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Monday, May 20

14 events

Games

Live Music

  • Go Bar

    9:30 p.m. $5. 706-546-5609

    PEARL & THE OYSTERS Electropop group from Gainesville, FL with DIY production and sunny melodies. See Calendar Pick on p. 16.

    LOCATE S,1 Local experimental pop group led by songwriter Christina Schneider.

    BABY TONY & THE TEENIES Local band plays doo-wop-inspired pop songs about wasting time and having crushes.

    MIDNIGHT BOI Alias of local musician Eli Rickli, playing "pseudo-Satanic hip hop."

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee.com

    OPEN MIC Showcase your talent at this open mic night most Mondays. Hosted by Larry Forte.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    JAZZ JAM Enjoy jazz sounds from talented local musicians.

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

    4–5:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Open Chess Play for Kids and Teens

    Teen chess players of all skill levels can play matches and learn from members of the local Chess and Community Players, who will be on hand to assist players and help build skill levels. For ages 7–18. Registration required. 

  • Bogart Library

    10:15 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Monday Funday

    Songs, finger plays, wiggles and giggles for ages three and under. Caregivers will receive pointers for building literacy and language skills.

  • Bogart Library

    11:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Preschool Pals

    Preschool-aged children will learn social and language skills through songs stories and crafts. Ages almost 3–almost 5.

  • ACC Library

    3 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Make Your Own Solar System

    Use coffee filters and paint to create your own solar system that can be used as a sun catcher in a window. Grades 6–12.

Lectures & Lit

Film

Classes

  • Memorial Park

    Aqua Aerobics

    Aqua aerobics is a low impact exercise program that features stretching, limbering and weight routines set to music in the pool. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 6–7 p.m. and Saturdays, 10–11 a.m. $5/class, $20/five classes. 706-613-3580

Tuesday, May 21

20 events

Events

  • Holy Cross Lutheran Church

    7:30 p.m. FREE! www.athensrockandgemclub.org

    Athens Rock and Gem Club

    Jim Maudsley presents a fossil program on trilobites.

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

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

    Tuesday Tour at Two

    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.

Classes

  • ACC Library

    10–11:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, www.athenslibrary.org

    Computer Class

    Learn the ins and outs of search engines like GALILEO, DuckDuckGo, Google, Archive.org and WolframAlpha.

  • Memorial Park

    6 p.m. $5 suggested donation, ($2 mat rentals). www.cofas.org

    Kitty Yoga

    Circle of Friends Animal Society presents Kitty Yoga this summer. Hang out with adoptable kittens and do yoga. All ages and skill levels welcome. See story on p. 13.

  • UGArden

    6:30 p.m. FREE! wwwladieshomesteadgathering.org/athensgeorgia

    Ladies Homestead Gathering of ACC

    This month's topic is "Small Engine Maintenance" with JoHannah Biang of UGArden.

Games

Live Music

  • The Foundry

    7 p.m. $5. www.thefoundryathens.com

    RED OAK SOUTHERN STRING BAND This Watkinsville-based band plays rootsy Americana tunes.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    EMILEIGH IRELAND Local folk-pop singer-songwriter with a strong, compelling vocal style.

    OLDEN YOLK Experimental folk duo from New York City.

    MARBLE SOUP Solo project from local musician Matt Garrison (Elf Power). 

    OTHER VOICES, OTHER ROOMS Local DJ playing techno, post-punk, ambient and beyond.

Kidstuff

Film

Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

    6 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Family Caregiving: Four Keys that Make a Difference

    Randall Christian of the Elder Care Planning Council of Northeast Georgia leads a workshop to help you prepare personally, financially, medically, residentially and legally to be a caregiver. Presented by Reflecting, Sharing, Learning.

Performance

  • UGA Ramsey Concert Hall

    7:30 p.m. $25. pac.uga.edu

    Chamber Music Athens: Gala Finale

    Hear concertos for violin, piano and string quartet by Mozart, Vivaldi and Elgar.

  • 12 p.m. $45 (includes lunch). www.mcc-arts.org

    Lunch Concert

    (Mint Juleps Kitchen) Clarinetist Romie de Guise-Langlois performs with Elizabeth Pridgen and Christopher Rex. Part of the 17th annual Madison Chamber Music Festival.

