COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Saturday, April 28

45 events

Art

  • R. Wood Studio

    9 a.m.–4 p.m. www.rwoodstudio.com

    Spring Sale

    View the ceramics studio and select from the new collection of functional pottery. 

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    3 p.m. FREE! ($50/print). www.doing-fine.com

    Print Launch

    Eleanor Davis offers a limited edition of 100 signed works of the print "Snakes and Pears." See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

  • Trio Contemporary Art Gallery

    11 a.m.-5 p.m. www.trioathens.com

    "Expunge"

    "Philadelphia based artist Melissa Joseph leads a participatory, performative piece called "Expunge." For six hours, Joseph will hand wash T-shirts that are screenprinted with bullet holes. There are 122 shirts, which is the number of people killed in mass shootings on school campuses in the U.S. since Columbine.

Kidstuff

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    6–7:30 p.m. $2–3. www.accgov.com/leisure

    Family Fishing

    This program is for all ages and takes place at the Claypit Pond. Bait, poles and tips are provided.

  • Bogart Library

    2:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Family Craft

    Make your own travel games. Ages 6 and up.

  • 10:30 a.m. FREE! athens@wallsofbooks.net

    Springtime Storytime

    (Walls of Books, 1971 Hog Mountain Rd., Watkinsville) Author Jan Evans shares her story, The No-No's say Yes.

  • Downtown Athens

    10:30 a.m.–9 p.m. FREE! athenstwilight.com

    Twilight Kids Fun Run, Criterium and Kids Zone

    Kids can race like the pros in the Academy Sports Kids Criterium (10:30 a.m.) or go on the 1km Fun Run (6:30 p.m.). The Kids Zone will have a music stage, BMX shows, bounce houses and a track.

Live Music

  • Athens City Hall

    11 a.m. FREE! www.athenstwilight.com

    KIDS' STAGE Featuring music from Connor Byers, The Drapes, Basil and Camp Amped Band. See story on p. 13.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    THE PINK STONES Local dream-rock group led by songwriter Hunter Pinkston.

    TELEMARKET New local punk- and indie-influenced rock group.

    SEPHINE Athens-based, electronic-focused indie-rock project.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    DYNAMITE DEATH CHAIR Three-piece rock band from Columbus.

    USELESS AGAINST No info available.

  • 40 Watt Club

    10 p.m. $10. www.40watt.com

    TONY B Local radio-courting rapper with a smart, polished style.

    DJ KIDD Local hip-hop DJ spins a set of party-starting beats.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $18 (adv.), $23 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    SHAWN MULLINS Atlanta-based, adult-alternative singer-songwriter known for hits like "Lullaby."

    CLAIRE CAMPBELL Hope for Agoldensummer singer plays a set of soft, mesmerizing folk tunes. 

  • Front Porch Book Store

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

    THE DIXIELAND 5 Local trad-jazz band that features a front line of trumpet, clarinet and trombone and a rhythm section of piano and tenor banjo.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $15 (adv.), $20 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    LIQUID STRANGER Swedish-born EDM producer.

    LUZCID Electronic alter ego of musician Neil Berry.

    CHAMPAGNE DRIP LA-based EDM producer formerly of the project SPL.

    PEEKABOO Belgium-based electronic duo.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    RHYAL KNIGHT Athens-based, Muscle Shoals-born alternative indie-folk singer-songwriter.

    ELTON BASS No info available.

    K-POP No info available.

    DJ NATE FROM WUXTRY Local DJ spins a patchwork of '50s and '60s soul and R&B, garage rock, psychedelic and more.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    PICKLED HOLLER Family band blending traditional and jam sounds, with a dedication to dynamics and lush harmonies.

  • Highwire Lounge

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

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

  • No. 3 Railroad Street

    7:30 p.m. $10. www.3railroad.org

    THE LEXINGTON JAMS Playing originals as well as covers from a variety of genres, including gospel, Southern rock, folk, blues and jazz.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    UNIVERSAL SIGH Athens-based jazz fusion/funk-rock band that strives to create a unique experience with each performance.

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. 706-546-0840

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

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

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

    CHEW Psychedelic rock band from Atlanta.

Events

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    9 a.m.–2 p.m. FREE! www.uown.org

    River Rendezvous

    Volunteers are needed to provide a "snapshot" of streams and rivers and the Upper Oconee Watershed. There will be educational displays, live music and light meals for volunteers. 

  • Avid Bookshop

    All day. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com

    Independent Bookstore Day

    This day champions local, independent bookstores. Avid celebrates with food trucks, blind dates with books and other activities.

