COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Tuesday, May 31

29 events

Classes

  • ACC Library

    10–11:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org

    Computer Class: eBooks and Audiobooks

    Learn how to use Georgia Download Destination. Registration required.

  • ACC Library

    One-on-One Digital Media Center Tutorials

    Get individual instruction for graphics, audio or video editing projects or learn to convert albums and cassettes to DVDs and CDs. Thursdays, 6 p.m., Saturdays, 11 a.m. 706-613-3650

  • Dancefx

    8 p.m. $3–5. www.athensswingnight.com

    Swing Night

    A one-hour lesson is followed by a two-hour dancing session. No experience or partner necessary. Every Tuesday.

  • St. Gregory's Episcopal Church

    Hatha Yoga

    De-stress, relax and move into stillness. Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m. $10. www.mindfuliving.org

Games

DJs

  • The Manhattan Café

    Loungy Tuesdays. 10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-9767

    Loungy Tuesdays

    DJ NATE FROM WUXTRY Spinning an all-vinyl set of rare and classic deep soul, R&B and blues. Every Tuesday!

Kidstuff

Events

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    8 p.m. (dance lessons), 9–11 p.m. (open dance). FREE! www.athensswingnight.com

    Swing Dance Night in the Garden

    UGA Swing Dance Club presents a night of dancing in the tropical conservatory. No previous dance experience or partner required.

  • Buffalo's Café

    7 p.m. www.buffalos.com

    Western Square Dancing

    With Randy Ramsey.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    4:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Afternoon Crafts and Snacks on Sticks

    Make a variety of crafts on sticks while eating fruit kabobs. Ages 5 & up.

  • The Foundry

    6 p.m. FREE! www.thefoundryathens.com

    "Chopped Jr." Viewing Party

    Watch local 12-year-old kid chef Luke Krohn as he competes on Food Network's Season 2 of "Chopped Jr." Followed by a performance from Mamie Davis. Food donations will benefit Food 2 Kids.

Meetings

  • The Rook and Pawn

    11 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! www.fourathens.com

    Coffee Catch-Up

    Network over coffee with local startup entrepreneurs and community supporters.

Live Music

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    10 p.m. FREE! www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    THE HEAP Funky indie-soul band with a killer horn section and fronted by Bryan Howard's low bass growl.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. FREE! www.thefoundryathens.com

    MAMIE DAVIS Young local singer-songwriter influenced by grunge and folk.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 9 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    HARVEY FUNKWALKER Athens-based trio "steeped in deep funk roots and laced with tinges of jazz, blues and rock."

    SLOW CLAP Progressive rock trio that incorporates various musical styles to create a cohesive collection of eclectic original songs.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    SESSIONS WITH D-KAPS Enjoy an evening of fresh live tunes.

Comedy

Wednesday, June 1

36 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com

    SCOOTERBABE  Scrappy, jangly local noise-pop/emo group.

    FREE CAKE FOR EVERY CREATURE Female-fronted lo-fi pop group from Philadelphia.

    JIANNA JUSTICE Athens-based lo-fi indie-folk project. Formerly known as Gal Pal and Penny Lame. See story on p. 12.

    BROTHER MARY Producer Ivano Milo of Downer plays "vacuous Muzak."

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    Athens Farmers Market. 5 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    CHRIS PADGETT Local guitar virtuoso performs.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    JAY GONZALEZ Drive-By Truckers' keyboardist plays your favorite yacht rock, singer-songwriter, power-pop, British Invasion, originals and TV theme songs.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    7 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee.com

    DJ TONY CHACKAL Spinning all-vinyl set of music with a different theme each show.

  • Locos Grill & Pub

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-549-7700 (Timothy Rd. location)

    CHRIS HAMPTON BAND Local singer-songwriter performs with his trio.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    DIGG Denver-based progressive rock/funk band.

  • Porterhouse Grill

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990

    JAZZ NIGHT The longest standing weekly music gig in Athens! Enjoy an evening of original music, improv and standards.

