KARAOKE Hosted by karaoke fanatic Dr. Fred and featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more. Every Thursday!
The Needlecrafters will be demonstrating how to knit, how to crochet and other crafty skills. All ages and skill levels are welcome.
Learn about garden planning, soil fertility, insect and disease management.
This yoga class allows kiddos to practice alongside their parents. Free childcare is available for little ones who would rather play than practice yoga.
Create Lego art and enjoy Lego-based games. Blocks provided. For ages 8 & up.
This special storytime is for the youngest readers-to-be and their caregivers.
"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. www.kaartist.com
Listen to Rosemary Wells' classic Yoko stories, eat candy sushi and make origami paper cranes with Ms. Keir. Ages 6–11.
This graduation ceremony is for children who have completed the literacy program.
Grace Starling will discuss HB 51 that proposes to change how sexual assaults on college campuses are investigated.
(Five Points) UGA Professor Emeritus of Horticulture Allan M. Armitage celebrates the release of Of Naked Ladies and Forget-Me-Nots.
The UGA Creative Writing Program presents writer Rodney Morales, author of For a Song.
(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.
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.
View works by professors that teach at the UNG campuses.
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.
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.
Medical practicioner, yogi and visual artist Rich Panico will discuss his exhibition "Landscape, Remembrance, and Healing."
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.
(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.
Exhibitions include "condition: fresh - UTK 3D MFA," "Alter Ego" and "Nicole Pietrantoni: The Falls." See Calendar Pick on p. 20.
Maggie Snyder is the associate professor of viola at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music.
Dancefx presents a family friendly production of Aladdin songs and dances.
The program is a survey of American art song, with connections to many styles, regions and time periods.
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.
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.
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."
THE MYSTERY LIGHTS Sensational garage-rock band out of NYC.
THE NUDE PARTY Boone, NC-based garage-rock band.
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."
CRANIAL IMPACT Local jazz heroes Louis Romanos and Luca Lombardi play with Athenian bad boy Rand Lines.
HIP HOP, POETRY & CONVERSATION Featuring live performances by local MCs, poetry, networking and more.
KATIE COLLINS Singer-songwriter playing classical piano with a melodic twist.
CHRIS AND THE HAMPTONES Local rock group led by guitarist and songwriter Chris Hampton.
Meet at the bar for a round of trivia.
Win house cash prizes.
SILENT DISCO Dance the night away with wireless headphones and three channels of music. The first hour is free!
WARM GLOW BLUE SKY SHOW JJC plays disco, funk, soul & cetera. Every Thursday!
ROBBIE DUDE & FRIENDS Local DJ spinning "futuristic, hip hop, electro-soul, funky freshness, wine sippin', bumpin', grindin' bass music."
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.
(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.
(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.
Knitters of all levels are welcome.
This new monthly meet-up is for people interested in "fringe" and "conspiracy theory" topics. Pertinent videos will be shown on the big screen.
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.
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, www.visitathensga.com