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Thursday, April 24

38 events

Art

  • Lamar Dodd School of Art

    9 a.m.–5 p.m. www.art.uga.edu

    Phi Beata Heata Student Jewelry Sale

    UGA's jewelry and metalwork students present a sale of handmade pieces.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    5:30 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Director's Lecture

    In "Slings and Arrows of Outrageous Fortune: Queering St. Sebastian," GMOA director William U. Eiland traces the evolution of representations of Sebastian, the 3rd-century martyr and saint. Dr. Eiland's study focuses on the ways in which artists adapted St. Sebastian's history and iconography to create a fixture for both the Catholic hagiography and gay culture.

  • Lamar Dodd School of Art

    Apr. 23–24, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. FREE! tsaupe@uga.edu

    Spring Pottery Sale

    The UGA Ceramic Students Organization's spring pottery sale includes small, hand-built sculptures and functional pottery such as teapots, mugs and plates made by ceramics students and faculty. Proceeds help fund educational field trips for students and bringing in visiting artists. 

  • Ciné Barcafé

    7 p.m. $7. www.athenscine.com

    "Parallel Proportions: A Conversation on Iceland"

    The mission of this art show is take the mediums of food, hair, photography, metalsmith jewelry and sculpture to further express a concept by SCAD senior fashion design student Claire Buyens dealing with the relationship between Icelandic terrain and its architecture in the 1920s. See Art Notes on p. 20.

Kidstuff

    Athens, GA

    New Moon Summer Adventure Camp

    Now accepting registration for a summer camp that travels to different locations daily. Activities include hiking, swimming and boating as well as trips to museums, zoos and farms. Fee includes all activities and travel expenses. For ages 6–12. Weeks of June 16 & 23 and July 14 & 21. $175/wk. 706-310-0013

  • ACC Library

    4:30–5:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org

    Lego Club

    Join us for Lego art and Lego-based games and activities. No need to bring your own Legos. For ages 8–18.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

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

    Pajama Story Time

    Come in your pajamas and bring a stuffed animal for stories, songs and snacks.

Games

  • 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

    Trivia

    Win prizes with host Todd Kelly. Every Thursday.

  • Amici

    9 p.m. FREE! 706-353-0000

    Trivia

    Every Thursday.

Events

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    8:30–10 a.m. FREE! www.botgarden.uga.edu

    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.

  • UGA Intramural Fields

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

    Recycling Happy Hour

    Bring in old electronics, batteries, bulbs and used cooking grease for recycling.

  • The Classic Center

    8 a.m.–5 p.m. $79. www.smallbizathens.com

    2014 Athens Small Business Summit

    The summit will provide opportunities for businesses of all sizes to learn, connect and be inspired by 500 of their peers. This all-day event is full of educational breakout sessions, valuable resources, experienced speakers and networking opportunities. Check website for schedule.

  • The Classic Center

    1:30–5 p.m. FREE! www.athensjobfair.com

    Job Fair and Career Expo

    The Athens Small Business Summit hosts a job fair for employers seeking part-time or full-time help. 

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

    KARAOKE Every Thursday!

    Troubadour Bar & Grill

    8 p.m. FREE! 706-850-8188

    Karaoke

    KARAOKE Sing your heart out, every Thursday!

Live Music

  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA

    Athens Americana Music Festival. www.athensamericana.com

    SAILING TO DENVER Harmony-heavy folk group from Atlanta. (6 p.m.)

  • 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.

    SOUTHERN BRED CO. Local funk-inspired rock and roll band.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    VIETKONG High energy local duo who draw from a wide range of genres.

    COSMIC KING No info available. 

    BELFAST LANDING
    Athens folk-rock group with confessional lyrics.

  • Chops and Hops

    6 p.m. 706-310-1101

    JIM COOK Wailing slide guitar, gritty vocals and swamp stomp with this local bluesman.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    LITTLE GOLD Local group fronted by Christian DeRoeck, formerly of Woods, playing garage rock with country and pop sensibilities.

    NIGHT SCHOOL New local band featuring Black Kids frontman Reggie Youngblood.

    ERIN LOVETT Ukelele strummer Lovett plays sweet, poppy folk.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $5. www.40watt.com

    WALDEN Local band that plays indie-folk music.

    GRANT COWAN Up-and-coming local songwriter.

    THE SUMMER SONICS Local alternative rock band.

  • Four Brothers Sports Tavern

    6:30 p.m. FREE! www.4brotherstavern.com

    BIG DON Southern-fried local rock songwriter performs an "unplugged" acoustic set.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $17. www.georgiatheatre.com

    SISTER HAZEL Florida-based alt-rock band known for its radio staple "All For You."

    GREGORY HYDE BAND Melodic rock and roll band from Chicago.

  • Green Room

    9 p.m. $3. www.greenroomathens.com

    CALLIOPE MUSICALS "A cheerful psychedelic party folk band from Austin, TX."

    TONGUES No info available.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. $10. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    STEVE MOAKLER Songwriter from Pittsburgh, PA.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    Athens Americana Music Festival. www.athensamericana.com

    THE DASHBOARD SAVIORS Long-running, on-again-off-again local rock band fronted by songwriter Todd McBride. (12 a.m.)

    FIVE EIGHT Legendary Athens rock trio that consistently pumps out boisterous rock and roll. Their energetic live show has warmed the stage for such bands as R.E.M., Cheap Trick, The Ramones and more. (11 p.m.)

    WORKHORSES OF THE ENTERTAINMENT/RECREATIONAL INDUSTRY Impossibly-named longtime local folk act featuring Ben Reynolds, William Tonks and Rob Keller. (10 p.m.)

  • New Earth Athens

    7 p.m. $5. www.newearthmusichall.com

    JUBEE & THE MORNING AFTER Smooth, soulful hip-hop featuring local MC JuBee and his band of electric rockers.

    ANDY BRUH & ROBBIE DUDE Two local EDM hotshots spin sets.

  • Nowhere Bar

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

    EDDIE AND THE PUBLIC SPEAKERS Local power trio delivers an energetic show with a hard-hitting rhythm section, funky riffs and soaring guitar solos filled with catchy hooks and harmonies.

  • Treppenhaus

    Athens Americana Music Festival. www.athensamericana.com

    FAMILY AND FRIENDS Buzzworthy local folk-rock sweethearts featuring double percussion and anthemic vocals. (10 p.m.)

    SANS ABRI Local folk duo featuring members of Packway Handle Band. (9 p.m.)

