Saturday, August 17

39 events


  • Tyche's Games

    12 p.m. FREE! 706-345-4500

    Pathfinder Society Event

    Fantasy RPG. Bring your imagination.


  • 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 Hibbs Family Band (8 a.m.).

  • Athens, GA

    Aug. 24, 10 a.m.– 6 p.m. Aug. 25, 12–4 p.m. Most items $3 or less.

    BFK Book Sale

    (1860 S. Barnett Shoals Rd.) Thousands of books for adults and kids. Proceeds benefit Books for Keeps and kids living in the Athens area. On Aug. 25, shoppers can fill up a grocery bag for $5 or a tote bag for $20.

  • 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.

  • 6 p.m. $35–45.

    6th Annual Bark and Wine

    (The Historic Smithonia Farm, Colbert) The Madison-Oglethorpe Animal Shelter presents a fundraiser with local wines, hors d'oeuvres, silent and live auctions, raffles and live music by Nathan Sheppard.

  • Oconee County Library

    10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. FREE!

    Adult Coloring Club

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

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    10-11 a.m. $2–3.

    Journey Through the Stars

    This month's theme is "As the World Turns."

  • 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 Joe Willey and the Movin' Men and live calling by Janet Shepherd.

  • 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.

  • Go Bar

    9 p.m.–2 a.m. $3–5.

    ATHICA 2019 Juried Exhibition After Party

    Following ATHICA's opening ceremony for "Yellow," this celebration will be lead by DJ Mahogany. Attendees are encouraged to wear yellow!

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    9 p.m.–12 a.m. $5 (suggested)

    2nd Annual Equality Night

    Join Georgia Equality for a night of music, fun, and equality! There will be danceable cover songs by Pop Sensation, free HIV Testing courtesy of the Athens Health Department, and door prizes.

  • Moonlight Theater

    8–9 p.m. $10.

    Mystery Night

    It's a mystery... Come out to solve the case and have some fun!

  • 3–4 p.m. FREE!

    Recess Rally

    (UGA Arch) Join Moms Demand Action at the UGA Arch to help demand the Senate take action on gun violence via universal background checks and Red Flag laws.


  • 3–5 p.m. $15–20. 706-542-9842,,

    WUGA's Artists in Residence Series

    (Contact for Location) Celebrate the work of local artist Lawrence Stueck, an artist, former instructor and a founder of OCAF in Watkinsville who has designed more than 60 playscapes in surrounding areas. The public can meet the artist in his home — an old church in Watkinsville that dates to 1909 — where his family lives in the Sunday School classrooms in back of the historic sanctuary.


    6–9 p.m. FREE!

    ATHICA 2019 Juried Exhibition Opening Reception

    Enjoy the opening ceremony for "Yellow," a show featuring contemporary art across all media that explore or reference the color yellow in art, nature, literature and various other categories. This exhibition will be juried by Kevin Sipp from the City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs. See Calendar Pick on p. 16.


Live Music

  • Bishop Park

    Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!

    CALEB MOORE Area folk singer-songwriter. (8 a.m.)

    MAKING STRANGE Local folk-pop group. (10 a.m.)

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    CLASSIC CITY JUKEBOX Local all-star rock and roll cover band.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $10 (21+), $12 (18–20).

    BIT BRIGADE Local supergroup plays the soundtrack to vintage video games while Noah McCarthy plays the games onstage. See story on p. 10.

    DOUBLE FERRARI Local band playing virtuosic, riff-laden, instrumental rock and roll.

  • The Falls

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-850-2217

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot plays solo sets of country-rock and acoustic Southern soul.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m.

    DON CHAMBERS Longtime local favorite who delves into pastoral folk and experimental rock with equal passion. 

    ALBERTA Seattle-based dark Americana project led by songwriter Dave Boone.

  • 40 Watt Club

    7 p.m. $26.

