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Thursday, January 18

39 events

Art

  • Athens, GA

    6-9 p.m. FREE! www.3thurs.org

    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.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

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

    Thursday Twilight Tour

    Docents lead a tour of highlights from the permanent collection.

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

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

    3THURS Artist Talk

    Jim Wilson will discuss his artwork in "Resonating Destinations," currently on view in the Lounge Gallery.

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!

  • The Bar-B-Que Shack

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-613-6752

    Bluegrass Jam

    BLUEGRASS JAM Bring your own instrument! All pickers are welcome every Thursday.

Classes

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9 a.m.–1 p.m. $50. www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Winter Tree Identification Course

    Learn to identify common trees of the Georgia Piedmont in their dormant condition by observing and describing twigs, bark, leaf scars, nuts, branching patterns and tree form.

  • Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center

    Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workshop

    (Healing Lodge) Years of medical research and training are blended into eight Mondays of instruction and a one-day mindfulness retreat focused on reducing stress and anxiety and increasing general well-being. Classes begin Feb. 19, 6–8 p.m. $225/series. 706-543-0162, mfhealy@bellsouth.net, www.mindfuliving.org

  • ACC Library

    4:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Tech Tips

    Learn about new and advanced features in Google Maps such as offline maps, indoor maps and reservations. 

  • Georgia Museum of Art

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

    Yoga in the Galleries

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

  • Rocksprings Community Center

    1 p.m. $10–15. www.athensclarkecounty.com/leisure

    Whimsical Wind Chimes

    Make your own wind chimes with beads, recycled items, seashells and more. Ages 18 & up. 

  • ACC Library

    2 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    RBDigital

    Learn how to access digital magazines, e-books and audiobooks using the RBDigital app and webpage.

  • M3Yoga

    Yoga Classes

    "Upside Down: An Inversion Workshop." Feb. 3, 2:30–5:30 p.m. $35. "The Perfect Date: Duo Flow" for Valentine's Day. Feb. 14, 5:30 p.m. $30/pair. "F U, Love Me: A Self-Love Date." Feb. 14, 6:45 p.m. $20. "Beyond the Pose: Part 1 Standing Poses." Mar. 17, 2:30–5:30 p.m. $60. "Low Back Release: A Myofascial Workshop." Mar. 31, 2:30–5:30 p.m. $30. "Prenatal Modifications: An Introductory Workshop for Yoga Teachers." Apr. 7, 5–7 p.m. $35. "Prenatal Yoga: Modifying and Empowering Your Practice." Apr. 7, 2:30–5:30 p.m. $30. nursenick@m3yoga.com, m3yoga.com/events

Help Out

  • Athens, GA

    Disabled American Veterans Network

    (Athens Veteran Administration Community Based Outpatient Clinic) Seeking volunteers to drive veterans to their medical appointments at the Athens CBOC and VAMC in Augusta, as well as to provide dispatch help in the DAV Athens office. Contact Donna Ingram at 1-800-836-5561 ext. 5959 or donna.ingram@va.gov

Performance

  • UGA New Dance Theatre

    Jan. 18–20, 8 p.m. Jan. 20, 2 p.m. $16. pac.uga.edu

    Ballroom Magic

    The UGA Ballroom Performance Group presents its annual showcase with over 20 routines by dancers in and around the Athens community.

Kidstuff

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    JOHN SWILLEY Local songwriter who blends gritty Southern rock, sultry R&B and Delta blues.

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot plays solo sets of country-rock and acoustic Southern soul.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    STOOP KIDS New Orleans group incorporating influences like doo-wop and classic hip-hop. 

    LITTLE STRANGER Poppy, funky alternative hip hop group from Charleston, SC.

    TRASH PANDA Atlanta band blending psych-rock, funk and soul.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    10 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    KATIE COLLINS Singer-songwriter playing classical piano with a melodic twist.

    HELLO KITTY KAT Solo sounds from local singer-songwriter Jimmy Taylor.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $20. www.40watt.com

    CRACKER DUO & PISTOL The David Lowery and Johnny Hickman join Pistol for an unplugged set.

