COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Wednesday, June 12

32 events

Live Music

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    4 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    ATHENS FARMERS MARKET Featuring music from Wing Dingers.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    10 p.m. $5. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    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. www.thefoundryathens.com

    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! 706-215-9333

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

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    JAY GONZALEZ Drive-By Truckers' keyboardist plays your favorite AM Gold, singer-songwriter, power-pop, British Invasion, originals and TV theme songs. See story on p. 12.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Kidstuff

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! www.starlandpizza.com

    Wolf's Den Open Mic

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

Classes

  • 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. "Women Who Wine Summer Boot Camp: Wine 101–Basic Concepts of Wine & Wine Tasting." July 24, 25, 31 & Aug. 2, 6:30–7:45 p.m. $80. 706-353-8881, wine.jsbottleshop@gmail.com, www.jsbottleshop.com

Events

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    4-7 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    Athens Farmers Market

    Vendors offer local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods and crafts. Every beer purchased at Creature Comforts during the market will get you free tokens to spend at the market. Live music by White Rabbit Collective (June 19).

DJs

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 10 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    DJ Osmose

    DJ OSMOSE Local DJ spins an all-vinyl set of deep house and nu-disco. Featuring Ryan Houchens on congas.

Lectures & Lit

  • Avid Bookshop

    6:30 p.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com

    The Champagne Room Launch Party

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

Performance

Auditions

  • 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

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Classes

  • 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. ancientsunacademy@gmail.com, www.ancient-intuition.com