Saturday, September 23

32 events

Live Music

  • Bishop Park

    Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!

    PAIGE MCCAULEY Nashville-based country singer-songwriter.

    MAKING STRANGE Local folk-pop group.

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. 706-369-3040

    MATT MCKINNEY BAND Playing classic country music.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    MARSES Local "party-doom" four-piece band.

    ARCHERS Heavy rock group from Indiana.

    BRONZE BRAIN Local sludge-psych band featuring members of The Viking Progress and Grand Vapids.

    MULTIPLE MIGGS High-octane local harcore band.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m.

    MONK PARKER The former frontman of Athens folk-rockers The Low Lows performs a set of pensive Americana.

  • The Foundry

    8:30 p.m. $6 (adv.), $8 (door).

    DANGFLY Local, all-star melodic rock band led by songwriter and guitarist Adam Payne.

    TY MANNING & THE SLAWDOG BISCUITS New local band led by former Bearfoot Hooker Manning described as "Ronnie Milsap meets Tom Petty."

  • Front Porch Book Store

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

    DODD FERRELLE Folk-rock from songwriter and Winterville Mayor Dodd Ferrelle.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    HOLMAN AUTRY BAND Described as "a little bit of Hank, a little bit of Metallica and a healthy dose of Southern rock." 

    SCOTT BRANTLEY Dublin, GA-based country singer.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    MR. E Experimental group fronted by local musician Ethan Lapaquette.

    GLIB New project from local musician Jacob Deal (Muuy Biien, The Pleasure Point).

    GROUP GROPE Analog synth beats influenced by classic Chicago house and Detroit techno. 

    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. $20 (adv.), $25 (door).

    ALASH ENSEMBLE Trained in Tuvan throat singing since childhood, these touring musicians mesh that traditional sound with more contemporary ideas. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE!

    LIVE MUSIC Rotating local jazz groups play every Friday and Saturday night.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    10 p.m. $5.

    TEDO STONE Rootsy, Atlanta-based singer-songwriter.

    PALACE DOCTOR Dynamic rock trio fronted by former Modern Skirts bassist Phillip Brantley. Album release show!

    DREW BESKIN Local power-pop singer-songwriter known for fronting the bands Purses and The District Attorneys. 

    DJ QUINCY Former Modern Skirts drummer John Swint spins a dance party.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    CRAIG WATERS & THE FLOOD Local blues guitarist and songwriter.

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. 706-546-0840

    LEONARD BLUSH Roots-rocking blues ensemble from Atlanta.

  • VFW

    8 p.m.

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


  • Clarke Middle School

    8:30 a.m.

    CMS Owl Flight 5K Walk/Run

    Join the CMS Owls for a 5K. Register online.

  • 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

    Union Junction Jamboree

    (Downtown Union Point) An afternoon full of live music, Jamboree 5K,  kids' cardboard train parade, craft market, games and more.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. $5, $20/family.


    Highlights include roach and beetle races, an insect cafe, puppet shows and a variety of live insects.

  • 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.

  • ACC Council on Aging

    6–9 p.m. $5.

    Senior Dance

    Dance to raise funds for the ACCA Center. Dress to impress! Light refreshments provided.


  • Highwire Lounge

    11 p.m. $1 (headphone).

    Silent Disco

    SILENT DISCO Dance the night away with wireless headphones and three channels of music. The first hour is free!

  • 40 Watt Club

    9:30 p.m. $3.

    '80s Dance Party

    '80S DANCE PARTY Dance to your favorite tunes from the 1980s.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 10:30 p.m.

    Booty Boyz

    BOOTY BOYZ DJs ImmuzikationTwin Powers and Z-Dog spin dance hits into the night. 

  • Max

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-286-0339

    DJ Kut Daily

    DJ KUT DAILY A member of Atlanta's El Camino Boyz spins funk, soul and more.

    CHIEF ROCKA Local DJ expertly spins a set of old-school hip hop and more.


  • Rock Eagle 4H Center

    8:30 a.m.–12 p.m. $3.

    Family Fishing & Canoe

    Participants can learn about fishing. No permit required. Play games, make crafts and meet animal ambassadors. Bring a picnic lunch.


  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA

    6–9 p.m. Donations suggested.

    Opening Reception

    The 2017 Juried Exhibition will feature 34 works of art in a wide range of media. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.


Word on the Street

  • Washington Farms

    Fall Fun

    The family-friendly farm invites visitors to pick your own pumpkin off the vine, get lost in the corn maze, meet animals in a petting zoo, relax on a wagon ride and more. Weekends through Oct. 29.


  • ACC Library

    11 a.m. FREE!

    Harry the Dirty Dog and His Stinky Storytime

    Explore your sense of smell with not-so-sweet smelling activities and crafts. For ages 2–8 and their caregiver.


  • Southern Brewing Company

    2:30–10:30 p.m.

    UGA vs. Mississippi State Party

    Watch the game on two large indoor screens. Streets Cafe will offer snacks.

Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

    9:30 a.m. FREE!

    End School to Prison Pipeline Conference

    The Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement: Teen Social Justice Committee hosts the first annual End School to Prison Pipeline Conference.


  • Winder-Barrow Community Theatre

    Sept. 22–23, 7:30 p.m. & Sept. 24, 3 p.m.

    Those Crazy Ladies in the House on the Corner

    Winder-Barrow Community Theatre presents a story about three old ladies whose lives are changed when a new, fun nurse shows up at their care home. See Theater Notes on p. 11.


  • UGArden

    9 a.m. $50.

    Salad Foraging Workshop

    This event has been canceled.

Ending Saturday, September 23



  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    Call for Entries: "Georgia Small Works Exhibit"

    Works can be in any medium, 2-D or 3-D, with a maximum size of 14"x14"x14" (including frame). For ages 18 & up living in Georgia. Drop off works on Sept. 23, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Exhibit runs Oct. 6–Nov. 3. $20–25 (jury fee). 706-769-4565,,