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Friday, March 22

35 events

Lectures & Lit

  • Madison Morgan Cultural Center

    Mar. 22, 7 p.m. Mar. 23, 10 a.m.–8 p.m. $5–15. www.mmcc-arts.org

    Do Tell! Storytelling Festival

    This year's storytellers include Kevin Kling, Kim Weitkamp, Rev. Robert Jones and Andy Offut Irwin.

  • Miller Learning Center

    12:20-1:10 p.m. FREE! tlhat@uga.edu

    Women's Studies Friday Speaker Series

    (Room 250) Ingie Hovland presents "What is a Christian Woman?"

Art

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    5:30–8:30 p.m. FREE! (members), $5. www.georgiamuseum.org

    90 Carlton: Spring

    The museum's quarterly open house features "Ask the Experts," door prizes, refreshments and more.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    4:30 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Emerging Scholars Symposium Keynote Speech

    Paul Barolsky of UVA speaks on "Art, Love and Marriage in the Italian Renaissance."

Classes

  • Oconee County Library

    5:45–9 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950

    Searching After Sunset: Genealogy Lock-in

    This program will allow beginners the opportunity to spend after-hours getting acquainted with the basics of genealogy research. Research materials, volunteers to help and refreshments will be provided. Registration required.

Events

  • The Classic Center

    7–10 p.m. $15–20. www.tedxuga.com

    TEDxUGA

    UGA alumnus, faculty and students present ideas worth sharing. This year's theme is "Amplify."

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    9:30–10:30 a.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Morning Mindfulness

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

  • Pittard Park

    Mar. 22–24. $75. www.georgiaarborist.org

    Tree Climbing Competition

    The 21st annual tree climbing competition features a family fun climb, BBQ dinner and food trucks. 

  • 9 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE! www.universitynursingandrehabilitationathens.com

    Job Fair

    (University Nursing and Rehabilitation, 180 Epps Bridge Rd.) On the spot interviews will be conducted for full-time CNAs, LPNs and RNs. Must have valid IDs and certification/license cards. Refreshments will be served.  

  • Go Bar

    9 p.m. $3. www.athensshowgirlcabaret.com

    Athens Showgirl Cabaret Benefit Night

    An evening of drag performances. A percentage of the proceeds will benefit The Boybutante AIDS Foundation, Inc.

  • T.R.R. Cobb House

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

    Inherit Georgia Kick-Off Party

    The Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation hosts a party for the Athens chapter of Inherit Georgia, a partnership between the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation and the Athens Historical Society. See City Dope on p. 4.

  • Gaines Elementary School

    6-7 p.m. FREE! www.accgov.com

    ACCPD Community Engagement Forum

    This is an opportunity for community members to voice concerns, ideas and expectations to police leadership and allow Police Chief Cleveland Spruill to share and refine his vision for the ACCPD.

Theater

  • Oconee Youth Playhouse

    Mar. 22–23, 7 p.m. Mar. 23–24, 2 p.m. $15–20. www.oconeeyouthplayhouse.com

    Dear Edwina

    The Oconee Youth Playhouse presents a musical comedy about 13-year-old Edwina Spoonapple and her friends from Paw-Paw, MI. See Theater Notes on p. 9.

  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Mar. 19-23, 8 p.m. & March 23-24, 2:30 p.m. $7-12. www.ugatheatre.com/threefarces

    Three Farcical Arts of the Deal: Peas, Patelin and Purgation

    UGA Theatre presents a tale of three men and how they handle what life throws at them. See Theater Notes on p. 9.

  • Moonlight Theater

    Mar. 21, 8:30 p.m. Mar. 22–23, 7:30 p.m. www.moonlighttheatercompany.com

    Glue

    The Thalian Blackfriars and Moonlight Theater Company present a story about the glue that holds friendships together.

  • Athens Little Playhouse

    Mar. 22–23 & 29–30, 7 p.m. Mar. 24 & 31, 3 p.m. $5-10. www.athenslittleplayhouse.net/tickets

    Getting to Know...Once Upon a Mattress

    Retelling of the classic musical comedy with a few fun twists. See Theater Notes on p. 9.

