Wednesday, January 17

28 events


Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    RUHAA! Local rock band with alternative and blues influences.

    ACTUS REUS Atlanta-based metal band.

    DARSANA Local indie band.

  • The Foundry

    7:30 p.m. $5.

    DRIFTWOOD A group of experienced Athens musicians playing classic country, rock, folk, blues and bluegrass.

    NORMA RAE This local four-piece plays soulful, distinctively Southern Americana.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7 p.m. $17 (adv.), $20 (door).

    THE INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS Improvised string band music with country and bluegrass underpinnings.

    DANGERMUFFIN South Carolina trio that shifts between Southern rock, beach grooves and Americana. 

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    BEVERLY Local experimental duo featuring violinist Sahada Buckley and vocalist Monique Osorio.

    PETER WEBB Atlanta musician playing meditative, jazz-influenced experimental folk.

    CHRIS LOTT Experimental bassist dealing in jazz, punk, and noise.

    SCOTTIE TWO SHOES No info available.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    SUNNY SOUTH BLUES BAND Local band combining a blues and soul spirit with riffy rock and roll.

    MOON CHIEF Funky prog-rock group from Atlanta.

  • 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.

    SMOKEY DEROECK Country songs about dogs, drugs and divorce from the local singer-songwriter.


  • 8:45 a.m.–3:30 p.m. $65.

    Native Plant Symposium

    (The Garden Club of Georgia) This day-long program considers gardening with native flowers and trees along with related conservation issues. Learn how to incorporate your appreciation of these plants into your home landscape. Includes lunch. Pre-registration required.

  • 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.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    5–7 p.m. $7.

    Hoppy Hour

    Southern Brewing Company's Brian Roth will share stories of beer brewed from local plants. Tastings will follow the lecture.


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!


  • Beechwood 11 Cinemas

    Feb. 28, 4 & 7 p.m.

    Flashback Cinema

    Watch True Grit (1969).

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    6:30 & 9:30 p.m. FREE!

    Pam Grier Pop-Up!

    Watch the 1973 Pam Grier classic Black Mama, White Mama. Manila Express will have a pop-up selling Filipino cuisine. 

Lectures & Lit


  • The Classic Center

    7:30 p.m. $35–85.

    Riverdance 20 Years

    See the Irish dance phenomenon on its 20th Anniversary World Tour.