Wednesday, April 26

37 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    8 p.m. $7 (21+), $9 (18-20).

    DEGA Local indie-pop duo featuring former Ponderosa frontman Kalen Nash.

    MECHANICAL RIVER Lo-fi folk-rock project from Charleston, SC.

  • Dos Palmas Restaurant & Cantina

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-353-7771

    TRE POWELL Local singer-songriter playing bluesy acoustic tunes with soulful vocals.

  • The Foundry

    7 p.m. $5.

    THE BEST OF UNKNOWN ATHENS A monthly singer-songwriter showcase hosted by Liam Parke

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE!

    THE ARCS Long-running local rock band featuring Dave Gerow, Kevin Lane, Brandon Reynolds and Ben Spraker.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 10 p.m. FREE!

    ADIOS GHOST Psychedelic, world and electronic group out of Brooklyn, NY.

    SHY LAYERS Dreamy electronic pop music from this Atlanta producer.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $12 (adv.), $14 (door).

    SURFER BLOOD Florida indie rock group known for its hook-heavy guitar-pop. 

    BOYTOY Brooklyn-based indie-rock trio.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8:30 p.m.

    UGA JAZZ 1 ENSEMBLE Students from UGA's school of music perform jazz tunes.

  • Iron Factory

    8 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6877

    JAZZ JAM Bring your voice and instruments and jam with Peter Madruga.

  • Locos Grill & Pub

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-549-7700 (Timothy Road location)

    RICK FOWLER BAND Original, guitar-driven blues-rock group.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    PADGETT & POULIN Local guitar virtuoso and songwriter Chris Padgett teams with violinist Adam Poulin.

  • 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.


  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. FREE!

    24 Hour-ish Film Festival

    Teams received a prop, piece of dialogue and a special requirement and had to create a short film. Finished films will be screened and judged at this showcase.

  • Ciné Barcafé


    World Premiere of Athens in Our Lifetime

    Grady and Kathy Thrasher present a documentary exploring a decade of change in Athens.



  • 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.




  • Lamar Dodd School of Art

    9 a.m.–5 p.m. FREE!

    UGA CSO Spring Pottery Sale

    The sale features hand-built sculpture and functional pottery by the UGA Ceramic Student Organization and faculty.

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • The Office Lounge

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


    KARAOKE With your host Lynn. Every Wednesday!

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    Open Mic Night

    OPEN MIC A weekly open-mic jam hosted by Louis Phillip Pelot. All musicians welcome. Backline provided!


  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Apr. 23–26, 6 p.m. FREE!

    New Play Festival

    University Theatre presents a collection of short plays by UGA students and alumni. See Theater Notes on p. 15.


  • Graduate Athens

    7:30–9:15 a.m. FREE!

    Go Getters

    The lecture series features breakfast, coffee and discussion with community leaders. This meeting's speaker is Janet Geddis of Avid Bookshop.

  • 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. This is the last Wednesday market of the season.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5:30 p.m.

    Cask Night

    Sample a unique cask of Blueberry Thyme Saison. Featuring Old Pal cocktails and tarot card readings.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    6–8 p.m. FREE!

    Progressive Spring Fling

    Meet other Athens progressives and learn about the Athens-Clarke County Democrats and the Young Democrats of UGA.


  • Jerzees Sports Bar

    9 p.m. $5.

    Comic Strip Comedy Show

    Alia Ghosheh hosts a comedy showcase headlined by Akil Bjorn.

Lectures & Lit

  • Avid Bookshop

    6:30 p.m. FREE!

    Meet the Curator & Book Signing

    (Prince Ave.) Curator Shawnya L. Harris celebrates the release of Expanding Tradition: Selections from the Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson Collection.