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Saturday, August 19

41 events

Games

  • Tyche's Games

    12 p.m. FREE! 706-345-4500

    Pathfinder Society Event

    Fantasy RPG. Bring your imagination.

Events

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    8 a.m.-1 p.m. www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Friends of the Garden Flea Market

    (Visitor Center) Items include gardening tools, books, household items, toys, jewelry, decorations, accessories, baby items and more.

  • 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 Reelplay. Live calling by Charlotte Crittenden.

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    7 a.m. www.active.com

    Outpace Parkinson's 5K

    Run or walk to support the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Disease Research.

  • The Classic Center

    11 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! www.athenspetexpo.weebly.com

    Athens Pet Expo & Adoption Event

    Meet adoptable cats and dogs at this family friendly event.

  • 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.

  • Milledge Avenue Baptist Church

    4–8 p.m. www.milledge.org

    Five Points Food Truck Party

    Holy Crepe, Nedsa's Waffles, Manila Express and more will be present. A portion of proceeds will benefit Athens Area Habitat for Humanity.

  • Pouch Savory World of Pies

    11 a.m.–5 p.m. FREE! www.pouchpies.com

    South African Experience at Pouch Pies

    Enjoy South African food and wine with giveaways and a screening of the South Africa versus Argentina Rugby match. 

  • Oconee County Library

    10 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Pancakes with a Park Ranger

    Enjoy pancakes with a Georgia State Park Ranger. Activities for adults and children. 

  • Southern Brewing Company

    3–10 p.m. $30. www.sobrewco.com

    Anniversary Party

    The Southern Brewing Company celebrates its second birthday with a family-and-dog-friendly party. Live music from DJ Osmose, Jay Gonzalez and Five Eight

  • Max

    8 p.m. FREE! www.dancefx.org

    Dancefx Block Party

    The annual block party includes social dancing, performances and class pass giveaways.

Art

  • 3–5 p.m. $10–15. 706-542-9842, thaxtona@uga.edu, www.wuga.org

    WUGA's Artists in Residence Series

    (Contact for Location) See the home of printer and textile designer Sara Parker and her husband Simon Hunt, a photographer, musician and filmmaker. See Calendar Pick on p. 24.

  • Oconee County Library

    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Coloring Club

    Spend the morning relaxing with the therapeutic practice of coloring.

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    2–4 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3623

    Unfolding Event & Reception

    To celebrate the closing of "Fold Unfold: Exhibit of Contemporary Coverlets," the pillars of coverlets will be taken down and unfolded in a public performance. See Calendar Pick on p. 24.

  • Go Bar

    8 p.m. $5. www.athensarts.org

    Art Decko Benefit Show

    Art Decko is an upcoming public art porject located in the College Avenue parking deck downtown. The night features live music by Forbidden Waves, Realistic Pillow, Wild Abandon and DJ Mahogany, plus face and body painting by local artists.

Theater

Film

Classes

  • Rock Eagle 4H Center

    9:30 a.m. $10. lmkent@uga.edu

    Saturday at the Rock: Canning & Food Preservation

    Learn how to can and preserve food so you can enjoy fresh food from the garden all year long. 

  • 9 a.m. –2 p.m. $35. bernard@wildintelligence.org

    Outdoor Essentials

    (Earthsong, 255 Chulitna Way, Bogart) This adult camping and outdoor basics class covers how to make a fire, simle tarp shelters and five multi-purpose knots.

Lectures & Lit

  • Avid Bookshop

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

    Avid Poetry Series

    (Prince Ave.) Hear poetry from Allison Pitinii Davis, Katie Condon and Richard Hermes.

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    2–4:30 p.m. FREE! artzar@gmail.com

    Writer's Circle

    (Hargrett Library) Writers may bring pages of their work, any genre, for group feedback. Each meeting will highlight books from Hargrett's Collections.

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!

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 10:30 p.m. www.georgiatheatre.com

    Booty Boyz

    BOOTY BOYZ DJs ImmuzikationTwin Powers and Z-Dog spin dance hits into the night. The summer "VS" series pits two musical powerhouses against each other each week.

