Wednesday, August 31

37 events

Live Music

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    Athens Farmers Market. 5 p.m. FREE!

    SCOTT BAXENDALE Guitar dynamism from the owner of Baxendale Guitars. Classic bluesy riffs and a lot of soul. 

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m.

    JINX REMOVER Fronted by songwriter Kade Kahl, this local band plays driving, melodic indie rock.

    SMOKEY DEROECK Little Gold/Deep State member plays a solo set.

    WILLI CARLISLE Americana singer-songwriter from Fayetteville, AR.

    JULIANNA MONEY New local singer-songwriter.

  • The Foundry

    5 p.m. FREE!

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

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 9 p.m. FREE!

    OLD SEA BRIGADE New, Atlanta-based indie-folk band.

    LINDSAY JARMAN New local indie musician.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE!

    JAY GONZALEZ Drive-By Truckers' keyboardist plays your favorite yacht rock, singer-songwriter, power-pop, British Invasion, originals and TV theme songs.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    TUG New local noise-punk group.

    FISHMONGER New local punk group.

    PISS SHY Noisy, Atlanta-based punk band.

    MALEVICH New metal-hardcore group from Athens and Atlanta.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    7 p.m. FREE!

    W. FREEMAN LEVERETT Local guitarist and songwriter performing a selection of Bossa Nova hits.

  • Locos Grill & Pub

    6 p.m. 706-549-7700 (Timothy Rd. location)

    SALLY & THE SIX GRAND BAND Long-running dance band playing oldies, classic rock, blues, disco and some fun originals.

  • Lumpkin Street Station

    10 p.m.

    BREADFOOT Americana project from North Carolina.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    CHRIS PADGETT Local guitar virtuoso performs a solo set.

  • The Office Lounge

    Athens Pride Chill Out. 8:30 p.m. 706-546-0840

    JACLYN STEELE & THE REVEREND Reverend Conner Tribble teams up with singer Jaclyn Steele for a night of music.

  • 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.


  • 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 Scott Baxendale.

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    4–5:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3615

    Who Let the Dogs Out

    Bring your dog and take a hike with the Center's staff, who will cover trail etiquette.

  • Pure Barre Athens

    6–8 p.m. $3.

    Pure Barre Birthday

    Pure Barre celebrates three years in Athens with class specials and cake.


  • Blue Sky

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

    Blue Sky Vinyl

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


  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9 a.m.–3 p.m. $45. 706-542-6156,

    Flower Arranging Unit 1

    Upon completion of this five-unit series, participants will receive a Basic Design Certificate from the Garden Club of Georgia. Registration required.

  • ACC Library

    All day. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Career Coaching Seminar

    Library staff and local professionals will cover topics like searching for a job, writing a resume, filling out applications and interviewing skills.


  • Georgia Museum of Art

    2 p.m. FREE!

    Tour at Two

    Sarah Kate Gillespie, curator of American art, leads a tour of "Icon of Modernism: Representing the Brooklyn Bridge, 1883-1950."



Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Live Wire

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Athens Rising

    ATHENS RISING This weekly open-mic event features up to 10 artists with two song/10-minute performance slots. Sign up to win prizes!

  • 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.



  • Buffalo's Café

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

    Gin and Jokes

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


  • Sandy Creek Park

    6 p.m. FREE!

    Athens Road Runners Trail Run

    Meet in the main parking lot near the lake. The trail is approximately 6.5 miles long.



  • Always a Bridesmaid

    (Elberton Arts Center) Encore Productions seeks six women for roles. Prepare to read excerpts from the script. Auditions on Sept. 12–13, 6–8 p.m. Performances Dec. 2–11. 706-283-1049,

Ending Wednesday, August 31


Word on the Street

  • Athens, GA

    The Classic City Fringe Festival

    The Classic City Fringe Festival is seeking performers in theater, dance, performance art, puppetry, improv, comedy and more. Deadline Aug. 31. Festival Oct. 27–30.,


  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    Zumba at the Garden

    A dynamic fitness program infused with Latin rhythms. Every Wednesday, 5:30–6:30 p.m. $70/10 classes.

Support Groups


  • Archery

    (Hunnicut Farm, Call for Address) Beginner courses, advanced clinics and a youth course are offered. 706-543-3150, 

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

    Body, Mind & Spirit Classes

    "Law of Attraction and Manifestation," Tuesdays, 6 p.m. "Mantras and Chants," Wednesdays, 6 p.m. "Healing Circle," Thursdays, 6 p.m. "Bhagavad-Gita," Saturdays, 3 p.m. $5 donation. 706-351-6024


  • Quilting Classes

    (Crooked Pine Quilts) Amanda Whitsel offers classes in quilting and sewing for all levels and ages. 706-318-2334,,


  • Sculpt Monroe

    (Monroe, GA) Sculpt Monroe, a partnership between the Monroe Art Guild and Downtown Development Authority, is seeking sculptures for an 18-month outdoor display at various locations downtown. All artists receive $800. Best in Show receives an additional $500. Deadline Aug. 31. Installation Nov. 1.

Word on the Street

  • Athens Pétanque Club

    (Outside of 1000 Faces Coffee) Play a friendly game of Petanque with Le Boule Dawgs at the Pétanque terrain. Beginners welcome. Email for next game.,

Support Groups

  • Oasis Counseling Center

    Adoptee Support and Encouragement

    Group meetings are held for teens ages 12–17 to explore and share the feelings, experiences and views of being an adoptee through art, journaling, media and activities. Parents meet at the same time in a separate area. Sept. 15–Nov. 6. 706-543-3522,

Word on the Street

  • Athens, GA

    Fall Programs

    Find information about art exhibits, classes, performances, sports, fitness programs, holiday events and other activities for adults and children in the Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department's fall program guide.