COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Friday, March 27

51 events

Live Music

  • Buffalo's Café

    7 p.m. $10. www.buffaloscafe.com

    THE SPLITZ BAND This band's impressively wide range encompasses classic Motown, funk, disco and both old-school and contemporary R&B.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    Slingshot Festival. www.slingshotathens.com

    WASHED OUT Local synth-pop purveyor Ernest Greene performs a DJ set. (12 a.m.)

    NIGHTMARE AIR Los Angeles-based psychedelic shoegaze trio. (11 p.m.)

    DREAM BOAT Psychedelic, ethereal folk-pop from Page Campbell and Dan Donahue. (10 p.m.)

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    Slingshot Festival. www.slingshotathens.com

    TONGUES Dreamy local pop-rock band. (11:30 p.m.)

    EL HOLLIN This Athens band plays haunting pop music with minimal instrumentation and ethereal vocals. (10:30 p.m.)

    HONEYCHILD SJ Ursrey (Dream Boat) plays folky pop songs with romantic themes. (9 p.m.)

  • 40 Watt Club

    Slingshot Festival. www.slingshotathens.com

    OMAR SOULEYMAN Syrian wedding singer-turned-international recording icon. (11 p.m.)

    GLENN KOTCHE Percussionist and composer known for being the rhythmic backbone of alt-country heroes Wilco. (10 p.m.)

    HOLLY HERNDON Experimental sound artist and composer. (9 p.m.)

  • The Foundry

    9 p.m. $10 (adv.), $15 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    KINCHAFOONEE COWBOYS Country band from Albany, GA.

    KRISTINA MURRAY Nashville-based country singer-songwriter.

  • Georgia Theatre

    Slingshot Festival. www.slingshotathens.com

    REPTAR Highly praised local synth-pop band offering fun, irreverent tunes with angular rhythms and danceable new-wave beats. See story on p. 14. (12 a.m.)

    SKYLAR SPENCE Expiremental pop artist from Long Island, NY. (11 p.m.)

    LORD FASCINATOR The alias of New York City-based experimental artist Johnny Mackay. (9 p.m.)

  • Go Bar

    Slingshot Festival. www.slingshotathens.com

    CULT OF RIGGONIA Experimental soundscapes with tribal, world music beats and ornate instrumentation. (1 a.m.)

    CROWN LARKS Solo noise artist from Chicago. (12 a.m.)

    JOHN FERNANDES Olivia Tremor Control member plays a solo set of experimental tunes. (11 p.m.)

    HALF ACID Greg O'Connell (Bubbly Mommy Gun) experiments with synths and talk boxes. (10 p.m.)

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    Slingshot Festival. www.slingshotathens.com

    RUBY THE RABBITFOOT Pop group led by songwriter Ruby Kendrick, a local singer-songwriter with a sweet voice and prodding, poignant lyrics. (9 p.m.)

    THE VIKING PROGRESS Patrick Morales has a lovely, tender voice that sings gentle, indie/folk ballads about love, death and isolation inspired by his time at sea. (8 p.m.)

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE! www.highwirelounge.com

    LIVE JAZZ Jeremy Raj is bringing together the best that Athens jazz has to offer. A trio of incredibly talented musicians play to a great crowd every weekend.

  • Iron Factory

    9 p.m. 706-395-6877

    ISAAC BRAMBLETT BAND Southern soul singer with a roots-rock band who has performed with Ike Stubblefield and Sunny Ortiz, to name a few.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    Slingshot Festival. www.slingshotathens.com

    BOOTY BOYZ DJs ImmuzikationTwin Powers and Z-Dog spin dance hits into the night. (12 a.m.)

    HUDSON K Electro/synth-rock duo from Tennessee. (10:30 p.m.)

    LITTLE WAR TWINS Power-pop duo featuring guitar, percussion and electronic samples. (9:30 p.m.)

  • Live Wire

    Slingshot Festival. www.slingshotathens.com

    TIMI CONLEY & KITE TO THE MOON Wild pop spurs from the edgy monsterbrain of this local musician. (12 a.m.)

    SINGLE MOTHERS Five-piece punk band from London, Ontario. (11 p.m.)

    MONSOON Female-fronted local post-punk band that dabbles in rockabilly and new wave. (10 p.m.)

    THE DIRTY NIL Loud, three-piece rock and roll band. (9 p.m.)

  • Morton Theatre

    Slingshot Festival. www.slingshotathens.com

    ROSS AFTEL Performing Stockhausen's "Strahlen" for vibraphone and 10-channel electronics, and Rzewski's "Lost and Found" for naked percussionist. (8 p.m.)

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    THE ORANGE CONSTANT Fusion-oriented jam-rock band from Statesboro, GA.

  • The Office Lounge

    8:30 p.m. 706-546-0840

    SEVEN 7 The '80s dance party band calls it quits after 15 years with a final farewell show.

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Newly relocated back to his old stomping grounds of Athens, Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture.

  • Transmetropolitan

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-549-5112 (Oglethorpe Ave. location)

    TRE POWELL FEAT. THE BIG SMOOTH Bluesy acoustic tunes with soulful vocals.

