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Thursday, April 19

40 events

Kidstuff

Art

  • Athens, GA

    6-9 p.m. FREE! www.3thurs.org

    Third Thursday Art Series

    Seven galleries stay open late the third Thursday of every month. Participating galleries include the Georgia Museum of Art, Lamar Dodd School of Art, ATHICA, Lyndon House Arts Center, Ciné, the GlassCube & Gallery @ Hotel Indigo and The Classic Center.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    6:30–8 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.com

    MFA Speaks

    This year's MFA candidates have three minutes to discuss their work. See Art Notes on p. 11.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    8–11 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Museum Mix

    The museum's late-night art party includes refreshments, music by DJ Mahogany and access to all the galleries. See Art Notes on p. 11.

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    6:30 p.m. FREE! www.athensclarkecounty.com/lyndonhouse

    Gallery Talk

    Artists Mahera Khaleque, Paula Reynaldi and Kristen Hyink will speak about their work.

  • White Tiger Gourmet

    6–8 p.m. FREE! 706-310-0888

    Artist Reception

    Teen artists Rose Shelton and Havivah Z. Saltz share their watercolor and ink drawings.

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-5609

    Dr. Fred's Karaoke

    KARAOKE Hosted by karaoke fanatic Dr. Fred and featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more. Every Thursday!

  • Southern Brewing Company

    5 p.m. FREE! www.sobrewco.com

    Karaoke

    KARAOKE DJ Gregory plays song requests and lets the bravest of the bunch jump in to sing. Every Thursday!

Lectures & Lit

  • UGA Lamar Dodd School of Art Galleries

    5:30 p.m. FREE! www.coe.uga.edu

    E. Paul Torrance Lecture

    (Room S150) Didi Dunphy will discuss her arts engagement from the design line of recess inspired objects, her time-based art teaching style, and her thoughtful exhibition curation.

  • Ciné Barcafé

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

    Cathy Park Hong

    The UGA Creative Writing Program presents poet Cathy Park Hong, author of the collection Engine Empire.

Meetings

  • 1 p.m. FREE! www.accgov.com/transit

    Public Hearing

    (Multimodal Center, 775 E. Broad St.) The Athens-Clarke County Transit hosts a hearing to inform riders and receive comments on FY18 revisions.

Events

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    6:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Spring Plant Swap

    Bring a clipping from your garden to share with others.

  • Bogart Library

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

    KnitLits

    Knitters of all levels are welcome. 

  • Pouch Savory World of Pies

    5–9 p.m. pouchpies.com

    Percentage Night

    A portion of proceeds will benefit the Alzheimer's Association.

  • 5:30–8:30 p.m. FREE! www.accgov.com/greenfest

    GreenFest

    (Flinchum's Phoenix, 650 Phoenix Rd.) The ACC Environmental Awards Ceremony is a celebration of organizations dedicated to improving the environment. 

Live Music

  • Akademia Brewing Co.

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

    TY WICKER Local artist playing a blend of classical and popular music.

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot plays solo sets of country-rock and acoustic Southern soul.

    ROBBIE O'SULLIVAN Classic rock singer-songwriter from Statesboro.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    BASS NIGHT An evening of electronic music, featuring Canvas, Optimal Grime, Partywithgunther, Kelly Romo, Auntie Venim and more.

  • 40 Watt Club

    9 p.m. $10. www.40watt.com

    JAMESON RODGERS Up-and-coming pop-country singer-songwriter.

    HUNTER PHELPS Country rock musicians.

  • The Foundry

    7:30 p.m. $7 (adv.), $10 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    ERIC DODD BAND Nashville-based Southern rock and country group. 

    JOSH BRANNON BAND South Carolina-based country band. 

    JORDAN ROWE Country singer-songwriter from South Georgia.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $35. www.georgiatheatre.com

    JAMEY JOHNSON Alabama native and country singer-songwriter.

    MOLLY STEVENS Country singer-songwriter known for appearing on "The Voice."

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    TRUETT Atlanta-based punk and soul singer-songwriter.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    DWTAS Team 9 Fundraiser. 8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee.com

    JAZZ JAM Some of our town's most talented musicians get together at this happening. Bring your axe, or grab a table and give an ear.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742.

    LIVE OAK No info available.

  • The Office Lounge

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

    SALLY & THE SIX GRAND BAND Long-running dance band playing oldies, classic rock, blues, disco and some fun originals.

  • WUOG 90.5 FM

    Live in the Lobby. 8 p.m. FREE! www.wuog.org

    CALICO VISION Athens-based psychedelic pop group.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    Museum Mix. 8 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

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

Games

DJs

  • 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!

Outdoors

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9:30 a.m. FREE! www.naturerambling.blogspot.com

    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

  • The Classic Center

    7:30 p.m. $25–75. classiccenter.com

    The Sound of Music

    The story of Maria and the von Trapp Family features the Tony, Grammy and Academy Award-winning score. 

  • UGA Fine Arts Building

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

    Skyman

    (The Cellar Theatre) A lonely video game developer forms a connection with an escort. 