    THE LAST TYCOON Local dark-folk/Americana outfit. (8 p.m.)

Classes

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

    7–9 p.m. $36/semester, $3/class. deborahmillier@yahoo.com

    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. 

Meetings

  • Foundry Park Inn & Spa

    6–7 p.m. FREE! athensareademocrats@gmail.com

    Clarke County Democrats Meeting

    Get involved in your local politics. This month's guest speakers include Congressional candidates David Vogel and Ken Dious.

     

Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

    12:15 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, www.athenslibrary.org

    Lunchtime Learning: Estate Planning

    Mr. Kim Kimbrough of Kimbrough Consulting will present a program on estate planning, elder care and other vital issues for a sound future. Feel free to bring your lunch.

Performance

  • Seney-Stovall Chapel

    Apr. 23–25, 7:30 p.m. $16. 706-340-9181, www.roseofathens.org

    Donkey

    Donkey tells the story of the owner of an independent coffee shop in a liberal arts college town in upstate New York. Written by playwright and UGA professor John Patrick Bray, the play is the first fully staged show of the No Shame New Playwright's Series. For ages 18 & up. See Calendar Pick on p. 21.

Film

  • Miller Learning Center

    6 p.m. FREE! rickyrob@uga.edu

    Al-Nisa

    (Room 250) Al-Nissa: Black Muslim Women in Atlanta's Gay Mecca is the story of how filmmaker Red Summer brought five women who sought to establish a community for black Muslim lesbians living in Atlanta. The film screening is followed by a Q&A session with the director.

Theatre

  • Memorial Park

    Apr. 24–26, 7:30 p.m. Apr. 26, 2 p.m. & Apr. 27, 3 p.m. $12–15, 706-613-3771, www.mortontheatre.tix.com

    Live Art

    (Quinn Hall) A unique musical review featuring a wide range of Tony-winning productions. Audience members will enjoy classic Broadway tunes as playbills come to life.

Friday, April 25

37 events

Classes

  • Oconee County Library

    2–4 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950, www.athenslibrary.com/oconee

    Genealogy 102: Census Records Online

    Learn how to navigate the genealogy databases Ancestry Library Edition and HeritageQuest Online to access census records. Limited to 6 participants. Registration required.

Events

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    8 a.m.–5 p.m. FREE! jclevela@uga.edu

    Confederate Constitution Exhibition

    The only surviving copy of the Costitution of the Confederate States of America will be displayed for one day only, along with letters, diaries, photographs and artifacts from 1864.

  • The Volstead

    5–9 p.m. 706-354-5300

    Italian Wine Dinner

    Enjoy a four course Italian wine dinner. Call for reservations.

    Troubadour Bar & Grill

    7–10 p.m. $5. sgary@uga.edu

    2014 Spring Dream

    This live auction benefits the I Still Have a Dream Foundation, which helps support patients with brain and spinal cord injuries. Live music by the Bobby Compton Band.

  • UGA Memorial Hall

    7 p.m. (lesson), 8–10:30 p.m. (social dancing). $3–5. www.ugadance.com

    Spring Swing

    UGA's Ballroom Dance Club offers a free East Coast Swing lesson at and social dancing.

    Downtown Athens

    10 a.m.–10 p.m. FREE! www.athenstwilight.com

    Twilight

    The Athens Twilight Criterium is a professional cycling event and festival. Visit the expo and sports zone, and watch the SPARC Computrainer Gym Challenge. Grid finals kick off at 9 p.m. See story on p. 9.

Live Music

  • Butt Hutt Bar-B-Q

    8 p.m. FREE! www.butthuttbarbecue.com

    RANDY LEAKE Up-and-coming local singer-songwriter.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    CINEMECHANICA Beloved local four-piece math-rock band.

    LAZER/WULF This avant-metal instrumental trio mixes in prog, thrash as well as more eclectic influences for a high-energy and highly entertaining live show.

    SAVAGIST Heavy-hitting local metal band. 

    Downtown Athens

    Athens Americana Music Festival (Twilight Outdoor Stage). www.athensamericana.com

    BIG C & THE VELVET DELTA A modern take on traditional blues, rock and R&B from this local group. (9 p.m.)

    BLAIR CRIMMINS AND THE HOOKERS Atlanta-based ragtime/Dixieland jazz revival outfit. (8 p.m.)

    LITTLE COUNTRY GIANTS Old-time folk, country and blues from Rome, GA. (7 p.m.)

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    Athens Americana Music Festival. www.athensamericana.com

    SCOTT LOW AND THE SOUTHERN BOUILLON New project from the Efren frontman, featuring Doyle Williams (Rehab), Clint Swords and Mike Strickland. (12 a.m.)

    THE SHOAL CREEK STRANGLERS Local roots-folk duo featuring members of The Humms. (11 p.m.)

    CLAY LEVERETT Some of Athens' finest country music! (10 p.m.)

  • 40 Watt Club

    Athens Americana Music Festival. www.athensamericana.com

    PACKWAY HANDLE BAND Packway's "gather around the mic" approach to bluegrass provides sly, hearty originals and unique covers of classic tunes. (11 p.m.)

    HIGH STRUNG STRING BAND Rising local bluegrass/Americana ensemble. (10 p.m.)

    ADAM KLEIN & THE WILD FIRES Local songwriter playing a rustic blend of country, folk and Americana (9 p.m.)

  • Georgia Bar

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-9884

    JOHN BOYLE Singer-songwriter in the vein of Willie Nelson, John Prine and Bob Dylan. He'll be joined by Kevin Fleming.

  • Georgia Theatre

    Athens Americana Music Festival. www.athensamericana.com

    NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALLSTARS Southern rock and blues band composed of brothers Luther Dickinson and Cody Dickinson, along with Chris Chew. (10:30 p.m.)

    LIGHTNIN' MALCOLM Singer-songwriter who "has come to exemplify the modern day deep blues guitar groove." (9 p.m.)

  • Green Room

    8 p.m. $8. www.greenroomathens.com

    THE WOGGLES Legendary garage-flavored rock and roll band from Atlanta. See story on p. 18. 

    NATE & THE NIGHTMARES Local garage-punk band fronted by Cars Can Be Blue's Nate Mitchell and featuring local band Free Associates.

    THE VG MINUS '70s-styled power-pop/punk.

    DJ KURT WOOD Spinning tunes before, after and in between bands.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    Athens Americana Music Festival. www.athensamericana.com

    THE SKIPPERDEES Charming local acoustic sister duo with rich, folky vocal harmonies and a sense of humor. (9:30 p.m.)

