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Tuesday, July 26

29 events

Kidstuff

Games

Classes

  • ACC Library

    10 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Computer Class: Introduction to Mac Computers

    Register by phone or in person at the reference desk.

  • ACC Library

    12 p.m. FREE! 706-583-8834

    Finance Seminar

    Edward Jones financial advisor Mike Williams hosts "Outsmart the Scammers." Lunch will be served. Reservation required.

  • Dancefx

    8 p.m. $3–5. www.athensswingnight.com

    Swing Night

    A one-hour lesson is followed by a two-hour dancing session. No experience or partner necessary. Every Tuesday.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    3:30 p.m. $20. www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Summer Perennials

    This class highlights perennials that bloom in late summer like tall phlox, echinacea and rudbeckia.

DJs

  • The Manhattan Café

    Loungy Tuesdays. 10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-9767

    Loungy Tuesdays

    DJ NATE FROM WUXTRY Spinning an all-vinyl set of rare and classic deep soul, R&B and blues. Every Tuesday!

Meetings

  • The Rook and Pawn

    11 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! www.fourathens.com

    Coffee Catch-Up

    Network over coffee with local startup entrepreneurs and community supporters. Today features Luiz Storino of Geave, Inc.

Events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    STAY THE SEA Local instrumental post-rock band.

    VELOCIRAPTURE "Adventure-prog" group from Gainesville, FL, not to be confused with the Athens band of the same name.

    CARPADIUM Heavy math-rock group from Florida.

    BROKEN WINDOWS Local trio with a mathy, noise-rock vibe.

  • The Foundry

    7 p.m. www.thefoundryathens.com

    TWO OF US Playing classic love songs. Featuring Kip Jones.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    JORDY SEARCY Singer-songwriter who stole hearts with his musical debut on "The Voice."

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    L'OR Opera-like dream sequences fused with ballet performance art.  

    SEADUST MERCURY EXHIBIT New local experimental punk band.

    GARY EDDY Local psychedelic singer-songwriter plays a solo set.

    SPOOKY MOON Chicago-based psychedelic pop group.

    GREEN UVULA Alter ego of local outsider musician Garrett Johnson.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    SESSIONS WITH D-KAPS Enjoy an evening of fresh live tunes.

Comedy

Film

Wednesday, July 27

36 events

Live Music

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    Athens Farmers Market. 5 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    JESSE MARIAH Blues and rock singer-songwriter.

  • The Foundry

    5:30–7:30 p.m. FREE! www.thefoundryathens.com

    KINKY WAIKIKI Relaxing, steel guitar-driven band following the traditions of Hawaiian music.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. www.thefoundryathens.com

    THE BEST OF UNKNOWN ATHENS A singer-songwriter showcase hosted by Liam Parke. Featuring John A. Swilley, Jeremy Duggins, Sean VanMeter, Eric Zock, Tre Powell and Mamie Davis.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 11 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    PILGRIM Local hard-hitting, riff-heavy rock band led by songwriter Paul McHugh.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    JAY GONZALEZ Drive-By Truckers' keyboardist plays your favorite yacht rock, singer-songwriter, power-pop, British Invasion, originals and TV theme songs.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    REAP Local punk group. Formerly known as Christ Fucker.

    BAD BOYFRIENDS Punk rock band from Little Rock, AR.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    7 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee.com

    W. FREEMAN LEVERETT Local guitarist and songwriter performing a selection of Bossa Nova hits every Wednesday night in July.

  • Lumpkin Street Station

    10 p.m. www.facebook.com/LumpkinStreetStation

    JASON GUY SMILEY Former member of Florida punk band Midget Fan Club performs solo.

    CHRIS FOX Folk-punk singer-songwriter from Reno, NV.

  • Oconee County Civic Center

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3902

    TONKS & THE AURORS A Harry Potter-themed "wizard-rock" band.

    HAWTHORN & HOLLY Pop-punk group from North Carolina that plays songs about Harry Potter.

    TIANNA & THE CLIFFHANGERS Pittsburgh-based artist playing music based on Harry Potter, Les Miserables and more.

  • Porterhouse Grill

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990

    JAZZ NIGHT The longest standing weekly music gig in Athens! Enjoy an evening of original music, improv and standards.

