COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Wednesday, May 25

34 events

Kidstuff

  • 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.

  • Oconee County Library

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

    Family Music Jam

    Join Miss Rebecca and her ukulele for a sing-a-long. Limited supply of rhythm instruments available. For children of all ages and their guardians.

  • ACC Library

    7 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Bedtime Stories

    Children of all ages are invited for bedtime stories every Wednesday.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    1:30 p.m. (workshop), 3 p.m. (kick-off). FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Ukelele Workshop & Summer Reading Program Kick-off

    Ages 8 & up can learn some ukulele basics in a workshop. Afterwards, performer Julie Austin will lead a family sing-a-long, move-a-long concert.

  • Oconee County Library

    6–8 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Board Games

    The Rook & Pawn host an evening of playing unique board and card games. Popcorn and soda included. For grades 6–12.

  • ACC Library

    3 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Cize Class

    Exercise while dancing.

Live Music

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

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

    BREFMINT & J Local duo consisting of "an old road dog and a classically trained beauty."

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    AAAC Party. 7:30 p.m. FREE! www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    LOVESONGS Athens-based experimental band with electronic, dance and metal influences.

  • The Foundry

    6 p.m. www.thefoundryathens.com

    THE BEST OF UNKNOWN ATHENS A singer-songwriter showcase hosted by Liam Parke. Featuring Nathan Sheppard, Ben Morrison, Neal Canup, Drew Albenesius, Caleb Keith and Katherine Ball. See Calendar Pick on p. 18.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $5. www.georgiatheatre.com

    CBDB Alabama-based "joyfunk" band playing a mix of funk, progressive rock and jam fusion.

    BACKUP PLANET Progressive funk-rock band from Knoxville, TN. 

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 10 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    BACK CITY WOODS Macon-based bluegrass/Southern rock band.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    GREEN UVULA Alter ego of local outsider musician Garrett Johnson.

    BROTHER MARY Producer Ivano Milo of Downer plays "vacuous Muzak."

    RYAN GRAY MOORE Solo folk sounds from the leader of local band Brothers. 

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    SANDER PINHEIRO & FRIENDS Brazilian-born guitarist performs his blend of jazz, soul and bossa nova.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    CHRIS PADGETT Local guitar virtuoso performs a solo set.

  • 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.

Events

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    4–7 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music by Brefmint & J.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    7:30–9:30 p.m. FREE! www.athensarts.org

    Athens Area Arts Council Annual Party

    Meet new board members and learn about AAAC's offerings. Comedy by Sahima Godkhindi, poetry by Sanetra Handy and live music by Lovesongs.

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!

Games

Meetings

Classes

  • ACC Library

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Video Editing for Beginners

    Learn the basics of video editing using Adobe Premiere. Registration required.

  • 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.

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Live Wire

    7 p.m. FREE! www.livewireathens.com

    Open Mic

    OPEN MIC & LATE NIGHT JAM Drums, keys and amps are provided. Come share your music, jam with other musicians, and have a great time! Hosted by a local band each week.

  • Hi-Lo Lounge

    10 p.m. FREE! www.hiloathens.com

    Karaoke with the King

    KARAOKE WITH THE KING Sing your guts out every Wednesday! 

  • The Office Lounge

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

    Karaoke

    KARAOKE With your host Lynn. Every Wednesday!

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    Open Mic Night

    LEAVING COUNTRIES OPEN MIC JAM Bands are welcome, backline is provided and the jam rocks until 2 a.m.

Art

  • Georgia Museum of Art

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

    Tour at Two

    Sarah Kate Gillespie, curator of American art, leads a tour of "Frank Hartley Anderson: Forging the Southern Printmakers Society."

Comedy

  • Buffalo's Café

    7 p.m. $5. 678-374-9848

    Gin and Jokes

    Live comedy hosted by Ms. Gin. For ages 21 & up.

Film

  • Beechwood 11 Cinemas

    2 p.m. or 7 p.m. $4-5. www.gtcmovies.com

    Pretty In Pink

    Molly Ringwald and Jon Cryer star in John Hughes' teen classic. Part of Flashback Cinema.

Ending Wednesday, May 25

 

Art

  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA

    Call for Entries

    The gallery is seeking art from emerging Athens-based artists in all media for ATHICA's annual "Emerges IX" exhibition curated by Brook Leeton and Claire Dempster. Submit work online. A limited number of fee waivers are available for those in financial need. Deadline May 25, 8 p.m. $20 entry fee. www.athica.org