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Friday, August 26

32 events

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    D-KAPS AND S-WORDS Damian Kapcala and Clint Swords team up for a night of music.

  • Buffalo's Café

    7 p.m. $5. www.buffalos.com

    BIG DON BAND Southern-fried local rock group.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    THE POWDER ROOM Local sludgy noise-rock trio.

    MULTICULT Noisy post-punk band from Baltimore. 

    VINCAS Local downer-punk band featuring snarling guitars and doomy, psychedelic flourishes.

  • Cloverleaf Farm

    2 p.m. www.wildwoodrevival.com

    WILDWOOD REVIVAL Day one of the Americana festival, featuring Athens Cowboy Choir, The Lone Bellow and live-band karaoke with Heath Haynes and The Hi Dollars. See story on p. 12.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    GREY WATSON Psychedelic-tinged rock and roll group from South Korea via Alabama.

    WILD ABANDON Songwriter Jesse Kennedy's experimental folk project.

    VEGAN CHURCH No info available.

  • The Foundry

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

    JIM LAUDERDALE Multiple Grammy-winning Americana/bluegrass artist. See Calendar Pick on p. 17.

    JIM WHITE Winterville-based singer-songwriter with a canny lyrical style and a Southern gothic flair.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $21 (adv.), $25 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    COREY SMITH Singer-songwriter who combines emotional country influences with rough, soulful vocals.

    MELODIME Rootsy, Southern-flavored alt-rock band from Northern Virginia. 

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    R.ARIEL Synth-based trip-hop artist from Phoenix, AZ.

    MIDNIGHT BOI Alias of local musician Eli Rickli, playing "pseudo-Satanic hip hop."

    STUPID IDIOTS Local experimental group fronted by musician Ash Rickli.

    CIRCLE OF TOTEMS Dark, droning synthwave with intense vocals.

    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. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    WINFIELD & BOYS Seasoned country-rock group from Savannah. 

    ADAM PAYNE Payne writes songs with a lot of heart that can either make you tear up or laugh out loud.

  • 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

    DR. STRANGELOVE Atlanta-based band with "psychedelic ultra grooves" and "tasty licks."

  • JB's Smokin' Pig Barbeque

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

    PAUL TURNER Acoustic soul singer-songwriter.

  • Lumpkin Street Station

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

    NEW MANTRA Local hard rock group, formerly known as The Athens Band.

    DEADLY LO-FI Garage-rock project that alternates between a duo and a one-man-band.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    FALCO BROWN Funky, soulful local indie rock band.

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. Every Friday!

  • The Office Lounge

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

    THE ORIGINAL SCREWTOPS Crankin' the blues since 1962.

  • Saucehouse Barbeque

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

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

Art

  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    6–9 p.m. $20. www.ocaf.com

    "Perspectives" Opening Gala and Preview Sale

    Meet this year's participants in the "Perspectives: Georgia Pottery Invitational," a large show featuring the work of 50 potters. See Calendar Pick on p. 17.

Karaoke & Open Mic

Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

    Aug. 24, 2–6 p.m. (Friends of the Library members only), Aug. 25, 9 a.m.–8 p.m., Aug. 26–27, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Most books $2 or less. www.athenslibrary.org

    Book Sale

    Shop from thousands of books, including fiction, non-fiction, children's books, hardbacks, paperbacks, DVDs, CDs and more. Proceeds benefit the ACC Library. On Saturday, fill an entire bag for $10.

  • Avid Bookshop

    6:30 p.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com

    Meet the Author

    Meet Linda Chafin in celebration of Field Guide to the Wildflowers of Georgia and Surrounding States

Classes

  • Revival Yarns

    10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-850-1354, www.revivalyarnsathens.com

    Crochet 1 Class

    Get acquainted with the tools and craft of crochet. The class is free with the purchase of materials. RSVP.

DJs

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    4:30 p.m. FREE! www.terrapinbeer.com

    DJ Osmose

    DJ OSMOSE International touring DJ and Athens resident lays down an all-vinyl set of funk, soul and reggae.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    Electric Western

    ELECTRIC WESTERN Nashville-based DJs Jacob Jones and Reno Bo spin "danceable and obscure pop, doo wop and rock 'n' roll."