  • Seney-Stovall Chapel

    Mar. 22–23, 7 p.m. FREE! www.coe.uga.edu/events

    Citizen: An American Lyric

    Staged performance of the award-winning book by Claudia Rankine. See Theater Notes on p. 9.

Kidstuff

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    MONSOON Beloved local pop-punk band that dabbles in rockabilly and new wave.

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

    NUCLEAR TOURISM Local college-rock band playing surf-punk originals.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    STEAL YOUR BASS NIGHT Featuring electronic music from local producers.

  • 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

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

    FIVE EIGHT Legendary Athens band known for its boisterous, thoughtful rock and roll.

    DIEALPS! Long-running indie-rock band from Tampa, FL.

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

  • 40 Watt Club

    7 p.m. $12 (adv.), $15 (door). www.40watt.com

    JOBE FORTNER Nashville-based country singer-songwriter originally from Monroe.

    DREW PARKER Georgia-born, Nashville-based country singer-songwriter.

    JORDAN ROWE Country singer-songwriter from South Georgia.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    JOHN HART Nashville-based singer-songwriter with rock, folk and blues influences.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 11 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    GUSTAF Self-proclaimed "psychedelic art punks" from Brooklyn, NY.

    PECAS Brooklyn indie band with a deep, dreamy sound. 

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    BEN RECTOR Best-selling pop pianist and singer-songwriter from Nashville, TN.

    JOSIE DUNNE Nashville-based pop singer-songwriter. 

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    10 p.m. $5. www.facebook.com/lkshuffleclub

    SAINT SYZYGY Experimental solo project of Kwazymoto frontman Ian Hemerlein. Tape release show!

    BOBBY KID Jacksonville musician playing "sad songs you cant help but dance to."

    CAMP GREEN LAKE Emo-inspired "post-dad-rock" group from Florida.

    TELEMARKET Athens-based punk- and indie-influenced rock group.

  • Nowhere Bar

    9 p.m. $7. 706-546-4742

    THE ROCK*A*TEENS Canonical indie-rock band born from Atlanta's Cabbagetown neighborhood. See story on p. 12.

    THE LANES Long-running, Athens-based power-pop group led by brothers Kevin and Matt Lane.

    COUNTERSPELL New local band led by songwriter Jake Mosely.

Film

Comedy

DJs

  • Starland Pizzeria and Pub

    11 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18–20). www.starlandpizza.com

    Silent Disco

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

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

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

    DJ Zelium, DJ NFW

    DJ ZELIUM Athens-based DJ and composer spins a deep house and techno dance party with video projections.

Saturday, March 23

48 events

Kidstuff

  • Memorial Park

    10 a.m.-1p.m. FREE! www.athensclarkecounty.com/bearhollow

    Bears' Birthday Party

    (Bear Hollow Zoo) Celebrate the birthdays of DJ, Athena and Yonah by watching them unwrap their presents and dive into an enrichment cake.

  • UGA New Dance Theatre

    10 a.m. pac.uga.edu

    Saturday Morning Club

    The UGA Wind Symphony will perform music from Star Wars. This program is for ages 4–12 and their guardians.

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    1-4 p.m. FREE! jhebbad@uga.edu

    Family Day

    An afternoon of family fun including gallery games, crafts, Canopy studio aerialists and magician Tong Li. 

  • ACC Library

    11 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org

    Drum Dream Girl

    Listen to stories of girls who stayed true to themselves and make drums. For children ages 4-11 and their caregiver.

Lectures & Lit

  • Madison Morgan Cultural Center

    Mar. 22, 7 p.m. Mar. 23, 10 a.m.–8 p.m. $5–15. www.mmcc-arts.org

    Do Tell! Storytelling Festival

    This year's storytellers include Kevin Kling, Kim Weitkamp, Rev. Robert Jones and Andy Offut Irwin.

  • Max

    5 p.m. www.ugalive.com

    Hip Hop Awards Music Conference

    Various industry professionals and music executives from around Georgia are invited for an industry panel and mixer. Followed by an open mic. See story on p. 13.

