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Sunday, July 15

13 events

Kidstuff

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    3–4 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597

    Read to Rover

    Beginning readers read aloud to a certified therapy dog.

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

    10:30 a.m. FREE! www.uuathensga.org

    Hogwarts Sunday School

    Dress up in your wizard robes for an afternoon of divination.

Events

  • The Classic Center

    July 14, 8 a.m.–4 p.m. July 15, 8 a.m.–2 p.m. FREE! www.doubledogdareflyball.com

    Flyball Tournament

    Teams of dogs from across the Southeast will compete in the Double Dog Dare with a summer camp theme.

  • Big Dog's on the River

    3–9 p.m. $15. www.bigdogsontheriver.com

    Rhythm on the River

    The family-friendly festival includes singing, dancing, hip hop, volleyball, badminton, cornhole, and games of chess. Food is included in the admission and kayaking is available for an additional charge. Proceeds benefit Chess and Community. See Calendar Pick on p. 12.

  • 10 a.m.–3 p.m. www.theindiesouth.com

    Normaltown Flea

    (Indie South, 1377 Prince Ave.) Browse vintage, handmade goods and records.

Live Music

  • Big Dog's on the River

    3 p.m. $15. www.chessandcommunity.org

    RHYTHM ON THE RIVER An all-day, family-friendly festival featuring music from African Soul, Floyd Weaver, Ishues, DK, Squalle, Kid Arsenic, Billy D. Brell, Dictator, Cassie Chantel and more. Proceeds benefit local nonprofit Chess and Community.

  • Cali 'N' Tito's Eastside

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-355-7087

    THE LUCKY JONES Local band playing old-school rockin' rhythm and blues.

  • The Foundry

    7:30 p.m. $10. www.thefoundryathens.com

    WE ARE THE SEA A benefit show for local musician Chris McKay, featuring performances by Bloodkin with Kevin SweeneyRev. Conner Tribble & Friends, Michael Guthrie and more.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    CLASSICAL REVOLUTION UGA School of Music graduates and students play works by Dvorak, Ligeti, Bach and more.

  • No. 3 Railroad Street

    3 p.m. www.3railroad.org

    SUNDAY SONGWRITERS REVIVAL A series hosted by Mark "Mojo" Wilmot. This week features blues songwriter Laura Connely and Athens newcomer Austin Green.

  • No. 3 Railroad Street

    3 p.m. www.3railroad.org

    TY MANNING Former Bearfoot Hookers guitarist performs a solo set of roots music.

    LAURA CONNELY Local folk singer-songwriter.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

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

    SOMEBODY'S CHILD Acoustic folk duo from North Carolina.

  • Vega Studio

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

    NEW SOUTH SHOWCASE Host Caroline Aiken presents an evening of performances to benefit local musician Chris McKay, featuring Five Eight, Pinky Doodle Poodle and Victor Charlie.

Monday, July 16

19 events

Live Music

Film

Games

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, www.athenslibrary.org

    Infant Storytime

    Parents can share plays, songs and simple books with their babies. 

  • 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

    10:15 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Monday Funday

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

  • Bogart Library

    11:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Preschool Picnic

    Pack a lunch for stories and fun on the playground.

  • ACC Library

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

    Saltwater Bookmarks

    Transform saltwater crystals, watercolor paint and paper into stunning bookmarks.

Lectures & Lit

Meetings

  • 7 p.m. FREE! ocbeeclub.com

    The Oglethorpe County Bee Club

    (Oglethorpe County Farm Bureau, 925 Athens Rd., Crawford) Cory Momany will discuss honey harvest and processing. 

Sports

  • East Athens Community Center

    Mondays, 6–8:30 p.m. & Saturdays, 1–4 p.m. First visit free. www.ttathensga.com

    Table Tennis Matches and Training

    Beginner to advanced skill levels welcome.

Tuesday, July 17

21 events

Comedy

Games

Classes

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    1–3 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Madison County Needlecrafters

    The Needlecrafters will be demonstrating how to knit, how to crochet and other crafty skills. All ages and skill levels are welcome.

  • Bogart Library

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

    Computer Class

    "Intro to Excel."

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    Sewing Classes

    Learn how to sew on the library's sewing machines. Tuesdays, 2:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    Sewing Classes

    Learn how to sew on the library's sewing machines. Tuesdays, 2:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

  • 7:30–11 p.m. $4 (students), $6. athensswingnight.com

    Athens Swing Night

    (Athens Fit Club, 1059 Baxter St. Suite A) Intermediate (7:30 p.m.) and beginner (8:15 p.m.) lessons, then open dancing. No partner or previous experience required. 

