Saturday, August 29

43 events

Live Music

  • Bishop Park

    Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!

    PAUL LOMBARD Local blues singer. (8 a.m.)

    RED OAK SOUTHERN STRING BAND This Watkinsville-based band plays rootsy Americana tunes. (10 a.m.)

  • Caledonia Lounge

    10 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).

    SCOTT LOW & THE SOUTHERN BOUILLON The local Americana singer-songwriter leads his rootsy, rocking band.

    CALEB CAUDLE New Orleans-based songwriter playing soulful alt-country and roots-pop.

    JOSH PERKINS & THE VOODOO CREW Full-band project from the local musician and studio owner. 

  • Cloverleaf Farm

    12 p.m. SOLD OUT!

    WILDWOOD REVIVAL A unique, two-day festival celebrating music and Southern culture where guests can get off the grid. Featuring music from American Aquarium, Tall Tall Trees, Cicada RhythmBlackfoot Gypsies, Strung Like a Horse, Christopher Paul Stelling and many more. See story on p. 19.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    10 p.m.

    BAGHOUSE Long-dormant experimental group that spends time exploring instrumental jazz, ambient and post-rock.

    ODD TRIO One of Athens' finest original jazz ensembles, this innovative group often incorporates looped audio into its compositions.

  • Front Porch Book Store

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-372-1236

    HELEN DODGE Soulful acoustic music that occasionally dips into psychedelia.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. SOLD OUT!

    THE DIRTY GUV'NAHS Roots-rockers from Knoxville, TN. This is the band's "farewell tour."

  • Go Bar

    7 p.m. 706-546-5609

    CHILLITH FAIR Featuring music from Erin LovettSea of Dogs, Laura CarterDark Daughter, Jock GangPamela and her Sons, Wild of Night, Black Paradise, Crunchy and DJ Mahogany. Plus an early-evening yoga session with Nicole Bechill. See Calendar Pick on p. 21.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. $5.

    CHECK THE SIGNS Uplifting local family band.

    KEMP JONES, LEWIS JONES & CONNELLY CROWE Three local musicians team up.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE!

    LIVE JAZZ Jeremy Raj is bringing together the best that Athens jazz has to offer. A trio of incredibly talented musicians play to a great crowd every weekend.

  • Iron Factory

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6877

    VOODOO VISIONARY Improvisational funk/rock group from Atlanta.

  • Live Wire

    Art Rocks Athens. 8 p.m. $15 (adv.), $20 (door).

    FRED SCHNEIDER & SUPA-FINE The B-52s singer plays a rare Athens show. See story on p. 12.

    PYLON REENACTMENT SOCIETY The songs of the legendary Athens band, as performed by Vanessa Briscoe Hay and an all-star cast of locals.

    KEVIN DUNN Legendary guitarist and songwriter, a fixture on the Southern new wave scene of the 1970s and '80s.

    THE FANTASTICS New local garage-rock band.

  • Lumpkin Street Station

    10 p.m.

    POOR MAN'S FANCY Jammy, funky rock group from Statesboro.

    THE BREAD BROTHERS Garage-y local "funkabilly" band.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    S-WORDS AND FRIENDS Local band playing funky pop-rock with a touch of Southern jam.

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. 706-546-0840

    MIKE WATSON BAND Atlanta-based blues/Southern rock.


  • 40 Watt Club

    8–11 p.m. $25.

    Groovy Nights: Battle of the Decades

    Take a trip through the decade that taste forgot. This year's theme is '70s vs. '80s. Participate in raffles, dance 'til you drop and compete in the Groovy costume contest. Proceeds benefit Project Safe.

  • The Classic Center

    7 p.m. $12 (adv.), $14.

    Classic City Roller Girls vs. Soul City Sirens

    The CCRG skate against the Soul City Sirens from Augusta. A portion of the proceeds benefits Extra Special People. 

  • Bishop Park

    8 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE!

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods and crafts. This week celebrates tomatoes with a cooking demo, taste test and kid's activity. Live music by Paul Lombard (8 a.m.) and Red Oak Southern String Band (10 a.m.). Chef Hugh Acheson will sign copies of his newest cookbook, The Broad Fork, after demonstrating recipes composed of ingredients from the market (10 a.m.).

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    7 p.m. $5/person, $15/family.

    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.

  • Oconee County Courthouse

    8 a.m.–1 p.m.

    Oconee Farmers Market

    (Watkinsville) Locally grown produce, meats, grains, flowers, soaps, birdhouses, gourds and more.

  • West Broad Market Garden

    10 a.m.–2 p.m.