  • Athens Community Theater

    Apr. 19–21, 8 p.m. Apr. 22, 2 p.m. $8–15. www.townandgownplayers.org

    Suddenly Last Summer

    Town & Gown Players presents Tennessee Williams' Southern gothic tale. Starring Gay McCommons and Ming Vase-Dynasty.

  • Oconee County Civic Center

    Apr. 19 & 21, 7:30 p.m. Apr. 22, 2:30 $16–18. brightstoneathens.com

    Thoroughly Modern Millie

    A small town girl searches for new life in the bright lights of 1920s New York City. 

Friday, April 20

31 events

Kidstuff

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    7–8:30 p.m. $2–3. 706-613-3615

    Froggie Spring Fling

    Families are invited to learn about amphibians and search for newts, salamanders and frogs. Bring a flashlight and wear closed toe shoes.

  • ACC Library

    4 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Spanish Storytime

    Share books, songs, rhymes and activities en Español. Ages 3–8. 

  • East Athens Community Center

    6:30 p.m. $10–15. www.accgov.com/leisure

    Paint Night

    Ages 5 & up. Painters will be given an example of what to paint.

  • ACC Library

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

    Afterhours: Fun & Games

    Participants will play old school games like hide and seek, man hunt and capture the flag. Grades 6–12.

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    THE LAST REMNANTS Group consisting of members of various '80s and '90s rock bands.

  • Butt Hutt Bar-B-Q

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

    THE LUCKY JONES Rockin' rhythm and blues from this local three-piece.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    DAVID BARBE & INWARD DREAM EBB The Athens scene legend is backed by members of New Madrid.

    GRAND VAPIDS Local alt-rock band with a dense, dreamy, slowcore-inspired sound.

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

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    3 p.m. FREE! www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com

    ANNIVERSARY KICKOFF Featuring music from Taylor Smith & The Roamin’ Jasmine, Clip Art, Squalle, Blanko, Luxury Vehicle and Robbie DudeSee story on p. 8.

  • The Falls

    5 p.m. FREE! 706-850-2217

    HUNTER GRAYSON Playing classic country music.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    THE SPOOKIE MOON Atlanta-based psychedelic folk-rock group.

    THE POWERS Local folk-rock band of brothers.

    BIRDS FLY SOUTH No info available.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $15. www.40watt.com

    LYDIA LOVELESS Gritty alt-country singer-songwriter from Columbus, OH. See story on p. 12.

    THE DARNELL BOYS The Darnell brothers play country blues originals backed by upright bass, singing saw and junkyard percussion.

  • Fully Loaded Pizza Co.

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-705-6150

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot plays solo sets of country-rock and acoustic Southern soul.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $35. www.georgiatheatre.com

    JAMEY JOHNSON Alabama native and country singer-songwriter.

    MOLLY STEVENS Country singer-songwriter known for appearing on "The Voice."

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    KELLEY SWINDALL Bluesy folk musician from Stone Mountain. 

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    THE PLEASURE POINT Local hip hop/noise-pop group led by songwriter Jacob Lake.

    MATERIAL GIRLS Atlanta band featuring current and former members of Concord America and Chief Scout. 

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    Human Rights Festival Fundraiser. 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    THE MOONSHINE Local roots band with a blend of guitar, autoharp and upright bass.

    MRJORDANMRTONKS Tommy Jordan and William Tonks' collaboration features rootsy guitar picking and paired vocal melodies. 

    THE HOBOHEMIANS This six-piece acoustic band performs popular American and European roots music of the 1910s–30s.

  • Highwire Lounge

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

    LIVE MUSIC Rotating local jazz and bluegrass bands play every Friday and Saturday night.

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER TRIBBLE Local artist playing old-fashioned rock and roll with a sprinkle of good-humored irreverence.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

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

    ALEXA ROSE Singer-songwriter exploring American roots music, from mountain ballads to rock and roll.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    10 p.m. $5 (21+), $8 (18–20). www.terrapinbeer.com

    THE PINK STONES Local rock group led by songwriter Hunter Pinkston.

    HINDSIGHT Modern alt-rock act from Macon.

    PONCE Rock-pop duo based in Nashville, TN consisting of twin brothers Carson and Michael Poncé.

    SHOEGAZERS Power-pop band from Kennesaw.

    THE TWO TAKES Atlanta-based indie rock band influenced by groups like Arctic Monkeys and The Killers.

Lectures & Lit

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    12:30 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Andrea Carson-Coley Lecture

    Award-winning author and associate professor Dr. Bettina Love presents "GET FREE: Creativity, Hip Hop Civics Ed, Intersectionality, and Black Joy."

  • Ciné Barcafé

    5 p.m. www.athenscine.com

    National Day of Action Teen Panel

    Teens will share their experiences protesting gun violence and activism with ULead and the Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement.

Art

  • Lamar Dodd School of Art

    6–8 p.m. FREE! www.art.uga.edu

    BFA I Exhibition Reception

    Celebrate the work of BFA students graduating in various studio art majors.

Classes

  • UGA New Dance Theatre

    7–10:30 p.m. $3 (students), $5 (non-students). ugaballroom@gmail.com

    Friday Night Dance Party

    A beginner Hustle lesson will be held at 7 p.m. followed by social dancing. No partner or experience necessary.

