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Sunday, September 23

23 events

Comedy

  • The Classic Center

    7 p.m. www.classiccenter.com

    Brian Regan

    Described as having "the perfect balance between sophisticated writing and physicality," Regan is one of the chief comedians in the country, with a fan base that spans generations. See story on p. 10.

Kidstuff

Events

  • The Tasting Room at Jittery Joe's Roasting Company

    1:30-4:30 p.m. FREE! www.homebrewclassic.com

    Athens Homebrew Classic

    Meet new people, try homebrewed beer and vote for the best in show. Reservations required.

  • 3–5 p.m. FREE! www.boutierwinery.com

    Wine Down

    (Boutier Winery & Inn, 4506 Hudson River Church Rd., Danielsville) Listen to live music by Karen Tucker and sip on wine sprizters. 

  • First Presbyterian Church of Athens

    4:30 p.m. FREE! www.namihall.org

    Cure Stigma: Brain Health Basics from NAMI

    Find out more about the National Alliance on Mental Illness' educational and support programs, empowerment opportunities and free resources.

  • The Foundry

    6 p.m. $15–20. www.thefoundryathens.com

    Alzheimer's Walk Benefit

    Support Alzheimer's awareness with a silent auction and benefit concert featuring Abbey Road Live.

Live Music

  • Akademia Brewing Co.

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

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

  • Cali 'N' Tito's Eastside

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-355-7087

    THE LUCKY JONES Local band playing old-school rockin' rhythm and blues.

  • Five Bar

    5 p.m. FREE! 706-543-5515

    BIG JAZZ BOY Local jazz outfit. 

  • The Foundry

    Alzheimer's Walk Benefit. 6 p.m. $15 (adv.), $20 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

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

  • No. 3 Railroad Street

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

    SUNDAY SONGWRITERS REVIVAL A series hosted by Mark "Mojo" Wilmot. This week features Eric Carter and Daniel Hutchens of Bloodkin.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

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

    DAVID HYDE Multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter from Ball Ground.

Art

Lectures & Lit

  • The Expat

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

    Meet the Author

    Avid Bookshop and The Expat present chef Cynthia Graubart in celebration of her cookbook Southern Supper: Simple, Delicious Menus.

  • ACC Library

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

    Talking About Romance in Books

    Marriage and sex therapist Kate Morrissey Stahl will moderate a panel discussion on the themes of relationships in Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier, Twilight by Stephanie Meyer, Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James, The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks, Jane Eyre by Charlote Brontë and Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë.

Performance

  • Vega Studio

    5:30 p.m. $15 suggested donation. newsouthshowcase@gmail.com

    Stephanie Astalos-Jones and Tiny Jazz Arkestra

    Stephanie Astalos-Jones performs her one-woman comedy show, a 15 character "salute" to poetry open mics. Tiny Jazz Arkestra will play a mix of tunes. 

Theater

  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Sept. 21–22 & 25–28, 8 p.m. Sept. 23 & 30, 2:30 p.m. $12–16. www.ugatheatre.com/tallgirls

    The Tall Girls

    (Cellar Theatre, Room 55) The drama follows the girls of Poor Prairie after they form a basketball team in Depression-era America. See Theater Notes on p. 9.

  • Winterville Auditorium

    Sept. 21–22 & 28–29, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23 & 30, 2 p.m. www.circleensembletheatre.com

    A Midsummer Night's Dream

    The Circle Ensemble present William Shakespeare's comedy. See Theater Notes on p. 9.

  • Brightstone Theatre

    Sept. 21, 6 p.m. Sept. 22–23, 2 & 6 p.m. $20–30. www.brightstoneathens.com

    Arsenic and Old Lace

    Brightstone Productions presents a dinner and dessert theater. Food by Texas Roadhouse and desserts by local vendors. When Mortimer Brewster pays a visit to his two aunts, he has no idea the crazy night he's in for. See Theater Notes on p. 9.

  • Winder-Barrow Community Theatre

    Sept. 21–22, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23, 3 p.m. $13–15. www.winderbarrowtheatre.org

    Showtime at First Baptist

    First Baptist of Ivy Gap has caught fire. The plucky wife of the pastor gets together with her fellow church ladies to plan a fundraising showcase, in hopes of cheering folks up and rebuilding the sanctuary. See Theater Notes on p. 9.

