Wednesday, October 17

29 events

Live Music

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    Athens Farmers Market. 5 p.m. FREE!

    SCARLET STITCH Straight-up rock and roll band playing an acoustic set.

  • The Foundry

    7 p.m. $5.

    SWEETBAY Atlanta rock band with a raw, emotional sound.

    RUHAA! Local rock band with alternative and blues influences.

    THE POWERS Local folk-rock band of brothers.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $20 (adv.), $25 (door).

    JORDAN DAVIS Mainstream country artist from Nashville via Louisiana.

    RAY FULCHER Born and raised just outside of Augusta, Fulcher plays country music all over the Southeast.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 6:30 p.m. FREE!

    JOSH BRICKER Local country-rock artist.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 6:30 p.m. FREE!

    THE MAMMOTHS Austin, TX-based high-energy rock outfit drawing on old-school techniques.

  • The Globe

    8 p.m. FREE!

    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

    CLIP ART Local underground rap duo featuring emcees Vann Johnson and Arizona Zimmerman with drummer Patrick Stewart.

    KXNG BLANCO High-energy, lyrically driven local rap upstart.

    B|_ANK Nashville-based experimental noise and percussion project.

    BENNYHONDA SUPERSHIFTER No info available.

    DJ BOB Spinning a set of hip-hop tunes.

  • Locos Grill & Pub

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

    THE HACKERS No info available.

  • Nowhere Bar

    9 p.m. 706-546-4742

    HEART OF PINE Roots-rocking local four-piece. 

  • 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.



  • ACC Library

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Bedtime Stories

    Children of all ages are invited for bedtime stories every Wednesday.

  • Oconee County Library

    10 & 11 a.m. FREE!

    Preschooler Storytime

    Stories, songs and crafts for preschool-aged children and their caregivers.

  • ACC Library

    Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. FREE!

    Preschool Storytime

    Attendees will share books, songs, puppets and rhymes. Ages 1.5–5.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    4:30 p.m. FREE!

    Beginning Readers' Club

    Ms. Carley shares early literacy activities and stories. Ages 4–7. 

  • Bogart Ag Building

    10:30 a.m. FREE!

    Wonderful Wednesday Storytime

    Ms. Donna presents stories, songs, rhymes and a simple craft. Ages 3.5–8.

  • ACC Library

    4-5 p.m. FREE!

    Sci-Fi/Fantasy Sista Circle

    Read and talk about science fiction and fantasy books. Books that are given out are to keep. Brought to the ACC Library by the American Library Association Diversity Research Grant. 

  • East Athens Community Center

    Oct. 17–19, 12:30–2:30 p.m. $2–3.

    Early Release Day

    Ages 5–12 can participate in activities while Clarke County School District schools are out early for parent-teacher conferences. Wednesday's theme is "Science Day," Thursday's theme is "Lego STEM Day" and Friday's theme is "Build a Book." Registration required.

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!


  • 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.




Lectures & Lit

  • 4:30 p.m. FREE!

    Affordable Housing in the 21st Century: A Panel Discussion

    (College of Environment and Design, Lecture Hall 123) Developers, lawyers and other experts discuss affordable housing. See City Dope on p. 4.