Saturday, May 27

34 events


  • ACC Library

    3–5 p.m. FREE!

    Adult Summer Reading Program Party

    An open mic party kicks off the adult summer reading program. This year's theme is "Build a Better World."

  • West Broad Market Garden

    9 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE!

    West Broad Farmers Market

    Shop for fresh and affordable produce and prepared foods. The market also includes kids activities, cooking demonstrations, educational booths and entertainment.

  • Bishop Park

    8 a.m. FREE!

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music.



  • ACC Library

    3 p.m. FREE!

    Manga Studio

    Learn how to ink and color digitally using a tablet in Manga Studio. Registration required.

  • 11 a.m.–2 p.m. $35.,

    Build a Mason Bee House

    (Beech Hollow Farms, 1575 Elberton Rd., Lexington) Learn about native bees and leave with a mason bee house to put in your garden. The class includes handouts, a resource list and a house kit. Bring a packed lunch.

  • 11 a.m.–2 p.m. $30.,

    Nature Journaling with Rubbings

    (Beech Hollow Farms, 1575 Elberton Rd., Lexington) Explore the forest and its textures. Participants will use a variety of rubbing and mark making techniques to explore the art of journaling the passage of seasons and plans in the wild, or your garden. Bring a packed lunch.

  • 10 a.m. FREE! classes@beechhollowfarms,com,

    Georgia's Native Plants and Bees

    (Beech Hollow Farms, 1575 Elberton Rd., Lexington) Learn about using native plants in your urban garden or landscape. Identify three of the major families of native bees, and find out their habitat needs.

  • Oconee County Library

    3 p.m. FREE!

    Basic Computer Skills

    Learn setup, maintenance and how to install and uninstall software. Registration required.

  • Athens Five Points Yoga Studio

    12–2 p.m. $30.

    Journey into Inversions

    Practice headstands, shoulderstands and the plow pose.

Live Music

  • Bishop Park

    Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!

    MARY SIGALAS, JOHN PRECHTEL & DICK DANIELS Three JazzAthensGA performers team up for a set. (8 a.m.)

    JEREMY RAJ TRIO Local jazz pianist Raj performs with his talented band. (10 a.m.)

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040

    D-KAPS AND S-WORDS Damian Kapcala and Clint Swords team up for a night of music.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    NEW MANTRA Local hard rock group, formerly known as The Athens Band.

    THE TWOTAKES Atlanta-based alt-rock group.

    DOC HOLIDAY Southern rock band from Macon. 

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    1 p.m.

    OUTERSEA Athens-based psychedelic surf-rock five-piece.

    TOM VISIONS Post-mystical, electronic, psychedelic music.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $13.

    THE MUSIC TAPES Elephant 6 stalwart Julian Koster and his whimsical, esoteric outfit perform "the Orbiting Human Circus." See story on p. 15.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $5.

    MONDAY'S ALIBI Local band specializing in '70s and '80s rock and roll.

  • Front Porch Book Store

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-742-7735

    NORMA RAE This local four-piece plays soulful, distinctively Southern Americana.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 8 p.m. FREE!

    STONI TAYLOR Guitarist of Atlanta-based Stoni Taylor & the Miles of Stones plays a solo set of soul-inspired rock.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

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

    CLIP ART No info available.

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

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE!

    LIVE MUSIC Rotating local jazz and bluegrass bands play every Friday and Saturday night.

  • Iron Factory

    10:30 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6877

    ORQUESTA MACUBA Atlanta-based Cuban salsa duo backed by a 13-piece orchestra.

  • No. 3 Railroad Street

    7 p.m.

    O'CONNELL & PARKE Local singer-songwriter duo consisting of Tim O'Connell and Liam Parke, playing original folk and Americana.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    CLASSIC CITY SOUL STEW Famous for a Motown and R&B sound, this group offers soulful R&B.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    6 p.m.

    THE FLAMETHROWERS Athens-based surf-rock band.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    4:30 p.m.

    JUST JAY One-man acoustic cover band.





  • 7:30 p.m. $6–43.

    Forget Me Not

    (The Rock Gym, 45 S. Forest Ave. Elberton) The musical tells the story of Mary Musgrove, Queen of the Creeks. 

  • Athens Community Theater

    May 25–27, 8 p.m. May 28, 2 p.m. $18.

    Next to Normal

    The award-winning musical explores how a suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness.

  • Winder-Barrow Community Theatre

    June 2–3, 7:30 p.m. & June 4, 3 p.m. $10–15.

    Moon Over Buffalo

    Traveling thespians Charlotte and George Hay are in Buffalo hoping to make it big.

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