Andie Bisceglia takes families out to explore woods, streams and gardens. Meet at the fountain. Second Saturday of the month.
The UGA Symphony Orchestra performs. For ages 4–12 and their families.
Miss Rachel reads to kids of all ages.
Family fun movies are shown in the story room. Call for movie title.
Participants can design and create one-of-a-kind chess sets. Chess matches to follow. Ages 7–14.
Kids are invited to explore the work of environmental artist Patricia Leighton, experiment with earth pigments and create a recycled hanging planter from a plastic bottle.
Students will learn the basics of Java and will leave class with a basic Minecraft mod completed. Ages 10–15.
The UGA Accidentals’ annual spring invitational a cappella concert features the Accidentals, Noteworthy, WSEM and a surprise guest.
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.
Local celebrities pair up with experienced dancers to compete with choreographed dance routines. All proceeds benefit Project Safe. Visit Project Safe's website to vote for couples.
Residents and small businesses can shred up to two boxes of personal documents for free.
Food from over 20 local restaurants in addition to Terrapin's craft brews. Live music by Carl Lindberg and Soul Fellowship. Proceeds benefit the Food2Kids program of the Food Bank of NE Georgia.
Presented by Athens Folk Music & Dance Society with caller George Snyder and music by String Theory.
(Greensboro, GA) Find unique vendors lining Main Street with handmade crafts and festival snacks. A petting zoo will include sheep, lambs, pot belly pigs, rabbits and ducks.
Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods and crafts. Live music by Christina Austin (8 a.m.) and Dixieland 5 (10 a.m.).
(Watkinsville) Locally grown produce, meats, grains, flowers, soaps, birdhouses, gourds and more.
(Multiple Locations) This self-guided tour features five inspiring private gardens in the Athens area. All proceeds benefit The Piedmont Gardeners Scholarship in Landscape and Architecture. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.
This year's theme is Cirque du Montessori. Montessori students, alumni and staff will perform. Funds will be distributed for need-based scholarships, instructional materials, teacher education and support.
(Comer) Shop Entourage Clothing & Gifts' first warehouse sale. All proceeds will go to charity.
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.
View stunning private homes and grand architectural gems in Athens and Lexington. View itinerary online.
(Watkinsville Woods Park) Participants will learn a simple method for constructing a bird box, hear an expert presentation about cavity-nesting birds and, weather permitting, take a nature walk in the park.
Celebrate Athens' independent record stores. Wuxtry and Secret Sounds will have RSD exclusives available for purchase. See story on p. 10.
Avid Bookshop will present a collection of knitting and crochet books for all levels, plus reference and pattern books, children books and more.
Fantasy RPG. Bring your imagination.
DJ BLOWPOP Joe Kubler (Bubbly Mommy Gun) spins a set of tunes.
BOOTY BOYZ DJs Immuzikation, Twin Powers and Z-Dog spin dance hits into the night.
Runners from across the Southeast will stampede across downtown while dressed as cows. Participants will run for cash prizes, Chick-fil-A products and more.
Join the eighth annual benefit ride to support Athens Canine Rescue. The ride will be along the historic Watson Mill Bridge Loop with 41-mile and 61-mile options. Early registration ends Apr. 16.
CHRISTINA AUSTIN No info available. (8 a.m.)
THE DIXIELAND 5 Local trad-jazz/Dixieland band that features a front line of trumpet, clarinet and trombone and a rhythm section of piano and tenor banjo. (10 a.m.)
KELLY AND THE NECESSITIES Playing funk, soul and blues.
PROTOMARTYR Noisy post-punk group from Detroit, MI. See story on p. 11.
GOTOBEDS Punk rock outfit from Pittsburgh, PA.
WYMYNS PRYSYN Atlanta-based punk band fronted by Andrew Wiggins (Hawks, Blame Game).
THE RODNEY KINGS Scuzzed-out local garage-punk trio.
SWAMP Melodic and wiry local indie rock band.
THE STARLITE DEVILLES Local, passionate country-rock outfit.
TEDO STONE Rootsy, Atlanta-based Americana band with a touch of psychedelic fuzziness.
DANA SWIMMER Local band playing a garage rock montage with sweet, soulful undertones.
NEW WIVES Charming Athens indie rockers inspired by groups like Modest Mouse and Cursive.
UNCLE DAD Local four-piece indie band with a reverb-heavy rock and roll sound.
SATURN VALLEY Local progressive jam fusion band.
SHANNON LABRIE Blues-inspired singer-songwriter from Nashville.
SONS OF KATIE ELDER New local folk-rock group.
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.
THE HONEY SLIDERS Original, Detroit-influenced rock from Catropolis.
CARRY THE LOVE A night of inspiration and worship. Uplifting music.
MANGER Speed thrash metal "with a dash of Satan." The band harks back to the days of NWOBHM: ripping solos and screeching vocals.
BEAST MODE Local heavy metal group.
SYBARITIC Melodic death and thrash-metal band from Atlanta.
JACLYN STEELE & THE REVEREND Reverend Conner Tribble teams up with singer Jaclyn Steele for a night of music.
(450 N. Harris St.) View the home of photographer, painter and songwriter Jeremy Ayers. John English, an art critic and professor emeritus of journalism at UGA, will speak about Ayers' work at 3:30 p.m. Ayers will read a few of his short pieces around 4:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit WUGA.
Get acquainted with the tools and craft of crochet. The class is free with the purchase of materials. RSVP.
Learn the basics.
Learn about Rock Eagle's reptiles and amphibians and the role they play in the ecosystem. Registration required.
(Theatre) The third and final installment of Peter Jackson's adaptation of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit.
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.
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.
A weekend dedicated to playwrights with staged readings, a workshop led by Kevin Ferguson, a panel of artists and a potluck dinner.
Meet UGA alumna JoyEllen Freeman in celebration of her first book Morning Glory.
This is an immersive, introductory class that teaches basic drawing and watercolor skills. Saturdays, Apr. 18–May 16, 1–4 p.m. $150. www.kaartist.com