Wednesday, May 24

35 events

Live Music

  • College Square

    12 p.m. FREE!

    CLASSIC CITY BAND The oldest community band in Georgia presents an outdoor concert.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    Athens Farmers Market. 5 p.m. FREE!

    WHITE RABBIT COLLECTIVE Open ensemble featuring local musicians and artists, curated by Nick Bradfield.

  • 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

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE!

    JAY GONZALEZ Drive-By Truckers' keyboardist plays your favorite yacht rock, singer-songwriter, power-pop, British Invasion, originals and TV theme songs.

  • 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

    JACOB MORRIS Moths' frontman performs a solo set of gentle, melodic folk.

    HAUNTED SHED Local band featuring members of Kenosha Kid, Moths and The Glands.

    KWAZYMOTO Noisy local punk- and and math-influenced rock trio.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m.

    KEVIN GREEN TRIO L.A.-based keyboardist Green plays jazz originals and standards with his trio.

  • 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.

Support Groups

  • Athens, GA

    Alanon 12 Step

    Recovery for people affected by someone else's drinking. Weekly meetings are held at various times and locations around Athens. 478-955-3422,



  • 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.


  • Healing Arts Centre

    Love Your Body Again Yoga

    (Sangha Yoga Studio) This is a floor and prop-based class with gentle movement for participants who want more flexibility, more energy, less tightness and improved self-image. All levels welcome. Mondays, 12–1 p.m. $15/drop-in, $66/six classes. 

  • Bogart Library

    1 p.m. FREE!

    Memoir Writing Workshop

    An introductory class will discuss connecting with readers, framing a story and writing prompts. 


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!

  • Iron Factory

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

    Open Mic

    OPEN MIC Hosted by Katie Collins.


  • 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.

  • House Electric

    12–2 p.m. FREE!

    Birthday Celebration

    Celebrate House Electric's 7th birthday with shaved ice and prizes.

  • 12:30–2:30 p.m. FREE! (donations encouraged).

    Puppies on the Lawn

    (Flagpole, 220 Prince Ave.) Come out to our lawn (weather permitting) and play with adoptable pups. Proceeds benefit the Athens Area Humane Society.


  • The Classic Center

    7 p.m. FREE!

    USAF Band

    The Airmen of Note are the premier jazz ensemble of the United States Air Force. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

Lectures & Lit

  • Avid Bookshop

    6:30 p.m. FREE!

    Meet the Author

    Zach Powers will read from his book Gravity Changes. He will be joined by Athens poet Gale Marie Thompson. 

  • ACC Library

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Travel on the Cheap

    Gwen O'Looney will share some of her travel secrets. Topics include how to personalize your trip, what to take, where to stay, ridesharing, home stays, hostels and more.


  • Ciné Barcafé

    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.