Kidstuff

  • Oconee County Library

    6–8 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950

    Anime Club

    Watch some anime and manga, listen to J-Pop music, eat Japanese snacks and share fan art. Ages 11–18.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    2 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597

    Barry Stewart Mann

    Storyteller Barry Stewart Mann presents Lazy Louie's Lucky Day with puppets, props and audience participation.

  • ACC Library

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

    Bedtime Stories

    Children of all ages are invited for bedtime stories every Wednesday.

  • Oconee County Library

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

    Kitty Kapow and Professor Whiskers: Rock Band for Kids

    Rock out with these musical superheroes to interactive songs that'll get you singing and dancing.

  • ACC Library

    3 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Lifesize Jenga

    Play a huge version of Jenga made from cardboard. Ages 11–18.

Classes

DJs

  • Blue Sky

    5 p.m. FREE! 706-850-3153

    Blue Sky Vinyl

    VINYL WEDNESDAYS Bring your own records and spin them at the bar!

Events

  • ACC Library

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, www.athenslibrary.org

    Ordering Microfilm through FamilySearch

    The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah possesses the world's largest genealogical collections. Microfilms can be mailed to you using FamilySearch.org. Learn to take advantage of this resource. Registration required.

  • 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 by Chris Padgett.

  • Jittery Joe's Coffee

    5–10 p.m. www.jitteryjoes.com

    Food Truck Market

    Local food trucks include Jittery Joe's, Taza, Holy Crepe and more. This week, bring a blanket and watch a movie.

Art

Games

Meetings

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Live Wire

    7 p.m. FREE! www.livewireathens.com

    Athens Rising

    ATHENS RISING This weekly open-mic event features up to 10 artists with two song/10-minute performance slots. Sign up to win prizes!

  • Hi-Lo Lounge

    10 p.m. FREE! www.hiloathens.com

    Karaoke with the King

    KARAOKE WITH THE KING Sing your guts out every Wednesday! 

  • The Office Lounge

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

    Karaoke

    KARAOKE With your host Lynn. Every Wednesday!

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040

    Open Mic Night

    LEAVING COUNTRIES OPEN MIC JAM Bands are welcome, backline is provided and the jam rocks until 2 a.m.

Comedy

  • Buffalo's Café

    7 p.m. $5. 678-374-9848

    Gin and Jokes

    Live comedy hosted by Ms. Gin. For ages 21 & up.

Thursday, June 2

23 events

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    Dr. Fred's Karaoke

    KARAOKE Hosted by karaoke fanatic John "Dr. Fred" Bowers and featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more.

  • The Bar-B-Que Shack

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-613-6752

    Bluegrass Jam

    BLUEGRASS JAM Bring your own instrument! All pickers are welcome every Thursday.

  • Hedges on Broad

    8:30 p.m. FREE! www.hedgesonbroad.com

    Leaving Countries Open Mic

    OPEN MIC Leaving Countries' Louis Phillip Pelot leads an open mic session.

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com

    HONEYWHEEL New local progressive rock band.

    TREES ON MARS Jam-metal band with rock influences from Columbia, SC.

    STAY THE SEA Local instrumental post-rock band.

    INVOKING THE ABSTRACT "Tech death" progressive metal group.

  • DePalma's Italian Cafe

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-552-1237 (Timothy Road location)

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

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    10 p.m. $5. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    OLD SMOKEY Local folk-rock band with an interweaving sonic palette that includes banjo, cello, violin, lap steel and percussion.

    NEIGHBOR LADY Rock group led by local singer-songwriter Emily Braden.

    SMOKEY DEROECK Little Gold/Deep State member plays a solo set.

    STATE CHAMPION Rock and roll band from Louisville, KY.

