COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Saturday, August 19

38 events

Events

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    8 a.m.-1 p.m. www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Friends of the Garden Flea Market

    (Visitor Center) Items include gardening tools, books, household items, toys, jewelry, decorations, accessories, baby items and more.

  • Memorial Park

    7:30 p.m. (lesson), 8–11 p.m. (dance). $8 (adults), $4 (ages 11–17) FREE! (ages 11 & under). www.athensfolk.org

    Contra Dance

    A dance presented by Athens Folk Music & Dance Society with live music by Reel Play and calling by Rob Harper.

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    7 a.m. www.active.com

    Outpace Parkinson's 5K

    Run or walk to support the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Disease Research.

  • The Classic Center

    11 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! www.athenspetexpo.weebly.com

    Athens Pet Expo & Adoption Event

    Meet adoptable cats and dogs at this family friendly event.

  • 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 Joe Willey & the Moving Man and Emily Horton.

  • Milledge Avenue Baptist Church

    4–8 p.m. www.milledge.org

    Five Points Food Truck Party

    Holy Crepe, Nedsa's Waffles, Manila Express and more will be present. A portion of proceeds will benefit Athens Area Habitat for Humanity.

  • Pouch Savory World of Pies

    11 a.m.–5 p.m. FREE! www.pouchpies.com

    South African Experience at Pouch Pies

    Enjoy South African food and wine with giveaways and a screening of the South Africa versus Argentina Rugby match. 

  • Oconee County Library

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

    Pancakes with a Park Ranger

    Enjoy pancakes with a Georgia State Park Ranger. Activities for adults and children. 

  • Southern Brewing Company

    3–10 p.m. $30. www.sobrewco.com

    Anniversary Party

    The Southern Brewing Company celebrates its second birthday with a family-and-dog-friendly party. Live music from DJ Osmose, Jay Gonzalez and Five Eight

  • Max

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

    Dancefx Block Party

    The annual block party includes social dancing, performances and class pass giveaways.

Art

  • 3–5 p.m. $10–15. 706-542-9842, thaxtona@uga.edu, www.wuga.org

    WUGA's Artists in Residence Series

    (Contact for Location) See the home of printer and textile designer Sara Parker and her husband Simon Hunt, a photographer, musician and filmmaker. See Calendar Pick on p. 24.

  • Oconee County Library

    10 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Coloring Club

    Spend the morning relaxing with the therapeutic practice of coloring.

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    2–4 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3623

    Unfolding Event & Reception

    To celebrate the closing of "Fold Unfold: Exhibit of Contemporary Coverlets," the pillars of coverlets will be taken down and unfolded in a public performance. See Calendar Pick on p. 24.

  • Go Bar

    8 p.m. $5. www.athensarts.org

    Art Decko Benefit Show

    Art Decko is an upcoming public art porject located in the College Avenue parking deck downtown. The night features live music by Forbidden Waves, Realistic Pillow, Wild Abandon and DJ Mahogany, plus face and body painting by local artists.

Theater

Film

Classes

  • Rock Eagle 4H Center

    9:30 a.m. $10. lmkent@uga.edu

    Saturday at the Rock: Canning & Food Preservation

    Learn how to can and preserve food so you can enjoy fresh food from the garden all year long. 

  • 9 a.m. –2 p.m. $35. bernard@wildintelligence.org

    Outdoor Essentials

    (Earthsong, 255 Chulitna Way, Bogart) This adult camping and outdoor basics class covers how to make a fire, simle tarp shelters and five multi-purpose knots.

Lectures & Lit

  • Avid Bookshop

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

    Avid Poetry Series

    (Prince Ave.) Hear poetry from Bruce Beasley and Cassie Gonzales.

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

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

    Writer's Circle

    (Hargrett Library) Writers may bring pages of their work, any genre, for group feedback. Each meeting will highlight books from Hargrett's Collections.

DJs

Live Music

  • Bishop Park

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

    TRE POWELL Local singer-songriter playing bluesy acoustic tunes with soulful vocals.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    MOTHER THE CAR  Founded by a brother duo, this garage-rock act incorporates blues and other influences.

    THE CRYPTIDES Local surf-rock band featuring members of The HUMMS and Timmy and the Tumblers.

    OUTERSEA Athens-based psychedelic surf-rock band.

    KWAZYMOTO Noisy local punk- and and math-influenced rock trio.

  • Cloverleaf Farm

    12 p.m. www.wildwoodrevival.com

    WILDWOOD REVIVAL Day two of the Americana festival, featuring Zach Schmidt, Nicole Atkins, The Quaker City Night Hawks, The Cactus Blossoms, The Wild Reeds and JD McPherson. See story on p. 19.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    BRAD GERKE Local folk and alt-country singer-songwriter.

    TYLER KEY Folky local indie singer-songwriter.

    ROB MCCURRY Atlanta-based guitarist and songwriter.

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    THE HERNIES Local riff-heavy rock band displaying influences from classic to indie rock.

    TIMI CONLEY Local pop rabblerouser Timi Conley performs with his band.

    KEN WILL MORTON With his gritty, soulful rasp, Morton blends folky Americana with rock and roll swagger.

    JUAN DE FUCA Driving indie-rock band fronted by local songwriter Jack Cherry.

    QUIET COYOTE Athens-based rock four-piece.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $18 (adv.), $23 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    SHAWN MULLINS Atlanta-based, adult-alternative singer-songwriter known for hits like "Lullaby."

    CLAIRE CAMPBELL Hope for Agoldensummer singer plays a set of soft, haunting folk tunes. 

  • Georgia Theatre

    9 p.m. $12. www.georgiatheatre.com

    RUNAWAY GIN Phish tribute band.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    FORBIDDEN WAVES Surfy local garage-rock combo.

    REALISTIC PILLOW Local beat-based experimental one-man band.

    WILD ABANDON Songwriter Jesse Kennedy's experimental folk project.

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

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    ADAM KLEIN & THE WILD FIRES Local songwriter playing a rustic blend of country, folk and Americana.

    LEEANN PEPPERS Local singer-songwriter playing sparse, evocative folk music.

  • Highwire Lounge

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

    LIVE MUSIC Rotating local jazz and bluegrass bands play every Friday and Saturday night.

  • Iron Factory

    10:30 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6877

    LILY HERNE Local group playing dream-rock with psychedelic and folk influences.

    KITH & KIN Local honky tonk and Americana group led by Southern swooner Barrett Smith.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

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

Kidstuff

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