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

  • 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

    Sept. 30, 2 & 7 p.m. Oct. 3, 4 & 7 p.m.

    Flashback Cinema

    Watch Young Frankenstein (1974).

  • 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.