  • The Foundry

    On the Patio. 6 p.m. FREE! www.thefoundryathens.com

    KIP JONES Local songwriter playing all your favorite covers and some of his own tunes.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 9 p.m. $3. www.georgiatheatre.com

    CHA WA Mardi Gras Indian funk band with sing-chanting and captivating percussion rhythms.

  • The Grotto

    11 p.m. 706-549-9933

    TIM MOORE Aspiring local Americana singer-songwriter.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee.com

    OLD SKOOL PRESENTS… Former members of Old Skool Trio Jason Fuller (keys and vox) and Seth Hendershot (drums and vox) are getting together with friends to bring you some of their favorite sounds.

  • Live Wire

    10 p.m. FREE! www.livewireathens.com

    TECROPOLIS Athens' longest-running electronic dance music series, with special guests.

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. He hosts an "all-star jam" every Thursday.

  • Your Pie

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-355-7048 (Gaines School Road location)

    THE ORANGE CONSTANT Playing acoustic jam-rock with a hint of folk.

Games

  • Butt Hutt Bar-B-Q

    8 p.m. FREE! 706-850-8511

    Entertainment Trivia

    Hosted by Dirty South Trivia. Every Thursday.

  • Johnny's New York Style Pizza

    8 p.m. FREE! johnnyspizza.com/athens

    Full Contact Trivia

    Play to win.

Comedy

  • 40 Watt Club

    June 2–4, 8 p.m. $28–31. www.40watt.com

    Hannibal Buress

    Hannibal Buress is the 2012 winner of Comedy Central's award for Best Club Comic. A former staff writer for both "SNL" and "30 Rock," Buress is the co-host of Adult Swim's "The Eric Andre Show" and a character on "Broad City." See story on p. 9.

Meetings

Events

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

    6 p.m. $5. 706-351-6024

    Healing Circle & Meditation

    Experience a variety of healing and meditation modalities.

Art

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    6–8 p.m. FREE! www.athensclarkecounty.com/lyndonhouse

    Artist Reception

    See the Lyndon House's new exhibitions "Pushing the Press: Printmaking in the South," "Multiple," "Athens Neighborhoods: Double Dutch Press," "There Again" and "Reflections on Yuma Trail." See Art Notes on p. 11.

Outdoors

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    8 a.m. FREE! www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Nature Ramblers

    Learn more about the flora and fauna of the garden while enjoying fresh air and inspirational readings. Ramblers are encouraged to bring their own nature writings or favorite poems and essays to share with the group.

Lectures & Lit

Kidstuff

Friday, June 3

23 events

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • The Office Lounge

    8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-549-0840

    Karaoke

    KARAOKE With your host Lynn, the Queen of Karaoke!

Kidstuff

  • Sandy Creek Park

    8–10 p.m. $8–12. $8–12. www.athensclarkecounty.com/leisure

    Friday Night Paddles

    Experience the moon over Lake Chapman as you paddle around in a canoe or kayak. For ages 18 & older. Pre-registration required.

  • ACC Library

    4:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Anime Club

    Join other 6–12 graders to watch your favorite anime series, draw, and experiment with origami designs.

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. 706-369-3040

    KIP JONES BAND Local songwriter playing all your favorite covers and some of his own tunes.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9:30 p.m. www.caledonialounge.com

    HEATHEN SONS Alt-country-influenced rock band from Nashville.

    THE BLACK MAGS Alt-rock group from Nashville.

  • The Foundry

    7 p.m. $5. www.thefoundryathens.com

    THE ORANGE CONSTANT Playing acoustic jam-rock with a hint of folk.

    TIMI CONLEY AND THE WONDERLAND RANGERS Local pop rabblerouser performs with his new backing band featuring Andrew Hanmer, Kevin Sims, Shelley Lotus, Tony Oscar and Chris Byron.

    PARTIALS Local psychedelic pop four-piece.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $22 (adv.), $25 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    ELI YOUNG BAND Country-rock group from Texas known for hit singles like "Crazy Girl."

