Wednesday, April 23

35 events


  • Blind Pig Tavern

    8 p.m. Both locations. 706-548-3442

    Full Contact Trivia

    Think you know it all? Test your knowledge every Wednesday night.

  • Copper Creek Brewing Company

    9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-1102


    Test your trivia chops for prizes! Every Wednesday.

  • Willy's Mexicana Grill

    8–10 p.m. FREE! 706-548-1920


    Trivia with a DJ! Every Wednesday.

  • Beef 'O' Brady's

    8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1916

    Sports Trivia

    Test your sports knowledge every Wednesday night.

  • Mellow Mushroom

    8 p.m. FREE! 706-613-0892

    Entertainment Trivia

    Dirty South Trivia offers house cash prizes. Every Wednesday.

  • Your Pie

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Trivia with a DJ

    (Eastside location) Open your pie hole for a chance to win cash prizes.

  • Jerzee's Sports Bar

    10 p.m. FREE!

    Sex, Drugs & Rock and Roll Trivia

    Hosted by Dirty South Trivia. House cash prizes.

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    Open Mic Night

    LEAVING COUNTRIES SINGER-SONGWRITER SHOWCASE Rock out every Wednesday at this open mic. Contact for booking.

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. FREE! 706-549-0840


    KARAOKE With your host Lynn, the Queen of Karaoke!

    Hi-Lo Lounge

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-850-8561

    Karaoke with the King

    KARAOKE WITH THE KING Sing your guts out every Wednesday!


  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    6:30-7:30 p.m. (intermediate), 7:30-8:30 p.m. (beginners). $10 (incl. drink).

    Salsa Dance Classes

    Cuban-style salsa dance classes with SALSAthens. No partner necessary. Beginners welcome. Every Wednesday.

  • Thrive

    6–7:30 p.m. FREE!

    Be Preared: Summer Essentials

    In partnership with Arrow, Thrive presents a class on the best herbs to take, making a DIY vacation first aid kit, countering the heat and humidity, and tips for traveling with children. Child care and snacks provided.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9–11 a.m. $24. 706-542-6156

    Medicinal Salves

    This class covers herbal infused oils, base oils for salve-making and appropriate herbs and essential oils that can treat a variety of symptoms. Includes a walk through the herb and physic garden, herbal tea and bread with herbal butter.

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $5 (adv.), $7 (21+), $9 (18-20).

    MANMADE MOUNTAINS Local modern-folk crew drawing inspiration from groups like The Avett Brothers.

    OAMI Alt-country collective from Tallahassee, FL.

    TEACH ME EQUALS Experimental pop group consisting of Erin Murphy (guitar, violin, vocals) and Greg Bortnichak (cello, vocals).

    MISERY LOVES CHACHI Atlanta band "combining chillwave, Motown and African rhythms with postmodern classical chord changes and jazz vocal harmonies comparable to Steely Dan."

    BY SMALL RUIN Local alternative rock band.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $15.

    EASY STAR ALL-STARS Reggae act from New York.

    CAS HALEY Reggae-inspired artist from Texas.

    BIG HOPE No information available.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    RITVALS Loud, rumbling junk-rock band with a bad attitude and a retooled lineup.

    FEATHER TRADE This local band plays lush, moody post-pop.

    SCOOTERBABE New local noise-pop group.

    SWAMP No info available.

    TWIN POWERS DJ Dan Geller (The Gold Party, The Agenda) and friends spin late-night glam rock, new wave, Top 40, punk and Britpop.

  • Green Room

    9 p.m. $4.

    FREE ASSOCIATES Local garage-rock band that experiments with noise and attitude. Cassette release party!

    THE SHINE BROTHERS Asheville, NC-based garage-rock band that offers "a liberal dose of melodic mayhem."

    HARTLE ROAD Straight-forward rock and roll from Water Valley, MS.

    TIMMY TUMBLE Tim Schreiber (Dark Meat, The Lickity-Splits) howls and spasms and literally tumbles over garage-y rock anthems and retro-inspired pop songs.

  • The Melting Point

    7 p.m. $5 (adv.), $7 (door).

    JULIE HOLMES Local singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist who specializes in acoustic jams. This is her CD release show.

