COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Saturday, May 27

34 events

Events

  • ACC Library

    3–5 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    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! www.athenslandtrust.org

    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! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    Athens Farmers Market

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

DJs

Classes

  • ACC Library

    3 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Manga Studio

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

  • 11 a.m.–2 p.m. $35. classes@beechhollowfarms.com, www.beechhollowfarms.com

    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. classes@beechhollowfarms.com, www.beechhollowfarms.com

    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, www.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! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    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. www.athensfivepointsyoga.com

    Journey into Inversions

    Practice headstands, shoulderstands and the plow pose.

Live Music

  • Bishop Park

    Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    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). www.caledonialounge.com

    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. www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com

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

    TOM VISIONS Post-mystical, electronic, psychedelic music.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $13. www.40watt.com

    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. www.thefoundryathens.com

    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! www.georgiatheatre.com

    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! www.highwirelounge.com

    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. www.3railroad.org

    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. www.sobrewco.com

    THE FLAMETHROWERS Athens-based surf-rock band.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    4:30 p.m. www.terrapinbeer.com

    JUST JAY One-man acoustic cover band.

Games

Sports

Kidstuff

Theater

  • 7:30 p.m. $6–43. www.savannahriverproductions.org

    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. townandgownplayers.org

    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. www.winderbarrowtheatre.org

    Moon Over Buffalo

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

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