Saturday, April 25

50 events

Live Music

  • Bishop Park

    Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!

    DAVID COURT Local musician plays a set of mountain dulcimer and harmonica-laden tunes. (8 a.m.)

    REPENT AT LEISURE Fun-loving, rowdy, Irish pub band playing traditional as well as modern Irish music. (10 a.m.)

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. 706-369-3040

    KIP JONES BAND Local songwriter playing all your favorite covers and some of his own tunes.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    10 p.m.

    POWERLOAD Local AC/DC tribute band.

    DJ Z-DOG Loveable local DJ spins top 40 hits, old-school hip-hop, high-energy rock and other danceable favorites.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m.

    THE SALT FLATS Melodic and lively local guitar-rock band.

    NICE MACHINE Local surf-punk band.

    POWERKOMPANY Local pop duo featuring the crisp, soaring vocals of Marie Davon, playing folk songs enhanced with slickly produced electronic instrumentation courtesy of Andrew Heaton. 

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $6 (adv.), $8 (door).

    DEEP STATE Members of Little Gold and Brothers play driving, punky, melodic guitar-rock.

    MONSOON Female-fronted local post-punk band that dabbles in rockabilly and new wave.

    SHANTIH SHANTIH All-female Atlanta-based band that draws from '60s psych and '80s dream-pop.

    METH WAX Local, punk-inspired lo-fi pop outfit.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $10.

    HOLMAN AUTRY BAND Described as "a little bit of Hank, a little bit of Metallica and a healthy dose of Southern rock." Fans of bands like the Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd can't go wrong here.

  • Front Porch Book Store

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-372-1236

    RED OAK SOUTHERN STRING BAND This Watkinsville-based band plays rootsy Americana tunes.

  • Georgia Theatre

    9 p.m. $20.

    KELLER WILLIAMS Singer-songwriter out of Fredericksburg, VA who plays jammy, acoustic dance music.

  • The Globe

    10 p.m. 706-353-4721

    WOO CHILD Nationally recognized hip hop artist from St. Louis.

    MIDNIGHT BOI Alias of local musician Eli Rickli, playing "pseudo-Satanic hip hop."

  • The Hedges

    10 p.m. FREE!

    RAY FULCHER BAND Born and raised just outside of Augusta, Ray has spent the last several years playing country music all over the Southeast.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. $10.

    RALPH RODDENBERRY Eclectic and renowned Southern blues-rock artist.

  • Hi-Lo Lounge

    9 p.m. FREE!

    HUNGER ANTHEM Fuzzed-out, lo-fi guitar driven local indie rock band.

    TONGUES Dreamy local pop-rock band. 

    EUREKA CALIFORNIA Melodic, rough-edged, guitar-driven local garage-rock duo.

    CIVILS New project from Drew Kirby of Athens band New Wives.

  • 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.

  • Iron Factory

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6877

    CRAIG WATERS & THE FLOOD Local blues guitarist and songwriter.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    11 p.m.

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

  • Live Wire

    9 p.m.

    BEAT WARS EPISODE III A night of high-energy electro beats.

  • Lumpkin Street Station

    4 p.m.

    THE HARDIN DRAW Southern folk band from Nashville.

    THE WEST VIRGINIA SLIMS Valdosta-based roots-rockabilly outfit.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    THE HEAP Funky indie-soul band based here in Athens with a killer horn section and fronted by Bryan Howard's low, bass growl.

  • The Office Lounge

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

    OVERNIGHT SENSATION Watch as members from XXX Hardrive and the Lefty Williams Band take your favorite songs from the '60s,'70s,'80s and '90s and see just how far over the cliff they can be thrown.

  • VFW

    7 p.m.

    TIME TRAVELERS Playing classic country from the '60s to today.

  • Washington Street Stage

    Twilight Criterium. 11 a.m. FREE!

    FUNKASAURUS WREX Local psychedelic funk group. See story on p. 8.

    SON & THIEF Local indie rock band.

    EPIFECTS Ambient alternative rock band from Atlanta.

    WRENNPOP Up-and-coming local pop singer who experiments with jazz, Vaudeville and more.

    DANA KELSON Soulful singer-songwriter.


  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9:30 a.m.–4 p.m. $75.

    Botanical Watercolor Illustration

    Learn how to compose, sketch and paint a flower of your choice from the garden. All levels welcome.

  • R. Wood Studio

    9 a.m.–4 p.m.

    Studio Sale

    See the studio's latest ceramic creations.

  • Long Road Studios Gallery, Bishop

    Apr. 25–26, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. FREE!