DJs

  • Blue Sky

    5 p.m. FREE! 706-850-3153

    Blue Sky Vinyl

    VINYL WEDNESDAYS Bring your own records and spin them at the bar!

Kidstuff

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 and crafts. Live music by Jesse Mariah.

  • Jittery Joe's Coffee

    11 a.m.–2 p.m. & 5–10 p.m. www.jitteryjoes.com

    Food Truck Market

    (Roaster) Local food trucks include Jittery Joe's, Taza, Holy Crepe and more. Every other Wednesday.

Art

Games

Meetings

  • The World Famous

    6 p.m. FREE! www.fourathens.com/happy-hour

    Tech Happy Hour

    Meet local entrepreneurs, tech talent and other fellow Athenians who are making cool stuff at this weekly Four Athens networking happy hour.

  • Four Athens

    12 p.m. FREE! www.fourathens.com

    Lunch & Learn

    Legal experts and local entrepreneurs provide insight into the new JOBS Act. Lunch is provided. RSVP.

Classes

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Live Wire

    7 p.m. FREE! www.livewireathens.com

    Athens Rising

    ATHENS RISING This weekly open-mic event features up to 10 artists with two song/10-minute performance slots. Sign up to win prizes!

  • The Office Lounge

    8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-546-0840

    Karaoke

    KARAOKE With your host Lynn. Every Wednesday! Tonight's show is part of a special karaoke contest.

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040

    Open Mic Night

    LEAVING COUNTRIES OPEN MIC JAM Bands are welcome, backline is provided and the jam rocks until 2 a.m.

Comedy

  • Buffalo's Café

    7 p.m. $5. 678-374-9848

    Gin and Jokes

    Live comedy hosted by Ms. Gin. For ages 21 & up.

Film

  • Georgia Theatre

    7 p.m. FREE! georgiatheatre.com

    Movie Night

    Watch Half Baked, Friday and The Craft on the big screen.

Thursday, July 28

32 events

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    Dr. Fred's Karaoke

    KARAOKE Hosted by karaoke fanatic John "Dr. Fred" Bowers and featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more.

  • The Bar-B-Que Shack

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-613-6752

    Bluegrass Jam

    BLUEGRASS JAM Bring your own instrument! All pickers are welcome every Thursday.

  • Hedges on Broad

    11 p.m. FREE! www.hedgesonbroad.com

    Leaving Countries Open Mic

    OPEN MIC Leaving Countries' Louis Phillip Pelot leads an open mic session.

  • Hedges on Broad

    11 p.m. FREE! www.hedgesonbroad.com

    Leaving Countries Open Mic

    OPEN MIC Leaving Countries' Louis Phillip Pelot leads an open mic session.

  • Hedges on Broad

    11 p.m. FREE! www.hedgesonbroad.com

    Leaving Countries Open Mic

    OPEN MIC Leaving Countries' Louis Phillip Pelot leads an open mic session.

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    NANNERCUP New local blues-rock three-piece.

    KILROY KOBRA Jammy, Atlanta-based art-rock group.

    MADNESS MAE AND DR. TRANCE Ecstatic loop-based improvisation featuring Athens musicians.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    TIM ROBINSON Member of garage-rock band Free Associates plays a solo set.

    SCOTT LANIAK No info available.

    GARRETT HATCH Local songwriter and member of blues-rock band Mother the Car plays a solo set.

    THE FLICKER REVUE No info available.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $12 (door). www.40watt.com

    THE WEEKS Authentic rock and roll with a Southern heart from Nashville, TN.

    CHIEF SCOUT Bracing local rock band led by songwriter Trey Rosenkampff.

    SLOW PARADE Atlanta/Athens-based band featuring members of Cicada Rhythm and Grand Vapids.

  • The Foundry

    7 p.m. $6 (adv.), $8 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    ATHENS A-TRAIN BAND Instrumental group performing traditional jazz standards, swing, latin, ballads, blues and boogie.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 10 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    FLY GOLDEN EAGLE Upstart, Nashville-based rockers. Stay tuned after the show for a vinyl dance party curated by none other than Fly Golden Eagle!

