Tuesday, May 23

29 events



  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    1–3 p.m. FREE!

    Madison County Needlecrafters

    The Needlecrafters will be demonstrating how to knit, how to crochet and other crafty skills. All ages and skill levels are welcome.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    7–10 p.m. $4–6.

    Swing Dance Night

    A one-hour lesson is followed by a two-hour dancing session. No experience or partner necessary. 

Live Music

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    5 p.m.

    JIVE PICKLE Local singer-songwriter Jeremy Lum performs.

    JULIE HOLMES Local singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist who specializes in acoustic jams. 

    MARK STOKES Folk singer and guitarist from Dahlonega.

  • The Foundry

    Terrapin Tuesday. 7 p.m. $5.

    THE MOONSHINE Local roots band playing "an incandescent blend of guitar, autoharp and upright bass."

    HOG-EYED MAN Local instrumental duo that plays traditional Appalachian music.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE!

    MRJORDANMRTONKS Tommy Jordan and William Tonks' collaboration features rootsy guitar picking and paired vocal melodies. They'll be joined by Eric Carter of Bloodkin.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. $5. 706-546-5609

    GROUP GROPE Analog synth beats influenced by classic Chicago house and Detroit techno. 

    DJ OSMOSE Local analog-only DJ spinning an evening of beatdown-style disco reworks and deep-house vinyl.

    DJ OTHER VOICES, OTHER ROOMS Playing danceable ambient techno with tapes of birds and passing trains accompanied by synthesizers and a drum machine.

    DOOM RIBBONS Experimental guitar/percussion duo from Asheville, NC.

  • Morton Theatre

    Community Appreciation Concert. 5 p.m. FREE!

    CLARENCE SUN & THE MOONSHYNES Local all-star blues group led by Clarence "Big C" Cameron.

  • Nowhere Bar

    9 p.m. 706-546-4742

    TUESDAY NIGHT CONFESSIONAL This series, hosted by Fester Hagood, showcases acoustic solo sets from talented singer-songwriters from Athens and across the country.

Lectures & Lit

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    5:30 p.m. FREE!

    The Rest of the Story Book Club

    (Room 258) Discuss works connected to the ongoing and upcoming exhibitions and programs at the library. Followed by gallery tours. May's selection is Brittle Innings by Michael Bishop.

  • Avid Bookshop

    6:30 p.m. FREE!

    Meet the Author

    Avid, Center City Ballet and Strong Girls present a panel discussion with Jessamyn Stanley in celebration of her first book Every Body Yoga: Let Go of Fear, Get on the Mat, Love Your Body



  • UGA Special Collections Library

    2 p.m. FREE!

    Tuesday Tour at 2

    Take a guided tour of the exhibit galleries of the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library and the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies. Meet in the rotunda on the second floor.

  • Heirloom Cafe and Fresh Market

    6:00–9:30 p.m. $80. 706-354-7901

    Athens Chefs Dinner

    This month's meal is inspired by "The Food History of the Modern South" as told in John T. Edge's book The Potlikker Papers. Edge will read from the book and sign copies. Proceeds benefit Community Support for Families in Crisis.  

  • ACC Library

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Lincoln Center Local

    The new series featuring previously recorded performances from Lincoln Center in NYC kicks off with a screening of the Afropunk festival.


  • Ciné

    8:30 p.m. FREE!

    Bad Movie Night: Mind Trap

    Shana must set aside her acting career when KGB agents kill her family. 

  • Ciné

    June 23–24, 7:30 p.m. June 24–25, 3 p.m. FREE! (donations encouraged).

    Athens in Our Lifetimes

    The documentary examines the evolution of the personality of Athens as a community over six decades. Tickets are free but required.

  • Ciné

    8 p.m. $9.75.

    Logan: Noir

    See Hugh Jackman again in the final Wolverine story, presented in a new monochromatic vision. 

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Mellow Mushroom

    9 p.m. FREE! 706-613-0892


    KARAOKE Every Tuesday. Sing for your chance to win Terrapin swag.

Ending Tuesday, May 23


Help Out

  • Downtown Athens


    A variety of volunteer positions are available through the festival weekend. June 23–25.,