COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Monday, May 4

14 events

Live Music

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    BLUNT BANGS Local indie-pop band featuring Black Kids frontman Reggie Youngblood.

    FREE ASSOCIATES Local garage-rock band that experiments with noise and attitude.

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

    SWEET SPIRIT Power-pop group from Austin, TX.

  • The Foundry

    7 p.m. $12. www.thefoundryathens.com

    CALEB JOHNSON The winner of "American Idol" season 13, Johnson combines a rock attitude with melodic sensibility. 

    THE ATHENS BAND Youthful rock band playing a mix of rock and roll originals and covers.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    CANARY IN A COALMINE Haunting Americana band fronted by Jessica Pounds and Sandy Wicker. 

    SARA RACHELE Independent singer-songwriter from Decatur, GA.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    BIG WHATEVER Underground hip hop act from Gainesville, FL.

    666 GAYNGSTA Experimental hip hop project.

    CABBAGE LOOPER Old school funk, soul and jazz meet today's fun hip-hop.

    ECHO CONSTANT Local sample-based electronic project.

  • 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

Kidstuff

  • Oconee County Library

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950

    Teen Advisory Board

    Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is a group of teens who gather at the beginning of every month to discuss and plan upcoming events. Ages 11–18. Registration required.

  • 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.

Events

Games

Classes

  • 11 a.m. FREE! www.athenslandtrust.org

    Learn and Share on the Farm Workshop Series

    (Burnell Farms, Royston) The Athens Land Trust presents a workshop on how to extend seasonal crops with the support of NRCS EQUIP's High Tunnel Initiative. Take a farm tour and learn from experienced high tunnel growers.

Tuesday, May 5

22 events

Classes

  • The Pearl Girls

    6:30–8:30 p.m. $39. www.thepearlgirls.com

    Learn to Knot Pearl Jewelry

    Learn how to knot pearls with local business The Pearl Girls. Registration required.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    6:30 p.m. $45. www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Compost Vermiculture Workshop

    Participants will build their own worm bin for composting in this workshop led by Let Us Compost. Materials and worms included.

  • ACC Library

    11:30 a.m. FREE! 706-583-8834

    Annuities 101

    Financial advisor Jess Jensen-Ryan explains the basics of annuities. 

Games

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. 706-369-3040

    FUNKASAURUS WREX Local psychedelic funk group.

  • The Foundry

    Cinco de Mayo Party. 7 p.m. $7 (adv.), $10 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    GROGUS This long-running local ensemble plays jazz and salsa accentuated with reggae, hip hop and Afro-Cuban styles.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    HOUDINNE Atlanta-based experimental hip hop outfit.

  • 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.

  • Tlaloc El Mexicano Restaurant

    2 p.m. FREE! 706-613-9301

    5 MAYO FESTIVAL Featuring music from Pamela_ and her sons, Suffer Dragon, Elysia Empyre, Fit of Body, Yung Yang, Half Acid, Wet Garden, Cult of Riggonia, Crunchy, Strictly Rickli, Manny and the Deepthroats, Cottonmouth, Coco & Clair Clair, Fantasy Sports and L'or. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

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.

  • 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.

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. 

Kidstuff

  • Buffalo's Café

    5:30–7:30 p.m. FREE! 706-354-6655

    Kids Night

    Featuring a balloon artist, coloring contests and photos with Buffy the Buffalo. Every Tuesday.

  • reBlossom Mama Baby Shop

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

    Baby-Led Dance

    In this "dance" class, parents copy their babies for exercise. If the baby teacher snoozes, another baby will lead the class.

  • ACC Library

    9:30 a.m. FREE! www.letuscompost.com

    Casey's Compost Storytime!

    Storytime programs this week will focus on the benefits of composting. Enjoy wormy stories and crafts!

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

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

    May Baskets

    Make a spring-themed basket. For ages 6 & up.

Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

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

    Café au Libris: Mary Bondurant Warren

    Warren will read from and discuss her Heritage Papers re-release of Augustus Longstreet Hull's Annals of Athens, an illuminating look at life in early Athens.

