COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Saturday, May 18

41 events

Performance

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    7:30 p.m. $7.50–12.50. pac.uga.edu

    Athens Master Chorale 30th Anniversary Spring Concert

    The 55-memeber group performs Mozart's "Requiem" and Dan Forrest's "Lux: The Dawn from on High." See Pub Notes on p. 26.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    5 p.m. FREE! www.pac.uga.edu

    Chamber Music Athens: George Crumb at 90

    The program "Metamorphoses" will be preceded by a panel discussion at 4 p.m. See Calendar Pick on p. 16.

  • Madison Morgan Cultural Center

    10:30 a.m. FREE! www.mcc-arts.org

    Huntertones Family Concert

    A bike parade is followed by a family-friendly concert and free ice cream.

Kidstuff

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    12–4 p.m. $3–4. www.accgov.com/leisure

    Snake Day

    The annual Snake Day where experts will be on hand to answer questions and fascinate you with snake facts.  Activities will include animal interaction, crafts, games and food from local vendors. 

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

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

    Fancy Nancy Tea Party

    Come for tea and cookies, games, stories and crafts in the spirit of the Fancy Nancy children’s book series by Jane O’Connor. Dress up if you want!  

  • ACC Library

    10 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Family Fun Day

    Celebrate the start of Summer Reading with games, crafts, an astronaut-themed photo booth and live music by Maggie Hunter, a petting zoo, drone demonstrations, and a puppet show by David Stephens of All Hands Productions.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    10 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Family Day: Larger Than Life

    Explore murals by women artists of the New Deal era. After finding inspiration from the murals, head to the classroom to make your own mural to take home.

  • 10 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! www.athensforestkindergarten.org

    Mud Pie Bake-Off

    (Athens Forest Kindergarten, Winterville) Play in the mud and support nature-based early childhood education. Frog Stomp Art Studio will lead activities, and the event also includes music by Allegro, food and a raffle.

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-5609

    Dr. Fred's Karaoke

    KARAOKE Hosted by karaoke fanatic Dr. Fred and featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more.

Events

  • Bishop Park

    8 a.m.-12 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    Athens Farmers Market

    The market hosts around 45 vendors, children's activities, live music and cooking demos. All produce is grown locally, sustainably and by those who are selling it.

  • West Broad Market Garden

    9 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! www.athenslandtrust.org

    West Broad Farmers Market

    WBFM offers a wide-variety of fresh and locally-sourced produce, hot food, handmade crafts, and other functional goods as well as entertainment, activities, and educational workshops. The WBFM is an inclusive space for cross-cultural and inter-generational engagement.

  • 11 a.m.–5 p.m. $5 (park pass). gastateparks.orb/hardlaborcreek

    Spring Pioneer Festival

    (Hard Labor Creek State Park, Rutledge) See demonstrations and displays in quilts, spinning wool, clay, campfire cooking, blacksmithing and more.

  • Oconee County Library

    10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Adult Coloring Club

    Coloring sheets and pencils will be provided for participants to drop in, color and relax.

  • 6:30 a.m. $20-60. www.active.com (search Maxeys, GA)

    Maxeys in May 5K

    (Maxeys Community Center) Join other runners for the inaugural Maxeys in May walk/run. Proceeds will benefit the Maxeys Firefly Trail Fund.

  • Memorial Park

    6:15 p.m. (lesson), 6:30–9:30 p.m. (dance). $8 (adults), $4 (ages 11–17) FREE! (ages 11 & under). www.athensfolk.org

    Contra Dance

    A monthly dance presented by Athens Folk Music & Dance Society with live music by Mick Kinney and Tim Cape and calling by Stuart Whipple. 

  • Town and Gown Players

    6–8 p.m. $25. www.townandgownplayers.org

    Wine Tasting in the Garden

    Enjoy an evening in the garden to support the Town & Gown Players.

  • Taylor-Grady House

    12–2 p.m. $75. www.juniorleagueofathens.com

    Tea at Taylor-Grady House

    The Junior League of Athens celebrates the 50th anniversary of its renovation of the historic Taylor-Grady House with tea service, plus a floral demonstration by James Farmer, author, interior designer and speaker. Proceeds benefit community literacy programs and service projects of the Junior League.

Live Music

  • Akademia Brewing Co.

    7:30 p.m. www.akademiabc.com

    BLIND DELTA WOLF Local band playing "dangerous rock and roll."

  • Bishop Park

    8 a.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    ATHENS FARMERS MARKET Featuring music from Mark Plemmons (8 a.m.) and The Chastains (10 a.m.).

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $5 (21+) $7 (18–20). www.caledonialounge.com

    GEORGIA DISH BOYS Raucous and rootsy local rock group fronted by songwriter Seth Martin.