    CITY HOTEL BAND Original bluegrass music from Savannah. (8:30 p.m.)

    CAROLINE SPENCE Singer and songwriter born and raised in Charlottesville, VA and currently residing in Nashville, TN. (7:30 p.m.)

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE! www.highwirelounge.com

    LIVE JAZZ Jeremy Raj is bringing together the best that Athens jazz has to offer. A trio of incredibly talented musicians play to a great crowd every weekend.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    Athens Americana Music Festival. www.athensamericana.com

    THE HIGHER CHOIR Homegrown Southern roots-rock inspired by the likes of The Black Crowes and Drive-By Truckers. (1 a.m.)

    THE WYDELLES Local band playing country and melodramatic popular songs. (12 a.m.)

    DAVE MARR The former Star Room Boys singer plays a set of solo material in his deep and resonant country twang. (11 p.m.)

    THE DARNELL BOYS The three Darnell brothers play and sing country blues originals backed by upright bass, singing saw and junkyard percussion. (10 p.m.)

  • The Melting Point

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

    THE GRAINS OF SAND Local band with a four-piece horn section offering up your favorite '60s and '70s beach and Motown music.

  • New Earth Athens

    Consume Media Presents. 9:30 p.m. www.newearthmusichall.xom

    WIEUCA A fuzz-heavy, slightly countrified alt-rock version of the sort of wistful slacker-rock pioneered by Pavement and Dinosaur Jr.

    BIG MORGAN Local band consisting of former members of Atlanta band Lotus Slide.

    BAXTER AND THE BASICS Local folk-inspired indie rock band that borrows from the fuzz of '90s alternative.

    SPACE MAMA Local jam-rock group with blues undertones.

  • New Earth Athens

    8 p.m. FREE! www.newearthmusichall.com

    DIRTY DOORS Doors tribute band.

  • Nowhere Bar

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

    THE HEAP Funky indie-soul band based here in Athens with a killer horn section and fronted by Bryan Howard's low, bass growl.

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Newly relocated back to his old stomping grounds of Athens, Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture.

  • The Office Lounge

    9:30 p.m. 706-546-0840

    COUNTRY RIVER Local classic country group that has been together for 25 years

    Troubadour Bar & Grill

    I Still Have a Dream Benefit. 7 p.m. $5. 706-906-7760

    BOBBY COMPTON BAND The first Redneck Idol, Bobby Compton sings hard-rockin' country.

    WUOG 90.5 FM

    9 p.m. FREE! www.wuog.org

    FEMINENERGY 8 WUOG's "Halftime Hip Hop Show" presents an evening of female performers, including Jessica Jarrett, Elodie, Kristyn Nucci, Milyssa Rose, Catherine Amos, Shirin EshraghiKarenna, Tashia Love and Ellen Meadows.

  • The World Famous

    Athens Americana Music Festival. www.athensamericana.com

    THE HOBOHEMIANS This six-piece, acoustic band utilizes banjo, ukulele, flute, accordion, saxophone, piano, various percussion, drums and bass to perform popular American and European roots music of the 1910s, '20s and '30s: a potent mix of proto-jazz, blues and folk. (10 p.m.)

DJs

    Max

    On the Patio. 10 p.m. 706-254-3392

    DJ Z-Dog, Immuzikation

    Z-DOG Loveable local DJ spins top-40 hits, old-school hip-hop, high-energy rock and other danceable favorites. 

    IMMUZIKATION Celebrated local DJ Alfredo Lapuz, Jr. hosts a dance party featuring high-energy electro and rock.

Art

  • Madison Morgan Cultural Center

    6–8 p.m. FREE! www.mmcc-arts.org

    Opening Art Reception

    (Madison) An opening of Don Cooper's "Three Paths," an exhibition of paintings and sculptures inspired by Asian travel and study from 1995–2010.

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

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

    Curiosity Shop: Fencing

    Join Allen Schneider, a local master of the craft and ACCL staffer, for a demonstration of the art and sport of fencing. For ages 11–18.

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    6–7:30 p.m. $7–10. 706-613-3615

    Family Fishing

    This program is for all ages and takes place in the hidden Claypit Pond. Bait, poles and tips are provided. Pre-register by Apr. 24.

Performance

  • Seney-Stovall Chapel

    Apr. 23–25, 7:30 p.m. $16. 706-340-9181, www.roseofathens.org

    Donkey

    Donkey tells the story of the owner of an independent coffee shop in a liberal arts college town in upstate New York. Written by playwright and UGA professor John Patrick Bray, the play is the first fully staged show of the No Shame New Playwright's Series. For ages 18 & up. See Calendar Pick on p. 21.

Theatre

  • Athens Community Theater

    Apr. 25–26, 8 p.m. & Apr. 27, 2 p.m. $5. www.townandgownplayers.org

    She Kills Monsters

    She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen is about an average girl who goes on an epic quest to connect with her outcast Dungeons & Dragons-obsessed sister by grabbing a sword and rolling the dice. See Calendar Pick on p. 21.

  • Memorial Park

    Apr. 24–26, 7:30 p.m. Apr. 26, 2 p.m. & Apr. 27, 3 p.m. $12–15, 706-613-3771, www.mortontheatre.tix.com

    Live Art

    (Quinn Hall) A unique musical review featuring a wide range of Tony-winning productions. Audience members will enjoy classic Broadway tunes as playbills come to life.

  • Athens Little Playhouse

    Apr. 25 & May 2, 7:30 p.m. Apr. 26 & May 3, 10 a.m. Apr. 26–27 & May 3–4, 3 p.m. $5–10. www.athenslittleplayhouse.net

    Scooby Doo, Where are You?

    The gang solves a spooky mystery.

Lectures & Lit

  • Avid Bookshop

    6:30–7:30 p.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com

    Literary Journal Launch: Xenophile

    Xenophile, a journal of comparative literature, is celebrating the launch of its second online issue which will serve as an interdisciplinary, multilingual examination of the world through literature. Members of UGA's senior seminar for comparative literature will present portions of the selected submissions.

Meetings

    6–8 p.m. FREE! www.melissalinkathens.com

    Meet Melissa Link

    (357 Hill St.) Blair and Betsy Dorminey host a meet and greet with the District 3 Commissioner candidate.

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    Megafauna, TaterZandra, Monsoon, DJ Hot Wax

    MEGAFAUNA Experimental punk rock band from Austin, TX.

