Thursday, September 18

42 events


  • Georgia Museum of Art

    5–8 p.m. FREE!

    Drawing in the Galleries

    Open hours for visitors to sketch in the galleries using graphite or colored pencils.

  • Athens, GA

    6-9 p.m. FREE!

    Third Thursday Art Series

    Six galleries stay open late the third Thursday of every month. Participating galleries include the Georgia Museum of Art, Lamar Dodd School of Art, ATHICA, Lyndon House Arts Center, Ciné and the GlassCube & Gallery @ Hotel Indigo. See website for a list of open exhibits.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    5:30 p.m. FREE!

    Conversation with the Artist: Tristan Perich

    Filmmaker Russell Oliver will premiere his documentary on Tristan Perich's "Machine Wall Drawing," followed by a video Q&A with Perich via Skype. See Calendar Pick on p. 16.



  • 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.

  • Heritage Park

    Sept. 17–18, 4:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. FREE! (ages 13 & under), $16–21.

    Cole Bros. Circus of the Stars

    (Farmington) The "World's Largest Circus Under the Big Top" continues its tradition of performances by clowns, acrobats, exotic animals and more. 

  • 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.

  • Catch 22 Gastropub

    6 p.m. FREE!

    Off-Road Night

    Celebrate jeeps, trucks and great friends. There will be raffle tickets, giveaways and food vendors.

  • Miller Learning Center

    7:30 p.m. FREE!

    Taking Action For Animals in Georgia

    (Room 213) Find out how you can help animals here and around the country. Discuss animal protection issues with Debra Berger, Georgia State Director for The Humane Society of the United States.

Live Music

  • Barbeque Shack

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

    OPEN BLUEGRASS JAM All pickers welcome! Every Thursday!

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. 706-369-3040

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Local singer-songwriter Louis Phillip Pelot and company play a "mind-boggling wall of organic sound with upbeat, travel-driven lyrics." The band is celebrating 80-plus weeks of Thursday shows.

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

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).

    FRANCO FUNICELLO Local guitar-driven indie rock band with a '90s alternative feel.

    SWAMP New local band.

    THE HEAD Jangly indie rock trio.

    SOUTHERN BRED COMPANY Local funk-inspired rock and roll band.

  • 40 Watt Club

    4 on the Floor. 9 p.m. $5.

    DUDE MAGNETS Noisy indie-rock chaos.

    JINX REMOVER Formerly known as Close Talker, this local band plays driving, melodic indie rock.

    GRAFTON TANNER Local songwriter performs a solo set.

    FAKE FLOWERS New local psychedelic-tinged jangle-rock band. 

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 10 p.m. FREE!

    CHICKEN LIQUOR California-based band featuring rollicking twin fiddles and bright country harmonies.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $12.

    GRANGER SMITH Rising independent country star from Texas.

    EARL DIBBLES JR. No info available. Son of Earl Dibbles Sr. 

  • Green Room

    9 p.m. $5.

    FRUITION Country string quintet from Portland, OR. 

    MONKEYGRASS JUG BAND Local roots music crew.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m.

    THE HINKLE, LINDBERG & ROMANOS TRIO Three local jazz musicians team up for a collaborative set.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    5:30 p.m. FREE!

    KINKY WAIKIKI Relaxing, steel guitar-driven band following the traditions of Hawaiian music. Every Thursday in September!

  • Hilltop Grille

    6:30 p.m. FREE!

    CHRIS HAMPTON Local singer-songwriter performing a set of solo acoustic songs.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    10 p.m.

    THE HARLEQUINS Psychelic garage-pop group from Cincinatti, OH.

    KATËR MASS Local gritty pop-punk band "influenced by Longmont Potion Castle."

    WAITRESS New noise rock project featuring members of Antpile and Family & Friends.

  • The Melting Point

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

    THE BROTHERS COMATOSE San Francisco-based Americana band.

    ROCKINWOOD MOUNTAIN BOYS Local traditional yet eclectic bluegrass ensemble.

  • New Earth Athens

    9 p.m.

    THE HEAVY PETS R&B rock band known for its energized live performances.

    THE FRESHTONES Athens-based "improg" act. 

    HALEM ALBRIGHT BAND Halem Albright has been performing his blend of unique songwriting and electrifying guitar around Athens and Atlanta for the past few years.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    THE 200s Groove/funk four-piece from Atlanta.

  • 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.

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!

Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Local History Book Club

    Meet to discuss Pearl Cleage's What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day.

  • Congregation Children of Israel

    7 p.m. FREE!

    "A New Understanding of Genesis"

    Baruch Hapern is a Covenant Foundation Professor of Jewish Studies and Professor of Religion and Linguistics at UGA. His lecture presents research on the science and philosophy of biblical times.

  • ACC Library

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650,,

    "Back to School"

    If you are over the age of 62, you can enroll at UGA tuition-free. Learn how to jump through the hoops and get yourself back in a college classroom. This lecture will be available to stream online. 



  • The Flight Deck

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-613-1764

    Thursday Night Rave

    THURSDAY NIGHT RAVE Local EDM crew Chaotic Entertainment presents this weekly party.


  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    8 p.m. $10, $5 (w/ student ID).

    Inaugural Concert: UGA Wind Ensemble

    The UGA Wind Ensemble and new Director of Bands Cynthia Johnston-Turner present Tower's "Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman No. 1," Otterloo's "Symphonietta," Hindemith's "Konzertmusik," Strens' "Danse Funambulesque," and Schmitt's "Dionysiaques."


  • Healing Arts Centre

    6:15 p.m. $14. 706-613-1143,

    Exploring the Feet as Foundation

    Learn to mobilize adhesions in the toes, feet and ankles to open up deeper access to your legs, hips and lower spine. 

  • Studio Dance Academy

    6:15 p.m. $12.

    Belly Dance Basics

    Learn and practice the foundations of belly dance in a fun, welcoming environment. This class is suitable for all levels of experience and ability.  

  • Studio Dance Academy

    7:20 p.m. $12. 706-372-2918

    Belly Dance Advanced

    Learn advanced concepts in classic and folkloric belly dance style including layering, combinations, props and choreography. Performance opportunities available, but not necessary for enjoyment.

  • 10:30 a.m. $5.

    Hot-Mama Yoga

    (Body as Voice Studio, Bogart) Flowing yoga-dance fusion designed especially for pre-natal and post-partem bodies.


  • UGA Tate Student Center

    8 p.m. $1–2.

    Schindler's List

    A German businessman in Poland sees an opportunity to make money from the Nazis' rise to power. He starts a company to make cookware and utensils, taking advantage of Krakow's Jews as employees, but quickly realizes that his factory may be the only thing preventing his staff from getting shipped to death camps.