Blog Topic: This Weekend

  • Homedrone: Win Tickets to Wildwood Revival 2017


    Photo Credit: Nina Westervelt

    Shakey Graves

    The Wildwood Revival music festival returns this weekend to Cloverleaf Farm in Arnoldsville, just a few miles east of Athens. We've got two tickets to give away to the three-day outdoor event, which features performances from Shakey Graves, The Darnell Boys, JD McPherson, Nicole Atkins and many others.


  • Culture Briefs: Rollergirls Host Classic City Crush This Weekend


    When we last checked in with our local roller derby squad, skaters were taking the track to the familiar chug of “Crazy Train,” and for the next 60 minutes an alarmingly sparse but attentive crowd at the Classic Center witnessed a blizzard of quads. The visiting, and heavily favored, team from Baton Rouge jumped out to an early 4-0 lead, thanks to some deft jamming from Sparkles Fantastic, but they were shut out during their next three scoring attempts, and found themselves down 10 points after five minutes of play—and trailing by 15 at halftime.


  • Homedrone: Ciné Hosts Local Record Label Fair Saturday

    In conjunction with this weekend's 35mm screenings of High Fidelity—the 2000 flick about the misanthropic owner of a struggling Chicago record store, played by John Cusack—Ciné will host a local record-label fair Saturday, July 8 from 1–7 p.m.

    Several of Athens' finest indie labels will set up tables at the event for your browsing (and purchasing) pleasure, including HHBTMOrange TwinMarching BananaLoud Baby SoundsNullzoneFall BreakGypsy FarmPerfect Attendance and Plus 100. Might be a good time to pick up some of those new local records you've been meaning to buy?


  • Homedrone: Here Is the AthFest 2017 Master Schedule


    Photo Credit: Joshua L. Jones

    Reverend Tribble and the Deacons play the Georgia Theatre at 9 p.m. Friday.

    Need help planning your AthFest? Here's the full festival schedule, organized by date, venue and time. For performer descriptions, check out the Calendar. All of this info is also available in this week's print Flagpole, so pick one up today!


  • Grub Notes: Places to Buy Your Mom Some Brunch


    It is a truth universally acknowledged that Mother's Day and brunch go together like Halloween and candy corn. I guess. Here are some places offering special things for your moms and meemaws this Sunday. The list will be updated as we see more places.


  • Homedrone: Record Store Day Is Saturday—Here's What to Know


    It's the most wonderful time of the year—or the reason it's impossible to get a goddamn record pressed these days, depending whom you ask. That's right: Record Store Day is back!


  • In the Loop: G-Day Isn't Just for Football—It's for Politics, Too


    Photo Credit: Joshua L. Jones/file

    Yeah, yeah, G-Day is tomorrow, but plenty is going on in Athens for those who are more interested in #resisting Trump than who's gonna be the Dawgs' third-string middle linebacker this fall.

    Kick off the day with the Athens-Clarke County Democrats' monthly breakfast at 10 a.m. at First AME Church at the corner of Hull and Dougherty. UGA professor Richard Winfield will discuss universal basic income and publicly guaranteed employment. 

    Next, if you're still hungry, head to the Athens Economic Justice Coalition's cookoff in support of a living wage from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. at Memorial Park.


  • Grub Notes: April Is Here to Fill You with FOMO Food Events


    Photo Credit: White Tiger

    White Tiger celebrates its 10th anniversary on Friday.

    If you've been in Athens for more than a year, you know that April is the month in which any day of the week probably has 16 different events parked on it, from G-Day to Plantapalooza, Fluke, Insectival and so on.

    This weekend kicks things off, with the following opportunities to eat and/or purchase the ingredients to make delicious food. You don't have to make it to everything, and there's probably no way you can.


  • Grub Notes: The National Is Catering an Oscar-Themed Fundraiser for Ciné


    As y'all know (or should know), Ciné, our only art-house theater, is also a nonprofit, and like all nonprofits, it needs to raise money apart from ticket sales. It's partnering with My Athens to throw a three-course benefit catered by The National, with beers from Wild Heaven, this Saturday, Feb. 25, at 6:15 p.m. in the CinéLab.


  • In the Loop: Athens Mosque Hosts Open House Saturday



    Photo Credit: Joshua L. Jones/file

    Imam Adel Amer (center) at Al-Huda Islamic Center's open house in 2016.

    The Al-Huda Islamic Center will host an open house this Saturday from 11 a.m.–6 p.m.

    “The timing is so crucial to give people a window to know about Islam,” said imam Adel Amer. “Actually the problem is with ignorance, we have to fight ignorance, and you won’t be able to form or crystalize an opinion about someone without reading about him, so instead of hearingabout us you’re going to hear from us. Because when you hear about us... the whole portrait will be the same color, or throw all the Muslims in the same basket, and that is not necessarily true. We have bad people, we have crazy people, like everybody else. But this is not the norm.”

    An open house last January drew about 600 people, and Amer is expecting a drastic upswing in attendance this year.


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