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Saturday, July 20

32 events

Events

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    4:30–7:30 p.m. $25 (adv.), $27. www.tomatoesatterrapin.com

    Tomatoes at Terrapin

    Sandwiches made with locally-grown tomatoes and Terrapin beer are available. Proceeds benefit the Athens Nurses Clinic. Live music by the Common People Band.

  • 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 Rachel O'Neal (8 a.m.) and Bill Long and Friends (10 a.m.).

  • 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.

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    10-11 a.m. $2-3. www.accgov.com/leisure

    Journey Through the Stars

    This month's theme is "Moon Madness."

  • Memorial Park

    6:15 p.m. (lesson), 6:30–9:30 p.m. (dance). $8 (adults), $4 (ages 11–17), FREE! (ages 11 & under). www.athensfolk.org

    Contra Dance

    A monthly dance presented by Athens Folk Music & Dance Society with live music by Driving Wheels and calling by Janet Shepherd.

  • Memorial Park

    6:15 p.m. (lesson), 6:30–9:30 p.m. (dance). $8 (adults), $4 (ages 11–17), FREE! (ages 11 & under). www.athensfolk.org

    Contra Dance

    A monthly dance presented by Athens Folk Music & Dance Society with live music by Driving Wheels and calling by Janet Shepherd.

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

    2-4 p.m. FREE! www.uuathensga.org

    Criminal Justice Reform in Georgia

    Judge David Sweat presents a personal and unique perspective on the criminal justice system.

  • ACC Library

    12–5 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    The Wonder of the Unprecedented: Apollo 11

    Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing. Dr. David Cotton will give a presentation of UGA’s award-winning CubeSats program, and physicist Loris Magnani will discuss the future of human space exploration. Followed by a screening of the 2019 documentary film Apollo 11. See Calendar Pick on p. 10.

Theater

  • Elbert Theatre, Elberton

    July 19–20 & 26–27, 7 p.m. July 21 & 28, 2 p.m. $9–16. tking@cityofelberton.net

    You Can't Take it With You

    (The Elbert Theatre) This Pulitzer Prize-winning play follows an eccentric, free-spiritied family. Ken Little of Encore Productions directs.

  • On Stage Walton

    July 19–20 & 26–27, 8 p.m. July 21 & 28, 2 p.m. $15. director@onstagewalton.org

    The Addams Family

    On Stage Walton presents The Addams Family, a musical comedy based on the popular cartoons and TV series. See Calendar Pick on p. 10.

Live Music

  • Bishop Park

    Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    RACHEL O'NEAL Locally based solo folk singer-songwriter. (8 a.m.)

    BILL LONG & FRIENDS Playing acoustic bluegrass, folk, gospel, country and more. (10 a.m.)

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. www.caledonialounge.com

    ROSIE & THE RATDOGS Athens-based hard-rock group.

    THE STONE EYE Fuzzed-out psych-rock band from Philadelphia.

    APE VERMIN Progressive sludge-metal band from North Carolina.

    MAHEETA Athens band blending metal and reggae.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    NANA GRIZOL Literate, heartfelt folk-punk band led by former Athenian Theo Hilton. See Calendar Pick on p. 10.

    SELINE HAZE Athens-based hip-hop artist who makes "music to inspire, to empathize and to motivate."

    TROPHY BOY New local indie-punk band.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $5. www.40watt.com

    CANNONANDTHEBOXES Up-and-coming local folk-rock group.

    MAXX MARSHALL Indie-folk singer-songwriter from Nashville, TN.

    OZELLO Atlanta-based queercore punk band with folk influences. 

  • The Foundry

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

    STRAWBERRY FLATS Local group covering artists such as Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, Steppenwolf, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and the Beatles.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7 p.m. $30. www.georgiatheatre.com

    CHAD PRATHER Humorist and musician known for viral videos like "Unapologetically Southern."

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 7:30 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    HUMAN RESOURCES Alternative pop-rock group from Charleston, SC.

    CHRIS WILCOX Country singer-songwriter from Nashville, TN.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    BETTER LIVING New local dance-centric dark electro group.

    SUBDIVISION Local ambient electronic project.

    WELCOME BACK FARNEY Solo sampler-based sounds from Cult of Riggonia's Ben Vance.

    AMANITA New local team-up between musicians Ashley Jordan and Thomas Valadez.