Wednesday, May 22

25 events

Live Music

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

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

    ATHENS FARMERS MARKET Featuring music from Nina Ricci.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    10 p.m. $5. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    LITTLE GOLD Local group playing garage-rock with country and pop sensibilities.

    RYAN DAVIS The frontman for Kentucky rock band State Champion performs solo.

    NED COLLETTE Psychedelic rock singer-songwriter from Berlin.

  • The Foundry

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

    DAVID JACOBS-STRAIN & BOB BEACH Touring duo swinging from blues to ballads to rock and roll.

  • Georgia Center for Continuing Education

    5:30 p.m. FREE! 706-215-9333

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

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

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

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    VOLUMES SHOWCASE A night of hip-hop performances from LB, Trvy, L-o The Assassin, Scxtty Shot First and Aray.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    ArgFoodFest. 6:30 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    TANGHETTO Argentinean group blending electronic music with traditional tango.

    LA TROPILLA MALAMBO Argentinean group performing traditional Malambo music.

    ATHENS TANGO PROJECT Local group playing Argentine tango, featuring the upright bass talent of Laura Camacho.

  • Locos Grill & Pub

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

    SALLY AND THE SIX GRAND Old-time rock band.

  • 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.

Games

Art

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    2 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Artful Conversations

    Join Sage Kincaid, associate curator of education, for a closer look and conversation about a work of art by a follower of Apollonio di Giovanni.

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!

  • Starland Pizzeria and Pub

    9 p.m. FREE! www.starlandpizza.com

    Wolf's Den Open Mic

    WOLF'S DEN OPEN MIC Featuring musical performances and live interviews.

Kidstuff

Events

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

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

    Athens Farmers Market

    Vendors offer local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods and crafts. Every beer purchased at Creature Comforts during the market will get you free tokens to spend at the market. Live music by Nina Ricci (May 22) and The Welfare Liners (May 29).

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    6:30 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    Argentine Fest

    Celebrate Argentina's music, food, wine and culture.

  • Old Fire Hall #2

    6 p.m. FREE! www.athensclarkeheritage.org

    ACHF Preservation Potluck

    Bring your favorite entree and learn about local preservation.

Thursday, May 23

19 events

Kidstuff

Art

  • The Foundry

    6–9 p.m. www.rolloutthebarrels.org

    Roll Out the Barrels Silent Auction

    Local artists have transformed 16 ordinary rain barrels into functional pieces of art. Proceeds benefit the ACC Green Schools Program. Live music and light appetizers. See Calendar Pick on p. 18.

Games

Events

  • Bogart Library

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

    KnitLits

    Knitters of all levels are invited to have fun, share ideas and knit. Beginning knitters are encouraged to attend. Open to ages 16 years and up.

DJs

  • 40 Watt Club

    10:30 p.m. $5. www.40watt.com

    Silent Disco

    SILENT DISCO Dance the night away to three different channels of music. One of them is a request line!

Lectures & Lit

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    1 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Inclusive Book Club

    This facilitated book club serves adults of all abilities and will be reading out loud and discussing book of the month The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis.

  • Treehouse Kid and Craft

    5:30–7:30 p.m. FREE! www.treehousekidandcraft.com

    Susan Hable

    Local artist and author Susan Hable celebrates the launch of her new kid-friendly book, Shapes Today. 

Live Music

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    8:30 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    JET BLACK SUNRISE New experimental project from local musicians Steve Hunter and Larry Acquaviva.

    THE HONEY SLIDERS Detroit-influenced rock band from Catropolis. 

    SCOTT LANIAK Local singer-songwriter performs a set of foot-stomping blues.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 8 p.m. $3. www.georgiatheatre.com

    MAGNOLIA MOON Macon-based roots-rock four-piece featuring two sets of brothers.

    CROOKED SIDEWALKS Band from Atlanta influenced by '60s and '70s FM rock. 

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. $5. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    LIVE JAZZ Enjoy an evening of jazz standards and originals.

  • Nowhere Bar

    9 p.m. 706-546-4742

    REDSTONE RAMBLERS Local blues-folk group led by songwriter Mark Wilmot. 

