Thursday, April 18

33 events


  • Athens, GA

    6-9 p.m. FREE!

    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!

    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.”


Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040

    LEAVING COUNTRIES & FRIENDS Louis Phillip Pelot and friends play country-rock and Southern soul.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $5 (21+) $7 (18–20).

    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.

    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).

    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

    On the Rooftop. 6 p.m. FREE!

    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.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    COLTER WALL Roots musician from Saskatchewan, Canada.

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

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. FREE!

    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.

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

    THE VASSAR BLONDES Local indie-pop four-piece. 




  • Georgia Museum of Art

    6 p.m. FREE!

    Yoga in the Galleries

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

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    6:30–8:30 p.m. $25.

    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. 


  • Boutier Winery & Inn

    6:30-10 p.m. $15.

    Ladies Night in the Winery

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

  • ACC Library

    5:30-7 p.m. FREE!

    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!

    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!

    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.

    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.

Lectures & Lit

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    1 p.m. FREE!

    Inclusive Book Club

    This facilitated book club serves adults of all abilities and will be reading out loud and discussing book of the month The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate.

  • 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!

    "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.  

Karaoke & Open Mic


  • Blue Sky

    10 p.m. 706-850-3153


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

  • That Bar Athens

    10 p.m. FREE!

    DJ Blind Prophecy

    DJ BLIND PROPHECY Spinning hip-hop music.


  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    10:30 a.m. $5.

    Adventures of Pocahontas

    DanceFx is performing  Adventures of Pocahontas. 

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    7:30 p.m.

    Thursday Scholarship Series

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


  • ACC Library

    6:30-7:30 p.m. FREE!

    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.