    DJ ZELIUM Athens-based DJ and composer spins a deep house and techno dance party.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    ARETHA FRANKLIN TRIBUTE Local musicians pay tribute to the queen of soul.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    8 p.m. $7. www.facebook.com/lkshuffleclub

    SLOPFEST Night three of the four-night festival features Harry Carey, Kneeler, Hunger Anthem, Multiple Miggs, Weaponized Flesh, Apparition, Thousandaire, Bursters, Motherfucker and DJ Mahogany. See story on p. 7.

  • No. 3 Railroad Street

    6 p.m. $10. www.3railroad.org

    EASTVILLE BELLE Athens-based Americana outfit.

  • Nowhere Bar

    9 p.m. 706-546-4742

    CATFISH & THE BOTTOM Funky, folky blues band from Atlanta.

    FESTER HAGOOD This local songwriter's soft drawl accents his intimate folk-country songs.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

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

    CODY WOODY Guitarist, mandolinist and singer-songwriter from Oklahoma.

DJs

Kidstuff

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    10 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Family Day: Color, Form, and Light

    Explore the exhibition “Color, Form and Light” inspired by the dramatic compositions and bold colors of minimalist works of art. After complete gallery activities and create art to take home.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

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

    KinderGarden Club

    Fun garden-themed activities and crafts for all ages.

Lectures & Lit

  • UGA Special Collections Library

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

    Hargrett Writers Circle

    (Room 285) Writers group to share work of any genre, discuss, and explore the process of writing and publishing. 

Sports

  • Athens Arena

    4 p.m. (doors) & 7 p.m. (doors). $10–20. www.classiccityrollergirls.com

    Classic City Rollergirls Double Header

    The CCRG Bad News B's compete against Soul City Sirens, then the CCRG All-Stars compete against The World mash-up derby team. A portion of the night’s proceeds will go to Project Safe. 

Film

Comedy

  • Moonlight Theater

    July 20 & 26–27, 8:30 p.m. July 29, 8 p.m. $10. www.moonlighttheatercompany.com

    Summer Wrestle Fest

    A comedy show inspired by the original 1985 Wrestlemania. The night features live music by Honeychild and other local musicians.

Performance

Sunday, July 21

14 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 Isaac Byrd Jr. & His Smooth Jazz Band.

  • Hi-Lo Lounge

    8 p.m. $7. www.hiloathens.com

    SLOPFEST Night four of the four-night festival features CWOHLCollision DriveSmall Beige Girl, and DJ Yung Smokey. See story on p. 7.

  • No. 3 Railroad Street

    6 p.m. $5. www.3railroad.org

    SUNDAY AFTERNOON SONGWRITERS' REVIVAL A monthly event hosted by Mark "Mojo" Wilmot. This month's show features Gary Grossman and Hill Roberts.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

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

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

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.

Classes

  • KA Artist Shop

    2-4 p.m. $35. www.kaartist.com

    Modern Dip Pen Calligraphy

    Learn about the materials and how to use them, including basic practice strokes, creating letters and your signature alphabet, connecting words and phrases, flourishes, addressing envelopes, using various inks, papers and nibs.

Theater

  • Elbert Theatre, Elberton

    July 19–20 & 26–27, 7 p.m. July 21 & 28, 2 p.m. $9–16. tking@cityofelberton.net

    You Can't Take it With You

    (The Elbert Theatre) This Pulitzer Prize-winning play follows an eccentric, free-spiritied family. Ken Little of Encore Productions directs.

  • On Stage Walton

    July 19–20 & 26–27, 8 p.m. July 21 & 28, 2 p.m. $15. director@onstagewalton.org

    The Addams Family

    On Stage Walton presents The Addams Family, a musical comedy based on the popular cartoons and TV series. See Calendar Pick on p. 10.

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. 

Events

  • ACC Library

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

    The Mueller Report: A Community Discussion Series

    WUGA and the library are partnering for a reading and discussion of the Mueller Report. Discussion will be held in six sessions, which will all be recorded by WUGA for short weekly features.

Lectures & Lit

  • VFW

    2 p.m. $49. 717-515-0820, nikki@groundedvision.net

    Online Dating: The Roller Coaster of Midlife (Women's Session)

    A two-part workshop teaching women the pros and cons of several dating apps, how to review others' profiles and write their own, and make the move from online to meeting in real life. Those who attend their first session will be invited to the second coed session in August.

  • Normal Books

    3–5 p.m. FREE! shannon.at.normal.books@gmail.com

    Normal Books July Book Club

    This month's book is A Banquet of Consequences by Elizabeth George.

