Thursday, March 23

45 events

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Go Bar

    11 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!


  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    1–3 p.m. FREE!

    Madison County Needlecrafters

    The Needlecrafters will be demonstrating how to knit, how to crochet and other crafty skills. All ages and skill levels are welcome.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597

    Spring Into Gardening

    Learn about garden planning, soil fertility, insect and disease management. 

  • reBlossom Mama Baby Shop

    10 a.m. $5–10 donation.

    Mama-Baby Yoga

    This yoga class allows kiddos to practice alongside their parents. Free childcare is available for little ones who would rather play than practice yoga.


  • 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!

    Infant Storytime

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

  • KA Artist Shop

    Art Classes

    "Art Club for Teens." Fridays, 6:30–8 p.m. $15. "Art Club Junior for Ages 9–13." Fridays, 4:30–6 p.m. $15. Both classes are taught by Hope Hilton.

  • ACC Library

    3:30 p.m. FREE!


    Listen to Rosemary Wells' classic Yoko stories, eat candy sushi and make origami paper cranes with Ms. Keir. Ages 6–11. 

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    7 p.m. FREE!

    1,000 Books B4 Kindergarten

    This graduation ceremony is for children who have completed the literacy program.


  • ACC Library

    6 p.m. FREE!

    Clarke County Democratic Committee March Breakfast

    Grace Starling will discuss HB 51 that proposes to change how sexual assaults on college campuses are investigated.

Lectures & Lit

  • Avid Bookshop

    6:30 p.m. FREE!

    Meet the Author

    (Five Points) UGA Professor Emeritus of Horticulture Allan M. Armitage celebrates the release of Of Naked Ladies and Forget-Me-Nots.

  • Ciné Barcafé

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Rodney Morales Reading

    The UGA Creative Writing Program presents writer Rodney Morales, author of For a Song.

  • Miller Learning Center

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Wayne Pacelle

    (Room 102) Wayne Pacello is president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States. He will speak on his book, The Humane Economy: How Innovators and Enlightened Consumers Are Transforming the Lives of Animals.

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    4 p.m. FREE!

    Ty Cobb Panel Discussion

    Charles Leerhsen, author of Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty, will discuss his book and the life and legacy of Ty Cobb. A panel discussion will include historian Jim Cobb, author Terry Kay and sports broadcaster Loran Smith.


  • UNG Oconee Campus

    5–6:30 p.m. FREE!

    Closing Reception

    View works by professors that teach at the UNG campuses.

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    6–8 p.m. FREE!

    Opening Reception

    The summer soiree celebrates five new exhibtions: "Full House," "Athens Metal Arts Guild: The Many Facets of Metalsmithing," "Our Point of View: Plien Air Painters Group," "Works by Vernon Thornsberry," and "Lounge Gallery: Sean Dunn." See Art Notes on p. 11.

  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA

    6–9 p.m.

    Postc(art) Night

    The gallery will provide a variety of postcards designed by local artists, plus some light refreshments, during an opportunity for the public to write to their congressional representatives about public funding for the arts.

  • Circle Gallery

    5 p.m. FREE!

    Artist Lecture

    Medical practicioner, yogi and visual artist Rich Panico will discuss his exhibition "Landscape, Remembrance, and Healing."

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    7 p.m. FREE!

    "Expanding Tradition: Artists' Panel Discussion"

    Curator Shawnya Harris leads a panel discussion with artists Amalia Amaki, Preston Sampson, Kevin Cole, Stefanie Jackson, Carl Christian and Freddie Styles. The panel will focus on how their creative processes speak to or depart from notions of "tradition" in contemporary art and culture.

  • 7:30 p.m.

    Canray Poole

    (Tree Room, Tracy Street) Jeremy Ayers' final performance work, Canray Poole, will be directed by New York-based performance artist Daniel Allen Nelson. Contributors include Cal Clements, Ashley Crooks-Allen, Sam Lane and Kate Morrissey Stahl and Joseph Stunzi. Part of the exhibition "Out There! Photographs in the Spirit of Jeremy Ayers." See Art Notes on p. 18.

  • Lamar Dodd School of Art

    6–8 p.m. FREE!

