Wednesday, January 30

28 events

Live Music

  • Farm 255

    8–10 p.m. FREE!

    DIAL INDICATORS Local jazz act featuring Jeremy Roberts on guitar and George Davidson on tenor saxophone.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7 p.m. SOLD OUT!

    WILLIE NELSON The Texas singer-songwriter is a living legend, playing emotionally honest country music that crosses genre boundaries and appeals to even the most skeptical among us. If you don't love Willie, you probably ain't got a pulse.

    LUKAS NELSON & PROMISE OF THE REAL Willie Nelson's son Lukas leads this California-based rock and roll band. See Calendar Pick on p. 22.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    JORDAN ARMSTRONG Local singer-songwriter.

    IN SPITE OF MR. LUCY Local Americana three-piece.

    KATE WRIGHT Folk artist from Atlanta.

  • 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 Kris Deason and Matt Shirley, and is in honor of Craig Lieske.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    10 p.m.

    THE FACT Local punk band.

    FOOD CLOTHES SHELTER New local punk band.

    BAKER ACTED Miami-based hardcore group.

  • Live Wire

    9 p.m. FREE!

    UGLY RADIO REBELLION Performing the music of Frank Zappa.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    BAD TEMPERED RABBIT Local band plays progressive rock that incorporates blues, jazz and sprinkles of improvisation into a raw style that is all its own.

  • Porterhouse Grill

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990

    JAZZ NIGHT The longest standing weekly music gig in Athens! Join drummer Nicholas Wiles with bassist Drew Hart and pianist Steve Key for an evening of original music, improv and standards.


  • 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

    Disney Night

    Play Disney Scene-It and create trivia games. Mickey Mouse cupcakes and other treats provided. Costumes are welcome.

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 for booking.

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-0840


    KARAOKE With your host Lynn, the Queen of Karaoke!


  • 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.


  • 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

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    Zumba at the Garden

    Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves comprise this dynamic fitness program. Wednesdays, 5:30–6:30 p.m. $10/class, $70/session.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    Salsa Dance Classes

    Cuban-style salsa dance classes with SALSAthens. No partner necessary. Beginners welcome. Every Wednesday, 6:30-7:30 p.m. (intermediate), 7:30-8:30 p.m. (beginners). $10 (incl. drink).

  • Jerzee's Sports Bar

    9–10 p.m. (lesson), 10 p.m.–1 a.m. (dancing). $3, $5 (under 21).

    Spicy Salsa Dancing

    Learn how to Salsa. 

Lectures & Lit

  • Piccolo's Italian Steak House

    6:30 p.m. (dinner) 7 p.m. (meeting) FREE!

    Oconee County Democrats Book Club

    (Watkinsville) A discussion on In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin by Erik Larson. Newcomers welcome. 

  • Miller Learning Center

    4–5 p.m. FREE! 706-542-8930

    Round Table on the Crisis in Mali

    (Room 250) UGA faculty members will discuss the situation in Mali from different perspectives, according to their fields of expertise.


  • 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.