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Tuesday, March 31

5 events

Events

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    2 p.m. FREE! www.libs.uga.edu/scl

    Tuesday Tour

    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.

  • The National

    6:30 p.m. $75. 706-549-3450, reservations@thenationalrestaurant.com

    Spanish Wine Dinner with Ole Imports and Healthy Gourmet

    Take a tour through the back roads of Spain with six courses and wine pairings.

  • Olive Basket

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-714-6457

    Olive Oil & Balsamic Vinegar Tasting

    Learn about olive oils and balsamic vinegars.

  • The Classic Center

    Mar.30, 11:15 a.m.–6:30 p.m. & Mar. 31, 9:30 a.m.–4:45 p.m. FREE! www.curo.uga.edu/symposium

    2015 CURO Symposium

    This year's keynote address "Infectious Diseases on a Changing Planet: How Ecology Drives Epidemics" will be delivered by Dr. Sonia Altizer from the Odum School of Ecology.

  • Taqueria La Parrilla

    All day. www.project-safe.org

    Dancing with the Athens Stars Team 1 Fundraiser

    (Homewood Hills) A percentage of the day's sales will help Susan Bogardus and Mike Fulford, Team 1 of Dancing with the Athens Stars, in their mission to raise funds for Project Safe.

Wednesday, April 1

2 events

Events

  • Ciné Barcafé

    4–8 p.m. Donations encouraged. sloanenichols@mac.com

    Automatic for Autism

    This autism resource fair and film event features a screening of HBO's Temple Grandin at 5 p.m. Proceeds benefit the UGA Automatic for Autism Endowment Fund.

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    8:30 a.m. (construction), 11:30 a.m. (remarks). FREE! www.habitat.org

    Ceremonial House Framing

    Habitat for Humanity will frame a house to commemorate a the donation of documents to UGA's Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library. The materials document the formation, growth and operation of Habitat for Humanity.

Thursday, April 2

6 events

Events

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    8:30 a.m. FREE! www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Nature Ramblers

    Learn more about the flora and fauna of the garden while enjoying fresh air and inspirational readings. Ramblers are encouraged to bring their own nature writings or favorite poems and essays to share with the group.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    8 p.m. $15–20. www.facebook.com/QuailForeverUGA

    Birds & Brews

    Includes beer samples and brewery tours, a raffle and a silent auction. Proceeds go towards the conservation of Georgia quail, habitat management and youth programs.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

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

    Spring Sharing

    Bring seeds, flowers, compost or any other gardening supply to swap with fellow gardeners. 

  • Lumpkin Street Station

    10 p.m. $10. www.facebook.com/thesavannahsweetteaseburlesquerevue

    Mother Goosed: Story-Time with The Sweet Tease

    The Savannah Sweet Tease Burlesque Revue presents acts that are a nod to nursery rhyme favorites.

  • All day. rickyrob@uga.edu

    Common Ground Percentage Day

    (Ted's Most Best & The Grit) Eat at either restaurant and a portion of proceeds will be donated to help open the Common Ground LGBT Community Center.

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    6 p.m. FREE! (w/ student ID), $5. www.wuog.org

    WUOG 90.5 FM Presents Killer Mike

    (Theatre) Atlanta-based hip hop artist of Run the Jewels, actor and public speaker Killer Mike speaks on his experiences in the music industry. Followed by a Q&A. See story on p. 11.

Friday, April 3

2 events

Events

  • UGA Miller Plant Sciences

    10 a.m.–3 p.m. FREE! entomolo@uga.edu

    30th Annual Insect Zoo Open House

    The UGA Bug Dawgs and the UGA Department of Entomology present a hands-on event featuring live bug exhibits, roach races, beetle tractor pulls, kids' crafts, giveaways, snacks made from insects and more. 

  • Clarke Central High School

    7 p.m. $5 (students), $7 (adults). emmaclarke@clarke.k12.ga.us

    CCHS Mr. Incredible

    The boys of Clarke Central show off their talents and unique sense of humor while raising money for the American Cancer Society.

Saturday, April 4

11 events

Events

  • Bishop Park

    8 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods and crafts. Live music by Scott Baxendale (8 a.m.) and Whisper Kiss (10 a.m.).

