COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Monday, May 25

14 events

Karaoke & Open Mic

Events

  • The Classic Center

    7 a.m. (registration), 8 a.m. (race). $20–25. www.aojwc.org

    12th Annual Running with the Dawgs 5K

    The Athens-Oconee Junior Women's Club presents a run through downtown Athens that passes the fiberglass bulldog statues. Prizes include tabletop bulldog statues.

  • Memorial Park

    12-3 p.m. FREE! $1 (pool). www.athensclarkecounty.com/leisure

    Memorial Day Concert and Picnic

    Includes face painting, games and a concert by Georgia Red Clay. The pool will be open for swimming.

  • Buffalo's Café

    6–8:30 p.m. $5. www.facebook.com/buffaloscafeathens

    Line Dancing with Ron Putman

    For all skill levels. Held the second and fouth Monday of every month.

  • Multiple Locations

    May 23, 8:45 a.m. May 24, 8:45 a.m. May 25, 7:45 a.m. $3. wwww.georgiawalkers.homestead.com

    American Volkssport Association 10K Walk

    This non-competitive 10K walk is guided by the Georgia Walkers Walking Club. Walkers will meet at Watson Mill Bridge State Park on Saturday, Sandy Creek Nature Center on Sunday and the Marriot Courtyard on Monday.

  • Alps Nutrition

    10 a.m.–6 p.m. FREE! www.alpsnutrition.com

    Alps Nutrition 19th Anniversary

    Alps Nutrition celebrates 19 years in Athens with gift bags, samples, treats and more.

Games

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 6:30 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    THE HOBOHEMIANS This six-piece, acoustic band utilizes banjo, ukulele, flute, accordion, saxophone, piano, various percussion, drums and bass to perform popular American and European roots music of the 1910s, '20s and '30s.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    WORKINGMAN'S MONDAY Enjoy the music of the Grateful Dead. Hosted by Bo Hembree.

Lectures & Lit

  • Bizarro Wuxtry

    5–7 p.m. FREE! www.fantagraphics.com

    Meet the Cartoonist

    Josh Simmons' latest graphic novel, Black River, follows a group making their way through a post-apocalyptic world. See Calendar Pick on p. 18.

Tuesday, May 26

21 events

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 Paul Gallois, John-Michael Bond, Yedoye Travis, Caleb Synan and Dusty Slay.

Games

Classes

Events

  • ACC Council on Aging

    11 a.m.–2 p.m. www.accaging.org

    Produce Stand

    This mobile produce stand sells fresh, sustainable and locally-grown fruits and vegetables sourced from the community gardens at ACCA and UGArden. EBT cards accepted.

  • West Broad Market Garden

    3 p.m.–dusk. 706-613-0122, www.athenslandtrust.org

    Tuesday Produce Stand

    Shop for fresh produce straight out of the community-based urban garden. Offers double dollars for EBT shoppers. Held every Tuesday.

Kidstuff

Live Music

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    EMILEIGH IRELAND Local singer-songwriter and former member of indie-pop group Helen Scott performs.

    JIM MCCARREN Local singer-songwriter.

    LOGAN & LUCILLE Folk-pop ensemble from Tuscon, AZ. 

  • The Foundry

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

    J.C. BRIDWELL Country-rock musician from Cumming, GA.

    PHILLIP LEE JR. Country singer-songwriter.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    THE HONEY SLIDERS Original, Detroit-influenced rock from Catropolis.

    THE VG MINUS '70s-styled power-pop/punk.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    LANEY STRICKLAND & FRIENDS Local Southern rock singer-songwriter leads a collaborative performance.

Lectures & Lit

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    5:30 p.m. FREE! russlib@uga.edu

    The Rest of the Story Book Club

    Discuss works connected to the ongoing and upcoming exhibitions and programs at the library. Followed by gallery tours.

  • Avid Bookshop

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

    Hometown Book Launch: Will Walton

    Meet Will Walton in celebration of his debut novel, Anything Could Happen

Theater

  • ACC Library

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

    Letters in My Grandmother's Chifferobe

    Hear the dramatization of one family's experience during the Great War, using over 100 pages of correspondence between a Georgia Doughboy and his family.

