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Thursday, April 17

43 events

Art

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    5–8 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Drawing in the Galleries

    Open hours for visitors to sketch in the galleries using graphite or colored pencils.

    Athens, GA

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

    Third Thursday Art Series

    Six 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 and the GlassCube & Gallery @ Hotel Indigo. See website for a list of open exhibits.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    8–10:30 p.m. FREE! gmoastudent@gmail.com

    Student Night

    Join the Student Association of the Georgia Museum of Art for a night of food, fun and DIY projects.

  • ARTini's Open Art Studio, Gallery & Lounge

    7–10 p.m. FREE! www.artinisartlounge.com

    Opening Reception

    AthensHasArt! presents "Enchantment," which includes drawings by Margaret Schreiber, paintings by Cameron Bliss and photography by Michelle Norris. The opening reception features a shadow puppet play by Desiree Sharpe and an interactive food sculpture by Lynn Kovaciny and Ana Tedford. See Art Notes on p. 18.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    5:30–7:30 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    MFA Speaks

    Join the Masters of Fine Arts candidates featured in the MFA exhibition for a discussion about their work.

  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA

    7:30 p.m. Donations encouraged. www.athica.org

    INTERIOR/EXTERIOR: Nocturne

    An evening featuring performance art by Ted Kuhn and music by Thunder O(h)m!, held in conjunction with Vespucci's "INTERIOR/EXTERIOR: Structural Constellations." Part of Third Thursday. See Art Notes on p. 18.

Live Music

  • 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.

    HUMBLE CRUMB No info available.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    ARC & STONES Brooklyn-based alt-rock band.

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

    ALPHABET CITY No info available.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

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

    SHEHEHE Local band that draws from old-school punk and arena rock to create a fist-pumping atmosphere.

    THE ATOM AGE Punk leaning garage rock from East Bay, CA, characterized by the horn-led melodies.

    TONGUES No info available.

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    THE DICTATORTOTS These longtime Athenian chaos-cultivators stomp about and trash the night with post-grunge grooves. 

    THE BUSH KRICKETS No info available.

  • Four Brothers Sports Tavern

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

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

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    k i d s Led by songwriter Jared Collins, this local band plays reverb-washed melodic pop. The group will perform its new album, Take Forever, in its entirety.

    EYE GATE This liquid light show complete with vintage film footage provides a psychedelic visual backdrop.

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

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $25. www.georgiatheatre.com

    THE ZOMBIES This psychedelic British band has been cited as influences by major artists like Billy Joel, Arctic Monkeys and many more. See story on p. 14.

    THE AUTUMN DEFENSE Based in Chicago, this pop project is a collaboration between Pat Sansone and Wilco's John Stirratt. 

  • Go Bar

    9 p.m. 706-546-5609

    MICHAEL COPELAND No info available.

    THEY MIGHT BE WEREGIANTS Wyatt Strother of Werewolves performs They Might Be Giants covers.

  • Green Room

    9 p.m. www.greenroomathens.com

    THE MAIN SQUEEZE Jam-rock band from Bloomington, IN.

    STOOP KIDS Funk-rock band from New Orleans.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    KENOSHA KID Centered around the instru-improv jazz compositions of guitarist Dan Nettles, Kenosha Kid also features bassist Robby Handley and drummer Marlon Patton. The group is packed with music, mischief and mayhem, and offers a sound that serves noise-rock fans and jam band listeners equally.

  • La Fiesta

    5 p.m. FREE! 706-549-5933

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Local singer-songwriter Louis Phillip Pelot and company play a "mind-boggling wall of organic sound with upbeat, travel-driven lyrics."

  • The Melting Point

    8:30 p.m. $7 (adv.), $10 (door). www.meltingpointathens.com

    SERYN Six-piece, multi-layered folk-pop band from Denton, TX. 

    JOHN & JACOB Birmingham, AL-based country with a stripped-down sound.

  • New Earth Athens

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

    TECROPOLIS Athens' longest-running electronic dance music monthly, featuring Ployd, GunFingaZZ and Flash Bomb.

  • New Earth Athens

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

    GIALANELLA, WILES AND HART Local trio featuring Andrew Gialanella, Nic Wiles and Drew Hart.

  • Nowhere Bar

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

    CBDB Alabama-based "joyfunk" band playing a mix of funk, progressive rock and jam fusion.

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.

  • ACC Library

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

    Red Goes Green for a Day

    The Zeta Psi Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta presents an eco-fest offering giveaways and information on how to save money while becoming eco-friendly.

    5:30–8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3512

    GreenFest Environmental Awards Ceremony

    (Flinchum's Phoenix) This reception and awards ceremony will honor individuals, organizations and businesses that have made a positive impact on the environment of Athens-Clarke County over the past year. 

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5:30–7:30 p.m. $10. entomolo@uga.edu

    UGA Bug Dawgs' Beers and the Bees

    The UGA Bug Dawgs of the Entomology Department will have booth with a live bee exhibit, edible insects, honey tasting and educational materials explaining the benefits of pollination. In addition, visitors will have the opportunity to participate in bee-related arts and crafts including a chance to make your own wax candle. Admission fee includes a tour of the brewery and a chance to sample Terrapin beers.