    CALE DODDS Nashville-based singer-songwriter.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    JADE POPPYFIELD Experimental drone outfit from Macon.

    SLENDERMEN Psychedelic-leaning experimental group from Baltimore, MD.

    DELLA KIT New project from members of Coco & Clair Clair and Richard Gumby.

    DJ MAHOGANY Popular local DJ spins freaky funk, sultry soul, righteous R&B and a whole lotta unexpected faves.

     

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    NIVE & THE DEER CHILDREN Greenlandic folk singer Nive Nielson and her band play folk melodies with old-timey story-style lyrics. See Calendar Pick on p. 14.

    JULIE ODELL Singer-songwriter from Ruston, LA.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE! www.highwirelounge.com

    LIVE JAZZ Jeremy Raj is bringing together the best that Athens jazz has to offer. A trio of incredibly talented musicians play to a great crowd every weekend.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    DANGFLY Local rock band featuring an all-star lineup, including Adam Payne, Shawn Johnson, Jay Rodgers, Scotty Nicholson and Adam Poulin.

    THE ROYAL VELVET Three-piece local rock band.

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. Every Friday!

  • Saucehouse Barbeque

    6 p.m. FREE! www.saucehouse.com

    HALEM ALBRIGHT A blend of unique songwriting and electrifying guitar, from rock to reggae, Americana to experimental.

  • VFW

    7 p.m. $8. www.vfwathens.com

    HIGHWAY 211 BAND Country-rock duo from Lawrenceville.

Comedy

  • 40 Watt Club

    June 2–4, 8 p.m. $28–31. www.40watt.com

    Hannibal Buress

    Hannibal Buress is the 2012 winner of Comedy Central's award for Best Club Comic. A former staff writer for both "SNL" and "30 Rock," Buress is the co-host of Adult Swim's "The Eric Andre Show" and a character on "Broad City." See story on p. 9.

Events

  • 2 p.m. FREE! www.athensclarkecounty.com/trails

    Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

    (Ben Burton Park) The park celebrates its boat launch, allowing non-motorized, small water crafts river access.

  • 6:30 p.m. www.fourathens.com

    Civic Hacking Hackathon

    (RoundSphere) Join fellow hackers, makers, citizens and netizens for a weekend of creative problem solving and community service coordinated by Developers of Athens, RoundSphere and others.

  • Healing Arts Centre

    5:30 p.m. Donations encouraged. www.yogawarriors.com

    Yoga Warriors Benefit Concert

    Hear "Fragments of Your Ancient Name" by Roger C. Vogel, professor emeritus at UGA.

  • The Globe

    7 p.m. $10. 706-353-4721

    Wine Tasting

    Sample five go-to summer wines. Try two wines from Oregon's winery Sieann, plus wines from Spain and southern France.

Games

Art

  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    6–9 p.m. FREE! www.ocaf.com

    Opening Reception

    The "Annual Members' Exhibition" includes over 150 works by the gallery's members. See Calendar Pick on p. 14.

Theater

  • Winder Cultural Arts Center, Winder

    May 27–28 & June 3–4, 7:30 p.m. May 29 & June 5, 3 p.m. $12.50. 770-867-1679

    Our Town

    Leland Downs Karas directs the Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama.

DJs

Saturday, June 4

33 events

DJs

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    10 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/lkshuffleclub

    DJ Mahogany

    DJ MAHOGANY Popular local DJ spins freaky funk, sultry soul, righteous R&B and a whole lotta unexpected faves.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 11 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    Booty Boyz

    BOOTY BOYZ DJs ImmuzikationTwin Powers and Z-Dog spin dance hits into the night. This is a special summer "vs." series pitting different artists and themes against one another each week.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    Good Food Good Beer Block Party. 1 p.m. FREE! www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com

    DJ Osmose

    DJ OSMOSE International touring DJ and Athens resident lays down an all-vinyl set of funk, soul and reggae.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. $5. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    L.A. Darius

    L.A. DARIUS The DJ formerly known as Kayez spins the hottest dance records, with a mix of dance, top 40, hip hop, Latin and dancehall beats.