    THE MONKS OF DOOM Long-running California alt-rock act led by Camper Van Beethoven's Victor Krummenacher.

    CICADA RHYTHM Acoustic duo playing bluegrass-tinged indie-folk with paired vocal harmonies.

  • The Foundry

    7:30 p.m. $5 (adv.), $7 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    GRAND Up-and-coming Athens-based alt-rock trio.

    ERIK NEIL BAND Local trio playing blues/rock covers and originals.

    CHECK THE SIGNS Uplifting local pop-rock family band.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7 p.m. $30 (adv.), $35 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    DAVID RAWLINGS Award-winning guitarist and songwriter known for his collaborative work with Gillian Welch leads his band through a set of bluegrass-infused folk music. See Calendar Pick on p. 15.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee.com

    JAZZ JAM Some of our town's most talented musicians get together at this happening. Bring your axe, or grab a table and give an ear.

  • The Office Lounge

    8:30 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. TRIBBLE AND THE DANCING MAGNOLIAS Local group led by Athens rock fixture Rev. Conner Mack Tribble.

Games

DJs

  • Highwire Lounge

    11 p.m. $1 (headphone). www.highwirelounge.com

    Silent Disco

    SILENT DISCO Dance the night away with wireless headphones and two channels of music. One of them is a request line!

  • Blue Sky

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-850-3153

    Warm Glow Blue Sky Show

    WARM GLOW BLUE SKY SHOW JJC plays disco, funk, soul & cetera. Every Thursday!

Events

  • Bogart Library

    6–8 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    KnitLits

    Knitters of all levels are welcome. 

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    6:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Storytelling Concert

    Patrick Shields shares stories of Jack Tales, Bre'r Rabbit and other colorful characters.

  • 6:30 p.m. $70. 706-208-1001, athenshabitat.com/committee-of-1000

    Athens Habitat Annual Gala

    (Georgian Hall, 247 E. Washington St.) Celebrate the donors, volunteers and local partners who make Athens Habitat possible with food, music and fellowship at a gala.

Lectures & Lit

Film

  • Southern Brewing Company

    5 & 7 p.m. www.sobrewco.com

    Movies on Tap

    Watch Beerfest and Strangebrew at the brewery. Dogs and kids welcome.

Friday, January 19

25 events

Kidstuff

Performance

  • UGA New Dance Theatre

    Jan. 18–20, 8 p.m. Jan. 20, 2 p.m. $16. pac.uga.edu

    Ballroom Magic

    The UGA Ballroom Performance Group presents its annual showcase with over 20 routines by dancers in and around the Athens community.

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    8 p.m. $17 (21+), $19 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com

    MARY LAMBERT Singer-songwriter, spoken word artist and multi-instrumentalist known for her feature on Macklemore's "Same Love." See Story on p. 12.

    MAL BLUM Anti-folk singer-songwriter from New York.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    10 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    JIM WILSON Local songwriter and musician (The TaxiCab Verses) performs with special guests.

  • 40 Watt Club

    7:30 p.m. $25. www.40watt.com

    CAMPER VAN BEETHOVEN Fronted by local fixture David Lowery, this influential indie rock band performs a set of its hits.

    ROBYN HITCHCOCK Known for fronting British art-rock band The Soft Boys, Hitchcock plays intricate, surrealist folk music. See Story on p. 11.

    ELF POWER Longtime fixture on the Athens scene playing crisp, melodic psych-pop.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $20 (adv.), $25 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    THE SWINGIN' MEDALLIONS Best known for their 1966 hit "Double Shot (of My Baby's Love)," today the Medallions are made up of relatives of the original lineup and bill themselves as "the party band of the South." 

  • Georgia Theatre

    7 p.m. $30. www.georgiatheatre.com

    NEKO CASE Fierce, talented alt-country icon known for her work with the New Pornographers. See Calendar Pick on p. 15.

    MT. JOY Indie-folk outfit from Philadelphia.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    QUEST GIVER New local experimental indie trio.

    COMA TOAST No info available.

    OTIS NEMO Local pianist and songwriter.

    WOLFISH No info available.

