COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Saturday, August 26

45 events

Events

  • Go Bar

    10:30 p.m. $3. www.facebook.com/athensshowgirls

    Athens Showgirl Cabaret

    Watch the house cast and Atlanta guest Dotte Comm.

  • 40 Watt Club

    6 p.m. $25. www.project-safe.org

    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. www.keepathensbeautiful.org

    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.

  • Max

    12–5 p.m. ugalive.com/athens-black-market

    Athens Black Market

    The market supports local minority business vendors. Offerings range from soul and caribbean food vendors, clothing, artwork, kid-friendly items, youth vendors, live performances, games and and more.

  • Oconee Veterans Park

    8 a.m. $25. www.active.com

    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. www.athenshealth.org

    "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! www.athenslandtrust.org

    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! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music by Paige McCauley and Making Strange.

  • East Athens Community Center

    10 a.m.–5 p.m. 706-613-3650, www.athenslibrary.org

    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). farmviewmarket.com

    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. uga.givepulse.com

    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. www.athenscine.com

    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! www.uuathensga.org

    Open House

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

  • St. Philothea Greek Orthodox Church

    8 a.m.1 p.m. saint.philothea@gmail.com

    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. www.moaspets.com

    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. athenspride.org

    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! www.bikeathens.com

    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! www.butthuttbarbecue.com

    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). www.caledonialounge.com

    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. www.athenscine.com

    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. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    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). www.georgiatheatre.com

    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! www.highwirelounge.com

    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). www.livewireathens.com

    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. www.sobrewco.com

    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. www.facebook.com/theworldfamousathens

    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.

Art

  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    1–4 p.m. FREE! www.ocaf.com

    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. www.ocaf.com

    "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.

Outdoors

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9–11 a.m. FREE! 706-542-6156, www.uga.edu/botgarden

    The Hummingbird Trail

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

Classes

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9 a.m.–5 p.m. $105. 706-542-6156, www.uga.edu/botgarden

    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! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    African American Family Scan Day

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

Sports

  • UGA Intramural Fields

    1 & 7 p.m. FREE! georgiadogs.com

    UGA Volleyball

    The Georgia Women's Volleyball team plays UNC Asheville and LIU Brooklyn in the Benson Hospitality Invitational.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    12 p.m. kickball.liveforward.org

    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. 

Kidstuff

DJs

Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

    Aug. 23, 2–6 p.m. (members-only preview, join for $25), 6–8 p.m. (general public). Aug. 24, 9 a.m.–8 p.m. Aug. 25 & 26, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. www.athenslibrary.org

    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! www.bn.com

    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.

Film

  • Beechwood 11 Cinemas

    9 p.m. $40. www.gtcmovies.com

    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. thefoundryathens.com

    Mayweather vs. McGregor

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