Thursday, April 24

37 events


  • Lamar Dodd School of Art

    9 a.m.–5 p.m.

    Phi Beata Heata Student Jewelry Sale

    UGA's jewelry and metalwork students present a sale of handmade pieces.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    5:30 p.m. FREE!

    Director's Lecture

    In "Slings and Arrows of Outrageous Fortune: Queering St. Sebastian," GMOA director William U. Eiland traces the evolution of representations of Sebastian, the 3rd-century martyr and saint. Dr. Eiland's study focuses on the ways in which artists adapted St. Sebastian's history and iconography to create a fixture for both the Catholic hagiography and gay culture.

  • Lamar Dodd School of Art

    Apr. 23–24, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. FREE!

    Spring Pottery Sale

    The UGA Ceramic Students Organization's spring pottery sale includes small, hand-built sculptures and functional pottery such as teapots, mugs and plates made by ceramics students and faculty. Proceeds help fund educational field trips for students and bringing in visiting artists. 

  • Ciné Barcafé

    7 p.m. $7.

    "Parallel Proportions: A Conversation on Iceland"

    The mission of this art show is take the mediums of food, hair, photography, metalsmith jewelry and sculpture to further express a concept by SCAD senior fashion design student Claire Buyens dealing with the relationship between Icelandic terrain and its architecture in the 1920s. See Art Notes on p. 20.


  • Johnny's New York Style Pizza

    Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. & Thursdays, 8 p.m. 706-354-1515

    Trivia with a Twist

    Throw a lime in your Coors Light and compete! 

  • El Azteca

    7:30–9 p.m. FREE! 706-549-2639


    Win prizes with host Todd Kelly. Every Thursday.

  • Amici

    9 p.m. FREE! 706-353-0000


    Every Thursday.


  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    8:30–10 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.

  • UGA Intramural Fields

    5–7 p.m. FREE!

    Recycling Happy Hour

    Bring in old electronics, batteries, bulbs and used cooking grease for recycling.

  • The Classic Center

    8 a.m.–5 p.m. $79.

    2014 Athens Small Business Summit

    The summit will provide opportunities for businesses of all sizes to learn, connect and be inspired by 500 of their peers. This all-day event is full of educational breakout sessions, valuable resources, experienced speakers and networking opportunities. Check website for schedule.

  • The Classic Center

    1:30–5 p.m. FREE!

    Job Fair and Career Expo

    The Athens Small Business Summit hosts a job fair for employers seeking part-time or full-time help. 

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!

    Troubadour Bar & Grill

    8 p.m. FREE! 706-850-8188


    KARAOKE Sing your heart out, every Thursday!

Live Music

  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA

    Athens Americana Music Festival.

    SAILING TO DENVER Harmony-heavy folk group from Atlanta. (6 p.m.)

  • 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 60-plus weeks of Thursday shows.

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

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    VIETKONG High energy local duo who draw from a wide range of genres.

    COSMIC KING No info available. 

    Athens folk-rock group with confessional lyrics.

  • Chops and Hops

    6 p.m. 706-310-1101

    JIM COOK Wailing slide guitar, gritty vocals and swamp stomp with this local bluesman.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m.

    LITTLE GOLD Local group fronted by Christian DeRoeck, formerly of Woods, playing garage rock with country and pop sensibilities.

    NIGHT SCHOOL New local band featuring Black Kids frontman Reggie Youngblood.

    ERIN LOVETT Ukelele strummer Lovett plays sweet, poppy folk.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $5.

    WALDEN Local band that plays indie-folk music.

    GRANT COWAN Up-and-coming local songwriter.

    THE SUMMER SONICS Local alternative rock band.

  • Four Brothers Sports Tavern

    6:30 p.m. FREE!

    BIG DON Southern-fried local rock songwriter performs an "unplugged" acoustic set.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $17.

    SISTER HAZEL Florida-based alt-rock band known for its radio staple "All For You."

    GREGORY HYDE BAND Melodic rock and roll band from Chicago.

  • Green Room

    9 p.m. $3.

    CALLIOPE MUSICALS "A cheerful psychedelic party folk band from Austin, TX."

    TONGUES No info available.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. $10.

    STEVE MOAKLER Songwriter from Pittsburgh, PA.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    Athens Americana Music Festival.

    THE DASHBOARD SAVIORS Long-running, on-again-off-again local rock band fronted by songwriter Todd McBride. (12 a.m.)

    FIVE EIGHT Legendary Athens rock trio that consistently pumps out boisterous rock and roll. Their energetic live show has warmed the stage for such bands as R.E.M., Cheap Trick, The Ramones and more. (11 p.m.)

    WORKHORSES OF THE ENTERTAINMENT/RECREATIONAL INDUSTRY Impossibly-named longtime local folk act featuring Ben Reynolds, William Tonks and Rob Keller. (10 p.m.)

  • New Earth Athens

    7 p.m. $5.

    JUBEE & THE MORNING AFTER Smooth, soulful hip-hop featuring local MC JuBee and his band of electric rockers.

    ANDY BRUH & ROBBIE DUDE Two local EDM hotshots spin sets.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742

    EDDIE AND THE PUBLIC SPEAKERS Local power trio delivers an energetic show with a hard-hitting rhythm section, funky riffs and soaring guitar solos filled with catchy hooks and harmonies.

  • Treppenhaus

    Athens Americana Music Festival.

    FAMILY AND FRIENDS Buzzworthy local folk-rock sweethearts featuring double percussion and anthemic vocals. (10 p.m.)

    SANS ABRI Local folk duo featuring members of Packway Handle Band. (9 p.m.)

    THE LAST TYCOON Local dark-folk/Americana outfit. (8 p.m.)


  • ACC Library

    4:30–5:30 p.m. FREE!

    Lego Club

    Join us for Lego art and Lego-based games and activities. No need to bring your own Legos. For ages 8–18.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

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

    Pajama Story Time

    Come in your pajamas and bring a stuffed animal for stories, songs and snacks.


  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

    7–9 p.m. $36/semester, $3/class.

    Scottish Country Dance Classes

    Easy-to-learn Scottish country dancing. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes (flats, no heels). 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. 


  • Foundry Park Inn & Spa

    6–7 p.m. FREE!

    Clarke County Democrats Meeting

    Get involved in your local politics. This month's guest speakers include Congressional candidates David Vogel and Ken Dious.


Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

    12:15 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650,

    Lunchtime Learning: Estate Planning

    Mr. Kim Kimbrough of Kimbrough Consulting will present a program on estate planning, elder care and other vital issues for a sound future. Feel free to bring your lunch.


  • Seney-Stovall Chapel

    Apr. 23–25, 7:30 p.m. $16. 706-340-9181,


    Donkey tells the story of the owner of an independent coffee shop in a liberal arts college town in upstate New York. Written by playwright and UGA professor John Patrick Bray, the play is the first fully staged show of the No Shame New Playwright's Series. For ages 18 & up. See Calendar Pick on p. 21.


  • Miller Learning Center

    6 p.m. FREE!


    (Room 250) Al-Nissa: Black Muslim Women in Atlanta's Gay Mecca is the story of how filmmaker Red Summer brought five women who sought to establish a community for black Muslim lesbians living in Atlanta. The film screening is followed by a Q&A session with the director.


  • Memorial Park

    Apr. 24–26, 7:30 p.m. Apr. 26, 2 p.m. & Apr. 27, 3 p.m. $12–15, 706-613-3771,

    Live Art

    (Quinn Hall) A unique musical review featuring a wide range of Tony-winning productions. Audience members will enjoy classic Broadway tunes as playbills come to life.