COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Sunday, April 19

23 events

Events

  • ACC Landfill

    8–11 a.m. FREE! www.athensclarkecounty.com

    Scavenger Hunt at the Landfill

    Hunt around for nature's best recycler, the vulture, as well as killdeer, crows, swallows, hawks and owls. Dress for a trail hike and bring binoculars.

  • South Kitchen and Bar

    11 a.m.–2 p.m. $20. www.boybutante.org

    Post-Ball Drag Brunch

    Spend your morning after the Boybutante Ball with the stars of the show.

  • Multiple Locations

    Apr. 17–19. www.georgiatrust.org

    Georgia Trust Spring Ramble

    View stunning private homes and grand architectural gems in Athens and Lexington. View itinerary online.

  • Revival Yarns

    Apr. 18, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. & Apr. 19, 1–5 p.m. www.revivalyarnsathens.com

    One Year Anniversary Sale and Book Fair

    Avid Bookshop will present a collection of knitting and crochet books for all levels, plus reference and pattern books, children books and more.

Classes

Kidstuff

Live Music

  • The Globe

    10 p.m. 706-353-4721

    100 WATT HORSE Kindhearted Atlanta folk-rock act.

    BELLOWS Psych-folk bedroom recording project of NYC songwriter Oliver Kalb.

    WANDA Eclectic local electro-pop duo.

    SHARPLESS Brooklyn-based pop-rock band.

    BEN TAYLOR Athens-based singer-songwriter.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. $5. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    KLEZMER LOCAL 42 A local seven-piece Klezmer band specializing in Jewish and gypsy music and featuring Dan Horowitz of Five Eight.

  • Ted's Most Best

    7 p.m. FREE! www.tedsmostbest.com

    THE GENTRY Traditional and original Irish music trio.

Games

Lectures & Lit

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

    10:15 a.m. FREE! www.uuathensga.org

    Unitarian Universalist Forum

    Local author Ann Blum, along with members of the audience, will present selections from her new book Bugs@Play. All ages welcome.

Theater

  • Morton Theatre

    April 16–17, 8 p.m. & April 19, 3:30 p.m. $7–10. www.mortontheatre.com

    Willy Wonka

    The delicious adventures of Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl's fantastical tale. This production features songs from the 1971 film as well as new songs by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley.

  • Athens Community Theater

    Apr. 16–18, 8 p.m. Apr. 19, 2 p.m. $8–15. townandgownplayers.org

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    Criminal McMurphy (Joel Altherr) rallies the patients to take on the oppressive head nurse (Amy Miller) upon his admittance to a mental institution. Based on Ken Kesey's 1962 novel.

  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Apr. 15–18, 8 p.m. Apr. 19, 2:30 p.m. $12 (w/ student ID), $16. www.drama.uga.edu

    Much Ado About Nothing

    Directed by Kristin Kundert-Gibbs, this production of Shakespeare's romantic comedy will feature eight musical numbers, four of which will be performed by a live band.

  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA

    Apr. 18, 2 p.m. & Apr. 19, 10:30 a.m. www.roseofathens.wordpress.com

    No Shame Playwrights Festival

    A weekend dedicated to playwrights with staged readings, a workshop led by Kevin Ferguson, a panel of artists and a potluck dinner.

Film

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    Apr. 17–19, 3, 6 & 9 p.m. $1–2. union.uga.edu

    The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

    (Theatre) The third and final installment of Peter Jackson's adaptation of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit.

Meetings

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    3 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    FOL Meeting

    The Friends of the Library present special guest Colonel Lee Ellis for their meeting. Ellis is the author of Leading with Honor: Leadership Lessons from the Hanoi Hilton.

Art

  • ARTini's Open Art Studio, Gallery & Lounge

    12:30–3:30 p.m. FREE! www.artinisartlounge.com

    Opening Reception

    "Animals in Art" features works by Will Lineberger Eskridge and Ruth Allen. The reception will have crafts for kids, a dance contest and adoptable animals form the Athens Area Humane Society.

Performance

  • Canopy Studio

    Apr. 17, 8 p.m. Apr. 18, 4 p.m. & 8 p.m. Apr. 19, 2 p.m. & 6 p.m. $6–15. www.canopystudio.org

    CanopyCon!

    Canopy Repertory Company's spring production features comic book heroes, sci-fi characters and iconic figures from past and future worlds taking flight in aerial dance performances.

Ending Sunday, April 19

 

Auditions

  • Athens Little Playhouse

    Theater Camp Counselors

    Potential counselors must be at least 13 years old by June 1. Complete the online form and attend auditions on Apr. 19, 3–5:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslittleplayhouse.net

Events

  • 40 Watt Club

    9 p.m. $25. www.boybutante.org

    26th Annual Boybutante Ball

    Enjoy the sights, sounds and tantalizing fun of over 20 professional drag performances from all over the South. This year's theme is "Dragvengers: Earth's Mightiest Sheroes." Proceeds benefit HIV/AIDs support, education and prevention. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.