Events

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    1–4 p.m. www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com

    Good Food Good Beer Block Party

    Sample dishes from 7 local groups including Heirloom Cafe, Last Resort Grill, Pauley's Crepe Bar, The National, Five & Ten, The Branded Butcher and 3 Porch Farm. Plus, sample Creature Comforts' brews. Music by DJ Osmose. Proceeds benefit Wholesome Wave Georgia and the Athens Farmers Market SNAP doubling program.

  • 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 by Liam Park (8 a.m.) and Foxfire Revival (10 a.m.).

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

    3 p.m. $5 donation. 706-351-6024

    Bhagavad Gita

    A Vedanta monk teaches from this ancient text. Every Saturday.

  • 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. Today's market features Tre80 (9 a.m.), Blacknerdninja (10 a.m.), Profound (11 a.m.), Africasoul (12 p.m.) and a Master Garderner/Composter Workshop (9 a.m.–1 p.m.).

Games

Kidstuff

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    12–4 p.m. $3–5. 706-613-3615

    Snake Day

    Learn more about snakes from on-hand experts, make crafts and play games.

  • Barnes & Noble

    11 a.m. FREE! 706-354-1195

    Summer Reading Program Kickoff

    Celebrate the start of summer reading. 

Art

  • Farmington Pottery, Farmington

    9 a.m.–5 p.m. 706-769-8100

    Open House Pottery Sale

    Geoff and Lisa Pickett offer a selection of all kinds of pots for the house and garden, as well as herbal soaps and skincare products. See Calendar Pick on p. 14.

  • 572 Nantahala Ave.

    Jun. 4–5, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. 706-546-7235, www.cartergilliespottery.wordpress.com

    Carter Gillies Pottery Sale

    View the latest collection of functional tableware and decorative pots by local potter Carter Gillies. Children can buy smaller sized cups and bowls for half the price. See Calendar Pick on p. 14.

  • Wolf Creek Ceramics

    June 4–5, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. 706-410-5200

    Wolf Creek Pottery Sale

    See new works by potters Jorie Berman, Juana Gnecco, Jen Graff, Nancy Green, Minsoo Yuh and Rich Panico. Plus, handprinted textiles by Sara Lee Parker and prints by Panico. See Calendar Pick on p. 14.

  • 1790 Salem Rd., Farmington

    June 4–5, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. 678-863-1847

    J.B. & Friends Art Show and Sale

    Jeff Bishoff and friends share recent works of pottery and art.

Live Music

  • Bishop Park

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

    LIAM PARKE Member of local band Repent at Leisure plays a solo set of Irish folk. (8 a.m.)

    FOXFIRE REVIVAL New local folk collective. (10 a.m.)

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040

    BIG MORGAN Local band consisting of former members of Atlanta band Lotus Slide.

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

  • Buffalo's Café

    7 p.m. $10. 706-354-6655

    MONDAY'S ALIBI Local band specializing in '70s and '80s rock and roll.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com

    THAYER SARRANO Local songwriter playing hazy, desolate, Southern-inspired rock tunes.

    SHANTIH SHANTIH All-female Atlanta-based band that draws from '60s psych and '80s dream-pop.

    THE HERNIES Local riff-heavy rock band displaying influences from classic to indie rock.

  • Front Porch Book Store

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-742-7735

    NORTH GEORGIA BLUEGRASS BAND See band name.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $12 (adv.), $15 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    RUMOURS Fleetwood Mac tribute band based in Atlanta.

  • The Globe

    JAGA Presents. 7 p.m. $8 (adv.), $10 (door). 706-353-4721

    GRANT COWAN Local jazz-influenced, piano-based singer-songwriter.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    FLIGHT MODE USA Kenny Aguar, Leslie Grove and Xander Witt lead a trip down new wave memory lane, with homages to the dark, minimal pioneers of punk and synth-pop.

