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Wednesday, August 15

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.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    10 p.m. $5. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    DAISY On-again, off-again Athens rock band.

    COLLISION DRIVE New project from scene veteran Kenny Aguar (8-Track Gorilla, Flight Mode USA).

    JOE ROWE Local musician singing songs about life and death.

  • The Foundry

    7 p.m. $5 (adv.), $7 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    EDDIE RAY ARNOLD Local country singer-songwriter.

    ALEX YOUNG Frontman of Athens indie band Bridges plays a solo set.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    JAY GONZALEZ Drive-By Truckers' keyboardist plays a set of Jimmy Webb tunes.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 9:30 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    THE MOBROS Vintage-sounding mix of blues, soul, funk and Latin music from Camden, SC. 

  • The Globe

    8 p.m. FREE! www.jazzathensga.org

    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

    SHADE Dissonant, groove-oriented local post-punk band fronted by guitarist Phelan LaVelle.

    APPARITION Athens band playing a raucous, thrashy brand of hardcore.

    MULTIPLE MIGGS High-octane local hardcore band.

    NO THANKS Doomy post-punk band from Omaha, NE.

  • 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

    TODD NANCE AND FRIENDS The local songwriter teams up with a group of collaborators to benefit Nuçi's Space.

  • 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.

Games

Art

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!

Kidstuff

Classes

  • Quilting Classes

    (Crooked Pine Quilts) Amanda Whitsel offers classes in quilting and sewing for all levels and ages. Next class, Sept. 22, 1 p.m. 706-325-5283, needleinahaystack7@yahoo.com, www.facebook.com/sewsomethingwithamanda

  • Open Tree Climb

    (David Henry Hardigree Wildlife Sanctuary, 1110 Old Greensboro Rd.) Access the tree-top canopy with WildRice Adventures using rope, harness and a helmet. Ages 8 & up. Sept. 9, Oct. 14, Nov. 18, Dec. 2, 3:30–5 p.m. Call or email to register. $30. 706-804-2551, www.facebook.com/wildriceadventures

Events

Comedy

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    9 p.m. FREE! hendershotscoffee.com

    Educated Mess

    See stand-ups from Athens and Atlanta.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    9 p.m. FREE! hendershotscoffee.com

    Educated Mess

    See stand-ups from Athens and Atlanta.

Meetings

Ending Wednesday, August 15

 

Support Groups

  • ACC Library

    Chronic Illness Support Group

    Meet others who are dealing with chronic illness such as ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Lyme. Third Wednesdays, 12–1:30 p.m. athenschronicillness@gmail.com

Auditions

  • Arsenic and Old Lace

    (Brightstone Productions, Watkinsville) Auditions consist of cold readings from the script and group scene work. Auditions on Aug. 13 & Aug. 15, 6 p.m. Performances on Sept. 21–23. Rehearsals begin on Aug. 20. directors@brighstoneathens.com, www.brightstoneathens.com