COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Saturday, August 31

18 events

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. 

  • 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.

  • Bishop Park

    8 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! www.accgov.com/stormwater

    ACC Stormwater Tabling

    Visit the ACC Stormwater booth at the Athens Farmers Market. Information about water pollution in Athens, volunteer opportunities, as well as a trivia game and prizes to be expected.

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $7 (21+), $9 (18–20). www.caledonialounge.com

    VINCAS Local downer-punk band featuring snarling guitars and doomy, psychedelic flourishes.

    THOUSANDAIRE Post-hardcore project from Atlanta.

    FART JAR Local experimental heavy-rock project. 

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    THE MOCKINGBIRDS Local '60s-girl-group-inspired outfit featuring Lisa Mende, Dana Downs, SJ Ursrey and an all-star backing band.

    THE VINYL STRANGERS Melodic local folk-rock band.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $6. www.40watt.com

    CALICO VISION Athens-based melodic psychedelic pop group.

    WIEUCA Local four-piece experimental outfit that fuses indie rock, psychedelia and trip hop. 

    SECRET NUDIST FRIENDS Philadelphia-based garage-psych and post-punk group.

    KUDZU SAMURAI Athens-based alt-rock group with blues and folk influences.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7:30 p.m. $13 (adv.), $15 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    JACOB BRYANT Country singer and guitarist from Jasper.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 6:30 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    UNDERHILL FAMILY ORCHESTRA Rootsy, swinging rock band from Mobile, AL.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. www.facebook.com/go.bar.35

    DOMESTIC Local songwriter Emma McLeod uses banjo, slide guitar and trumpet.

    RICKY DIGITS Local emcee who cites MF Doom, cLOUDDEAD, Wu-Tang Clan and Eminem as influences.

    DJ HARDCORE SOFTWARE Spinning "futuristic twerk-enthused vapor-parlor quilt-funk martini music for UFOs."

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. $10. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    LATIN NIGHT A Latin-themed dance party featuring music from local acts.

  • Nowhere Bar

    9 p.m. $5. www.facebook.com/NowhereBarAthens

    LITTLE RAINE BAND Rockin' Americana band from Birmingham, AL.

Kidstuff

DJs

Comedy

Classes

  • The Globe

    4–5 p.m. $5 (minimum donation). newdesigns81@gmail.com

    Superhero Yoga

    Come dressed as your favorite superhero (or anyway you choose) and enjoy prizes for best costume. Portion of  proceeds will benefit Athens Area Homeless Shelter.

Art

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    2 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3623

    Autumn's Arrival Book Launch & Print Sale

    Presented by local artist David Hale and featuring original woodcut compositions that illustrate his new children’s book, Autumn's Arrival, which tells the story of his daughter Autumn's adoption. Books, prints, blocks and sketches will be available for purchase. See Calendar Pick on p. 12.

Ending Saturday, August 31

 

Word on the Street

  • Multiple Locations

    Meditation in Athens

    Meditations are offered in various forms across town. Athens Zen Group offers a newcomers orientation on the second and fourth Sundays of each month at 11 a.m. athenszen.org. Mindful Breath Sangha offers mindfulness meditation in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh. Sundays, 6:30–8 p.m. beckylockman@gmail.com. Dedicated Mindfulness Practitioners meets at the Griffin-Dubose Healing Lodge every Saturday, 8:30 a.m. jaseyjones@gmail.com. Mindful Living Center offers intro mindfulness classes every second Friday of the month, 5:30–7 p.m. at the Healing Lodge, Piedmont Athens Regional. www.mindfuliving.org. Satchidananda Mission offers yoga meditation every Sunday, 6:30–7:30 p.m. and Kirtan every third Sunday, 4–6 p.m. revmanjula@bellsouth.net. Let It Be Yoga hosts the Athens Singing Circle every second Monday, 7–9 p.m. 5 Points Yoga hosts meditations Thursdays at 8–9 a.m. Nuci's Space hosts meditations every Friday, 3 p.m. Healing Arts Centre hosts Insight Meditation every Monday, 7 p.m. 706-340-7288. www.athensfivepointsyoga.com

Classes

Word on the Street

  • Rocksprings Community Center

    Spring Programs

    Programs are offered in the arts, environmental science, recreation, sports, holiday events and more. For both adults and children. www.accgov.com/leisure

Word on the Street

  • Athens, GA

    Stormwater Calendar

    The ACC Stormwater staff is seeking photos of water and nature scenes from all around Athens to create a wall calendar. Submit photos by email with the name of the photographer and a description of where, when and why it was taken. Deadline Aug. 31. stormwater@accgov.com

Word on the Street

  • Revival Concert Ticket Raffle

    (Winterville) The Winterville Arts Council is sponsoring a ticket raffle for the The Fox Theatre Institute's Revival Concert, an event set to raise money for the restoration of historic theatres in Georgia. Concert performers include Drive-By Truckers, Drivin' N Cryin', and Dodd and the Councilmen. $20/ticket. Through Aug. 31. cityofwinterville.com

Kidstuff

  • Multiple Locations

    Youth Sports Program Registration

    Programs include soccer, gymnastics, tumbling, tennis and more. Check website for dates, age requirements and locations. www.accgov.com/sports