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Thursday, April 26

36 events

Kidstuff

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

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

    Pajama Storytime

    Bring your pajama-clad kids in for bedtime stories, songs and a light snack. Ages 0–7.

  • 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! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Infant Storytime

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

  • 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 "Gravity Art." 

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!

  • Southern Brewing Company

    5:30–10 p.m. FREE! www.sobrewco.com

    Karaoke

    KARAOKE DJ Gregory plays song requests and lets the bravest of the bunch jump in to sing. Every Thursday!

Live Music

  • Akademia Brewing Co.

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

    SCARLET STITCH Straight-up rock and roll band from Athens.

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

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

  • Caledonia Lounge

    8:30 p.m. $7 (21+), $9 (18–20). www.caledonialounge.com

    KENOSHA KID Local group centered around the improv jazz compositions of guitarist Dan Nettles and featuring Rick Lollar, Marlon Patton and Robby Handley.

    THAYER SARRANO Local songwriter playing hazy, shoegaze-inspired Southern rock.

    THE VIKING PROGRESS Local group that plays rockers and ballads about love, death and isolation. 

  • DePalma's Italian Cafe

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-552-1237 (Timothy Road Location)

    JIM COOK Local solo performer playing acoustic blues, classic rock and Americana.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    10 p.m. $3. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    ZAC CROOK Local singer-songwriter.

    HARVEY FUNKWALKER Athens-based trio steeped in deep funk roots and laced with tinges of jazz, blues and rock.

    GREG MEREDITH Athens-based singer-songwriter and loop artist.

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    CAULFIELD High-energy local garage-rap band.

    LEX CALLAHAN Athens-based underground hip-hop performer.

    KXNG BLANCO Young and talented local rap artist.

    SON ZOO Athens hip-hop artist with a dark aesthetic and rapid-fire style. 

  • The Foundry

    7:30 p.m. $5. www.thefoundryathens.com

    DRIFTWOOD A group of experienced Athens musicians playing classic country, rock, folk, blues and bluegrass.

    NORMA RAE This local four-piece plays soulful, distinctively Southern Americana.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7:30 p.m. $20 (adv.), $23 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    DEER TICK Alt-country band from Providence, RI that incorporates elements of folk, blues and indie rock.

    JOHN MORELAND Singer-songwriter from Oklahoma.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    WIEUCA Local band playing cheeky, guitar-driven indie rock.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    LAURA COYLE & TREY WRIGHT Vocal and guitar duo playing classic jazz and bossa nova, with a dash of Dolly Parton, Paul Simon and other songwriters.

  • The Office Lounge

    8:30 p.m. 706-546-0840

    SALLY & THE SIX GRAND BAND Long-running dance band playing oldies, classic rock, blues, disco and some fun originals.

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.

Events

  • Avid Bookshop

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

    Book Release Party

    Meet Kelli Clifton Ogunsanya in celebration of her debut book Madame Millennial: 100 Tips to Help the Modern Woman Master Work, LIfe and Everything in Between

  • Georgia Museum of Art

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

    Study Night

    Study and relax in the galleries with coffee, cookies, free yoga and an outdoor screening of Dr. Strangelove, 8 p.m.

  • Ciné Barcafé

    6–9 p.m. $40. athenscine.com

    Keeping it Local: Reviving GA's Seafood Heritage

    The event includes "The Hidden World of Oystering," art exhibit by Alan Campbell, A High Low Tide: The Revival of a Southern Oyster book discussion by André Gallant and a screening of the documentary Shifting Baselines. Oysters and regional cuisine will be served. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    11 a.m.–1 p.m. sustainability.uga.edu

    UGA's Office of Sustainability Semester in Review

    Students engaged in sustainability research share their projects. 

  • Akademia Brewing Co.

    5–11 p.m. www.akademiabc.com

    Athens Nurses Clinic Percentage Night

    A percentage of sales will help the nonprofit provide free evaluation, treatment and education for acute and chronic medical and dental conditions to uninsured low-and-no income residents.

Games

DJs

  • 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!

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.

Comedy

  • The World Famous

    9 p.m. facebook.com/theworldfamousathens

    Comedy Show

    Open mic comedy.

Film

  • Georgia Museum of Art

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

    Dr. Strangelove

    Watch Stanley Kubrick's classic black comedy. Visitors should bring blankets and chairs. 

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    6 p.m. FREE! @overtheline_film on Instagram

    Over the Line

    The UGA student documentary Over the Line explores the ramifications of gentrification in the BeltLine area of Atlanta.

Art

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    6:30 p.m. FREE! www.accgov.com/exhibits

    Gallery Talk

    Artists from the 43rd Juried Exhibition will discuss their work. This week's artists include Richard Pruett, Sarah Kennedy and Helen Kuykendall.

  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA

    Call for Entries

    An exhibition inspired by the sounds of Earth traveling beyond our galaxy, "The Golden Record" seeks works in all media like sound, video, performance, technology and science. Proposal deadline May 31. Exhibition opens Aug. 18. www.athica.org/call-for-entries

  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA

    Fall Residencies

    Now accepting proposals for Artists-in-ATHICA fall residencies. Artists may work in any or multiple disciplines and traditions, including but not limited to visual, curatorial, musical, performing, written, experimental, cinematic, digital and theatrical arts. Residents can work independently or collaborate with others. Deadline June 30. www.athica.org/updates/artists-in-athica-residency-program

Theater

  • Memorial Park

    Apr. 26–28, 7:30 p.m. Apr. 29, 3 p.m. $12–15. www.accgov.com/act

    The Smell of the Kill

    (Quinn Hall) Michele Lowe's comedy follows three unhappy wives who must decide if they should leave their husbands locked in a meat locker or let them out.

Performance

  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA

    7 p.m. $15. www.athica.org

    Lupita's Revenge

    Abel Klainbaum presents a shadow puppet play with a live soundtrack of Latin American classics performed by Tango Hambre. See Art Notes on p. 16.