    West Broad Farmers Market

    Featuring fresh produce, honey, crafts, soaps, baked goods, cooking demos, children's activities and live music. Every Saturday.

  • Sandy Creek Park

    11 a.m.–3 p.m. $2.

    UOWN and Friends: A Day at the Beach

    Enjoy paddleboarding, swimming, bocce ball and more. Bring food to grill. 


  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    1–4 p.m. FREE!

    Pottery Demonstration

    Atlanta potter Rick Berman demonstrates various techniques. Part of the 13th annual "Perspectives: Georgia Pottery Invitational." See Art Notes on p. 14.

  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    Aug. 29–30, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $165.

    Pottery Workshop with Akira Satake

    Potter Satake will demonstrate both handbuilding and throwing techniques for making tea pots, ikebana vases and sculptural objects in this two-day workshop, "Beauty in Imperfection." Participants will also learn how to create interesting surfaces inspired by nature. Part of the 13th annual "Perspectives: Georgia Pottery Invitational." See Art Notes on p. 14.

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    10 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3623

    Symposium on Contemporary Southeastern Native American Art

    The Lyndon House's current exhibition "Return from Exile" features works by 30 artists of the Choctaw, Chickasaw, Cherokee, Muscogee and Seminole tribes. The symposium includes three panel discussions with artists and scholars as well as guided gallery tours.


  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    10 p.m. FREE!

    DJ Reindeer Games

    DJ REINDEER GAMES Athens DJ mixes trap, hip hop, moombahton, '90s hits and indie dance tunes.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $25.

    Groovy Nights

    GROOVY NIGHTS This year's theme is '70s vs. '80s. Participate in raffles, dance 'til you drop and compete in the Groovy costume contest. Proceeds benefit Project Safe.



  • Revival Yarns

    10:30 a.m. $30. 706-850-1354,

    Knit 2 Class

    Review casting on, the knit stitch, the purl stitch, stockinette and garter stitch patterns. RSVP.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9 a.m.–5 p.m. $105. 706-542-6156,

    Protecting Plant Diversity

    This course surveys threats to biodiversity worldwide, examples of rare plant research, techniques for restoration and reintroduction and ways to make a difference in protecting rare plants of Georgia.

  • Four Athens

    10 a.m.–12 p.m. $20 (class only), $49 (full kit).

    Introduction to Arduino

    Students will learn the basics of both building fun and simple circuits and writing code. Intended for beginners, hobbyists, enthusiasts and even children.

  • Four Athens

    1–3 p.m $25.

    Introduction to Electronics

    Learn the basics of hardware hacking. Build elementary circuits on a breadboard and visually review fundamental electronics equations and principles.

  • Chase Street Yoga

    All Day. FREE!

    Open House

    Try a yoga, Zumba or Bodyshred class. Registration required.


  • ACC Library

    2 p.m. FREE!

    Created Equal Film Series

    View Slavery by Another Name. Followed by a discussion with Douglas Blackmon, Pulitzer-Prize winning author of Slavery By Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II.

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    Aug. 28–30, 6 p.m. & 9 p.m. FREE! (w/ UGA ID), $3.

    Avengers 2

    (Theater) Tony Stark, Thor, the Incredible Hulk and the rest of the Avengers must reassemble to battle Ultron, a technological terror threatening the future of mankind.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    Aug. 28–29, 4–5 p.m. FREE!

    Art Rocks Athens: Cocktails & Videos

    Watch classic Athens music videos from 1975–'85. See Story on p. 12.

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    5–8 p.m. FREE!

    "Art Rocks Reels" Opening Reception

    Watch Super 8 and 16 mm films created by local musicians in "Art Rocks Reels: Movie Highlights from the Athens Scene, 1970–1985." Part of Art Rocks Athens. See Story on p. 12.

  • Ciné Barcafé

    Aug. 28–30, 4:30 & 7 p.m., Aug. 31–Sept. 3, 5:15 & 8 p.m. $7.50–9.75.

    The Third Man

    Watch a digital restoration of the film noir classic. Orson Welles stars as Harry Lime and Joseph Cotten plays his childhood friend Holly Martins.


Lectures & Lit

  • Avid Bookshop

    6:30 p.m. FREE!

    Meet the Author

    Meet Scottish author Helen McClory in celebration of her first fiction collection, On the Edges of Vision.

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Dickey's Barbecue Pit

    6–10 p.m. FREE! 706-850-7561


    KARAOKE Sing your heart out.


  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    7 p.m. $15.

    Sunflower Music Series: Arvin Scott

    This month features UGA professor Arvin Scott. Jazz singer Marti Winkler will open the show.