COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Friday, April 29

1 event

Events

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    9:30–10:30 a.m. FREE! branew@uga.edu, www.georgiamuseum.org

    Morning Mindfulness

    Join instructor Jerry Gale for a meditation session in the galleries. Meet in the lobby.

Saturday, April 30

11 events

Events

  • Bishop Park

    9 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 Gary Grossman (8 a.m.) and Keiko, Nancy & Lavon (10 a.m.). 

  • Downtown Athens

    Apr. 30, 11 a.m.–7 p.m. & May 1, 12–7. FREE! www.indiesouthfair.com

    Indie South Fair Springtacular

    (Washington & Hull Streets) Indie South Fair presents the ninth annual Springtacular artist market, featuring over 100 handmade and vintage vendors. Items include jewelry, beauty products, paintings, terrariums, pottery, clothing, accessories and more. See Art Notes on p. 12.

  • College Square

    10 a.m.–11 p.m. FREE! www.athenshumanrightsfest.org

    38th Annual Athens Human Rights Festival

    Hear speakers from organizations including Peace Corps, Georgia Women's Action for New Directions, Move to Amend, Athens for Everyone, AIDS Athens and more. Live music by Repent at Leisure, Paul Lombard, Chromo-Zone, Motherfore, Savagist, The Heap, Timmy & Kite the the Moon, Universal Sigh and more. See website for schedule. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

    3 p.m. $5 donation. 706-351-6024

    Bhagavad Gita

    A Vedanta monk teaches from this ancient text. Every Saturday.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $12. www.facebook.com/athenslatinparty

    Athens Latin

    Athens Latin celebrates their ninth anniversary with salsa dancing, Orquesta Macuba and Athens Tango Project.  

  • Memorial Park

    10 a.m. panlexcie@hotmail.com

    World Tai Chi Day

    (Pavilion 2) Celebrate World Tai Chi Day with guided practice. No experience necessary.

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    1–4 p.m. FREE! www.athensclarkecounty.com/sandycreeknaturecenter

    "Trains, Bikes and Yoga" Open House

    The open house includes a naturalist bike ride, a train through the garden and animal-inspired yoga. 

  • Washington Farms

    10 a.m.–4 p.m. www.washingtonfarms.net

    Super Spring Saturdays

    Celebrate strawberry season. Farm activites include a petting zoo, jumping pillows, cow train, wagon rides, a vortex tunnel and more. 

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    6 p.m. $5. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    Zine Release Party

    Celebrate the release of "Wide Shining II" with poetry readings and performances by Tall Tall Trees, Oak House and Ginko. Proceeds benefit Nuçi's Space. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

  • West Broad Market Garden

    9 a.m.-1 p.m. FREE! www.athenslandtrust.org

    West Broad Farmers Market

    Shop for fresh and affordable produce and prepared foods. The market also includes kids activities, cooking demonstrations, educational booths and entertainment. Today is Opening Day and features entertainment by musician Dave Court, Clarke Middle and Clarke Central Orchestras, and the Hillsman Middle Step Team.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    4:30–7:30 p.m. www.terrapinbeer.com

    Will Rock 4 Food

    Sample beers, eat treats from 20 different local eateries, hear live music, win raffle prizes and compete in the area's largest contest of Rock, Paper, Scissors. Proceeds benefit Food 2 Kids.

Sunday, May 1

5 events

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. 

  • Pulaski Heights BBQ

    3 p.m. $15 (members), $20. 762-728-0575, www.boulevardgardeningclub.com

    Boulevard Gardening Club Roving Garden Party

    This year the Boulevard Gardening Club moves onto Pulaski Street. See a garden full of medicinal herbs and heirloom plants surrounding an early 1900s home, a sprawling old industrial site repurposed by sculpture artist Stan Mullins, and several other gardens at eclectic homes. Meet in front of Pulaski Heights BBQ.

  • Downtown Athens

    Apr. 30, 11 a.m.–7 p.m. & May 1, 12–7. FREE! www.indiesouthfair.com

    Indie South Fair Springtacular

    (Washington & Hull Streets) Indie South Fair presents the ninth annual Springtacular artist market, featuring over 100 handmade and vintage vendors. Items include jewelry, beauty products, paintings, terrariums, pottery, clothing, accessories and more. See Art Notes on p. 12.