  • 40 Watt Club

    10 p.m. FREE! www.40watt.com

    DJ Immuzikation, Twin Powers

    DJS IMMUZIKATION & TWIN POWERS Two of the Booty Boyz spin the newest dance party jams and classic favorites.

Kidstuff

Games

Theater

  • Oconee County Civic Center

    Aug. 19–20 & Aug. 26–27, 7 p.m. Aug. 21 & Aug. 28, 3 p.m. $14–18. oconeeyouthplayhouse.com

    Hairspray

    Plus-size, Baltimore teen Tracy become a dance star in this musical adaptation.

  • Athens Community Theater

    Aug. 26 & 27, 8 p.m. Aug. 28, 2 p.m. $5. www.townandgownplayers.org

    The Clean House

    A funny and moving play about a Brazilian maid, her boss, the boss's wandering husband and his lover. 

Film

  • Ciné Barcafé

    7:30 p.m. $5. www.athenscine.com

    Moments Before

    Former Athens resident Kevin Tan presents his first short film, shot locally. The film will screen at 8 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. See Calendar Pick on p. 17.

  • White Tiger Gourmet

    6 p.m. FREE! whitetigergourmet.com

    Where the Wild Things Are

    Movie starts at dusk. 

Performance

Saturday, August 27

51 events

Events

  • Go Bar

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

    Athens Showgirl Cabaret

    Featuring Ms. Sasha Nicole Stephens-Jones, Kellie Divine, Alice Divine, Jenn Sparx, Muffy VanderTits, Kai Hudson and Cola Yasmine. 

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    Groovy Nights: Battle of the Decades

    Take a trip through the decade that taste forgot. This year's theme is '70s vs. '80s. Participate in raffles, dance 'til you drop and compete in the Groovy costume contest. Proceeds benefit Project Safe.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    5–9 p.m. $3-5. www.keepathensbeautiful.org

    6th Annual Dirty Dance Party

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

  • 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 Gary Grossman (8 a.m.) and M.S.R.P. (10 a.m.).

  • 9:30 a.m.–3p.m. FREE! www.extraspecialpeople.com/tug-of-love

    Tug of Love

    (ESP Jackson County Camp, Jefferson) Extra Special People host a day of tug-of-war competitions with food, water activities and games.

  • 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.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    4–6 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.

  • Oconee Veterans Park

    7 a.m. (registration), 8:30 a.m. (race). $20–25. www.active.com

    4th Annual Running for Rankin 5K

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

  • The Rook and Pawn

    8–11 p.m. www.therookandpawn.com

    Dragon Con Dry Run

    A costume party to test out your cosplay creation before Dragon Con and the Wild Rumpus parade. Prizes.

  • Bar Georgia

    9 p.m. $5 suggested donation. www.athenspride.com

    Pre-PRIDE Week Benefit

    Start PRIDE Week early with a benefit for Ms. Lori Divine.

  • 8 a.m.–12 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.

DJs

Classes

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. $94.50 (members), $105. www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Certificate in Native Plants

    Learn about "Protecting Plant Diversity." 

  • 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.

Live Music

  • Bishop Park

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

    GARY GROSSMAN Local folk artist whose music is informed by his scientific teaching background. (8 a.m.)

    M.S.R.P. The Michael Spence Rock Project plays a set of acoustic tunes. (10 a.m.)

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    DOUBLE FERRARI This local band plays virtuosic, high-speed, instrumental rock.

    MONSOON Female-fronted local post-punk band that dabbles in rockabilly and new wave. 

    GRAND VAPIDS This local alt-rock band has a dense, dreamy, slowcore-inspired sound.

    JANA HORN The lead singer of Austin band Reservations performs a solo set.

  • Cloverleaf Farm

    11 a.m. www.wildwoodrevival.com

    WILDWOOD REVIVAL Day two of the Americana festival, featuring Gillian Welch, Big George Brock, Hackensaw Boys, the Legendary Shack Shakers, Indianola, JP Harris and Susto. See story on p. 12.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    1 p.m. www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com

    DIABLO SANDWICH & THE DR. PEPPERS Local band that dabbles in country, bluegrass, jazz, rock and more.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    SYOP Local rock band with driving guitars.

