Thursday, September 20

30 events

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Go Bar

    11 p.m. FREE! 706-546-5609

    Dr. Fred's Karaoke

    KARAOKE Hosted by karaoke fanatic Dr. Fred and featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more. Every Thursday!

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. 706-546-0840

    Jamboree Mic Night

    JAMBOREE MIC NIGHT A weekly open mic event hosted by James Howard.


  • Georgia Museum of Art

    6:30–8:30 p.m. FREE!

    Student Night

    Join the Student Association of the Georgia Museum of Art for a night of food and fun to celebrate the latest exhibitions.

  • Lamar Dodd School of Art

    2–5 p.m. FREE!

    Opening Reception

    (S264) The solo exhibition of paintings by Lee Coffey is entitled, "Five Trucks & Willem Defoe Jesus."


  • The Classic Center

    6–8 p.m. FREE!

    Athens PROBE College Fair

    Meet reps from regional post-secondary institutions, colleges, universities and technical institutions.

  • Hotel Indigo

    5:30 p.m. $30, $50/couple.

    SMART Party Athens 2.0

    Jeannette Rankin Women's Scholarship Fund hosts its second annual SMART party, honoring six of the smartest women in Athens for their work in the community. Networking and prizes.

  • Miller Learning Center

    2-4 p.m. FREE!

    Anniversary Party

    The Miller Learning Center celebrates their 15th anniversary with cupcakes, music, an exhibit of architect's drawings and photos, and a visual story contest for students. 


Live Music

  • Akademia Brewing Co.

    7 p.m. FREE!

    JOE CAT Local troubadour whose influences range from Steve Earle and Townes Van Zant to Johnny Cash.

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    11 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040

    ROBBIE O'SULLIVAN Local singer-songwriter influenced by classic rock and folk.

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot plays solo sets of country-rock and acoustic Southern soul.

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot plays solo sets of country-rock and acoustic Southern soul.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    8 p.m. $12 (21+), $14 (18–20).

    WAR ON WOMEN Politically charged hardcore-punk band from Baltimore.

    HIRS Queer, activist punk collective from Philadelphia.

    SHOPLIFTER Local punk rock band.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 10:30 p.m. FREE!

    THREE STAR REVIVAL Knoxville, TN-based Americana five-piece. 

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $30 (adv.), $35 (door).

    MOON TAXI Retro-inspired jam band with an eclectic sound featuring unique melodies. 

    MAGIC CITY HIPPIES Miami-based indie-funk band.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 6 p.m. FREE!

    LUTHI Funky, horn-centric group based in Nashville, TN.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. FREE!

    JAZZ JAM Some of our town's most talented musicians get together at this happening. Bring your axe, or grab a table and give an ear. 

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    DANIEL HARDIN Singer-songwriter with acoustic and electric blues and rock influences.

  • The World Famous

    10 p.m. $5.

    CRAZY DOBERMAN Midwestern psycho-jazz-drone collective led by Wolf Eyes' John Olson.

    FRANK HURRICANE Experimental artist that describes his music as "spiritual mountain psych gangsta folk."

    THE ELECTRIC NATURE Athens-based experimental drone and noise-rock outfit.

    JACOB SUNDERLIN Local musician who incorporates elements of noise, folk, ambient and drone. 



  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9 a.m. FREE!

    Nature Ramblers

    (Meet at Shade Garden Arbor) Learn more about flora and fauna of the garden while enjoying fresh air and inspirational readings. Ramblers are encouraged to bring their own nature writings or favorite poems and essays to share with the group.

Lectures & Lit

  • Oconee County Library

    10 a.m. FREE!

    Perk, Pages and Projects

    Review a project book over coffee and tea, then create! Books and craft supplies provided. 

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    4:15 p.m. FREE!

    American Indian Returnings (AIR) Talk

    Featured speaker Chadwick Allen presents "Across and Through These Lands: Earthworks, Indigenous Identity, and Return."




  • 40 Watt Club

    10 p.m. $5.

    Silent Disco

    SILENT DISCO Dance the night away to three different channels of music. One of them is a request line!