COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Saturday, March 16

28 events

Live Music

  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA

    8 p.m. www.athica.org

    TATSUYA NAKATANI Internationally renowned Japanese percussionist.

    ARIEL ACKERLY Athens-based experimental performer.

    MICHAEL POTTER Local guitarist creates a blend of ambient folk and psychedelic songs and soundscapes.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    DOUBLE FERRARI Local metal band playing virtuosic, riff-laden, instrumental rock. 

    MEAN QUEEN Local rock three-piece with a fiery, discordant sound. See Calendar Pick on p. 14.

    CHURCH PURSE Noise-rock band formerly known as Waitress.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    APPARITION Athens band playing a raucous, thrashy brand of hardcore.

    CURLEYS "Fast crazy punk" band from Florida.

    NAG Rumbling, skeletal punk band from Decatur.

    MCQQEEN Athens punk band featuring members of Shade and Fart Jar.

  • The Foundry

    3:30 p.m. $8 (adv.), $10 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    ST. PATRICK'S DAY CELEBRATION Featuring Irish music and performances from The Nashville CeltsThe Gentry, The Green Flag Band and the Carpenter Academy of Irish Dancing. See Calendar Pick on p. 14.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    DEAD NEIGHBORS Local band playing punky, emotive garage-rock.

    BLUE BODIES Athens-based "bummer-pop" punk band.

    DAN CLIFFORD Local artist playing lo-fi power-pop.

    MODERN TIMES New local band.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    THE GREEN FLAG BAND Playing traditional Irish music for St. Patrick's Day.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    NORMA RAE This local four-piece plays soulful, distinctively Southern Americana.

    THE ROYAL VELVET Three-piece local rock band led by songwriter Justin Brogdon.

Kidstuff

  • Southeast Clarke Park

    9 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3589

    Touch a Truck

    Kids can take a close look at a variety of vehicles and heavy equipment like construction vehicles, police cars and more.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

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

    Shamrock Slime

    Create green glitter slime just in time for St. Patrick's Day. Ages 6 and up and their caregivers.

Events

  • Bishop Park

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

    Athens Farmers Market

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

  • The H. T. Edwards Complex

    9–11 a.m. FREE! www.accgov.com

    Access to Justice Initiative Pop-Up Clinic

    Athens residents can get brief, individual consultations from law professionals at this free legal clinic.

  • The Foundry

    3:30 p.m. $249. www.graduateathens.com

    St. Patrick's Day Pub Crawl

    Shuttle from the Graduate Athens to a Pub Crawl through the Rooftop at Georgia Theatre, Cutter's Pub, Starland Pizzeria & Pub, and then back to The Foundry for a party. Package includes hotel stay, drink tickets, pizza and transportation for two. 

  • Lavonia Cultural Center

    7 p.m. $5. 706-491-9374

    A Night of Talent

    Talent showcase of singers and dancers. 

  • 12-4 p.m. FREE! www.wimberlysroots.com

    Seed Swap

    (Wimberly Center for Community Development) Bring seeds to share and swap with other fellow gardeners while enjoying food, music and activities for the entire family. 

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    10-11 a.m. $2-3. www.accgov.com/leisure

    Journey Through the Stars

    This month's theme is "Spring Skies."

  • ACC Library

    11 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Holi: Festival of Colors

    Enjoy Indian food, dance, music, the throwing of traditional colored powers and children's author Surishtha Seghal. Guests are encouraged to wear white. 

  • Memorial Park

    6:15 p.m. (lesson), 6:30–9:30 p.m. (dance). $8 (adults), $4 (ages 11–17) FREE! (ages 11 & under). www.athensfolk.org

    Contra Dance

    A monthly dance presented by Athens Folk Music & Dance Society with live music by Emerald Isle and calling by Deanna Palumbo. 

DJs

Lectures & Lit

  • UGA Special Collections Library

    2–4:30 p.m. FREE! athensuncharted@gmail.com

    Hargrett Writers Circle

    (3rd floor) Writers group to share work of any genre, discuss, and explore the process of writing and publishing. 

Comedy

Performance

Theater

  • Elbert Theatre, Elberton

    Mar. 15-16, 7 p.m. & Mar. 17, 2 p.m. $9-16. 706-283-1049

    Anything Goes

    Enjoy Cole Porter's classic music and a doozie of a love story in this timeless musical.

Outdoors

Art

  • 40 Watt Club

    3 p.m. $33. 706-850-2843

    Walking Art Tour of Downtown

    Join Janet Geddis, of Team #1 of Dancing with the Athens Stars, and Dr. Leara Rhodes for a walking tour of art destinations. Proceeds benefit Project Safe.

Film

Ending Saturday, March 16

 

Word on the Street

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    Friends of Madison County Book Sale

    The library hosts their annual book sale featuring all genres of books, CDs, VHS tapes and records. Mar. 8-16 during library hours. 706-795-5597