    GIRLS OWN LOVE All-female local Andrew W.K. cover band.

    DEATH STUFF Atlanta-based post-punk outfit.

    DJ HOT WAX Max Wang (The Rodney Kings) spins '60s pop/soul and punk rock.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE! www.highwirelounge.com

    LIVE JAZZ Jeremy Raj is bringing together the best that Athens jazz has to offer. A trio of incredibly talented musicians play to a great crowd every weekend.

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. 706-546-0840

    FAT ARM DADDY New local rhythm and blues trio.

  • Saucehouse Barbeque

    6 p.m. FREE! www.saucehouse.com

    HIBBS BROTHERS Featuring Rob Hibbs on acoustic guitar and Garrett Hibbs on mandolin, showcasing originals and covering singer-songwriters such as Townes Van Zandt, Neil Young and Howe Gelb.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5:30 p.m. FREE! www.terrapinbeer.com

    BLACKWATER DEEP Athens-based acoustic indie-folk band.

  • West Broad Market Garden

    West Broad Farmers Market. 9 a.m. FREE! www.athenslandtrust.org

    AFRICAN SOUL A unique and stirring combination of poetry and song.

    PROFOUND Energetic and lyrical local hip hop artist.

    BLACKNERDNINJA Eugene Willis delivers explosive rhymes over organic, high-energy beats.

    TRE80 Hip hop artist from Gainesville.

Comedy

  • 40 Watt Club

    June 2–4, 8 p.m. $28–31. www.40watt.com

    Hannibal Buress

    Hannibal Buress is the 2012 winner of Comedy Central's award for Best Club Comic. A former staff writer for both "SNL" and "30 Rock," Buress is the co-host of Adult Swim's "The Eric Andre Show" and a character on "Broad City." See story on p. 9.

Theater

  • Winder Cultural Arts Center, Winder

    May 27–28 & June 3–4, 7:30 p.m. May 29 & June 5, 3 p.m. $12.50. 770-867-1679

    Our Town

    Leland Downs Karas directs the Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    7 p.m. FREE! www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    Friendly's Fire

    Athens Playwright Workshop presents a staged reading of a new play by John Patrick Bray. A reclusive, bee-herding Gulf War veteran is discovered by a friend in a fevered state after bringing the wrong woman for NSA sex. Followed by a dance party with DJ L.A. Darius.

Sunday, June 5

15 events

Games

Art

  • Farmington Pottery, Farmington

    9 a.m.–5 p.m. 706-769-8100

    Open House Pottery Sale

    Geoff and Lisa Pickett offer a selection of all kinds of pots for the house and garden, as well as herbal soaps and skincare products. See Calendar Pick on p. 14.

  • 572 Nantahala Ave.

    Jun. 4–5, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. 706-546-7235, www.cartergilliespottery.wordpress.com

    Carter Gillies Pottery Sale

    View the latest collection of functional tableware and decorative pots by local potter Carter Gillies. Children can buy smaller sized cups and bowls for half the price. See Calendar Pick on p. 14.

  • Wolf Creek Ceramics

    June 4–5, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. 706-410-5200

    Wolf Creek Pottery Sale

    See new works by potters Jorie Berman, Juana Gnecco, Jen Graff, Nancy Green, Minsoo Yuh and Rich Panico. Plus, handprinted textiles by Sara Lee Parker and prints by Panico. See Calendar Pick on p. 14.

  • 1790 Salem Rd., Farmington

    June 4–5, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. 678-863-1847

    J.B. & Friends Art Show and Sale

    Jeff Bishoff and friends share recent works of pottery and art.

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

    1 p.m. FREE! www.uuathensga.org

    Opening Reception

    Dr. Valerie Babb, director of UGA's Institute for African American Studies, conducts an informal conversation with Dr. Arthur Bacon, an artist and activist who has a selection of paintings on view.

