Saturday, June 30

24 events


  • Downtown Athens

    5–10 p.m. FREE!

    Star Spangled Classic

    Athens' annual Independence Day celebration children's activities, food trucks and fireworks. Live music by The Funk Brotherhood. See Calendar Pick on p. 12. 

  • 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.

  • Bishop Park

    8 a.m. FREE!

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods and crafts.

  • Ciné

    6:30–9:30 p.m. $5.

    No Basic Sh**: It's a Fashion Show

    Athens native Gina Willis presents pieces form her latest collection. 



Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    FALLOW Local three-piece dirty grunge and Southern metal band.

    BACKMASK Hard-rock trio from the Athens/Atlanta area.

    DEAD VIBES Two-piece sludge metal band.

    JET ENGINE DRAGONS Local band playing a blend of shoegaze, progressive rock and technical metal.

  • The Falls

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-850-2217

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

  • 40 Watt Club

    7 p.m. $5.

    QUEST GIVER Local experimental indie trio. 

    HARRY CAREY Reunited version of this raucous Athens rock group fronted by songwriter Jim Willingham.

    ANCIENT WHALES Fuzz-rock band led by songwriter and vocalist Enoch Bledsoe.

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

    KWAZYMOTO Noisy local punk- and and math-influenced rock trio.

    ZEKE Member of the Humms performs solo.

    FORBIDDEN WAVES Surfy local garage-rock combo.

  • Front Porch Book Store

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

    LIAM PARKE & FRIENDS Member of local band Repent at Leisure plays folk music with frriends. 

  • Georgia Theatre

    7:30 p.m. $15.

    AMERICAN AQUARIUM Southern roots-rock band from North Carolina.

    TRAVIS MEADOWS Nashville-based singer-songwriter.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 6 p.m. FREE!

    PONY LEAGUE "Piano-punk" and Americana outfit out of Atlanta.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE!

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

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. 706-546-0840

    BRANDON WHITLEY & THE PLAIN JANES Local group playing Southern rock, country, alternative and blues.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5 p.m. FREE!

    HALEM ALBRIGHT A blend of unique songwriting and electrifying guitar work.


  • Southern Brewing Company

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Non Pale Ale Comedy

    Features stand-up comedians from Athens and Atlanta.



Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

    2 p.m. FREE!

    Meet the Poet

    (Auditorium) Local writer Benjamín Milano will read from his new poetry book, Brincaron las Gallinas, in Spanish. Brett Swartz will read them in English. A discussion and reception will follow. 


  • Crawford School

    June 28–30, 7:30 p.m. $13–18.

    The Addams Family

    America's goth family comes to life in a musical production. See Theater Notes on p. 19.

  • Athens Community Theater

    June 29–30, 8 p.m. July 1, 2 p.m. $5.

    The Language Archive

    George documents dying languages from far-flung cultures while struggling with what to say to his wife at home. See Theater Notes on p. 19.


  • Lotta Mae's Supply Co.

    1–5 p.m. $30–45.

    Alchemy of Aromatherapy

    Micki Wisenbaker from Meridian Massage & Skin Care leads an introductory session followed by a custom blending workshop.

Ending Saturday, June 30



  • M3Yoga

    Yoga Classes

    Proceeds from Community Classes through June will benefit Nuci's Space. $8/drop-in.,


  • ACC Summer Camps

    (Multiple Locations) Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services offers camps in science, dance, sports, art and more. Visit website for dates and details. 706-613-3800,


  • Rooting for Community

    (Williams Farm, 235 Northside Dr.) The camp offers kid empowerment through garden education, cooking lessons, food justice, fine arts and more at the Athens Land Trust's Williams Farm. For 4th–8th graders. Full scholarships available. July 2–13, 8 a.m.–4 p.m. $160. 706-613-0122,


  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA

    Fall Residencies

    Now accepting proposals for Artists-in-ATHICA fall residencies. Artists may work in any or multiple disciplines and traditions, including but not limited to visual, curatorial, musical, performing, written, experimental, cinematic, digital and theatrical arts. Residents can work independently or collaborate with others. Deadline June 30.

Word on the Street


  • ACC Library

    Digital Media Center One-on-One

    Get individual instruction for graphics, audio or video editing projects or learn to convert albums and cassettes to DVDs and CDs. Thursdays, 6 p.m. and Saturdays, 11 a.m. 706-613-3650

Word on the Street

  • ACC Library

    ACC Library Book Clubs

    Book Clubs include The African American Authors Book Club, Talking About Books, Philo of Philosophy, Last Monday Book Group and After the End: Post-Apocalyptic Fiction.