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Wednesday, March 4

36 events

Games

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! 

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

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

    MURDER THE MOOD Local alternative rock band.

    MODERN MAMMOTH Melodic rock band from Toccoa.

  • Georgia Theatre

    9 p.m. www.georgiatheatre.com

    BIG K.R.I.T. Alias of acclaimed Mississippi-based rapper and producer Justin Scott. See Calendar Pick on p. 17.

    DJ DARK KNIGHT With high energy and a positive attitude, this Atlanta DJ keeps the music flowing.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    THE HERNIES Local indie rock band led by Henry Barbe.

    WING DAM Fuzzed-out psych-pop group from Baltimore.

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

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    THE NICK AUSTIN TRIO Local rhythm-rock three-piece. 

  • Live Wire

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

    CAROLINE AIKEN'S OPEN MIC Local songwriter and guitarist Caroline Aiken hosts this open mic. This week's featured guest is Sean VanMeter.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    LITTLE RAINE BAND Rock/Americana band from Birmingham, AL.

  • Porterhouse Grill

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990

    JAZZ NIGHT The longest standing weekly music gig in Athens! Join drummer Nicholas Wiles with bassist Drew Hart and pianist Steve Key for an evening of original music, improv and standards.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

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

    THE OARSMEN Midwestern folk-pop group led by frontman Marcus Christopher Maloney.

Kidstuff

Meetings

  • ACC Library

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

    "Have You Had a Spiritual Experience?"

    An open discussion for all faiths to share spiritual experiences including dreams. This week's topic is past life memories.

  • 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.

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!

  • 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

Art

  • Georgia Museum of Art

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

    Tour at Two

    Led by Lynn Boland.

  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA

    1st Annual Juried Exhibition

    The gallery's first juried show is open to all artists (all ages and media) with a focus on innovative contemporary art. Michael Rooks, curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the High Museum of Art, will be the guest juror. Deadline Aug. 1. Exhibit Sept. 19–Nov. 15. $25. info@athica.org, www.athica.org

Performance

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    8 p.m. $5 (w/ student ID), $10. www.music.uga.edu

    UGA Symphony Orchestra

    Director Mark Cedel leads the UGASO and violin professor Michael Heald in a performance of Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 3, followed by Rachmaninoff's second symphony. 

Comedy

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $5. thefoundryathens.com

    An Evening of Comedic Comedy and Musical Music

    There will be stand-up sketch and improv comedy hosted by Lawson Chambes and Collin Ingram. Guest comedians include Jake Brannon and Caroline Schmitt, along with a performance by Fake Flowers.

Thursday, March 5

35 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.

  • Allgood Lounge

    6–8 p.m. FREE! www.hatchathens.com

    Hatch Happy Hour Show and Tell

    Show off your newest art or tech creation, be inspired by something someone else has made or find someone to work with in a new idea. Hosted by The Hatch, a new local makerspace.

  • 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.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    6–8 p.m. FREE! $5 (coffee & dessert). www.pac.uga.edu

    Make It An Evening

    Enjoy coffee, dessert and a gallery tour prior to the Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy performance in Hodgson Hall.

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. 

  • 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.

  • Revival Yarns

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

    Fingerless Mitts Class

    This two-session class teaches knitters how to make fingerless mitts. The second class is Mar. 12.

Performance

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    8 p.m. $25–45. www.pac.uga.edu

    Visions from Cape Breton and Beyond: A Celtic Family Celebration

    Cape Breton fiddler Natalie MacMaster is joined by husband Donnel Leahy and their children for a show highlighting the family's talents and stories through dancing, singing and music making. See Calendar Pick on p. 17.

Live Music

  • Barbeque Shack

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

    OPEN BLUEGRASS JAM All pickers welcome! Every Thursday!

  • Caledonia Lounge

    8:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com

    WHITE VIOLET Local group led by songwriter Nate Nelson, playing haunting, brooding, atmospheric indie-pop.

    PENICILLIN BABY "Space-trash" band from Nashville, TN. 

    FAYE WEBSTER Folk singer-songwriter from Atlanta.

  • Dos Palmas Restaurant & Cantina

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-353-7771

    TRE POWELL FEAT. THE BIG SMOOTH Bluesy acoustic tunes with soulful vocals.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $13. www.40watt.com

    OF MONTREAL Long-running local psych-pop group known for its outlandish stage presence.

