COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Thursday, March 30

4 events

Events

Friday, March 31

7 events

Events

  • White Tiger Gourmet

    6–8 p.m. 706-353-6847

    10th Birthday Party

    Celebrate the restaurant's birthday with live music, paella and cake.

  • UGA Livestock Instructional Arena

    Mar. 30–Apr. 1, 6 p.m. $15. www.gssrodeo.com

    43rd Annual Great Southland Stampede Rodeo

    Cowgirls and cowboys from all over the world show off their rodeo skills in this official International Professional Rodeo Association event.

  • 9 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! 706-542-4598

    Hearing and Speech Screenings

    (UGA Speech and Hearing Clinic, Aderhold Hall) Get free screenings and find out how to prevent future hearing loss. Appointments required.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    9:30–10:30 a.m. FREE! branew@uga.edu, www.georgiamuseum.org

    Morning Mindfulness

    Join instructor Jerry Gale for a meditation session in the galleries. Meet in the lobby.

  • Ciné Barcafé

    6–9 p.m. $10. www.athenscine.com

    Wine Tasting

    Learn how to identify wines by taste and smell like a master sommelier with wine specialist Phillip Stice. 

  • Southern Brewing Company

    4:30–9 p.m. $12. www.sobrewco.com

    Special Olympics Percentage Night

    Enjoy brewery tours and beer samples while supporting the Special Olympics.

  • Bogart Library

    10 a.m.–6 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    National Crayon Day

    Drop by all day for crayon fun. Kids and adults welcome.

Saturday, April 1

9 events

Events

  • Georgia Center for Continuing Education

    9 a.m.–5 p.m. www.chessandcommunity.org

    Chess & Community Conference

    (Mahler Hall) This youth chess tournament also features opening remarks by city manager Blaine Williams, a keynote address by Charlayne Hunter of Gault and a presentation by Beau Shell the Lil Ice Cream Dude.

  • UGA Livestock Instructional Arena

    Mar. 30–Apr. 1, 6 p.m. $15. www.gssrodeo.com

    43rd Annual Great Southland Stampede Rodeo

    Cowgirls and cowboys from all over the world show off their rodeo skills in this official International Professional Rodeo Association event.

  • Farmington Depot Gallery

    Apr. 1 & 2, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. FREE! www.farmingtondepotgallery.com

    Festifool

    The weekend includes an artist market, art cars, music, raku demonstrations, food, new work in the gallery and more. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

  • Bishop Park

    8 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.org

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music. 

  • Bishop Park

    8 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.org

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music. 

  • Winterville Center for Community and Culture

    7 p.m. $25, $40 (couple). www.circleensembletheatre.com

    An Evening at Downton Abbey Fundraiser

    Circle Ensemble Theatre will raise funds for its upcoming production of Oh, What a Lovely War! with a Downton Abbey-themed party. Dress in period style, dance to the music of Hot Club of Athens and eat treats. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

  • 9 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! melissakurtz@gmail.com

    No Fooling! We're All Immigrants!

    (895 Hill St.) A bake sale, plant sale and silent auction to benefit the Athens Immigrant Rights Coalition. Silent auction items include a saddle, handcrafted pottery by local artists and other unique treasures.

  • Tanger Outlets, Commerce

    All day. www.tangeroutlets.com

    UGA Shopping Weekend

    UGA students and employees can shop bargain deals. The first 200 people to present a university ID at the Tanger Shopper Services desk will receive a goody bag.

  • Clarke Central High School

    2–4:30 p.m. FREE! bit.yl/CCSDMAKER

    CCSD Maker Faire

    (Media Center) See the inventions of K-12 student and community makers.

Sunday, April 2

6 events

Events

  • Farmington Depot Gallery

    Apr. 1 & 2, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. FREE! www.farmingtondepotgallery.com

    Festifool

    The weekend includes an artist market, art cars, music, raku demonstrations, food, new work in the gallery and more. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

  • ACC Library

    3 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/100daysathens

    Solidarity Sunday

    Susan Tate and Rufus Addison present "The Power of Citizen Advocacy."

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    2 p.m. FREE! www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Wandering Thomas

    Local storyteller and naturalist Tommy Tye presents a program exploring myths, mysteries and marvels of nature through the traditional art of storytelling.

  • Fuel Hot Yoga

    2–6 p.m. FREE! www.fuelhotyoga.com

    Yoga & Paws Adoption Event

    Meet adoptable dogs and cats from the Athens Humane Society. Animals will be next door at the Classic Center Pavilion, and free yoga classes will be offered at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.

  • Tanger Outlets, Commerce

    All day. www.tangeroutlets.com

    UGA Shopping Weekend

    UGA students and employees can shop bargain deals. The first 200 people to present a university ID at the Tanger Shopper Services desk will receive a goody bag.

  • Seabear Oyster Bar

    2–5 p.m. $10, $20 w/ T-shirt. www.sticewine.com

    Stice Wine Co. Release Party

    Celebrate the launch of the new wine company.

Monday, April 3

1 event

Events

  • Heirloom Cafe and Fresh Market

    6:30 p.m. $75. 706-354-7901, www.heirloomathens.com

    Collective Harvest Fresh Food Fun Dinner

    Collective Harvest present hors d'oeuvres, cocktails and an elegant four-course meal. Profits benefit The Collective Harvest Fresh Food Fund, which allows families in need to purchase CSA shares for half of the normal cost. Reservations required.

