Club calendar

John Kolbeck will perform Sunday at The Cotton Patch.

Send club listing by 6 p.m. Mondays to or fax it to (706) 722-7403.


KEY: s -- Dancing l -- Live music n -- Karaoke u -- Games


209 MUSIC LOUNGE: 4 Eighth St.; (706) 722-6588.

1102 BAR & GRILL: 1102 Broad St.; live music Fridays; karaoke with live band Saturdays; poker Mondays; Wine Night Wednesdays; (706) 364-4075. u

C&D HOT SPOT CARIBBEAN GRILL: 129 Ninth St.; (706) 722-3132.

CLUB HOLLYWOOD: 943 Ellis St.; grand opening Tuesday, with Meet My Crew, A Well Thought Tragedy, Ambush, 11 Spirits, H803, Battle for Tomorrow.

COTTON PATCH: 816 Cotton Lane at Riverwalk; John Kolbeck Sunday; trivia and live entertainment with Cliff Bennett Wednesday; (706) 724-4511. u

EAGLE'S NEST LOUNGE: Ramada Plaza Hotel, 640 Broad St.; (706) 722-5541.

FOX'S LAIR: 349 Telfair St.; Jeff and Shane Friday; karaoke with Mario Saturday; John Fisher Tuesday; (706) 828-5600,

JOE'S UNDERGROUND: 144 Eighth St.; Jacob Beltz today; Blue Cotton Friday; Pit Boss Saturday; Will McCranie Monday; Joe Stevenson Tuesday; trivia with Paul Arrowood Wednesday; (706) 724-9457.

METRO A COFFEEHOUSE: 1054 Broad St.; $2 cover for jazz; (706) 722-6468.

THE PLAYGROUND: 873 Broad St.; (706) 724-5399. un

SECTOR 7G: 631 Ellis St.; Shotgun Opera, Hell Within, Baptized In Broken Glass, Ashes of Your Enemy today; Synapse Defect, Undead Forest, Aralic on Friday; Driver Side Impact, I am The Pilot, A Heartwell Ending, The Awkward Romance on Wednesday.

SOUL BAR: 984 Broad St.; '90s Night Friday; Bayou Bleu Saturday; Book Tavern book drive Wednesday, with Loot, The Cubists and The Eff Bombs; (706) 724-8880,

SOULTRY SOUNDS CAFE: 1035 Ellis St.; poetry Thursdays and R&B with Nikia Starr Saturdays; (706) 303-2400.

STILL WATER TAP ROOM: 974 Broad St.; Christabel and the Jons Saturday; (706) 826-9857.

TAP TAP: 1032 Broad St.; Jazz Collective Wednesdays; (706) 722-7738.

TRIBECA BUDDHA LOUNGE AND SHOE BAR: 968 Broad St.; DJ Marco Fridays; (706) 828-4433.

TROPICABANA LATIN CLUB: 1251 Broad St.; salsa lessons with Eduardo Diaz and Gueisha Santiago 10 p.m. Fridays, $5; military admitted free; (706) 828-8500. s

WHITE ELEPHANT CAFE: 1135 Broad St.; live music Wednesdays; (706) 722-8614.


ADAM'S LOUNGE: 1075 Stevens Creek Road; DJ Izzie Fridays and Sundays; DJ Rodriguez Saturdays; (706) 533-6745. s

AMERICAN LEGION POST 192: Legion Drive off Owens Road in Evans; (706) 863-8728.

ATHENS RESTAURANT/LITTLE NICK'S BAR & GRILL: 246 Bobby Jones Expressway; karaoke Thursdays; (706) 868-1508. n

AUGUSTA ELKS LODGE 205: 205 Elkdom Court; dance Friday, with Fun Time Band; bar open at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m.; $18 per person, $35 per couple; (706) 860-1256.

