Wednesday, September 3

33 events


  • Georgia Museum of Art

    2 p.m. FREE!

    Tour at Two

    Docents lead a tour of highlights from the permanent collection.

  • Lamar Dodd School of Art

    5:30 p.m. FREE!

    Barry Stone Lecture

    (Room S150) Austin photographer Barry Stone lecture on his recent work and video installation "Hum" on view in Gallery 101. Stone is an associate professor of photography in the School of Art and Design at Texas State University-San Marcos. He is a founding member of the photography collective Lakes Were Rivers.

  • Lamar Dodd School of Art

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Performance in the Galleries

    (Gallery 101) See performances by multi-media artists Barry Stone, Quiet Evenings, Future Ape Tapes, Jung Bouquet, Circuit des Yeux and Eye Gate. See Calendar Pick on p. 16.


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. 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!

  • Max

    8 p.m. $5. 706-254-3392

    Hip Hop Open Mic

    HIP HOP OPEN MIC Show off your skills and network with others in the industry.

  • New Earth Athens

    7 p.m. $2 (performers), $1 (audience).

    Open Mic

    OPEN MIC Caroline Aiken hosts this open mic. Each week there is a drawing for a cut of the door money. Contact to sign up.

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    JAKE DECKER Atlanta folk-rock group. Album release show!

    BEN SHIRLEY Acoustic singer-songwriter based in Atlanta.

    MATTHEW THOMAS Indie-folk outfit from Gainesville, GA.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    Athens Farmers Market. 5 p.m. FREE!

    KEN WILL MORTON With his gritty, soulful rasp, Morton trudges through Americana's roots with rock and roll swagger and a folksinger's heart.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m.

    FAKE FLOWERS New local psychedelic-tinged jangle-rock band. 

    DARK ROOMS No info available.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    CABBAGE LOOPER "Old school funk, soul and jazz meet today's fun hip-hop."

    BEWILDER New minimalist project from songwriter Rachel Brooke Pause.

    DEEPTHROATS KARAOKE Manny Lage leads an "avant-garde karaoke" session.

    THE PRETTY BIRD Local a capella/hip-hop/anti-pop group.

  • Half Moon Outfitters

    Fit For Adventure Tour. 3 p.m. FREE!

    SANS ABRI Local folk duo featuring members of Packway Handle Band.

  • Lamar Dodd School of Art

    7 p.m. FREE!

    CIRCUIT DES YEUX A combination of folk chanteuse and noise maven, Chicago artist Haley Fohr’s sound vacillates between lo-fi and songwriting sophistication. See Calendar Pick on p. 16.

    JUNG BOUQUET Solo project of L.A.-based artist Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs.

    QUIET EVENINGS Winterville's Grant and Rachel Evans blend modern classical, neo-kosmische, electroacoustic, field recordings and sound art that is at times somber and elegiac, while at others soaring and celebratory.

    FUTURE APE TAPES Local group creating psychedelic, experimental music driven by loops, beats, guitars and synths.

    BARRY STONE This multimedia artist from Austin, TX, is an associate professor of photography at Texas State University and a founding member of the photography collective Lakes Were Rivers.

    EYE GATE This local light show group will provide a psychedelic backdrop of liquid light and found film projections during the sets of Future Ape Tapes and Circuit Des Yeux.

  • The Melting Point

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

    MARTY WINKLER The local singer performs a set of beautiful original material and classic favorites.

    MARY SIGALAS Mary sings classic jazz/blues from the 1920s–'50s with surprise arrangements and unexpected tunes along with velvety originals.

  • 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.


  • Body, Mind & Spirit

    6 p.m. $5 suggested donation. 706-351-6024

    Buddhist Teachings

    Learn how to apply the teaching of Buddha to end suffering and bring peace to your life. Every Wednesday.

  • Revival Yarns

    3 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1354,

    Crochet 1 Class

    Get acquainted with the tools and craft of crochet. The class is free with the purchase of materials. RSVP.

  • Revival Yarns

    6–7 p.m. $15.

    English Knitting

    This class is for Continental style knitters who wish to learn the English style. Experience required. RSVP.


Lectures & Lit


  • Blue Sky

    5 p.m. FREE! 706-850-3153

    Blue Sky Vinyl

    VINYL WEDNESDAYS Bring your own records and spin them at the bar!

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 10 p.m. FREE!

    DJ Quincy

    DJ QUINCY Modern Skirts drummer John Swint spins a dance party of Michael Jackson and Prince songs.


  • Max

    8–11 p.m.

    Hip Hop Industry Night & Open Mic

    Come network and perform.

  • Hugh Hodgson School of Music

    5–6 p.m. FREE!

    UGA String Project Open House

    (Room 116) This open house and "instrument petting zoo" is an excellent opportunity for young students to meet project professors and try out stringed instruments. For students in 3rd–5th grade who play violin, viola, cello or bass.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    4–7 p.m. FREE!

    Athens Farmers Market

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

  • Half Moon Outfitters

    3–7 p.m. FREE!

    Chaco Footwear Fit for Adventure Tour 2014

    Celebrate summer with Chaco, giveaways, new products beer and live music by Sans Abri.


  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    9-10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3615

    Trail Walk

    Monthly trail walks with coffee and goodies afterwards.

Ending Wednesday, September 3



  • Community

    Beginner's Sewing Course

    This six-week course covers how to thread and use a machine, how to work with various types of fabric, and how to make a simple garment using a pattern. Bring your own machine. Registration required. Wednesdays, Sept. 3–Oct. 8, 6:30–8:30 p.m. $120. 706-316-2067,