Thursday, September 26

44 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. 

  • 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.


  • Georgia Museum of Art

    6:30–8:30 p.m. FREE!

    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!

    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!

    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.

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    11 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).

    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!

    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.

    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).

    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!

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

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $20.

    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!

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

  • 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.

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

  • Oconee County Library

    6:30 p.m. FREE!

    BIG BAND ATHENS Local group playing swing and jazz standards.

  • That Bar Athens

    10 p.m. FREE!

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

  • The World Famous

    10 p.m. $5.

    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.


  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    7 p.m. FREE!

    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!


    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!

    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.



  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Pajama Story Time

    Come out for bedtime stories, songs and a light snack in the children’s area. Ages 7 & under.

  • ACC Library

    10 a.m.

    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!

    Infant Storytime

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

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    4:30 p.m. FREE!

    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!

    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!

    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.


Lectures & Lit

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    1 p.m. FREE!

    Inclusive Book Club

    This facilitated book club serves adults of all abilities and will be reading out loud and discussing book of the month Cat Stories by James Herriot.

  • Avid Bookshop

    6:30 p.m. FREE!

    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!

    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.


  • Morton Theatre

    Sept. 26–27, 8 p.m. $10-15. 706-613-3770,

    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.


  • 6:30–8 p.m. $25.

    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!

    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.


  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    7 p.m. FREE!

    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.

    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.


  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    7:30 p.m. $3–12.

    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.


  • 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.