COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Wednesday, April 16

41 events

Art

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    2 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Tour at Two

    Docents lead a tour of highlights from the permanent collection.

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    2:30 p.m. FREE! www.willson.uga.edu

    Regina José Galindo

    (Room 142) Galindo has participated in exhibits around the world with her poetry, performance art and sculptures. Galindo uses her body to create powerful visual metaphors of what it means to be a Guatamalan woman.

Games

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    9:30 p.m. www.facebook.com/lkshuffleclub

    Movie Trivia

    Hosted by Jeremy Dyson.

  • Blind Pig Tavern

    8 p.m. Both locations. 706-548-3442

    Full Contact Trivia

    Think you know it all? Test your knowledge every Wednesday night.

  • Copper Creek Brewing Company

    9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-1102

    Trivia

    Test your trivia chops for prizes! Every Wednesday.

  • Willy's Mexicana Grill

    8–10 p.m. FREE! 706-548-1920

    Trivia

    Trivia with a DJ! Every Wednesday.

  • Beef 'O' Brady's

    8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1916

    Sports Trivia

    Test your sports knowledge every Wednesday night.

  • Mellow Mushroom

    8 p.m. FREE! 706-613-0892

    Entertainment Trivia

    Dirty South Trivia offers house cash prizes. Every Wednesday.

  • Your Pie

    7 p.m. FREE! www.yourpie.com

    Trivia with a DJ

    (Eastside location) Open your pie hole for a chance to win cash prizes.

  • Jerzee's Sports Bar

    10 p.m. FREE! www.jerzeessportsbar.com

    Sex, Drugs & Rock and Roll Trivia

    Hosted by Dirty South Trivia. House cash prizes.

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    Open Mic Night

    LEAVING COUNTRIES SINGER-SONGWRITER SHOWCASE Rock out every Wednesday at this open mic. Contact louisphillippelot@yahoo.com for booking.

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. FREE! 706-549-0840

    Karaoke

    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!

Classes

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    6:30-7:30 p.m. (intermediate), 7:30-8:30 p.m. (beginners). $10 (incl. drink). www.facebook.com/salsaathens

    Salsa Dance Classes

    Cuban-style salsa dance classes with SALSAthens. No partner necessary. Beginners welcome. Every Wednesday.

  • Bishop Park

    7–8:25 p.m. $10. 706-613-3589

    Adult Tumbling

    (Athens Clarke Gymnastics Academy) Adult tumbling is for anyone 15 years or older. Every Wednesday through Apr. 23.

    Live Oak Martial Arts, Bogart

    Martial Arts Classes

    Traditional and modern-style Taekwondo, self-defense, grappling and weapons classes for all ages. Visit website for full class schedule. www.liveoakmartialarts.com

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    10 FINGERS STRONG Hardcore metal that also delves into rapcore in the style of Rage Against the Machine.

    AENEMIC New local Tool cover band formed by former Suex Effect and current Capital Will drummer Jon Daniels.

    AMERICAN LESION Hard-rocking band from Atlanta.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    TOM VISIONS Post-mystical, electronic, psychedelic folk music from the artist formerly known as Tom(b) Television.

    GINKO Edgar Lopez's fuzzy hip hop project. 

    kidDEAD Nashville-based hip hop artist.

    SPOKEN NERD Nashville-based "poet, prophet, artist, producer, satirical indie hip-hop talk music rocker."

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $15. www.georgiatheatre.com

    COLE SWINDELL Groove-laden country singer-singwriter from Bronwood, GA.

    ADAM CRAIG Country artist from Nashville.

    DJ ROCK No info available.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 11:55 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    THE PEOPLE'S BLUES OF RICHMOND A crazy three-piece psychedelic rock/funk group from Richmond, VA.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    MONSOON Female-fronted local post-punk band that dabbles in rockabilly and new wave. 

    SHADE Dissonant, groove-oriented local post-punk band.

    NE-HI Chicago-based indie rock band whose music is sun-kissed with psychedelia. See Calendar Pick on p. 18.

    RITVALS Loud, rumbling junk-rock band with a bad attitude and a retooled lineup.

    DJ HOT WAX Max Wang (The Rodney Kings) spins '60s pop/soul and punk rock.

