Saturday, August 18

35 events


  • East Athens Community Center

    10 a.m.–5 p.m. $10.

    Table Tennis Tournament

    Ping pong tournament with a prize. 


  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    1–11 p.m.


    Festivities include live music, a limbo competition, a hula hooping contest and luau themed food from Biggum's BBQ.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    8 a.m.-1 p.m.

    Friends of the Garden Flea Market

    (Visitor Center) Items include gardening tools, books, household items, toys, jewelry, decorations, accessories, baby items and more.

  • Memorial Park

    7:30 p.m. (lesson), 8–11 p.m. (dance). $8 (adults), $4 (ages 11–17) FREE! (ages 11 & under).

    Contra Dance

    A dance presented by Athens Folk Music & Dance Society with live music by AirPlay and calling by Stuart Whipple.

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    10 a.m. $2–3.

    Journey Through the Stars

    This month's theme is "Meteor Shower and Planets Galore."

  • 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.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    Aug. 17, 4:30 p.m. & Aug. 18, 12 p.m.

    Anniversary Party

    The Southern Brewing Company celebrates its third birthday over two days with a family-friendly party. Live music from Lavender HolyfieldWesdaruler, 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.

  • Bishop Park

    8 a.m. FREE!

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music.

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    7:30 a.m.

    Out Pace Parkinsons

    A 5K run/walk.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $25.

    ASW Distillery Bartending Competition

    Local bartenders battle it out on stage with ASW's finest liquors. Followed by live music from the Side Hustle Dance Band.


  • Oconee County Library

    3–5 p.m. FREE!

    Intermediate Excel 2010

    Learn more advanced techniques for using Excel. Registration required.

  • Rock Eagle 4H Center

    9:30 a.m. $7.

    Saturday at the Rock: Waterbath Canning

    Learn how to can and preserve food so you can enjoy fresh food from the garden all year long. 

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).

    TRIBUTE BAND NIGHT Featuring allcaps playing music by System of a Down, Murder the Mood playing various covers and The Dookie Brothers playing Green Day.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    10 p.m. $5.

    LITTLE GOLD Local group playing garage-rock with country and pop sensibilities.

    GUTS CLUB Alias of New Orleans singer-songwriter Lindsey Baker. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

    GEORGIA DISH BOYS Edgy, dissonant local rock group fronted by songwriter Seth Martin.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $5 (adv.), $7 (door).

    THE VINYL SUNS Athens-based blues-rock five-piece.

    FAKE MISTER Local rock group.

    EVERYDAY DOGS Alt-rock band from Athens.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $12.

    ATHENS LATIN PARTY Athens Latin celebrates its 11th anniversary with a party featuring music from Orquesta el Kartel, El Kartel Latin Band, UGA Salsa Club and DJ K.Liente.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    DJ DIGO Spinning "gay goth filth."

    DJ CHAINEDELANE Local DJ "bringing you nasty crunktastic realness on the dance floor."

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. $10.

    RALPH RODDENBERY Georgia singer-songwriter playing a blend of Americana and roots rock with a twist of the blues. 

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE!

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

  • No. 3 Railroad Street

    7 p.m. $10.

    FESTER HAGOOD This local songwriter's soft drawl accents his intimate folk-country songs.

    LEVI LOWREY Storyteller and country singer-songwriter from Dacula.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    MISNOMER Local nine-piece improvisational fusion group with a funky, jazzy sound.

  • The Office Lounge

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-546-0840

    HOWARD'S HOE-DOWN Featuring free food and music from Steve Coughlin & Probable Cause, Big Bad Wolf & Big Don Spurlin, Todd Harvey & Rodney Spears and special guests.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    12 p.m. $25.

    ANNIVERSARY PARTY Southern Brewing celebrates three years of business with a two-day festival. Saturday features music from Divine Feed, Blue Blood, The Moonshine, Seline Haze, Drew Beskin, Harlot Party, Palace Doctor, Minorcan, Eureka California, The Veldt and T. Hardy Morris. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    1 p.m. FREE!

    PEACHTREE PEPPERS Modern rock and Red Hot Chili Peppers cover band from Atlanta.


  • Oconee County Library

    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. FREE!

    Coloring Club

    Spend the morning relaxing with the therapeutic practice of coloring.

  • 6–9 p.m. FREE!

    Opening Reception

    (Athens Institute for Contemporary Art, 675 Pulaski St., Suite 1200) See ATHICA's new gallery space with the debut exhibition "The Golden Record: Far Beyond Our Galaxy." See Art Notes on p. 17.


  • 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 Museum of Art

    10 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE!

    Family Day: One Heart, One Way

    View the exhibition "One Heart, One Way: The Journey of a Princely Art Collection," then make your own full dress helmet inspired by those worn by Her Majesty's Horse Guards in 19th-century Russia.


  • Seney-Stovall Chapel

    Aug. 17–18, 7:30 p.m. Aug 18–19, 2:30 p.m. $12.

    Athens Choral Society

    The Choral Society present their summer show "Give My Regards to Broadway," featuring numbers from many Broadway musicals.  



  • 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.

  • Oconee County Civic Center

    Aug. 17–18, 7 p.m. Aug. 19, 3 p.m. $10–20.


    The Oconee Youth Playhouse presents a stage production of the Disney film turned Broadway hit.