Film

  • Ciné Barcafé

    1 p.m. FREE! www.athenscine.com

    Arthouse Theatre Day

    Ciné celebrates the purchase of its building. Watch The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales. (1 p.m.), Schlock (3 p.m.), Saving Brinton (5:15 p.m.) and Thunder Road (8 p.m.). 

Monday, September 24

24 events

Games

Meetings

Live Music

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    DEADLY LO-FI Garage-rock project from Wilmington, NC.

    ARSON DAILY North Carolina group known for its "alt-party psych-rock sound."

    DEER EYES Athens-based dream-pop three-piece.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $12 (adv.), $15 (door). www.40watt.com

    MOTHERS Former Athenian songwriter Kristine Leschper and band play lush, intricate post-pop. See story on p. 12.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7 p.m. $29. www.georgiatheatre.com

    MAT KEARNEY Nashville-based artist with acoustically driven sounds and electronic influences. 

    ATLAS GENIUS Australian indie-rock duo of brothers Keith and Michael Jeffery. 

    JUKE ROSS Soulful singer-songwriter from Georgetown, Guyana.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    CECE HETRICK Nashville-based singer-songwriter.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    OPEN MIC Showcase your talent at this open mic night most Mondays. Hosted by Larry Forte.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    MINGLEWOOD MONDAY Local artists pay tribute to the Grateful Dead.

Kidstuff

  • Oconee County Library

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

    Nerd Herd

    Hang out with fellow nerds for a low-key hour of fun. Grades 6–12.

  • 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 Ag Building

    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 Ag Building

    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.

  • Bogart Ag Building

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

    Teen String Art

    Create a work of art celebrating your favorite fandom. Supplies are provided. Call to register.

  • Oconee County Library

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

    Teen Leaders

    Teens are invited to voice their opinoins and plan for YA events. This month they will design promo for this year's Haunted House. Grades 6–12.

  • Bogart Ag Building

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

    Marvelous Mondays

    Celebrate the arrival of fall with DIY nature journals at Nature Club. Grades 4–5.

DJs

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    DJ Mahogany

    DJ MAHOGANY Popular local DJ spins freaky funk, sultry soul, righteous R&B and a whole lotta unexpected faves.

Film

Sports

  • East Athens Community Center

    Mondays, 6–8:30 p.m. & Saturdays, 1–4 p.m. First visit free. www.ttathensga.com

    Table Tennis Matches and Training

    Beginner to advanced skill levels welcome.

Lectures & Lit

Art

Tuesday, September 25

26 events

Film

Games

Kidstuff

Events

  • UGA Special Collections Library

    2 p.m. FREE! jclevela@uga.edu

    Tuesday Tour at 2

    Take a guided tour of the exhibit galleries of the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library and the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies. Meet in the rotunda on the second floor.

  • Akademia Brewing Co.

    5–11 p.m. www.akademiabc.com

    Percentage Night

    A portion of sales will benefit the Classic City Rollergirls.

  • Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shop

    6 p.m. donate.kesem.org

    UGA's Vermonster Challenge

    Camp Kesem UGA presents an ice cold competition where teams will tackle an ice cream sundae consisting of 20 scoops of ice cream, 4 bananas, 1 brownie, 3 cookies, hot fudge, caramel, whipped cream and various candy toppings. 

Classes

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    EVERYDAY DOGS High-octane alt-rock band from Athens.

    NORDISTA FREEZE Psych-rock project from Nashville, TN.

    ELIJAH JOHNSTON Local indie-folk singer-songwriter.

  • The Foundry

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

    CORY BRANAN Acclaimed alt-country singer-songwriter who blends elements of country and punk rock.

    AUSTIN PLAINE Nashville-based singer-songwriter.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 9:30 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    COZM & NAUGHT Atlanta-based psychedelic rock duo. 

  • Georgia Theatre

    7 p.m. SOLD OUT. www.georgiatheatre.com

    PRIMUS Alt-punk-psychedelic rock trio that has been producing hits since the '90s, known for Les Claypool's heavy bass riffs and unique sounds. 

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    :LOVESONGS Athens-based experimental band with jazz, electronic and metal influences.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    CARTILAGE JAMBOREE New experimental project from local musician Garrett Johnson.