Events

  • The Foundry

    2–8 p.m. $15–30. facebook.com/breastfestathens

    BreastFest Athens

    A day of beer, catered food, a silent auction and live music to help increase awareness of breast cancer. Performers include Box of Rawks, Welfare Liners, The Moonshine, Monday's Alibi, Rachel O'Neal and Sara O'Brien and Friends.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    8 a.m. $25–30. www.accaging.org

    March for Meals 5K

    Proceeds benefit the ACCA Meals on Wheels program.

  • Bishop Park

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

    Athens Farmers Market

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

  • The Classic Center

    9 a.m.-3 p.m. FREE! www.chessandcommunity.org/conference

    Chess and Community Conference

    The seventh annual conference will include leadership development, a celebration of local students, chess and more. See Story on p. 7.

  • Pittard Park

    Mar. 22–24. $75. www.georgiaarborist.org

    Tree Climbing Competition

    The 21st annual tree climbing competition features a family fun climb, BBQ dinner and food trucks. 

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    11 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Puppy Day

    Meet adoptable buddies from the Madison-Oglethorpe Animal Shelter.

  • 12-1:30 p.m. FREE! 706-542-5788

    5th Annual School Lunch Challenge

    (Whitehead Elementary School, 555 Quailwood Dr.) Teams will compete to create a school lunch plate for a panel of student judges. 

  • ACC Library

    12-5 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    She Persisted: A Day of Women's History

    Enjoy a day filled with enriching activities about women's history. 

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9 a.m.-4 p.m. FREE! www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Children's Garden Grand Opening

    Children can learn more about Georgia's natural resources as they plant, climb and explore the 2.5 acre land. See Story on p. 8.

  • Ciné

    $49 (festival pass). www.athensjff.org

    Athens Jewish Film Festival

    The festival celebrates its 11th anniversary with feature films, shorts and documentaries. Visit the website for the full lineup.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    7:30-10 p.m. $5-10. jlegend138@gmail.com

    SVW Wrestling

    Live professional wrestling taped for broadcast on Fite TV.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    9 p.m. $5. www.athenspride.org

    Queer Prom

    Athens PRIDE hosts its annual Queer Prom. This year's theme is To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything Julie Newmar! Strawberry Festival. Hosted by Semaj Onyx Coxring and Karmella Macchiato, and starring DJ Kelly Romo.

  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    10 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! www.ocaf.com

    Honeybee Conservation Workshop for Families

    Learn about the 341 species of bees native to Georgia, then learn how to create your own honeybee swarm trap.

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    9 a.m.–3 p.m. 706-613-3623

    Sacred Harp Singing Convention

    Shape note music is a 200-year-old American style of hymn singing. Newcomers welcome.

Theater

  • Oconee Youth Playhouse

    Mar. 22–23, 7 p.m. Mar. 23–24, 2 p.m. $15–20. www.oconeeyouthplayhouse.com

    Dear Edwina

    The Oconee Youth Playhouse presents a musical comedy about 13-year-old Edwina Spoonapple and her friends from Paw-Paw, MI. See Theater Notes on p. 9.

  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Mar. 19-23, 8 p.m. & March 23-24, 2:30 p.m. $7-12. www.ugatheatre.com/threefarces

    Three Farcical Arts of the Deal: Peas, Patelin and Purgation

    UGA Theatre presents a tale of three men and how they handle what life throws at them. See Theater Notes on p. 9.

  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Mar. 19-23, 8 p.m. & March 23-24, 2:30 p.m. $7-12. www.ugatheatre.com/threefarces

    Three Farcical Arts of the Deal: Peas, Patelin and Purgation

    UGA Theatre presents a tale of three men and how they handle what life throws at them. See Theater Notes on p. 9.

  • UGA Ramsey Concert Hall

    2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. $40. pac.uga.edu

    One-Man Star Wars Trilogy

    Canadian actor Charles Ross single-handedly plays all of the characters in the classic trilogy.

  • Moonlight Theater

    Mar. 21, 8:30 p.m. Mar. 22–23, 7:30 p.m. www.moonlighttheatercompany.com

    Glue

    The Thalian Blackfriars and Moonlight Theater Company present a story about the glue that holds friendships together.

