Saturday, March 24

48 events


  • Go Bar

    9 p.m. $3.

    Athens Showgirl Cabaret

    Watch the house cast plus Ravion thorpe from Macon.

  • Morton Theatre

    7 p.m. $8–12.

    Caribbean Night

    UGA’s Caribbean Student Association presents an evening incorporating dance, music and theatrical performance.

  • 40 Watt Club

    11 a.m.–6 p.m. $2.

    Fluke Mini-Comics Festival

    Mini-comics, zines and independent publications by comic artists, underground publishers and enthusiasts. See Story on p. 14.

  • The H. T. Edwards Complex

    12 p.m. FREE!

    Athens Black History Bowl

    (Elizabeth G. King Center) Eight teams of students compete in a bowl competition covering history, civil rights, science and entertainment. See Pub Notes on p. 31.

  • The Foundry

    6:30 p.m.

    UGA Law School Equal Justice Foundation Auction

    EJF is a student-run organization devoted to the promotion of public interest law and raises stipends for summer law clerks who have chosen to work in unpaid, public interest positions. The evening includes a silent and live auction.

  • 12–1:30 p.m. FREE!

    The School Lunch Challenge

    (Whitehead Elementary School 555 Qualwood Dr.) Four teams from Last Resort, Taziki's, Mediterranean Café, Dondero's Kitchen and the Food Bank of NEGA will compete to create a school lunch plate for a K–12 audience. Attendees are encouraged to bring donation items to benefit the Food 2 Kids program.  

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    8 a.m. $25–30.

    March for Meals 5K

    Proceeds benefit the ACCA Meals on Wheels program.

  • Oconee Veterans Park

    11 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE!

    March for Our Lives Rally

    The rally is in support of high school students across Georgia and the nation who want solutions to school violence. House Representatives Jonathan Wallace and Deborah Gonzalez will offer remarks. 

  • 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

    Spring Fling

    (Beech Hollow Wildflower Farm, 1575 Elberton Rd., Lexington) Celebrate the farm's new Art Barn with arts and crafts for kids and adults, face painting, garden art activities, pollintor photography and more.

  • 7 p.m.

    Open House

    (Joker Joker Gallery, 145 Vine St.) Mux Blank hosts an evening of art and toy showings, plus sound performances. Contributors include Buzzard Guts, Craig Gum, Wrists, Toybox Theatre and more. See Threats & Promises on p. 13.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    7 p.m. $5.

    OAES Rocks!

    Live music and a silent auction to raise funds for the Oglethorpe Avenue Elementary School.

  • Bishop Park

    8 a.m. FREE!

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music by Sean Arington and The Then & Now Band.


  • Memorial Park

    12–3 p.m. FREE!

    Bears' Birthday Party

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

  • East Athens Community Center

    11 a.m. FREE!

    Easter Egg Hunt

    A traditional egg hunt with crafts and a bounce house. For Kindergarten–5th grade.

  • Bogart Library

    2:30 p.m. FREE!

    Family Craft

    Make faux stained glass using crayons and wax paper. 

  • The Classic Center

    10 a.m.–12 p.m. $20–25.

    Bunny Brunch

    Festivities include a brunch buffet, photos with the Easter Bunny, an Easter egg hunt and crafts.

  • 3–5 p.m. FREE!

    Spring House Party

    (Young Harris Memorial UMC, 973 Prince Ave.) Festivities includes storytime with the Easter Bunny, live music, games and activities. 

  • Lay Park

    9 a.m.–4 p.m. $15–17.50.

    Field Trip

    Ages 10–14 can take a field trip to see the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds at the Wings over Atlanta open house and air show at Dobbins Air Reserve Bass. Bring money for lunch. Departs and returns to Lay Park.

  • 12–2 p.m. $7.

    Athens Gymnastics Open Gym

    (275b Commerce Blvd.) Gymnastics, fitness and fun. Ages 4–12. 


  • Georgia Museum of Art

    6 p.m. (gala), 8 p.m. (film). $45 (full festival pass).

    Athens Jewish Film Festival Opening Night

    A gala dinner and cocktails followed by a showing of The Women's Balcony. Visit website for full festival schedule. See Story on p. 18.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    6 p.m. FREE!

    Flicker Film Society

    Predator pizza party. Pizza while supplies last.

Lectures & Lit

  • Madison Morgan Cultural Center

    Mar. 23, 7 p.m. Mar. 24, 10 a.m.–8 p.m. $10–35.

