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Saturday, August 17

40 events

Games

  • Tyche's Games

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

    Pathfinder Society Event

    Fantasy RPG. Bring your imagination.

Events

  • 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 Josh Matthews-Morgan (8 a.m.) and Sam & Gabe (10 a.m.).

  • Athens, GA

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

    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! 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.

  • 6 p.m. $35–45. www.moaspets.com

    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! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    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. www.accgov.com/leisure

    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). www.athensfolk.org

    Contra Dance

    A monthly dance presented by Athens Folk Music & Dance Society with live music by Oatcakes and calling by Charlotte Crittenden.

  • Memorial Park

    6:15 p.m. (lesson), 6:30–9:30 p.m. (dance). $8 (adults), $4 (ages 11–17), FREE! (ages 11 & under). www.athensfolk.org

    Contra Dance

    A monthly dance presented by Athens Folk Music & Dance Society with live music by Oatcakes and calling by Charlotte Crittenden.

  • 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.

  • Go Bar

    9 p.m.–2 a.m. $3–5. www.athica.org

    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) www.georgiaequality.org

    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. www.moonlighttheatercompany.com

    Mystery Night

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

  • 3–4 p.m. FREE! momsdemandaction.org

    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.

Art

  • 3–5 p.m. $15–20. 706-542-9842, wuga@uga.edu, www.wuga.org

    WUGA's Artists in Residence Series

    (Contact for Location) See the home and studio of local painter and mentor Abner Cope. His work has won awards from institutions like the Portrait Society of Atlanta, the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago and the African American Visual Artists Guild in Dayton, OH.

  • ATHICA

    6–9 p.m. FREE! www.athica.org

    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.

Kidstuff

Live Music

  • Bishop Park

    Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    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). www.caledonialounge.com

    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. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    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. www.40watt.com

    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). www.hendershotscoffee.com

    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. www.facebook.com/NowhereBarAthens

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

  • Southern Brewing Company

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

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

DJs

Performance

  • Seney-Stovall Chapel

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

    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. www.athenschoralsociety.com

    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, tking@cityofelberton.net

    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.

Sports

  • Athens Arena

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

    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.

Classes

  • Healing Arts Centre

    2–4 p.m. $25. www.healingartscentre.net

    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. www.statethelabel.com

    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.”

Theater

  • Athens Community Theater

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

    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. oconeeyouthplayhouse.com

    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. 

Comedy

  • 40 Watt Club

    7 p.m. $26. www.40watt.com

    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.

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Classes

  • 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