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Sunday, March 29

25 events

Performance

  • The Classic Center

    3 p.m. FREE! (tickets required). 706-357-4444, www.athensymphony.org

    Athens Symphony Spring Concert

    Featuring violin soloist Rachael Fischer, the symphony's program includes Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 5, Op. 107 and M. Bruch's Violin Concerto in G Minor, Op. 26.

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    7 p.m. $35–45. www.pac.uga.edu

    Kodo: One Earth Tour

    Kodo turns traditional Japanese music into a stunning spectacle of taiko drumming that transcends genres.

Events

  • Athens First UMC

    8 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! 706-543-1442, diana@athensfirstumc.org

    Blood Drive

    All donors will receive Chick-fil-A coupons. To schedule an appointment, contact Diana Zylow

  • Stegeman Coliseum

    7–11 a.m. $25–35. www.classicraceservices.com

    Phi Delta Theta ALS Iron Phive K

    The race benefits ALS research and awareness.

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    1:30 p.m. classicraceservices@gmail.com

    The 7th Annual Cottage 5K

    Proceeds from the race will benefit The Cottage Sexual Assault Center & Children's Advocacy Center. 

Live Music

  • The Foundry

    6 p.m. $6 (adv.), $8 (door), $5 (w/ student ID). www.thefoundryathens.com

    CHAMBER CHANCHERS Contemporary arrangements of music from Lebanon, Turkey, Tunisia, Israel, Spain and the United States.

    ATHENS TANGO PROJECT Local group playing Argentine tango, featuring the upright bass talent of Laura Camacho. This show will feature special guest singer Claudia Gargiulo.

    DUO GREGO Featuring Fernando Deddos (piano, euphonium) and Pedro Alliprandini (clarinet), Duo Grego plays a variety of Brazilian Choro music.

  • Hi-Lo Lounge

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

    BATHROOMS New local punk band featuring members of Cancers, Shaved Christ, Little Gold and more.

    SLIMY MEMBER Raunchy punk band from Dallas, TX.

    GRUMPER Athens-based hardcore band.

  • Nuçi's Space

    7 p.m. FREE! www.nuci.org

    CAMP AMPED FINALE SHOW Camp Amped concludes with bands of young musicians showcasing the originals and covers they learned during camp.

Classes

Lectures & Lit

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

    10:15 a.m. FREE! www.uuathensga.org

    Unitarian Universalist Forum

    Licensed pastoral counselor and clinical social worker Barbara McLaughlin will speak on "Types of Dementia and How to Help or Cope."

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    1:30–3:30 p.m. www.terrapinbeer.com

    Crop Stories Preview Party

    Celebrate the release of the latest Crop Stories #3: Radish. with a zine sale and radish snacks. Terrapin will unveil a special cask of radish-infused beer.

Games

Film

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    Mar. 27, 6 p.m. & 9 p.m. Mar. 28–29, 3 p.m., 6 p.m. & 9 p.m. $1–2. www.union.uga.edu

    Nightcrawler

    (Theatre) Louis Bloom (played by Jake Gyllenhaal) stumbles into a career as a cameraman and begins searching to catch Los Angeles' most shocking crimes. When he catches the eye of a local news director, he goes to increasingly greater lengths.

  • ACC Library

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

    Esther Broner: A Weave of Women

    (Appleton Auditorium) This documentary tells the story of Esther Broner, a Jewish feminist, author, professor and pioneer of the Women's Rights Movement.

  • Ciné Barcafé

    7:30 p.m. $5. www.athenscine.com

    Slingshot Festival: Salad Days

    Salad Days: A Decade of Punk in Washington, DC (1980–90) examines the early DIY punk scene in the Nation's Capital. See story on p. 11.

  • Multiple Locations

    Mar. 27, 5 p.m. at Flicker Bar & Mar. 29, 3:30 p.m. at World Famous. FREE! www.slingshotathens.com/film-2015

    Slingshot Festival: Sequence

    A series of short stories written and directed by James Alexander Warren. See story on p. 11.

  • The World Famous

    5:05 p.m. FREE! www.slingshotathens.com/film-2015

    Slingshot Festival: Big Bad Art

    This documentary follows artist Andrew Ohanesian in the weeks leading up to the biggest show of his career. See story on p. 11.

Kidstuff

Theater

  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Mar. 24–29, 8 p.m. Mar. 29, 2:30 p.m. $7 (w/ UGA ID), $12. www.drama.uga.edu

    Hot Georgia Sunday

    (Cellar Theatre) Written by UGA alumna Catherine Trieschmann, this is a story of lust, betrayal and the limits of faith in a small Georgia town. See Calendar Pick on p. 19.

Outdoors

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    1:30 p.m. $5 (individual), $10 (family). www.wildintelligence.org

    Wild Intelligence: Tales from the Wild

    (Gardenside Room) Experience the mysteries and magic of nature during an afternoon of storytelling.

Monday, March 30

21 events

Karaoke & Open Mic

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Open Playtime

    Children ages 1–3 and their caregivers can come play with toys and meet friends. 

  • 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.

