Thursday, May 31

29 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 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!

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

  • 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.

  • DePalma's Italian Cafe

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-552-1237 (Timothy Road location)

    BREATHLANES Athens musical collective playing organic, atmospheric improv. 

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m.

    THE FIGURANT Prog-metal band from Atlanta.

    KUCOSHKA Atlanta-based rock band with a quirky, virtuosic sound.

    MOSES NESH Folky American Primitive guitarist and songwriter from Atlanta.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE!

    CARLA LE FEVER AND THE RAYS Old-school funk covers and originals and sweet, sappy pop covers and originals.

    STONI TAYLOR Atlanta guitarist plays a solo set of soul-inspired rock.

  • Go Bar

    9 p.m. $5. 706-546-5609

    IF, BWANA Experimental project formed by influential noise composer Al Margolis. See Calendar Pick on p. 12.

    THE ELECTRIC NATURE Athens-based experimental drone and noise-rock outfit.

    JASON KAHN Experimental vocal artist based in Zurich, Switzerland.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    ROYAL JOHNSON Funky, bluesy rock band from Macon.

  • 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.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    9 p.m. $5.

    ANDY SHAW BAND Reggae-influenced rock group from Columbus, OH.

    JET PHASE Local grunge-influenced indie-rock band.


  • 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.

  • Oconee County Library

    2 p.m. FREE!

    Computer Class

    "Intro to Word 2010."

  • East Georgia Cancer Coalition Fitness Class

    (Ramsey Student Center) The EGCC offers a group fitness class for UGA cancer survivors who are at least six months removed from treatment along with their family and friends. FREE! Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 5–July. 27. 5:30 p.m. 706-542-6449,

  • M3Yoga

    6 p.m. Donations accepted.

    iRest Meditation

    (The Tree Room) Relax for National Meditation Day. 



  • 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.



Word on the Street

  • Athens, GA

    Stormwater Calendar

    The ACC Stormwater staff is seeking photos of stormwater management facilities, nature scenes, plants and animals from all around Athens to create a wall calendar. Submit photos by email with the name of the photographer and a description of where, when and why it was taken. Deadline Aug. 31.

Ending Thursday, May 31



  • Live Oak Martial Arts, Bogart

    Martial Arts Classes

    Traditional and modern-style Taekwondo, Jodo, self-defense, grappling and weapons classes for all ages. Visit website for full class schedule.


  • ACC Library

    Digital Media Center One-on-One

    Get individual instruction for graphics, audio or video editing projects or learn to convert albums and cassettes to DVDs and CDs. Thursdays, 6 p.m. and Saturdays, 11 a.m. 706-613-3650


  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA

    Call for Entries

    Application for Artists-In-Residence: Winter/Spring 2019, deadline Oct. 31.


  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA

    Call for Proposals

    The gallery is inviting curators and artists to submit exhibition proposals for the 2019 calendar year. Deadline May 31. $10.



  • The Classic Center

    Hospitality Careers Academy

    High school students interested in the hospitality industry can apply for a week-long academy program that includes hearing guest speakers, shadowing job professionals, attending industry tours and participating in leadership activities. Deadline to apply May 31. July 16–20. $450. 706-357-4521,