Wednesday, September 24

34 events


  • Copper Creek Brewing Company

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


    Test your trivia chops for prizes! 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.

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).

    LITTLE GOLD Local group fronted by songwriter Christian DeRoeck, playing garage-rock with country and pop sensibilities.

    MAIL THE HORSE Blues-inspired indie-rock band from Brooklyn, NY.

    VESPOLINA Local band fronted by Daniel Aaron that plays rich, evocative, folk-tinged rock.

    GIANT PEACH Melodic indie band from New York.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    Athens Farmers Market. 5 p.m. FREE!

    CAROLINE AIKEN One of Athens' most talented and respected performing songwriters. Her bluesy voice and masterful technique guarantee a hypnotic performance.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7 p.m. $20.

    DAVID NAIL Contemporary country artist with an emotional musical style.

    NATIVE RUN Virginia-based country duo.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    HAND SAND HANDS Experimental, highly psychedelic electronic sounds from Jonathan Miller.

    THE HERNIES Local indie rock band led by Henry Barbe.

    STRICTLY RICKLI Local experimental family band featuring songwriter and musician Ash Rickli.

    GINKO Edgar Lopez's fuzzy, beat-driven experimental hip hop project.

    JACOB MORRIS Morris plays an acoustic sort of '70s folk-rock with a pop sensibility and an inevitable psychedelic tinge.

  • Green Room

    10:30 p.m.

    ATLAS ROAD CREW Columbia, SC-based, classic rock-inspired band.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m.

    JOSHUA JAMES Acclaimed folk singer-songwriter from Nebraska.

    NEULORE Nashville, TN-based folk modern folk collective anchored by tribal drums and electric guitars.

    ARMON JAY Earnest neo-folk singer-songwriter from Nashville, TN.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    9 p.m.

    SWING SET Local swing band.

  • Locos Grill & Pub

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-208-0911 (Barnett Shoals Road location)

    CHRIS HAMPTON BAND Local singer-songwriter performs with his band.

  • The Melting Point

    8 p.m. FREE!

    PARTNER SOFTWARE PRESENTS Employees form musical groups. This year will feature The Moby Dicks (playing Zeppelin covers) and The Ice Cream Men (playing Van Halen covers). Other music ranges from bluegrass and country to pop, rock and Southern rock.

  • 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.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5:30 p.m. FREE!

    TRE POWELL Bluesy acoustic tunes with soulful vocals.


  • 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. $30. 706-850-1354,

    Bring Your Own Project Class

    BYOP is for beginner through advanced knitters looking for help starting a new project. A teacher will help get you started or work through a more challenging section. RSVP.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9 a.m.–1 p.m. $50.

    Plants & Pollinators: Co-dependence & Conservation

    Learm about your depence on pollinators and discover how to safeguard them in backyards and local ecosystems through gardening, bee-housing and eco-friendly lifestyles. This class includes a field search for pollinators, an indoor lab on their life cycles and information on how to tag and release monarchs on their migartion to Mexico.




  • 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.


  • 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

    6 p.m. FREE!

    Artists in Conversation

    Asen Kirin leads a discussion on "PhotoTopos1," an exhibit featuring the photography of Rinne Allen, Michael Lachowski and Carl Martin. See Art Notes on p. 15.


  • Ciné Barcafé

    7:30 p.m. $15. 706-372-1849,

    The 78 Project

    The 78 Project documentary, a journey across America to make one-of-a-kind 78rpm records with musicians in their hometowns, will be shown with filmmakers Alex Steyermark and Lavinia Jones Wright in attendance. There will be a live Presto record cutting session with Patterson Hood. See Calendar Pick on p. 16.

Lectures & Lit

  • Ciné Barcafé

    7 p.m. FRE!

    Jordan Scott

    Jordan Scott is the author of three books of poetry, including Blert, which explores the poetics of stuttering and was the subject of a short documentary.