Thursday, May 2

28 events

Live Music

  • Akademia Brewing Co.

    6 p.m. FREE!

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot plays solo sets of country-rock and acoustic Southern soul.

  • Big City Bread Cafe

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-353-0029

    JOE ROWE Local musician singing songs about life and death.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m.

    THE DARNELL BOYS The Darnell brothers play country blues originals backed by upright bass, singing saw and junkyard percussion.

    THE HONEY SLIDERS Detroit-influenced rock band from Catropolis. 

    JOE CAT Local troubadour whose influences range from Steve Earle and Townes Van Zant to Johnny Cash.

  • The Foundry

    7:30 p.m. $5 (adv.), $7 (door).

    MRJORDANMRTONKS Tommy Jordan and William Tonks' collaboration features rootsy guitar picking and paired vocal melodies. Album release show!

    SOUND TRAVELER Eclectic folk duo from North Carolina.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 6 p.m. FREE!

    BEN SPARACO & THE NEW EFFECT Nashville-based indie-rock band with jam underpinnings.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7:30 p.m. $27 (adv.), $30 (door).

    BLUE OCTOBER Alt-rock band from Houston, TX known for radio hits like "Hate Me."

    MONA Nashville-based alternative-rock group.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 10 p.m. FREE!

    ALEC STANLEY'S BLUES BRIGADE Macon native whose solo sets revolve around spontaneous improvisation.

  • Go Bar

    8 p.m. 706-546-5609

    BITTER, INC Synth-punk band on tour from Wilmington, NC.

    SLEEPY COMPANY Experimental project from local musician Chase Merritt.

    LIZARD KING Looped and layered explorations from local musician Paul Veersteg.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. $5.

    OLD SKOOL PRESENTS… Seth Hendershot and Jason Fuller are joined by members of the Last Waltz Ensemble to perform the music of The Band.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. $5.

    CASUAL CADENZA Jammy rock and roll four-piece from Atlanta.

  • The World Famous

    7 p.m.

    ABE PARTRIDGE Gritty folk singer-songwriter from Mobile, AL.




  • 40 Watt Club

    11 p.m. $5.

    Silent Disco

    SILENT DISCO Dance the night away to three different channels of music. One of them is a request line!

  • Blue Sky

    10 p.m. 706-850-3153


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

Lectures & Lit

  • No. 3 Railroad Street

    10 a.m.–2 p.m. FREE!

    Friends of the Oglethorpe County Library Book Sale

    CDs, DVDs, vinyl, handcrafted gifts and more. Proceeds benefit the library.

  • 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 Cat Stories by James Herriot.

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Oconee Rivers Audubon Society

    Guest speaker Jess Riddle, Executive Director of Georgia Forest Watch, speaks on "North Georgia's Old-Growth Forests."

  • Avid Bookshop

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

    Pervis Taylor

    (Prince Ave.) Pervis Taylor reads from his book, Surthrival Mode.


  • Georgia Museum of Art

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Romeo + Juliet

    Shakespeare’s famous play is updated to the hip modern suburb of Verona, CA, while retaining its original dialogue. The Shakespeare in Love film series is screened in conjunction with the exhibition "Life, Love and Marriage Chests in Renaissance Italy."


  • Quinn Hall

    May 2-4, 7:30 p.m. May 5, 3 p.m. $12-15.


    Athens Creative Theatre presents Ruthless: A Musical Comedy

  • 6 p.m. (dinner), 8 p.m. (concert).

    Joe Alterman Jazz Trio

    (Empire Mills, Madison) Atlanta musician Joe Alterman studied jazz at New York University. Part of the 17th annual Madison Chamber Music Festival.


  • Snipes Water Resource Center

    5:30 p.m. FREE!

    Firefly Bridge Public Input Session

    Join the design team and share your thoughts on the proposed design concepts.

  • Homewood Suites

    6-8 p.m. FREE!

    Young Professionals Network of Athens Monthly Meet-Up

    The first YPN Meetup of the Summer. 




  • Athens

    Strong Girls Camp

    Camps focus on empowering young girls through creative activities. Lower school (grades K–4) is held June 24–28, 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

Ending Thursday, May 2



  • Georgia Museum of Art

    Studio Workshop

    Kristen Ashley leads "Text Messages: using Letterforms in Art." Call or email to register. May 2, 9, 16, 23, 6:30–8:30 p.m. $15. 706-543-0111,