Saturday, April 22

52 events

Lectures & Lit

  • Avid Bookshop

    6:30 p.m. FREE!

    Meet the Author

    (Avid Bookshop, 1662 S. Lumpkin St.) Meet author Jingle Davis in celebration of of Island Passages: An Illustrated History of Jekyll Island.

  • ACC Library

    2:30 p.m. FREE!

    AADM Workshop Series

    The Southern Poverty Law Center Immigration Justice group and local organizations will discuss their work for human rights.

  • Bishop Park

    10 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE!

    Meet the Authors

    Juanina Kocher will sign copies of her cookbook, Classic City Cooking, and The National's chef Peter Dale will cook and demonstrate a recipe. Held in conjunction with the Athens Farmers Market.


  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    10 a.m. $5/person, $15/family.

    Exotic Birds and Reptiles Presentation

    Roy Hodge teaches about cockatoos, owls, lizards and snakes and more with a hands-on presentation and crafts.

  • The Natural Baby

    10 a.m.–2 p.m. FREE!

    The Great Cloth Diaper Change & Earth Day Expo

    Celebrate Earth Day by getting together to change as many cloth diapers as possible in one place and meet local vendors.

  • 40 Watt Club

    9 p.m. $25.

    29th Annual Boybutante Ball

    Enjoy the sights, sounds and tantalizing fun of professional drag performances from all over the South. This year's theme is "Roaring 20s." Proceeds benefit HIV/AIDs support, education and prevention. See story on p. 8.

  • Saucehouse Barbeque

    12 p.m. $10–30.

    Crawfish Fest

    Festivities include all-you-can-eat crawfish boil, live music, games and more.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    Apr. 22–23, 1–6 p.m.

    Three Year Anniversary Tour

    Creature Comforts celebrates their third anniversary with beer tastings, food and live music. 

  • Unity Athens

    12–5 p.m. FREE!

    Holistic Healing Fair

    Local practitioners demo reiki, sound therapies, chiropractic, aromatherapy and more. Items for sale include crystals, handmade lotions and body sprays.

  • Washington Farms

    10 a.m.–4 p.m. $8.

    Super Spring Saturdays

    Pick the fields for strawberries. Children's activities include a wagon ride, petting zoo, slides, vortex tunnel, corn hole, a bounce house and more.

  • West Broad Market Garden

    11 a.m.–2 p.m. FREE!

    West Broad Neighborhood Block Party

    Celebrate the construction of two new, affordable homes at an Open House then head over to the Market Garden for food vendors, bounce houses, live music and pony rides. 

  • ACC Extension Office

    8 a.m.–1 p.m.

    Athens Area Master Gardeners Plant Sale

    A variety of herbs, trees, perenials and annuals available. Proceeds benefit the Master Gardeners. 

  • 11 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE!

    The National March for Science

    (Federal Courthouse, 115 E. Hancock Ave.) A satellite rally that coincides with the March for Science in Washington D.C. and cities around the globe.

  • Saucehouse Barbeque

    9 a.m. $14.

    Democrats Breakfast

    The Athens-Clarke County and Oconee County Democrats meet for a buffet breakfast. June's meeting will feature nominees Josh McCall and Tabitha Johnson-Green.

  • Sanford Stadium

    11 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Donations encouraged.

    United Way Emerging Leaders G-Day Tailgate

    (Herty Field) Celebrate the Emerging Leaders and Dawgs with refreshments and family-friendly games.

  • ACC Library

    2 p.m. FREE!

    Georgia Poetry Association

    Celebrate National Poetry Month with the Georgia Poetry Association Awards and guest speaker Dr. Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor. 

  • Fatz Café

    7:30–10:30 a.m. $7. 706-296-1274

    Pancake Breakfast

    Support the Athens Heritage Lions Club, the Oglethorpe Lions Club and the Science Club at Hillman Middle School with a plate full of pancakes.

  • 11 a.m.–8 p.m. $55.,

    Shop, Wine and Design

    (129 E. Thompson St., Bogart) Paint a picture while sampling wines. Entry includes all materials. Proceeds benefit Cultivating a Lifetime of Legacy youth programs.

  • 10 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE!

    Spring Fling

    (Oconee Presbyterian Church, Watkinsville) Swing by for live music, crafters, artisans, food trucks, vendor games, bouncy houses and kids activities.

  • Tanger Outlets, Commerce

    9 a.m. FREE! 706-335-3354

    Earth Day

    Over 300 free tree seedlings will be available on Earth Day. Choose from dogwoods, redbuds, bur oaks, sugar maples and tulip trees.

  • ACC Council on Aging

    9 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE!

    Senior Hunger Garden Event

    Celebrate Earth Day in the special garden run by community volunteers to help combat senior hunger in Athens.

  • 9 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE!

    Secure Document Destruction

    (CHaRM, 1005 College Ave.) Destroy confidential and sensitive materials with The Lindsay Group's mobile shredding unit. Shred up to two boxes for free.



  • ACC Library

    11 a.m. FREE!

    Money Smart Week

    Sharon Tan introduces fun ways to save. Ages 5–11.

  • Athens Academy

    10 a.m.–1 p.m. $25.

    Athens Academy Festival Day

    The annual event includes a musical performance by students, face painting, laser tag, bounce houses and carnival games. 


  • Sanford Stadium

    2 p.m.

    G Day: UGA Spring Football Game

    Get a preview of the upcoming season as the UGA football team splits into red and black squads. 

