Fantasy RPG. Bring your imagination.
THE FLYING BUFFALOS Ken Parris leads an all-star lineup playing their favorite classic tunes.
MONOTHEIST Extreme prog-metal band from Orlando.
BEAST MODE Local groove-thrash band that offers "the heaviest metal in the city."
CONTROL THE DEVASTATOR Atlanta group that falls in between progressive and death metal.
JET ENGINE DRAGONS Local band playing a blend of shoegaze, progressive rock and technical metal.
UNUS MUNDUS Athens-based psychedelic blues and space-rock act.
HART DEER Atlanta musician specializing in rock, jazz and classical music.
HEIDI HOLTON Country-blues singer-songwriter from North Carolina.
DREW PARKER Country singer-songwriter from Covington.
JORDAN ROWE Country singer-songwriter from South Georgia.
SAIL ON Beach Boys tribute band performing that band's classic hits.
LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot plays solo sets of country-rock and acoustic Southern soul.
REVEREND CONNER TRIBBLE Good old-fashioned rock and roll from Athens mainstay Tribble and his band.
MICHAELSOFT 98 Atlanta-based lo-fi electropop project.
PARTY FAVOR Local supergroup featuring members of Muuy Biien, Surface to Air Missive and Neighbor Lady.
MIDNIGHT BOI Alias of local musician Eli Rickli, playing "pseudo-Satanic hip hop."
NIHILIST CHEERLEADER Local buzz band plays energetic, lo-fi punk rock.
FUNK BROTHERHOOD The local all-star band plays a set dedicated to Prince and The Time.
LIVE JAZZ Rotating local jazz groups play every Friday and Saturday nights.
NICHOLAS MALLIS & THE BOREALIS Local songwriter Mallis and his band play quirky, melodic pop music.
FORBIDDEN WAVES Surfy local garage-rock combo.
SHEHEHE Local band that draws from old-school punk and arena rock to create a fist-pumping atmosphere.
SANCTIFIED REVIVAL Classic and Southern rock-influenced band from Atlanta.
ANNIVERSARY PARTY Southern Brewing celebrates three years of business with a two-day festival. Friday features music from Pylon Reenactment Society, Outersea , WesdaRuler and Lavender Holyfield. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.
FOXWOOD Alternative rock band fronted by songwriter Jesse Biondi.
DAVID HYDE Multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter from Ball Ground.
THE KANNONS Folky rock duo featuring two Athens youngsters.
(1055 Gaines School Rd.) Thousands of books for adults and kids. Proceeds benefit Books for Keeps and kids living in the Athens area. On Aug. 26, shoppers can fill up a grocery bag for $5 or a tote bag for $20.
The Southern Brewing Company celebrates its third birthday over two days with a family-friendly party. Live music from Lavender Holyfield, Wesdaruler, Outersea and Pylon Reenactment Society (Friday). Divine Feed, Blue Blood, The Moonshine, Seline Haze, Drew Breskin, Harlot Party, Palace Doctor, Minorcan, Eureka California, The Veldt and T. Hardy Morris (Saturday). See Calendar Pick on p. 20.
(J's Bottle Shop, 1452 Prince Ave.) Manilla Express will be at this Friday Wine Winedown to pair Filipino food with craft wine.
DJ CROWE & RETROGRADE Spinning a trap-house-themed dance party.
SILENT DISCO Dance the night away with three channels of music. One of them is a request line!
Writing prompts and journals to spark creativity. Ages 11–18.
The Choral Society present their summer show "Give My Regards to Broadway," featuring numbers from many Broadway musicals.
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 Athens Creative Theatre's stage production of the Disney film turned Broadway hit.
(David Henry Hardigree Wildlife Sanctuary, 1110 Old Greensboro Rd.) "Outdoor Cooking with Dutch Ovens." Dec. 8, $75. firstname.lastname@example.org, www.facebook.com/wildriceadventures
(Lavonia Cultural Center, 12005 Augusta Rd.) The Franklin Community Players will hold auditions for the holiday musical Aug. 16–17, 6–8 p.m. Actors should prepare 30 seconds of music to perform a cappella. www.franklincommunityplayers.com
Athens Little Playhouse presents its first-ever holiday variety show for ages 5–18. Opportunities include singing, dancing and acting. Children are also encouraged to participate with ALP during the Downtown Parade of Lights on Dec. 6. Auditions on Nov. 8 or Nov. 9, 6 p.m. Performances on Dc. 14–16. www.athenslittleplayhouse.net