  • ACC Library

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Bedtime Stories

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

Lectures & Lit

  • Athens Land Trust

    5:30 p.m. $5 suggested donation. patricia.priest@yahoo.com

    Nature Writing Group

    Josh Brown, editor of the online magazine "The Broad Collective," is this month's featured guest.

  • ACC Library

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

    Last Monday Book Group

    This month's discussion is on Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad.

  • Georgia Center for Continuing Education

    9:15 a.m.–5 p.m. $50. ihe.uga.edu/anniversary

    Institute of Higher Education: 50th Anniversary Conference

    This daylong event will highlight the history of the institute and its impact on higher education over the past 50 years. Keynote speakers include Houston Davis and Richard Rhoda. 

Games

Live Music

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    MEGA BOG Experimental, saxophone-centric lo-fi recording project from Seattle.

    STUPID IDIOTS Local experimental group fronted by musician Ash Rickli.

    CULT FLUORESCENT Athens-based minimalist pop project.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $15. www.40watt.com

    SYLVAN ESSO Candid and critically adored indie-pop duo with tumultuous grooves. See Calendar Pick on p. 19.

    FLOCK OF DIMES Solo, synth-based project of Wye Oak's Jenn Wasner.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    PIERCE EDENS Americana singer-songwriter from Asheville, NC.

    CORTEZ GARZA Local singer-songwriter pushes the envelope with his unique blend of indie/Americana.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $12. www.georgiatheatre.com

    THE NTH POWER Groovy five-piece soul band, featuring artists associated with acts from Beyonce to Lettuce.

    CORY HENRY & THE FUNK APOSTLES Grammy-winning organ player and jazz artist teams up with his newest project: a soulful funk-jam group playing in the style of James Brown.

  • Live Wire

    7 p.m. $10. www.livewireathens.com

    IKE STUBBLEFIELD TRIO Soulful R&B artist Ike Stubblefield is a Hammond B3 virtuoso who cut his teeth backing Motown legends like the Four Tops, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye.

Events

  • Go Bar

    9 p.m. 10:30 p.m. (trivia registration). tbauer89@uga.edu

    Variety Night

    Thomas Bauer hosts a weekly variety show with comedy or poetry, live music and "Close Enough" trivia. Open Garage Sale comedy is held the first and third Mondays of each month, and Goetry poetry nights are held the second and fourth Mondays. 

  • The Classic Center

    Mar.30, 11:15 a.m.–6:30 p.m. & Mar. 31, 9:30 a.m.–4:45 p.m. FREE! www.curo.uga.edu/symposium

    2015 CURO Symposium

    This year's keynote address "Infectious Diseases on a Changing Planet: How Ecology Drives Epidemics" will be delivered by Dr. Sonia Altizer from the Odum School of Ecology.

Performance

  • Hugh Hodgson School of Music

    6 p.m. FREE! music.uga.edu

    UGA Horn Choir Spring Concert

    The choir is directed by Dr. Jean Martin-Williams.

Film

  • Miller Learning Center

    6:30 p.m. FREE! iws.uga.edu

    The Punk Singer

    (Room 102) Sini Anderson's documentary offers a never-before-seen view into the life of the Bikini Kill frontwoman, feminist and riot grrrl icon.

  • Miller Learning Center

    7:30 p.m. FREE! sos.uga.edu

    Vegucated

    (Room 101) This award-winning documentary follows three meat-and-cheese loving New Yorkers who adopt a vegan diet for six weeks. Sponsored by Speak Out for Species.

Classes

Tuesday, March 31

27 events

Classes

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9 a.m. $50. www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Spring Wildflowers of Upland Deciduous Forests of Georgia

    Learn botanical terminology and how to identify spring-blooming plants.

  • ACC Library

    10 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Computer Class: Introduction to Excel

    Register by phone or in person at the reference desk. 

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

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

    The Law of Attraction and Manifestation

    This ongoing class teaches many techniques for utilizing the power of your mind to create wonders in all areas of your life.

  • Revival Yarns

    3 p.m. $30. www.revivalyarnsathens.com

    Knitting Forward, Backward and Sideways

    Learn how to knit asymmetrically and on the bias, knit and purl backward, pick up selvage stitches without leaving holes, knit sideways off an existing fabric and knit in circles by conquering the art of short rows.

Comedy

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    Casual Comedy

    Dave Weiglein hosts this month's installment of Casual Comedy with guest comedians Ben Davis, Kevin Saucier, Cherith Fuller and Remi Treuer.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. $5. flickertheatreandbar.com

    Life's a Gift Comedy Tour

    Stand-up comedy, stories, music, prizes and more with Larry Fulford and Alex Luchun.

Games

Performance

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    8 p.m. $25–42. www.pac.uga.edu

    Vadym Kholodenko Piano Performance

    Ukranian pianist Kholodenko is the winner of the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.

Kidstuff

Events

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    2 p.m. FREE! www.libs.uga.edu/scl

    Tuesday Tour

    Take a guided tour of the exhibit galleries of the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library and the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies. Meet in the rotunda on the second floor.

