COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Saturday, November 18

32 events

Events

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    9 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! www.athensclarkecounty.com/sandycreeknaturecenter

    Athens Rock and Gem Club Show

    Showing gem and mineral collections from local enthusiasts. Participants will learn about local geology and participate in educational activities.

  • Rock Eagle 4H Center

    9:30 a.m. $3. 706-484-2881, jtorhan1@uga.edu

    Saturday at the Rock: Guided Hike to the Mound

    Take a guided 2.5-mile hike up Rock Eagle Mound to learn about the history of the effigy as well as local flora and fauna.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9 a.m. www.halfmoonoutfitters.com

    Cherokee Rose 5K

    A 5K race presented by Half-Moon Outfitters. All proceeds are donated to The State Botanical Garden.

  • Memorial Park

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

    Contra Dance

    A dance presented by Athens Folk Music & Dance Society with live music by Whistlin' Rufus and calling by Doug Singleton.

  • 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.

  • Unity Athens

    12–5 p.m. FREE! unityathens.com

    Holistic Healing Fair

    Local practitioners demo reiki, sound therapies, chiropractic, aromatherapy and more. 

  • 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 Rachael O'Neal and Scarlet Stitch Unplugged.

  • 10:30 a.m. FREE! www.thinkatthesink.com

    Where Does Your Poo Go?

    (4100 Barnett Shoals Rd.) Tour the Cedar Creek Water Reclamation Facility and celebrate World Toilet Day.

  • 3–7 p.m. FREE! athensfreeschool@gmail.com

    Athens Free School Anniversary Fair

    (1085 Danielsville Rd.) Check out classes led by community creatives, live music, yoga and more. Classes include kombucha brewing (3 p.m.), natural cleaning supplies (4 p.m.), bike maintenance with Dean Merlin (5 p.m.), herbal medicine (5 p.m.), music looping (6 p.m.) and the basics of sewing (6 p.m.).

Live Music

  • Bishop Park

    Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    RACHEL O'NEAL Local solo folk singer-songwriter.

    SCARLET STITCH Straight-up rock and roll band playing an acoustic set.

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. 706-369-3040

    COVER BOY Atlanta-based band featuring a former member of the Georgia Satellites.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com

    DONKEY PUNCH The raucous Athens rock band reunites for a special performance.

    HAYRIDE Long-running three-piece local rock band.

    TIGHT BLACKS Local punk band inspired by Jawbreaker and Dinosaur Jr.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    1 p.m. FREE! www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com

    THE DIRTY HANDS Grunge-blues group out of Girdwood, AK.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. $5. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    SALINE Local four-piece "shoegrease" band with hints of post-punk and fuzz-rock.

    THE VILLAGE BICYCLE Self-described "nap dreams" band out of Cleveland, OH.

    HAPPY CHEESE Local experimental bedroom-pop project.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $10. www.40watt.com

    LOVE TRACTOR The original members of the Athens post-rock legends reunite. See story on p. 13.

    MAGNAPOP Linda Hopper and Ruthie Morris' long-running punk-pop group is known for its high-energy shows.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $8 (adv.), $10 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    REV. PEYTON'S BIG DAMN BAND Three-piece country blues group out of Indiana.

    THE DARNELL BOYS The Darnell brothers play country blues originals backed by upright bass, singing saw and junkyard percussion.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $17. www.georgiatheatre.com

    WHITEY MORGAN Old-school honky-tonk country artist from Flint, MI. See story on p. 14.

    WARD DAVIS Singer-songwriter from Nashville, TN that has written for Trace Adkins, Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    GIFT ECONOMY Local acoustic folk-punk project. 

    BED DETH Athens-based lo-fi, confessional indie-folk project.

    HERE BE MONSTERS Solo folk-punk outfit.

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

  • 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

    THE FLAMETHROWERS Athens-based surf-rock band.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    JIVE MOTHER MARY Rollicking Southern rock band from Burlington, NC.

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. 706-546-0840

    FUNKY BLUESTER Atlanta-based blues outfit inspired by traditional Chicago and Texas styles.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    4 p.m. FREE! www.terrapinbeer.com

    TASTEBUD Eclectic Atlanta group with rock, funk and jazz influences.

Lectures & Lit

DJs

  • Highwire Lounge

    11 p.m. $1 (headphone). www.highwirelounge.com

    Silent Disco

    SILENT DISCO Dance the night away with wireless headphones and two channels of music. One of them is a request line!

Art

Kidstuff

Games

Theater

  • Nov. 17–18, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19, 3:30 p.m. $7. brightstoneathens.com

    Seussical Kids

    (Brightstone Productions, 560 Jerry Smith Dr. Watkinsville) The magical, musical extravaganza brings Dr. Seuss characters to life. 

  • Elbert Theatre, Elberton

    Nov. 17–18, 7 p.m. Nov. 29, 2 p.m. $9–11. 706-283-1049

    Eb Scrooge: A Southern Fried Carol

    A Southern infused re-telling of Charles Dickens' classic Christmas story.

Ending Saturday, November 18

 

Art

  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA

    2017 Members Exhibition

    The gallery's "Members Exhibition" is open to new and current members. Find the submission form online. 2-D, 3-D, video and performance work accepted. Submit by Nov. 18. Exhibition on view Dec. 2–Jan. 14. www.athica.org/call-for-entries