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Nightlife events
Aug. 27-Sept. 3
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37 Main, Buford. 678-288-2030. Departure, Friday; Girlz, Girlz, Girlz, Saturday.

40 Watt Club, Athens. 706-549-7871. Boombox, Aman Amun, today; Needtobreathe, Griffin House, Green River Ordinance, Friday;
Modern Skirts, The Love Language, ExcaliBrah, Saturday.

American Legion, Paul E. Bolding Post 7, Gainesville. 770-534-7091. Bingo, today; live music, Friday.

American Legion, Cleveland. 706-865-3951. Bingo, Monday.

AJ's Fun Food & Friends, Gainesville. 770-287-3030. Karaoke, today; Dapravium, Friday; karaoke contest, Saturday; musicians' jam with Ted Tuck, Monday; open mic with Jonathan Ingram, Tuesday; trivia and pool tournament, Wednesday.

Bigg Daddys, Helen. 706-878-2739. Chris Unck and Friends, Friday; Bog Swig, Saturday.

Blonde, Gainesville. 770-503-0900. DJ, Friday; DJ, Saturday; karaoke, Tuesday.

Brad’s Veterans Bar & Grill, Gainesville. 678-943-2807. DJ Paula, today; live music, Friday-Saturday; pool tournament, Monday; open mic, Tuesday.

Buffalo's Café, Oakwood. 770-297-7130. Trivia, today; live entertainment, Friday; pool tournament, Saturday.

Caledonia Lounge, Athens. 706-549-5577. Cars Can Be Blue, The Lovely Eggs, The Visitations, Titans of Filth, Tunabunny, today; Marshmallow Coast, Oh Ok, The Lolligags, Los Meesphits, Friday; Casper & the Cookies, Bunnygrunt, Afternoon Naps, Sex Robots, Saturday; The Orkids, Twenty Nine, The New Up, Mercury Veil, Monday; Utah, The Despised, The Setting, Tuesday; Celerity, Some Day Static, Days of Hysteria, Leading Edge, Wednesday.

Cocktail Cove, Buford. 770-932-5000. Texas Hold 'em, today; karaoke/live music, Friday and Saturday; Texas Hold 'em, Sunday; bingo, Monday; Texas Hold 'em, Tuesday.

The Crimson Moon, Dahlonega. 706-864-3982. Tom & Julie, today; Emerald Rose, Friday; Amy Ray and Friends, Saturday; traditional music jam, Sunday.

The Dam Bar, Buford. 678-546-7535. Good Times Karaoke, today; The Glow Band, Friday; Band X, Saturday; Good Times Karaoke, Sunday-Monday; Doc Mojo, Wednesday.

The Earl, Atlanta. Dead Rabbits, So So Death, Rabbits, today; Trances Arc, Friday; Attractive Eighties Women, The Bearfoot Hookers, Saturday; The Jaguars, Sunday.

Eddie's Attic, Decatur. 404-377-4976. Ellis Paul, Chris Trapper, Angela Easterling, today; Sundown, Jessica Cayne Urick and Dave Daniels, Saturday; Korby Lenker and Angel Snow, Tuesday.

Elmo's, Gainesville. 770-531-9711. Bike night, today.

Grapes & Hops Bar & Bistro, Flowery Branch. 770-965-9145. Lauren Jordan, Saturday.

Harbor Lights, Gainesville. 770-887-3080. Karaoke, today; acoustic singles and duos, Friday; Elvis, live music, Saturday; Texas Hold 'em, Wednesday.

Lakehouse Bar & Grill, Flowery Branch. 770-967-4979. Wii game challenge, today; Moby Dick, Friday; Liquid Fuzz, Saturday; Wii games, poker, Monday; Karaoke, Tuesday, poker, Wednesday.

Locos Grill, Gainesville. 770-534-5771. Bass Lazers, Saturday.

Luna's, Gainesville. 770-531-0848.

Monkey Barrel, Gainesville. 770-297-0116. Captain Luther Howdy and The Prozac Cowboys, Friday-Saturday.

The Melting Point, Athens. 706-433-1929. The Highballs, Friday; Francine Reed and the Java Monkey, Saturday; Half Dozen Brass Band with Lefty Hathaway, Wednesday.

La Parilla, Dahlonega. 706-867-7155. Chad Bowmar, today.  

La Parilla, Oakwood. 770-297-0811. Chad Bowmar, Friday.

Onstage Event Center, Dahlonega. 706-864-9119. College night, today; Deja Vu, Friday; teen night, Saturday; Bluegrass day, Sunday.

Peachtree Tavern, Atlanta. 404-842-1700, Ext. 3179. Wes Looper Band, Friday; Appetite for Destruction, Saturday.

Pizza Pub, Buford. 770-831-0272. Texas Hold 'em, Saturday-Sunday; karaoke, Saturday, Wednesday.

Prime Parc, Buford. 678-482-2125. Monica Spears, Friday-Saturday.    

Pueblos, Dahlonega. 706-867-7155. 

Red Light Cafe, Atlanta. 404-874-7828. Nashville Family Band & Guests, today; Eweforrick, Some Sort Of Substance, Friday; Cheryl Wheeler Doors, Saturday; open mic, Wednesday. 

Scott's on the Square, Gainesville. 770-536-1111. Peggie Hoskins, Saturday. 

Shane's Rub Shack, Flowery Branch. 770-965-0123. Trivia, today; Nip Green Trio, Friday; live music, Saturday; trivia, Tuesday; Texas Hold 'em, Wednesday.

Shenanigans, Dahlonega. 706-482-0114. Trivia, Monday.

Southside Bar & Grill, Helen. 706-878-2291. Live music, DJ, karaoke, Friday-Saturday; karaoke, Sunday; open mic, Monday; karaoke, Tuesday-Wednesday.

Tabby's Irish Pub, Buford. 404-483-0518. Trivia, today; Texas Hold 'em, Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; open mic, Tuesday.

The Top of Gainesville, Gainesville. 770-536-3759. Adult entertainment, DJ music, Tuesday-Saturday.

Triple Play, Buford. 678-741-3030. Live music, Friday; King Daddy Polecats, Saturday; Texas Hold 'em, Monday; karaoke, Wednesday.

Variety Playhouse, Atlanta. 404-524-7354. Cheryl Wheeler, Saturday.

Wild Bill's, Duluth. 678-473-1000. Reality Check, Friday; Back in Black, Saturday.

Wild Wing Cafe, Gainesville. 770-536-9177. Trivia, today; Foxtrot, Friday; DJ Lucky Larry, Saturday; open mic, Sunday; karaoke, Tuesday; game show trivia, Wednesday.

Wylie's Restaurant, Dahlonega. 706-867-6324. Thomas Tillman, John Sosebee, Friday; Cody Moore, Saturday.