  • The National

    6:30 p.m. $75. 706-549-3450, reservations@thenationalrestaurant.com

    Spanish Wine Dinner with Ole Imports and Healthy Gourmet

    Take a tour through the back roads of Spain with six courses and wine pairings.

  • Olive Basket

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-714-6457

    Olive Oil & Balsamic Vinegar Tasting

    Learn about olive oils and balsamic vinegars.

  • The Classic Center

    Mar.30, 11:15 a.m.–6:30 p.m. & Mar. 31, 9:30 a.m.–4:45 p.m. FREE! www.curo.uga.edu/symposium

    2015 CURO Symposium

    This year's keynote address "Infectious Diseases on a Changing Planet: How Ecology Drives Epidemics" will be delivered by Dr. Sonia Altizer from the Odum School of Ecology.

  • Taqueria La Parrilla

    All day. www.project-safe.org

    Dancing with the Athens Stars Team 1 Fundraiser

    (Homewood Hills) A percentage of the day's sales will help Susan Bogardus and Mike Fulford, Team 1 of Dancing with the Athens Stars, in their mission to raise funds for Project Safe.

DJs

  • The Manhattan Café

    Loungy Tuesday. 9 p.m. FREE! 706-369-9767

    DJ Nate From Wuxtry

    DJ NATE FROM WUXTRY Playing an all-vinyl set of slow and melancholy songs for sad sacks and lonely lovers. 

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    UNSOUND CONDITION Band from Atlanta who claims to combine elements of hardcore, metal, funk and fine dining. 

    DAYS OF STRUGGLE Hardcore group from Tijuana, Mexico.

    VERTICALLY CHALLENGED Metal band from Winder.

  • The Foundry

    Tailgate Tuesday. 7 p.m. $5 (adv.), $7 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    MOCKINGBIRD SUN Nashville-based country band with a sound "accessible to listeners with more indie sensibilities."

    EMILY HACKETT Folk singer-songwriter raised in Atlanta.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 10 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    COBALT CRANES L.A.-based four-piece group playing psych-grunge. 

  • Georgia Theatre

    Anchor Jam. 7 p.m. $15. www.georgiatheatre.com

    JOHN KING BAND This local band blends the stylistic qualities of Southern rock and country.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    DARD DOG Ear-splitting images concocted by Pops Baron.

    GYPS Xander Witt (Muuy Biien) plays a set of ambient drone.

    SHADES MARTEL Guitar-distorted keyboard sonatas that attempt to transcend musicianship and traditional songwriting.

    HANNAH AND HER SISTERS Local experimental husband/wife duo inspired by Jean-Luc Godard manipulate noise to create dissonant soundscapes.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    SESSIONS WITH S-WORDS AND FRIENDS Local band playing funky pop-rock with a touch of Southern jam.

Art

  • Lamar Dodd School of Art

    Mar. 31 & Apr. 1, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. www.art.uga.edu

    UGA Jewelry & Metals Sale

    Phi Beata Heata presents new work from jewelry and metalsmithing students.

Wednesday, April 1

35 events

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    Open Mic Night

    SINGER-SONGWRITER SHOWCASE Rock out every Wednesday at this open mic. Contact louisphillippelot@yahoo.com for booking.

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-0840

    Karaoke

    KARAOKE With your host Lynn, the Queen of Karaoke!

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-0840

    Karaoke

    KARAOKE With your host Lynn, the Queen of Karaoke!

  • Hi-Lo Lounge

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-850-8561

    Karaoke with the King

    KARAOKE WITH THE KING Sing your guts out every Wednesday! 

Film

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    Apr. 1–2, 7 p.m. FREE! georgiamuseum.org

    España en Corto: Spanish Short Film Festival

    Award-winning short films inspired and directed by up-and-coming Spanish filmmakers. An interactive discussion of the films follows each screening.

Lectures & Lit

  • The Globe

    8 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/athenswordofmouth

    Word of Mouth Poetry

    Open mic poetry readings. This month's featured reader is Sharon McCoy, instructor and academic Free Agent at UGA.

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    3 p.m. FREE! akhenry@uga.edu

    Mary Frances Early Lecture

    (Theater) Michael Thurmond, superintendent of the DeKalb County School District, delivers this year's lecture. A reception will follow.

  • Athens Academy

    5:30 p.m. FREE! 706-549-9225

    An Evening in Community

    (Harrison Center Performance Hall) Martha Caldwell and Oman Frame, founders of iChange Collaborative, discuss social and emotional development, authentic inquiry and personal awareness, and how to have critical conversations about race, class, gender and social justice.

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!

Art

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    2 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Tour at Two

    Pierre Daura Curator of European Art Lynn Boland leads a tour honoring April Fool's Day.

  • Lamar Dodd School of Art

    Mar. 31 & Apr. 1, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. www.art.uga.edu

    UGA Jewelry & Metals Sale

    Phi Beata Heata presents new work from jewelry and metalsmithing students.

Games

Meetings

  • The World Famous

    6 p.m. FREE! www.fourathens.com/happy-hour

    Tech Happy Hour

    Meet local entrepreneurs, tech talent and other fellow Athenians who are making cool stuff at this weekly Four Athens networking happy hour.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    6:30 p.m. FREE! lpetroff@chartner.net, bc.akin@charter.net

    Photo Sharegroup

    The Photo Sharegroup meets at the Garden to share digital images of outdoor photography. Email for more information.