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    4–8 p.m. FREE! 706-542-2763

    Athens Music Project Symposium

    Lectures and panel discussions include "Playing with the Local: Teaching Improvisation in the Public Schools" (4 p.m.), "Music in Early Athens" (4:40 p.m.), "How Art Turned into Music: The 'Athens Music Scene'" (6 p.m.) and "Hearing the Past and Seeing the Future: The 40 Watt (7 p.m.).  See Calendar Pick on p. 18.

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!

Kidstuff

  • Oconee County Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-769-3950

    Toddlerobics

    Active storytime full of dancing, stretching, jumping and stories for little ones to enjoy books on the move.

  • ACC Library

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

    Baby Music Jam

    Children ages 1-3 and their caregivers can play instruments, sing and dance together.

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. 

  • Locos Grill & Pub

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

    First Time Home Buyers Workshop

    (Barnett Shoals Rd.) Learn how much money to save, when to start looking and how to improve your credit. RSVP by Apr. 15.

DJs

    Max

    9 p.m. $2 (21+), $5 (under 21). 706-254-3392

    Impetus

    IMPETUS A weekly metal mashup/electro/trash/EBM/'80s/industrial dance and video party put on by local DJ collective BeatmatchedHeartsHear metal remixed future-style, along with hits from the '80s and a blend of current underground dance tunes geared towards the rowdy and darker side of club life.

Performance

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

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

    UGA Symphony Orchestra

    The orchestra's final concert of the academic year includes In the South, Edward Eglar's love letter to the Italian countryside. Johannes Brahms' German Requiem will showcase the Hugh Hodgson School of Music Choral Ensembles.

  • UGA Chapel

    3:30 pm. FREE! 706-542-7270

    Road of Creativity Ensemble

    The ensemble, consisting of eight saxophonists, one pianist and one drummer, performs a concert featuring music by Queen, Leonard Cohen, Radiohead, Charlie Daniels Band and Mumford & Sons. Part of UGA's Thinc. Week.

Theatre

  • UGA Fine Arts Building

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

    Spring Awakening

    A recent hit on Broadway, Spring Awakening adapts German playwright Frank Wedekind's 1891 Spring Awakening: A Children's Tragedy, which was a commentary on the era's climate of sexual repression. 

Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

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

    Local History Book Club

    A discussion of Confederate Athens by Kenneth Coleman.

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    11:30 a.m. FREE! www.thinc.uga.edu

    Local Arts & Culture Business Summit

    (Reception Hall) The summit is a public forum for local arts and culture business owners to share experiences and practcies. Panelists include Rebecca Wood of R. Wood Studio, Kristen Back of Treehouse Kid & Craft, Sanni Baumgartner of Community and Janet Geddis of Avid Bookshop. Following the summit at 1 p.m., author and creative director Amy Flurry presents "Do-It-Yourself Publicity for Entrepreneurs." Part of UGA's Thinc. Week.

Friday, April 18

29 events

Classes

  • Oconee County Library

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

    Genealogy 101: The Basics

    Learn how to begin family history research with tips and techniques on how to start. Limited to 12 participants. Registration required.

Events

  • College Square

    5:30–9:30 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/takebackthenightathens

    Take Back the Night

    The UGA Women's Studies Student Organization hosts Take Back the Night is to spread awareness about sexual and domestic violence and abuse and to allow survivors to share their stories. Proceeds benefit The Cottage and Project Safe.

  • Walker's Coffee & Pub

    8 p.m. www.starrhill.com

    Gava Joe Debut Pint Night

    Starr Hill Brewery presents the debut of Gava Joe, a Belgian-style espresso stout created by Terrapin Beer and Jittery Joe's. Enter the raffle for a chance to win Dave Matthews Band tickets.

Live Music

  • Barcode

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-613-5557

    LOUIS PHILLIP PELOT Leaving Countries singer plays a solo set. 

  • Butt Hutt Bar-B-Q

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

    THE BIG DON BAND Southern-fried local rock trio.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    8 p.m. $5 (adv.), $7 (door). www.caledonialounge.com

    CICADA RHYTHM Acoustic guitar and upright bass duo playing bluegrass-tinged indie folk, filled with paired vocal harmonies. Album release show!

    SHIVERING TIMBERS Husband-and-wife folk-rock duo from Ohio.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    THE GOONS Three-piece rock band with elements of punk and soul, featuring members of The Glands and Marshmallow Coast.

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

    CLAIRE CAMPBELL Hope For Agoldensummer singer plays a set of soft, haunting folk tunes.

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    DIAMONDBACK Heavy local rock and roll band.

    SCARLET STITCH Straight-up rock and roll.

  • Georgia Bar

    11 p.m. 706-546-9884

    JET ENGINE DRAGONS Local band playing a blend of shoegaze, progressive rock and technical metal equally informed by jazz improvisation and classical harmony.

  • Georgia Theatre

    9 p.m. $13. www.georgiatheatre.com

    CLOUD NOTHINGS Hard-rocking indie band from from Cleveland, OH. See Calendar Pick on p. 18.

