Hall Schools announces hybrid start to school year
The Hall County School District has announced it will begin the first two weeks of the school year with a hybrid of in-person and virtual classes, beginning Aug. 24.
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Nightlife events
July 22-29
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40 Watt Club, Athens. 706-549-7871. Tribal Zine, Ramble Horse, Forest Magic, Friday; Americana, Bluegrass, Night with Lefty Hathaway, The Burning Angels, Welfare Liners, Saturday.

37 Main, Buford. 678-288-2030. Great White, Thursday; Slippery When Wet, Friday.

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; Gravity Zero, Friday; karaoke, Saturday; Jukebox Hero, Sunday; open mic with Jonathan Ingram, Tuesday.

Bigg Daddy's, Helen. 706-878-2739.

Blonde, Gainesville. 770-503-0900. DJ, Friday-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. Native Kid, Henry Barbe, Eric Brendo, Thursday; Savagist, Colossus, Shark Heart, Friday; The Bastard Suns, So It Goes, Burns Like Fire, Saturday; Cloak and Dagger Dating Service, A Breath Beyond Broken, Thrill of a Gunfight, Monday; Dusty Lightswitch, Cabin Fever, Mercury Veil, Border Lions, Tuesday.

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; Corey Crowder, Friday; Webb Wilder, Saturday, traditional music jam, Sunday.

The Dam Bar, Buford. 678-546-7535. Karaoke, Thursday; Life Force, Friday; Nice Boys, Saturday; Rock Band competition, Wednesday.

The Earl, Atlanta. Clem Snide, The Heligoats, Telegram, Thursday; Noot D' Noot, Judi Chicago, DJ Gnosis, Friday; Soulphonics, Ruby Velle, Weapons of Audio, Saturday; Jondonson, Sunday; Drink Up Buttercup, Today the Moon, Tomorrow the Sun, Monday.

Eddie's Attic, Decatur. 404-377-4976. Chuck Prophet, Ruthie & Linda, Caitlin Rose, Thursday; The Waymores featuring Sally Barris, Don Henry, Tom Kimmel, Friday; Chatham County Line, Georgia Fireflies, Saturday; Will Kimbrough, Sunday; open mic, Monday; Newfound Road, Tuesday; The Coal Men, Wednesday.

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

Grapes & Hops Bar & Bistro, Flowery Branch. 770-965-9145. Karaoke, Thursday; Richard Thompson, Friday.

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. Emily White, Thursday; Tommy Preston, Friday; The Bass Lazers, Saturday; Trivia, Monday-Wednesday.

Luna's, Gainesville. 770-531-0848. Peggie Hoskins and Wayne Langford, Saturday.

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

The Melting Point, Athens. 706-433-1929. Lil Malcom & The House Rockers, Thursday; Tift Merritt, Friday; The Silverdird Duo, Tuesday.

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

La Parilla, Oakwood. 770-297-0811.

The Olive Branch, Clermont. 770-983-9747.

Peachtree Tavern, Atlanta. 404-842-1700, ext. 3179. Elastic Skyline with Bodega Roja, Thursday; A1A, Friday; The Velcro Pygmies, Saturday; Thomas Tillman, Tuesday.

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. Monica Spears, Friday; Walter Biel, Saturday.

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

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

Red Light Cafe, Atlanta. 404-874-7828. Cedar Hill, Thursday; Moonlighters, Aaron Childree, Jeff Sheppard Band, Saturday; open mic, Wednesday.

Scott's on the Square, Gainesville. 770-536-1111. Cindy Bell, Saturday.

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

Shenanigans, Dahlonega. 706-482-0114. wayde powell and friends, Friday; Buzzard Mountain Boys, Saturday; live team trivia with Roy Martin, Monday.

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. King Daddy Polecats, Friday; live music, Saturday; Texas Hold 'em, Monday; karaoke, Wednesday.

Variety Playhouse, Atlanta. 404-524-7354. Joan Armatrading, Thursday; Grace Potter and The Nocturnals, Friday; Cowboy Junkies, Saturday; Seu Jorge & Almaz, Sunday.

Wild Bill's, Duluth. 678-473-1000. Haywaire, Friday.

Wild Wing Cafe, Gainesville. 770-536-9177. Live band karaoke with Animal House, Thursday; Mad Margritt, Friday; Nate Currin, Saturday; Moby Dick, Sunday; bike night, Wednesday.

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