Sunday, April 28

16 events


  • Bishop Park

    1:30–4 p.m. $10.

    Athens Canine Rescue Mutt Strut

    Dogs of all kinds show off in categories like "Best Kisser," "Best Puppy Dog Eyes" and "Best Booty Wiggle." All registered participants will receive a free raffle ticket. 

  • Taylor-Grady House

    12:30-2:30 p.m. $20-25.

    Kitten Shower

    Have brunch and drinks, then play with some of the season's adoptable kittens. Guests are encouraged to bring a gift for the cats, like canned food, bottles, kitten formula and toys. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Live Music

  • The Foundry

    6 p.m. $12 (adv.), $15 (door).

    THE SEGAR JAZZ AFFAIR WXAG radio DJ Dwain Segar curates a night of smooth jazz, featuring J. Henry.

  • Full Moon Studio

    5:30 p.m. $15.

    NEW SOUTH SHOWCASE Host Caroline Aiken presents an evening of live music recorded for radio broadcast, featuring The Broken String Band, ESOEBO and Folk Kitty Rose and the Rattlers.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m.

    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.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    2 p.m. $10.

    CLASSIC CITY MUSIC FESTIVAL The UGA Music Business Program presents an all-day lineup of music, featuring Underground Springhouse, Ashley Walls, The Family Recipe, Zac Chase, Phantom Vibrations, Jetpack Syndrome, Daniel Hardin, The Vinyl Suns, Misnomer and more. See Calendar Pick on p. 17.


  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    2-3 p.m. FREE!

    Athens Flute Choir Spring Concert

    The program, "Birds of a Feather," will feature familiar and new works celebrating the birds that enhance our gardens and landscapes.

  • 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. 


  • KA Artist Shop

    2-4 p.m. $35.

    Modern Dip Pen Calligraphy

    Learn about the materials and how to use them, including basic practice strokes, creating letters and your signature alphabet, connecting words and phrases, flourishes, addressing envelopes, using various inks, papers and nibs.


  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    3 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597

    Friends of the Madison County Library General Meeting

    A short business meeting will be followed by a presentation from Bren McClain, author of One Good Mama Bone. Light reception to follow.

  • Athens Community Career Academy

    2:15-5 p.m. FREE!

    Cool to College

    This event is for 7-12th grade students who want to learn more about college. Topics include living in dorms, the transition from home to campus, getting involved on campus, scholarships, balancing school and life, being a student athlete and more. Care packages will be given to all students who attend.


  • Starland Pizzeria and Pub

    9 p.m. FREE! 706-613-8773

    Rockin' Roll Bingo

    Play to win.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    5-7 p.m. FREE!


    General trivia hosted by Solo Entertainment. House prizes and discounted tabs. 


  • 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.

Ending Sunday, April 28



  • Crawford School

    Mamma Mia! Auditions

    Roles are open to actors in high school through adults. A complete listing of all roles and requirements are available on the website. Auditions on Apr. 28, 1–3 p.m. Performances June 21–23. 706-202-1211,