Thursday, May 28

27 events


  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    8 a.m. FREE!

    Nature Ramblers

    Learn more about the flora and fauna of the garden while enjoying fresh air and inspirational readings. Ramblers are encouraged to bring their own nature writings or favorite poems and essays to share with the group.

  • ACC Library

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Documenting the Dust Bowl

    UGA photojournalism lecturer Mark E. Johnson will discuss the photography of the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl. A reception will follow. Reproductions of photos by Dorothea Lange, Arthur Rothstein and others will be on exhibit.


  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597

    Pajama Storytime

    Bring your pajama-clad kids in for storytelling and readings by special guests.

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    Dr. Fred's Karaoke

    KARAOKE Hosted by karaoke fanatic John "Dr. Fred" Bowers and featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more.

  • Walker's Coffee & Pub

    9 p.m. FREE! 706-543-1433


    KARAOKE Every Thursday!


  • ACC Library

    9–9:45 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, ext. 354

    One-On-One Computer Tutorial

    Personalized instruction available for various computer topics. 

  • Revival Yarns

    6 p.m. FREE!

    Knit 1 Class

    Get acquainted with the tools and craft of knitting. Learn cast-on stitches and the knit stitch. The class is free with the purchase of materials. RSVP.

  • Oconee County Library

    2–4 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950

    Intro to Word

    Learn the basics.

  • ACC Library

    9 a.m. & 6 p.m. FREE!

    One-on-One Digital Media Center Tutorial

    The new Digital Media Center is now open! Get individual instruction for graphics, audio or video editing projects or learn to convert albums and cassettes to DVDs and CDs.

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. 706-369-3040

    LEAVING COUNTRIES AND FRIENDS Local singer-songwriter Louis Phillip Pelot and company play a "mind-boggling wall of organic sound with upbeat, travel-driven lyrics."

    SARAH ELIZABETH Local singer-songwriter. 

    LANDON TRUST Local singer-songwriter performs an acoustic set.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    8 p.m. $5.

    THE LAST THURSDAY Songwriter Don Chambers presents a night of music, guest musicians, spoken word, film, magic and a variety of other surprises.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $5 (adv.), $8 (door).

    ISAAC BRAMBLETT BAND Southern soul singer with a roots-rock band who has performed with Ike Stubblefield and Sunny Ortiz, to name a few.

  • Georgia Theatre

    9 p.m. SOLD OUT.

    PERPETUAL GROOVE This group has been stirring crowds into a frenzy around the Southeast with its exciting jams and spirited cover tunes.

  • The Grotto

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-549-9933

    THE BIG SMOOTH Bluesy local trio featuring songwriter Tre Powell.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. FREE!

    PERIOD SIX Playing a unique blend of jazz standards featuring collective communication and soulful improvisation.

  • Live Wire

    11 p.m. FREE!

    TECROPOLIS Athens' longest-running electronic dance music monthly, with special guests Mut3 and Variant.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    DANK Bluesy, Atlanta-based jam-rock band. Formerly known as Dank Sinatra. See Record Review on p. 12.

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. He hosts an "all-star jam" every Thursday.

  • Your Pie

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-355-7048 (Gaines School Rd. location)

    LIAM PARKE Member of local band Repent at Leisure plays a solo set of Irish folk.

  • Your Pie

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-355-7048 (E. Broad St. location)

    LOUIS PHILLIP PELOT Leaving Countries singer plays a solo set of folk and Americana.

  • Your Pie

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-7424 (Five Points location)

    YOESHI ROBERTS Singer-songwriter playing uplifting "acoustic music that feels good."



  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $21.

    T.J. Miller

    Miller co-stared in the Fox comedy series "The Goodwin Games," has a podcast on and appeared in Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, Rock of Ages and several other films. See story on p. 10.

  • The World Famous

    8 p.m. $10.


    Comedian and producer McQueen Adams spoofs pop culture through a unique live show that blends music, comedy and projections. See Calendar Pick on p. 14.


  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    6:30 p.m. FREE!

    Documentary Film Screening

    Professor emeritus of geology at UGA R.D. Dallmeyer presents a screening of Meteor Strike. Enjoy a slice of pizza while you view the film.