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Wednesday, August 21

32 events

Live Music

  • Blind Pig Tavern

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-850-4919 (College Station Road location)

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot plays solo sets of country-rock and acoustic Southern soul.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    Athens Farmers Market. 5 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    CHRIS PADGETT Local guitar virtuoso and songwriter.

  • The Foundry

    6 p.m. FREE! www.thefoundryathens.com

    GRANT COWAN TRIO Local jazz-influenced, piano-playing singer-songwriter.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 8 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    PILGRIM Local hard-hitting, riff-heavy rock band led by songwriter Paul McHugh.

    THEM DIRTY ROSES Southern rock four-piece from Gadsden, AL.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    DONNY KNOTTSVILLE Southern-fried local art-rapper. Mixtape release show!

    SELINE HAZE Athens-based hip-hop artist who makes "music to inspire, to empathize and to motivate."

    CWOHL Songwriter Chris Ingham plays a set of loop-heavy solo jams.

    TABLOID Local band that sounds like "if Big Star, The Ronettes and Television had a bar brawl and everyone won."

    SAWMILL SLANG Local hip-hop artist.

    DK Athens-based hip-hop artist with a lyrically complex style.

  • Locos Grill & Pub

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

    SIMPLE LIFE Local band led by musician Greg Veal.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    FAMILY DINNER New local band featuring members of Partials and Sono Lumini.

  • 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. www.thatbarathens.com

    DANIEL BELL Locally born guitarist playing covers.

Lectures & Lit

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.

Kidstuff

  • Miller Learning Center

    7:30 p.m. & 9 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/improvathensuga

    Improv Comedy Night

    (Room 214) UGA's own improvisational comedy troupe, Improv Athens, performs. 

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    3–4:30 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Family Day: Art Cart (After Class)

    Enjoy “choose your own adventure”-style gallery activities, art projects and games that explore a different gallery each month. This month, explore the “Color, Form and Light" exhibition.

  • Oconee County Library

    10 a.m. & 11 a.m. 706-769-3950, www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Storytime at the Library

    Preschool-aged children and their caregivers are invited to enjoy storytime, songs, and crafts. 

  • Oconee County Library

    10 a.m. & 11 a.m. 706-769-3950, www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Storytime at the Library

    Preschool-aged children and their caregivers are invited to enjoy storytime, songs, and crafts. 

  • Oconee County Library

    6 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Teen Mural Project

    Help design a new young adult mural to go in the library. All artist levels welcome. Grades 6-12. 

Comedy

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 Chris Padgett (Aug. 21).

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    11 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Senior Citizens Day

    Find out where to get the best senior resources in the county. Meet and greet with representatives from the Madison County Senior Center, Madison County Mentor Program, Madison-Oglethorpe Animal Shelter and more. Enjoy music from Dirty Dulcimers and Pops Barker.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    4–8 p.m. www.terrapinbeercom

    Barrel Aged Night

    Richland III and Tiramisu-Hoo were both aged in Richland Rum barrels.

  • ACC Library

    6:30–8 p.m. FREE! wuga@uga.edu

    Housing Code Hack

    (Appleton Auditorium) The Athens Area Habitat for Humanity and WUGA FM co-sponsor an event to discuss sections of local zoning and building codes that impede housing affordability. Questions may be submitted via WUGA's Facebook page or at the event. 

Art

  • 5:30 p.m. FREE! info@athensculturalaffairs.org

    Hot Corner Mural Celebration

    (Hot Corner, 133 E. Washington St.) An official ribbon cutting ceremony for the "Hot Corner: An Athens Legacy" mural will be held, featuring guest speakers, music, local vendors and more. See Calendar Pick on p. 15.

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    1–3 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/LyndonHouseArts

    Artist Talk & Tour of Smithonia Plantation

    Collector, writer and painter James de Molyneux will guide guests through a tour of the Smithonia Plantation, present works in his art collection, and recount stories of his life and artistic pursuits. RSVP for this event.

Meetings