  • VFW

    7 p.m. $8. www.vfwathens.com

    TANGENTS This country-fried rock group from Watkinsville carries Lynyrd Skynyrd licks and John Mellencamp melodies.

  • The World Famous

    Slingshot Festival. www.slingshotathens.com

    POWERKOMPANY Local pop duo featuring the crisp, soaring vocals of Marie Davon, playing folk songs enhanced with electronic instrumentation courtesy of Andrew Heaton. (11:30 p.m.)

    FUTO Sex-obsessed electro-pop project fronted by songwriter Patrick Brick. (10:30 p.m.)

Performance

  • UGA Ramsey Concert Hall

    6 p.m. FREE! www.music.uga.edu

    UGA Steel Band

    A Caribbean-influenced ensemble made up of students on steel drums, a drumset and electric bass. 

Classes

  • Smokey Road Press

    Letterpress & More

    "Make Your Own Stationery." Apr. 17, May 8 or June 19, 6–8 p.m. $45. "Bookbinding Boot Camp." Apr. 6–10, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. $300. "Coptic." May 9–10, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. $130. "Introduction to Letterpress Printing." June 15–19, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. $300. "Wedding Guest Book." June 20–21, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. $165. www.smokeyroadpress.com

  • Healing Arts Centre

    Yoga Classes

    (Sangha Yoga Studio) Classes are held in mindful Pilates, Tai Chi and Quigong, foundational Hatha yoga, gentle yoga, awareness through movement (Feldenkrais), Vinyasa yoga, trance dance yoga and bellydancing. Check website for weekly schedule. www.healingartscentre.net/sangha-yoga-studio-sched

Games

Lectures & Lit

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    12:20 p.m. FREE! iws.uga.edu

    Georgia Women in History

    (Room 148) Kathleen Clark of the UGA History Department presents "Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History: Georgia Women Shape the Twentieth Century."

  • UGA Gilbert Hall

    12:15 p.m. FREE! www.willson.uga.edu

    Distinguished Lecturer

    (Room 115) Thomas Pavel is currently the Gordon J. Laird Distinguished Service Professor in Comparative Literature, Romance Languages and Literatures, and Social Thought at the University of Chicago.

  • Avid Bookshop

    6:30 p.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com

    Meet the Author

    Meet poet Anne-Adele Wight, author of Sidestep Catapult and Opera House Arterial

Kidstuff

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    10 a.m.-12 p.m. $4–6. 706-613-3615

    Home School Science: Citizen Science

    This winter series will focus on ways to participate in scientific research at home. For ages 4–18 and their chaperones.

  • Bishop Park

    10–11:30 a.m. $5. 706-613-3589

    Fantastic Fridays

    (Gym) Various obstacle courses and activities for ages 10 months–4 years and their parents. Call to register.

  • ACC Library

    4:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Writers Guild

    Teen writers can discuss what they are writing about and listen to other writers' work.

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    6:30 p.m. $7–10/family. www.athensclarkecounty.com/sandycreeknaturecenter

    The Hunt for Sasquatch

    Families will make traps, hear calls and have fun trying to find Bigfoot with Nature Center staff.

  • Oconee County Library

    6–9 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Afterhours Anime Mini-Con

    The Anime Club presents its first annual anime convention with games, crafts, cosplay, cooking lessons and screenings of anime shows. Ages 11–18. 

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    Summer Camps

    "The Plants We Eat" covers what it takes to grow produce by visiting UGArden and how to cook snacks in a solar oven. June 8–12. "Georgia's Critters" offers an opportunity to learn about local wildlife. June 15–19. In "Forest Explorers," campers will build forts, explore hidden trails, eat wild foods and more. June 22–26. "Water World" explores the lives of water-loving creatures like salamanders and crayfish. June 6–10. "Nature Art" offers an opportunity to mix paints from natural materials and learn tips from a local artist. July 13–17. "Nature Explorers" includes games, hiking and more outdoor activities. July 20–24. Full day summer camps from 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m. are for ages 6–12. Half-day camps from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. are for five year olds. $130/week. "Sweet Pea Camp," for ages 3–4 and a guardian, offers an introduction to the natural world. 706-542-6156, www.botgarden.uga.edu

Film

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    Mar. 27, 6 p.m. & 9 p.m. Mar. 28–29, 3 p.m., 6 p.m. & 9 p.m. $1–2. www.union.uga.edu

    Nightcrawler

    (Theatre) Louis Bloom (played by Jake Gyllenhaal) stumbles into a career as a cameraman and begins searching to catch Los Angeles' most shocking crimes. When he catches the eye of a local news director, he goes to increasingly greater lengths.

  • Ciné Barcafé

    10:30 p.m. $7.50. www.athenscine.com

    The Room

    Tommy Wiseau's misguided cult masterpiece.

  • Multiple Locations

    Mar. 27, 5 p.m. at Flicker Bar & Mar. 29, 3:30 p.m. at World Famous. FREE! www.slingshotathens.com/film-2015

    Slingshot Festival: Sequence

    A series of short stories written and directed by James Alexander Warren. See story on p. 11.