    YONATAN GAT High-octane guitar virtuoso known for his work with Israeli math-rock group Monotonix. See story on p. 13.

    RUBY THE RABBITFOOT Pop group led by songwriter Ruby Kendrick, a local singer-songwriter with a sweet voice and prodding, poignant lyrics.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $12 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    ZACH DEPUTY Singer-songwriter from Bluffton, SC who describes his sound as a combination of jam, funk and soul.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    CONSIDER THE SOURCE New York trio who describe themselves as "sci-fi Middle Eastern funk."

    TAUK Jammy, instrumental rock-fusion band from NYC.

    THE MANTRAS A high-energy mix of funk-rock, Middle Eastern, electronica and metal. 

  • The Grotto

    10 p.m. 706-549-9933

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

    LOUIS PHILLIP PELOT & LANDON TRUST Playing American folk, rock and blues.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    CARL LINDBERG TRIO The local Latin jazz bassist leads his new trio.

  • Kumquat Mae Bakery Café

    6:30 p.m. 706-850-1442

    REPENT AT LEISURE Fun-loving, rowdy, Irish pub band playing traditional as well as modern Irish music.

  • 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.

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.

Theater

  • Morton Theatre

    10:30 a.m. $8–12. www.mortontheatre.com

    Jack and the Beanstalk

    This musical adaptation is a rollicking retelling of the classic fairy tale. Join the modern-day hero as he uses his imagination to become the famous Jack from the book he is reading. As he spins the tale of trading the family cow for magic beans, watch the giant beanstalk grow towards the home of an ill-tempered giant.

  • Memorial Park

    Mar. 5–7, 7:30 p.m. & Mar. 8, 3 p.m. $12–15. www.athensclarkecounty.com/act

    Farce of Nature

    (Quinn Hall) This Southern-fried farce highlights a day in the life of the Wilburn family and the Reel 'Em Inn fishing lodge of Mayhew, AR. Truths will be revealed and the lives of all change in surprising ways.

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.

  • Avid Bookshop

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

    Meet the Author

    Greg Christie has illustrated over 50 children's books including Brothers in Hope: The Story of the Lost Boys of the Sudan, Yesterday I Had the Blues, Love to Langston and Keep Climbing.

Art

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    5:30 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Gallery Talk

    Independent curator Mary Koon will discuss "The Life and Work of Alice Fischer, Culturual Pioneer." 

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    6–8 p.m. FREE! www.lyndonhouseartsfoundation.com

    Opening Reception

    View artworks selected for the 40th annual Juried Exhibition. See Art Notes on p. 11.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

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

    The Promises of Empowered Girls

    Dr. Nancy Lesko will present this lecture, cosponsored by the Feminist Scholar Activists, the LISELL project and the UGA department of art and art education.

Meetings

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

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

    Oconee Rivers Audubon Society

    Dr. Sonia Altizer will describe conservation efforts to reduce threats to the majestic monarch butterfly in his speech, "Monarchs in a Changing World: Status and Conservation of an Iconic Butterfly."

  • East Friendship Baptist Church

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

    NAACP

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

Film

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    8 p.m. $1–2. www.calendar.uga.edu

    Amélie

    (Theatre) Audrey Tautou plays a shy waitress in Paris who decides to change the lives of those around her for the better.

  • Buffalo's Café

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

    Field of Dreams

    Iowa farmer Ray (Kevin Costner) hears a mysterious voice that compels him to build a baseball diamond in his fields.

Lectures & Lit

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    4:30 p.m.FREE! willson.uga.edu

    Lo! The Poor Indian, No More: The Trans-Atlantic Choctaw Irish Exchange

    (Room 285) Irish, Choctaw and Cherokee scholars gather to consider the Trans-Atlantic Choctaw-Irish Exchange that occurred 168 years ago.

DJs

Friday, March 6

30 events

Performance

Art

  • Commerce Civic Center

    Mar. 6, 6–9 p.m. $15. Mar. 7, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. & Mar. 8, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. $7. www.folk-finearts.com

    Folk to Fine Arts Festival & Expo

    An indoor arts show features works by both fine artists and folk artists. A Meet the Artists Reception will be held on Friday, and workshops will be held throughout the weekend.

  • 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.

  • Oconee County Civic Center

    Mar. 6–7, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. & Mar. 8, 12–4 p.m. $3–6. show.cqquilters.org

    A Journey In Quilts 2015

    The Cotton Patch Quilters present an indoor quilt show featuring 200 quilts, a raffle, a scavenger hunt for kids, local vendors and more.

