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Sunday, September 22

11 events

Events

  • Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation, Firehall #2

    2 p.m. $12 (members), $15. www.historcathens.com/heritagewalks

    Buena Vista Historic District Walking Tour

    (Register for Meeting Address) Kristen Morales leads a tour of the Historic Buena Vista National Register District.

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

    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

Classes

Games

  • Starland Pizzeria and Pub

    9 p.m. FREE! 706-613-8773

    Rockin' Roll Bingo

    Play to win.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    5-7 p.m. FREE! www.sobrewco.com

    Trivia

    General trivia hosted by Solo Entertainment. House prizes and discounted tabs. 

Film

  • Ciné

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

    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.

Art

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    2 p.m. FREE! www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Opening Reception

    An opening reception for "Paintings by Betsey Barth Withington," which is on display in the Great Room of the Visitor Center.

Monday, September 23

21 events

Games

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

    4–5:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Open Chess Play for Kids and Teens

    Teen chess players of all skill levels can play matches and learn from members of the local Chess and Community Players, who will be on hand to assist players and help build skill levels. For ages 7–18. Registration required. 

  • Bogart Library

    10 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Monday Funday

    Songs, finger plays, wiggles and giggles for ages three and under. Caregivers will receive pointers for building literacy and language skills.

  • Bogart Library

    11:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Preschool Pals

    Preschool-aged children will learn social and language skills through songs stories and crafts. Ages almost 3–almost 5.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    4:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Art Storytime

    Explore art projects based on story books, different styles, and famous artists. All materials are provided. Ages 8 & up.

  • Memorial Park

    10:30 a.m. $3–4. 706-613-3580

    Me and You at the Zoo

    (Bear Hollow Zoo) Ages 18 months–6 years are invited for a morning of animals, crafts and stories. Children must be chaperoned and registration is required.

  • Memorial Park

    10:30 a.m. $3–4. 706-613-3580

    Me and You at the Zoo

    (Bear Hollow Zoo) Ages 18 months–6 years are invited for a morning of animals, crafts and stories. Children must be chaperoned and registration is required.

  • Memorial Park

    10:30 a.m. $3–4. 706-613-3580

    Me and You at the Zoo

    (Bear Hollow Zoo) Ages 18 months–6 years are invited for a morning of animals, crafts and stories. Children must be chaperoned and registration is required.

Live Music

Film

  • Ciné

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

    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.

Events

Performance

  • The Globe

    9 p.m. FREE! www.krakinjokes.com

    Gorgeous George's Improv League

    Local improvisors invent scenes on the spot and compete for the coveted screaming chicken. Every Monday upstairs.

Classes

  • ACC Library

    5:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslandtrust.org

    Grow Your Own Business: Small Farm Business Basics

    (Room B) Owner/operator of Heart of Harvest Farm, Paul Sorah, will be teaching the basics of how to start a farm business. Interested and beginning farmers are welcome. RSVP to attend.

Tuesday, September 24

24 events

Games

  • Hi-Lo Lounge

    8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-8561

    Trivia

    General trivia hosted by Jacob and Wes.

  • Locos Grill & Pub

    8 p.m. FREE! www.locosgrill.com

    Locos Trivia

    Westside and Eastside locations of Locos Grill and Pub feature trivia night every Tuesday.

  • The Rook and Pawn

    6 p.m. FREE! www.therookandpawn.com

    Happy Hour Trivia

    Hosted by James Majure. 

  • Blind Pig Tavern

    8:30 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/blindpigtavern

    Full Contact Trivia

    (2301 College Station Road) Every Tuesday.

  • Johnny's New York Style Pizza

    8 p.m. FREE! 706-354-1515

    Johnny's Trivia

    Classic City Trivia hosts Terrapin-sponsored trivia. Win house cash and prizes.

  • Starland Pizzeria and Pub

    8 p.m. FREE! 706-613-8773

    Trivia

    Test your trivia knowledge.

  • The Office Sports Bar and Grill

    8 p.m. FREE! 706-521-5898

    Trivia

    Play to win. Every Tuesday.

Comedy

Kidstuff

Film

  • Ciné

    8:30 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/badmovienight

    Bad Movie Night

    An ancient warlord sends a leather-clad blonde to track down his severed hand that will give him ultimate power in The Master Demon.

