Wednesday, September 2

48 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.

  • Oconee County Library

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950

    Teen Advisory Board

    Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is a group of teens who gather at the beginning of every month to discuss and plan upcoming events. Ages 11–18. Registration required.

  • ACC Library

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Bedtime Stories

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

  • Oconee County Library

    5–6 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950

    Chess Club

    Ages 7 & up are invited to play. All experience levels welcome.

  • ACC Library

    9:30 & 10:30 a.m. FREE!

    Preschooler Storytime

    Ages 2–5.

  • Oconee County Library

    10 & 11 a.m. FREE!

    Preschooler Storytime

    Stories, songs, crafts and fun for preschool-aged children and their caregivers.

  • Oconee County Library

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Wii Zumba

    Learn the basics of Zumba. Water and healthy snacks provided. Ages 11–18. 

  • Bogart Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE!

    Storytime Open House

    Find which storytime is best for you by dropping in for crafts, snacks and program info. 

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    Open Mic Night

    ORIGINAL WRITERS' CIRCLE & OPEN MIC JAM Says organizer Louis Phillip Pelot: "We will hold a writing session between 8–9 p.m. where musicians will write an original song from scratch. The musicians will perform their newly written songs on stage."

  • Hi-Lo Lounge

    10 p.m. FREE!

    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 With host Terry Covington. Every Wednesday!

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).

    MOTHERFUCKER Hard-hitting, virtuosic local rock and roll band. See Calendar Pick on p. 24.

    MULTICULT Noisy post-punk band from Baltimore. 

    WAITRESS Athens-based noise-rock project with a driving, raucous sound.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    Athens Farmers Market. 5 p.m. FREE!

    LILY HERNE Eclectic, experimental folk singer-songwriter.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. $3.

    DUDE MAGNETS Noisy indie-rock chaos.

    DEAD NEIGHBORS This local band plays grunge- and shoegaze-inspired rock.

    SWAMP Melodic and wiry local indie rock band.

    SPACE MERCHANTS Psychedelic rock band from Brooklyn, NY.

  • The Foundry

    9 p.m. $5.

    NIFTY EARTH Local electronic-based outfit that also incorporates live instrumentation.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 8 p.m. FREE!

    SHILPA RAY New York-based artist playing dark, goth-infused post-punk.

    LOS CANTARES New local desert-rock supergroup featuring members of Old Smokey and Moths.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    THE VG MINUS '70s-styled power-pop/punk.

    SMOKEDOG This local band plays noisy, burned-out experimental rock and roll.

    DJ NATE FROM WUXTRY Spinning rare and classic soul/R&B/garage/British Invasion and other tasty '60s sounds.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m.

    SEAN KIELY BAND Folk outfit led by the New Jersey-based singer-songwriter.

    JERICHO WOODS "Country-ish" Americana singer-songwriter from Kentucky.

  • Live Wire

    8 p.m. FREE!

    FRESH JAM OPEN MIC Each performance gets 10 minutes. Drums and guitar amps are provided. Then, stick around for an open jam!

  • Locos Grill & Pub

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

    SALLY & THE SIX GRAND BAND Long-running local dance band.

  • Lumpkin Street Station

    10 p.m.

    JAMES LEG Soulful, psychedelic sounds from a member of the Black Diamond Heavies.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    MC FUNK JAM Funk all night.

  • 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.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5:30 p.m. FREE!

    THE ORANGE CONSTANT Fusion-oriented jam-rock band from Statesboro.


  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    Zumba in the Garden

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

  • Revival Yarns

    3 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.

  • 4 p.m., 5 p.m. & 6 p.m. $25. 706-548-7300


    (Horizon Physical Therapy, Watkinsville) This hour-long training session is designed to increase strength, core stability and balance while targeting weather muscle groups that often cause running-related injuries.

  • All Body Studio

    Pilates Mat

    Donation-based pilates. Proceeds will go toward improvements at the studio and a local charity. Wednesdays, 5:30–6:30 p.m.


  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    Statewide Art Competition

    Seeking student artwork to use on items like totes, T-shirts, journals and scarves in the garden's gift shop. Open to GA students in ninth grade or above. Winners can receive up to $1,000. Deadline Dec. 3. Visit website for complete guidelines and application. 706-542-6014,

  • Athens, GA

    AAAC Grants

    The Athens Area Arts Council is seeking applicants for its quarterly $500 grants. All local artists, arts organizations or arts-based projects are welcome to apply. Deadline Sept. 15.,

  • Lamar Dodd School of Art

    5:30 p.m. FREE!

    Visiting Artist Lecture

    (Room S151) Henrik Drescher's editorial illustrations have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post and Rolling Stone. He has also written and illustrated several books.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    2 p.m. FREE!

    Tour at Two

    See highlights from the permanent collection during a tour led by docents.

Lectures & Lit


  • 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 by Lily Herne.

  • 3–6 p.m. FREE!

    Open House

    (Inner Courtyard in Bottleworks) Suska, Revival Yarns and Olive Basket host an open house. Every first Wednesday of the month.

  • Broad 9A

    7–9 p.m. $5.

    Creative Club

    Part workshop, part TED-style talk, part happy hour, Creative Club is an opportunity to pick the minds of local professionals. This month's featured speaker is chef and entrepreneur Peter Dale, who will discuss his background and lead a Q&A. See Calendar Pick on p. 24.


  • Blue Sky

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

    Blue Sky Vinyl

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


  • 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.


  • Ciné Barcafé

    Aug. 28–30, 4:30 & 7 p.m., Aug. 31–Sept. 3, 5:15 & 8 p.m. $7.50–9.75.

    The Third Man

    Watch a digital restoration of the film noir classic. Orson Welles stars as Harry Lime and Joseph Cotten plays his childhood friend Holly Martins.

Help Out

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    National Good Neighbor Day

    Donate non-perishable foods and hygiene items to be donated to the Madison County Food Bank. Drop off items on Sept. 26.

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  • Four Athens

    Intro to Rails Programming

    Instructors will be available inside and outside class hours to teach Ruby on Rails. This 10-week code class meets Mondays and Thursdays, Sept. 14–Nov. 19.