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Thursday, March 28

31 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.

  • KA Artist Shop

    Summer Camps

    Five-day camps offer a variety of craft activities. Check website for descriptions. www.kaartistshop.com

  • ACC Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrarly.org/athens

    Mother Goose on the Loose

    The four-week, early-literacy program incorporates books, nursery rhymes and musical instruments. Registration recommended.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

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

    Lego Club

    Create Lego art and enjoy Lego-based games. Blocks provided. For ages 8 and up.

  • ACC Library

    3:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org

    Who Runs the World? Girls!

    Come learn about lady superheroes and women who create comics. Superhero crafts included. For children ages 6-11 and their caregiver. 

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

    5-10 p.m. FREE! www.sobrewco.com

    Karaoke

    KARAOKE Hosted by DJ Gregory. 

Live Music

  • 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. $5 (21+), $7 (18–20). www.caledonialounge.com

    IMPROVEMENT MOVEMENT Atlanta-based experimental psych-pop group. Album release show!

    FUTO Local electropop project fronted by songwriter Patrick Brick.

    O KEY Experimental pop project led by Art Contest's Cole Monroe.

    VISION BORED Psychedelic pop project from Atlanta.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    10 p.m. $5. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    CHAD PRICE The frontman of punk greats All and alt-country band Drag the River performs solo.

    JOSEPH LAZZARI Folk-country singer-songwriter from Atlanta.

  • 40 Watt Club

    7:30 p.m. $10. www.40watt.com

    REBEL UNION Nashville country quartet with influences like Miranda Lambert and Sugarland.

    MATT ROGERS Country singer-songwriter and guitarist from Nashville, TN.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $12 (adv.), $15 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    WILL HOGE Prolific, well-regarded Americana singer-songwriter from Nashville, TN.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    TRENT IN THE TREES "Psychedelic funk space reggae" collective from Atlanta.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    THE TUTEN BROTHERS Athens-based country-rock family band.

    JORDAN FLETCHER Jacksonville, FL native country singer-songwriter.

    BRENDAN ABERNATHY UGA student and acoustic singer-songwriter.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 6:30 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    FOX GRIN Arty rock band from Nashville and Atlanta.

  • Go Bar

    7:30 p.m. 706-546-5609

    TADZIO Philadelphia band with a minimalist approach to ethereal dream-pop.

    SEVERE BLUSH Experimental electronic sounds from Athens' Logan Shirah. 

    EXTREME RABBIT Local experimental project.

  • 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

    AIRSHOW Jam band from Nashville playing a blend of acoustic rock and bluegrass.

  • The World Famous

    9 p.m. www.facebook.com/theworldfamousathens

    AUSTIN DARNELL Local blues singer-songwriter and Darnell Boys member plays a solo set.

    BABY TONY & THE TEENIES Local band plays doo-wop-inspired pop songs about wasting time and having crushes.

    ZACH BRADLEY Local singer-songwriter influenced by Britpop, folk, country and indie rock.

Games

Film

  • Ciné

    5:30 p.m. or 7 p.m. FREE! www.athenscine.com

    Science on Screen Series: Wasted! The Story of Food Waste

    This documentary aims to change the way people buy, cook, recycle and eat food. Guest speakers include Kristen Baskin, CEO of Let Us Compost, and Brad Turner, Campus Kitchen Coordinator. The event also includes a community expo with representatives from food redistribution and waste recycling organizations, as well as a chef's tasting reception with Peter Dale (The National), Homero Elizalde (Home.made), Joseph Houston (The Foundry) and Emmanuel Stone (Culinary Arts Program at Athens Community Career Academy). RSVP required.

Classes

  • BikeAthens

    6–8:30 p.m. $10/hr. suggested donation. www.bikeathens.org

    Fix Your Own Bike

    (1075 W. Broad St) Learn how to repair your bike with tools and advice from experts.

Lectures & Lit

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    1 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Inclusive Book Club

    This facilitated book club serves adults of all abilities and will be reading out loud and discussing book of the month Ralph S. Mouse by Beverly Cleary. 

  • ACC Library

    10 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    A Talk with the Experts

    The Alzheimer's Assocation and the Athens Community Council on Aging present a talk on brain health, current reserach, trends and practice related to Alzheimer's and other dementias.

Art

  • Circle Gallery

    5 p.m. FREE! ced.uga.edu

    Opening Reception

    Charlotte, NC-based artist Susan McAlister will discuss her new exhibition, "Field_Forest_Flora." See Calendar Pick on p. 14.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

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

    In Conversation

    Artist Rebecca Rutstein and UGA professor of marine sciences Dr. Samantha Joye speak on Rutstein's current installations at the museum. See Art Notes on p. 11.

  • Athens, GA

    Athens Art Truck

    The Athens Art Truck is available to schedule for single or weekly lessons, children's birthday parties and other events. Contact to organize a class. www.brellastudio.com

Events

Comedy

  • Moonlight Theater

    March 28, 8:30 p.m. March 29-30, 8 p.m. $20. www.moonlighttheatercompany.com

    Yedoye Travis Stand Up

    NYC-based comedian who has performed on Comedy Central, EPIX, TBS, CBS and Netflix. 

DJs

  • Blue Sky

    10 p.m. 706-850-3153

    JJC

    JJC Local DJ plays disco, funk, soul, hip-hop, house and more.

Help Out

  • Music Festival Volunteers Needed

    (Callaway Plantation, 2160 Lexington Rd.) Three-hour shifts are available on Apr. 6 from 10 a.m.–10 p.m. The outdoor concert features Packway Handle Band, Hobohemians and Welfare Liners, and proceeds benefit the restoration of the historic Callaway Plantation. sara@vivid-event.com, www.historicwashingtonga.com