Local celebrities pair up with experienced dancers to compete with choreographed dance routines. All proceeds benefit Project Safe. Visit Project Safe's website to vote for couples. See story on p. 8.
Residents and small businesses can shred up to two boxes of personal documents for free.
A dance presented by Athens Folk Music & Dance Society with live music by Joe Willey and the Movin' Men and calling by Robbin Marcus.
(Greensboro, GA) Find unique vendors lining Main Street with handmade crafts, snacks, live music, classic cars and kids activities.
(Multiple Locations) This self-guided tour features five inspiring private gardens in the Athens area. Tickets are brochures that include a map and directions. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.
Enjoy the sights, sounds and tantalizing fun of professional drag performances from all over the South. This year's theme is "Roaring 20s." Proceeds benefit HIV/AIDs support, education and prevention. See story on p. 8.
Celebrate Athens' independent record stores. Wuxtry Records and Low Yo Yo Stuff will have RSD exclusives available for purchase. See story on p. 13.
Festivities include all-you-can-eat crawfish boil, live music, games and more.
Revival Yarns celebrate Local Yarn Store Day and their 4th anniversary with giveaways and sales.
Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music.
(Hard Labor Creek State Park, Rutledge) See demonstrations and displays in quilts, spinning wool, clay, campfire cooking, blacksmithing and more.
Win UGA apparel, accessories and autographed photos. RSVP through Ticketfly.
Classic Pinewood rules, open class and unlimited team brackets. Awards given for first, second, last, artistic and weirdest.
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the State Botanical Garden with hourly garden tours, a ballet performance, art and master gardener advice.
Shop from classics and new collegiate styles.
Creature Comforts Celebrate their Fourth Anniversary with live music, a Get Artistic art station and special t-shirts. Manila Express and 1000 Faces Coffee will be onsite. Tours of the new Southern Mills brewery will be offered on Saturday from 10 a.m.–12 p.m. for $10. See Story on p. 8.
Attorneys will provide brief individual consultations. Attendees are encouraged to bring relevant important papers with them.
Fantasy RPG. Bring your imagination.
The UGA football team splits into the Red and Black squads and goes at it. See Flag Football on p. 10.
Beginner to advanced skill levels welcome.
CLASSIC CITY JUKEBOX Local all-star rock and roll cover band.
SALINE Local four-piece "shoegrease" band with hints of post-punk and fuzz-rock. Album release show!
NIHILIST CHEERLEADER Local buzz band plays energetic, lo-fi punk rock.
SCOOTERBABE Scrappy, jangly local emo group fronted by songwriter JJ Posway.
ANNIVERSARY PARTY Featuring music from Cougar Sweat, The Hernies, The Artisanals, Oak House and Velveteen Pink. See story on p. 8.
THE HONEY SLIDERS Detroit-influenced rock band from Catropolis.
THE PLAGUE Original, ballsy rock harkening back to The Stooges, Sonic Youth and The MC5.
SCOTT LANIAK Member of local garage-punk band Free Associates performs solo.
ADAM KLEIN & THE WILD FIRES Local songwriter playing a rustic blend of country, folk and Americana.
AIRPARK Groove-oriented, Nashville-based indie-pop duo.
WOLF ALICE British band that has performed at fests like Coachella and Lollapalooza.
THE BIG PINK Electronic rock band from the United Kingdom.
SELINE HAZE Athens-based hip-hop artist who makes "music to inspire, to empathize and to motivate."
DK Detroit-born, Athens-based hip-hop artist.
DJ MAHOGANY Popular local DJ spins freaky funk, sultry soul, righteous R&B and a whole lotta unexpected faves.
GLEN PHILLIPS Former frontman of alt-rock mainstays Toad the Wet Sprocket performs solo.
LIVE MUSIC Rotating local jazz and bluegrass bands play every Friday and Saturday night.
DANCE PARTY Featuring hip-hop and electronic music from Auntie Venim, SLZRD, 3FT, Motorhead2x, The YOD and BYV.
LOU BARLOW Known for his work with indie-rock icons Dinosaur Jr. and Sebadoh, Barlow's current tour finds him playing solo. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.