Kidstuff

  • Oconee County Library

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

    Lego Club

    Create Lego art and enjoy Lego-based activities. Legos provided. Ages 3–11.  

  • Normal Books

    10:30 a.m FREE! normalbooks@gmail.com

    Meet the Author

    Author Stanley Longman will read from Corah's Magical Excursions in the Night for a special storytime. Light snacks provided.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

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

    YA Virtual Reality

    Try out the HTC Vive Virtual Reality headset. Ages 10 and up.

  • Oglethorpe County Library

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

    Minute to Win It Games

    Part of Teen Summer Fest.

  • ACC Library

    2:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Jolly Holiday with Mary Poppins

    Have a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious time. For ages 2–9 and their caregivers.

  • Oglethorpe County Library

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

    '50s Drive-In Theater

    Come dressed in your best '50s garb for a blast from the past. Listen to some classic jams, create a cardboard box automobile and park them at a drive-in for a showing of vitnage cartoons. Ages 10 & under.

Meetings

Live Music

  • Cali 'N' Tito's Eastside

    11 a.m.–3 p.m. FREE! www.calintitos.com

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot plays folk with Latin influences every Tuesday.

  • The Foundry

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

    THE MAMMOTHS Austin, TX-based high-energy rock outfit drawing on old-school techniques.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    CLIP ART PRESENTS A series featuring local emcees performing and hosting a variety of acts, from hip hop to experimental to punk.

  • The World Famous

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

    POST MOVES Solo project of Portland, OR singer-songwriter Sam Wenc.

    ETHAN MULLENAX Local folk singer-songwriter with an eclectic, evocative sound.

    LUCAS MCAULIFFE Athens-based guitarist and songwriter.

Wednesday, July 18

32 events

Live Music

  • Blind Pig Tavern

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-850-4919 (College Station Road location)

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

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    Athens Farmers Market. 5 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    STRING THEORY High-energy acoustic fusion and funk-oriented progressive rock with elements of bluegrass and Americana.

  • The Foundry

    7:30 p.m. $6 (adv.), $8 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    GEORGIA WOMEN OF SONG Songwriters Marty Winkler, Claire Campbell and Kate Morrissey play individual sets and join together for a group performance with help from keyboardist Mark Plemmons and percussionist Tony Oscar.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    SUNNY SOUTH BLUES BAND Local band combining a blues and soul spirit with riffy rock and roll.

    GRÜT Atlanta-based band that dabbles in electronica, funk and more.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    NIGHT FEVER Athens-based duo featuring Ansley Stewart and Jason Fuller playing '70s hits.

  • Locos Grill & Pub

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-549-7700 (Timothy Road location)

    THE VIBRATONES Veterans of the Athens scene playing various blues styles. Dancing is encouraged!

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    MELD Soul singer-songwriter from Nashville, TN.

  • 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.

Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

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

    Talking About Books: Adult Book Discussion Group

    This month's title is Beartown by Frederik Backman. Newcomers welcome.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    5:30–7 p.m. FREE! coe.uga.edu

    Seat in the Shade

    The summer poetry reading series presents Sabrina Orah Mark and Life the Griot.

  • ACC Council on Aging

    12 p.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com

    Meet the Author

    Avid and the Athens Community Council on Aging present author Jonathan Putnam in celebration of his book Final Resting Place: A Lincoln and Speed Mystery

Events

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    2 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597, www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    FFS Pets

    Meet lizards, frogs, snakes and more.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    4–7 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music by True Born Sons on July 11 and String Theory on July 18.

Games

Art

Classes

Kidstuff

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. All musicians welcome. Backline provided!

Comedy

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    9 p.m. FREE! hendershotscoffee.com

    Educated Mess

    See stand-ups from Athens and Atlanta.

Thursday, July 19

38 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.

Kidstuff

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Go Bar

    11 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

    5:30–10 p.m. FREE! www.sobrewco.com

    Karaoke

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

Live Music

  • Akademia Brewing Co.

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

    REGGIE STARRETT Singer-songwriter playing an enthusiastic blend of classic rock and country.

  • 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

    BLANKO Quirky, comedic local rock band. EP release show! 

    FRATMOUTH Noise-punk band from South Carolina. 

    SEPHINE Athens-based, electronic-focused indie-rock project.

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

  • DePalma's Italian Cafe

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-552-1237 (Timothy Road Location)

    JIM COOK Local solo performer playing acoustic blues, classic rock and Americana.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    HAPPY CHEESE Local experimental bedroom-pop project.

