COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Friday, May 25

23 events

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040

    LIONZ Long-running Athens-based jam band.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com

    SACRED HOLLOW Local band playing loud, catchy hard rock with a bite. Album release show!

    LIBERATOR Athens-based three-piece hard-rock band.

    MAHEETA No info available.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

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

    BROTHER OLIVER Psychedelic folk-rock group from South Carolina.

    WHALE YOUTH Local group featuring an inspired take on traditional Eastern music.

    ATRIA Macon-based folk project with a warm, ethereal sound.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    BRAIN AID FEST A mental-health awareness and benefit event featuring Fart Jar and Georgia Dish Boys, plus special guests.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8:30 p.m. $5. www.40watt.com

    DREAM CULTURE Eclectic local psychedelic rock group. See Calendar Pick on p. 16.

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

    THE HOLIFIELDS Psych- and prog-rock group from Knoxville, TN.

    THE WELDONS New local rock band.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $8 (adv.), $10 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    ZYDEFUNK Funky, Latin- and Cajun-inspired Louisiana group featuring bassist and bandleader Charlie Wooten.

  • Fully Loaded Pizza Co.

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

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

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 8 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    TEDO STONE Rootsy, Atlanta-based rock and roll singer-songwriter. Album release show! See Calendar Pick on p. 16.

    PALACE DOCTOR Dynamic rock trio fronted by former Modern Skirts bassist Phillip Brantley.

    GRECO Atlanta band of four brothers that plays rock music to make you dance.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    GABBIE ROTTS Lo-fi punk pop-punk project from Atlanta.

    BED DETH Athens-based lo-fi, confessional indie-folk project.

    HERE BE MONSTERS Solo folk-punk outfit.

    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. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    KENNY GEORGE BAND Alt-country group from Aiken, SC.

    PICKLED HOLLER Family band blending traditional and jam sounds, with a dedication to dynamics and lush harmonies.

  • Highwire Lounge

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

    LIVE MUSIC Rotating local jazz and bluegrass bands play every Friday and Saturday night.

  • The Office Lounge

    8:30 p.m. 706-546-0840

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

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. Every Friday!

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    9 p.m. $5. www.terrapinbeer.com

    JUAN DE FUCA Driving indie-rock band fronted by local songwriter Jack Cherry. 

    RESIDENT ONE Pop-punk group from Atlanta influenced by bands like Alkaline Trio and AFI.

    THE CAROLYN Atlanta-based "romantic pop-punk" band.

    DEAD NEIGHBORS This local band plays punky, emotive garage-rock.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

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

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot and friends perform funky sets of Southern rock and roll.

  • White Tiger Gourmet

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-353-6847

    BRETT RICHARDSON Member of local band The Formula performs a solo set.

Classes

Events

Games

Kidstuff

Saturday, May 26

28 events

Games

DJs

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.

  • 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 by Scott Baxendale and Sean McAuley.

  • 9 a.m.–1 p.m. $5 (food), $15 (classic car registration). 706-491-9374

    FCP Classic Car & Truck Show

    (Lavonia Cultural Center) Trophies will be awarded to Best in Show, Best Modified Muscle Car and more. Proceeds benefit the Franklin Community Players.

  • VFW

    3 p.m. www.dav.org

    Memorial Ceremony

    American flags will be placed on veterans' gravesites at the East Lawn Cemetery. Refreshments will be served after the ceremony at the VFW.

Live Music

  • Bishop Park

    Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    SCOTT BAXENDALE Guitar dynamism from the owner of Baxendale Guitars. Classic bluesy riffs and a lot of soul. 

    SEAN MCAULEY Rootsy local acoustic singer-songwriter.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    RCI "Purveyors of only the finest in filth and chicanery" from Athens.

    HIT LIZARD Athens-based grunge band.

    PARALLELS DIVIDE Athens-based rock and roll trio.

    HECKLEHAMMER Athens-based stoner/doom-metal outfit.

