Wednesday, March 20

36 events

Live Music

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    8 p.m. FREE!

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

    HOT FUDGE Local psych-rock project helmed by guitar wizard Kris Deason.

    THRÜM New local psych band featuring members of Sea of Dogs, Hot Fudge and Dream Culture.

  • 40 Watt Club

    7 p.m. $7.

    BIG DADDY CHADDY No info available.

    TUCO & BLONDIE No info available.

    JETPACK SYNDROME Local band blending rock, prog and hip hop.

  • The Foundry

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

    TINSLEY ELLIS Seasoned blues-rock singer and guitarist from Atlanta.

    COCO MONTOYA Contemporary blues master and former John Mayall band member.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 6 p.m. $3.

    ATHENS STORYTELLERS Featuring acoustic music from Tommy Trautwein, Forrest Whitlark, Aspen Anonda, Elijah Johnston and Carly King.

  • The Globe

    8 p.m. FREE! 706-353-4721

    THE HOT HOTTY-HOTS Mary Sigalas, Dan Horowitz, Steve Key and surprise guests play swingin' tunes from the '10s, '20s and '30s.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    CELIA GARY Acoustic singer-songwriter from Augusta with a lush, mystical sound.

    TOMMY! Athens piano man and singer-songwriter.

    EMILEIGH IRELAND Local folk-pop singer-songwriter with a strong, compelling vocal style.

    COMRADE LAUNCHPAD Psych-folk and indie-pop band led by local musician James Bale.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    HUGHES TAYLOR BAND Energetic blues and classic rock outfit from Macon.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The World Famous

    10 p.m. $5.

    SARAH LOUISE Guitarist and singer known for her expressive, experimental compositions. See Calendar Pick on p. 16.

    GODDESS COMPLEX Athens-based avant-garde project led by composer Cloud Powers.

    MICHAEL POTTER Local guitarist creates a blend of ambient folk and psychedelic songs and soundscapes.

Lectures & Lit



  • Georgia Museum of Art

    2 p.m. FREE!

    Tour at Two

    A highlight tour of the permanent collection led by docents.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Artist Reception

    Stephanie Rivers creates watercolor and gel pen ink illustrations inspired by characters from Korean folklore and mythology. Jessica Smith makes three-dimensional glitter critters and hand-marbled landscapes. The reception includes ice cream and live music from Hot Fudge, Thrüm and Apparition.


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.


  • Ciné

    6:30 p.m. (reception), 7:30 p.m. (screening). $7.50.

    Science on Screen Film Series

    Watch First Man, a story focusing on Neil Armstrong and the decade leading to NASA's historic Apollo 11 flight in 1969. Guest speaker W. Keith Cambell is a professor of psychology at UGA and will speak on psychological resilience and society's frontrunners.

  • Morton Theatre

    7–10 p.m. $15.

    Banff Mountain Film Festival

    A collection of action, environmental and adventure films exploring the mountain world. 


  • Thrive

    6:30-7:30 p.m.

    Bird Path Zen

    Meditation with Zen Koans and a half hour of sitting meditation, followed by tea and conversation. Donations are appreciated. 

  • 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

  • Farmview Market

    5–7 p.m. $30.

    Make Your Own Beeswax Salve

    Guide to beeswax salve making. Pre-registration is required. Fee includes supplies. 


  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Mar. 19-23, 8 p.m. & March 23-24, 2:30 p.m. $7-12.

    Three Farcical Arts of the Deal: Peas, Patelin and Purgation

    UGA Theatre presents a tale of three men and how they handle what life throws at them. See Theater Notes on p. 9.