Wednesday, December 20

24 events


Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    8 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18–20).

    MAMIE DAVIS Young local singer-songwriter influenced by grunge and folk.

    EMILY CLEMENT Nashville-based folk singer-songwriter.

    SIMONE ZJ Athens native playing acoustic folk music with soul.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m.

    DEEP STATE Local band led by songwriter Taylor Chmura, playing driving, punky, melodic guitar-rock.

    DO NOTHING Raw, Florida-based pop-punk group.

  • Georgia Theatre

    A Very Merry Die Hard Holiday. 8 p.m. $5.

    GRAND VAPIDS Local alt-rock band with a dense, dreamy, slowcore-inspired sound.

    PALACE DOCTOR Dynamic rock trio fronted by former Modern Skirts bassist Phillip Brantley.

    T. HARDY MORRIS Local singer-songwriter and guitarist plays twangy, reflective folk-rock. 

    TEDO STONE Rootsy, Atlanta-based singer-songwriter.

  • 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

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

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

    HOUSEFIRE Electronic and harsh noise project from Raleigh, NC.

    GODDESS COMPLEX Local experimental ambient project.

    MIKE GEARY North Carolina artist creating funky modular-synth grooves.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    VINTAGE PISTOL Jam-centric blues-rock group from Arkansas.

  • 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.


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!

  • 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.


  • 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 String Theory on July 18 and B.E.N. on July 25.

  • 8:30 a.m. FREE!

    1 Million Cups

    (Seller Labs, 1 Press Place) 1MC is a national program designed to educate, engage and connect entrepreneurs. Each week, a local startup presents their company to a supportive audience.


  • Southern Brewing Company

    6:30 p.m. FREE!

    Chief Rocka

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


  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Turn, Turn, Turn: A Winter Solstice Celebration

    The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship welcomes the solstice with poetry, silence and music. Participants are encouraged to bring canned goods for the Athens Area Emergency Food Bank.

Lectures & Lit

  • Barnes & Noble

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Meet the Poet

    Bob Ambrose will recite poems from Journey to Embarkation

Ending Wednesday, December 20



  • Hip Vintage and Handmade

    Guitar Strum at Hip

    This is a group guitar lesson for adults taught by Caroline Aiken. Bring a guitar, tuner, paper, pen and list of songs you'd like to learn. Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m. $15.

Support Groups

  • ACC Library

    Chronic Illness Support Group

    Meet others who are dealing with chronic illness such as ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Lyme. Third Wednesdays, 12–1:30 p.m.


Word on the Street

  • ACC Library

    Nursing Home Holiday Card Project

    Stop by the library's teen services department to fill out a holiday greeting card for seniors residing at Pruitt Healthcare on Hawthorne Avenue and High Shoals Health and Rehabilitation in North High Shoals. 706-613-3650