ATHENS SURF STOMP A showcase of local surf-inspired music, featuring The Mystery Men?, Outersea, The Flamethrowers, The De Lux Interiors, Forbidden Waves, Kinky Waikiki and The Nice Machine, plus DJ Kurt Wood and DJ Nate From Wuxtry.
THE HEAP Funky local indie-soul band with a killer horn section and fronted by Bryan Howard's low, bass growl.
SHAWN MULLINS Atlanta-based, adult-alternative singer-songwriter known for hits like "Lullaby."
LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot performs tasty sets of funky Southern folk rock 'n' roll.
WHISKEY DAWGS Atlanta group "spreading the truth three chords at a time."
OAK HOUSE Melodic and complex post-rock group from Athens and Atlanta.
ESTUARIE Atmospheric indie-rock duo based out of Greenville, SC.
WAKEVILLE North Carolina-based indie-rock band.
(Contact for Location) See the home of entrepreneur, activist, painter and mural artist Broderick Flanigan.
Spend the morning relaxing with the therapeutic practice of coloring.
The Georgia Museum of Art Student Association presents a market of student work and local professional artists.
(111 W. Main St. Lexington) Tour the studios of open artists and see other art around town. There will be stations for rock painting and a kids sidewalk art contest. The Athens A-Train Band will play at 7 p.m.
Highlights include Katy Abbott's "Punch!" and Adam Schoenberg's "Picture Studies."
Canopy's advanced students present "Lightness of Being," an aerial arts performance featuring silks, cubes, trapezes and more. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.
For the third installment of Surrender, Kyle Lewis and friends will perform selections from Parts 1-8 by Robert Blatt, a contemporary composer and sound artist, as well as Fluxus works including ones by George Brecht.
Tooth to Tail, artists Heather Foster and Drema Montgomery, give a performance inspored by Dostoyevsky's short story Crocodile.
SILENT DISCO Dance the night away with wireless headphones and two channels of music. One of them is a request line!
BOOTY BOYZ DJs Immuzikation, Twin Powers and Z-Dog spin dance hits into the night.
DJ KUT DAILY A member of Atlanta's El Camino Boyz spins funk, soul and more.
CHIEF ROCKA Local DJ expertly spins a set of old-school hip hop and more.
GEORGE THE INFINITE Local DJ spins the best in Top 40, EDM and bass music every Saturday.
RECORD STORE DAY Featuring special guest DJs spinning music all day long. Wuxtry Records will also participate in this year's RSD. See story on p. 13.
(Hargrett Library) Writers may bring pages of their work, any genre, for group feedback. Each meeting will highlight books from Hargrett's Collections.
Meet local author Larry Acquaviva for his book Nobody Cares Who You Are: The Life and Times of Aceman, a Widespread Panic Roadie—The Panic Years, Pt. 1. Live music by Scott Laniak, The Plague and The Honey Sliders.
(Prince Ave.) Meet Mike Gunter for his book Tales of an Ecotourist.
Lord and Stephens Funeral Home gives a presentation on end-of-life planning for yourself and family. Pie will be seved.
Participants should bring a box for this month's theme "Shareable Science."
Make multiple layers of slime. Ages 7 & up. Call to register.
Discover the secret of this little mouse's braver and make a craft to go. Ages 4–8.
Learn how to disable an attacker. Ages 12 and up.
Interact with tarantulas after the race. Proceeds benefit the UGA Insect Zoo.
Town & Gown Players presents Tennessee Williams' Southern gothic tale. Starring Gay McCommons and Ming Vase-Dynasty.
A small town girl searches for new life in the bright lights of 1920s New York City.
(Craig Gum Photography Studio, 160 Winston Dr., Suite 10) "Shootout at Oconee Brewery." Apr. 21, 3 p.m. $20–25. email@example.com, www.meetup.com/athens-ga-photography-meetup
(Lavonia Cultural Center, 12221 Augusta Rd.) Auditions will be held Apr. 21, 9 a.m. Participants will stage a musical after a two-week program July 9–20. Ages 8–15. www.fcplayers.com