    BAT & THE BEARS No info available.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    SHE RETURNS FROM WAR Folk trio from Charleston, SC.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    Sunflower Concert Series. 7 p.m. $10 (members), $15. botgarden.uga.edu

    PACKWAY HANDLE BAND Longstanding local bluegrass outfit playing crafty originals and innovative renditions of classic tunes.

    THE POWERS Local folk-rock band of brothers.

Lectures & Lit

Theater

  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Sept. 21–22 & 25–28, 8 p.m. Sept. 23 & 30, 2:30 p.m. $12–16. www.ugatheatre.com/tallgirls

    The Tall Girls

    (Cellar Theatre, Room 55) The drama follows the girls of Poor Prairie after they form a basketball team in Depression-era America. See Theater Notes on p. 9.

Performance

  • Hugh Hodgson School of Music

    7:30 p.m. FREE! www.music.uga.edu

    Faculty Ensemble Concert

    The program will include Bach's "Suite No. 5 in C Minor" with David Starkweather on cello. Starkweather will be joined by Daniel Bolshoy on guitar and Damon Denton on piano in the second portion of the performance. 

Wednesday, September 26

34 events

Live Music

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    Athens Farmers Market. 5 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    B.E.N. Atlanta artist playing "massage room tunes with a splash of electronica and just a hint of funk."

  • The Foundry

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

    THE BEST OF UNKNOWN ATHENS A monthly singer-songwriter showcase hosted by Liam Parke.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    HUNDREDS THOUSANDS Solo electro-folk project of singer-songwriter Zach Britt.

  • The Globe

    8 p.m. FREE! www.jazzathensga.org

    THE HOT HOTTY-HOTS Local swing and hot jazz ensemble playing music of the 1910s, '20s and '30s. 

  • Go Bar

    9 p.m. 706-546-5609

    KAYJAY Solo experimental pop artist. 

    BILLY BRENNAN Singer-songwriter from Savannah.

    RAZZI KING Local artist that blends reggae, calypso, rock, funk and more to create a unique sound.

    VOODOO MAN Artist specializing in sounds "from here to Senegal."

    SOCIAL CIRCLE Athens-based soft-psych-pop project.

  • Locos Grill & Pub

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

    PULLIN' STRINGS Bluegrass band playing a mix of originals and covers from the likes of The Grateful Dead and Bob Dylan.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    MONTU Oklahoma-based "jamtronica" 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.

Kidstuff

Theater

  • The Classic Center

    7:30 p.m. 706-357-4444

    Million Dollar Quartet

    Inspired by the true story of the famed recording session that brought together rock icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins at Sun Records in Memphis, this Tony Award-winning production brings that legendary night to life with a tale of broken promises, secrets, betrayal and celebrations featuring timeless hits.

  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Sept. 21–22 & 25–28, 8 p.m. Sept. 23 & 30, 2:30 p.m. $12–16. www.ugatheatre.com/tallgirls

    The Tall Girls

    (Cellar Theatre, Room 55) The drama follows the girls of Poor Prairie after they form a basketball team in Depression-era America. See Theater Notes on p. 9.

Games

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE! 706-546-0840

    Karaoke

    KARAOKE With your host Lynn. Every Wednesday!

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 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!

Classes

  • ACC Library

    6 p.m. FREE! atedrow@uga.edu

    Gardening Class

    "Succulents and Rock Gardens." Registration required.

  • reBlossom Mama Baby Shop

    10 a.m. $10. www.reblossomathens.com

    Healthy Packed Lunches

    Get ideas for healthy lunches from nutritionist Heather Cline. Children welcome.

Events

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

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

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music by Sylvia Rose Novak (Sept. 19) and B.E.N. (Sept. 26).

Film

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    4:30 p.m. FREE! sustainag@uga.edu

    Food Evolution

    A screening of the documentary will be followed by a panel discussion about GMOs with a UGA sociologist and crop breeder.  

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    7:30 p.m. FREE! www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    Flicker Film Society

    Watch Rhinestone (1984).

  • Ciné Barcafé

    8 p.m. www.athenscine.com

    Bad Reputation

    The Joan Jett documentary screens for one night only with exclusive footage only showing in theaters. 

