This year's lip-sync contest theme is '70s vs. '80s. Participate in raffles, tarot readings, dance 'til you drop and compete in the Groovy costume contest. Proceeds benefit Project Safe. See story on p. 7.
(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.
Sample beers, eat treats, hear live music and compete in the area's largest contest of Rock, Paper, Scissors. Proceeds benefit the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia's Food 2 Kids program. See story on p. 7.
(Boutier Winery & Inn, 4506 Hudson River Church Rd., Danielsville) Live music from The Kate Morrissey band, wine, food, a silent auction and more. Proceeds benefit the Madison Oglethorpe Animal Shelter.
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.
Shop for fresh and affordable produce and prepared foods. The market also includes kids activities, cooking demonstrations, educational booths and entertainment.
The competition awards prizes for best chicken, pork ribs and beef tri-tip recipes. Other festivities include live music and family activities.
Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music by Rachel O'Neal and Lavon & Nancy.
(SPARC, 2040 W. Broad St.) Participants rappel down the side of an Athens building to raise funds for Children First. See story on p. 7.
Browse local art and vintage wares. Live music by Lucky Jones Band and Todd Lister. Snacks from Rashe's Cuisine.
Snuggle a pup from the Athens Area Humane Society.
(109 Bowstrom Rd.) Find out with the unit does, and learn how to improve health and medicine by volunteering for research studies.
(Contact for Location) See the home of Michael Oliveri, a conceptual artist, product and graphic designer, and founder of the Art X program at the Lamar Dodd School of Art. See Calendar Pick on p. 15.
Drag performances by local artists. This show also features Atlanta's Buffet Galore and Cherry Poppins.
Spoken word by Davis Ripley Keller and Bret Eades. Live music by Nic Goodson, Leaving Countries, Summer Hymns, Joe Willey and the Movin' Men, Diet Dangfly and more.
FOXFIRE REVIVAL Folky local string band.
KATHERINE BALL Singer-songwriter delivering a taste of Southern gothic blues.
WHITE RABBIT COLLECTIVE Local ensemble with influences ranging from Tuvan folk songs to psychedelic rock anthems to jazz-funk grooves.
CLASSIC CITY JUKEBOX Local all-star rock and roll cover band.
LEAVING COUNTRIES Local power trio playing country-rock and Southern soul.
CLASSIC CITY BASH A hip-hop showcase hosted by L.G. and featuring performances by Motorhead2x, Squalle, Kxng Blanco, Valley Girl D, T-Roy 3Mill, Dictator, Solo 10K and more. See Calendar Pick on p. 15.
FULL MOON JAM Communal jam session open to the public, with instruments and refreshments provided.
VILLAGE STICKS Indie-rock band from Augusta.
NINEVAH'S GARDEN Local progressive metal band.
YAMS CLUB Jazz-influenced indie-rock five-piece from Atlanta.
BRWA BENEFIT A concert to benefit the Broad River Watershed Association, featuring Leaving Countries, Diet Dangfly, Summer Hymns, Zach Gresham, Nic Goodson, Joe Willey & the Movin' Men and more.
THE TUTEN BROTHERS Athens-based country-rock band.
JESTER Local rock and roll quartet.
REID HAUGHTON Alabama-based country singer-songwriter.
MATTHEW MCNEAL Americana singer-songwriter from Texas.
BOOTY BOYZ DJs Immuzikation, Twin Powers and Z-Dog spin a set of Beyoncé hits.
MARK HOSLER A founding member of seminal experimental group Negativland, Hosler plays improvisational electronic music. See Calendar Pick on p. 15.
JOHN & KIRAN FERNANDES Father and son perform a duet featuring American primitive guitar, piano, clarinet and more.
MICHAEL POTTER Local guitarist creates a blend of ambient folk and psychedelic songs and soundscapes.
LIVE JAZZ Rotating local jazz groups play every Friday and Saturday nights.
POP SENSATION Local good-time cover band.
DJ QUINCY Local musician John Swint spins a dance party.
ADAM KIRALY BAND Greenville, SC band playing "groove music from the water's edge."
STEPHEN EVANS Asheville, NC-based folk-rock artist.
This year's theme is "DJ's Diner" where participants will learn about zoo animal diets in retro '50s diner style.
Crafts, games, stories and snacks—all about unicorns!
(Lavonia Cultural Center) Festivities include a bounce house, cake walk, raffle and local entertainment. Some activities and food for sale.
Learn to play new games.
Learn how to disable an attacker. Ages 12 and up.
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!
(Main St., Bogart) Browse books priced at $3/bag and BOGO. Festivities include food, crafts and children's activities. Local authors Gail Karwoski, K.B. Hoyle and John Vance will be on site.
"Weekend Trip to Cherokee, North Carolina." Aug. 25, 9 a.m.–Aug. 27, 6 p.m. $240–360. All trips depart and return to Rocksprings Park. For ages 50 & up. Register online. www.accgov.com/leisure under recreation tab
Artists, healers and change-makers will be guided through the process of creating viable business plans. Led by Jodi Rhoden using Birds Eye Business Planning Curriculum. Aug. 25–26, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. $325–375. www.jodirhoden.com