Saturday, November 18

29 events


  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    9 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE!

    Athens Rock and Gem Club Show

    Showing gem and mineral collections from local enthusiasts. Participants will learn about local geology and participate in educational activities.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9 a.m.

    Cherokee Rose 5K

    A 5K race presented by Half-Moon Outfitters. All proceeds are donated to The State Botanical Garden.

  • Memorial Park

    7:30 p.m. (lesson), 8–11 p.m. (dance). $8 (adults), $4 (ages 11–17) FREE! (ages 11 & under).

    Contra Dance

    A dance presented by Athens Folk Music & Dance Society with live music by String Theory and calling by Janet Shepard.

  • 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. Items for sale include crystals, handmade lotions and body sprays.

  • 10:30 a.m. FREE!

    Where Does Your Poo Go?

    (4100 Barnett Shoals Rd.) Tour the Cedar Creek Water Reclamation Facility and celebrate World Toilet Day.

  • 3–7 p.m. FREE!

    Athens Free School Anniversary Fair

    (1085 Danielsville Rd.) Check out classes led by community creatives, live music, yoga and more. Classes include kombucha brewing (3 p.m.), natural cleaning supplies (4 p.m.), bike maintenance with Dean Merlin (5 p.m.), herbal medicine (5 p.m.), music looping (6 p.m.) and the basics of sewing (6 p.m.).

Live Music

  • Bishop Park

    Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!

    RACHEL O'NEAL Local solo folk singer-songwriter.

    SCARLET STITCH Straight-up rock and roll band playing an acoustic set.

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. 706-369-3040

    COVER BOY Atlanta-based band featuring a former member of the Georgia Satellites.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    DONKEY PUNCH The raucous Athens rock band reunites for a special performance.

    HAYRIDE Long-running three-piece local rock band.

    TIGHT BLACKS Local punk band inspired by Jawbreaker and Dinosaur Jr.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    1 p.m. FREE!

    THE DIRTY HANDS Grunge-blues group out of Girdwood, AK.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. $5.

    SALINE Local four-piece "shoegrease" band with hints of post-punk and fuzz-rock.

    THE VILLAGE BICYCLE Self-described "nap dreams" band out of Cleveland, OH.

    HAPPY CHEESE Local experimental bedroom-pop project.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $10.

    LOVE TRACTOR The original members of the Athens post-rock legends reunite. See story on p. 13.

    MAGNAPOP Linda Hopper and Ruthie Morris' long-running punk-pop group is known for its high-energy shows.

  • The Foundry

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

    REV. PEYTON'S BIG DAMN BAND Three-piece country blues group out of Indiana.

    THE DARNELL BOYS The Darnell brothers play country blues originals backed by upright bass, singing saw and junkyard percussion.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $17.

    WHITEY MORGAN Old-school honky-tonk country artist from Flint, MI. See story on p. 14.

    WARD DAVIS Singer-songwriter from Nashville, TN that has written for Trace Adkins, Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    GIFT ECONOMY Local acoustic folk-punk project. 

    BED DETH Athens-based lo-fi, confessional indie-folk project.

    HERE BE MONSTERS Solo folk-punk outfit.

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

  • 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

    THE FLAMETHROWERS Athens-based surf-rock band.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    JIVE MOTHER MARY Rollicking Southern rock band from Burlington, NC.

  • The Office Lounge

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

    FUNKY BLUESTER Atlanta-based blues outfit inspired by traditional Chicago and Texas styles.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    4 p.m. FREE!

    TASTEBUD Eclectic Atlanta group with rock, funk and jazz influences.


  • 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!





  • Nov. 17–18, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19, 3:30 p.m. $7.

    Seussical Kids

    (Brightstone Productions, 560 Jerry Smith Dr. Watkinsville) The magical, musical extravaganza brings Dr. Seuss characters to life. 

  • Elbert Theatre, Elberton

    Nov. 17–18, 7 p.m. Nov. 29, 2 p.m. $9–11. 706-283-1049

    Eb Scrooge: A Southern Fried Carol

    A Southern infused re-telling of Charles Dickens' classic Christmas story.

Ending Saturday, November 18



  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA

    2017 Members Exhibition

    The gallery's "Members Exhibition" is open to new and current members. Find the submission form online. 2-D, 3-D, video and performance work accepted. Submit by Nov. 18. Exhibition on view Dec. 2–Jan. 14.