Genie Wiggins, left, and dance partner Marvin Nunnally perform during Dancing with the Athens Stars benefitting Project Safe at the Classic Center on Sunday, March 6, 2011 in Athens, Ga.  A total of $92,100 was raised to benefit Project Safe.  (Richard Hamm/Staff/richard.hamm@onlineathens.com)
Genie Wiggins, left, and dance partner Marvin Nunnally perform during Dancing with the Athens Stars benefitting Project Safe at the Classic Center on Sunday, March 6, 2011 in Athens, Ga. A total of $92,100 was raised to benefit Project Safe. (Richard Hamm/Staff/richard.hamm@onlineathens.com)

guide2: This Week in Athens

Here are a few things happening this week in the city we love the most…monday

THE ROOK AND PAWN | MAGIC THE GATHERING DRAUGHTS AND DRAFTS + RPG NIGHT

CINE BARCAFE | ATHENS JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL: View screenings of The Kind Words (4 p.m.), Fever at Dawn (6:30 p.m.) and Peter the Third (8:45 p.m.)

THE FOUNDRY | ROAD TO ROO: Four Athens bands battle for a chance to perform at Bonnaroo 2017.

GEORGIA THEATRE | THE LONELY BISCUITS: An eclectic mix of soul, funk and hip-hop based out of Nashville. + WHISPERING GYPSIES: Atlanta-based blues-rock band “with a gypsy twist.”

THE WORLD FAMOUS | JOCK GANG:Atlanta-based group influenced by no wave and art-punk. + PANSY:Athens punk band influenced by raw ’80s hardcore. + PALLAS: Four-piece Atlanta indie-rock band. 

GRINDHOUSE BURGERS | DIRTY SOUTH TRIVIA: SEX, DRUGS, AND ROCK AND ROLL

KA ARTIST SHOP | ARTIST WORKSHOPS: “Creative Journaling for Adults with Hope Hilton” Apr. 4, 6:30–8 p.m. $20. “Watercolor Painting for Beginners with Katherine Dunlap” Mar. 20, 27, Apr. 3 and 10, 6–8 p.m. $90. tuesday

THE ROOK AND PAWN | HAPPY HOUR TRIVIA 

BLIND PIG TAVERN | FULL CONTACT TRIVIA

THE FOUNDRY | LIVE BAND KARAOKE

CINE BARCAFE | ATHENS JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL: View screenings of The Kind Words (4 p.m.), Fever at Dawn (6:30 p.m.) and Peter the Third (8:45 p.m.)

THE WORLD FAMOUS | EUREKA CALIFORNIAMelodic, rough-edged, guitar-driven local garage-rock duo. + MARATHON STATES: Catchy, driving pop-punk group fronted by local songwriter Jason Thinh. + OUTER SPACES: Folk-pop band fronted by formerly local songwriter Cara Beth Satalino.

GEORGIA THEATRE | TODDLER TUESDAY: Families and children 18 months–3 years can take a tour tailored for young children, listen to stories and participate in a hands-on activity. This month’s theme is “movement” and includes a tour of Lin Emery’s kinetic sculptures. RSVP. 

GEORGIA THEATRE | STONI TAYLOR: Guitarist of Atlanta-based Stoni Taylor & the Miles of Stones plays a solo set of soul-inspired rock.wednesday

PORTERHOUSE GRILL | JAZZ NIGHT

GRINDHOUSE KILLER BURGERS | DIRTY BINGO

YOUR PIE | TRIVIA

BLIND PIG TAVERN | FULL CONTACT TRIVIA

THE WORLD FAMOUS | SEXY NEIGHBORS: New York-based garage-punk group + VIETRAHM: Surf- and psych-inspired rock band from Chicago + HANNIE AND THE SLOBSNew local garage project featuring members of The Rodney Kings and Muuy Biien + MIGHTY: Alternative rock group from Atlanta.

THE FOUNDRY | SECRET CITY BURLESQUE: Secret City Burlesque presents video game-themed performances in “Arcade.”

GEORGIA THEATRE | On the rooftop: THE ORANGE CONSTANT: Athens-based jam band with prog, pop and funk influences.|BLUE OCTOBER: Alt-rock band from Houston, TX known for radio hits like “Hate Me.” + MATTHEW MAYFIELD: Acoustic singer-songwriter and Alabama native.

GMoA | ARTFUL CONVERSATION: In celebration of Women’s History Month, assistant curator of education Sage Kincaid leads a tour focusing on several works by women artists.

CINE BARCAFE | JAZZ VINYL NIGHT: JazzAthensGA members spin jazz records. Plus, hear the Louis Romanos Quartet’s new album in its entirety.
thursday

THE FOUNDRY | RAY WYLIE HUBBARD: The Texas cowpunk/country legend performs a career-spanning set of songs + DARRIN BRADBURY: Singer-songwriter who describes himself as a “folk satirist” and a “no-point storyteller.”

GEORGIA THEATRE | On the Rooftop: THE MYSTERY LIGHTS Sensational garage-rock band out of NYC. + THE NUDE PARTY Boone, NC-based garage-rock band. | CITY AND COLOUR Recording alias for Canadian singer-songwriter Dallas Green. + GREYHOUNDS Guitarist Andrew Trube and keyboardist Anthony Farrell play music that sounds like “Hall and Oates meet ZZ Top.”

CINE BARCAFE | RODNEY MORALES READING: The UGA Creative Writing Program presents writer Rodney Morales, author of For a Song.

GMoA | “Expanding Tradition: Artists’ Panel Discussion”: Curator Shawnya Harris leads a panel discussion with artists Amalia Amaki, Preston Sampson, Kevin Cole, Stefanie Jackson, Carl Christian and Freddie Styles. The panel will focus on how their creative processes speak to or depart from notions of “tradition” in contemporary art and culture.friday

THE CLASSIC CENTER | TEDxUGA

THE FOUNDRY | PAUL THORN BAND: Roots-rock singer-songwriter and former professional boxer. 

GEORGIA THEATRE |On the Rooftop: Blue Blood: Melodic psych-pop project fronted by songwriter Hunter Morris. | DINOSAUR JR. Legendary alt-rock band combining elements of punk and noise-rock + EASY ACTION In both sound and hair, this band continues representing the best of 70s glam rock.saturdayTHE CLASSIC CENTER | Dancing with the Athens Stars: Local celebrities pair up with experienced dancers to compete with choreographed dance routines. All proceeds benefit Project Safe. Visit Project Safe’s website to vote for couples. 

THE FOUNDRY | BREASTFEST ATHENS A breast-cancer awareness event featuring music from The Welfare Liners, Clay Leverett, Monday’s Alibi, Reverend Conner Tribble, Rachel O’Neal and Sara O’Brien. + REV. TRIBBLE AND THE DEACONS Good old-fashioned rock and roll with a sprinkle of good-humored irreverance.

GEORGIA THEATRE | LOCAL NATIVES LA-based indie rock five-piece with dark pop influences. + LITTLE SCREAM Folky art-rock singer-songwriter based out of Montreal. + BOOTY BOYZ.

GMoA | Athens Free School: Take a tour of the museum’s female art collection. +  Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: (Georgia Museum of Art and Lamar Dodd School of Art) Take a tour of works made by women in the museum’s permanent collection, then go to the art school and work on improving the coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia.

sunday

…lets be real, the only thing we do to on Sundays is brunch.

Until next time…

xoxo

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