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Thursday, March 1

26 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!

Classes

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    1–3 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    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.

  • ACC Library

    4 p.m. FREE! 706-583-8834

    Social Security Presentation

    Local attorney Patrick B. Cates will provide information about the disability appeal process.

Meetings

Events

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    6–8 p.m. FREE! $5 (coffee & dessert). www.pac.uga.edu

    Make It An Evening

    Enjoy Jittery Joe's coffee, Cecilia Villaveces' cakes and gallery tours prior to the performance in Hodgson Hall by pianist Murray Perahia.

  • Bogart Library

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

    KnitLits

    Knitters of all levels are welcome. 

Lectures & Lit

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    6:30 p.m. FREE! iws.uga.edu

    Women's History Month Keynote Lecture

    (Room 271) Andrea J. Ritchie from the Barnard Center for Research on Women delivers this year's lecture "Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color." 

  • ACC Library

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

    Book Discussion: To Live

    Discuss this year's Big Read selection To Live by Yu Hua.

Games

Outdoors

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9 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.

Kidstuff

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

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

    Dr. Seuss Birthday Party

    Celebrate the 114th birthday of Dr. Seuss with his best books, snacks and activities.

  • Olive Basket

    Baking and Cooking Camps

    after-school cooking classes include Korean fried rice, Italian style breakfast muffins, chocolate mousse and Korean ice cream sundaes. For ages 7 & up. Choose one class a week from Monday–Thursday 3–4:30 p.m. or 4:30–6 p.m. or Friday, 3–4:30 p.m. $35/class, $125/month. "Summer Baking Camp," June 4–29. Kids Camp, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. Teen Camp, 2–5:30 p.m. "Summer Cooking Camp," July 9–Aug. 10. Kids Camp, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. Teen Camp, 2–5:30 p.m. $200. charleshay428@gmail.com

  • Multiple Locations

    Spring Break Programs

    East Athens Community Center hosts "Sports Adventures Spring Break Camp." Lay Park hosts "All About Animals." Rocksprings Park hosts "Rainforest Rangers." Ages 6–12. Mar. 12–16, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. $40–60. Sandy Creek Nature Center hosts "Spring Explorers: Backyard Fun." Ages 4–12. Mar. 14–16, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. $20–40. www.accgov.com/leisure

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    JOHN SWILLEY Local songwriter who blends gritty Southern rock, sultry R&B and Delta blues.

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

  • The Foundry

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

    WAKER Group mashing soul, funk and rock and roll into a danceable sound.

    HEDONISTAS Funky, jazzy rock-fusion band from Atlanta.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7 p.m. SOLD OUT. www.georgiatheatre.com

    JUDAH AND THE LION Nashville-based Americana band featuring fresh musicianship and powerful harmonies.

    COLONY HOUSE Indie-rock quartet from Franklin, TN.

    TALL HEIGHTS Boston-based electrofolk pair.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    Old Skool Presents. 8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee.com

    DEATON, SPIVEY, GOODHUE & FULLER Four local musicians team up for a night of funky, jazzy sounds.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    THE VOODOO FIX Los Angeles-based band with a gritty and soulful take on blues-rock.

  • The World Famous

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

    DEEP STATE Local band playing driving, punky, melodic guitar-rock.

    GIVING UP Hooky, upbeat power-pop group from Iowa with touches of surf and Afropop.

    THE HERNIES Local riff-heavy rock band displaying influences from classic to indie rock.

Performance

  • UGA Performing Arts Center

    Feb. 28 & Mar. 1, 8 p.m. $6 (w/ UGA ID), $44. pac.uga.edu

    Angel of Music: A Salute to Andrew Lloyd Webber

    Broadway veterans Franc D'Ambrosio and Glory Crampton perform selections from Andrew Lloyd Webber hits such as The Phantom of the Opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and more.

Theater

  • Memorial Park

    Mar. 1–3, 7:30 p.m. Mar. 4, 3 p.m. athensclarkecounty.com/642/athens-creative-theatre

    Almost, Maine

    (Quinn Hall) A series of short plays about love, the loss of it and hope. Scene titles include "Her Heart, "Sad and Glad," "This Hurts" and "Getting it Back." See Theater Notes on p. 14.

DJs

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    8 p.m. FREE (UGA students), $5. www.ugaunion.com

    Silent Disco

    SILENT DISCO Dance the night away while wearing wireless headphones.

Art

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    Call for Art

    Members of groups that meet at the Lyndon House can submit artwork to "Full House," a biennial invitational exhibit. Online registration is now open. Drop off May 17, 1–8 p.m. Opening reception June 7, 6–8 p.m. 706-613-3623, www.accgov.com/lyndonhouse

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