Wednesday, May 1

34 events


  • Bishop Park

    Report Card Rewards Program

    Any student K–12 in Athens may bring his or her final report card with to the ACC Leisure Services Aquatics Office for a free summer pool pass (all A's or all E's) or 10 free swims (all A's and B's or E's and M's). 706-613-3589, ext. 222,

  • ACC Library

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Bedtime Stories

    Children of all ages are invited for bedtime stories every Wednesday.

  • ACC Library

    Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. FREE!

    Preschool Storytime

    Attendees will share books, songs, puppets and rhymes. Ages 1.5–5.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    10:30 a.m. FREE!

    Preschool & Toddler Storytime

    Stories, songs and simple crafts. Ages 0–5. 

  • Oconee County Library

    10 a.m. & 11 a.m. FREE! 706-769-3950,


    Stories, songs, movement, crafts and fun for preschool-aged children.

  • Rocksprings Community Center

    10-11 a.m. $4-6.

    Pre-Schooler Program: Lil Cubs Cabin Explorers

    Wrap up spring by building a tiny cabin, digging for gold, enjoying some outdoor games and eating snacks. 

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    Teen Summer Camps

    "Media Arts & Storytelling" for ages 12–16 includes writing storyboards and scripts, designing and building sets, and creating and designing props. 706-613-3623

  • WhirliGIG Summer Camps

    (Nimbl, 160 Winston Dr.) One-week summer themed camps for ages 6–12. "Let's Make a Show," July 29–Aug. 2. Camps culminate in a final performance for family and friends.,

  • Treehouse Kid and Craft

    Summer Camps

    Camps begin in May. Themes range from slime and science, Dungeons and Dragons, apothecaries, terrariums, creative beasts, food trucks, dinosaurs and more. Visit website for descriptions, dates and registration.

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    8:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18–20).

    SWAMP Melodic and wiry local indie-rock band.

    FASTER CIRCUITS Local psych-pop band led by songwriter Derek Almstead.

    SON STEP Experimental indie-pop group from Philadelphia.

    LYDIA BRAMBILA Local singer-songwriter and guitarist with a mystical folk sound.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m.

    GREG JACQUIN Indie-folk singer-songwriter from Tarrytown, NY.

    BENJAMIN SIMPSON Young local singer-songwriter plays a mix of '70s and '80s music, along with originals.

    GREG CONNORS Americana singer-songwriter from New York.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $14 (adv.), $16 (door).

    GIRLPOOL Buzzy, melodic indie-pop duo from Los Angeles. See Calendar Pick on p. 21.

    HATCHIE Performing alter ego of Australian dream-pop singer-songwriter Harriette Pilbeam.

  • The Foundry

    7:30 p.m. $5.

    THE BEST OF UNKNOWN ATHENS A monthly singer-songwriter showcase hosted by Liam Parke

  • Georgia Center for Continuing Education

    5:30 p.m. FREE!

    CAROLINE AIKEN BAND This guitarist and singer's bluesy voice and masterful technique guarantee a hypnotic performance.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE!

    JAY GONZALEZ Drive-By Truckers' keyboardist plays your favorite AM Gold, singer-songwriter, power-pop, British Invasion, originals and TV theme songs. 

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    M.A.Z.E. Punk band on tour from Japan.

    BB EYE St. Louis punk band featuring members of Lumpy and the Dumpers and Warm Bodies.

    BLUE BODIES Athens-based "bummer-pop" punk band.

    NAG Rumbling, skeletal punk band from Decatur.

  • Locos Grill & Pub

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-549-7700 (Timothy Road location)

    THE VIBRATONES Veterans of the Athens scene playing various blues styles. Dancing is encouraged!

  • Porterhouse Grill

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990

    JAZZ NIGHT The longest standing weekly music gig in Athens! Enjoy an evening of original music, improv and standards.


Lectures & Lit

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    Open Mic Night

    OPEN MIC A weekly open-mic jam hosted by Louis Phillip Pelot. All musicians welcome. Backline provided.




  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    4–7 p.m. FREE!

    Athens Farmers Market

    Vendors offer local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, live music, prepared foods and crafts. Every beer purchased at Creature Comforts during the market will get you free tokens to spend at the market.

  • Cornerstone Church

    6:30 p.m. FREE!

    Foster Care Awareness

    Come meet local organizations that support foster care and learn ways you can help out.

  • Legion Field

    1-4 p.m. FREE!

    UCWGA May Day Fair Wage Picnic

    United Campus Workers of Georgia are holding a May Day Fair Wage Picnic in honor of International Workers Day and UGA employees. There will be free food and musical artists Timi Conley, ISHUES, Kxng Blanco, Dan Sohi and more.