Saturday, August 11

32 events


  • 12–2 p.m. FREE!

    Really Really Free Market

    (Reese & Pope Park) Just like a yard sale, but everything is free. Bring what you can, take what you need. Free lunch prepared by Food Not Bombs. Second Saturday of every month.

  • 10 a.m.–2 p.m. FREE! 706-201-6859

    Health Fair

    (First AME Church) Screenings and exams range from breast health, prostate, hypertension, blood sugar, vision care and dental care. Call for schedule.

  • 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.

  • Bishop Park

    12–3 p.m. FREE!

    United Campus Workers Picnic

    (Shelter #1) The UGA union celebrates reducing parking costs with a picnic and live entertainment. Commissioner Melissa Link and speakers from the Economic Justic Coalition will talk. 

  • Southern Brewing Company

    3–7 p.m.

    Watermelon Party

    Celebrate the end of summer with a watermelon eating contest, seed spitting contest, fashion contest, watermelon bowling, food trucks, live music and vendors. Proceeds benefit the Ashton Hope Keegan Foundation.

  • Miriam Moore Community Service Center

    9–10:30 a.m. $14.,

    ACC and Oconee Democrats Breakfast

    Athens area democrats host gust speaker John Barrow, GA Secretary of State candidate. Open to the public.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    1–11:30 p.m.

    Fest of Ale Arts & Music Festival

    Local vendors and live music by Packway Handle Band, Misnomer, The Broken String Band, Dream Culture, Harvey Funkwalker, Grassland and more.

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Go Bar

    11 p.m. FREE! 706-546-5609

    Dr. Fred's Karaoke

    KARAOKE Hosted by karaoke fanatic Dr. Fred and featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more.


  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    2:30–3 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3615

    Critter Tales

    Families are invited to listen to a story about nature. Staff will then bring it to life by visiting a critter or going outdoors for an activity.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    10 a.m.–6 p.m.

    Snap Circuits

    Get wired at the library with snap circuits toys. Ages 6 and up.

  • Georgia Square Mall

    10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.

    Kids Rock Pop-Up Exhibit

    The Little Athens Children's Museum allows kids to explore different businesses in Athens in a play environment. 

Live Music

  • Amici

    Grand Re-Opening. 6 p.m. FREE! 706-353-0000

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

    DJ GREGORY Spinning a set of high-energy party music.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $10 (21+), $12 (18-20).

    BIT BRIGADE Local supergroup plays the soundtrack to vintage video games while Noah McCarthy plays the games onstage. See Calendar Pick on p. 23.

    PINKY DOODLE POODLE High-energy rock band from Japan.

    MARSES Local "party-doom" four-piece band.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    6 p.m. FREE!

    DEGA Local indie-pop duo featuring former Ponderosa frontman Kalen Nash and pop singer Aslyn.

    EL LAGO Touring dream-pop act from Galveston, TX.

    ZIGTEBRA Indie-folk band of "beastly best friends" from Chicago.

    MECHANICAL RIVER Lo-fi folk-rock project from Charleston, SC.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m.

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

    THE SHOAL CREEK STRANGLERS Traditional country and folk duo based in Lavonia.

  • The Foundry

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

    ABBEY ROAD LIVE Beloved local Beatles tribute band known for its attention to detail and musical proficiency.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7 p.m.

    ATHENS POPFEST Featuring Elekibass (7:30 p.m.), Ganser (8:15 p.m.), Izzy True (9 p.m.), Linqua Franqa (9:45 p.m.), Eureka California (10:30 p.m.), Man or Astro-man? (11:30 p.m.) and The Mummies (12:30 a.m.). See pp. 16–21.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m.

    AVERY LEIGH'S NIGHT PALACE Ethereal indie-pop group fronted by former Athenian Avery Draut.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE!

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

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    1:30 p.m.

    ATHENS POPFEST Featuring Lydia Brambila (2 p.m.), Jim Shorts (2:45 p.m.), Hothead (3:30 p.m.), Suggested Friends (4:15 p.m.) and Flamingo Shadow (5 p.m.). See pp. 16–21.

  • Madison Morgan Cultural Center

    Beach Party Blast. 8 p.m. $75.

    THE SWINGIN' MEDALLIONS Best known for their 1966 hit "Double Shot (of My Baby's Love)," today the Medallions are made up of relatives of the original lineup and bill themselves as "the party band of the South." 

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    1 p.m. $15.

    FEST OF ALE A music and art festival featuring performances by Packway Handle Band, Chelsea Shag, Kilroy Kobra, The Night Shift, Misnomer, The Broken String Band, MrJordanMrTonks, Grassland, Dream Culture, Harvey Funkwalker, Macy Todd, Michael Coast, Sono, Sarah Zuniga, Tyler Key and Mannequin Party. See Calendar Pick on p. 23.



  • Winder-Barrow Community Theatre

    Aug. 17–18, 7:30 p.m. & Aug. 19, 3 p.m. $10–15.

    Thoroughly Modern Millie

    A small town girl searches for new life in the bright lights of 1920s New York City.

  • Athens Community Theater

    Aug. 16–18, 8 p.m. Aug. 19, 2 p.m. $8–15.

    The Servant of Two Masters

    A comedy of mistaken identities long lost lovers, angry fathers, cross dressers and a hungry servant.

  • Morton Theatre

    Nov. 1–3, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3, 2 p.m. Nov. 4, 3 p.m. $10–15.


    The Athens Creative Theatre's stage production of the Disney film turned Broadway hit.


  • Old Fire Hall #2

    11 a.m.–6 p.m. FREE!

    Very Good Puzzle Launch Party

    Celebrate the launch of Very Good Puzzle's full line of puzzles featuring 16 designs and 14 local artists. A portion of sales go to the artists. Snacks and raffles. See Calendar Pick on p. 23.


  • Ciné


    Ciné Classics

    See The Beatles: Yellow Submarine in celebration of its 50th anniversary. (1968).

  • Ciné

    10 p.m. $5 (with a Ciné ticket for BlacKkKlansman) $7.50–9.75.

    Ciné Classics

    See Spike Lee's music-filled, offbeat comedy School Daze for its 30th Anniversary.  

Ending Saturday, August 11



  • Hip Vintage and Handmade

    Call for Artists

    Hip Summer Market is seeking artists, craft folk, upcyclers and antique or vintage dealers. Live music by Lucky Jones Band and food from Rashe's Cuisine. $35 vendor fee. Deadline to submit images via Facebook or in person is Aug. 11. Market on Aug. 25, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. 706-247-5601,,


  • Winterville Auditorium

    Season Auditions

    Circle Ensemble Theatre hosts season auditions for A Midsummer Night's Dream, A Christmas Carol, Glass Menagerie and Fiddler on the Roof. Auditions Aug. 10–11. Prepare a one-minute monologue and 16 bars of a song, or two contrasting one-minute monologues. Email for audition time.,