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    8 p.m. $5/person, $15/family. www.uga.edu/botgarden

    Full Moon Hike

    Bring family and friends along to enjoy the mysterious world of nature at night. Includes a two-mile hike through the wooded trails and in the garden.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    7 p.m. $5. www.facebook.com/commongroundATHGA

    Common Ground Benefit Concert & Silent Auction

    Ricky Simone hosts this family-friendly event featuring poetry, hip hop, jazz, funk, neo-soul, drag performances and more. Hip Hop activist performers include African Soul, Chrismis, Lil Redd and more. Proceeds benefit the Common Ground LGBT Community Center.

  • Iron Factory

    8 p.m. classiccityfringefest@gmail.com

    What is Fringe?

    Organizers of the Classic City Fringe Festival will host a repeat presentation during the Moonlight Gypsy Market. Light refreshments provided at a reception followed by a sample performance by Mr. Blank.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    10 a.m.–6 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Random Acts of Kindness

    Write an encouraging note to be placed in a children's book. All supplies will be provided.

  • Iron Factory

    8 p.m. www.facebook.com/moonlightgypsymarket

    Moonlight Gypsy Market

    Shop among 18 art, vintage and eclectic item vendors including Vintage Soirée, Papa Bugg, Juliet Sexton and McShawns Gem Works. Performances include Mr. Blank's Weird & Wandering Sideshow as well as music by Xulu Prophet, Dux, In Sonitus Lux, The Psychedelic Wolf Folk Harmony and Genetic Outcast. See Calendar Pick on p. 16.

  • Lay Park

    11:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3596

    Wild and Wacky Adult Easter Egg Scramble

    Compete to find the coveted prize egg. Call to register.

  • Nuçi's Space

    6–10 p.m. FREE! emmaclarke@clarke.k12.ga.us

    DREAMFest

    The Clarke Central High School Interact Club presents a festival with student speakers, musicians and artists to spread awareness of the injustices undocumented students face in Georgia and to raise money for scholarships that can assist students pursuing secondary education.

  • Bloom

    7 p.m. $10 donation. www.georgiajan.org

    Wii Bowl for Reproductive Justice

    This event will benefit the GA Reproductive Justice Access Network by providing grants and practical support to those who can't afford the full cost of abortion and/or birth control.

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. 706-546-0840

    Office Lounge's Birthday Party

    Celebrate Athens 6th Birthday with fun, food and music by Rev. Tribble & The Deacons.

  • Hi-Lo Lounge

    9 p.m. www.hiloathens.com

    Athens Roast

    With Andrea Boyd, Jason Thinh, Amanda Burk and Andy Hollingsworth.

Monday, April 6

2 events

Events

  • The Classic Center

    7 p.m. $10–50. www.classiccenter.com

    An Evening with Les Brown: Unleash Your Greatness

    Motivational speaker Les Brown speaks to inspire entrepreneurs. Proceeds benefit The Sparrow's Nest, a local Christian ministry center that provides services to those in need.

  • The Tasting Room at Jittery Joe's Roasting Company

    7–10 p.m. FREE (homebrewers sharing homebrew), $12. www.homebrewclassic.com

    Athens Homebrew Classic Meet and Greet

    Meet new people, try homebrewed beer and learn about future competitions and tasting events.

Tuesday, April 7

3 events

Events

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    2 p.m. FREE! www.libs.uga.edu/scl

    Tuesday Tour

    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.

  • 4–8 p.m. www.umano.com

    Umano Sample Sale

    (Elijana Cosmetics, 480 E. Broad St.) Umano will sell overstocked, returned or near-perfect merchandise and artwork. Swing by for workshops on new spring makeup trends and discounts on Elijana Cosmetics. Also includes food, music, photo ops and a giveaway contest.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    4 p.m. FREE! www.global.uga.edu

    International Ag Day

    Prabhu Pingali, director of the Tata-Cornell Agriculture and Nutrition Initiative at Cornell University, will speak on ending malnutrition at this year's International Agriculture Day. 

Wednesday, April 8

2 events

Events

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    4–7 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music from Jacyln & The Reverend.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    6–8 p.m. $5 suggested donation. www.swingstreetdanceband.com

    Team 8 Swing Street Dance

    Team 8 of Dancing with the Athens Stars presents an evening of Latin and swing tunes by the Swing Street Dance Band. Proceeds benefit Project Safe.

Thursday, April 9

3 events

Events

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    8:30 a.m. FREE! www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Nature Ramblers

    Learn more about the flora and fauna of the garden while enjoying fresh air and inspirational readings. Ramblers are encouraged to bring their own nature writings or favorite poems and essays to share with the group.