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

    4:30–6 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.

  • 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.

  • reBlossom Mama Baby Shop

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

    First Friday Storytime

    Miss Amy will read stories and sing songs.

Events

  • Piccadilly Farm

    Mar. 6, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. & Mar. 7, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! 706-765-4446, www.sites.google.com/site/piccadillyfarm

    23rd Annual Hellebore Days

    (Bishop) See a spectacular display of thousands of hellebores (Lenten Roses) in full bloom. Piccadilly Farm offers 20 types of hellebores including mixed colors, doubles and special colors.

  • Black Box Operations

    5–9 p.m. FREE! www.hatchathens.com

    Hatch Hackathon

    Work individually or in teams to make something in under four hours. Most projects are tech, art or craft focused. After presentations, everyone votes for their favorite project. Bring your own supplies.

  • The Globe

    6–9 p.m. $10. 706-353-4721

    Wine Tasting

    Try some esoteric gems like Gamay, Mauzac and Mencia at this casual tasting.

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    9 p.m. 706-369-3040

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

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    ADIA VICTORIA "Back-porch blues" singer-songwriter from Nashville, TN. 

    BUXTON Garage-rock meets lush harmonies and plucked folk guitar in the music of this Houston, TX-based band.

    LILLY HIATT Edgy, Americana singer-songwriter from Nashville, TN. 

    PADRE Local indie band featuring members of Dana Swimmer and Mothers.

  • 40 Watt Club

    9 p.m. $16. www.40watt.com

    TURQUOISE JEEP Hip hop collective and viral sensation known for the 2010 hit "Lemme Smang It."

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

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

  • The Foundry

    8:30 p.m. $8 (adv.), $12 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    THE GRAINS OF SAND Local band with a four-piece horn section offering up your favorite '60s and '70s beach and Motown music.

  • Georgia Theatre

    9 p.m. $7. www.georgiatheatre.com

    DIARRHEA PLANET Anthemic rock band from Nashville with a sense of humor.

    FAUX FEROCIOUS Nashville, TN-based sloppy, lo-fi rock band with pop sensibilities.

    MONSOON Female-fronted local post-punk band that dabbles in rockabilly and new wave.

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

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    STRAYS Local garage-pop band featuring members of Velocirapture and Muuy Biien.

    STRICTLY RICKLI Local experimental family band featuring songwriter and musician Ash Rickli.

    MOTHERS Local songwriter Kristine Leschper performs gorgeous, haunting folk tunes. 

    LITTLE GOLD Local group fronted by songwriter Christian DeRoeck, playing garage-rock with country and pop sensibilities.

    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

    KYSHONA ARMSTRONG Soulful singer-songwriter with a rootsy, bluesy sound.

    RICK LOLLAR Indie singer-songwriter from Tallahassee, FL. 

    CLAY EVANS Rock and R&B songwriter from Nashville, TN. 

  • 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.

  • Kumquat Mae Bakery Café

    7 p.m. www.kumquatmaebakery.com

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

  • Live Wire

    7 p.m. www.livewireathens.com

    T.O.T.M. Space-rock and "cosmic poetry" group from Columbus, GA.

  • Lumpkin Street Station

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

    CONEY ISLAND ROCK N ROLL ROADSHOW Featuring performances by the Cut Throat Freak Show, Scarlett Storm Burlesque, Jesse Ray Carter Trio, Potwhole, Daddy Stitches and more.

  • 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.

Classes

  • Healing Arts Centre

    Mar. 6 or Mar. 20, 7 p.m. Mar. 7, 2 p.m. FREE! 706-613-1142

    Transcendental Meditation

    This is an introductory lecture by Mark Cohen. The TM technique is an easy way to reduce stress, restore energy and unfold mental potential. A training course will be held Mar. 21–24.

  • Athens Land Trust

    6 p.m. FREE! www.athenslandtrust.org

    Farmer Outreach Business Class

    This information session for farmers focuses on how to diversify a farm with livestock.

Film

  • Morton Theatre

    7 p.m. $10–15. www.mortontheatre.com

    The Banff Mountain Film Festival

    A collection of action, environmental and adventure films for all ages to enjoy. Proceeds benefit the Georgia Conservancy. See Calendar Pick on p. 17.

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • The Office Lounge

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

    Karaoke

    KARAOKE With your host Lynn, the Queen of Karaoke!

