Wednesday, January 16

37 events

Live Music

  • 8 p.m. FREE!

    CALEB DARNELL Member of The Darnell Boys and Bellyache sings the blues.

  • 7 p.m.

    CARL LINDBERG & FRIENDS Beloved local latin-jazz bassist performs a mix of standards and originals.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $6 (21+), $8 (18+).

    THE SOFT MOON Luis Vasques plays dark, moody, synth-driven music that is experimental in nature.

    MAJICAL CLOUDZ Montreal-based experimental band.

    TWIN TIGERS Loud and lush at the same time, this local rock band combines jarring guitar riffs with sweeping melodies and heavy percussion.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m.

    ECHO CANYON Local trio of Jim Wilson, Chuck Bradburn and Craig Lieske plays experimental music that is playful yet demanding with an other-worldly, delicate feel that evolves into metal power.

    THE LANES Project featuring brothers Kevin and Matt Lane with Richard Mikulka on guitar and Chuck Bradburn on bass playing powerpop in the vein of The Possibilities.

    DJ FORD EXPLODER Matt Patton (Dexateens, Drive-By Truckers) spinning old soul records.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $11.

    TOUBAB KREWE Instrumental band that uses unique African instrumentation and blends Southern, classic rock with the rich musical textures of Mali.

    DANGERMUFFIN South Carolina trio that shifts between Southern rock, beach grooves and Americana.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    THE SEDIMENT CLUB Post-punk/no wave tunes from Providence, RI.

    WITCH WOLF Massachusetts-based noise band.

    MOUSER Exuberant garage-pop that experiments with noise jams.

    HALF ACID Greg O'Connell (Bubbly Mommy Gun) experiments with synths and talk boxes.

    BUBBLY MOMMY GUN Local experimental pop band that plays idiosyncratic, psychedelic tunes.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. FREE!

    GUITAR SUMMIT Round-table style guitar-geekery with hosts Dan Nettles and Allen Owens, featuring short solo sets from each artist with duo performances intermixed. Part of a three-part series focusing on the beautiful, unexpected, and sometimes raunchy life of the guitar. Tonight's guests include William Tonks and Al Owens, and is loosely centered around the theme of "Unplugged."

  • Live Wire

    8 p.m. $10.

    GREENSKY BLUEGRASS Well-regarded, well-traveled, Michigan-based bluegrass group.

    HIGH STRUNG STRING BAND High-energy sounds building on the originality of folk-grass with a tinge of edginess.

    CICADA RHYTHM Local acoustic guitar and upright bass duo playing bluegrass-tinged indie folk. See story on p. 15.

  • 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!

    CHRIS BELL Electric cello swerves and jumps around beatboxing and electric piano in this songwriter's quirky pop.


  • Treehouse Kid and Craft

    Adult Intermediate Sewing

    For those who know a little about sewing and want to learn more. Learn how to read patterns and more. Machine required. Monday, Wednesday and Friday though Jan. 18, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. $120.

  • Athens Latino Center for Education and Services (ALCES)


    Instructed by Maricela Delgado. Every Monday and Tuesday, 7:30–8:30 p.m. $3. 706-540-0591

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    Salsa Dance Classes

    Cuban-style salsa dance classes (Casino-Rueda) with SALSAthens. No partner necessary. Beginners welcome. Every Wednesday, 7:30-8:30 p.m. $10 (incl. one drink).

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    8:45 a.m.–3:30 p.m. $55–60.

    Native Plant Symposium

    Learn how to garden with native flowers and trees while considering related conservation issues and how to incorporate these plants into a home landscape plan. Lunch included.

  • Community

    Fashion Design Course

    Learn fashion illustration and collection development during a six-week course with fashion designer Alexandra Parsons, and machine sewing and re-design skills with Community seamstress Beth Jamieson. Ends with a fashion show. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30–9 p.m. $285.

Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, ext. 324

    Talking About Books

    Adult book discussion group. This month's title is The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein. Newcomers welcome.