DJs

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    DJ Souvenirs

    DJ SOUVENIRS Alec Livaditis spins a set of music, following a screening of the documentary Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell.

Wednesday, May 27

29 events

Kidstuff

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-795-5597

    Preschool & Toddler Storytime

    Includes stories, finger-puppet plays, songs and crafts for literacy-based fun. For ages 5 & under. Every Wednesday.

  • Revival Yarns

    6 p.m. $15. 706-850-1354, www.revivalyarnsathens.com

    Knit Kids Class

    Knit Kids is a beginning knitting class for kiddos to learn how to cast-on and knit stitch. RSVP.

  • ACC Library

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

    Toddler Storytime

    An interactive program for ages 2–5. 

  • Oconee County Library

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

    SuperLock Night

    Supernatural and Sherlock fans are invited to a fun night of fandom. Snacks provided. Ages 11–18.

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.

  • Hi-Lo Lounge

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

    Karaoke with the King

    KARAOKE WITH THE KING Sing your guts out every Wednesday! 

  • The Office Lounge

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

    The Rebel Society with Jaclyn Steele

    THE REBEL SOCIETY Host Jaclyn Steele invites "creators, dreamers and passion-filled rebels" to share their talent at this open mic event. The Jaclyn Steele Band kicks things off. Every Wednesday!

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    WEISSHUND Groove-oriented rock duo from Atlanta. See Calendar Pick on p. 14.

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

    FRANNY New, eclectic local band influnced by indie rock, jazz, classical and bluegrass.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

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

    MRJORDANMRTONKS Collaboration between longtime Athens musicians Tommy Jordan and William Tonks, featuring rootsy guitar picking and paired vocal melodies.

  • The Foundry

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

    RED WANTING BLUE Americana outfit led by vocalist and songwriter Scott Terry.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    SHILPA RAY New York-based artist playing dark, goth-infused post-punk. See Calendar Pick on p. 14.

    NEIGHBOR LADY Alias of local singer-songwriter Emily Braden.

  • Go Bar

    Potter's Go Bar Res. 9:30 p.m. $3–5 (suggested donation). 706-546-5609

    REALISTIC PILLOW Local synth-heavy experimental pop band.

    GINKO Edgar Lopez's fuzzy, beat-driven experimental hip hop project.

    STRICTLY RICKLI Local experimental family band.

    MANS TRASH Skewed pop sounds from Mercer West (The Dream Scene, Bubbly Mommy Gun).

    MANNY & THE DEEPTHROATS Alias of local experimental sound artist Manny Lage.

    THE ELECTRIC NATURE Psych-rock/electro duo from Athens.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    CHRIS BURROUGHS TRIO Jazz trio led by Stone Mountain drummer Chris Burroughs.

  • Live Wire

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

    OPEN MIC Each performance gets 10 minutes. Drums and guitar amps are provided.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    DIABLO SANDWICH & THE DR. PEPPERS New local band featuring Bo Hembree, Adam Poulin and Scotty Nicholson.

  • 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.

Art

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 by MrJordanMrTonks.

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!

Classes

  • Revival Yarns

    3–4 p.m. $15. www.revivalyarnsathens.com

    Blocking Basics

    Blocking is usually the last step in knitting or crocheting a project. Learn about which yarns are appropriate to block and which are not. RSVP.

  • reBlossom Mama Baby Shop

    9:30 a.m. $8/family. www.reblossomathens.com

    Yoga Buddies

    This yoga class allows kiddos to practice alongside their parents. Free childcare is available for little ones who would rather play than practice yoga.

Games

Meetings

Lectures & Lit

  • 6:30 p.m. FREE! oconeebooks@gmail.com

    Oconee Democrats Book Group

    (1151 Thornwood Dr., Watkinsville) This month's book is Nicholas Carr's The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains. Bring a dish for a potluck.

Thursday, May 28

27 events

Events

  • 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.

  • ACC Library

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

    Documenting the Dust Bowl

    UGA photojournalism lecturer Mark E. Johnson will discuss the photography of the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl. A reception will follow. Reproductions of photos by Dorothea Lange, Arthur Rothstein and others will be on exhibit.

Kidstuff

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

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

    Pajama Storytime

    Bring your pajama-clad kids in for storytelling and readings by special guests.

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!