Comedy

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    9 p.m. FREE! hendershotscoffee.com

    Educated Mess

    See stand-ups from Athens and Atlanta.

Art

  • Georgia Museum of Art

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

    Tour at Two

    Sarah Kate Gillespie, curator of American art, leads a tour of "Vernacular Modernism: The Photography of Doris Ulmann."

Lectures & Lit

  • T.R.R. Cobb House

    4 p.m. www.trrcobbhouse.org

    Meet the Editor

    Editor Janet Croon will discuss and sign copies of The War Outside My Window: The Civil War Diary of LeRoy Wiley Gresham, 1860–1865.

Thursday, September 27

32 events

Kidstuff

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597

    Pajama Storytime

    Bring your pajama-clad kids in for bedtime stories, songs and a light snack. Ages 0–7.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    4:30 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597

    Lego Club

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

  • Oconee County Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Infant Storytime

    This special storytime is for the youngest readers-to-be and their caregivers.

  • Oconee County Library

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

    Pirate Crafts

    Drop in for a fun, self-directed "make it and take it" pirate-themed craft. 

  • ACC Library

    3:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    La Princesa and the Pea

    Enjoy a Latino twist on the classic tale of the Princess and the Pea to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. A Peruvian textile craft will follow. Ages 6–11.

  • Normal Books

    3:30 p.m. FREE! normalbooks@gmail.com

    Thursday Afternoon Storytime

    Kids of all ages can listen to a story after school and enjoy snacks. Stories are picked based on the ages of attendees. 

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Go Bar

    11 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!

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. 706-546-0840

    Jamboree Mic Night

    JAMBOREE MIC NIGHT A weekly open mic event hosted by James Howard.

Live Music

  • Akademia Brewing Co.

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

    MALCOLM & SULLIVAN New local classic- and folk-rock duo. 

  • DePalma's Italian Cafe

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-552-1237 (Timothy Road Location)

    JIM COOK Local solo performer playing acoustic blues, classic rock and Americana.

  • The Foundry

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

    BEAU & LUCI Folky sister-sister duo from South Georgia with blues and classic rock influences.

    THE BARONS Poppy rock and roll group from Charlottesville, VA.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    JOHN & KIRAN FERNANDES Father and son perform a duet featuring American primitive guitar, piano, clarinet and more.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7:30 p.m. $25. www.georgiatheatre.com

    THE GROWLERS "Fuzzy genius and working-class logic mix easily" for this California-based garage-rock outfit.

    SURFBORT Punk band from New York City.

    DONZII "Post-punk performance art" project from Miami.

  • Hilltop Grille

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

    CHRIS HAMPTON BAND Local country and Southern rock singer-songwriter performs with his group.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    LIVE OAK Jam-oriented local rock and roll five-piece.

Art

  • Gallery @ Hotel Indigo–Athens

    6:30–8:30 p.m. FREE! galleryhotelindigoathens@gmail.com

    Artist Reception

    The "Color & Comp" exhibit features work by Jason Matherly, Mike Landers, Shawn Campbell, Jaime Keiter, James Wilson and In Kyoung Chun. 

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    8–11 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Museum Mix

    The museum's late-night art party includes refreshments, music by DJ AC Carter and access to all the galleries.

Performance

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    7:30 p.m. $6 (w/ UGA ID), $12. pac.uga.edu

    UGA Symphony Orchestra & Hodgson Wind Ensemble

    Student musicians will perform masterworks of classical repertoire. The Hodgson Wind Ensemble will also perform ahead of the show in the lobby.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    Secret City Burlesque

    Secret City presents banned book selections in various states of undress in "Bare It All for Banned Book Week." 

Games

Outdoors

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9 a.m. FREE! www.naturerambling.blogspot.com

    Nature Ramblers

    (Meet at Shade Garden Arbor) Learn more about flora and fauna of the garden while enjoying fresh air and inspirational readings. Ramblers are encouraged to bring their own nature writings or favorite poems and essays to share with the group.

DJs

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    DJ My Chemical Bromance

    DJ MY CHEMICAL BROMANCE Spinning a set of emo tunes—"all those hits you've been listening to on 'Private Mode' for the past 10 years."

    GIRL CLOTHES New local emo band.