Theater

  • Seney-Stovall Chapel

    Feb. 26–27 & Mar. 6–7, 7 p.m. booking@roseofathens.org, 706-340-9181

    The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe

    Based on C.S. Lewis' famous novel, the stage version follows the adventures of four siblings who stumble upon the magical world of Narnia.

  • Memorial Park

    Mar. 5–7, 7:30 p.m. & Mar. 8, 3 p.m. $12–15. www.athensclarkecounty.com/act

    Farce of Nature

    (Quinn Hall) This Southern-fried farce highlights a day in the life of the Wilburn family and the Reel 'Em Inn fishing lodge of Mayhew, AR. Truths will be revealed and the lives of all change in surprising ways.

  • Elbert Theatre, Elberton

    Feb. 27–28 & Mar. 6–7, 7 p.m. Mar. 1 & Mar. 8, 2 p.m. $9–16. 706-283-1049, tking@cityofelberton.net

    The Mousetrap

    A group of strangers are stranded in a boarding house during a snow storm and must determine who among them is a murderer.

DJs

Saturday, March 7

34 events

Kidstuff

  • Memorial Park

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

    Bears' Birthday Party

    Celebrate the birthdays of DJ, Athena and Yonah by watching them unwrap their presents and dive into an enrichment cake.

  • The Classic Center

    10 a.m.–4 p.m. $5. www.athenskidsexpo.com

    Athens Kids Expo

    Activities include miniature golf, stories, songs, puppet shows, interactive booths and performances. All proceeds benefit the Wee Read Program for Oconee and Athens-Clarke Counties, which mails local children ages 5 & under one free, age-appropriate hardback book each month.

  • 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.

  • Four Athens

    12–3 p.m. $49. www.fourathens.com/scratchkids

    Programming for Kids Using Scratch

    Students will learn the basic concepts of the Scratch programming language and leave class with a completed game. Laptop required. For ages 9–12.

  • reBlossom Mama Baby Shop

    Special Needs & Quirky Kids Playgroup

    Familes with special needs children can connect and help one another. First Saturdays, 10 a.m. monira@reblossomathens.com, www.reblossomathens.com

Art

  • Commerce Civic Center

    Mar. 6, 6–9 p.m. $15. Mar. 7, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. & Mar. 8, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. $7. www.folk-finearts.com

    Folk to Fine Arts Festival & Expo

    An indoor arts show features works by both fine artists and folk artists. A Meet the Artists Reception will be held on Friday, and workshops will be held throughout the weekend.

  • Oconee County Civic Center

    Mar. 6–7, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. & Mar. 8, 12–4 p.m. $3–6. show.cqquilters.org

    A Journey In Quilts 2015

    The Cotton Patch Quilters present an indoor quilt show featuring 200 quilts, a raffle, a scavenger hunt for kids, local vendors and more.

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    9 p.m. 706-369-3040

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

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    WHAT MOON THINGS Indie rock band from New Paltz, NY influenced by groups like Modest Mouse and The Cure.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    NEW NATURE New local jam-rock band.

    VACATION Fuzzed-out punk band from Cincinatti, OH.

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    HOUSTON IN THE BLIND New local three-piece fronted by songwriter Charlie Garrett.

    TIA MADRE Band fronted by Walker Howle of Dead Confederate fame, featuring Matt Stoessel, Ivey Hughes, Paul McHugh and Bryan Howard.

    BLUE BLOOD Melodic psych-pop project from Hunter Morris, formerly of Gift Horse.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $17 (adv.), $20 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    MARSHALL CRENSHAW Pop-rock singer-songwriter known for hits like "Someday, Someway."

    THE BOTTLE ROCKETS Underrated, quasi-legendary alt-country band. See Calendar Pick on p. 17.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. www.georgiatheatre.com

    GOGOL BORDELLO Hard-touring Gypsy punk act from New York City.

    FLY GOLDEN EAGLE Upstart, Nashville-based rockers.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. $5. 706-546-5609

    HURRICANES OF LOVE Experimental group from Boston that describes its music as "spiritual mountain psych gangsta folk."

    CULT OF RIGGONIA Experimental soundscapes with tribal, world music beats and ornate instrumentation.

    REALISTIC PILLOW New local indie band.

    LITTLE HOWLIN' WOLF Alias of eccentric and prolific Chicago-based street musician James Pobiega.

    DJ BLOWPOP Joe Kubler (Bubbly Mommy Gun) spins a set of tunes.

