Fantasy RPG. Bring your imagination.
The local chorale performs selections by Felix Mendelssohn.
A dance presented by Athens Folk Music & Dance Society with live music by Mike Robinson and Margie McDonald and calling by Charlotte Crittendon.
The day includes the Marigold 10K, a parade, live music, a talent show and more. See insert and Calendar Pick on p. 15.
The annual race benefits Sandy Creek Nature Center. Live music, light snacks and more at the finish line.
This month's theme is "Spring Skies."
Shop for fresh and affordable produce and prepared foods. The market also includes kids activities, cooking demonstrations, educational booths and entertainment.
Celebrate the start of Summer Reading with a visit to Willy Wonka's factory. An interactive Little Golden Bus will share the history of Little Golden Books. Other festivities include crafts, a petting zoo and a rhythm performance by Dave Holland.
Try your hand at circuit building. Ages 8 and up.
Participants will learn about polymers and make their own slime. Ages 6–14.
Kids can visit the park for free in celebration of the National Park Trust's seventh annual event.
BOOTY BOYZ DJs Immuzikation, Twin Powers and Z-Dog spin dance hits into the night.
SILENT DISCO Dance the night away with wireless headphones and two channels of music. One of them is a request line!
This course prepares students for the next level in web and software development skills. Laptop required. Lunch is provided.
RAVISH MOMIN The New York City-based jazz drummer and electronic musician will perform solo, followed by a duet with Killick.
KLEZMER LOCAL 42 A local seven-piece Klezmer band specializing in Jewish and gypsy music and featuring Dan Horowitz of Five Eight.
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.
THE ALBIONS Athens-based alternative rock band.
TALLULAH GEORGE Jokey local experimental rock group.
PSYOP New local hard-rock group.
RCI "Purveyors of only the finest in filth and chicanery" from Athens.
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.
JOSIAH & THE BONNEVILLES Indie-folk trio based in Los Angeles.
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.
LIVE MUSIC Rotating local jazz and bluegrass bands play every Friday and Saturday night.
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.
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.
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.
FAT ARM DADDY Athens-based rhythm and blues trio.
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.
FAT ARM DADDY Athens-based rhythm and blues trio.
HONEYWOOD Five-piece "jamgrass" band from Atlanta.
LOUIS ROMANOS QUARTET Local jazz combo led by percussionist Louis Romanos. See Calendar Pick on p. 15.
(Hargrett Library) Writers may bring pages of their work, any genre, for group feedback. Each meeting will highlight books from Hargrett's Collections.
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.
Spend the morning relaxing with the therapeutic practice of coloring.
The Spring Showcase focuses on "process" through the works of Malissa Ryder, Kenneth Kase, Hannah Betzel, Michele Chidester and Leslie Snipes.
Beginner to advanced skill levels welcome.
(The Rock Gym, 45 S. Forest Ave. Elberton) The musical tells the story of Mary Musgrove, Queen of the Creeks.
The award-winning musical explores how a suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness.
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.
The documentary examines the evolution of the personality of Athens as a community over six decades. Tickets are free but required.
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