Performance

  • Go Bar

    9 p.m. $3. showgirlcabaret@gmail.com, www.athensshowgirlcabaret.com

    Athens Showgirl Cabaret

    Featuring the Armorettes form Atlanta. Proceeds benefit Boybutante Aids Foundation. 

  • Canopy Studio

    Apr. 20, 8 p.m. Apr. 21, 4 p.m. & 8 p.m. Apr. 22, 2 p.m. $6–15. www.canopystudio.org

    Lightness of Being

    Canopy's advanced students present "Lightness of Being," an aerial arts performance featuring silks, cubes, trapezes and more. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

  • Trio Contemporary Art Gallery

    Apr. 20, 7–8 p.m. & Apr. 21, 3–4 p.m. www.trioathens.com

    Crocodiles

    Tooth to Tail, artists Heather Foster and Drema Montgomery, give a performance inspored by Dostoyevsky's short story Crocodile.

Events

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    9:30–10:30 a.m. FREE! sagekincaid@uga.edu, www.georgiamuseum.org

    Morning Mindfulness

    Participate in a guided meditation session in the galleries. Meet in the lobby.

Games

DJs

  • Iron Factory

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

    TGIF Dance Party

    TWISTED BOTTLE DANCE PARTY Dance the week's woes away with music from DJ Q and Chief Rocka.

Theater

  • Athens Community Theater

    Apr. 19–21, 8 p.m. Apr. 22, 2 p.m. $8–15. www.townandgownplayers.org

    Suddenly Last Summer

    Town & Gown Players presents Tennessee Williams' Southern gothic tale. Starring Gay McCommons and Ming Vase-Dynasty.

Saturday, April 21

61 events

Events

  • The Classic Center

    7:30 p.m. www.project-safe.org, www.classiccenter.com

    Dancing with the Athens Stars

    Local celebrities pair up with experienced dancers to compete with choreographed dance routines. All proceeds benefit Project Safe. Visit Project Safe's website to vote for couples. See story on p. 8.

  • ACC Recycling Facility

    9 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! $5 for each additional box. www.athensclarkecounty.com

    Super Shredder Saturday

    Residents and small businesses can shred up to two boxes of personal documents for free. 

  • Memorial Park

    7:30 p.m. (lesson), 8–11 p.m. (dance). $8 (adults), $4 (ages 11–17) FREE! (ages 11 & under). www.athensfolk.org

    Contra Dance

    A dance presented by Athens Folk Music & Dance Society with live music by Joe Willey and the Movin' Men and calling by Robbin Marcus.

  • 9 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! www.southlandjubilee.com

    21st Annual Southland Jubilee

    (Greensboro, GA) Find unique vendors lining Main Street with handmade crafts, snacks, live music, classic cars and kids activities.

  • Athens, GA

    10 a.m.–4 p.m. $15-20. www.piedmontgardeners.org

    Annual Piedmont Gardeners' Garden Tour

    (Multiple Locations) This self-guided tour features five inspiring private gardens in the Athens area. Tickets are brochures that include a map and directions. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

  • 40 Watt Club

    9 p.m. $25. www.boybutante.org

    29th Annual Boybutante Ball

    Enjoy the sights, sounds and tantalizing fun of professional drag performances from all over the South. This year's theme is "Roaring 20s." Proceeds benefit HIV/AIDs support, education and prevention. See story on p. 8.

  • Downtown Athens

    8 a.m. FREE! www.recordstoreday.com

    Record Store Day

    Celebrate Athens' independent record stores. Wuxtry Records and Low Yo Yo Stuff will have RSD exclusives available for purchase. See story on p. 13.

  • Saucehouse Barbeque

    12 p.m. $10–30. www.saucehouse.com/crawfish

    Crawfish Fest

    Festivities include all-you-can-eat crawfish boil, live music, games and more.

  • Revival Yarns

    10 a.m.–6 p.m. www.revivalyarnsathens.com

    4th Anniversary Sale and Celebration

    Revival Yarns celebrate Local Yarn Store Day and their 4th anniversary with giveaways and sales.

  • Bishop Park

    8 a.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    Athens Farmers Market

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

  • 11 a.m.–5 p.m. $5 (park pass). gastateparks.orb/hardlaborcreek

    Spring Pioneer Festival

    (Hard Labor Creek State Park, Rutledge) See demonstrations and displays in quilts, spinning wool, clay, campfire cooking, blacksmithing and more.

  • Live Wire

    10 a.m.–2 p.m. livewireathens.com

    Red and Black Rally: G-Day Tailgate

    Win UGA apparel, accessories and autographed photos. RSVP through Ticketfly.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    3–6 p.m. $5. www.sobrewco.com

    Southern Woodpile Derby

    Classic Pinewood rules, open class and unlimited team brackets. Awards given for first, second, last, artistic and weirdest.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    12–2 p.m. FREE! botgarden.uga.edu

    Spring Festival

    Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the State Botanical Garden with hourly garden tours, a ballet performance, art and master gardener advice.

