Saturday, August 26

44 events


  • Go Bar

    9 p.m. $3.

    Athens Showgirl Cabaret

    Watch the house cast plus Farrazz from Atlanta.

  • 40 Watt Club

    6 p.m. $25.

    Groovy Nights: Battle of the Decades

    This year's theme is '70s vs. '80s. Participate in raffles, tarot readings, dance 'til you drop and compete in the Groovy costume contest. Proceeds benefit Project Safe. See Calendar Pick on p. 14.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    5–9 p.m. $3-5.

    7th Annual Keepin' It Clean Dirty Dance Party

    A family-friendly event including food vendors, raffles, crafts, dancing and face painting. All proceeds benefit Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    6–8 p.m.

    Athens Black Market

    The market supports local minority business vendors. Offerings range from local food, artisan home goods and natural beauty products. 

  • Oconee Veterans Park

    8 a.m. $25.

    5th Annual Running for Rankin 5K

    The 5K run/walk raises funds for the Jeannette Rankin Women's Scholarship Foundation.

  • 8 a.m.–1 p.m.

    "In Their Shoes" Fundraiser

    (Athens Regional Medical Center, front lawn of Outpatient Surgery Center) Shop at this community yard sale to support the Loran Smith Center for Cancer Support.

  • 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.

  • East Athens Community Center

    10 a.m.–5 p.m. 706-613-3650,

    Common Heritage Scanning Day

    People are invited to bring family photos, photo slides, recipes, letters, Bibles and other memorabilia to be digitally scanned. Funded by a Common Heritage Grant from the National Endowment for Humanities, the project seeks to help protect and preserve history relating to the African American experience in Athens-Clarke County. Register for an appointment.

  • Farmview Market

    11 a.m.–5 p.m. $50 (to enter) FREE! (to attend).

    Southern Classic BBQ Competition

    The competition awards prizes for best chicken, pork ribs and beef tri-tip recipes. Other festivities include live music and family activities.

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    9 a.m.–1 p.m.

    Dawg Day of Service

    (Grand Hall) UGA students can volunteer with local organizations and non-profits. Breakfast and speeches by community leaders start the day.

  • Ciné Barcafé

    7:30 p.m. $15 (VIP). 8 p.m. $10.

    Black Lodge Party

    Celebrate the approaching conclusion of "Twin Peaks'" third season and Ciné's screenings of Fire Walk With Me. The themed event features costume and dance contests, coffee cocktails, live music, dancing, a photo booth, donuts and cherry pie. Lydia Brambila (Outersea), Emileigh Ireland, Jessica Smith (Sea of Dogs) and Marie Uhler (Eureka California) will perform the music of Julee Cruise, Angelo Badalamenti and David Lynch. Proceeds benefit the Buy Ciné campaign.

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

    10 a.m.–2 p.m. FREE!

    Open House

    Tour the building, hear some music and learn about UUFA.

  • St. Philothea Greek Orthodox Church

    8 a.m.1 p.m.

    Curated Rummage Sale

    Items include furniture, home goods, children's toys, tools, lawn and yard equipment and more. Proceeds benefit the church.

  • 6 p.m. $25–30.

    4th Annual Bark and Wine

    (Boutier Winery, Danielsville) The Madison Oglethorpe Animal Shelter presents a fundraiser with drinks, food, silent and live auctions, raffles and live music by Nathan Shepperd.

  • Go Bar

    10:30 p.m.

    Pre-PRIDE Kickoff Party

    Celebrate PRIDE with a talent show. Performers and judges include Sasha Stephens, Yasmine Alexander and Jacqueline Daniels. 

  • 6–9 p.m. FREE!

    Year 1 Anniversary Party

    (1075 W. Broad St.) BikeAthens and Pedal Driven Cycles celebrate their first year at Broad Street.

Live Music

  • Butt Hutt Bar-B-Q

    8 p.m. FREE!

    JIM COOK Cook is joined by Bill Whitley and Charles Sewell for a set of electric blues jams.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $10 (21+), $12 (18-20).

    BIT BRIGADE Local supergroup plays the soundtrack to vintage video games while Noah McCarthy plays the games onstage. 

    MOTHERFUCKER Hard-driving, riffy local rock and roll trio.

    KARBOMB High-speed, long-running local punk band.

