Saturday, May 20

38 events


  • Tyche's Games

    12 p.m. FREE! 706-345-4500

    Pathfinder Society Event

    Fantasy RPG. Bring your imagination.


  • Memorial Park

    7:30 p.m. (lesson), 8–11 p.m. (dance). $8 (adults), $4 (ages 11–17) FREE! (ages 11 & under).

    Contra Dance

    A dance presented by Athens Folk Music & Dance Society with live music by String Theory and calling by Janet Shepard.

  • Pittard Park

    10 a.m.–8 p.m. FREE!

    Winterville Marigold Festival

    The day includes the Marigold 10K, a parade, live music, a talent show and more. See insert.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    12 p.m.

    Ales for Trails Terrapin 5K

    The annual race benefits Sandy Creek Nature Center. Live music, light snacks and more at the finish line.

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    10–11 a.m. $2–3.

    Journey Through the Stars

    This month's theme is "Spring Skies."

  • West Broad Market Garden

    9 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE!

    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.



  • Four Athens

    9 a.m.–4 p.m $125.

    Web Fundamentals

    This course prepares students for the next level in web and software development skills. Laptop required. Lunch is provided.

Live Music

  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA

    8 p.m. $10 (sugg. donation).

    RAVISH MOMIN The New York City-based jazz drummer and electronic musician will perform solo, followed by a duet with Killick.

  • Bishop Park

    Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!

    KLEZMER LOCAL 42 A local seven-piece Klezmer band specializing in Jewish and gypsy music and featuring Dan Horowitz of Five Eight.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $6 (21+), $8 (18-20).

    JET ENGINE DRAGONS Local band playing a blend of shoegaze, progressive rock and technical metal.

    D.M.R. Death Metal Rednecks is—you guessed it—a death metal band from Atlanta. 

    BEAST MODE Local groove/thrash-metal band that offers "the heaviest metal in the city."

    RIGORISM Experimental metal band from Atlanta. 

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    1 p.m.

    THE ALBIONS Athens-based alternative rock band.

    TALLULAH GEORGE Jokey local experimental rock group.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m.

    PSYOP New local hard-rock group.

    RCI "Purveyors of only the finest in filth and chicanery" from Athens.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $5.

    IS/OUGHT GAP Experimental post-punk project of songwriter Bryan Cook (Time Toy), started in Athens in the 1980s. See story on p. 13.

    FLASH TO BANG TIME Longtime local pop-prog-psych band featuring Oh-OK's Lynda Stipe.

    COSMO JR. New band fronted by veteran Athens musician Dana Downs.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 8 p.m. FREE!

    JOSIAH & THE BONNEVILLES Indie-folk trio based in Los Angeles. 

  • Go Bar

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

    CROWN LARKS Chicago-based band that draws from noise, free jazz and post-punk.

    TABLOID Anthemic, jumpy pop rock from members of Little Gold, Hot Fudge and Marshmallow Coast.

    MANS TRASH Skewed pop sounds from Mercer West (The Dream Scene, Bubbly Mommy Gun).

    THE ELECTRIC NATURE Athens-based experimental drone and noise-rock outfit.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE!

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

  • Iron Factory

    10:30 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6877

    SOMII Rock and roll group with cosmic overtones.

    KATIE COLLINS Singer-songwriter playing classical piano with a melodic twist.

    DEADPAN NANCY Playing bluegrass songs and non-bluegrass songs that have been bluegrassed.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    BikeAthens Benefit. 9 p.m. $5.

    ROCK 'N' ROLL PROM Ben's Bikes presents a night of music, featuring DJ Osmose & Background Props spinning an all-vinyl set, plus cover bands Molly's Lipses as The Vaselines and Cash Wintersteen & The Odd St. Band as Bruce Springsteen.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    PALACE DOCTOR Dynamic rock trio fronted by former Modern Skirts bassist Phillip Brantley.

    DREW BESKIN Local power-pop singer-songwriter known for fronting the bands Purses and The District Attorneys. 

    COWBOY CURTYS New local alt-country band.

  • The Office Lounge

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

    FAT ARM DADDY Athens-based rhythm and blues trio.

  • Pittard Park

    10 a.m. FREE!

    WINTERVILLE MARIGOLD FESTIVAL Featuring musical performances from Sir Crazy Pants, 789, Sister Moon, The Welfare Liners, Klezmer Local 42, New Mantra, Clay Leverett, Five Eight, Michelle Malone, O'Connell & Parke, TJ Edmond, Dodd Ferrelle & Adam Poulin, Deja Vu, Ash Miltades, Caroline Aiken, Matt Joiner and Scott Low. See festival insert and Calendar Pick on p. 15.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    2:30 p.m.

    FAT ARM DADDY Athens-based rhythm and blues trio.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    4:30 p.m.

    HONEYWOOD Five-piece "jamgrass" band from Atlanta.

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

    7 p.m.

    LOUIS ROMANOS QUARTET Local jazz combo led by percussionist Louis Romanos. See Calendar Pick on p. 15.

Lectures & Lit

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    2–4:30 p.m. FREE!

    Writers Circle

    (Hargrett Library) Writers may bring pages of their work, any genre, for group feedback. Each meeting will highlight books from Hargrett's Collections.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    8 p.m. FREE!

    Book Release

    Meet local author Larry Acquaviva for his book Nobody Cares Who You Are: The Life and Times of Aceman, a Widespread Panic Roadie—The Panic Years, Pt. 1. Live music by Scott Laniak, The Plague and The Honey Sliders.


  • Oconee County Library

    10 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE!

    Coloring Club

    Spend the morning relaxing with the therapeutic practice of coloring.

  • KA Artist Shop

    12–7 p.m. FREE!

    Spring Showcase

    The Spring Showcase focuses on "process" through the works of Malissa Ryder, Kenneth Kase, Hannah Betzel, Michele Chidester and Leslie Snipes.


  • 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.



  • 7:30 p.m. $6–43.

    Forget Me Not

    (The Rock Gym, 45 S. Forest Ave. Elberton) The musical tells the story of Mary Musgrove, Queen of the Creeks. 

  • Athens Community Theater

    May 25–27, 8 p.m. May 28, 2 p.m. $18.

    Next to Normal

    The award-winning musical explores how a suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness.


  • Ciné Barcafé

    7:30 p.m. $7.50–9.75.

    Ciné Anniversary Screening

    See Hitchcock's 1955 classic thriller. A reception with home.made catering will be held before the screening along with a vintage video introduction from Robert Osborne's series on Turner Classic Movies.

  • Ciné Barcafé

    June 23–24, 7:30 p.m. June 24–25, 3 p.m. FREE! (donations encouraged).

    Athens in Our Lifetimes

    The documentary examines the evolution of the personality of Athens as a community over six decades. Tickets are free but required.

Ending Saturday, May 20



  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    Call for Entries

    The annual Members Exhibit is open to OCAF members and showcases a wide range of artwork. Members can submit up to two pieces of work, and at least one piece is guaranteed to be accepted. Drop off on May 26, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.