    TATERZANDRA Local band playing angular, often dissonant but catchy rock that maintains a distinct sense of melody.

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

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

Saturday, April 26

38 events

Live Music

  • Bishop Park

    Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    DAVID COURT No info available. (8 a.m.)

    KLEZMER LOCAL 42 A local seven-piece Klezmer band specializing in Jewish and gypsy music and featuring Dan Horowitz of Five Eight. (10 a.m.)

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    OLD SMOKEY Local folk-rock band fronted by songwriter Jim Willingham that explores songs and instrumentals with an interweaving sonic palette that includes banjo, cello, violin, lap steel and percussion. Album release show! See story on p. 18.

    DON CHAMBERS Local singer-songwriter who has taken an experimental turn of late.

    LAVENDER HOLYFIELD Fun-loving odd-pop curiosities from local space cadets Charlie Key, Greg O'Connell, Jake Merrick and John Fernandes.

    SECRET EUROPEANS New downer-pop project from Mandy Branch (Motherfucker).

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    Athens Americana Music Festival. www.athensamericana.com

    NORMA RAE This local four-piece plays soulful, distinctively Southern Americana. (1 a.m.)

    MICHAEL BOWMAN Local alt-country/blues singer-songwriter, originally from Harrisonburg, VA. (12 a.m.)

    GUMSHOE Local alt-country band led by Andy Dixon. (11 p.m.)

    ELISE DAVIS Country singer-songwriter from Nashville. (10 p.m.)

  • 40 Watt Club

    Athens Americana Music Festival. www.athensamericana.com

    SHONNA TUCKER & EYE CANDY The former Drive-By Truckers bassist plays inspired folk-rock tunes with her new band. (11:30 p.m.)

    MARCH The new group led by songwriter Dodd Ferrelle and featuring Marcus Thompson, Tim Adams, Taylor Sproull and Adam Poulin. (10:30 p.m.)

    THE BURNING ANGELS Local country-rock band led by songwriter Mark Cunningham. (9:30 p.m.)

  • Four Brothers Sports Tavern

    4 p.m. FREE! www.4brotherstavern.com

    JOHN SWILLEY Local songrwriter who blends of a variety of genres, including gritty Southern rock, sultry R&B and Delta blues.

    MARK STOKES Dahlonega, GA-based singer-songwriter.

  • Georgia Theatre

    Athens Americana Music Festival. www.athensamericana.com

    THE DIRTY GUV'NAHS Roots-rockers from Knoxville, TN. (11:15 p.m.)

    CEREUS BRIGHT Modern folk duo from Knoxvile, TN. (10 p.m.)

  • Green Room

    9 p.m. $5. www.greenroomathens.com

    AMERICAN MANNEQUINS Thoughtful, melodic, danceable rock and roll for the upcoming new wave apocalypse. EP release show!

    GROWN UP AVENGER STUFF Alternative pop/rock band from Charlotte, NC.

    MAMA-FIKI Local jam-influenced fusion band.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    BLOODKIN The long-running Athens quartet plays a bluesy style of roots-rock music with big guitars and sharply written lyrics for darkly countrified bar-room rock.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE! www.highwirelounge.com

    LIVE JAZZ Jeremy Raj is bringing together the best that Athens jazz has to offer. A trio of incredibly talented musicians play to a great crowd every weekend.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    Tim for Athens! 4 p.m. www.facebook.com/lkshuffleclub

    HONEYCHILD SJ Ursrey (Dream Boat) plays ukelele-based pop songs with beachy themes.

    THE CLINTON YEARS Mayoral candidate Tim Denson performs with his band.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    10 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/lkshuffleclub

    DJ MAHOGANY Popular local DJ spins freaky funk, sultry soul, righteous R&B and a whole lotta unexpected faves.

  • The Melting Point

    8 p.m. $17 (adv.), $20 (door). www.meltingpointathens.com

    SHAWN MULLINS Atlanta based, adult-alternative singer-songwriter.

    MOLLY PARDEN Singer-songwriter from Nashville, TN.

  • New Earth Athens

    2 p.m. FREE! www.newearthmusichall.com

    FREEKLIFE TWILIGHT BRAWL An all-day lineup of pop and noise featuring Concord America, Little Gold, Brothers, The Woodgrains, Futo, New Wives, Caleb Bouchard, Juna, Padre, Of the Vine, Lowbanks, Kissing Booth, The Quick Wizard, Waitress, Javelin, Bananagrams and Taber Lathrop.

  • Nowhere Bar

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

    TIMI CONLEY AND FRIENDS Frontman of Athens band Fuzzy Sprouts resurrects the genre-defying music of that group with a set of Sprouts material and more, featuring Michael Crane on drums, Kevin Sims on bass and Adriana Thomas on vocals.

  • The Office Lounge

    9:30 p.m. 706-546-0840

    QUIG AND THE BOYS Local rock band playing old, new, blues and rock with a twist.

  • The World Famous

    Athens Americana Music Festival. www.athensamericana.com

    JUNKER Dark, evocative local folk-rock group fronted by songwriter Stephen Brooks. (11 p.m.)

    ROLLING NOWHERE "Psychedelic junkyard folk" band from Hickory Flat, GA. (10 p.m.)

Kidstuff

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    10 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! www.athensclarkecounty.com/sandycreeknaturecenter

    Save the Frogs Day

    Learn about the importance of frogs through a guided hike and amphibian hunt.

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    10 a.m. $6 (children), $10 (adults). www.pac.uga.edu

    Saturday Morning Club

    Watch a concert featuring the UGA Hodgson Singers and Friends under the direction of Daniel Bara. For ages 4–12 and their parents.

  • ACC Library

    10:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org

    Saturday Movies

    Family fun movies are shown in the story room. Call for movie title.

  • ACC Library

    10:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org

    Saturday Movies

    Family fun movies are shown in the story room. Call for movie title.

Art

  • Bendzunas Glass

    9 a.m.–2 p.m. FREE! www.bendzunasglass.com

    Live Glassblowing

    (Comer) The family-run gallery demonstrates live glassblowing.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    10 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Family Day: Celebrating Spring

    Take a look at works in the museum's permanent collection that evoke the season of spring, enjoy an interactive gallery games tour and decorate a flowerpot to take home.

Events

  • Bishop Park

    8 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.org

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music. Live music by David Court and Klezmer 42.

  • West Broad Market Garden

    10 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! 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.