    DJ MAHOGANY Popular local DJ spins freaky funk, sultry soul, righteous R&B and a whole lotta unexpected faves.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    BETWEEN NAYBORS Local group playing folk music with socially relevant lyrics and a touch of country twang. Album release show!

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE! www.highwirelounge.com

    LIVE MUSIC Rotating local jazz and bluegrass bands play every Friday and Saturday night.

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. Every Friday!

  • The Office Lounge

    8:30 p.m. 706-546-0840

    QUIG AND THE BOYS Local rock band playing old, new, blues and rock with a twist.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    3 p.m. FREE! www.terrapinbeer.com

    SMOKEY JOE AND THE TWO DOLLAR PISTOLS Outlaw country band from Atlanta.

Events

  • Stegeman Coliseum

    7 p.m. $10. www.gymdogs.com

    UGA Gymnastics

    The Gymdogs compete against Auburn. 

  • Southern Brewing Company

    4:30–9 p.m. www.sobrewco.com

    Percentage Night

    Part of the proceeds will benefit AthensPets.

  • Athens City Hall

    6–8 p.m. FREE! jsiebentritt@gmail.com

    No More Lies, No More Deportations

    Dignidad Inmigrante en Athens leads a demonstration in protest of the change in policty in the sheriff's office to hold undocumented immigrants for 48 hours past the normal release time. The Interfaith Sanctuary Coalition will make a public statement in support of Dignidad Immigrante en Athens.

  • Akademia Brewing Co.

    4–11 p.m. www.akademiabc.com

    Akademia Brewing Company Cask Tapping

    Celebrate the latest cask of a brown ale aged on toasted coconut.

  • Ciné Barcafé

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

    Tony Eubanks Campaign Launch

    Meet Tony Eubanks as he launches his capmaign for ACC District 3 Commissioner. See City Dope on p. 4.

Games

Classes

Theater

  • Oconee County Civic Center

    Jan. 19–20, 7 p.m. Jan. 21, 3 p.m. $14–18. oconeeyouthplayhouse@gmail.com

    Honk!

     The musical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's The Ugly Duckling incorporates a message of tolerance.

Art

  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    6–8 p.m. FREE! www.ocaf.com

    Opening Reception

    See "Typo-poetry: Despite Black and White in Sound," Lisa Freeman's assemblages in "Repercussion," and "Resonance: A Bi-sensory Art Exhibit," which pairs visual artworks with complementary audio. See Art Notes on p. 14.

  • The Georgia Club

    Jan. 19–21, 12–5 p.m. Jan. 19, 6 p.m. (dinner). $65. 770-725-8100, reservations@thegeorgiaclub.com

    Georgia Artist Collective

    The Classic Center Cultural Foundation presents the Georgia Artist Collective, with artwork by William Kwamena Poh, Claire Osborne, Megan Fowler, Steve Cole, Jill Biskin, Ansley Perno, Heidi Hensley and Tina McCullough. A dinner and silent auction will be held Friday night.

Lectures & Lit

  • Avid Bookshop

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

    Authors Allen Gee and Kerry Neville

    (Five Points) Gee shares My Chinese-America and Neville shares Remember to Forget Me.

Saturday, January 20

33 events

Events

  • Go Bar

    10:30 p.m. $3. www.facebook.com/athensshowgirls

    Athens Showgirl Cabaret

    Watch the house cast and Atlanta guest Ramona Towers.

  • Memorial Park

    7:30 p.m. (lesson), 8–11 p.m. (dance). $8 (adults), $4 (ages 11–17) FREE! (ages 11 & under). www.athensfolk.org

    Contra Dance

    A dance presented by Athens Folk Music & Dance Society with live music by String Theory and calling TBA.

  • The Rialto Room

    6 p.m. $65–75. www.ashtonhopekeeganfoundation.org

    The Hope Gala

    This inaugural event is held in honor of Ashton Hope Keegan. Proceeds will benefit programs Keegan was involved with. The evening includes live music and dancing, a silent auction and raffle, as well as food and drink.

