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Wednesday, May 4

35 events

Games

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.

  • Oconee County Library

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

    Music Therapy Workshop for Kids

    Learn how to express feelings through music. Instruments and materials provided.

  • Oconee County Library

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

    Fashion Show and Exchange

    See a fashion show hosted by Plato's Closet then swap your own clothes with friends. Grades 6–12.

  • Barnes & Noble

    11 a.m. FREE! www.bn.com

    Storytime

    Watch out! You don't want to be wearing Grumpy Pants.

Live Music

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

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

    CAROLINE AIKEN One of Athens' most talented and respected performing songwriters. Her bluesy voice and masterful technique guarantee a hypnotic performance.

  • The Foundry

    7 p.m. www.thefoundryathens.com

    THE GEORGIA FLOOD Atlanta-based indie-blues band.

    ZENITH BLUE Five local teens playing rock covers and originals.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    TANGERINE Seattle-based band that specializes in '90s-esque slacker rock.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $12 (adv.), $14 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    SURFER BLOOD Florida indie rock group known for its hook-heavy guitar-pop. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

    SOUND OF CERES Rising dream-pop group from Fort Collins, CO.

  • The Globe

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-353-4721

    MARY & THE HOT HOTTY-HOTS Local jazz singer Mary Sigalas and her band perform hot jazz and swing selections.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    LIVINGSTONE French band playing revved-up blues-rock.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    JON STICKLEY TRIO Asheville, NC band rooted in gypsy jazz, bluegrass and hip-hop.

  • 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.

Meetings

Lectures & Lit

Events

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

Comedy

Classes

  • ACC Library

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Illustrator for Beginners

    Learn how to create graphics with vectors using Adobe Illustrator. This is ideal for logos or artwork you want to print in multiple sizes. Registration required.

  • 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.

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Hi-Lo Lounge

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

    Karaoke with the King

    KARAOKE WITH THE KING Sing your guts out every Wednesday! 

  • The Office Lounge

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

    Karaoke

    KARAOKE With your host Lynn. Every Wednesday!

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    Open Mic Night

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

Thursday, May 5

29 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.

  • Morton Theatre

    8 a.m.–5 p.m. $95-175. perfectpitchconcepts.com

    SoundBoard Marketing Conference

    Learn how to integrate your online marketing to build your business or personal brand.

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

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

    Healing Circle & Meditation

    Experience a variety of healing and meditation modalities.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    5:30–8:30 p.m. $18. callan@uga.edu, www.georgiamuseum.org

    Wine Tasting Night

    Enjoy wine, snacks from The National and a gallery talk of the exhibition "David Ligare: California Classicist." RSVP.

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    Dr. Fred's Karaoke

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

  • The Bar-B-Que Shack

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

    Bluegrass Jam

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

Live Music

  • DePalma's Italian Cafe

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

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

  • 40 Watt Club

    AthFest Compilation Release Party. 8:30 p.m. $5. www.40watt.com

    DREAM CULTURE Jammy local psychedelic rock group. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

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

    WALDEN Local four-piece playing anthemic rock akin to U2, Mumford and Sons and Coldplay.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $15 (adv.), $18 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    THE CALIFORNIA HONEYDROPS Energetic five-person Delta blues and twang-funk band with the goal of getting the audience to dance and sing.

  • Georgia Theatre

    6:30 p.m. $25 (adv.), $28 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    PUNCH BROTHERS An infusion of modern classical and progressive bluegrass.

    GABRIEL KAHANE Americana singer-songwriter from NYC.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 9:30 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    PARTIALS Local psychedelic pop four-piece.

    THE NIGHT SHIFT A group of high-spirited musicians based out of Atlanta.

  • The Grotto

    11 p.m. 706-549-9933

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot and company play funky Southern folk rock 'n' roll.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    Old Skool Presents… 8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee.com

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

  • Live Wire

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

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

  • Madison Morgan Cultural Center

    7:30 p.m. $25. www.mmcc-arts.org

    JOHN MCCUTCHEON Legendary, deep-rooted folk singer-songwriter, storyteller and Georgia resident.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    REVEREND Local trio showcasing originals and covering singer-songwriters such as Neil Young, Townes Van Zandt and Howe Gelb. 