  • Wayward Lounge

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-248-7903

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

Meetings

  • ACC Library

    6-8 p.m. FREE! timmdenson@gmail.com

    ACC Democratic Committee Meeting

    Join local Democrats and members of your local Democratic Committee for a monthly meeting.

  • Old Fire Hall #2

    11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. FREE! haley@athensclarkeheritage.org

    Hands Over Athens Volunteer Meet & Greet

    Hands On Athens is an initiative of the Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation that assists low-to-moderate income homeowners repair and maintain their historic homes so they remain safe and habitable.

Film

  • Ciné

    7:30 p.m. $10. www.athenscine.com

    Iyengar: The Man, Yoga, and the Student's Journey

    Director Jake Clennell's documentary explores BKS Iyengar's yoga practice, life and influence.

Friday, May 24

18 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    THE SEARCHIN' DESTROYERS Local band blending psych-pop and garage-rock.

    DEAD VIBES ENSEMBLE Two-piece local sludge-metal band.

    POSSUM ROT Sludgy stoner-metal band from Augusta.

    MANDIBLE RIDER Local two-piece doom and post-metal band.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    DYNAMITE DEATH CHAIR Three-piece rock band from Columbus.

    USELESS AGAINST No info available.

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    WHITE RABBIT COLLECTIVE Local ensemble with influences ranging from Tuvan folk songs to psychedelic rock anthems to jazz-funk grooves.

    THE PIERRES Alt-rock group from Athens.

    SONO Local electronic-funk jam trio with a big sound and tasty melodies.

    MOON CHIEF Funky prog- and fusion-rock group from Athens.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $5. www.thefoundryathens.com

    SIMPLE LIFE BAND Local group playing pop, rock and country's current and classic hits.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 6 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    CARLA LE FEVER AND THE RAYS Old-school funk covers and originals and sweet, sappy pop covers and originals.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    JOHN KIRAN FERNANDES Local musician playing ambient looped clarinet inspired by birdsong and Brian Eno.

    JET BLACK SUNRISE New experimental project from local musicians Steve Hunter and Larry Acquaviva.

    PETALBOAT New local loop-based experimental project from clarinetist Robert Parker.

    SCOTT STRIPLING Local visual artist and experimental musician.

    DJ MAHOGANY Popular local DJ spins freaky funk, sultry soul, righteous R&B and a whole lotta unexpected faves.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    THE HOBOHEMIANS This six-piece acoustic band performs popular American and European roots music of the 1910s–30s.

  • Nowhere Bar

    9 p.m. 706-546-4742

    THE TREBLE MAKERS Seasoned local musicians play funk, Motown, rock and more.

  • Saucehouse Barbeque

    7 p.m. FREE! www.saucehouse.com

    FRANKLIN'S SHOWER Local acoustic duo drawing from Southern rock and Grateful Dead influences.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

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

    ALEXIS TAYLOR Canadian folk singer-songwriter.

  • VFW

    8 p.m. $10. www.vfwathens.com

    CHRIS HAMPTON BAND Local variety cover band hosts a dance party, playing classic and new tunes.

DJs

  • Georgia Theatre

    Emo Vs. Goth Night. On the Rooftop. 9 p.m. $5. www.georgiatheatre.com

    DJ My Chemical Bromance

    DJ MY CHEMICAL BROMANCE Spinning a set of emo tunes—"all those hits you've been listening to on 'Private Mode' for the past 10 years."

    DJ CROWE Local DJ spinning hip hop, electronic, industrial and more.

Kidstuff

Comedy

Lectures & Lit

  • Avid Bookshop

    6:30-7:30 p.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com

    Shamala Gallagher & Colette Arrand

    (Prince Ave.) Avid Bookshop presents Shamala Gallagher for her book, Late Morning When the World Burns and Colette Arrand for her book, The Future Is Here and Everything Must Be Destroyed. 

Art

  • The Humid

    7 p.m. FREE! www.thehumid.com

    Artist Talk & Poetry Reading

    Barbara Bosworth is an internationally recognized photographer whose large-format images explore the overt and subtle relationships between humans and the rest of the natural world. In addition to her artist talk, poet and UGA professor Andrew Zawacki will give a reading and there will be a display of handmade photo books by Dust Collective. See Calendar Pick on p. 18.