  • Multiple Locations

    Mar. 27, 6:15 p.m. at The Globe & Mar. 28, 6:20 p.m. at Flicker Bar. www.slingshotathens.com/film-2015

    Slingshot Festival: Pills

    Two southern Ohio boys dream of moving to California, so they raise money stealing pharmaceutical speed. See story on p. 11.

  • The Globe

    Mar. 27, 6:45 p.m. & Mar. 28, 6:20 p.m. www.slingshotathens.com/film-2015

    Slingshot Festival: Buttercup Bill

    A psycho-sexual romance featuring Patrick and Pernilla, mutually obsessed soul mates clinging to childhood secrets.

  • Multiple Locations

    Mar. 27, 4:50 p.m. at The Globe & Mar. 28, 5 p.m. at Flicker Bar. www.slingshotathens.com/film-2015

    Slingshot Festival: Clarksdale

    Impressionable university student Boston Dean has gotten entangled with a revolutionary terrorist organization.

  • Multiple Locations

    Mar. 27, 4:30 & 6:30 p.m. at Flicker Bar & Mar. 28, 3 p.m. at World Famous. www.slingshotathens.com/film-2015

    Slingshot Festival: A Selection of Works by Yours Truly

    Yours Truly is a tight-knit family of friends on a mission to discover and document artists whose craft inspires passion.

  • Multiple Locations

    Mar. 27, 4:30 & 6:30 p.m. at Flicker Bar & Mar. 28, 3 p.m. at World Famous. www.slingshotathens.com/film-2015

    Slingshot Festival: A Selection of Works by Yours Truly

    Yours Truly is a tight-knit family of friends on a mission to discover and document artists whose craft inspires passion.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    Mar. 27, 4:10 p.m. & Mar. 28, 4:45 p.m. FREE! www.slingshotathens.com/film-2015

    Slingshot Festival: Fool's Day

    A  fourth grade class pulls an innocent April Fool's prank on their teacher that accidentally kills her.

Theater

  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Mar. 24–29, 8 p.m. Mar. 29, 2:30 p.m. $7 (w/ UGA ID), $12. www.drama.uga.edu

    Hot Georgia Sunday

    (Cellar Theatre) Written by UGA alumna Catherine Trieschmann, this is a story of lust, betrayal and the limits of faith in a small Georgia town. See Calendar Pick on p. 19.

DJs

  • Live Wire

    Friday Afternoon Beer Club. 5 p.m. FREE! www.livewireathens.com

    Friday Afternoon Beer Club

    DJ OSMOSE International touring DJ and Athens resident lays down an all-vinyl set of funk, soul and reggae.

Meetings

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

    6 p.m. $5 suggested donation. 706-351-6024

    Healing Circle & Meditation

    Experience different modalities and forms of meditation. Every Friday.

  • 10 a.m. FREE! 706-542-4598

    Aphasia Social Group

    (UGA Speech and Hearing Clinic) This group provides a caring, interactive and encouraging setting for persons with aphasia. This month will focus on music, the brain and communication. RSVP.

Events

  • 6 p.m. FREE! www.hawthornehouseinc.com

    Hawthorne House's Spring Soirée

    (Hawthorne House, 1440 S. Milledge Ave.) Celebrate the release of Susan Hable and Rinne Allen's book, A Colorful Home, and the grand opening of an expanded lighting gallery. Cocktails and goodies by Peter Dale.

  • BMA At Home

    5–8 p.m. FREE! bmaathome.com

    BMA At Home First Birthday Open House

    BMA At Home celebrates their first birthday with an open house and live painting by artist Brynn Weiermiller.

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    Mar. 26, 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. & Mar. 27, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. www.slingshotathens.com

    Sensory Overload Conference

    Speakers across many disciplines will share their work related to big data and visualizing data. Part of the 2015 Slingshot Festival. See story on p. 13.

  • Morton Theatre

    Slingshot Festival. 3 p.m. FREE! www.slingshotathens.com

    Music and Technology Conference

    The UGA Journal of Intellectual Property Law presents a series of panels on law, music and technology. "Music Business Models in the Digital Era: Maximizing Income Streams" features moderator Bertis Downs and panelists Lucy Jewel, Shawn Nolan, John Seay and Bryan Calhoun. "Fair Use In Music: Sampling, Rights Clearance and More" features moderator David Shipley and panelists Lisa Moore, Austin Padgett and Andrew Pequignot. "Transparency: Why it Matters to a Global Digital Marketplace" features a presentation by Casey Rae.

Art

  • Multiple Locations

    www.slingshotathens.com

    Art at Slingshot Festival

    See works in sound, video, installation, performance and augmented reality. Participating venues include the Lamar Dodd School of Art, Georgia Museum of Art, Ciné, Live Wire, Little Kings, Hendershot's Coffee, Lyndon House, UGA Special Collections Library and Creature Comforts. Check website for daily schedule.

Word on the Street

  • Athens, GA

    Summer Programs

    Find information about summer camps, pool openings, art exhibits, classes, performances, sports, fitness programs, holiday events and other activities for adults and children in the Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department's summer program guide. www.athensclarkecounty.com