Saturday, April 29

47 events



  • 40 Watt Club

    11 a.m.–6 p.m. $2.

    16th Annual Fluke Mini-Comics Festival

    Mini-comics, zines and independent publications by comic artists, underground publishers and enthusiasts. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

  • Downtown Athens

    8:30 a.m.–10:30 p.m. FREE!


    The Athens Twilight Criterium is a professional cycling competition and festival. Activities include a 5K run, amateur cycling races, a kids' zone, BMX competition, Big Wheel race, parade of vehicles and more. The women's Twilight Criterium begins at 7:15 p.m. and the men's race begins at 8:30 p.m. See story on p. 12.

  • Nuçi's Space

    5–9 p.m. FREE!


    The student-led art and music festival raises money for U-Lead scholarships that assist students pursuing secondary education.

  • Avid Bookshop

    9 a.m.–9 p.m. (Five Points) 10 a.m.–8 p.m. (Prince Ave.) FREE!

    Independent Bookstore Day

    This day champions local, independent bookstores. Avid celebrates with face painting, live music, tarot readings and more. 

  • West Broad Market Garden

    9 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE!

    West Broad Farmers Market

    Shop for fresh and affordable produce and prepared foods at the Grand Opening. The event includes live music, bound houses, kids activities, face painting and more.

  • Washington Farms

    10 a.m.–4 p.m. $8.

    Super Spring Saturdays

    Pick the fields for strawberries. Children's activities include a wagon ride, petting zoo, slides, vortex tunnel, corn hole, a bounce house and more.

  • 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 Gary Grossman (8 a.m.) and Pickle Holler (10 a.m.).

  • Farmview Market

    9 a.m.–2 p.m. FREE!

    Spring Harvest Festival

    Madison's seasonal Farmers Market reopens with live music, a photobooth, samples, kids crafts and demos.

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    3–4:30 p.m. FREE!

    Open House

    The "Astronomy Day" will include telescopes, sun spotters and a brief planetarium. 

  • home.made

    9–11 p.m. FREE!

    1st Anniversary Party

    Celebrate with live music by Dixieland Five.


  • R. Wood Studio

    9 a.m.–4 p.m.

    Spring Sale

    View the ceramics studio and select from the new collection of functional pottery. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

  • 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

    Pottery Sale

    (731 Cobb St.) Browse the works of three local potters. 

  • (1020-b Twelve Oaks Pl., Watkinsville). Apr. 28, 5–8 p.m. Apr. 29, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

    Art Show & Sale

    See paintings by Leslie Moody at her studio.

  • Stan Mullins Art Studio

    11 a.m.–5 p.m.

    Pop-Up Gallery and Artist Market

    The Georgia Museum of Art Student Association presents a market of student work and local professional artists.


  • The Classic Center

    Apr. 28–29, 8 p.m. FREE! (tickets required)

    Athens Symphony Pops Concert

    This year's theme is "A Romantic Evening in Vienna" featuring Dance FX.

  • 5 p.m.

    The Bethel Baptist Church Male Chorus

    (Athens Church of Christ, 3720 Mars Hill Rd., Watkinsville) Proceeds will raise funds for Patsy Alford.

Live Music

  • Athens City Hall

    11 a.m. FREE!

    KIDS ZONE Featuring music from The Voltures (11 a.m.), The Varsity Band (11:45 a.m.), Connor Byers (12:30 p.m.) and Punch Bowl with Red Light (1:15 p.m.).

  • Bishop Park

    Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!

    GARY GROSSMAN Local folk artist whose music is informed by his scientific teaching background. (8 a.m.)

    PICKLED HOLLER Local "folk-grass" collective. (10 a.m.)

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m.

    THE YOUNG STEP Mysterious swamp-rock outfit from St. Augustine, FL.

    OUTERSEA Athens-based psychedelic surf-rock five-piece.

    FABULOUS BIRD Catchy, lo-fi indie rock with the character of old guitars and drums that've been collecting dust in a garage for years.

    LEEANN PEPPERS Local singer-songwriter playing sparse, evocative folk music.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $16 (adv.), $18 (door).

    RUSSIAN CIRCLES Post-metal three-piece band from Chicago, IL. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

    FOTOCRIME Post-punk and electronic rock band.

  • The Foundry

    7:30 p.m. $16 (adv.), $20 (door).

    RUSSELL MOORE & IIIRD TYME OUT Award-winning vocal bluegrass group from Cumming.

    JESSE KRAMER Young singer and guitarist influenced by traditional country and blues.