  • Athens Academy

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-433-2455, www.athensacademy.org

    Documentary Screening: LIKE

    (Bertlesmann Presentation Hall) This Indieflix documentary explores the effects of technology and social media on the brain, our lives and civilization, and how we can navigate it more safely.

Events

  • Athens City Hall

    4–7 p.m. www.culinarykitchenofathens.com

    Downtown Culinary Showcase

    Discover a variety of vendors selling everything from sweets, jewelry, Jamaican food, flavored vinegar, loose leaf teas, vegan cupcakes and more. A portion of proceeds help support the Culinary Kitchen of Athens, a shared commercial kitchen to help small local businesses. Every Tuesday.

  • Heirloom Cafe and Fresh Market

    6 p.m. 706-354-7901, www.heirloomathens.com

    Percentage Night

    A portion of tonight's proceeds will benefit the Adam Cramond and Martin Travel Award.

  • Heirloom Cafe and Fresh Market

    8 p.m. 706-354-7901, heirloomathens.com

    Kate Arnold Wines

    Jean and Kate Arnold present the newest Kate Arnold Wines. Call to reserve your spot.

  • Bogart Library

    6 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Fall Wreath-Making

    Make a gorgeous autumn wreath. Materials provided. Registration required.

  • Athens Community Career Academy

    5 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/envisionathens

    Envision Athens One Year Celebration

    Come out and and celebrate the progress that has been made toward achieving community-based goals and outline the next steps to be taken. The Good Neighbor Award will also be given to recognize important members of the ACC community. RSVP to attend.

Classes

  • 7 p.m. $15. www.ballroom-arts.com

    Ballroom Styling & Technique

    (Ballroom Arts Dance Studio, 2 S. Main St., Watkinsville) Improve your dancing appearance by studying proper arm styling, weight movement, expression and more.

  • 7:45 p.m. $15. www.ballroom-arts.com

    Latin Rhythm Styling & Technique

    (Ballroom Arts Dance Studio, 2 S. Main St., Watkinsville) Improve your dancing appearance by studying proper arm styling, weight movement, expression and more. This course will focus on Latin walks, leg action and contra body movements.

Art

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    2 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Tour at Two

    A spotlight tour of exhibits from the Walter J. Brown Media Archives, Peabody Awards Collection, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies. Guides will highlight some favorite items and provide overview information about the Special Collections building.

Live Music

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9:30 p.m. $5. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    BETO CACAO Athens-based activist and musician plays corridos about the plight of the undocumented immigrant.

    L'OR Laura St. Martin uses electronics and interpretive dance to explore the human condition and the collective unconscious.

    JOHN KIRAN FERNANDES Local musician playing ambient looped clarinet inspired by birdsong and Brian Eno.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $5 (adv.), $7 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    SONO LUMINI Local electronic-funk jam trio with a big sound and tasty melodies.

  • Go Bar

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

    PEARL & THE OYSTERS Electropop group from Gainesville, FL with DIY production and sunny melodies.

    SURFACE TO AIR MISSIVE Psych-pop experimentation from local songwriter Taylor Ross.

    SYBILLINE LOVER Local ballet performance.

    NINA GARBUS Atlanta-based experimental pop artist.

Wednesday, September 25

28 events

Live Music

  • Blind Pig Tavern

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-850-4919 (College Station Road location)

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

  • Contact for Location

    8 p.m. $15. www.sofarsounds.com

    SECRET CONCERT Apply for tickets online, and find out the location the day before. The artists are unknown until you arrive at the show.  

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    10 p.m. $5. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    HYPER OLYMPIC New, Athens-based math-rock group.

    SUBUTECH Math-rock duo from Augusta.

    NEEDLE TEETH New local "sparkle-punk" band.

    TORCHIANA Newly local emo-folk singer-songwriter.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 5:30 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    CHROME CASTLE Atlanta band playing sunny psychedelic surf with cloudy post-punk melodies.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7 p.m. $15. www.georgiatheatre.com

    ZOSO One of the longest-tenured Led Zeppelin tribute bands returns to Athens.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 10:30 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    ADDED COLOR Brazilian-American rock group from Brooklyn, NY.

