Wednesday, January 23

27 events

Live Music

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m.

    BONEHART FLANNIGAN Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter with a rootsy Americana style.

    DAVID HYDE Multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter from Ball Ground.

    NATHAN EVANS FOX Americana/folk musician based in Houston, TX.

  • The Foundry

    7:30 p.m. $7 (adv.), $10 (door).

    MARBIN Israeli-American improv/jazz-fusion band from Chicago.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. $5. 706-546-5609

    PETALBOAT New local experimental project.

    KILLICK Freeform musician Killick Hinds coaxes mesmerizing sounds from unconventional instruments.

    GLAD MATT Chicago-based experimental performer.

    JOHN KIRAN FERNANDES Local musician playing ambient looped clarinet inspired by birdsong and Brian Eno.

  • 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.

  • Saucehouse Barbeque

    6 p.m. FREE!

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot performs tasty sets of funky Southern folk rock 'n' roll.

  • That Bar Athens

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-248-7903

    CAROLINE AIKEN This guitarist and singer's bluesy voice and masterful technique guarantee a hypnotic performance.


  • Oconee County Library

    6–8 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950

    Game Night

    Create your own board game. Grades 6–12.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • Oconee County Library

    10 a.m. & 11 a.m. FREE! 706-769-3950


    Stories, songs, movement, crafts and fun for preschool-aged children.

  • Athens Academy

    8:30 a.m. FREE!

    Open House

    Prospective students of all grade levels and their families can check out the campus.


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.


  • East Athens Community Center

    Free Karate

    Learn the basics of karate. All ages and skill levels welcome. Wednesdays, 6 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3593


  • DT Productions

    6:30-8:30 p.m. FREE!

    Spark Your Year Off Right

    Business mixer with motivational speaker and chef Hugh Acheson. 

Lectures & Lit

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    1 p.m. FREE!

    Brown Bag Lunch

    The Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation presents a brown bag lunch on the historic Beech Haven property.


  • Ciné

    7:30 p.m.

    Faraway Land

    Filmed in 2017 in Athens, Greece, this documentary explores the relationships between refugees and volunteers. Proceeds from this screening will benefit an art therapy program for refugees, organized by artist and UGA graduate Maria Nissan, who will lead a brief Q&A following the film.

  • Ciné

    8 p.m.

    Black '47

    The UGA Willson Center for Humanities & Arts presents a screening with an introduction and discussion with Center Director Nicholas Allen.

Word on the Street

  • Oconee County Library

    AARP Tax-Aide

    AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers offer tax assistance Mondays, 12–4 p.m.