    RYLEY WALKER Folk artist from Chicago.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On The Rooftop. 10 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    THE ELECTRIC SONS Indie/electronic duo from Atlanta.

    TWIN POWERS Bouncy DJ Dan Geller spins the newest dance party jams and classic favorites.

  • Green Room

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

    DANK SINATRA Local jam band, self-described as a "high energy-low stress groove jungle."

    BACKUP PLANET Progressive funk-rock band from Knoxville, TN.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    OAES Benefit. 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    WINFIELD AND BOYS One-half of local alt-country band Stewart & Winfield plays some "good ol' fashioned croonin' songs," backed by special guests.

    STRAWBERRY FLATS Local cover group playing psychedelic tunes from 1967-1972 by artists such as Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, Cream, Steppenwolf, Santana, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and the Beatles.

  • 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.

  • The Melting Point

    8 p.m. $7 (adv.), $10 (door). www.meltingpointathens.com

    THE COMMON PEOPLE BAND Athens wedding/party band that specializes in covers of Motown-era classics.

  • New Earth Athens

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

    MANMADE MOUNTAINS Banjos from outer space. Album release show!

  • Nowhere Bar

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

    THE FUNKY SPEAKERS High-energy funk group.

  • The Office Lounge

    10 p.m. 706-546-0840

    WILD CARD Local country/Southern rock trio.

  • 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 World Famous

    9 p.m. www.theworldfamousathens.com

    MUUY BIIEN Local band plays doom-laden goth-punk influenced by '80s hardcore and post-wave. Album release show!

    ODONIS ODONIS Toronto-based noise-rock band that experiments with tone and texture. See story on p. 14.

    VINCAS Local downer-punk band featuring snarling guitars and doomy, psychedelic flourishes.

    GORGEOUS Minimalist psychedelic duo from Chattanooga, TN.

DJs

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

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

    DJ Reindeer Games

    DJ REINDEER GAMES Athens DJ mixes trap, hip hop, moombahton, '90s hits and indie dance tunes.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    DJs KittyKittyBooBoo and Pre-Owned Luxury Vehicle

    DJS PREOWNED LUXURY VEHICLE AND KITTYKITTYBOOSBOOS Catherine Rush and Aida Curtis playing hip hop, '90s, reggaeton and worldbeat.

Lectures & Lit

  • UGA School of Law

    9 a.m.–2 p.m. FREE! www.law.uga.edu

    The New Roles of Corporations in Global Governance Conference

    This conference explores the differing roles corporations now play in global governance and their influence on the international law making process. Bennett Freeman of Calvert Investments will deliver a keynote address 1 p.m.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

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

    Andrea Carson-Coley Lecture

    Dr. Laura Brown presents "With Power Tools: Lesbian Feminist Approach to Legal Marriage." Using her own impending legal marriage, this lecture will examine the heritage of feminist critiques of legal matrimony and ask how LGBT people can remodel the "master house" of marriage with the "power tools" of feminist critique.

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

    4–6 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, www.athenslibrary.org

    Zine Workshop

    Celebrate Fluke Mini-Comics and Zine Fest by learning about the history of zines. Make your own pocket zine and swap or add to the library's zine collection. For ages 11–18.

Performance

  • UGA Ramsey Concert Hall

    3:30 p.m. FREE! www.pac.uga.edu

    UGA Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble

    Professor David Zerkel leads the ensemble in their annual spring concert.

Theatre

  • UGA Fine Arts Building

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

    Spring Awakening

    A recent hit on Broadway, Spring Awakening adapts German playwright Frank Wedekind's 1891 Spring Awakening: A Children's Tragedy, which was a commentary on the era's climate of sexual repression. 

Art

Meetings

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

    Meet & Greet

    (245 Nacoochee Ave.) Meet District 3 Commissioner candidate Melissa Link.

Saturday, April 19

48 events

Kidstuff

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    11 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3615

    Nature Trading Post

    Trade one or two objects found in nature for points or other nature objects in the center's collection.

  • Memorial Park

    11 a.m. FREE! www.friendsoffivepoints.org

    Five Points Easter Egg Hunt

    Get those eggs! Kids will be divided into age groups of 0–2, 3–4, 5–7 and 8–10 years old.

  • Memorial Park

    9–9:45 a.m. or 10–10:45 a.m. $8–12. 706-613-3580, www.athensclarkecounty.com/leisure

    Breakfast with the Bunny

    Breakfast, crafts, activities and photos with the Easter Bunny. Call to register.

  • East Athens Community Center

    11 a.m. FREE! www.athensclarkecounty.com/leisure

    Easter Egg Hunt

    A traditional egg hunt with prizes. For Kindergarten–5th grade.

  • 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.

  • Rocksprings Community Center

    10 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3602

    Mr. Bunny Easter Egg Adventures

    Participate in Easter crafts followed by an egg hunt. Parents are encouraged to bring their cameras for photos with Mr. Bunny.

Live Music

  • Bishop Park

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

    PAUL LOMBARD Local blues singer. (8 a.m.)