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee.com

    LOMBARDI, ROMANOS AND MILLSTER Local jazz legends present a night of music.

  • Lumpkin Street Station

    10 p.m. www.facebook.com/LumpkinStreetStation

    DIABLO SANDWICH & THE DR. PEPPERS New local band featuring Bo Hembree, Adam Poulin and Scotty Nicholson.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    THE SOUTHERN BELLES A Zappa-esque amalgamation of country, jazz, rock and funk from Richmond, VA.

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. 706-546-0840

    ALL-STAR JAM Local musician Joey Quiggins hosts a jam every Thursday.

  • Your Pie

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-355-7048 (Gaines School Road location)

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot performs solo sets of funky Southern folk rock 'n' roll on guitar, bass drum, harmonica and vocals. Featuring Aaron Gibson.

Kidstuff

Games

Classes

Events

  • ACC Library

    6 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Keep Calm and Color

    Adults can relax by coloring. Materials provided.

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

    6 p.m. $5. 706-351-6024

    Healing Circle & Meditation

    Experience a variety of healing and meditation modalities.

  • Firestation #8

    6:15 p.m. jonianthon@gmail.com

    Classic City Toastmasters

    The club presents a Humorous Speech Contest.

Outdoors

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    8 a.m. FREE! www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Nature Ramblers

    Learn more about the flora and fauna of the garden while enjoying fresh air and inspirational readings. Ramblers are encouraged to bring their own nature writings or favorite poems and essays to share with the group.

Film

Art

  • BMA At Home

    2–6 p.m. FREE! 706-353-0770

    Umano & Hope Hilton

    Artists are invited to participate in a contest led by Hope Hilton to win their design on a umano T-shirt. Following the contest (2–4 p.m.), Hilton will share her newest artworks.

Friday, July 29

25 events

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. 706-369-3040

    NATHAN SHEPPARD Talented local singer-songwriter with a '70s pop style.

    JASON AARON Local singer-songwriter performing with Leaving Countries' Louis Phillip Pelot.

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. 706-369-3040

    NATHAN SHEPPARD Talented local singer-songwriter with a '70s pop style.

    JASON AARON Local singer-songwriter performing with Leaving Countries' Louis Phillip Pelot.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    BREATHING KANSAS Classic-rock-inspired power trio from Toccoa.

    POP WEIRDOS Eccentric, Atlanta-based indie-pop duo.

    SWIM TEAM No info available.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $5. www.40watt.com

    CARLA LE FEVER AND THE RAYS Playing pop, funk and rock originals and covers.

    MAMIE DAVIS AND THE BOYS Young local singer-songwriter influenced by grunge and folk.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    CAROLINE AIKEN BAND Aiken's bluesy voice and masterful technique guarantee a hypnotic performance.

    MICHELLE MALONE Americana singer-songwriter who puts an honest and emotional spin on her music.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    FART JAR Local musician and performance artist.

    HANNAH AND THE SLOBS No info available.

    DJ HOT WAX Max Wang (The Rodney Kings) spins '60s pop/soul and punk rock.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. $5. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    SHOWTIME Elite tha Showstoppa's band plays eclectic hip-hop mixed with rockin' funky soul.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE! www.highwirelounge.com

    LIVE JAZZ Jeremy Raj is bringing together the best that Athens jazz has to offer. A trio of incredibly talented musicians play to a great crowd every weekend.

  • Iron Factory

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

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

    JACLYN STEELE Local singer-songwriter by way of Iowa.

  • JB's Smokin' Pig Barbeque

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-705-6116

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot performs solo sets of funky Southern folk rock 'n' roll on guitar, bass drum, harmonica and vocals. Featuring Aaron Gibson.

  • Live Wire

    9 p.m. $5 (adv.), $7 (door). www.livewireathens.com

    BOOM-BAP AND BACKPACKS A new local hip hop showcase featuring Son-1, Scott Sutton and DJ Luke Highwalker; Blacknerdninja; Lingua Franca; Last Trip; and Emissary89. See Calendar Pick on p. 14.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    THE CHARLIE FOG BAND Celebrating 50 years of the Grateful Dead!

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-546-0840

    JOEY QUIGGINS Local rock and roll singer-songwriter.

