Friday, March 6

30 events



  • Commerce Civic Center

    Mar. 6, 6–9 p.m. $15. Mar. 7, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. & Mar. 8, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. $7.

    Folk to Fine Arts Festival & Expo

    An indoor arts show features works by both fine artists and folk artists. A Meet the Artists Reception will be held on Friday, and workshops will be held throughout the weekend.

  • Revival Yarns

    10 a.m.–12 p.m. or 5–7 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1354,

    First Friday Open Knit/Crochet

    These meetings are meant to build a community among local knitters and crocheters. Bring your current project, get comfy and mingle with fiber friends old and new.

  • Oconee County Civic Center

    Mar. 6–7, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. & Mar. 8, 12–4 p.m. $3–6.

    A Journey In Quilts 2015

    The Cotton Patch Quilters present an indoor quilt show featuring 200 quilts, a raffle, a scavenger hunt for kids, local vendors and more.


  • ACC Library

    4:30–6 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Anime Club

    Join other 6–12 graders to watch your favorite anime series, draw, and experiment with origami designs.

  • Bishop Park

    10–11:30 a.m. $5. 706-613-3589

    Fantastic Fridays

    (Gym) Various obstacle courses and activities for ages 10 months–4 years and their parents. Call to register.

  • reBlossom Mama Baby Shop

    10:30 a.m FREE!

    First Friday Storytime

    Miss Amy will read stories and sing songs.


  • Piccadilly Farm

    Mar. 6, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. & Mar. 7, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! 706-765-4446,

    23rd Annual Hellebore Days

    (Bishop) See a spectacular display of thousands of hellebores (Lenten Roses) in full bloom. Piccadilly Farm offers 20 types of hellebores including mixed colors, doubles and special colors.

  • Black Box Operations

    5–9 p.m. FREE!

    Hatch Hackathon

    Work individually or in teams to make something in under four hours. Most projects are tech, art or craft focused. After presentations, everyone votes for their favorite project. Bring your own supplies.

  • The Globe

    6–9 p.m. $10. 706-353-4721

    Wine Tasting

    Try some esoteric gems like Gamay, Mauzac and Mencia at this casual tasting.

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    9 p.m. 706-369-3040

    SUN-DRIED VIBES South Carolina band plays a reggae-tinted brand of rock.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    ADIA VICTORIA "Back-porch blues" singer-songwriter from Nashville, TN. 

    BUXTON Garage-rock meets lush harmonies and plucked folk guitar in the music of this Houston, TX-based band.

    LILLY HIATT Edgy, Americana singer-songwriter from Nashville, TN. 

    PADRE Local indie band featuring members of Dana Swimmer and Mothers.

  • 40 Watt Club

    9 p.m. $16.

    TURQUOISE JEEP Hip hop collective and viral sensation known for the 2010 hit "Lemme Smang It."

    PLAYGROUND HERO Local "urban alternative rock band" that combines rock and hip hop.

    BLACKNERDNINJA Eugene Willis delivers bookish, explosive rhymes over organic, high-energy beats.

  • The Foundry

    8:30 p.m. $8 (adv.), $12 (door).

    THE GRAINS OF SAND Local band with a four-piece horn section offering up your favorite '60s and '70s beach and Motown music.

  • Georgia Theatre

    9 p.m. $7.

    DIARRHEA PLANET Anthemic rock band from Nashville with a sense of humor.

    FAUX FEROCIOUS Nashville, TN-based sloppy, lo-fi rock band with pop sensibilities.

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

    COTTONMOUTH Local group featuring members of Pretty Bird and Muuy Biien. Expect lots of fuzzy, heavy drums and bass.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    STRAYS Local garage-pop band featuring members of Velocirapture and Muuy Biien.

    STRICTLY RICKLI Local experimental family band featuring songwriter and musician Ash Rickli.

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

    LITTLE GOLD Local group fronted by songwriter Christian DeRoeck, playing garage-rock with country and pop sensibilities.

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

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m.

    KYSHONA ARMSTRONG Soulful singer-songwriter with a rootsy, bluesy sound.

    RICK LOLLAR Indie singer-songwriter from Tallahassee, FL. 

    CLAY EVANS Rock and R&B songwriter from Nashville, TN. 

  • 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.

  • Kumquat Mae Bakery Café

    7 p.m.

    THE NOW AND THEN BAND Playing a mix of bluegrass, country and Americana covers and originals.

  • Live Wire

    7 p.m.

    T.O.T.M. Space-rock and "cosmic poetry" group from Columbus, GA.

  • Lumpkin Street Station

    10 p.m. $8.

    CONEY ISLAND ROCK N ROLL ROADSHOW Featuring performances by the Cut Throat Freak Show, Scarlett Storm Burlesque, Jesse Ray Carter Trio, Potwhole, Daddy Stitches and more.

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Newly relocated back to his old stomping grounds of Athens, Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture.


  • Healing Arts Centre

    Mar. 6 or Mar. 20, 7 p.m. Mar. 7, 2 p.m. FREE! 706-613-1142

    Transcendental Meditation

    This is an introductory lecture by Mark Cohen. The TM technique is an easy way to reduce stress, restore energy and unfold mental potential. A training course will be held Mar. 21–24.

  • Athens Land Trust

    6 p.m. FREE!

    Farmer Outreach Business Class

    This information session for farmers focuses on how to diversify a farm with livestock.


  • Morton Theatre

    7 p.m. $10–15.

    The Banff Mountain Film Festival

    A collection of action, environmental and adventure films for all ages to enjoy. Proceeds benefit the Georgia Conservancy. See Calendar Pick on p. 17.

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-0840


    KARAOKE With your host Lynn, the Queen of Karaoke!


  • Seney-Stovall Chapel

    Feb. 26–27 & Mar. 6–7, 7 p.m., 706-340-9181

    The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe

    Based on C.S. Lewis' famous novel, the stage version follows the adventures of four siblings who stumble upon the magical world of Narnia.

  • Memorial Park

    Mar. 5–7, 7:30 p.m. & Mar. 8, 3 p.m. $12–15.

    Farce of Nature

    (Quinn Hall) This Southern-fried farce highlights a day in the life of the Wilburn family and the Reel 'Em Inn fishing lodge of Mayhew, AR. Truths will be revealed and the lives of all change in surprising ways.

  • Elbert Theatre, Elberton

    Feb. 27–28 & Mar. 6–7, 7 p.m. Mar. 1 & Mar. 8, 2 p.m. $9–16. 706-283-1049,

    The Mousetrap

    A group of strangers are stranded in a boarding house during a snow storm and must determine who among them is a murderer.


Ending Friday, March 6


Help Out

  • ACC Library

    Friends of the Library Book Sale

    The Athens-Clarke County Library is now accepting donations of gently used books for the sale. No magazines please. 706-613-3650 

Word on the Street

  • The Classic Center

    CCCF Scholarships

    The Classic Center Cultural Foundation is currently accepting applications from high school students for its performing arts scholarship program. Visit website for application, eligibility requirements and audition information. Deadline Mar. 6. Audition Apr. 13. 706-357-4417,