  • Graduate Athens

    10 a.m.–1 p.m. arianna@mcc-pr.com

    Kendra Scott Pop Up Shop

    Shop from classics and new collegiate styles.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    Apr. 21, 1–10 p.m. Apr. 22, 1–6 p.m. $25. creaturecomfortsbeer.com

    Anniversary Party

    Creature Comforts Celebrate their Fourth Anniversary with live music, a Get Artistic art station and special t-shirts. Manila Express and 1000 Faces Coffee will be onsite. Tours of the new Southern Mills brewery will be offered on Saturday from 10 a.m.–12 p.m. for $10. See Story on p. 8.

Games

  • Tyche's Games

    12 p.m. FREE! 706-345-4500

    Pathfinder Society Event

    Fantasy RPG. Bring your imagination.

Sports

  • Sanford Stadium

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

    G-Day

    The UGA football team splits into the Red and Black squads and goes at it. See Flag Football on p. 10.

  • East Athens Community Center

    Mondays, 6–8:30 p.m. & Saturdays, 1–4 p.m. First visit free. www.ttathensga.com

    Table Tennis Matches and Training

    Beginner to advanced skill levels welcome.

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    CLASSIC CITY JUKEBOX Local all-star rock and roll cover band.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    SALINE Local four-piece "shoegrease" band with hints of post-punk and fuzz-rock. Album release show!

    NIHILIST CHEERLEADER Local buzz band plays energetic, lo-fi punk rock. 

    SCOOTERBABE Scrappy, jangly local emo group fronted by songwriter JJ Posway.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    5 p.m. $25. www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com

    ANNIVERSARY PARTY Featuring music from Cougar Sweat, The Hernies, The Artisanals, Oak House and Velveteen PinkSee story on p. 8.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    THE HONEY SLIDERS Detroit-influenced rock band from Catropolis. 

    THE PLAGUE Original, ballsy rock harkening back to The Stooges, Sonic Youth and The MC5.

    SCOTT LANIAK Member of local garage-punk band Free Associates performs solo.

  • Front Porch Book Store

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-372-3928.

    ADAM KLEIN & THE WILD FIRES Local songwriter playing a rustic blend of country, folk and Americana.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 6 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    AIRPARK Groove-oriented, Nashville-based indie-pop duo.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $20. www.georgiatheatre.com

    WOLF ALICE British band that has performed at fests like Coachella and Lollapalooza. 

    THE BIG PINK Electronic rock band from the United Kingdom. 

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    SELINE HAZE Athens-based hip-hop artist who makes "music to inspire, to empathize and to motivate."

    DK Detroit-born, Athens-based hip-hop artist.

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

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    GLEN PHILLIPS Former frontman of alt-rock mainstays Toad the Wet Sprocket performs solo.

  • Highwire Lounge

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

    LIVE MUSIC Rotating local jazz and bluegrass bands play every Friday and Saturday night.

  • Iron Factory

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

    DANCE PARTY Featuring hip-hop and electronic music from Auntie Venim, SLZRD, 3FT, Motorhead2x, The YOD and BYV.

  • Kindercore Vinyl

    7 p.m. $26.34. www.kindercore.com

    LOU BARLOW Known for his work with indie-rock icons Dinosaur Jr. and Sebadoh, Barlow's current tour finds him playing solo. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    6 p.m. $5. www.facebook.com/lkshuffleclub

    ATHENS SURF STOMP A showcase of local surf-inspired music, featuring The Mystery Men?, Outersea, The Flamethrowers, The De Lux Interiors, Forbidden Waves, Kinky Waikiki and The Nice Machine, plus DJ Kurt Wood and DJ Nate From Wuxtry.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

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

  • Oconee Brewing Co.

    8 p.m. $20. www.oconeebrewingco.com

    SHAWN MULLINS Atlanta-based, adult-alternative singer-songwriter known for hits like "Lullaby."

  • Saucehouse Barbeque

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

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot performs tasty sets of funky Southern folk rock 'n' roll.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

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

    WHISKEY DAWGS Atlanta group "spreading the truth three chords at a time."

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    10 p.m. $5 (21+), $8 (18–20). www.terrapinbeer.com

    OAK HOUSE Melodic and complex post-rock group from Athens and Atlanta. 

    ESTUARIE Atmospheric indie-rock duo based out of Greenville, SC.

    WAKEVILLE North Carolina-based indie-rock band.

Art

  • 3–5 p.m. $10–20. 706-542-9842, bradberry@uga.edu, www.wuga.org

    WUGA's Artists in Residence Series

    (Contact for Location) See the home of entrepreneur, activist, painter and mural artist Broderick Flanigan.

  • Oconee County Library

    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Coloring Club

    Spend the morning relaxing with the therapeutic practice of coloring.

  • Stan Mullins Art Studio

    10 a.m.–3 p.m. gmoastudent@gmail.com

    Pop-Up Gallery and Artist Market

    The Georgia Museum of Art Student Association presents a market of student work and local professional artists.

  • 11 a.m.–5 p.m. FREE! lexingtonga.org

    Lexington Art Crawl

    (111 W. Main St. Lexington) Tour the studios of open artists and see other art around town. There will be stations for rock painting and a kids sidewalk art contest. The Athens A-Train Band will play at 7 p.m.

