Some standout options for Thursday night partiers:
*Hard rock act Trust Company, nationally known for tunes like "Downfall" and "Running From Me," takes the stage at The Roadhouse, 1047 Broadway. Local band Forced Entry also performs. Show starts at 9 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance, day-of prices disclosed at door.
*The local Southern rockers from Whisky Bent perform at Scruffy Murphy's, 1037 Broadway. It starts at 10 p.m. No cover. 706-322-3460.
*There's an open mike night at Fountain City Coffee, 1007 Broadway. It's free and starts at 8 p.m. 706-494-6659.
*The Kat Redd Band performs at Soho Bar & Grill, 5751 Milgen Road. Show starts at 10 p.m. Cover is $5, free for military. 706-568-3316.
*Greg Barrett takes the stage at Belloo's, 900 Front Ave., beginning at 10 p.m. Cover is $5. 706-494-1584.
*Aqua Nightclub, 1812 Midtown Drive, hosts its weekly poker tournament. Winner gets $100, and there's no buy-in. Game starts at 7 p.m., but players can generally arrive until around at 8 p.m. 706-358-7128.
The open mike at Fountain City is open to all ages, all other events are for partiers 21 and older.
For more information about the local nightlife scene, visit the Walk of Shame blog at www.ledger-enquirer.com.