    UP IN THE AIR Local southern rock band.

    JASON GRIDLEY Local singer-songwriter in the style of Jack Johnson and Jason Mraz.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742

    ALBATROSS Athens group creating an upbeat mixture of jazz, blues and funk.

  • Porterhouse Grill

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990

    JAZZ NIGHT The longest standing weekly music gig in Athens! Join drummer Nicholas Wiles with bassist Drew Hart and pianist Steve Key for an evening of original music, improv and standards.


  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    8 p.m. FREE!

    UGA Symphonic Band

    The ensemble is made up of undergraduate music majors, music minors and non-majors from across campus with experience playing woodwind, brass and percussion instruments.

  • Seney-Stovall Chapel

    Apr. 23–25, 7:30 p.m. $16. 706-340-9181,


    Donkey tells the story of the owner of an independent coffee shop in a liberal arts college town in upstate New York. Written by playwright and UGA professor John Patrick Bray, the play is the first fully staged show of the No Shame New Playwright's Series. For ages 18 & up. See Calendar Pick on p. 21.

Lectures & Lit

    All day.

    World Book Night

    (Multiple locations) Part of a nationwide campaign that gives half a million free books away to light or nonreaders in over 6,000 towns. Friends of the ACC Library will distribute books at the Athens Latino Center, First Baptist Church of Athens and the Project Safe Thrift Store.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Athens Science Café

    UGA associate professor Dr. John Knox presents "The Use of Social Media to Study the Weather."

  • UGA Dean Rusk Hall

    3:30–5 p.m. FREE! 706-542-1301

    Inspiring Local Careers: Sustainable Athens

    This career-oriented panel features representatives from the Athens-Clarke County Government, Athens Land Trust, Georgia River Network, Noramco and Terrapin Brewery. Learn about internships in sustainability and recycling from local industry experts.


  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m.

    24 Hour-ish Film Festival

    Teams received a prop, piece of dialogue and a special requirement and had to create a short film. Finished films will be screened and judged at this showcase. See Calendar Pick on p. 21.

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    7–9 p.m. FREE! 706-542-1301

    Sustainability Short Film Festival

    (Theater) This green mini-film festival features film shorts provided by the EcoFocus Film Festival. Part of UGA Earth Week.


  • Georgia Museum of Art

    2 p.m. FREE!

    Artful Conversation

    Join Carissa DiCindio, curator of education, for an in-depth discussion of Robert Gwathmey Jr.'s "Hoeing Tobacco."

  • ACC Solid Waste Department

    12 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3512

    From Trash to Treasure

    Chris McDowell from the UGA Material Reuse Program shows participants how to make a wood craft using reclaimed materials. All materials provided. RSVP required.

  • Lamar Dodd School of Art

    Apr. 23–24, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. FREE!

    Spring Pottery Sale

    The UGA Ceramic Students Organization's spring pottery sale includes small, hand-built sculptures and functional pottery such as teapots, mugs and plates made by ceramics students and faculty. Proceeds help fund educational field trips for students and bringing in visiting artists. 

  • Leathers Building

    5–7 p.m. FREE!

    Artist Reception

    AthensHasArt! presents paintnings by Andy Cherewick.


    Athens City Hall

    4–7 p.m. FREE!

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music.

  • Ciné Barcafé

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Crossing America on Foot: The American Discovery Trail

    UGA alumni and Athens resident Josh Seehorn will share photos, videos and stories about his 360-day, 4,800+ mile run/hike across America on the American Discovery Trail.


  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-795-5597

    Poetry Storytime

    Celebrate National Poetry Month with singing, dancing, poems and crafts. For ages 5 & under.


Ending Wednesday, April 23


Word on the Street

    "Race for Twilight" Trophy Finalist Display

    (Multiple Locations) Eight finalists are competing to design The Twilight Criterium's trophy. Trophy protoypes will be displayed in the windows of Barberitos, The Branded Butcher, Cillie's Clothing, The Clubhouse, Dynamite Clothing, The Grill, Hotel Indigo and Low Yo Yo Stuff. Vote for your favorite by using the "text to vote" number displayed. Through Apr. 23.