  • ACC Library

    7 p.m. FREE! www.eckankar-ga.org

    "Sharing Spiritual Experiences and Inner Guidance"

    (Multipurpose Room A) Share experiences and divine intervention, discuss dreams and past lives, and ask questions and learn techniques to find answers.

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

    9:30–10:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Toddler Storytime

    An interactive program for ages 2–5. 

  • House Electric

    10–11 a.m. FREE! www.houseelectricathens.com

    Storytime with Grandmother Goose

    Kids can hear stories and take Easter pictures with Grandmother Goose.

  • Oconee County Library

    Teen Photo Scavenger Hunt

    Get a photo list at the front desk and email the completed list with photos to oconeelibrary@gmail.com. Everyone who completes the list wins a prize. The Grand Finale will be on Apr. 29, 6 p.m. Ages 11–18.

  • Oconee County Library

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

    Young Adult Photography Class

    Learn pro tips for taking photos using a cellphone or iPod. Ages 11–18.

  • ACC Library

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

    Money Smart Meeting

    Work together to create and market a product to sell in the Library Store. If it makes $75 in sales, there will be a pizza party. Ages 11–18.

Live Music

  • 400 Watt Clurb

    10:14 p.m. FREE! www.400wattereddown.zlip

    TABER & THE UTOPIANS No info available. 

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    CARELESS PILOTS Garage-rock band from Atlanta.

    THE NICK AUSTIN TRIO Garage-rock band from Atlanta.

    THE GOOD LOOKS Garage-rock band from Atlanta.

    OVER YONDER Garage-rock band from Atlanta.

  • The Dancz Center for New Music

    5 p.m. FREE! music.uga.edu

    T.S. WOODWARD The local musician presents a recital of his senior thesis, How to Breathe Underwater. The full-length studio album will be played back in stereo, followed by a live performance of B-sides and additional compositions, as arranged and performed by T.S. Woodward & The Phantasmagoric Chamber Orchestra.

  • The Foundry

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

    THE DARNELL BOYS The three Darnell sisters play and sing hip hop originals backed by upright keytar, singing cat and junkyard burritos.

    DJ BEETBOT Duo spins upbeat death-metal and an exhaustive amount of Michael McDonald.

  • Georgia Theatre

    9 p.m. $15. www.georgiatheatre.com

    EOTO Eeeeeeeeeoooooooootttttttooooooo.

    ILL.GATES Bill Gates?

    ANDY BRUH & ROBBIE DUDE Which is which? The world may never know.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    BREATHLANES Athens musical collective playing organic, atmospheric improv.

  • Porterhouse Grill

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

    JAZZ NIGHT You'll Never Guess What Happened Next.

Classes

  • Revival Yarns

    6 p.m. $30. www.revivalyarnsathens.com

    Fingerless Mitts Class

    This class teaches knitters how to make fingerless mitts. 

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

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

    The Buddha's Teachings

    Bring more inner peace to your life. Every Wednesday.

Events

  • Ciné Barcafé

    4–8 p.m. Donations encouraged. sloanenichols@mac.com

    Automatic for Autism

    This autism resource fair and film event features a screening of HBO's Temple Grandin at 5 p.m. Proceeds benefit the UGA Automatic for Autism Endowment Fund.

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    8:30 a.m. (construction), 11:30 a.m. (remarks). FREE! www.habitat.org

    Ceremonial House Framing

    Habitat for Humanity will frame a house to commemorate a the donation of documents to UGA's Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library. The materials document the formation, growth and operation of Habitat for Humanity.

Thursday, April 2

35 events

Live Music

  • Barbeque Shack

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

    OPEN BLUEGRASS JAM All pickers welcome! Every Thursday!

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    LILY ROSE BAND Local pop-folk singer-songwriter.

    DANA KELSON Soulful singer-songwriter.

    THE SUMMER SONICS Local alternative rock band.

  • The Foundry

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

    DELLA MAE Boston-based contemporary bluegrass/Americana band.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    CHIEF SCOUT Bracing local psych-rock band led by songwriter Trey Rosenkampff.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $26. www.georgiatheatre.com

    THE WAR ON DRUGS Critically acclaimed, Americana-influenced indie rock band from Philadelphia, PA.

    HOP ALONG Freak-folk four-piece from Philadelphia.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    OLD SKOOL TRIO Funk, blues, and jazz featuring Carl Lindberg on bass, Seth Hendershot on drums and Jason Fuller on keys. Playing original compositions and the music of The Funky Meters, Dr. John, War, Funkadelic and more.

  • Normaltown Hall

    8 p.m. $8. www.facebook.com/NormaltownHall

    HOPE FOR AGOLDENSUMMER Charming and highly praised local neo-folk band delivers the thriftstore gospel. Featuring the captivating vocal harmonies of the Campbell sisters.

    CICADA RHYTHM Acoustic guitar and upright bass duo playing bluegrass-tinged indie folk, filled with paired vocal harmonies.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    MARADEEN Five-peice rock group from Nashville, TN. 