    TOM VISIONS Post-mystical, electronic, psychedelic music.

    WATERPLANET Indie group from Baltimore.

  • The Foundry

    6 p.m. $2. www.thefoundryathens.com

    THE FAMILY RECIPE New local jazz fusion outfit.

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot and friends perform funky sets of Southern rock and roll.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    KERCHIEF Alt-rock project led by Tennessee singer-songwriter Brittany Hill.

    CARLA LE FEVER AND THE RAYS Old-school funk covers and originals and sweet, sappy pop covers and originals.

    STONI TAYLOR Atlanta guitarist plays a solo set of soul-inspired rock.

  • 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.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

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

    SLOPFEST Night one of the four-night festival features DJ Cabbage LooperCWOHL, Shoplifter, Bad Idols and Tabloid.

  • Live Wire

    8 p.m. $10 (FREE w/ festival pass). www.sighinjuly.com

    ATHENS SUPERJAM The official Sigh in July Festival kick-off party features performances by Animal Ace and Fux.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    SONO LUMINI Local electronic-funk jam trio with a big sound and tasty melodies.

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. 706-546-0840

    CHRIS AND THE HAMPTONES Local rock group led by guitarist and songwriter Chris Hampton. 

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    9 p.m. $5. www.terrapinbeer.com

    PARTIALS Local psychedelic pop band with a rich, danceable sound. 

    RENEE DION Beat-centric R&B and neo-soul artist from Ohio.

Games

DJs

  • Highwire Lounge

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

    Silent Disco

    SILENT DISCO Dance the night away with wireless headphones and three channels of music. The first hour is free!

  • 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!

Classes

Outdoors

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9 a.m. FREE! www.naturerambling.blogspot.com

    Nature Ramblers

    (Meet at Shade Garden Arbor) Learn more about flora and fauna of the garden while enjoying fresh air and inspirational readings. Ramblers are encouraged to bring their own nature writings or favorite poems and essays to share with the group.

Events

  • Bogart Library

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

    KnitLits

    Knitters of all levels are welcome. 

  • Farmview Market

    4:30–7 p.m. $12. www.farmviewmarket.com

    Local BBQ Dinner

    The July Supper Club features BBQ chicken and pork, plus plenty of Southern sides. 

  • Pouch Savory World of Pies

    5:30–8 p.m. $12–15.

    Pig n Peach Festival

    Sample local food and beverages from Pouch and partners including Pearson Farm, Riverview Farms, Bear Hug Honey, Ginger's Bunkhouse Ginger Ale, Monks Meadery and Creature Comforts. Proceeds benefit Piggy Bank, an organization working to support local family farms. 

Lectures & Lit

  • Avid Bookshop

    6 p.m. $5. avidbookshop.com

    Knitting Workshop: Stitch 'n B*tch

    Avid and Revival Yarns present a knitting workshop for beginners and experienced knitters alike, featuring the guide Stitch 'N B*tch: The Knitter's Handbook by Debbie Stoller.

Film

  • Georgia Museum of Art

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

    Southern Women Artists Film Series

    Watch the film adaptation of Flannery O'Connor's acclaimed 1952 novel, Wise Blood, on the big screen. Screened in conjunction with the exhibition "Central to Their Lives: Southern Women Artists in the Johnson Collection."

Friday, July 20

20 events

Art

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    5:30–8:30 p.m. $5 (non-members), FREE! (museum members). www.georgiamuseum.org

    90 Carlton: Summer

    View the museum's current exhibitions, "Ask the Experts" questions, participate in gallery activities, enjoy light refreshments and win door prizes.

Events

  • The Classic Center

    2 p.m. www.classiccenter.com

    Celebration of the Arts

    An evening of fine dining and entertainment organized by the students of the Hospitality Careers Academy.

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com

    EASTER ISLAND Lush, local post-rock band with pop melodies, tender harmonies and shimmering guitars.

    THE PAUSES Orlando-based pop group led by singer-songwriter Tierney Tough.

    FIVE EIGHT Legendary Athens band that consistently pumps out boisterous, thoughtful rock and roll.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    GEORGIA DISH BOYS Edgy, dissonant local rock group fronted by songwriter Seth Martin.

    JONATHAN COODY Frontman of Athens rock band Divine Feed plays a solo set.

    RODNEY SANDERS New local singer-songwriter.

    ASHLEY NA Local singer-songwriter playing "garden-fresh folk songs."

  • The Foundry

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

    SENSATIONAL SOUNDS OF MOTOWN Six veteran musicians deliver an exciting, live-energy show. Featuring Mr. Motown!

