Saturday, June 15

28 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 Random Acts. This is the last market of the season.

  • ACC Library

    1–3 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3615,

    "Doctor Who" Celebration

    All ages are invited for participate in a costume contest, trivia, crafts and a chance to win a life-sized Tardis.

  • 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.

  • Oconee County Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE!

    Coloring Club

    Coloring sheets and pencils will be provided for participants to drop in, color and relax.

  • 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

    (Administration Building) A monthly dance presented by Athens Folk Music & Dance Society with music by String Theory and live calling. No partner or experience necessary.

  • 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

    (Administration Building) A monthly dance presented by Athens Folk Music & Dance Society with music by String Theory and live calling. No partner or experience necessary.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    5–9 p.m. $10.

    Axe to Grind Axe Throwing

    A wristband offers access to the throwing cages all evening.

  • 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

    Warehouse Sale

    A fun, "down and dirty" warehouse sale of women's clothing like the outlet shopping days of yore.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    8 p.m. (reception), 10 p.m. (performances). FREE!

    The Middening

    Celebrate an exhibition of artwork by Pete Though, Madison Sparks and Ed Edderson. In addition to the exhibition's visual artists, who will perform, the night includes a combination of sketches, animation, music and more by Grant Marshall, Chelsea Wildflower, Loftin Weyler, Chase Merritt, Keller Berry and Ryan Lambert. See Art Notes on p. 15.

Live Music

  • Akademia Brewing Co.

    8 p.m.

    BACK TO THE '90S PARTY A hip-hop throwdown hosted by DJ Chief Rocka and Mon2, featuring Billy D. Brell, Ishues and Amun-Ra, a cypher and more. 

  • Bishop Park

    8 a.m. FREE!

    ATHENS FARMERS MARKET Featuring music from Sean Arington (8 a.m.) and Sean McAuley (10 a.m.).

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $5 (21+) $7 (18–20).

    RCI "Purveyors of only the finest in filth and chicanery" from Athens.

    THE RELICS Atlanta-area band influenced by classic and alternative rock.

    ASHES TO OMENS Five-piece local hard-rock band.

    WOLVES AT YOUR DOOR Five-piece metal band from Orlando, FL.

  • 40 Watt Club

    7 p.m. SOLD OUT.

    SLEEP Acclaimed doom-metal group known for hazy, pummeling albums like Dopesmoker.

    BIG BUSINESS Los Angeles-based heavy metal duo of Jared Warren and Coady Willis.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $7 (adv.), $10 (door).

    J.W. BROWN & FRIENDS The cousin (and father-in-law) of Jerry Lee Lewis, Brown was among the earliest adopters of rock and roll.

  • Front Porch Book Store

    6 p.m. FREE!

    VAN SHEPHERD & FRIENDS Group led by the local Americana singer-songwriter.

    THE ORIGINAL SCREWTOPS Crankin' the blues since 1962.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 7:30 p.m. FREE!

    EUREKA CALIFORNIA Melodic, rough-edged, guitar-driven local garage-rock duo.

    MOON RACER Indie bedroom-pop project from Durham, NC.

  • Nowhere Bar

    9 p.m. $5. 706-546-4742

    THE PHRYG Proggy, funky rock band from Brooklyn, NY.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    5:30 p.m. FREE!

    THE BUZZARDS OF FUZZ Bluesy stoner-rock group from Atlanta.


  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

    4 p.m.

    Below Baldwin

    Join community activists Broderick Flanigan and Linda Lloyd for a screening of Below Baldwin: How an Expansion Project Unearthed a University's Legacy of Slavery.

Lectures & Lit

  • Avid Bookshop

    6:30 p.m. FREE!

    Yes She Can!

    (Prince Ave.) Avid presents the 10 authors of Yes She Can: 10 Stories of Hope & Change from Young Female Staffers of the Obama White House.

  • Barnes & Noble

    2 p.m. FREE!

    Meet the Author

    Sportswriter Gaylon White's latest book, Left on Base in the Bush Leagues: Legends, Near Greats, and Unknowns in the Minors," profiles the players of the minor leagues in the '50s and '60s.


  • Athens Community Theater

    June 13–15, 8 p.m. June 16, 2 p.m. $12–20.

    The Secret Garden

    Ten-year-old Mary returns to England, leaving the only home she's ever known in India, as an orphaned survivor of the cholera pandemc. Her hermit uncle's secluded estate is filled with grief, but Mary's discovery of her late aunt's garden changes everything. Presented by the Town & Gown Players. See Calendar Pick on p. 16.



  • 12 a.m.–2 p.m. $10.

    Dance Workshop

    (Nimbl, 160 Winston Dr.) Learn modern technique, build movement skills and play with improvisation. Bring a lunch. Ages 7 & up.


  • Moonlight Theater

    8:00 p.m. $10–16.

    Double Consciousness

    Two worlds combine for an evening of spoken word poetry and comedy with Adán Bean and David Perdue. Based in Atlanta, these two have come together for a night of insightful and interactive laughs and lyrics.


  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA

    6–9 p.m. FREE!

    Opening Reception

    Curated by Kayla King, "Effervescence: Emerges XII" features artwork by Hannah Ehrlich, Erin McIntosh, Drema Montgomery, Christine Roman and Ally White. See Art Notes on p. 15.

Ending Saturday, June 15



  • Winterville Center for Community and Culture

    Call for Artists and Writers

    The Winterville Arts Council seeks writers of poetry or flash fiction and visual artists to submit works for consideration for inclusion in the upcoming exhibit in thr Gallery in the Hall. Submit up to three works (.doc or .jpg files) by June 15. Show runs July 1–Sept. 30.