Saturday, March 25

42 events

Lectures & Lit

  • Madison Morgan Cultural Center

    Mar. 23, 7 p.m. Mar. 24, 10 a.m.–8 p.m. $10–35.

    Do Tell!: Storytelling Festival

    This year's storytellers are Kevin Kling, Tim Lowry, Lyn Ford and Carmen Agra-Deedy. 

  • 6:30 p.m. FREE!

    Author Clay Byars

    (Prince Ave.) Join Clay Byars in the celebration of Will & I: A Memoir. Suffering a massive stroke while recovering from a near-fatal car crash at the age of 18, Byars sets out to recover his mobility and live independently, often comparing his life to that of his identical twin brother, Will.

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    2 p.m. FREE!

    A Conversation on Slavery

    Participate in "A Conversation on Slavery at UGA and the Baldwin Site Burials."


  • The Classic Center

    7 p.m. $21.,

    Dancing with the Athens Stars

    Local celebrities pair up with experienced dancers to compete with choreographed dance routines. All proceeds benefit Project Safe. Visit Project Safe's website to vote for couples. 

  • The Foundry

    2–8 p.m. $10–25.

    BreastFest Athens

    A day of beer, catered food, a silent auction and live music to help increase awareness of breast cancer. 

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9 a.m.

    Small Dreams Foundation Run Toward Sustainability

    This unofficial 5K/fun run benefits the Small Dreams Foundation, UGA Sustainability Program and State Botanical Garden of Georgia. 

  • The Georgia Club

    6:30–11 p.m. $79 (person), $150 (couple). 770-725-8101,

    An Evening of Swing

    The evening festivities include '40s era swing music by the Weekend Getaway Band and period-themed refreshments. Prizes for Best Costume. Proceeds benefit the Classic Center Cultural Foundation.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    8 a.m. $25–30.

    March for Meals 5K

    Proceeds benefit the ACCA Meals on Wheels program.

  • 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

    March Madness Rummage Sale

    (Alps Shopping Center) The Athens Garden CLub presents a sale to benefit the New Children's Garden at the State Botanical Garden.

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    3–5 p.m. FREE!

    Ramble in the Ruins

    The Athens Historical Society will give a presentation on the Georgia Brick Company followed by a ramble to the 1900s factory ruins. 

  • The Classic Center

    Mar. 24, 12–7 p.m. & Mar. 25, 7–9 p.m. FREE! www.ftcsouth.or

    FTC South Super-Regional Robotics Event

    This competition showcases the talents of 72 top robotics teams, grades 7–12, from 11 Southeastern states.

  • ACC Library

    10 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE!

    Non-Profit Exploratorium

    Find out about non-profit organizations in the area.

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    CHIEF SCOUT Bracing local rock band led by songwriter Trey Rosenkampff.

    NEIGHBOR LADY Twangy, melodic rock group led by local singer-songwriter Emily Braden.

    BLANKO Quirky, comedic, Atlanta-based rock band.

    DREW BESKIN Local power-pop singer-songwriter (Party Dolls, PURSES) performs. Album release show!

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m.

    THE FUZZLERS Ever-evolving local punk band described as "foam-core goof-punk with an interactive live show."

    TROPICAL TRASH Punk band from Louisville, KY.

    LINDA Athens-based pop-punk band featuring members of Deep State and Bathrooms.

    REAP Speedy, aggressive local punk rock group.

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    MUSCADINE BLOODLINE Country duo from Nashville via Mobile, AL.

    PATRICK BRITT Local singer-songwriter and country artist.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $5 (adv.), $8 (door).

    REV. TRIBBLE AND THE DEACONS Good old-fashioned rock and roll with a sprinkle of good-humored irreverance.

  • The Foundry

    1:30 p.m. $10–$30.

    BREASTFEST ATHENS A breast-cancer awareness event featuring music from The Welfare Liners, Clay Leverett, Monday’s Alibi, Reverend Conner Tribble, Rachel O’Neal and Sara O’Brien.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $25.

    LOCAL NATIVES LA-based indie rock five-piece with dark pop influences.

    LITTLE SCREAM Folky art-rock singer-songwriter based out of Montreal.

  • 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

    HEART OF PINE Roots-rockin' as part of a '90s bar crawl.

  • No. 3 Railroad Street

    6 p.m.

    THE DIXIELAND 5 Local trad-jazz/Dixieland band that features a front line of trumpet, clarinet and trombone and a rhythm section of piano and tenor banjo.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    THE AQUADUCKS High-energy funk-rock band from Nashville.

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. 706-546-0840.

    NEW DIXIE BLUES Classic melodies and instrumentation with influences from blues and rock to country.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    4:30 p.m.

    THE SINGING BUTCHER The performing alias of singer-songwriter (and butcher) Tim George.



  • Morton Theatre

    5 p.m. $5.

    Ripple Effect Blue Carpet Premiere

    The ACC Water Conservation Office presents a competition for filmmakers to create shorts on water conservation. This year's theme is "Ocean Connections." View finalists' films and a "best of the best" from previous showcases.



  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    10–11 a.m. FREE! (AAAC members), $15 (non-members).

    Brunch and Learn

    The Athens Area Arts Council presents a discussion on "The Future of Filmmaking in Athens" led by Danielle Rusk and Jeff Marker.

  • KA Artist Shop

    6 p.m. FREE!

    Athens Free School

    Learn "DIY Screen Printing" from Courtney.

  • 12:30–4 p.m. FREE!

    Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

    (Georgia Museum of Art and Lamar Dodd School of Art) Sarah Kate Gillespie and Nell Andrew will give a gallery talk on modernity and spaces of femininity in the art world, then go to the art school and work on improving the coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia.


  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Mar. 21–25, 8 p.m. Mar. 26, 2:30 p.m. $7–12.


    (Cellar Theatre) Loosely based on the notorious Ruth Snyder case of 1927, Sophie Treadwell's episodic play depicts a young woman's disastrous efforts to conform to society's rigid expectations of women.

  • Athens Community Theater

    Mar. 24–25 & Mar. 30–Apr. 1, 8 p.m. Mar. 26 & Apr. 2, 2 p.m. $12–15.

    Calendar Girls

    Members of the Yorkshire Women's Institute decide to fully expose themselves for a charity calendar. See Theater Notes on p. 17.


  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    8:45 a.m.–3 p.m 706-542-6156,

    Building Your Own Natural Furniture

    Bim Willow, a nationally recognized furniture builder, specializes in making rustic and bent willow furniture. Make your own handmade piece to take home. Bring a hammer and gloves. RSVP.

  • 10 a.m.–3 p.m. $85.

    Chicken Butchering

    (Hubbard Homestead) Learn how to take a chicken from yard to table with minimum stress to the animal. 

  • Bogart Library

    1 p.m. FREE!

    Computer Class

    Learn about how to use Facebook Pages.

  • 9 a.m.–3 p.m. $45.

    Day of Mindfulness

    (Healing Lodge, Loran Smith Center, ARMC) The retreat includes a variety of guided mindfulness practices and activities.


  • East Athens Community Center

    Tuesdays, 6:30–8:30 p.m. & Saturdays, 1–4 p.m. FREE!

    Table Tennis Matches and Training

    Beginner to advanced skill levels welcome.

Ending Saturday, March 25


Word on the Street

  • Multiple Locations

    Food Not Bombs

    Food Not Bombs serves free vegan and vegetarian food salvaged from local markets. July 22, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. in front of Ben & Jerry's. 706-206-3067