Athens weekend preview: May Day festival, Spring Concert, Surf Fest and more | Arts & Culture

Athens weekend preview: May Day festival, Spring Concert, Surf Fest and more | Arts & Culture
Athens weekend preview: May Day festival, Spring Concert, Surf Fest and more | Arts & Culture

The Red & Black compiles a weekly roundup of shows and events for the upcoming weekend. This weekend includes a farm concert, a may day celebration, a surf fest and more.

Thursday, May 2


WHAT: The Athens Choral Society will perform “The Breath of Life” by Dan Forrest and “Requiem” by Gabriel Faure. The pieces focus on the themes of life, death and love.

WHERE: Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

WHEN: 7:30 p.m.



WHAT: Raquel Durden will be leading gentle seated yoga in the Georgia Museum of Art galleries. This program is geared towards ages 55 and older, but all levels and abilities are welcome. Reserve a spot by emailing [email protected].

WHERE: Georgia Museum of Art

WHEN: 10:30 to 11:30 am



WHAT: Athens Creative Theater presents “Blithe Spirit,” a hit comedy about a spiritualist medium who holds a seance for a writer suffering from writer’s block but accidentally summons the spirit of his deceased first wife. The play will be shown May 2 through May 4.

WHERE: Quinn Hall

WHEN: 7:30 p.m.

PRICE: $15

Friday, May 3


WHAT: Athentic Brewing Company will be hosting Surf Fest, a surf-themed night complete with live music by Frigidaires, Creature preachers and The Specter of Surf.

WHERE: Athentic Brewing Company

WHEN: 4 to 8 pm



WHAT: Treehouse Kid & Craft will be hosting their Craft Business Class. The session begins with art to spark creativity, followed by logo making, business name development, pricing, financials, product creation, packaging and more. Students will have the chance to showcase their business at the Treehouse Handmade Holiday Market.

WHERE: Treehouse Kid & Craft

WHEN: 4 to 5:30 pm

PRICE: Drop-in is $28


WHAT: The indie rock group Alvvays will be performing their album “Blue Rev ” at the Georgia Theater this Friday. Attendee must be 18 or older.

WHERE: Georgia Theater

WHEN: Doors open at 7 pm, show begins at 8 pm

PRICE: $32.75+

Saturday, May 4


WHAT: Cicada Rhythm will be hosting and headlining a concert at their farm in North Athens. The Shoal Creek Stranglers and Jim White will also be performing at the event. Attendees are invited to bring a blanket, chairs and coolers with drinks. Glass is not permitted. Rashe’s Cuisine will be selling food.

WHERE: Low Star Farm

WHEN: 5 to 10 pm

PRICE: $30, kids under 16 are free


WHAT: The Georgia Museum of Art will be hosting Girl Scout Day. Scouts are invited to complete activities in the galleries, create a work of art in the studio classroom or take home an art kit.

WHERE: Georgia Museum of Art

WHEN: 10 am to 12 pm

PRICE: Free, troop registration required


WHAT: On the first Saturday in May, the West Broad Farmers Market hosts a May Day Celebration to celebrate the changing of the seasons. There will be music, festivities, local vendors and the maypole dedication in the garden.

WHERE: West Broad Farmers Market

WHEN: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Sunday, May 5


WHAT: The Athens Flute Choir Concert will be held this Sunday. The concert will feature works by Faure, McLearnon, Schocker, Zimmer and more.

WHERE: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

WHEN: 3 p.m.

PRICE: Free, donations accepted


WHAT: Kids are invited to meet and read to Wallace the dog. Reading aloud to a dog creates a relaxed, non-judgmental environment that helps to build reading skills and confidence. Families can sign up for a 10 minute session.

WHERE: Oconee County Library

WHEN: 3 to 4 pm



WHAT: Athens Comedy will present “Off the Clock Comedy,” featuring local comedians along with comedy acts from around the Southeast. There will be free parking and drinks will be available at the bar.

WHERE: The Globe

WHEN: 9 to 10:30 pm


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