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Saturday, May 20

41 events

Games

  • Tyche's Games

    12 p.m. FREE! 706-345-4500

    Pathfinder Society Event

    Fantasy RPG. Bring your imagination.

Performance

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    8 p.m. $12.50. 706-546-0023

    Athens Master Chorale

    The local chorale performs selections by Felix Mendelssohn.

Events

  • Memorial Park

    7:30 p.m. (lesson), 8–11 p.m. (dance). $8 (adults), $4 (ages 11–17) FREE! (ages 11 & under). www.athensfolk.org

    Contra Dance

    A dance presented by Athens Folk Music & Dance Society with live music and calling.

  • Pittard Park

    10 a.m.–8 p.m. FREE! www.marigoldfestival.com

    Winterville Marigold Festival

    The day includes the Marigold 10K, a parade, live music, a talent show and more. See insert and Calendar Pick on p. 15.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    12 p.m. www.terrapinbeer.com

    Ales for Trails Terrapin 5K

    The annual race benefits Sandy Creek Nature Center. Live music, light snacks and more at the finish line.

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    10–11 a.m. $2–3. www.athensclarkecounty.com/sandycreeknaturecenter

    Journey Through the Stars

    Discover Formalhaut, the star of autumn, in "The Lonely Star."

  • West Broad Market Garden

    9 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! www.athenslandtrust.org

    West Broad Farmers Market

    Shop for fresh and affordable produce and prepared foods. The market also includes kids activities, cooking demonstrations, educational booths and entertainment. 

  • Bishop Park

    8 a.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music by Scott Baxendale and the Folk Society Band.

Kidstuff

DJs

Classes

  • Four Athens

    9 a.m.–4 p.m $125. www.fourathens.com

    Web Fundamentals

    This course prepares students for the next level in web and software development skills. Laptop required. Lunch is provided.

Live Music

  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA

    8 p.m. $10 (sugg. donation). www.athica.org

    RAVISH MOMIN The New York City-based jazz drummer and electronic musician will perform solo, followed by a duet with Killick.

  • Bishop Park

    Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    KLEZMER LOCAL 42 A local seven-piece Klezmer band specializing in Jewish and gypsy music and featuring Dan Horowitz of Five Eight.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $6 (21+), $8 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com

    JET ENGINE DRAGONS Local band playing a blend of shoegaze, progressive rock and technical metal.

    D.M.R. Death Metal Rednecks is—you guessed it—a death metal band from Atlanta. 

    BEAST MODE Local groove/thrash-metal band that offers "the heaviest metal in the city."

    RIGORISM Experimental metal band from Atlanta. 

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    1 p.m. www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com

    THE ALBIONS Athens-based alternative rock band.

    TALLULAH GEORGE Jokey local experimental rock group.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    PSYOP New local hard-rock group.

    RCI "Purveyors of only the finest in filth and chicanery" from Athens.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $5. www.40watt.com

    IS/OUGHT GAP Experimental post-punk project of songwriter Bryan Cook (Time Toy), started in Athens in the 1980s. See story on p. 13.

    FLASH TO BANG TIME Longtime local pop-prog-psych band featuring Oh-OK's Lynda Stipe.

    COSMO JR. New band fronted by veteran Athens musician Dana Downs.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 8 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    JOSIAH & THE BONNEVILLES Indie-folk trio based in Los Angeles. 

  • Go Bar

    9 p.m. $5. 706-546-5609

    CROWN LARKS Chicago-based band that draws from noise, free jazz and post-punk.

    TABLOID Anthemic, jumpy pop rock from members of Little Gold, Hot Fudge and Marshmallow Coast.

    MANS TRASH Skewed pop sounds from Mercer West (The Dream Scene, Bubbly Mommy Gun).

    THE ELECTRIC NATURE Athens-based experimental drone and noise-rock outfit.

  • 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

    SOMII Rock and roll group with cosmic overtones.

    KATIE COLLINS Singer-songwriter playing classical piano with a melodic twist.