  • Ciné Barcafé

    Black Lodge Party. 7:30 p.m. $15. (VIP). 8 p.m. $10.

    TWIN PEAKS COVER BAND Lydia Brambila (Outersea), Emileigh Ireland, Jessica Smith (Sea of Dogs) and Marie Uhler (Eureka California) float and fall their way through a set of songs by singer Julee Cruise, composer Angelo Badalamenti and filmmaker David Lynch.

    DJ LOG Leland Palmer and Audrey Horne dance moves are encouraged for a moody mixtape inspired by "Twin Peaks."

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m.

    THE PLAGUE Original, ballsy rock harkening back to The Stooges, Sonic Youth and The MC5.

    THE HONEY SLIDERS Detroit-influenced rock band from Catropolis. 

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $15 (adv.), $18 (door).

    THE CADILLAC THREE Nashville-based trio playing Southern jam-rock.

    HANNAH DASHER Personality-packed singer-songwriter with blues, country and soul influences.

  • 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

    JOLLY GOOD Playing bluegrass songs and non-bluegrass songs that have been bluegrassed.

    INHOUSE DRIVEBY New local Rage Against the Machine tribute act.

  • Live Wire

    7 p.m. FREE (donations suggested).

    SONGS FOR SUSTAINABILITY A benefit for the Georgia Climate Change Coalition, featuring music from the White Rabbit Collective, Banded, Tallulah George and DJ Tanuki. See Calendar Pick on p. 14.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    THE VINYL SUNS Athens-based blues-rock five-piece.

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. 706-546-0840

    MURDER THE MOOD Local alternative rock band. 

  • Southern Brewing Company

    2:30 p.m.

    HARVEY FUNKWALKER Athens-based trio steeped in deep funk roots and laced with tinges of jazz, blues and rock.

  • The World Famous

    9 p.m.

    DAVID BARBE & INWARD DREAM EBB The Athens scene legend performs, backed by members of New Madrid.

    BLUE BLOOD Melodic psych-pop project fronted by songwriter Hunter Morris.

    T. HARDY MORRIS Local singer-songwriter and guitarist plays twangy, raucous folk-rock. 

    MIGHTY Alternative rock group from Atlanta.


  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    1–4 p.m. FREE!

    Pottery Demonstration

    Athens potter Maria Dondero demonstrates various techniques. Part of the 15th annual "Perspectives: Georgia Pottery Invitational." See Art Notes on p. 9.

  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    Aug. 26–27, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $165.

    "Perspectives" Pottery Workshop

    Naoki Izumi leads a two-day workshop on the methods and secrets of Echizen pottery. Part of OCAF's annual "Perspectives: Georgia Pottery Invitational." See Art Notes on p. 9.


  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9–11 a.m. FREE! 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.


  • 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.

  • Oconee County Library

    10 a.m. FREE!

    African American Family Scan Day

    Bring photos, bibles, family recipes and other historical documents to be digitally scanned.


  • UGA Intramural Fields

    7 p.m. FREE!

    UGA Volleyball

    The Georgia Women's Volleyball team play Texas A&M.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    12 p.m.

    Kickball Tournament

    Teams face off to benefit Live Forward. Other activities include HIV testing, a cake walk, food trucks and the brewery's craft beer. 



Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

    Mar. 7, 2–6 p.m. (members-only preview, join for $25), 6–8 p.m. (general public). Mar. 8, 9 a.m.–8 p.m. Mar. 9 & 10, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

    Friends of the Athens-Clarke County Library Book Sale

    Thousands of titles available. Fill a bag for $10 on Saturday.

  • Barnes & Noble

    6 p.m. FREE!

    Inspiring and Teaching with Poetry

    Local poets Rosalie Moffett (June in Eden) and Lindsay Tigue (System of Ghosts) will read from their latest works and lead a discussion on writing.


  • Beechwood 11 Cinemas

    9 p.m. $40.

    Mayweather vs. McGregor

    Watch a live screening of the legendary world champion Floyd Mayweather and UFC superstar Conor McGregor.

  • The Foundry

    6:30 p.m. (Rocky), 9 p.m. (fight). $15.

    Mayweather vs. McGregor

    Watch Rocky then the anticipated Mayweather vs. McGregor fight. Dancing with DJ Julio to follow.