Art

  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA

    4 p.m. www.athica.org

    Closing Reception

    Curator Kayla King will speak on "Effervescence: Emerges XII," an exhibit featuring work by Hannah Ehrlich, Erin McIntosh, Drema Montgomery, Christine Roman and Ally White. See Art Notes on p. 13.

Monday, July 22

16 events

Games

Meetings

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, www.athenslibrary.org

    Infant Storytime

    Parents can share plays, songs and simple books with their babies. 

  • 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

    10:15 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

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

    Kids Can Bake

    Join Ms. Carley for a sweet storytime and learn how to make a new treat. Ages 5–10 and their caregivers.

Live Music

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Go Bar

    9:30 p.m. FREE! 706-546-5609

    GOpen Mic Night

    GOPEN MIC NIGHT Accepting creative performances of any kind. No covers, please.

Events

DJs

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 10 p.m. $3. www.georgiatheatre.com

    '90s Country Dance Night

    '90S COUNTRY DANCE NIGHT Dance to your favorite country hits with DJs Divorcee, Dancin Ricky and Bud Tight.

Tuesday, July 23

21 events

Games

Kidstuff

Film

  • Ciné

    8:30-10:30 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/badmovienight

    Bad Movie Night

    After his partner is murdered, a hunky, kung-fu cop leaves the force to seek revenge using only his special skills to turn literally any object into a fighting stick in Stickfighter.

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.

  • Winterville Library

    5:30–6:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/winterville

    Parrots of the World

    Brenda Bean will bring over a dozen types of parrots from around the world for this educational event. 

Lectures & Lit

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    5:30 p.m. FREE! www.teachersactup.com

    Seat in the Shade

    Poets Sarah Baugh, Collin Kelley and Theresa Davis read selections from their work as part of Seat in the Shade: Summer Reading Series.

Classes

  • ACC Library

    10–11:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Computer Class: Gmail Basics

    Learn how to compose, reply, forward, delete and archive emails. Participants will receive assistance creating their own Gmail or Outlook account.

  • Farmview Market

    5:15–6:30 p.m. $35. www.farmviewmarket.com

    Make & Take

    Learn techniques and recipes for making refrigerated pickles. Participants get to take home two jars of dill/sweet pickles.

  • Bogart Library

    6–8 p.m. FREE! 770-725-9443, www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Beginning Sewing for Adults

    An intro to sewing class for adults who have never sewn or have only used a machine once or twice. Sewing machines provided.

Live Music

  • The Foundry

    7:30 p.m. $5. www.thefoundryathens.com

    THE BROKEN STRING BAND Athens band blending Western folk with indie rock.

    MANNEQUIN PARTY Three-piece local Americana band.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 9 p.m. $5. www.georgiatheatre.com

    WILEY ATL Rapper and singer-songwriter from Atlanta.

    DAVIDTHETRAGIC Atlanta-based hip-hop producer and artist.

    KENT OSBORNE Rap artist from Nashville, TN via Atlanta.

    LOSTRADAMUS New local indie hip-hop artist.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    7 p.m. $15. botgarden.uga.edu

    ABBEY ROAD LIVE Beloved local Beatles tribute band known for its attention to detail and musical proficiency. 

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

Wednesday, July 24

25 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18–20). www.caledonialounge.com

    ALLCAPS Athens-based pop-punk band with screamo leanings.

    GRUNFELDER Athens-based garage-rock group with punk and ska influences.

    TAN UNIVERSE "Surfadelicgaragepunk" three-piece from Asheville, NC.

    UNTIL THREE Athens-based indie-rock duo.

  • The Foundry

    7 p.m. $7 (adv.), $10 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    CAROLINE AIKEN BAND Local guitarist Aiken is known as a masterful songwriter and onetime anchor of the Atlanta folk sene.

    MATT JOINER BAND Local group drawing inspiration from blues and classic rock.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    JAY GONZALEZ Drive-By Truckers' keyboardist plays your favorite AM Gold, singer-songwriter, power-pop, British Invasion, originals and TV theme songs. 

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    BLUNT BANGS Local indie-pop band featuring Black Kids frontman Reggie Youngblood.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $13 (adv.), $15 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    EX HEX Hard-nosed indie-rock trio fronted by singer-songwriter Mary Timony. 

    SPIDER BAGS North Carolina-based punk band led by songwriter Dan McGee.

