Wednesday, April 17

35 events

Live Music

  • Big City Bread Cafe

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-353-0029

    JOE ROWE Local musician singing songs about life and death.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    8 p.m. $10 (21+), $12 (18–20).

    THE BONES OF J.R. JONES Brooklyn-based folk and blues singer-songwriter. 

    BLOOD ON THE HARP Old-time bluegrass band from Atlanta playing "songs about death."

    AUSTIN DARNELL Local blues singer-songwriter and Darnell Boys member plays a solo set.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    Athens Farmers Market. 4 p.m. FREE!

    THE MOONSHINE Local postmodern string band with a blend of guitar, autoharp and upright bass.

  • The Foundry

    7:30 p.m. $6 (adv.), $8 (door).

    GEORGIA WOMEN OF SONG Songwriters Marty Winkler, Maggie Mason Hunter, Susan Staley and SJ Ursrey play individual sets and join each other onstage.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 8 p.m. $5.

    WANDERWILD Intricate, intimate local indie-rock project led by songwriter Matt Martin. Album release show! See story on p. 14.

    ROSE HOTEL "Bedroom-rock" alter ego of Kentucky songwriter Jordan Reynolds.

    ELIJAH JOHNSTON Local indie-folk singer-songwriter.

  • 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. $3. 706-546-5609

    MEAT STEAK Solo sounds from a member of local rock band Deep State.

    CHRISTOPHER WITHOUT HIS LIVER Songwriter Chris Ingham plays a set of loop-heavy solo jams.

    SMOKEY DEROECK Country songs about dogs, drugs and divorce from the local singer-songwriter.

  • Locos Grill & Pub

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

    THE BACUPS Fun-loving local cover band.

  • Nowhere Bar

    9 p.m. 706-546-4742

    VOODOO VISIONARY Improvisational funk-rock group from Atlanta.

  • 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.

  • Sofar Sounds

    8 p.m. $15.

    SECRET CONCERT Apply for tickets online, and find out the location the day before. The artists are unknown until you arrive at the show.  



  • Georgia Museum of Art

    2 p.m. FREE!

    Artful Conversations

    Join Sage Kincaid, associate curator of education, for a closer look and conversation about a work of art by a follower of Apollonio di Giovanni.


  • ACC Library

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Bedtime Stories

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

  • 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.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    3-4:30 p.m. FREE!

    Art Cart (After Class)

    Explore a different gallery each month with this after school program that offers activities, art projects and games.

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.

  • Starland Pizzeria and Pub

    9 p.m. FREE!

    Wolf's Den Open Mic

    WOLF'S DEN OPEN MIC Featuring musical performances and live interviews.


  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Showdown at the Equator

    Showdown at the Equator presents a double feature; I Drink Your Blood (1970) at 7 p.m. and Blood Beach (1980) at 9 p.m.

  • Ciné

    6:30 p.m. $5.

    Hidden Rivers Reception and Screening

    Watch the film, with a reception catered by The National, gallery viewing of photos from Freshwaters Illustrated and a panel discussion following the screening.

  • ACC Library

    1:30 p.m. FREE!

    Film Screening: The Unafraid

    Join Reflecting, Sharing, Learning and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute for a free screening of The Unafraid, a documentary that follows the personal lives of three DACA students in Georgia. A panel of U-Lead students and mentors will answer questions following the film. 

Lectures & Lit

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-542-6367

    Book Discussion

    (Room 258) A discussion of Queen of the Air: A True Story of Love and Tragedy at the Circus by Dean Jensen.


  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    4-7 p.m. FREE!

    Athens Farmers Market

    Vendors offer local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, live music and crafts. Every beer purchased at Creature Comforts during the market will get you free tokens to spend at the market.


  • Crawford School

    Mamma Mia! Auditions

    Roles are open to actors in high school through adults. A complete listing of all roles and requirements are available on the website. Auditions on Apr. 28, 1–3 p.m. Performances June 21–23. 706-202-1211,

Word on the Street

  • Athens

    Social Media Competition

    Anyone can post photos of compost related pictures with the hashtag #AthensICAW. Winners will be named and receive a prize for best photo. All submission must be turned in by May 10th.

Support Groups

  • reBlossom Mama Baby Shop

    ReBlossom Support Groups

    "Nannies & Nannas Play & Support Group," Mondays, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. "Breastfeeding Support Group," Wednesdays, 4–6 p.m. & Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. "Our Differences Are Beautiful Play and Support Group," Thursdays, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. "Finding Balance in Motherhood Group Therapy," second and fourth Fridays, 12–1 p.m.