  • The Falls

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-850-2217

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

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    BRAIN AID FEST A mental-health awareness benefit featuring Karbomb, Seagulls, Hunger Anthem and CHUNX

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    DRONEFEST Featuring an eclectic lineup of experimental music, visuals and performance art. 

  • The Foundry

    BBQ Bash & Benefit. 6 p.m. $8 (adv.), $10 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    MONDAY'S ALIBI Local band specializing in '70s and '80s rock and roll.

    BOX OF RAWKS Five-piece blues band from Madison.

  • Front Porch Book Store

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-372-3928

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

  • Georgia Theatre

    7:30 p.m. SOLD OUT. www.georgiatheatre.com

    THE FRONT BOTTOMS Popular indie-rock act from New Jersey. See story on p. 14.

    AN HORSE Australian indie-rock duo of singer and guitarist Kate Cooper and drummer Damon Cox.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    CAREER Tampa-based post-rock group utilizing feedback and other cacophonous teqhniques. See Calendar Pick on p. 16.

    APPARITION Athens band playing a raucous, thrashy brand of hardcore.

    BLUE BODIES Athens-based "bummer-pop" punk band.

  • Grindhouse Killer Burgers

    5 p.m. FREE! 706-612-9327

    JOE WILSON Member of local hard-rock group Lullwater performs a solo set.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    KOMPROMAT Local rock four-piece exploring dark themes including addiction, suicide and missed opportunities.

    MORNING BELLS Goth-inspired pop group from Raleigh, NC.

  • Highwire Lounge

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

    LIVE MUSIC Rotating local jazz and bluegrass bands play every Friday and Saturday night.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    MELODIOUS GROUND Six-piece local rock band.

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. 706-546-0840

    AUSTIN ZACKARY BAND Country outfit from Rocky Face.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

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

    THE LOOSE HINGES Eclectic roots band from Nashville.

Kidstuff

Theater

  • Morton Theatre

    7 p.m. $30–35. www.mortontheatre.com

    Behind Closed Doors

    The gospel stage play follows Reverend Dr. William Morrison who must choose between his reputation and his child. 

Classes

Sunday, May 27

6 events

Live Music

Games

Events

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    1:30–3:30 p.m. terrapinbeer.com

    Sunday Market

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

  • 5 p.m. www.dav.org

    Memorial Ceremony

    (Evergreen Memorial Park) A wreath ceremony and reading commemorates fallen comerades. 

  • Brick House Studio

    3 p.m. until dark. FREE! lwnon1@gmail.com

    Sunday Open House

    (1892 Athens Rd.) Gypsy at Heart performs original world fusion and nu jazz stylings. Bring chairs and blankets.

Monday, May 28

8 events

Games

Live Music

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    CLOUD POWERS Athens group soundtracking "imaginative meditative yoga."

    LONER Six-piece post-rock band from Atlanta.

    PATRICK MORALES The Viking Progress' frontman performs solo.

    DANNY THE LOOPER Athens-based one-man band.

    SPACE BROTHER Electronic- and hip-hop-influenced sounds from local musician Donald Whitehead. 

  • 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.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

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

    MAX HIGHTOWER South Carolina-based blues musician.

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. 

Tuesday, May 29

19 events

Games

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.

  • Avid Bookshop

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

    Full Moon Tarot Readings

    (Five Points) Kristen Carter reads every full moon. 

Classes

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    7–10 p.m. $4–6. www.athensswingnight.com

    Athens Swing Night

    A one-hour lesson is followed by a two-hour dancing session. No experience or partner necessary. 

Live Music

  • Cali 'N' Tito's Eastside

    11 a.m.–3 p.m. FREE! www.calintitos.com

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot plays folk with Latin influences every Tuesday.

  • The Foundry

    Terrapin Tuesday. 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

    HIP HOP SHOWCASE Featuring music from J Nolan, DK, Kid Arsenic, Lunar Gang, Alpha Baty and Rich Ruger.