Live Music

  • Bishop Park

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

    TRE POWELL Local singer-songriter playing bluesy acoustic tunes with soulful vocals.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    MOTHER THE CAR  Founded by a brother duo, this garage-rock act incorporates blues and other influences.

    THE CRYPTIDES Local surf-rock band featuring members of The HUMMS and Timmy and the Tumblers.

    OUTERSEA Athens-based psychedelic surf-rock band.

    KWAZYMOTO Noisy local punk- and and math-influenced rock trio.

  • Cloverleaf Farm

    12 p.m. www.wildwoodrevival.com

    WILDWOOD REVIVAL Day two of the Americana festival, featuring Zach Schmidt, Nicole Atkins, The Quaker City Night Hawks, The Cactus Blossoms, The Wild Reeds and JD McPherson. See story on p. 19.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    BRAD GERKE Local folk and alt-country singer-songwriter.

    TYLER KEY Folky local indie singer-songwriter.

    ROB MCCURRY Atlanta-based guitarist and songwriter.

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    THE HERNIES Local riff-heavy rock band displaying influences from classic to indie rock.

    TIMI CONLEY Local pop rabblerouser Timi Conley performs with his band.

    KEN WILL MORTON With his gritty, soulful rasp, Morton blends folky Americana with rock and roll swagger.

    JUAN DE FUCA Driving indie-rock band fronted by local songwriter Jack Cherry.

    QUIET COYOTE Athens-based rock four-piece.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $18 (adv.), $23 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    SHAWN MULLINS Atlanta-based, adult-alternative singer-songwriter known for hits like "Lullaby."

    CLAIRE CAMPBELL Hope for Agoldensummer singer plays a set of soft, haunting folk tunes. 

  • Georgia Theatre

    9 p.m. $12. www.georgiatheatre.com

    RUNAWAY GIN Phish tribute band.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    FORBIDDEN WAVES Surfy local garage-rock combo.

    REALISTIC PILLOW Local beat-based experimental one-man band.

    WILD ABANDON Songwriter Jesse Kennedy's experimental folk project.

    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

    ADAM KLEIN & THE WILD FIRES Local songwriter playing a rustic blend of country, folk and Americana.

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

  • 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

    LILY HERNE Local group playing dream-rock with psychedelic and folk influences.

    KITH & KIN Local honky tonk and Americana group led by Southern swooner Barrett Smith.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    CLARENCE SUN & THE MOONSHYNES Local all-star blues group led by Clarence "Big C" Cameron.

Kidstuff

Performance

Sunday, August 20

11 events

Live Music

  • Cali 'N' Tito's Eastside

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-355-7087

    THE LUCKY JONES Rockin' rhythm and blues from this local band. Every Sunday!

  • Cloverleaf Farm

    12 p.m. www.wildwoodrevival.com

    WILDWOOD REVIVAL Day three of the Americana festival, featuring a "gospel brunch," plus The Darnell Boys and Early James. See story on p. 19.

  • The Foundry

    6 p.m. $12 (adv.), $15 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    THE SEGAR JAZZ AFFAIR WXAG radio DJ Dwain Segar curates a night of smooth jazz, featuring Fusion Triangle.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    CLASSICAL REVOLUTION UGA School of Music graduates and students play works by Dvorak, Ligeti, Bach and more.

  • Iron Factory

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

    PARADISE PATIO A bumpin' deep-house outdoor dance party every Sundayhosted by DJ Zelium.

  • The World Famous

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

    WIEUCA Local band playing cheeky, guitar-driven indie rock.

Kidstuff

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    3–4 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597

    Read to Rover

    Beginning readers read aloud to a certified therapy dog.

Events

  • Sandy Creek Park

    7–11 a.m. $70 (individual), $130. www.cfnega.org

    Tri to Beat Cancer

    This course includes a lake swin, bike ride and 5K run. There are duathlon and aqua bike options. Proceeds benefit local cancer patients.

  • Athens YWCO

    5:30–7:30 p.m. $20. www.ywco.org

    East Side Eats

    YWCO presents an event featuring samples from eastside eateries, a silent auction, music and kid activities. 