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. FREE! www.revivalyarnsathens.com

    Knit 1 Class

    Get acquainted with the tools and craft of knitting. Learn cast-on stitches and the knit stitch. The class is free with the purchase of materials. RSVP.

  • Oconee County Library

    2–4 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950

    Intro to Word

    Learn the basics.

  • ACC Library

    9 a.m. & 6 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.

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. 706-369-3040

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

    SARAH ELIZABETH Local singer-songwriter. 

    LANDON TRUST Local singer-songwriter performs an acoustic set.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    THE LAST THURSDAY Songwriter Don Chambers presents a night of music, guest musicians, spoken word, film, magic and a variety of other surprises.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $5 (adv.), $8 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

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

  • Georgia Theatre

    9 p.m. SOLD OUT. www.georgiatheatre.com

    PERPETUAL GROOVE This group has been stirring crowds into a frenzy around the Southeast with its exciting jams and spirited cover tunes.

  • The Grotto

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-549-9933

    THE BIG SMOOTH Bluesy local trio featuring songwriter Tre Powell.

  • 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.

  • Live Wire

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

    TECROPOLIS Athens' longest-running electronic dance music monthly, with special guests Mut3 and Variant.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    DANK Bluesy, Atlanta-based jam-rock band. Formerly known as Dank Sinatra. See Record Review on p. 12.

  • 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 Rd. location)

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

  • Your Pie

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-355-7048 (E. Broad St. location)

    LOUIS PHILLIP PELOT Leaving Countries singer plays a solo set of folk and Americana.

  • Your Pie

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-7424 (Five Points location)

    YOESHI ROBERTS Singer-songwriter playing uplifting "acoustic music that feels good."

Games

Comedy

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $21. www.40watt.com

    T.J. Miller

    Miller co-stared in the Fox comedy series "The Goodwin Games," has a podcast on nerdist.com and appeared in Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, Rock of Ages and several other films. See story on p. 10.

  • The World Famous

    8 p.m. $10. www.facebook.com/theworldfamousathens

    McQueen

    Comedian and producer McQueen Adams spoofs pop culture through a unique live show that blends music, comedy and projections. See Calendar Pick on p. 14.

Film

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    6:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Documentary Film Screening

    Professor emeritus of geology at UGA R.D. Dallmeyer presents a screening of Meteor Strike. Enjoy a slice of pizza while you view the film.

Friday, May 29

19 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    MANGER Speed thrash metal "with a dash of Satan." The band harks back to the days of NWOBHM: ripping solos and screeching vocals.

    THE BOHANNONS Rock and roll straight from Chattanooga, TN.

    BEAST MODE Local heavy metal group.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    STONI TAYLOR & MILES OF STONES Atlanta-based funk-rock outfit.

    DEFIANCE DOUGLASS & EXILES OF THE NATION Five-piece punk/funk band from Atlanta. 

    CHANGING OF THE GUARD No info available. 

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    INTO THE SUN Athens four-piece marrying classic rock with a modern vibe. 

    VANCE FITE Alternative pop-rock artist from Atlanta.

    LOVESUCKER "Dark funk" band from Charlotte, NC.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $15 (adv), $20 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    UNKNOWN HINSON Comedic, vampirish country songwriter playing twangy originals with a satirical tinge. See Calendar Pick on p. 14.

    JOE FLETCHER Americana roots artist from Providence, RI.

  • Georgia Theatre

    9 p.m. SOLD OUT. www.georgiatheatre.com

    PERPETUAL GROOVE This group has been stirring crowds into a frenzy around the Southeast with its exciting jams and spirited cover tunes.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

     

     

    STRICTLY RICKLI Local experimental family band.

    THE RODNEY KINGS Scuzzed-out local garage-punk trio. 

    FANTASY SPORTS Gabrielle Bischoff of Black Paradise performs a set of darkwave.

    MIDNIGHT BOI Alias of local musician Eli Rickli, playing "pseudo-Satanic hip hop."

    FART JAR No info available.

    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

    BIG C & THE VELVET DELTA A modern take on traditional blues, rock and R&B from this local group. 

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

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

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

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    DANK Bluesy, Atlanta-based jam-rock band. Formerly known as Dank Sinatra. See Record Review on p. 12.

