COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Sunday, May 19

14 events

Live Music

  • Cali 'N' Tito's Eastside

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-355-7087

    THE LUCKY JONES Local band playing old-school rockin' rhythm and blues.

  • Contact for Location

    7:30 p.m. FREE! dasbooking@gmail.com

    SAILORS & SHIPS New folk-pop project from songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jeremy Wheatley. See story on p. 11.

  • The Foundry

    6 p.m. $10–15. www.thefoundryathens.com

    SHINY HAPPY PEOPLE A benefit supporting suicide prevention for veterans, featuring music from R.E.M. tribute band Dead Letter Office. This show also serves as a release party for author Robert Dean Lurie's new book, Begin the Begin: R.E.M.'s Early Years.

  • Full Moon Studio

    5:30 p.m. $15. newsouthshowcase@gmail.com

    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.

  • Hilltop Grille

    6 p.m. FREE! www.hilltopgrille.com

    CHRIS HAMPTON BAND Local variety cover band plays classic and new tunes.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

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

    MCFARLAND Indie band from Los Angeles specializing in "rockabilly-flavored shenanigans."

Games

  • 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! www.sobrewco.com

    Trivia

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

Events

  • The Foundry

    6 p.m. $10–15. www.robertdeanlurie.com

    Shiny Happy People

    Celebrate the release of author Robert Dean Lurie's new book, Begin the Begin: R.E.M's Early Years, and hear music by R.E.M. tribute artists Dead Letter Office. Proceeds support Artist2Artist's program addressing veterans and suicide prevention. See Calendar Pick on p. 16.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    2 p.m. www.gaconflict.org

    Seeds of Peace

    Georgia Conflict Center hosts a fundraiser to support restorative practices in Clarke County Schools.

Performance

  • Moonlight Theater

    7 p.m. $8. www.moonlighttheatercompany.com

    Will Stratton

    Stratton is a guitarist and songwriter from Beacon, NY. His show will also feature local stand-up comedy.

  • UGA Ramsey Concert Hall

    3 p.m. $25. pac.uga.edu

    Chamber Music Athens: Piano Quintets

    The program consists of selections by Schubert and Brahms. See Calendar Pick on p. 16.

  • Madison Morgan Cultural Center

    3 p.m. $25–30. www.mcc-arts.org

    Miró Quartet

    The quartet will perform selections by Schubert, Beethoven, Shaw and Brahms. Part of the 17th annual Madison Chamber Music Festival.

Lectures & Lit

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

    9:30 a.m. FREE! www.uuathensga.org

    Controlling Invasive Plants in our Community

    Lauren Muller, director of the Northeast Georgia Invasive Plant Cooperative, discusses the state of invasive plants in the Georgia Piedmont.

Ending Sunday, May 19

 

Kidstuff

Classes

  • St. Gregory's Episcopal Church

    Yoga for Boomers: Gentle, Mindful Yoga Class

    An ongoing gentle yoga class that will guide you through moving and stretching every muscle and joint. Includes breathing practices and deep relaxation. Tuesdays, 5:30–7 p.m. $10. www.mindfuliving.org