COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Thursday, April 19

4 events

Events

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    6:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Spring Plant Swap

    Bring a clipping from your garden to share with others.

  • Bogart Library

    6–8 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    KnitLits

    Knitters of all levels are welcome. 

  • Pouch Savory World of Pies

    5–9 p.m. pouchpies.com

    Percentage Night

    A portion of proceeds will benefit the Alzheimer's Association.

  • 5:30–8:30 p.m. FREE! www.accgov.com/greenfest

    GreenFest

    (Flinchum's Phoenix, 650 Phoenix Rd.) The ACC Environmental Awards Ceremony is a celebration of organizations dedicated to improving the environment. 

Friday, April 20

1 event

Events

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    9:30–10:30 a.m. FREE! sagekincaid@uga.edu, www.georgiamuseum.org

    Morning Mindfulness

    Participate in a guided meditation session in the galleries. Meet in the lobby.

Saturday, April 21

16 events

Events

  • The Classic Center

    7:30 p.m. www.project-safe.org, www.classiccenter.com

    Dancing with the Athens Stars

    Local celebrities pair up with experienced dancers to compete with choreographed dance routines. All proceeds benefit Project Safe. Visit Project Safe's website to vote for couples. See story on p. 8.

  • ACC Recycling Facility

    9 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! $5 for each additional box. www.athensclarkecounty.com

    Super Shredder Saturday

    Residents and small businesses can shred up to two boxes of personal documents for free. 

  • Memorial Park

    7:30 p.m. (lesson), 8–11 p.m. (dance). $8 (adults), $4 (ages 11–17) FREE! (ages 11 & under). www.athensfolk.org

    Contra Dance

    A dance presented by Athens Folk Music & Dance Society with live music by Joe Willey and the Movin' Men and calling by Robbin Marcus.

  • 9 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! www.southlandjubilee.com

    21st Annual Southland Jubilee

    (Greensboro, GA) Find unique vendors lining Main Street with handmade crafts, snacks, live music, classic cars and kids activities.

  • Athens, GA

    10 a.m.–4 p.m. $15-20. www.piedmontgardeners.org

    Annual Piedmont Gardeners' Garden Tour

    (Multiple Locations) This self-guided tour features five inspiring private gardens in the Athens area. Tickets are brochures that include a map and directions. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

  • 40 Watt Club

    9 p.m. $25. www.boybutante.org

    29th Annual Boybutante Ball

    Enjoy the sights, sounds and tantalizing fun of professional drag performances from all over the South. This year's theme is "Roaring 20s." Proceeds benefit HIV/AIDs support, education and prevention. See story on p. 8.

  • Downtown Athens

    8 a.m. FREE! www.recordstoreday.com

    Record Store Day

    Celebrate Athens' independent record stores. Wuxtry Records and Low Yo Yo Stuff will have RSD exclusives available for purchase. See story on p. 13.

  • Saucehouse Barbeque

    12 p.m. $10–30. www.saucehouse.com/crawfish

    Crawfish Fest

    Festivities include all-you-can-eat crawfish boil, live music, games and more.

  • Revival Yarns

    10 a.m.–6 p.m. www.revivalyarnsathens.com

    4th Anniversary Sale and Celebration

    Revival Yarns celebrate Local Yarn Store Day and their 4th anniversary with giveaways and sales.

  • Bishop Park

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

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music.

  • 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.

  • Live Wire

    10 a.m.–2 p.m. livewireathens.com

    Red and Black Rally: G-Day Tailgate

    Win UGA apparel, accessories and autographed photos. RSVP through Ticketfly.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    3–6 p.m. $5. www.sobrewco.com

    Southern Woodpile Derby

    Classic Pinewood rules, open class and unlimited team brackets. Awards given for first, second, last, artistic and weirdest.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    12–2 p.m. FREE! botgarden.uga.edu

    Spring Festival

    Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the State Botanical Garden with hourly garden tours, a ballet performance, art and master gardener advice.

  • Graduate Athens

    10 a.m.–1 p.m. arianna@mcc-pr.com

    Kendra Scott Pop Up Shop

    Shop from classics and new collegiate styles.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    Apr. 21, 1–10 p.m. Apr. 22, 1–6 p.m. $25. creaturecomfortsbeer.com

    Anniversary Party

    Creature Comforts Celebrate their Fourth Anniversary with live music, a Get Artistic art station and special t-shirts. Manila Express and 1000 Faces Coffee will be onsite. Tours of the new Southern Mills brewery will be offered on Saturday from 10 a.m.–12 p.m. for $10. See Story on p. 8.

