THE WOODGRAINS Local band that plays a blend of funk, rock and soul featuring three vocalists and charismatic harmonies.
MANS TRASH Solo project from Mercer West (Bubbly Mommy Gun). Featuring The Woodgrains.
THE QUAILDOGS Southern rock band from Atlanta.
TWISTED WHISKEY Country and Southern rock band from Cleveland, GA.
JUICE BOX Funky, groove-laden rock from Athens.
THE BACUPS Fun-loving local cover band.
UP YOUR ATHENS FEST Punk showcase featuring Grim Pickins & The Bastard Congregation, Interstellar Upstarts, Five O'Clock Devil, Kater Mass, El Chubaskabra, The Codependents, Gripe, Los Meesfits, Triangle Fire, Hermits of Suburbia, Food Clothes Shelter, Ganges Phalanges, SheHeHe, The Fact and Fisty.
THE HUMMS Local three-piece known for its loud and bizarre shows and a raunchy, grooving blend of psychedelic garage rock.
THE VIGNETTES In-your-face, female garage rock band out of Memphis.
KOKO BEWARE Local lo-fi, upbeat summery indie-surf rock.
BACHARACH TO THE FUTURE Burt Bacharach cover band featuring members of The Dream Scene and Bubbly Mommy Gun.
DJ MAHOGANY Freaky funk, sultry soul, righteous R&B and a whole lotta unexpected faves.
KENOSHA KID AND THE HORNS FROM HELL Centered around the compositions of guitarist Dan Nettles, Kenosha Kid also features bassist Robby Handley and drummer Marlon Patton. This weeklong residency features a three-piece horn section called the Horns From Hell.
RAND LINES TRIO Original compositions of pianist Rand Lines with drummer Ben Williams and bassist Carl Lindberg.
TANGENTS This country-fried rock group from Watkinsville carries Lynyrd Skynyrd licks and John Mellencamp melodies.
AYMAN Local world fusion composer celebrating the release of his new album, Embers of Time, "an enchanting album fusing western and middle eastern music, exemplifying a world without borders, a marriage of cultures that are otherwise distant."
THE HEAP Funky indie-soul band based here in Athens with a killer horn section and fronted by Bryan Howard's low, bass growl.
DANGFLY! Local rock band featuring an all-star lineup including Americana notables Adam Payne, Shawn Johnson, Jay Rodgers, Scotty Nicholson and Adam Poulin.
KINKY WAIKIKI Relax to the sweet sounds of Hawaii courtesy of a rotating cast of well-known local musicians.
DJ TRIZ Beloved local turntablist spins a set.
FIVE EIGHT Legendary Athens rock trio that consistently pumps out boisterous rock and roll. Their energetic live show has warmed the stage for such bands as R.E.M., Cheap Trick, The Ramones and more.
For all ages. Children receive a free treat from the cafe.
Mr. Bunny has been busy hiding eggs and gathering special prizes to give away. Holiday themed crafts and photos with Mr. Bunny. For ages 11 years & under.
For "Worked," an exhibit highlighting the labor of creating art. Pieces by Lauren Adams, Elizabeth Barton, Laura Tanner Graham, David Ross Harper, Scott Ingram, Ted Kuhn, Maria Lux and Leslie Snipes. Kuhn will perform a performance piece, "Give the People What They Want."
UGA's African Student Union celebrates African culture with a night of food, music, acting, dancing and fashion.
For Sew Normal Studio, a new business offering sewing services, custom clothing and decor.
A day of beer, catered food, a silent auction, live music and a kids' carnival to help increase awareness of breast cancer. Catering by Terrapin, Mama's Boy, Pulaski Heights BBQ and more. Live music by Kinky Waikiki, Dangfly, The HEAP and DJ Triz.
Celebrate Athens' rich history of aviation with a flight center tour, an appearance by Pat Epps, kids' activities, a screening of The World's Smallest Airport: The True Story of the Thrasher Brothers Aerial Circus and more. Tickets at ACC Library, Lyndon House Arts Center and Winterville Front Porch Bookstore.
Put your dog's nose to work to uncover hidden eggs. Eggs hold surprises ranging from doggie treats to gift certificates to local business.
The local chapter of The Links hosts a fundraiser featuring live jazz music, dancing, food, museum tours and a silent auction.
Twelve teams of students compete in a bowl competition covering history, civil rights, science and entertainment.
A multi-shelter pet adoption event with dogs and cats available for adoption. Face painting, crafts, snacks and more.
Participants are encouraged to dress up as a favorite character from childhood. Proceeds benefit the CrossTrainers Mentoring Program.
Relay races, inflatables, a dunk tank and more honor the late dean of Franklin Residential College. Donations benefit the Toma Study Abroad Scholarship Fund. Open to the public.
Former ACC Mayor Gwen O'Looney leads a walking tour of historical sites such as the piers of the North Oconee River trestle and greenway, the Trail Creek "Murmur" Trestle and Dudley Park.
Members of the UGAgency model spring fashions with music by DJ M Smith.
(Ballroom) Learn to swing dance with instruction for all levels. Beginner lesson at 7 p.m., dancing 8–10 p.m. No experience or partner necessary. Pizza included.
Local glass artist Annette Paskiewicz teaches how to score, break and use brightly colored sheets of glass in various projects. Materials included. Visit website to register. May 17 & 18. $100/class. firstname.lastname@example.org, www.studiomodglass.com
Integrate physical posture, breathing techniques and breathing intention. Saturdays, 9:30–10:30 a.m. $10. www.5pointsacupuncture.com
(Cellar Theatre) The UGA Theatre Department presents a series of vignettes centered around the juxtaposition of the 1950s art of Norman Rockwell and the modern absurdist art of Jason Rhoades.
Screenings of the films The Lost Bird Project, The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom, Among Giants, Bidder 70, Cape Spin! An American Power Struggle, The Man Who Lived on His Bike, Chasing Ice and The Last Ice Merchant. Rand Lines Trio plays an after-party at 9:30 p.m. at Little Kings. Visit website for full schedule. See story on p. 11.
World's Smallest Airport: The True Story of the Thrasher Brothers Aerial Circus 1945-1950.
(UGA Grady College, Studio 100) The UGA Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications, CNN and CNN Newsource pesent a conference to provide helpful, practical information for improving coverage and digital news storytelling.
Look and listen for spring migratory birds on a walk with the Oconee Audubon Society.
KARAOKE With your host Lynn, the Queen of Karaoke!
The play by Charles Mee juxtaposes Norman Rockwell with the artists of the present day, as represented by installation artist Jason Rhoades.
The UGA Georgia Master Gardener Association holds an educational conference featuring garden tours, educational speakers and vendors.