  • Live Wire

    7 p.m. $6 (adv.), $8 (door). www.livewireathens.com

    BRIGHTSIDE Pop-rock band from Tallahassee, FL.

    ALL THE REST Alternative rock group from Senoia.

    CLOUDLAND Young alt-rock band from Fayetteville.

    SWEETBAY Atlanta rock band with a raw, emotional sound.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    THREESOUND Jammy funk-rock band from Virginia.

Kidstuff

Lectures & Lit

Film

Wednesday, May 30

28 events

Live Music

  • Blind Pig Tavern

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-850-4919 (College Station Road location)

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

  • The Foundry

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

    THE BEST OF UNKNOWN ATHENS A monthly singer-songwriter showcase hosted by Liam Parke. This week's show features Van Shepherd, Adam Klein, Steve Erwin, Hunter Callahan, Michael Wegner and Halem Albright.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 10 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    TEDDY & THE ROUGH RIDERS Country-rock group from Nashville, TN.

  • 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.

  • The Globe

    8 p.m. www.jazzathensga.org

    THE HOT HOTTY-HOTS Local swing and hot jazz ensemble playing music of the 1910s, '20s and '30s. 

  • Locos Grill & Pub

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-549-7700 (Timothy Rd. location)

    THE BACUPS Fun-loving local cover band.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    CHRIS PADGETT Local guitar virtuoso and songwriter performs.

  • 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.

  • The World Famous

    10 p.m. www.facebook.com/theworldfamousathens

    YOUTH IN A ROMAN FIELD New York ensemble with a jazzy, folky style.

    ETHAN MULLENAX Local folk singer-songwriter with an eclectic, evocative sound.

Games

Art

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE! 706-546-0840

    Karaoke

    KARAOKE With your host Lynn. Every Wednesday!

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 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!

Events

  • ACC Library

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

    Drum Circle

    Bring your own drum or borrow one from the library.

  • 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 by WUOG on May 30.

  • 8:30 a.m. FREE! www.1millioncups.com/athens

    1 Million Cups

    (Seller Labs, 1 Press Place) 1MC is a national program designed to educate, engage and connect entrepreneurs. Each week, a local startup presents their company to a supportive audience.

  • DePalma's Italian Cafe

    5–10 p.m. www.akademiabc.com

    Tap Takeover

    Akademia brings five draft taps to be paired with menu specials. 

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    6–7:30 p.m. FREE! www.aadmovement.org

    Athens Post Election Party: Poetry and Politics

    The Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement invites newly elected officials, post-candidates and local residents to discuss "The future of Athens."

Kidstuff

Classes

  • The Rook and Pawn

    7:30 p.m. $5 www.therookandpawn.com

    Tarot Card Lessons

    Learn where to start with Caty and Kristin. First coffee or beer included in fee.

Thursday, May 31

28 events

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. Every Thursday!

  • Southern Brewing Company

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

    Karaoke

    KARAOKE DJ Gregory plays song requests and lets the bravest of the bunch jump in to sing. Every Thursday!

Live Music

  • Akademia Brewing Co.

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

    JOHN SWILLEY Local songwriter who blends gritty Southern rock, sultry R&B and Delta blues.

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040

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

    HUTCH MCCOLLUM Singer-songwriter playing old-school country and bluegrass.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    THE FIGURANT Prog-metal band from Atlanta.

    KUCOSHKA Atlanta-based rock band with a quirky, virtuosic sound.

    MOSES NESH Folky American Primitive guitarist and songwriter from Atlanta.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 7 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.

    STONI TAYLOR Atlanta guitarist plays a solo set of soul-inspired rock.

  • Go Bar

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

    THE ELECTRIC NATURE Athens-based experimental drone and noise-rock outfit.

    JASON KAHN Experimental vocal artist based in Zurich, Switzerland.