  • 40 Watt Club

    10:30 p.m. $3. www.40watt.com

    Silent Disco

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

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    Museum Mix. 8 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    DJ .53

    DJ .53 AC Carter spins '80s post punk, synthwave and more.

Lectures & Lit

  • Normal Books

    7–9 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/normalbooksathens

    Romance Book Club

    Discuss Four Weddings and a Sixpence: an Anthology.

  • Avid Bookshop

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

    Banned Books Bash with ACLU

    (Prince Ave.) Readers will share excerpts from their favorite banned books including Howl by Allen Ginsberg, The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton and Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya. 

Comedy

Theater

  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Sept. 21–22 & 25–28, 8 p.m. Sept. 23 & 30, 2:30 p.m. $12–16. www.ugatheatre.com/tallgirls

    The Tall Girls

    (Cellar Theatre, Room 55) The drama follows the girls of Poor Prairie after they form a basketball team in Depression-era America. See Theater Notes on p. 9.

Events

  • 4:30–7:30 p.m. FREE! www.yuvamedicalspa.com

    Anniversary Celebration

    (Yuva Medical Spa, 1061 Dowdy Rd.) Yuva Medical Spa celebrates its 10th birthday with food, drinks, giveaways and more. 

  • Cycle World

    6 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/cycleworldofathens

    Two Wheel Thursday

    Meet other bikers, listen to live music, win prizes. Food and drink for sale. Kid friendly. 

  • 1000 Faces Coffee

    6 p.m. breakingtheshackles.org

    BTS Coffee Crawl

    Meet with UGA's Breaking the Shackles group for a cup of coffee, local music and conversations about the issues of human trafficking. 

Friday, September 28

25 events

Kidstuff

Events

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    9:30–10:30 a.m. FREE! sagekincaid@uga.edu, www.georgiamuseum.org

    Morning Mindfulness

    Participate in a guided meditation session in the galleries. Meet in the lobby.

  • First Baptist Church

    9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. $25 (community member), $75 (professional). www.samaritannega.org/conf

    Athens Mental Health Conference

    The Samaritan Center presents discussions with Keynote Speaker Emily Nicholos and CE Presenter Dr. Jennifer Gonyea. 

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    4–7 p.m. www.terrapinbeer.com

    Food O Rama

    Choose from 15 different food trucks. Live music and cold beer too.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    terrapinbeer.com

    Food-o-Rama

    The food festival features over 15 food trucks and the release of Moo-Hoo, a chocolate milk stout.

Live Music

  • Akademia Brewing Co.

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

    THE LUCKY JONES Rockin' rhythm and blues from this local band. 

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    MATT MCKINNEY BAND Playing classic country music.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    ROSIE & THE RATDOGS New local hard-rock group.

    THE STYROFOAM TURTLES Garage-rock band from Asheville, NC.

    THE BUZZARDS OF FUZZ Bluesy stoner-rock group from Atlanta.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    7:30 p.m. FREE! www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com

    TRAVERS BROTHERSHIP Funky, bluesy alt-rock band from Asheville, NC.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $10. www.40watt.com

    AFTM Popular local Southern rock six-piece pulling from blues, funk and more.

    JESTER Local rock and roll quartet.

    THE REVELRIES Four-piece alt-rock band.

  • The Foundry

    8:30 p.m. SOLD OUT. www.thefoundryathens.com

    DRIVIN' N CRYIN' Hard Southern music from these legendary Atlanta rockers.

    MEMORY DEAN Long-standing music collective that plays country-inspired rock tunes.
  • 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.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    GIMME HENDRIX Award-winning local Jimi Hendrix cover band. 

  • Georgia Theatre

    7:30 p.m. SOLD OUT. www.georgiatheatre.com

    THE DIRTY GUV'NAHS Roots-rockers from Knoxville, TN.

  • Highwire Lounge

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

    LIVE JAZZ Rotating local jazz groups play every Friday and Saturday nights.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

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

    NICHOLAS MALLIS & THE BOREALIS Local songwriter Mallis and his band play quirky, melodic pop music.

    BABY TONY & THE TEENIES Local band plays doo-wop-inspired pop songs about wasting time and having crushes.

    MARSHMALLOW COAST Longtime Athens indie-pop band led by songwriter Andy Gonzales.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    VELVETEEN PINK This local quartet of funksters plays electro-based, groove-laden, upbeat pop music.