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

  • Locos Grill & Pub

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

    THE VIBRATONES Veterans of the Athens scene playing various blues styles. Dancing is encouraged!

  • 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.

Games

Kidstuff

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    Open Mic Night

    OPEN MIC A weekly open-mic jam hosted by Louis Phillip Pelot. All musicians welcome. Backline provided.

Events

  • 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.

Art

Thursday, July 25

24 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.

Events

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    10 a.m.–2 p.m. FREE! www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com

    Health Fair

    A free health fair for members of the Service Industry. Participating organizations will be onsite to connect and provide information, Trappeze Pub will have food available, and DJ Comforts will provide music.

  • 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. Open to ages 16 years and up.

  • Boutier Winery & Inn

    6:30 p.m. (line dancing), 7:30 p.m. (ballroom) $10-15. www.boutierwinery.com

    Line and Ballroom Dance Lessons

    Ron Putham leads lessons. 

  • BikeAthens

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

    Fix Your Own Bike

    Get help fixing your bike from experts so you're safe to ride.  

Games

Kidstuff

Lectures & Lit

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

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

    Inclusive Book Club

    This facilitated book club serves adults of all abilities and will be reading out loud and discussing book of the month The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate.

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. www.caledonialounge.com

    YIP DECEIVER Local group with an infectiously fun blend of feel-good pop, R&B grooves and noise-bending electro.

    TALIA STEWART Electropop musician from Nashville, TN.

    CURT CASTLE Atlanta-based electro-indie-rock project led by songwriter Ryan Engelberger (Reptar, Semicircle). 

    L.G. Athens emcee Larry Gresham pulls from '90s hip hop and R&B to create a unique sound.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    RAGGEDY No info available.

    JEFF RUBY Americana singer-songwriter from Nashville, TN.

    MOTHER FORE Athens band exploring elements of progressive and psychedelic rock.

  • The Foundry

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

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

    PARKER OLIVER Local musician playing soul and rock covers and originals.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 8 p.m. $5. www.georgiatheatre.com

    SHEHEHE Local band that draws from old-school punk and arena rock to create a fist-pumping atmosphere.

    FEATHER TRADE Athens band playing lush, loud, moody post-pop.

    MEAN QUEEN Local rock three-piece with a fiery, discordant sound.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    LIVE JAZZ Enjoy an evening of jazz standards and originals.

  • Live Wire Athens

    Sigh in July Pre-Party. 7 p.m. www.livewireathens.com

    PARTIALS Local psychedelic pop band with a rich, danceable sound.

    MOON CHIEF Funky prog- and fusion-rock group from Athens.

Meetings

  • ACC Library

    6-8 p.m. FREE! www.clarkedemocrat.com

    ACC Democratic Committee Meeting

    Join local Democrats and members of your local Democratic Committee for a monthly meeting.

  • Griffin-Dubose Healing Lodge (at Piedmont Athens Regional)

    7:30–9 a.m. FREE! www.athens.geears.eventbrite.com

    Quality Child Care Presentation

    Join the Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students, Mayor Kelly Girtz and various local sponsors for a presentation on the state of quality child care and its impact on Athens’ economy. The event begins with breakfast.

Comedy

Film

  • Georgia Museum of Art

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

    Deep Blue Sea Film Series: The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

    Internationally famous oceanographer Steve Zissou (Bill Murray) and his crew, Team Zissou, set sail on an expedition to hunt down the elusive Jaguar Shark that killed Zissou’s partner during the documentary filming of their latest adventure.

DJs

Friday, July 26

21 events

Games

Theater

  • Elbert Theatre, Elberton

    July 19–20 & 26–27, 7 p.m. July 21 & 28, 2 p.m. $9–16. tking@cityofelberton.net

    You Can't Take it With You

    (The Elbert Theatre) This Pulitzer Prize-winning play follows an eccentric, free-spiritied family. Ken Little of Encore Productions directs.

  • On Stage Walton

    July 19–20 & 26–27, 8 p.m. July 21 & 28, 2 p.m. $15. director@onstagewalton.org

    The Addams Family

    On Stage Walton presents The Addams Family, a musical comedy based on the popular cartoons and TV series. See Calendar Pick on p. 10.

Live Music

  • Buvez

    8 p.m. 706-850-0172

    MOLOQ Psychedelic pop duo from Atlanta.

    TOMATO JAKE Experimental chiptune composer from Lancaster, PA. 