  • Athens Little Playhouse

    Mar. 22–23 & 29–30, 7 p.m. Mar. 24 & 31, 3 p.m. $5-10. www.athenslittleplayhouse.net/tickets

    Getting to Know...Once Upon a Mattress

    Retelling of the classic musical comedy with a few fun twists. See Theater Notes on p. 9.

  • Seney-Stovall Chapel

    Mar. 22–23, 7 p.m. FREE! www.coe.uga.edu/events

    Citizen: An American Lyric

    Staged performance of the award-winning book by Claudia Rankine. See Theater Notes on p. 9.

Film

  • Morton Theatre

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

    Ripple Effect Blue Carpet Premiere

    The ACC Water Conservation Office presents a competition for filmmakers to create shorts on water conservation. View finalists' films and a "best of the best" from previous showcases.

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

    4 p.m. FREE! www.uuathensga.org

    UUFA Chalice Film Series

    Iron Jawed Angels depicts American suffragette Alice Paul, who lights a fire under the older women's leaders in Washington, DC, when President Wilson refuses to give all women the vote.

Art

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    8:30 a.m.–4 p.m. www.georgiamuseum.org

    Emerging Scholars Symposium

    Current graduate students and other emerging scholars share their knowledge in conjunction with the exhibition "Life, Love and Marriage Chests in Renaissance Italy."

  • 1–5 p.m. FREE! www.ocaf.com

    The Bare Bones of Winter

    (Watkinsville Woods City Park) "The Bare Bones of Winter" is a sculpture competition and exhibition curated by Barbara Odil. Artists of all ages were invited to submit sculptures inspired by the park. Activities include a picnic on the grounds, an installation of sculptures, a children's fairy house building workshop and a presentation of awards. See Calendar Pick on p. 16.

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    GUILLOTINE Hard-hitting local death-metal band. 

    THE ASOUND North Carolina-based heavy rock band.

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

    FLEET OF PIGS New local death-metal five-piece.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $18 (adv.), $22 (door). www.40watt.com

    SHALLOU Melodic, beat-centric indietronica producer from Los Angeles.

    SLOW MAGIC Masked producer playing "cosmic electronic music culled from the ether."

    YOSTE The performing alias of ambient-electronic producer Kurt Sines.

  • The Foundry

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

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

    LARRY'S HOMEWORK New local acoustic duo specializing in rock and Americana covers.

  • The Foundry

    2 p.m. $10 (adv.), $15 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    BREASTFEST The annual breast-cancer-awareness event features performances by Monday's Alibi, Sarah O'Brien, The Welfare Liners, Rachel O'Neal, Box of Rawks and The Moonshine.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    MMHMM Nashville-based "modern-day Hee Haw" duo of Raelyn Nelson and Hannah Fairlight.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    BEN RECTOR Best-selling pop pianist and singer-songwriter from Nashville, TN.

    JOSIE DUNNE Nashville-based pop singer-songwriter. 

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    COSMO JR. Local group playing pirate-themed swamp-jazz-rock with a dash of Broadway punk.

    FRANK HURRICANE Experimental artist that describes his music as "spiritual mountain psych gangsta folk."

    DJ MAHOGANY & DJ FOG JUICE Dance the night away with this all-star local team-up.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    PLAY ON SIX Local jazz musicians play a grooving set of tunes.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    HEART OF PINE Roots-rocking local four-piece. Album release show!

DJs

Games

Performance

  • UGA Performing Arts Center

    2–3 p.m. $40. www.ugapresents.org

    One-Man Star Wars Trilogy

    Charles Ross retells the classic trilogy in 60 minutes with no costumes, no props and no sets, but with all the characters, music, ships and battles people expect. 

Sports

  • Southern Brewing Company

    8–10 p.m. $10. www.sobrewco.com

    Live Wrestling

    Living Dangerously: Live Wrestling returns with three title matches. 

