COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Tuesday, March 3

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.

  • 40 Watt Club

    4:30 p.m. FREE! www.40watt.com

    Protect Athens Music Conference

    This conference is for musicians, students and professionals who are interested in issues relevant to the intersection of law, music and business. This year's panel moderators are David Barbe, director of the Music Business Program at Terry, and Michelle Davis, Flagpole's former music editor.

Thursday, March 5

4 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.

  • Allgood Lounge

    6–8 p.m. FREE! www.hatchathens.com

    Hatch Happy Hour Show and Tell

    Show off your newest art or tech creation, be inspired by something someone else has made or find someone to work with in a new idea. Hosted by The Hatch, a new local makerspace.

  • 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.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    6–8 p.m. FREE! $5 (coffee & dessert). www.pac.uga.edu

    Make It An Evening

    Enjoy coffee, dessert and a gallery tour prior to the Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy performance in Hodgson Hall.

Friday, March 6

3 events

Events

  • Piccadilly Farm

    Mar. 6, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. & Mar. 7, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! 706-765-4446, www.sites.google.com/site/piccadillyfarm

    23rd Annual Hellebore Days

    (Bishop) See a spectacular display of thousands of hellebores (Lenten Roses) in full bloom. Piccadilly Farm offers 20 types of hellebores including mixed colors, doubles and special colors.

  • Black Box Operations

    5–9 p.m. FREE! www.hatchathens.com

    Hatch Hackathon

    Work individually or in teams to make something in under four hours. Most projects are tech, art or craft focused. After presentations, everyone votes for their favorite project. Bring your own supplies.

  • The Globe

    6–9 p.m. $10. 706-353-4721

    Wine Tasting

    Try some esoteric gems like Gamay, Mauzac and Mencia at this casual tasting.

Saturday, March 7

3 events

Events

  • Piccadilly Farm

    Mar. 6, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. & Mar. 7, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! 706-765-4446, www.sites.google.com/site/piccadillyfarm

    23rd Annual Hellebore Days

    (Bishop) See a spectacular display of thousands of hellebores (Lenten Roses) in full bloom. Piccadilly Farm offers 20 types of hellebores including mixed colors, doubles and special colors.

  • Morton Theatre

    7 p.m. www.chocolatecitylive.com

    Athens Hip Hop Awards

    This red carpet event consists of an awards show, live performances and an after party. See story on p. 12.

  • 7:45–11 p.m. $7–8. www.contradanceathens.com

    First Saturday Contra Dance

    (UGA Dance School, 1030 Green St.) Beginner instruction at 7:45 p.m. with callers Stuart Whipple and Deena Kushner. No experience or partner necessary.

Sunday, March 8

1 event

Events

Monday, March 9

1 event

Events

  • Go Bar

    9 p.m. 10:30 p.m. (trivia registration). tbauer89@uga.edu

    Variety Night

    Thomas Bauer hosts a weekly variety show with comedy or poetry, live music and "Close Enough" trivia. Open Garage Sale comedy is held the first and third Mondays of each month, and Goetry poetry nights are held the second and fourth Mondays. 

Tuesday, March 10

4 events

Events

  • Heirloom Cafe and Fresh Market

    6 p.m. 706-354-7901

    2nd Tuesday Tastings

    Sample spring beers.

  • 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.

  • Buffalo's Café

    6:30 p.m. FREE! daniellelgrier@gmail.com

    Homebuyer's Workshop

    This workshop is for prospective homebuyers to learn about their credit score.

  • 12–6 p.m. www.athensneighborhoodhealth.com

    Free HIV Testing

    (Athens Neighborhood Health Center, 402 McKinley Dr.) Free and confidential HIV testing.

Thursday, March 12

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.

  • Allgood Lounge

    6–8 p.m. FREE! www.hatchathens.com

    Hatch Happy Hour Show and Tell

    Show off your newest art or tech creation, be inspired by something someone else has made or find someone to work with in a new idea. Hosted by The Hatch, a new local makerspace.

  • The Foundry

    7 p.m. $7. www.rabbitbox.org

    Rabbit Box: "Gameday"

    Local storytellers share stories about game day.

Friday, March 13

1 event

Events

  • 9 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! 706-389-6767

    Free HIV Testing

    (250 North Ave.) Free and confidential testing. Results in 15 minutes.

Saturday, March 14

6 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.

  • Your Pie

    All day. www.yourpie.com

    Your Pi(e) Day

    Celebrate Pi Day with pizzas going for $3.14 each. All locations.

  • The Classic Center

    Mar. 14, 9 a.m.–12 a.m. & Mar. 15, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $8–25 (discounts offered with costumes). www.ath-con.com

    3rd Annual AthCon

    The convention includes anime, comics, gaming, costume contests and costume dance parties. See Stormtroopers from the Georgia 501st Stormtrooper division, Georgia Ghostbusters, a replica Batmobile, zombie response team and more. Proceeds benefit Rose of Athens Theatre and its arts education programming.

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    10 a.m. $7–$10 per family. 706-613-3615, www.athensclarkecounty.com/sandycreeknaturecenter

    Journey Through the Stars: March of the Lion

    Attendees will learn about Leo the Lion as they explore spring.