  • Sandy Creek Park

    8 a.m. (registration). 9 a.m. $20-25. www.active.com

    Frosty Owl 5K

    Proceeds from the race support the activities and servies of the Athens Tech Alumni Association.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

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

    Storytelling Concert

    Andy Offutt Irwin tells stories for all ages.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    2 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    Cracker & CVB Meet and Greet

    Meet the members of Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven ahead of Camp In Weekend at the 40 Watt. Johnny Hickman and The Heap perform.

  • 3–5 p.m. FREE! athens-showroom@lululemon.com

    Celebratory Run + Shop

    (Lululemon Athens Showroom) Earn your badge on Strava with the #4080challenge, then celebrate with a couple more miles starting at the showroom. Followed by beverages, snacks and chances to win prizes.

Kidstuff

Performance

  • UGA New Dance Theatre

    Jan. 18–20, 8 p.m. Jan. 20, 2 p.m. $16. pac.uga.edu

    Ballroom Magic

    The UGA Ballroom Performance Group presents its annual showcase with over 20 routines by dancers in and around the Athens community.

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $10 (21+), $12 (18–20). www.caledonialounge.com

    BIT BRIGADE Local supergroup plays the soundtrack to vintage video games while Noah McCarthy plays the games onstage. 

    MOTHERFUCKER Hard-driving, riffy local rock and roll trio.

  • 40 Watt Club

    7:30 p.m. $25. www.40watt.com

    CRACKER Acclaimed rock group fronted by David Lowery that has explored many genres and sounds over its two-decade career. 

    THELMA AND THE SLEAZE Sludgy, Nashville-based power trio.

    CHICKASAW MUDD PUPPIES The legendary local "swamp-rock" band reunited earlier this decade after a 20-year hiatus.

    THE DARNELL BOYS The Darnell brothers play country blues originals backed by upright bass, singing saw and junkyard percussion.

  • The Foundry

    9 p.m. $12 (adv.), $15 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    THE HIGHBALLS Put on your bangle bracelets and tuck in those shoulder pads! Athens music vets The Highballs will perform a totally awesome set of '80s dance hits.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $15 (adv.), $20 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    MUSCADINE BLOODLINE Country duo from Nashville via Mobile, AL.

    RAY FULCHER Born and raised just outside of Augusta, Fulcher plays country music all over the Southeast.

  • Healing Arts Centre

    7:30 p.m. $15 (adv.), 20 (door). healingartscentre.net

    MATT VENUTI Multi-instrumentalist whose music has been labeled "ambient fusion" and "acoustic alternative."

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    2 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee.com

    JOHNNY HICKMAN The Cracker guitarist and songwriter plays an unplugged set.

    THE HEAP Funky indie-soul band based in Athens with a killer horn section and fronted by Bryan Howard's low, bass growl.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    LEAH CALVERT The Atlanta fiddler is joined by local musicians Marlon Patton and Rick Lollar, who provide "a refined rock backdrop" for her traditional tunes.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE! www.highwirelounge.com

    LIVE MUSIC Rotating local jazz and bluegrass bands play every Friday and Saturday night.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

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

    CLIP ART Local rap duo featuring Vann Johnson and Arizona Zimmerman.

    LUXURY VEHICLE High-energy duo with DJ Reindeer Games and John Swint (Easter Island, Yip Deceiver) on drums.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. $5. 706-546-4742

    ILLEGAL DRUGS Four-piece anthemic hard rock band out of Atlanta.

    SPRAY TAN Atlanta-based party-punk outfit.

    SHEHEHE Local band that draws from old-school punk and arena rock to create a fist-pumping atmosphere.

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. 706-546-0840.

    NEW DIXIE BLUES Classic melodies and instrumentation with influences from blues and rock to country.

  • The Rialto Room

    The Hope Gala. 6 p.m. $65–75. www.ashtonhopekeeganfoundation.org

    TRE POWELL Local singer-songwriter playing bluesy acoustic tunes with soulful vocals.

DJs

  • Highwire Lounge

    11 p.m. $1 (headphone). www.highwirelounge.com

    Silent Disco

    SILENT DISCO Dance the night away with wireless headphones and two channels of music. One of them is a request line!