    KATE SMOOSH Local Kate Bush cover band led by singer Avery Leigh Draut.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18–20). www.caledonialounge.com

    THE SHUT-UPS Five-piece new-wave power-pop band from Atlanta and Athens.

    DANIEL MARKHAM Lo-fi rock group from Denton, TX featuring crunchy guitar riffs and emotionally raw vocals.

    FOURTH MANSIONS Insightful, strange, sweet, melancholic, darkly humorous songs from former Glands drummer Joe Rowe.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    7 p.m. $3–5. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    ALYSSA HANKEY Rustic Americana singer-songwriter from Pittsburgh, PA.

    JOHN SWILLEY Local songwriter who blends gritty Southern rock, sultry R&B and Delta blues.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    10 p.m. $3–5. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    APOSTLE Chaotic hardcore band from Atlanta.

    EAGER LUNGS Atlanta-based post-hardcore group.

    IN MEMORIES New local emotional hardcore group.

  • The Foundry

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

    HARVEST MOON Atlanta band paying tribute to the music of Neil Young.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    CARVER COMMODORE Alternative rock band from Florence, AL.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    LOVE COVERS & SOUL Local artists play soul and R&B favorites.

  • Live Wire Athens

    3 p.m. $30 (two-day pass). www.sighinjuly.com

    SIGH IN JULY The two-day festival features performances by Universal Sigh, EarthCry, Funk You, JAZZ is PHSH, The Orange Constant, Rev. Jeff Mosier Ensemble, Voodoo Visionary, The Yeti Trio, The Grateful Brothers, Timi Conley, Dan Nettles & Lonely Orchestra and more.

  • Nowhere Bar

    SkyFest. 8 p.m. $7. 706-546-4742

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

    FIVE EIGHT Legendary Athens band known for its boisterous, thoughtful rock and roll.

  • VFW

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

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

  • Veronica's Sweet Spot

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

    SONGWRITER SHOWCASE Enjoy short sets from local musicians.

Kidstuff

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

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

    Dark Arts and Crafts

    Make crafts at a Harry Potter themed program. Ages 10 & up. 

  • ACC Library

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

    End of Summer Party!

    As the Summer Reading Programs is coming to an end come in to claim prizes and celebrate the upcoming school year. 

  • Bogart Library

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

    Kids Martial Arts

    AKF Martial Arts hosts classes in safety for ages 3 and up.

  • Cedar Shoals High School

    7–10 p.m. FREE! www.accgov.com/grandslam

    Grand Slam Summer Program

    Each Friday evening will include concessions, games, giveaways, guest speakers, life enrichment activities, music, pizza, sports and more. Transportation will be provided to and from Grand Slam at the East Athens Community Center and Lay Park. For ages 11–14.

Lectures & Lit

  • Normal Books

    7–9 p.m. FREE! normalbooks@gmail.com

    Reading Between the Wines Book Club

    Discuss what you've been reading while enjoying wine and cheese. Conversation tends to slant towards fantasy, fiction and YA. Ages 21 & up.

Comedy

  • Moonlight Theater

    July 20 & 26–27, 8:30 p.m. July 29, 8 p.m. $10. www.moonlighttheatercompany.com

    Summer Wrestle Fest

    A comedy show inspired by the original 1985 Wrestlemania. The night features live music by Honeychild and other local musicians.

DJs

Saturday, July 27

28 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. Live music by Rachel O'Neal (8 a.m.) and Bill Long and Friends (10 a.m.).

  • 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.

  • Normal Books

    4-6 p.m. FREE! normalbooks@gmail.com

    Stitch and B*tch

    All skill levels welcome. Hang out, knit, crochet or just socialize and snack. Bring your own materials and materials to share if you like.

  • ACC Library

    2–4 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Michael Thurmond: A Story Untold

    The Friends of Athens-Clarke County Library present an afternoon with Michael Thurmond, author of A Story Untold: Black Men and Women in Athens History, who will sign copies of the book.

  • Rocksprings Community Center

    11 a.m.–2 p.m. FREE! 706-540-4026, dmyrick@email.com

    Back to School Giveaway

    Sponsored by the Disabled American Veterans of Athens, this event will feature free school supplies, haircuts, games, food, music, and more. Free backpacks and school supplies while they last.

