Saturday, March 3

45 events


  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    10–11 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3615

    Naturalist's Walk

    Join the SCNC staff for a walk around the property. Bring a camera or binoculars. All ages.


  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    11 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3615

    Nature's Trading Post

    Trade one or two objects found in nature for points or other nature objects in the center's collection.

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    10 a.m. FREE!

    Saturday Morning Club

    Listen to the Georgia Children's Chorus. For ages 4–12 and their families.

  • ACC Library

    10 a.m.–2 p.m. FREE!

    Bling Your Prom

    Shop for a dress, suit, shoes or jewelry for prom. One outfit per student, while supplies last.

  • ACC Library

    11 a.m. FREE!

    Keith Haring

    Participants will learn about Haring's distinctive style in this creative storytime and artist workshop. Ages 4–11.


  • Commerce Civic Center

    Mar. 2, 5–9 p.m. $15. Mar. 3, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $10.

    Folk to Fine Arts Festival & Expo

    An indoor arts show features works by both fine artists and folk artists. A Meet the Artists Reception will be held on Friday, and workshops will be held throughout the weekend.

  • Hip Vintage and Handmade

    2–4 p.m. FREE!

    Opening Reception

    Mark Nix paints everything from canvases and wood to old vinyl LPs and junkyard cars.

  • 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.

  • Southern Star Studio

    10 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE!

    Southern Star Studio Open House

    The pottery studio features work by Maria Dondero, Lori Demosthenes, Chona Leathers, Allya Maerz, Regina Mandell and Kerry Steinberg. 

Lectures & Lit

  • Morton Theatre

    1 p.m. FREE! 706-247-6777,

    Michael L. Thurmond Lecture

    Speaker Derrick P. Alridge is a professor at the University of Virginia the author of The Educational Thought of W.E.B. DuBois: An Intellectual History. Athens first black police chief Joseph "Jack" H./ Lumpkin and the first black female judge Patricia Barron will be honored. Presented by the Athens Area Black History Committee. See Calendar Pick on p. 15.

  • Avid Bookshop

    10 a.m. FREE!

    Special Story Time

    (Five Points) Illustrator Ward Jenkins shares his new book, Salam Alaikum: A Message of Peace.



  • Piccadilly Farm

    Mar. 2–3, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! 706-765-4444,

    25th Annual Hellebore Days

    (Bishop) See a spectacular display of thousands of hellebores (Lenten Roses) in full bloom. Piccadilly Farm offers 20 types of hellebores including mixed colors, doubles and special colors.

  • Morton Theatre

    1 p.m. FREE! (tickets required).

    Athens Area Black History Bowl

    The Athens Area Black History Committee presents the sixth annual program featuring a lecture, performances and recognitions of local history-makers. Speakers include University of Virginia professor Derrick P. Alridge and local author and historian Michael L. Thurmond.

  • Sandy Creek Park

    10 a.m. $20.

    St. Joe's Jog & Fun Run

    The 19th annual 5K jog and fun run benefit St. Joseph Catholic School.

  • Ciné Barcafé

    12–2 p.m. $30.

    Meet the Winemaker

    Meet fifth-generation winemaker Kurt Bietler and try samples from his label Boheme Wines.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    All day. FREE!

    Junior Ladies Garden Club Flower Show

    Designers compete to create floral arrangements inspired by works of art in the museum's permanent collection.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    6–8 p.m.

    Athens Black Market

    The market supports local minority business vendors. Offerings range from local food, artisan home goods and natural beauty products. 

  • The Classic Center

    Mar. 2–3, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Mar. 4, 11 a.m.–5 a.m. $5.

    Athens Rock, Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Fossil and Related Crafts Show

    Southeastern Mineral Specimens present a crafts exhibitor show. 

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    1–9 p.m.

    Release Party

    Celebrate the release of Chopsecutioner with yard games and a food truck.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    5:30–7 p.m.

    Kickoff Party

    Meet Melissa Link, ACC District 3 Commissioner, at her re-election kickoff party. 

  • Pet Supplies Plus

    1–4 p.m.

    Pet Care Clinic

    Bring your pets to a low-cost vaccination and pet care clinic.


Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    GUILLOTINE Hard-hitting local death-metal band. 

    TORO Atlanta-based heavy rock group fronted by guitarist Zack Hembree.

    CAVE OF SWIMMERS Innovative, Latin-tinged heavy rock band from Miami.

