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Nightlife events
Aug. 26-Sept. 2
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40 Watt Club, Athens. 706-549-7871. Modern Skirts, Gift Horse, Nate Nelson, Friday; Studio 40 Four, Immuzikation, Dreamdogs, Saturday.

37 Main, Buford. 678-288-2030. Rock Mafia, Thursday; Moby Dick, Friday; Iron Mullet, 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; live music, 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, Thursday; Six till Sunrise, DJ, Friday; DJ, 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, Thursday; live entertainment, Friday.

Caledonia Lounge, Athens. 706-549-5577. Los Meesfits, Wolfcharge, Manger, Thursday; Bearfoot Hookers, Dangfly, Friday; Magic Missile, Spirit Hair, The Shut Ups, Saturday; Graves of Valor, Strong Intention, Guzik, Monday; Unus Mundus, Dis-taste-r, The Subliminator, The Caste, Battlehooch, Geisterkatzen, Tuesday.

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

The Crimson Moon, Dahlonega. 706-864-3982. Tom & Juli, Thursday; Peasall Sisters, Saturday; traditional music jam, Sunday.

The Dam Bar, Buford. 678-546-7535. Karaoke, Thursday; Cosmic Gypsies, Friday; Audiocage, Saturday; Dixie Duncan, Wednesday.

The Earl, Atlanta. Cedric Burnside and Lightnin' Malcolm Nathan Nelson and his Entertainment Crackers, Thursday; Georgia Fireflies, Damion Suomi, Minor Prophets, Stovall, Friday; Oryx and Crake, Venice is Sinking, Book of Colors, Saturday.

Eddie's Attic, Decatur. 404-377-4976. Thad Cockrell and Walter Parks, Thursday; Jackson County Line, Clay Cook, John Wesley Satterfield, Saturday; open mic, Monday; The Wrights, Granville Automatic. Wednesday.

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

Grapes & Hops Bar & Bistro, Flowery Branch. 770-965-9145. Monica Spears, Friday; Mike Kirkpatrick, Saturday.

Inman Perk, Gainesville. 678-971-8091.

Irish Bred Pub, Gainesville. 770-532-0700. Live music, Thursday-Friday; Brat Pak, 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. The Last Minute Band, Friday; Loco's talent show, Saturday; trivia, Monday, Wednesday.

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

Monkey Barrel, Gainesville. 770-297-0116. Trivia, Thursday; JP Hester, Friday; Speck, Saturday.

The Melting Point, Athens. 706-433-1929. Sam Bush, Thursday; Sons of Sailors, Friday.

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

La Parilla, Oakwood. 770-297-0811.

Little Italy, Gainesville. 678-450-1515. Daniel Ecke, Friday.

The Olive Branch, Clermont. 770-983-9747. Chad Bowmar, Friday; Sunday.

Peachtree Tavern, Atlanta. 404-842-1700, ext. 3179. The Recycled Shotguns, Thursday; Cage, Friday; Generation Now, Saturday; Wes Loper Band, Wednesday.

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

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

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

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

Red Light Cafe, Atlanta. 404-874-7828. Jason Baily Band, Leah Calvert, Micheal Smith, Thursday; Jennifer Wrobleski, Half Blacklit Shack, No Parachute, Friday; Last Chance Runaround, Eds Crackers, Bitteroots, Saturday; 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. Trivia, Monday.

Shooter's Tavern, Gainesville. 770-531-9768. Karaoke, Thursday; Peggie Hoskins, 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. Paul Thorn, Saturday.

Wild Bill's, Duluth. 678-473-1000. Bill Gentry, Saturday.

Wild Wing Cafe, Gainesville. 770-536-9177. Live band karaoke with Animal House, Thursday; Stealing 3rd, Friday; Good Times, Saturday; acoustic, Sunday; bike night, Wednesday.