    RABIES SCYTHE FIGHT Experimental electronic local band.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $7 (adv.), $10 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    GRASSLAND STRING BAND Local traditional and progressive bluegrass group. EP release show! See story on p. 13.

    SAM BURCHFIELD The Atlanta-based singer-songwriter plays a set of his folk-pop tunes.

  • Front Porch Book Store

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

    BETWEEN NAYBORS Local trio playing a variety of folk-based music that ranges from '60s coffeehouse to Richard and Linda Thompson-esque duets to rhythmic, Tom Waits-y rants.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $15. www.georgiatheatre.com

    THE WHIGS Hard-driving former Athens rock trio with heavy pop sensibilities. 

    MUSIC BAND Psychedelic garage-rock band from Nashville.

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

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    ADRON The strong, fluttering voice of Atlanta's Adrienne McCann meanders through her blend of mellow Tropicalia and low-key jazz.

  • 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.

  • Live Wire

    8 p.m. $15. www.livewireathens.com

    JESSE JAMES Deep-soul and blues artist with ties to artists like Sly Stone and Gunsmoke. 

    SHIRLEY DIAMOND Singing R&B music with a twist of pop.

    ATLANTA ZONE BAND R&B and blues act from Atlanta.

  • Lumpkin Street Station

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

    HEAVY MOJO Alternative hip hop group from Atlanta.

  • Mama Jewel's Kitchen

    11 a.m. FREE! 706-850-9797

    HUNTER GRAYSON Playing classic country music.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    ERIK NEIL BAND Local trio playing blues/rock covers and originals.

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. 706-546-0840

    ELI CARLAN BAND Commerce-based group exploring blues, rock and pop.

  • Saucehouse Barbeque

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

    JULIE HOLMES Local singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist who specializes in acoustic jams. 

  • Saucehouse Barbeque

    6 p.m. FREE! www.saucehouse.com

    PAUL TURNER Acoustic soul singer-songwriter.

  • VFW

    7 p.m. $15. www.vfwathens.com

    THE SENSATIONAL SOUNDS OF MOTOWN Six veteran musicians entertaining crowds in the Southeast for nearly 18 years promise an exciting, live-energy show. Featuring Mr. Motown!

  • White Tiger Gourmet

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-353-6847

    THE FEEL GOOD THEORY Young, uplifting local rock band. Formerly known as Classic City Live.

Art

  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    1–4 p.m. FREE! www.ocaf.com

    Pottery Demonstration

    Demorest potter Chris Kelly demonstrates various techniques. Part of the 14th annual "Perspectives: Georgia Pottery Invitational."

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    10–11 a.m. FREE! (AAAC members), $15 (non-members). www.athensarts.org

    Brunch and Learn

    The Athens Area Arts Council presents a panel discussion on the pros and cons of working with creative collectives. Speakers include Peter Muzyka (Abandoned Rural America), Courtney McCracken (Athens Free School) and Philip Goulding (Farmington Depot Gallery).

  • 7–9 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/teeveegallery

    "Eye Candy" Juried Summer Pop-Up

    (Indie South, 1377 Prince Ave.) TV Gallery's first pop up exhibition features artwork selected by guest jurors Jessica Smith (Flagpole arts editor), Kristen Ashley (KA Artist Shop) and Victoria Chamblin (editor at ART PAPERS) along with TV Gallery curator Tatiana Veneruso. The reception will be held in Indie South's new brick-and-mortar space. Music by Zelium. See Calendar Pick on p. 17.

  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    10 a.m.–5 p.m. FREE! www.ocaf.com

    "Perspectives" Opening Day

    The 14th annual "Perspectives: Georgia Pottery Invitational" includes an exhibition and sale of 7,500 pieces by 50 potters. Additional exhibitions include "Participating Potters: 2016," with two works by each potter; "American Ceramic Masters" featuring works by top ceramicists; and "Atomic Clay," clay robots by Michael Klapthor. The sale continues through Sept. 14.

Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

    Aug. 24, 2–6 p.m. (Friends of the Library members only), Aug. 25, 9 a.m.–8 p.m., Aug. 26–27, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Most books $2 or less. www.athenslibrary.org

    Book Sale

    Shop from thousands of books, including fiction, non-fiction, children's books, hardbacks, paperbacks, DVDs, CDs and more. Proceeds benefit the ACC Library. On Saturday, fill an entire bag for $10.

  • Zombie Coffee and Donuts

    2-4 p.m. FREE! jameskevans.com

    Meet the Author

    Meet local author Jim Evans in celebration of his novel Zombies in Paradise.

Kidstuff

  • Memorial Park

    12–3 p.m. $2–3. www.athensclarkecounty.com/bearhollow

    Zoo Day 2016

    Activities include arts and crafts, concessions, exhibitors and discussions regarding zoo animals. Participants can play the role of a zookeeper who has lost their keys and must solve clues in order to get the spare set.

Sports

  • The Bottleworks

    7:15 a.m. FREE! www.athensrr.org

    Athens Road Runners

    Go on a three or six mile group run. Coffee afterwards. Meet in the parking lot behind Bottleworks on Prince Avenue.

Theater

  • Oconee County Civic Center

    Aug. 19–20 & Aug. 26–27, 7 p.m. Aug. 21 & Aug. 28, 3 p.m. $14–18. oconeeyouthplayhouse.com

    Hairspray

    Plus-size, Baltimore teen Tracy become a dance star in this musical adaptation.

  • Morton Theatre

    6 p.m. $15–25. pr@dreamstylemedia.com

    Tom Cat

    This pre-Civil Rights stage play about an ill-fated, interracial love triangle echoes many of the same social ills that plague American society today: racism, classism, sexism, police brutality, crime and violence. 

  • Athens Community Theater

    Aug. 26 & 27, 8 p.m. Aug. 28, 2 p.m. $5. www.townandgownplayers.org

    The Clean House

    A funny and moving play about a Brazilian maid, her boss, the boss's wandering husband and his lover. 

Games

  • Tyche's Games

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

    Day of Board Game Demonstrations

    Learn to play new games.

  • ACC Library

    1 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Adult Chess Tournament

    The Swiss-format tournament features prizes like a one-year membership to The Rook and Pawn, a Kindle Fire HD and a $50 gift card. Chess sets provided. 

Comedy

  • Rashe's Cuisine

    7–9 p.m. FREE! 706-850-4164

    Comedy Show and Benefit Concert

     Benny Pitts hosts with guest DJs. A percentage of food sales will benefit Chess and Community. 

Film

  • Ciné Barcafé

    7 p.m. (fashion show). 8:30 p.m. (screening). $9.75. www.athenscine.com

    Clueless

    See styles inspired by the movie in a local fashion show then watch the '90s classic in celebration of its 20th anniversary.

Sunday, August 28

14 events

Art

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    2–4 p.m FREE! 706-542-6156, www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Opening Reception

    Artist Judy Bolton Jarrett "300 Seasons: A Colorful Journey," featuring a new collection of paintings.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

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

    Athens Historical Society

    Local researcher Mary Bondurant Warren presents "Meet Mary Jett Franklin: Athens Artiste Extraordinaire." Museum registrar Christy Sinksen discusses the recent restoration of two of Franklin's works.

  • Athens Academy

    1–3 p.m. FREE! www.athensacademy.org

    Artist Reception

    The "Retrospective Art Exhibition" shares works by some of the 300 artists who have shown artwork in the school's galleries in the past. 

Games

Classes

  • Dancefx

    4–6 p.m. $5. salsadancecollective@gmail.com

    Salsa Cubana

    Beginner/intermediate Cuban salsa lessons are held every second and fourth Sunday of the month.

Events

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    4–6 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.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    12 p.m. $10–25. www.terrapinbeer.com

    Detox/Retox: Bewery Yoga

    Terrapin and Vestigo present a relaxing afternoon of yoga, beer and outdoor music.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    6 p.m. $10 suggested donation. 678-740-3884

    Soula Women Empowerment Summit

    Mokah Johnson leads a discussion on health, beauty and image. Proceeds benefit VIP Girls youth group. Includes a fashion show, guest speakers and live performances.

