Thursday, January 30

28 events


  • Georgia Center for Continuing Education

    5:30 p.m. FREE!

    Keynote: Henry D. Green Symposium of the Decorative Arts

    Daniel Ackermann, curator of collections for the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts, delivers a keynote address “Drama on the Dining Room Walls: Anxiety, Abolitionism and Subversion on the Walls of a Columbia County, Georgia, Home.”

  • Georgia Center for Continuing Education

    Jan. 30–Feb. 1 FREE! (students), $100–325.

    10th Henry D. Green Symposium of the Decorative Arts

    This two-day symposium features presentations on Georgia portraiture, colonial Georgia silver, Masonic symbolism in Georgia, porcelain decoration, historic preservation on the UGA campus and more.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    5:30 p.m. $10–15. 706-542-4199,

    90 Carlton: Winter

    The Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art present this reception featuring the winter exhibitions. Enjoy light refreshments, door prizes and Ask the Experts session. See Art Notes on p. 10.


  • ACC Summer Camps

    (Multiple Locations) Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services offers camps in science, dance, sports, art and more. Visit website for dates and details. 706-613-3800,

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Pajama Story Time

    Come out for bedtime stories, songs and a light snack in the children’s area. Ages 7 & under.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    5–7 p.m. FREE!

    Teen Thursdays

    Teens can drop in each week for a different activity. This month’s activities include book themed snacks, a superhero movie and button making. No registration necessary. Ages 1318.

  • ACC Library

    3:30 p.m. FREE!

    Yeti Expedition

    Solve the mystery of the infamous Yeti, enjoy Yeti tales from around the world and design your own Yeti to take home.  Ages 3–8 and their caregiver.

  • ACC Library

    4 p.m. FREE!

    Tails, Wings & Hairy Things

    Play games, look at animal skeletons and try VR and AR about primates and bats.


Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

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

  • Caledonia Lounge

    8 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18–20).

    CHEESE DREAM Local teenage rock band influenced by 1990s alternative rock and grunge. 

    VETUS MORBUS "Plot-driven voodoo-goth-punk-cabaret" band from Lafayette, LA.

    KADILLAK No info available.

    SUSIE New local heavy rock two-piece.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. $5.

    LYDIA BRAMBILA Local singer-songwriter plays sparse and haunting folk songs. See Calendar Pick on p. 12.

    SUN STUDIES Melodic pop project led by North Carolina songwriter Reid Johnson.

    JOSHUA CARPENTER Power-pop singer-songwriter from Asheville, NC.

    TRAUMA FAMILY New Atlanta band playing "sometimes raucous, sometimes grim" folk music.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $11.

    MUSTACHE THE BAND Tribute group playing 1990s country music.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    BIG SOMETHING Burlington, NC-based jam band.

    ANDY FRASCO Blues-rock musician from Los Angeles.

  • The Globe


    The Fusiliers

  • Nowhere Bar

    9 p.m. $3.

    LAGOONS From Tuscaloosa, AL, this jammy foursome claims influences of blues, funk and reggae.


  • Bogart Library

    6–8 p.m. FREE!


    Knitters of all levels are invited to have fun, share ideas and knit. Beginning knitters are encouraged to attend. Ages 16 & up.

  • Redeemer Presbyterian Church

    5:30–8:30 p.m. $25. 706-410-1912,

    Bunco for Books

    Play Bunco, bid on silent auction items and enjoy refreshments. Proceeds benefit Books for Keeps. 

  • BikeAthens

    6–8:30 p.m. $10 (suggested).

    Fix Your Own Bike

    Get help fixing your bike from experts so you're safe to ride.

  • UGA Chapel

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Queer Faith: Kazim Ali

    The Georgia Review celebrates the launch of its Winter 2019 issue with a reading and discussion centered on the theme "queer faith." Kazim Ali and Lee Cornell will read from their works.

Lectures & Lit

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    1 p.m. FREE!

    Inclusive Book Club

    (This event has been canceled.) This facilitated book club serves adults of all abilities and will be reading out loud and discussing book of the month Dog Stories by James Herriot.

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    5:30–7:30 p.m. FREE!

    Georgia Writers Hall of Fame Anniversary Event

    The Georgia Writers Hall of Fame honors inductee Philip Lee Williams on his 70th birthday with a reading from his new novel, Far Beyond the Gates, a book signing and reception.

  • Buvez

    7–9 p.m. FREE!

    An Evening About Us: Essays from the Disability Series of the New York Times

    Avid Bookshop and Buvez present readings by contributors Rachel Kolb, Joey Carter and co-editor Rosemarie Garland-Thomson.  

  • UGA Dean Rusk Hall

    3:30 p.m. FREE!

    Rap on Trial: Race, Lyrics and Guilt in America

    The UGA School of Law hosts a discussion of the recently published book Rap on Trial: Race, Lyrics and Guilt in America, co-authored by Andrea L. Dennis,  holder of the John Byrd Martin Chair of Law. Speakers include Dennis and Dr. Bettina L. Love of UGA's College of Education.

Help Out

  • Love Your Neighbor Food Drive

    The Madison County Library will be accepting donations of non-perishable food and hygiene items during the month of February. Items will be delivered to the Madison County Food Bank. 706-795-5597,


  • VFW


    Grown Folks Dance Party

    Grown Folks Dance Party


  • Acupressure using Tuning Forks

    (Contact for Location) Learn the foundation of acupressure technique using tuning forks. Feb. 8, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. $90, $25 deposit.,

  • Fun Galaxy

    New Skater Bootcamp

    Find out more about joining the Classic City Rollergirls. Mondays, 6–9 p.m. and Saturdays, 9:30–11:30 a.m. through Mar. 21. $2 (mouthgard), $3 (skate rental), $20 refundable deposit for full set of gear.

Ending Thursday, January 30


Help Out

  • Bogart Library

    Coat and Blanket Drive

    The library is collecting new and gently used blankets and coats of all sizes to donate to local charities. Through January. 770-725-9443,