Open hours for visitors to sketch in the galleries using graphite or colored pencils.
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.
Join the Student Association of the Georgia Museum of Art for a night of food, fun and DIY projects.
AthensHasArt! presents "Enchantment," which includes drawings by Margaret Schreiber, paintings by Cameron Bliss and photography by Michelle Norris. The opening reception features a shadow puppet play by Desiree Sharpe and an interactive food sculpture by Lynn Kovaciny and Ana Tedford. See Art Notes on p. 18.
Join the Masters of Fine Arts candidates featured in the MFA exhibition for a discussion about their work.
An evening featuring performance art by Ted Kuhn and music by Thunder O(h)m!, held in conjunction with Vespucci's "INTERIOR/EXTERIOR: Structural Constellations." Part of Third Thursday. See Art Notes on p. 18.
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.
HUMBLE CRUMB No info available.
ARC & STONES Brooklyn-based alt-rock band.
WIEUCA A fuzz-heavy, slightly countrified alt-rock version of the sort of wistful slacker-rock pioneered by Pavement and Dinosaur Jr.
ALPHABET CITY No info available.
LITTLE GOLD Local group fronted by Christian DeRoeck, formerly of Woods, playing garage rock with country and pop sensibilities.
SHEHEHE Local band that draws from old-school punk and arena rock to create a fist-pumping atmosphere.
THE ATOM AGE Punk leaning garage rock from East Bay, CA, characterized by the horn-led melodies.
TONGUES No info available.
THE DICTATORTOTS These longtime Athenian chaos-cultivators stomp about and trash the night with post-grunge grooves.
THE BUSH KRICKETS No info available.
DREW KOHL Original singer-songwriter who plays bluegrass-inspired folk music.
k i d s Led by songwriter Jared Collins, this local band plays reverb-washed melodic pop. The group will perform its new album, Take Forever, in its entirety.
EYE GATE This liquid light show complete with vintage film footage provides a psychedelic visual backdrop.
DJ HOT WAX Max Wang (The Rodney Kings) spins '60s pop/soul and punk rock.
THE ZOMBIES This psychedelic British band has been cited as influences by major artists like Billy Joel, Arctic Monkeys and many more. See story on p. 14.
THE AUTUMN DEFENSE Based in Chicago, this pop project is a collaboration between Pat Sansone and Wilco's John Stirratt.
MICHAEL COPELAND No info available.
THEY MIGHT BE WEREGIANTS Wyatt Strother of Werewolves performs They Might Be Giants covers.
THE MAIN SQUEEZE Jam-rock band from Bloomington, IN.
STOOP KIDS Funk-rock band from New Orleans.
KENOSHA KID Centered around the instru-improv jazz compositions of guitarist Dan Nettles, Kenosha Kid also features bassist Robby Handley and drummer Marlon Patton. The group is packed with music, mischief and mayhem, and offers a sound that serves noise-rock fans and jam band listeners equally.
LEAVING COUNTRIES Local singer-songwriter Louis Phillip Pelot and company play a "mind-boggling wall of organic sound with upbeat, travel-driven lyrics."
SERYN Six-piece, multi-layered folk-pop band from Denton, TX.
JOHN & JACOB Birmingham, AL-based country with a stripped-down sound.
TECROPOLIS Athens' longest-running electronic dance music monthly, featuring Ployd, GunFingaZZ and Flash Bomb.
GIALANELLA, WILES AND HART Local trio featuring Andrew Gialanella, Nic Wiles and Drew Hart.
CBDB Alabama-based "joyfunk" band playing a mix of funk, progressive rock and jam fusion.
Throw a lime in your Coors Light and compete!
Win prizes with host Todd Kelly. Every Thursday.
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.
The Zeta Psi Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta presents an eco-fest offering giveaways and information on how to save money while becoming eco-friendly.
(Flinchum's Phoenix) This reception and awards ceremony will honor individuals, organizations and businesses that have made a positive impact on the environment of Athens-Clarke County over the past year.
The UGA Bug Dawgs of the Entomology Department will have booth with a live bee exhibit, edible insects, honey tasting and educational materials explaining the benefits of pollination. In addition, visitors will have the opportunity to participate in bee-related arts and crafts including a chance to make your own wax candle. Admission fee includes a tour of the brewery and a chance to sample Terrapin beers.
Lectures and panel discussions include "Playing with the Local: Teaching Improvisation in the Public Schools" (4 p.m.), "Music in Early Athens" (4:40 p.m.), "How Art Turned into Music: The 'Athens Music Scene'" (6 p.m.) and "Hearing the Past and Seeing the Future: The 40 Watt (7 p.m.). See Calendar Pick on p. 18.
KARAOKE Hosted by karaoke fanatic John "Dr. Fred" Bowers and featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more.
KARAOKE Every Thursday!
KARAOKE Sing your heart out, every Thursday!
Active storytime full of dancing, stretching, jumping and stories for little ones to enjoy books on the move.
Children ages 1-3 and their caregivers can play instruments, sing and dance together.
Easy-to-learn Scottish country dancing. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes (flats, no heels). Every Thursday.
Personalized instruction available for various computer topics.
(Barnett Shoals Rd.) Learn how much money to save, when to start looking and how to improve your credit. RSVP by Apr. 15.
IMPETUS A weekly metal mashup/electro/trash/EBM/'80s/industrial dance and video party put on by local DJ collective BeatmatchedHearts. Hear metal remixed future-style, along with hits from the '80s and a blend of current underground dance tunes geared towards the rowdy and darker side of club life.
The orchestra's final concert of the academic year includes In the South, Edward Eglar's love letter to the Italian countryside. Johannes Brahms' German Requiem will showcase the Hugh Hodgson School of Music Choral Ensembles.
The ensemble, consisting of eight saxophonists, one pianist and one drummer, performs a concert featuring music by Queen, Leonard Cohen, Radiohead, Charlie Daniels Band and Mumford & Sons. Part of UGA's Thinc. Week.
A recent hit on Broadway, Spring Awakening adapts German playwright Frank Wedekind's 1891 Spring Awakening: A Children's Tragedy, which was a commentary on the era's climate of sexual repression.
A discussion of Confederate Athens by Kenneth Coleman.
(Reception Hall) The summit is a public forum for local arts and culture business owners to share experiences and practcies. Panelists include Rebecca Wood of R. Wood Studio, Kristen Back of Treehouse Kid & Craft, Sanni Baumgartner of Community and Janet Geddis of Avid Bookshop. Following the summit at 1 p.m., author and creative director Amy Flurry presents "Do-It-Yourself Publicity for Entrepreneurs." Part of UGA's Thinc. Week.