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Wednesday, September 20

40 events

Games

Live Music

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    Athens Farmers Market. 5 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    SCOTT BAXENDALE Guitar dynamism from the owner of Baxendale Guitars. Classic bluesy riffs and a lot of soul. 

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. $5. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    TALLULAH GEORGE Alt-rock group that presents "pure unadulterated entertainment."

    JACK'S JOHNSON Local band featuring members of Wieuca and Big Morgan.

    KYLE LACEY & THE HARLEM RIVER NOISE Group drawing on traditional rock and swing.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $21. www.40watt.com

    MELVINS A product of the Seattle scene that also spawned Nirvana and Soundgarden, Melvins have spent three decades pushing the boundaries of sludgy rock and metal. See story on p. 13.

    SPOTLIGHTS Brooklyn-based sludge-rock duo.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $14 (adv.), $16 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    ELECTRIC GUEST L.A.-based electronic R&B duo.

    TOMI Highly visual experimental singer-songwriter.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 11 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    BEACH TIGER Synthpop group out of Charleston, SC.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    FREESTYLE CYPHER NIGHT A night of rhymes and beats, featuring local and touring MCs and hosted by Space Brother and Dedric Knowles.

  • Locos Grill & Pub

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

    PULLIN' STRINGS Bluegrass band playing a mix of originals and covers from the likes of The Grateful Dead and Bob Dylan.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    RICHARD CHAMBERLAIN Local acoustic singer-songwriter and member of Mama's Love.

  • 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

    9 p.m. www.facebook.com/theworldfamousathens

    JENNY PARROTT Folky indie-pop singer-songwriter from Austin, TX.

    LEEANN PEPPERS Local singer-songwriter playing sparse, evocative folk music.

Kidstuff

Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org

    Talking About Books: Adult Book Discussion Group

    This month's title is All Over But the Soutin' by Rick Bragg. Newcomers welcome.

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    12 p.m. FREE! www.achfonline.org

    Brown Bag Lunch

    This lunch's topic is "Confederate Monuments: Context and Controversy." Presented by the Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

  • Avid Bookshop

    6:30 p.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com

    Meet the Author

    (Prince Ave.) Maryn McKenna shares her latest book, Big Chicken: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats.

Performance

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    8 p.m. FREE! www.music.uga.edu

    UGA Wind Symphony

    The group includes undergraduate music majors, music minors and gifted non-majors who are preparing for careers in performance, music education or a life-long involvement with music. 

  • UGA Ramsey Concert Hall

    6 p.m. FREE! music.uga.edu

    Faculty Recital

    This performance features Liza Stepanova on piano.

Classes

Art

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    2 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Artful Conversation

    Sage Kincaid, assistant curator of education, leads a conversation on John Linton Chapman's painting "Via Appia."

  • UNG Oconee Campus

    2–4 p.m. FREE! ung.edu

    Artist Reception

    Jeanne Whatley will talk about her latest exhibit "Flight Path." 

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • The Office Lounge

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

    Karaoke

    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!

  • The Globe

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-353-4721

    Hip Hop Open Mic

    HIP HOP OPEN MIC A weekly battle-style open mic that uses silent-disco headphones to encourage audience participation. Performers can bring their own beats, or the house will provide backing.

Events

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    4–7 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music by Scott Baxendale (Sept. 20) and Radio Rangers (Sept. 27).

DJs

  • Southern Brewing Company

    5 p.m. www.sobrewco.com

    Chief Rocka

    CHIEF ROCKA Local DJ expertly spins a set of old-school hip hop.

Meetings

  • Logan's Roadhouse

    11 a.m. clarkc255@gmail.com

    Athens Retired Educators Association

    Socialize with other retired teachers from Athens and stay for a program.

Ending Wednesday, September 20

 

Art

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    Exhibition Proposals

    The center reviews proposals for future art exhibitions twice annually. Exhibitions can be by local, regional, national or international artists, exchange exhibitions from other states and countries, invitational or juried exhibitions, themed exhibitions or exhibitions of historical works owned by local collectors. Due date Sept. 20. www.athensclarkecounty.com/6657/exhibition-proposal-form