Saturday, August 19

38 events


  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    8 a.m.-1 p.m.

    Friends of the Garden Flea Market

    (Visitor Center) Items include gardening tools, books, household items, toys, jewelry, decorations, accessories, baby items and more.

  • Memorial Park

    7:30 p.m. (lesson), 8–11 p.m. (dance). $8 (adults), $4 (ages 11–17) FREE! (ages 11 & under).

    Contra Dance

    A dance presented by Athens Folk Music & Dance Society with live music by Mike Robinson and Margie McDonald and calling by Charlotte Crittendon.

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    7 a.m.

    Outpace Parkinson's 5K

    Run or walk to support the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Disease Research.

  • The Classic Center

    11 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE!

    Athens Pet Expo & Adoption Event

    Meet adoptable cats and dogs at this family friendly event.

  • West Broad Market Garden

    9 a.m.–1 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.

  • Bishop Park

    8 a.m. FREE!

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music by Joe Willey & the Moving Man and Emily Horton.

  • Milledge Avenue Baptist Church

    4–8 p.m.

    Five Points Food Truck Party

    Holy Crepe, Nedsa's Waffles, Manila Express and more will be present. A portion of proceeds will benefit Athens Area Habitat for Humanity.

  • Pouch Savory World of Pies

    11 a.m.–5 p.m. FREE!

    South African Experience at Pouch Pies

    Enjoy South African food and wine with giveaways and a screening of the South Africa versus Argentina Rugby match. 

  • Oconee County Library

    10 a.m. FREE!

    Pancakes with a Park Ranger

    Enjoy pancakes with a Georgia State Park Ranger. Activities for adults and children. 

  • Southern Brewing Company

    3–10 p.m. $30.

    Anniversary Party

    The Southern Brewing Company celebrates its second birthday with a family-and-dog-friendly party. Live music from DJ Osmose, Jay Gonzalez and Five Eight

  • Max

    8 p.m. FREE!

    Dancefx Block Party

    The annual block party includes social dancing, performances and class pass giveaways.


  • 3–5 p.m. $10–15. 706-542-9842,,

    WUGA's Artists in Residence Series

    (Contact for Location) See the home of printer and textile designer Sara Parker and her husband Simon Hunt, a photographer, musician and filmmaker. See Calendar Pick on p. 24.

  • Oconee County Library

    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. FREE!

    Coloring Club

    Spend the morning relaxing with the therapeutic practice of coloring.

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    2–4 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3623

    Unfolding Event & Reception

    To celebrate the closing of "Fold Unfold: Exhibit of Contemporary Coverlets," the pillars of coverlets will be taken down and unfolded in a public performance. See Calendar Pick on p. 24.

  • Go Bar

    8 p.m. $5.

    Art Decko Benefit Show

    Art Decko is an upcoming public art porject located in the College Avenue parking deck downtown. The night features live music by Forbidden Waves, Realistic Pillow, Wild Abandon and DJ Mahogany, plus face and body painting by local artists.




  • Rock Eagle 4H Center

    9:30 a.m. $10.

    Saturday at the Rock: Canning & Food Preservation

    Learn how to can and preserve food so you can enjoy fresh food from the garden all year long. 

  • 9 a.m. –2 p.m. $35.

    Outdoor Essentials

    (Earthsong, 255 Chulitna Way, Bogart) This adult camping and outdoor basics class covers how to make a fire, simle tarp shelters and five multi-purpose knots.

Lectures & Lit

  • Avid Bookshop

    6 p.m. FREE!

    Avid Poetry Series

    (Prince Ave.) Hear poetry from Aruni Kashyap and Soham Patel.

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    2–4:30 p.m. FREE!

    Writer's Circle

    (Hargrett Library) Writers may bring pages of their work, any genre, for group feedback. Each meeting will highlight books from Hargrett's Collections.


Live Music

  • Bishop Park

    Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!

    TRE POWELL Local singer-songriter playing bluesy acoustic tunes with soulful vocals.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    MOTHER THE CAR  Founded by a brother duo, this garage-rock act incorporates blues and other influences.

    THE CRYPTIDES Local surf-rock band featuring members of The HUMMS and Timmy and the Tumblers.

    OUTERSEA Athens-based psychedelic surf-rock band.

    KWAZYMOTO Noisy local punk- and and math-influenced rock trio.

  • Cloverleaf Farm

    12 p.m.

    WILDWOOD REVIVAL Day two of the Americana festival, featuring Zach Schmidt, Nicole Atkins, The Quaker City Night Hawks, The Cactus Blossoms, The Wild Reeds and JD McPherson. See story on p. 19.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m.

    BRAD GERKE Local folk and alt-country singer-songwriter.

    TYLER KEY Folky local indie singer-songwriter.

    ROB MCCURRY Atlanta-based guitarist and songwriter.

  • 40 Watt Club

    BRWA Benefit. 8 p.m. $10.

    THE HERNIES Local riff-heavy rock band displaying influences from classic to indie rock.

    TIMI CONLEY Local pop rabblerouser Timi Conley performs with his band.

    KEN WILL MORTON With his gritty, soulful rasp, Morton blends folky Americana with rock and roll swagger.

    JUAN DE FUCA Driving indie-rock band fronted by local songwriter Jack Cherry.

    QUIET COYOTE Athens-based rock four-piece.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $18 (adv.), $23 (door).

    SHAWN MULLINS Atlanta-based, adult-alternative singer-songwriter known for hits like "Lullaby."

    CLAIRE CAMPBELL Hope for Agoldensummer singer plays a set of soft, haunting folk tunes. 

  • Georgia Theatre

    9 p.m. $12.

    RUNAWAY GIN Phish tribute band.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    FORBIDDEN WAVES Surfy local garage-rock combo.

    REALISTIC PILLOW Local beat-based experimental one-man band.

    WILD ABANDON Songwriter Jesse Kennedy's experimental folk project.

    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.

    ADAM KLEIN & THE WILD FIRES Local songwriter playing a rustic blend of country, folk and Americana.

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

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE!

    LIVE MUSIC Rotating local jazz and bluegrass bands play every Friday and Saturday night.

  • Iron Factory

    10:30 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6877

    LILY HERNE Local group playing dream-rock with psychedelic and folk influences.

    KITH & KIN Local honky tonk and Americana group led by Southern swooner Barrett Smith.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    CLARENCE SUN & THE MOONSHYNES Local all-star blues group led by Clarence "Big C" Cameron.