Saturday, April 27

47 events


  • R. Wood Studio

    9 a.m.–4 p.m.

    Spring Sale

    View the ceramics studio and browse the collection of functional pottery. New colors, one-of-a-kind pieces and heavily discounted seconds available

  • Stan Mullins Art Studio

    10 a.m.–3 p.m.

    Pop-Up Gallery and Artist Market

    The Georgia Museum of Art Student Association presents a market of student work and community artists.

  • 11 a.m.–5 p.m. FREE!

    Lexington Art Crawl

    (Meson Park, 111 W. Main St., Lexington) Tour the studios of artists and see other art around town. Gathering in Meson Park with food and drink. The Original ScrewTops band will play at 7 p.m.

  • 10 a.m.–5 p.m. FREE!

    Rebecca Wood Home Tour

    (Lexington, GA) See the country home and studio of Rebecca Wood, founder of R. Wood Studio Ceramics. Part of the Lexington Art Crawl. Directions available at the R. Wood Studio's spring sale on the same day.

Karaoke & Open Mic

Live Music

  • Athens City Hall

    11:30 a.m. FREE!

    TWILIGHT KIDS STAGE Local youth bands perform, including Banandits, AD Blanco and groups from Nuçi's Space's Camp Amped program.

  • Bishop Park

    Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!

    SCOTT BAXENDALE Guitar dynamism from the owner of Baxendale Guitars. Classic bluesy riffs and a lot of soul. (8 a.m.)

    THE DIXIELAND 5 Local trad-jazz band that features trumpet, clarinet, trombone, piano and tenor banjo. (10 a.m.)

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040

    LILY ROSE Nashville-based pop-folk singer-songwriter.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $12 (21+), $14 (18–20).

    BIT BRIGADE Local supergroup plays the soundtrack to vintage video games while Noah McCarthy plays the games onstage. 

    PALADIN Power/thrash-metal band from Atlanta.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m.

    ARSENIC Up-and-coming local hip-hop artist.

    KXNG BLANCO High-energy, lyrically driven local rap upstart.

    SQUALLE Athens-based hip-hop artist with a thoughtful, throwback sound.

    MOTORHEAD 2X Local rapper with creative, consistent flows and an energetic stage presence.

    CAULFIELD High-energy garage-rap band led by longtime local emcee Son1.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $15 (adv.), $17 (door).

    STEVE GUNN Acclaimed psychedelic folk-rock singer-songwriter and guitarist. See story on p. 12.

    GUN OUTFIT Olympia, WA-based trio whose driving, guitar-based music rivals the best of the SST crowd. 

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door).

    BEVERLY "GUITAR" WATKINS Renowned blues guitarist from Atlanta. 80th birthday bash! See Calendar Pick on p. 17.

    RICK FOWLER BAND Original, guitar-driven local blues-rock group.

    BLUE ROSES High-energy band playing a mix of Texas, Chicago and traditional blues and soul.

    MICHAEL GUTHRIE Local singer-songwriter whose sound blends folk, jazz, pop, blues, flamenco, country and rock.

  • Front Porch Book Store

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-372-3928

    ANDREW VICKERY Americana artist from Atlanta.

    THE DIXIELAND 5 Local trad-jazz band that features trumpet, clarinet, trombone, piano and tenor banjo.

  • Fully Loaded Pizza Co.

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-705-6150

    PARKER OLIVER Local musician playing soul and rock covers and originals.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $12 (adv.), $14 (door).

    CAROLINE ROSE Eclectic indie-pop singer-songwriter from New York City.

    NEIGHBOR LADY Twangy, melodic rock group led by local singer-songwriter Emily Braden.

    KISSISSIPPI Moody and melodic indie-pop band from Philadelphia.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. $7.

    LEAH CALVERT In-demand Atlanta fiddler and singer-songwriter.

    JOE WILLEY & THE MOVIN' MEN Local folk group playing lyric-driven Americana music.

    NEAL FOUNTAIN BAND Local group led by the talented jazz bassist.

  • J&J Flea Market

    2 p.m. FREE! 706-613-2410

    RC COWBOY Local performer playing country and gospel standards and originals.

  • Nowhere Bar

    9 p.m. 706-546-4742

    UNIVERSAL SIGH Athens-based jazz fusion/funk-rock band that strives to create a unique experience with each performance.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5 p.m. FREE!

    FUZZHEIMER Augusta guitarist Matt Dahlheimer plays a high-energy solo flatpicking set.


  • 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 Random Acts.

  • Downtown Athens

    8:30 a.m.–11 p.m. FREE!