Art

  • Oconee County Library

    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Coloring Club

    Spend the morning relaxing with the therapeutic practice of coloring.

  • The Georgia Club

    Jan. 19–21, 12–5 p.m. Jan. 19, 6 p.m. (dinner). $65. 770-725-8100, reservations@thegeorgiaclub.com

    Georgia Artist Collective

    The Classic Center Cultural Foundation presents the Georgia Artist Collective, with artwork by William Kwamena Poh, Claire Osborne, Megan Fowler, Steve Cole, Jill Biskin, Ansley Perno, Heidi Hensley and Tina McCullough. A dinner and silent auction will be held Friday night.

Sports

  • East Athens Community Center

    Tuesdays, 6–8:30 p.m. & Saturdays, 1–4 p.m. FREE! www.ttathensga.com

    Table Tennis Matches and Training

    Beginner to advanced skill levels welcome.

Theater

  • Oconee County Civic Center

    Jan. 19–20, 7 p.m. Jan. 21, 3 p.m. $14–18. oconeeyouthplayhouse@gmail.com

    Honk!

     The musical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's The Ugly Duckling incorporates a message of tolerance.

Classes

Sunday, January 21

15 events

Kidstuff

  • Oconee County Library

    3 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950

    Tail Waggin' Tutors

    Reading aloud to a dog creates a relaxed, non-judgmental environment that helps kids develop their reading skills and builds confidence. Register for a 15-minutes session. Grades K-5.

  • ACC Library

    3–4 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, www.athenslibrary.org

    Read to Rover

    Beginning readers read aloud to certified therapy dogs.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    3–4 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597

    Read to Rover

    Beginning readers read aloud to a certified therapy dog.

Live Music

Games

Meetings

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    3 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597

    Friends of the Madison County Library General Meeting

    Storyteller Andy Offutt Irwin will tell stories at the general meeting.

Art

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    11a.m.–4 p.m. www.ccbeerco.com

    Movement Love + Meet the Artist

    In celebration of the current exhibition "organic/mechanic," the afternoon includes Movement Love (art-inspired yoga) with Maggie Benoit and a live set by Powerkompany from 11 a.m,–1 p.m. Then, photographer Holly Roman will demonstrate the cyanotype printing process, accompanied by surgeon Chip Ogburn.

  • The Georgia Club

    Jan. 19–21, 12–5 p.m. Jan. 19, 6 p.m. (dinner). $65. 770-725-8100, reservations@thegeorgiaclub.com

    Georgia Artist Collective

    The Classic Center Cultural Foundation presents the Georgia Artist Collective, with artwork by William Kwamena Poh, Claire Osborne, Megan Fowler, Steve Cole, Jill Biskin, Ansley Perno, Heidi Hensley and Tina McCullough. A dinner and silent auction will be held Friday night.

Theater

  • Athens Country Club

    12–3 p.m. $50–400. gail.uga.edu/operagala

    Spring Opera Gala

    The UGA Opera Theatre presents a brunch and concert.

  • Oconee County Civic Center

    Jan. 19–20, 7 p.m. Jan. 21, 3 p.m. $14–18. oconeeyouthplayhouse@gmail.com

    Honk!

     The musical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's The Ugly Duckling incorporates a message of tolerance.

Film

Performance

  • UGA Ramsey Concert Hall

    7:30 p.m. $39. pac.uga.edu

    Naumburg Trio

    The trio performs an all-Russian program with works by Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky.

Monday, January 22

16 events

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Infant Storytime

    Designed to nurture language skills through literature-based materials and activities. Parents assist their children in movements and actions while playing.

  • ACC Library

    4–5:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Open Chess Play for Kids and Teens

    Teen chess players of all skill levels can play matches and learn from members of the local Chess and Community Players, who will be on hand to assist players and help build skill levels. For ages 7–18. Registration required. 

  • Bogart Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Monday Funday

    Songs, finger plays, wiggles and giggles for ages three and under. Caregivers will recieve pointers for building literacy and language skills.

