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. FREE!

    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!

    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.

    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!

    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.

    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 Emerald Isle and calling by Deanna Palumbo. 


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