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. 706-546-0840

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

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    4:30 p.m. FREE! www.terrapinbeer.com

    SARAH ELIZABETH Local country singer-songwriter who has been described as "the 'girl next door' of the South."

  • VFW

    7 p.m. www.vfwathens.com

    WHISKEY RIVER Country-inspired Southern rock band.

Lectures & Lit

  • Avid Bookshop

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

    Meet the Southern Chef

    Chef Rebecca Lang celebrates the release of her new cookbook, Fried Chicken: Recipes for the Crispy, Crunchy, Comfort-Food Classic. See story on p. 8.

Film

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.

Events

  • First American Bank & Trust Company

    10 p.m. (registration), 12 a.m. (race). leadathensmidnight5k@gmail.com

    LEAD Athens Midnight 5K

    Run the paved streets of the Classic City. Party at The Place afterwards. Proceeds benefit LEAD's Youth Entrepreneurship & Academic Development program.

Art

  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    6–8 p.m. FREE! www.ocaf.com

    Opening Reception

    "The Members Exhibit" showcases the diversity of artwork created by OCAF members. "Finding Delight" features photography of Ginger Goejkian.

Performance

  • Madison Morgan Cultural Center

    6 p.m. $5 (students), $25. www.mmcc-arts.org

    Erioca Trio

    The Grammy Award-nominated trio is an all-female chamber ensemble that tours internationally. Followed by a reception.

Word on the Street

  • The Fresh Market

    Hope Floats Sidewalk Sale

    Shop The Fresh Market's picnic-style sidewalk sale May 29–31 to support JDRF, which funds type 1 diabetes research. www.thefreshmarket.com

Saturday, May 30

27 events

Kidstuff

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

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

    Pajama Storytime

    Bring your pajama-clad kids in for storytelling and readings by special guests.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

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

    Magic Show

    Magician, ventriloquist and puppeteer Keith Karnok performs.

  • 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.

Events

  • The Classic Center

    May 30 & 31, 8:30 a.m.–8 p.m. FREE! www.pokemon.com/play

    Pokémon Spring Regional Championships

    A family-friendly event where competitors will vie for a chance to go to the Pokémon U.S. National Championship.

  • 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 and crafts. Live music by Paul Lombard (8 a.m.) and Dale Wechsler (10 a.m.).

  • Oconee County Courthouse

    8 a.m.–1 p.m. www.oconeefarmersmarket.org

    Oconee Farmers Market

    (Watkinsville) Locally grown produce, meats, grains, flowers, soaps, birdhouses, gourds and more.

  • Downtown Athens

    8 a.m. Find "Race2CityHall" on Facebook

    Race2CityHall

    Celebrate Athens music history with a race organized by the Athens Music History Foundation. The race begins at W. Washington and Hull Streets, and ends at E. Washington St. and College Avenue. Proceeds benefit historic music preservation.

  • 10 a.m.–5 p.m. www.extraspecialpeople.com

    Extra Special People's Jump, Fly Festival

    (Skydive Monroe, 535 Towler St., Monroe) Watch skydivers make their descent with food, entertainment and fun. The event raises funds for ESP summer camp.

  • West Broad Market Garden

    10 a.m.–2 p.m. www.athenslandtrust.org

    West Broad Farmers Market

    Featuring fresh produce, honey, crafts, soaps, baked goods, cooking demos, children's activities and live music. Every Saturday.

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

    8:45 a.m. FREE! uuathensga.org

    New to UU

    Learn more about the origins, beliefs and practices of Unitarian Universalism.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

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

    Tinkypuss Fashion Show

    View a fashion show by Tinkypuss and an art installation, hear live music by Wanda and dance to DJ Marceline and DJ Bubblegum. Proceeds benefit Women Help Women.

  • 10 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! 706-353-2286

    5th Anniversary

    (Subway, 1194 Prince Ave.) Celebrate the Prince Avenue location with live music, games, raffles and a kid zone. Six-inch subs are buy one, get one free.

Performance

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $15. www.40watt.com

    Effie's Club Follies

    Effie's Club Follies perform slapstick burlesque routines inspired by the work place.

Live Music

  • Bishop Park

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

    PAUL LOMBARD Local blues singer. (8 a.m.)

