Saturday, September 15

33 events


  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    1–4 p.m. FREE!

    Pottery Demonstration

    Jennifer Graff demonstrates. Part of the 16th annual "Perspectives: Georgia Pottery Invitational." See Calendar Pick on p. 15.

  • Oconee County Library

    10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. FREE!

    Coloring Club

    Spend the morning relaxing with the therapeutic practice of coloring.


  • Clarke Middle School

    8:30 a.m.

    CMS Owl Flight 5K Walk/Run

    Join the CMS Owls for a 5K. Register online.

  • Bishop Park

    8 a.m.-12 p.m. FREE!

    Athens Farmers Market

    The market hosts around 45 vendors, children's activities and cooking demos. All produce is grown locally, sustainably and by those who are selling it. Live music by Rachel O'Neal (8 a.m.) and David Leinweber (10 a.m.).

  • Memorial Park

    6:15 p.m. (lesson), 6:30–9:30 p.m. (dance). $8 (adults), $4 (ages 11–17) FREE! (ages 11 & under).

    Contra Dance

    A monthly dance presented by Athens Folk Music & Dance Society with live music by Mick Kinney and Tim Cape and calling by Stuart Whipple. 

  • Max

    1–5 p.m.

    Swadeshi Black Market & Co-Op

    Swadeshi includes music, food, vendors, DIY craft tables and community networking. The Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement has hosted a market place to support and promote black and brown business owners, women and entrepreneurs. 

  • West Broad Market Garden

    9 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE!

    West Broad Farmers Market

    WBFM offers a wide-variety of fresh and locally-sourced produce, hot food, handmade crafts, and other functional goods as well as entertainment, activities, and educational workshops. The WBFM is an inclusive space for cross-cultural and inter-generational engagement.

  • 5–7:30 p.m. $5 (food), $15 (classic car registration). 706-491-9374

    FCP Classic Car & Truck Show

    (Lavonia Cultural Center, 12005 Augusta Rd.) Trophies will be awarded to Best in Show, Best Modified Muscle Car and more. Proceeds benefit the Franklin Community Players.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $20–25.

    Fight Night

    Canelo Álvarez faces off against Gennady Golovkin. Followed by Athens Latin Night.

  • 9 & 11 a.m. FREE!

    Anniversary Party

    (Wild Birds Unlimited) Wild Birds Unlimited celebrates its anniversary. Peter Griffon will present on rare gems and at-risk plants. Come see a redtail hawk and other animals. 

Lectures & Lit

  • Oconee County Civic Center

    Sept. 13, 4–8 p.m. (member preview night), Sept. 14, 10 a.m.–8 p.m. & Sept. 15, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

    Oconee Library Friends Book Sale

    Books, CDs and DVDs will be sold for bargain prices. Proceeds benefit the Oconee County Public Library.


  • Sanford Stadium

    7 p.m.

    UGA Football

    UGA plays Missouri.

  • Southeast Clarke Park

    3 p.m. $5 (youth), $10 (adult).

    Piedmont Cross Country Race

    Individual races for youth age divisions and an open race. 

Live Music

  • Bishop Park

    Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!

    BRAD GERKE Local folk and alt-country singer-songwriter.

    SEAN MCAULEY Rootsy local acoustic singer-songwriter.

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040

    PSEUDO Local band featuring musicians Kip Jones and Damian Kapcala.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

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

    MAHA PRALAYA Local black-metal four piece. 

    CONTROL THE DEVASTATOR Atlanta group that falls somewhere between progressive and death metal.

    INTERNMENT Atlanta-based death-metal band.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. $5.

    CURT CASTLE Atlanta-based indie-rock project led by former Reptar and Semicircle member Ryan Engelberger. 

    FATE MCAFEE Alt-folk singer-songwriter from Murray, KY.

    MELANIE A. DAVIS Indie-folk guitarist and songwriter from Kentucky.

    TOM VISIONS Local artist playing post-mystical, psychedelic electronic music.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $16.

    ELEANOR FRIEDBERGER The former Fiery Furnaces member performs a set of her melodic indie-pop.

    PILL Eccentric indie-punk four-piece from New York City. See Calendar Pick on p. 15.

    MATERIAL GIRLS Gender-bending glam-punk band from Atlanta.

  • Front Porch Book Store

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-372-1236

    FIVE EIGHT Legendary Athens band known for its boisterous, thoughtful rock and roll.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7 p.m. $28 (adv.), $32 (door).

    DESCENDENTS Iconic four-piece punk band from Southern California. See Calendar Pick on p. 15.

    A WILHELM SCREAM Melodic hardcore band from Massachusetts.

    PEARS Punk band from New Orleans.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    DEAD NEIGHBORS This local band plays punky, emotive garage-rock.

    THRÜM New local psych band featuring members of Outersea, Sea of Dogs, Hot Fudge and Dream Culture.

    CLIP ART Local underground rap duo featuring emcees Vann Johnson and Arizona Zimmerman with drummer Patrick Stewart.

    THESE TO No info available.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE!

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

  • J&J Flea Market

    10 a.m.–6 p.m. FREE!

    J&J MUSIC FESTIVAL An all-day showcase of music featuring Universal Sigh, Foster, Daniel Hardin, Magnolia Wind, Sound Medicine and FredX. See story on p. 10.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    MARADEEN Five-piece rock group from Nashville, TN. 

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5 p.m. FREE!

    MARK WEBB JR. Americana artist from Greenville, SC whose music is "built on hooks and heartstrings."

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    8 p.m.

    FRACTAL CAT Seven-piece psychedelic rock band from Baltimore.

    THE HALEM ALBRIGHT BAND Jammy, eclectic local rock band led by songwriter and guitarist Halem Albright.

    THE VOODOO FIX Los Angeles-based band with a gritty and soulful take on blues-rock.

    WHITE RABBIT COLLECTIVE Local ensemble with influences ranging from Tuvan folk songs to psychedelic rock anthems to jazz-funk grooves.



  • ACC Library

    6:30 p.m. FREE!

    Meet the Author

    Meet illustrator and author Daniel Salmieri in celebration of his new book Bear and Wolf

  • Southeast Clarke Park

    8:30–10 a.m. $5.

    Youth Cross Country Meet

    The Piedmont Challenge series offers separate races in three age divisions plus an open race. Awards and pizza coupons for winners. 


  • Elbert Theatre, Elberton

    Sept. 14–15, 7 p.m. Sept. 16, 2 p.m. $11. 706-283-1049

    Are You Being Served?

    See the comedy adapted from the popular British television show that revels in nonstop double entendres.

Ending Saturday, September 15


Word on the Street

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    Book Sale

    Thousands of books will be available for bargain prices, as will books on tape, CDs, VHS tapes and records. Proceeds benefit the Madison County Library. Through Sept. 15 during regular library hours. $1–2 (most items).


  • Winterville Center for Community and Culture

    Call for Artists and Poets

    The Winterville Arts Council seeks poets and visual artists for inclusion in an upcoming exhibition running Oct. 1–Dec. 31. Some preference will be given to artists or artworks related to Winterville. Submit up to three pieces by Sept. 15.