Wednesday, June 12

28 events



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.

Live Music

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    4 p.m. FREE!

    ATHENS FARMERS MARKET Featuring music from Wing Dingers.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    10 p.m. $5.

    BLUNT BANGS Local indie-pop band led by songwriter Reggie Youngblood.

    LONG HOTS Experimental guitar-rock trio from Philadelphia.

    DAVID NANCE GROUP Scuzzed-out guitar band from Omaha, NE. See Calendar Pick on p. 16.

    WALTZ Athens-based heavy-rock duo.

  • The Foundry

    7 p.m. $5.

    PAUL LOMBARD Local blues singer and guitarist.

    HEIDI HOLTON Country-blues singer-songwriter from North Carolina.

    MARION MONTGOMERY & GLYN DENHAM Buesy local acoustic folk duo.

  • Georgia Center for Continuing Education

    5:30 p.m. FREE!

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

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE!

    JAY GONZALEZ Drive-By Truckers' keyboardist plays your favorite AM Gold, singer-songwriter, power-pop, British Invasion, originals and TV theme songs. 

  • Go Bar

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

    ANNIE LEETH Local experimental violinist and multi-instrumentalist composer.

    SEVERE BLUSH Experimental electronic sounds from Athens' Logan Shirah. 

    SILICA GEL DO NOT EAT Medieval drone-influenced, vocal-driven experience from Birmingham, AL.

    WORST SPILLS Instrumental, angular rock band.

  • Locos Grill & Pub

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

    THE VIBRATONES Veterans of the Athens scene playing various blues styles. Dancing is encouraged!

  • Nowhere Bar

    9 p.m. $3. 706-546-4742

    FREE HAT Funky progressive jam band from Atlanta.


  • Wine Classes

    (Normal School of Wine at J's Bottle Shop) "Wine 101: Understanding Acidity in Wine." Aug. 7, 6:30–8 p.m. $25. "The One-Hour Wine Geek." Aug. 8, 6:30–8 p.m. $25. 706-353-8881,,


  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    4–7 p.m. FREE!

    Athens Farmers Market

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


Lectures & Lit

  • Avid Bookshop

    6:30 p.m. FREE!

    The Champagne Room Launch Party

    Heather Bartel and Edward Stephens, editors of The Champagne Room, celebrate the launch of the journal's debut issue.



  • Drinking Habits

    (Elberton Arts Center, Elberton) Encore Productions hosts auditions for Tom Smith's hilarious Drinking Habits. Be prepared to read excerpts from the script. Auditions on July 8–9, 6–8 p.m. Performances Sept. 13–15 and 20–22 at the Elbert Theatre. 706-283-1049

Ending Wednesday, June 12



  • Animal Telepathy & Energy Body Dynamics

    (Ancient Suns Intuitive Arts, Cobbham Neighborhood) In "Animal Telepathy," learn how to send and receive intuitive messages with your animals. Tuesdays, June 11–July 30, 6–8:30 p.m. $300/eight weeks. In "Energy Body Fundamentals," learn how to strengthen, use and protect your aura and chakras using a form of meditation designed to awaken your clairvoyance. Wednesdays, June 12–July 17, 6–8:30 p.m. $225/six weeks.,