  • Front Porch Book Store

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-742-7735

    DRIFTWOOD Local Americana collective plays darkly accented folk music.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7 p.m. $24 (adv.), $29 (door).

    SOMO Joseph Somers-Morales sings intimate, sex-obsessed R&B.

    CARTER REEVES Member of the alternative hip-hop duo Aer performs solo.

    DEMARIOUS COLE R&B and pop singer-songwriter from Hunstville, AL.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. $5.

    THE EVERYWHEN Local rock quartet blending classic pop melodicism, edgy rock, dance music and experimentation.

  • Hi-Lo Lounge

    10 p.m.

    DAVE MARR Local singer-songwriter and bandleader with a deep, resonant country twang.

    JAY GONZALEZ Athens-based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with an affinity for classic pop melodies.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE!

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

  • Iron Factory

    10:30 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6877

    BLANKS AND POSTAGE Athens-based alt-rock band.

    JET PHASE Local grunge-influenced indie-rock band.

  • Live Wire

    7 p.m. $8 (adv.), $10 (door).

    LILY ROSE Local pop-folk singer-songwriter.

    KEVIN WHITFIELD Alternative country artist from Jefferson. 

    OH, JEREMIAH Local alt-country band inspired by songwriters like Josh Ritter and Ryan Adams. 

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    UNIVERSAL SIGH Athens-based jazz fusion/funk-rock band that strives to create a unique experience with each performance.

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. 706-546-0840

    SACRED HOLLOW Local hard rock band influenced by Tool, Sevendust, Soundgarden and more.

  • home.made

    One-Year Anniversary. 9 p.m.

    THE DIXIELAND 5 Local trad-jazz band that features a front line of trumpet, clarinet and trombone and a rhythm section of piano and tenor banjo.

Lectures & Lit

  • Go Bar

    9 p.m. FREE!


    Monthy poetry open mic. South Carolina poet Derek Berry will read from his new book Good Ghost

  • Avid Bookshop

    11 a.m. FREE!

    Meet the Author

    (Avid Bookshop Five Points) Meet best-selling author Mary Kay Andrews in celebration of The Beach House Cookbook.  



  • 10 a.m. FREE! classes@beechhollowfarms,com,

    Georgia's Native Plants and Native Bees

    (Beech Hollow Farms, 1575 Elberton Rd., Lexington) Learn how to identify three of the major families of gentle native bees. The presentation covers bee habitat needs and how to support them in your garden.

  • 11 a.m. $20.

    Nature Writing and Poetry

    (Beech Hollow Farm, 1575 Elberton Rd.) Participants will work on observation in nature. Wear walking shoes and bring a notebook and lunch.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9 a.m.–1 p.m. $35.

    Medicinal Herbs of the Southeast

    Learn traditional uses and preparations for medicinal plant species, with special attention to Georgia natives.

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

    12:30 p.m. Donations encouraged.

    Activist Hip Hop Workout and Fundraiser

    Get into shape while learning a few hip hop and Caribbean dance moves. Proceeds will benefit a documentary and book about activism and breaking the cycle of discrimination.

  • Tyche's Games

    12 p.m.

    Learn to Paint Miniatures

    Try your hand at painting minis.



  • Memorial Park

    Apr. 27–30, 7:30 p.m. $12–15. 706-613-3771

    Old Time Radio

    Athens Creative Theatre goes back in time with programs such as the "LUX Radio Hour," "The CBS Mystery Hour," "Ozzie and Harriet" and more. 

  • (Rose Hall, 150 Fritz Mar Lane). Apr. 28–29, 8 p.m. Apr. 30, 2:30 p.m. $12. 706-340-9181,


    Rose of Athens presents a new series called Petal Projects. The inaugural production offers a new twist on the classic Greek myth.

  • Athens Academy

    Apr. 27–29, 7 p.m. $2–5. 706-549-9225


    The Upper School Drama Department presents the classic story of summer loving.

Ending Saturday, April 29



  • ACC Library

    One-on-One Digital Media Center Tutorials

    Get individual instruction for graphics, audio or video editing projects or learn to convert albums and cassettes to DVDs and CDs. Thursdays, 6 p.m. and Saturdays, 11 a.m. 706-613-3650


  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA

    ATHICA Membership Month

    Sign up as a gallery member and participate in Shoot Your Darlings Artwork Documentation Day with Matt Beall on Apr. 29, 1–6 p.m. Free for current members. Bring up to three pieces and receive high-resolution and web-quality images.