(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.
(First AME Church) Screenings and exams range from breast health, prostate, hypertension, blood sugar, vision care and dental care. Call for schedule.
Shop for fresh and affordable produce and prepared foods. The market also includes kids activities, cooking demonstrations, educational booths and entertainment.
Sift through thousands of rare records, CDs, tapes and more presented by local and out-of-town dealers.
Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music.
(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.
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.
Athens area democrats host gust speaker John Barrow, GA Secretary of State candidate. Open to the public.
Local vendors and live music by Packway Handle Band, Misnomer, The Broken String Band, Dream Culture, Harvey Funkwalker, Grassland and more.
HALEM ALBRIGHT A blend of unique songwriting and electrifying guitar work.
DJ GREGORY Spinning a set of high-energy party music.
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.
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.
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.
ABBEY ROAD LIVE Beloved local Beatles tribute band known for its attention to detail and musical proficiency.
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.
KARAOKE Hosted by karaoke fanatic Dr. Fred and featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more.
AVERY LEIGH'S NIGHT PALACE Ethereal indie-pop group fronted by former Athenian Avery Draut.
LIVE JAZZ Rotating local jazz groups play every Friday and Saturday nights.
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.
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."
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.
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.
Get wired at the library with snap circuits toys. Ages 6 and up.
The Little Athens Children's Museum allows kids to explore different businesses in Athens in a play environment.
GEORGE THE INFINITE Local DJ spins the best in Top 40, EDM and bass music every Saturday.
SILENT DISCO Dance the night away every Saturday to three different channels of music. One of them is a request line!
A small town girl searches for new life in the bright lights of 1920s New York City.
A comedy of mistaken identities long lost lovers, angry fathers, cross dressers and a hungry servant.
The Oconee Youth Playhouse presents a stage production of the Disney film turned Broadway hit.
Local filmmaker James Preston's documentary takes a look at music, dance, food, stand-up comedy, art and the origins of AthFest.
See The Beatles: Yellow Submarine in celebration of its 50th anniversary. (1968).
See Spike Lee's music-filled, offbeat comedy School Daze for its 30th Anniversary.
Discuss what you've been reading while enjoying wine and cheese. Conversation tends to slant towards fantasy, fiction and YA. Ages 21 & up.
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.
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, email@example.com, www.hipvintagehandmade.com
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. firstname.lastname@example.org, www.circleensembletheatre.com