COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Saturday, March 23

39 events

Live Music

    11 p.m. FREE! www.farm255.com

    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.

    8 p.m. www.bootleggersathens.com

    TWISTED WHISKEY Country and Southern rock band from Cleveland, GA.

  • Amici

    11 p.m. FREE! 706-353-0000

    JUICE BOX Funky, groove-laden rock from Athens.

  • Butt Hutt Bar-B-Q

    8 p.m. FREE! www.butthuttbarbecue.com

    THE BACUPS Fun-loving local cover band.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    5 p.m. $1 (18+), $3 (21+). www.caledonialounge.com

    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.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. $3. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    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.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    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.

  • Green Room

    11 p.m. FREE! www.greenroomathens.com

    THE QUAILDOGS Southern rock band from Atlanta.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. $5-$20. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    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. 

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    9:30 p.m. $5 (FREE with EcoFocus wristband). www.facebook.com/lkshuffleclub

    RAND LINES TRIO Original compositions of pianist Rand Lines with drummer Ben Williams and bassist Carl Lindberg.

  • The Office Lounge

    9:30 p.m. 706-546-0840

    TANGENTS This country-fried rock group from Watkinsville carries Lynyrd Skynyrd licks and John Mellencamp melodies.

  • The Rialto Room

    7 p.m. FREE! www.indigoathens.com

    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."

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    BreastFest! 1:30-7:30 p.m. $30 (adv.), $35 (door). www.breastfest.org

    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.

  • The World Famous

    8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $12 (door). www.theworldfamousathens.com

    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.

Kidstuff

  • Barnes & Noble

    11 a.m. FREE! 706-354-1195

    Storytime

    For all ages. Children receive a free treat from the cafe.

  • Rocksprings Community Center

    9–11:30 a.m. $1 (for photo). www.athensclarkecounty.com/leisure

    Hip Hop Hooray Easter Egg Hunt

    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.

Art

  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA

    6–8 p.m. FREE! www.athica.org

    Opening Reception

    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."

Events

  • Morton Theatre

    6:30 p.m. www.mortontheatre.com

    African Night

     

    UGA's African Student Union celebrates African culture with a night of food, music, acting, dancing and fashion.

     

  • Sew Normal Studio

    2–5 p.m. katesawyer7@gmail.com

    Open House

    For Sew Normal Studio, a new business offering sewing services, custom clothing and decor. 

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    1:30–7:30 p.m. $30–35. www.athensmusic.net

    BreastFest Athens

    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.

  • Ben Epps Airport

    10 a.m.–2 p.m. FREE! (tickets required). www.boomersinathens.org

    Athens Aviation

    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.

  • Pawtropolis

    11 a.m.–2 p.m. $15. www.pawtropolis.com

    10th Annual Doggie Easter Egg Hunt

    Put your dog's nose to work to uncover hidden eggs. Eggs hold surprises ranging from doggie treats to gift certificates to local business. 

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    7 p.m. $35. www.georgiamuseum.org

    Jeans, Jewels and Jazz

    The local chapter of The Links hosts a fundraiser featuring live jazz music, dancing, food, museum tours and a silent auction. 

  • The H. T. Edwards Complex

    12 p.m. FREE! 706-255-0148, aaabhbowl@gmail.com

    Athens Area Black History Bowl

    Twelve teams of students compete in a bowl competition covering history, civil rights, science and entertainment. 

  • Athens Pool & Spa

    11 a.m.–3 p.m. FREE! www.athenshumanesociety.org

    A Royal Pet-Fair

    A multi-shelter pet adoption event with dogs and cats available for adoption. Face painting, crafts, snacks and more.

  • Stegeman Coliseum

    9 a.m. $30. 706-315-0422, athens.crosstrainers@gmail.com

    CrossTrainers Character Run 5K

    Participants are encouraged to dress up as a favorite character from childhood. Proceeds benefit the CrossTrainers Mentoring Program.

  • UGA Myers Hall

    12–6 p.m. FREE! ehunt6@uga.edu

    J. Douglas Toma Memorial Day Field Event

    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.

  • The Tasting Room at Jittery Joe's Roasting Company

    9 a.m. FREE! gwenathens@gmail.com

    Firefly Trail History Walk

    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. 

  • Old Navy

    1–2 p.m. FREE! 706-354-8057

    Rock the Runway

    Members of the UGAgency model spring fashions with music by DJ M Smith.

Classes

  • UGA Memorial Hall

    7–10 p.m. $3–5. www.athensswingnight.com

    Saturday Swing Dance

    (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.

  • Studio Mod Glass

    Small Scale Glass Fusing Workshop

    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. modglassgirl@gmail.com, www.studiomodglass.com

  • 5 Points Acupuncture

    Qi Gong

    Integrate physical posture, breathing techniques and breathing intention. Saturdays, 9:30–10:30 a.m. $10. www.5pointsacupuncture.com

  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Mar. 21–23, 8 p.m. Mar. 24, 2:30 p.m. Mar. 26–29, 8 p.m. $7–12. www.pac.uga.edu

    Under Construction

    (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. 

  • Film

    • Ciné Barcafé

      1:30–9:30 p.m. $7. www.ecofocusfilmfest.org

      EcoFocus Film Festival

      Screenings of the films The Lost Bird Project, The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom, Among GiantsBidder 70, Cape Spin! An American Power StruggleThe 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.

    • ACC Library

      10 a.m. & 1 p.m. FREE! www.worldssmallestairport.com

      Film Screening

      World's Smallest Airport: The True Story of the Thrasher Brothers Aerial Circus 1945-1950.

    Lectures & Lit

      9:30 a.m.–4 p.m. $35–50. www.grady.uga.edu/bluejeans

      Digital News Bluejeans Workshop

      (UGA Journalism Building) 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.

    Outdoors

    • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

      8 a.m. FREE! www.oconeeriversaudubon.org

      Spring Bird Ramble

      Look and listen for spring migratory birds on a walk with the Oconee Audubon Society.

    Karaoke & Open Mic

    • Sundown Saloon

      9 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1177

      Karaoke

      KARAOKE With your host Lynn, the Queen of Karaoke!

    Theatre

    • UGA Fine Arts Building

      8 p.m. $7–12. www.drama.uga.edu

      Under Construction

      The play by Charles Mee juxtaposes Norman Rockwell with the artists of the present day, as represented by installation artist Jason Rhoades.

    Ending Saturday, March 23

     

    Lectures & Lit

    • Oconee County Civic Center

      Mar. 22, 12 p.m. Mar. 23, 4 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamastergardenerassn.com

      Gardening Educational Conference

      The UGA Georgia Master Gardener Association holds an educational conference featuring garden tours, educational speakers and vendors.