    Closing Reception

    Exhibitions include "condition: fresh - UTK 3D MFA," "Alter Ego" and "Nicole Pietrantoni: The Falls." See Calendar Pick on p. 20.


  • UGA Ramsey Concert Hall

    8 p.m. $6 (w/ UGA ID), $12.

    Hugh Hodgson Faculty Series Recital

    Maggie Snyder is the associate professor of viola at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music.

  • Morton Theatre

    7 p.m. $16.

    Adventures of Aladdin

    Dancefx presents a family friendly production of Aladdin songs and dances. 

  • UGA Ramsey Concert Hall

    8 p.m. $6 (w/ UGA ID), $12.

    Made in America: An Evening of Art Song

    The program is a survey of American art song, with connections to many styles, regions and time periods.

Live Music

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. $5.

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

    MURDER THE MOOD Local alternative rock band. 

    CHAMELEON TECHNOLOGY L.A.-based experimental punk rock outfit.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $12 (door).

    MOTHERS Local songwriter Kristine Leschper and her band perform lush, intricate post-pop. 

    BIG THIEF Alias of Brooklyn, NY-based singer-songwriter Adrianne Lenker.

    JIANNA JUSTICE Athens-based indie-folk project with a compelling, summery sound.

  • The Foundry

    7:30 p.m. $20 (adv.), $25 (door).

    RAY WYLIE HUBBARD The Texas cowpunk/country legend performs a career-spanning set of songs. See story on p. 12.

    DARRIN BRADBURY Singer-songwriter who describes himself as a "folk satirist" and a "no-point storyteller."

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 10:30 p.m. FREE!

    THE MYSTERY LIGHTS Sensational garage-rock band out of NYC.

    THE NUDE PARTY Boone, NC-based garage-rock band.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $30.

    CITY AND COLOUR Recording alias for Canadian singer-songwriter Dallas Green.

    GREYHOUNDS Guitarist Andrew Trube and keyboardist Anthony Farrell play music that sounds like "Hall and Oates meet ZZ Top."

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m.

    CRANIAL IMPACT Local jazz heroes Louis Romanos and Luca Lombardi play with Athenian bad boy Rand Lines.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m.

    HIP HOP, POETRY & CONVERSATION Featuring live performances by local MCs, poetry, networking and more.

  • Iron Factory

    9:30 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6877

    KATIE COLLINS Singer-songwriter playing classical piano with a melodic twist.

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. 706-546-0840

    CHRIS AND THE HAMPTONES Local rock group led by guitarist and songwriter Chris Hampton. 



  • Highwire Lounge

    11 p.m. $1 (headphone).

    Silent Disco

    SILENT DISCO Dance the night away with wireless headphones and three channels of music. The first hour is free!

  • Blue Sky

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

    Warm Glow Blue Sky Show

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

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    Robbie Dude

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

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18–20).

    DJ My Chemical Bromance

    DJ MY CHEMICAL BROMANCE Spinning a set of emo tunes—"all those hits you've been listening to on 'Private Mode' for the past 10 years."

    GIRL CLOTHES New local emo band.


  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Mar. 21–25, 8 p.m. Mar. 26, 2:30 p.m. $7–12.


    (Cellar Theatre) Loosely based on the notorious Ruth Snyder case of 1927, Sophie Treadwell's episodic play depicts a young woman's disastrous efforts to conform to society's rigid expectations of women.


  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9 a.m. FREE!

    Nature Ramblers

    (Meet at Shade Garden Arbor) Learn more about flora and fauna of the garden while enjoying fresh air and inspirational readings. Ramblers are encouraged to bring their own nature writings or favorite poems and essays to share with the group.



  • Caledonia Lounge

    8 p.m. $5.

    Dave Ross

    Los Angeles comedian Dave Ross has been featured on "Drunk History" and "This is Not Happening." Also featuring Aubrey Jacobowitz, Shaunak Godkhindi and Piper Ruhmkorff. Hosted by Andrew Michael. 

Word on the Street

  • Athens, GA

    Local Product Development Grant

    The Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau, Classic Center and Classic Center Cultural Foundation are offering a matching grant program to assist local tourism partners in developing new tourism products and experiences. Up to $15,000 may be granted as a one-to-one match. Deadline Apr. 17. 706-357-4430,