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 29-Aug. 5
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40 Watt Club, Athens. 706-549-7871. The Rattlers, The Normaltown Flyers, Strawberry Flats, Michael Guthrie Band, Friday; Girls Rock Camp Showcase, Saturday.

37 Main, Buford. 678-288-2030. Reality Check, Friday; Justin Band, 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; Stealing 3rd, Friday; karaoke, Saturday; Jukebox Hero, Sunday; open mic with Jonathan Ingram, Tuesday.

Bigg Daddy's, Helen. 706-878-2739. Reverb-O-Rockets, Saturday.

Blonde, Gainesville. 770-503-0900. DJ, Thursday-Saturday; open mic, 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. Kuroma, Aminal, Wages, Thursday; Union of Concerned Scientists, The Moaners, Bloody Knives, Friday; HAM1, Grape Soda, Tim Chad and Sherry, Saturday; 10th Concession, Tuesday; Manray, Smiley With a Knife, 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 New Familiars, Friday; John Cowan Band, Saturday, traditional music jam, Sunday.

The Dam Bar, Buford. 678-546-7535. Karaoke, Thursday; Burning Time, Friday; GWC, Saturday.

The Earl, Atlanta. Young Orchids, Moonlight Bride, Dirty Pollyanna, Thursday; Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, Magic Kids,
Puro Instinct, Friday; Batusis, The El Caminos, The F'n Heartbreaks, Saturday.

Eddie's Attic, Decatur. 404-377-4976. Matt Kerney, Jane Carrey, Friday; Joe Gransden, Nicole Chillemi, Saturday; open mic, Monday.

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

Grapes & Hops Bar & Bistro, Flowery Branch. 770-965-9145. Richard Thompson, Friday; Don Law, Saturday.

Inman Perk, Gainesville. 678-971-8091.

Irish Bred Pub, Gainesville. 770-532-0700. Live music, Friday-Saturday. Live music, Thursday-Saturday; open mic, Tuesday; trivia, Wednesday.

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.Trivia, Monday, Wednesday.

Luna's, Gainesville. 770-531-0848. Laura Bryant, Friday; Steve Jade, Saturday.

Monkey Barrel, Gainesville. 770-297-0116. Trivia, Thursday; Nathan Shepherd and Jimmy T, Friday, JP Hester, Saturday.

The Melting Point, Athens. 706-433-1929. The New Familiars, Thursday; Dirk Howell Band, Friday; Bluebilly Grit, Monday.

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.

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. Peggie Hoskins, 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. Whoa Nelly Band, Thursday; Jesse Schwartz, Bellwether Station, Groundhawgs, Friday; Carl Frazzano, Steve Stevens, Amnesty Road, Saturday; open mic, Wednesday.

Scott's on the Square, Gainesville. 770-536-1111. Mitch Perez, Saturday; open jazz jam, Sunday.

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

Shenanigans, Dahlonega. 706-482-0114. Wayde Powell and Friends, Friday; Tim O'Donovan, Saturday; live team trivia, Monday.

Shooter's Tavern, Gainesville. 770-531-9768. Karaoke, today; DJ, Friday-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. La Roux, Saturday.

Wild Bill's, Duluth. 678-473-1000. Matt Stillwell, Friday; Dear Enemy, Dangerous New Machine and Subcam, Saturday.

Wild Wing Cafe, Gainesville. 770-536-9177. Live band karaoke with Animal House, Thursday; The Last Minute Band, Friday; Emerald Sunday, Saturday; bike night, Wednesday.

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