Saturday, June 16

42 events




  • 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.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    12–6 p.m.

    Secret Record Swap

    Sift through thousands of records, CDs, tapes and more presented by local and out-of-town dealers. 

  • Bishop Park

    8 a.m. FREE!

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music by Scott Baxendale and Sean McAuley.

  • Pinewoods Library

    9–11 a.m. 706-310-3606,

    Access to Justice Pop-Up Clinic

    Attorneys will provide brief individual consultations. Attendees are encouraged to bring relevant important papers with them. 

  • Bishop Park

    11 a.m.–2 p.m. $10.

    Athens Farmers Market Family Picnic

    Celebrate Father's Day with lunch by Chef Houston, games and live music by Dixieland 5. Proceeds will benefit SNAP Doubling Program. 


  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    10 a.m. FREE! 706-795-5597,

    Father's Day Crafts

    Participants can make a card or craft using the library's supplies. 

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    1–4 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3615

    Celebrate Mud Day

    Participants will play in the mud. Dress to get muddy.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    10 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE!

    Family Day: Waterways

    Cool off in the museum with paintings inspired by water.

  • ACC Library

    11 a.m. FREE!

    Weekend Infant Storytime

    A lapsit storytime for infants and their caregivers. 

  • UGA Special Collections Library

    1–5 p.m. FREE!

    Family Day

    Kids and families can visit the War of the Worlds exhibit featuring World War I propaganda in "War of Words: Propaganda of World War I" and "Poppies: Women, War and Peace."  There will be several hands-on crafts.


  • Winterville Auditorium

    June 15–16, 8 p.m. & June 17, 2 p.m. $15–20.

    Little Women

    Circle Ensemble Theatre Company presents an adaption of Louisa May Alcott's Civil War-era classic. See Theatre Notes on p. 10.

  • Elbert Theatre, Elberton

    June 22–23, 7 p.m. June 24, 2 p.m. $9–16. 706-283-1049

    Red Velvet Cake War

    The lives of three cousins spin out of control during a family reunion.

  • Athens Community Theater

    June 21–23, 8 p.m. June 24, 2 p.m.

    Urinetown, the Musical

    The play skewers the human tendency towards acts of dangerous irresponsibility.

  • The Tasting Room at Jittery Joe's Roasting Company

    June 13–17, $8–16.

    The Merry Wives of Windsor

    Shakespeare's roguish comedy follows John Falstaff and his misadventures with the women of Windsor. See Theater Notes on p. 10.

  • Brightstone Theatre

    June 22–23, 7:30 p.m. June 24, 2:30 p.m. $16–18.

    Tuck Everlasting

    Eleven-year-old Winning Foster becomes unexpectedly entwined with the Tuck Family, who hold the secret for unending youth.

Live Music

  • Bella Noche

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-310-4414

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot plays solo sets of country-rock and acoustic Southern soul.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $2 (18-20).

    PLAQUE MARKS Philly-based sludge-rock band featuring local guitarist Gene Woolfolk.

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

    THE MIDS Reunion show from this punk band.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    10 p.m. $5.

    HAPPY CHEESE Local experimental bedroom-pop project.

    A VERY LOUD DEATH Three-piece rock group from Atlanta.

    HXXS Electronic duo from Los Angeles.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. SOLD OUT.

    JOHN BERRY Country singer-songwriter known for hits like "Your Love Amazes Me."

  • Front Porch Book Store

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-372-3928

    REPENT AT LEISURE Celtic pub band playing "Irish rock," including traditional, punk, modern and original Celtic music.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $15.

    MAPS & ATLASES Dynamic experimental post-rock group from Chicago. See story on p. 8.

    PRISM TATS Solo project featuring guitar, vocals and electronics.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 6:30 p.m. FREE!

    ART CONTEST Local math-rock group with propulsive rhythms and intricate melodies.

  • Grindhouse Killer Burgers

    5 p.m. FREE! 706-612-9327

    CARLY KING Up-and-coming local acoustic singer-songwriter.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    7 p.m. $5.

    THE S SHOW Featuring music from Ali Blake, Sash the Bash, Seline Haze, Sarah Visser and Angie P. The Arsonist.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE!

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

  • Nuçi's Space

    7 p.m. FREE!

    CAMP AMPED FINALE SHOW Camp Amped concludes with young musicians showcasing the originals and covers they learned during camp. 

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5 p.m. FREE!

    MORGAN WADE Virginia singer-songwriter playing a blend of country, folk and high-energy Americana.


  • 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!

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    DJ Good Girl

    DJ GOOD GIRL Playing pop, hip-hop and R&B hits from the '80s, '90s and beyond.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 10:30 p.m. $3.

    Booty Boyz

    BOOTY BOYZ DJs ImmuzikationTwin Powers and Z-Dog spin dance hits into the night. This is a special Lil Wayne tribute set.

Lectures & Lit

  • Barnes & Noble

    2–4 p.m. FREE!

    Meet the Author

    Athenian Ransom Jackson signs and talks about his book—Handsome Ransom Jackson: Accidental Big Leaguer—his account of playing during the 1950s with the Cubs and the Dodgers. See Pub Notes on p. 23.


  • Oconee County Library

    10 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE!

    Coloring Club

    Spend the morning relaxing with the therapeutic practice of coloring.

  • 5–7 p.m. FREE!

    Opening Reception

    (Tif Sigfrids, 119 N. Jackson St.) The new gallery opens with "Art in the South: Art Rosenbaum and Friends." See Calendar Pick on p. 12.

  • 5–7 p.m. FREE!

    Opening Reception

    (Howard's, 119 N. Jackson St.) The new gallery space opens with artwork by Milano Chow and Torkwase Dyson. See Calendar Pick on p. 12.



  • Healing Arts Centre

    2 p.m. $15.

    Yoga for Driving

    (Sangha Yoga Studio) For those who spend a lot of time driving, especially those who are subject to distractions, getting drowsy, difficulty maintaining attention, or experience aches and pains while driving.