Wednesday, May 6

31 events

Games

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    CCR HEADCLEANER Noisy, chaotic rock band from San Francisco, featuring former Athenians Justin Flowers and Al Cargile. 

    WYMYNS PRYSYN Atlanta-based punk band fronted by Andrew Wiggins (Hawks, Blame Game).

    SHADE Dissonant, groove-oriented local post-punk band.

    CHORE BOY New local project from songwriter Jeff Rahuba (Long Legged Woman).

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

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

    THE WELFARE LINERS This five-piece bluegrass unit blends classic tunes with melodic, high lonesome originals.

  • The Foundry

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

    ELEPHANT REVIVAL Nederland, CO-based progressive Americana band with gypsy and Celtic influences.

    GYPSY WILDCATS Local group playing classic Django Reinhardt gypsy swing tunes, as well as Americana and old vaudeville standards.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $28. www.georgiatheatre.com

    DWEEZIL ZAPPA Frank Zappa's son plays a long, ambitious set of his father's favorites and obscure gems.

  • The Globe

    10 p.m. 706-353-4721

    JO RB JONES Local experimental indie-pop group.

    FLORAL PRINT Nervy, Atlanta-based jangle-pop band.

    MOTHS Jacob Morris plays folk-rock with a pop sensibility and an inevitable psychedelic tinge.

  • Go Bar

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

    MICHAEL POTTER Local experimental sound artist.

    GENETIC OUTCAST Sexual noise karaoke with voice memos, samples and soundbytes as sweet as the taste of candy.

    SUFFER DRAGON Atlanta-based experimental duo featuring members of Faun and a Pan Flute.

    MAGICICADA Alter ego of Atlanta-based noise/electronic artist Chris White.

    HALF ACID Greg O'Connell (Bubbly Mommy Gun) experiments with synths and talk boxes.

  • 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.

  • Live Wire

    7 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! Join Zack Milster and Carl Lindberg for an evening of original music, improv and standards.

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.

  • ACC Library

    9:30 a.m. FREE! www.letuscompost.com

    Casey's Compost Storytime!

    Storytime programs this week will focus on the benefits of composting. Enjoy wormy stories and crafts!

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!

  • Hi-Lo Lounge

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

    Karaoke with the King

    KARAOKE WITH THE KING Sing your guts out every Wednesday! 

Lectures & Lit

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 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1354, www.revivalyarnsathens.com

    Crochet 1 Class

    Get acquainted with the tools and craft of crochet. The class is free with the purchase of materials. RSVP.

  • Georgia Theatre

    4 p.m. $75. www.georgiatheatre.com

    Dweezil Zappa Guitar Masterclass

    The son of Frank Zappa will preview some of the guitar concepts he teaches at his music camp, Dweezilla, in a special event prior to his concert that evening.

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 from Welfare Liners.

Art

  • Georgia Museum of Art

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

    Tour at Two

    Laura Valeri, associate curator of European art, leads a tour of "Chaos and Metamorphosis: The Art of Piero Lerda."

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

    "Exploring Past Lives to Heal the Present"

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

Thursday, May 7

27 events

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.

  • ACC Solid Waste Department

    5–7 p.m. $50. letuscompost@gmail.com

    Compost Bin Sale

    Recycle Mother Nature style. Master Composters will be on site to answer any questions.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    8:30–10:30 p.m. $15. www.packtoplate.org

    Pack to Plate Night

    Celebrate a successful year of increased food access and literacy in Athens. Proceeds benefit Pack to Plate.

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    3:30 p.m. FREE! mlmiller@uga.edu

    Victory in Europe Day 70th Anniversary

    Commemorating the conclusion of World War II, University Archivist Emeritus Steven Brown will present a lecture on the mobilization of the university and the transformation of the campus to wartime footing. The event also includes footages of WWII from the Brown Media Archives, excerpts from oral histories collected by the Richard B. Russell Library's First Person Project, and a panel discussion featuring WWII veterans.