  • Oconee County Library

    6 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Mini Book Making

    Make a tiny version of your favorite book. Grades 6–12. 

  • ACC Library

    4:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Knitting for Teens

    Ms. Dorothy teaches knitting. Ages 11–18.

Games

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

    7 p.m. $10 (adv.), $12 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    HANNAH WICKLUND & THE STEPPIN STONES Classic-rock-influenced group from Nashville via Hilton Head Island.

    THE HIGH DIVERS Twangy four-piece that plays rebellious Southern music.

    UNTIL THREE Athens-based rock and roll duo.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    JACK TOPHT Experimental folk/hip-hop artist.

    WHITE RABBIT COLLECTIVE Open ensemble featuring local musicians and artists, curated by Nick Bradfield.

    MANS TRASH Skewed pop sounds from Mercer West (The Dream Scene, Bubbly Mommy Gun).

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    MINGLEWOOD MONDAY Local artists pay tribute to the Grateful Dead.

Lectures & Lit

Meetings

  • 2–4 p.m. or 6–8 p.m. FREE! www.athensclarkecounty.com/FOG

    Open House for Proposed FOG Ordinance

    (Bob Snipes Water Resources Center) Learn more about plans to implement a new sewer ordinance foced on the use and maintenance of grease traps at food service establishments.

Film

  • Ciné Barcafé

    7:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenscine.com

    Burned: Are Trees The New Coal

    The documentary tells the story of the accelerating destruction of forests for fuel. A discussion with Stand 4 Forsts GA, The Dogwood Alliance, Geogia Climate Change, and filmmakers Lisa Merton and Chris Hardee will follow.

Events

  • 40 Watt Club

    7 p.m. FREE! artistrightssymposium.wordpress.com

    Artist Rights Symposium Reception

    Mingle with music industry folks prior to tomorrow's day-long symposium.

Tuesday, January 23

24 events

Performance

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    8 p.m. $30–56. www.pac.uga.edu

    The King's Singers

    The Grammy-winning British a cappella ensemble celebrates its 50th anniversary.

Games

  • Hi-Lo Lounge

    8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-8561

    Trivia

    General trivia hosted by Jamie Reynolds.

  • Hi-Lo Lounge

    8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-8561

    Trivia

    General trivia hosted by Jamie Reynolds.

  • Hi-Lo Lounge

    8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-8561

    Trivia

    General trivia hosted by Jamie Reynolds.

  • The Rail Athens

    10:30 p.m. FREE! 706-354-7289

    Trivia at the Rail

    Trivia hosted by Nic every Tuesday.

  • Locos Grill & Pub

    8 p.m. FREE! www.locosgrill.com

    Locos Trivia

    Westside and Eastside locations of Locos Grill and Pub feature trivia night every Tuesday.

  • The Rook and Pawn

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

    Happy Hour Trivia

    Hosted by James Majure. 

  • Blind Pig Tavern

    8:30 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/blindpigtavern

    Full Contact Trivia

    (2301 College Station Rd.) Every Tuesday.

  • Johnny's New York Style Pizza

    8 p.m. FREE! 706-354-1515

    Trivia at Johnny's

    Play for cash prizes.

Events

  • Heirloom Cafe and Fresh Market

    6 p.m. $20. 706-354-7901, www.heirloomathens.com

    2nd Tuesday Tasting

    This month's theme is "Rhone for Winter."

  • UGA Special Collections Library

    2 p.m. FREE! jclevela@uga.edu

    Tuesday Tour at 2

    Take a guided tour of the exhibit galleries of the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library and the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies. Meet in the rotunda on the second floor. Part of UGA's Spotlight on the Arts.

Art

  • Gallery @ Hotel Indigo–Athens

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

    Opening Reception

    "House Beautiful" explores domestic landscapes through works by Holly Coulis, Sarah Hobbs, Paige Adair, April Childers, Jess Machacek and Justin Barker. See Calendar Pick on p. 15.

Sports

  • East Athens Community Center

    Tuesdays, 6–8:30 p.m. & Saturdays, 1–4 p.m. FREE! www.ttathensga.com

    Table Tennis Matches and Training

    Beginner to advanced skill levels welcome.