  • Oconee County Library

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

    Muslim Journeys Bookshelf Program

    Colonel (ret.) Lawrence H. Saul hosts the program "Islam, Foundation, History, Tenants of the Faith, and the Role of Islam in Today's World." The Library received the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf, a collection of 26 books related to the people, places, history, faith and cultures of Muslims around the world, including those within the United States.



  • The World Famous

    Call for Artists

    The World Famous is looking to display local works of art. The restaurant and live music venue is scheduled to open soon. Interested artists working in any media are encouraged to submit works for consideration.   

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    2 p.m. FREE!

    Decorative Arts Tour

    Meet docents in the lobby for a tour of the decorative arts from the museum's collection.

  • UGA Lamar Dodd School of Art Galleries

    1–4 p.m. $4 (w/ UGA ID), $8.

    Life Drawing Open Studio

    An opportunity to draw or paint the human figure from life. No instruction or materials provided.


  • Copper Creek Brewing Company

    9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-1102


    Test your trivia chops for prizes! Every Wednesday.


  • 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.

  • Barnes & Noble

    11 a.m. FREE! 706-354-1195


    For all ages. Children receive a free treat from the cafe.

  • Pump It Up

    Pop-In Playtime

    Children ages 11 & under can bounce around and have a jumping good time. Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30 p.m. $3 (ages 2 & under), $6 (ages 2 & up). 706-613-5676

  • Arrow

    Spanish Lessons for Tots

    Spanish lessons with music, dancing and fun surprises led by Sarah Ehlers. For ages 2.5–4 years old. Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m.–12 p.m. $10.

  • Arrow

    Shared Nanny Sessions

    Caregiving with a child ratio of 1 to 3. For ages 6 months–4 years. Pre-registration required. Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. $30–125.,

  • East Athens Community Center

    Arts in the Afternoon

    Afterschool program teaches arts and crafts and allows children to create original artwork. Ages 6–15. Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:30–5:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3593

  • Oconee County Library


    Enjoy a morning of stories, songs and crafts. For kids ages 2–5 and their caregivers. Every Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 & 11 a.m. FREE! 706-769-3950

  • Oconee County Library


    Enjoy a morning of stories, songs and crafts. For kids ages 2–5 and their caregivers. Every Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 & 11 a.m. FREE! 706-769-3950

  • Oconee County Library

    6–8 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950

    Anime Club

    Watch some anime and manga, listen to J-Pop music, eat Japanese snacks and share fan art. Ages 11–18.

  • Treehouse Kid and Craft

    Kids' Beginning Sewing

    Learn the basics of using a machine and sewing a straight line with instructor Amanda Kapousouz. Parents are asked to come in for the last 30 minutes to help kids at home. Ages 8–12. Sundays, Feb. 3–24, 1–3 p.m. $80.


  • Madison Bar & Bistro

    5–7 p.m. FREE!

    Canine Cocktail Hour

    (Hotel Indigo) Drink and food specials for you and your (well-behaved, non-aggressive, vaccinated) dog! Every Wednesday.

  • UGA School of Law

    2 p.m. 706-542-5172

    Georgia Supreme Court Visit

    Oral arguments for Edenfield v. State (death penalty) and Shekhawat, et al. v. Jones et al. (medical malpractice). Registration required.


  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Jan. 13–14, 8 p.m. $62–72.

    State Ballet Theatre of Russia

    The State Ballet Theatre of Russia presents a fully-staged production of Cinderella with dancing, lavish sets, detailed costumes and Prokofiev’s classic score. A pre-concert lecture will be offered 45 minutes prior to the performance.

  • UGA Memorial Hall

    8–9:30 p.m. FREE! 706-542-4752

    Woodwind Concert

    University of Ohio's Woodwind Trio performs.

Help Out

  • Avid Bookshop

    World Book Night

    Volunteers needed to hand out books on World Book Night, Jan. 23, to people who may not be regular readers. Sign up online.

Word on the Street

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    Pie Day

    39th anniversary celebration featuring homemade pies, planetarium shows, kids' activities and live music. Call or email to make reservation by Jan. 23. Jan. 27, 3–5 p.m. 706-613-3615,