Hosted by the Athens Area Humane Society, this celebration features no-cost, sponsored adoptions for all shelter animals aged eight months and older. 12–6 p.m. www.athenshumanesociety.org
The Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement and the United Group of Artists Music Association host this sixth annual parade. Jan. 17, 3 p.m. www.athmlkparade.com
5 p.m. FREE! www.athmlkparade.com Performances by MULA MEECH, MR. WHITE, RARRI, MOTORHEAD 2X, QUEZZY POET, NINO BROWN, RIGGS, DMB BABY, BRITT LB, MOLLY, DAY 2, T.J. BANDZ$ and D.G.
7 p.m. (doors). $5. www.flickertheatreandbar.com EMILY NENNI Nashville singer-songwriter influenced by 1960s girl groups and 1970s outlaw country. THE PINK STONES Rootsy local cosmic country group led by songwriter Hunter Pinkston. A.C. DARNELL Austin Darnell of The Darnell Boys, Sawmill Slang and The Howdies performs country and blues.
A five-week, in-person resource-building psychotherapy group for trauma survivors. RSVP by Jan. 4. Tuesday, Jan. 11, 18, 25; Feb. 1 & 8; 10–10:50 a.m. $35/group session. firstname.lastname@example.org
7 p.m. www.sobrewco.com FUNKY BLUESTER Blues outfit inspired by traditional Chicago and Texas styles.
Top three teams win prizes with free beer pitchers to winning teams between rounds. Every Tuesday, 7 p.m. www.amici-cafe.com/athens/
7:30 p.m. $29–59. pac.uga.edu ON BROADWAY Hear hits from Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, Cats, The Phantom of the Opera, Wicked, Company My Fair Lady and West Side Story.
8 p.m. (doors). $7. www.flickertheatreandbar.com ANNIE LEETH Experimental violinist and multi-instrumentalist composer. IHLYATT Abstract electronic music by multimedia artist J. Anderssen. THE ELECTRIC NATURE Athens-based experimental drone and noise-rock outfit. SARS No info available. SAME DEATH No info available.
Little ones can enjoy a highly interactive story time including rhymes, songs and puppets. Ages 12–36 months. Registration required. Register in person or by phone. 10 a.m. FREE! 706-310-3515, www.athenslibrary.org/bogart
6–9 p.m. www.porterhouseathens.com/jazz JAZZ NIGHT Enjoy standards, improv and originals by a live jazz trio every Wednesday night over dinner.
6:30 p.m. (doors), 7:30 p.m. (show). $15–18. www.georgiatheatre.com SPORTS Childhood friends from Oklahoma create a dreamy blend of synth-pop, indie-funk and psychedelic rock.
Monthly comedy night hosted by Noell Appling every third Wednesday. The lineup includes new and veteran comics from the Athens and Atlanta areas. 8 p.m. www.hendershotsathens.com
9 p.m. FREE! www.flickertheatreandbar.com DR. FRED'S KARAOKE Featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more.
A five-week, in-person psychotherapy group to build self-care and mindfulness practices. RSVP by Jan. 6. Thursday, Jan. 13, 20, 27; Feb. 3 & 10, 10:30–11:30 a.m. $35/session. email@example.com
3 p.m. www.facebook.com/PeachPitCafe KARAOKE RC Cowboy hosts a night of karaoke.
Knitters of all levels are invited to have fun, share craft ideas, and knit to their hearts' content. Ages 16 & up. Thursdays, 6 p.m. firstname.lastname@example.org
7 p.m. (sign-ups), 8–11 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com JAZZ JAM Seth Hendershot and the house band Unstarched host an open jazz jam. Bring an instrument or your voice. Every Third Thursday.
7 p.m. $15. www.thewarehouseathens.com NIKO MOON Nashville country singer-songwriter who has written songs for the likes of Dierks Bentley, Zac Brown Band and Rascal Flatts.
6 p.m. (doors), 7 p.m. (show). $10. www.lewisroom.com TYLER KEY & THE STRANGERS Local folk-rock artist and songwriter. HIBBS FAMILY BAND Folk/bluegrass quartet of family members led by Rob and Garrett Hibbs. NIKKI & THE PHANTOM CALLERS Southern Gothic honky-tonk rock and roll outfit from Atlanta.
8 p.m. (doors). $10. www.flickertheatreandbar.com FUTURE CRIB Band performing indie pop jangle rock songs. DINNER TIME Five-piece Atlanta band fusing genres of indie pop, nu-funk, slacker garage rock and psychedelic music. TELEMARKET Driving, angular indie-rock band from Athens.
8 p.m. (doors), 9 p.m. (show). $22–27. www.georgiatheatre.com CHEAT CODES Trio of producers who infuse live instrumentation into their EDM anthems.
6:30 p.m. www.3railroad.org JOHN MCDONALD Playing blues, cowboy songs and more alongside Adam Poulin and Glyn Denham.
7 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/IGBAthensGA THE LUCKY JONES Old school rockin' rhythm and blues.
7–11 p.m. www.sobrewco.com DUELING PIANOS Hosted by Marty Gassner.
8 p.m. (doors), 9 p.m. (show). $7 (adv.), $10. www.sobrewco.com MOTHER FORE Local progressive rock band. ASHES TO OMENS Local hard rock band "with a sense of purpose." AKKERI Athens-based experimental rock trio that hints at influences like Jane’s Addiction, Black Sabbath and Funkadelic.
8 p.m. $8–12. www.hendershotsathens.com SIDE HUSTLE DANCE BAND A high-energy dance party.
9:30 p.m. (doors). $10. www.flickertheatreandbar.com NANOCAR New local rock band. PATRICK BARRY Local guitarist and singer-songwriter. NEWPORT TRANSPLANT No info available.
