Thursday, May 16

25 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.


  • ACC Library

    3:30–5 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Summer Reading Kickoff Party

    Celebrate the summerer reading program and the redesign of Teen Services.

  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    Summer Art Camp

    Three two-week sessions are available beginning June 3, June 17 or July 8. Sessions include one week of exploring two-dimensional art styles and one week of three-dimensional media. Ages 5–12. Mondays–Fridays, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. 706-769-4565,,

  • Oconee County Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE!

    Baby Music Jam

    Preschool-aged children and their caregivers play instruments, sing and dance together.

  • 5 Points Yoga

    BE... Tweens & Teen Yoga, Mindfulness & More

    Includes yoga, breathing, mindfulness, team-building, music and more. For ages 9–14. Wednesdays through July 24, 4 p.m. $15/drop-in, $65/six classes.

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    ROBBIE O'SULLIVAN Local singer-songwriter influenced by classic rock and folk.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $5 (21+) $7 (18–20).

    BRAD GERKE Local folk and alt-country singer-songwriter.

    SISTER MOON Rock project led by Atlanta singer-songwriter Ashley Rivera.

    SARAH ZUNIGA Talented local singer-songwriter with a sweet, strong voice.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    8:30 p.m.

    THE HONEY SLIDERS Detroit-influenced rock band from Catropolis. Book release show!

    THE PLAGUE Original, ballsy rock harkening back to The Stooges, Sonic Youth and The MC5.

    DANNY HUTCHENS & ERIC CARTER Two members of long-running local rock band Bloodkin perform.

  • The Foundry

    6 p.m. $10 (adv.), $12 (door).

    VIC CHESNUTT SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR AWARD The winner of the third annual award is announced. Featuring performances from the five finalists, plus other local artists. See story on p. 10.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 8 p.m. $5.

    PREACHERVAN Alt-pop four-piece band from Atlanta.

    OGINALII Tightly knit band playing a mix of grunge, honky-tonk and Zeppelin-esque rock.

    THE GREAT DYING Punk- and country-influenced rock band from Water Valley, MS.

    NIKKI & THE PHANTOM CALLERS Indie-country group from Atlanta.

  • 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. 

  • Nowhere Bar

    9 p.m. 706-546-4742

    DRAKE FREEMAN Up-and-coming roots-rock artist from Atlanta.



  • The Foundry

    7 p.m. $10–12.

    Vic Chesnutt Songwriter of the Year Award Ceremony

    One of five finalists will receive a $1,000 Vic Chesnutt Songwriter of the Year Award. This year's finalists are Lydia Brambila, Don Chambers, Carly Joy King, Greg Meredith and Ross Shapiro.

Lectures & Lit

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    6 p.m. (book release), 9 p.m. (music). FREE!

    Book Release

    Meet local author Larry Acquaviva for his book Nobody Cares Who You Are: The Life and Times of Aceman, a Widespread Panic Roadie—The Panic Years, Pt. II. Live music by Eric Carter and Danny Hutchens of Blookin, The Plague and The Honey Sliders.

  • 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.

  • Avid Bookshop

    6:30 p.m. FREE!

    Meet the Author

    (Prince Ave.) Avid Bookshop presents Jordan A. Rothacker for his book, Gristle: Weird Tales.


  • Georgia Museum of Art

    6 p.m. FREE!

    Yoga in the Galleries

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

  • Animal Telepathy & Energy Body Dynamics

    (Ancient Suns Intuitive Arts, Cobbham Neighborhood) In "Animal Telepathy," learn how to send and receive intuitive messages with your animals. Tuesdays, June 11–July 30, 6–8:30 p.m. $300/eight weeks. In "Energy Body Fundamentals," learn how to strengthen, use and protect your aura and chakras using a form of meditation designed to awaken your clairvoyance. Wednesdays, June 12–July 17, 6–8:30 p.m. $225/six weeks.,


  • 40 Watt Club

    10:30 p.m. $5.

    Silent Disco

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


  • UGA Performing Arts Center

    7:30-8:30 p.m. $30.

    New York Philharmonic String Quartet

    The ensemble presents works by Haydn, Shostakovich and Brahms. 


  • BikeAthens

    8-9:30 a.m. FREE!

    Sustainable Industry Roundtable

    (Ethicon, 1420 Olympic Rd.) Businesses and industry professionals share sustainable practices in a discussion organized by ACC Recycling.


  • Georgia Museum of Art

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

    The two side characters ramble obliviously through Elsinore Castle and its environs as the events of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” unfold around them. The Shakespeare and Love film series is screened in conjunction with the exhibition "Life, Love and Marriage Chests in Renaissance Italy."

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Message From Space

    Pachinko Pop Cinema presents Message From Space, a 1978 Japanese space opera film directed by Kinji Fukasaku.