  • Fully Loaded Pizza Co.

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-705-6150

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

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 10:30 p.m. $8. www.georgiatheatre.com

    GIMME HENDRIX Award-winning local Jimi Hendrix cover band. 

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    SHAMAN'S HARVEST Rock band from Jefferson City, MO.

    BLACKTOP MOJO Southern rock band from Texas.

  • Highwire Lounge

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

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

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

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

    SLOPFEST Night two of the four-night festival features Lord Bitter/Lozo, Jeremy Melton, Small Beige Girl, Father Werewolf, Small Beige Girl, The Grawks, Useless Against, Fart Jar, Apparition, Monsoon and Multiple Miggs.

  • Live Wire

    3 p.m. $25 (full pass adv.), $35 (full pass door). www.sighinjuly.com

    SIGH IN JULY A two-day festival featuring performances from Zach Deputy, Consider The Source, Universal Sigh, The Orange Constant, Partials Opposite Box, Misnomer, The Yeti Trio, Third Nature, Tesheva, Bird Dog Jubilee, Harvey Funkwalker, Dan Nettles & Lonely Orchestra, Robbie Dude, Nifty Earth, Pure Colors, Bootz & Katz, Sono, Dream Culture, The Vinyl Suns, Pickled Holler, Broken String Band, White Rabbit Collective, Layne Denton, A Merry Prankster, James Bale and The Wright Ave.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    IVAN PULLEY BAND Jammy Southern rock band from Jacksonville, FL.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

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

    DAVID HYDE Multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter from Ball Ground.

Classes

Games

Kidstuff

Theater

  • July 20–21, 7 p.m. July 21–22, 2:30 p.m. $8. www.franklincommunityplayers.com

    Beauty and the Beast, Jr.

    (Lavonia Cultural Center) Young actors from the Franklin Community Players' Youth Summer Theatre Program present a a musical based on the Broadway hit, Disney's Beauty and the Beast

  • July 20–21 & 27–28, 8 p.m. July 22 & 29, 2 p.m. www.onstagewalton.org

    Into the Woods

    (On Stage Walton, 215 High School Ave., Monroe) The Brothers Grimm hit the stage with an epic fairytale about wishes, family and the choices we make.

Lectures & Lit

  • Lay Park

    6–8 p.m. www.avidbookshop.com

    Scholastic Summer Reading Road Trip

    Avid Bookshop and Dolly Parton's Imagination Library have partnered with Scholastic for an afternoon of crafts, activities, book-related giveaways, costume characters, author signings, photo ops and more.

Saturday, July 21

34 events

Events

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    4:30–7 p.m. $25 (adv.), $27. www.athensnursesclinic.org

    9th Annual Tomatoes at Terrapin

    Sandwiches made with locally-grown tomatoes and Terrapin beer are available. Proceeds benefit the Athens Nurses Clinic, which is celebrating its 27th year.

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    10 a.m. $2–3. www.athensclarkecounty.com/sandycreeknaturecenter

    Journey Through the Stars

    Discuss the summer solstice in "Summer under the Stars."

  • West Broad Market Garden

    9 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! www.athenslandtrust.org

    West Broad Farmers Market

    Shop for fresh and affordable produce and prepared foods. The market also includes kids activities, cooking demonstrations, educational booths and entertainment.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    7–10 p.m. www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com

    Release Party

    The brewery hosts an Arcadiana Bottle Release Celebration. 

  • Bishop Park

    8 a.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music by Seth Martin and The Musicsmiths.

  • 6–9 p.m. 706-213-3100

    Cruise-In and Classic Car Show

    (Elberton Square, Elberton) This year's festivities include Cruzin' to the Oldies with Tommy Landrum and a fireworks show. 

Outdoors

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9–11 a.m. FREE! 706-542-6156, botgarden.uga.edu

    The Hummingbird Trail

    Enjoy a walk through the trail to find the hummingbirds' secret hiding places. Feel free to bring a camera or binoculars.

Live Music

  • Bishop Park

    Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    GARY GROSSMAN Local folk artist whose music is informed by his scientific teaching background.

    TRUE BORN SONS New local traditional folk project.
  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    CAVE OF SWIMMERS Innovative, Latin-tinged heavy rock band from Miami.

    FALLOW Local three-piece dirty grunge and Southern metal band.

    MARSES Local "party-doom" four-piece band.

    JET ENGINE DRAGONS Local band playing a blend of shoegaze, progressive rock and technical metal.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    J WANG Local hip-hop artist. Mixtape release show!

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    MONSOON Beloved local pop-punk band that dabbles in rockabilly and new wave.