Performance

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    7:30 p.m. $6 (w/ UGA ID), $20. pac.uga.edu

    The Hodgson Wind Ensemble

    Highlights include Katy Abbott's "Punch!" and Adam Schoenberg's "Picture Studies."

  • Canopy Studio

    Apr. 20, 8 p.m. Apr. 21, 4 p.m. & 8 p.m. Apr. 22, 2 p.m. $6–15. www.canopystudio.org

    Lightness of Being

    Canopy's advanced students present "Lightness of Being," an aerial arts performance featuring silks, cubes, trapezes and more. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA

    8 p.m. Donations encouraged. athica.org

    Surrender

    For the third installment of Surrender, Kyle Lewis and friends will perform selections from Parts 1-8 by Robert Blatt, a contemporary composer and sound artist, as well as Fluxus works including ones by George Brecht.

  • Trio Contemporary Art Gallery

    Apr. 20, 7–8 p.m. & Apr. 21, 3–4 p.m. www.trioathens.com

    Crocodiles

    Tooth to Tail, artists Heather Foster and Drema Montgomery, give a performance inspored by Dostoyevsky's short story Crocodile.

DJs

  • 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!

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 10:30 p.m. www.georgiatheatre.com

    Booty Boyz

    BOOTY BOYZ DJs ImmuzikationTwin Powers and Z-Dog spin dance hits into the night. 

  • Max

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-286-0339

    DJ Kut Daily

    DJ KUT DAILY A member of Atlanta's El Camino Boyz spins funk, soul and more.

    CHIEF ROCKA Local DJ expertly spins a set of old-school hip hop and more.

  • Wonderbar

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

    George the Infinite

    GEORGE THE INFINITE Local DJ spins the best in Top 40, EDM and bass music every Saturday.

  • Low Yo Yo Stuff Records

    8 a.m. FREE! www.recordstoreday.com

    Record Store Day

    RECORD STORE DAY Featuring special guest DJs spinning music all day long. Wuxtry Records will also participate in this year's RSD. See story on p. 13.

Lectures & Lit

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    2–4:30 p.m. FREE! artzar@gmail.com

    Writers Circle

    (Hargrett Library) Writers may bring pages of their work, any genre, for group feedback. Each meeting will highlight books from Hargrett's Collections.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    8 p.m. FREE! larryacquaviva@charter.net

    Book Release

    Meet local author Larry Acquaviva for his book Nobody Cares Who You Are: The Life and Times of Aceman, a Widespread Panic Roadie—The Panic Years, Pt. 1. Live music by Scott Laniak, The Plague and The Honey Sliders.

  • Avid Bookshop

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

    Meet the Author

    (Prince Ave.) Meet Mike Gunter for his book Tales of an Ecotourist.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

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

    Preplanning and Pie

    Lord and Stephens Funeral Home gives a presentation on end-of-life planning for yourself and family. Pie will be seved. 

Kidstuff

Classes

  • American Blackbelt Academy

    1 p.m. $15–30. 706-549-1671

    SAFE Women's Self Defense

    Learn how to disable an attacker. Ages 12 and up.

Outdoors

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9 a.m.–12 p.m. $25. tarantula5k.wixsite.com/ugainsectzoo

    Ta-ran-tula 5K

    Interact with tarantulas after the race. Proceeds benefit the UGA Insect Zoo.

Theater

  • Athens Community Theater

    Apr. 19–21, 8 p.m. Apr. 22, 2 p.m. $8–15. www.townandgownplayers.org

    Suddenly Last Summer

    Town & Gown Players presents Tennessee Williams' Southern gothic tale. Starring Gay McCommons and Ming Vase-Dynasty.

  • Oconee County Civic Center

    Apr. 19 & 21, 7:30 p.m. Apr. 22, 2:30 $16–18. brightstoneathens.com

    Thoroughly Modern Millie

    A small town girl searches for new life in the bright lights of 1920s New York City. 

Sunday, April 22

19 events

Outdoors

Kidstuff

  • Oconee County Library

    3 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950

    Tail Waggin' Tutors

    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

    3–4 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, www.athenslibrary.org

    Read to Rover

    Beginning readers read aloud to certified therapy dogs.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

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

    Fancy Nancy Tea Party

    Come for tea, games, snacks and readings of Jane O'Connor's Fancy Nancy books.

Live Music

  • Cali 'N' Tito's Eastside

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-355-7087

    THE LUCKY JONES Local band playing old-school rockin' rhythm and blues.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    1 p.m. $25. www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com

    ANNIVERSARY PARTY Featuring music from The Shoal Creek Stranglers, Blue Yonder, Little Gold and Rose HotelSee story on p. 8.

  • The Foundry

    6 p.m. $12 (adv.), $15 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    THE SEGAR JAZZ AFFAIR WXAG radio DJ Dwain Segar curates a night of smooth jazz. This month's show features John Dunn & The Jazzman Band.

