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!

    CHRIS PADGETT Local guitar virtuoso and songwriter.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. FREE!

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

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 8 p.m. FREE!

    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.

    DANIEL BELL Locally born guitarist playing covers.

Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE!

    Talking About Books: Adult Book Discussion Group

    This month’s title is The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware. Newcomers welcome.



  • 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.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    3–4:30 p.m. FREE!

    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,

    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,

    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!

    Teen Mural Project

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

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 and crafts. Every beer purchased at Creature Comforts during the market will get you free tokens to spend at the market. Live music by the Red Oak Southern String Band on Oct. 16.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    11 a.m. FREE!

    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.

  • ACC Library

    6:30–8 p.m. FREE!

    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. 


  • 5:30 p.m. FREE!

    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!

    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.