Saturday, March 17

34 events

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    LILY ROSE Nashville-based pop-folk singer-songwriter.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    LULLWATER Polished local alternative rock band that explores grunge and Southern rock.

    POLAR WAVES Athens-based "alternative classic rock" group.

    ROSIE & THE RATDOGS New local hard-rock group.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. FREE!

    GEORGIA DISH BOYS Local rock group fronted by singer-songwriter Seth Martin.

    JAVAE Psychedelic, introspective local rapper.

    SANDERS No information available.

  • 40 Watt Club

    9 p.m. $7.

    TRIBUTE TO ASH A tribute show to honor late Athens musician Ash Rickli and benefit his family. Performers include Shade (album release show!), Midnight Boi, Half Acid, Hannie and the Slobs, Fart Jar, The Hernies and Cult of Riggonia. See story on p. 8.

  • The Foundry

    4:30 p.m. $7 (adv.), $10 (door).

    ST. PATRICK'S DAY CELEBRATION Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with dance performances by the Athens Drake School of Irish Dancing and traditional Irish/Celtic music by The Gentry and Green Flag Band, plus Irish rock by The Company Stores. See Calendar Pick on p. 14.

  • The Globe

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

    THE DONNER PARTY Mostly-once-a-year Pogues cover band from Globe employees (and ex-employees) delivering the hallowed electricity that made the group an all-time Irish classic.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    GROUP GROPE Analog synth beats influenced by classic Chicago house and Detroit techno. 

    DOOM RIBBONS Experimental guitar/percussion duo from Asheville, NC.

    180 Experimental electronic artist.

    DJ OTHER VOICES, OTHER ROOMS Playing ambient techno and other electronic sounds.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    7 p.m.

    HEAVY PETTY Local all-star Tom Petty cover band.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE!

    LIVE JAZZ Rotating local jazz groups play every Friday and Saturday nights.

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. 706-546-0840

    SWING STREET DANCE BAND Playing a mix of swing and salsa tunes.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    4 p.m. FREE!

    TREY BRESLOW Americana singer-songwriter from Virginia.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    9 p.m. $10.

    THE TWO TAKES Atlanta-based indie rock band influenced by groups like Arctic Monkeys and The Killers.

    GRAND Athens-based alternative pop group.

    CHUCKIE CAMPBELL Jazzy hip-hop artist from Buffalo, NY.

  • White Tiger Gourmet

    6 p.m. FREE!

    WILSON WALLACE Playing music for St. Patrick's Day.


  • 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 monthly dance presented by Athens Folk Music & Dance Society with live music by Mick Kinney & the Hickhoppers and calling by Janet Shepherd. See story on p. 9.

  • Athens Arena

    5 p.m. & 7 p.m. $10-20.

    Classic City Rollergirls

    See the Bad news B's face off against Applalachia's BooneShiners. The undefeated Classic City AllStars take on Florida's Gold Coast Roller Derby. 

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    2–6 p.m.

    Athens Black Market and Cultural Experience

    The market supports local minority business vendors. Offerings range from local food, artisan home goods and natural beauty products, plus live performances, guest speakers and more.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    2–6 p.m.

    Athens Black Market and Cultural Experience

    The market supports local minority business vendors. Offerings range from local food, artisan home goods and natural beauty products, plus live performances, guest speakers and more.

  • Rock Eagle 4H Center

    9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

    Saturday at the Rock: Seed Swap

    Gardeners can trade their unused seeds for something new.

  • 9 a.m. $12–42.

    St. Patrick's Day Run

    (375 Commerce Blvd) Wear green for the inaugural 5k, 10k and Little Leprechaun Fun Run. Room reserved at Saucehouse for a post-run celebration. 

  • Farmview Market

    10 a.m.–2 p.m.

    St. Patrick's Day Celebration

    The market will have Irish-inspired treats, green drinks and a green rooster hunt for prizes. 

  • The Foundry

    4–8 p.m. $75.

    Green Eggs and Hammered Pub Crawl

    Wear green and visit four bars for St. Patrick's Day, ending at The Foundry for performances by the Athens Drake School of Irish Dancing, Irish music and seasonal specials. Bars include Hendershot's, Creature Comforts, Cutters and the Foundry. Ticket includes six drink tickets, T-shirt, $10 food voucher and entrance to the bash.

  • The Tasting Room at Jittery Joe's Roasting Company

    4–6 p.m. FREE!

    Campaign Party

    Lisa Lott kicks off her campaign for Superior Court Judge with a St. Patrick’s Day party. Festivities include art, food trucks and family games. Live music by (not Green Day) Jeremy Raj and Friends and others. 

  • Southern Brewing Company

    3–11 p.m.

    St. Paddy's Day

    Go  green with live music from Rollin' Home and snacks from Biggums BBQ and Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers.

  • The Foundry

    3:30 p.m. $10.

    11th Annual St. Patty's Day Bash

    Includes a performance by the Athens Drake School of Dance, live music and seasonal specials. All ages.

  • White Tiger Gourmet

    6–8 p.m.

    St. Patrick's Day

    Live music by Wilson Wallace, plus plenty of corned beef and cabbage.


Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

    12 p.m. FREE!

    Indie Author Marketplace and Fair

    Local and indie authors will showcase their books. At 1 p.m., Bob Babcock of Deeds Publishing will give a talk on "How to Market Your Self or Indie Published Book." 


  • Mar. 17, 7 p.m. Mar. 18, 2:30 p.m. $12–25.

    Dinner at Eight, Dead by Nine

    (Lavonia Community Center) The comedic murder mystery includes dinner, dessert and audience interaction. 

  • Elbert Theatre, Elberton

    Mar. 16–17, 7 p.m. Mar. 18, 2 p.m. $11–16. 706-283-1049

    Always, Patsy Cline

    The musical tells the story of the country legend, featuring many of her hits. 




Ending Saturday, March 17



  • Fuel Hot Yoga

    200-Hour Yoga Alliance Vinyasa Teacher Training

    Deepen your practice and become a hot yoga instructor. $2950.