Wednesday, June 20

29 events

Live Music

  • Blind Pig Tavern

    6 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.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7:30 p.m. $18 (adv.), $22 (door).

    STEPHEN MALKMUS & THE JICKS The former Pavement frontman is backed by his all-star band of rockers. See Calendar Pick on p. 16.

    LITHICS Four-piece "minimalist punk band" from Portland, OR.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 11 p.m. FREE!

    BLUNT BANGS Local indie-pop band featuring Black Kids frontman Reggie Youngblood.

  • Locos Grill & Pub

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

    PULLIN' STRINGS Bluegrass band playing a mix of originals and covers from the likes of The Grateful Dead and Bob Dylan.

  • 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

    10 p.m.

    HEX PARTY New local grunge- and sludge-inspired rock trio.

    TREADLES Airy, emotive heavy-rock group from New Orleans.

    BETHLEHEM STEEL Brooklyn, NY-based indie-rock three-piece.



  • The Foundry

    7 p.m. $10, $8 (w/ AthFest wristband).

    9th Annual LaughFest

    Headliner Jason Webb is the co-creator of Nerdist show "Follow That" and has appeared at 10,000 Laughs Comedy Festival, Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival and Laughing Skull Comedy Festival. Noell Appling, Aaron Stafford and Jake Ward open. Hosted by Sarah Kale. See Calendar Pick on p. 16.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    9 p.m. FREE!

    Educated Mess

    See stand-ups from Athens and Atlanta.



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!


  • ACC Library

    6 p.m. FREE!

    Gardening Class

    Gardeners of all experience levels can learn about flowering shrubs in "Camellias, Azaleas and Gardenias." 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 White Rabbit Collective.

  • Bogart Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE!

    Snakes Alive

    See snakes up close with a representative from Sandy Creek Nature Center.


  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 5:30 p.m. FREE!

    Kindercore Vinyl Night

    KINDERCORE VINYL NIGHT Kindercore's DJs spin indie rock, new wave, Britpop and more.

  • Go Bar

    9 p.m. $3. 706-546-5609

    DJ Osmose, Group Grope

    DJ OSMOSE Local DJ spins an all-vinyl set of deep house and disco edits.

    GROUP GROPE Local artist plays a live techno set on drum machine and modular synth.


Ending Wednesday, June 20



  • A Seussified Christmas Carol

    (Elberton Arts Center, Elberton) Encore Junior hosts audtions for teens and pre-teens in grades 6–12 for a whimsical version of Charles DIckens' classic. Auditions on June 18 & June 20, 6–8 p.m. Rehearsals June through early August. Performances Aug. 10–12 at the Elbert Theatre. 706-283-1049