  • PeachMac

    10 a.m.–3 p.m. FREE! www.peachmac.com

    E-Cycling Event

    All electronics will be accepted for recycling by Diversified Recycling. Those who bring a computer will receive a $10 PeachMac gift card.

    BMA At Home

    11 a.m.–2 p.m. FREE! 706-353-0770

    Clay in Bloom Pottery Show

    See Tammy Nance's handcrafted hummingbird feeders, succulent displays and serving ware pieces.

    Hill Chapel Baptist Church

    10 a.m.–2 p.m. FREE! 706-543-1377

    Domestic Violence Awareness Program

    Presentations will be given by speakers from Project Safe and the Athens Clarke-County Family Protection Unit. Topics include understanding domestic violence and emotional abuse, recognizing warning signs, and available community and legal resources for victims.

    Downtown Athens

    7 a.m.–10:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenstwilight.com

    Twilight

    The Athens Twilight Criterium is a professional cycling competition and festival. Activities include a 5K run, amateur cycling races, a kids' zone, BMX jam, Big Wheel race, parade of vehicles and more. The women's Twilight Criterium begins at 7:45 p.m. and the men's race begins at 9 p.m. See story on p. 9.

    Revival Yarns

    11 a.m.–7 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1354, www.revivalyarnsathens.com

    Revival Yarns Grand Opening

    Come by for light refreshments, raffle prizes, a knit-off competition and a yarn bombed bike.

Theatre

  • Athens Community Theater

    Apr. 25–26, 8 p.m. & Apr. 27, 2 p.m. $5. www.townandgownplayers.org

    She Kills Monsters

    She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen is about an average girl who goes on an epic quest to connect with her outcast Dungeons & Dragons-obsessed sister by grabbing a sword and rolling the dice. See Calendar Pick on p. 21.

  • Memorial Park

    Apr. 24–26, 7:30 p.m. Apr. 26, 2 p.m. & Apr. 27, 3 p.m. $12–15, 706-613-3771, www.mortontheatre.tix.com

    Live Art

    (Quinn Hall) A unique musical review featuring a wide range of Tony-winning productions. Audience members will enjoy classic Broadway tunes as playbills come to life.

  • Athens Little Playhouse

    Apr. 25 & May 2, 7:30 p.m. Apr. 26 & May 3, 10 a.m. Apr. 26–27 & May 3–4, 3 p.m. $5–10. www.athenslittleplayhouse.net

    Scooby Doo, Where are You?

    The gang solves a spooky mystery.

  • Athens Little Playhouse

    Apr. 25 & May 2, 7:30 p.m. Apr. 26 & May 3, 10 a.m. Apr. 26–27 & May 3–4, 3 p.m. $5–10. www.athenslittleplayhouse.net

    Scooby Doo, Where are You?

    The gang solves a spooky mystery.

Outdoors

  • UGA Livestock Instructional Arena

    8:30 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! $5–10/class. cguss28@uga.edu, www.bulldogclassic.weebly.com

    Bulldog Classic Horse Show

    UGA's Collegiate Horsemen Association hosts a horse show of English and Western riding and games.  Various classes will be offered for children and adults. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Georgia Equine Rescue Leage. Visit website to register for classes.

Sports

    10 a.m.–3 p.m. FREE! 706-353-7463, www.airs-ga.org

    John Polk Beepball Tournament

    (Smith Field, off Old Epps Bridge Rd.) Athens Inclusive in Recreation and Sports (AIRS), is a nonprofit that provides adapted sports for players living with disabilities. Beepball teams from around the region will be competing with one another.

Performance

  • Elbert Theatre, Elberton

    7 p.m. $8-10. 706-283-1049, tking@cityofelberton.net

    Music Video Mania Dance Performance

    This event features songs from well-known video and pop culture dance history that spans over 100 years. Choreography and costuming comes straight from the music videos themselves. 

  • East Athens Educational Dance Center

    Apr. 26, 12 p.m. & 1:15 p.m. & Apr. 27, 3 p.m. & 4:15 p.m. $5. www.athensclarkecounty.com/dance

    Spring Recital

    "Dancing in the Twilight" features performances in ballet, jazz, hip-hop, tap, modern, praise and kinderdance.

DJs

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    DJ Hot Wax & DJ Taint

    DJ HOT WAX & DJ TAINT Max Wang and Xander Witt spin '60s pop, new wave, goth and punk.

Sunday, April 27

21 events

Games

  • The Capital Room

    8 p.m. FREE! www.thecapitalroom.com

    Trivia

    Every Sunday! Hosted by Evan Delany. First place wins $50 and second place wins $25.

  • Amici

    9 p.m. 706-353-0000

    Trivia

    Test your skills.

  • Buffalo's Café

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-354-6655, www.buffaloscafe.com/athens

    Trivia

    "Brewer's Inquisition," trivia hosted by Chris Brewer every Sunday.

Events

  • Bishop Park

    1:30–4 p.m. $10, www.athenscaninerescue.com/mutt-strut

    Athens Canine Rescue Mutt Strut

    Dogs of all kinds show their stuff. All registered participants will receive a free raffle ticket. 

  • The National

    6–9 p.m. $120. 706-613-0122, nathan@athenslandtrust.org

    Double Dollars Dinner

    Share an evening celebrating local food with chef Peter Dale. Proceeds will be used for the doubling of federal and state nutrition benefits.

  • Thrive

    2–3 p.m. Donations accepted. www.thrivespace.net

    Meditative Soundscapes

    Todd Mueller and Brian Smith present an afternoon of meditative sound and music featuring various world percussion instruments alongside the guitar. These unique soundscapes are intended to bring listeners on a meditative journey inward. Held the last Sunday of each month.

  • The Melting Point

    12–8 p.m. FREE! mgdavis@uga.edu

    UGA Music Business Expo

    Partnering with the UGA Music Business Program and its annual May Day Festival, this event will have live music on two stages and vendor booths covering the entire spectrum of musician resources. This event is for musicians, students, businesses and those interested in the music industry. See Calendar Pick on p. 21.

    3–5 p.m. $15 (members), $20. 706-380-4570, mheinze90@hotmail.com

    Boulevard Gardening Club Roving Garden Party

    (Gardens of Buena Vista) This year the Boulevard Gardening Club returns to the gardens of Buena Vista, visiting two old ones and two new ones with a peak into a small window of a garden. Meet at the parking lot at the corner of Satula and Boulevard.

  • Always Baked

    11 a.m.–3 p.m. $5 shirt. 706-850-5478

    Sunday Funday Tie-Dye Party!