Games

Performance

Monday, August 21

22 events

Live Music

  • 40 Watt Club

    Katie Baba Benefit. 8 p.m. $5. www.40watt.com

    UNIVERSAL SIGH Athens-based funk-rock band that strives to create a unique experience with each performance.

    HOLLY BELLE & THE BABA BOOGIE Local singer-songwriter performs with her band.

    MOON CHIEF Indie-rock band from Atlanta and Baton Rouge. 

    THE VOLTURES Local kid-friendly new wave and power-pop band.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    BIG BRUTUS Atlanta-based atmospheric indie-rock group.

    JET PHASE Local grunge-influenced indie-rock band.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    JAZZ FUNK JAM Local jazz musician Mason Davis hosts a jam session.

  • The World Famous

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

    NSM New local all-star dance-pop group.

    DR. JOE Piano-based rock and roll group out of Austin, TX.

Karaoke & Open Mic

Games

  • 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.

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

    1 p.m. $4. ejstapler@gmail.com

    Duplicate Bridge

    Beginner players welcome.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8–10 p.m. FREE! highwirelounge.com

    Geeks Who Drink Trivia

    Test your general knowledge for prizes.

Events

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    11 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Senior Citizens Day

    Meet and greet with representatives offering senior resources around town and enjoy music by the Dirty Dulcimers and Pops the Human Trumpet

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. FREE! tcoletaylor@gmail.com

    Classic City Wrestling

    View old school wrestling on the big screen.

  • Athens City Hall

    1:30–3:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3620

    Eclipse-Nic

    Sandy Creek Nature Center will have an informational display about the Solar Eclipse and how to view it. Maximum coverage of the partial eclipse occurs at 2:38 p.m. See Story on p. 11.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    1:30–3:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

    Bring a lawn chair and enjoy snacks to see the near-total solar eclipse. Viewing glasses will be provided while supplies last. 

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    1:30 p.m. FREE! www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Eclipse Viewing Party

    Visit the garden as the sun, moon and earth align. Includes viewing glasses, snacks, beverages, live music and games inside the conservatory. Register online.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    12:30 p.m. www.sobrewco.com

    Solar Brewclipse Viewing

    Visit the brewery's 15-acre plot of open sky to view the eclipse in style. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, dogs and kids.

  • Sanford Stadium

    1–4 p.m. www.uga.edu

    Eclipse Blackout Between the Hedges

    Eclipse-related music, trivia, giveaways, autographed items and a showing of the total eclipse from across the country on screens. See Story on p. 11.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    12–5 p.m. $12. www.terrapinbeer.com

    Blackout Bash

    A eclipse-viewing lawn party includes beer infused with Moon Pies and live music. See Story on p. 11.

  • 5–7 p.m. www.shirazathens.com

    AMA Waterways Presentation

    (Shiraz) Reservations encouraged. Snacks and wine served.

Performance

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

    4–5:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Open Chess Play for Kids and Teens

    Teen chess players of all skill levels can play matches and learn from members of the local Chess and Community Players, who will be on hand to assist players and help build skill levels. For ages 7–18. Registration required. 

  • Bogart Library

    1 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

    Do science experiments, crafts and activities before viewing the eclipse. 

Lectures & Lit

Film

Tuesday, August 22

18 events

Games

Lectures & Lit

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    5:30 p.m. FREE! russlib@uga.edu

    The Rest of the Story Book Club

    Discuss works connected to the ongoing and upcoming exhibitions and programs at the library. Followed by gallery tours. August's selection is Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition by Daniel Okrent.

Kidstuff

Classes

  • ACC Library

    10 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, ext. 354

    Finding Employment Online

    Learn how to create professional looking resumes and cover letters then get tips on how to find and apply to jobs online. Registration required.

Sports

  • East Athens Community Center

    Tuesdays, 6:30–8:30 p.m. & Saturdays, 1–4 p.m. FREE! www.ttathensga.com

    Table Tennis Matches and Training

    Beginner to advanced skill levels welcome.

Live Music

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    TIM MOORE Athens-based folk singer-songwriter.

    JOSH BUCKLEY No info available.

    JOSH DANIELS Local folk singer-songwriter.