Classes

  • Dancefx

    1-4:30 p.m. $10-25. natalie@dancefx.org

    Weddings & Waltzes

    Dance workshop that will be covering the basic steps of common wedding dances. East Coast Swing at 1 p.m., Foxtrot at 2 p.m., Waltz (beginner) and Viennese Waltz (intermediate) at 3 p.m., practice at 4 p.m.

  • 10 a.m. FREE! athensfreeskool@riseup.net

    Nature Play and Learning in the Early Years

    (Brambleberry Kids, 357 Cleveland Ave.) Explore different ways to encourage nature exploration, learning sensory activities and more for ages 0–6. Presented by Brambleberry Kids.

Sunday, March 24

17 events

Theater

  • Oconee Youth Playhouse

    Mar. 22–23, 7 p.m. Mar. 23–24, 2 p.m. $15–20. www.oconeeyouthplayhouse.com

    Dear Edwina

    The Oconee Youth Playhouse presents a musical comedy about 13-year-old Edwina Spoonapple and her friends from Paw-Paw, MI. See Theater Notes on p. 9.

  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Mar. 19-23, 8 p.m. & March 23-24, 2:30 p.m. $7-12. www.ugatheatre.com/threefarces

    Three Farcical Arts of the Deal: Peas, Patelin and Purgation

    UGA Theatre presents a tale of three men and how they handle what life throws at them. See Theater Notes on p. 9.

  • Athens Little Playhouse

    Mar. 22–23 & 29–30, 7 p.m. Mar. 24 & 31, 3 p.m. $5-10. www.athenslittleplayhouse.net/tickets

    Getting to Know...Once Upon a Mattress

    Retelling of the classic musical comedy with a few fun twists. See Theater Notes on p. 9.

Events

  • The Foundry

    6 p.m. $15 (adv.), $20 (door). www.ugalive.com

    Athens Hip Hop Awards

    The annual awards show celebrating local hip hop culture returns for a seventh year. See story on p. 13.

  • Pittard Park

    Mar. 22–24. $75. www.georgiaarborist.org

    Tree Climbing Competition

    The 21st annual tree climbing competition features a family fun climb, BBQ dinner and food trucks. 

  • Ciné

    $49 (festival pass). www.athensjff.org

    Athens Jewish Film Festival

    The festival celebrates its 11th anniversary with feature films, shorts and documentaries. Visit the website for the full lineup.

  • 1-4 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/fueltogive

    JoyFest Food Truck Festival

    (Java Joy, Watkinsville) Java Joy has teamed up with Extra Special People, Inc. to host their first annual Food Truck Festival. Family-friendly activities, craft vendors and food trucks will be participating. 

Art

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.

  • The Foundry

    6 p.m. (doors), 7 p.m. (show). $15 (adv.), $20 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    ATHENS HIP HOP AWARDS The annual awards show returns with performances from Misnomer, Squalle, Cheresse Dunn and more. See story on p. 13.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    7 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    TANNAHILL WEAVERS Acclaimed group performing traditional Scottish music.

  • Hi-Lo Lounge

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

    ROTTWEILER New local band featuring members of Shaved Christ, Apparition, American Cheeseburger and Tit.

    KNEELER New local punk band.

    ITSY BITSY Hardcore punk group from Richmond, VA.

  • The World Famous

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

    LYDIA BRAMBILA Local singer-songwriter and guitarist with a dreamy folk sound.

    SUN STUDIES Melodic pop project led by North Carolina songwriter Reid Johnson.

    JOSHUA CARPENTER Power-pop singer-songwriter from Asheville, NC.

    DOOM RIBBONS Experimental guitar and percussion duo from Asheville, NC.

Film

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 with Solo Entertainment

    General trivia. House prizes and discounted tabs. 

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

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

    Chess Club

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

Monday, March 25

19 events

Games

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

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

    Infant Storytime

    Parents can share plays, songs and simple books with their babies. 

  • 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. 

  • Oconee County Library

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

    Nerd Herd

    Hang out with fellow nerds for a low-key hour of fun. Grades 6–12.

  • Oconee County Library

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

    Teen Leaders

    Teens are invited to voice their opinions and plan for YA events. Grades 6–12.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    4:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    YA Recycled Flower Art

    Create flower collages with recycled book pages and newspaper. Ages 10 & up.

