Thursday, April 17

43 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

    8–10:30 p.m. FREE!

    Student Night

    Join the Student Association of the Georgia Museum of Art for a night of food, fun and DIY projects.

  • ARTini's Open Art Studio, Gallery & Lounge

    7–10 p.m. FREE!

    Opening Reception

    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.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    5:30–7:30 p.m. FREE!

    MFA Speaks

    Join the Masters of Fine Arts candidates featured in the MFA exhibition for a discussion about their work.

  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA

    7:30 p.m. Donations encouraged.


    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.

Live Music

  • 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.

    HUMBLE CRUMB No info available.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    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.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. $5.

    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.

  • 40 Watt Club

    9 p.m. $5.

    THE DICTATORTOTS These longtime Athenian chaos-cultivators stomp about and trash the night with post-grunge grooves. 

    THE BUSH KRICKETS No info available.

  • Four Brothers Sports Tavern

    6:30 p.m. FREE!

    DREW KOHL Original singer-songwriter who plays bluegrass-inspired folk music.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 11 p.m. FREE!

    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.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $25.

    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. 

  • Go Bar

    9 p.m. 706-546-5609

    MICHAEL COPELAND No info available.

    THEY MIGHT BE WEREGIANTS Wyatt Strother of Werewolves performs They Might Be Giants covers.

  • Green Room

    9 p.m.

    THE MAIN SQUEEZE Jam-rock band from Bloomington, IN.

    STOOP KIDS Funk-rock band from New Orleans.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. FREE!

    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.

  • La Fiesta

    5 p.m. FREE! 706-549-5933

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

  • The Melting Point

    8:30 p.m. $7 (adv.), $10 (door).

    SERYN Six-piece, multi-layered folk-pop band from Denton, TX. 

    JOHN & JACOB Birmingham, AL-based country with a stripped-down sound.

  • New Earth Athens

    9 p.m. FREE!

    TECROPOLIS Athens' longest-running electronic dance music monthly, featuring Ployd, GunFingaZZ and Flash Bomb.

  • New Earth Athens

    7 p.m. $5.

    GIALANELLA, WILES AND HART Local trio featuring Andrew Gialanella, Nic Wiles and Drew Hart.

  • Nowhere Bar

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

    CBDB Alabama-based "joyfunk" band playing a mix of funk, progressive rock and jam fusion.


  • 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.

  • ACC Library

    6 p.m. FREE!

    Red Goes Green for a Day

    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.

    5:30–8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3512

    GreenFest Environmental Awards Ceremony

    (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. 

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5:30–7:30 p.m. $10.

    UGA Bug Dawgs' Beers and the Bees

    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.

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    4–8 p.m. FREE! 706-542-2763

    Athens Music Project Symposium

    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 & 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!


  • Oconee County Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-769-3950


    Active storytime full of dancing, stretching, jumping and stories for little ones to enjoy books on the move.

  • ACC Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Baby Music Jam

    Children ages 1-3 and their caregivers can play instruments, sing and dance together.


  • 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. 

  • Locos Grill & Pub

    6–8 p.m. FREE!

    First Time Home Buyers Workshop

    (Barnett Shoals Rd.) Learn how much money to save, when to start looking and how to improve your credit. RSVP by Apr. 15.



    9 p.m. $2 (21+), $5 (under 21). 706-254-3392


    IMPETUS A weekly metal mashup/electro/trash/EBM/'80s/industrial dance and video party put on by local DJ collective BeatmatchedHeartsHear 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.


  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

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

    UGA Symphony Orchestra

    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.

  • UGA Chapel

    3:30 pm. FREE! 706-542-7270

    Road of Creativity Ensemble

    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.


  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Apr. 15–18, 8 p.m. & Apr. 19, 2:30 p.m. $12–16.

    Spring Awakening

    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. 

Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

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

    Local History Book Club

    A discussion of Confederate Athens by Kenneth Coleman.

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    11:30 a.m. FREE!

    Local Arts & Culture Business Summit

    (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.