Saturday, June 29

29 events


  • Downtown Athens

    5–10 p.m. FREE!

    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!

    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 Alex Culbreth (10 a.m.).

  • 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.

  • Normal Books

    4-6 p.m. FREE!

    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.

    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.

  • 10 a.m.

    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!

    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.

    Bus Stop Chronicles

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


Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $5 (21+) $7 (18–20).

    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.

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

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    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).

    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!

    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.

    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!

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



Lectures & Lit

  • UGA Special Collections Library

    2–4:30 p.m. FREE!

    Hargrett Writers Circle

    (Room 321) A safe haven for writers to share and discuss their work (any genre) and all aspects of the writing process.

  • ACC Library

    2:30 p.m. FREE!

    Micropoetry: A Reading and Signing

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

  • 2 p.m. FREE!

    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.



  • Moonlight Theater

    June 28–29, 8:30 p.m. $10–16.

    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