COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Wednesday, May 27

29 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.

  • Revival Yarns

    6 p.m. $15. 706-850-1354, www.revivalyarnsathens.com

    Knit Kids Class

    Knit Kids is a beginning knitting class for kiddos to learn how to cast-on and knit stitch. RSVP.

  • ACC Library

    9:30–10:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Toddler Storytime

    An interactive program for ages 2–5. 

  • Oconee County Library

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

    SuperLock Night

    Supernatural and Sherlock fans are invited to a fun night of fandom. Snacks provided. Ages 11–18.

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 louisphillippelot@yahoo.com for booking.

  • Hi-Lo Lounge

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-850-8561

    Karaoke with the King

    KARAOKE WITH THE KING Sing your guts out every Wednesday! 

  • 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!

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    WEISSHUND Groove-oriented rock duo from Atlanta. See Calendar Pick on p. 14.

    THAYER SARRANO Local songwriter playing hazy, desolate, Southern-inspired rock tunes.

    FRANNY New, eclectic local band influnced by indie rock, jazz, classical and bluegrass.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

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

    MRJORDANMRTONKS Collaboration between longtime Athens musicians Tommy Jordan and William Tonks, featuring rootsy guitar picking and paired vocal melodies.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $8 (adv.), $12 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    RED WANTING BLUE Americana outfit led by vocalist and songwriter Scott Terry.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 9 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    SHILPA RAY New York-based artist playing dark, goth-infused post-punk. See Calendar Pick on p. 14.

    NEIGHBOR LADY Alias of local singer-songwriter Emily Braden.

  • Go Bar

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

    REALISTIC PILLOW Local synth-heavy experimental pop band.

    GINKO Edgar Lopez's fuzzy, beat-driven experimental hip hop project.

    STRICTLY RICKLI Local experimental family band.

    MANS TRASH Skewed pop sounds from Mercer West (The Dream Scene, Bubbly Mommy Gun).

    MANNY & THE DEEPTHROATS Alias of local experimental sound artist Manny Lage.

    THE ELECTRIC NATURE Psych-rock/electro duo from Athens.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee.com

    CHRIS BURROUGHS TRIO Jazz trio led by Stone Mountain drummer Chris Burroughs.

  • Live Wire

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

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

Art

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 MrJordanMrTonks.

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!

Classes

  • Revival Yarns

    3–4 p.m. $15. www.revivalyarnsathens.com

    Blocking Basics

    Blocking is usually the last step in knitting or crocheting a project. Learn about which yarns are appropriate to block and which are not. RSVP.

  • reBlossom Mama Baby Shop

    9:30 a.m. $8/family. www.reblossomathens.com

    Yoga Buddies

    This yoga class allows kiddos to practice alongside their parents. Free childcare is available for little ones who would rather play than practice yoga.

Games

Meetings

Lectures & Lit

  • 6:30 p.m. FREE! oconeebooks@gmail.com

    Oconee Democrats Book Group

    (1151 Thornwood Dr., Watkinsville) This month's book is Nicholas Carr's The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains. Bring a dish for a potluck.

Ending Wednesday, May 27

 

Support Groups

  • Bloom

    New Mamas Support Group

    New mamas and their new babies can meet and seek support. Daddies and older sibblings should sit this one out. Wednesdays, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. info@birthingourselvesintobeing.com, www.bloomathens.com

Art

  • Athens, GA

    Call for Artists & Designers

    Olives & Wax presents The Repurposing Project, a creative competition in which artists and designers are given a bag of vintage and recycled clothes and challenged to create a new wearable item. Items will be showcased and judged at a fashion show at Ciné. Email your name and phone number to participate. Competition May 27–June 10. repurposingproject@gmail.com