  • No. 3 Railroad Street

    3 p.m. $5. www.3railroad.org

    SUNDAY AFTERNOON SONGWRITERS' REVIVAL A monthly event hosted by Mark "Mojo" Wilmot. This month's show features Timothy O'Connell and Justin Bridges.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    2 p.m. $10. www.classiccitymusicfestival.com

    CLASSIC CITY MUSIC FESTIVAL New West Records and the UGA Music Business Program present an all-day lineup of music, featuring Cracker, David Barbe & Inward Dream Ebb, School U, Kaptivated, Hunter Callahan, Property of Bolton, Bahinz and the Band, Xanny P, The Powers, Room 9, The Pink Stones and more. See story on p. 8.

  • Studio 1093

    4 p.m. $10. www.musicontheboulevard.com

    MICHELLE MALONE Americana singer-songwriter who puts an honest and emotional spin on her music.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    3 p.m. FREE! www.terrapinbeer.com

    JEREMIAH STRICKLIN One-half of local Americana duo Oh Jeremiah performs solo.

Performance

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    3 p.m. $30–76. www.pac.uga.edu

    Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

    The Orchestra will showcase Beethoven and Brahms.

  • Canopy Studio

    Apr. 20, 8 p.m. Apr. 21, 4 p.m. & 8 p.m. Apr. 22, 2 p.m. $6–15. www.canopystudio.org

    Lightness of Being

    Canopy's advanced students present "Lightness of Being," an aerial arts performance featuring silks, cubes, trapezes and more. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

Classes

Lectures & Lit

  • Oconee County Library

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

    Iconic Images of Warfare

    Colonel Lawrence Saul will present historical paintings and modern photographs of warfare from the late 18th century until today. 

Theater

  • Athens Community Theater

    Apr. 19–21, 8 p.m. Apr. 22, 2 p.m. $8–15. www.townandgownplayers.org

    Suddenly Last Summer

    Town & Gown Players presents Tennessee Williams' Southern gothic tale. Starring Gay McCommons and Ming Vase-Dynasty.

  • Oconee County Civic Center

    Apr. 19 & 21, 7:30 p.m. Apr. 22, 2:30 $16–18. brightstoneathens.com

    Thoroughly Modern Millie

    A small town girl searches for new life in the bright lights of 1920s New York City. 

Events

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    12:30–3:30 p.m. terrapinbeer.com

    Sunday Market

    Terrapin and Athens Land Trust hosts a weekly market with local produce and food vendors. 

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    Apr. 21, 1–10 p.m. Apr. 22, 1–6 p.m. $25. creaturecomfortsbeer.com

    Anniversary Party

    Creature Comforts Celebrate their Fourth Anniversary with live music, a Get Artistic art station and special t-shirts. Manila Express and 1000 Faces Coffee will be onsite. Tours of the new Southern Mills brewery will be offered on Saturday from 10 a.m.–12 p.m. for $10. See Story on p. 8.

Monday, April 23

19 events

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

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

    Infant Storytime

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

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    4:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Money Smart Week Craft: Piggy Banks

    Make a recycled piggy bank.

  • ACC Library

    4–5:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Open Chess Play for Kids and 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 7–18. Registration required. 

  • Bogart Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Monday Funday

    Songs, finger plays, wiggles and giggles for ages three and under. Caregivers will recieve pointers for building literacy and language skills.

Games

Meetings

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 9:30 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    QUEENS OF HIP HOP Area female MCs perform, including Minnie Lea, Feel Jas, Ke Turner, Queen.Wavey and Torie Raven. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    WESDARULER Athens-based hip-hop producer and emcee with a laid-back, throwback style.

    CUNABEAR Jazzy, psychedelic rap artist from Savannah.

    SB THE MOOR Emo-rap outfit on tour from California.

    WRONGBOY Indie hip-hop artist from Long Beach, CA.

    SPACE BROTHER Electronic- and hip-hop-influenced sounds from local musician Donald Whitehead. 

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    OPEN MIC Showcase your talent at this open mic night most Mondays. Hosted by Larry Forte.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    MINGLEWOOD MONDAY Local artists pay tribute to the Grateful Dead.

Film

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • The Pub

    8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-353-2831

    Karaoke

    KARAOKE Sing to your heart's content every Monday.

Sports

  • East Athens Community Center

    Mondays, 6–8:30 p.m. & Saturdays, 1–4 p.m. First visit free. www.ttathensga.com

    Table Tennis Matches and Training

    Beginner to advanced skill levels welcome.

Events

  • The Classic Center

    8 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! www.hazeldenbettyford.org/athens

    Athens Opioid Summit

    Highlights include a keynote presentation by Senator Renee Unterman, panel discussions, breakout session group thinks, breakfast and lunch. Attendees will earn six CEUs approved by NAADAC.

  • The Classic Center

    8 a.m.–4 p.m. www.hazeldenbettyford.org/Athens

    Athens Opiod Summit

    Advantage Behavior Health Systems and the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation host a community event to discuss the opiod crisis on a local level. Register online.

Tuesday, April 24

31 events

Games

Lectures & Lit

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    5:30 p.m. FREE! jhebbard@uga.edu

    The Rest of the Story Book Club

    (Room 258) Discuss works connected to the ongoing and upcoming exhibitions and programs at the library. Followed by gallery tours. March's selection is Edward R. Murrow and the Birth of Broadcast Journalism by Bob Edwards.

