Thursday, March 5

35 events


  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    8:30 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.

  • Allgood Lounge

    6–8 p.m. FREE!

    Hatch Happy Hour Show and Tell

    Show off your newest art or tech creation, be inspired by something someone else has made or find someone to work with in a new idea. Hosted by The Hatch, a new local makerspace.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    8 p.m. $5/person, $15/family.

    Full Moon Hike

    Bring family and friends along to enjoy the mysterious world of nature at night. Includes a two-mile hike through the wooded trails and in the garden.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    6–8 p.m. FREE! $5 (coffee & dessert).

    Make It An Evening

    Enjoy coffee, dessert and a gallery tour prior to the Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy performance in Hodgson Hall.

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. 

  • ACC Library

    6, 7 & 8 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.

  • Revival Yarns

    6 p.m. $30.

    Fingerless Mitts Class

    This two-session class teaches knitters how to make fingerless mitts. The second class is Mar. 12.


  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    8 p.m. $25–45.

    Visions from Cape Breton and Beyond: A Celtic Family Celebration

    Cape Breton fiddler Natalie MacMaster is joined by husband Donnel Leahy and their children for a show highlighting the family's talents and stories through dancing, singing and music making. See Calendar Pick on p. 17.

Live Music

  • Barbeque Shack

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-613-6752

    OPEN BLUEGRASS JAM All pickers welcome! Every Thursday!

  • Caledonia Lounge

    8:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).

    WHITE VIOLET Local group led by songwriter Nate Nelson, playing haunting, brooding, atmospheric indie-pop.

    PENICILLIN BABY "Space-trash" band from Nashville, TN. 

    FAYE WEBSTER Folk singer-songwriter from Atlanta.

  • Dos Palmas Restaurant & Cantina

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-353-7771

    TRE POWELL FEAT. THE BIG SMOOTH Bluesy acoustic tunes with soulful vocals.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $13.

    OF MONTREAL Long-running local psych-pop group known for its outlandish stage presence.

    YONATAN GAT High-octane guitar virtuoso known for his work with Israeli math-rock group Monotonix. See story on p. 13.

    RUBY THE RABBITFOOT Pop group led by songwriter Ruby Kendrick, a local singer-songwriter with a sweet voice and prodding, poignant lyrics.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $12 (door).

    ZACH DEPUTY Singer-songwriter from Bluffton, SC who describes his sound as a combination of jam, funk and soul.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $10.

    CONSIDER THE SOURCE New York trio who describe themselves as "sci-fi Middle Eastern funk."

    TAUK Jammy, instrumental rock-fusion band from NYC.

    THE MANTRAS A high-energy mix of funk-rock, Middle Eastern, electronica and metal. 

  • The Grotto

    10 p.m. 706-549-9933

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

    LOUIS PHILLIP PELOT & LANDON TRUST Playing American folk, rock and blues.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. FREE!

    CARL LINDBERG TRIO The local Latin jazz bassist leads his new trio.

  • Kumquat Mae Bakery Café

    6:30 p.m. 706-850-1442

    REPENT AT LEISURE Fun-loving, rowdy, Irish pub band playing traditional as well as modern Irish music.

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Newly relocated back to his old stomping grounds of Athens, Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. He hosts an "all-star jam" every Thursday.


  • Butt Hutt Bar-B-Q

    8 p.m. FREE! 706-850-8511

    Entertainment Trivia

    Hosted by Dirty South Trivia. Every Thursday.

  • El Azteca

    7:30 p.m. FREE! 706-549-2639


    Win prizes with host Garrett Lennox. Every Thursday.


  • Morton Theatre

    10:30 a.m. $8–12.

    Jack and the Beanstalk

    This musical adaptation is a rollicking retelling of the classic fairy tale. Join the modern-day hero as he uses his imagination to become the famous Jack from the book he is reading. As he spins the tale of trading the family cow for magic beans, watch the giant beanstalk grow towards the home of an ill-tempered giant.

  • Memorial Park

    Mar. 5–7, 7:30 p.m. & Mar. 8, 3 p.m. $12–15.

    Farce of Nature

    (Quinn Hall) This Southern-fried farce highlights a day in the life of the Wilburn family and the Reel 'Em Inn fishing lodge of Mayhew, AR. Truths will be revealed and the lives of all change in surprising ways.


  • Lay Park

    10 a.m. $3-5. 706-613-3596

    Wiggle, Giggle & Go

    Enjoy games, crafts, and snacks with your pre-K tot. Ages 2-3. Registration required.

  • Avid Bookshop

    6:30 p.m. FREE!

    Meet the Author

    Greg Christie has illustrated over 50 children's books including Brothers in Hope: The Story of the Lost Boys of the Sudan, Yesterday I Had the Blues, Love to Langston and Keep Climbing.


  • Georgia Museum of Art

    5:30 p.m. FREE!

    Gallery Talk

    Independent curator Mary Koon will discuss "The Life and Work of Alice Fischer, Culturual Pioneer." 

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    6–8 p.m. FREE!

    Opening Reception

    View artworks selected for the 40th annual Juried Exhibition. See Art Notes on p. 11.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    3 p.m. FREE!

    The Promises of Empowered Girls

    Dr. Nancy Lesko will present this lecture, cosponsored by the Feminist Scholar Activists, the LISELL project and the UGA department of art and art education.


  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Oconee Rivers Audubon Society

    Dr. Sonia Altizer will describe conservation efforts to reduce threats to the majestic monarch butterfly in his speech, "Monarchs in a Changing World: Status and Conservation of an Iconic Butterfly."

  • East Friendship Baptist Church

    7 p.m. FREE!


    (East Friendship Baptist Church) Regular monthly meeting. Open to all. 


  • UGA Tate Student Center

    8 p.m. $1–2.


    (Theatre) Audrey Tautou plays a shy waitress in Paris who decides to change the lives of those around her for the better.

  • Buffalo's Café

    6:30 p.m. FREE!

    Field of Dreams

    Iowa farmer Ray (Kevin Costner) hears a mysterious voice that compels him to build a baseball diamond in his fields.

Lectures & Lit

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    4:30 p.m.FREE!

    Lo! The Poor Indian, No More: The Trans-Atlantic Choctaw Irish Exchange

    (Room 285) Irish, Choctaw and Cherokee scholars gather to consider the Trans-Atlantic Choctaw-Irish Exchange that occurred 168 years ago.