  • 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. 

    CREE MO Rock, blues, jazz and soul are mixed together into a smooth, intoxicating concoction of original music.

  • 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

    10 p.m. $5. www.facebook.com/lkshuffleclub

    SHEHEHE Local band that draws from old-school punk and arena rock to create a fist-pumping atmosphere.

    V-8 DEATH CAR Rowdy punk band from Montgomery, AL.

    STREET SWEEPER Ska-tinged thrash punk band.

    HUNGER ANTHEM Fuzzed-out, lo-fi guitar driven local indie rock band.

  • Live Wire

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

    JIMKATA Electro-rock band blending heavy beats, synthy hooks and big guitars.

    MOMCAT Lyrically driven rock and roll duo from Atlanta.

  • Lumpkin Street Station

    10 p.m. $20. www.facebook.com/LumpkinStreetStation

    WHITEY MORGAN AND THE 78S Old-school honky tonk country outfit from Flint, MI. See Calendar Pick on p. 17.

  • Morton Theatre

    7 p.m. www.mortontheatre.com

    ATHENS HIP HOP AWARDS The annual awards show celebrating local hip hop culture returns for a third year. See story on p. 12.

  • The Office Lounge

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

    CARLA LEFEVER AND THE RAYS This band, led by longtime Athenian LeFever, plays old-school jams, groovy funk and sweet pop.

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

  • Piccadilly Farm

    Mar. 6, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. & Mar. 7, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! 706-765-4446, www.sites.google.com/site/piccadillyfarm

    23rd Annual Hellebore Days

    (Bishop) See a spectacular display of thousands of hellebores (Lenten Roses) in full bloom. Piccadilly Farm offers 20 types of hellebores including mixed colors, doubles and special colors.

  • Morton Theatre

    7 p.m. www.chocolatecitylive.com

    Athens Hip Hop Awards

    This red carpet event consists of an awards show, live performances and an after party. See story on p. 12.

  • 7:45–11 p.m. $7–8. www.contradanceathens.com

    First Saturday Contra Dance

    (UGA Dance School, 1030 Green St.) Beginner instruction at 7:45 p.m. with callers Stuart Whipple and Deena Kushner. No experience or partner necessary.

Classes

  • Revival Yarns

    3 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.

  • Healing Arts Centre

    Mar. 6 or Mar. 20, 7 p.m. Mar. 7, 2 p.m. FREE! 706-613-1142

    Transcendental Meditation

    This is an introductory lecture by Mark Cohen. The TM technique is an easy way to reduce stress, restore energy and unfold mental potential. A training course will be held Mar. 21–24.

  • Revival Yarns

    4:30 p.m. $15. www.revivalyarnsathens.com

    How to Read a Pattern

    This class will familiarize you with the way most knitting patterns are written. RSVP.

Theater

  • Seney-Stovall Chapel

    Feb. 26–27 & Mar. 6–7, 7 p.m. booking@roseofathens.org, 706-340-9181

    The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe

    Based on C.S. Lewis' famous novel, the stage version follows the adventures of four siblings who stumble upon the magical world of Narnia.

  • Memorial Park

    Mar. 5–7, 7:30 p.m. & Mar. 8, 3 p.m. $12–15. www.athensclarkecounty.com/act

    Farce of Nature

    (Quinn Hall) This Southern-fried farce highlights a day in the life of the Wilburn family and the Reel 'Em Inn fishing lodge of Mayhew, AR. Truths will be revealed and the lives of all change in surprising ways.

  • Elbert Theatre, Elberton

    Feb. 27–28 & Mar. 6–7, 7 p.m. Mar. 1 & Mar. 8, 2 p.m. $9–16. 706-283-1049, tking@cityofelberton.net

    The Mousetrap

    A group of strangers are stranded in a boarding house during a snow storm and must determine who among them is a murderer.

Film

  • Ciné Barcafé

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

    TEDxManhattan: Changing the Way We Eat

    Daily Groceries hosts a live viewing party of this one-day conference which features speakers addressing the sustainable food movement.