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    12:30 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/ugaspecialcollections

    Polarization in Congress

    (Room 277) This week's speakers are Dr. Michael Lynch and Dr. Anthony Madonna. Coffee and dessert provided.

  • 12:30 p.m. FREE! sustainability.uga.edu/peterson

    Peterson Toscano

    (The Intersection, Tate II) Comedian Peterson Toscano will lead a discussion and casual luncheon ahead of his performance on Apr. 25.

  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    5 p.m. FREE! sustainability.uga.edu

    Peterson Toscano

    (Room 352) Comedian Peterson Toscano will discuss storytelling techniques and how to reach audiences. 

  • Avid Bookshop

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

    Meet the Author

    (Prince Ave.) Chris Offutt celebrates the release of Country Dark.

Kidstuff

Art

  • 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.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

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

    Visiting Artist Lecture

    Renowned interior designer Juan Pablo Molyneux will give a lecture entitled "My Russian Rooms." 

Events

  • UGA Special Collections Library

    2 p.m. FREE! jclevela@uga.edu

    Tuesday Tour at 2

    Take a guided tour of the exhibit galleries of the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library and the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies. Meet in the rotunda on the second floor.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    10 a.m.–8 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Money Smart Week: Tax Form Origami

    Recycle old tax forms into origami art.

Film

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    8 p.m. $12 (21+), $14 (18–20). www.caledonialounge.com

    CHARLEY CROCKETT Blues and country artist based in Austin, TX playing music influenced by the Deep South. 

    NIKKI HILL Soul-drenched rock and roller from North Carolina.

  • Cali 'N' Tito's Eastside

    11 a.m.–3 p.m. FREE! www.calintitos.com

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot plays folk with Latin influences every Tuesday in March.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8:30 p.m. $10. www.40watt.com

    THE ORANGE CONSTANT Athens-based jam band with prog, pop and funk influences.

    A.F.T.M. Local band started by a group of UGA students.

  • The Foundry

    Terrapin Tuesday. 7 p.m. $8. www.thefoundryathens.com

    PARKER GISPERT Frontman for former Athens rock trio The Whigs performs a solo set.

    DON CHAMBERS This longtime local favorite delves into pastoral folk and experimental rock with equal passion.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $23. www.georgiatheatre.com

    POSTMODERN JUKEBOX Collective founded by pianist Scott Bradlee that re-interprets modern pop music through a historical lens.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    GOSH! Fuzzed-out psychedelic pop duo from Chicago.

    JIM GOLDY Sarah Swillum's hallucinatory Dada-beat-pop performance features existential chants and dance.

    MANS TRASH Skewed psych-pop sounds from Athens musician Mercer West.

  • The World Famous

    9 p.m. www.facebook.com/theworldfamousathens

    VIC VARNEY Former Method Actors frontman credited with assisting the explosion of alternative rock in Athens. 

Performance

Wednesday, April 25

32 events

Live Music

  • Blind Pig Tavern

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-850-4919 (College Station Road location)

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot plays solo sets of country-rock and acoustic Southern soul.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    RUEN BROTHERS Up-and-coming, rockabilly-influenced band of siblings from England.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    JAY GONZALEZ Drive-By Truckers' keyboardist plays your favorite yacht rock, singer-songwriter, power-pop, British Invasion, originals and TV theme songs.

  • The Globe

    8 p.m. www.jazzathensga.org

    THE HOT HOTTY-HOTS Local swing and hot jazz ensemble playing music of the 1910s, '20s and '30s. 

  • Locos Grill & Pub

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-549-7700 (Timothy Road location)

    REVEREND TRIBBLE AND THE DEACONS Good old-fashioned rock and roll with a sprinkle of good-humored irreverance.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    JIVE REVIVAL Five-piece Georgia rock band.

  • Porterhouse Grill

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

    JAZZ NIGHT The longest standing weekly music gig in Athens! Enjoy an evening of original music, improv and standards.

Lectures & Lit

  • Avid Bookshop

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

    Meet the Author

    Meet Cathy Cleary in celebration of her cookbook The Southern Harvest.

  • Barnes & Noble

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

    Meet the Author

    Dr. Wayne Flynt will talk about Mockingbird Songs: My Friendship with Harper Lee.

  • UGA Chapel

    7 p.m. FREE! sustainability.uga.edu/peterson

    Peterson Toscano

    Peterson Toscano will perform "Everything is Connected– An Evening of Stories, most weird, many true."

Performance

Games

Kidstuff

Art

  • Georgia Museum of Art

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

    Tour at Two

    Led by docents.

  • 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.

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • The Office Lounge

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

    Karaoke

    KARAOKE With your host Lynn. Every Wednesday!

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    Open Mic Night

    OPEN MIC A weekly open-mic jam hosted by Louis Phillip Pelot. All musicians welcome. Backline provided!

Classes

Events

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

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

    Athens Farmers Market

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

Comedy

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    Adam Cayton-Holland

    Cayton Holland has appeared on Comedy Central, "Conan" and more. Line-up also includes Sarah Lynn Kale, Noell Deshon Appling, Andrew Michael and Shaunak Godkhindi. 