  • UGA Livestock Instructional Arena

    Apr. 9–11, 6 p.m. $10–15. www.greatsouthlandstampederodeo.com

    41st Annual Great Southland Stampede Rodeo

    Cowgirls and cowboys from all over the world show off their rodeo skills in this official International Professional Rodeo Association event.

  • Sandy Creek Park

    7 p.m. $2/car. $5 suggested donation. www.rabbitbox.org

    Rabbit Box: "Sink or Swim"

    Local storytellers share stories about "sink or swim" moments. For adult ears.

Friday, April 10

2 events

Events

  • UGA Livestock Instructional Arena

    Apr. 9–11, 6 p.m. $10–15. www.greatsouthlandstampederodeo.com

    41st Annual Great Southland Stampede Rodeo

    Cowgirls and cowboys from all over the world show off their rodeo skills in this official International Professional Rodeo Association event.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9–10:30 a.m. $12. www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Friends First Friday: Jurassic Park Gardening

    Barbie Colvin discusses her use of plants with massive foliage. This event includes breakfast and an opportunity to meet new people while learning about the garden. RSVP by Apr. 8.

Saturday, April 11

8 events

Events

  • 12–2 p.m. FREE! reallyreallyfreemarketathens@gmail.com

    Really Really Free Market

    (Reese & Pope Park) Bring what you can; take what you need. No bartering, trading or paying. Second Saturday of every month.

  • 8 a.m.–2 p.m. contact@ugatrialgardens.com, plantapalooza.uga.edu

    Plantapalooza

    (Various Locations) Trees, shrubs, herbs, perennials and annuals will be on sale at The Trial Gardens at UGA, UGA's Horticulture Club (intersection of Riverbend and College Station Rd.) and at the State Botanical Garden.

  • 40 Watt Club

    11 a.m.–6 p.m. $2. www.flukeathens.com

    14th Annual Fluke Mini-Comics Festival

    Mini-comics, zines and independent publications by comic artists, underground publishers and enthusiasts.

  • 12–5 p.m. FREE! isl.uga.edu

    International Street Festival

    (Broad St. & College Ave.) International Student Life at UGA presents a festival showcasing various student groups and community organizations through cultural displays, live music and dance performances.

  • UGA Livestock Instructional Arena

    Apr. 9–11, 6 p.m. $10–15. www.greatsouthlandstampederodeo.com

    41st Annual Great Southland Stampede Rodeo

    Cowgirls and cowboys from all over the world show off their rodeo skills in this official International Professional Rodeo Association event.

  • Bishop Park

    8 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods and crafts. Live music by Scott Baxendale (8 a.m.) and Whisper Kiss (10 a.m.).

  • 10 a.m.–3 p.m. FREE! lhgstathamga@gmail.com

    Sheep to Shawl

    (Robert L. Bridges Park, Statham) There will be several demonstrations including sheep shearing, blacksmithing, soap making, beekeeping, basket weaving and more. There will also be live animals, food vendors and handmade crafts.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    4:30–8:30 p.m. $25. www.terrainbeer.com

    Terrapin Beer Co. Anniversary Carnival

    Celebrate 13 years of Terrapin Beer with live music, carnival games, local vendors and plenty of beer. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Community Connection of Northeast Georgia.

Monday, April 13

1 event

Events

  • Ciné Barcafé

    7 p.m. $12. www.athenscine.com

    Cinema Under the Influence

    In conjunction with Peter Hook & the Light's performance at Georgia Theatre on Apr. 21, Cinema Under the Influence presents an evening of film, beer and music. A reception with Creature Comforts beer will screen a selection of Factory Records performance footage and Anton Corbijn music videos. A screening of Corbijn's Control at 8 p.m. will be accompanied by a program of essays. The party continues at World Famous at 11 p.m. with Muuy Biien.

Tuesday, April 14

2 events

Events

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    2 p.m. FREE! www.libs.uga.edu/scl

    Tuesday Tour

    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.

  • Athens Country Club

    11 a.m. $25. www.womansclub.uga.edu

    University Woman's Club Fashion Show & Luncheon

    The University Woman's Club presents a three-course meal and a sneak preview of spring and summer styles. Proceeds benefit the UWC scholarship fund.

Thursday, April 16

2 events

Events

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    8:30 a.m. FREE! www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Nature Ramblers

    Learn more about the flora and fauna of the garden while enjoying fresh air and inspirational readings. Ramblers are encouraged to bring their own nature writings or favorite poems and essays to share with the group.