Word on the Street

  • Pet Supplies Plus

    The Pet Care Clinic

    The Athens Area Humane Society offers a low-cost clinic the first Saturday of each month, 1–4 p.m. Services include vaccines, deworming, microchipping, nail trimming, flea treatments and more. No appointment necessary. 706-769-9155

Sunday, March 8

12 events

Art

  • Commerce Civic Center

    Mar. 6, 6–9 p.m. $15. Mar. 7, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. & Mar. 8, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. $7. www.folk-finearts.com

    Folk to Fine Arts Festival & Expo

    An indoor arts show features works by both fine artists and folk artists. A Meet the Artists Reception will be held on Friday, and workshops will be held throughout the weekend.

  • Oconee County Civic Center

    Mar. 6–7, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. & Mar. 8, 12–4 p.m. $3–6. show.cqquilters.org

    A Journey In Quilts 2015

    The Cotton Patch Quilters present an indoor quilt show featuring 200 quilts, a raffle, a scavenger hunt for kids, local vendors and more.

Games

Theater

  • Memorial Park

    Mar. 5–7, 7:30 p.m. & Mar. 8, 3 p.m. $12–15. www.athensclarkecounty.com/act

    Farce of Nature

    (Quinn Hall) This Southern-fried farce highlights a day in the life of the Wilburn family and the Reel 'Em Inn fishing lodge of Mayhew, AR. Truths will be revealed and the lives of all change in surprising ways.

  • Elbert Theatre, Elberton

    Feb. 27–28 & Mar. 6–7, 7 p.m. Mar. 1 & Mar. 8, 2 p.m. $9–16. 706-283-1049, tking@cityofelberton.net

    The Mousetrap

    A group of strangers are stranded in a boarding house during a snow storm and must determine who among them is a murderer.

Kidstuff

Live Music

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    KEVN KINNEY The Drivin' N' Cryin' frontman performs a set of his solo material.

    TIM KNOL Singer-songwriter from the Netherlands performs a set of solo folk.

  • Hi-Lo Lounge

    8 p.m. www.hiloathens.com

    THE UKIAH DRAG Boston-based punk rock band. 

    HARSH WORDS Fast hardcore group featuring members of Shaved Christ and Gripe.

    MUUY BIIEN Local band plays doom-laden goth-punk influenced by '80s hardcore and new wave.

    PINECONES Atlanta/Athens-based rock band that touches on flailing, melodic grunge and urgent post-punk.

Performance

  • Holy Cross Lutheran Church

    5 p.m. www.second-sunday.net

    Variety is the Spice

    See performances by the New Horizons Band, Chip McDaniel & Her Uke, Jennifer Snipes, the Holy Cross Bell Choir and more.

Events

Monday, March 9

19 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

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

    Bedtime Stories

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

  • 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.

  • ACC Library

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

    Hour of Code

    In this workshop, participants will complete an Hour of Code challenge that will result in a playable jumper game. Ages 11–18.

Events

  • The National

    6:30 p.m. $75. reservations@thenationalrestaurant.com

    Athens Chefs Dinner

    Seven local chefs cook seven courses.

  • 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. 

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    CAPSULA Spanish native band playing psychedelic rock laced with "brutal fuzz."

    FEATHER TRADE This local band plays lush, moody post-pop.

    BEL VAS Local alt-rock group influenced by jazz, surf and bossa nova.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    PREE Experimental pop group from Washington, D.C.

  • 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 The Vinyl StrangersMrJordanMrTonks and HoneychildTommy Jordan opens and hosts.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    MODEST MOUSE The Pacific Northwest indie rock legends return to Athens after more than 10 years. See story on p. 14.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    CURT OREN Minimalist, experimental saxophonist and composer from Iowa.

    KILLICK Freeform jazz experimentalist Killick Hinds coaxes sounds from unconventional instruments like his H'arpeggione and his "harp guitar," Big Red.

    ALEC LIVADITIS Local experimental musician performs solo.

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

    KUSA87 Local experimental band creating visual soundscapes through tapes, pedals, vinyl and more.

  • 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. 

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

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

Classes

Tuesday, March 10

20 events

Events

  • Heirloom Cafe and Fresh Market

    6 p.m. 706-354-7901

    2nd Tuesday Tastings

    Sample spring beers.

  • 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.

  • Buffalo's Café

    6:30 p.m. FREE! daniellelgrier@gmail.com

    Homebuyer's Workshop

    This workshop is for prospective homebuyers to learn about their credit score.

  • 12–6 p.m. www.athensneighborhoodhealth.com

    Free HIV Testing

    (Athens Neighborhood Health Center, 402 McKinley Dr.) Free and confidential HIV testing.

