Wednesday, October 25

44 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).

    KARBOMB High-speed, long-running local punk band.

    THE SCANDALS Punk rock group on tour from New Jersey.

    WALK THE PLANK Punk band from Washington, DC.

    THE REMEMBERABLES Fuzz-pop band from Washington, DC.

    SHEHEHE Local band that draws from old-school punk and arena rock to create a fist-pumping atmosphere.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. $5.

    MEAT WAVE Heavy, Chicago-based post-punk band.

    VICTORY HANDS Angular rock group from Atlanta.

    NOTCHES Post-punk band from New Hampshire.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $15.

    SPAFFORD Funk-rock four-piece out of Phoenix, AZ.

    VOODOO VISONARY Funky, improvisational dance-rock group out of Atlanta.

  • The Foundry

    7 p.m. $5 (FREE w/costume).

    THE BEST OF UNKNOWN ATHENS A monthly singer-songwriter showcase hosted by Liam Parke. This show features Greg Benson, Steve Coughlin & Wayne Bailey, Charles Huff, Lucius Malcolm, Ronnie Scott and David Smiley.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7:30 p.m. $20.

    THE DEVIL MAKES THREE Celebrated Americana group featuring eclectic instrumentation. 

    SCOTT H. BIRAM Punky, Texas-based folk singer-songwriter.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 6 p.m. FREE!

    HAYLEY THOMPSON-KING Garage-country singer-songwriter out of Massachusetts.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 10:30 p.m. FREE!

    BACK CITY WOODS Macon-based bluegrass/Southern rock band.

  • The Globe

    8 p.m. FREE!

    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

    BEVERLY & KILLICK Two local experimental performers team up for a collaborative set.

    SHMU Avant-garde musician from Austin, TX.

  • Live Wire

    7:30 p.m. $15.

    SAN FERMIN New York band blending pop, classical and indie-rock sounds.

    GRACIE & RACHEL New York-based duo featuring piano, violin and vocals.

  • Locos Grill & Pub

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

    SALLY AND THE SIX GRAND Old-time rock band.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    JIVE REVIVAL Five-piece Georgia rock band.

  • Nuçi's Space

    7 p.m. $5.

    JESTER No info available.

    MAC MCCOMB Local indie singer-songwriter.

  • 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.



  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    8 p.m. FREE!

    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. 


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.

  • 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.


  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9 a.m.–3 p.m. $45. 706-542-6156

    Flower Arranging Unit 2: Mass Design and Foliage Design

    The second installment of this National Garden Club series focuses on mass and foliage design.


  • 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 by Scarlet Stitch (Oct. 17) and Chris Padgett (Oct. 24). 

  • 9:30 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE!

    Bikes, Boards & Brews

    (1075 W. Hancock Ave.) Enjoy coffee with David Harrison of Pedal Driven Cycles and Corwin Weik, a freelance coffee roaster and skateboarder. Tips will go to help the Skate Park of Athens and build a street course. 

  • 6–7:30 p.m. $10.

    Vine Wines & Craft

    (J's Bottleshop's Normal Bazaar) Enjoy tastes of small craft producers from Spain and France. Followed by a wine dinner at Heirloom Cafe. Email to reserve spot.

  • Willy's Mexicana Grill

    11 a.m.–10 p.m.

    Anniversary Party

    Willy's Athens celebrates their 10th anniversary with burrito deals. A portion of sales will benefit Alps Elementary School.


  • The Globe

    10 p.m. $2 (headphone). 706-353-4721

    Silent Disco

    SILENT DISCO Dance the night away with three channels of music. One of them is a request line!


  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    7:30 p.m. FREE!

    Flicker Film Society

    Watch Psycho Beach Party (2000).

  • Ciné Barcafé

    5:15 & 7:45 p.m. $5.

    Backpack Full of Cash

    The documentary explores the growing privatization of public schools and impact on America's most vulnerable children. Representatives from local organizations will be on hand with information.

Lectures & Lit

  • Miller Learning Center

    7:30 p.m. FREE!

    More Than Meats the Eye

    (Room 150) Author and activist Jenny Brown will speak about the ethical and sustainability issues inherent in animal agriculture, challenging listeners to take a closer look at the food production system and find better ways of feeding the planet.

  • Athens YWCO

    12 p.m. FREE!

    YWCO Brown Bag Lunch Series

    Health educators from Piedmont Athens Regional will discuss breast cancer awareness. Bring a lunch.


  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    6 p.m. FREE!

    Introductory Community Rights Workshop

    Activist Paul Cienfuegos leads a workshop on the powerful strategies and history of the Community Rights Movement.

Ending Wednesday, October 25



Word on the Street


  • Oconee County Library

    Haunted House Teen Volunteer Nights

    The Young Adult staff is looking for volunteers ages 11–18. Participants will prepare and decorate the library's haunted house. Oct. 23, 5–9 p.m. Oct. 24, 4–7 p.m. Oct. 25, 4–8 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950