COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Wednesday, August 20

31 events

Games

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    STARDEATH AND WHITE DWARFS Oklahoma City-based freak-rock band featuring Dennis Coyne, nephew of Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne.

    CHAPPO Psych-tinged dance-pop band from Brooklyn.

    DEEP STATE Members of Little Gold and Brothers play driving, punky, melodic guitar-rock.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    Athens Farmers Market. 5 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

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

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    CULT OF RIGGONIA Experimental soundscapes with tribal, world music beats and ornate instrumentation.

    DONE GONE Local psych/folk/drone outfit.

    LAVENDER HOLYFIELD Experimental pop project from local musician Charlie Key.

    JAIMO'S PHONETIC PONY PARTY No info available.

  • Green Room

    9 p.m. $5. www.greenroomathens.com

    DANNY HUTCHENS Bloodkin guitarist plays a solo set of wrenching, rocking soul-folk.

    SAM HOLT Colorado-based singer-songwriter playing "heavy Americana."

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    WORD MUSIC NIGHT Poetry, stories, sketches and music. Hosted by David Oates.

  • 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

    7:30 p.m. $6 (adv.), $8 (door). www.meltingpointathens.com

    LIGHTNIN' MALCOLM BAND Singer-songwriter who "has come to exemplify the modern day deep blues guitar groove" is backed up by members of North Mississippi Allstars and others.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    THE ROYAL NOISE Founded and led by guitarist Johan Harvey in 2010, Savannah’s premier jazz-funk collective has quickly established itself as a high energy, grooving crew.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    THE ROYAL NOISE Founded and led by guitarist Johan Harvey in 2010, Savannah’s premier jazz-funk collective has quickly established itself as a high energy, grooving crew.

  • 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! www.terrapinbeer.com

    JIM COOK Wailing slide guitar, gritty vocals and swamp stomp with this local bluesman.

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 louisphillippelot@yahoo.com for booking.

  • The Office Lounge

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

    Karaoke

    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

    7 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.

Kidstuff

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    10:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Preschool & Toddler Story Time

    Story time includes stories, finger plays, songs and crafts for literacy-based fun. For ages 2–5.

  • Oglethorpe Co. Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.com/oglethorpe

    Fun in the Sun Storytime

    Read about summertime fun.

  • Oconee County Library

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950

    '90s Night at the Library

    Relive the '90s with the quintessential comedy Wayne's World while enjoying '90s-style snacks. After the film, show off your knowledge in riddle bingo.

Lectures & Lit

DJs

  • Blue Sky

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

    Blue Sky Vinyl

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

Film

  • Ciné Barcafé

    $7.50. www.athenscine.com

    Cinébaby

    Ciné presents a new series of afternoon shows for moms, dads and their babies. With soft lighting, lowered sound, stroller parking and a changing table in the screening room, parents and caregivers can watch an adult movie without having to find a babysitter. This week's films include Boyhood (1:30 p.m.) and A Most Wanted Man (2:30 p.m.).

Events

Art

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    2 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Tour at Two

    Laura Valeri, associate curator of European art and in-house curator of the exhibition, leads a tour of "Picturing America: Signature Work from the Westmoreland Museum of American Art."

Sports

Classes

  • Revival Yarns

    6–8 p.m. $30. www.revivalyarnsathens.com

    Intarsia Colorwork Class

    Learn how to incorporate blocks of color in knitting projects using the intarsia method. RSVP.

Comedy