    DALE WESCHLER Local fiddler performs a set of old-time mountain music. (10 a.m.)

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. 706-369-3040

    THE JIMI JEFF DUNK N TREY SHOW Playing funky jams and classic covers.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    FALLOW Local three-piece "Southern metal" band.

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

    VOLT New local heavy duo.

    WICKED KING Hard-hitting local rock trio dedicated to the roots of true heavy music.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    IDLE BLOOM Heavy psych-pop band from Nashville, TN.

    CHURCHYARD Nashville-based garage-rock four-piece.

  • The Globe

    10 p.m. FREE! ($2 under 21). 706-353-4721

    WALL OF EARS Massachussetts-based pop project.

    RICHARD GUMBY Local psych-rock project led by songwriter Scott Crossman. 

    HAOCHI WAVES Riot-grrrl-influenced grunge band from Florida.

    BLEETH Stoner metal outfit from Miami.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    THEO HILTON Nana Grizol frontman returns to town to play a solo set.

    NATE AND KATE Local duo playing "nightmarish originals and fun trashy covers with guitar and drums only."

    THE VG MINUS '70s-styled power-pop/punk.

    JO RB JONES Local experimental indie-pop group.

    DJ NATE FROM WUXTRY Playing upbeat, gritty and danceable rare and classic 45s all night long.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

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

    M. LEWIS Soulful singer-songwriter from Atlanta.

    K. CHANTA No info available.

  • 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.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    Women Help Women Benefit. 10 p.m. $5. www.facebook.com/lkshuffleclub

    WANDA Eclectic local electro-pop duo.

    DJ MARCELINE & DJ BUBBLEGUM Two local DJs team up.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    BYOG Funky jam band from Charleston, SC.

Classes

  • Revival Yarns

    May 30, 5 p.m. or June 3, 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.

Games

Theater

  • Morton Theatre

    7 p.m. $35–55. mrchadlawsoncooper@gmail.com

    Family Mess

    This urban stage play features recording artists and actors Chad Lawson Cooper and Alicia Robinson Cooper.

Art

  • Multiple Locations

    10 a.m.–4 p.m. $10. www.ma-designishuman.com

    The MA Architecture Tour

    The MA (Modern Atlanta) Architecture Tour features three modern homes in Pulaski Heights by Athens designer Lori Bork Newcomer. RSVP online.

Sunday, May 31

11 events

Events

  • The Classic Center

    May 30 & 31, 8:30 a.m.–8 p.m. FREE! www.pokemon.com/play

    Pokémon Spring Regional Championships

    A family-friendly event where competitors will vie for a chance to go to the Pokémon U.S. National Championship.

  • The Classic Center

    11 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! www.classiccenter.com

    Sunday Center Market

    Find artists, farmers, crafters, food trucks, live music, kid's activities and more in the Classic Center's new 440 Foundry Pavillion.

  • 11 a.m.–2:30 p.m. $10–25. www.athensamistad.org

    Cocinando para Casa (Cooking for Casa)

    (Athens First Presbyterian) Local restaurants and home cooks prepare authentic Latin American dishes to support educational and social programs offered through Casa de Amistad.

Live Music

Games

Kidstuff

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    3–4 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597

    Read to Rover

    Beginning readers read aloud to a certified therapy dog.

Sports

Monday, June 1

13 events

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    CLAY LEVERETT Some of Athens' finest country music, courtesy of the longtime local songwriter.

    KELLEY SWINDALL Bluesy folk music from Stone Mountain, GA. 

  • 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.

Karaoke & Open Mic

Events

  • Morton Theatre

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

    Annual Preservation Awards

    The Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation showcases projects that have revitalized local historic places, from small-scale rehabilitations, to LEED-certified new construction, to million-dollar historic restorations.

Games

Lectures & Lit

Kidstuff

Classes

  • Oconee County Library

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

    Cajun Cooking Demonstration

    Try Mike Hebert's homemade gumbo while he shows participants how to make shrimp etouffee and Bananas Foster. Registration required. 

Comedy

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $2. www.caledonialounge.com

    Barry Rothbart

    Barry Rothbart has appeared on "Conan," "Tonight Show" and Comedy Central. More stand-up from Luke Fields, Saunak Godkhindi and Caleb Synan.