  • 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.

  • Tlaloc El Mexicano Restaurant

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

    CINCO DE MAYO FESTIVAL An all-day lineup of live music, featuring 10 bands from Athens and 10 from Atlanta, including Richard Gumby, Los Meesfits, Wet Garden, Wild of Night, Dandy Warhol, Half Acid, Smokedog and more. See story on p. 16.

  • Your Pie

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

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

Meetings

Lectures & Lit

Games

Classes

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    5–7 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Pottery Class

    Pat Shields and Janice Hall Shields of Georgia Mudcats Pottery lead a class that reviews the history of traditional pottery in the Southeastern U.S. Participants can decorate a piece of pottery.

Kidstuff

  • Rocksprings Community Center

    10 a.m. $5–7.50. www.athensclarkecounty.com/leisure

    Cinco de Mayo

    This program for ages 2–5 with an adult includes crafts, games and music.

  • ACC Library

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

    Cinco de Mayo

    Ages 11–18 can celebrate by learning the history behind Cinco de Mayo and making mini pinatas and cookie tacos.

Art

Performance

Friday, May 6

30 events

Karaoke & Open Mic

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

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

    Anime Club

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

Live Music

  • Athens Cotton Press

    Athens Tech Foundation Lu-Owl. 7 p.m. $60. 706-425-3046

    DIRK HOWELL BAND Party band featuring '60s-style R&B, disco and beach music.

  • Bar Georgia

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-850-9040

    MURDER THE MOOD Local alternative rock band.

  • Big Daddy Mike's Barbecue

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-850-3888

    PHIL DUNCAN Athens-based singer-songwriter.

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. 706-369-3040

    FUNKASAURUS WREX Local psychedelic funk group.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    OLDE WORLD MONKEYS Local Southern rock four-piece. 

    THE STIR Rock band from Athens and Atlanta.

    THE GOOD LOOKS Young band from Madison playing a custom blend of rock, blues, funk, punk and alternative.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    CATERPILLAR Pop with magic spices, formerly known as Judy Funnie.

    LYR Lydia Brambila (Sea of Sogs, Outer Sea, Signal Mountain) performs a solo set.

    JOHN FERNANDES & JEREMY FERNANDES Father and son team up for an experimental set. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    THE BROKEN STRING BAND Athens band blending western folk with indie rock.

    JOSH MORRIS No info available.

    JON LATHAM Singer-songwriter from Marietta.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $22.50 (adv.), $28 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    GREG BROWN Long-running, award-winning folk singer-songwriter from Iowa.

    BO RAMSEY Rootsy singer-songwriter from Iowa.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    HAND STUFF Sample- and beat-centric project of local musician Phillip Brantley.

    DJ QUINCY Former Modern Skirts drummer John Swint mashes and remixes everything from Sergio Mendes to Doctor Octagon. 

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    CHARLES KELLEY Singer-songwriter known for his work with country band Lady Antebellum.

    JOSH KELLEY Georgia native and country singer-songwriter.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    COOL KNIGHTZ Local five-piece band playing AM Gold hits.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    DREW KOHL Original singer-songwriter who plays bluegrass-inspired folk music.

    JAY GONZALEZ Solo classic-pop jams from Drive-By Truckers' keyboardist.

    CASEY NEILL & THE NORWAY RATS Former member of The Minus 5 and his band play Celtic-inspired folk-punk.

  • 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.

  • Iron Factory

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

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

  • Live Wire

    9 p.m. $10 (adv.), $12 (door). www.livewireathens.com

    JOHN BROWN'S BODY Contemporary reggae outfit that incorporates modern and traditional styles. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

    JONATHAN SCALES FOURCHESTRA Steel-pan jazz fusion group from Asheville, NC

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

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

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

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. 706-546-0840

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

  • Saucehouse Barbeque

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

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

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

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

    PISTACHIO "Nutty groove-pop" band from Oakland, CA.

Events

  • The Classic Center

    1–5 p.m. FREE! www.athensjobfair.com

    Job Fair and Career Expo

    Job seekers of all ages, experience levels and industries can meet with potential employers. Bring resumes and dress professionally.