  • The Foundry

    Terrapin Tuesday. 7 p.m. $5. www.thefoundryathens.com

    PICKLED HOLLER Local "folk-grass" collective hosts a pickin' session. 

    RYAN TAYLOR BAND Roots-rock band out of Atlanta.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    PARTIALS Local psychedelic pop four-piece led by songwriter Adriana Thomas.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $30 (adv.), $35 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    MOON TAXI Retro-inspired jam band with an eclectic sound featuring unique melodies. 

    THE WEEKS Authentic rock and roll band with a Southern heart.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    ZULI Pop songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Long Island.

  • Go Bar

    9 p.m. 706-546-5609

    NIGHTS OF NEPHALEM An Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement benefit show featuring Social Circle, Emileigh Ireland, Space Brother, Severe Blush and Tom Visions.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    JOHN SWILLEY Local songwriter who blends gritty Southern rock, sultry R&B and Delta blues.

Film

Wednesday, August 23

29 events

Live Music

  • The Foundry

    On the Patio. 7 p.m. FREE! www.thefoundryathens.com

    NIGHT FEVER New duo featuring Ansley Stewart and Jason Fuller playing '70s hits.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    LITTLE STRANGER Poppy, funky alternative hip hop group from Charleston, SC.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $30 (adv.), $35 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    MOON TAXI Retro-inspired jam band with an eclectic sound featuring unique melodies.

    BIG SOMETHING Burlington, NC-based jam band.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    EXPERIMENTAL NIGHT Featuring performances by Beverly, Crazy Hoarse, Peter Webb, Weatherly and Michael Potter.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    BRIAN SMITH Classical and avant-garde guitarist who incorporates various looping effects.

  • Locos Grill & Pub

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-549-7700 (Timothy Rd. location)

    THE BACUPS Fun-loving local cover band.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    MC FUNK JAM The house band kicks things off, followed by a jam with MCs on the mic and YOU on guitar, keys, bass, drums or horn. Bring your gear and get funky.

  • 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.

Games

Kidstuff

Art

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    2 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Tour at Two

    Hillary Brown, director of communications, leads a tour of "Avocation to Vocation: Prints by F. Townsend Morgan."

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • The Office Lounge

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

    Karaoke

    KARAOKE With your host Lynn. Every Wednesday!

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    Open Mic Night

    OPEN MIC A weekly open-mic jam.

  • Iron Factory

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

    Open Mic

    OPEN MIC Hosted by Katie Collins.

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.

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.

Classes

  • Hip Vintage and Handmade

    Guitar Strum at Hip

    This is a group guitar lesson for adults taught by Caroline Aiken. Bring a guitar, tuner, paper, pen and list of songs you'd like to learn. Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m. $15. www.hipvintagehandmade.com

DJs

  • The Globe

    10 p.m. $2 (headphone rental). 706-353-4721

    Silent Disco

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

Thursday, August 24

27 events

Kidstuff

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597

    Pajama Storytime

    Bring your pajama-clad kids in for storytelling and readings by special guests.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    4:30 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597

    Lego Club

    Create Lego art and enjoy Lego-based games. Blocks provided. For ages 8 & up.

  • Oconee County Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Infant Storytime

    This special storytime is for the youngest readers-to-be and their caregivers.

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Go Bar

    11 p.m. FREE! 706-546-5609

    Dr. Fred's Karaoke

    KARAOKE Hosted by karaoke fanatic Dr. Fred and featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more. Every Thursday!

  • 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.

Classes

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    DESIGN COMPANY Folk-influenced rock band from Athens.

    THE BROOK & THE BLUFF New folk-rock band from Birmingham, AL.

    TYLER KEY Folky local indie singer-songwriter.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    DREAM CULTURE Jammy local psychedelic rock group.

    200 EAST New local alt-rock group with blues and folk influences.

    ALARM DRUM Post-pop trio from Columbia, SC.

    SOFT FOCUS Shoegaze band from South Carolina.

  • 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.