  • Locos Grill & Pub

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-549-7700 (Timothy Road location)

    RICK FOWLER BAND Original, guitar-driven blues-rock group.

  • Nowhere Bar

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

    KOLARS "Glammabilly" duo from Los Angeles.

    THE SH-BOOMS Orlando, FL-based soul band.

  • Porterhouse Grill

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990

    JAZZ NIGHT The longest standing weekly music gig in Athens! Enjoy an evening of original music, improv and standards.

Events

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    12–1:30 p.m. $55 (individual), $500 (sponsor table). dlstrong@uga.edu

    17th Annual Founders Award Scholarship Luncheon

    (Grand Hall) Mary Frances Early, the first African American to graduate from UGA, will speak at UGA's Black Faculty and Staff Organization's luncheon. Proceeds benefit a student scholarship program.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    4–7 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    Athens Farmers Market

    Vendors offer local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, live music and crafts. Every beer purchased at Creature Comforts during the market will get you free tokens to spend at the market.

Games

Kidstuff

  • Bogart Library

    10–11 a.m. FREE! 770-725-9443 www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Mother Goose on the Loose

    This special storytime is designed to promote parental bonding and early learning in babies ages 0–24 months. Registration required.

  • Oconee County Library

    10 a.m. & 11 a.m. 706-769-3950, www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Storytime at the Library

    Preschool-aged children and their caregivers are invited to enjoy storytime, songs, and crafts. 

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    4:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Read Aloud

    Children’s Specialist Carley Stewart will read aloud from a book while participants complete a related activity. Ages 6 & up.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    3–4:30 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Art Cart (After Class)

    Enjoy “choose your own adventure”-style gallery activities, art projects and games that explore a different gallery each month. This month, participants will explore the Impressionism galleries.

  • Bogart Library

    11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. & 4–5 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Wonderful Wednesday: Build It!

    This new program for school-aged children will engage kids 4 and up in art, based on a theme from a story.

  • Bogart Library

    11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. & 4–5 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Wonderful Wednesday: Build It!

    This new program for school-aged children will engage kids 4 and up in art, based on a theme from a story.

Film

  • Ciné

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

    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.

DJs

Classes

  • 6:30–8 p.m. $25. wine.jsbottleshop@gmail.com

    Curds & Grapes

    (J's Bottle Shop) Participants will explore different wine styles and dive into the do’s and don’ts of wine-and-cheese pairings. (Cheeses will be provided by Half Shepard.

Meetings

  • ACC Library

    6:30 p.m. FREE! www.timdensonforathens.com

    ACC District 5 Townhall

    (Room A) Commissioner Tim Denson hosts a District 5 Townhall discussing the ACC Animal Control Department. Staff will be present to discuss plans, hear concerns and answer questions.

Thursday, September 26

40 events

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-5609

    Dr. Fred's Karaoke

    KARAOKE Hosted by karaoke fanatic Dr. Fred and featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more. Every Thursday.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    5-10 p.m. FREE! www.sobrewco.com

    Karaoke

    KARAOKE Hosted every Thursday by DJ Gregory. 

  • Veronica's Sweet Spot

    7 p.m. FREE! facebook.com/sweetspotathens

    Open Mic Night

    OPEN MIC NIGHT Showcase your creative talent.

Art

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    6:30–8:30 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Student Night

    Join the Student Association of the Georgia Museum of Art for a night of food and fun to celebrate the latest exhibitions.

  • Gallery @ Hotel Indigo–Athens

    6 p.m. FREE! www.indigoathens.com

    FUN Exhibit Opening Reception

    The opening reception for "FUN," an exhibit dedicated to summertime fun and featuring works by artists like Marla Star, Kim Truesdale, Brittainy Lauback and more. Enjoy an evening of specialty drinks on the patio and music spun by a DJ. A percentage of proceeds will benefit The Wild Rumpus.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    6:30 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Retro Glow: Student Night

    Attendants will be able to create their own distinct work of art inspired by color, form and light. Refreshments and prizes will be provided.

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    LEAVING COUNTRIES & FRIENDS Louis Phillip Pelot and friends play country-rock and Southern soul.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    8 p.m. $8 (adv.), $10 (21+), $12 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com

    OGINALII Tightly knit Nashville, TN, band playing a mix of grunge, honky-tonk and Zeppelin-esque rock.