    KOMPROMAT Local rock four-piece exploring dark themes including addiction, suicide and missed opportunities. Comedian Jen Kirkman headlines. See story on p. 12.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    HALEM ALBRIGHT A blend of unique songwriting and electrifying guitar work.

    DJ MAHOGANY Popular local DJ spins freaky funk, sultry soul, righteous R&B and a whole lotta unexpected faves.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    GRASSLAND STRING BAND Local traditional and progressive bluegrass group.

    SPINSTER Americana trio of three sisters from Chattanooga, TN.

  • Nowhere Bar

    9:30 p.m. $5.

    PEOPLE'S BLUES OF RICHMOND Three-piece psychedelic rock/funk group from Richmond, VA.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    5 p.m. FREE!

    BIRDS FLY SOUTH High-energy local folk and Americana group.



  • Seney-Stovall Chapel

    Aug. 16–17, 7:30 p.m. & Aug. 17–18, 2:30 p.m. $12.

    Athens Choral Society

    The show features songs about all kinds of weather, including "Singin’ in the Rain," "Stormy Weather," "Rainbow Connection" and "Good Day Sunshine." Proceeds go toward the Cedar Shoals High School Orchestra Program.

  • Seney-Stovall Chapel

    Aug. 16–17, 7:30 p.m. & Aug. 17–18, 2:30 p.m. $12.

    Athens Choral Society

    The show features songs about all kinds of weather, including "Singin’ in the Rain," "Stormy Weather," "Rainbow Connection" and "Good Day Sunshine." Proceeds go toward the Cedar Shoals High School Orchestra Program.

  • Elbert Theatre, Elberton

    7 p.m. $15–20. 706-283-1049,

    Capitol City Xpress

    A two-hour evening of jazz, swing and pop music from the 1930s all the way to today’s tunes presented by Capitol City Xpress, a 17-piece big band from Atlanta.


  • Athens Arena

    4 p.m. (doors) & 7 p.m. (doors). $10–20.

    Classic City Rollergirls Double Header

    Come out for the the last home double-header of the 2019 season! Enjoy cold beer and cocktails, great music from DJ Q, and watch as the CCRG Bad News B's compete against the Atlanta Jukes of Hazard, followed by the CCRG All-Stars against the Atlanta Rumble B’s.


  • Healing Arts Centre

    2–4 p.m. $25.

    Yoga to Overcome Anger & Anxiety

    Learn and practice yoga breathing, movement, and meditation to become more aware of and able to manage strong emotions. No yoga experience required.

  • 2–5 p.m. $80.

    Paper Flowers

    (STATE the Label, 585 Barber St.Artist Heidi Stabler will teach students the art of making sculptural flowers from paper and various techniques to dye, bleach, and texture to their work. Students will bring their own vase or vessel to create an “arrangement.”


  • Athens Community Theater

    Aug. 15–17, 8 p.m. Aug. 18, 2 p.m. $12–20.

    A Midsummer Night's Dream

    Presented by Town & Gown, this classic Shakespeare comedy has withstood the test of time. There's a terrible play within a play, unrequited love, mistaken identities, fairies and general shenanigans. It all works out in the end, of course. Or was it all just a dream?

  • Oconee Youth Playhouse

    Aug. 16–17, 7 p.m. & Aug. 18, 3 p.m. $15–20.

    Once on This Island

    Oconee Youth Playhouse presents this award-winning musical by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. On a tropical island ruled by mighty gods, a fearless peasant girl uses the power of love to unite people of different social classes. 


  • 40 Watt Club

    7 p.m. $26.

    Jen Kirkman

    Comedian Jen Kirkman has appeared on "The Tonight Show," "The Late Show" and "Chelsea Lately," and has two Netflix specials to her name. Local band Kompromat will also perform. See story on p. 12.

Ending Saturday, August 17



  • ACC Library

    Word Magic

    Local writer David Oates leads a three-day workshop for aspiring poets. Saturdays, Aug. 17, 24 & 31. FREE! 706-613-3650