Saturday, November 17

29 events


  • 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 Mark Plemmons ( 8 a.m.) and The Chastains (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. 

  • 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

    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.

  • 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 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. $18 (adv.), $22 (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

    10 p.m. $10.

    LATIN NIGHT A Latin-themed dance party featuring music from local acts.

  • 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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