Saturday, July 28

30 events

Live Music

  • Bishop Park

    Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!

    RACHEL O'NEAL Local solo folk singer-songwriter.

    SEAN MCAULEY Rootsy local acoustic singer-songwriter.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    THE WYDELLES Local alt-country band fronted by songwriter Bo Bedingfield. Album release show!

    DANIEL MARKHAM Lo-fi rock from Denton, TX featuring crunchy guitar riffs and emotionally raw vocals.

    THE LANES Long-running, Athens-based power-pop group led by brothers Kevin and Matt Lane.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    7 p.m. $7–10 (suggested).

    EUGENE CHADBOURNE Longtime experimental guitarist and composer known for his collaborations with Henry Kaiser, John Zorn and others. See Calendar Pick on p. 12.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    10 p.m. $5.

    RESIDENT ONE Pop-punk group from Atlanta influenced by bands like Alkaline Trio and AFI.

    SHOPLIFTER Local punk rock band.

    NEW JUNK CITY Four-piece rock band from Atlanta.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $6.

    MEAN QUEEN Local rock three-piece with a fiery, discordant sound.

    ZETA Experimental punk band from Venezuela.

    HEX PARTY New local grunge- and sludge-inspired rock trio.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door).

    CHI-TOWN TRANSIT AUTHORITY Seven-piece Chicago tribute band.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    HIGHER LEVEL HIP HOP SHOWCASE Featuring performances by Clip Art, DJ Nate From Wuxtry and more.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. $10.

    FUNK BROTHERHOOD The local all-star band plays a set dedicated to Prince and The Time.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE!

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

  • Morton Theatre

    3 p.m. $20 (adv.), $25 (door).

    SINGING FOR OUR SOLDIERS An afternoon of gospel music featuring Zeke Turner, Keisha Burgess, The Morton Chapel & Oconee Baptist Church Male Choir, The Silver Stars Choir, Marco Hull, Beverly A. Coleman, Godly Kings and more.

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. 706-546-0840

    THE BREEZE KINGS Blues group based in Atlanta.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5 p.m. FREE!

    MATT FASSAS South Carolina-based singer and guitarist with folk, blues and rock influences.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    9 p.m. $5.

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

    VINCAS Local downer-punk band featuring snarling guitars and doomy, psychedelic flourishes.

    LAZER/WULF Avant-metal trio blending prog, thrash and more for a high-energy live show.



  • West Broad Market Garden

    9 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE!

    Back to School Block Party & Market

    The West Broad Farmers Market & Garden hosts games, performances, food and prizes. Strong, Beautiful, Godly Girls Incorporated and the Athens Land Trust are seeking donations of school supplies.

  • The Classic Center

    7 p.m. $40.

    The White Linen Scholarship Gala

    In addition to college scholarships, the gala will make a donation to students and charity. Enjoy fine dining, poetry and dancing. Music will be provided by Myers Howard.

  • 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.

  • ACC Library

    10 a.m.–12 p.m. $25.

    The White Linen Scholarship Gala

    The gala is preceded by a Leadership Development Workshop.


  • 7:30 p.m. $5 suggested donation.

    Krakin Jokes XIX

    (135 Habersham Dr.) Local comedians, thought provoking sketches and stand-up.



  • UGA Health Sciences

    9 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE!

    Stop the Bleed: Active Shooter Defense Training

    Learn how to prepare for and defend yourself during an active shooter. Online registration required. 

  • 10 a.m.–12 p.m.

    Farmer Outreach Workshop

    (Williams Farm, 235 Northside Dr.) Athens Land Trust hosts a workshop on Integrated Pest Management.


  • On Stage Walton

    July 27–28, 8 p.m. July 29, 2 p.m.

    Into the Woods

    (215 High School Ave., Monroe) The Brothers Grimm hit the stage with an epic fairytale about wishes, family and the choices we make.


  • Morton Theatre

    3 p.m. $20.

    Singing for Our Veterans

    DAV Chapter 2 presents a theatrical gospel tribute dedicated to the men and women who have served. 


  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    4 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3623

    Afternoon with Open Studios Artist Brian Hitselberger

    Artist in Residence Brian Hitselberger will share the body of printmaking work he's been creating this summer using the center's studios. See Art Notes on p. 18.

Ending Saturday, July 28




  • 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


  • Nuçi's Space

    Open Space Meditation

    Sound meditation on Monday, movement meditation on Tuesday, singing meditation on Wednesday, seeing meditation on Thursday and mindfulness meditation on Friday. July 23–28, 10 a.m. FREE! 706-227-1515