COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Sunday, August 18

16 events

Live Music

  • The Foundry

    6 p.m. $12 (adv.), $15 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    THE SEGAR JAZZ AFFAIR WXAG radio DJ Dwain Segar curates a night of smooth jazz. This month's show features Madoca Kawahara.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    7 p.m. $5. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    LEYA Exploratory duo featuring violinist Adam Markiewicz and harpist Marilu Donovan.

    MICHAEL POTTER Local guitarist creates a blend of ambient folk and psychedelic songs and soundscapes. 

    SOCIAL CIRCLE Local lo-fi experimental lounge singer that aims "to turn the support group into a party."

    ANNIE LEETH Local experimental violinist and multi-instrumentalist composer.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    3 p.m. FREE! www.terrapinbeer.com

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

Events

  • 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.

  • The Tasting Room at Jittery Joe's Roasting Company

    11 a.m.–3 p.m. www.culinarykitchenathens.com

    Sunday Brunch Fair

    Food trucks, vendors, games, arts and crafts, live music and more.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    4–6 p.m. $10. www.sobrewco.com

    Pet Portraits

    Bring your four legged friends for pet portraits.

Kidstuff

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    3–4 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597

    Read to Rover

    Beginning readers read aloud to a certified therapy dog.

  • Oconee County Library

    4 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Lego Club

    Create Lego art and enjoy Lego-based activities. Legos provided. Ages 0–11.  

Games

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.

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. 

Meetings

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

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

    Madison County Heritage Foundation Meeting

    The Madison County Heritage Foundation announces a meeting at the Madison County Library with guest speaker Richard Hoard, author of Alone Among the Living  and The Missing Boys, covering his work and the area's history.

  • ACC Library

    3–5 p.m. FREE! www.athensga.quaker.org

    Quakers? Try it Out

    An hour of silent worship will be followed by a discussion, "The 21st Century Abolitionist."

Ending Sunday, August 18

 

Word on the Street

  • Athens, GA

    Fall Programs

    Find information about art exhibits, classes, performances, sports, fitness programs, holiday events and other activities for adults and children in the Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department's fall program guide. Now registering. www.athensclarkecounty.com/leisure

Word on the Street

  • Art in the Park

    Poster-sized reproductions of the eight illustrated poems from this year's Broadside Exhibition Project at Creature Comforts Brewery will displayed in the Watkinsville Woods city park through Aug. 18. All art is for sale with digital prints for sale through K.A. Artist Shop (made-to-order at www.kaartist.com/pages/art)