Wednesday, January 23

29 events

Live Music

  • 7 p.m.

    CARL LINDBERG & FRIENDS Beloved local latin-jazz bassist performs a mix of standards and originals.

  • 8 p.m. FREE!

    CALEB DARNELL Member of The Darnell Boys and Bellyache sings the blues.

  • The Foundry

    7:30 p.m. $12 (adv.), $15 (door).

    MATT SCHOFIELD BAND Talented and energetic band fronted by the renowned British blues guitarist.

    BLONDE BLUES Blues-rock group from Asheville, NC.

    MATT JOINER BAND Local guitarist draws inspiration from blues and classic rock.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $15.

    ZOSO Formed in 1995, this ultimate Led Zeppelin tribute band has played over 2,400 live performances.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    CORTEZ GARZA Local singer-songwriter pushes the envelope with his unique blend of indie/Americana.

    WIEUCA Local alt-country band with a slack-rock vibe.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. $5.

    THE HOBOHEMIANS This six-piece acoustic band performs popular American and European roots music of the 1910s, '20s and '30s.

  • 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.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5:30 p.m. FREE!

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Local group led by guitarist Louis Phillip Pelot.


  • 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-1102


    Test your trivia chops for prizes! Every Wednesday.


  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-795-5597

    Preschool & Toddler Storytime

    Includes stories, finger-puppet plays, songs and crafts for literacy-based fun. For ages 5 & under. Every Wednesday.

  • Barnes & Noble

    11 a.m. FREE! 706-354-1195


    For all ages. Children receive a free treat from the cafe.

  • Pump It Up

    Pop-In Playtime

    Children ages 11 & under can bounce around and have a jumping good time. Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30 p.m. $3 (ages 2 & under), $6 (ages 2 & up). 706-613-5676

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    Spanish Lessons for Tots

    Spanish lessons with music, dancing and fun surprises led by Sarah Ehlers. For ages 2.5–4 years old. Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m.–12 p.m. $10.

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    Shared Nanny Sessions

    Caregiving with a child ratio of 1 to 3. For ages 6 months–4 years. Pre-registration required. Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. $30–125.,

  • East Athens Community Center

    Arts in the Afternoon

    Afterschool program teaches arts and crafts and allows children to create original artwork. Ages 6–15. Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:30–5:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3593

  • Oconee County Library


    Enjoy a morning of stories, songs and crafts. For kids ages 2–5 and their caregivers. Every Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 & 11 a.m. FREE! 706-769-3950

  • Oconee County Library


    Enjoy a morning of stories, songs and crafts. For kids ages 2–5 and their caregivers. Every Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 & 11 a.m. FREE! 706-769-3950


  • Madison Bar & Bistro

    5–7 p.m. FREE!

    Canine Cocktail Hour

    (Hotel Indigo) Drink and food specials for you and your (well-behaved, non-aggressive, vaccinated) dog! Every Wednesday.


  • Athens Latino Center for Education and Services (ALCES)


    Instructed by Maricela Delgado. Every Monday and Tuesday, 7:30–8:30 p.m. $3. 706-540-0591

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    Salsa Dance Classes

    Cuban-style salsa dance classes (Casino-Rueda) with SALSAthens. No partner necessary. Beginners welcome. Every Wednesday, 7:30-8:30 p.m. $10 (incl. one drink).

  • Oconee County Library

    3–5 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950

    Editing Digital Pictures

    Learn the basics of photo editing like how to resize, crop, remove red eye, combine photos and more.

  • Treehouse Kid and Craft

    5:30–7:30 p.m. $40.

    Small Business Publicity Workshop

    Amy Flurry leads a class on how to get your business featured in magazines and blogs.

  • Jerzees Sports Bar

    9–10 p.m. (lesson), 10 p.m.–1 a.m. (dancing). $3, $5 (under 21).

    Spicy Salsa Dancing

    Learn how to Salsa. 

Word on the Street

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries Conference

    The annual conference of GAMG is "Creative Spaces: Meaningful Experiences in Museums." Visit website to register. Jan. 23–25. $110–245.

  • Bell's Bowl

    Aroma's Craft Works presents a special weekend of featured beers such as Black Note, Hopslam, The Oracle and more. Feb. 1–3. 706-208-0059


  • UGA Tate Student Center

    6:30 p.m. $1 (students), $5.

    The Greenhorns

    A documentary film exploring the lives of young farmers across America. Presented by Real Food UGA and Slow Food Greater Athens.

Lectures & Lit

  • UGA Chapel

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Origin of the Universe

    Loris Magnani describes how Einstein laid the foundations for the Big Bang Theory with his Theory of General Relativity and what ideas were used to understand the expansion of the universe in the 1930s. Part of UGA's Origins Lecture Series.

  • UGA Special Collections Library

    3 p.m. FREE!

    Aaron Burr Lecture

    In conjunction with the Aaron Burr exhibit, Burr expert and UGA Alumnus Brian Hardison will talk about the life of Aaron Burr.

  • Miller Learning Center

    4 p.m. FREE!

    Peter Pan Colloquium

    (Room 248) Panelists discuss Peter Pan's cultural reappearances in various forms, the lasting power of J.M. Barrie’s tale and how the changes in adaptations reflected changes in cultural views.

Ending Wednesday, January 23



  • Memorial Park

    ACT Auditions

    (Quinn Hall) Athens Creative Theatre holds auditions for its upcoming production of Live Art: Broadway at the Movies. Prepare 16 bars of a Broadway song and bring sheet music. Minimal rehearsals will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6–9 p.m. Show dates are Apr. 12–14. For ages 8 & older. Call to schedule an appointment. Jan. 22 & 23, 6–9 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3628

Help Out

  • Avid Bookshop

    World Book Night

    Volunteers needed to hand out books on World Book Night, Jan. 23, to people who may not be regular readers. Sign up online.

Word on the Street

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    Pie Day

    39th anniversary celebration featuring homemade pies, planetarium shows, kids' activities and live music. Call or email to make reservation by Jan. 23. Jan. 27, 3–5 p.m. 706-613-3615,