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Thursday, March 22

29 events

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!

Events

  • The Classic Center

    7–10 p.m. $15–20. tedxuga.com

    TEDxUGA

    UGA alumnus, faculty and students present ideas worth sharing. This year's theme is "Connect."

  • Southern Brewing Company

    5–9 p.m. www.sobrewco.com

    Percentage Night

    Part of the proceeds will benefit theBooks for Keeps.

  • Bogart Library

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

    KnitLits

    Knitters of all levels are welcome. 

  • 1000 Faces Coffee Tasting Room

    6:30 p.m. (sign up) 7 p.m. contest. $5 (to enter).

    TNT: A Latte Art Competition

    Sara Frinak emcees with judges from Vortex Doughnuts, Creature Comforts and Know Where coffee.  Proceeds benefit the Get Comfortable campaign.

Kidstuff

  • 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.

  • 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." 

Film

  • Morton Theatre

    7–10 p.m. $12–15. halfmoonoutfitters.com

    The Banff Mountain Film Festival

    A collection of action, environmental and adventure films for all ages to enjoy. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

Live Music

  • Akademia Brewing Co.

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

    STEVEN SCHULER Soulful acoustic singer-songwriter playing originals and favorites.

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    JESSICA THOMPSON & MICHAEL HITCHCOCK Singer and guitarist team up to play aoustic and Southern rock styles.

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

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    THE BONES OF J.R. JONES Brooklyn-based folk and blues singer-songwriter. 

    MYFEVER Alt-rock group from Atlanta.

    ST. LADRO Singer-songwriter who incorporates guitar and electronics in his solo work.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    ASHLEY NA Local singer-songwriter playing "garden-fresh folk songs."

    HANDSOME HIGHWAY Local honky-tonk and Americana group led by Southern swooner Barrett Smith.

    TYLER KEY & STRANGERS Local indie-folk project.

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    OF MONTREAL Long-running local psych-pop group known for its outlandish stage presence. See story on p. 11.

    MEGA BOG Experimental, saxophone-centric lo-fi recording project from Seattle.

    LINQUA FRANQA Athens emcee Mariah Parker spits politically charged lyrics inspired by the '90s underground and the study of linguistics.

  • The Foundry

    7 p.m. $30 (adv.), $35 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    OCONEE RIVER BELLES The Oconee River Land Trust's second annual benefit concert and variety show features Alison Brown Band, Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley, Sierra Hull and Justin Moses and Cicada Rhythm.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    THE COLOUR NEGATIVE Pop-rock band from Atlanta.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7:30 p.m. $25. www.georgiatheatre.com

    LECRAE Best-selling Christian hip-hop artist from Atlanta.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    PERIOD SIX Playing a unique blend of jazz standards with collective communication and soulful improvisation.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

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

    WHITEHALL Funky indie-rock group from Charleston, SC.

    GRECO Atlanta band of four brothers that plays rock music to make you dance.

    SONO LUMINI Local electronic-funk jam trio with a big sound and tasty melodies.

Games

  • Saucehouse Barbeque

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

    Music Trivia

    Meet at the bar for a round of trivia.

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

    6:30 p.m. ejstapler@gmail.com

    Duplicate Bridge

    Beginner and experienced players welcome.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    6:45 p.m. FREE! cornholeath.com

    Cornhole Tournament

    CornholeATH is Athens' first social cornhole league.

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!

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.

Art

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    6–8 p.m. FREE! lyndonhouseartsfoundation.com

    Opening Reception

    The 43rd Juried Exhibition features works selected by Wassan Al-Khudhairi, Chief Curator at the Contemporary Art Musuem in St. Louis. In the Lounge Gallery, Kristen Hyink shares hyperdetailed black-and-white illustrations accompanied by original recordings. See Art Notes on p. 15.

Meetings

  • ACC Library

    6–8 p.m. FREE! clarkedemocrats.com

    ACC Democrats

    Hear Democratic candidates. 

Classes

Theater

  • Seney-Stovall Chapel

    Mar. 20–24, 8 p.m. Mar. 25, 2:30 p.m. $7–12. ugatheatre.com

    BFE

    Julia Cho's darkly comic tale details an Asian-American teen's struggle with identity and a rash of local murders.

Lectures & Lit

  • Georgia Museum of Art

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

    Panel Discussion

    Namita Wiggers, Mia Hall, Sarah Schleuning and Marilyn Zapf will discuss "Crafting History: Beyond the Object."