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    10 a.m.–2 p.m. FREE! www.calendar.uga.edu

    Ag Day

    Sigma Alpha Agriculture Sorority will host a mobile petting zoo, mini-insectival and information booths.

Friday, April 17

1 event

Events

  • Apr. 17, 7 a.m.–6 p.m. & Apr. 18, 2 a.m.–2 p.m. www.shopentourageclothing.comr

    Entourage Warehouse Sale

    (185 Madico Dr., Comer) Shop Entourage Clothing & Gifts' first warehouse sale. All proceeds will go to charity.

Saturday, April 18

6 events

Events

  • The Classic Center

    7 p.m. $20. www.project-safe.org, www.classiccenter.com

    Dancing with the Athens Stars

    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.

  • ACC Recycling Facility

    9 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! $5 for each additional box. www.athensclarkecounty.com

    Super Shredder Saturday

    Residents and small businesses can shred up to two boxes of personal documents for free. 

  • Bishop Park

    8 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods and crafts. Live music by Scott Baxendale (8 a.m.) and Whisper Kiss (10 a.m.).

  • 10 a.m.–4 p.m. $10-20. pgscholarship@charter.net, www.piedmontgardeners.org

    22nd Annual Piedmont Gardeners' Tour of Gardens

    (Multiple Locations) This self-guided tour features five inspiring private gardens in the Athens area. All proceeds benefit The Piedmont Gardeners Scholarship in Landscape and Architecture. 

  • St. Gregory's Episcopal Church

    5:30–9:30 p.m. $22. cirquedumontessori@gmail.com

    Athens Montessori 37th Annual Auction

    This year's theme is Cirque du Montessori. Montessori students, alumni and staff will perform. Funds will be distributed for need-based scholarships, instructional materials, teacher education and support.

  • Apr. 17, 7 a.m.–6 p.m. & Apr. 18, 2 a.m.–2 p.m. www.shopentourageclothing.comr

    Entourage Warehouse Sale

    (185 Madico Dr., Comer) Shop Entourage Clothing & Gifts' first warehouse sale. All proceeds will go to charity.

Tuesday, April 21

2 events

Events

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    2 p.m. FREE! www.libs.uga.edu/scl

    Tuesday Tour

    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.

  • Taylor-Grady House

    6:30 p.m. FREE! www.peacecorps.gov

    Service Networking Night

    Peace Corps hosts a networking evening where students can talk with representatives from local nonprofits and government organizations. Refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, April 22

1 event

Events

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    7 p.m. FREE! www.thegeorgiareview.com

    Earth Day Program

    Award-winning writer and environmental activist Gary Ferguson will be the speaker at The Georgia Review's seventh annual Earth Day program. 

Thursday, April 23

1 event

Events

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    8:30 a.m. FREE! www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Nature Ramblers

    Learn more about the flora and fauna of the garden while enjoying fresh air and inspirational readings. Ramblers are encouraged to bring their own nature writings or favorite poems and essays to share with the group.

Saturday, April 25

1 event

Events

  • Bishop Park

    8 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods and crafts. Live music by Scott Baxendale (8 a.m.) and Whisper Kiss (10 a.m.).

Sunday, April 26

1 event

Events

  • Bishop Park

    1:30–4 p.m. $10. www.athenscaninerescue.com/mutt-strut

    Athens Canine Rescue Mutt Strut

    Dogs of all kinds show off in categories like "Best Kisser," "Best Puppy Dog Eyes" and "Best Booty Wiggle." All registered participants will receive a free raffle ticket. 

Tuesday, April 28

1 event

Events

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    2 p.m. FREE! www.libs.uga.edu/scl

    Tuesday Tour

    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.

Wednesday, April 29

1 event

Events

  • The Classic Center

    1:30–5 p.m. FREE! www.successathens.com/job-fair

    Job Fair and Career Expo

    Job seekers of all ages, experience levels and industries can meet with potential employers. Bring resumes and dress professionally.

Thursday, April 30

1 event

Events

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    8:30 a.m. FREE! www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Nature Ramblers

    Learn more about the flora and fauna of the garden while enjoying fresh air and inspirational readings. Ramblers are encouraged to bring their own nature writings or favorite poems and essays to share with the group.

Friday, May 1

1 event

Events

  • Madison Morgan Cultural Center

    May 1–2, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $25–30. 706-342-4743

    Madison in May: Spring Tour of Homes and Gardens

    Experience the living history of Madison while strolling through a selection of architecturally significant private homes.