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!

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    KUROMA Hook-heavy psychedelic pop group from Athens featuring MGMT's Hank Sullivant. 

    WOODFANGS Loud, psychedelic, guitar-driven local rock band.

    HALF ACID Greg O'Connell (Bubbly Mommy Gun) experiments with synths and talk boxes.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $6. www.thefoundryathens.com

    DIRTY BOURBON RIVER SHOW Vaudevillian rock and roll act from New Orleans, showcasing their "Gypsy Brass Circus Rock."

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    THE BOTTOM DOLLARS Brooklyn-bred classic rock that's just as loud as it is sweaty.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    THE BOTTOM DOLLARS Brooklyn-bred classic rock that's just as loud as it is sweaty.

  • The Grotto

    10 p.m. 706-549-9933

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

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    RANDALL BRAMBLETT & GEOFF ACHISON BAND Bramblett's Southern-tinged music pulls from a variety of influences. Tonight, he's teaming up with Australian blues guitarist Achison and his band for a collaborative set.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    Healing Place Benefit. 8 p.m. $5. www.facebook.com/lkshuffleclub

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

    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.

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

  • Live Wire

    8 p.m. www.livewireathens.com

    LES RACQUET Prog/power-pop trio with three-part vocal harmonies, catchy melodies and interesting instrumentals, all backed up with jazz musicianship.

    THE SPACE TIME TRAVELERS Atlanta-based funk-rock band.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    BACK CITY WOODS Macon-based bluegrass/Southern rock band.

  • 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.

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.

Classes

  • Revival Yarns

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

    Cables Class

    Learn how to create cables. RSVP.

  • KA Artist Shop

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

    Modern Calligraphy for Beginners

    Learn how to use the pen and nibs to practice the modern calligraphy style. 

  • KA Artist Shop

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

    Masking Fluid in Modern Calligraphy

    Learn how to use this "invisible ink" to create greeting cards, gift tags and more. 

Meetings

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

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

    Oconee Rivers Audubon Society

    Conservationist and a founder of Sandy Creek Nature Center Dan Hope will speak on the role of the Oconee River Land Trust in protecting diverse habitats. 

  • East Friendship Baptist Church

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

    NAACP

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

  • First Baptist Church

    12 p.m. FREE! www.northeastgeorgiahomelesscoalition.blogspot.com

    Homeless & Poverty Coalition Meeting

    Drew Hooks from Action Ministries and Jennifer Zwirn from the Downtown Athens Business Association will speak on panhandling.

DJs

Film

Friday, May 8

23 events

Performance

Games

Live Music

  • 9 p.m. $10. www.thefoundryathens.com

    THE LAST WALTZ ENSEMBLE Tribute band performing the music of Bob Dylan and The Band with special guests Randall Bramblett, Steve Hunter, Eric Carter and others.

  • Buffalo's Café

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

    UNKNOWN ATHENS INSIDE/OUT A singer-songwriter showcase hosted by Liam Parke.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    7:30 p.m. $1 (21+), $3 (18–20). www.caledonialounge.com

    UP YOUR ATHENS PUNK/SKA FEST The all-ages punk fest returns for a fifth year. Featuring Blue TowerRat Babies, Night Terrors, Spray Tan, Dangerous Assumptions, Shehehe, WAFT, War Revenge, The Fact and The Joy Kills.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    ADAM KLEIN Local songwriter playing a rustic blend of country, folk and Americana.

    KENNY GEORGE BAND Alt-country group from Aiken, SC.

    MICHAEL LESOUSKY Local folk singer-songwriter.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $13 (adv.), $15 (door). www.40watt.com

    DIAMOND RUGS Rock and roll supergroup featuring members of Deer Tick, Black Lips and Dead Confederate.

    NEW MADRID Echoing and atmospheric local buzz band with folky vocals and swift, proficient guitar plucks.

    JUSTIN COLLINS Nashville based solo artist playing lo-fi folk music.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    STEEP CANYON RANGERS Progressive bluegrass music rooted in tradition and oozing with instrumental dexterity.