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Newly relocated back to his old stomping grounds of Athens, Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. He hosts an "all-star jam" every Thursday.

Events

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    8:30 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.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    8 p.m. $15–20. www.facebook.com/QuailForeverUGA

    Birds & Brews

    Includes beer samples and brewery tours, a raffle and a silent auction. Proceeds go towards the conservation of Georgia quail, habitat management and youth programs.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    6 p.m FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Spring Sharing

    Bring seeds, flowers, compost or any other gardening supply to swap with fellow gardeners. 

  • Lumpkin Street Station

    10 p.m. $10. www.facebook.com/thesavannahsweetteaseburlesquerevue

    Mother Goosed: Story-Time with The Sweet Tease

    The Savannah Sweet Tease Burlesque Revue presents acts that are a nod to nursery rhyme favorites.

  • All day. rickyrob@uga.edu

    Common Ground Percentage Day

    (Ted's Most Best & The Grit) Eat at either restaurant and a portion of proceeds will be donated to help open the Common Ground LGBT Community Center.

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.

  • Walker's Coffee & Pub

    9 p.m. FREE! 706-543-1433

    Karaoke

    KARAOKE Every Thursday!

Film

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    Apr. 1–2, 7 p.m. FREE! georgiamuseum.org

    España en Corto: Spanish Short Film Festival

    Award-winning short films inspired and directed by up-and-coming Spanish filmmakers. An interactive discussion of the films follows each screening.

Classes

  • ACC Library

    9–9:45 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, ext. 354

    One-On-One Computer Tutorial

    Personalized instruction available for various computer topics. 

  • Revival Yarns

    6 p.m. $15. www.revivalyarnsathens.com

    Fixing Mistakes Class

    Learn how to back-knit, pick up drop stitches, change purls into knits (and vice versa), unravel your work, create life lines and tighten saggy stitches. RSVP.

  • ACC Library

    6, 7 & 8 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    One-on-One Digital Media Center Tutorial

    The new Digital Media Center is now open! Get individual instruction for graphics, audio or video editing projects or learn to convert albums and cassettes to DVDs and CDs.

Games

  • Butt Hutt Bar-B-Q

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

    Entertainment Trivia

    Hosted by Dirty South Trivia. Every Thursday.

  • El Azteca

    7:30 p.m. FREE! 706-549-2639

    Trivia

    Win prizes with host Garrett Lennox. Every Thursday.

Kidstuff

  • Lay Park

    10 a.m. $3-5. 706-613-3596

    Wiggle, Giggle & Go

    Enjoy games, crafts, and snacks with your pre-K tot. Ages 2-3. Registration required.

  • Rocksprings Community Center

    10–11 a.m. $3–5. 706-613-3602

    Thursday Tea with Mr. Bunny

    Ages 3–5 can sip tea, get photos with Mr. Bunny and make their own craft. Call to register.

  • ACC Library

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

    Dewayne Reynolds

    Enjoy a show with magic, music and balloon artistry as part of the library's 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten series.

Performance

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    8 p.m. FREE! www.music.uga.edu

    UGA African American Choral Ensemble

    Directed by professor Gregory Broughton, the group presents their spring concert of indigenous musical treasures.

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    6 p.m. FREE! music.uga.edu

    UGA Jazz Band Spring Concert

    The group, led by professor David D'Angelo, will play a variety of styles in the jazz tradition.

Meetings

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    7 p.m. FREE! www.oconeeriversaudubon.org

    Oconee Rivers Audubon Society

    Engineer Bob Kobres will give a presentation on "Beavers and Us: How We Can All Benefit from Learning to Coexist with This Ancient Wetland Engineer."

  • East Friendship Baptist Church

    7 p.m. FREE! naacpclarke@gmail.com

    NAACP

    (East Friendship Baptist Church) Regular monthly meeting. Open to all. 

Lectures & Lit

  • Lamar Dodd School of Art

    5:30 p.m. charlotte.maier@uga.edu

    AGAS Lecture Series: Dr. Robert Coleman

    (Room S151) Associate Professor of Art History at Notre Dame Dr. Robert Coleman lectures on "Giambettino Cignaroli's Ecstasy of St. Francis for Pontremoli."

  • Avid Bookshop

    6:30 p.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com

    Meet the Author

    Meet author Andrew Harwell in honor of his debut middle grade novel The Spider Ring.

  • UGA Park Hall

    12:30 p.m. FREE! www.willson.uga.edu

    Distinguished Lecturer

    (Room 265) Miriam Lewin, Argentine radio and television journalist, presents "Sexual Violence and Distatorship, 30 Years Later. The End of Taboo."

  • Morton Theatre

    7 p.m. FREE! rbmiller@uga.edu

    4th Annual Donald L. Hollowell Lecture

    Civil rights historian Tomiko Brown-Nagin presents "The Civil Rights Queen: Constance Baker Motley and the Struggle for Racial and Gender Equality in America."

  • UGA Dean Rusk Hall

    4 p.m. FREE! www.willson.uga.edu

    Douglas A. Blackmon

    (Larry Walker Room) Pulitzer Prize-winning author Blackmon is the author of Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II.