Southern Star Studio is a collective ceramics studio, established by Maria Dondero in 2016. The gallery contains members’ work, primarily pottery. See new works by resident artists every Saturday. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. www.southernstarstudioathens.com
This month's Discover My World program focuses on magnetism. Recommended ages 5–10, but all ages welcome with adult supervision. Registration required. Register in person or by phone. 11 a.m. FREE! 706-310-3515, www.athenslibrary.org/bogart
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. www.hendershotscoffee.com
7 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/IGBAthensGA BELLY DANCE SHOW BY MAGNOLIA Multi-award winning professional belly dancer providing an evening of entertainment.
9 p.m. $10. www.flickertheatreandbar.com LINQUA FRANQA Rapper and ACC Commissioner Mariah Parker spits politically charged lyrics over boom-bap beats. TURTLE GRENADE Folksy, new-to-town "music to cry in a meadow to" for fans of Neutral Milk Hotel and Kimya Dawson.
10 p.m. $10. www.nowherebarlive.com NORMALTOWN SOUND MACHINE Athens group featuring members of Ceiling Fan, Salt Flats and Still, Small Voice & the Joyful Noise. NSM’s asymmetrical compositions are bracing yet melodic, drawing inspiration from LCD Soundsystem, Herbie Hancock, ESG, Cardigans, Delta 5, Motels.
Join Ms. Donna for stories, songs, fingerplays and artistic fun about arctic animals. Join Ms. Donna for stories, songs, fingerplays and artistic fun about animals that hibernate. Registration required. Register in person or by phone. 10 a.m. FREE! 706-310-3515, www.athenslibrary.org/bogart
9 p.m. (doors). $10. www.flickertheatreandbar.com BLUNT BANGS Local indie-pop band featuring Black Kids frontman Reggie Youngblood. THE PAUSES "Indierocktronica beep boop rock" from Orlando, FL. EAGLE SCOUT New local power pop band.
Thursday Scholarship Series. $3 (w/ student ID), $20. 7:30 p.m. pac.uga.edu UGA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA A longstanding tradition of the Hodgson School of Music, the annual concerto competition features students performing alongside the orchestra.
8:30 p.m. $10. www.facebook.com/NowhereBarAthens BLUES NIGHT JAM Bring an instrument and join host Big C for an open blues jam. The house band includes Scott Nicholson, Derek Warren, Brent Davenport and Bo Hembree.
7 p.m. (doors), 8 p.m. (show). $15–25. www.thewarehouseathens.com THE VEGABONDS Nashville-based Southern rock band originally from Alabama. THE STEWS Rock band based out of Auburn, AL.
7 p.m. (doors). $31 (adv.), $36. www.40watt.com ATLANTA RHYTHM SECTION Iconic Southern rock band formed in 1970 known for hit singles like "So Into You." DEFRANCE Bluesy, rootsy rock and roll band from Little Rock, AR. TEDO STONE Rootsy, Atlanta-based rock and roll singer-songwriter.
8 p.m. (doors). $10. www.flickertheatreandbar.com PARKER GISPERT Frontman for former Athens rock trio The Whigs performs a solo set. THAYER SARRANO Songwriter and former Athenian playing hazy, shoegaze-inspired Southern rock.
6:30 p.m. (doors), 8 p.m. (show). $10 (adv.). bit.ly/CashTributeAthens COUNTRY MUSIC SONGWRITERS IN THE ROUND Todd Cowart, Tommy Jordan and William Tonks (MrJordanMrTonks), Ben Reynolds (Chickasaw Mudd Puppies), Josh Walker, Brodye Brooks and Casey King (Holman Autry Band), Bo Hembree and Curt Spell perform a tribute to the one and only Johnny Cash.
7:30 p.m. $20–55. pac.uga.edu DANISH STRING QUARTET The Grammy-nominated chamber group performing treasured canon repertoire as well as contemporary scores. A free pre-performance talk will be offered at Ramsey Concert Hall at 6:45 p.m.
8 p.m. (doors). $10. www.flickertheatreandbar.com CANARY AFFAIR Local groove pop. KLARK SOUND Atlanta-based guitarist and composer. ANNIE LEETH Experimental violinist and multi-instrumentalist composer.
8 p.m. (doors). $15 (adv.). www.40watt.com PIP THE PANSY Formerly known as Wrenn, this Atlanta-based artist plays eclectic, polished pop with a heavy dose of flute.
8 p.m. $13. www.hendershotsathens.com WEDNESDAY NIGHT TITANS Drummer Zach Danziger and bassist Kevin Scott present a championship wrestling-fueled performance that incorporates video projections of theatrical in-the-ring taunts. YATTIE WESTFIELD One-man-band defeating the odds by playing guitar and drums simultaneously. JACE BARTET Ultimate guitar shredder of Double Ferrari, Reptar and Bit Brigade.
8 p.m. (doors). $7 (adv.), $10. www.40watt.com ROOSTER New rock band playing originals and covers. TAKE LEAD Indie rock band from Orlando, FL. COUGAR SWEAT Two-man garage-rock band from Kennesaw.
6 p.m. (doors), 7 p.m. (show). $15–17. www.facebook.com/thelewisroom RYLEY WALKER Acclaimed singer-songwriter from Chicago whose work touches on folk, jazz and '60s psychedelia. LEEANN PEPPERS Local singer-songwriter playing sparse, tender folk music. AL RIGGS Lyric-driven, lo-fi folk singer-songwriter from Durham, NC.
8 p.m. (doors). $10 (adv.). www.40watt.com GRADY SPENCER & THE WORK Four-piece blues and classic country band out of Fort Worth, TX.