  • Pittard Park

    11 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/AmvetsDepartmentOfGeorgia

    AMVETS Family Day

    Hosted by the American Veteran Riders, the event includes water games, cornhole and activities for kids. Free hamburgers, hotdogs and popsicles will be available.  Any donations made will benefit veterans and community projects.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    8:30-10 p.m. $10. www.sobrewco.com

    Southern Violence and Wrestling

    Three explosive title matches. Seating is limited, so attendees are encouraged to bring folding chairs and lawn blankets.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    4–10 p.m. www.sobrewco.com

    Food Truck Visit

    Biggums BBQ will be at the brewery selling food and beverages.

Kidstuff

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

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

    Harry Potter Birthday Party

    Celebrate Harry's birthday with Potter-style snacks and a movie screening. Costumes welcome. Ages 8 & up.

  • Bogart Library

    10:15 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.

  • ACC Library

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

    Zita the Space Girl Adventures

    Save the world while learning about space and making galaxy inspired crafts by Zita the Spacegirl and Cleopatra in Space! For children ages 6-11.

  • Bogart Library

    11 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Llama Llama Live

    Meet the beloved llama from author Anna Dewdney's book Llama, Llama! Celebrate the new school year with crafts and activities. Free and open to the public.

  • Winterville Library

    12–2 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/winterville

    End of Summer Party!

    Those who participated in the Summer Reading Program have the chance to win big prizes. Come play games and eat snacks provided by Friends of the Winterville Library. Open to ages 0 –18.

Theater

  • Elbert Theatre, Elberton

    July 19–20 & 26–27, 7 p.m. July 21 & 28, 2 p.m. $9–16. tking@cityofelberton.net

    You Can't Take it With You

    (The Elbert Theatre) This Pulitzer Prize-winning play follows an eccentric, free-spiritied family. Ken Little of Encore Productions directs.

  • On Stage Walton

    July 19–20 & 26–27, 8 p.m. July 21 & 28, 2 p.m. $15. director@onstagewalton.org

    The Addams Family

    On Stage Walton presents The Addams Family, a musical comedy based on the popular cartoons and TV series. See Calendar Pick on p. 10.

Games

DJs

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    MCQQEEN Athens punk band featuring members of Shade and Fart Jar. Album release show!

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

    PRAYER GROUP Four-piece noise-rock band from Richmond, VA.

    DAGMAR VORK Athens-based indie-pop group with a crisp, warm sound.

    BAT & THE BEARS Solo electronic project from Zeke Sayer (The Humms).

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    TYLER KEY Local indie-folk singer-songwriter with a canny lyrical style. 

    SKUNKWEED JUJU Atlanta-based Americana duo of songwriters Kelsey Mardis and Brianna Bass.

    ASHLEY NA Local singer-songwriter playing "garden-fresh folk songs."

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $5. www.40watt.com

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

    HONEYMOON HANDSHAKE New local jam band with rock, funk and jazz influences.

    WHISKEY DICKSEY New local Southern rock band with blues influences.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $16 (adv.), $18 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    BRUCE ROBISON & KELLY WILLIS Texas-based husband-and-wife Americana duo.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 7:30 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    JE SUIS FRANCE Longtime local indie-rock band with an eclectic, reference-heavy sound.

    SHY LAYERS Atlanta producer delivering dreamy electronic pop.

    BUGS EAT BOOKS Catchy twee-pop songs from a revived local indie outfit.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    LEAH CALVERT In-demand Atlanta fiddler and singer-songwriter.

  • Live Wire Athens

    3 p.m. $30 (two-day pass). www.sighinjuly.com

    SIGH IN JULY The two-day festival features performances by Universal Sigh, EarthCry, Funk You, JAZZ is PHSH, The Orange Constant, Rev. Jeff Mosier Ensemble, Voodoo Visionary, The Yeti Trio, The Grateful Brothers, Timi Conley, Dan Nettles & Lonely Orchestra and more.

  • No. 3 Railroad Street

    6 p.m. $10. www.3railroad.org

    THE DIXIELAND 4 Local trad-jazz band that features trumpet, clarinet, trombone and banjo.

  • Nowhere Bar

    SkyFest. 8 p.m. $7. 706-546-4742

    SHWIZZ Prog-rock and jazz-fusion duo from Nyack, NY.

    BIG C & THE MOONSHYNES Local all-star blues group led by Clarence "Big C" Cameron.

Comedy

  • Moonlight Theater

    July 20 & 26–27, 8:30 p.m. July 29, 8 p.m. $10. www.moonlighttheatercompany.com

    Summer Wrestle Fest

    A comedy show inspired by the original 1985 Wrestlemania. The night features live music by Honeychild and other local musicians.