Theater

  • Oconee County Civic Center

    Aug. 19–20 & Aug. 26–27, 7 p.m. Aug. 21 & Aug. 28, 3 p.m. $14–18. oconeeyouthplayhouse.com

    Hairspray

    Plus-size, Baltimore teen Tracy become a dance star in this musical adaptation.

  • Athens Community Theater

    Aug. 26 & 27, 8 p.m. Aug. 28, 2 p.m. $5. www.townandgownplayers.org

    The Clean House

    A funny and moving play about a Brazilian maid, her boss, the boss's wandering husband and his lover. 

Live Music

  • Cloverleaf Farm

    10 a.m. www.wildwoodrevival.com

    WILDWOOD REVIVAL Day three of the Americana festival, featuring Houndmouth, Lost Bayou Ramblers, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Nellie Pearl, Thayer Sarrano, Ancient Cities, Brian Wright, Julie Rhodes and Sammy Brue. See story on p. 12.

  • The Foundry

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

    NEW SOUTH SHOWCASE Host Caroline Aiken interviews and introduces performers Brian Ashley Jones and The Pussywillows.

  • The World Famous

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

    MICHAEL LESOUSKY Local folk singer-songwriter and member of Grassland String Band. See story on p. 13.

    MATT TEMPLETON Local folk singer.

    MATT HAECK Singer-songwriter from Nashville playing "cosmic American music."

Monday, August 29

21 events

Karaoke & Open Mic

Games

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

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

    Rock and Roll Trivia

    Get a team together and show off your extensive music knowledge! Hosted by Jonathan Thompson.

  • Grindhouse Killer Burgers

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

    Dirty South Trivia: Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll

    Team trivia contests with house cash prizes every Monday night.

  • Beef 'O' Brady's

    8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1916

    Team Trivia

    Win house cash and prizes! Every Monday night.

  • Ovation 12

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

    Dirty South Entertainment Trivia

    Hosted by Nic. Play for prizes.

  • The Rook and Pawn

    6 p.m. $15. www.therookandpawn.com

    Magic the Gathering Draughts and Drafts

    Each draft pod gets you a three-pack draft, a participation pack and prize packs for wins.

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

    1 p.m. $5. ejstapler@gmail.com

    Duplicate Bridge

    Beginner and experienced players welcome.

Lectures & Lit

  • Athens Land Trust

    5:30 p.m. $5 suggested donation. patricia.priest@yahoo.com

    Nature Writing Group

    This month's meeting will feature award-winning children's author Gail Karwoski. 

Events

Meetings

Classes

Live Music

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    LIVINGDOG Alternative folk singer-songwriter from Asheville, NC.

    JOHN FERNANDES The local experimental musician and constant collaborator performs a solo set.

    CLAIRE CRONIN Local singer-songwriter by way of Los Angeles who plays delicate, haunting folk music.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 9 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    THE DRUNKEN HEARTS An electric powerhouse of alternative Americana.

    PONY BRADSHAW Roots-minded artist from Chatsworth.

  • The Office Lounge

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

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

Film

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    7 p.m. $15. www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com

    Rock 'n' Roll High School

    Cinema Under the Influence, which pairs screenings of classic films with craft beer, presents the Roger Corman-produced musical starring The Ramones. Live music by the Camp Amped Band. See Calendar Pick on p. 17.

  • Ciné Barcafé

    8 p.m. www.athenscine.com

    Sold

    The story is adapted from the novel by Patricia McCormick and based on true stories of child trafficking. 

Art

  • Lamar Dodd School of Art

    7 p.m. FREE! art.uga.edu

    Closing Reception

    "Spectra: Lamar Dodd School of Art Faculty Exhibition" features work by full and part-time faculty in all disciplines. New York based-artist Ben Vida will perform in the galleries.

Tuesday, August 30

25 events

Events

Games

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!

Kidstuff

Performance

Live Music

Classes

Comedy

Film

  • Ciné Barcafé

    6:30 p.m. www.athenspride.com

    GLOBES Reception & Athens PRIDE Spectrum Film Festival

    GLOBES hosts its annual fall reception prior to a screening of Entre Nous (8 p.m.), which will be introduced by Richard Neupert, professor of French Film Studies at UGA. A screening of Viva will follow. Part of Athens PRIDE Week. 