  • Green Room

    8:30 p.m. $3. www.greenroomathens.com

    WALKER HOWLE Guitarist for Dead Confederate takes a turn at the mic with his own experimental acoustic Americana and rock numbers.

    BLOOM New local duo composed of Ruby Kendrick and Brantley Jones.

    ERIN LOVETT Ukelele strummer Lovett plays sweet, poppy folk.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    BRET MOSLEY Soulful Americana singer-songwriter from New York City.

    MATT TEMPLETON Local folk singer.

  • The Melting Point

    8 p.m. $8 (adv.), $10 (door). www.meltingpointathens.com

    NELO Energetic rock group based out of Austin, TX. 

    MELODIME Rootsy, Southern-flavored alt-rock band from Northern Virginia. 

  • Nowhere Bar

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

    DARYL HANCE Formerly the guitarist for JJ Grey & Mofro, Hance steps out on his own with an "unrelenting sonic blast of groovin' rock and roll music."

  • Porterhouse Grill

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990

    JAZZ NIGHT The longest standing weekly music gig in Athens! Join drummer Nicholas Wiles with bassist Drew Hart and pianist Steve Key for an evening of original music, improv and standards.

Meetings

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    6 p.m. FREE! www.eckankar-ga.org

    "Have You Had a Spiritual Experience?"

    (Room 143) An open discussion for all faiths to share spiritual experiences including dreams.

Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, www.athenslibrary.org

    Talking About Books

    This month the club will celebrate National Poetry Month with local poet and professor, Dr. Larry Preston, who will offer a session on how live experiences touch poetry.

  • Miller Learning Center

    6 p.m. FREE! www.thinc.uga.edu

    "Starting Points from Successful Entrepreneurs"

    (Room 101) A panel discussion of successful entrepreneurs will share success stories and lessons learned. Part of UGA's Thinc. Week.

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    10:30 a.m. FREE! www.thinc.uga.edu

    "She Started It: UGA Women Innovating"

    (Reception Hall) Hear from some of UGA's most innovative and thoughtful women as they share experiences and insights about the role of women in entrepreneurship. Part of UGA's Thinc. Week.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    5–7 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee.com

    Book Signing

    William M. Brandon III will sign copies of his new novella, Silence. Aida Curtis, Seth Hendershot and Mr. and Mrs. Brandon will read from the new release.

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

    4–5 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, www.athenslibrary.org

    Magnetic Poetry Workshop

    Celebrate National Poetry Month by making your own magnetic poetry kit. For ages 11–18.

Events

    Athens City Hall

    4–7 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.org

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music.

  • The Globe

    6 p.m. $10. 706-353-4721

    Wine Tasting: France vs. U.S.

    Sample classic examples of French and American wines from Burgundy, California, Bordeaux and Washington.

  • Ciné Barcafé

    7:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenscine.com

    Seen/Unseen: Sapelo

    The Georgia Virtual History Proejct and the UGA Willson Center for Humanities and Arts present electronic and in-person presentations aimed at telling the story of Sapelo Island, a state-protected island located in McIntosh County, GA.

  • Miller Learning Center

    8 p.m. FREE! www.thinc.uga.edu

    UGA's Next Top Entrepreneur Finals

    UGA's Next Top Entrepreneur is an annual campus-wide competition among students with ideas of start-ups. Part of UGA's Thinc. Week.

  • 40 Watt Club

    7–9 p.m. FREE! 40wattrsvp@gmail.com, www.grammy365.com/join

    VIP Music Industry Mixer

    Learn about the Grammy process, Recording Academy and advocacy efforts. Includes promotions, discounts, cash prizes and libations. RSVP by email.

  • Catch 22 Gastropub

    6–8 p.m. 706-549-6333, www.catch22athens.com

    Catch 22 Beer Dinner

    13 beers and a six-course dinner.

  • West Broad Market Garden

    10 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! www.volunteerspot.com, www.athenslandtrust.org

    West Broad Market Garden Work Day

    Come help clean the garden to prepare for the West Broad Farmers Market's opening day on May 3.

Performance

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    8 p.m. $5 (w/ student ID), $10. www.pac.uga.edu

    UGA Wind Ensemble

    The ensemble's final concert of the academic year includes Bernstein's Overture to Candide, Barber's Sure on this Shining Night, Vaughan Williams' Overturn to Henry V and Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition.

Theatre

  • UGA Fine Arts Building

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

    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.