    DEADPAN NANCY Playing bluegrass songs and non-bluegrass songs that have been bluegrassed.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    BikeAthens Benefit. 9 p.m. $5. www.facebook.com/lkshuffleclub

    ROCK 'N' ROLL PROM Ben's Bikes presents a night of music, featuring DJ Osmose & Background Props spinning an all-vinyl set, plus cover bands Molly's Lipses as The Vaselines and Cash Wintersteen & The Odd St. Band as Bruce Springsteen.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    PALACE DOCTOR Dynamic rock trio fronted by former Modern Skirts bassist Phillip Brantley.

    DREW BESKIN Local power-pop singer-songwriter known for fronting the bands Purses and The District Attorneys. 

    COWBOY CURTYS New local alt-country band.

  • The Office Lounge

    8:30 p.m. 706-546-0840

    FAT ARM DADDY Athens-based rhythm and blues trio.

  • Pittard Park

    10 a.m. FREE! www.marigoldfestival.com

    WINTERVILLE MARIGOLD FESTIVAL Featuring musical performances from Sir Crazy Pants, 789, Sister Moon, The Welfare Liners, Klezmer Local 42, New Mantra, Clay Leverett, Five Eight, Michelle Malone, O'Connell & Parke, TJ Edmond, Dodd Ferrelle & Adam Poulin, Deja Vu, Ash Miltades, Caroline Aiken, Matt Joiner and Scott Low. See festival insert and Calendar Pick on p. 15.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    2:30 p.m. www.sobrewco.com

    FAT ARM DADDY Athens-based rhythm and blues trio.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    4:30 p.m. www.terrapinbeer.com

    HONEYWOOD Five-piece "jamgrass" band from Atlanta.

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

    7 p.m. www.uuathensga.org

    LOUIS ROMANOS QUARTET Local jazz combo led by percussionist Louis Romanos. See Calendar Pick on p. 15.

Lectures & Lit

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    2–4:30 p.m. FREE! artzar@gmail.com

    Writer's Circle

    (Hargrett Library) Writers may bring pages of their work, any genre, for group feedback. Each meeting will highlight books from Hargrett's Collections.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    8 p.m. FREE! larryacquaviva@charter.net

    Meet the Author

    Meet local author Larry Acquaviva for his book Nobody Cares Who You Are: The Life and Times of Aceman, a Widespread Panic Roadie, Book II: The Hitchhiking Odyssey. A reading by the the author and Andrea Acquaviva will be followed by live music by VG Minus and The Honey Sliders. See Story on p. 10.

Art

  • Oconee County Library

    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Coloring Club

    Spend the morning relaxing with the therapeutic practice of coloring.

  • KA Artist Shop

    12–7 p.m. FREE! www.kaartistshop.com

    Spring Showcase

    The Spring Showcase focuses on "process" through the works of Malissa Ryder, Kenneth Kase, Hannah Betzel, Michele Chidester and Leslie Snipes.

Sports

  • East Athens Community Center

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

    Table Tennis Matches and Training

    Beginner to advanced skill levels welcome.

Theater

  • 7:30 p.m. $6–43. www.savannahriverproductions.org

    Forget Me Not

    (The Rock Gym, 45 S. Forest Ave. Elberton) The musical tells the story of Mary Musgrove, Queen of the Creeks. 

  • Athens Community Theater

    May 25–27, 8 p.m. May 28, 2 p.m. $18. townandgownplayers.org

    Next to Normal

    The award-winning musical explores how a suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness.

Film

  • Ciné Barcafé

    7:30 p.m. $7.50–9.75. www.athenscine.com

    Ciné Anniversary Screening

    See Hitchcock's 1955 classic thriller. A reception with home.made catering will be held before the screening along with a vintage video introduction from Robert Osborne's series on Turner Classic Movies.

  • Ciné Barcafé

    June 23–24, 7:30 p.m. June 24–25, 3 p.m. FREE! (donations encouraged). www.athenscine.com

    Athens in Our Lifetimes

    The documentary examines the evolution of the personality of Athens as a community over six decades. Tickets are free but required.

Ending Saturday, May 20

 

Art

  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    Call for Entries

    The annual Members Exhibit is open to OCAF members and showcases a wide range of artwork. Members can submit up to two pieces of work, and at least one piece is guaranteed to be accepted. Drop off on May 20, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Opening reception June 2, 6–8 p.m. www.ocaf.com