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. This week's show features Van Shepherd, Adam Klein, Steve Erwin, Hunter Callahan, Michael Wegner and Halem Albright.

  • 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 by WUOG on May 30.

  • 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.