    WHISPER KISS Acoustic project featuring multi-instrumentalist Michael Wegner (Abbey Road LIVE!, Fuzzy Sprouts) and Shelley Olin (DubConscious, Grogus) (10 a.m.)

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    THE VIKING PROGRESS Patrick Morales has a lovely, tender voice that sings gentle, indie/folk ballads about love, death and isolation inspired by his time at sea.

    RUBY THE RABBITFOOT Formerly Ruby Kendrick, this local singer-songwriter has a sweet voice and prodding, poignant lyrics.

    JEREMY WHEATLEY Local musician (Crooked Fingers, Ruby the RabbitFoot) performs a solo set.

    CHRISTIAN LEE HUTSON Singer-songwriter rooted in old country and folk, whose songs still manage to feel fresh, relevant and vital.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    Tim for Athens. 9 p.m. FREE! www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    MOTHERS Local songwriter Kristine Leschper performs gorgeous, haunting folk tunes.

    CANDID COAL PEOPLE Local foot-stomping dance-folk group.

    MELON & THE MAYHEM Blending 1940s cabaret singer style with big-band jazz, Melon & The Mayhem creates a modern electronic-influenced sound with vintage roots.

  • 40 Watt Club

    9 p.m. $16. www.40watt.com

    THE WHIGS Hard-driving formerly local rock trio with heavy pop sensibilities.

    UNCLE DAD Local four-piece band with a bluesy, soulful sound.

    PROGRAMS Former duo has now expanded into a full-blown dance-pop project.

  • Georgia Theatre

    9 p.m. $16. www.georgiatheatre.com

    CHERUB Self-described "sexy, avant-garde, electro-pop duo that is the dance love-child of '80s funk and pop music from the future."

    CAROUSEL Electropop outfit from Brooklyn, NY.

    PROBCAUSE Dubstep and hip hop artist.

  • The Globe

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-353-4721

    PAPA LEGBA New project that plays neo-New Orleans blues, voodoo folk and zydeco, capturing the spirit of the bayou with inspired originals as well old favorites flavored with a Louisiana twist.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

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

  • Green Room

    9 p.m. www.greenroomathens.com

    PALEFACE Joyful, foot-stompin' folk musician with a rich and star-studded past.

    BACK CITY WOODS Macon-based bluegrass/Southern rock band.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. $5. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    JASON KENNEY Guitarist for Kenney-Blackmon String Band performs a set with friends Leah Calvert, Gerry Hansen, Chris Enghauser and Jamie Hood. Album release show!

    SETH LIVENGOOD Local singer-songwriter.

  • 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.

  • Kelly's Jamaican Food

    12 p.m.–9 p.m. FREE! 706-208-0000

    BEAUTY AND THE BEARD Kelly Hoyle Fuller and Ty Manning play country-tinged folk-rock.

    FESTER HAGOOD This local songwriter sings in a soft drawl that accents his simple, plucked country songs.

    DJ BIG KAHUNA Spinning tunes from 12–4 p.m.

  • New Earth Athens

    8 p.m. www.newearthmusichall.com

    DOPAPOD Jam-funk band from Brooklyn.

    BUBONIK FUNK Funky, soulful rock band from Charlotte, NC.

    CHERRY ROYALE Psychedelic funk and soul-inspired rock band from Atlanta.

    SATURN VALLEY Local progressive jam fusion band.

    PARTIAL CINEMA Formally known as Talkingto, this local group takes influences from funk, indie, dance and classical music to inspire fits of dancing, vibing and grooving.

    MARVELOUS FUNKSHUN Jammy funk band from Winston-Salem, NC.

    JIGAWATTS Local ambient/downtempo project.

  • Nowhere Bar

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

    THE FUNKY SPEAKERS High-energy funk group.

  • Nuçi's Space

    Athens Human Rights Festival Fundraiser. 7 p.m. www.nuci.org

    BATTLE OF THE BANDS Local bands compete for a spot at this year's Athens Human Rights Festival.

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. 706-546-0840

    WEAVER D'S FUNK REVIVAL Local funk-rock that is dedicated to the local soul food restaurant, Weaver D's Fine Foods.

    Troubadour Bar & Grill

    People over Profit. 5 p.m. $5. www.troubadourathens.com

    ANTPILE Melodic local post-hardcore band.

    THE BREAD BROTHERS Garage-y local "funkabilly" band.

    MICROWAVE No info available.

  • The World Famous

    10 p.m. $5. www.theworldfamousathens.com

    PALEFACE Joyful, foot-stompin' folk musician with a rich and star-studded past.

Events

  • Stegeman Coliseum

    8–10:30 a.m. $20–25. pre-vet@uga.edu

    10th Annual Dawg Jog 5K

    Humans and their canine companions are invited to walk, run or jog. Proceeds benefit the G.R.A.C.E. (Grace, Rosemary, Athena Canine Emergency) Fund designed to help clients of the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine Small Teach Hospital who have demonstrated financial need in covering the costs of medical procedures.

  • 40 Watt Club

    11 a.m.–6 p.m. $2. www.flukeathens.com

    13th Annual Fluke Mini-Comics Festival

    Mini-comics, zines and independent publications by comic artists, underground publishers and enthusiasts. See Calendar Pick on p. 18.

