Wednesday, January 31

24 events


  • Go Bar

    9 p.m. $3.

    Athens Showgirl Cabaret

    Watch the house cast plus Farrazz from Atlanta.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    8 p.m. $5/person, $15/family.

    Full Moon Hike: Strawberry Moon

    Bring family and friends along to enjoy the mysterious world of nature at night. Includes a two-mile hike through the wooded trails and in the garden.

  • 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.

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.

    DANIEL HARDIN Singer-songwriter with acoustic and electric blues and rock influences.

  • The Foundry

    7 p.m. $5.

    THE BEST OF UNKNOWN ATHENS A monthly singer-songwriter showcase hosted by Liam Parke. This month's show is an all-female lineup featuring Betsy Franck, Rachel O'Neal, Claire Campbell, Marty Winkler, RoyceAnne Waldorf and Carly Joy King.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    STEADY FLOW Band from Peoria, IL self-described as "the future of funk."

  • 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

    9 p.m.

    JUAN DE FUCA Driving indie-rock band fronted by local songwriter Jack Cherry. 

    TWEN Nashville-based psych-rock group.

Word on the Street

  • Free Speech and Hearing Screenings

    (The UGA Speech and Hearing Clinic) The clinic is offering free screenings for adults and children ages 3 & up. Feb. 23, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. 706-542-4598,



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!



  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. FREE!

    Tip Jar Comedy

    Local comic stand-up hosted by Travis Williams. Last Wednesday of every month.

Lectures & Lit

  • Hugh Hodgson School of Music

    1:25 p.m. 706-542-3737

    Music Professions in the Real World

    Soprano Rachel Eve Holmes hosts a master class for aspiring and professional musicians. See Threats & Promises on p. 17.

Ending Wednesday, January 31



  • Good Dirt

    Clay Classes

    Weekly "Try Clay" classes ($20/person) introduce participants to the potter's wheel every Friday from 7–9 p.m. "Family Try Clay" classes show children and adults hand-building methods every Sunday from 2–4 p.m. $20. 706-355-3161,

Support Groups

  • Athens, GA

    Alanon 12 Step

    (Young Harris Methodist Church) Recovery for people affected by someone else's drinking. Meetings are held at various times. 478-955-3422,


  • Yoga Classes

    (m3yoga, 159 Oneta St., Unit 5) m3yoga offers theraputic, rocket and vinyasa flow classes. Donation Flow Yoga Classes are held every Saturday at 6 p.m. $5 yoga classes are offered to all veterans, and a "Community Warrior" membership offers reduced rates for local educators, active military members, firefighters, health care professionals and law enforcement. Check website for classes.


  • Rubber Soul Yoga

    Tai Chi

    Tai Chi, Yang style, traditional long form. All levels welcome. No experience necessary. Thursdays, 9–10 a.m. 770-630-1252

Support Groups

  • Covenant Presbyterian Church

    Athens Debtors Anonymous

    Manage money problems. Sundays, 1:30–2:30 p.m. 949-235-2508


  • Trio Contemporary Art Gallery

    Call for Art

    Trio is now accepting submissions of artwork for 2018 exhibitions. Visit website for description of exhibitions and guidelines to submit works.,


  • Authentic Yoga Teacher Training

    (M3Yoga, 159 Oneta St.) Led by registered nurse Nick Combs and former Shiastu practitioner and yogi Gota Cebrero. 200-hour training certified by Yoga Alliance. Held one weekend a month for nine months. $2569. 706-214-2232,,


  • East Athens Community Center

    Valentine's Day Programs

    "Valentine's Day Sweetheart Dance" Feb. 10, 6–8 p.m. $10. "Valentine Cookies and Crafts." Feb. 13, 5:30–6:30 p.m. $1. Registration required. 706-613-3593,