CADILLAC'S: 3328 Washington Road; karaoke with Russell Schroder tonight; DJ Doug Fridays and Saturdays; (706) 364-2234. sn

THE COUNTRY CLUB: 2834 Washington Road; Sweetheart Ball with Jake Owen tonight; Gunshy Friday; The Roadhammers with Gunshy Saturday; (706) 364-1862;

CUE AND BREW: 2854 Washing-ton Road; (706) 737-6008. u

DUDLEY'S DAWG HOUSE SPORTS BAR AND GRILL: 4020 Wash-ington Road; karaoke with Tony Howard Wednesdays; (706) 650-9439. n

LAURA'S BACKYARD TAVERN: 218 S. Belair Road, Martinez; (706) 869-8695. u

SHANNON'S: 300 Shartom Drive; (706) 860-0698; www. n

SIDETRACK BAR AND GRILL: 4029 Washington Road, Martinez; karaoke Wednesdays; Just Richard Thursdays; Chris Goss Fridays; trivia Saturdays; (706) 825-1036. u

SOMEWHERE IN AUGUSTA: 2701 Washington Road; Mason Jars Friday; Sabo and Friends Saturday; (706) 739-0002.

VICKIE'S PLACE: 4314 Wrightsboro Road; Bike Night and blind-draw steel-tip darts Fridays; cook-off Saturday; pool tournament and blind-draw soft-tip darts Sunday; (706) 650-7880. u

VFW POST 3200: 2901 Gun Club Road; pool tournament 2 p.m. Sundays; (706) 736-9046.

WILD WING CAFE: 3035 Washington Road; Squirell today; Joystick Friday; Mad Margritt Saturday; The Unmentionables Sunday; trivia with Matt and Kevin Monday; Daddy Grace Tuesday; WormsLoew Wednesday; (706) 364-9453, n


AMERICAN LEGION POST 63: 90 Milledge Road; dinner and dance Friday, with baked chicken and the Escorts; bingo 1:30 p.m. Saturday; (706) 733-5184. u

AMERICAN LEGION POST 205: 2102 Highland Ave.; bingo 7:30 p.m. Friday and Wednesday; dancing Saturday; (706) 733-4069. u-n

CLUB ARGOS: 1923 Walton Way; karaoke Thursdays and Mondays; (706) 481-8829; usn

SURREY TAVERN: 471 Highland Ave., Surrey Center; Mason Jars today; Playback with TuTu D'Vyne Friday-Saturday; Brandon Bower Wednesday; (706) 736-8264; u-

PARTRIDGE INN'S VERANDAH GRILL: 2110 Walton Way; (706) 737-8888;

RED LION PUB: 1936 Walton Way; The Stain Remains Saturday; Texas hold 'em tonight and Tuesday; The Edison Project Mondays; MCG Night Wednesdays with DJ Freak Nasty; (706) 733-2008;

VUE: 469 Highland Ave.; Blowout Thursdays; Ladies Night Fridays; Sexy Saturdays; Gentlemen's Night Out Wednesdays; (706) 364-0786. u

WHEELER TAVERN: 3664 Wheeler Road; DJ Fridays, Saturdays; (706) 868-5220. s


CLUB 706: 2623 Deans Bridge Road; Motown Thursdays with DJ Blind Man Ray; (706) 771-1817.

CLUB BARCELONA: 2533 Peach Orchard Road; men's pool league Thursdays; eight-ball tournament and cookout Fridays; couples pool league Mondays; (706) 790-3093. u

CLUB NITRO: 2925 Peach Orchard Road;

COACH'S PLACE: 1721 Gordon Highway; karaoke; (706) 364-1714. n

COYOTES: 2512 Peach Orchard Road; Amber Hayes tonight-Saturday; (706) 560-9245.

CREAM: 1511 North Leg Road; (706) 733-3567.