  • The Office Lounge

    8:30 p.m. 706-546-0840

    QUIG AND THE BOYS Local rock band playing old, new, blues and rock with a twist.

  • Saucehouse Barbeque

    7 p.m. FREE! www.saucehousebbq.com

    LANDON TRUST Local singer-songwriter performs an acoustic set of soulful Americana.

  • The World Famous

    11 p.m. $3. www.facebook.com/theworldfamousathens

    NAAN VIOLENCE Psychedelic sitar sounds from members of Smokedog and Thee Death Panels.

    MAGNA CUM LORD Post-punk/psych-rock band featuring Thom Strickland, Larry Choskey and Nate Mitchell.

    DEATH PANELS Heavy, throbbing psych-rock from Atlanta with a pulsing heart of darkness.

Kidstuff

Games

Events

  • The Globe

    7 p.m. $10. 706-353-4721

    Wine Tasting

    Sample at least eight different wines.

Performance

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. ($25-$50). www.georgiatheatre.com

    Magic Men Live!

    Magic Men Live s a choreographic cabaret experience complete with thrilling storylines, visual mastery and an all-male revue.

DJs

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 10 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    Electric Western

    ELECTRIC WESTERN DJs Jacob Jones and Reno Bo spin "danceable and obscure pop, doo wop and rock 'n' roll." See Calendar Pick on p. 14.

Theater

Classes

  • 6:30 p.m. FREE! facebook.com/athensfreeschool

    Athens Free School: Tiny Houses

    (The Mill, 1085 Danielsville Rd.) Learn about building and living small. 

Film

  • Ciné Barcafé

    7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. athenscine.com

    Idiocracy

    Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Mike Judge's sci-fi comedy. 

Saturday, July 30

31 events

Games

DJs

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    10 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/lkshuffleclub

    DJ Reindeer Games

    DJ REINDEER GAMES Athens DJ mixes trap, hip hop, moombahton, '90s hits and indie dance tunes.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 11 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    Booty Boyz

    BOOTY BOYZ DJs ImmuzikationTwin Powers and Z-Dog spin dance hits into the night. This is a special summer "vs." series pitting different artists and themes against one another each week.

Events

  • Bishop Park

    8 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods and crafts. Live music by Generations (8 a.m.) and The Hobohemians (10 a.m.). 

  • West Broad Market Garden

    10 a.m.-2 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. Today includes a "Stop the Violence" Block Party with love music, performance, canopy, horseback riding, a photo booth and more.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    1–7:30 p.m. www.terrapinbeer.com

    Jerry Day

    Celebrate Jerry Garcia's birthday with beer, tie-dye and Grateful Dead music.

  • Georgia Square Mall

    12–3 p.m. FREE! www.tccrocks.com

    TCC Backpack Giveaway

    (Verizon, Suite 139, Georgia Square Mall) Backpacks are given to children pre-k to 12 with parents present.

Art

  • Lamar Dodd School of Art

    7–9 p.m. FREE! www.art.uga.edu

    BFA Exit Show

    "00:00" features the works of 12 women from the graphic design program at Lamar Dodd.

  • Farmington Depot Gallery

    9 a.m.–8 p.m. FREE! peterlooseart@gmail.com

    Autovision

    See the area's wildest rides as well as other handmade art. Spontaneous parades and workshops throughout the weekend. Watch as art cars are created or join in by decorating your own.

Live Music

  • Bishop Park

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

    GENERATIONS Local folk ensemble. (8 a.m.)

    THE HOBOHEMIANS This acoustic band utilizes banjo, ukulele, flute, accordion and more to perform roots music of the 1910s, '20s and '30s. (10 a.m.)

  • Buffalo's Café

    Extra Special People Benefit. 7 p.m. $10. 706-354-6655

    MONDAY'S ALIBI Local band specializing in '70s and '80s rock and roll.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    DEMITRI Groove-metal outfit from Atlanta.

    FALLOW Local three-piece "Southern metal" band.

    JET ENGINE DRAGONS Local band playing a blend of shoegaze, progressive rock and technical metal.

    VOLT Athens-based heavy rock duo.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    1 p.m. www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com

    SATURN VALLEY Local progressive fusion band with spaced-out grooves and synth-laden jams.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    JOE WILLEY AND THE MOVING MEN Folk music from the local songwriter and his band.

