Betty White “Homes for All” Birthday Celebration

Athens Area Humane Society 1030 Mitchell Bridge Road, Athens, GA

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

MLK Day Parade & Music Fest

Hull & Washington Streets Athens, GA

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

MLK Day Hip-Hop Showcase

The World Famous 351 N Hull St., Athens, GA

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.

Emily Nenni, The Pink Stones, A.C. Darnell

Flicker Theatre & Bar 263 W. Washington St., Athens, GA

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.

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Restoring Resilience (Morning Session)

Heart Stone Therapeutic Healing 834 Prince Ave., Athens, GA

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. brianna@heartstoneth.com

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Funky Bluester

Southern Brewing Co., Monroe 123 N. Lumpkin St., Athens, GA

7 p.m. www.sobrewco.com FUNKY BLUESTER Blues outfit inspired by traditional Chicago and Texas styles.

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Bad Dog Trivia

Amici Athens 233 E Clayton St, Athens, GA

Top three teams win prizes with free beer pitchers to winning teams between rounds. Every Tuesday, 7 p.m. www.amici-cafe.com/athens/

On Broadway

Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall 250 River Rd., Athens, GA

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.

Ambient Night

Flicker Theatre & Bar 263 W. Washington St., Athens, GA

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.

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Toddler Time

Bogart Library 200 S. Burson Ave., Bogart, GA

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

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Jazz Night

Porterhouse Grill 459 E Broad St, Athens

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.

Sports

Georgia Theatre 215 N. Lumpkin St., Athens, GA

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.

Hendershot’s Comedy

Hendershot's Coffee 237 Prince Ave., Athens

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

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Dr. Fred’s Karaoke

Flicker Theatre & Bar 263 W. Washington St., Athens, GA

9 p.m. FREE! www.flickertheatreandbar.com DR. FRED'S KARAOKE Featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more.

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Mindful Living

Heart Stone Therapeutic Healing 834 Prince Ave., Athens, GA

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. brianna@heartstoneth.com

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KnitLits Knitting Group

Bogart Library 200 S. Burson Ave., Bogart, GA

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. bogartlib@athenslibrary.org

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Jazz Jam

Hendershot's Coffee 237 Prince Ave., Athens

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.

Niko Moon

The Warehouse Athens 346 E. Broad St., Athens, GA

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.

Tyler Key & The Strangers, Hibbs Family Band, Nikki & The Phantom Callers

The Lewis Room at Tweed Recording 131 E. Washington St., Athens, GA

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.

Future Crib, Dinner Time, Telemarket

Flicker Theatre & Bar 263 W. Washington St., Athens, GA

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.

Cheat Codes

Georgia Theatre 215 N. Lumpkin St., Athens, GA

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.

John McDonald and Friends

No. 3 Railroad Street #3 Railroad St., Arnoldsville, GA

6:30 p.m. www.3railroad.org JOHN MCDONALD Playing blues, cowboy songs and more alongside Adam Poulin and Glyn Denham.

The Lucky Jones

International Grill & Bar 1155 Mitchell Bridge Rd., Athens, GA

7 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/IGBAthensGA THE LUCKY JONES Old school rockin' rhythm and blues.

Dueling Pianos

Southern Brewing Co., Monroe 123 N. Lumpkin St., Athens, GA

7–11 p.m. www.sobrewco.com DUELING PIANOS Hosted by Marty Gassner.

Mother Fore, Ashes to Omens, Akkeri

Southern Brewing Co. 231 Collins Industrial Blvd., Athens, GA

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.

Side Hustle Dance Band

Hendershot's Coffee 237 Prince Ave., Athens

8 p.m. $8–12. www.hendershotsathens.com SIDE HUSTLE DANCE BAND A high-energy dance party.

Nanocar, Pat Berry, Newport Transplant

Flicker Theatre & Bar 263 W. Washington St., Athens, GA

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.

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Southern Star Studio Open Gallery

Southern Star Studio 180 Cleveland Ave., Athens, GA

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

Discover My World: Magnets

Bogart Library 200 S. Burson Ave., Bogart, GA

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

Belly Dance Show

International Grill & Bar 1155 Mitchell Bridge Rd., Athens, GA

7 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/IGBAthensGA BELLY DANCE SHOW BY MAGNOLIA Multi-award winning professional belly dancer providing an evening of entertainment.

Linqua Franqa, Turtle Grenade

Flicker Theatre & Bar 263 W. Washington St., Athens, GA

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.

Normaltown Sound Machine

Nowhere Bar 240 N. Lumpkin St., Athens, GA

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.

Monday Funday: Over in the Arctic

Bogart Library 200 S. Burson Ave., Bogart, GA

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

Blunt Bangs, The Pauses, Eagle Scout

Flicker Theatre & Bar 263 W. Washington St., Athens, GA

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.

UGA Symphony Orchestra

Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall 250 River Rd., Athens, GA

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.

Blues Night Jam

Nowhere Bar 240 N. Lumpkin St., Athens, GA

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.

The Vegabonds, The Stews

The Warehouse Athens 346 E. Broad St., Athens, GA

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.

Atlanta Rhythm Section, deFrance, Tedo Stone

40 Watt Club 285 W. Washington St., Athens, GA

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.

Parker Gispert, Thayer Serrano

Flicker Theatre & Bar 263 W. Washington St., Athens, GA

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.

Country Music Songwriters in the Round

Rialto Room 500 College Ave., Athens, GA

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.

Danish String Quartet

Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall 250 River Rd., Athens, GA

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.

Canary Affair, Klark Sound, Annie Leeth

Flicker Theatre & Bar 263 W. Washington St., Athens, GA

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.

Pip the Pansy

40 Watt Club 285 W. Washington St., Athens, GA

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.

Wednesday Night Titans, Yattie Westfield, Jace Bartet

Hendershot's Coffee 237 Prince Ave., Athens

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.

Rooster, Take Lead, Cougar Sweat

40 Watt Club 285 W. Washington St., Athens, GA

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.

Ryley Walker,

The Lewis Room at Tweed Recording 131 E. Washington St., Athens, GA

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.

Grady Spencer & The Work

40 Watt Club 285 W. Washington St., Athens, GA

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.