  • College Square

    1–9 p.m. FREE! www.athenshumanrightsfest.org

    38th Annual Human Rights Festival

    Hear speakers from various community organizations. Live music by MrJordanMrTonks, Connor Tribble, Jefferson Shuttle Craft, Caroline Akins and more. See website for schedule. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

  • The Rook and Pawn

    12:30–5:30 p.m. www.therookandpawn.com

    Pawn Con Strikes Back

    The shop hosts an event in the parking lot with games, shopping, art, Avid Bookshop, Mr. Comic Shop and surprise guests.

Monday, May 2

2 events

Events

  • Oconee County Library

    7 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Cookbook Club

    Pick up a copy of The Barefoot Contessa: Back to Basics by Ina Garten, prepare a recipe and meet to share with other members of the club.

  • Chase Park Warehouses

    11 a.m.–2 p.m. (appointments), 2–5 p.m. (walk-ins). $25. 706-254-4008

    Honey's Cut-A-Thon

    (Honey's Salon) Honey's offers $25 dry cuts to raise money for Nuci's Space Athens Business Rocks band "Honey, I Lost My Mind."

Tuesday, May 3

3 events

Events

  • UGA Special Collections Library

    2 p.m. FREE! jclevela@uga.edu

    Tuesday Tour at 2

    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

    8 p.m. www.buffalos.com

    Western Square Dancing

    Dance with the Classic City Squares.

  • Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shop

    6–8 p.m. www.uown.org

    Percentage Night

    Grab a scoop or two and support the Upper Oconee Watershed Network.

Wednesday, May 4

3 events

Events

Thursday, May 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.

  • Morton Theatre

    8 a.m.–5 p.m. $95-175. perfectpitchconcepts.com

    SoundBoard Marketing Conference

    Learn how to integrate your online marketing to build your business or personal brand.

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

    6 p.m. $5. 706-351-6024

    Healing Circle & Meditation

    Experience a variety of healing and meditation modalities.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    5:30–8:30 p.m. $18. callan@uga.edu, www.georgiamuseum.org

    Wine Tasting Night

    Enjoy wine, snacks from The National and a gallery talk of the exhibition "David Ligare: California Classicist." RSVP.

Friday, May 6

3 events

Events

  • The Classic Center

    1–5 p.m. FREE! www.athensjobfair.com

    Job Fair and Career Expo

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

  • Athens Cotton Press

    7–11 p.m. $60. www.athenstech.edu/foundation

    Athens Tech Foundation Lu-OWL

    Live music by The Dirk Howell Band. Proceeds benefit scholarships and testing fees for Athens Technical College students. Tropical attire encouraged.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    9:30 a.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Morning Mindfulness: Monastics

    In conjunction with the Morning Mindfulness program, the museum will host monks from the Magnolia Grove Monastery in Batesville, MI, for a lecture and guided walking meditation in the sculpture garden. A brown bag lunch will follow.

Saturday, May 7

5 events

Events

  • The Place

    5–7 p.m. www.theplaceathens.com

    Kentucky Derby Viewing Party

    Watch the Kentucky Derby on a projector and enjoy traditional derby fare. Prizes for best dressed.

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

    3 p.m. $5 donation. 706-351-6024

    Bhagavad Gita

    A Vedanta monk teaches from this ancient text. Every Saturday.

  • 12–4 p.m. $49–117. www.myathensis.com

    Apps & Taps Craft Beer Invitational

    (W. Washington St.) Two dozen breweries including Bell's, Avery, Creature Comforts and Oskar Blues will offer crowd favorites as well as rare and seasonal brews. Tickets include samples from each brewery and food from six local restaurants. Presented by My Athens, this event benefits Habitat for Humanity.

  • Washington Farms

    10 a.m.–4 p.m. www.washingtonfarms.net

    Super Spring Saturdays

    Celebrate strawberry season. Farm activites include a petting zoo, jumping pillows, cow train, wagon rides, a vortex tunnel and more. 

