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Thursday, September 26

43 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.

Art

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    6:30–8:30 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Student Night

    Join the Student Association of the Georgia Museum of Art for a night of food and fun to celebrate the latest exhibitions.

  • Gallery @ Hotel Indigo–Athens

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

    FUN Exhibit Opening Reception

    The opening reception for "FUN," an exhibit dedicated to summertime fun and featuring works by artists like Marla Star, Kim Truesdale, Brittainy Lauback and more. Enjoy an evening of specialty drinks on the patio and music spun by a DJ. A percentage of proceeds will benefit The Wild Rumpus. See Calendar Pick on p. 19.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    6:30 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Retro Glow: Student Night

    Attendants will be able to create their own distinct work of art inspired by color, form and light. Refreshments and prizes will be provided.

  • Ciné

    Monster Draw Rally

    The Monster Art Rally will feature 60 artists producing works in front of a live audience, which will then be available to purchase with proceeds benefiting Ciné and ATHICA. Register to participate by Oct. 15. bit.ly/monsterartist

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040

    LEAVING COUNTRIES & FRIENDS Louis Phillip Pelot and friends play country-rock and Southern soul.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    8 p.m. $8 (adv.), $10 (21+), $12 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com

    OGINALII Tightly knit Nashville, TN, band playing a mix of grunge, honky-tonk and Zeppelin-esque rock.

    MONSOON Athens-based band informed by punk, anime culture and new wave.

    CHICK WALLACE Atlanta-based alternative pop band.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. FREE! www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    REMNOSE Four-piece rock group from Ferndale, MI.

    TOM VISIONS Local artist playing post-mystical, psychedelic electronic music.

    UNTIL THREE Athens-based indie-rock duo.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $24. www.40watt.com

    THE WAILERS Legendary reggae crew best known as Bob Marley's backing band. 

    UNDERGROUND SPRINGHOUSE Athens-based "hype-chill rock-funk ensemble."

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    ADAM HAMBRICK Nashville, TN-based country singer-songwriter.

    ASHLEY WALLS Up-and-coming local country singer-songwriter.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 6:30 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    SWEET LIZZY PROJECT Cuban-born, Latin-infused pop rock band.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $20. www.georgiatheatre.com

    CAAMP Folky power duo out of Athens, OH. See Calendar Pick on p. 19.

    CROOKED SPINES Four-piece dream-pop band from Athens, OH. 

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 10:30 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    TRAE PIERCE & THE T-STONES Funky, hip hop-influenced blues-rock band from Florida.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    BIG BAND ATHENS Local group playing swing and jazz standards.

  • Manhattan Café

    8:30 p.m. 706-369-9767

    NACKASHI GROUP Melodic, textured local three-piece with drums, keyboards and sax.

  • Nowhere Bar

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

    ANDREW SCOTCHIE & THE RIVER RATS Hard-rocking blues-funk band from Asheville, NC.

  • That Bar Athens

    10 p.m. www.thatbarathens.com

    KELLY HOYLE Norma Rae guitarist and singer-songwriter performs originals and covers.

  • The World Famous

    10 p.m. $5. www.facebook.com/theworldfamousathens

    GHOST FLOWER Miami-based avant-pop group.

    IMMATERIAL POSSESSION Darkly tinged local underground-pop project. 

    LAMBDA CELSIUS Local experimental electronic alter ego of artist AC Carter.

Events

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    7 p.m. FREE! athenssciencecafe.com

    Athens Science Café

    Learn about scientific advances towards a world without Malaria from Dr. David Petersen of the UGA Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases.

  • 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.

  • 12 p.m. FREE! www.law.uga.edu

    NATO 70th Anniversary Celebration

    (Hirsch Hall, Classroom A) The University of Georgia School of Law will commemorate NATO’s 70th anniversary with a lecture delivered by Steven Hill, NATO’s Office of Legal Affairs director.

Games

Kidstuff

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    7 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.

  • ACC Library

    10 a.m. www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    First Steps in Music Class for Preschoolers

    A seven week course helping develop young musical minds with songs, stories, games and dancing.

  • 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.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    3–5 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Homework Help

    Kids in kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to bring their homework questions and receive instruction from a retired elementary school teacher.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    5:30 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Teen Studio: "Color, Light, and Form"

    Teens ages 13–18 are invited to discover works of art that celebrate minimalism with bold shapes and vibrant colors. After, participants will create their own distinct work of art inspired by color, form and light.

Meetings

Theater

  • Morton Theatre

    Sept. 26–27, 8 p.m. $10-15. 706-613-3770, judy.johnston@accgov.com

    Blues for an Alabama Sky

    Set in 1930s Harlem, New York,  Blues for an Alabama Sky is a play that brings together a rich cast of characters to reflect current issues like social justice activism, abortion and politics through its characters' overlapping personalities.

Classes

  • 6:30–8 p.m. $25. wine.jsbottleshop@gmail.com

    Discovering Wines of Spain

    (J's Bottle Shop) Take an introductory tour of Spain’s historic wines and regions, and enjoy tasting and discussing new winegrowing trends shaking up the Iberian landscape.

  • Bogart Library

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

    Intro to Microsoft Word

    Learn the basics of using Microsoft Word, including formatting options such as fonts, margins, cutting and pasting, and spellcheck. Registration required.

  • Dance Group Classes

    (Ballroom Arts Dance Studio, Watkinsville) Smooth Ballroom Dance Group Class covers the Waltz, Foxtrot, Tago, Viennese Waltz and Quickstep. Mondays, 7 p.m. $15/drop-in. Latin/Rhythm Ballroom Dance Group focuses on the fundamentals of Rumba, Cha Cha, East Coast Swing, Bolero and Mambo. Mondays, 7:45 p.m. $15/drop-in. www.ballroom-arts.com

Lectures & Lit

  • Avid Bookshop

    6:30 p.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com

    Meet the Author

    (Prince Ave.) Avid presents author Lillah Lawson and her book, Monarchs Under the Sassafras Tree,  a story of family, unconditional love, poverty, injustice and finding the strength inside to keep on going when all is lost.

  • Miller Learning Center

    7 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/sustainable.uga

    Living With Coyotes

    (Room 248) Learn about the rise of coyote activity in metropolitan areas and strategies for avoiding human-coyote conflict from wildlife ecologist Dr. Chris Mowry.

Film

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    Japanese Superhero Double Feature

    Sonny Chiba meets a skull-headed hero in Golden Bat,  and a ninja transforms into a lion man in Gallant Hero Lion-Maru.

  • Ciné

    5:15 p.m. $30. www.athenscine.com

    The Wishing Ring

    A screening of the 1914 film The Wishing Ring accompanied by Mauro Ronca performing an original piano score. Expect a reception with refreshments, a film introduction by Richard Neuper, and closing discussion lead by Tom Kenyon, a personal friend of the film's star, Vivian Martin. This event will benefit the Ciné Independence Fund.

Performance

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    7:30 p.m. $3–12. pac.uga.edu

    UGA Symphony Orchestra

    A performance celebrating nationalism in music from around the world. Expect to hear works like Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings, Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring Suite, Antonín Dvořák's Symphony No. 7, and more.

Ending Thursday, September 26

 

Word on the Street

  • 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, 9 a.m. 706-613-3650, ext. 354. www.athenslibrary.org/athens

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