Thursday, April 27

45 events


  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597

    Pajama Storytime

    Bring your pajama-clad kids in for storytelling and readings by special guests.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    4 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597

    Lego Club

    Create Lego art and enjoy Lego-based games. Blocks provided. For ages 8 & up.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    5:30–8:30 p.m. FREE!

    Teen Studio

    Teens ages 13–18 will learn about still-life painting traditions and see examples from the permanent collection. Pizza included.

  • Oconee County Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE!

    Infant Storytime

    This special storytime is for the youngest readers-to-be and their caregivers.

  • Multiple Locations

    Splash Pad

    ACC Leisure Services offers the Trail Creek Park Splash Pad. Weekends May 6–21, then Tuesdays–Sundays from May 27–Aug. 6, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. The Rocksprings Splash Pad will open May 27. $1/person. Pool passes $20–40.

  • 4 p.m. FREE!

    Twilight Bicycle Giveaway

    (Pinewoods Library, 1465 Hwy 29, North Lot F-12) Academy Sports and Athens Twilight will present 20 bicycles and helmets to children in the Pinewoods community.  

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

    Summer Camps

    Peace Camp teaches peacemaking skills through games, stories, art projects and yoga. Ages 6–12. June 26–30. Hogwarts School at the Pyramid is full of wizardry classes and Quidditch. July 10–14 or July 17–21. $80–150 (sliding scale). 706-546-7914,

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. FREE! 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. Every Thursday!


  • Morton Theatre

    9 a.m.–5 p.m. $175.

    SoundBoard Marketing Conference

    The conference will feature media experts from Google, MailChimp, Buffer and Moz.

  • Emmanuel Episcopal Church

    10 a.m. FREE!

    Creative Preschool Open House

    Attend an information session and tour the school. Programs are for ages 2–4.

  • Bogart Library

    6–8 p.m. FREE!


    Knitters of all levels are welcome. 

  • The Foundry

    6–9 p.m. $5 suggested donation.

    You Ain't Nothing But a Pound Dog

    The Athens Area Humane Society presents a yappy hour on the patio terrace with music by DJ Re>Ron. Meet adoptable dogs looking for furever homes. Well-behaved dogs are welcome as long as they're kept on a leash.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5:30–9:30 p.m.

    Cheers & Gears

    Get a head start of celebrating Athens Twilight.


  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3623

    Gallery Talk

    Artists Jaquelynn Faass, Erin McIntosh and Duane Paxson will lead guests through the "42nd Juried Exhibition."

  • Lamar Dodd School of Art

    9 a.m.–5 p.m. FREE!

    UGA CSO Spring Pottery Sale

    The sale features hand-built sculpture and functional pottery by the UGA Ceramic Student Organization and faculty.

  • BMA At Home

    5–8 p.m.

    Laura Deems

    The shop's newest artist will paint live.

  • UNG Oconee Campus

    5:30 p.m. FREE!

    Artist Reception

    The galery features the 2017 winners of the UNG Department of Fine Arts Outstanding Achievement in Art Scholarship award: Lindsey Blankenship, Roberta Johnson and Lyra Marshall.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    Studio Workshop: The Human Figure

    Heather Foster leads a four-part series of studio sessions focused on the human figure. Includes materials. All experience levels welcome. Thursdays through May, 6:30–8:30 p.m. $15. 706-542-8863,

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    8 p.m. $10 (21+), $12 (18-20).

    BOMBADIL Durham, NC folk-pop band with charming and picturesque lyrics and intrumentation. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

    GREATER PYRENEES Folk-pop endeavor headed by Sean Kirkpatrick.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m.

    GYPSY AT HEART Local collective that mixes Middle Eastern and Indian ragas with classical, jazz and folk.

    SHAWQ MUSIQ Local Arabic band playing Middle Eastern music.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $10.

    MOSAIC Local indie-folk group with a rich sound.

    THE VINYL SUNS Athens-based blues-rock five-piece.

    DESIGN COMPANY Folk-influenced rock band from Athens.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7 p.m. $28 (adv.), $32 (door).

