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.

  • 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