Sunday, April 22

2 events

Events

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    12:30–3:30 p.m. terrapinbeer.com

    Sunday Market

    Terrapin and Athens Land Trust hosts a weekly market with local produce and food vendors. 

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    Apr. 21, 1–10 p.m. Apr. 22, 1–6 p.m. $25. creaturecomfortsbeer.com

    Anniversary Party

    Creature Comforts Celebrate their Fourth Anniversary with live music, a Get Artistic art station and special t-shirts. Manila Express and 1000 Faces Coffee will be onsite. Tours of the new Southern Mills brewery will be offered on Saturday from 10 a.m.–12 p.m. for $10. See Story on p. 8.

Monday, April 23

2 events

Events

  • The Classic Center

    8 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! www.hazeldenbettyford.org/athens

    Athens Opioid Summit

    Highlights include a keynote presentation by Senator Renee Unterman, panel discussions, breakout session group thinks, breakfast and lunch. Attendees will earn six CEUs approved by NAADAC.

  • The Classic Center

    8 a.m.–4 p.m. www.hazeldenbettyford.org/Athens

    Athens Opiod Summit

    Advantage Behavior Health Systems and the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation host a community event to discuss the opiod crisis on a local level. Register online.

Tuesday, April 24

2 events

Events

  • UGA Special Collections Library

    2 p.m. FREE! jclevela@uga.edu

    Tuesday Tour at 2

    Take a guided tour of the exhibit galleries of the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library and the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies. Meet in the rotunda on the second floor.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    10 a.m.–8 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Money Smart Week: Tax Form Origami

    Recycle old tax forms into origami art.

Wednesday, April 25

1 event

Events

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    4–7 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music. 

Thursday, April 26

4 events

Events

  • Avid Bookshop

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

    Book Release Party

    Meet Kelli Clifton Ogunsanya in celebration of her debut book Madame Millennial: 100 Tips to Help the Modern Woman Master Work, LIfe and Everything in Between

  • Bogart Library

    6–8 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    KnitLits

    Knitters of all levels are welcome. 

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    5:30 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Study Night

    Study and relax in the galleries with coffee, cookies, free yoga and an outdoor screening of Dr. Strangelove, 8 p.m.

  • Ciné Barcafé

    6–9 p.m. $40. athenscine.com

    Keeping it Local: Reviving GA's Seafood Heritage

    The event includes "The Hidden World of Oystering," art exhibit by Alan Campbell, A High Low Tide: The Revival of a Southern Oyster book discussion by André Gallant and a screening of the documentary Shifting Baselines. Oysters and regional cuisine will be served. 

Friday, April 27

4 events

Events

  • Morton Theatre

    8 a.m.–5 p.m. $150–175. soundboardevent.com

    SoundBoard Marketing Conference

    The conference will feature media and marketing brand experts. 

  • Bogart Library

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

    Adult Coloring

    Relax with adult coloring books and supplies. 

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    7–11 p.m. $50. athenshumanesociety.org

    The Great Catsby

    The roaring '20s themed gala will include live jazz, cocktails, dancing and a silent auction. Proceeds benefit the Athens Area Humane Society. 

  • The Butler Building

    11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. FREE (RSVP required). deborah.gonzalez@house.ga.gov

    Lunch with Your Legislator

    (Suite 101) Constituents of House District 117 are invited to ask questions about the 2018 legislative season and enjoy a light lunch.

Saturday, April 28

5 events

Events

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    9 a.m.–2 p.m. FREE! www.uown.org

    River Rendezvous

    Volunteers are needed to provide a "snapshot" of streams and rivers and the Upper Oconee Watershed. There will be educational displays, live music and light meals for volunteers. 

  • Avid Bookshop

    All day. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com

    Independent Bookstore Day

    This day champions local, independent bookstores. Avid celebrates with food trucks, blind dates with books and other activities.

  • ACC Extension Office

    8 a.m.–1 p.m. ugaextension.org

    Athens Area Master Gardeners Plant Sale

    A variety of herbs, trees, perenials and annuals available. Proceeds benefit the Master Gardeners. 

  • 10 a.m.–12 p.m. $12. farmviewmarket.com

    Public Tour

    (2471 Broughton Rd. Newborn) Tour the Rock House Creamery and garden. Attendees will meet dairy cows and sample milk and cheese curds. A visit to the vegetable garden will follow.

  • Bishop Park

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

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music.

Sunday, April 29

2 events

Events

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    8 p.m. $5/person, $15/family. www.uga.edu/botgarden

    Full Moon Hike

    Bring family and friends along to enjoy the mysterious world of nature at night. Includes a two-mile hike through the wooded trails and in the garden.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    12:30–3:30 p.m. terrapinbeer.com

    Sunday Market

    Terrapin and Athens Land Trust hosts a weekly market with local produce and food vendors. 

