Saturday, November 17

29 events


  • 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 monthly dance presented by Athens Folk Music & Dance Society with live music by Mick Kinney & the Hickhoppers and calling by Janet Shepherd. See story on p. 9.

  • ACC Solid Waste Department

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

    Fix it Clinic

    Bring an item in need of repair like toys, clothing, electronics, small furniture or small appliances. Volunteers will help you fix it.

  • 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.

  • Bishop Park

    8 a.m. FREE!

    Athens Farmers Market

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

  • 10 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE!

    Open House

    (Pinch of the Past, Architectural Antiques, 1271 North East St., Greensboro) An open house exploring architectural history of the rail road properties, and architectural restoration and salvage.

  • Live Wire

    8–11 p.m. $7. 706-543-8283

    Country Line Dance Party

    Two instructors and a DJ will be present to keep your boots scootin'. All experience levels welcome.

Live Music

  • Akademia Brewing Co.

    8 p.m. FREE!

    SCARLET STITCH Straight-up rock and roll band from Athens.

  • Bishop Park

    Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!

    SCOTT BAXENDALE Guitar dynamism from the owner of Baxendale Guitars. Classic bluesy riffs and a lot of soul. 

    ALEX CULBRETH Edgy alt-country singer-songwriter from Virginia.

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    PARTIALS Local psychedelic pop band with a rich, danceable sound.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18–20).

    LAKE HAVEN Singer-songwriter Ian Morrison plays "beachy sounds for landlocked towns."

    ESTUARIE Atmospheric indie-rock duo based in Greenville, SC.

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

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m.

    THE DOG APOLLO Surfy indie-rock band from Jacksonville, FL.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $5.

    WHITE RABBIT COLLECTIVE Local ensemble with influences ranging from Tuvan folk songs to psychedelic rock anthems to jazz-funk grooves. This is a special "art party" featuring clown troupe Thunder Dreamers and local band The Family Recipe, among other performers.

  • The Foundry

    8:30 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door).

    TRIBUTE Eight-piece ensemble that recreates the Allman Brothers' first five years using vintage equipment.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $15 (adv.), $20 (door).

    RUMOURS Fleetwood Mac tribute band based in Atlanta.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. $5. 706-546-5609

    CLOUD RECORDINGS FESTIVAL A three-day festival curated by local label Cloud Recordings. Saturday features Duet for Theremin and Lap Steel, Halfway Places, Naan Violence, Thrüm and Immaterial Possession. See story on p. 13.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    9 p.m. $10.

    LATIN NIGHT Featuring music from El Kartel Latin Band.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE!

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

  • Nowhere Bar

    9 p.m. 706-546-4742

    PARKER GISPERT Frontman for former Athens rock trio The Whigs performs a solo set. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

    THAYER SARRANO Formerly local songwriter playing hazy, shoegaze-inspired Southern rock.

  • The Office Lounge

    8:30 p.m. 706-546-0840

    QUIG AND THE BOYS Local rock band playing old, new, blues and rock with a twist.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    3 p.m. FREE!

    DAVID HYDE Multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter from Ball Ground.





  • Lavonia Cultural Center

    Nov. 16–17, 7 p.m. Nov. 17–19, 2:30 p.m. $8–10.

    Babes in Toyland

    The family-friendly show follows Barnaby who has fallen in love with Mistress Mary Quite Contrary.



  • ACC Library

    2 p.m. FREE! 706-549-5882

    Active Shooting Preparedness

    The National Safety Council and Athens CPR present a program to train residents on how to respond to an active shooter situation.

Ending Saturday, November 17


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