Saturday, September 16

28 events

Lectures & Lit

  • Oconee County Civic Center

    Feb. 8, 5–8 p.m. (member preview night), Feb. 9, 10 a.m.–8 p.m. & Feb. 10, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

    Oconee Library Friends Book Sale

    Books, CDs and DVDs will be sold for bargain prices. Proceeds benefit the Oconee County Public Library.


  • St. Philothea Greek Orthodox Church

    11 a.m.–5 p.m. $1.

    Greek Festival

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

  • Jug Tavern Park

    Sept. 15, 6–11 p.m. & Sept. 16, 1–11 p.m. FREE!

    Jug Tavern Festival & Cornhole Tournament

    The festival includes cornhole tournaments, a car show, bed race, over 60 artists and craft vendors, informational booths, kids activities, games, inflatables, food vendors, live music and more.

  • West Broad Market Garden

    9 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE!

    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.

  • Unity Athens

    12–5 p.m. FREE!

    Holistic Healing Fair

    Local practitioners demo reiki, sound therapies, chiropractic, aromatherapy and more. 

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    Sept. 16–17, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. $5.

    Gem, Minerals, Arts and Related Crafts Show

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

  • 6 p.m. $75.

    Rhythm & Brews Festival

    (Sandy Creek Barn, Greensboro) The Oconee Performing Arts Society and Reynolds Lake Oconee present craft beer, wine tastings, local and regional food trucks, and live music by Whisky Bent with special guest John Popper of Blues Traveler.

  • Graduate Athens

    Sept. 15, 3–7 p.m. & Sept. 16, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

    Draper James Pop-up Shop

    Visit the pop-up shop offering access to Reese Witherspoon's Draper James fashion and accessories line. Items include totes, T-shirts, sweaters and more.

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    WICKED KING Hard-hitting local rock trio dedicated to the roots of true heavy music.

    THE GRAWKS Local rock band that sounds like "Bazooka Joe bubble gum laced with shrapnel."LIBERATOR Athens-based three-piece hard-rock band.

    HECKLEHAMMER New local stoner/doom-metal outfit.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    8 p.m.

    BRAIN AID FEST Featuring Forbidden WavesMurder the Mood, Radio Decay, Claire Cronin and Jef Whatley. See story on p. 11.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $13.

    THE LONELY BISCUITS An eclectic mix of soul, funk and hip-hop based out of Nashville.

    OKEY DOKEY Nashville group mixing Motown ideals with psychedelic storytelling.

  • Front Porch Book Store

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-372-1236

    DRIFTWOOD Local Americana collective plays darkly accented folk music.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $15.

    RUMOURS Fleetwood Mac tribute band based in Atlanta.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    DEAD NEIGHBORS This local band plays shoegaze-inspired garage-rock.

    HARLOT PARTY Local rock group featuring intertwining guitar riffs and haunting, emotive vocals.

    CITRIS Fuzzed-out indie-rock group from New York.

    NOVELTY FOXTROT Heavy local emo four-piece.

    DJ GOOD GIRL Playing pop, R&B and other hits from the '80s and '90s.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. $15 (adv.), $20 (door).

    A.J. CROCE The son of legendary musician Jim Croce plays soulful Southern roots-rock. See Calendar Pick on p. 14.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE!

    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.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    9 p.m.

    BRAIN AID FEST Featuring Rat Babies, Tears for the Dying, Kate JanLydia Sera and Naoko Uno. See story on p. 11.

  • Live Wire

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

    EL TEN ELEVEN Experimental post-rock duo from Los Angeles.

    SEGO Indie electronic outfit from L.A.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    LIQUID DYNAMITE Athens-based group featuring drummer Dwayne Holloway.

  • Sandy Creek Barn (Greensboro)

    6 p.m.

    WHISKY BENT Country and Southern rock group. Featuring John Popper of Blues Traveler fame.





  • Elbert Theatre, Elberton

    Sept. 8–9 & Sept. 15–16, 7 p.m. Sept. 10 & Sept. 17, 2 p.m. $9–16. 706-283-1049

    Guys & Dolls

    Encore Productions and ElbertonNET present a musical set in 1950s New York City. Gambler Nathan Detroit tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town

Ending Saturday, September 16



  • AWE-Wakening: Adult Mentoring Program

    (Private land in Oglethorpe County) This program is spread out over seven weekends throughout the year. Activities include games, play, exploration, wandering and quiet spaces. Begins Sept. 16. $645. 706-255-8937,

Word on the Street

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    Fall Book Sale

    Friends of the Madison County Library will host a sale with thousands of books, plus books on tape, CDs, VHS tapes and records. Most items cost $1–2, with proceeds benefiting the library. Through Sept. 16. 706-795-5597


  • A Christmas Carol

    (Winterville Auditorium) The Circle Ensemble Theatre Company presents auditions for the beloved tale. Auditions Sept. 15 at 6 p.m. and Sept. 16 at 2 p.m. Callbacks on Sept. 17 at 2 p.m. Performances run through weekends Dec. 2–10. Adults and children needed. Email to reserve your slot.