Saturday, May 19

33 events


  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    7:30 p.m. $7.50–12.50. 706-546-0023

    Athens Master Chorale

    The local chorale performs selections by Rutter and Handel.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $7 donation.

    Drag Show

    "New Material: a 90s Club Kid Fashion & Drag Show" features local queens and photos. Music by Stay at Home Dad. Proceeds benefit AIDS Athens and Youth Pride. 

Live Music

  • Bishop Park

    Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!

    GARY GROSSMAN Local folk artist whose music is informed by his scientific teaching background.

    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.

  • Bishop Park

    Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!

    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.

  • Front Porch Book Store

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

    ANDREW VICKERY Americana artist from Atlanta.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $10.

    DON CHAMBERS This longtime local favorite delves into pastoral folk and experimental rock with equal passion. Album release show! See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

    THAYER SARRANO STRING ENSEMBLE Local songwriter playing hazy, shoegaze-inspired Southern rock.

    JOE ROWE Local musician singing songs about life and death.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    MIDNIGHT BOI Alias of local musician Eli Rickli, playing "pseudo-Satanic hip hop."

    RICKY DIGITS Local emcee who cites MF Doom, cLOUDDEAD, Wu-Tang Clan and Eminem as influences.

    DJ MAHOGANY Popular local DJ spins freaky funk, sultry soul, righteous R&B and a whole lotta unexpected faves.

  • Grindhouse Killer Burgers

    5 p.m. FREE! 706-612-9327

    MICHAEL MANN Singer of local rock band Radiolucent performs a solo set.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m.

    LIQUID DYNAMITE Local drummer phenom Dwayne Holloway leads this group through improvised jazz, blues and funk.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE!

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

  • Lotta Mae's Supply Co.

    1 p.m. FREE! 706-850-8778

    THE SOLSTICE SISTERS Old-time country ballads, traditional folk and '40s-style swing with sweet, warm harmonies.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    CASUAL CADENZA Jammy rock and roll four-piece from Atlanta.

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. 706-546-0840

    BIG DON BAND Southern-fried local rock group.


  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    12–4 p.m. $3–4. 706-613-3615,

    Snake Day

    Learn more about snakes from on-hand experts, make crafts and play games.

  • ACC Library

    10 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE!

    Family Fun Day

    Celebrate the start of Summer Reading with games, crafts, a rock star photo booth, petting zoo, live music by Maggie Hunter and a magic show by Jeffini the Great.

  • 10:30 a.m. FREE!

    Springtime Storytime

    (Walls of Books, 1971 Hog Mountain Rd #130, Watkinsville) Author Karen Giles Clark will share her story Big Changes for Little Bugs

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    2 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597

    Prince and Princess Party

    Party like royalty to celebrate the royal wedding. Dress as nice as you'd like and enjoy snacks and activities.


  • 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 AirPlay and calling by Stuart Whipple.

  • 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.

  • 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, crafts and live music.

  • 1005 College Ave.

    1–4 p.m. FREE!


    ACC residents can drop off brown goods (furniture and carpet) and white goods (large appliances) free of charge.

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    May 17–19. $90.

    Southern Labor Studies Conference: Dirty Work

    The conference features panels, workshops and keynotes discussing slavery, mining, farming, and other subjects on labor in the South. 

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. FREE!

    Dirty Work Film Festival

    All screenings will be followed by Q&As with the film makers. Part of the Dirty Work conference.




  • (Lavonia Cultural Center) May 19, 7 p.m. May 20, 2:30 p.m. $10.

    Farce of Nature

    The Southern-fried farce highlights a day in the life of th eWilburn family and the Reel 'Em Inn fishing lodge. 

Lectures & Lit

  • Nuçi's Space

    10 a.m.–9 p.m. $40–90.

    Zizek Studies Conference

    Three days of panels, workshops and project boards. Slavoj Zizek will be the keynote speaker.

  • Morton Theatre

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Queer Labor in the South

    A panel featuring historians and representatives of ATL Pride@Work will discuss the status of LGBTQ workers around the south. 

  • 6 p.m. FREE!

    Poetry Night

    (Walls of Books, Watkinsville) Open mic poetry night. Local author Beau Ward will also sign copies and read from his new book, Beautiful Mind.

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    1:15 p.m. FREE!

    Organizing the South Today

    This roundtable discussion will address Unite-Here's growth, successes and challenges in the South. Part of the Southern Labor Studies Association's conference, "Dirty Work."


  • Ciné Barcafé

    4–6 p.m. FREE!

    Celebrating Cinematic History: The Lumiere Brothers

    UGA Film Professor Richard Neupert will host a happy hour presentation on early cinema. 

Ending Saturday, May 19


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