Wednesday, January 18

30 events

Live Music

  • The Foundry

    7 p.m. $5.

    THE BEST OF UNKNOWN ATHENS A monthly singer-songwriter showcase hosted by Liam Parke. Featuring Jesse Mariah (Williams), Mark Wilmot, Karlie Dobbs, Oliver Jordan, Tim O’Connell, and Devin Dennis.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7 p.m. $20 (adv.), $23 (door).

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

    FRONT COUNTRY Eclectic bluegrass group from San Francisco.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    THE HERNIES Local riff-heavy rock band displaying influences from classic to indie rock.

    TURNIP KING Psych- and shoegaze-influenced indie rock band from New York.

    RICHARD GUMBY Local psych-rock project led by songwriter Scott Crossman.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. FREE!

    DUO ELEVATION Chris Burroughs and David Ellington blend unique percussion and keyboard work.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    HUGHES TAYLOR BAND Energetic blues outfit from Macon.

  • 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.

  • The World Famous

    10 p.m.

    YIP DECEIVER An infectiously fun blend of feel-good pop, R&B grooves and noise-bending electro from Athens.

    MCQUEEN Comedian and producer McQueen Adams spoofs pop culture through a show that blends music, comedy and projections.

Lectures & Lit


  • 8:45 a.m.–3:30 p.m. $65.

    Native Plant Symposium

    (The Garden Club of Georgia) This day-long program considers gardening with native flowers and trees along with related conservation issues. Learn how to incorporate your appreciation of these plants into your home landscape. Includes lunch. Pre-registration required.

  • 10:30–11:30 a.m. FREE!

    Coffee at The Quad

    (The Quad, 367 Prince Ave.) Meet and greet with Four Athens and ATDC. Open desks are free for the day. 

  • The Place

    4–6 p.m. FREE!

    "Be the Match" Registry Drive

    Learn how you could potentially save a stranger's life in the fight against cancer by joining the Be the Match Marrow Donor Registry. A drawing will give one donor a $200 tab at The Place.




  • The World Famous

    6–7:30 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.

  • The Globe

    2-4 p.m. FREE!

    Community Office Hours

    Pop in for a quick session of free business advice. Every third Wednesday of the month.

  • Four Athens

    12 p.m. FREE!

    Lunch and Learn

    Eric Parker of and Hack Augusta will discuss how startups can thrive in smaller cities. Lunch is provided. RSVP.

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    12 p.m. FREE!

    Brown Bag Lunch

    This lunch's topic is "Envision Athens," the recently launched Athens-Clarke County Strategic Economic Development Plan.


Karaoke & Open Mic

  • 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.



  • Miller Learning Center

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Cinema Politique

    Discuss political developments prompted by documentary and movie screenings. This month, Anthony Madonna from UGA's political science department will lead a discussion on Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Ending Wednesday, January 18


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