Live Music

Classes

  • M3Yoga

    8:30-9:15 a.m. FREE! www.m3yoga.com

    Meditation

    (Tree Room) Pranayama (breath) class. Donations are welcome.

Lectures & Lit

  • UGA Chapel

    2-3 p.m. FREE! 706-542-9660

    Getzen Lecture on Government Accountability

    Gene Dodaro, eighth Comptroller General of the United States and head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office, leads a lecture.

Film

  • UGA Special Collections Library

    6:30-8:30 p.m. FREE! tlhat@uga.edu

    Women's History Month Film Screening

    (Room 271) Watch Dolores, which details the life of Dolores Huerta.

Events

  • Ciné

    $49 (festival pass). www.athensjff.org

    Athens Jewish Film Festival

    The festival celebrates its 11th anniversary with feature films, shorts and documentaries. Visit the website for the full lineup.

  • Trappeze Pub

    7 a.m.-10 p.m. FREE! www. ugaballroom.com

    Trivia Night

    Play as a team (up to 6 people) or by yourself. Funds raised by this event will go to the UGA Ballroom Performance Group. 

Art

  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA

    5–7 p.m. FREE! www.athica.org

    Opening Reception

    Indonesian artist Made Bayak presents "Old Gods | New Gods." See Art Notes on p. 10. 

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    6:30 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    MFA Speaks

    Join the Lamar Dodd School of Art's MFA candidates while they give three minute presentations discussing their work.

Tuesday, March 26

21 events

Film

  • Georgia Museum of Art

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

    España en Corto: Spanish Short Film Festival

    View award-winning short films directed by up-and-coming Spanish filmmakers.

Games

Live Music

Comedy

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8:30 p.m. FREE! efj32330@gmail.com, www.hendershotscoffee.com

    Decaf Comedy Open Mic

    Hear comics from Athens and Atlanta. Newcomers welcome. Email to perform. Second Tuesday of the month.

Events

  • 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.

  • Ciné

    $49 (festival pass). www.athensjff.org

    Athens Jewish Film Festival

    The festival celebrates its 11th anniversary with feature films, shorts and documentaries. Visit the website for the full lineup.

Kidstuff

Lectures & Lit

  • UGA Special Collections Library

    3:30-4:30 p.m. FREE! tlhat@uga.edu

    Women's History Month Panel

    (Room 271) UGA Institute for Women's Studies presents a panel discussing the importance of craftivism, the practice of using crafts to engage with social and political issues. 

Meetings

  • Multiple Locations

    Mar. 26, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. at the Lyndon House Arts Center. Mar. 26, 5:30–7:30 p.m. at the Planning Department. Mar. 30, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. at the Planning Department.

    Community Listening Sessions

    Get the latest information of the Firefly Bridge over Trail Creek.

Wednesday, March 27

31 events

Live Music

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    GRAYSON HAUSER Local guitarist blending blues, funk, rock, jazz and more.

    TANDEM STROLL Throwback classic rock.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $20 (adv.), $25 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    GETTER EDM producer who is the proclaimed "unsung hero of underground bass culture."

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 6:30 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    THE MAMMOTHS Austin, TX-based high-energy rock outfit drawing on old-school techniques.

  • The Globe

    8 p.m. FREE! 706-353-4721

    THE HOT HOTTY-HOTS Mary Sigalas, Dan Horowitz, Steve Key and surprise guests play swingin' tunes from the '10s, '20s and '30s.

  • 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.

  • Wayward Lounge

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

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

Film

  • Georgia Museum of Art

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

    España en Corto: Spanish Short Film Festival

    View award-winning short films directed by up-and-coming Spanish filmmakers.

Games

Kidstuff

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.

Art

  • Georgia Museum of Art

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

    Tour at Two

    Nelda Damiano, Pierre Daura Curator of European Art, leads a tour of "Life, Love and Marriage Chests in Renaissance Italy."

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    3:30 p.m. FREE! www.getcurious.com

    Community Enrichment Lecture

    Artist Rebecca Rustein, whose installation "Out of the Darkness" is currently on view at the Georgia Museum of Art, will speak on community stewardship, pursuing your passion and creative exploration.