    MONSOON Athens-based band informed by punk, anime culture and new wave.

    CHICK WALLACE Atlanta-based alternative pop band.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. FREE! www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    REMNOSE Four-piece rock group from Ferndale, MI.

    TOM VISIONS Local artist playing post-mystical, psychedelic electronic music.

    UNTIL THREE Athens-based indie-rock duo.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $24. www.40watt.com

    THE WAILERS Legendary reggae crew best known as Bob Marley's backing band. 

    UNDERGROUND SPRINGHOUSE Athens-based "hype-chill rock-funk ensemble."

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    ADAM HAMBRICK Nashville, TN-based country singer-songwriter.

    ASHLEY WALLS Up-and-coming local country singer-songwriter.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    SWEET LIZZY PROJECT Cuban-born, Latin-infused pop rock band.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $20. www.georgiatheatre.com

    CAAMP Folky power duo out of Athens, OH.

    CROOKED SPINES Four-piece dream-pop band from Athens, OH. 

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 10:30 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    TRAE PIERCE & THE T-STONES Funky, hip hop-influenced blues-rock band from Florida.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    BIG BAND ATHENS Local group playing swing and jazz standards.

  • Manhattan Café

    8:30 p.m. 706-369-9767

    NACKASHI GROUP Melodic, textured local three-piece with drums, keyboards and sax.

  • Nowhere Bar

    9 p.m. $3. www.facebook.com/NowhereBarAthens

    ANDREW SCOTCHIE & THE RIVER RATS Hard-rocking blues-funk band from Asheville, NC.

  • That Bar Athens

    10 p.m. www.thatbarathens.com

    KELLY HOYLE & FRIENDS Norma Rae guitarist and singer-songwriter performs originals and covers.

Events

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    7 p.m. FREE! athenssciencecafe.com

    Athens Science Café

    Learn about scientific advances towards a world without Malaria from Dr. David Petersen of the UGA Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases.

  • Bogart Library

    6–8 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    KnitLits

    Knitters of all levels are invited to have fun, share ideas and knit. Beginning knitters are encouraged to attend. Ages 16 & up.

  • BikeAthens

    6–8:30 p.m. $10 (suggested). www.bikeathens.org

    Fix Your Own Bike

    (1075 W. Broad St.) Get help fixing your bike from experts so you're safe to ride.  

Games

Kidstuff

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    7 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Pajama Story Time

    Come out for bedtime stories, songs, and a light snack in the children’s area. Ages birth to 07 years.

  • ACC Library

    10 a.m. www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    First Steps in Music Class for Preschoolers

    A seven week course helping develop young musical minds with songs, stories, games and dancing.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    4:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Lego Club

    Create Lego art and enjoy Lego-based games. Blocks provided. For ages 8 and up.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    3–5 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Homework Help

    Kids in kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to bring their homework questions and receive instruction from a retired elementary school teacher.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    5:30 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Teen Studio: "Color, Light, and Form"

    Teens ages 13–18 are invited to discover works of art that celebrate minimalism with bold shapes and vibrant colors. After, participants will create their own distinct work of art inspired by color, form and light.

Meetings

Lectures & Lit

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    1 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Inclusive Book Club

    A facilitated book club for adults of all abilities. Members will be reading out loud and discussing Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo.

  • Avid Bookshop

    6:30 p.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com

    Meet the Author

    (Prince Ave.) Avid presents author Lillah Lawson and her book, Monarchs Under the Sassafras Tree,  a story of family, unconditional love, poverty, injustice and finding the strength inside to keep on going when all is lost.

  • Miller Learning Center

    7 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/sustainable.uga

    Living With Coyotes

    (Room 248) Learn about the rise of coyote activity in metropolitan areas and strategies for avoiding human-coyote conflict from wildlife ecologist Dr. Chris Mowry.

Theater

  • Morton Theatre

    Sept. 26–27, 8 p.m. $10-15. 706-613-3770, judy.johnston@accgov.com

    Blues for an Alabama Sky

    Set in 1930s Harlem, New York,  Blues for an Alabama Sky is a play that brings together a rich cast of characters to reflect current issues like social justice activism, abortion and politics through its characters' overlapping personalities.

