Saturday, April 19

49 events


  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    11 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3615

    Nature Trading Post

    Trade one or two objects found in nature for points or other nature objects in the center's collection.

  • Memorial Park

    11 a.m. FREE!

    Five Points Easter Egg Hunt

    Get those eggs! Kids will be divided into age groups of 0–2, 3–4, 5–7 and 8–10 years old.

  • Memorial Park

    9–9:45 a.m. or 10–10:45 a.m. $8–12. 706-613-3580,

    Breakfast with the Bunny

    Breakfast, crafts, activities and photos with the Easter Bunny. Call to register.

  • East Athens Community Center

    11 a.m. FREE!

    Easter Egg Hunt

    A traditional egg hunt with prizes. For Kindergarten–5th grade.

  • ACC Library

    10:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. FREE!

    Saturday Movies

    Family fun movies are shown in the story room. Call for movie title.

  • ACC Library

    10:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. FREE!

    Saturday Movies

    Family fun movies are shown in the story room. Call for movie title.

  • Rocksprings Community Center

    10 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3602

    Mr. Bunny Easter Egg Adventures

    Participate in Easter crafts followed by an egg hunt. Parents are encouraged to bring their cameras for photos with Mr. Bunny.

Live Music

  • Bishop Park

    Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!

    PAUL LOMBARD Local blues singer. (8 a.m.)

    WHISPER KISS Acoustic project featuring multi-instrumentalist Michael Wegner (Abbey Road LIVE!, Fuzzy Sprouts) and Shelley Olin (DubConscious, Grogus) (10 a.m.)

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).

    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.

    RUBY THE RABBITFOOT Formerly Ruby Kendrick, this local singer-songwriter has a sweet voice and prodding, poignant lyrics.

    JEREMY WHEATLEY Local musician (Crooked Fingers, Ruby the RabbitFoot) performs a solo set.

    CHRISTIAN LEE HUTSON Singer-songwriter rooted in old country and folk, whose songs still manage to feel fresh, relevant and vital.

  • Dirty Birds

    Alzheimer's Association Benefit. 7 p.m. $5 ($3 w/ student ID). 706-546-7050

    BLOODKIN The long-running Athens quartet plays a bluesy style of roots-rock music with big guitars and sharply written lyrics for darkly countrified bar-room rock.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    Tim for Athens. 9 p.m. FREE!

    MOTHERS Local songwriter Kristine Leschper performs gorgeous, haunting folk tunes.

    CANDID COAL PEOPLE Local foot-stomping dance-folk group.

    MELON & THE MAYHEM Blending 1940s cabaret singer style with big-band jazz, Melon & The Mayhem creates a modern electronic-influenced sound with vintage roots.

  • 40 Watt Club

    9 p.m. $16.

    THE WHIGS Hard-driving formerly local rock trio with heavy pop sensibilities.

    UNCLE DAD Local four-piece band with a bluesy, soulful sound.

    PROGRAMS Former duo has now expanded into a full-blown dance-pop project.

  • Georgia Theatre

    9 p.m. $16.

    CHERUB Self-described "sexy, avant-garde, electro-pop duo that is the dance love-child of '80s funk and pop music from the future."

    CAROUSEL Electropop outfit from Brooklyn, NY.

    PROBCAUSE Dubstep and hip hop artist.

  • The Globe

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-353-4721

    PAPA LEGBA New project that plays neo-New Orleans blues, voodoo folk and zydeco, capturing the spirit of the bayou with inspired originals as well old favorites flavored with a Louisiana twist.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    DJ MAHOGANY Popular local DJ spins freaky funk, sultry soul, righteous R&B and a whole lotta unexpected faves.

  • Green Room

    9 p.m.

    PALEFACE Joyful, foot-stompin' folk musician with a rich and star-studded past.

    BACK CITY WOODS Macon-based bluegrass/Southern rock band.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. $5.

    JASON KENNEY Guitarist for Kenney-Blackmon String Band performs a set with friends Leah Calvert, Gerry Hansen, Chris Enghauser and Jamie Hood. Album release show!

    SETH LIVENGOOD Local singer-songwriter.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE!

    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.

  • Kelly's Jamaican Food

    12 p.m.–9 p.m. FREE! 706-208-0000

    BEAUTY AND THE BEARD Kelly Hoyle Fuller and Ty Manning play country-tinged folk-rock.

    FESTER HAGOOD This local songwriter sings in a soft drawl that accents his simple, plucked country songs.

    DJ BIG KAHUNA Spinning tunes from 12–4 p.m.

  • New Earth Athens

    8 p.m.

    DOPAPOD Jam-funk band from Brooklyn.

    BUBONIK FUNK Funky, soulful rock band from Charlotte, NC.

    CHERRY ROYALE Psychedelic funk and soul-inspired rock band from Atlanta.

    SATURN VALLEY Local progressive jam fusion band.

    PARTIAL CINEMA Formally known as Talkingto, this local group takes influences from funk, indie, dance and classical music to inspire fits of dancing, vibing and grooving.

    MARVELOUS FUNKSHUN Jammy funk band from Winston-Salem, NC.

    JIGAWATTS Local ambient/downtempo project.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742

    THE FUNKY SPEAKERS High-energy funk group.

  • Nuçi's Space

    Athens Human Rights Festival Fundraiser. 7 p.m.

    BATTLE OF THE BANDS Local bands compete for a spot at this year's Athens Human Rights Festival.

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. 706-546-0840

    WEAVER D'S FUNK REVIVAL Local funk-rock that is dedicated to the local soul food restaurant, Weaver D's Fine Foods.

    Troubadour Bar & Grill

    People over Profit. 5 p.m. $5.

    ANTPILE Melodic local post-hardcore band.

    THE BREAD BROTHERS Garage-y local "funkabilly" band.

