COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Saturday, March 25

45 events

Lectures & Lit

  • Madison Morgan Cultural Center

    Mar. 24, 7 p.m. Mar. 25, 10 a.m.–8 p.m. $10–35. www.mmcc-arts.org

    Do Tell!: Storytelling Festival

    Public readings and performances from well-known storytellers. A grand finale performance includes stories from Donald Davis, Bil Lepp, Regi Carpenter and Andy Offut Irwin.

  • ACC Library

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

    Café au Libris: Patricia Bell-Scott

    Meet Patricia Bell-Scott, who will discuss her acclaimed book, The Firebrand and the First Lady: Portrait of a Friendship: Pauli Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt and the Struggle for Social Justice.

  • 6:30 p.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com

    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! smattern@uga.edu

    A Conversation on Slavery

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

Events

  • The Classic Center

    7 p.m. $21. www.project-safe.org, www.classiccenter.com

    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. $10–30. tyanna.org/athens

    BreastFest Athens

    A day of beer, catered food, a silent auction, live music and a kids' area to help increase awareness of breast cancer. Live music by Welfare Liners, Monday's Alibi, Reverend Connor Tribble & the Deacons, Rachel O'Neal, Sara O'Brien, Clay Leverett & the Chasers and Diablo Sandwich & the Dr. Peppers.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9 a.m. www.smalldreamsfoundation.org/events

    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, reservations@thegeorgiaclub.com

    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. $20–30. www.accaging.org/2017m4m

    March for Meals 5K

    Proceeds benefit the ACCA Meals on Wheels program.

  • 8 a.m.–4 p.m. cmodom55@gmail.com

    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! www.athenshistorical.org

    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! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Non-Profit Exploratorium

    Find out about non-profit organizations in the area.

Kidstuff

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    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. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    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). www.40watt.com

    MUSCADINE BLOODLINE Country duo from Nashville via Mobile, AL.

    PATRICK BRITT Local singer-songwriter and country artist.

  • The Foundry

    1:30 p.m. $10–$30. www.thefoundryathens.com

    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.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $5 (adv.), $8 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

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

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $25. www.georgiatheatre.com

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

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

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    THE ECOTONES Co-ed a cappella group comprised of UGA students. The evening will also feature members of the group and friends playing acoustic pieces.

  • 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

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

  • No. 3 Railroad Street

    8 p.m. www.3railroad.org

    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. www.terrapinbeer.com

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

Film

  • Morton Theatre

    5 p.m. $5. www.mortontheatre.com

    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.

DJs

Art

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

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

    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.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    12:30 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/athensfreeschool

    Athens Free School

    Take a tour of the museum's female art collection.

  • 12:30–5 p.m. FREE! artlibrary@uga.edu

    Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

    (Georgia Museum of Art and Lamar Dodd School of Art) Take a tour of works made by women in the museum's permanent collection, then go to the art school and work on improving the coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia.

Theater

  • UGA Fine Arts Building

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

    Machinal

    (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. townandgownplayers.org

    Calendar Girls

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

Classes

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    8:45 a.m.–3 p.m 706-542-6156, www.botgarden.uga.edu

    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. bernard@wildintelligence.org

    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! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Computer Class

    Learn about how to explore on Pinterest.

  • 9 a.m.–3 p.m. $45. loransmithcenter@athenshealth.org

    Day of Mindfulness

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

Sports

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. Mar. 25, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. in front of Ben & Jerry's. 706-206-3067