  • Lamar Dodd School of Art

    6–8 p.m. FREE! www.art.uga.edu

    Spring Exhibitions Reception

    Celebrate exhibitions by Siavash Tohidi, Sanaz Haghani, students studying scientific illustration, and Lauren Fensterstock, the Distinguished 2018-2019 Dodd Chair.

Classes

  • East Athens Community Center

    Free Karate

    Learn the basics of karate. All ages and skill levels welcome. Wednesdays, 6 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3593

  • 6:30 p.m. FREE! athensfreeskool@riseup.net

    Harm Reduction 101

    (Bombs Away Collective, 317 N. Chase St.) Find out the basic foundational philosophies that are grounded in transformative justice and protecting human rights. Presented by Stella Zine.

Events

  • Ciné

    $49 (festival pass). www.athensjff.org

    Athens Jewish Film Festival

    The festival celebrates its 11th anniversary with feature films, shorts and documentaries. Visit the website for the full lineup.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    8 p.m. $5–7. www.caledonialounge.com

    Dance Back the Night

    Performances by Video Tronic, Meta, Lisa Couchlocker, Zarya Sway, DJ Rats, Prelude Dance Ensemble, Dance Like No Others and the Filipino Student Association. Proceeds benefit Project Safe and The Cottage.

DJs

Performance

  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA

    7 p.m. www.athica.org

    Made Bayak

    Indonesian artist Made Bayak, whose exhibition "Old Gods | New Gods" is currently on view, gives a musical performance with Killick and other local musicians. See Art Notes on p. 10.

Thursday, March 28

22 events

Kidstuff

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

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

    Pajama Storytime

    Bring your pajama-clad kids in for bedtime stories, songs and a light snack. Ages 0–7.

  • ACC Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrarly.org/athens

    Mother Goose on the Loose

    The four-week, early-literacy program incorporates books, nursery rhymes and musical instruments. Registration recommended.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    4:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Lego Club

    Create Lego art and enjoy Lego-based games. Blocks provided. For ages 8 and up.

  • ACC Library

    3:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org

    Who Runs the World? Girls!

    Come learn about lady superheroes and women who create comics. Superhero crafts included. For children ages 6-11 and their caregiver. 

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Go Bar

    11 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

    5-10 p.m. FREE! www.sobrewco.com

    Karaoke

    KARAOKE Hosted by DJ Gregory. 

Games

Film

  • Ciné

    5:30 p.m. or 7 p.m. FREE! www.athenscine.com

    Science on Screen Series: Wasted! The Story of Food Waste

    This documentary aims to change the way people buy, cook, recycle and eat food. Guest speakers include Kristen Baskin, CEO of Let Us Compost, and Brad Turner, Campus Kitchen Coordinator. The event also includes a community expo with representatives from food redistribution and waste recycling organizations, as well as a chef's tasting reception with Peter Dale (The National), Homero Elizade (Home.made), Joseph Houston (The Foundry) and Emmanuel Stone (Culinary Arts Program at Athens Community Career Academy). RSVP required.

Classes

  • BikeAthens

    6–8:30 p.m. $10/hr. suggested donation. www.bikeathens.org

    Fix Your Own Bike

    (1075 W. Broad St) Learn how to repair your bike with tools and advice from experts.

Lectures & Lit

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

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

    Inclusive Book Club

    The book of the month is Freedom Train: the Story of Harriet Tubman by Dorothy Sterling. 

  • ACC Library

    10 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    A Talk with the Experts

    The Alzheimer's Assocation and the Athens Community Council on Aging present a talk on brain health, current reserach, trends and practice related to Alzheimer's and other dementias.

Art

  • Circle Gallery

    5 p.m. FREE! ced.uga.edu

    Opening Reception

    Charlotte, NC-based artist Susan McAlister will discuss her new exhibition, "Field_Forest_Flora."

  • Georgia Museum of Art

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

    In Conversation

    Artist Rebecca Rutstein and UGA professor of marine sciences Dr. Samantha Joye speak on Rutstein's current installations at the museum.