Art

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    10 a.m.–5 p.m. www.art.uga

    UGA Jewelry & Metals Sale

    Phi Beata Heata presents new work from jewelry and metalsmithing students.

Friday, April 3

27 events

Events

  • UGA Miller Plant Sciences

    10 a.m.–3 p.m. FREE! entomolo@uga.edu

    30th Annual Insect Zoo Open House

    The UGA Bug Dawgs and the UGA Department of Entomology present a hands-on event featuring live bug exhibits, roach races, beetle tractor pulls, kids' crafts, giveaways, snacks made from insects and more. 

  • Clarke Central High School

    7 p.m. $5 (students), $7 (adults). emmaclarke@clarke.k12.ga.us

    CCHS Mr. Incredible

    The boys of Clarke Central show off their talents and unique sense of humor while raising money for the American Cancer Society.

Kidstuff

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    MOTHERFUCKER Hard-hitting local band featuring former members of Incendiaries.

    DOUBLE FERRARI This new local band plays virtuosic, high-speed, instrumental jock-rock.

    THE CRYPTIDES Local surf-rock band featuring members of The HUMMS and Timmy and the Tumblers.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    MELISSA COLBERT-TAYLOR The fierce and formidable frontwoman of local psych-rock band Never performs a solo set.

    EMILEIGH IRELAND Member of local indie-pop group Helen Scott plays a solo set.

    JIM WILSON Local songwriter and musician (The TaxiCab Verses) performs.
  • 40 Watt Club

    8:30 p.m. $5. www.40watt.com

    BEN SHIRLEY Acoustic singer-songwriter based in Atlanta.

    KAYLA BERRIE Local jazz-inspired singer-songwriter.

    CHRIS PADGETT Local guitar virtuoso performs.

    MICHAEL LESOUSKY Local folk singer-songwriter.
  • The Foundry

    9 p.m. $10 (adv)., $13 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    ABBEY ROAD LIVE Beloved local Beatles tribute band known for its attention to detail and musical proficiency.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $20. www.georgiatheatre.com

    JOSH RITTER Idaho-based folk-rock singer-songwriter Ritter plays tunes from his wide-ranging catalog.

    LERA LYNN Former Athenian turned Nashville resident playing country-influenced music with distinctive, sultry vocals.
  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    7 p.m. $10. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    COMMON GROUND LGBT CENTER BENEFIT A night of music and performance to benefit a new community space. Hosted by Ricky Simone and featuring African Soul, Bellah Sparxx, Carla Le Fever & the Rays, Chrismis, LG, Daniel Hearn, Lil Redd, Tashia Love, Mia Smith, Repunza, The Skipperdees, Stella Zine, Yasmine Alexander and more.

  • 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.

  • Live Wire

    AlanFest. 8 p.m. www.alanfest.org

    MOON HOOCH Three-piece "cave music" band from Brooklyn that features two saxophonists and a drummer.

    ISAAC BRAMBLETT BAND Southern soul singer with a roots-rock band who has performed with Ike Stubblefield and Sunny Ortiz, to name a few.

    SUN-DRIED VIBES South Carolina band plays a reggae-tinted brand of rock.

    DJ BANG RADIO & CHRÆVIS Spinning after the bands.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    JOHNNY AWESOME Alt-rock band from Cumming, GA.

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Newly relocated back to his old stomping grounds of Athens, Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    AlanFest. 4:30 p.m. www.alanfest.org

    SHOWTIME Elite tha Showstoppa's band plays eclectic hip-hop mixed with rockin' funky soul.

    SLOW CLAP New local jam-rock band.
  • VFW

    7 p.m. www.vfwathens.com

    STEVE BRYSON Talented folk-country artist from Clarkesville, GA.

Art

  • Revival Yarns

    10 a.m.–12 p.m. or 5–7 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1354, www.revivalyarnsathens.com

    First Friday Open Knit/Crochet

    These meetings are meant to build a community among local knitters and crocheters. Bring your current project, get comfy and mingle with fiber friends old and new.

  • VFW

    6–10 p.m. FREE! www.vfwathens.com

    Art Judging

    Vote for your favorite redesigned flag drop box for the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Games

Performance

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    7:30 p.m. $18, $5 (w/ student ID). www.music.uga.edu

    Second Thursday Concert: Evgeny Rivkin

    The performance will feature works for piano by Brahms, Schubert, Rachmaninoff and Scriabin.

Lectures & Lit

  • Miller Learning Center

    12:20 p.m. FREE! iws.uga.edu

    Women's Studies Lecture

    (Room 148) Bettina Love presents "Examining the Lives & Teaching Styles of Black and Brown Lesbian Teachers and Personnel."

  • Ciné Barcafé

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

    Spring Launch of The Georgia Review

    Celebrate the spring 2015 issue with Coleman Barks, Jeff Fallis and John Fernandes.

  • Avid Bookshop

    6:30 p.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com

    Meet the Poet

    Meet poet and musician Eric Sommer.