  • East Athens Community Center

    Tuesdays, 6:30–8:30 p.m. & Saturdays, 1–4 p.m. FREE!

    Table Tennis Matches and Training

    Beginner to advanced skill levels welcome.

Live Music

  • Bishop Park

    Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!

    TRE POWELL Local singer-songriter playing bluesy acoustic tunes with soulful vocals. (8 a.m.)

    ATHENS MONTESSORI UKULELE BAND Students from the Athens Montessori School perform. (10 a.m.)

    BENSON & LEINWEBER Two talented local musicians team up. (11 a.m.)

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $10 (21+), $12 (18-20).

    NEW MADRID Rocking, riveting local indie band with a psychedelic edge. 

    AUNT SIS Indie-pop artist from Asheville, NC.

    TOM VISIONS BAND Post-mystical, electronic, psychedelic music from Visions and his group.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    1–6 p.m.

    TALLULAH GEORGE Local group.

    THE ROAMIN' JASMINE New Orleans-based group.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    Nuci's Space Benefit. 9 p.m.

    THE IDES OF JUNE Atlanta-based band influenced by modern and classic rock.

    OLDE WORLD MONKEYS Local Southern rock four-piece.

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

    OVER YONDER Garage-rock band from Atlanta.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door).

    DEPARTURE Journey tribute band that replicates the power and emotion of the rock supergroup.

  • Front Porch Book Store

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-742-7735

    KELLY HOYLE Norma Rae guitarist and singer-songwriter performs solo.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7 p.m. SOLD OUT.

    BRANDI CARLILE Genre-defying artist that straddles the line between country, soul, pop and gospel.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. $10.

    GEOFF ACHISON & THE SOULDIGGERS Australian guitarist and singer-songwriter influenced by classic blues and soul. Album release show!

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE!

    LIVE MUSIC Rotating local jazz and bluegrass bands play every Friday and Saturday night.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    6 p.m. $5.

    ATHENS SURF STOMP The second annual surf stomp includes sets by Vacations (6 p.m.), Flamethrowers (6:50 p.m.), Nice Machine (7:40 p.m.), Kinky Waikiki (8:30 p.m.), Cryptides (9:20 p.m.), Mystery Men (10:10 p.m.) and Genki Genki Panic (11 p.m.).

  • Live Wire

    Songs in Solidarity. 8:30 p.m. $10–$12.

    FUNK WREX Local psychedelic funk group.

    DESIGN COMPANY Folk-influenced rock band from Athens.

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. 706-546-0840

    QUIG AND THE BOYS Local rock band playing old, new, blues and rock with a twist.

  • Saucehouse Barbeque

    12 p.m. FREE!

    CRAWFISH FEST Featuring music from Country River Band (noon), Leaving Countries Rhythm Company (3:30 p.m.) and Dean Dollar Band (7 p.m.). 

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    3 p.m. FREE!

    REPENT AT LEISURE Celtic pub band playing "Irish rock," including traditional, punk, modern and original Celtic music.

  • The World Famous

    9 p.m.

    ERIC SLICK Philadelphia-based songwriter and composer known for his work with rockers Dr. Dog.


  • 660 N. Chase St.

    Apr. 14–15, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $3.

    The Indie South Springtacular

    Indie South Fair presents its annual Springtacular artist market, featuring over 60 handmade and vintage vendors, live music, kids crafts, classes, food trucks and more. See Calendar Pick on p. 14.

  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA

    7 p.m.

    Jim Herbert's Carnival and Artist Panel

    Watch rare footage of Jeremy Ayers' band, Limbo District, in Jim Herbert's short film, Carnival. A panel discussion will follow. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition "Out There! Photographs in the Spirit of Jeremy Ayers." See Calendar Pick on p. 20.


  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 10:30 p.m.

    Booty Boyz

    BOOTY BOYZ DJs ImmuzikationTwin Powers and Z-Dog spin dance hits into the night. 

  • Highwire Lounge

    11 p.m. $1 (headphone).

    Silent Disco

    SILENT DISCO Dance the night away with wireless headphones and three channels of music. The first hour is free!

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    DJ Good Girl

    DJ GOOD GIRL Playing pop, hip-hop and R&B hits from the '80s, '90s and beyond.


  • Winterville Center for Community and Culture

    Apr 20–22, 7:30 p.m. Apr. 23, 2 p.m. $18.

    Oh What a Lovely War!

    (Winterville Auditorium) The Circle Ensemble Theatre Company presents a vaudeville-style musical with songs from the World War I era. See Theater Notes on p. 15.

  • Oconee County Civic Center

    Apr. 21–22, 7:30 p.m. Apr. 22–23, 2:30 p.m. $15–18.

    The Little Mermaid

    The musical is adapted from Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale and the animated Disney film. See Theater Notes on p. 15.

  • Clarke Central High School

    Apr. 20–22, 7:30 p.m. $5–7.

    Little Shop of Horrors

    Clarke Central High School's Central Players present the horror-comedy rock musical. See Theater Notes on p. 15.


Ending Saturday, April 22



  • The Mother Show 4

    (Lowery Imaging Gallery) Visual artists in all media can submit work for "The Mother Show 4," a thematic group exhibition addressing the theme of motherhood. 1-2 pieces per artist. Deadline Apr. 22.,

Help Out

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    Mayor's Day of Service

    Residents can help repair, rehab and clean up the Athens community. Apr. 22, 7:45 a.m.–1 p.m.