Monday, April 30

3 events

Events

  • Avid Bookshop

    5 p.m. FREE (w/ purchase). avidbookshop.com

    Full Moon Tarot Readings

    (Five Points) Kristen Carter reads every full moon. 

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    5–8 p.m. FREE! athensforeveryone.com/event/a4e-ticket

    A4E Ticket: Endorsed Candidate Meet & Greet

    Kick-off the first day of early voting by hearing from progressive candidates. Sign up to volunteer, get yard signs, donate and mingle. Food provided by Rashe's Cuisine.

  • Oconee County Library

    7 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Pickleball 101

    Learn the basics of Pickleball which combines elements of ping pong, tennis and badminton. 

Tuesday, May 1

1 event

Events

  • UGA Special Collections Library

    2 p.m. FREE! jclevela@uga.edu

    Tuesday Tour at 2

    Take a guided tour of the exhibit galleries of the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library and the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies. Meet in the rotunda on the second floor.

Wednesday, May 2

1 event

Events

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    4–7 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music. 

Thursday, May 3

1 event

Events

Saturday, May 5

4 events

Events

  • Milledge Avenue Baptist Church

    8–11:30 a.m. www.milesformoms5k.org

    Miles for Moms Run/Walk 5K

    A free health expo will follow the race. Proceeds benefit the East Georgia Cancer Coalition.

  • West Broad Market Garden

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

    West Broad Farmers Market

    Shop for fresh and affordable produce and prepared foods. The market also includes kids activities, cooking demonstrations, educational booths and entertainment.

  • Farmview Market

    9 a.m.–2 p.m. FREE! farmviewmarket.com

    Spring Harvest Festival

    Madison's seasonal Farmers Market reopens with live music, chef demos, a petting zoo, prizes and more.

  • Bishop Park

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

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music.

Sunday, May 6

1 event

Events

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    12:30–3:30 p.m. terrapinbeer.com

    Sunday Market

    Terrapin and Athens Land Trust hosts a weekly market with local produce and food vendors. 

Tuesday, May 8

1 event

Events

  • UGA Special Collections Library

    2 p.m. FREE! jclevela@uga.edu

    Tuesday Tour at 2

    Take a guided tour of the exhibit galleries of the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library and the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies. Meet in the rotunda on the second floor.

Wednesday, May 9

1 event

Events

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    4–7 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music. 

Saturday, May 12

3 events

Events

  • West Broad Market Garden

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

    West Broad Farmers Market

    Shop for fresh and affordable produce and prepared foods. The market also includes kids activities, cooking demonstrations, educational booths and entertainment.

  • 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. bigjump@extraspecialpeople.com

    Big Jump

    (Skydive Monroe, 535 Towler St., Monroe) Skydivers jump to funds for Extra Special People. Festivities include live music, pony rides, crafts, plane rides, food and more. 

  • Bishop Park

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

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music.

Sunday, May 13

1 event

Events

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    12:30–3:30 p.m. terrapinbeer.com

    Sunday Market

    Terrapin and Athens Land Trust hosts a weekly market with local produce and food vendors. 

Tuesday, May 15

1 event

Events

  • UGA Special Collections Library

    2 p.m. FREE! jclevela@uga.edu

    Tuesday Tour at 2

    Take a guided tour of the exhibit galleries of the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library and the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies. Meet in the rotunda on the second floor.

Wednesday, May 16

1 event

Events

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    4–7 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music. 

Thursday, May 17

1 event

Events

  • The Foundry

    7 p.m. $10–12. www.thefoundryathens.com

    Vic Chesnutt Songwriter of the Year Award Ceremony

    One of five finalists will receive a $1000 Vic Chesnutt Songwriter of the Year award. 

Saturday, May 19

3 events

Events

  • West Broad Market Garden

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

    West Broad Farmers Market

    Shop for fresh and affordable produce and prepared foods. The market also includes kids activities, cooking demonstrations, educational booths and entertainment.

  • 10 a.m.–12 p.m. $12. farmviewmarket.com

    Public Tour

    (2471 Broughton Rd. Newborn) Tour the Rock House Creamery and garden. Attendees will meet dairy cows and sample milk and cheese curds. A visit to the vegetable garden will follow.

  • Bishop Park

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

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music.

Sunday, May 20

1 event

Events

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    12:30–3:30 p.m. terrapinbeer.com

    Sunday Market

    Terrapin and Athens Land Trust hosts a weekly market with local produce and food vendors.