CROSSRHODES CHRISTIAN LOUNGE: 1850 Gordon Highway; open-mike Thursdays; gospel DJ Fridays; Live Jazz "G-Scott" Saturdays; (706) 627-6055. u

CUZ'S PLACE: 1979 Tobacco Road; APA pool Mondays, Wednesdays-Thursdays; free pool 4-11 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; three-ball tourney 3 p.m. Sundays; Super Bowl bash Sunday; dinner served daily; (706) 790-4623. u

ECONO LODGE LOUNGE: 2051 Gordon Highway; Keith Gregory 2-5 p.m. Sundays and Tuesdays; (706) 738-6565, ext. 101. un

FINISH LINE CAFE: 3960 Wrightsboro Road; dart leagues Wednesdays-Thursdays, Sundays-Mondays; DJ, open pool tournament Mondays; pool leagues Wednesdays, Thursdays; smoking allowed; (706) 855-5999.

FISHBOWL LOUNGE: 2248 Lumpkin Road; karaoke with Linda and Paul Fridays; (706) 790-6810. un

THE FLAMINGO ROADHOUSE: 2320 Gordon Highway; pool tournament 8 p.m. Saturdays; (706) 737-0905. un

FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES NO. 1197: 1999 Scott Road; bingo 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, Mondays, Tuesdays and 1:30 p.m. Sundays; band 8:30 p.m. Saturdays; (706) 790-8040.

GOONEY'S BILLIARDS AND GRILL: 2260 Wheeless Road; (706) 736-0005. u

THE HAYLOFT: 3179 Gordon Highway; karaoke Thursdays; Johnny Reb Band with Dennis Myers Fridays and Saturdays; (706) 855-5015.

LITTLE HONKY TONK: 1602 Gordon Highway; karaoke Mondays and Tuesdays; (706) 796-6786. un

HONKY TONK: 1602 Gordon Highway; Brandon Douglas Fridays and Saturdays; (706) 790-5516.

RUB IT INN LOUNGE: 2704 Gordon Highway; karaoke Mondays-Thursdays; Southwinds Fridays-Saturdays; (706) 651-0110. n

SILVER BULLET LOUNGE: 2423 Milledgeville Road; band Thursdays-Saturdays; open mike Thursdays; Jay Johnson karaoke Wednesdays; (706) 737-6134. n

VFW POST 649: 2430 Windsor Spring Road; karaoke Fridays; dance Saturdays; (706) 790-4282.


AIKEN BREWING CO.: 140 Laurens St. S.W., Aiken; (803) 502-0707,

THE BREAK ROOM: 1593 Whiskey Road, Aiken; (803) 649-7045. un

CITY BILLIARDS: 208 Richland Ave. W., Aiken; 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m. to midnight Saturday-Sunday; (803) 649-7362. u

CORK AND BULL PUB: 1925 Whiskey Road, Aiken; karaoke with Libby Danielowich tonight-Friday; (803) 649-5239. n

HOTEL AIKEN: 235 Richland Ave., Aiken; (803) 648-4265.

INFIELD SPORTS BAR AND GRILL: 719 N. Main St., New Ellenton; karaoke Saturdays; (803) 652-1142. un

IRON HORSE BAR AND GRILL: 2510 Storm Branch Road, Beech Island; Southroads Fridays and Saturdays; (803) 867-2388. n

LOCALS NEIGHBORHOOD OYSTER BAR: 1208 Whiskey Road, Aiken; karaoke 9:30 p.m. Fridays; (803) 649-0082.

MAMA BEAR'S: 900 Main St., New Ellenton; (803) 652-3769.

MI RANCHO MEXICAN RESTAURANT: 4645 Jefferson David Highway, Clearwater; (803) 593-3850. n

PAT'S MARTINI BAR: 201 Richland Ave., Aiken; Weston and Preston and Sandra Simmons Thursdays; Terry & Jordan Saturday; trivia Tuesdays; (803) 648-1028.

PALMETTO TAVERN: 1212 Whiskey Road, Aiken; DJ Tim Fridays; DJ Twink Saturdays; karaoke Sundays; (803) 641-4868. n

SINNER STAGE: 4715 Augusta Road, Clearwater; (803) 593-1717.

VFW POST 5877: South Carolina Highway 19, Aiken; (803) 648-0119. sn


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