    Apr. 19, 9 a.m.–6 p.m. & Apr. 20, 12–6 p.m. 706-546-9602

    Kurt Wood's Front Porch Record Sale

    (1080 Oconee St.) Find a cool record from one of Athens' biggest collectors. See story on p. 12.

  • Memorial Park

    7:30–8 p.m. (lesson), 8–11 p.m. (dance). FREE! (under 18), $8. www.athensfolk.org

    Contra Dance

    Presented by Athens Folk Music & Dance Society. Live music by Joe Willey & the Aleraisers and calling by Andrea Nettleton.

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    10–11 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3615

    Naturalist's Walk

    Take a hike around the property in search of seasonal happenings. Participants are encouraged to bring a camera and binoculars.

    9 a.m.–5 p.m. FREE! www.southlandjubilee.com

    16th Annual Southland Jubilee

    (Greensboro, GA) Find unique vendors lining Main Street with handmade crafts and festival snacks. The car show will feature numerous classic, hot rod and other special interest cars. Agricultural exhibits allow guests to hold a small baby chick, ride a pony and visit a petting zoo.

    10 a.m.–4 p.m. $15-20. 706-353-3552, www.piedmontgardeners.org

    21st Annual Tour of Athens Area Gardens

    (Multiple locations) Visit five of Athens' most beautiful gardens. This event will take place rain or shine.

  • 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 Paul Lombard and Whisper Kiss.

  • ACC Library

    9 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Shreds and Meds Day

    Bring your documents to shred to the parking lot. Shredding is a secure way to dispose of sensitive information and save the environment. Pills and mercury thermometers will also be accepted for proper disposal.

    9:30 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! 706-208-9152, www.athenslandtrust.org.

    Garden Work Day

    (Hill Chapel Baptist Church) Volunteer with Athens Land Trust and Hill Chapel Baptist Church to help prepare and plant raised beds.  Meet on the left side of the church at the garden.

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

    21st Annual Piedmont Gardeners' Garden Tour

    (Multiple Locations) This self-guided tour features five inspiring private gardens in the East Athens area. All proceeds benefit scholarships awarded to UGA students studying horticulture and related fields. Tickets are brochures that include a map and directions. See Calendar Pick on p. 18.

  • Kelly's Jamaican Food

    10 a.m.–10 p.m. FREE! 706-208-0000

    Birthday Celebration

    (Lumpkin St. Location) The Jamaican restaurant shows appreciation for its customers with food specials, a beer garden and live music from DJ Big Kahuna (12–4 p.m.), Fester Hagood (4–6 p.m.) and Beauty & the Beard (Kelly and Ty Manning from 7–9 p.m.). 88.1 EZFM and www.BeachHits.com will be on site to broadcast live all day.

  • Rocksprings Community Center

    2–4 p.m. FREE! www.melissalinkathens.com

    Meet & Greet

    Meet mayoral candidate Tim Denson and District 3 Commissioner candidate Melissa Link at this BBQ.

    WUOG 90.5 FM

    12–4 p.m. FREE! www.recordstoreday.com/specialreleases

    WUOG Record Store Day

    UGA's student-run radio station hosts a vinyl sale.

Games

  • Lay Park

    12 p.m. FREE! www.athensclarkecounty.com/leisure

    Blindfolded Easter Egg Hunt

    Teams of two adults will search for Easter eggs. The person searching must be blindfolded and verbally guided by their teammate.

Art

Karaoke & Open Mic

Sports

  • The Tasting Room at Jittery Joe's Roasting Company

    9 a.m.–2 p.m. $25–35, president@athenscaninerescue.com, www.active.com

    Pedal for Paws 2014

    Join the seventh annual benefit ride to support Athens Canine Rescue. The ride will be along the historic Watson Mill Bridge Loop with 40.5 mile and 60.5 mile options. Early registration ends Apr. 17. 

  • The Classic Center

    6 p.m. (doors), 7 p.m. $12 (adv.), $14. www.classiccityrollergirls.com

    Classic City Rollergirls vs. Chattanooga Rollergirls

    Come watch your favorite rollergirls in the first official home bout of the season.

Theatre

  • UGA Fine Arts Building

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

    Spring Awakening

    A recent hit on Broadway, Spring Awakening adapts German playwright Frank Wedekind's 1891 Spring Awakening: A Children's Tragedy, which was a commentary on the era's climate of sexual repression. 

Classes

    10 a.m.–1 p.m. $39–49. 706-769-3187

    New Awakenings

    (1191 Palomini Pass, Bogart) "New Awakenings" is a workshop for learning how to embrace and understand the changes in your internal and external worlds as we evolve to higher states of consciousness.

  • Rock Eagle 4H Center

    9:30–11:30 a.m. $5. www.rockeagle4h.org

    Saturday at the Rock

    (Eatonton) This month's topic is "Composting from the Garbage to the Garden."

