COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Sunday, May 19

17 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. $10. newsouthshowcase@gmail.com

    NEW SOUTH SHOWCASE Host Caroline Aiken presents an evening of live music recorded for radio broadcast, featuring The Moonshine and Nina Ricci.

  • 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."

Kidstuff

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    3–4 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597

    Read to Rover

    Beginning readers read aloud to a certified therapy dog.

Classes

Games

  • Starland Pizzeria and Pub

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

    Rockin' Roll Bingo

    Play to win.

Lectures & Lit

  • Normal Books

    1-2 p.m. FREE! www.normalbooksathens.com

    Cathy R. Payne: Saving the Guinea Hogs

    Payne will give a talk about heritage livestock breeds and the importance of their biodiversity to the planet. She will read a passage from her book, offer a Q&A session and sign copies.

  • Normal Books

    3–5 p.m. FREE! shannon.at.normal.books@gmail.com

    Normal Books May Book Club

    This month's book is Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward.

  • 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.

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.

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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