    Come tie-dye a shirt, enjoy food and hear music.

    4–7 p.m. FREE! www.melissalinkathens.com

    Meet Melissa Link

    (240 Hillcrest Ave) Bill Ryland hosts a cook out for the District 3 Commissioner candidate.

Karaoke & Open Mic

    Pizza Hut

    8–10 p.m. FREE! www.kevincodymusic.com (Baxter Street location)

    Karaoke and Trivia

    KARAOKE Choose from over 13,000 songs with host Kevin Cody. Every Sunday.

Live Music

  • Four Brothers Sports Tavern

    4 p.m. FREE! www.4brotherstavern.com

    THE AMAZING RANDY No info available.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    Athens Americana Music Festival. www.athensamericana.com

    AARON LEE TASJAN Nashville artist whose lyrics include insight, brutal honesty and humor. (8 p.m.)

    DAVID OLNEY Lauded Nashville-based songwriter whose songs have been recorded by Emmylou Harris, Linda Rondstadt and Del McCoury. (7 p.m.)

    BORDERHOP FIVE Local bluegrass band. (6 p.m.)

    CICADA RHYTHM Acoustic guitar and upright bass duo playing bluegrass-tinged indie folk, filled with paired vocal harmonies. (5 p.m.)

  • The Melting Point

    1 p.m. FREE! www.meltingpointathens.com

    MUSIC BUSINESS EXPO AND MAY DAY FESTIVAL An event held by UGA's Music Business Program featuring live music from Mikey Hepinstall (1 p.m.), Johnathan Brooks (1:30 p.m.), Belfast Landing (2 p.m.), The Live Cultures (2:30 p.m.), Slow Tsunami (3 p.m.), Mama Fiki (3:30 p.m.), Wren and the Bearcrawlers (4 p.m.), Walden (4:30 p.m.), Julie Holmes & Friends (5 p.m.), Tyler Jones (5:30 p.m.), MBUS staff (6 p.m.), Manmade Mountains (6:30 p.m.), Semiholo (7 p.m.), Gialanella, Wiles &Hart (7:30 p.m.) and Of the Vine (8 p.m.). See Calendar Pick on p. 21.

  • The World Famous

    Athens Americana Music Festival. 1 p.m. www.athensamericana.com

    CORTEZ GARZA Local singer-songwriter pushes the envelope with his unique blend of indie/Americana.

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

Film

  • ACC Library

    3 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, www.athenslibrary.org

    Before the Memories Fade: Voices from the Civil Rights Movement

    This documentary by local filmmaker Keith Plummer shares firsthand stories told by both prominent Civil Rights figures as well as students, ordinary citizens, community organizers and musicians who risked a lot to do what was right.

Art

  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    1–5 p.m. 706-769-4565, www.ocaf.com

    Pinch-Pots and Other Disruptive Technologies Workshop

    This workshop is lead by local artist Rich Panico and will consist of a demonstration of building pinch pot birds, creatures and bottles in clay. Panico will explain the importance of abandoning beliefs or ways of being that no longer serve or have become harmful. Register online.

Theatre

  • Athens Community Theater

    Apr. 25–26, 8 p.m. & Apr. 27, 2 p.m. $5. www.townandgownplayers.org

    She Kills Monsters

    She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen is about an average girl who goes on an epic quest to connect with her outcast Dungeons & Dragons-obsessed sister by grabbing a sword and rolling the dice. See Calendar Pick on p. 21.

  • Memorial Park

    Apr. 24–26, 7:30 p.m. Apr. 26, 2 p.m. & Apr. 27, 3 p.m. $12–15, 706-613-3771, www.mortontheatre.tix.com

    Live Art

    (Quinn Hall) A unique musical review featuring a wide range of Tony-winning productions. Audience members will enjoy classic Broadway tunes as playbills come to life.

  • Athens Little Playhouse

    Apr. 25 & May 2, 7:30 p.m. Apr. 26 & May 3, 10 a.m. Apr. 26–27 & May 3–4, 3 p.m. $5–10. www.athenslittleplayhouse.net

    Scooby Doo, Where are You?

    The gang solves a spooky mystery.

Performance

  • East Athens Educational Dance Center

    Apr. 26, 12 p.m. & 1:15 p.m. & Apr. 27, 3 p.m. & 4:15 p.m. $5. www.athensclarkecounty.com/dance

    Spring Recital

    "Dancing in the Twilight" features performances in ballet, jazz, hip-hop, tap, modern, praise and kinderdance.

Monday, April 28

20 events

Live Music

  • 40 Watt Club

    8:30 p.m. $7. www.40watt.com.

    FAMILY AND FRIENDS Buzzworthy local folk-rock sweethearts featuring double percussion and anthemic vocals.

    THE SHADOWBOXERS Atlanta-based band playing soul-infused alternative rock with three-part harmonies, deep grooves and sophisticated songcraft.

    TRAVELLER No info available.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 9 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    TALL TALL TREES Psychedelic folk artist Mike Savino plays tunes with his "Banjotron 5000."

    HEIDEMANN Music by New Orleans artist Monika Heidemann.

  • Green Room

    9 p.m. $4. www.greenroomathens.com

    INFINITY SHRED Electronic post-rock act from New York.

  • The Melting Point

    6 p.m. FREE! www.meltingpointathens.com

    JAZZ JAM Nic Wiles' jazz jam session providing an open, relaxed environment for musicians to cut their teeth on traditional jazz standards and hard bop, with the main focus on musician fellowship and learning.

  • Nowhere Bar

    Moody Mama Mondays! 8 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742

    HOLLY BELLE This local singer-songwriter sings smoky, acoustic ballads.

  • The World Famous

    Experimental Mondays. 8 p.m. www.theworldfamousathens.com

    THUNDER O(H)M Newly formed experimental jazz trio featuring Killick Hinds, Brad Bassler and John Norris. See Calendar Pick on p. 21.

    TERMINALS Compositions for modular synthesizer from a member of I Come to Shanghai.

    MICHAEL LAUDEN Michael Lauden of Scab Queen plays a solo set of exploratory noise art.

Games

  • Beef 'O' Brady's

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

    Team Trivia

    Win house cash and prizes! Every Monday night.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    9 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/lkshuffleclub

    Rock and Roll Trivia

    Get a team together and show off your extensive music knowledge! Hosted by Jonathan Thompson.

  • Grindhouse Killer Burgers

    8 p.m. FREE! www.grindhouseburgers.com

    Dirty South Trivia: Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll

    Team trivia contests with house cash prizes every Monday night.

