COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Wednesday, July 18

35 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! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    STRING THEORY High-energy acoustic fusion and funk-oriented progressive rock with elements of bluegrass and Americana.

  • The Foundry

    7:30 p.m. $6 (adv.), $8 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    GEORGIA WOMEN OF SONG Songwriters Marty Winkler, Claire Campbell and Kate Morrissey play individual sets and join together for a group performance with help from keyboardist Mark Plemmons and percussionist Tony Oscar.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 10 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    SUNNY SOUTH BLUES BAND Local band combining a blues and soul spirit with riffy rock and roll.

    GRÜT Atlanta-based band that dabbles in electronica, funk and more.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    NIGHT FEVER Athens-based duo featuring Ansley Stewart and Jason Fuller playing '70s hits.

  • Locos Grill & Pub

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

    THE VIBRATONES Veterans of the Athens scene playing various blues styles. Dancing is encouraged!

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    MELD Soul singer-songwriter from Nashville, TN.

  • 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.

Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org

    Talking About Books: Adult Book Discussion Group

    This month's title is Beartown by Frederik Backman. Newcomers welcome.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    5:30–7 p.m. FREE! coe.uga.edu

    Seat in the Shade

    The summer poetry reading series presents Sabrina Orah Mark and Life the Griot.

  • ACC Council on Aging

    12 p.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com

    Meet the Author

    Avid and the Athens Community Council on Aging present author Jonathan Putnam in celebration of his book Final Resting Place: A Lincoln and Speed Mystery

Events

Games

Art

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    2 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Artful Conversation

    Sage Kincaid leads a conversation on Eugenie McEvoy's painting, "Taxi!, Taxi!"

  • Athens, GA

    4:30 p.m. FREE! www.athensculturalaffairs.org

    Bus Shelter Online Webinar

    The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission will host an online webinar to answer questions about the current call for new art bus shelters.

  • Hip Vintage and Handmade

    Call for Artists

    Hip Summer Market is seeking artists, craft folk, upcyclers and antique or vintage dealers. Live music by Lucky Jones Band and food from Rashe's Cuisine. $35 vendor fee. Deadline to submit images via Facebook or in person is Aug. 11. Market on Aug. 25, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. 706-247-5601, yo.lawsons@hotmail.com, www.hipvintagehandmade.com

Classes

  • ACC Library

    7 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    InDesign for Beginners

    Learn the basics to make brochures, flyers, or menus for a business. Registration required.

  • Nuçi's Space

    Open Space Meditation

    Sound meditation on Monday, movement meditation on Tuesday, singing meditation on Wednesday, seeing meditation on Thursday and mindfulness meditation on Friday. July 23–28, 10 a.m. FREE! 706-227-1515

Kidstuff

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE! 706-546-0840

    Karaoke

    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!

Comedy

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    9 p.m. FREE! hendershotscoffee.com

    Educated Mess

    See stand-ups from Athens and Atlanta.