COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Saturday, June 29

29 events

Events

  • Downtown Athens

    5–10 p.m. FREE! www.accgov.com/fireworks

    Star Spangled Classic

    Athens' annual Independence Day celebration children's activities, food trucks and fireworks. Live music by Funk Brotherhood. See Calendar Pick on p. 9.

  • Oconee County Library

    11 a.m–1 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950

    Star Wars Day

    Meet members of the Georgia 501st Legion. All ages.

  • Bishop Park

    8 a.m.-12 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    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 Bill Long and Friends (10 a.m.).

  • West Broad Market Garden

    9 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! www.athenslandtrust.org

    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.

  • Normal Books

    4-6 p.m. FREE! normalbooks@gmail.com

    Stitch and B*tch

    All skill levels welcome. Hang out, knit, crochet or just socialize and snack. Bring your own materials and materials to share if you like.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    5–9 p.m. $10. www.sobrewco.com

    Axe to Grind Axe Throwing

    A wristband offers access to the throwing cages all evening.

  • 10 a.m.–5 p.m. www.asuskaproduction.com

    Warehouse Sale

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

  • 10 a.m. jerriemt2@gmail.com

    Auxiliary VVQ Fundraiser

    (BP, 1735 Lexington Rd.) Enjoy a BBQ plate and receive a chance to win prizes. Proceeds benefit veterans.

  • Miller Learning Center

    11:30–3 p.m. FREE! megang@feministcenter.org

    The Personal is Political

    (Room 250) SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW and Feminist Women's Health Center present "The Personal is Political: A Town Hall on Reproductive Justice."

  • The Foundry

    7 p.m. $10–15. www.thefoundryathens.com

    Bus Stop Chronicles

    Local hip hop legend and entrepreneur, Ishmael Cuthbertson aka Ishues, presents a night of live music and poetry.

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Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $5 (21+) $7 (18–20). www.caledonialounge.com

    WICKED KING Hard-hitting local rock trio dedicated to the roots of true heavy music.

    JET ENGINE DRAGONS Local band playing a blend of shoegaze, progressive rock and technical metal.

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

    DAYGLO MOURNING Stoner- and doom-metal band.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    CHEVROLET PILE Experimental guitar-based roots music from songwriter Jason Miller.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $15 (adv.), $20 (door). www.40watt.com

    LOVE TRACTOR Long-running, largely instrumental local post-rock group. See Calendar Pick on p. 9.

    THE SWIMMING POOL Q'S Legendary Atlanta/Athens new-wave group.

  • The Foundry

    7 p.m. $10 (adv.), $15 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    BUS STOP CHRONICLES A night of hip hop, poetry and more, featuring music from Ishues, Squalle, Kxng Blanco, Troop Brand, Motorhead 2x and more.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 9 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    BERO BERO "Sultry synth-driven mood music" from Savannah composer Veronica Garcia-Melendez.

  • Go Bar

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

    WET GARDEN Synthesizer explorations with erotic incantations.

    GROUP GROPE Analog synth beats influenced by classic Chicago house and Detroit techno.

    DJ OTHER VOICES, OTHER ROOMS Playing techno, post-punk and other propulsive sounds.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    CHECK THE SIGNS Uplifting local family band.

  • Nowhere Bar

    9 p.m. 706-546-4742

    THE DROUND HOUNDS Atlanta-based rock and roll band.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    5:30 p.m. FREE! www.sobrewco.com

    DESOTO New local band playing everything from gunfighter ballads to indie rock and originals.  

Games

DJs

Lectures & Lit

  • UGA Special Collections Library

    2–4:30 p.m. FREE! artzar@gmail.com

    Hargrett Writers Circle

    (Room 285) Writers group to share work of any genre, discuss, and explore the process of writing and publishing. 

  • ACC Library

    2:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Micropoetry: A Reading and Signing

    Athens poet and author David Oates reads from his new book, The Deer's Bandanna.

  • 2 p.m. FREE! athensfreeskool@riseup.net

    Firearm Safety and Security

    (Bombs Away Collective, 317 N. Chase St.) Discuss firearm safety and ammunition storage. No functioning firearms will be used during this class.

Theater

Comedy

  • Moonlight Theater

    June 28–29, 8:30 p.m. $10–16. www.moonlighttheatercompany.com

    Sweet Baby Kita

    Licita "Sweet Baby Kita" Cromer has been on Kevin Hart's "Hart of the City" on Comedy Central, "Showtime at The Apollo" on Fox, and toured across America.

Ending Saturday, June 29

 

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