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Thursday, July 20

30 events

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!

  • 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

  • East Athens Educational Dance Center

    Dance Class Registration

    Offering classes for beginners through advanced students. Classes include ballet, modern dance, tap and more. Children, teens and adults. 706-613-3624, www.athensclarkecounty.com/leisure

  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    Classes

    "Portait Painting in Oils with Abner Cope." Saturdays, Oct. 7–Nov. 18, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. $190. In "ABC's of Writing for Children," author Gail Karwoski discusses the ins and outs of constructing picture books, categories of kids' books and more. Saturdays, Oct. 28–Nov. 11. $120. www.ocaf.com

  • Memorial Park

    Kitty Yoga

    Meowmaste! Circle of Friends Animal Society hosts a special hour of yoga with free-roaming and adoptable cats. Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. Donations and cat supplies are appreciated. 706-613-3580

Kidstuff

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    Art Classes

    Art classes include Art Time (ages 4–6), Homeschool Artists (ages 6–11), Books that Turn, Drop and Pop (ages 7–11) and Through the Lens Video/Film Making (ages 9–12). Classes begin the first week of September. 706-613-3623, www.athensclarkecounty.com/lyndonhouse

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    4:30 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597

    Lego Club

    Create Lego art and enjoy Lego-based games. Blocks provided. For ages 8 & up.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    5:30–8:30 p.m. FREE! callan@uga.edu

    Teen Studio

    Teens ages 13–18 will learn about modern design and draw inspiration from the exhibition "Modern Living: Gio Ponti and the 20th-Century Aesthetics of Design." Pizza included.

  • Bogart Library

    12:15 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Lunch & Learn

    See snakes up close and personal.

  • ACC Library

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

    Eric Carle Storytime

    Participants can listen to classic Eric Carle stories and learn how to create distinctive illustrations. Ages 5–11.

Word on the Street

  • Athens, GA

    Fall Programs

    Find information about art exhibits, classes, performances, sports, fitness programs, holiday events and other activities for adults and children in the Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department's fall program guide. Registration begins Aug. 5. www.athensclarkecounty.com/leisure

Live Music

  • The Foundry

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

    CLOSE ENOUGH TO FINE Indigo Girls cover band featuring local musicians Julie Powell Caldwell and Noel Beverly.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 9 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    SHASTA RAY Poppy surf-rock band from North Carolina featuring members of The Nude Party.

    MORAL COMBAT Emo and power-pop group from Boone, NC.

  • Iron Factory

    Turnt Crunk in the Summertime. 10:30 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6877

    Y.O.D Party-starting Athens alternative hip-hop collective.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

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

    SLOPFEST Night one of the four-night festival features DJ Cabbage Looper, Blue Bodies, Jackson Harem, Mother the Car, V8 Death Car and Burns Like Fire. See story on p. 9.

  • Live Wire

    9 p.m. FREE! www.livewireathens.com

    TECROPOLIS Athens' longest-running electronic dance music series, with special guests.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    THE PSYCHEDELIC MONKS Three-piece funk band from Florida with a jammy, psychedelic edge.

  • 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.

Art

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    8–11 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Museum Mix

    The museum's late-night art party includes refreshments, a live deejay and access to all the galleries. See Art Notes on p. 12.

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

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

    3Thurs Gallery Talk

    Rich Panico will speak about artistic process and "Collections from Our Community: Clay 1976–2017," his current exhibition of clay pots and objects.

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!

Outdoors

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9:30 a.m. FREE! www.botgarden.uga.edu

    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.

Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

    6 p.m. FREE! mkapelewski@athenslibrary.org

    For the Philo of Philosophy Book Discussion Group

    Read philosophy books from ancient Greece to modern times. 

Comedy

  • Caledonia Lounge

    8 p.m. $8. www.calebsynan.tumblr.com

    Caleb Synan and Adam Christie

    Athens' own Caleb Synan returns for a night of stand-up comedy with Canada's Adam Christie, plus sets from Piper Ruhmkorff and Shaunak Godkhindi.

Events

  • Heirloom Cafe and Fresh Market

    8–11 p.m. www.heirloomathens.com

    Nick at Nite

    Enjoy after dinner drinks and desserts with husband and wife duo, mixologist and pastry chef, Nick and Nicholle Bath.

  • 5–7 p.m.

    Wine Tastings

    (Normal Bazaar) Held every Thursday.