COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Saturday, March 23

48 events

Kidstuff

  • Memorial Park

    10 a.m.-1p.m. FREE! www.athensclarkecounty.com/bearhollow

    Bears' Birthday Party

    (Bear Hollow Zoo) Celebrate the birthdays of DJ, Athena and Yonah by watching them unwrap their presents and dive into an enrichment cake.

  • UGA New Dance Theatre

    10 a.m. pac.uga.edu

    Saturday Morning Club

    The UGA Wind Symphony will perform music from Star Wars. This program is for ages 4–12 and their guardians.

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    1-4 p.m. FREE! jhebbad@uga.edu

    Family Day

    An afternoon of family fun including gallery games, crafts, Canopy studio aerialists and magician Tong Li. 

  • ACC Library

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

    Drum Dream Girl

    Listen to stories of girls who stayed true to themselves and make drums. For children ages 4-11 and their caregiver.

Lectures & Lit

  • Madison Morgan Cultural Center

    Mar. 22, 7 p.m. Mar. 23, 10 a.m.–8 p.m. $5–15. www.mmcc-arts.org

    Do Tell! Storytelling Festival

    This year's storytellers include Kevin Kling, Kim Weitkamp, Rev. Robert Jones and Andy Offut Irwin.

  • Max

    5 p.m. www.ugalive.com

    Hip Hop Awards Music Conference

    Various industry professionals and music executives from around Georgia are invited for an industry panel and mixer. Followed by an open mic. See story on p. 13.

Events

  • The Foundry

    2–8 p.m. $15–30. facebook.com/breastfestathens

    BreastFest Athens

    A day of beer, catered food, a silent auction and live music to help increase awareness of breast cancer. Performers include Box of Rawks, Welfare Liners, The Moonshine, Monday's Alibi, Rachel O'Neal and Sara O'Brien and Friends.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    8 a.m. $25–30. www.accaging.org

    March for Meals 5K

    Proceeds benefit the ACCA Meals on Wheels program.

  • 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 Classic Center

    9 a.m.-3 p.m. FREE! www.chessandcommunity.org/conference

    Chess and Community Conference

    The seventh annual conference will include leadership development, a celebration of local students, chess and more. See Story on p. 7.

  • Pittard Park

    Mar. 22–24. $75. www.georgiaarborist.org

    Tree Climbing Competition

    The 21st annual tree climbing competition features a family fun climb, BBQ dinner and food trucks. 

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    11 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Puppy Day

    Meet adoptable buddies from the Madison-Oglethorpe Animal Shelter.

  • 12-1:30 p.m. FREE! 706-542-5788

    5th Annual School Lunch Challenge

    (Whitehead Elementary School, 555 Quailwood Dr.) Teams will compete to create a school lunch plate for a panel of student judges. 

  • ACC Library

    12-5 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    She Persisted: A Day of Women's History

    Enjoy a day filled with enriching activities about women's history. 

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9 a.m.-4 p.m. FREE! www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Children's Garden Grand Opening

    Children can learn more about Georgia's natural resources as they plant, climb and explore the 2.5 acre land. See Story on p. 8.

  • Ciné

    $49 (festival pass). www.athensjff.org

    Athens Jewish Film Festival

    The festival celebrates its 11th anniversary with feature films, shorts and documentaries. Visit the website for the full lineup.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    7:30-10 p.m. $5-10. jlegend138@gmail.com

    SVW Wrestling

    Live professional wrestling taped for broadcast on Fite TV.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    9 p.m. $5. www.athenspride.org

    Queer Prom

    Athens PRIDE hosts its annual Queer Prom. This year's theme is To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything Julie Newmar! Strawberry Festival. Hosted by Semaj Onyx Coxring and Karmella Macchiato, and starring DJ Kelly Romo.

  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    10 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! www.ocaf.com

    Honeybee Conservation Workshop for Families

    Learn about the 341 species of bees native to Georgia, then learn how to create your own honeybee swarm trap.

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    9 a.m.–3 p.m. 706-613-3623

    Sacred Harp Singing Convention

    Shape note music is a 200-year-old American style of hymn singing. Newcomers welcome.

Theater

  • Oconee Youth Playhouse

    Mar. 22–23, 7 p.m. Mar. 23–24, 2 p.m. $15–20. www.oconeeyouthplayhouse.com

    Dear Edwina

    The Oconee Youth Playhouse presents a musical comedy about 13-year-old Edwina Spoonapple and her friends from Paw-Paw, MI. See Theater Notes on p. 9.

  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Mar. 19-23, 8 p.m. & March 23-24, 2:30 p.m. $7-12. www.ugatheatre.com/threefarces

    Three Farcical Arts of the Deal: Peas, Patelin and Purgation

    UGA Theatre presents a tale of three men and how they handle what life throws at them. See Theater Notes on p. 9.

  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Mar. 19-23, 8 p.m. & March 23-24, 2:30 p.m. $7-12. www.ugatheatre.com/threefarces

    Three Farcical Arts of the Deal: Peas, Patelin and Purgation

    UGA Theatre presents a tale of three men and how they handle what life throws at them. See Theater Notes on p. 9.

  • UGA Ramsey Concert Hall

    2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. $40. pac.uga.edu

    One-Man Star Wars Trilogy

    Canadian actor Charles Ross single-handedly plays all of the characters in the classic trilogy.

