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Nightlife events
July 15-22
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40 Watt Club, Athens. 706-549-7871. Four on the Floor with Hot Breath, American Cheeseburger, Guzik, Utah, Friday; Studio Forty 4, Dance Party with Immuzikaton, Dream Dogs, Twin Powers, Mix Marshall Arts, Saturday.

37 Main, Buford. 678-288-2030. Rock Mafia, Thursday; Iron Mullett, Friday; 12 Oz. Prophets, Saturday.

American Legion, Paul E. Bolding Post 7, Gainesville. 770-534-7091.

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

AJ's Fun Food & Friends, Gainesville. 770-287-3030. Karaoke with Jonathan Ingram, Thursday; The Lunatics, Friday; karaoke, Saturday; Jukebox Hero, Sunday; open mic with Jonathan Ingram, Tuesday.

Bigg Daddy's, Helen. 706-878-2739. Mother's Ruin, Saturday.

Blonde, Gainesville. 770-503-0900. Captian Luther Howdy and the Midnight Cowboys, DJ, Friday; DJ, Saturday; ladies night, Wednesday.

Bottom of the Cup, Flowery Branch. 770-965-0315. DJ, Friday; karaoke, Saturday; poker, Sunday.

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

Caledonia Lounge, Athens. 706-549-5577. '80s and '90s Hip-Hop Night with DJ Killacut, Valentine and West, Deaf Judges, Mike E.P. Profound Breadth, Elite Tha Showstoppa, Travis Williams, Molly Raps, Queen Holly, King Hill, Crown Holders, Black Delegates, Thursday; Elf Power, James Husband, Friday; Dusty Lightswitch, I Want Whiskey, Cloak and Dagger Dating Service, Bellyache, Saturday; Qurious, Coco Rico, Vicious Guns, Wowser Bowser, Tuesday; Mr. Falcon, Curious Animals, Yo Soy Bean, Wednesday.

Cocktail Cove, Buford. 770-932-5000. Texas Hold 'em, Thursday; Crystal Jukebox, Saturday; Texas Hold 'em, Sunday; bingo, Monday; Texas Hold 'em, Tuesday.

The Crimson Moon, Dahlonega. 706-864-3982. Tom & Juli, Thursday; The John Sosebee Band, Friday; The Kris Youman's Band, Saturday, traditional music jam, Sunday.

The Dam Bar, Buford. 678-546-7535. Karaoke, Thursday; Take 3, Friday; Audio Cage, Saturday; Rock Band competition, Wednesday.

The Earl, Atlanta. Can Can, Romeo Spike, The Matt Kurz One, Thursday; The N.E.C., Carnivores, Hollow Stars, Friday; Zoroaster, All the Saints, Wizard Smoke, Saturday; Tom Gentry & Co., Sunday.

Eddie's Attic, Decatur. 404-377-4976. Lexi Street Band and Lindsday Appel, Thursday; Peter Case and Blake Guthrie, Friday; Jennifer Daniels, Martha's Trouble, Saturday; The Indigo Girls, Sunday-Monday; Ken Will Morton, Ty Manning, Betsy Franck, Fester Hagood, Tuesday; Stoll Vaughan, John Pierce, Dylan Sneed, Wednesday.

Gainesville Elks Lodge, Gainesville. 770-532-6554. Bingo, Sunday.

Grapes & Hops Bar & Bistro, Flowery Branch. 770-965-9145. Karaoke, Thursday; Betty Seni, Friday; Mike Kirkpatrick, Saturday.

Inman Perk, Gainesville. 678-971-8091.

Lakehouse Bar & Grill, Flowery Branch. 770-967-4979. Live music, Friday; poker, Wednesday.

Lanier Diner, Gainesville. 770-287-3000. Karaoke with Linda Evans, Friday.

Locos Grill, Gainesville. 770-534-5771. Misfortune 500, Sons of the River, Mama Luja, Saturday; Trivia, Monday.

Luna's, Gainesville. 770-531-0848. Peggie Hoskins, Friday.

Monkey Barrel, Gainesville. 770-297-0116. Trivia, Thursday; live music, Friday-Saturday.

The Melting Point, Athens. 706-433-1929. Beatles for Sale, Thursday; The Highballs, Friday; Bomber City, Saturday.

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

La Parilla, Oakwood. 770-297-0811.

The Olive Branch, Clermont. 770-983-9747. Chad Bowmar, Saturday.

Peachtree Tavern, Atlanta. 404-842-1700, ext. 3179. Casey Donahew, Emory Quinn, Thursday; Girlz Girlz Girlz, Friday; Poptart Monkeys, Saturday; Sunset Love Affair, Wednesday.

Pizza Pub, Buford. 770-831-0272. Bike night, live music, Thursday; Texas Hold ‘Em, Friday-Saturday; karaoke, Saturday; Texas Hold 'Em, Sunday.

Prime Parc, Buford. 678-482-2125. Live music, Friday-Saturday.

Pueblos, Dahlonega. 706-867-7155. Chad Bowmar, Thursday.

Pueblos, Gainesville. 678-450-4500. Chad Bowmar, Wednesday.

Red Light Cafe, Atlanta. 404-874-7828.Seven Handle Circus, Thursday; After Midnight, Monday; open mic, Wednesday.

Scott's on the Square, Gainesville. 770-536-1111. Live music, Saturday.

Shane's Rib Shack, Flowery Branch. 770-965-0123. Trivia, Thursday and Tuesday. 

Shenanigans, Dahlonega. 706-482-0114.Greg Parton, Friday; Tim O'Donovan, Saturday.

Shooter's Tavern, Gainesville. 770-531-9768. Karaoke, today; live music, Friday; DJ, Saturday; poker, Wednesday; open mic Atlanta, Tuesday.

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, Thursday; 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-Saturday; Texas Hold 'em, Monday; karaoke, Wednesday.

Variety Playhouse, Atlanta. 404-524-7354. Here Come The Mummies, Friday; Girls' Rock Camp Showcase, Saturday.

Wild Bill's, Duluth. 678-473-1000. Ultra Drive, Friday; Tone Loc, Saturday. 

Wild Wing Cafe, Gainesville. 770-536-9177. Live band karaoke with Animal House, Thursday; live music, Friday; Moby Dick, Saturday; Ted Tuck, Ken Hale, Mike Terrell, Sunday; bike night, Wednesday.

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