Lectures & Lit

  • Avid Bookshop

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

    Chapbook Release Party

    Celebrate the release of Kristen Stone's chapbook from Birds of Lace, The Story of Ruth and Eliza/Self-Help Workbook. Includes readings by Stone, Gale Thompson and Gabrielle Lucille Fuentes.

Sunday, April 20

9 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

    Apr. 19, 9 a.m.–6 p.m. & Apr. 20, 12–6 p.m. 706-546-9602

    Kurt Wood's Front Porch Record Sale

    (1080 Oconee St.) Find a cool record from one of Athens' biggest collectors. See story on p. 12.

  • The National

    6:30–8:30 p.m. $80. reservations@thenationalrestaurant.com

    Wine Dinner

    This special Easter dinner features five courses with wine pairings selected by Oregon's Division Wine Making Company.

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

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    Experimental Night. 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    SCAB QUEEN Dense, experimental, local noise/drone duo of Michael Lauden and Alec Livaditis.

    ROYAL FUTILITY New minimalist psychedelic project from Mux Blank (Rat Babies) and Natalie Stewart (A Horse is a Sphere).

    ENTROPICODONE Solo project by Lucas Kane of the 19th Brood.

    Hi-Lo Lounge

    9 p.m. FREE! 706-850-8561

    KAITLIN JONES Formerly local singer-songwriter returns from her new home of Denver for a night of moody, country-inspired tunes.

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

  • The World Famous

    9 p.m. FREE! www.theworldfamousathens.com

    KENOSHA KID To celebrate Easter and 4/20, improv gurus Kenosha Kid perform music alongside very special mystical texts recorded, read or curated by Jim White, Thayer Sarrano, Jay Gulley and more. Featuring a Girl Scout cookie buffet and an adult Easter egg hunt!

Monday, April 21

17 events

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    MARY SIGALAS Visiting standards and not-so-standards from the '20s through the '50s.

  • The Melting Point

    7:30 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door). www.meltingpointathens.com

    MATT HIRES Humble, acoustic singer-songwriter from Florida.

    ALEX DEZEN Lead singer of The Damnwells embarks on a solo venture. 

    JOSHUA FLETCHER Singer-songwriter and self proclaimed "destroyer of worlds."

  • Nowhere Bar

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

    JAZZ FUNK JAM WITH DREW HART Local musician and Juice Box bassist leads a jam session.

  • The World Famous

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

    QUIET EVENINGS The local duo of Grant and Rachel Evans plays drone-centric ambient music with synths, loops and electronics.

    WILD OF NIGHT Local band playing soaring, experimental new age-inspired chamber-pop.

    DOOM RIBBONS Experimental guitar/percussion duo from Asheville, NC.

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    Open Mic Night

    OPEN MIC Showcase your talent at this open mic night every Monday.

  • 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.

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

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

    Open Playtime

    Children ages 1–3 and their caregivers can come play with toys and meet friends. 

  • 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.

  • Oconee County Library

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

    Flower Planting

    Celebrate Earth Day by decorating flower pots and planting different kinds of flowers. For ages 11–18.

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.

Performance

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

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

    UGA Concert Band & Concert Winds Spring Concert

    Both Hugh Hodgson School of Music ensembles are comprised of UGA's most talented non-music majors and are dedicated to bringing the finest wind band repertoire to life.

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.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    6–8 p.m. FREE! www.fourathens.com/mixnmingle

    Monday Mix-n-Mingle

    Mix with other startup businesses and find mentors to help accelerate your company.

Comedy

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $5 (21 & up), $7 (18–20). www.caledonialounge.com

    Adam Newman

    Former Athenian and Brooklyn-based comedian Adam Newman has appeared on the "Late Show with David Letterman" and "John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show" on Comedy Central. Also featuring HACKS organizer Luke Fields, Draughts and Laughs organizer Cherith Fuller and host Jake Brannon. See story on p. 17.

Tuesday, April 22

32 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.

    Hi-Lo Lounge

    8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-8561

    Trivia

    General trivia with host Caitlin Wilson.

Classes

  • ACC Library

    10–11:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, ext. 354. www.athenslibrary.org

    Introduction to the Internet

    Learn tips and tricks for surfing the web. Call to register.

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. 

  • 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

    4:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, www.athenslibrary.org

    Earth Day at the Library

    Kids are invited to meet Odell the Otter during a puppet show presented by Athens-Clarke County Stormwater. All ages.

  • Treehouse Kid and Craft

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

    Earth Day Family Party

    Includes live music, dancing, crafting and earth-friendly businesses like Tin Cup, Hungry Gnome, Let Us Compost and 3 Porch Farm.

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    WILEY EYES Local rock band.

    TARNATION Local band with a chunky rock sound and catchy, emotive vocals.

    BEAR GIRL Trio from Atlanta with a progressive indie rock sound.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    SAM SNIPER Local alt-country band playing grunge-influenced, energetic and heartfelt tunes.

    SAINT FRANCIS Local roots-rock band led by Scott Baston (Moonshine Still). 

  • Georgia Theatre

    9 p.m. $6. www.georgiatheatre.com

    SEVEN HANDLE CIRCUS A rowdy, fun and modern interpretation of traditional bluegrass and folk.