    THE DARNELL BOYS The three Darnell brothers play and sing country blues originals backed by upright bass, singing saw and junkyard percussion. 

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    BOEUN No info available. 

    KEVIN WHITFIELD Alternative country artist from Jefferson, GA. 

  • Iron Factory

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6877

    UNIVERSAL SIGH Athens-based jazz-fusion/funk-oriented rock band that strives to create a unique musical experience with each and every performance. 

    JAHMAN BRAHMAN Jam rock band self-described as "shred 'n' flow" featuring fluid progressions full of funky, wah-wah pedal riffs.

  • Live Wire

    8 p.m. $7 (adv.), $10 (door). www.livewireathens.com

    LARRY MITCHELL BAND A "dynamic rock instrumental funk-flavored splash of intensity," led by Grammy winning producer and guiarist Larry Mitchell.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    BACKUP PLANET Progressive funk-rock band from Knoxville, TN. The band will perform two sets.

     

  • 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.

  • The Roadhouse

    10:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-2324

    NEW PARLIAMENT Athens-based jam band influenced by Neil Young, Widespread Panic, Led Zeppelin and more.

  • VFW

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

    TANGENTS This country-fried rock group from Watkinsville carries Lynyrd Skynyrd licks and John Mellencamp melodies.

Kidstuff

  • Bishop Park

    10–11:30 a.m. $5. 706-613-3589

    Fantastic Fridays

    (Gym) Various obstacle courses and activities for ages 10 months–4 years and their parents. Call to register.

Classes

  • Revival Yarns

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

    Market Bag Class

    Knit a stretchy cotton bag for trips to the farmers market or grocery store. RSVP.

  • Athens Regional Medical Center

    5:30 p.m. FREE! www.armc.org/mbi

    Mindfulness Practice Evening

    (Mind Body Institute) Facilitated discussion and mindfulness practices led by Mike Healy.

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

  • ACC Solid Waste Department

    12 p.m. FREE! recycle@athensclarkecounty.com

    Make and Take: Build a Compost Screener

    Chris McDowell shows participants how to build a comppost screener for backyard composting. Bring a lunch and leave with a sweet composting treat. Registration required.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    12–5 p.m. www.botgarden.uga.edu

    National Public Gardens Day

    Celebrate Public Gardens Day at the State Botanical Garden with tours, live music and drawings.

Theater

  • Athens Little Playhouse

    May 1 & 8, 7 p.m. May 2–3, 3 p.m. May 9, 10 a.m. & 3 p.m. $5–10. www.athenslittleplayhouse.net

    Revenge of the Pigs

    After their homes are destroyed, three little pigs seek revenge against the big bad wolf, Gusto.

Saturday, May 9

39 events

Live Music

  • Bishop Park

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

    SARAH ELIZABETH ADAMS Local singer-songwriter. (8 a.m.)

    RED OAK SOUTHERN STRING BAND This Watkinsville-based band plays rootsy Americana tunes. They'll be preceded by a performance by bellydancing crew Shimmy Mob. (10:10 a.m.)

     

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. 706-369-3040

    THE CHUGS Local four-piece party band that plays the hits.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    4 p.m. $1 (21+), $3 (18–20). www.caledonialounge.com

    UP YOUR ATHENS PUNK/SKA FEST The all-ages punk fest returns for a fifth year. Featuring Go-NowheresAwkward Sounds, Low Cotton, Forsaken Profits, Neon Knives, The Swank, Random Conflict, Wombat In Combat, La Suegra, Ganges Phalanges, Triangle Fire, Cooter Punch, Karbomb, La Madrugada, Rubrics, Rotten Stitches and El ChupaSkabra.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    BIG GRAY The on-again-off-again project of local musician Lucas Jensen.

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    PLAYGROUND HERO Local "urban alternative rock band" that combines rock and hip hop.

    THE OLD WORLD MONKEYS No info available.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    THOMAS WYNN AND THE BELIEVERS This six-piece group from Orlando plays Americana rock infused with Southern soul.