    Do Tell!: Storytelling Festival

    This year's storytellers are Kevin Kling, Tim Lowry, Lyn Ford and Carmen Agra-Deedy. 

  • ACC Library

    2–3:30 p.m. FREE!

    The Big Read: Grace Lin

    Best-selling author and Newbery winner Grace Lin is the keynote speaker for this year's Big Read event. 

  • Lamar Dodd School of Art

    9 a.m.–4 p.m.

    "The Buddha Image in South Asia"

    (S150) Speakers form Europe and the United States will present a series of lectures in the symposium "The Buddha Image in South Asia: Trans-Regional Diversity, Iconographic Innovation and Localized Idioms." 


  • 3–5 p.m. $10–20. 706-542-9842,

    WUGA's Artists in Residence

    (Contact for address) View the home of painter and mixed media artist Lisa Freeman.




  • Ciné Barcafé

    7 p.m. $15–20. leellen@athensmontessori

    Collin Moulton and Stewart Huff

    Athens Montessori alumnus Collin Moulton has been featured on Showtime, Nickelodeon and "Last Call with Carson Daly." Stewart Huff has performed at comedy clubs and festivals across the country for over 15 years. Proceeds benefit the Athens Montessori School.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    6:30–8:30 p.m. FREE!

    Not so Pale Ale Comedy

    Features stand-up comedians from Athens and Atlanta.

Live Music

  • Bishop Park

    Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!

    SEAN ARINGTON Local Americana singer-songwriter. (8 a.m.)

    THE NOW AND THEN BAND Playing a mix of bluegrass, country and Americana covers and originals. (10 a.m.)

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    THE HAPPY FITS New Jersey-based indie-rock band.

    WANDERWILD Intricate, intimate local indie-rock project led by songwriter Matt Martin. 

    DOT.S Atlanta-based electropop five-piece.

    NEW TREE Atlanta-based psychedelic pop group.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    10 p.m.

    SLOW POKE RODRIGUEZ No info available.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7:30 p.m. SOLD OUT.

    BLACKBERRY SMOKE Southern rock quintet that mixes elements of gospel, bluegrass, soul and outlaw country.

    TYLER BRYANT & THE SHAKEDOWN Nashville, TN-based rock band. 

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 11 p.m. FREE!

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

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    HANNIE AND THE SLOBS Garage-rock project featuring members of The Rodney Kings and Muuy Biien.

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

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE!

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

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    9 p.m. $5.

    HIGHER LEVEL RECORDS SHOWCASE Featuring performances by Dope Knife, DK, Son Zoo, Gawdlee, RocBoiTron, Helluva Swagg and more. Plus, DJ Nate From Wuxtry on the decks. Hosted by Linqua Franqa.

  • No. 3 Railroad Street

    7 p.m. $10.

    JAKE N'EM Band led by father-son duo Joe and Jake Bennett plays country-tinged rock and roll.

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. 706-546-0840

    MURDER THE MOOD Local alternative rock band. 

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5 p.m. FREE!

    DAVE PARSONS Local solo Americana artist.

  • The World Famous

    10 p.m.

    LADY LEGS Jangly indie-rock group from Auburn, AL.

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


  • Bishop Park

    8 a.m. FREE!

    Public Input Session

    Offer input regarding Dudley Park Master Plan Revision.


  • Seney-Stovall Chapel

    Mar. 20–24, 8 p.m. Mar. 25, 2:30 p.m. $7–12.


    Julia Cho's darkly comic tale details an Asian-American teen's struggle with identity and a rash of local murders.



Ending Saturday, March 24




  • OCAF, Watkinsville


    "If You Can Hold a Pen, Pencil or Crayon, You Can Cartoon." Saturdays, Mar. 24–Apr. 14, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. $100–110.


  • Unleash Your Joy Retreat

    (Sangha Yoga Studio) Group coaching, meditation, mindfulness, JoyDance and more. Understand the forces that try to constrict you, and shift your energy towards a new reality. Mar. 24, 2:30–9 p.m. $195.,


  • Trio Contemporary Art Gallery

    Call for Entries: EGGquisite Hunt

    Seeking artist-made eggs to hide in a hunt. Eggs must be wooden or plastic, 2"-4" tall and decorated in any media. Eggs due Mar. 24. Event on Mar. 31. RSVP