  • West Broad Market Garden

    9 a.m.-1 p.m. FREE! www.athenslandtrust.org

    West Broad Farmers Market

    Shop for fresh and affordable produce and prepared foods. The market also includes kids activities, cooking demonstrations, educational booths and entertainment. Today is Opening Day and features entertainment by musician Dave Court, Clarke Middle and Clarke Central Orchestras, and the Hillsman Middle Step Team.

Tuesday, May 10

1 event

Events

  • UGA Special Collections Library

    2 p.m. FREE! jclevela@uga.edu

    Tuesday Tour at 2

    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, May 12

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.

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

    6 p.m. $5. 706-351-6024

    Healing Circle & Meditation

    Experience a variety of healing and meditation modalities.

Saturday, May 14

3 events

Events

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

    3 p.m. $5 donation. 706-351-6024

    Bhagavad Gita

    A Vedanta monk teaches from this ancient text. Every Saturday.

  • Washington Farms

    10 a.m.–4 p.m. www.washingtonfarms.net

    Super Spring Saturdays

    Celebrate strawberry season. Farm activites include a petting zoo, jumping pillows, cow train, wagon rides, a vortex tunnel and more. 

  • West Broad Market Garden

    9 a.m.-1 p.m. FREE! www.athenslandtrust.org

    West Broad Farmers Market

    Shop for fresh and affordable produce and prepared foods. The market also includes kids activities, cooking demonstrations, educational booths and entertainment. Today is Opening Day and features entertainment by musician Dave Court, Clarke Middle and Clarke Central Orchestras, and the Hillsman Middle Step Team.

Tuesday, May 17

1 event

Events

  • UGA Special Collections Library

    2 p.m. FREE! jclevela@uga.edu

    Tuesday Tour at 2

    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, May 19

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.

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

    6 p.m. $5. 706-351-6024

    Healing Circle & Meditation

    Experience a variety of healing and meditation modalities.

Friday, May 20

1 event

Events

Saturday, May 21

4 events

Events

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    11 a.m. (registration), 1 p.m. (race). www.terrapinbeer.com

    Ales for Trails Terrapin 5K

    This first annual race benefits Sandy Creek Nature Center. Live music, light snacks and more at the finish line.

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    10–11 a.m. $7–10/family. www.athensclarkecounty.com/sandycreeknaturecenter

    Journey Through the Stars

    Participants will explore "Is There Science Behind Space Movies?" 

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

    3 p.m. $5 donation. 706-351-6024

    Bhagavad Gita

    A Vedanta monk teaches from this ancient text. Every Saturday.

  • West Broad Market Garden

    9 a.m.-1 p.m. FREE! www.athenslandtrust.org

    West Broad Farmers Market

    Shop for fresh and affordable produce and prepared foods. The market also includes kids activities, cooking demonstrations, educational booths and entertainment. Today is Opening Day and features entertainment by musician Dave Court, Clarke Middle and Clarke Central Orchestras, and the Hillsman Middle Step Team.

Tuesday, May 24

1 event

Events

  • UGA Special Collections Library

    2 p.m. FREE! jclevela@uga.edu

    Tuesday Tour at 2

    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, May 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.

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

    6 p.m. $5. 706-351-6024

    Healing Circle & Meditation

    Experience a variety of healing and meditation modalities.

Saturday, May 28

2 events

Events

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

    3 p.m. $5 donation. 706-351-6024

    Bhagavad Gita

    A Vedanta monk teaches from this ancient text. Every Saturday.

  • West Broad Market Garden

    9 a.m.-1 p.m. FREE! www.athenslandtrust.org

    West Broad Farmers Market

    Shop for fresh and affordable produce and prepared foods. The market also includes kids activities, cooking demonstrations, educational booths and entertainment. Today is Opening Day and features entertainment by musician Dave Court, Clarke Middle and Clarke Central Orchestras, and the Hillsman Middle Step Team.

Monday, May 30

1 event

Events

  • The Classic Center

    7 a.m. (registration), 8 a.m. (race). $20–25. www.aojwc.org

    13th Annual Running with the Dawgs 5K

    The Athens-Oconee Junior Women's Club presents a run through downtown Athens that passes the fiberglass bulldog statues. Prizes include tabletop bulldog statues.