  • Downtown Athens

    12–11 p.m. FREE! www.athenstwilight.com

    Twilight

    The Athens Twilight Criterium is a professional cycling event and festival. Visit the expo and sports zone, and watch the Red Bull Chariot Race on the 40 Watt block of W. Washington Street (7:30 p.m.). See story on p. 10.

  • Athens Cotton Press

    7–11 p.m. $60. www.athenstech.edu/foundation

    Athens Tech Foundation Lu-OWL

    Live music by The Dirk Howell Band. Proceeds benefit scholarships and testing fees for Athens Technical College students. Tropical attire encouraged.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    9:30 a.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Morning Mindfulness: Monastics

    In conjunction with the Morning Mindfulness program, the museum will host monks from the Magnolia Grove Monastery in Batesville, MI, for a lecture and guided walking meditation in the sculpture garden. A brown bag lunch will follow.

Performance

  • St. Gregory's Episcopal Church

    8 p.m. www.stgregoryathens.org

    Ancient Voices

    The Meridian Women's Chorus' repertoire will feature texts from the Hindu Rig Veda, settings of the mass, psalms and more. 

Art

  • Southern Star Studio

    May 6, 5–9 p.m. & May 7, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. FREE! donderomaria@gmail.com

    Southern Star Studio Open House

    (180 Cleveland Ave.) Resident ceramic artists Maria Dondero, Jenna Johnson, Hallie Schafer, Regina Mandell and Lisa Romanovski open their new studio and gallery for touring and shopping. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    Opening Reception

    See the latest creations of 15-year-old Jeremy Kiran Fernandes. Live music by Caterpillar, LYR and John & Jeremy Kiran Fernandes. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

Games

  • 6 p.m. $10. kellyscornerathens.com

    Video Game Tournament

    (Kelly's Corner Gaming, 3575 Atlanta Hwy) Compete in Madden 16 (6 p.m.) and Mortal Kombat XL (8 p.m.).

Saturday, May 7

38 events

Kidstuff

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    11 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3615

    Nature's Trading Post

    Trade one or two objects found in nature for points or other nature objects in the center's collection.

  • Avid Bookshop

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

    Children's Book Week Story Time

    Join illustrator Sara Lynn Cramb for a reading of If You Are a Kaka, You Eat Doo Doo.

  • Studio Dance Academy

    2–5 p.m. FREE! reddanceccb@yahoo.com

    Summer Class Open House

    Register for summer dance classes.

  • Barnes & Noble

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

    Mother's Day Storytime

    Give mom a break.

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    1–4 p.m. FREE! www.athensclarkecounty.com/lyndonhouse

    Swag My Ride

    Celebrate the Twilight Criterium by making your bicycle a work of art. Bring your bike to decorate and put some swag on your ride. The center will provide lights for spokes and more.

DJs

Games

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.

Events

  • Bishop Park

    9 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 Tre Powell (8 a.m.) and Now and Then Band (10 a.m.). 

  • Downtown Athens

    8:30 a.m.–8:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenstwilight.com

    Twilight

    The Athens Twilight Criterium is a professional cycling competition and festival. Activities include a 5K run, amateur cycling races, a kids' zone, BMX competition, Big Wheel race, parade of vehicles and more. The women's Twilight Criterium begins at 7:15 p.m. and the men's race begins at 8:30 p.m. See story on p. 10.

  • The Place

    5–7 p.m. www.theplaceathens.com

    Kentucky Derby Viewing Party

    Watch the Kentucky Derby on a projector and enjoy traditional derby fare. Prizes for best dressed.

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

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

    Bhagavad Gita

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

  • 12–4 p.m. $49–117. www.myathensis.com

    Apps & Taps Craft Beer Invitational

    (W. Washington St.) Two dozen breweries including Bell's, Avery, Creature Comforts and Oskar Blues will offer crowd favorites as well as rare and seasonal brews. Tickets include samples from each brewery and food from six local restaurants. Presented by My Athens, this event benefits Habitat for Humanity.

  • Washington Farms

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

    Super Spring Saturdays

    Celebrate strawberry season. Farm activites include a petting zoo, jumping pillows, cow train, wagon rides, a vortex tunnel and more. 

