COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Saturday, June 30

27 events

Events

  • Downtown Athens

    5–10 p.m. FREE! www.athensclarkecounty.com/leisure

    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. 

  • Athens Arena

    5 & 7 p.m. $10-20. www.classiccityrollergirls.com

    Classic City Rollergirls

    See the Bad news B's face off against Greater Atlanta Derby, then the Classic City All Stars against Atlanta's Rumble Bs.

  • West Broad Market Garden

    9 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! www.athenslandtrust.org

    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! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music by Gary D. Grossman and True Born Sons.

  • Ciné Barcafé

    6:30–9:30 p.m. $5. athenscine.com

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

    Athens native Gina Willis presents pieces form her latest collection. 

Performance

Games

DJs

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    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. www.40watt.com

    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. www.georgiatheatre.com

    AMERICAN AQUARIUM Southern roots-rock band from North Carolina.

    TRAVIS MEADOWS Nashville-based singer-songwriter.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 6 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

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

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    RALPH RODDENBERRY Eclectic and renowned Southern blues-rock artist.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE! www.highwirelounge.com

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

  • 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! www.terrapinbeer.com

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

Art

Comedy

  • Southern Brewing Company

    7 p.m. FREE! www.sobrewco.com

    Non Pale Ale Comedy

    Features stand-up comedians from Athens and Atlanta.

Kidstuff

Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

    2 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    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. 

Theater

  • Crawford School

    June 28–30, 7:30 p.m. $13–18. artsoglethorpe.org

    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. townandgownplayers.org

    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.

Classes

  • Lotta Mae's Supply Co.

    1–5 p.m. $30–45. kate@lottamaes.com

    Alchemy of Aromatherapy

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

Ending Saturday, June 30

 

Classes

  • Mosaic Art Classes

    (200 Northcrest Dr.) Weekend mosaic classes for beginner and intermediate levels. Visit website for upcoming dates. $175. corazonmosaics@gmail.com, www.corazonmosaics.com

Classes

  • M3Yoga

    Yoga Classes

    Proceeds from Community Classes through June will benefit Nuci's Space. $8/drop-in. nursenick@m3yoga.com, m3yoga.com/events

Kidstuff

  • 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, www.accgov.com/leisure

Kidstuff

  • 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, www.athenslandtrust.org/rfc

Art

  • 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. www.athica.org/updates/artists-in-athica-residency-program

Word on the Street

Classes

  • 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. www.athenslibrary.org/athens