Classes

  • 6:30–8 p.m. $25. wine.jsbottleshop@gmail.com

    Discovering Wines of Spain

    (J's Bottle Shop) Take an introductory tour of Spain’s historic wines and regions, and enjoy tasting and discussing new winegrowing trends shaking up the Iberian landscape.

  • 7 p.m. $15. www.ballroom-arts.com

    Social Dance Group

    (Ballroom Arts Dance Studio, 2 S. Main St., Watkinsville) Learn the fundamentals of salsa, bachata, merengue, West Coast Swing, shag, hustle and two-step.

  • Bogart Library

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

    Intro to Microsoft Word

    Learn the basics of using Microsoft Word, including formatting options such as fonts, margins, cutting and pasting, and spellcheck. Registration required.

Film

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    7 p.m. FREE! www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    Japanese Superhero Double Feature

    Sonny Chiba meets a skull-headed hero in Golden Bat,  and a ninja transforms into a lion man in Gallant Hero Lion-Maru.

  • Ciné

    5:15 p.m. $30. www.athenscine.com

    The Wishing Ring

    A screening of the 1914 film The Wishing Ring accompanied by Mauro Ronca performing an original piano score. Expect a reception with refreshments, a film introduction by Richard Neuper, and closing discussion lead by Tom Kenyon, a personal friend of the film's star, Vivian Martin. This event will benefit the Ciné Independence Fund.

Performance

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    7:30 p.m. $3–12. pac.uga.edu

    UGA Symphony Orchestra

    A performance celebrating nationalism in music from around the world. Expect to hear works like Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings, Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring Suite, Antonín Dvořák's Symphony No. 7, and more.

Friday, September 27

22 events

Live Music

  • Akademia Brewing Co.

    6 p.m. (Fri), 3 p.m. (Sat–Sun). FREE! www.akademiabc.com

    ATHTOBERFEST A three-day festival featuring live music from Monsoon, Four Eyes, Shehehe, Misnomer, Wieuca, Clip Art, Caulfield, The Family Recipe, Vision Video and more. 

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. 706-369-3040

    NATHAN SHEPPARD Talented local singer-songwriter with a '70s pop style.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    10 p.m. $10 (21+), $12 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com

    WRECKNO Future-bass artist from northern Michigan.

    SLZRD Athens-based electronic alter ego of musician Sami Rouchdi.

  • Cloverleaf Farm

    5 p.m. (Fri). 10 a.m. (Sat–Sun). www.wildwoodrevival.com

    WILDWOOD REVIVAL The three-day Americana festival features performances by Lucinda Williams, Son Volt, Shovels & Rope, Rebirth Brass Band, Lily Hiatt, Cedric Burnside, Langhorne Slim, T. Hardy Morris, Super Doppler, Mandolin Orange and lots more. 

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    NATURE BOYS Garage-punk group on tour from Kansas City.

    LES PROFS DE SKIDS Surf-punk band from France.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    ELECTRIC KIF Touring instrumental quartet blending cosmic funk, rock, soul and jazz.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $15. www.georgiatheatre.com

    MANIC FOCUS Popular Minnesota-based electronica outfit.

    PSYMBIOTIC Nationwide touring electronic bass music producer.

    ROBBIE DUDE Local DJ spinning "futuristic, hip hop, electro-soul, funky freshness, wine sippin', bumpin', grindin' bass music."

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    LIQUID DYNAMITE Local drummer phenom Dwayne Holloway leads this group through improvised jazz, blues and funk.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    7 p.m. www.sobrewco.com

    THE FLAMETHROWERS Athens-based surf-rock band.

  • Southern Brewing Company

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

    COASTAL RHYTHMS Local party band led by veteran steel drummer Paul Thornton.

  • VFW

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

    CHRIS HAMPTON BAND Local variety cover band hosts a dance party, playing classic and new tunes.

DJs

  • The Globe

    11 p.m. $2 (headphone). 706-353-4721

    Silent Disco

    SILENT DISCO Dance the night away with three channels of music. One of them is a request line!

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 11 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    DJ Y@

    DJ Y@ UGA student and DJ whose "energy excites an explosive dance floor."