    MARSES Local "party-doom" four-piece band.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $16 (adv.), $20 (door).

    DALE WATSON Iconic "Ameripolitan" guitarist and singer known for his authentic approach to songwriting. See story on p. 12.

    CARLY BURRUSS Country singer-songwriter based in Atlanta.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    DEAD NEIGHBORS This local band plays punky, emotive garage-rock. Album release show!

    YUKONS Latinx indie-rock band from Atlanta.

    WIEUCA Local band playing cheeky, guitar-driven indie rock.

    THE RETINAS Post-punk band from Philadelphia.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. $7.

    WHITE RABBIT COLLECTIVE Local ensemble with influences ranging from Tuvan folk songs to psychedelic rock anthems to jazz-funk grooves. Album release show!

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE!

    LIVE MUSIC Rotating local jazz and bluegrass bands play every Friday and Saturday night.

  • No. 3 Railroad Street

    6 p.m.

    REDSTONE RAMBLERS Local blues-folk group led by songwriter Mark Wilmot. 

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    THE GRATEFUL BROTHERS Paying tribute to both The Grateful Dead and The Allman Brothers Band.

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. 706-546-0840

    RAGLAND Alt-rock group from Oklahoma infoucned by groups like Paramore and Evanescence.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5:30 p.m. FREE!

    KURT LEE WHEELER Georgia singer-songwriter blending folk, alt-country and rock.


  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA

    7–11 p.m. Donations accepted.

    Opening Reception

    "Surround" is an immersive exhibition featuring over 20 Athens artists including Margaret Anderson, Cult of Riggonia, Williiam Danztler, Kira Hynes, Moth Sweat, Logan Shirah and more. See Calendar Pick on p. 15.


  • Seney-Stovall Chapel

    Mar. 2–3, 7 p.m.


    Rose of Athens Theatre presents Cinderella, adapted by playwright Forest Cloud and with original music from local composer and musician Daniela M. Monroe.

  • Brightstone Theatre

    Mar. 2–3, 7:30 p.m. Mar. 4, 3:30 p.m. $14–16.

    The Wizard of Oz

    Brightstone Productions presents a cheerful adaptation of the classic 1939 film performed by kids. See Theater Notes on p. 14.

  • Arts!Oglethorpe

    Mar. 2–3, 7:30 p.m. Mar. 4, 3 p.m. $13–18.

    Love, Loss, and What I Wore

    The reader's theater series of stories women tell about "matters of the heart and matters of the closet." See Theater Notes on p. 14.

  • Winder-Barrow Community Theatre

    Mar. 9–10, 7:30 p.m. Mar. 11, 3 p.m. $10–13.

    The Foreigner

    A British visitor Froggy LeSueur and his shy friend confuse and delight zany Southerners in rural Georgia.

  • Athens Community Theater

    Mar. 2–3, 8 p.m. Mar 4, 2 p.m. $5.

    Visiting Mr. Green

    A curmudgeonly old widower, Mr Green, is nearly run over by a busy young man who is then forced to visit his victim weekly for six months. See Theater Notes on p. 14.

  • Memorial Park

    Mar. 1–3, 7:30 p.m. Mar. 4, 3 p.m.

    Almost, Maine

    (Quinn Hall) A series of short plays about love, the loss of it and hope. Scene titles include "Her Heart, "Sad and Glad," "This Hurts" and "Getting it Back." See Theater Notes on p. 14.

  • UGA Baptist Collegiate Ministries

    Mar. 3 & 4, 2 p.m. Mar. 2 & 3, 6:30 p.m.

    Mary Poppins

    Baptist Collegiate Ministries present its annual dinner theater with a production of the classic musical. Proceeds benefit the SendMeNow summer missions.

  • UGA Baptist Collegiate Ministries

    Mar. 3 & 4, 2 p.m. Mar. 2 & 3, 6:30 p.m.

    Mary Poppins

    Baptist Collegiate Ministries present its annual dinner theater with a production of the classic musical. Proceeds benefit the SendMeNow summer missions.


  • Fuel Hot Yoga

    5 p.m. $25–30.


    Brad Ellsworth leads a vinyasa flow class to live drums. 

  • 1 p.m. $15.

    FCT Balance and Core

    (AKF Athens Martial Arts) This clinic focuses on strengthening the core and legs as well as increasing range of motion.