Wednesday, June 3

36 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.

  • ACC Library

    9:30–10:30 a.m. FREE!

    Toddler Storytime

    An interactive program for ages 2–5. 

  • Oconee County Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE!

    Batty About Bats

    Wildlife educator Vicky Beckham Smith gives a presentation with live bats and preserved specimens.

  • Oconee County Library

    6 p.m. FREE!

    Random Fandom: Canvas Shoes

    Paint canvas shoes with fandom love. Ages 11–18. Registration required.

  • Multiple Locations

    June 2, 10:30 a.m. (Oglethorpe Library). June 3, 10:30 a.m. (Bogart Library).

    "Every Hero Has a Story" Shadow Puppet Show

    Watch a shadow puppetry performance created by children. The performance "Cada Heroe Tiene Una Historia" was created during a three-day workshop funded by AthFest Educates and held at Pinewoods Library.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    2 p.m. FREE!

    The Bat Lady

    Wildlife educator Vicky Beckham Smith gives a presentation with live bats and preserved specimens.

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

    8:30 p.m. 706-546-0840

    The Rebel Society with Jaclyn Steele

    THE REBEL SOCIETY Host Jaclyn Steele invites "creators, dreamers and passion-filled rebels" to share their talent at this open mic event. The Jaclyn Steele Band kicks things off. Every Wednesday!

  • Hi-Lo Lounge

    10 p.m. FREE!

    Karaoke with the King

    KARAOKE WITH THE KING Sing your guts out every Wednesday! 

Live Music

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    Athens Farmers Market. 5 p.m. FREE!

    COLIBRI A mix of folk and rock influences.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $21.

    CONOR OBERST Singer-songwriter from Omaha, NE known for his work with indie-folk mainstay Bright Eyes. 

    LARKIN POE Two sisters from Atlanta who sing and shred a unique blend of "Swampadelic Americana." See Calendar Pick on p. 14.

  • The Foundry

    On the Patio. 6 p.m. FREE!

    KINKY WAIKIKI Relaxing, steel guitar-driven band following the traditions of Hawaiian music.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    BATHROOMS New local punk band featuring members of Cancers, Shaved Christ, Little Gold and more.

    BOY New local hard rock duo featuring members of Nurture and Waitress.

    SHORT LEASH New Orleans-based hardcore duo.

    NURSE Atlanta-based hardcore band featuring former members of Cheap Art.

  • Live Wire

    8 p.m. FREE!

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

  • Lumpkin Street Station

    10 p.m.

    FORLORN STRANGERS Nashville, TN-based Americana collective.

  • 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! Enjoy an evening of original music, improv and standards.


  • ACC Library

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Inner Guidance and Spiritual Experiences

    An open discussion for all faiths to share spiritual experiences including dreams and past lives. 

  • 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.

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!

    Wax on Wednesdays

    WAX ON WEDNESDAYS Local DJs spin all-vinyl sets every Wednesday through August. Hosted by DJ Osmose.


  • 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 Colibri.

  • Five & Ten

    6 p.m. $85.

    WInemaker Dinner

    Sample courses paired with Sauvignon Blancs, Rose of Pinor Noir and Pinot Noir from Fiddlehead Cellars. Owner/winemaker Kathy Joseph will provide the background of each wine.


  • Revival Yarns

    May 30, 5 p.m. or June 3, 6 p.m. $15.

    Fixing Mistakes Class

    Learn how to back-knit, pick up drop stitches, change purls into knits (and vice versa), unravel your work, create life lines and tighten saggy stitches. 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.

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

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

    The Buddha's Teachings

    Bring more inner peace to your life. Every Wednesday.



  • Multiple Locations

    June 2 & June 4, 8 p.m. $5. (Cellar Theatre). June 3, 6:30 p.m. $5. (UGA Founders Garden).

    The Comedy of Errors

    Two sets of identical twins are separated at birth by a tragic shipwreck. In search of his long-lost brother, Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant, Dromio of Syracuse, venture to Ephesus, the unbeknownst hometown of their brothers.