Thursday, July 31

21 events


  • Johnny's New York Style Pizza

    Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. & Thursdays, 8 p.m. 706-354-1515

    Trivia with a Twist

    Throw a lime in your Coors Light and compete!


  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    8:30–10 a.m. FREE!

    Nature Ramblers

    Learn more about the 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.

  • Homewood Village Shopping Center

    July 31, 5–8 p.m. Aug. 1, 12–7 p.m. Aug. 2, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. & Aug. 3, 12–5 p.m. $10 (July 31), FREE!

    BFK Book Sale

    Thousands of books for adults and kids. Proceeds benefit Books for Keeps and kids living in the Athens area. July 31 is Sneak Preview Night, during which shoppers can get first dibs with an entrance fee. On Aug. 3, you can fill a plastic grocery bag with books for $5, or a canvas BFK tote for $25.

  • Avid Bookshop

    6:30–7:30 p.m. FREE!

    Where's Waldo in the ATH? Party

    Costume contests for children and adults, raffles, food, prizes and more. Where's Waldo in the ATH? is a contest in which miniature Waldos were hidden in local businesses around town.

  • The Old Pal

    6 p.m.–12 a.m.

    Dondero's Kitchen Pop-up

    Dondero's Kitchen offers Thai cuisine. 

  • Trappeze Pub

    6 p.m. FREE!

    Free Spirit Tapping

    A benefit for the Small Dreams Foundation.

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    Dr. Fred's Karaoke

    KARAOKE Hosted by karaoke fanatic John "Dr. Fred" Bowers and featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more.

  • Walker's Coffee & Pub

    9 p.m. FREE! 706-543-1433


    KARAOKE Every Thursday!

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. 706-369-3040

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Local singer-songwriter Louis Phillip Pelot and company play a "mind-boggling wall of organic sound with upbeat, travel-driven lyrics." The band is celebrating 70-plus weeks of Thursday shows.

  • DePalma's Italian Cafe

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

    THE TINY JAZZ ARKESTRA Featuring members of the Athens A-Train Band, POC and original members of Efren playing original and standard jazz tunes. Every Thursday in July!

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 6 p.m. FREE!

    KINKY WAIKIKI Relaxing, steel guitar-driven band following the traditions of Hawaiian music.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m.

    RAND LINES TRIO Original compositions of pianist Rand Lines with drummer Ben Williams and bassist Carl Lindberg.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    PORKCHOP WALLIS BAND Local groove band lead by keyboardist Logan Wallis.

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Newly relocated back to his old stomping grounds of Athens, Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. He hosts an "all-star jam" every Thursday.


  • ACC Library

    9–9:45 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, ext. 354

    One-On-One Computer Tutorial

    Personalized instruction available for various computer topics. 

  • ACC Library

    12:15 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650,

    Lunchtime Learning: Got Ether?

    Sherri Burgess of the Crawford W. Long Mueseum covers the history of anesthesia from early uses up to modern medical practices.

  • Oconee County Library

    10–11:30 a.m. FREE! 706-769-3950,

    Learn to Use Georgia Download Destination

    Georgia Download Destination is a free service that allows patrons to download free audio and ebooks. Registration required.


  • Georgia Museum of Art

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Modern Times

    Charlie Chaplin's humorous social commentary focuses on the financial hardships faced during the Great Depression. Chaplin's famous Little Tramp persona struggles to keep up with the changing industrialized world.


  • ACC Library

    4–5 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650,

    Harry Potter's Birthday Party

    Dress up as your favorite character for a chance to win prizes. Enjoy trivia, wand-making crafts and Potter-themed snacks. Open to teens in grades 6–12. Pre-registration required.

  • ACC Library

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

    Happy Birthday, Harry Potter

    Celebrate Harry Potter's birthday with trivia and more.


  • Green Room

    9 p.m. FREE!

    Ramones Night

    RAMONES NIGHT Enjoy classic tunes from the pioneering punk band and watch campy classics like Rock 'n' Roll High School. See Calendar Pick on p. 16.

Ending Thursday, July 31


Support Groups

  • Athens, GA

    Domestic Violence Support Group

    Support, healing and dinner for survivors of domestic violence. Tuesdays, 6–8 p.m., in Clarke County. First and third Mondays, 6:30–8 p.m., in Madison County. Child care provided. 706-543-3331 (hotline), 706-613-3357, ext. 771


  • ACC Summer Camps

    (Various Locations) Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services offers camps in theater performance, gymnastics, tennis, British soccer, cheerleading, skating, art and more. Visit website for dates and details. 706-613-3589,


  • Oconee County Library

    "Spark a Reaction" Photo Contest

    Submit a photo on Instagram that best represents the phrase "Spark a Reaction." Tag @oclteens and hashtag #oclsparkareaction. Contest runs through July 31. All photos will be uploaded to Facebook for public voting.


  • UGA Dance Theatre

    Capoeira Classes

    (Room 274) An Afro-Brazilian art form combining martial arts, music and dance. Mondays & Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. FREE!


  • Good Dirt

    Summer Clay Camps

    Each week throughout the summer features a different topic like sculpture and the potter's wheel. For ages 4–6, 7–10 and 11 & up. Weekly, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.


  • Rubber Soul Yoga

    Karate and Yoga

    Practice Yoshukai karate along with meditation in a low-stress environment. Class involves 45 minutes of yoga as a warm-up, followed by 45 minutes of karate. Mondays and Wednesdays, 12–1:30 p.m. Fridays, 10–11:30 a.m. Donations encouraged.

Support Groups

  • Oasis Counseling Center

    Women's Empowerment Group

    A small therapeutic group for women to work on vulnerability, setting boundaries, assertiveness, self-care and more. Eight-week sessions. Call to reserve a space. $15/session. 706-543-3522,


  • M.R.S. Physical Therapy and Wellness Center, Winterville

    Yoga Tuesdays

    Join a certified and experienced yoga instructor who will walk you through basic poses and techniques. Tuesdays, 6–7 p.m. $50 (includes five classes). 706-742-0082,

Help Out

  • Litter Index Survey

    The Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful Litter Index is a simple survey for citizens to provide input on the litter they see in their community. Print a copy of the suvey from the website. Surveys accepted until July 31.


  • Where's Waldo in the ATH?

    (Athens, GA) Through the month of July, Waldo will be hidden among 25 local businesses. Check website for list of participating places.


  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    Cameron Hampton Workshop Series

    In drawing workshops, students learn how to use traditional drawing materials. In multi-media paint workshops and pastel workshops, students learn creative ways to approach subject matter and capture light. In mixed media sculpture workshops, students use materials like plaster, paper, Spanish moss and grass to make animal sculptures. Call or email to register. 706-769-4565,,


  • Athens Land Trust

    Cooking Matters

    This program features six-week cooking programs for local adults and teens involved in Athens Land Trust's Youth Urban Farmers program. Participants will prepare a meal during each class, eat the meal and go home with ingredients to prepare the meal at home. FREE! 706-613-0122,