    MICROWAVE No info available.

  • The World Famous

    10 p.m. $5.

    PALEFACE Joyful, foot-stompin' folk musician with a rich and star-studded past.


  • Stegeman Coliseum

    8–10:30 a.m. $20–25.

    10th Annual Dawg Jog 5K

    Humans and their canine companions are invited to walk, run or jog. Proceeds benefit the G.R.A.C.E. (Grace, Rosemary, Athena Canine Emergency) Fund designed to help clients of the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine Small Teach Hospital who have demonstrated financial need in covering the costs of medical procedures.

  • 40 Watt Club

    11 a.m.–6 p.m. $2.

    13th Annual Fluke Mini-Comics Festival

    Mini-comics, zines and independent publications by comic artists, underground publishers and enthusiasts. See Calendar Pick on p. 18.

    Apr. 19, 9 a.m.–6 p.m. & Apr. 20, 12–6 p.m. 706-546-9602

    Kurt Wood's Front Porch Record Sale

    (1080 Oconee St.) Find a cool record from one of Athens' biggest collectors. See story on p. 12.

  • Memorial Park

    7:30–8 p.m. (lesson), 8–11 p.m. (dance). FREE! (under 18), $8.

    Contra Dance

    Presented by Athens Folk Music & Dance Society. Live music by Joe Willey & the Aleraisers and calling by Andrea Nettleton.

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    10–11 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3615

    Naturalist's Walk

    Take a hike around the property in search of seasonal happenings. Participants are encouraged to bring a camera and binoculars.

    9 a.m.–5 p.m. FREE!

    16th Annual Southland Jubilee

    (Greensboro, GA) Find unique vendors lining Main Street with handmade crafts and festival snacks. The car show will feature numerous classic, hot rod and other special interest cars. Agricultural exhibits allow guests to hold a small baby chick, ride a pony and visit a petting zoo.

    10 a.m.–4 p.m. $15-20. 706-353-3552,

    21st Annual Tour of Athens Area Gardens

    (Multiple locations) Visit five of Athens' most beautiful gardens. This event will take place rain or shine.

  • Bishop Park

    8 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE!

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music. Live music by Paul Lombard and Whisper Kiss.

  • ACC Library

    9 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Shreds and Meds Day

    Bring your documents to shred to the parking lot. Shredding is a secure way to dispose of sensitive information and save the environment. Pills and mercury thermometers will also be accepted for proper disposal.

    9:30 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! 706-208-9152,

    Garden Work Day

    (Hill Chapel Baptist Church) Volunteer with Athens Land Trust and Hill Chapel Baptist Church to help prepare and plant raised beds.  Meet on the left side of the church at the garden.

    10 a.m.–4 p.m. $15-20.

    21st Annual Piedmont Gardeners' Garden Tour

    (Multiple Locations) This self-guided tour features five inspiring private gardens in the East Athens area. All proceeds benefit scholarships awarded to UGA students studying horticulture and related fields. Tickets are brochures that include a map and directions. See Calendar Pick on p. 18.

  • Kelly's Jamaican Food

    10 a.m.–10 p.m. FREE! 706-208-0000

    Birthday Celebration

    (Lumpkin St. Location) The Jamaican restaurant shows appreciation for its customers with food specials, a beer garden and live music from DJ Big Kahuna (12–4 p.m.), Fester Hagood (4–6 p.m.) and Beauty & the Beard (Kelly and Ty Manning from 7–9 p.m.). 88.1 EZFM and will be on site to broadcast live all day.

  • Rocksprings Community Center

    2–4 p.m. FREE!

    Meet & Greet

    Meet mayoral candidate Tim Denson and District 3 Commissioner candidate Melissa Link at this BBQ.

    WUOG 90.5 FM

    12–4 p.m. FREE!

    WUOG Record Store Day

    UGA's student-run radio station hosts a vinyl sale.


  • Lay Park

    12 p.m. FREE!

    Blindfolded Easter Egg Hunt

    Teams of two adults will search for Easter eggs. The person searching must be blindfolded and verbally guided by their teammate.


Karaoke & Open Mic


  • The Tasting Room at Jittery Joe's Roasting Company

    9 a.m.–2 p.m. $25–35,,

    Pedal for Paws 2014

    Join the seventh annual benefit ride to support Athens Canine Rescue. The ride will be along the historic Watson Mill Bridge Loop with 40.5 mile and 60.5 mile options. Early registration ends Apr. 17. 

  • The Classic Center

    6 p.m. (doors), 7 p.m. $12 (adv.), $14.

    Classic City Rollergirls vs. Chattanooga Rollergirls

    Come watch your favorite rollergirls in the first official home bout of the season.


  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Apr. 15–18, 8 p.m. & Apr. 19, 2:30 p.m. $12–16.

    Spring Awakening

    A recent hit on Broadway, Spring Awakening adapts German playwright Frank Wedekind's 1891 Spring Awakening: A Children's Tragedy, which was a commentary on the era's climate of sexual repression. 


    10 a.m.–1 p.m. $39–49. 706-769-3187

    New Awakenings

    (1191 Palomini Pass, Bogart) "New Awakenings" is a workshop for learning how to embrace and understand the changes in your internal and external worlds as we evolve to higher states of consciousness.

  • Rock Eagle 4H Center

    9:30–11:30 a.m. $5.

    Saturday at the Rock

    (Eatonton) This month's topic is "Composting from the Garbage to the Garden."

Lectures & Lit

  • Avid Bookshop

    6:30 p.m. FREE!

    Chapbook Release Party

    Celebrate the release of Kristen Stone's chapbook from Birds of Lace, The Story of Ruth and Eliza/Self-Help Workbook. Includes readings by Stone, Gale Thompson and Gabrielle Lucille Fuentes.