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.
Docents lead a tour of highlights from the permanent collection.
Participate in field day games in celebration of "The Game Show," an exhibition featuring works by Esteban Patino, Curtis Ames, Lea Purvis, Noah McCarthy, Nicole Jean Hill, Hope Kilton, Kaleena Stasiak, Paul Pfeiffer, Mike Landers and Meg Aubrey. See Art Notes on p. 10.
KARAOKE Hosted by karaoke fanatic Dr. Fred and featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more. Every Thursday!
BLUEGRASS JAM Bring your own instrument! All pickers are welcome every Thursday.
Learn how to knot pearls with local business The Pearl Girls. Registration required.
(Sangha Yoga Studio) This is a floor and prop-based class with gentle movement for participants who want more flexibility, more energy, less tightness and improved self-image. All levels welcome. Mondays, 12–1 p.m. beginning Oct. 2. $15/drop-in, $66/six classes. www.healingartscentre.net
Learn how to navigate Windows and understand files, settings and accounts. Registration required.
Beginners can learn how to knit and intermediate knitters can get help on projects.
Bookmaking led by Margot Ecke. Registration required. Sept. 30, 12–4 p.m. www.athensclarkecounty.com/7745/Master-Class-in-Book-Arts-with-Margot-Ec
The Athens Area Humane Society offers a low-cost clinic the first Saturday of each month, 1–4 p.m. Services include vaccines, deworming, microchipping, nail trimming, flea treatments and more. No appointment necessary. 706-769-9155
Read aloud to a canine friend. RSVP.
Supplies provided. Ages 11–18.
Meet real-life Athens-Clarke County firefighters, explore a fire truck and hear stories about fire engines. Ages 2–8.
Dr. Julianne Schmidt presents "Discussing Concussing: Is it time to get'cha head outta the game?"
Knitters of all levels are welcome.
Local musician Maggie Hunter hosts a family-friendly sing-a-long.
Join lawyers, law students and activitsts commited to working for social justice in Athens.
Athens Area Pagans host a psychic faire with music, card readers and more.
LEAVING COUNTRIES & FRIENDS Local band playing a fusion of folk, country and Southern rock, with jazz influences.
BASH & POP Alternative rock group fronted by Tommy Stinson (The Replacements, Guns N’ Roses). See Calendar Pick on p. 20.
SHEHEHE Local band that draws from old-school punk and arena rock to create a fist-pumping atmosphere.
ELIOT BRONSON Folk songwriter from Atlanta. CD release show!
QUIET HOLLERS Indie band formed in Louisville, KY with an ever-shapeshifting sound.
SUSTO Charleston, SC-based alt-country band.
GREAT PEACOCK Nashville musicians Andrew Nelson and Blount Floyd play Southern-tinged indie folk.
THE HIGH DIVERS Four-piece twang band that plays rebellious Southern music.
JAZZ JAM Some of our town's most talented jazz musicians get together at this monthly happening. Bring your axe, or grab a brew and a table and give an ear.
ECHO MAESTRO Improv-based "jamtronica" trio from Atlanta.
REV. TRIBBLE AND THE DANCING MAGNOLIAS Local group led by Athens rock fixture Rev. Conner Mack Tribble.
DANIEL LEVIN New York-based cellist, composer and bandleader.
L'OR Laura St. Martin uses electronics and interpretive dance to explore the human condition and the collective unconscious.
KILLICK HINDS Improvising local guitarist and composer who uses a variety of unusual stringed instruments.
Meet at the bar for a round of trivia.
Beginner and experienced players welcome.
SILENT DISCO Dance the night away with wireless headphones and two channels of music. One of them is a request line!
(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.
Read philosophy books from ancient Greece to modern times.
(Prince Ave.) Meet award-winning journalist Celeste Headlee in celebration of her book We Need to Talk: How to have Conversations That Matter.
Dr. Stephen Mihm will give a history lecture on counterfeiters in the United States. In conjunction with the exhibit "Gold-digging in Georgia: America's First Gold Rush."
AIR focuses on Southeastern stories by tribal members. Daniel Heath Justice of the Cherokee Nation will read from his new work.
Topics include the difference between marijuana and industrial hemp, an introduction to the endocannabinoid system and the non-psychoactive compound CBD.
The drag troupe performs every third Thursday.
Secret City Athens presents a burlesque event themed on Shakespeare's classic works.
To help fight food insecurity among children, the store will host a fundraiser where guests can make donations at check-out to support No Kid Hungry. Oct. 4–31. www.thefreshmarket.com
The U12 Futsai Co-ed League season is for ages 10–11 and takes place Tuesdays, Sept. 19–Nov. 7, 6:30–8:30 p.m. The U14 Futsai Co-ed League season for ages 12–13 takes place Thursdays, Sept. 21–Nov. 9, 6:30–8:30 p.m. www.athensclarkecounty.com/leisure