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 Random Acts. This is the last market of the season.
(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.
A '70s vs. '80s lip sync battle. Dance 'til you drop and compete in the Groovy costume contest! Proceeds benefit Project Safe. See Calendar Pick on p. 15.
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.
The Southern Brewing Company celebrates its fourth birthday and a new look! Enjoy a variety of beers, yard games like giant beer pong, and food from Freddy's Steakburgers and Frozen Custard. Live music from Samer, Electric Avenue, The Booty Boys, and DJ Ensemble. Tickets include three beer tokens and a commemorative anniversary glass. A portion of proceeds and sales at this event will benefit Extra Special People and Bulldawgs Battling Breast Cancer.
A family-friendly event including crafts, a photo booth, raffle and dance performances. Proceeds will benefit Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful.
Local teams face off in amateur and pro-divisions for cash prizes. Guests will enjoy lots of sampling, live music, kids crafts and more.
Athena Weavers present information about their hands-on weaving programs. Learn about band weaving with cards and inkle looms, view work samples, and browse a rack of hand woven clothing by guild members.
(Medical Services Building) Junior League of Athens hosts the third annual Women’s Leadership Institute, a one-day training meant to empower and celebrate women in leadership with topics ranging from budgeting, delegating to negotiating. Breakfast and lunch will be provided; RSVP to attend.
(175 N. Lumpkin St.) Kempt Clothing aims to be your go-to for modern menswear and a place where you can feel at home. This event will have drinks, snacks, music, giveaways and more to celebrate their grand opening.
(College Square) United Group of Artists and Onyx Echelon 85 Enterprises present a party with live music, vendors, food and more.
HIP HOP OPEN MIC Local artists showcase their emcee skills. Plus, the Classic City Cypher and music from Chief Rocka and Mon2.
JOSH MATTHEWS-MORGAN Piano player and singer. (8 a.m.)
SAM & GABE Duo of singers. (10 a.m.)
MISNOMER Local improvisational fusion group with a funky, jazzy sound.
ALL THE LOCALS Atlanta band blending soul, R&B, rock and pop.
CLASSIC CITY BLOCK PARTY Enjoy live music and lots more, including food trucks and informational booths.
HUNGER ANTHEM Local indie power-rock trio.
NICHOLAS MALLIS & THE BOREALIS Local pop group with classic melodies and clever lyrics.
BABY TONY & THE TEENIES Local band playing doo-wop-inspired pop songs about wasting time and having crushes.
MONDAY'S ALIBI Local band specializing in '70s and '80s rock and roll.
SCARLET STITCH Straight-up rock and roll band from Athens.
DESPERATE MEASURES High-energy classic-rock cover band from Atlanta.
GRANT COWAN Local jazz-influenced, piano-playing singer-songwriter.
COSMIC CHARLIE Talented local Grateful Dead cover band celebrating its 20th anniversary. See story on p. 12.
COSMIC CHARLIE Talented local Grateful Dead cover band plays an acoustic set. Free for those with tickets to the late show. See story on p. 12.
GEORGIA WOMEN OF SONG Songwriters Marty Winkler, Maggie Mason Hunter, Susan Staley and SJ Ursrey play individual sets and join each other onstage.
THE ORIGINAL SCREWTOPS Athens blues band performing fresh-take originals, plus classics by the old masters.
THE GEORGIA HEALERS Long-running local jump blues band.
FOURTH ANNIVERSARY PARTY Featuring music from Samer, Electric Avenue, DJ Ensemble and Booty Boyz.
THE COSMIC COLLECTIVE Nashville group exploring jazz, pop, funk and beyond.
THE SENSATIONAL SOUNDS OF MOTOWN Six veteran musicians deliver an exciting, live-energy show to usher in the new year. Featuring Mr. Motown! Plus, a set from DJ Mellow Myers.
This year's theme is “Animal Artists,” where participants will experience a day of animal art, educational animal encounters, crafts, and special guests.
Enjoy a savory story featuring the new book Pete the Cat and the Perfect Pizza Party by James Dean and make your very own pizza. Ages 5–10 with a caregiver. Space is limited, please call to register.
Help design a new young adult mural to go in the library. All artist levels welcome. Grades 6-12.
Learn to play new games.
Join in on a game of Dungeons & Dragons. Grades 6–12.
Share your favorite poems, a passage from your novel or a story from days gone by. Each reader can share up to eight minutes of material. Co-hosted by Normal Books and the Athens Writers Association.
BOOTY BOYZ DJs Immuzikation, Twin Powers and Z-Dog spin fresh jams and old-school favorites.
SILENT DISCO Dance the night away to two different channels of music.
NEON CITY Athens-based DJ Q spins a black light dance party.
SILENT DISCO Dance to your own beat while wearing wireless headphones.
(Give Back Real Estate, Glass Building, 624 S. Milledge Ave.) An art showcase presented by Flanigan's Portrait Studio with the goal of raising awareness about baby bonds, a resource that can benefit children born into or living in poverty.
Celebrate the contributions of women artists to the Works Projects Adminstration while enjoying gallery activities and learning about printmaking.
A comedy show inspired by the original 1985 Wrestlemania. The night features live music by Honeychild on Friday and performances by drag queens.
(Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, 165 Ben Burton Road, Bogart) Learn how to avoid and maneuver out of someone’s grasp, and how to disable your attacker without causing injury to yourself. A great class for women and girls 12 years of age and older. No previous experience required.
(Nimbl, 160 Winston Dr.) MAPS is a workshop for dance makers to exchange ideas, movement styles and create solos in a generous and spacious environment.
(X3 Sports Athens, 2026 S. Milledge Ave.) Youth can enjoy a positive outlet that increases focus, discipline and self-defense while practicing the gentle martial art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
(Nimbl, 160 Winston Dr.) A solo performance by Julie Rothschild.