    TYLER KEY Local indie-folk singer-songwriter with a canny lyrical style. Album release show!

    JACK EVAN JOHNSON Las Vegas singer-songwriter blending "honky tonk twang and back alley punch."

    TODD MCBRIDE Local roots-rock singer-songwriter known for fronting Dashboard Saviors.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    SEA BRAIN Experimental music from North Carolina songwriter Benjamin Joseph Clancy.

    ANNIE LEETH Local violinist and multi-instrumentalist composer.

  • 40 Watt Club

    6 p.m. $5. www.40watt.com

    ATHENS BUSINESS ROCKS A fundraising event for Nuçi’s Space that challenges local businesses to showcase the talents of their employees by forming bands to compete against other businesses.

  • Front Porch Book Store

    6 p.m. FREE! jmazzucc@uga.edu

    STEVE ERWIN Long-running, Maine-based folk singer-songwriter.

    REPENT AT LEISURE Celtic pub band playing "Irish rock," including traditional, punk, modern and original Celtic music.

  • Fully Loaded Pizza Co.

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

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot plays solo sets of country-rock and acoustic Southern soul.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    TIM EASTON Acclaimed singer-songwriter with a story-based folk style.

    DON CHAMBERS Longtime local favorite who delves into pastoral folk and experimental rock with equal passion. 

    DAVE MARR Local singer-songwriter and bandleader with a deep, resonant country twang.

  • 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

    HUGHES TAYLOR BAND Energetic blues and classic rock outfit from Macon.

  • Pub on Main

    4:30 p.m. 706-310-4450

    CONNOR BYERS Young local singer-songwriter blending rock, pop and hip hop. Album release show!

DJs

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 10:30 p.m. $3. www.georgiatheatre.com

    Booty Boyz

    BOOTY BOYZ DJs Immuzikation, Twin Powers and Z-Dog spin fresh jams and old-school favorites. 

  • Highwire Lounge

    11 p.m. $2 (headphone). www.highwirelounge.com

    Silent Disco

    SILENT DISCO Dance the night away to two different channels of music.

  • Starland Pizzeria and Pub

    11 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18–20). www.starlandpizza.com

    Silent Disco

    SILENT DISCO Dance the night away to three different channels of music. 

  • Wayward Lounge

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-248-7903

    DJ Zelium

    DJ ZELIUM Athens-based DJ and composer spins a deep house and techno dance party.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    9 p.m. $5. www.facebook.com/lkshuffleclub

    Summer of '99

    SUMMER OF '99 A rewind to the summer of '99, with K-Shockl & Oral B, Mutt Nutts, XB, DJ 43, D:RC and more.

Film

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

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

    UUFA Chalice Film Series

    This documentary, Below Baldwin, by Joe Lavine showcases a community’s persistent efforts to connect to its past, and to win recognition and redress – for both past and present injustices.  

  • Ciné

    11:45 a.m. FREE! 404-428-6755

    HEAR Film Festival

    HEAR is a partnership between Ciné, Family Counseling Service of Athens, Inc. (FCS) and Nuçi’s Space to raise awareness and de-stigmatize mental illness by screening relevant mental wellness-related videos and films for the Athens community. FCS will provide post-screening Q&A sessions with licensed mental health professionals who specialize in addressing the issues depicted in each film. See Calendar Pick on p. 21.

Classes

  • KA Artist Shop

    1–5 p.m. $90. www.kaartist.com

    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.

Lectures & Lit

Comedy

  • Moonlight Theater

    May 17, 10 p.m. & May 18, 8:30 p.m. $6-12. www.moonlighttheatercompany.com

    Nathan Owens

    Owens has performed comedy all over the Southeast and opened for Greg Behrendt, Ryan Singer, Erin Foley, Chad Daniels, Brian Moote and David Perdue. Owens hosts a podcast on Forth District called Forth and Ten.

  • Moonlight Theater

    May 17, 8:30 p.m. May 18, 10 p.m. $6–12. www.moonlighttheatercompany.com

    Shaunak Godkhindi

    Godkhindi performs comedy throughout the Southeast and has been a resident at the Laughing Skull and featured at Punchline Atlanta, Zanies Nashville and the Georgia Theater.

Outdoors

  • 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m. $25. 706-795-3242, info@brwa.org

    Canoe Float

    (Broad River Camp Ground, Highway 79) The Broad River Watershed Association hosts a canoe float to view the rare shoal lily along the lower section of the Broad River.

Sports

  • Athens Arena

    4 p.m. (first bout), 6:30 p.m. (second bout). $10–20. www.classiccityrollergirls.com

    Classic City Rollergirls Double Header

    The CCRG Bad News B's compete against Peach State Roller Derby, then the CCRG All-Stars compete against Appalachian Roller Derby.