Wednesday, January 10

35 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    GEORGIA DISH BOYS New local rock group fronted by singer-songwriter Seth Martin.

    TYLER KEY Folky local indie singer-songwriter.

    ASHLEY NA Local singer-songwriter playing "garden-fresh folk songs."

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    5 p.m. FREE!

    REPENT AT LEISURE Local band playing "Irish rock," including traditional, punk, modern and original Celtic music.

    KEN WILL MORTON With his gritty, soulful rasp, Morton blends folky Americana with rock and roll swagger.

    STEVE ERWIN Long-running, Maine-based folk singer-songwriter.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $10.

    BACKUP PLANET Progressive funk-rock group from Knoxville, TN. 

    MARADEEN High-energy five-piece rock group from Nashville. 

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. FREE!

    BRIAN SMITH Classical and avant-garde guitarist who incorporates various looping effects.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    AFTER FUNK Rocking dance-funk ensemble on tour from Toronto.

  • 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.

  • The World Famous

    8:30 p.m.

    DAVID DONDERO Singer-songwriter and wandering troubadour crafts intimate, warbly folk tunes. 

    CALEB DARNELL Guitarist and member of The Darnell Boys plays a set of solo Americana.

    LYDIA SERA Local visual artist and musician.


  • Oconee County Library

    6–8 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950

    Anime Club

    Watch some anime and manga, listen to J-Pop music, eat Japanese snacks and share fan art. Ages 11–18. Crafts will be made during the second hour.

  • Bogart Library

    11:30 a.m. FREE!

    Library Adventures

    A storytelling program with hands-on activities. Ages 3.5–8.

  • ACC Library

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Bedtime Stories

    Children of all ages are invited for bedtime stories every Wednesday.

  • Bogart Library

    10:15 a.m. FREE!

    Preschool Pals

    Preschool aged children will learn social and language skills through songs stories and crafts. Ages almost 3–almost 5. 

  • Oconee County Library

    10 & 11 a.m. FREE!

    Preschooler Storytime

    Stories, songs and crafts for preschool-aged children and their caregivers. 

  • Bogart Library

    4 p.m. FREE!

    Wednesday Reads Book Club

    Read a historical fiction and learn about life way back when. 4th and 5th graders. 

  • Bogart Library

    4 p.m. FREE!

    Wednesday Reads Book Club

    Read a historical fiction and learn about life way back when. 4th and 5th graders. 

  • Rocksprings Community Center

    10 a.m. $4–6. 706-613-3602

    Little Astronauts Adventures

    Ages 2–6 can make crafts, take portraits in an astronaut photo booth, sample space snacks and more. Guardians are encouraged to attend.


  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Jan. 9–10, 8 p.m. $6 (w/ UGA ID), $66–76.

    Sleeping Beauty

    Tchaikovksy's Sleeping Beauty comes to life in this beautiful production by the State Ballet Theatre of Russia. A pre-concert lecture will be offered at 7:15 p.m. in the Balcony Theatre, room 400.


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. Backline provided!


  • The Foundry

    7 p.m. $7.

    Rabbit Box

    Storytellers share true-life tales. This month's theme is "Rising from the Ashes."

  • 8:30 a.m. FREE!

    1 Million Cups

    (Athens Area Chamber of Commerce) 1MC is a national program designed to educate, engage and connect entrepreneurs. Each week, a local startup presents their company to a supportive audience.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    12:30–6 p.m.

    10th Anniversary of the Brewery

    The brewery shows off its new Crowler machine for its birthday.



Lectures & Lit

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    4:30 p.m.

    Meet the Author

    (Room 271) Screenwriter Neil Landau will discuss his new book TV Writing in the Digital Era


  • ACC Library

    Three Day Introduction to Mandarin

    Terry Waltz will lead a fast-paced introduction to Mandarin using a new approach for fast learning. Feb. 21–23, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Registration required.,

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    Two-Day Dragon Making Workshop

    Sign up in groups of 2–4 to make an oversized parade dragon out of recycled and found materials. Groups will receive a copy of the NEA Big Read book To Live, plus materials and instruction. Feb. 10–11. $45 per group. Registration required.,

Ending Wednesday, January 10



  • Memorial Park

    Beginning Acting Workshop

    (Quinn Hall) Ages 8–12 will use monologues, skits and improvisation to explore drama. Thursdays, Jan. 11–Feb. 15, 4:30–5:30 p.m. $83 (ACC residents), $124.50 (non-residents).