Events

  • Fuel Hot Yoga

    7 p.m. $20. www.fuelhotyoga.com

    Glow in the Dark Yoga

    Jolin Conine and Jeanne Heaton host a special class benefiting One Posture at a Time. There will be a DJ, photo booth and plenty of glow gear.

  • VFW

    10 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! 706-353-7648

    2019 Senior Resource Expo

    Join Athens Family Medicine as they bring organizations that support seniors under one roof. Expect a fun-filled, informative day where attendees leave with new connections and valuable experiences. 

  • 5 p.m. www.ugalive.com

    Classic City Block Party

    (College Avenue & Broad Street) United Group of Artists presents a party with live music, vendors, food and more.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    4–9 p.m. www.sobrewco.com

    Hops for Haiti

    A fundraiser benefitting Bethlehem Ministry, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering Haitians living in poverty through education, healthcare and economic opportunity.

Theater

  • Morton Theatre

    Sept. 26–27, 8 p.m. $10-15. 706-613-3770, judy.johnston@accgov.com

    Blues for an Alabama Sky

    Set in 1930s Harlem, New York,  Blues for an Alabama Sky is a play that brings together a rich cast of characters to reflect current issues like social justice activism, abortion and politics through its characters' overlapping personalities.

Performance

  • Miller Learning Center

    Improv Athens

    (Room 214) Improv Athens presents a night of comedy and improv.

Lectures & Lit

  • Miller Learning Center

    4 p.m. FREE! www.history.uga.edu

    Book Talk

    (Sidney Samuel Thomas Reading Room) Celebrate the release of author Michael Winship's latest book, Hot Protestants: A History of Puritanism in England and America, which sheds new light on Puritans whose impacts were far-reaching.

  • Avid Bookshop

    6:30 p.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com

    Meet the Author

    (Prince Ave.) Meet Dana Wildsmith, author of One Light. Purchase a copy of the book and get it signed by the author.

Film

Saturday, September 28

33 events

Film

  • Ciné

    7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. $14. www.foundfootagefest.com

    Found Footage Festival

    Nick Prueher ("The Colbert Report") and Joe Pickett (The Onion) showcase odd and hilarious videos salvaged from thrift stores across America.

Art

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 Dr. Arvin Scott (8 a.m.) and Courtland Walters (10 a.m.).

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

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

    Banned Books Festival

    Celebrate Banned Books Week and the freedom to read! Crafts, giveaways, and a talk about censorship and freedom of speech from guest speaker Jonathan Peters of the University of Georgia College of Journalism.

  • The Rook and Pawn

    4 p.m. $20–30. www.athenspubcrawls.com

    Wizard Pub Crawl

    Wizards, witches and Potterheads alike materialize in downtown Athens for a house competition, themed drinks, photo ops, and live music at five bars. 

  • Downtown Athens

    12–8 p.m. FREE! www.latinxfestath.com

    LatinxFest

    (Washington St.) The 10th annual LatinxFest will include live music, dance performances, authentic food, kids activities and more. 

  • Sandy Creek Park

    3–8:30 p.m. $5–10 (cash only.) www.accgov.com/balloon

    Above Athens Balloon Festival

    Festivities include tethered balloon rides, food trucks, free children's activities, a beer garden, and a business expo presented by the Athens West Business Group. Bulldog 93.3 will also host a live broadcast during the event.

  • 5–11 p.m. FREE! www.deerlickgroup.com

    Deerlick Astronomy Village Fall Open House

    (Deerlick Astronomy Village, Aaron Grier Rd. SE) Enjoy the new moon weekend with family fun and plenty of views into the (night) sky!

  • Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation, Firehall #2

    10 a.m. $12 (members), $15. www.historicathens.com/heritagewalks

    Henderson Avenue Historic District Walking Tour

    (Register for Meeting Address) The neighborhood is part of the original 633-acre tract purchased by John Milledge in 1801. House styles include Folk Victorian, Queen Anne and Craftsman.

  • Southeast Clarke Park

    3–7 p.m. FREE! www.athensrecoveryfest.org

    Athens Recovery Fest

    A safe space for people in recovery from substance use and mental health issues to celebrate their recovery with friends and family. Come out and enjoy free food, live music, face painting and games for kids.