Theater

  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Sept. 22–24 & 27–30, 8 p.m. Oct. 2, 2:30 p.m. $12 (w/ UGA ID), $16. www.drama.uga.edu

    Uncanny Valley

    (Cellar Theatre) Set in the near future, a scientist teaches a robot how to be a human and forges a complex friendship. 

Meetings

  • 5:30 p.m. FREE! www.athensclarkecounty.com/parkplanning

    Greenway Expansion Open House

    (Sexton's house, 297 Cemetery St.) ACC Leisure Services and the Oconee Hill Cemetery Trustees host a drop-in forum regarding proposed plans for the expansion of the Greenway along the existing sanitary sewer line in the Oconee Hill Cemetery.

Wednesday, August 31

35 events

Live Music

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

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

    SCOTT BAXENDALE Guitar dynamism from the owner of Baxendale Guitars. Classic bluesy riffs and a lot of soul. 

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    JINX REMOVER Fronted by songwriter Kade Kahl, this local band plays driving, melodic indie rock.

    SMOKEY DEROECK Little Gold/Deep State member plays a solo set.

    WILLI CARLISLE Americana singer-songwriter from Fayetteville, AR.

    JULIANNA MONEY New local singer-songwriter.

  • The Foundry

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

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

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 9 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    OLD SEA BRIGADE New, Atlanta-based indie-folk band.

    LINDSAY JARMAN New local indie musician.

  • 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

    TUG New local noise-punk group.

    FISHMONGER New local punk group.

    PISS SHY Noisy, Atlanta-based punk band.

    MALEVICH New metal-hardcore group from Athens and Atlanta.

  • 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.

  • Locos Grill & Pub

    6 p.m. 706-549-7700 (Timothy Rd. location)

    SALLY & THE SIX GRAND BAND Long-running dance band playing oldies, classic rock, blues, disco and some fun originals.

  • Lumpkin Street Station

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

    BREADFOOT Americana project from North Carolina.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    CHRIS PADGETT Local guitar virtuoso performs a solo set.

  • The Office Lounge

    Athens Pride Chill Out. 8:30 p.m. 706-546-0840

    JACLYN STEELE & THE REVEREND Reverend Conner Tribble teams up with singer Jaclyn Steele for a night of music.

  • 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.

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 from Scott Baxendale.

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    4–5:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3615

    Who Let the Dogs Out

    Bring your dog and take a hike with the Center's staff, who will cover trail etiquette.

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!

Classes

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9 a.m.–3 p.m. $45. 706-542-6156, www.uga.edu/botgarden

    Flower Arranging Unit 1

    Upon completion of this five-unit series, participants will receive a Basic Design Certificate from the Garden Club of Georgia. Registration required.

  • ACC Library

    All day. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Career Coaching Seminar

    Library staff and local professionals will cover topics like searching for a job, writing a resume, filling out applications and interviewing skills.

Art

Games

Meetings

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!

  • 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.

Kidstuff

Comedy

  • Buffalo's Café

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

    Gin and Jokes

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

Outdoors

  • Sandy Creek Park

    6 p.m. FREE! www.athensrr.org

    Athens Road Runners Trail Run

    Meet in the main parking lot near the lake. The trail is approximately 6.5 miles long.

Film

Thursday, September 1

22 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 Hedges on Broad

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

    Leaving Countries Open Mic

    LEAVING COUNTRIES AND FRIENDS Featuring the Leaving Countries band, as well as songwriters Matt McKinney, Tim Moore and Hunter Grayson.

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    10 p.m. $6 (21+), $8 (18–20). www.caledonialounge.com

    HOT CORNER HIP HOP Featuring locally grown beats and rhymes by The Difference Machine, Dope Knife and the Space Dungeon collective, with an open mic freestyle competition after the show.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    MOSAIC Indie-folk group from Athens.

    SUNGHOSTS Sun-drenched garage-rock band from Miami, FL.

    RIGHTEOUS LOVE Atlanta-based post-rock band.