Kidstuff

  • Oconee County Library

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

    Read to Rover

    Reading aloud to a dog creates a relaxed, non-judgmental environment that helps kids develop their reading skills and builds confidence. Register for a 15-minutes session. Grades K-5.

  • ACC Library

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

    Toddler Storytime

    An interactive program for ages 2–5. 

  • ACC Library

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

    Teen Tech Week Kickoff

    The kick-off starts with a tech craft and a huge piano participants can play with their feet. Ages 11–18.

Lectures & Lit

Games

  • Hi-Lo Lounge

    8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-8561

    Trivia

    General trivia with host Caitlin Wilson.

  • The Savory Spoon

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-367-5721

    Full Contact Trivia

    Compete to win prizes.

  • The Rail Athens

    10:30 p.m. FREE! 706-354-7289

    Trivia at the Rail

    Trivia hosted by Todd Kelly every Tuesday.

  • Locos Grill & Pub

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

    Locos Trivia

    Westside and Eastside locations of Locos Grill and Pub feature trivia night every Tuesday.

  • Choo Choo Japanese Korean Grill Express

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

    Dirty South Entertainment Trivia

    Jump on the trivia train! Compete for house prizes and free beer. Every Tuesday.

Classes

  • ACC Library

    10–11:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, www.athenslibrary.org

    Computer Class: Digital Photography

    In the computer training room. Call to register.

  • ACC Library

    Mar. 10, 7 p.m. & Mar. 28, 3 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Introduction to Photoshop

    This lecture-based class will introduce you to the basics of Photoshop, a program now available at the library in the Digital Media Center.

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. $10 (21+), $12 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com

    HISS GOLDEN MESSENGER North Carolina's M.C. Taylor plays laid-back folk-rock with hints of Wilco and the Grateful Dead.

    TWINSMITH Omaha, NE-based rock group on Saddle Creek Records.

  • The Foundry

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

    CRESTON MAXEY BAND Singer-songwriter from Winder, GA playing a mix of new country, traditional country and Southern rock covers.

    DALTON GANG BAND Country and Southern rock band from Jefferson, GA. 

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    ANTHONY D'AMATO Singer-songwriter on New West Records who has recorded with members of Bon Iver, Megafaun and others.

  • Kumquat Mae Bakery Café

    7 p.m. www.kumquatmaebakery.com

    DK & THE JOY MACHINE New York-based group featuring "humorous tenderness, feminist anthems, alt-folk and acoustic punk."

Wednesday, March 11

21 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!

  • Hi-Lo Lounge

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

    Karaoke with the King

    KARAOKE WITH THE KING Sing your guts out every Wednesday! 

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $8 (21+), $10 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com

    SCREAMING FEMALES New Jersey-based indie-punk trio fronted by diminutive and energetic guitarist Marissa Paternoster.

    DOWNTOWN BOYS "Dance-punk-politics" band from Providence, RI. 

    T HARDY MORRIS AND THE HARD KNOCKS Dead Confederate frontman performs a solo set of his folky, lived-in tunes.

    SHADE Local three-piece skews stoner riffs by sleight-of-hand over oceans of confusion. Frontwoman Phelan LaVelle throttles through dark, unlearned outsider jazz. 

  • The Foundry

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

    AMERICOPIA Local Americana/roots-rock band. Playing for Tommy Jordan's retirement party.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    DIABLO SANDWICH & DR. PEPPER New local acoustic band featuring Bo Hembree, Adam Poulin and Scotty Nichols.

  • Porterhouse Grill

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990

    JAZZ NIGHT The longest standing weekly music gig in Athens! Join drummer Nicholas Wiles with bassist Drew Hart and pianist Steve Key for an evening of original music, improv and standards.

Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

    Mar. 11–12, 9 a.m.–8:30 p.m., Mar. 13, 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Mar. 14 2–6 p.m. All books $2 or less. www.athenslibrary.org

    Book Sale

    Shop from thousands of books, including fiction, non-fiction, children's books, hardbacks, paperbacks, DVDs, CDs and more. Proceeds benefit the ACC Library.

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. $30. www.revivalyardsathens.com

    Crochet 2 Class

    Review chain and single crochet and learn the most commonly used stitch, double crochet. You will also be introduced to shell stitch, granny square and slip stitch to work in the round. RSVP.

  • Revival Yarns

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

    Intarsia Colorwork Class

    Learn how to incorporate blocks of color in knitting projects using the intarsia method. RSVP.

Games

Kidstuff

Art