  • Athens, GA

    1 p.m. FREE! athenssciencecafe.wordpress.com

    Athens Science Café

    (GMNH Natural Annex, 4435 Atlanta Hwy) "A Day at the Museum: An Opportunity to Learn and Explore the Treasures of the Georgia Natural History Museum."

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    2–6 p.m. www.aadmovement.com

    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. www.aadmovement.com

    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.

  • Daily Groceries Co-op

    11 a.m.–2 p.m. outreach@daily.coop

    Plant Sale

    Shop among veggie starts, herbs, compost and more from several local farms.

  • ACC Extension Office

    8 a.m.–1 p.m. ugaextension.org

    Athens Area Master Gardeners Plant Sale

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

  • 10 a.m.–12 p.m. $12. farmviewmarket.com

    Public Tour

    (2471 Broughton Rd. Newborn) Tour the Rock House Creamery and garden. Attendees will meet dairy cows and sample milk and cheese curds. A visit to the vegetable garden will follow.

  • Bishop Park

    8 a.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music by Classic City Fringe and The MusicSmiths.

  • Lay Park

    9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. juniorleagueofathens.org

    Bookshelves for Bethel

    Volunteers can help the Junior League of Athens and ACCPD assemble bookshelves for children who participate in literacy nights. 

  • 7 p.m. $5. Find South East Women Wrestlers on Facebook.

    SEWW Wrestle Womania!

    (The Mill, 1085 Danielsville Rd.) SEWW is Athens very own feminist indie wrestling collective. Watch them smash the patriarchy at their biggest event of the year.

DJs

Classes

  • Farmview Market

    1:40 –3:30 p.m. $15. angelina@farmviewmarket.com

    Desert Mountain Alpaca Farm

    Meet at Farmview Market before spending the afternoon visiting a herd of alpacas in Mansfield. Dress for a farm visit. 

  • Oconee County Library

    2 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Computer Class

    "Intro to Word 2010."

Performance

  • The Classic Center

    8 p.m. FREE! (tickets required). classiccenter.com

    Athens Symphony Orchestra Pops Concert

    The program will feature the Green Flag Band and compositions by Vaughn-Williams, Curzon, Story, Ricketts, Holcombe, Maffett, and Wagner. 

  • Madison Morgan Cultural Center

    11 a.m. FREE! www.mmcc-arts.org

    16th Annual Madison Chamber Music Festival

    The Hot Club of San Francisco performs a family concert of 1930s swing, acoustic string arrangements and more. Complimentary ice cream social to follow. 

Sports

  • East Athens Community Center

    Mondays, 6–8:30 p.m. & Saturdays, 1–4 p.m. First visit free. www.ttathensga.com

    Table Tennis Matches and Training

    Beginner to advanced skill levels welcome.

  • Athens, GA

    8:30 a.m. $30–35. athenstwilight.com

    Twilight 5K Run

    (Downtown Athens, 265 College Ave.) All participants receive breakfast and a beer (21 and up) provided by Athens Road Runners.

Theater

  • Apr. 27–28, 7 p.m. Apr. 28–29,2:30 p.m. $10. 706-491-9374

    Charlotte's Web

    (Lavonia Cultural Center) The Franklin Community Players present a musical adaptation of E.B. White's classic novel about Fern, a girl who understands what animals say. 

  • Memorial Park

    Apr. 26–28, 7:30 p.m. Apr. 29, 3 p.m. $12–15. www.accgov.com/act

    The Smell of the Kill

    (Quinn Hall) Michele Lowe's comedy follows three unhappy wives who must decide if they should leave their husbands locked in a meat locker or let them out.

Outdoors

  • 9 a.m.–2 p.m. $15–20. www.oconeeconnection.org/events

    Oconee Garden Tour

    (Oconee County) Tour four gardens, meet horticulturist and author Dr. Michael Dirr, enter a raffle and more. Proceeds benefit the Oconee Area Resource Council's Mentor Program for Oconee schools. 

Film

  • Ciné Barcafé

    www.athenscine.com

    Triplets of Belleville

    Madame Souza and her dog Bruno team up with the Belleville Sisters to rescue her grandson. Part of Ciné's Spring Animation Series.

Ending Saturday, April 28

 

Kidstuff

  • M3Yoga

    Grounded Kids Yoga

    Children can learn about the tools of yoga to cultivate self-awareness. Saturdays, 10 a.m. Ages 7–12. $10. m3yoga.com

Classes

  • Fuel Hot Yoga

    Community Fuel Donation Yoga Class

    Saturdays, 8–9 p.m. Suggested donation $10. Proceeds benefit One Posture at a Time. www.fuelhotyoga.com