DJ MAHOGANY Popular local DJ spins freaky funk, sultry soul, righteous R&B and a whole lotta unexpected faves.
BOOTY BOYZ DJs Immuzikation, Twin Powers and Z-Dog spin dance hits into the night.
SILENT DISCO Dance the night away with wireless headphones and two channels of music. One of them is a request line!
VHS COLLECTORS CLUB Athens-based bedroom-electronica project.
Mini-comics, zines and independent publications by comic artists, underground publishers and enthusiasts. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.
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.
The student-led art and music festival raises money for U-Lead scholarships that assist students pursuing secondary education.
This day champions local, independent bookstores. Avid celebrates with face painting, live music, tarot readings and more.
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.
Pick the fields for strawberries. Children's activities include a wagon ride, petting zoo, slides, vortex tunnel, corn hole, a bounce house and more.
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.).
Madison's seasonal Farmers Market reopens with live music, a photobooth, samples, kids crafts and demos.
The "Astronomy Day" will include telescopes, sun spotters and a brief planetarium.
Celebrate with live music by Dixieland Five.
View the ceramics studio and select from the new collection of functional pottery. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.
(731 Cobb St.) Browse the works of three local potters.
See paintings by Leslie Moody at her studio.
The Georgia Museum of Art Student Association presents a market of student work and local professional artists.
This year's theme is "A Romantic Evening in Vienna" featuring Dance FX.
(Athens Church of Christ, 3720 Mars Hill Rd., Watkinsville) Proceeds will raise funds for Patsy Alford.
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.).
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.)
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.
RUSSIAN CIRCLES Post-metal three-piece band from Chicago, IL. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.
FOTOCRIME Post-punk and electronic rock band.
RUSSELL MOORE & IIIRD TYME OUT Award-winning vocal bluegrass group from Cumming.
JESSE KRAMER Young singer and guitarist influenced by traditional country and blues.
DRIFTWOOD Local Americana collective plays darkly accented folk music.
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.
THE EVERYWHEN Local rock quartet blending classic pop melodicism, edgy rock, dance music and experimentation.
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.
LIVE MUSIC Rotating local jazz and bluegrass bands play every Friday and Saturday night.
BLANKS AND POSTAGE Athens-based alt-rock band.
JET PHASE Local grunge-influenced indie-rock band.
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.
UNIVERSAL SIGH Athens-based jazz fusion/funk-rock band that strives to create a unique experience with each performance.
SACRED HOLLOW Local hard rock band influenced by Tool, Sevendust, Soundgarden and more.
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.
Monthy poetry open mic. South Carolina poet Derek Berry will read from his new book Good Ghost.
(Avid Bookshop Five Points) Meet best-selling author Mary Kay Andrews in celebration of The Beach House Cookbook.
Beginner to advanced skill levels welcome.
(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.
(Beech Hollow Farm, 1575 Elberton Rd.) Participants will work on observation in nature. Wear walking shoes and bring a notebook and lunch.
Learn traditional uses and preparations for medicinal plant species, with special attention to Georgia natives.
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.
Try your hand at painting minis.
"In Dreams We Fly" is a bi-lingual storytime sharing amazing stories from different cultures about children flying. Ages 3–11.
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 of Athens presents a new series called Petal Projects. The inaugural production offers a new twist on the classic Greek myth.
The Upper School Drama Department presents the classic story of summer loving.
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
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. www.athica.org