Wednesday, July 17

32 events

Live Music

Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE!

    Talking About Books: Adult Book Discussion Group

    This month’s title is Educated by Tara Westover. Newcomers welcome.

  • Friendship Presbyterian Church

    6:30 p.m. FREE!

    Partners in the Search for Truth?

    Reverend Tom Buchanan and Antonio Mantica, a doctoral student in physics at UGA, lead a discussion on the intersection of science and religion.


Word on the Street

  • Athens, GA

    Fall Programs

    Find information about art exhibits, classes, performances, sports, fitness programs, holiday events and other activities for adults and children in the Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department's fall program guide. Now registering.


  • 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.

  • Oconee County Library

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


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

  • Bogart Library

    10–11 a.m. FREE! 770-725-9443

    Mother Goose on the Loose

    This special storytime is designed to promote parental bonding and early learning in babies ages 0–24 months. Registration required.

  • Oconee County Library

    6–8 p.m. FREE!

    Bad Art Night: Cooking Edition

    Grades 6–12 can participate in decorating food. Ingredients will be provided. 

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    2 p.m. FREE!

    Meet the Taco Dragon

    A visit from the Taco Dragon of Adam Rubin's Dragons Love Tacos. Stop in for hilarious stories and a chance to take a photo with the Dragon himself.

  • Oconee County Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE!

    Glow-in-the-Dark Dance

    Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing. Participants are encouraged to wear bright and space-themed clothes. All ages welcome.

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.


  • 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.




  • Tif Sigfrids

    10 a.m.–6 p.m. FREE!

    Watching TV with my Dealer

    Los Angeles-based artist Joe Sola performs "Watching TV with my Dealer." The week-long performance concludes with a reception on Friday from 6–8 p.m. See Art Notes on p. 13.