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

    4–5:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, ext. 329

    Open Chess Play for Teens

    Teen chess players of all skill levels can play matches and learn from members of the local Chess and Community Players, who will be on hand to assist players and help build skill levels. For ages 10–18. Registration required.

  • ACC Library

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

    Bedtime Stories

    Children of all ages are invited for bedtime stories every Monday.

  • ACC Library

    2:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, www.athenslibrary.org

    Infant Storytime

    Designed to nurture language skills through literature-based materials and activities. Parents assist their children in movements and actions while playing.

Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

    7 p.m. FREE! www.acclibrary.org

    Last Monday Book Group

    This month the club is celebrating National Poetry Month. Bring 10 copies of two or three poems you'd like to discuss with the group. Newcomers are welcome.

Comedy

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    9-11 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee.com

    Casual Comedy

    Host Dave Weiglein brings together comics from both Atlanta and the Classic City. This month's installment includes headliner Gilbert Lawand, plus Greg Behrens, Brian Emond, David Perdue, Yedoye Opigo Travis, Ben Evans and Walker Smith.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    7–8:30 p.m. $5-7, www.facebook.com/walkersmithcomedy

    Weird Kids' Comedy Spring Massacre

    Hear local comics Walker Smith, Olivia Cathcart, Kellan Meador and Yedoye Travis. Hosted by Jason Flynn. 

Events

  • Allgood Lounge

    6 p.m. FREE! www.hatchathens.com

    Hatch Happy Hour Show and Tell

    Show off your newest art or tech creation, be inspired by something someone else has made or find someone to work with in a new idea. Every Monday.

  • The Georgia Club

    10 a.m.–4 p.m. ugawesley.golf@gmail.com, www.ugawesley.org

    UGA Wesley Foundation Gold Classic

    A fun day of golf played between four-member teams. Lunch and dinner provided.

    12–2 p.m. FREE! voekel@hotmail.com

    Freedom University Rally

    (UGA Arch) Students from Freedom University will lead a rally and press conference to denounce the Board of Regent's ban on their presence at UGA and other top GA colleges.

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    gOPEN Mic Night

    GOPEN MIC NIGHT Every Monday, show off your skills. Organizers welcome "singers, writers, films, jokers, weirdoes, players, magic, noodlers, doodlers, idea guys, fake TED talkers" and more.

Meetings

  • Fire Station #7

    6–8 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3440, ext. 363

    Public Forum

    Athens-Clarke County Transportation and Public Works Department staff will hold an informational public forum to discuss the upcoming College Station Road Bicycle Improvement Project.

Tuesday, April 29

18 events

Games

  • Locos Grill & Pub

    8 p.m. FREE! www.locosgrill.com

    Locos Trivia

    Westside and Eastside locations of Locos Grill and Pub feature trivia night every Tuesday.

  • 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! 

  • Fuzzy's Taco Shop

    8 p.m. FREE! 706-353-0305

    Entertainment Trivia

    Compete for prizes and giveaways. Presented by Dirty South Trivia. Every Tuesday.

  • The Rail Athens

    10:30 p.m. FREE! 706-354-7289

    Trivia at the Rail

    Trivia hosted by Todd Kelly every Tuesday.

    Troubadour Bar & Grill

    7:30 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/troubadourathens1

    Entertainment Trivia

    Trivia provided by Dirty South Trivia. Play for house cash prizes.

  • Choo Choo Japanese Korean Grill Express

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

    Trivia

    Jump on the trivia train! Win house cash prizes with host Todd Kelly.

  • Four Brothers Sports Tavern

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-850-3020

    Trivia

    How much do you really know?

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $7. www.georgiatheatre.com

    JGBCB Local musicians pay tribute to "one of the greatest cover bands of all time, The Jerry Garcia Band."

    UNIVERSAL SIGH Local progressive-funk jam band.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    SALSA CHEST Local experimental group.

    LAZY MAGNET Experimental electro-pop group from Providence, RI.

    MANNY AND THE DEEPTHROATS Local experimental sound/video artist Manny Lage explores concepts in performative culture.

    MALLPROWLER Analog synth-based soundscapes concocted by recent Boone, NC transplant Scott Appleby.

    FREE HAND Charlie Key and John Fernandes team up for an improv-heavy set.

    NETHER POWERS Local sound carrier crafts a haunted house out of discarded tapes and electronics.

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

  • Green Room

    9 p.m. $3. www.greenroomathens.com

    JD WILKES AND THE DIRT DAUBERS Rock and roll, blues and R&B band from Paducah, KY.

    THE STARLITE DEVILLES Local, passionate country-rock outfit.

  • The Melting Point

    Terrapin Tuesday. 7:30 p.m. $5. www.meltingpointathens.com

    THE WELFARE LINERS This five-piece bluegrass unit blends classic tunes with melodic, high lonesome originals.

    ADAM FAUCETT Arkansas singer-songwriter and self described "folk swamp soul brother" who falls somewhere in between Townes Van Zandt and Otis Redding.

    LOGAN BRILL Singer-songwriter from Knoxville, TN.

  • Nowhere Bar

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

    TUESDAY NIGHT CONFESSIONAL Fester Hagood hosts this weekly series showcasing a series of acoustic solo sets from some of the most talented singer-songwriters in town and across the country.

Kidstuff

  • Oconee County Library

    10 a.m. and 11 a.m. FREE! 706-769-3950

    Story Time

    Stories, songs, movement and crafts for ages 2–5. Every Tuesday and Wednesday. 

  • Oconee County Library

    3:15–4:15 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950

    Read to Rover

    Reading aloud to a dog creates a relaxed, non-judgmental environment that helps kids develop their reading skills and builds confidence. Register for a 15-minutes session. Grades K-5.

  • ACC Library

    9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Toddler Storytime

    Children ages 2–5 are invited to join in an interactive storytime. Every Tuesday and Wednesday.

  • ACC Library

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

    Teen Card Gamers Group

    Calling all fans of Yu-gi-oh, Pokemon and Magic the Gathering! Drop by to play with friends, share ideas and learn more about these and other collectible card games. Bring your own cards. For ages 11-18.

Performance

  • 40 Watt Club

    7 p.m. $5–7. www.40watt.com

    Rak the Watt

    Watch as bellydancers demonstrate their skills.