    The Athens Twilight Criterium is a professional cycling competition and festival. Activities include a 5K run, amateur cycling races, a kids' zone, BMX competition and more. The women's Twilight Criterium begins at 7 p.m. and the men's race begins at 8:30 p.m. See story on p. 9.

  • West Broad Market Garden

    10 a.m.–2 p.m. FREE!

    West Broad Neighborhood Block Party

    Celebrate spring with an annual neighborhood block party.

  • ACC Extension Office

    8 a.m.–1 p.m.

    Athens Area Master Gardeners Plant Sale

    A variety of herbs, trees, perenials and annuals available. Proceeds benefit the Master Gardeners. Rain or shine. Cash or check only. 

  • Winterville Train Depot

    4-6 p.m. FREE!

    Winterville Tree Tour

    Tree identification walking tour with UGA tree expert, Dr. Scott Merkle. Refreshments, raffle, and tree information. Light rain or shine.

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    1-4 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3615

    Open House: Bones and Skulls

    Learn about common skulls and bones found. Nature's Trading Post will be open.

  • Madison Town Park

    10 a.m.-4 p.m. FREE!

    Madison Fest

    A springtime celebration of Southern gardens, arts and crafts, music, food, drinks and much more.

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

    8 a.m.-1 p.m.

    UUFA Yard Sale

    Come find treasures at this gigantic sale. 

  • Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center

    10 a.m.-2 p.m. FREE!

    National Drug Take Back Day

    Local law enforcement agencies will provide a safe, convenient and responsible way to dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs.


  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $13-16.


    DanceFx presents their adult spring concert featuring each adult class as well as company members.

  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $13-16.


    DanceFx presents their adult spring concert featuring each adult class as well as company members.

  • Cedar Shoals High School

    Apr. 27, 7 p.m. Apr. 28, 3 p.m. FREE! (w/ CSHS ID), $5 (K-12), $12.

    Iemanjá: A Tribute to Ana Cabral

    Students perform a tribute dedicated to Ana Barbara Martins Cabral, a 17-year-old Brazilian exchange student who passed away earlier this month. 



  • Athens Academy

    7:30 p.m. $2–5.

    Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind

    The show consists of 30 short plays performed in 60 minutes. Each two-minute play is performed in a random order selected by the audience.

  • On Stage Walton

    May 10–11, 8 p.m. $15.

    To Kill a Mockingbird

    Monroe's community theater presents the timeless story based on Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.

  • Town and Gown Players

    Apr. 26–27, 8 p.m. Apr. 28, 2 pm.. $5.

    Toil and Trouble

    Shakespeare's Macbeth is adapted to the most recent recession. Presented by Town and Gown's Second Stage. See Theater Notes on p. 11.

  • Oconee County Civic Center

    Apr. 26–27, 7:30 p.m. & Apr. 27–28, 2:30 p.m.

    Beauty and the Beast

    Brightstone Productions presents a tale as old as time.

Lectures & Lit


  • ACC Library

    11 a.m. FREE!

    Dia Celebration

    Celebrate Dia! (Children’s Day/Book Day) with Caldecott Honor book Thank You Omu! Then prepare a real storytime stew you can actually eat with the library's new culinary kitchen. For children ages 4-11.

  • Lavonia Cultural Center

    10-11:30 a.m. $10.

    Princess Party Brunch

    The party includes finger sandwiches, fruit and tea cookies, craft projects and the opportunity to have a photo taken with a princess.


  • Steffen Thomas Museum of Art

    10 a.m. (class), 11:30 a.m. (lecture). $25/each.

    Arts in Bloom

    Fiber artist Susan Brubaker Knapp presents "Thread Sketch It," a digital slide show and trunk show, followed by "The Artist in You," an artist lecture. 

  • ACC Library

    2-4 p.m. FREE!

    Break Writers Block

    An interactive workshop where writers will learn tools to jump-start their writing day, prevent the blank-page stare, and make their writing pop. Presented by editors Val M. Mathews and Christi Martin. 



  • Ebenezer Baptist Church

    7 a.m. FREE!

    Relay for Life

    Participate in Relay for Life Walkin' for a Cure with Team Ebenezer West. Tent and luminary setup begins at 7 a.m., the formal welcoming is held at 10 a.m. and the walk begins at 10:15 a.m. All donations raised will be placed under your team name. 

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  • KA Artist Shop

    1–5 p.m. $90.

    Screen Printing Basics

    Courtney McCracken leads a crash course to get you ready to start your first project, be it a flyer, an invitation, T-shirts for your organization, or fine art prints. Materials provided.