COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Sunday, May 21

14 events

Kidstuff

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    3–4 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597

    Read to Rover

    Beginning readers read aloud to a certified therapy dog.

Games

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Beef 'O' Brady's

    8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1916

    Open Mic Night

    OPEN MIC Sing loud, sing proud.

Live Music

  • Cali 'N' Tito's Eastside

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-355-7087

    THE LUCKY JONES Rockin' rhythm and blues from this local band. Every Sunday!

  • Iron Factory

    9:30 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6877

    GIRLS ROCK ATHENS BENEFIT Local musicians perform to benefit the Girls Rock Camp.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    1:30 p.m. www.terrapinbeer.com

    JUANJOHN Energetic acoustic guitarist based in Nashville.

Theater

  • 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.

Lectures & Lit

  • Avid Bookshop

    3 p.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com

    Meet the Author

    Meet John T. Edge in celebration of his book The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South. See story on p. 9.

  • Avid Bookshop

    4 p.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com

    Meet the Author

    (Five Points) Meet Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich in celebration of her book The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir.

  • Bizarro Wuxtry

    4–7 p.m. FREE! www.doing-fine.com

    Book Release Party

    Eleanor Davis celebrates the release of You & a Bike & a Road.

Classes

Events

  • 4–7 p.m. $75. freshfood17.brownpapertickets.com

    Feast in the Field

    (Front Field Farm) Collective Harvest and The National co-present a dinner with Peter Dale to support the Fresh Food Fund, which helps offset the costs of eating local, healthy and organic food for low-income families.

Art

  • 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.

Film

  • Ciné Barcafé

    May 22–24, 7:45 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.