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Thursday, April 27

44 events

Kidstuff

  • 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

    4:30 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! callan@uga.edu

    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! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    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 and Rocksprings Splash Pad. Tuesdays–Sundays through Aug. 6, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. $1/person. Pool passes $20–40. www.athensclarkecounty.com/splashpad

  • 4 p.m. FREE! athenstwilight.com

    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, dre@uuathensga.org

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!

Events

  • Morton Theatre

    9 a.m.–5 p.m. $175. soundboardevent.com

    SoundBoard Marketing Conference

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

  • Emmanuel Episcopal Church

    10 a.m. FREE! www.emmanuelathens.org

    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! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    KnitLits

    Knitters of all levels are welcome. 

  • The Foundry

    6–9 p.m. $5 suggested donation. www.thefoundryathens.com

    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. www.terrapinbeer.com

    Cheers & Gears

    Get a head start of celebrating Athens Twilight.

Art

  • 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! art.uga.edu

    UGA CSO Spring Pottery Sale

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

  • UNG Oconee Campus

    5:30 p.m. FREE! gallery@ung.edu

    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, callan@uga.edu

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    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. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    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. www.40watt.com

    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). www.georgiatheatre.com

    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! www.georgiatheatre.com

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

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    7 p.m. $5–$10. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    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). www.livewireathens.com

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

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 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.

DJs

  • The Foundry

    On the Patio. 6 p.m. www.thefoundryathens.com

    DJ RE>RON

    DJ RE>RON Playing your favorites for Yappy Hour.

  • Highwire Lounge

    11 p.m. $1 (headphone). www.highwirelounge.com

    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."

Film

Lectures & Lit

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    6 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Money Smart Week

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

  • 6:30 p.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com

    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! www.aadmovement.org

    AADM Workshop Series

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

Games

  • Saucehouse Barbeque

    8 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/saucehousebbq

    Music Trivia

    Meet at the bar for a round of trivia.

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

    6:30 p.m. ejstapler@gmail.com

    Duplicate Bridge

    Beginner and experienced players welcome.

  • Johnny's New York Style Pizza

    8 p.m. FREE! 706-354-1515

    Johnny's Trivia

    Win house cash prizes every Tuesday and Thursday.

Outdoors

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9 a.m. FREE! www.botgarden.uga.edu

    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.

Theater

  • 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

    Grease

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

Classes

  • Oconee County Library

    3 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    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. www.ocaf.com

Auditions

  • 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. danielle@roseofathens.org

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