  • Barnes & Noble

    9 a.m.–11 p.m. FREE! scourt@learningally.org

    The Athens Studio of Learning Ally Bookfair

    Special events at the bookfair include Learning Ally software demonstrations, storytime and music.

  • Steffen Thomas Museum of Art

    7–10 p.m. $40. www.steffenthomas.org

    "Madison Confidential: A Live Reality TV Show"

    Be part of the audience at the museum's spring fundraiser starring The Tabloid Tattlers and hosted by Steve Schaefer. Includes food, dancing and a live show. Proceeds benefit the museum's arts outreach program for kids, Art$mart.

Sunday, March 15

2 events

Events

  • The Classic Center

    Mar. 14, 9 a.m.–12 a.m. & Mar. 15, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $8–25 (discounts offered with costumes). www.ath-con.com

    3rd Annual AthCon

    The convention includes anime, comics, gaming, costume contests and costume dance parties. See Stormtroopers from the Georgia 501st Stormtrooper division, Georgia Ghostbusters, a replica Batmobile, zombie response team and more. Proceeds benefit Rose of Athens Theatre and its arts education programming.

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

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

    Athens By Leaps & Bounds

    This meeting of the Athens Historical Society includes a look into the Hargrett Library collection of more than 1,000 historic maps spanning 500 years.

Monday, March 16

1 event

Events

  • Go Bar

    9 p.m. 10:30 p.m. (trivia registration). tbauer89@uga.edu

    Variety Night

    Thomas Bauer hosts a weekly variety show with comedy or poetry, live music and "Close Enough" trivia. Open Garage Sale comedy is held the first and third Mondays of each month, and Goetry poetry nights are held the second and fourth Mondays. 

Tuesday, March 17

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.

Thursday, March 19

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.

  • Allgood Lounge

    6–8 p.m. FREE! www.hatchathens.com

    Hatch Happy Hour Show and Tell

    Show off your newest art or tech creation, be inspired by something someone else has made or find someone to work with in a new idea. Hosted by The Hatch, a new local makerspace.

  • 5 p.m. www.willson.uga.edu

    Dedication Ceremony

    (1260 S. Lumpkin St.) UGA President Jere Morehead leads a dedication ceremony of the Jane and Harry Willson Center for Humanities and Arts at its new location. A reception will honor this year's class of Willson Center Research Fellows.

Saturday, March 21

6 events

Events

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    1–4 p.m. $3–5. 706-613-3615

    Open Log House

    Visit the circa 1800s log house and participate in activities from long ago. Live music by the Athens Folk Society String Band.

  • Morton Theatre

    6 p.m. $5–7. www.mortontheatre.com

    Caribbean Night

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

  • The H. T. Edwards Complex

    12 p.m. aabhbowl@gmail.com

    Athens Area Black History Bowl

    Teams of students compete in a bowl competition covering African-American history, civil rights, science and entertainment. 

  • Sandy Creek Park

    9:30 a.m. $17. www.asmwa.org/serve

    ServeAthens ICN 5K Run/Walk

    Proceeds from the race help fund projects performed for local service organizations.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9–11 a.m. www.smalldreamsfoundation.org/events

    Small Dreams Foundation Run Toward Sustainability

    This unofficial 5K/fun run benefits the Small Dreams Foundation, UGA Sustainability Program and State Botanical Garden of Georgia. 

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    5:30 p.m. $10 suggested donation. www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Yoga Sun Salutations

    Celebrate the change of season with a Sun Salutation of 12 linked yoga poses. 

Monday, March 23

1 event

Events

  • Go Bar

    9 p.m. 10:30 p.m. (trivia registration). tbauer89@uga.edu

    Variety Night

    Thomas Bauer hosts a weekly variety show with comedy or poetry, live music and "Close Enough" trivia. Open Garage Sale comedy is held the first and third Mondays of each month, and Goetry poetry nights are held the second and fourth Mondays. 

Tuesday, March 24

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.

Thursday, March 26

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.

  • Allgood Lounge

    6–8 p.m. FREE! www.hatchathens.com

    Hatch Happy Hour Show and Tell

    Show off your newest art or tech creation, be inspired by something someone else has made or find someone to work with in a new idea. Hosted by The Hatch, a new local makerspace.

Saturday, March 28

1 event

Events

  • Multiple Locations

    8 a.m. $14–43. www.georgiafoodtours.com/farm

    Agro Cycle Tour

    Spend a day touring local farms including 3 Porch Farm, Anderson Farms, Jimmy Poss' Wood Shop and Watson Mill Bridge State Park. Ten and 30-mile routes available.

Sunday, March 29

1 event

Events

Monday, March 30

1 event

Events

  • Go Bar

    9 p.m. 10:30 p.m. (trivia registration). tbauer89@uga.edu

    Variety Night

    Thomas Bauer hosts a weekly variety show with comedy or poetry, live music and "Close Enough" trivia. Open Garage Sale comedy is held the first and third Mondays of each month, and Goetry poetry nights are held the second and fourth Mondays. 

Tuesday, March 31

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.

Thursday, April 2

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, April 3

1 event

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.