    WHISKEY MYERS Country-inspired Southern rock from Tyler, TX. 

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    DREW KOHL Original singer-songwriter who plays bluegrass-inspired folk music. CD release party! 

  • Iron Factory

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6877

    UNIVERSAL SIGH Athens-based jazz-fusion/funk-oriented rock band that strives to create a unique musical experience with each and every performance. 

    PARTIAL CINEMA This local group takes influences from funk, indie, dance and classical music to inspire fits of dancing, vibing and grooving. 

  • La Cabaña de Don Juan

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3535

    MARTY WINKLER TRIO The local singer performs a set of beautiful original material and classic favorites.

  • 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.

  • Live Wire

    8 p.m. www.livewireathens.com

    SOUTHERN GUMBO A showcase of music in a variety of genres. 

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    LOWDIVE Local ska/reggae band.

  • VFW

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

    TANGENTS This country-fried rock group from Watkinsville carries Lynyrd Skynyrd licks and John Mellencamp melodies.

Events

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

    Really Really Free Market

    (Reese & Pope Park) Bring what you can; take what you need. No bartering, trading or paying. Second Saturday of every month.

  • ACC Landfill

    10–11 a.m. FREE! recycle@athensclarkecounty.com

    Commercial Compost Facility Tour

    Learn about large-scale organic recycling programs.

  • 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.

  • 8–10 a.m. $15–20. missions5k@sjumc.org

    St. James UMC 8th Annual Missions Possible 5K

    (Watkinsville First Baptist Church, 1090 Simonton Dr.) Walk or run to support international missions.

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    10 a.m. $7–$10 per family. 706-613-3615, www.athensclarkecounty.com/sandycreeknaturecenter

    Journey Through the Stars: Legend of Ursa Major

    Attendees will discover the journey of the great bear through different seasons.

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

    Mother's Day Plant Sale

    (Williams Farm, 235 Northside Dr.) Shop the urban farm for perennial and annual flowers, herbs and seedlings.

  • 5 p.m. $15. raya_mead@yahoo.com, www.uuathensga.org

    Plan 9 for the Grill

    (145 Three Oaks Dr.) Explore options for meatless Mondays and for the special vegetarian in your life. Sample different veggie patties then enjoy a potluck.

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

    8 am.–12 p.m. www.uuathensga.org

    Yard and Bake Sale

    Bargains and baked goods galore at the Unitarian Universalist annual yard sale.

  • 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.

  • Georgia Square Mall

    11 a.m.–5 p.m. FREE! sddesigns07@charter.net, www.athensmetalartsguild.com

    Athens Metal Arts Guild Mother's Day Sale

    Members of AMAG show, demo and sell handmade metal work. Find the artists in front of JC Penny's.

Performance

  • The Classic Center

    May 9-10, 3 p.m. $14–18. www.oconeeyouth.com

    Spring Showcase

    Students from the Oconee Youth School of Performance perform dance and musical theater numbers.

Kidstuff

  • reBlossom Mama Baby Shop

    11 a.m. FREE! avid.athens.rachel@gmail.com

    Super Duper Story Time

    Miss Rachel will read books and sing songs to kids in this new monthly story time scheduled for the second Saturday of each month. This month features Lyle the Crocodile as a special guest. Children are invited to wear crazy accessories from the shop's dress up closet. For ages 7 & under.

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    2:30–3 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3615

    Critter Tales

    Families are invited to listen to a story about nature. Staff will then bring it to life by visiting a critter or going outdoors for an activity.

  • Avid Bookshop

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

    Casey's Compost Storytime

    Celebrate International Compost Awareness Week with a special story time on the benefits of composting. 

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    10 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Family Day: Quarks, Leptons and Peanuts

    View the quirky and colorful work of Jay Robinson then experiment with gouache and watercolor to create an original work.