DJs

  • The Globe

    10 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!

Classes

Theater

  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Sept. 21–22 & 25–28, 8 p.m. Sept. 23 & 30, 2:30 p.m. $12–16. www.ugatheatre.com/tallgirls

    The Tall Girls

    (Cellar Theatre, Room 55) The drama follows the girls of Poor Prairie after they form a basketball team in Depression-era America. See Theater Notes on p. 9.

  • Winterville Auditorium

    Sept. 21–22 & 28–29, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23 & 30, 2 p.m. www.circleensembletheatre.com

    A Midsummer Night's Dream

    The Circle Ensemble present William Shakespeare's comedy. See Theater Notes on p. 9.

Outdoors

  • Athens City Hall

    6 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/bikeathens

    Joy Ride

    A relaxed, social ride on Athens back streets. Routes fall between 5–9 miles and almost always end at Little Kings Shuffle Club. 

Saturday, September 29

30 events

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

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

    Lego Club

    Join us for Lego art and Lego-based games and activities. No need to bring your own Legos. For ages 6–11.

  • Athens Academy

    8–11 a.m. $5 (youth), $10 (adult). siriusathletics@gmail.com

    Piedmont Cross Country Race

    Participants can run a 2k (ages 7 and under) or a 3k (ages 8 and older).

Sports

  • Sanford Stadium

    3:30 p.m. www.georgiadogs.com

    UGA Football

    UGA vs. Tennessee.

  • Athens Academy

    8–11 a.m. $5 (youth), $10 (adult). siriusathletics@gmail.com

    Piedmont Cross Country Race

    Individual races for youth age divisions and an open race. 

DJs

  • The Old Pal

    11 p.m. FREE! 706-850-4340

    DJ Quincy

    DJ QUINCY Local musician John Swint spins a dance party to celebrate The Old Pal's fifth anniversary.

  • Wonderbar

    10 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/wonderbarathens

    George the Infinite

    GEORGE THE INFINITE Local DJ spins the best in Top 40, EDM and bass music every Saturday.

  • Highwire Lounge

    11 p.m. $2 (headphone). www.highwirelounge.com

    Silent Disco

    SILENT DISCO Dance the night away every Saturday to three different channels of music. One of them is a request line!

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 10:30 p.m. $5. www.georgiatheatre.com

    Booty Boyz

    BOOTY BOYZ DJs Immuzikation, Twin Powers and Z-Dog spin fresh jams and old-school favorites. 

Live Music

  • Bishop Park

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

    BRADLEY KNUDSEN Indie-folk singer-songwriter from Salt Lake City.

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    CLASSIC CITY JUKEBOX Local all-star rock and roll cover band.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com

    NINEVEH'S GARDEN Local progressive metal band.

    VILLAGE STICKS Indie-rock band from Augusta. 

    ACTUS REUS Atlanta-based metal band.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    COLLISION COURSE Local group featuring Kenny Aguar, Kevin Dunn, Zeke Sayer and Garett Hatch.

    TEARS FOR THE DYING Local death-rock group fronted by longtime Athenian Adrya Stembridge.

    JOE ROWE Local musician singing songs about life and death.

  • 40 Watt Club

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

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

    SHADE Dissonant, groove-oriented local post-punk band fronted by guitarist Phelan LaVelle.

    THE YOD Party-starting Athens-based alternative hip-hop collective.

    CAULFIELD High-energy garage-rap band led by longtime local emcee Son1.

  • The Foundry

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

    J.W. BROWN & FRIENDS The cousin (and father-in-law) of Jerry Lee Lewis, Brown was among the earliest adopters of rock and roll.

  • Front Porch Book Store

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-372-1236

    DRIFTWOOD Local Americana collective plays darkly accented folk music.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7:30 p.m. $35. www.georgiatheatre.com

    THE DIRTY GUV'NAHS Roots-rockers from Knoxville, TN.

  • Highwire Lounge

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

    LIVE JAZZ Rotating local jazz groups play every Friday and Saturday nights.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    HOLLY BELLE AND THE BELLETONES Local singer-songwriter performs with her band.