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

    AUSTIN DARNELL Local blues singer-songwriter and Darnell Boys member plays a solo set.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $12 (door). www.40watt.com

    PYLON REENACTMENT SOCIETY The songs of the legendary Athens band, as performed by Vanessa Briscoe Hay and an all-star cast of locals. This is a release party for Pylon Live, a new two-LP set chronicling a 1983 performance. See story on p. 12.

    F#CK TRUCK A tribute to Athens band Love Tractor, featuring that band's Armistead Wellford.

    THE SWIMMING POOL Q'S Legendary Atlanta/Athens new wave group that came up concurrently with the B-52s and Pylon.

  • The Foundry

    9 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    COSMIC CHARLIE Grateful Dead covers like you've never heard before.

  • Front Porch Book Store

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-742-7735

    MARK CUNNINGHAM Cunningham draws from Athens stalwarts R.E.M. and Chickasaw Mudd Puppies as well as classic country artists like Johnny Cash and Steve Earle.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 8 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    MAIL THE HORSE Blues-inspired indie-rock band from Brooklyn, NY.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    HARSH WORDS Fast hardcore group featuring members of Shaved Christ and Gripe. Final show! See Calendar Pick on p. 14.

    SIDEKICK Japanese hardcore punk group.

    STRATEGIC WARHEADS Atlanta-based punk group.

    WALLOW IN SQUALOR Asheville-based punk band featuring former members of Athens groups Gripe and Pale Prophet.

    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. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    KIP DOCKERY QUARTET An eclectic mix of jazz, funk, blues and country-rock-bluegrass.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE! www.highwirelounge.com

    LIVE JAZZ Jeremy Raj is bringing together the best that Athens jazz has to offer. A trio of incredibly talented musicians play to a great crowd every weekend.

  • Lumpkin Street Station

    10 p.m. www.facebook.com/LumpkinStreetStation

    MUDDY WATER REVIVAL Athans-based country/Americana outfit.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    CHARGE THE ATLANTIC Reggae- and funk-influenced rock band from Rhode Island.

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. 706-546-0840

    THE FLAMETHROWERS Athens-based surf band.

Outdoors

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9–11 a.m. $15. 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.

Kidstuff

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    2 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597, www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Harry Potter Party

    Celebrate Harry's birthday with Potter-style snacks and a movie screening. Costumes welcome. Ages 8 and up.

Performance

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. ($25-$50). www.georgiatheatre.com

    Magic Men Live!

    Magic Men Live s a choreographic cabaret experience complete with thrilling storylines, visual mastery and an all-male revue.

Classes

  • West Broad Market Garden

    11 a.m. FREE! phylcampbell.blogspot.com

    Make a Book Craft

    Author Phyl Campbell presents a storytime and creative writing craft. 

Lectures & Lit

  • Avid Bookshop

    10:30 p.m.–1 a.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com

    Harry Potter Midnight Release Party

    Count down to the midnight release of the eighth book in the Harry Potter series. Costumes encouraged. The book is available for pre-order now. 

  • Barnes & Noble

    8 p.m. FREE! www.bn.com

    Harry Potter Midnight Magic

    Count down to the midnight release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts 1 & II. Decorate your broom and dress up for costume contests.

Film

  • Ciné Barcafé

    1 p.m. & 6 p.m. athenscine.com

    Raiders! The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made

    The documentary chronicles the story of three boys making a shot-for-shot adaptation of Raiders of the Lost Ark. The fan film will screen afterwards, followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Erik Zala.

Sunday, July 31

13 events

Events

  • Blind Pig Tavern

    7 p.m. Donations encouraged. www.facebook.com/AthensRecoveryFest

    Athens Recovery Fest Trivia Fundraiser

    (W. Broad St.) Full Contact Trivia hosts a game to support a good cause.

  • Little City Diner

    6 p.m. $35. 706-742-7590

    Farm to Table Dinner

    Matthew Scott and Brian Uptagrafft designed a three-course meal with ingredients provided by Community Meat Co. and Collective Harvest. Proceeds benefit The Collective Harvest Fresh Food Fund, which provides low-income families with local produce. RSVP.