  • West Broad Market Garden

    9 a.m.-1 p.m. FREE! www.athenslandtrust.org

    West Broad Farmers Market

    Shop for fresh and affordable produce and prepared foods. The market also includes kids activities, cooking demonstrations, educational booths and entertainment. Today features music by the Hilsman Middle School Choir (12 p.m.), garden activities, kids activities, a cooking demo on juicing, tai chi (9:30 a.m.), WiseXpressions (10 a.m.) and yoga (11 a.m.).

  • Athens Technical College

    10 a.m.-4 p.m. FREE! mevans@athenstech.edu

    International Drone Day

    Meet drone hobbyists and take classes. 

Live Music

  • Bar Georgia

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-850-9040

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

  • Bishop Park

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

    TRE POWELL Bluesy acoustic tunes with soulful vocals. (8 a.m.)

    THE NOW AND THEN BAND Playing a mix of bluegrass, country and Americana covers and originals. (10 a.m.)

  • Caledonia Lounge

    7 p.m. $10 (21+), $12 (18–20). www.caledonialounge.com

    DANIEL HUTCHENS Bloodkin guitarist plays a solo set of wrenching, rocking soul-folk. Album release show! See story on p. 15.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    THE VINYL SUNS Athens-based blues-rock five-piece.

  • 40 Watt Club

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

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

    NIHILIST CHEERLEADER Local up-and-comers play energetic, fun lo-fi punk rock.

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

  • Georgia Theatre

    5:30 p.m. $20 (adv.), $25 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    FILTER Long-running industrial rock band led by songwriter Richard Patrick.

    ORGY Industrial rock band that came to prominence in the 1998 with its cover of New Order's "Blue Monday."

    VAMPIRES EVERYWHERE Metalcore band from Los Angeles.

    DEATH VALLEY HIGH Metal-pop band.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    ATHENS TANGO PROJECT Local group playing Argentine tango, featuring the upright bass talent of Laura Camacho.

    THE BROKEN STRING BAND Athens band blending western folk with indie rock.

  • Highwire Lounge

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

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

  • Live Wire

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

    BREATHING KANSAS Classic-rock-inspired power trio from Toccoa.

    SACRED HOLLOW Local hard rock band influenced by Tool, Sevendust, Soundgarden and more.

  • Live Wire

    7 p.m. $10 (adv.), $12 (door). www.livewireathens.com

    GREYHOUNDS Guitarist Andrew Trube and keyboardist Anthony Farrell play music that sounds like "Hall and Oates meet ZZ Top."

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

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    LIQUID DYNAMITE Athens-based group featuring drummer Dwayne Holloway.

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REPENT AT LEISURE This fun-loving Irish four-piece specializes in traditional instrumental tunes and rowdy pub songs.

  • Saucehouse Barbeque

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

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot performs tasty sets of funky Southern folk rock 'n' roll on guitar, bass drum, harmonica and vocals.

  • The World Famous

    12 p.m. www.facebook.com/theworldfamousathens

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

    PREGNANT Experimental project from Sacramento, CA.

    HALF ACID Greg O'Connell experiments with synths and talk boxes.

Art

  • Normal Bar

    4–8 p.m. FREE! 706-548-6186

    Yart Sale

    Participating artists include Amanda Burk, Basil Mattox, Amanda Kapousouz, Maddie Zerkel, See Dan Paint, Didi Dunphy, Will Eskridge, Hannah Jones, Katherine McGuire, Katherine Dunlap, Leslie Snipes and James Greer.

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    11 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3623

    Gallery Walk-Through

    Take a tour of the Lyndon House's "41st Juried Exhibition" with artists Elizabeth Barton, John Cleaveland, Saral Sarakul and Susan Pelham.

  • Southern Star Studio

    May 6, 5–9 p.m. & May 7, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. FREE! donderomaria@gmail.com

    Southern Star Studio Open House

    (180 Cleveland Ave.) Resident ceramic artists Maria Dondero, Jenna Johnson, Hallie Schafer, Regina Mandell and Lisa Romanovski open their new studio and gallery for touring and shopping. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

Lectures & Lit

  • Avid Bookshop

    2 p.m. FREE! www.bn.com

    Cookbook Launch

    Local chef and author Rebecca Lang celebrates her latest cookbook, The Southern Vegetable Cookbook: A Root-to-Stalk Guide to the South's Favorite Produce.

