Wednesday, May 6

33 events


Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    CCR HEADCLEANER Noisy, chaotic rock band from San Francisco, featuring former Athenians Justin Flowers and Al Cargile. See Calendar Pick on p. 18.

    WYMYNS PRYSYN Atlanta-based punk band fronted by Andrew Wiggins (Hawks, Blame Game).

    SHADE Dissonant, groove-oriented local post-punk band.

    CHORE BOY New local project from songwriter Jeff Rahuba (Long Legged Woman).

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    Athens Farmers Market. 5 p.m. FREE!

    THE WELFARE LINERS This five-piece bluegrass unit blends classic tunes with melodic, high lonesome originals.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $5 (adv.), $8 (door).

    ELEPHANT REVIVAL Nederland, CO-based progressive Americana band with gypsy and Celtic influences.

    GYPSY WILDCATS Local group playing classic Django Reinhardt gypsy swing tunes, as well as Americana and old vaudeville standards.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $28.

    DWEEZIL ZAPPA Frank Zappa's son plays a long, ambitious set of his father's favorites and obscure gems. See Calendar Pick on p. 18.

  • The Globe

    10 p.m. 706-353-4721

    JO RB JONES Local experimental indie-pop group.

    FLORAL PRINT Nervy, Atlanta-based jangle-pop band.

    MOTHS Jacob Morris plays folk-rock with a pop sensibility and an inevitable psychedelic tinge.

  • Go Bar

    Potter's Go Bar Res. 9:30 p.m. $3–5 (suggested donation). 706-546-5609

    MICHAEL POTTER Local experimental sound artist.

    GENETIC OUTCAST Sexual noise karaoke with voice memos, samples and soundbytes as sweet as the taste of candy.

    SUFFER DRAGON Atlanta-based experimental duo featuring members of Faun and a Pan Flute.

    MAGICICADA Alter ego of Atlanta-based noise/electronic artist Chris White.

    HALF ACID Greg O'Connell (Bubbly Mommy Gun) experiments with synths and talk boxes.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. FREE!

    OLD SKOOL TRIO Funk, blues, and jazz featuring Carl Lindberg on bass, Seth Hendershot on drums and Jason Fuller on keys. Playing original compositions and the music of The Funky Meters, Dr. John, War, Funkadelic and more.

  • Live Wire

    7 p.m. FREE!

    OPEN MIC Each performance gets 10 minutes. Drums and guitar amps are provided.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    DIABLO SANDWICH & THE DR. PEPPERS New local band featuring Bo Hembree, Adam Poulin and Scotty Nicholson.

  • Porterhouse Grill

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990

    JAZZ NIGHT The longest standing weekly music gig in Athens! Join Zack Milster and Carl Lindberg for an evening of original music, improv and standards.


  • 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.

  • ACC Library

    9:30–10:30 a.m. FREE!

    Toddler Storytime

    An interactive program for ages 2–5. 

  • ACC Library

    9:30 a.m. FREE!

    Casey's Compost Storytime!

    Storytime programs this week will focus on the benefits of composting. Enjoy wormy stories and crafts!

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! 706-546-0840


    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! 

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!


  • 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.

  • ACC Library

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Photoshop for Beginners

    This lecture-based class will introduce you to the basics of Photoshop, a program now available at the library in the Digital Media Center.

  • Georgia Theatre

    4 p.m. $75.

    Dweezil Zappa Guitar Masterclass

    The son of Frank Zappa will preview some of the guitar concepts he teaches at his music camp, Dweezilla, in a special event prior to his concert that evening. See Calendar Pick on p. 18.


  • 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 Welfare Liners.


  • Georgia Museum of Art

    2 p.m. FREE!

    Tour at Two

    Laura Valeri, associate curator of European art, leads a tour of "Chaos and Metamorphosis: The Art of Piero Lerda."


  • The World Famous

    6 p.m. FREE!

    Tech Happy Hour

    Meet local entrepreneurs, tech talent and other fellow Athenians who are making cool stuff at this weekly Four Athens networking happy hour.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    6:30 p.m. FREE!,

    Photo Sharegroup

    The Photo Sharegroup meets at the Garden to share digital images of outdoor photography. Email for more information.

  • ACC Library

    7 p.m. FREE!

    "Exploring Past Lives to Heal the Present"

    (Multipurpose Room A) Share experiences and divine intervention, discuss dreams and past lives, and ask questions and learn techniques to find answers.

Ending Wednesday, May 6



  • Georgia Museum of Art

    Introductory Drawing Course

    Athens artist and educator Brian Hitselberger will instruct a four-part course on drawing, using the museum's collection as source material. Thursdays, May 7–28. $15. Registration required.


  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    Babies & Beasties

    Toddlers ages 18 months–two years and their parents are invited to discover nature with hands-on activities, hikes and crafts. Register by May 6. Thursdays in May, 10–10:45 a.m. $12–18. 706-613-3615