    IF, BWANA Experimental project formed by influential noise composer Al Margolis.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    PERIOD SIX Playing a unique blend of jazz standards with collective communication and soulful improvisation.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    ROYAL JOHNSON Funky, bluesy rock band from Macon.

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. 706-546-0840

    CHRIS AND THE HAMPTONES Local rock group led by guitarist and songwriter Chris Hampton. 

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    9 p.m. $5. www.terrapinbeer.com

    ANDY SHAW BAND Reggae-influenced rock group from Columbus, OH.

    JET PHASE Local grunge-influenced indie-rock band.

Games

DJs

  • Highwire Lounge

    11 p.m. $1 (headphone). www.highwirelounge.com

    Silent Disco

    SILENT DISCO Dance the night away with wireless headphones and two channels of music. One of them is a request line!

  • Blue Sky

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-850-3153

    Warm Glow Blue Sky Show

    WARM GLOW BLUE SKY SHOW JJC plays disco, funk, soul & cetera. Every Thursday!

Outdoors

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9:30 a.m. FREE! www.naturerambling.blogspot.com

    Nature Ramblers

    (Meet at Shade Garden Arbor) Learn more about flora and fauna of the garden while enjoying fresh air and inspirational readings. Ramblers are encouraged to bring their own nature writings or favorite poems and essays to share with the group.

Meetings

  • ACC Library

    6 p.m. FREE! clarkedemocrats.com

    ACC Democratic Committee

    Caucus to elect members.

Classes

Film

Kidstuff

Friday, June 1

19 events

Sports

  • UGA Golf Course

    7:30 a.m. northgeorgiacottage.org

    The Cottage Classic Charity Golf Tournament

    Includes breakfast and lunch. Door prizes, raffle prizes, and top place prizes. Proceeds benefit The Cottage.

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040

    THE FLYING BUFFALOS Ken Parris leads an all-star lineup playing their favorite classic tunes.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $9 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com

    VELVETEEN PINK This long-running group of local musicians plays upbeat, electro-based dance-pop. 

    WIEUCA Local band playing cheeky, guitar-driven indie rock.

    CALICO VISION Athens-based psychedelic pop group.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    THE SPOOKIE MOON Atlanta-based psychedelic folk-rock group.

    THE PROXIES Athens-based Pixies tribute band.

  • The Foundry

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

    HEAVY PETTY Local all-star Tom Petty cover band performs the songwriter's album Wildflowers in its entirety.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7:30 p.m. $12 (adv.), $15 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    ELECTRIC AVENUE Tribute band that delivers "the '80s MTV experience." This is a special Wham/George Michael tribute.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 8 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    YOUNG VALLEY Mississippi-based twang-rock six-piece.

  • Highwire Lounge

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

    LIVE MUSIC Rotating local jazz and bluegrass bands play every Friday and Saturday night.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    SUNNY SOUTH BLUES BAND Local band combining a blues and soul spirit with riffy rock and roll.

    THE MENDERS North Carolina band blending garage-rock and folk-punk.

    PACIFICO Long-running rock project fronted by songwriter Matthew Schwartz.

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. Every Friday!

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

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

    DAVID HYDE Multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter from Ball Ground.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    9 p.m. $5. www.terrapinbeer.com

    THE TWO TAKES Atlanta-based indie rock band influenced by groups like Arctic Monkeys and The Killers.

    DIRTY FUSS Nashville rock band playing "lo-fi for your hi-fi."

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

DJs

Art

  • White Tiger Gourmet

    6–8 p.m. FREE! 706-353-6847

    Artist Reception

    Charles Clinkenbeard shows his oil paintings. 

Games

Performance

  • Madison, GA

    8 p.m. $10–25. www.mcc-arts.org

    The Hot Club of San Francisco

    (Empire Mills) The ensemble celebrates the music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli's Hot Club de France. 

Kidstuff

Lectures & Lit