COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Thursday, April 18

37 events

Art

  • Athens, GA

    6-9 p.m. FREE! www.3thurs.org

    Third Thursday Art Series

    Seven galleries stay open late the third Thursday of every month. Participating galleries include the Georgia Museum of Art, Lamar Dodd School of Art, ATHICA, Lyndon House Arts Center, Ciné, the GlassCube & Gallery @ Hotel Indigo and The Classic Center.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

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

    Louis Waldman

    Dr. Louis A. Waldman's talk is titled “Renaissance Cassoni: From Storage to Storybook.” Presented in conjunction with the exhibition “Life, Love and Marriage Chests in Renaissance Italy.”

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    6-7 p.m. FREE! www.accgov.com/exhibits

    Artist Talks: 44th Juried Exhibition

    Every Thursday in April, the Lyndon House will present gallery talks with selected artists from the "44th Juried Exhibition."

Kidstuff

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

    ALLCAPS Athens-based pop-punk band with screamo leanings.

    FRIENDSHIP COMMANDERS Melodic punk group from Nashville, TN.

    KUDZU SAMURAI Athens-based alt-rock group with blues and folk influences.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    THE PINK STONES Rootsy local dream-rock group led by songwriter Hunter Pinkston.

    MONTEAGLE Solo folk sounds from New York singer and composer Justin Giles Wilcox.

    SWIMMING BELL Solo project from Brooklyn, NY-based folk singer Katie Schottland.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $17 (adv.), $20 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    JOHN PAUL WHITE Alabama-based Americana singer-songwriter and former Civil Wars member. See story on p. 15.

    ERIN RAE Singer-songwriter blurring the line between modern Americana and old-school folk and country.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7:30 p.m. $21 (adv.), $24 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    COLTER WALL Roots musician from Saskatchewan, Canada.

    BILLY DON BURNS Solo sounds from a longtime figure in the country underground.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    WALTER SALAS-HUMARA Cuban-American singer-songwriter known for fronting the New York rock band The Silos. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

    BARK Bluesy roots-punk duo from Knoxville, TN.

  • 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. 

  • Manhattan Café

    8:30 p.m. 706-369-9767

    NACKASHI GROUP Melodic, textured local three-piece with drums, keyboards and sax.

  • Nowhere Bar

    9 p.m. 706-546-4742

    GEORGIA DISH BOYS Raucous and rootsy local rock group fronted by songwriter Seth Martin.

    JAMES AURELIO New roots-rock project led by Jim Wilson (Los Cantares, TaxiCab Verses).

    CONOR DONOHUE Bluesy indie-folk musician from New Orleans.

    LINDSAY HOLLER Rockin' Americana artist from Charleston, SC.

  • The World Famous

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

    THE SHUT-UPS Five-piece new-wave power-pop band from Atlanta and Athens.

    THE VASSAR BLONDES Local indie-pop four-piece. 

Games

Classes

  • ACC Library

    6-7:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org

    Tech Tips

    This month's topic is Google Maps. Learn how to become a Local Guide, jump into Street View and 360 degree pictures, use location sharing, offline maps, indoor maps and discuss how to control your privacy. 

  • Georgia Museum of Art

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

    Yoga in the Galleries

    Five Points Yoga instructors lead a class surrounded by works of art.

  • 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.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    6:30–8:30 p.m. $25. www.georgiamuseum.org

    Tarot Workshop

    Learn about how tarot reading rose to prominence during the Renaissance and how it can still be applicable in modern-day life as Serra Jaggar (Indie South) leads an exploration of the cards. $25 includes your own tarot deck. Registration required. 

Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

    6-8 p.m. FREE! mkapelewski@athenslibrary.org

    For the Philo of Philosophy Book Discussion Group

    Read philosophy books from ancient Greece to modern times. 

  • 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. 

  • Barnes and Noble Café

    7-8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-354-1195

    Meet the Author

    Georgia ForestWatch Executive Director Jess Riddle will sign and talk about his new guidebook, Georgia's Mountain Treasures: The Unprotected Wildlands of the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests.

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    4-6 p.m. FREE! www.libs.uga.edu/news/CivicKnowledge2019

    "Government Shutdowns and Partisan Risk"

    Professor Heather Cox Richardson presents the keynote lecture for the Russell Library's "Civic Knowledge, Civic Power" series. Richardson's lecture recounts the nation's first government shutdown and probes the partisan nature of subsequent ones. Light reception to follow.  

Film

Events

  • Boutier Winery & Inn

    6:30-10 p.m. $15. www.boutierwinery.com

    Ladies Night in the Winery

    Ladies are invited out for wine, food and line dancing.

  • ACC Library

    5:30-7 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org

    Getting Started with Genealogy

    This class introduces resources available when researching family history. Heritage Room staff will introduce the basics of genealogical research, available resources, and how to start a family tree project. All attendees will receive an information packet with resources. 

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

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

    Seed Swap

    Bring seeds or clippings to share and spread the love of gardening. Open to all ages and abilities.

  • ACC Library

    6:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org

    Community Jumpstart: Trauma Informed Library Transformation

    This event will include a screening of the 2014 documentary The Throwaways, followed by a panel discussion with the library’s TILT social work interns.

  • 40 Watt Club

    7 p.m. SOLD OUT. www.40watt.com

    Pep Talks: An Album Listening and Storytelling Experience

    Listen to the new album from Judah and the Lion and hear from the band's members.

Karaoke & Open Mic

DJs

  • Blue Sky

    10 p.m. 706-850-3153

    JJC

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

  • Wayward Lounge

    10 p.m. FREE! waywardathens1@gmail.com

    DJ Blind Prophecy

    DJ BLIND PROPHECY Spinning hip-hop music.

Performance

  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    10:30 a.m. $5. www.dancefx.org

    Adventures of Pocahontas

    DanceFx is performing  Adventures of Pocahontas. 

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    7:30 p.m. www.pac.uga.edu

    Thursday Scholarship Series

    Violin professor Michael Heald will lead several faculty guests, students and alumni performers through a concert.

Meetings

  • ACC Library

    6:30-7:30 p.m. FREE! www.girlsrockathensga.org

    New Volunteer Interest Meeting and Orientation

    Girls Rock Athens is a local nonprofit dedicated to facilitating self-empowerment for girls, women and folks of marginalized genders of all ages, backgrounds and abilities through music education, creation and performance.