  • Hard Labor Creek State Park

    9 a.m.—12 p.m. www.gastateparks.org/hardlaborcreek

    Volunteer Day at Camp Rutledge

    Enjoy a day of work, company, and spooky stories near Hard Labor Creek. Volunteers will receive a free parking pass for the day.  

  • UGA Golf Course

    6:30 a.m. (registration), 8 a.m. (race). FREE! 706-889-6156, sgl09709@uga.edu

    Blue & Gold Run for the Dawgs 5K

    Vendors will be available, prizes will be given to the top finishers in each age group, and grand prizes will be given to top male and female finishers. All proceeds from the race will go to benefit both UGA Collegiate FFA Alumni and Supporters and the Georgia FFA Foundation.

  • Hilton Garden Inn

    3 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/johnq4sheriff

    John Q. Williams for Sheriff Announcement Event

    ACCPD Sgt. John Q. Williams has announced his campaign for Sheriff of Athens-Clarke County. The announcement speech will be followed by a meet-and-greet with light refreshments.

  • ARTini's Art Lounge

    7 p.m. $35. www.artinisartlounge.com

    Beetlejuice Paint & Trivia Night!

    Test your Beetlejuice knowledge while you paint. Sign up required.

Outdoors

  • ACC Landfill

    8 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3512, www.athensclarkecounty.com/recycling

    Vulture Festival

    Join the ACC Recycling Division, Bear Hollow Wildlife Trail and the Oconee Rivers Audobon Society as they celebrate nature's clean-up crew, the vultures! Activities include a photo booth, a scavenger hunt, a guided bird walk and more.

  • ACC Recycling Facility

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

    Athens Vulture Festival

    An event providing residents with a fun environment to increase their knowledge about waste reduction, ecology and community stewardship through environmental education focused on nature's clean-up crew: the vulture.

DJs

Live Music

  • Akademia Brewing Co.

    6 p.m. (Fri), 3 p.m. (Sat–Sun). FREE! www.akademiabc.com

    ATHTOBERFEST A three-day festival featuring live music from Monsoon, Four Eyes, Shehehe, Misnomer, Wieuca, Clip Art, Caulfield, The Family Recipe, Vision Video and more. 

  • Cloverleaf Farm

    5 p.m. (Fri). 10 a.m. (Sat–Sun). www.wildwoodrevival.com

    WILDWOOD REVIVAL The three-day Americana festival features performances by Lucinda Williams, Son Volt, Shovels & Rope, Rebirth Brass Band, Lily Hiatt, Cedric Burnside, Langhorne Slim, T. Hardy Morris, Super Doppler, Mandolin Orange and lots more. 

  • Downtown Athens

    12 p.m. FREE! www.latinxfestath.com

    LATINXFEST A celebration of Latinx culture, featuring music from El Chupaskabra, Incatepec, Tonali, Lydia Brambilia, Aklla Sumak and more.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    7 p.m. $25. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    KEN STRINGFELLOW Former Posies frontman and R.E.M. collaborator whose solo work lies firmly in the power-pop tradition.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $20. www.40watt.com

    WHITE DENIM Texas trio that flows effortlessly from "soft-hearted to ferocious" with their funk-rock sound. 

    SON OF STAN Solo vehicle of Grammy-winning multi-instrumentalist and producer Jordan Richardson.

  • Front Porch Book Store

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

    BICHOS VIVOS Local band playing forró, accordion and triangle-driven country music from Brazil.

    GRASSLAND STRING BAND Local traditional and progressive bluegrass group.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

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

    MAGNAPOP Linda Hopper and Ruthie Morris' long-running alt-pop group is known for its high-energy performances. Album release show!

    PYLON REENACTMENT SOCIETY Vanessa Briscoe Hay and an all-star cast of locals play the music of Pylon, plus new originals. 

    DJ TEAM SPUD GO Local DJ spinning goth, post-punk and more.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    4 p.m. $32. www.terrapinbeer.com

    RECFEST Featuring live music from Greensky Bluegrass, AFTM and Grassland String Band.

Lectures & Lit

  • UGA Special Collections Library

    2–4:30 p.m. FREE! artzar@gmail.com

    Hargrett Writers Circle

    (Room 321) A safe haven for writers to share and discuss their work (any genre) and all aspects of the writing process.

