Sunday, April 23

25 events


  • The Classic Center

    7:30 p.m. $60–75.

    Daniel Tosh

    Comedy Central's "Tosh.0" star presents biting commentary and jokes along with writers and other comedians from his show. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.


  • Athens Cotton Press

    11 a.m.–2 p.m. $20.

    Boybutante Post-Ball Survivors Brunch

    Spend your morning after the Boybutante Ball with the stars of the show. Catered by Mama's Boy.

  • Taylor-Grady House

    12:30 p.m. $15.

    Kitten Shower

    Have brunch and drinks then play with some of the season's adoptable kittens. Guests are encouraged to bring a gift for the cats like canned food, bottles, kitten formula and toys.

  • 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. 

  • The Rook and Pawn

    12:30 p.m.

    PawnCon 2017: The Awakening

    The shop hosts an event with E.S.P. and a Roll Again pop-up shop.

  • 4–6 p.m. FREE!

    Strong Girls Day

    (Athens Area Emergency Food Bank, 640 Barber St.) The Strong Girls Serve community service group will celebrate their work with the unveiling of a mural and Little Free Pantry. 

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

    9 a.m. & 11 a.m. FREE!

    UUFA Earth Day Sunday Services

    Everyone is invited to bring a flower to share in the annual flower ceremony. Today honors the Earth and its water in continuous movement.


  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    3–4 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597

    Read to Rover

    Beginning readers read aloud to a certified therapy 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.

Live Music

  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA

    5 p.m.

    FRANK HURRICANE Experimental artist that describes his music as "spiritual mountain psych gangsta folk."

    LIZ DURETTE Baltimore-based keyboardist and composer.

    NEW WIVES Charming Athens indie rockers with a noisy, melodic edge.

    COLE MONROE Member of local math-rock band Art Contest performs solo.

    LEISURE SERVICE Michael Pierce plays a set of blown out, bass-heavy techno.

  • Cali 'N' Tito's Eastside

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-355-7087

    THE LUCKY JONES Local band playing old-school rockin' rhythm and blues.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    1–6 p.m.

    THE CURIOUS CRAVING JAZZ COLLECTION Members from Athens and Atlanta.

  • The Foundry

    1 p.m. $5 (adv.), $7 (door).

    SPRING THING FESTIVAL UGA's Music Business Program sponsors an all-day event, featuring music from Gerkey, Kayla Berrie, Sojourn, Julie Holmes, Blanko, Three Twenty-Threes, Saline, Harlot Party, Honeywheel, Sean C, Mister Tie DyeBarbe & Band and more.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    6 p.m. FREE!

    CLASSICAL REVOLUTION UGA School of Music graduates and students play works by Dvorak, Ligeti, Bach and more.

  • Iron Factory

    9:30 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6877

    ARY Local singer-songwriter performing intimate tunes.

  • No. 3 Railroad Street

    7 p.m. $10–$15.

    WIL MARING & ROBERT BOWLIN Two nationally renowned bluegrass pickers team up for a duo set.

  • The World Famous

    9 p.m.

    LILY HERNE Local group playing indie rock infused with psychedelic and folk influences.

    KITH & KIN Newly formed Athens-based folk-rock band.

    REVEREND HYLTON & THE DEVIL'S HANDS "Americana outlaw" band from Atlanta.


  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Apr. 23–26, 6 p.m. FREE!

    New Play Festival

    University Theatre presents a collection of short plays by UGA students and alumni. See Theater Notes on p. 15.

  • 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.


Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Beef 'O' Brady's

    8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1916

    Open Mic Night

    OPEN MIC Sing loud, sing proud.


  • 1 p.m. 706-613-0122,

    Risk Management Workshop

    (Plainview Baptist Church, Madison) Southwest Georgia Project and Athens Land Trust host a workshop for new farmers.

Lectures & Lit

  • 4 p.m. FREE!

    Poets for Peace

    This installment features Sam Lane, Jay Morris, Marshall James Kavanaugh and Kyky Renee Knight. 

  • Barnes & Noble

    3 p.m. FREE!

    Meet the Author

    Meet Jaunina Cantrell Kocher in celebration of her book Classic City Cooking: Celebrating the Chefs and Restaurants of Athens, Georgia.