    LAKIN CRAWFORD Savannah-based singer-songwriter.

    WINDED Dreamy indie-pop group from Tallahassee.

    O KEY Solo experimental project from Art Contest's Cole Monroe.

  • The Foundry

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

    THE GRAINS OF SAND Local band with a four-piece horn section offering up your favorite '60s and '70s beach and Motown music.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    DEPARTURE Well-known Journey tribute band.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    CULT OF RIGGONIA Experimental soundscapes with tribal, world music beats and ornate instrumentation.

    KONG MUST DEAD Experimental North Carolina project centered on the songwriting of Ben Hjertmann.

  • Highwire Lounge

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

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

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

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

    SLOPFEST Night three of the four-night festival features DJ Mahogany, Handsome Highway, Blue Bodies, Bursters, Hot Fudge, Collision Drive, Waltz, Ghost and Goat, Shade and Motherfucker

  • Live Wire

    3 p.m. $25 (full pass adv.), $35 (full pass door). www.sighinjuly.com

    SIGH IN JULY A two-day festival featuring performances from Zach Deputy, Consider The Source, Universal Sigh, The Orange Constant, Partials Opposite Box, Misnomer, The Yeti Trio, Third Nature, Tesheva, Bird Dog Jubilee, Harvey Funkwalker, Dan Nettles & Lonely Orchestra, Robbie Dude, Nifty Earth, Pure Colors, Bootz & Katz, Sono, Dream Culture, The Vinyl Suns, Pickled Holler, Broken String Band, White Rabbit Collective, Layne Denton, A Merry Prankster, James Bale and The Wright Ave.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    CLASSIC CITY JUKEBOX Local all-star rock cover band playing hits from the '60s to the 2000s.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    9 p.m. $5. www.terrapinbeer.com

    SWEET SWEET Jeremy Dunham and Kerrine Gifford blend cello and rustic roots guitar.

    RUST Atlanta-based roots-rock band.

    CALICO VISION Athens-based psychedelic pop group.

    HOPE FOR AGOLDENSUMMER Charming and highly praised local neo-folk band delivers the thriftstore gospel. 

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

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

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot and friends perform funky sets of Southern rock and roll.

DJs

Lectures & Lit

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    2–4:30 p.m. FREE! artzar@gmail.com

    Hargrett Writers Circle

    (Hargrett Library) Writers may bring pages of their work, any genre, for group feedback. Each meeting will highlight books from Hargrett's Collections.

  • Avid Bookshop

    10:30 a.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com

    Yoga Storytime

    Monette Chilson will present her two books Sophia Rising and My Name is Lilith. Rachel Greb of Yoga Sprouts and Strong Girls will lead attendees in a relaxing yoga class. 

Art

Games

Kidstuff

Classes

Theater

  • July 20–21, 7 p.m. July 21–22, 2:30 p.m. $8. www.franklincommunityplayers.com

    Beauty and the Beast, Jr.

    (Lavonia Cultural Center) Young actors from the Franklin Community Players' Youth Summer Theatre Program present a a musical based on the Broadway hit, Disney's Beauty and the Beast

  • July 20–21 & 27–28, 8 p.m. July 22 & 29, 2 p.m. www.onstagewalton.org

    Into the Woods

    (On Stage Walton, 215 High School Ave., Monroe) The Brothers Grimm hit the stage with an epic fairytale about wishes, family and the choices we make.

Performance

  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Classic City Fringe Festival: Phantasmagoria

    (Cellar Theatre) The steampunk-themed troupe presents a mini-show of whimsical horror stories. The event is a preview of this year's Classic City Fringe Festival main event. 

Sunday, July 22

7 events

Live Music

Theater

  • July 20–21, 7 p.m. July 21–22, 2:30 p.m. $8. www.franklincommunityplayers.com

    Beauty and the Beast, Jr.

    (Lavonia Cultural Center) Young actors from the Franklin Community Players' Youth Summer Theatre Program present a a musical based on the Broadway hit, Disney's Beauty and the Beast

  • July 20–21 & 27–28, 8 p.m. July 22 & 29, 2 p.m. www.onstagewalton.org

    Into the Woods

    (On Stage Walton, 215 High School Ave., Monroe) The Brothers Grimm hit the stage with an epic fairytale about wishes, family and the choices we make.

Art

  • LRG Provisions

    5–7 p.m. FREE! lrgprovisions.com

    Mural Unveiling

    Celebrate Vivian Liddell's two murals at LRG Provisions with a reception. Light refreshments provided. 

Lectures & Lit