoption. Come meet some critters ready to find their furever homes.

  • Mercedes-Benz of Athens

    $75 (individual), $125 (couple). www.athensbgca.com

    Summer Soirée

    Mercedes-Benz of Athens presents a soirée to benefit workforce development  programs at the Boys & Girls Club of Athens. Sample different wines, hear live music, snack on food from local vendors and bid on items in an auction.

  • 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.

  • ACC Library

    5:30-7 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org

    Getting Started with Genealogy

    This class introduces resources available when researching family history. Heritage Room staff will introduce the basics of genealogical research, available resources, and how to start a family tree project. All attendees will receive an information packet with resources. 

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    7 p.m. FREE! www.clarkedemocrats.com

    Democratic Debate Watch Party

    Join Athens-area Democrats to watch the debate.

  • 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.  

Games

Live Music

Kidstuff

Classes

  • 6:30–8:30 p.m. FREE! www.accgov.com

    Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events

    (Tuckston United Methodist Church) Learn what to do when faced with an active threat until law enforcement arrives.

  • 7 p.m. $15. www.ballroom-arts.com

    Social Dance Group

    (Ballroom Arts Dance Studio, 2 S. Main St., Watkinsville) Learn the fundamentals of salsa, bachata, merengue, West Coast Swing, shag, hustle and two-step.

  • Journey Into Power

    (Shakti Yoga) Ruby Chandler leads 60-minute yoga workshops on meditation and inquiry, true north alignment, Baptiste Methodology and more. Begins Sept. 19, 7 p.m. $10/class. www.shaktiyogaathens.com

Film

  • Georgia Museum of Art

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

    1930s America Film Series: Paper Moon

    This is the tale of real-life father and daughter duo Ryan and Tatum O’Neal, who team up as slick con-artists Moses Pray and Addie Loggins in 1930s Kansas. Swindling their way through farm country, the pair is nearly done in by a burlesque dancer and an angry bootlegger.

Art

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    2 p.m. FREE! 706-583-0213, jhebbard@uga.edu

    Convict Labor in Georgia Exhibition

    A closer look at the new exhibit "The New South and the New Slavery: Convict Labor in Georgia." Registration required to attend.

  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA

    Grass Roots Art Writing Program

    The Grass Roots Art Writing Program is a series of four half-day workshops spread over the months of October and November that include "What Is Critical Art Writing?" (Oct. 19), "What Makes Good Art Critical Writing?" (Oct. 26), "Editing Before the Editor" (Nov. 9) and "Finessing an Artist Statement" (Nov. 16). Classes are held 10 a.m.–2 p.m. $10/class. Attendees who complete all four sessions will receive a $25 honorarium. Register online. www.athica.org

Ending Thursday, September 12

 

Classes

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    Pattern Sewing

    This two-part workshop covers the basics of pattern sewing. Students should bring their own pattern, thread and fabric. Ages 14 & up. Sept. 12 & 26, 4 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597