Live Music

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    CHAD PRICE The frontman of punk greats All and alt-country band Drag the River performs solo.

    JOSEPH LAZZARI Folk-country singer-songwriter from Atlanta.

  • 40 Watt Club

    7:30 p.m. $10. www.40watt.com

    REBEL UNION Nashville country quartet with influences like Miranda Lambert and Sugarland.

    MATT ROGERS Country singer-songwriter and guitarist from Nashville, TN.

  • The Foundry

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

    WILL HOGE Prolific, well-regarded Americana singer-songwriter from Nashville, TN.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    TRENT IN THE TREES "Psychedelic funk space reggae" collective from Atlanta.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7 p.m. $10 (adv.), $12 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    THE TUTEN BROTHERS Athens-based country-rock family band.

    JORDAN FLETCHER Jacksonville, FL native country singer-songwriter.

    BRENDAN ABERNATHY UGA student and acoustic singer-songwriter.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 6:30 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    FOX GRIN Arty rock band from Nashville and Atlanta.

  • Go Bar

    7:30 p.m. 706-546-5609

    TADZIO Philadelphia band with a minimalist approach to ethereal dream-pop.

    SEVERE BLUSH Experimental electronic sounds from Athens' Logan Shirah. 

    EXTREME RABBIT Local experimental project.

Events

Comedy

  • Moonlight Theater

    March 28, 8:30 p.m. March 29-30, 8 p.m. $20. www.moonlighttheatercompany.com

    Yedoye Travis Stand Up

    NYC-based comedian who has performed on Comedy Central, EPIX, TBS, CBS and Netflix. 

Friday, March 29

22 events

Events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    THAYER SARRANO Local songwriter playing hazy, shoegaze-inspired Southern rock. Album release show!

    ATHENS COWBOY CHOIR All-star vocal ensemble featuring members of various local bands singing songs from the old frontier.

    DON CHAMBERS Longtime local favorite who delves into pastoral folk and experimental rock with equal passion. 

  • The Falls

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

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

  • Flanagan's

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

    MAX WOOLERY Acoustic country singer-songwriter.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

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

    FRANK HURRICANE Experimental artist that describes his music as "spiritual mountain psych gangsta folk."

    SAL SHOW Part one-man multimedia extravaganza, part comedy show courtesy of Chicago's Sal Cassato.

    THE PINK STONES Rootsy local dream-rock group led by songwriter Hunter Pinkston.

    SHANNON JAE Local singer-songwriter with a darkly tinged traditional style.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $10. www.40watt.com

    RADIOLUCENT Popular local band falling somewhere between Southern rock and pop-country.

    LAUREN MORROW Americana artist from Nashville, TN.

  • The Foundry

    8:30 p.m. $15 (adv.), $20 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    DEPARTURE Journey tribute band that replicates the power and emotion of the rock supergroup.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    MARCUS MILLER & ROB SCHNEIDERMAN Jazz-based saxophone and piano duo exploring the links between music and mathematics.

  • Nowhere Bar

    9 p.m. $7. 706-546-4742

    EVAN RILEY "Future-bass" EDM producer from Philadelphia.

    DOUBLEVISION Hip-hop-influenced EDM duo of identical twin brothers Matt and Mike Collins.

  • VFW

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

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

  • White Tiger Gourmet

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

    FISHBUG Local high-school rock band.

    GOLDEN CAGE New local band that sprang from Nuci's Space's Camp Amped.

Kidstuff

Performance

  • UGA Performing Arts Center

    8–9 p.m. $40. www.ugapresents.org

    Silkroad Ensemble

    A mix of classical music, traditional sounds and new work from composers and musicians around the world. 

Lectures & Lit

  • Miller Learning Center

    12:20-1:10 p.m. FREE! tlhat@uga.edu

    Women's Studies Friday Speaker Series

    (Room 250) Angela Hall presents "Dismembered and Forgotten Bodies: The Lynching of Black Women."

Film

Comedy

DJs

  • Starland Pizzeria and Pub

    11 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18–20). www.starlandpizza.com

    Silent Disco

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

Theater