Wednesday, August 23

27 events

Live Music

  • The Foundry

    On the Patio. 7 p.m. FREE!

    NIGHT FEVER New duo featuring Ansley Stewart and Jason Fuller playing '70s hits.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $30 (adv.), $35 (door).

    MOON TAXI Retro-inspired jam band with an eclectic sound featuring unique melodies.

    BIG SOMETHING Burlington, NC-based jam band.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 11 p.m. FREE!

    LITTLE STRANGER Poppy, funky alternative hip hop group from Charleston, SC.

  • The Globe

    8 p.m.

    THE HOT HOTTY-HOTS Local swing and hot jazz ensemble playing music of the 1910s, '20s and '30s. 

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    EXPERIMENTAL NIGHT Featuring performances by Beverly, Crazy Hoarse, Peter Webb, Weatherly and Michael Potter.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. FREE!

    BRIAN SMITH Classical and avant-garde guitarist who incorporates various looping effects.

  • Locos Grill & Pub

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-549-7700 (Timothy Rd. location)

    THE BACUPS Fun-loving local cover band.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    MC FUNK JAM The house band kicks things off, followed by a jam with MCs on the mic and YOU on guitar, keys, bass, drums or horn. Bring your gear and get funky.

  • 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.



  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    Juried Holiday Market

    Seeking artists for an annual holiday market featuring over 70 fine artists and crafters. Deadline Sept. 8. Market on Dec. 1–3. 706-769-4565,


  • KA Artist Shop

    Artist Workshops

    "Modern Calligraphy: Beginners Basics with Kristen Ashley." Nov. 13, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

  • Hip Vintage and Handmade

    Guitar Strum at Hip

    This is a group guitar lesson for adults taught by Caroline Aiken. Bring a guitar, tuner, paper, pen and list of songs you'd like to learn. Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m. $15.


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. Backline provided!

  • Iron Factory

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

    Open Mic

    OPEN MIC Hosted by Katie Collins.

Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

    Aug. 23, 2–6 p.m. (members-only preview, join for $25), 6–8 p.m. (general public). Aug. 24, 9 a.m.–8 p.m. Aug. 25 & 26, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

    Friends of the Athens-Clarke County Library Book Sale

    Thousands of titles available. Fill a bag for $10 on Saturday.


  • 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.

Ending Wednesday, August 23


Word on the Street

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    Inclusive Book Club

    Adults of all abilities can read out loud and discuss I Survived the Hindenburg Disaster by Lauren Tarshis. Jan. 24, 1 p.m. 706-795-5597,

Word on the Street

  • UGA Main Library

    UGA Press Book Sale

    Browse new and out-of-print books. Aug. 22–23, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. 706-542-3251