Thursday, May 7

32 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.

  • ACC Solid Waste Department

    5–7 p.m. $50.

    Compost Bin Sale

    Recycle Mother Nature style. Master Composters will be on site to answer any questions.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    8:30–10:30 p.m. $15.

    Pack to Plate Night

    Celebrate a successful year of increased food access and literacy in Athens. Proceeds benefit Pack to Plate.

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    3:30 p.m. FREE!

    Victory in Europe Day 70th Anniversary

    Commemorating the conclusion of World War II, University Archivist Emeritus Steven Brown will present a lecture on the mobilization of the university and the transformation of the campus to wartime footing. The event also includes footages of WWII from the Brown Media Archives, excerpts from oral histories collected by the Richard B. Russell Library's First Person Project, and a panel discussion featuring WWII veterans.

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!

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    KUROMA Hook-heavy psychedelic pop group from Athens featuring MGMT's Hank Sullivant. 

    WOODFANGS Loud, psychedelic, guitar-driven local rock band.

    HALF ACID Greg O'Connell (Bubbly Mommy Gun) experiments with synths and talk boxes.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $6.

    DIRTY BOURBON RIVER SHOW Vaudevillian rock and roll act from New Orleans, showcasing their "Gypsy Brass Circus Rock."

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 10 p.m. FREE!

    THE BOTTOM DOLLARS Brooklyn-bred classic rock that's just as loud as it is sweaty.

  • The Grotto

    10 p.m. 706-549-9933

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

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m.

    RANDALL BRAMBLETT & GEOFF ACHISON BAND Bramblett's Southern-tinged music pulls from a variety of influences. Tonight, he's teaming up with Australian blues guitarist Achison and his band for a collaborative set.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    Healing Place Benefit. 8 p.m. $5.

    MRJORDANMRTONKS Collaboration between longtime Athens musicians Tommy Jordan and William Tonks, featuring rootsy guitar picking and paired vocal melodies.

    THE HOBOHEMIANS This six-piece, acoustic band utilizes banjo, ukulele, flute, accordion, saxophone, piano, various percussion, drums and bass to perform popular American and European roots music of the 1910s, '20s and '30s.

    DANGFLY Local rock band featuring an all-star lineup, including Adam Payne, Shawn Johnson, Jay Rodgers, Scotty Nicholson and Adam Poulin.

  • Live Wire

    8 p.m.

    LES RACQUET Prog/power-pop trio with three-part vocal harmonies, catchy melodies and interesting instrumentals, all backed up with jazz musicianship.

    THE SPACE TIME TRAVELERS Atlanta-based funk-rock band.

  • Lumpkin Street Station

    10 p.m.

    CRANFORD HOLLOW Americana outfit based out of Hilton Head Island, SC.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    BACK CITY WOODS Macon-based bluegrass/Southern rock band.

  • 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)

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

  • Your Pie

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

    ANDREW PAYNE AND WILL JAMES Catchy acoustic roots-rock with thoughtful lyrics and bluegrass instrumentation.

  • Your Pie

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

    IAN ROWLAND Local progressive funk musician plays a solo set.


  • 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. $15.

    Cables Class

    Learn how to create cables. RSVP.

  • 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.

  • KA Artist Shop

    6 p.m. $15.

    Modern Calligraphy for Beginners

    Learn how to use the pen and nibs to practice the modern calligraphy style. 

  • KA Artist Shop

    7 p.m. $10.

    Masking Fluid in Modern Calligraphy

    Learn how to use this "invisible ink" to create greeting cards, gift tags and more. 


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Oconee Rivers Audubon Society

    Conservationist and a founder of Sandy Creek Nature Center Dan Hope will speak on the role of the Oconee River Land Trust in protecting diverse habitats. 

  • East Friendship Baptist Church

    7 p.m. FREE!


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

  • First Baptist Church

    12 p.m. FREE!

    Homeless & Poverty Coalition Meeting

    Drew Hooks from Action Ministries and Jennifer Zwirn from the Downtown Athens Business Association will speak on panhandling.



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  • East Athens Educational Dance Center

    Summer Dance Class Registration

    Now registering in classes for beginners through advanced students of all ages. Classes include ballet, modern dance, tap and more. 706-613-3624,