    JACOB BRYANT Country singer and guitarist from Jasper.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    TOM MACKELL Americana singer-songwriter from Nashville via Charleston, SC.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 6 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    MRJORDANMRTONKS Tommy Jordan and William Tonks' collaboration features rootsy guitar picking and paired vocal melodies. They'll be joined by Eric Carter of Bloodkin.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    Z-TONES Local jazz five-piece featuring guitar, bass, keyboards and drums.

  • Iron Factory

    10:30 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6877

    CHRISTOPHER WITHOUT HIS LIVER Songwriter Chris Ingham plays a set of loop-heavy solo jams.

    O'CONNELL & PARKE Local singer-songwriter duo of Tim O'Connell and Liam Parke, playing original folk and Americana.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    SKANKNASTY Get down with some funky, horn-laden tunes courtesy of Gnarly G and company.

  • The Office Lounge

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

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

Games

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!

Outdoors

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    8:30 a.m. FREE! www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Nature Ramblers

    (Meet at Shade Garden Arbor) Learn more about 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

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.

  • Ciné Barcafé

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

    UGA Creative Writing Program New Student Reading

    Hear poetry and prose readings by Nathan Dixon, Genevieve Arlie, Aviva Kasowski, Mike McClelland and Emma Perry.

  • ACC Library

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

    Ted Terry

    The ACC Dems host a talk by Ted Terry, Mayor of Clarkston.

Film

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    7 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Italians and Design Film Series

    Watch Amare Gio Ponti followed by a special tour. In conjunction with the exhibition "Modern Living: Gio Ponti and the 20th-Century Aesthetics of Design."

Friday, August 25

21 events

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 Art Notes on p. 9.

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    THE GOOD LOOKS Young band playing a custom blend of rock, blues, funk, punk and alternative.

    ZALE Young, classically trained singer-songwriter leads her alt-rock band.

    THE STIR Rock band from Athens and Atlanta.

    THE BUZZARDS OF FUZZ Bluesy stoner-rock group from Atlanta.

    OLDE WORLD MONKEYS Local Southern rock four-piece.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    BROTHER OLIVER Psychedelic folk-rock band from Greenville, SC.

    GUMLOG Jangly, melodic local indie-rock group.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $18 (adv.), $20 (door). www.40watt.com

    THE RECORD COMPANY Rock and roll power trio from Los Angeles.

    STOP LIGHT OBSERVATIONS South Carolina-based garage rock band.

  • The Foundry

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

    SONS OF SAILORS Jimmy Buffet cover band, featuring members of the Tony Pritchett Band.

  • 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.

    JACOB BRYANT Country singer and guitarist from Jasper.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    C2 & THE BROTHERS REED Southern rock outfit from Lexington, KY.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 6:30 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    HALEY MAE CAMPBELL Folky singer-songwriter from Charleston, SC.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    LAVENDER HOLYFIELD Experimental pop project from local musician Charlie Key. 

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

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    7:30 p.m. $8. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    THE BROKEN STRING BAND Athens band blending Western folk with indie rock.

    LASSINE KOUYATE Local singer-songwriter Adam Klein presents a twist on traditional West African music.

    STRING THEORY High-energy acoustic fusion and funk-oriented progressive rock with elements of bluegrass and Americana.

  • 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

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

    DJ LODI DODI Local hip-hop DJ celebrates the release of her new mixtape with special performances by artists featured on the record.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    TRAVERS BROTHERSHIP Funky, bluesy alt-rock band from Asheville, NC.

  • The Office Lounge

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

    THE BACUPS Fun-loving local cover band.

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. 706-546-0840

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

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.

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.

  • Oconee County Library

    10 a.m.–12 p.. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Perk & Pages

    Join the library for a cup of joe. Complimentary coffee to go along with your reading.

Performance

  • UGA Ramsey Concert Hall

    6 p.m. FREE! www.music.uga.edu

    The Yargo Trio

    Saxophonist Connie Frigo, flutist Angela Jones-Reus and pianist Liza Stepanova give a performance in celebration of their first album. 

Saturday, August 26

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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.

Live Music

  • Butt Hutt Bar-B-Q

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

    JIM COOK Rock and blues with screamin' slide guitar.

  • 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 MIKE TURNER 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.

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.

Kidstuff

Games

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.

Sports

  • 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. 

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.