Saturday, April 28

45 events


  • R. Wood Studio

    9 a.m.–4 p.m.

    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).

    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.


    "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.


  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    6–7:30 p.m. $2–3.

    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!

    Family Craft

    Make your own travel games. Ages 6 and up.

  • 10:30 a.m. FREE!

    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!

    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!

    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).

    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.

    DYNAMITE DEATH CHAIR Three-piece rock band from Columbus.

    USELESS AGAINST No info available.

  • 40 Watt Club

    10 p.m. $10.

    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).

    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).

    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.

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

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE!

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

  • No. 3 Railroad Street

    7:30 p.m. $10.

    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

    8:30 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!

    CHEW Psychedelic rock band from Atlanta.


  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    9 a.m.–2 p.m. FREE!

    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!

    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!

    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.

    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.

  • Daily Groceries Co-op

    11 a.m.–2 p.m.

    Plant Sale

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

  • 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. 

  • 10 a.m.–12 p.m. $12.

    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!

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods and crafts.

  • Lay Park

    9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

    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.



  • Farmview Market

    1:40 –3:30 p.m. $15.

    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!

    Computer Class

    "Intro to Word 2010."


  • The Classic Center

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

    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!

    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. 


  • East Athens Community Center

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

    Table Tennis Matches and Training

    Beginner to advanced skill levels welcome.

  • Athens, GA

    8:30 a.m. $30–35.

    Twilight 5K Run

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


  • 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.

    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.


  • 9 a.m.–2 p.m. $15–20.

    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. 


  • Ciné

    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



  • M3Yoga

    Grounded Kids Yoga

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


  • Fuel Hot Yoga

    Community Fuel Donation Yoga Class

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