COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Wednesday, August 23

1 event

Events

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    4–7 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music by Todd Lister on Aug. 23.

Thursday, August 24

2 events

Events

Friday, August 25

3 events

Events

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    9:30–10:30 a.m. FREE! branew@uga.edu, www.georgiamuseum.org

    Morning Mindfulness

    Join instructor Jerry Gale for a meditation session in the galleries. Meet in the lobby.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    10 a.m.–6 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Adult Coloring Program

    Coloring sheets and pencils will be provided for participants to drop in, color and relax.

  • UGA Memorial Hall

    7 p.m. $3–5. www.facebook.com/ugaswing

    Any Swing Goes! Dance

    (Ballroom) The UGA Ballroom and Social Dance Club and UGA Swing Club present an East Coast Swing lesson, a West Coast Swing lesson and social swing dancing.

Saturday, August 26

17 events

Events

  • Go Bar

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

    Athens Showgirl Cabaret

    Watch the talent show then the house cast.

  • 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. This week spotlights alternative health and wellness programs and includes the Feminist Women's Health Center, Athens Natural Medicine, Healing Arts Centre, a free Egyptian Yoga session with Pyramic Sunrise SMAI TAWI 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 Tre Powell.

  • Oconee County Library

    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.

Sunday, August 27

2 events

Events

  • Fuel Hot Yoga

    8 a.m.–8 p.m. FREE! www.fuelhotyoga.com

    Fuel Up for the Fall: Fuel Open House

    The studio offers demos, giveaways and specials. Complimentary yoga classes will be led at 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. 

  • Holiday Inn

    3–6 p.m. $10–15/attendees. www.athensliteracy.org

    Spirited Spelling Spectacular

    Teams adults spell their way to victory. Proceeds benefit the Athens-Clarke Literacy Council. The event also includes a silent auction, hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar.

Monday, August 28

1 event

Events

  • Athens Cotton Press

    6 p.m. SOLD OUT! www.wuga.org

    WUGA 30th Anniversary Event

    The station celebrates 30 years of local public radio with a reception, dinner and live music by Randall Bramblett.

Tuesday, August 29

1 event

Events

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    8 p.m. (dance lessons), 9–11 p.m. (open dance). FREE! www.athensswingnight.com

    Swing Dance Night in the Garden

    UGA Swing Dance Club presents a night of dancing in the tropical conservatory. No previous dance experience or partner required.

Wednesday, August 30

2 events

Events

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    4–7 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music by Todd Lister on Aug. 23.

  • Ciné Barcafé

    4 p.m. $25. www.athenscine.com

    Yoga & a Movie

    Phelan and Annie lead a session of Headphones Yoga and screen a matinee movie. BYO Mat. Proceeds benefit the Buy Ciné campaign. 

Thursday, August 31

1 event

Events

Saturday, September 2

2 events

Events

  • 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. This week spotlights alternative health and wellness programs and includes the Feminist Women's Health Center, Athens Natural Medicine, Healing Arts Centre, a free Egyptian Yoga session with Pyramic Sunrise SMAI TAWI 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 Tre Powell.

Wednesday, September 6

1 event

Events

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    4–7 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music by Todd Lister on Aug. 23.

Thursday, September 7

1 event

Events

  • Graduate Athens

    5–8 p.m. FREE! www.unitedwaynega.org

    Community Celebration

    United Way of Northeast Georgia celebrates non-profit and community work with 35–50 non-profit booths, food, a DJ and a photo booth. 

Saturday, September 9

4 events

Events

  • Sandy Creek Park

    10:30 a.m.–2 p.m. $2. www.athenswaterfestival.com

    Athens Water Festival

    Learn about water as a natural resource through various interactive stations. Activities include swimming in Lake Chapman, games and a magic show with Keith the Magic Man.

  • 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. This week spotlights alternative health and wellness programs and includes the Feminist Women's Health Center, Athens Natural Medicine, Healing Arts Centre, a free Egyptian Yoga session with Pyramic Sunrise SMAI TAWI 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 Tre Powell.

  • 10 a.m.–12 p.m. $12. farmviewmarket.com

    Public Tour

    (2471 Broughton Rd. Newborn) Tour the Rock House Creamery and garden. Attendees will meet dairy cows and sample milk and cheese curds. A visit to the vegetable garden will follow.

Tuesday, September 12

1 event

Events

  • 10–11:30 a.m. FREE! www.womansclub.uga.edu

    University Woman's Club Fall Coffee

    (570 Prince Ave.) Connect with members of the club, college and community.

Wednesday, September 13

1 event

Events

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    4–7 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music by Todd Lister on Aug. 23.

Saturday, September 16

4 events

Events

  • St. Philothea Greek Orthodox Church

    11 a.m.–5 p.m. $1. www.athensgreekfestival.com

    18th Annual Greek Festival

    (Watkinsville) Enjoy traditional Greek food, music, folk dancing and church tours.

  • 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. This week spotlights alternative health and wellness programs and includes the Feminist Women's Health Center, Athens Natural Medicine, Healing Arts Centre, a free Egyptian Yoga session with Pyramic Sunrise SMAI TAWI 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 Tre Powell.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    Sept. 16–17, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. $5. www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Gem, Minerals, Arts an Related Crafts Show

    Shop among quartz crystals, amethyst, fossils, jewelry, opals, minerals from local mines and more.

Sunday, September 17

1 event

Events

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    Sept. 16–17, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. $5. www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Gem, Minerals, Arts an Related Crafts Show

    Shop among quartz crystals, amethyst, fossils, jewelry, opals, minerals from local mines and more.

Wednesday, September 20

1 event

Events

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    4–7 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music by Todd Lister on Aug. 23.

Friday, September 22

1 event

Events

Saturday, September 23

2 events

Events

  • 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. This week spotlights alternative health and wellness programs and includes the Feminist Women's Health Center, Athens Natural Medicine, Healing Arts Centre, a free Egyptian Yoga session with Pyramic Sunrise SMAI TAWI 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 Tre Powell.