Wednesday, January 30

25 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

    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.


  • 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.


  • 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

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    Salsa Dance Classes

    Cuban-style salsa dance classes with SALSAthens. No partner necessary. Beginners welcome. Every Wednesday, 7:30-8:30 p.m. $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.