Classes

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    3–5 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Intro to Blacksmithing: Hooks and Hangers

    Paul Bendzunas leads a class in basic forging techniques such as tapering, rounding, twisting, bending and arching of mild steel. Wear long pants, closed toe shoes and a long-sleeved shirt over a light T-shirt.

Meetings

  • Nuçi's Space

    1–2:30 p.m. FREE! www.wildrumpus.org

    Wild Rumpus Meet and Greet

    Find out how to volunteer for the annual Wild Rumpus Parade, Monster Mash kids event, pre-party and after-piarty.

Sunday, May 8

4 events

Games

Lectures & Lit

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

    9:30 a.m. FREE! uufa@uuathensga.org

    UUFA Forum

    Karen Solheim, president of the Georgia Association of Educators-Retired organization, shares her thoughts on the state takeover of public schools.

Monday, May 9

14 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.

  • Oconee County Library

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

    The Gingerbread Boy

    The Center for Puppetry Arts presents an interactive puppet show and make-a-puppet workshop.

Live Music

  • Five Bar

    6 p.m. FREE! www.five-bar.com

    DAN NETTLES & LONELY ORCHESTRA Kenosha Kid's leader presents solo guitar interpretations that range from classic standards to David Bowie to Willie Nelson, with a handful of unique originals along the way.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

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

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

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

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

  • The Office Lounge

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

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

Events

Comedy

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    Comic Strip Comedy Show

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

Classes

Tuesday, May 10

20 events

Games

Events

  • Heirloom Cafe and Fresh Market

    6 p.m. $20. 706-354-7901, www.heirloomathens.com

    2nd Tuesday Tasting

    This month's theme is "Spring Wines."

  • UGA Special Collections Library

    2 p.m. FREE! jclevela@uga.edu

    Tuesday Tour at 2

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

    Loungy Tuesdays

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

Karaoke & Open Mic

Live Music

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

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

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

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

Lectures & Lit

  • Avid Bookshop

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

    Meet the Authors

    Meet Julia Franks and Mark Beaver in celebration of their respective books, Over the Plain Houses and Suburban Gospel.

Classes

Performance

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    7 p.m. $10. www.georgiachildrenschorus.org

    Journey On

    The Georgia Children's Chorus presents its annual spring concert featuring a wide range of music performed by singers ages 7–18 from across Northeast Georgia.

Kidstuff

Wednesday, May 11

26 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.

  • Oconee County Library

    6–8 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950

    Anime Club

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

  • ACC Library

    4 p.m. FREE! plewis@athenslibrary.org, www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Afternoon Movie

    Unwind with a movie and snacks. Email movie suggestions.

Live Music

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

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

    JOHN SWILLEY Local songrwriter who blends of a variety of genres, including gritty Southern rock, sultry R&B and Delta blues.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    BRIDGES Anthemic local alt-rock group led by songwriter Alex Young.

  • The Globe

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-353-4721

    MARY & THE HOT HOTTY-HOTS Local jazz singer Mary Sigalas and her band perform hot jazz and swing selections.

  • 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.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

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

    DARYL HANCE Florida singer and guitarist playing "Southern-flavored psychedelic swampy groove music."

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 John Swilley.

  • The Foundry

    7 p.m. $7. thefoundryathens.com

    Rabbit Box: "All Creatures Great & Small"

    Locals share true stories for adult ears.

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!

Games

Meetings

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Hi-Lo Lounge

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

    Karaoke with the King

    KARAOKE WITH THE KING Sing your guts out every Wednesday! 

  • The Office Lounge

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

    Karaoke

    KARAOKE With your host Lynn. Every Wednesday!

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    Open Mic Night

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

Classes

  • 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.

Art

Comedy

  • Buffalo's Café

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

    Gin and Jokes

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

Lectures & Lit

  • Avid Bookshop

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

    Meet the Author

    Meet author Matthew Griffin in celebration of his first novel, Hide, a story of a hidden life and the very recent history of gay love in America.