Lectures & Lit

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    6:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Adult Book Club

    Discuss The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver.

  • Bogart Library

    5:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

    Paige Powell will discuss what the program has to offer to support local grandparents. Light refreshments served.

  • 8:15 a.m.–4:20 p.m. dlowery@uga.edu, artistrightssymposium.wordpress.com

    Artist Rights Symposium

    200 Moore-Rooker Hall, 600 Lumpkin Ave.) A series of panels will present topics spanning from available resources to music creators, cultural diplomacy and law enforcement and artists' rights, potential legislative solutions, antitrust regulations and performing rights societies.

Film

  • Ciné Barcafé

    8:30 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/badmovienight

    Bad Movie Night: Shotgun

    Detective Jones retires from the police force early, shotgun in hand, to avenge his prostitute sister's murder.

  • Ciné Barcafé

    6:30 p.m. (reception), 7:30 p.m. (film). FREE! www.athensjff.org

    The Band's Visit

    The Willson Center and the Athens Jewish Film Festival present a screening of the critically acclaimed musical The Band's Visit.

Classes

Live Music

  • The Foundry

    Terrapin Tuesday. 7 p.m. $5. www.thefoundryathens.com

    THE STEEL WHEELS Virginia four-piece playing a seamless blend of folk-rock and Americana.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $12 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    CAAMP Folky "power duo" out of Athens, OH.

    PIERCE EDENS Americana singer-songwriter from Asheville, NC.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    MANI Experimental acid-folk three-piece from Macon.

    ATRIA Macon-based folk project with a warm, ethereal sound.

    GODDESS COMPLEX Local experimental ambient project.

    TOM VISIONS Post-mystical, electronic, psychedelic music.

    SPACE BROTHER Local experimental electronic artist. 

Kidstuff

Wednesday, January 24

28 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com

    SHOEGAZERS Power-pop band from Kennesaw.

    EDDIE RASCAL Eclectic pop-punk four-piece from Atlanta.

    ODD STREET Funky, "jamtastic" local rock crew.

  • 40 Watt Club

    9 p.m. $5. www.40watt.com

    NBLOCK Local hip-hop artist.

    B.Y.V. & Y.O.D Two local hip-hop collectives team up.

    SQUALLE Athens-based hip-hop artist with a thoughtful, throwback sound.

    DJ COUNTRY BOY Spinning hip-hop sounds.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    GROOVE FETISH Proggressive jam-rock group from Wilmington, NC.

  • Porterhouse Grill

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990

    JAZZ NIGHT The longest standing weekly music gig in Athens! Enjoy an evening of original music, improv and standards.

  • Sofar Sounds

    8 p.m. $12. www.sofarsounds.com

    SECRET CONCERT Apply for tickets online, and find out the location the day before. The artists are unknown until you arrive at the show.

Art

  • Georgia Museum of Art

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

    Tour at Two

    Sam Thomas, curator of the T.R.R. Cobb House, leads a tour of "Artful Instruments: Georgia Gunsmiths and Their Crafts."

  • Lamar Dodd School of Art

    12 p.m. FREE! www.art.uga.edu

    Visiting Artist

    (Room S151) Amanda Ross-Ho uses objects to address everyday life in random order. She currently lives and works in Los Angeles. 

Kidstuff

Games

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE! 706-546-0840

    Karaoke

    KARAOKE With your host Lynn. Every Wednesday!

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    Open Mic Night

    OPEN MIC A weekly open-mic jam hosted by Louis Phillip Pelot. Backline provided!

Classes

  • ACC Library

    6 p.m. FREE! atedrow@uga.edu

    Gardening Class

    "Pruning 101." Registration required.

Meetings

  • Memorial Park

    Jan. 24, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 27, 10 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3801

    Memorial Park Vision Plan

    Weigh in on the vision plan at an upcoming public input session. 

  • Memorial Park

    Jan. 24, 6:30 p.m. & Jan. 27, 10 a.m. FREE! www.athensclarkecounty.com/parkplanning

    Public Input Sessions on Memorial Park

    Offer input on the next phase of development at the park.