Tuesday, April 4

1 event

Events

  • Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shop

    12–8 p.m. FREE! benjerry.com/athens

    Free Cone Day

    Support Chess & Community and enjoy a free coop of ice cream.

Wednesday, April 5

3 events

Events

Thursday, April 6

2 events

Events

  • Winterville Center for Community and Culture

    12:30 p.m. FREE! wintervillecenter@gmail.com

    Senior Potluck Lunch & Lecture

    Bring a dish to share. This month's program features Allen Peake who will discuss cannabis oil.

  • Bogart Library

    6–8 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    KnitLits

    Knitters of all levels are welcome. 

Friday, April 7

3 events

Events

  • Nuçi's Space

    6 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/takebackthenightathens

    Take Back the Night

    The UGA Women's Studies Student Organization hosts Take Back the Night is to spread awareness about sexual and domestic violence and abuse and to allow survivors to share their stories. Proceeds benefit The Cottage and Project Safe. 

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    10:30 a.m. $12. 706-542-6138, www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Friends First Friday

    This month's installment features a sneak peek at what spring plants will be available to purchase at Plantapalooza, which will be held Saturday.

  • First American Bank & Trust Company

    10 p.m. active.com

    LEAD Athens Moonlight 5K

    Run the paved streets of the Classic City. Proceeds benefit Campus Kitchen at UGA, a student-powered hunger relief organization.

Saturday, April 8

7 events

Events

  • 12–2 p.m. FREE! reallyreallyfreemarketathens@gmail.com

    Really Really Free Market

    (Reese & Pope Park) Bring what you can; take what you need. No bartering, trading or paying. Free food prepared by Food Not Bombs. Second Saturday of every month.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    4:30–8:30 p.m. $30. www.terrapinbeer.com

    Terrapin Anniversary Carnival

    Limited barrel-aged beers, casks, a beer dunk tank, live music and carnival games to celebrate the brewery's birthday.

  • Stegeman Coliseum

    8 a.m. $20–25. pre-vet@uga.edu

    13th Annual Dawg Jog 5K

    Humans and their canine companions are invited to walk, run or jog. Proceeds benefit the Boo Radley Foundation, a non-profit that promotes medical research of diseases that are common to humans and companion animals.

  • 8 a.m.–2 p.m. trial-gardens@uga.edu, plantapalooza.uga.edu

    Plantapalooza

    (Various Locations) Trees, shrubs, herbs, perennials and annuals will be on sale at The Trial Gardens at UGA, UGA's Horticulture Club (intersection of Riverbend and College Station Rd.) and at the State Botanical Garden.

  • Bishop Park

    8 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.org

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music. 

  • Bishop Park

    8 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.org

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music. 

  • Sandy Creek Park

    8 a.m.–1 p.m. $25. ipleadthe5k.ezregister.com

    I Plead the 5K

    UGA Law hosts a run/walk 5K for students, attorneys and otherwise to network. 

Sunday, April 9

1 event

Events

  • Graduate Athens

    2:30–6 p.m. $44. www.brewfest.net

    22nd Annual Classic City Brew Fest

    Sample around 400 rare, regional and world craft beers. Live music. Proceeds benefit the Athens Area Humane Society. 

Monday, April 10

1 event

Events

  • Oconee County Library

    7 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Solar Eclipse Viewing Preview Program

    Dr. Maurice Snook, aka Mr. Science, presents a program on the upcoming solar eclipse that will take place on Aug. 21.

Wednesday, April 12

3 events

Events

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    4–7 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    4–7 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music.

  • The Foundry

    7 p.m. $7. thefoundryathens.com

    Rabbit Box

    Storytellers share true-life tales. This month theme is "Grab 'Em by the Story: Women's Voices."

Thursday, April 13

2 events

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Saturday, April 15

4 events

Events

Wednesday, April 19

2 events

Events

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    4–7 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    4–7 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music.

Thursday, April 20

2 events

Events

  • ACC Library

    6:30 p.m. FREE! pamela@3treerealty.com

    First Time Home Buyer's Workshop

    From financing, to finding a home, making an offer and closing, this workshop will cover the process from beginning to end.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5:30–7:30 p.m. www.terrapinbeer.com

    Brews and Bees

    Tour the brewery and learn about the important role of bees with a live exhibit, edible insects, honey tasting and crafts. 

Saturday, April 22

4 events

Events

  • The Natural Baby

    10 a.m.–2 p.m. FREE! www.thenaturalbaby.com

    The Great Cloth Diaper Change & Earth Day Expo

    Celebrate Earth Day by getting together to change as many cloth diapers as possible in one place and meet local vendors.

  • Bishop Park

    8 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.org

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music. 

  • Bishop Park

    8 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.org

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music. 

  • Washington Farms

    10 a.m.–4 p.m. $8. www.washingtonfarms.net

    Super Spring Saturdays

    Pick the fields for strawberries. Children's activities include a wagon ride, petting zoo, slides, vortex tunnel, corn hole, a bounce house and more.

Wednesday, April 26

2 events

Events

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    4–7 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    4–7 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music.

Thursday, April 27

1 event

Events

  • The Foundry

    6–9 p.m. $5 suggested donation. www.thefoundryathens.com

    You Ain't Nothing But a Pound Dog

    The Athens Area Humane Society presents a yappy hour on the patio terrace with music by DJ Re>Ron. Meet adoptable dogs looking for furever homes. Well-behaved dogs are welcome as long as they're kept on a leash.

Saturday, April 29

4 events

Events