    Longroad Studios Spring Sale

    Shop from ceramic work by Laura Cooper, Erika Galloway, Juana Gnecco, Nancy Green, Julie Greene and Jenna Gridley. Textiles by Sara Lee Parker, skin care products by Lisa Pickett and jewelry by Kenneth Kase.


  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    DJ Blowpop

    DJ BLOWPOP Joe Kubler (Bubbly Mommy Gun) spins a set of tunes.


  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    Apr. 25, 8 p.m. & Apr. 26, 3 p.m. $40.

    4th Annual Arch Chamber Music Festival

    The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center performs chamber music by Brahms, Martinu, Shoenfield, Mozart, Schumann and more.

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    Apr. 25, 8 p.m. & Apr. 26, 3 p.m.

    The Arch Chamber Musical Festival

    America's premier repertory company for chamber music, the Chamber of Music Society of Lincoln Center makes its annual visit for the Arch Chamber Music Festival.




  • Bishop Park

    8 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE!

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods and crafts. Live music by David Court (8 a.m.) and Repent at Leisure (10 a.m.).

  • Downtown Athens

    8 a.m.–10:15 p.m. FREE!


    The Athens Twilight Criterium is a professional cycling competition and festival. Activities include a 5K run, amateur cycling races, a kids' zone, BMX competition, Big Wheel race, parade of vehicles and more. The women's Twilight Criterium begins at 7 p.m. and the men's race begins at 8:15 p.m. See story on p. 8.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    2–6 p.m. $55.

    Southern Beer Tours Athens

    Visit Creature Comforts, Southern Brewing Company and Terrapin Beer all in one afternoon.

  • Oconee County Courthouse

    8 a.m.–1 p.m.

    Oconee Farmers Market

    (Watkinsville) Locally grown produce, meats, grains, flowers, soaps, birdhouses, gourds and more.

  • ACC Library

    10 a.m.–5 p.m. FREE!

    Beyond Ferguson

    The daylong summit includes workshops, an activist community fair, social justice concert, free lunch from Dawg Gone Good BBQ and keynote speakers Robbin Shipp and Nick Chiles, co-authors of Justice While Black.

  • ACC Extension Office

    8 a.m.–1 p.m.

    UGA Spring Plant Sale

    The sale will feature herbs, vegetable plants, annuals, perenials, seedlings and more. Proceeds benefits Plant-A-Row for the Hungry gardens and scholarships for UGA horticulture students.

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    10 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE!


    Join experts in the field of herpetology in search of reptiles and amphibians. All ages. Dress to get wet and dirty.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    11 a.m.–1 p.m. $25.

    One Year Anniversary Party

    Celebrate by sampling 18 different beers.


  • Memorial Park

    Apr. 23–26, 7:30 p.m. & Apr. 23, 3 p.m. $12–15. 706-613-3771,

    Live Art

    (Quinn Hall) This unique musical review features over 25 Broadway songs. Audience members will enjoy classic tunes as playbills come to life.

  • North Oconee High School

    Apr. 24–25, 7 p.m. & Apr. 26, 3 p.m. $5–10.


    North Oconee High School's Red Titan Playhouse presents the musical Grease.

  • Town and Gown Players

    Apr. 24–25, 8 p.m. & Apr. 26, 2 p.m. $8.

    The Last Five Years

    This musical explores the relationship between rising novelist Jamie Wellerstein and sturggling actress Cathy Hiatt. Director Matthew Jones and actors Stephanie Bacastow and Christopher Sapp will make their Town & Gown debut.


  • Revival Yarns

    3 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1354,

    Crochet 1 Class

    Get acquainted with the tools and craft of crochet. The class is free with the purchase of materials. RSVP.

  • Revival Yarns

    10:30 a.m. $30.

    Brioche Class

    This stitch allows knitters to create a cushy, two-color, reversible fabric.

  • Spa Alchemy

    1–4:30 p.m. $25.

    Vision Board Retreat

    Women are invited to create a visual representation of their creative selves in this workshop. Light refreshments and supplies provided.

Lectures & Lit


  • UGA Tate Student Center

    Apr. 24–26, 3, 6 & 9 p.m. $1–2.

    The Imitation Game

    (Theatre) In 1939, newly created British intelligence agency MI6 recruits Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) to crack Nazi codes.


  • UGA Golf Course

    2 p.m. $112.50.

    12th Annual Lukas' Fund Golf Tournament

    Proceeds benefit Lukas' Fund, a non-profit that supports neonatal intensive care units.