Live Music

Events

Performance

  • Madison Morgan Cultural Center

    7:30 p.m. $5 (w/ UGA ID), $25. www.mmcc-arts.org

    Cirque de la Musique de Chambre

    Artists come from cirque programs throughout the world and performances are professionally choreographed. Reception to follow. 

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    4–6 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    Spring Ensemble Showcase

    The Athens School of Music presents an afternoon concert featuring students and teachers performing rock, jazz, blues, reggae, pop, bluegrass and punk.

Lectures & Lit

Theater

  • Winder Cultural Arts Center, Winder

    May 27–28 & June 3–4, 7:30 p.m. May 29 & June 5, 3 p.m. $12.50. 770-867-1679

    Our Town

    Leland Downs Karas directs the Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama.

Monday, June 6

18 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com

    YOUTH LEAGUE Math-y post-pop band from Wilmington, NC.

    GLAND Punk rock trio from New Orleans.

    GREAVER Post-hardcore group from North Carolina.

    NIGHTMARE COAST New local post-hardcore outfit.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $12 (adv.), $15 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    JAMES MCCARTNEY Critically acclaimed alternative rock singer-songwriter.

    CHRIS MCKAY Local songwriter and Critical Darlings frontman plays a solo set.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    THE HIGH DIVERS Four-piece twang band that plays rebellious Southern music.

    KATHERINE BALL A taste of Southern gothic blues.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    BLUES NIGHT WITH BIG C Nobody in Athens sings the blues quite like Big C. Expect lots of soulful riffs, covers and originals.

  • The Office Lounge

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

    UNPLUG & UNWIND A weekly "acoustic fam-jam" hosted by Joey Quiggins.

Karaoke & Open Mic

Events

Games

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

    4–5:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, ext. 329

    Open Chess Play for Kids and Teens

    Teen chess players of all skill levels can play matches and learn from members of the local Chess and Community Players, who will be on hand to assist players and help build skill levels. For ages 7–18. Registration required.

  • Oconee County Library

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

    Brown Bag Movie

    Bring your lunch and watch a movie on the big screen. Ages 0–10.

  • ACC Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, www.athenslibrary.org

    Infant Storytime

    Parents can share plays, songs and simple books with their babies. 

Comedy

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    7 p.m. $5. ghoshehalia@gmail.com

    Comic Strip Comedy Show

    Weekly "show up and go up" comedy open mic hosted by Alia Ghosheh and Veronica Darby.

Lectures & Lit

  • Oconee County Library

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

    Cookbook Club

    Each month attendees read the same cookbook and prepare a recipe to bring and share. June's meeting will discuss Alton Brown's book, I'm Just Here for the Food.

Meetings

  • Ciné Barcafé

    7:30 p.m. FREE! www.accneighborhoods.org

    The Hancock Corridor & West Broad Market

    Join the Federation of Neighborhoods for a forum abotu the future of Hancock Avenue and the West Broad Market. A groups of market vendors will be on hand to offer samples.

Tuesday, June 7

23 events

Lectures & Lit

Games

Kidstuff

Live Music

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    11 p.m. $5. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    EHIOROBO Soulful hip hop/electronic artist from New Jersey.

    GOOD LUCK SPACEMAN New Jersey indie rock band with hints of psych and emo.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $28 (adv.), $32 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    CLAYPOOL LENNON DELIRIUM Eclectic, abstract musical combination of Les Claypool and Sean Lennon. See Calendar Pick on p. 14.

    CHICANO BATMAN Four-piece psychedelic band with a Tropicalia flair.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 11 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    THE TAXICAB VERSES Local group/recording project inspired by Jim Wilson's time spent doing field recordings and collaborating with musicians in Ghana.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee.com

    PERIOD SIX Playing a unique blend of jazz standards featuring collective communication and soulful improvisation.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    SESSIONS WITH D-KAPS Enjoy an evening of fresh live tunes.

Karaoke & Open Mic

Events

Classes