  • Studio Dance Academy

    1–5 p.m. FREE! www.thestudiodanceacademy.com

    Open House

    Find out about upcoming dance classes.

  • ACC Library

    3 p.m. FREE! facebook.com/athensfreeschool

    Athens Free School: Craft Swap

    Bring craft supplies you no longer have use for and browse through other exchange items. Leftover items will be donated. 

  • 7 p.m. $100. 706-255-8528

    Little Rose Organics Farm to Table Dinner

    (2421 Elder Mill Rd., Watkinsville) Admission includes dinner, dessert and live music by the Randall Bramblett Band. Proceeds benefit the Little Rose Nature School.

  • The World Famous

    9 p.m. $3. www.facebook.com/theworldfamousathens

    Frank Secich

    Power-pop legend Franck Secich shares his memoir Circumstantial Evidence: Tall Tales, Live Music and Crime Scene Photos and performs songs in addition to Zach Keim and V.G. Minus. Punk rock photographer Theresa Kereakes will share an exhibition earlier in the day. See Calendar Pick on p. 14.

Games

Art

  • Farmington Depot Gallery

    9 a.m.–8 p.m. FREE! peterlooseart@gmail.com

    Autovision

    See the area's wildest rides as well as other handmade art. Spontaneous parades and workshops throughout the weekend. Watch as art cars are created or join in by decorating your own.

Live Music

  • The Foundry

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

    NEW SOUTH SHOWCASE Host Caroline Aiken interviews and introduces performers Ethan Crump and Eastville Belle.

  • Normaltown Hall

    6 p.m. $15. www.facebook.com/NormaltownHall

    TOMMY STINSON The former Replacements and Guns N' Roses bassist performs. See story on p. 13.

    HANK SULLIVANT & KELLEY SWINDALL The Kuroma frontman and area folk musician team up.

  • The World Famous

    9 p.m. $3. www.facebook.com/theworldfamousathens

    FRANK SECICH The singer and guitarist of critically acclaimed '70s power-pop group Blue Ash performs. See Calendar Pick on p. 14.

    ZACH KEIM Pittsburgh-based guitarist and songwriter known for fronting rock band The Nox Boys.

    THE VG MINUS '70s-styled power-pop/punk band from Athens.

Lectures & Lit

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

    7:30 p.m. Donations accepted. www.vendata.org

    Swami Sarvadevananda

    Swami Sarvadevananda is a senior monk of the Ramakrishna Order of India and head of the Vedanta Society of Southern California. The Order was formed with two goals in mind: spiritual enlightenment and service to humanity.

Monday, August 1

15 events

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    SANS ABRI Local folk duo featuring members of Packway Handle Band.

    KATHERINE BALL A taste of Southern gothic blues.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 11 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    ROBBIE DUDE Local DJ spinning "futuristic, hip hop, electro-soul, funky freshness, wine sippin', bumpin', grindin' bass music."

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $12 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    SPITE Five-piece band that pushes the boundaries of heavy metal.

    DEAD RECKONING Metal band described as "Lamb of God meets Slayer meets Black Label Society."

    MOSURA Four-piece death metal band from Atlanta.

    BEAST MODE Intense local heavy metal group.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    BLUES NIGHT WITH BIG C Nobody in Athens sings the blues quite like Big C. Expect lots of soulful riffs, covers and originals.

  • The Office Lounge

    8:30 p.m. 706-546-0840

    UNPLUG & UNWIND A weekly "acoustic fam-jam" hosted by Joey Quiggins.

Karaoke & Open Mic

Games

Kidstuff

Events

Lectures & Lit

  • Oconee County Library

    7 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Cookbook Club

    Each month attendees read the same cookbook and prepare a recipe to bring and share. July's meeting will discuss Southern Living's Farmers Market Cookbook.

Tuesday, August 2

19 events

Games

Kidstuff

Live Music

DJs

  • The Manhattan Café

    Loungy Tuesdays. 10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-9767

    Loungy Tuesdays

    DJ NATE FROM WUXTRY Spinning an all-vinyl set of rare and classic deep soul, R&B and blues. Every Tuesday!

Events

Classes