Saturday, August 1

30 events

Live Music

  • 9 p.m. 706-546-0840

    BIG DON BAND Southern-fried local rock group.

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. 706-369-3040

    TURBOJANGLES Southern rock and roll with a hell of a lot of soul.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. FREE! (21+), $2 (18–20).

    DIGNITY OF LABOUR New wave cover band.

    ASPHYXIATION Joy Division tribute act.

    XXXXS INXS tribute band.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m.

    SWAMP Melodic and wiry local indie rock band.

  • 40 Watt Club

    9 p.m. $5.

    CHAMBER CHANCHERS Contemporary arrangements of music from Lebanon, Turkey, Tunisia, Israel, Spain and the United States.

    FRANNIE No info available.

    LOS CANTARES New local desert-rock supergroup featuring members of Old Smokey and Moths.

    JONES COLLEGE RADIO Formerly known as Wild Abandon, this local band plays a blend of baroque pop and acidwave.

  • The Foundry

    8:30 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door).

    SONS OF SAILORS Jimmy Buffet cover band, featuring members of the Tony Pritchett Band.

  • Front Porch Book Store

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

    CALEB KEITH Local singer-songwriter performs an acoustic set.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7 p.m.

    HAWAII DAWG-O A benefit for the GRACE Fund at UGA's Vet College, featuring music from the Sonic Groove Band.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    KARAOKE Hosted by karaoke fanatic John "Dr. Fred" Bowers and featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m.

    THE LUBBERS Beatles tribute act featuring Kevin Lane, Jay Gonzalez, Chris Grehan and Matt Lane.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE!

    LIVE JAZZ Jeremy Raj is bringing together the best that Athens jazz has to offer. A trio of incredibly talented musicians play to a great crowd every weekend.

  • Iron Factory

    10 p.m. 706-395-6877

    TIMI CONLEY & FRIENDS Wild pop spurs from the edgy monsterbrain of this local musician. 

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    7 p.m. $5 (door), FREE! (w/ wristband).

    SLOPFEST Night three of the four-night festival, featuring Forces, All-City Cannonballers, Hunger Anthem, Waitress, Crunchy, Seagulls, Donny Knottsville, Vincas, Faux Ferocious, The Powder Room, Motherfucker and DJ Reindeer Games. See story on p. 11.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    STRAIGHT NO CHASER Local groove-oriented group.



  • Bishop Park

    Gymnastics Registration

    Now registering. Proof of residency in the form of a current utility bill along with a birth certificate and/or school records are required for all participants. Classes are offered for ages 10 months through adults, including co-ed tumbling for children.

  • Revival Yarns

    10:30 a.m. $30. 706-850-1354,

    Knit 2 Class

    Review casting on, the knit stitch, the purl stitch, stockinette and garter stitch patterns. RSVP.



  • Bishop Park

    8 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE!

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods and crafts. This week celebrates tomatoes with a cooking demo, taste test and kid's activity.

  • Oconee County Courthouse

    8 a.m.–1 p.m.

    Oconee Farmers Market

    (Watkinsville) Locally grown produce, meats, grains, flowers, soaps, birdhouses, gourds and more.

  • West Broad Market Garden

    10 a.m.–2 p.m.

    West Broad Farmers Market

    Featuring fresh produce, honey, crafts, soaps, baked goods, cooking demos, children's activities and live music. Every Saturday.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    3–5 p.m. FREE!

    Hero Day

    Meet and greet community heroes while enjoying superhero crafts and games, hot dogs and live music from Dixieland Five

  • 9 a.m.–2 p.m. FREE!

    Saturday Dirt Shop

    (1002 Winterville Rd.) Load up on affordable, bulk compost, mulch and woodchips.

  • ACC Library

    4 p.m. FREE!

    Food eTalk

    This interactive online program teached limited-resource individuals how to make healthy food and lifestyle choices.

  • Hotel Indigo

    10 a.m.–4 p.m.

    Tesla Ride and Drive

    Sign up to drive a Tesla.

  • The Classic Center

    9:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. FREE!

    Athens Area Maternity and Baby Fair

    The event features educational sessions, retailers, social service agencies, a silent auction and more. 


  • Athens Little Playhouse

    July 31 & Aug. 7, 7 p.m. Aug. 1–2 & Aug. 8–9, 3 p.m. $5–10.

    Hairspray Jr.

    The year is 1962 and spunky, plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad is going from outcast to breakout star. Performed by Athens Little Playhouse.


  • Bloom

    7 p.m. $10 suggested donation.

    Heidi in Bloom

    See Heidi Hensley's new line "Artful Reminders," a benefit for Project Safe.


Ending Saturday, August 1



  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA

    1st Annual Juried Exhibition

    The gallery's first juried show is open to all artists (all ages and media) with a focus on innovative contemporary art. Michael Rooks, curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the High Museum of Art, will be the guest juror. Deadline Aug. 1. Exhibit Sept. 19–Nov. 15. $25.,