  • ACC Library

    1 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org

    Genealogy Research Trip Planning

    (Meeting Room A) Donna Weathers speaks on how to get the most out of a visit to your old home town.

Performance

  • 8 p.m. $10. www.smallboxseries.bigcartel.com

    Small Box Series: Where the Heart Is

    (Nimbl, 160 Winston Dr.) Music, poetry, movement and more on a 4'x4' stage. Tonight features work by Aesia Cade-Brown, Brent Temple, Timera Temple, Joe Leone, Mara Bastow, Ari Bastow, Rebecca Gose and Lisa Yaconelli.

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    7:30 p.m. $10 (w/student ID), $55. 706-542-4400, www.pac.uga.edu

    An Evening with Sutton Foster

    UGA Presents is bringing two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster to Athens. The Georgia native and former Athens resident will perform music from Broadway and the American Songbook.

Classes

  • Bogart Library

    11 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Beginnings for Beginners: Baby Steps to the Family Tree

    Interested in your ancestry, but no idea where to start? Come out for an introductory look into researching genealogy with the Bogart Historical Society.

Sunday, September 29

15 events

Kidstuff

Events

  • 2–9:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenspride.com

    Athens PRIDE Downtown Festival

    (Washington Street between Hull & Pulaski Streets) The festival includes food trucks, street vendors, kids activities and a special performance by Divas Under the Lights featuring Eureka O'Hara from RuPaul's Drag Race!

  • Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation, Firehall #2

    2 p.m. $12 (members), $15. www.historicathens.com/heritagewalks

    Reese Street Historic District Walking Tour

    (Register for Meeting Address) Community leader Marvin Nunnally will provide a tour of this significant late-19th century urban neighborhood, which was home to a broad spectrum of Athens’ prominent black citizens.

  • 5:30 p.m. $20–75. www.ywco.org

    East Side Eats

    (Athens YWCO) This community event features samples from Craft Public House, DePalma's Eastside, Dominick's,  Lil' Ice Cream Dude and many more. The event also includes a silent auction, cork pull and music.

  • Georgia Theatre

    5–9 p.m. $10. www.fuelhotyoga.com

    One Posture at a Time Benefit Concert and Potluck

    Enjoy live music and a community potluck in honor of National Recovery Month. Musicians Carrie Welling and Sarah Clanton of Nashville will perform. Proceeds benefit One Posture at a Time.

  • 11 a.m.–6 p.m. FREE!

    Grand Opening Celebration

    (Gymnasia Athens) Learn about all of the gymnastics classes the new studio offers.

Games

Live Music

  • Akademia Brewing Co.

    6 p.m. (Fri), 3 p.m. (Sat–Sun). FREE! www.akademiabc.com

    ATHTOBERFEST A three-day festival featuring live music from Monsoon, Four Eyes, Shehehe, Misnomer, Wieuca, Clip Art, Caulfield, The Family Recipe, Vision Video and more. 

  • Cloverleaf Farm

    5 p.m. (Fri). 10 a.m. (Sat–Sun). www.wildwoodrevival.com

    WILDWOOD REVIVAL The three-day Americana festival features performances by Lucinda Williams, Son Volt, Shovels & Rope, Rebirth Brass Band, Lily Hiatt, Cedric Burnside, Langhorne Slim, T. Hardy Morris, Super Doppler, Mandolin Orange and lots more. 

  • Downtown Athens

    2 p.m. FREE! www.athenspride.org

    ATHENS PRIDE FESTIVAL Featuring live music from Linqua Franqa, Nana Grizol, Taylor Alxndr and others, plus drag performances and lots more.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    7 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    NANA GRIZOL Literate, heartfelt folk-punk band led by former Athenian Theo Hilton.

Performance

  • 3 p.m. FREE! (donations accepted) 404-314-1891, www.amethystbaroque.com

    Eine Kleine Kammermusik: Music of the German Baroque

    (St. Stephen's Anglican Catholic Church, 800 Timothy Rd.) Enjoy a live music performance dedicated to German influence on the evolution of baroque music.

Art

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    3 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Georgia Artists with DisAbilities Reception

    In partnership with the Pilot Club of Madison County, the Madison County Libray presents a reception for the Georgia Artists with DisAbilities exhibit. Light refreshments will be provided.