Film

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    3 p.m., 6 p.m. & 9 p.m. $1–2. www.union.uga.edu

    The Luck of the Irish

    (Theatre) A teenager (played by Ryan Merriman) must battle for a gold charm to keep his family from being controlled by an evil leprechaun.

DJs

  • Live Wire

    Friday Afternoon Beer Club. 5 p.m. FREE! www.livewireathens.com

    Friday Afternoon Beer Club

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

Meetings

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

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

    Healing Circle & Meditation

    Experience different modalities and forms of meditation. Every Friday.

Saturday, April 4

40 events

Kidstuff

  • Memorial Park

    11 a.m. FREE! www.friendsoffivepoints.org

    Five Points Easter Egg Hunt

    Get those eggs! Kids will be divided into age groups of 0–2, 3–4, 5–7 and 8–10 years old.

  • Memorial Park

    9–9:45 a.m. or 10–10:45 a.m. $5–8. 706-613-3580, www.athensclarkecounty.com/leisure

    Breakfast with the Bunny

    Breakfast, crafts, activities and photos with the Easter Bunny. Call to register.

  • East Athens Community Center

    10 a.m. FREE! www.athensclarkecounty.com/leisure

    Easter Egg Hunt

    A traditional egg hunt with crafts and a bounce house. For Kindergarten–5th grade.

  • Lay Park

    11 a.m. FREE! www.athensclarkecounty.com/leisure

    Easter Egg-stravaganza

    A traditional hunt for eggs with candy and prizes inside. For toddlers through fifth grade.

  • Avid Bookshop

    10:30 a.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com

    Story Time

    Miss Rachel reads to kids of all ages.

  • ACC Library

    10:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org

    Saturday Movies

    Family fun movies are shown in the story room. Call for movie title.

  • Southeast Circle Park

    1–3 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3991

    Ultimate Frisbee Clinic

    Participants at this co-ed clinic will run drills and learn basic skills. All levels welcome. Ages 7–14. Registration required.

  • Southeast Circle Park

    1–3 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3991

    Lacrosse Clinic

    Participants at this co-ed clinic will run run drills and learn basic skills. All levels are welcome. Ages 7–14. Registration required.

  • Rocksprings Community Center

    10 a.m. FREE! 706613-3580

    Rock and Roll Easter Egg Hunt

    Toddlers to age 12 can participate in a rock and roll themed egg hunt.

Games

Art

  • 11 a.m. until dark. FREE! chatham.murray@gmail.com

    Open House

    (120 Barrow St.) See the latest works by local painter Chatham Murray in her annual open house. 

Outdoors

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    10–11 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3615

    Naturalist's Walk

    Take a hike around the property in search of seasonal happenings. Participants are encouraged to bring a camera and binoculars.

Classes

  • The H. T. Edwards Complex

    6–8 p.m. Donations welcome. gaconflict.org

    Restorative CIrcles Training

    Restorative Circles is a process of responding to conflict and violence through restorative, rather than punitive, systems. All levels of experience welcome. 

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9 a.m.–4 p.m. $105. www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Plant Taxonomy

    (Classroom 2) This core course teaches basic characteristics that botanists look at when investigating an unknown plant. Bring a hand lens.

  • Revival Yarns

    3 p.m. $30. www.revivalyarnsathens.com

    Knitting Forward, Backward and Sideways

    Learn how to knit asymmetrically and on the bias, knit and purl backward, pick up selvage stitches without leaving holes, knit sideways off an existing fabric and knit in circles by conquering the art of short rows.

Events

  • Bishop Park

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

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods and crafts. Live music by Amy Andrews (10 a.m.). A Seedling Club educational activity will be held for kids.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    8 p.m. $5/person, $15/family. www.uga.edu/botgarden

    Full Moon Hike

    Bring family and friends along to enjoy the mysterious world of nature at night. Includes a two-mile hike through the wooded trails and in the garden.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    7 p.m. $5. www.facebook.com/commongroundATHGA

    Common Ground Benefit Concert & Silent Auction

    Ricky Simone hosts this family-friendly event featuring poetry, hip hop, jazz, funk, neo-soul, drag performances and more. Hip Hop activist performers include African Soul, Chrismis, Lil Redd and more. Proceeds benefit the Common Ground LGBT Community Center.

  • Iron Factory

    8 p.m. classiccityfringefest@gmail.com

    What is Fringe?

    Organizers of the Classic City Fringe Festival will host a repeat presentation during the Moonlight Gypsy Market. Light refreshments provided at a reception followed by a sample performance by Mr. Blank.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

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

    Random Acts of Kindness

    Write an encouraging note to be placed in a children's book. All supplies will be provided.

  • Iron Factory

    8 p.m. www.facebook.com/moonlightgypsymarket

    Moonlight Gypsy Market

    Shop among 18 art, vintage and eclectic item vendors including Vintage Soirée, Papa Bugg, Juliet Sexton and McShawns Gem Works. Performances include Mr. Blank's Weird & Wandering Sideshow as well as music by Xulu Prophet, Dux, In Sonitus Lux, The Psychedelic Wolf Folk Harmony and Genetic Outcast.

