Wednesday, June 20

28 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.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 11 p.m. FREE!

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

  • 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.

  • 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.




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

    3–4 p.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