Thursday, May 24

34 events


  • 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.

  • Center City Ballet

    Strong Girls Summer Camp

    A camp designed to empower girls through creative activities, yoga, crafts, themed discussions, community service, trips to female-owned businesses and fun. July 9–13, 1st grade and up. $200.

  • Summer Food Service

    Free lunches will be served to children at 27 day camps, educational programs and recreation centers around Athens. Check website for participating locations and schedule. Through July 13. 706-425-5354,,

  • Oconee County Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE!

    Infant Storytime

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

  • Bogart Library

    4 p.m. FREE!

    Builder's Club

    The club encourages engineering and creativity by building with unique and recycled materials. This month's theme is "Gravity Art." 

  • ACC Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE!

    Musical Max

    Explore rhythm instruments in this special musical storytime. A short film is included. For ages 3–10 and their caregivers.

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 p.m. FREE!


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

Live Music

  • Akademia Brewing Co.

    7 p.m. FREE!

    HOT FIRE STRING BAND Athens-based roots-music group.

  • 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).

    BAMBARA Former Athens act featuring aggressive distortion and falling somewhere between noisy punk and drone.

    MOTHERFUCKER Hard-driving, riffy local rock and roll trio.

    VINCAS Local downer-punk band featuring snarling guitars and doomy, psychedelic flourishes.

  • DT Productions

    8 p.m. $8.

    ASLYN & KALEN NASH Members of local band Dega perform solo sets on piano and guitar.

  • 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.

  • The Foundry

    7:30 p.m. $5.

    HOOCH HOLLER Country group from Commerce.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 7 p.m.

    REDSTONE RAMBLERS Local blues-folk group led by songwriter Mark Wilmot. 

    MAGNOLIA MOON Macon based roots-rock five-piece.

    HEART OF PINE Roots-rocking local group.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m.

    DAVE D'ANGELO QUARTET Local saxophonist and educator D'Angelo leads his group, featuring special guest Scott Silbert.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    THE JAUNTEE Jam-funk band from Allston, MA.

  • 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.


  • Akademia Brewing Co.

    6–9 p.m.

    Roll Out the Barrels Silent Auction

    Local artists have transformed ordinary rain barrels into functional pieces of art. Proceeds benefit the Athens Green School Program. Live music and light appetizers. See Calendar Pick on p. 16.


  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    1–3 p.m. FREE!

    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.

  • Georgia Center for Continuing Education

    Genealogy Evening Sessions

    Sessions include "How to Use GALILEO and the UGA Libraries' Resources" and "Hacks and Hookers and Putting Up Pickles: Snares of Yesteryear's English" and more. Check website for descriptions. June 3–5, 7–8:15 p.m. $15 per session.

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    1–4 p.m. FREE!

    Medicare and Social Security 101

    (#480) Learn about Social Security benefits and various plan options under Medicare. 

  • Mindfulness Meditation with Rich Panico

    (Athens Physical Therapy, Accessible Yoga Room) Drop-in for one-hour meditations. Thursdays through December, 5:30–6:30 p.m. Donations encouraged. 706-353-0709



  • 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!


  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9 a.m. FREE!

    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.



  • Elbert Theatre, Elberton

    Are You Being Served?

    Encore Productions presents auditions for the British comedy. The audition consists of readings from the script. Auditions on June 25–26, 6–8 p.m. Rehearsals July through mid-September. Performances Sept. 7–16. 706-283-1049

  • A Seussified Christmas Carol

    (Elberton Arts Center, Elberton) Encore Junior hosts audtions for teens and pre-teens in grades 6–12 for a whimsical version of Charles DIckens' classic. Auditions on June 18 & June 20, 6–8 p.m. Rehearsals June through early August. Performances Aug. 10–12 at the Elbert Theatre. 706-283-1049

Ending Thursday, May 24



  • Georgia Museum of Art

    Art is How We Live

    Kaira Jewel lingo will lead a mindfulness retreat, "Art is How We Live: Mindfulness in the Midst of Complexity." May 24–25.