  • Memorial Park

    7:30 a.m. $2–3. 706-613-3580

    Birds, Bears & Bagels

    (Bear Hollow Zoo) Staff will lead a beginner level bird walk around the zoo and Birchmore Trail. Participants will have bagels and even prepare a few for the bears. Bring binoculars and a bird book if able.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

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

    Mother's Day Cards

    Participants will finger paint a flowery card for their mothers.

Classes

  • Bishop Park

    8 a.m.–12 p.m. athensfarmersmarket.net

    Composting Basics

    Learn the ABCs for backyard composting. Representatives from the ACC Cooperative Extension, ACC Recycling Division, Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful and the State Botanical Garden will be on site.

  • ACC Library

    9:30 a.m. FREE! plewis@athenslibrary.org, www.kaptest.com/psatpractice

    PSAT Practice Test

    Freshmen and sophomores can sign up for a free PSAT practice test hosted by Kaplan. RSVP.

  • Revival Yarns

    3 p.m. $30. 706-850-1354, www.revivalyarnsathens.com

    Knit 2 Class

    Review casting on, the knit stitch, the purl stitch, stockinette and garter stitch patterns. RSVP.

  • Bishop Park

    12:30 p.m. FREE! www.bikramathens.com

    Bikram Yoga in the Park

    Join Bikram Yoga & Lululemon for a yoga class after the Farmers Market.

Sports

Theater

  • Athens Little Playhouse

    May 1 & 8, 7 p.m. May 2–3, 3 p.m. May 9, 10 a.m. & 3 p.m. $5–10. www.athenslittleplayhouse.net

    Revenge of the Pigs

    After their homes are destroyed, three little pigs seek revenge against the big bad wolf, Gusto.

  • Athens Little Playhouse

    May 1 & 8, 7 p.m. May 2–3, 3 p.m. May 9, 10 a.m. & 3 p.m. $5–10. www.athenslittleplayhouse.net

    Revenge of the Pigs

    After their homes are destroyed, three little pigs seek revenge against the big bad wolf, Gusto.

Comedy

Art

  • Georgia Museum of Art

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

    Opening Reception

    View "Lines of Inquiry: Renaissance and Baroque Drawings from the Ceseri Collection." See Art Notes on p. 12.

Sunday, May 10

8 events

Performance

  • The Classic Center

    May 9-10, 3 p.m. $14–18. www.oconeeyouth.com

    Spring Showcase

    Students from the Oconee Youth School of Performance perform dance and musical theater numbers.

Games

Live Music

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    3 p.m. $5. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    THE SOLSTICE SISTERS Old-time country ballads, traditional folk and '40s-style swing with sweet, warm harmonies. This is a special Mother's Day performance.

Events

  • 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 in more in the Classic Center's new 440 Foundry Pavillion.

Monday, May 11

15 events

Karaoke & Open Mic

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.

  • ACC Library

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

    Infant Storytime

    Designed to nurture language skills through literature-based materials and activities. Parents assist their children in movements and actions while playing.

Live Music

  • The Foundry

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

    THE HOOT Monthly showcase put on by the Athens Folk Music & Dance Society. This month's Hoot features Three ArrowsWhisper Kiss and Daniel Mack & Pick'n Coop. Susan Staley opens and hosts.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    ADRON The strong, fluttering voice of Atlanta's Adrienne McCann meanders through her blend of mellow Tropicalia and low-key jazz.

    LITTLE COUNTRY GIANTS Old-time folk, country and blues from Rome, GA.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    HOT CLUB OF ATHENS Multinational four-piece jazz project featuring locals Kishi Bashi, Keiko Ishibashi, Antoon Speters and Elijah Smith. 

    RHYTHM FUTURE QUARTET This group performs dynamic and fiery arrangements of Gypsy jazz standards and original compositions. 

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    MUSCLE SHOALS MONDAY Local artists pay tribute to the Alabama hotspot.

Events

Comedy

Meetings

  • Ciné Barcafé

    7:30 p.m. FREE! 706-353-3343

    Prepare for Emergency

    Learn the best emergency strategies at this mini emergency preparedness fair presented by the Federation of Neighborhoods.