Events

  • Sandy Creek Park

    11 a.m.–8:30 p.m. $8 (students), $15. www.northgeorgiafolkfestival.org

    34th Annual North Georgia Folk Festival

    The day-long festival features musicians, artists, storytellers, food, kids' activities and craft demonstrations.

  • West Broad Market Garden

    9 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! www.athenslandtrust.org

    West Broad Farmers Market

    Shop for fresh and affordable produce and prepared foods. The market also includes kids activities, cooking demonstrations, educational booths and entertainment.

  • Bishop Park

    8 a.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music by Rachel O'Neal and Lavon & Nancy.

  • ACC Library

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

    DisABILITY Awareness Community Forum

    Learn about organizations who provide resources for people and families affected by disabilities. Part of National Disabilities Awareness Month. 

  • Healing Arts Centre

    6 p.m. Donations accepted. www.healingartscentre.net

    The Spirit & Sound of Peace

    (Sangha Yoga Studio) Swami Asokananda and Dr. Arvin Scott lead an inquiry into the nature of peace followed by a drumming circle for peace.

  • Athens for Everyone

    3–5 p.m. FREE! 706-202-4165

    Athens for Everyone

    Athens for Everyone invites residents to canvass with them for the midterm elections. 

Performance

  • Go Bar

    9 p.m. $5. www.secretcityathens.com

    Geek Chic Burlesque Beta

    Burlesque Beta is a breakneck revue in which performers can perfect their music, dance or comedy act in front of a live audience. 

Lectures & Lit

Film

Theater

  • Lavonia Cultural Center

    Sep. 29, 7 p.m. Sep. 30, 2:30 p.m. $12–20. www.franklincommunityplayers.com

    Café Murder

    The Franklin Community Players present a murder mystery comedy. The Saturday performance includes a chicken dinner and dessert. The Sunday matinee includes dessert.

  • Winterville Auditorium

    Sept. 21–22 & 28–29, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23 & 30, 2 p.m. www.circleensembletheatre.com

    A Midsummer Night's Dream

    The Circle Ensemble present William Shakespeare's comedy. See Theater Notes on p. 9.

Classes

  • Akademia Brewing Co.

    10 a.m. $10. 678-726-2288

    Brewpub Fitness Class

    Stretching, strength training and cardio. Bring a water bottle, yoga or fitness mat, light handweights and a towel. 

Sunday, September 30

10 events

Kidstuff

Film

  • Beechwood 11 Cinemas

    Sept. 30, 2 & 7 p.m. Oct. 3, 4 & 7 p.m. gtcmovies.com

    Flashback Cinema

    Watch Young Frankenstein (1974).

Events

  • Athens YWCO

    5:30–7:30 p.m. $20–75. www.ywco.org

    East Side Eats

    Sample food and drink from eastside eateries, a silent auction, acoustic music and kid activities. 

  • 3–6 p.m. FREE!

    Clothing Swap

    (Indie South, 470 Hawthorne Ave.) Bring gently used clothing, shoes and accessories to Indie South by the 29th and find new-to-you digs at the swap. All sizes and genders welcome. 

Performance

  • UGA Performing Arts Center

    7 p.m. $25–65. pac.uga.edu

    Max Richter with the American Contemporary Music Ensemble

    Max Richter is a composer, pianist, producer, remixer and more. Pre-performance talk in Ramsey Concert Hall (6:45 p.m.).

Theater

  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Sept. 21–22 & 25–28, 8 p.m. Sept. 23 & 30, 2:30 p.m. $12–16. www.ugatheatre.com/tallgirls

    The Tall Girls

    (Cellar Theatre, Room 55) The drama follows the girls of Poor Prairie after they form a basketball team in Depression-era America. See Theater Notes on p. 9.

  • Lavonia Cultural Center

    Sep. 29, 7 p.m. Sep. 30, 2:30 p.m. $12–20. www.franklincommunityplayers.com

    Café Murder

    The Franklin Community Players present a murder mystery comedy. The Saturday performance includes a chicken dinner and dessert. The Sunday matinee includes dessert.

  • Winterville Auditorium

    Sept. 21–22 & 28–29, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23 & 30, 2 p.m. www.circleensembletheatre.com

    A Midsummer Night's Dream

    The Circle Ensemble present William Shakespeare's comedy. See Theater Notes on p. 9.

Live Music