    SAM BURCHFIELD The local singer-songwriter (and recent "American Idol" contestant) plays a set of his folk-pop tunes.

  • The Melting Point

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

    STRING THEORY High-energy acoustic fusion and funk-oriented progressive rock with elements of bluegrass and Americana.

  • New Earth Athens

    Project Safe Benefit. 8 p.m. www.newearthmusichall.com

    CARL LINDBERG Local Latin jazz bassist performs a set. Every Tuesday!

    GRO/CONSCIOUS Members of Latin-jazz group Grogus and dub-reggae ensemble DubConscious team up.

  • New Earth Athens

    New Earth Day Festival. 9:30 p.m. $15. www.newearthmusichall.com

    RISING APPALACHIA New Orleans, LA-based sister duo that plays world, folk and soul music.

    CARL LINDBERG Local Latin jazz bassist performs a set of solo tunes.

    KALIMBAMAN SPEARS Atlanta world jazz and funk-rock artist who is considered by many to be one of the best kalimba players alive today.

    GRO/CONSCIOUS Members of Latin-jazz group Grogus and dub-reggae ensemble DubConscious team up.

    CRYSTAL BRIGHT & THE SILVER HANDS From the whimsical sounds of the accordion, saw and adungu to the enchanting voice of Spanish amor, Crystal Bright delights the senses with a kaleidophrenic cabaret of music for all ages.

    KATIE PRUITT Young, talented local singer-songwriter.

  • Nowhere Bar

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

    TUESDAY NIGHT CONFESSIONAL Host Fester Hagood presents this week's showcase of singer-songwriter talent, featuring Deacon Brandon Reeves and Lady and the Lake.

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. $15 (adv.), $20 (door) 706-546-0840

    SHOWTIME Elite tha Showstoppa's band plays eclectic hip hop mixed with rockin' funky soul.

DJs

  • Cutters Pub

    10 p.m. 706-353-9800

    DJ Mob Knarly

    DJ MOB KNARLY Local DJ spins a set of party tunes every Tuesday.

Performance

  • UGA Ramsey Concert Hall

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

    UGA Colleguim Musicum

    This select chamber ensemble specializes in music of the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods, utilizing a small roster of strong singers and instrumentalists.

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

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

    UGA University Band and Philharmonia Spring Concert

    These ensembles provide non-music majors the opportunity to continue to perform exciting repertoire for band and orchestra.

Events

    8 p.m.–2 a.m. FREE! productsforrobots@gmail.com

    Product for Robots 10 Year Anniversary

    (Wonderbar) Product for Robots celebrates 10 years of following their dreams. Drink specials, music and a Kickstarter kickoff for their new cardgame.

    The Natural Baby

    4–6 p.m. FREE! www.thenaturalbaby.com

    The Great Cloth Diaper Change

    Celebrate Earth Day by getting together to change as many cloth diapers as possible in one place. Includes refreshments, playtime and giveaways.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

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

    Earth Day Program

    Ann Pancake, fiction writer, essayist and environmental activist, reads from her work at The Georgia Review's sixth annual Earth Day program. Live music by Hawk Proof Rooster.

  • Memorial Park

    3–5 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3616

    Earth Day Celebration

    (Bear Hollow Zoo) Visit the zoo and learn about ways to peacefully share space with these awesome animals. For all ages.

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. $15 (adv.), $20. 706-546-0840

    World Famous Chippendales

    See the male dancers on their Most Wanted Tour.

    UGArden

    5–7:30 p.m. $2. 706-542-1301

    South by South Milledge Concert and Dinner

    Celebrate UGA Earth Week with local music, sustainability and good food at UGArden. Participants are requested to bring their own fork, plate and cup for dinner.

    Athens City Hall

    5:30–7:30 p.m. FREE! www.georgiaclimatecoalition.org

    Go Green ACC

    The Georgia Climate Change Coalition hosts an Earth Day rally to promote green initiatives.

Film

  • Ciné Barcafé

    8:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenscine.com

    Bad Movie Night: Wild Beasts

    Zoo animals are sent into a murderous frenzy when their water supply is contaminated with PCP in this Italian shocker film.

Art

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

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

    Earth Day Recycled Crafting

    Turn trash into treasure. Some junk will be provided, but feel free to bring your own as well. All ages.

Wednesday, April 23

33 events

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!

Classes

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

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

    Salsa Dance Classes

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

  • Thrive

    6–7:30 p.m. FREE! www.thrivespace.net

    Be Preared: Summer Essentials

    In partnership with Arrow, Thrive presents a class on the best herbs to take, making a DIY vacation first aid kit, countering the heat and humidity, and tips for traveling with children. Child care and snacks provided.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9–11 a.m. $24. 706-542-6156

    Medicinal Salves

    This class covers herbal infused oils, base oils for salve-making and appropriate herbs and essential oils that can treat a variety of symptoms. Includes a walk through the herb and physic garden, herbal tea and bread with herbal butter.

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    MANMADE MOUNTAINS Local modern-folk crew drawing inspiration from groups like The Avett Brothers.

    OAMI Alt-country collective from Tallahassee, FL.