Saturday, May 25

20 events

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 and cooking demos. All produce is grown locally, sustainably and by those who are selling it. Live music by Alex Culberth ( 8 a.m.) and Rachel O'Neal (10 a.m.).

  • 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.

DJs

Live Music

  • Bishop Park

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

    ATHENS FARMERS MARKET Featuring music from Alex Culbreth (8 a.m.) and Rachel O'Neal (10 a.m.).

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    THE DOOKIE BROTHERS Local college kids rocking early Green Day songs.

    THE GETAWAY COMPANY Four-piece local band inspired by '90s and 2000s alt-rock. Foo Fighters tribute set!

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. $7. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    SIMON JOYNER Influential indie singer-songwriter from Omaha, NE. 

    CLAIRE CRONIN Local singer-songwriter and poet who plays delicate, haunting folk music. See Calendar Pick on p. 18.

    LOVE MY TRUCK Twangy local rock band featuring members of Roadkill Ghost Choir.

  • Front Porch Book Store

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

    RANDOM ROOSTERS Local roots-blues collaboration between Marion Montgomery and Glyn Denham.

    NORMA RAE This local four-piece plays soulful, distinctively Southern Americana.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 8 p.m. $10. www.georgiatheatre.com

    GIMME HENDRIX Award-winning local Jimi Hendrix cover band. 

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    ART CONTEST Local math-rock group with propulsive rhythms and intricate melodies.

    HOLLY OVERTON New York City-based pianist and performance artist.

    TOYZANNE Skronky "post-coital punk" band from New York City.

    DJ CAGE Playing groovin' funk, rock and Motown tracks.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    ISAAC HAYES TRIBUTE Local musicians, poets, vocalists and others pay tribute to the soul great.

  • 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

    SHAMELESS JAMES Local trio blending jammy rock with alternative influences.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

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

    ROY SAUNDERS Acoustic folk singer-songwriter from Atlanta.

Sports

  • East Athens Community Center

    9:45 a.m.–5 p.m. $10. www.ttathensga.com

    Table Tennis Tournament

    Giant Round Robin table tennis tournament. Lunch will be provided. Visit website to register.

Film

  • 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.

Kidstuff

Sunday, May 26

7 events

Live Music

  • The Foundry

    6 p.m. $12 (adv.), $15 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    THE SEGAR JAZZ AFFAIR WXAG radio DJ Dwain Segar curates a night of smooth jazz. This month's show features Prime Time featuring Leonard Julien III.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    PYLON REENACTMENT SOCIETY Vanessa Briscoe Hay and an all-star cast of locals play the music of Pylon plus new originals. 

    THE VASSAR BLONDES Local indie-pop four-piece. 

  • Hi-Lo Lounge

    9 p.m. www.hiloathens.com

    THE SEARCHIN' DESTROYERS Local band blending psych-pop and garage-rock.

    DONKEY PUNCH Raucous, long-running local hard-rock band.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

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

    TOM'S HANDGUN Americana four-piece from Tennessee.

Games

  • Starland Pizzeria and Pub

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

    Rockin' Roll Bingo

    Play to win.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

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

    Chess Club

    Ages 8 & up are invited to play. All experience levels welcome.

Events

  • Akademia Brewing Co.

    2–6 p.m. FREE! www.akademiabc.com

    The Symposium

    The brewery's first quarterly marketplace features local artisans, business owners, crafters and a silent auction. A portion of sales will benefit a different organization each time. 

Monday, May 27

9 events

Games

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

    4–5:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Open Chess Play for Kids and Teens

    Teen chess players of all skill levels can play matches and learn from members of the local Chess and Community Players, who will be on hand to assist players and help build skill levels. For ages 7–18. Registration required. 

Film

Live Music

  • Go Bar

    9:30 p.m. 706-546-5609

    THE DEWARS Dreamy indie-pop duo from New York.

    ANNIE LEETH Local experimental violinist and multi-instrumentalist composer.

    PETALBOAT New local loop-based experimental project from clarinetist Robert Parker.

    ANTLERED AUNT LORD Fuzz-pop project fronted by local songwriter Jesse Stinnard.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee.com

    OPEN MIC Showcase your talent at this open mic night most Mondays. Hosted by Larry Forte.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    MINGLEWOOD MONDAY Local artists pay tribute to the Grateful Dead.