Wednesday, April 18

36 events

Live Music

  • Blind Pig Tavern

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-850-4919 (College Station Road location)

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot plays solo sets of country-rock and acoustic Southern soul.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    KARBOMB High-speed, long-running local punk band.

    REBUILDER Pop-punk band from Boston. 

    BLUE BODIES Athens-based "bummer-pop" punk band.

    ROOFTOP Acoustic solo punk project.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 10 p.m. FREE!

    FAUX FEROCIOUS Nashville-based lo-fi rock band with garage-pop sensibilities.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE!

    JAY GONZALEZ Drive-By Truckers' keyboardist plays your favorite yacht rock, singer-songwriter, power-pop, British Invasion, originals and TV theme songs.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $12 (adv.), $14 (door).

    THE MAIN SQUEEZE Jam-rock band from Bloomington, IN.

    JOE HERTLER & THE RAINBOW SEEKERS Michigan-based, Motown-inspired folk-rock band. 

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE!

    JAY GONZALEZ Drive-By Truckers' keyboardist plays your favorite yacht rock, singer-songwriter, power-pop, British Invasion, originals and TV theme songs.

  • The Globe

    8 p.m. FREE!

    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

    O KEY Solo experimental project from Art Contest's Cole Monroe.

    POST HUNK New wave and post-punk-inspired duo from Atlanta.

    SMALL SCIENCE Experimental folk project featuring a member of Family and Friends.

    SOCIAL CIRCLE Athens-based soft-psych-pop project.

  • Locos Grill & Pub

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-549-7700 (Timothy Road location)

    SALLY AND THE SIX GRAND Old-time rock band.

  • 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.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    8 p.m. $5 (21+), $8 (18–20).

    JEFF RUBY Americana singer-songwriter from Nashville, TN.

    ANDREW BRANTLEY Member of jam band The Orange Constant plays a solo set.

    HALEM ALBRIGHT A blend of unique songwriting and electrifying guitar work.

    DAVID WINSTON Local singer-songwriter dabbling in Americana, jazz and hip hop.

Lectures & Lit


  • 6–8 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3801

    Public Open House

    (Winterville Depot) The general public is welcome to discuss preliminary plans for the Winterville segment of the Firefly Trail. 


  • The Foundry

    7 p.m. $10 (three Bingo cards).

    Boybutante Fall Bingo

    The Boybutante AIDS Foundation hosts a fundraiser to benefit programs that provide services to people living with HIV/AIDS. Win prizes, get fed and be entertained by queens Ms. Clementine May Jackson and Ming Vase-Dynasty.

  • 40 Watt Club

    4 p.m. FREE!

    Protect Athens Music Conference

    This conference is for musicians, students and professionals who are interested in issues relevant to the intersection of law, music and business. See story on p. 8.

  • 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 White Rabbit Collective.

  • 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.


  • Lamar Dodd School of Art

    1 p.m. FREE!

    In Conversation

    Paul Pfeiffer and Dr. Isabelle Wallace will discuss their love of the Stanley Kubrick film 2001: A Space Odyssey.



Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    11 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!



  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m.

    Double Feature

    Filmmaker Jorge Torres-Torres screens two of his new projects, Revision of the Planet of the Apes and Evil Dead Revision. See Double Feature on p. 18.

Ending Wednesday, April 18


Help Out

  • Nuçi's Space

    Call for Volunteers

    The Athens Human Rights Festival is looking for volunteers to help with fundraising, publicity, organizing speakers and performers, the tabloid, social media, stage building and more. The 40th annual will be held downtown on May 5–6. Meetings are held every Monday at 6:30 p.m. 706-202-9169,