Thursday, March 30

38 events


Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. FREE! 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. Every Thursday!



  • Rose of Athens Theatre Academy

    (Rose Hall, 150 Fritz Mar Lane) Improv II for grades 3–12 covers the ins and outs of impromptu acting skills. Fridays, Apr. 7–May 12, 10–11 a.m. and 4:30–5:30 p.m. 706-340-9181,

  • ACC Library

    4:30 p.m. FREE!

    Game with Us

    Play Super Smash Bros. with other teens after school. Ages 11–18.

  • ACC Library

    3:30 p.m. FREE!

    Lego Storytime

    Creative kids team up to build their own town out of Legos. Ages 6–11. 

  • Oconee County Library

    4 p.m. FREE!

    Music Therapy Fun

    Learn basic rhythm concepts and express feelings through music. Instruments provided. 

  • Winterville Center for Community and Culture

    Kids Play Theatre Camp

    Summer camp culminates in a performance at the end of the week. Ages 8–16. June 26–30, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. $150. 706-742-0823

  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    Relate & Create Workshops

    Week-long workshops will be offered in drawing, painting and pottery. Ages 12–18. Workshops begin in late June. Mondays–Fridays, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. 706-769-4565,,

  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    Summer Art Camp

    Two-week sessions include one week of pottery and one week of painting and drawing instruction. Mondays–Fridays, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. 706-769-4565,,


  • reBlossom Mama Baby Shop

    10 a.m. $5–10 donation.

    Mama-Baby Yoga

    This yoga class allows kiddos to practice alongside their parents. Free childcare is available for little ones who would rather play than practice yoga.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    5:30 p.m. $45.

    Plants of the Desert: Growing Cacti and Succulents

    Professional horticulturist Kevin Tarner gives an overview of how to successfully cultivate and propagate desert plants. Each participant will create their own succulent dish garden to take home. Bring a container for planting.

  • ACC Library

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Aging with Dignity: Access to Resources

    Randy Christian of the Elder Care Planning Council of Northeast Georgia will discuss services for seniors such as Medicare and Social Security. 

  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    Soda Fired Earthenware

    George McCauley leads a three-day workshop focused on glaze, terra sigillata, slip, stains and his patented "redneck majolica process." Apr. 15, 16 & 22, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $105.

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18–20).

    MIDNIGHT MADNESS Midnight Music Productions presents a showcase hosted by DJ MIDE and featuring music from The Muddy Gang, KP of the Academy and unknown.

  • Cycle World

    6 p.m. 706-548-3300

    MC BLUEZ Blues trio fronted by Jim Cook and Bill Mitchell with Bill Whitley on percussion. Strong vocals and smoking slide guitar.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $12.

    THE NEW RESPECTS Pop and soul infused rock and roll band from Nashville, TN. 

    MOSAIC Local indie-folk group with a rich sound.

    THE COLOUR NEGATIVE Pop-rock band from Atlanta.

  • The Foundry

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

    WHOA-MAN! An in-the-round concert featuring music from Wrenn, Prisca, Zale and Chelsea Shag.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7 p.m. $20.

    JOHNNYSWIM Folky, bluesy pop duo from Los Angeles via Nashville. 

    BRUCE SUDANO Singer-songwriter who has written for many artists, including his late wife, Donna Summer.

  • Iron Factory

    10:30 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6877

    WHALE YOUTH Local group featuring an inspired take on traditional Eastern music.

  • Nowhere Bar

    8 p.m. 706-546-4742

    THE BIG SMOOTH Bluesy tunes with soulful vocals courtesy of Tre Powell and company.

  • The Office Lounge

    8:30 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. TRIBBLE AND THE DANCING MAGNOLIAS Local group led by Athens rock fixture Rev. Conner Mack Tribble. See story on p. 20.


  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    8 p.m. $6 (w/ UGA ID), $12.

    UGA Symphony Orchestra

    Student musicians will perform masterworks of classical repertoire. The program includes Brahms, Goldmark and Stravinsky. 

  • UGA Ramsey Concert Hall

    3:30 p.m. FREE!

    Steel Pan Ensemble

    Students perform music of the Caribbean.



  • Highwire Lounge

    11 p.m. $1 (headphone).

    Silent Disco

    SILENT DISCO Dance the night away with wireless headphones and two channels of music. One of them is a request line!

  • Blue Sky

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-850-3153

    Warm Glow Blue Sky Show

    WARM GLOW BLUE SKY SHOW JJC plays disco, funk, soul & cetera. Every Thursday!

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    Robbie Dude

    ROBBIE DUDE Local DJ spinning "futuristic, hip hop, electro-soul, funky freshness, wine sippin', bumpin', grindin' bass music."


  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9:30 a.m. FREE!

    Nature Ramblers

    (Meet at Shade Garden Arbor) Learn more about 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.


  • Athens Community Theater

    Mar. 24–25 & Mar. 30–Apr. 1, 8 p.m. Mar. 26 & Apr. 2, 2 p.m. $12–15.

    Calendar Girls

    Members of the Yorkshire Women's Institute decide to fully expose themselves for a charity calendar. See Theater Notes on p. 17.


  • Ciné Barcafé

    8 p.m.

    Burn Country

    The indie thriller follows a war correspondent returning to the U.S. from Afghanistan. A Q&A with filmmaker Ian Olds and soundtrack musicians Jim McHugh and Jeff Tobias will follow the screening. 

Lectures & Lit


  • Lamar Dodd School of Art

    6 p.m. FREE!

    Mild Climate Lecture

    (S150) Mild Climate, a curatorial group comprised of four Tennessee-based artists, offers a collaborative lecture.

Ending Thursday, March 30



  • ACC Library

    One-on-One Digital Media Center Tutorials

    Get individual instruction for graphics, audio or video editing projects or learn to convert albums and cassettes to DVDs and CDs. Thursdays, 6 p.m. and Saturdays, 11 a.m. 706-613-3650

  • ACC Library

    One-on-One Computer Skills

    Personalized instruction available for various computer topics. Thursdays, 9 a.m. 706-613-3650, ext. 354,

  • ACC Library

    Career Coach

    A Goodwill's Virtual Career Coach will assist patrons with job applications and resumes. First Tuesdays, 1–3 p.m. and last Thursdays, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.