Wednesday, November 26

23 events


  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

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

    Preschool & Toddler Storytime

    Includes stories, finger-puppet plays, songs and crafts for literacy-based fun. For ages 5 & under. Every Wednesday.

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    Open Mic Night

    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! This week's edition is Hi-Lo's one-year anniversary party.

  • 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. FREE!

    Open Mic

    OPEN MIC Caroline Aiken hosts this open mic. Contact to sign up.

Live Music

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m.

    SAWDUST Atlanta virtuosos Taylor Kennedy and Ben Williams team up with local forces Colin Manko and Zack Milster to deliver tentative yet forceful jazz music.

  • The Melting Point

    8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $15 (door).

    THE NORMALTOWN FLYERS The long-running Athens-based band that labels its sound as "pickup truck rock and roll" plays its annual Thanksgiving show. See Calendar Pick on p. 23.

  • 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.


  • Blue Sky

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

    Blue Sky Vinyl

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

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    DJ Taint

    DJ TAINT Xander Witt (Muuy Biien) spins new wave, goth and post-punk.


  • 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 706-338-8284

    Feed the Needy Thanksgiving Dinner

    (Bigger Visions Community Shelter) This event provides a Thanksgiving dinner to homeless, hungry and needy families. Winter wear, toiletries and haircuts to those in need will also be provided.

  • Heirloom Cafe and Fresh Market

    11 a.m.–2 p.m.

    Athens Farmers Market

    Heirloom hosts a mini Athens Farmers Market to help with holiday meal planning. Several farmers and vendors will be on site with fresh produce and items. Visit Heirloom's website for an order form of sides and pies that can be ordered in advance and picked up during lunch.

  • Hi-Lo Lounge

    4 p.m.–2 a.m. 706-850-8561

    Anniversary Party

    Celebrate Hi-Lo's one year anniversary with specials all day.


  • Copper Creek Brewing Company

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


    Test your trivia chops for prizes! Every Wednesday.

  • Dickey's Barbecue Pit

    7:30 p.m. FREE! 770-728-3452


    Shown on the big screen TV, this PowerPoint based trivia show covers six categories, a music round and a "Family Feud" bonus round. Win prizes.

  • Choo Choo Japanese Korean Grill Express

    7:30 p.m. FREE!

    Dirty South Trivia

    Jump on the trivia train! Entertainment trivia with host Todd Kelly.

  • Mellow Mushroom

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

    Entertainment Trivia

    Dirty South Trivia offers house cash prizes.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE!

    Bingo Bango

    Weekly themed games. House cash and drink prizes.

Lectures & Lit

  • Talmage Terrace/Lanier Gardens

    2 p.m. FREE! 706-549-4850,

    Medicare Program

    Athens Community Council on Aging and the local GeorgiaCares program offer information on how to change, drop or enroll in the Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Program or Medicare Advantage Plan program.

Help Out

  • Coats for Kids

    (150 Crange Dr.) Musician's Warehouse is collecting coats of all sizes for kids. They offer a gift certificate for every coat donated to their store.

  • ACC Library

    EJC Holiday Assistance Program

    (Multipurpose Room B) The Economic Justice Coalition is collecting unopened toys, Athens Transit bus passes, gift certificates and cash donations for low-income families. Reception food donated by Dawg Gone Good BBQ. Donation pick-ups can be arranged.

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  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    Zumba in the Garden

    A dynamic fitness program infused with Latin rhythms. Every Wednesday, 5:30–6:30 p.m. $70/10 classes.