Film

Performance

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $12–15. www.facebook.com/boybutante

    The Great Gatsby: A Stage Reading

    Boybutante presents a stage reading of the beloved classic. Performers include Harry Dixon, Miss He, Nathan Altman, Diego Wolf, Jacqueline Daniels and Ming Vase-Dynasty.

Thursday, January 25

30 events

Kidstuff

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!

  • The Bar-B-Que Shack

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-613-6752

    Bluegrass Jam

    BLUEGRASS JAM Bring your own instrument! All pickers are welcome every Thursday.

  • Southern Brewing Company

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

    Karaoke

    KARAOKE DJ Gregory plays song requests and lets the bravest of the bunch jump in to sing.

Classes

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    6–8:30 p.m. FREE! www.athensclarkecounty.com/sandycreeknaturecenter

    Frog Watch Training

    Participants will learn to identify and count frogs as part of this citizen science program. Ages 13 & up.

  • Farmview Market

    5:30 p.m. $35. angelina@farmviewmarket.com

    Make and Take Tea Blending

    Andi Biron of Biron Teas leads a course of creating unique tea blends.

  • Oconee County Library

    12 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Landing Your Dream Job

    A career services professional from the University of North Georgia will help job applicants with job searches, resume building, interview preparation. Drinks provided. Attendees are welcome to bring their lunch. 

Events

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    7 p.m. FREE! athenssciencecafe.wordpress.com

    Athens Science Café

    Chris Parsons will, Director of Education at Georgia Tech's Center for Chemical Evolution, speaks on the topic "Origins of Life: A Chemical Perspective."

  • Southern Brewing Company

    6 p.m. www.sobrewco.com

    Industry Appreciation Day

    Anyone who works in the alcohol service industry can receive a free beer. Tonight includes a DJ and karaoke.

  • 7 p.m. $10. www.boutierwinery.com

    Ballroom Dance Lessons

    (Boutier Winery, 4506 Hudson River Church Rd., Danielsville) Led by Mr. Ron Putman. Second and fourth Thursday of every month.

  • Athens YWCO

    5:30–8:30 p.m. $25. 706-543-0802, camillabracewell@gmail.com

    Bunco for Books

    Play bunco, bid on silent auction items and enjoy refreshments. Proceeds benefit Books for Keeps. 

Performance

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    8 p.m. $42. pac.uga.edu

    The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

    The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center performs Brahms and Dvorák.

Games

DJs

  • Highwire Lounge

    11 p.m. $1 (headphone). www.highwirelounge.com

    Silent Disco

    SILENT DISCO Dance the night away with wireless headphones and two channels of music. One of them is a request line!

  • Blue Sky

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-850-3153

    Warm Glow Blue Sky Show

    WARM GLOW BLUE SKY SHOW JJC plays disco, funk, soul & cetera. Every Thursday!

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot plays solo sets of country-rock and acoustic Southern soul.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com

    CALICO VISION Athens-based psychedelic pop five-piece.

    FOX GRIN Arty rock band from Nashville and Atlanta.

    JET PHASE Local grunge-influenced indie-rock band.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    NUCLEAR TOURISM Young local rock group playing covers and originals.

    JET BLACK ALLEY CAT Dance-centric groove-rock band from Nashville, TN.

    FAZE WAVE Alt-rock quartet from Florida.

  • The Foundry

    8:30 p.m. FREE! www.thefoundryathens.com

    GEORGIA JAZZ EDUCATORS JAM Hosted by Georgia State University's Dr. Gordon Vernick.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7 p.m. $15. www.georgiatheatre.com

    ZOSO One of the longest-tenured Led Zeppelin tribute bands.

    C2 & THE BROTHERS REED Southern rock outfit from Lexington, KY.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    ONE TON TOMATO Calypso and Latin jazz ensemble led by local musician Tony McCutcheon.

  • The Office Lounge

    8:30 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. TRIBBLE AND THE DANCING MAGNOLIAS Local group led by Athens rock fixture Rev. Conner Mack Tribble.

Lectures & Lit