Saturday, June 16

41 events




  • Memorial Park

    6:15 p.m. (lesson), 6:30–9:30 p.m. (dance). $8 (adults), $4 (ages 11–17) FREE! (ages 11 & under).

    Contra Dance

    A monthly dance presented by Athens Folk Music & Dance Society with live music by Emerald Isle and calling by Deanna Palumbo. 

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    2–6 p.m.

    Athens Black Market and Cultural Experience

    The market supports local minority business vendors. Offerings range from local food, artisan home goods and natural beauty products, plus live performances, guest speakers and more.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    2–6 p.m.

    Athens Black Market and Cultural Experience

    The market supports local minority business vendors. Offerings range from local food, artisan home goods and natural beauty products, plus live performances, guest speakers 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.

  • The Foundry

    9–10 a.m ($10), 11 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE!

    Secret Record Swap

    Sift through thousands of rare 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 and crafts.

  • Pinewoods Library

    8:30–11 a.m.

    Pop-Up Clinic

    Free, basic health assessments, HIV/HepC testing and more will be available to the Latino community and others in the Athens area. 

  • 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.

  • 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 JAZZ Rotating local jazz groups play every Friday and Saturday nights.

  • 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.

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

    10:30 a.m.–12:30 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.


  • 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.



  • 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.