    TEACH ME EQUALS Experimental pop group consisting of Erin Murphy (guitar, violin, vocals) and Greg Bortnichak (cello, vocals).

    MISERY LOVES CHACHI Atlanta band "combining chillwave, Motown and African rhythms with postmodern classical chord changes and jazz vocal harmonies comparable to Steely Dan."

    BY SMALL RUIN Local alternative rock band.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    EASY STAR ALL-STARS Reggae act from New York.

    CAS HALEY Reggae-inspired artist from Texas.

    BIG HOPE No information available.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

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

    FEATHER TRADE This local band plays lush, moody post-pop.

    SCOOTERBABE New local noise-pop group.

    SWAMP No info available.

    TWIN POWERS DJ Dan Geller (The Gold Party, The Agenda) and friends spin late-night glam rock, new wave, Top 40, punk and Britpop.

  • Green Room

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

    FREE ASSOCIATES Local garage-rock band that experiments with noise and attitude. Cassette release party!

    THE SHINE BROTHERS Asheville, NC-based garage-rock band that offers "a liberal dose of melodic mayhem."

    HARTLE ROAD Straight-forward rock and roll from Water Valley, MS.

    TIMMY TUMBLE Tim Schreiber (Dark Meat, The Lickity-Splits) howls and spasms and literally tumbles over garage-y rock anthems and retro-inspired pop songs.

  • The Melting Point

    7 p.m. $5 (adv.), $7 (door). www.meltingpointathens.com

    JULIE HOLMES Local singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist who specializes in acoustic jams. This is her CD release show.

    UP IN THE AIR Local southern rock band.

    JASON GRIDLEY Local singer-songwriter in the style of Jack Johnson and Jason Mraz.

  • Nowhere Bar

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

    ALBATROSS Athens group creating an upbeat mixture of jazz, blues and funk.

  • Porterhouse Grill

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

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

Performance

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

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

    UGA Symphonic Band

    The ensemble is made up of undergraduate music majors, music minors and non-majors from across campus with experience playing woodwind, brass and percussion instruments.

  • 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.

Lectures & Lit

    All day. www.athenslibrary.org

    World Book Night

    (Multiple locations) Part of a nationwide campaign that gives half a million free books away to light or nonreaders in over 6,000 towns. Friends of the ACC Library will distribute books at the Athens Latino Center, First Baptist Church of Athens and the Project Safe Thrift Store.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    6 p.m. FREE! www.athensciencecafe.wordpress.com

    Athens Science Café

    UGA associate professor Dr. John Knox presents "The Use of Social Media to Study the Weather."

  • UGA Dean Rusk Hall

    3:30–5 p.m. FREE! 706-542-1301

    Inspiring Local Careers: Sustainable Athens

    This career-oriented panel features representatives from the Athens-Clarke County Government, Athens Land Trust, Georgia River Network, Noramco and Terrapin Brewery. Learn about internships in sustainability and recycling from local industry experts.

Film

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.filmathens.net

    24 Hour-ish Film Festival

    Teams received a prop, piece of dialogue and a special requirement and had to create a short film. Finished films will be screened and judged at this showcase.

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    7–9 p.m. FREE! 706-542-1301

    Sustainability Short Film Festival

    (Theater) This green mini-film festival features film shorts provided by the EcoFocus Film Festival. Part of UGA Earth Week.

Art

  • Georgia Museum of Art

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

    Artful Conversation

    Join Carissa DiCindio, curator of education, for an in-depth discussion of Robert Gwathmey Jr.'s "Hoeing Tobacco."

  • ACC Solid Waste Department

    12 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3512

    From Trash to Treasure

    Chris McDowell from the UGA Material Reuse Program shows participants how to make a wood craft using reclaimed materials. All materials provided. RSVP required.

  • 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. 

  • Leathers Building

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

    Artist Reception

    AthensHasArt! presents paintnings by Andy Cherewick.

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.

Kidstuff

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

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

    Poetry Storytime

    Celebrate National Poetry Month with singing, dancing, poems and crafts. For ages 5 & under.

Thursday, April 24

33 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.

  • 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.

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.

    HUMBLE CRUMB No info available.

  • 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.

  • 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

    9 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.

  • 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. (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

    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

    SANS ABRI Local folk duo featuring members of Packway Handle Band. (10 p.m.)

    JUSTIN EVANS Local musician with a rich, deep voice who sings about hard drinkin', fast women and country roads. (8 p.m.)

Kidstuff

  • 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.

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.

     

DJs

    Max

    9 p.m. $2 (21+), $5 (under 21). 706-254-3392

    Impetus

    IMPETUS A weekly metal mashup/electro/trash/EBM/'80s/industrial dance and video party put on by local DJ collective BeatmatchedHeartsHear metal remixed future-style, along with hits from the '80s and a blend of current underground dance tunes geared towards the rowdy and darker side of club life.

Art

  • 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. Artists include Rhys May, Eve Nettles, Ben Rouse, Michelle Norris and Forrest Aguar. Catered by The National. Proceeds benefit the Athens LEAD Mural Project.

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. Complimentary beverages will be available.

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.

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.