Saturday, March 16

28 events

Live Music

  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA

    8 p.m.

    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).

    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.

    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).

    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.

    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.


  • 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!

    Shamrock Slime

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


  • Bishop Park

    8 a.m.-12 p.m. FREE!

    Athens Farmers Market

    The market hosts around 45 vendors, children's activities and cooking demos. All produce is grown locally, sustainably and by those who are selling it. Live music by Alex Culberth ( 8 a.m.) and Rachel O'Neal (10 a.m.).

  • ACC Library

    9–11 a.m. FREE!

    Access to Justice Initiative Pop-Up Clinic

    Attorneys provide brief consultations on topics including family law such as divorce and child support, adoption law, immigration law, expungement/record restriction, probate law, disability law, employment law, criminal law, small claims, landlord/tenant law, personal injury, and general civil law. Spanish translation services available.


  • The Foundry

    3:30 p.m. $249.

    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. 

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    6 p.m. FREE!

    Seed Swap

    Bring seeds or clippings to share and spread the love of gardening. Open to all ages and abilities.

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    10-11 a.m. $2-3.

    Journey Through the Stars

    This month's theme is "Spring Skies."

  • ACC Library

    11 a.m. FREE!

    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).

    Contra Dance

    A monthly dance presented by Athens Folk Music & Dance Society with live music by Mick Kinney and Tim Cape and calling by Stuart Whipple. 


Lectures & Lit

  • UGA Special Collections Library

    2–4:30 p.m. FREE!

    Hargrett Writers Circle

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




  • 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.



  • 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.


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