Saturday, September 21

25 events


  • 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 Random Acts. This is the last market of the season.

  • 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 String Theory and live calling. No partner or experience necessary.

  • 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 String Theory and live calling. No partner or experience necessary.

  • Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center

    7–11:30 a.m. $25/selling space.

    Community Yard Sale

    (South Entrance Parking Lot, 1305 Jennings Mill Rd.) Piedmont Athens Regional Oconee Health Campus invites members of the community to come out and sell their treasures. For every selling space purchased, proceeds will help the Oconee Health Campus American Heart Association Team.

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Equinox Eventide

    A contemplative service with music and readings to mark the autumn equinox. Service led by Rev. Alison Eskildsen and Amber Fetner, with special music by Lydia Brambila.

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    10 a.m. $2–3.

    Fall Sky

    Learn what constellation, stars and planets are visible and what astronomical events are coming up in the fall.

  • 4–8 p.m. FREE! 706-229-1335,

    Let's Stop Violence

    (Eastside Athens Triangle, 545 Vine St.) A community event dedicated to stopping violence and teaching local Athenians how to learn to work together instead of resulting to violence.

  • (Downtown Augusta) Sept. 20, 5– 9 p.m. Sept. 21, 11 a.m.– 9 p.m. Sept. 22, 12–7 p.m. $7–12.

    Arts in the Heart Festival

    The 39th annual Arts in the Heart Festival is a celebration of food, art, diversity and culture. The event will feature a juried fine arts and crafts market, a global village with food from more than 20 countries, and five stages stacked with live entertainment.


Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    WHISKEY COUNTY Country band from Atlanta.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    10 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).

    THE GRAWKS Punk and garage-inspired local rock and roll band.

    FISHBUG Up-and-coming local punk rock band.

    MILE FROM MEADOW Indie band from Georgia.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    10 p.m. $10.

    MATT HECKLER Member of North Carolina folk outfit Deep Chatham plays a solo set.

    SHANNON JAE RIDOUT Local traditional folk singer-songwriter.

    CASPER ALLEN Outlaw country devotee from New Orleans.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $7.

    WONDERLAND RANGERS Local rabble-rouser Timi Conley performs dance-tastic psych-pop with his all-star backing band.

    WHITE RABBIT COLLECTIVE Local ensemble with influences ranging from Tuvan folk songs to psychedelic rock anthems to jazz-funk grooves.

  • Front Porch Book Store

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-353-0029

    HONEYCHILD SJ Ursrey plays folky pop songs with romantic themes, backed by an all-star band.

    THE FABULOUS SPARKTONES No info available. 

  • Fully Loaded Pizza Co.

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-705-6150

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

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m.

    NIHILIST CHEERLEADER Local pop-punk band with a jaggedly melodic sound.

    DJ KISHI BASHI The local indie-pop superstar spins a set of dance tunes.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m.

    MINGLEWOOD Local artists pay tribute to the Grateful Dead.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5 p.m. FREE!

    ATHENA ROCK BAND Progressive rock group from Atlanta.



  • Ciné

    Sept. 20, 21, 23 & 25, 7:15 p.m. Sept. 22, 2 p.m. Sept. 25, 9:20 p.m.

    Athens Rising 2: Transmittance

    Learn about the real, ongoing work that Athens organizations are engaged in to build a community through the arts. Subjects include Avid Bookshop, ATHICA, Canopy Studio, Condor Chocolates, Nuci's Space and many more.

  • Ciné

    2 p.m. (screening), 4:15 p.m. (panel).

    "How to Run a House Show in Athens" Discussion Panel

    A panel discussion will provide resources to those interested in starting their own event and career in Athens. The panel will be moderated by Athens Rising director James Preston, and feature Taylor Chicoine (The Pity Party), Montu Miller (AthFactor Entertainment), Sam Lipkin (Volumes Hip Hop), and Kelly Petronis (Krakin Jokes). A screening of Athens Rising will preceed the panel.


  • Moonlight Theater

    Sept. 19, 8 p.m. & Sept. 20–21, 7:30 p.m. $10-16.


    Comedian David McIver presents a show all about all about escapism, loneliness and role-playing games. Explore the Realms of Warquest, where you can level up, complete quests, defeat monsters and watch some character comedy. See Calendar Pick on p. 15.



  • Bishop Park

    9 a.m. FREE!

    Shakti Pop Up Yoga Class

    Enjoy Shakti Strength, an energizing 50-minute sequence blending power yoga with simple and challenging body weight movements. Mats will be provided.