Wednesday, May 23

32 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.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    Athens Farmers Market. 5 p.m. FREE!

    B.E.N. Atlanta artist playing "massage room tunes with a splash of electronica and just a hint of funk."

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. $5.

    ANNE ELISE HASTINGS AND HER REVOLVING CAST OF CHARACTERS Americana-flavored rock group from New Orleans.

    NIKKI AND THE PHANTOM CALLERS Indie-country group from Atlanta.

    FOXFIRE REVIVAL Folky local string band.

  • The Foundry

    7 p.m. $5.

    VENUS Punky grunge band comprised of three Athens high schoolers.

    THE TINES Young local funk-rock group.

    FULL MOON VARSITY BAND Students from the Full Moon School of Music perform.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 9 p.m. FREE!

    DAVE MARR Local singer-songwriter and bandleader with a deep, resonant country twang.

  • 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

    TOM VISIONS Post-mystical, electronic, psychedelic music. Visions is joined by drummer John Norris and violist Ezra Buchla.

  • Locos Grill & Pub

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

    CHRIS HAMPTON TRIO A versatile band that plays covers, originals and gladly takes requests.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    GUILT RIDDEN TROUBADOUR Roots-rock band from Charleston, SC led by songwriter Reid Stone.

  • 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.


  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    12–1 p.m. FREE! (members), $15 (non-members).,

    AAAC Lunch & Learn: Murals & Public Art as Activism

    The Athens Area Arts Council presents a lecture on murals and public art as a form of activism.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    2 p.m. FREE!

    Tour at Two

    Sarah Kate Gillespie, curator of American art, leads a tour of "Vernacular Modernism: The Photography of Doris Ulmann."



  • The Classic Center

    Hospitality Careers Academy

    High school students interested in the hospitality industry can apply for a week-long academy program that includes hearing guest speakers, shadowing job professionals, attending industry tours and participating in leadership activities. Deadline to apply May 31. July 16–20. $450. 706-357-4521,

  • ACC Library

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Bedtime Stories

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

  • Oconee County Library

    6–10 p.m. FREE!

    Library After Dark: SRP Kickoff

    Games, prizes, henna tattoos and more. Grades 6–12.

  • Oconee County Library

    10 & 11 a.m. FREE!

    Preschooler Storytime

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

  • ACC Library

    Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. FREE!

    Preschool Storytime

    Attendees will share books, songs, puppets and rhymes. Ages 1.5–5.

  • 2:30 p.m. FREE!

    SRP Kickoff: Puppet Show

    (Bogart Community Center) Celebrate the summer reading program with a puppet show by Lee Bryan. 

  • ACC Library

    3 p.m. FREE!

    Artist Evolution

    Watch music videos highlighting the evolution of some of the most popular artists and talk about the change over time. Ages 11–18.

  • Bogart Library

    2:30 p.m. FREE!

    Summer Reading Program Kickoff

    Kickoff SRP with a puppet show by Lee Bryan.


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!


  • 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.

Lectures & Lit

  • Oconee County Library

    2:30 p.m. FREE!

    Myth Storytime

    Join the Oconee County High School Latin Club for stories about gods and goddesses, heroes and creatures from ancient Greek and Roman mythology.