Sunday, July 23

17 events

Live Music

  • Big Dog's on the River

    Rhythm on the River. 2 p.m. $10.

    THE SPLITZ BAND This band's impressively wide range encompasses classic Motown, funk, disco and both old-school and contemporary R&B.

  • Cali 'N' Tito's Eastside

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

    THE LUCKY JONES Local band playing old-school rockin' rhythm and blues.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    1 p.m.

    BLANKO Quirky, comedic, Atlanta-based rock band. See Calendar Pick on p. 14.

    CRUNCHY Athens-based "doom-dance" duo featuring Phelan LaVelle and Kathleen Duffield.

    SPACE DUNGEON This local collective features a dollop of hip hop, a pinch of space and a sprinkle of jazz. 

  • The Foundry

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

    THE SEGAR JAZZ AFFAIR WXAG radio DJ Dwain Segar curates a night of smooth jazz. This month's show features Marcus Click.

  • Hi-Lo Lounge

    8 p.m.

    SLOPFEST Night four of the four-night festival features Marathon States, Bad Idols, SeagullsHunger Anthem and Joy Kills. See story on p. 9.

  • Iron Factory

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

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


  • Hi-Lo Lounge

    Brunch with Mahogany. 11 a.m. FREE!

    Brunch with Mahogany

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



  • Big Dog's on the River

    3–9 p.m. $15.

    Rhythm on the River

    The family-friendly festival includes singing, dancing, hip hop, volleyball, badminton, cornhole, and games of chess. Food is included in the admission and kayaking is available for an additional charge. Proceeds benefit Chess and Community. See Calendar Pick on p. 12.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    1–6 p.m.

    Slammin' Hot Shredder Show

    See skateboards painted by local artists. Proceeds benefit the Skate Park of Athens Phase 2. Music by Blanko, Crunchy and Space Dungeon. See Calendar Pick on p. 14.

  • Georgia Center for Continuing Education

    9 a.m.–5 p.m. FREE!

    Genealogy Expo

    The FamilySearch Family History and Genealogy Expo will feature history-related organizations, vendors and resources.


  • Tyche's Games

    12:30–4:30 p.m. FREE!

    Open Play

    All are welcome to join in.

  • The Rook and Pawn

    2:30–5 p.m. FREE!

    Book Talk & Board Games

    The afternoon includes a Skype conversation with Tristan Donovan, author of It's All a Game, plus tutorials of board games and mini-tournaments with prizes from Avid Bookshop.

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Beef 'O' Brady's

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

    Open Mic Night

    OPEN MIC Sing loud, sing proud.


  • July 21–22, 7:30 p.m. July 22–23, 2:30 p.m.

    Singin' in the Rain Jr.

    (Lavonia Cultural Center) The Franklin Community Players' Youth Summer Theatre presents a junior performance of the silents and talkies musical. 

  • Athens Community Theater

    July 27–29, 8 p.m. July 30, 2 p.m. $8–15.

    Breakfast at Tiffany's

    The Town & Gown Players present an adaptation based on the classic novella by Truman Capote. Southern-born writer Fred grapples with his own self-discovery through a complicated relationship with his charming NYC neighbor, Holly Golightly.

  • Elbert Theatre, Elberton

    July 21–22, 7 p.m. July 23, 2 p.m. $9–16. 706-283-1049

    Bathroom Humor

    All of the acting takes place in a bathroom during a party.

Ending Sunday, July 23



  • Treehouse Kid and Craft

    Summer Camps

    Camps include themed programming on modern art, superhero and fantasy, dollhouse design, natural dyeing and textiles, fairies and nature art, Latin American art, women in art, and more. Check website for full descriptions and dates.


  • Olive Basket

    Cooking Classes

    Cooking Class Camps cover knife skills, modern restaurant techniques and various menu items each day. July 24–28, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. $200.


  • Open Art Studio & Summer Camps

    (Frog Stomp Studio, 160 Tracy St.) Open Art Studio is offered Tuesdays–Fridays. Weekly summer camps run through July 24. Themes include "Movement & Simple Machines," "Welcome to the Jungle," "Space Dreams and Shooting Stars" and more. Ages 5–11. $200/week. Check website for descriptions and times.,