    FABULOUS BIRD Catchy, lo-fi indie rock with the character of old guitars and drums that've been collecting dust in a garage for years.

  • The Foundry

    6 p.m. $5. www.thefoundryathens.com

    REPENT AT LEISURE Celtic pub band playing "Irish rock," including traditional, punk, modern and original Celtic music.

    BETWEEN NAYBORS Local trio playing a variety of folk-based music that ranges from '60s coffeehouse to Richard and Linda Thompson-esque duets to rhythmic, Tom Waits-y rants.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    REV. TRIBBLE AND THE DEACONS Local group led by Athens rock fixture Rev. Conner Mack Tribble.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

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

    CITY MOUSE Collaborative project between Atlanta songwriters Brian Revels and Michael Hudgins.

    HONEYCHILD SJ Ursrey (Dream Boat) plays folky pop songs with romantic themes. This is a special duets set. 

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

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

    QUIET COYOTE Athens trio playing heavy, blues-inflected garage-rock.

    FIVE SHOT JACK Southern gothic rock group from Alabama.

    MICHAEL MANN Singer of local rock band Radiolucent performs a solo set.

  • Live Wire

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

    TECROPOLIS Athens' longest-running electronic dance music series, with special guests.

  • Lumpkin Street Station

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

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

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    DYNAMO Nashville-based instrumental fusion band.

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. 706-546-0840

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

Games

Meetings

  • UGA Ecology Building

    6 p.m. (reception), 7 p.m. (meeting). FREE! www.oconeeriversaudubon.org

    Oconee Rivers Audubon Society

    (Auditorium) The reception will feature a silent auction and refreshments. Afterwards, Dr. Maria Whitehead from The Nature Conservancy will give a talk on "A Safe Place to Land: Conservation of the Swallow-tailed Kite." 

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    5–6 p.m. FREE! batemabd@uga.edu

    Rimasunchis! Quechua Conversation Table

    Learn about the Quechua language and discuss Andean culture. No previous knowledge of Quechua is required. 

Lectures & Lit

Classes

  • Quilting Classes

    (Crooked Pine Quilts) Amanda Whitsel offers classes in quilting and sewing for all levels and ages. 706-318-2334, needleinahaystack7@yahoo.com, crookedpinefarm.blogspot.com

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.

Events

  • 4:15–6 p.m. www.ugarden.uga.edu

    UGArden Produce Stand

    (Coile Middle School) The student-run organic farm presents locally grown fruits and veggies.

Art

  • Lamar Dodd School of Art

    6–8 p.m. FREE! www.art.uga.edu

    Opening Reception

    "Spectra: Lamar Dodd School of Art Faculty Exhibition" features works by full and part-time faculty members of all disciplines.

Friday, September 2

10 events

Events

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

    4:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Anime Club

    Join other 6–12 graders to watch your favorite anime series, draw, and experiment with origami designs.

Live Music

  • Buffalo's Café

    7 p.m. $5. www.buffalos.com

    DEVIN DENNIS Teenage indie-country artist from Atlanta.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    BURNS LIKE FIRE Stewed, screwed and tattooed punk rock band from Athens.

    THIRD SEASON Three-piece punk group from Atlanta.

    SWINGSET Melodic Atlanta-based punk rock trio.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    CHRISTOPHER WITHOUT HIS LIVER Songwriter Chris Ingham plays a set of acoustic folk-punk.

    LYDIA SERA Local artist and musician performs.
  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $13. www.40watt.com

    OF MONTREAL Long-running local psych-pop group known for its outlandish stage presence.

    RUBY THE RABBITFOOT Pop group led by Ruby Kendrick, a singer-songwriter with a sweet voice and prodding, poignant lyrics. 

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 10 p.m. $5. www.georgiatheatre.com

    PARTIALS Local psychedelic pop four-piece.

    CAPITAL ARMS Six-piece indie rock band from Atlanta. 

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    BREATHLANES Athens musical collective playing organic, atmospheric improv.

    JEFFERSON SHUTTLECRAFT A collection of Athens musicians playing the music of Paul Kantner.

  • 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.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    REV. TRIBBLE AND THE DEACONS Local group led by Athens rock fixture Rev. Conner Mack Tribble.