  • Moonlight Theater

    Mar. 21, 8:30 p.m. Mar. 22–23, 7:30 p.m. www.moonlighttheatercompany.com

    Glue

    The Thalian Blackfriars and Moonlight Theater Company present a story about the glue that holds friendships together.

  • Athens Little Playhouse

    Mar. 22–23 & 29–30, 7 p.m. Mar. 24 & 31, 3 p.m. $5-10. www.athenslittleplayhouse.net/tickets

    Getting to Know...Once Upon a Mattress

    Retelling of the classic musical comedy with a few fun twists. See Theater Notes on p. 9.

  • Seney-Stovall Chapel

    Mar. 22–23, 7 p.m. FREE! www.coe.uga.edu/events

    Citizen: An American Lyric

    Staged performance of the award-winning book by Claudia Rankine. See Theater Notes on p. 9.

Film

  • Morton Theatre

    3 p.m. FREE! www.mortontheatre.com

    Ripple Effect Blue Carpet Premiere

    The ACC Water Conservation Office presents a competition for filmmakers to create shorts on water conservation. View finalists' films and a "best of the best" from previous showcases.

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

    4 p.m. FREE! www.uuathensga.org

    UUFA Chalice Film Series

    Iron Jawed Angels depicts American suffragette Alice Paul, who lights a fire under the older women's leaders in Washington, DC, when President Wilson refuses to give all women the vote.

Art

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    8:30 a.m.–4 p.m. www.georgiamuseum.org

    Emerging Scholars Symposium

    Current graduate students and other emerging scholars share their knowledge in conjunction with the exhibition "Life, Love and Marriage Chests in Renaissance Italy."

  • 1–5 p.m. FREE! www.ocaf.com

    The Bare Bones of Winter

    (Watkinsville Woods City Park) "The Bare Bones of Winter" is a sculpture competition and exhibition curated by Barbara Odil. Artists of all ages were invited to submit sculptures inspired by the park. Activities include a picnic on the grounds, an installation of sculptures, a children's fairy house building workshop and a presentation of awards. See Calendar Pick on p. 16.

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    GUILLOTINE Hard-hitting local death-metal band. 

    THE ASOUND North Carolina-based heavy rock band.

    DEAD VIBES ENSEMBLE Two-piece local sludge-metal band.

    FLEET OF PIGS New local death-metal five-piece.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $18 (adv.), $22 (door). www.40watt.com

    SHALLOU Melodic, beat-centric indietronica producer from Los Angeles.

    SLOW MAGIC Masked producer playing "cosmic electronic music culled from the ether."

    YOSTE The performing alias of ambient-electronic producer Kurt Sines.

  • The Foundry

    9 p.m. $8 (adv.), $10 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    MONDAY'S ALIBI Local band specializing in '70s and '80s rock and roll.

    LARRY'S HOMEWORK New local acoustic duo specializing in rock and Americana covers.

  • The Foundry

    2 p.m. $10 (adv.), $15 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    BREASTFEST The annual breast-cancer-awareness event features performances by Monday's Alibi, Sarah O'Brien, The Welfare Liners, Rachel O'Neal, Box of Rawks and The Moonshine.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 6 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    MMHMM Nashville-based "modern-day Hee Haw" duo of Raelyn Nelson and Hannah Fairlight.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7:30 p.m. SOLD OUT. www.georgiatheatre.com

    BEN RECTOR Best-selling pop pianist and singer-songwriter from Nashville, TN.

    JOSIE DUNNE Nashville-based pop singer-songwriter. 

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    COSMO JR. Local group playing pirate-themed swamp-jazz-rock with a dash of Broadway punk.

    FRANK HURRICANE Experimental artist that describes his music as "spiritual mountain psych gangsta folk."

    DJ MAHOGANY & DJ FOG JUICE Dance the night away with this all-star local team-up.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    PLAY ON SIX Local jazz musicians play a grooving set of tunes.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    HEART OF PINE Roots-rocking local four-piece. Album release show!

DJs

Games

Performance

  • UGA Performing Arts Center

    2–3 p.m. $40. www.ugapresents.org

    One-Man Star Wars Trilogy

    Charles Ross retells the classic trilogy in 60 minutes with no costumes, no props and no sets, but with all the characters, music, ships and battles people expect. 

Sports

  • Southern Brewing Company

    8–10 p.m. $10. www.sobrewco.com

    Live Wrestling

    Living Dangerously: Live Wrestling returns with three title matches. 

Classes

  • Dancefx

    1-4:30 p.m. $10-25. natalie@dancefx.org

    Weddings & Waltzes

    Dance workshop that will be covering the basic steps of common wedding dances. East Coast Swing at 1 p.m., Foxtrot at 2 p.m., Waltz (beginner) and Viennese Waltz (intermediate) at 3 p.m., practice at 4 p.m.

  • 10 a.m. FREE! athensfreeskool@riseup.net

    Nature Play and Learning in the Early Years

    (Brambleberry Kids, 357 Cleveland Ave.) Explore different ways to encourage nature exploration, learning sensory activities and more for ages 0–6. Presented by Brambleberry Kids.

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Art

  • The Bare Bones of Winter

    (Watkinsville Woods) Artists are invited to make sculptures out of natural materials for an exhibition called "The Bare Bones of Winter." A celebration will be held Mar. 23, 1–5 p.m., featuring fairy house building, a picnic on the grounds and other activities. barbara@woodhillretreat.org