Wednesday, April 1

39 events


Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040

    Open Mic Night

    SINGER-SONGWRITER SHOWCASE Rock out every Wednesday at this open mic. Contact for booking.

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-0840


    KARAOKE With your host Lynn, the Queen of Karaoke!

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-0840


    KARAOKE With your host Lynn, the Queen of Karaoke!

  • Hi-Lo Lounge

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-850-8561

    Karaoke with the King

    KARAOKE WITH THE KING Sing your guts out every Wednesday! 


  • Georgia Museum of Art

    Apr. 1–2, 7 p.m. FREE!

    España en Corto: Spanish Short Film Festival

    View award-winning short films directed by up-and-coming Spanish filmmakers. An interactive discussion of the films follows each screening. See Calendar Pick on p. 16.

Lectures & Lit

  • The Globe

    8 p.m. FREE!

    Word of Mouth Poetry

    Open mic poetry readings. This month's featured reader is Sharon McCoy, instructor and academic Free Agent at UGA.

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    3 p.m. FREE!

    Mary Frances Early Lecture

    (Theater) Michael Thurmond, superintendent of the DeKalb County School District, delivers this year's lecture. A reception will follow.

  • Athens Academy

    5:30 p.m. FREE! 706-549-9225

    An Evening in Community

    (Harrison Center Performance Hall) Martha Caldwell and Oman Frame, founders of iChange Collaborative, discuss social and emotional development, authentic inquiry and personal awareness, and how to have critical conversations about race, class, gender and social justice.

Help Out

  • Adopt-a-Mom for Mother's Day

    (The Ark United Ministry Outreach Center) The Ark and Grandview Care Nursing Home have identified 150 isolated mothers who may otherwise go uncelebrated on Mother's Day. Real moms in need of TLC can be adopted through May 5. $25/mom.


  • Blue Sky

    5 p.m. FREE! 706-850-3153

    Blue Sky Vinyl

    VINYL WEDNESDAYS Bring your own records and spin them at the bar!


  • Georgia Museum of Art

    2 p.m. FREE!

    Tour at Two

    Pierre Daura Curator of European Art Lynn Boland leads a tour honoring April Fool's Day.

  • Lamar Dodd School of Art

    Mar. 31 & Apr. 1, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

    UGA Jewelry & Metals Sale

    Phi Beata Heata presents new work from jewelry and metalsmithing students.


  • The World Famous

    6 p.m. FREE!

    Tech Happy Hour

    Meet local entrepreneurs, tech talent and other fellow Athenians who are making cool stuff at this weekly Four Athens networking happy hour.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    6:30 p.m. FREE!,

    Photo Sharegroup

    The Photo Sharegroup meets at the Garden to share digital images of outdoor photography. Email for more information.

  • ACC Library

    7 p.m. FREE!

    "Sharing Spiritual Experiences and Inner Guidance"

    (Multipurpose Room A) Share experiences and divine intervention, discuss dreams and past lives, and ask questions and learn techniques to find answers.


  • ACC Library

    9:30–10:30 a.m. FREE!

    Toddler Storytime

    An interactive program for ages 2–5. 

  • House Electric

    10–11 a.m. FREE!

    Storytime with Grandmother Goose

    Kids can hear stories and take Easter pictures with Grandmother Goose.

  • Oconee County Library

    Teen Photo Scavenger Hunt

    Get a photo list at the front desk and email the completed list with photos to Everyone who completes the list wins a prize. The Grand Finale will be on Apr. 29, 6 p.m. Ages 11–18.

  • Oconee County Library

    6 p.m. FREE!

    Young Adult Photography Class

    Learn pro tips for taking photos using a cellphone or iPod. Ages 11–18.

  • ACC Library

    4:30 p.m. FREE!

    Money Smart Meeting

    Work together to create and market a product to sell in the Library Store. If it makes $75 in sales, there will be a pizza party. Ages 11–18.

Live Music

  • 400 Watt Clurb

    10:14 p.m. FREE! www.400wattereddown.zlip

    TABER & THE UTOPIANS No info available. See story on p. 5.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    CARELESS PILOTS Garage-rock band from Atlanta.

    THE NICK AUSTIN TRIO Garage-rock band from Atlanta.

    THE GOOD LOOKS Garage-rock band from Atlanta.

    OVER YONDER Garage-rock band from Atlanta.

  • The Dancz Center for New Music

    5 p.m. FREE!

    T.S. WOODWARD The local musician presents a recital of his senior thesis, How to Breathe Underwater. The full-length studio album will be played back in stereo, followed by a live performance of B-sides and additional compositions, as arranged and performed by T.S. Woodward & The Phantasmagoric Chamber Orchestra.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. FREE!

    THE DARNELL BOYS The three Darnell sisters play and sing hip hop originals backed by upright keytar, singing cat and junkyard burritos.

    DJ BEETBOT Duo spins upbeat death-metal and an exhaustive amount of Michael McDonald.

  • Georgia Theatre

    9 p.m. $15.

    EOTO Eeeeeeeeeoooooooootttttttooooooo.

    ILL.GATES Bill Gates?

    ANDY BRUH & ROBBIE DUDE Which is which? The world may never know.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. FREE!

    BREATHLANES Athens musical collective playing organic, atmospheric improv.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    DIABLO SANDWICH & DR. PEPPER New local acoustic band featuring Bo Hembree, Adam Poulin and Scotty Nichols.

  • Porterhouse Grill

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990

    JAZZ NIGHT You'll Never Guess What Happened Next.


  • Revival Yarns

    6 p.m. $30.

    Fingerless Mitts Class

    This class teaches knitters how to make fingerless mitts. 

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

    6 p.m. $5 suggested donation. 706-351-6024

    The Buddha's Teachings

    Bring more inner peace to your life. Every Wednesday.


  • Ciné Barcafé

    4–8 p.m. Donations encouraged.

    Automatic for Autism

    This autism resource fair and film event features a screening of HBO's Temple Grandin at 5 p.m. Proceeds benefit the UGA Automatic for Autism Endowment Fund.

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    8:30 a.m. (construction), 11:30 a.m. (remarks). FREE!

    Ceremonial House Framing

    Habitat for Humanity will frame a house to commemorate a the donation of documents to UGA's Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library. The materials document the formation, growth and operation of Habitat for Humanity.

Ending Wednesday, April 1