Saturday, July 30

32 events



  • 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.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 11 p.m. FREE!

    Booty Boyz

    BOOTY BOYZ DJs ImmuzikationTwin Powers and Z-Dog spin dance hits into the night. This is a special summer "vs." series pitting different artists and themes against one another each week.


  • 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. Live music by Generations (8 a.m.) and The Hobohemians (10 a.m.). 

  • West Broad Market Garden

    10 a.m.-2 p.m. FREE!

    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 includes a "Stop the Violence" Block Party with love music, performance, canopy, horseback riding, a photo booth and more.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    1–7:30 p.m.

    Jerry Day

    Celebrate Jerry Garcia's birthday with beer, tie-dye and Grateful Dead music.

  • Georgia Square Mall

    12–3 p.m. FREE!

    TCC Backpack Giveaway

    (Verizon, Suite 139, Georgia Square Mall) Backpacks are given to children pre-k to 12 with parents present.


  • Lamar Dodd School of Art

    7–9 p.m. FREE!

    BFA Exit Show

    "00:00" features the works of 12 women from the graphic design program at Lamar Dodd.

  • Farmington Depot Gallery

    9 a.m.–8 p.m. FREE!


    See the area's wildest rides as well as other handmade art. Spontaneous parades and workshops throughout the weekend. Watch as art cars are created or join in by decorating your own.

Live Music

  • Bishop Park

    Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!

    GENERATIONS New project consisting of Liam Parke, Evan Bradford and Jamaica Miller, playing originals and well-known folk covers (8 a.m.)

    THE HOBOHEMIANS This acoustic band utilizes banjo, ukulele, flute, accordion and more to perform roots music of the 1910s, '20s and '30s. (10 a.m.)

  • Buffalo's Café

    Extra Special People Benefit. 7 p.m. $10. 706-354-6655

    MONDAY'S ALIBI Local band specializing in '70s and '80s rock and roll.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    DEMITRI Groove-metal outfit from Atlanta.

    FALLOW Local three-piece "Southern metal" band.

    JET ENGINE DRAGONS Local band playing a blend of shoegaze, progressive rock and technical metal.

    VOLT Athens-based heavy rock duo.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    1 p.m.

    SATURN VALLEY Local progressive fusion band with spaced-out grooves and synth-laden jams.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. $5.

    JOE WILLEY AND THE MOVING MEN Folk music from the local songwriter and his band.

    LEEANN PEPPERS Local singer-songwriter playing sparse, evocative folk music.

    AUSTIN DARNELL Local blues singer-songwriter and Darnell Boys member plays a solo set.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $12 (door).

    PYLON REENACTMENT SOCIETY The songs of the legendary Athens band, as performed by Vanessa Briscoe Hay and an all-star cast of locals. This is a release party for Pylon Live, a new two-LP set chronicling a 1983 performance. See story on p. 12.

    F#CK TRUCK A tribute to Athens band Love Tractor, featuring that band's Armistead Wellford.

    THE SWIMMING POOL Q'S Legendary Atlanta/Athens new wave group that came up concurrently with the B-52s and Pylon.

  • The Foundry

    9 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door).

    COSMIC CHARLIE Grateful Dead covers like you've never heard before.

  • Front Porch Book Store

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-742-7735

    MARK CUNNINGHAM Cunningham draws from Athens stalwarts R.E.M. and Chickasaw Mudd Puppies as well as classic country artists like Johnny Cash and Steve Earle.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 8 p.m. FREE!

    MAIL THE HORSE Blues-inspired indie-rock band from Brooklyn, NY.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    HARSH WORDS Fast hardcore group featuring members of Shaved Christ and Gripe. Final show! See Calendar Pick on p. 14.

    SIDEKICK Japanese hardcore punk group.

    STRATEGIC WARHEADS Atlanta-based punk group.

    WALLOW IN SQUALOR Asheville-based punk band featuring former members of Athens groups Gripe and Pale Prophet.

    DJ MAHOGANY Popular local DJ spins freaky funk, sultry soul, righteous R&B and a whole lotta unexpected faves.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. $5.

    KIP DOCKERY QUARTET An eclectic mix of jazz, funk, blues and country-rock-bluegrass.

  • 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.

  • Lumpkin Street Station

    10 p.m.

    MUDDY WATER REVIVAL Athans-based country/Americana outfit.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    CHARGE THE ATLANTIC Reggae- and funk-influenced rock band from Rhode Island.

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. 706-546-0840

    THE FLAMETHROWERS Athens-based surf band.


  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9–11 a.m. $15. 706-542-6156,

    The Hummingbird Trail

    Enjoy a walk through the trail to find the hummingbirds' secret hiding places. Feel free to bring a camera or binoculars.


  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    2 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597,

    Harry Potter Party

    Celebrate Harry's birthday with Potter-style snacks and a movie screening. Costumes welcome. Ages 8 and up.


  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. ($25-$50).

    Magic Men Live!

    Magic Men Live s a choreographic cabaret experience complete with thrilling storylines, visual mastery and an all-male revue.


  • West Broad Market Garden

    11 a.m. FREE!

    Make a Book Craft

    Author Phyl Campbell presents a storytime and creative writing craft. 

Lectures & Lit

  • Avid Bookshop

    10:30 p.m.–1 a.m. FREE!

    Harry Potter Midnight Release Party

    Count down to the midnight release of the eighth book in the Harry Potter series. Costumes encouraged. The book is available for pre-order now. 

  • Barnes & Noble

    8 p.m. FREE!

    Harry Potter Midnight Magic

    Count down to the midnight release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts 1 & II. Decorate your broom and dress up for costume contests.


  • Ciné Barcafé

    1 p.m. & 6 p.m.

    Raiders! The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made

    The documentary chronicles the story of three boys making a shot-for-shot adaptation of Raiders of the Lost Ark. The fan film will screen afterwards, followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Erik Zala.


  • Athens Little Playhouse

    July 29–30 & Aug. 5–6, 7 p.m. July 31 & Aug. 7, 3 p.m.

    Wizard of Oz

    Dorthy Gale of Kansas dreams of what lies over the rainbow. When a twister hits her farm and carries her to another world, she meets the Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion.

Ending Saturday, July 30



  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    Fold Form Magic with Sylvia Dawe

    Fold-forming is a technique of metalworking that allows sheet metal to be quickly formed into 3-D shapes and textures. July 30–31, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. $160.


  • ACC Library

    One-on-One Digital Media Center Tutorials

    Get individual instruction for graphics, audio or video editing projects or learn to convert albums and cassettes to DVDs and CDs. Thursdays, 6 p.m. and Saturdays, 11 a.m. 706-613-3650

Help Out

  • West Broad Market Garden

    Back 2 School

    Donate school supplies to Strong, Beautiful and Godly Girls for their annual Back 2 School supply giveaway on July 30, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. 706-424-5222,