  • Lay Park

    11:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3596

    Wild and Wacky Adult Easter Egg Scramble

    Compete to find the coveted prize egg. Call to register.

  • Nuçi's Space

    6–10 p.m. FREE! emmaclarke@clarke.k12.ga.us

    DREAMFest

    The Clarke Central High School Interact Club presents a festival with student speakers, musicians and artists to spread awareness of the injustices undocumented students face in Georgia and to raise money for scholarships that can assist students pursuing secondary education.

  • Bloom

    7 p.m. $10 donation. www.georgiajan.org

    Wii Bowl for Reproductive Justice

    This event will benefit the GA Reproductive Justice Access Network by providing grants and practical support to those who can't afford the full cost of abortion and/or birth control.

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. 706-546-0840

    Office Lounge's Birthday Party

    Celebrate Athens 6th Birthday with fun, food and music by Rev. Tribble & The Deacons.

Live Music

  • Bishop Park

    Athens Farmers Market. 10 a.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    AMY ANDREWS Melancholy folk singer-songwriter.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    SECRET EUROPEANS Piano-based pop-rock project from Mandy Branch (Motherfucker). Album release show!

    DONNY KNOTTSVILLE Funkadelic rapper and electronica artist from South Carolina via Athens.

    NOSEEUM New local band featuring members of Chartreuse, Long Legged Woman and Kilroy.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    Project Safe Benefit. 9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    RANCH Local, darkly tinged cowboy-country band.

    THE KNOCKOUTS Athens-based Celtic music group.

  • 40 Watt Club

    9 p.m. $5. www40watt.com

    DANA SWIMMER Local band playing a garage rock montage with sweet, soulful undertones.

    CONCORD AMERICA Slightly out-of-control Atlanta-based band that touches on punk and garage.

    COTTONMOUTH Local group featuring members of Pretty Bird and Muuy Biien. Expect lots of fuzzy, heavy drums and bass.

    NEIGHBOR LADY Alias of local singer-songwriter Emily Braden.

  • Front Porch Book Store

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-372-1236

    THE WINTERVILLIANS New local Americana group featuring Dodd Ferrelle, Adam Poulin and David Van Wyk.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. $8. www.georgiatheatre.com

    KRISTIN DIABLE Up-and-coming young singer-songwriter from south Louisiana.

    ANDERSON EAST Soulful, alternative Americana artist whose music displays shades of Ryan Adams and Ray LaMontagne.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $20. www.georgiatheatre.com

    RUN THE JEWELS Highly acclaimed, socially conscious hip hop duo featuring Atlanta MC Killer Mike and Brooklyn rapper El-P.

    SCOTTY ATL Atlanta-based rapper and producer.

  • Georgia Theatre

    AlanFest. On the Rooftop. 1 p.m. www.alanfest.org

    JUSTIN JAY No info available.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    JESS KLEIN Popular and prolific folk singer-songwriter.

    ROD PICOT Americana singer-songwriter fixture from Nashville.

  • 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.

  • Live Wire

    AlanFest. 8 p.m. www.alanfest.org

    DANGERMUFFIN South Carolina trio that shifts between Southern rock, beach grooves and Americana.

    THE FRITZ Jammy rock band from Asheville, NC.

    MARCUS KING BAND Bluesy, Greenville, SC-based funk-rock group.

    CHARLES HEDGEPATH & FRIENDS Greenville, SC-based singer-songwriter.

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Local singer-songwriter Louis Phillip Pelot plays a "mind-boggling wall of organic sound with upbeat, travel-driven lyrics."

    DJ BANG RADIO & CHRÆVIS Spinning after the bands.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    COPIOUS JONES Original rock band from Atlanta. 

  • The Office Lounge

    6th Birthday Party! 7 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. TRIBBLE AND THE DEACONS New local group led by Athens rock fixture Rev. Conner Mack Tribble.

Film

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    3, 6 & 9 p.m. $1–2. union.uga.edu

    The Lizzie McGuire Movie

    (Theatre) Lizzie McGuire (Hilary Duff) and her closest pals head off on a school-sponsored journey to Rome.

Lectures & Lit

  • Avid Bookshop

    6:30 p.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com

    Meet the Author

    Meet author Nina MacLaughlin in celebration of her book Hammer Head: The Making of a Carpenter. MacLaughlin spent her twenties working at a Boston newspaper before applying for a job she saw on Craigslist for a Carpenter's Assistant.

Sunday, April 5

7 events

Games

Lectures & Lit

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

    10:15 a.m. FREE! www.uuathensga.org

    Unitarian Universalist Forum

    President of Athens Area Fair Tax Club, Greg Bleakley, will present "Fair or Foul Tax."

Live Music

  • Blind Pig Tavern

    AlanFest. 1 p.m. www.alanfest.org (Baldwin St. location)

    ALANFEST FAMILY SENDOFF JAM Featuring music from Percy Sledgehammer, Rollin’ Home and many more.

Film

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    3, 6 & 9 p.m. $1–2. union.uga.edu

    The Thirteenth Year

    (Theatre) As a boy approaches adolescence he grows scales and fins, communicates with fish and breathes underwater.