Art

  • Chamber of Commerce

    5:30 p.m. FREE! www.athensculturalaffairs.org

    Out of the Vault, Vol. 1

    The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission unveils Philip Juras' "Rock and Shoals Flatrock," which was purchased on behalf of the county by former mayor Heidi Davison. The showing will be followed by a reception and book signing event by Dorinda G Dallmeyer, editor of William Bartram's Bartram's Living Legacy, which was illustrated by Philip Juras.

Wednesday, April 30

24 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.

  • Athens Technical College

    5–8 p.m. FREE! 706-355-5059, interiordesign@athenstech.edu

    2nd Annual Interior Design Showcase Opening Reception

    The Athens Technical College of Interior Design Program presents a showcase of student designs.

Games

  • 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!

Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

    10 a.m.–2 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Book Bindery Day

    Ken Jewell from the National Book Bindery Company will be available to provide consultations and estimates for book bindery repair.

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

    4–5 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Teen Council Meeting

    Teens can come together to discuss plans for the ACC Library's teen department's collections and programs. Pick up application forms at the front desk. Ages 11-18. This month the group will focus on ideas for the summer.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-795-5597

    Letter J Storytime

    Sing, dance, read and learn. For ages 5 & under.

  • Oconee County Library

    6–8 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Young Adult Yard Sale Prep

    Help set up the room, organize donations and price items. Bring anything you'd like to donate. Snakes and first dibs to all teens that help. Ages 11–18.

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    THE NEW SOUND OF NUMBERS Experimental pop and post-punk project led by Hannah Jones, visual artist and percussionist for Supercluster.

    ZOMBIE ZOMBIE French electro-pop/techno duo that John Carpenter apparently sometimes listens to.

    CULT OF RIGGONIA Experimental soundscapes with tribal, world music beats and ornate instrumentation.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 9 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    NICHOLAS MALLIS & THE BOREALIS Mallis, of Sam Sniper and Yo Soybean, strikes out on his own with "a cross between David Bowie, The Ventures, and a little bit of Neil Diamond."

    DEEP STATE Members of Little Gold and Brothers play driving, melodic guitar-rock.

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

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

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

    LIVE TRANSMISSION Local Joy Division cover band featuring members of Harsh Words and Ottercakes.

    k i d s Led by songwriter Jared Collins, this local band plays reverb-washed garage-pop. 

    UNCLE DAD Local four-piece indie band with a reverb-heavy rock and roll sound.

    DJ MAHOGANY Popular local DJ spins freaky funk, sultry soul, righteous R&B and a whole lotta unexpected faves.

  • Nowhere Bar

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

    DIRT NAPblend of bluegrass, country and Americana.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5:30 p.m. FREE! www.terrapinbeer.com

    JIM COOK Wailing slide guitar, gritty vocals and swamp stomp with this local bluesman.

Theatre

  • The Classic Center

    7:30 p.m. www.classiccenter.com

    The Addams Family

    This musical comedy brings the darkly delirious world of Gomez, Mortician, Wednesday, Pugsley, Uncle Fester and Lurch to spooky, spectacular life.

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.

  • Taylor-Grady House

    6–8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-549-8688, www.juniorleagueofathens.org

    Athens Mayoral Debate

    Hear the candidates for Mayor of Athens-Clarke County weigh in on the issues affecting our community. Hosted by the Junior League Public Affairs Committee.

Thursday, May 1

18 events

Games

  • 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

    Trivia

    Win prizes with host Todd Kelly. Every Thursday.

  • Amici

    9 p.m. FREE! 706-353-0000

    Trivia

    Every Thursday.

Events

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    8:30–10 a.m. FREE! www.botgarden.uga.edu

    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.

  • Madison Morgan Cultural Center

    10 a.m.–5 p.m. www.mmcc-arts.org

    "Madison in May" Spring Tour of Homes & Gardens

    (Madison) Experience the living history of Madison while strolling through a collection of architecturally significant homes.

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

    KARAOKE Every Thursday!

    Troubadour Bar & Grill

    8 p.m. FREE! 706-850-8188

    Karaoke

    KARAOKE Sing your heart out, every Thursday!

Live Music

  • 40 Watt Club

    9 p.m. $5. www.40watt.com

    SAD DADS This sort-of supergroup of unaccomplished townies shares sad and goofy DIY songs influenced by Pavement, Captain Beefheart and more.

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

    VELOCIRAPTURE Brash local experimental rock group that names Velvet Underground and Stooges among its influences. 

    STRAYS French garage-pop-inspired band featuring members of Velocirapture.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    LOOP Psychedelic British band known for its shoegazey drone-rock.

    MASERATI Athens band that blends explosive dynamics with post-rock and psychedelic influences.

    THE PEOPLE'S TEMPLE Psychedelic rock band from Michigan.

  • Green Room

    9 p.m. $5. www.greenroomathens.com

    DANGFLY Local rock band featuring an all-star lineup, including Adam Payne, Shawn Johnson, Jay Rodgers, Scotty Nicholson and Adam Poulin.

    CHARLIE AND THE FOXTROTS Folk-pop band from Nashville, TN.

    RADIO BIRDS Rock band from Atlanta.

  • New Earth Athens

    9:30 p.m. $8. www.newearthmusichall.com

    SINGULARITY Twenty-year-old electronic dance producer out of L.A. 

    MUTRIX Former metal guitarist dipping his toes in EDM. 

  • Nowhere Bar

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

    THE ENDS Funky rock band from Burlington, NC.

Classes

  • PeachMac

    Mac Workshops

    Frequent introductionary courses. "Intro to iPad." Apr. 30 & May 7, 17, 21, 26 & 31. "Intro to Mac." May 3, 10, 14, 24 & 28. "Intro to iPhoto." May 5 & 19. See website for schedule. FREE! 706-208-9990, www.peachmac.com/workshops

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

    7–9 p.m. $36/semester, $3/class. deborahmillier@yahoo.com

    Scottish Country Dance Classes

    Easy-to-learn Scottish country dancing. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes (flats, no heels). Every Thursday.

Meetings

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    7 p.m. FREE! www.oconeeriversaudubon.org

    Oconee Rivers Audubon Society

    April Ingle, executive director of the Georgia River Network, will reveal some of the natural treasures of the state's waterways.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    6–8 p.m. FREE! www.melissalinkathens.com

    Meet Melissa Link

    Meet the ACC District 3 Commissioner candidate at a casual happy hour.

Lectures & Lit

  • Avid Bookshop

    6–8 p.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com

    Book Signing

     

    William M. Brandon III will read from and sign copies of his new novella, Silence.