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Thursday, May 17

35 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!

  • 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!

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.

  • Memorial Park

    Aquatic Aerobics

    Low impact exercise. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 6–7 p.m. Saturdays, 10–11 a.m. Through Aug. 4. $5. 706-613-3580

  • Oconee County Library

    2 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Windows Basics

    Learn how to navigate Windows and understand files, settings and accounts. Registration required. 

  • Energy Healing & Animal Telepathy

    (Ancient Suns Intuitive Arts, Cobbham Neighborhood) In "Animal Telepathy I," learn how to send and receive intuitive communications with animals. Wednesdays, June 13–July 18, 5–7 p.m. $200/five-week classes. ancientsunsacademy@gmail.com, www.ancient-intuition.com

Kidstuff

  • Oconee County Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Family Music Jam

    Join Miss Rebecca and her ukulele for a sing-a-long. Limited supply of rhythm instruments available. For children of all ages and their guardians.

  • Bogart Library

    4 p.m. FREE! 770-725-9443, www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Read to Rover

    Read aloud to a canine friend. RSVP.

  • ACC Library

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

    Youth Political Forum

    Candidates running for local office will be invited to meet young students. Refreshments will be provided. 

  • ACC Library

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

    Water Bottle Wind Spirals

    Make a wind spiral for the yard or a window. Ages 11–18.

  • KidsPlay Theatre and Video Camp

    (Winterville Auditorium) Circle Ensemble Theatre hosts a camp focused on writing scripts, improvisation, stage terms and techniques, voice, movement and ensemble building. Participants will perform at the end of camp. Ages 10–17. June 25–29, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. circleensemble@gmail.com, www.circleensembletheatre.com

Live Music

  • Akademia Brewing Co.

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

    SYLVIA ROSE NOVAK Southern gothic singer-songwriter with sharp vibrato and a sharper fiddle.

  • 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

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

    NEIGHBOR LADY Twangy, melodic rock group led by singer-songwriter Emily Braden. Album release show! See story on p. 12.

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

    LITTLE GOLD Local group playing garage-rock with country and pop sensibilities.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    Vic Chesnutt Award Afterparty. 9 p.m. $5. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    CORTEZ GARZA Local singer-songwriter pushes the envelope with his unique blend of Americana.

    JUAN DE FUCA Driving indie-rock band fronted by local songwriter Jack Cherry. 

    SQUALLE Athens-based hip-hop artist with a thoughtful, throwback sound.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $7. www.40watt.com

    JOE WILLEY AND THE MOVING MEN Folk music from the local songwriter and his band.

    THE MOONSHINE Local postmodern string band with a blend of guitar, autoharp and upright bass.

    EMILY HORTON Graduate student playing "simple piano and guitar songs."

  • The Foundry

    7 p.m. $10 (adv.), $12 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    VIC CHESNUTT SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR AWARD The winner of the second annual award is announced. Featuring performances from the five finalists, plus other local artists. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 8 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    ALBATROSS Athens group creating an upbeat mixture of jazz, blues and funk.

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

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    JAZZ JAM Some of our town's most talented musicians get together at this happening. Bring your axe, or grab a table and give an ear.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    PSYLO JOE Psychedelic funk act from Greenville, NC.

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. 706-546-0840

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

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

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

    CLOUDLAND Young alt-rock band from Fayetteville.

    CITY ON DOWN Synth-heavy alt-rock four-piece from Charleston, SC.

    THE VINYL SUNS Athens-based blues-rock five-piece.

    SWEETBAY Atlanta rock band with a raw, emotional sound.

Games

DJs

  • Highwire Lounge

    11 p.m. $1 (headphone). www.highwirelounge.com

    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!

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.

Events

  • Bogart Library

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

    KnitLits

    Knitters of all levels are welcome. 

  • Barnes & Noble

    5:30 p.m. FREE! 706-354-1195

    My Favorite Teacher Award Ceremony

    This year's award will be presented to Julia Frey of Malcolm Bridge Elementary. 

  • The Foundry

    7 p.m. $10–12. www.thefoundryathens.com

    Vic Chesnutt Songwriter of the Year Award Ceremony

    One of five finalists will receive a $1,000 Vic Chesnutt Songwriter of the Year award. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    May 17–19. $90. history.uga.edu

    Southern Labor Studies Conference: Dirty Work

    The conference features panels, workshops and keynotes discussing slavery, mining, farming, and other subjects on labor in the South. 

Lectures & Lit

  • Ciné Barcafé

    6 p.m. $30. www.athenscine.com

    A Conversation with Grace Bonney

    See Design*Sponge creator Grace Bonney in a panel-style event about her latest magazine "Good Company: The Community Issue." See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    1:30 p.m. FREE! www.southernlaborstudies.org

    Roundtable Discussion

    Hear speakers discuss building unions at Southern public universities. Part of the Dirty Work conference.

Ending Thursday, May 17

 

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