    CHASE RICE Former UNC linebacker and NASCAR crew member has turned his focus towards radio-friendly country music.

    RYAN KINDER Up and coming Nashville artist straddling the line between country and pop.

    MEGAN MORONEY No info available.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 6 p.m. FREE!

    REDSTONE RAMBLERS Local blues-folk group led by songwriter Mark Wilmot. 

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    7 p.m. $5–$10.

    GIFT ECONOMY Local acoustic folk-punk project. CD-book release show!

    BED DETH No info available.

    BLUE BODIES New local punk band.

    EMMA FERN Local indie-folk singer-songwriter.

    FORBIDDEN WAVES Surfy local garage-rock combo.

  • Iron Factory

    10:30 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6877

    BEAU HIGGINS The lead singer of Decatur's Beauregard and the Down Right gets down solo.

  • Live Wire

    7 p.m. $15 (adv.), $20 (door).

    RANDALL BRAMBLETT This established Georgia singer-songwriter's Southern-tinged music pulls from a variety of influences.

  • Nowhere Bar

    8 p.m. 706-546-4742

    THE BIG SMOOTH Bluesy tunes with soulful vocals courtesy of Tre Powell and company.

  • The Office Lounge

    8:30 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. TRIBBLE AND THE DANCING MAGNOLIAS Local group led by Athens rock fixture Rev. Conner Mack Tribble.


  • The Foundry

    On the Patio. 6 p.m.


    DJ RE>RON Playing your favorites.

  • Highwire Lounge

    11 p.m. $1 (headphone).

    Silent Disco

    SILENT DISCO Dance the night away with wireless headphones and two channels of music. One of them is a request line!

  • Blue Sky

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

    Warm Glow Blue Sky Show

    WARM GLOW BLUE SKY SHOW JJC plays disco, funk, soul & cetera. Every Thursday!

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    Robbie Dude

    ROBBIE DUDE & FRIENDS Local DJ spinning "futuristic, hip hop, electro-soul, funky freshness, wine sippin', bumpin', grindin' bass music."


Lectures & Lit

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    6 p.m. FREE!

    Money Smart Week

    Learn how to be "money smart" in this financial literacy class. 

  • 6:30 p.m. FREE!

    Meet the Author

    (Avid Bookshop Five Points) Meet Amy Trauger in conversation with Craig Page for the book We Want Land to Live: Making Political Space for Food Sovereignty

  • ACC Library

    5:30 p.m. FREE!

    AADM Workshop Series

    Criminal Justice Attorney Barbara Mattes presents "The Impact of Mass Incarceration and How to Regain Your Legal Rights." 



  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9:30 a.m. FREE!

    Nature Ramblers

    (Meet at Shade Garden Arbor) Learn more about 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.


  • Memorial Park

    Apr. 27–30, 7:30 p.m. $12–15. 706-613-3771

    Old Time Radio

    Athens Creative Theatre goes back in time with programs such as the "LUX Radio Hour," "The CBS Mystery Hour," "Ozzie and Harriet" and more. 

  • Athens Academy

    Apr. 27–29, 7 p.m. $2–5. 706-549-9225


    The Upper School Drama Department presents the classic story of summer loving.


  • Oconee County Library

    2–4 p.m. FREE!

    Basic Computer Skills

    Learn setup, maintenance and how to install and uninstall software. Registration required.

  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    Testing the Waters

    Dana Wildsmith leads a three-session workshop for first-time fiction writers. The workshop focuses on plots, character development, creating scenes and descriptive writing. All skill levels welcome. May 6, 13 & 20, 9:30 a.m.–12 p.m. $140.


  • Two Gentlemen of Verona

    (Rose Hall, 150 Fritz Mar Lane) Prepare a one-minute classical monologue. Email to sign up for audition time. May 1, 6–9 p.m. Production will be held June 15–18.

Ending Thursday, April 27



  • ACC Library

    Career Coach

    A Goodwill's Virtual Career Coach will assist patrons with job applications and resumes. First Tuesdays, 1–3 p.m. and last Thursdays, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.