COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Wednesday, August 28

30 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

    SCOTT BAXENDALE Guitar dynamism from the owner of Baxendale Guitars. Classic bluesy riffs and a lot of soul. 

  • 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. 

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    AFRICAN AMERICANA New York band blending hip hop, blues, rock and more to concoct a "soundtrack for a post-apocalyptic Great Gatsby."

    THE TXLIPS Atlanta-based "black girl rock band" playing discordant indie rock.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. www.facebook.com/go.bar.35

    BODIES OF WATER Local electronic team-up between Bree Couleur and Space Brother.

    ARIEL ACKERLY Local noisemaker makes meditative loops from dulcimer and synthesizers.  

    THOM STRICKLAND Local experimental solo musician.

    LEISURE SERVICE Michael Pierce plays a set of noisy, bass-heavy techno.

  • Locos Grill & Pub

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

    RICK FOWLER BAND Original, guitar-driven blues-rock group.

  • Nowhere Bar

    9 p.m. $3. www.facebook.com/NowhereBarAthens

    MIDNIGHT REVEL Southern rock and soul group from Hattiesburg, MS.

  • 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.

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

  • ACC Library

    4 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Pizza and Paperbacks Teen Book Club

    Read with friends, eat pizza and chat about popular Young Adult books.

  • Oconee County Library

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

    Storytime

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

  • 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. 

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, live music and crafts. Every beer purchased at Creature Comforts during the market will get you free tokens to spend at the market.

  • Snipes Water Resource Center

    6:30 p.m. FREE! critzler@environmentga.org

    Solarize Athens 2.0 Kickoff

    Solarize Athens is a community-based solar energy and battery storage group-purchasing program that helps homeowners, businesses and nonprofits reduce energy expenses and save on the cost of renewable energy systems.

  • Oconee Veterans Park

    12 p.m. FREE! www.web.alsa.org

    2019 Ice Bucket Challenge

    The Watkinsville ALS Support Group hosts its annual fundraiser to help find a cure for ALS. Residents of Athens, Oconee and all surrounding counties welcome.

Art

  • Heirloom Cafe and Fresh Market

    5:30–6:30 p.m. FREE! www.heirloomathens.com

    Artist Reception

    See works by the Lyndon House Print Makers: Margaret Agner, Karen Sturm, Connee Flynn, Susan Nees and Mia York.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    6–8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee.com

    Shred The Light

    "Shred The Light" is a mixed media representation of doing what you want because something inside tells you that you can and that you must. As the closing to Corwin Shane's freshman art installation, this is a multifaceted art party bringing people together to celebrate creativity. Music will be provided by Bert Lazlo and Swowce.  

Classes

  • Iyengar Yoga

    (Nimbl) Chet Thomas CIYT teaches Iyengar yoga every Wednesday, 5:45–7:15 p.m. $15. www.nimblathens.com

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

    5:30–6:30 p.m. FREE! uuathensga.org

    Drumming Workshop

    Play West African rhythms and rhythms from the African diaspora. Extra drums available for use. All skill levels welcome.

Theater

  • Moonlight Theater

    8 p.m. $10. www.moonlighttheatercompany.com

    10-Minute Play Festival

    A showcase of local playwrights, directors and actors. Featuring works such as ​ "Green Sound" by John Patrick Bray Time, "The Hanson Kids" by Avery Bufkin, and "Another Minute" by Jordan Richards.

DJs