Thursday, April 26

34 events

Kidstuff

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

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

    Pajama Storytime

    Bring your pajama-clad kids in for bedtime stories, songs and a light snack. Ages 0–7.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • ACC Library

    4:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Teen Talk

    Teens can talk about what's bothering them. Ages 11–18. 

  • Bogart Library

    4 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Builder's Club

    The club encourages engineering and creativity by building with unique and recycled materials. This month's theme is "Dragons." 

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-5609

    Dr. Fred's Karaoke

    KARAOKE Hosted by karaoke fanatic Dr. Fred and featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more. Every Thursday!

  • Southern Brewing Company

    5 p.m. FREE! www.sobrewco.com

    Karaoke

    KARAOKE DJ Gregory plays song requests and lets the bravest of the bunch jump in to sing. Every Thursday!

Live Music

  • Akademia Brewing Co.

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

    SCARLET STITCH Straight-up rock and roll band from Athens.

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot plays solo sets of country-rock and acoustic Southern soul.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    8:30 p.m. $7 (21+), $9 (18–20). www.caledonialounge.com

    KENOSHA KID Local group centered around the improv jazz compositions of guitarist Dan Nettles and featuring Rick Lollar, Marlon Patton and Robby Handley.

    THAYER SARRANO Local songwriter playing hazy, shoegaze-inspired Southern rock.

    THE VIKING PROGRESS Local group that plays rockers and ballads about love, death and isolation. 

  • DePalma's Italian Cafe

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-552-1237 (Timothy Road Location)

    JIM COOK Local solo performer playing acoustic blues, classic rock and Americana.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    10 p.m. $3. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    ZAC CROOK Local singer-songwriter.

    HARVEY FUNKWALKER Athens-based trio steeped in deep funk roots and laced with tinges of jazz, blues and rock.

    GREG MEREDITH Athens-based singer-songwriter and loop artist.

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    CAULFIELD High-energy local garage-rap band.

    LEX CALLAHAN Athens-based underground hip-hop performer.

    KXNG BLANCO Young and talented local rap artist.

    SON ZOO Athens hip-hop artist with a dark aesthetic and rapid-fire style. 

  • The Foundry

    Terrapin Tuesday. 7 p.m. $5. www.thefoundryathens.com

    DRIFTWOOD A group of experienced Athens musicians playing classic country, rock, folk, blues and bluegrass.

    NORMA RAE This local four-piece plays soulful, distinctively Southern Americana.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7:30 p.m. $20 (adv.), $23 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    DEER TICK Alt-country band from Providence, RI that incorporates elements of folk, blues and indie rock.

     

     

    JOHN MORELAND Singer-songwriter from Oklahoma.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    WIEUCA Local band playing cheeky, guitar-driven indie rock.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    LAURA COYLE & TREY WRIGHT Vocal and guitar duo playing classic jazz and bossa nova, with a dash of Dolly Parton, Paul Simon and other songwriters.

  • The Office Lounge

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

    SALLY & THE SIX GRAND BAND Long-running dance band playing oldies, classic rock, blues, disco and some fun originals.

Art

  • Georgia Museum of Art

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

    Thursday Twilight Tour

    Docents lead a tour of highlights from the permanent collection.

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    6:30 p.m. FREE! www.accgov.com/exhibits

    Gallery Talk

    Artists from the 43rd Juried Exhibition will discuss their work. This week's artists include Richard Pruett, Sarah Kennedy and Helen Kuykendall.

Events

  • Avid Bookshop

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

    Book Release Party

    Meet Kelli Clifton Ogunsanya in celebration of her debut book Madame Millennial: 100 Tips to Help the Modern Woman Master Work, LIfe and Everything in Between

  • Bogart Library

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

    KnitLits

    Knitters of all levels are welcome. 

  • Georgia Museum of Art

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

    Study Night

    Study and relax in the galleries with coffee, cookies, free yoga and an outdoor screening of Dr. Strangelove, 8 p.m.

  • Ciné Barcafé

    6–9 p.m. $40. athenscine.com

    Keeping it Local: Reviving GA's Seafood Heritage

    The event includes "The Hidden World of Oystering," art exhibit by Alan Campbell, A High Low Tide: The Revival of a Southern Oyster book discussion by André Gallant and a screening of the documentary Shifting Baselines. Oysters and regional cuisine will be served. 

Games

Classes

DJs

  • 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!

Outdoors

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9:30 a.m. FREE! www.naturerambling.blogspot.com

    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.

Film

Theater

  • Memorial Park

    Apr. 26–28, 7:30 p.m. Apr. 29, 3 p.m. $12–15. www.accgov.com/act

    The Smell of the Kill

    (Quinn Hall) Michele Lowe's comedy follows three unhappy wives who must decide if they should leave their husbands locked in a meat locker or let them out.

Performance

  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA

    7–9 p.m. $14. www.athica.org

    Lupita's Revenge

    Tango Hambre presents a shadow puppet play with a live soundtrack of Latin-American classics, written and directed by Abel Klainbaum.