Wednesday, September 25

31 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.

  • Contact for Location

    8 p.m. $15.

    SECRET CONCERT Apply for tickets online, and find out the location the day before. The artists are unknown until you arrive at the show.  

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    10 p.m. $5.

    HYPER OLYMPIC New, Athens-based math-rock group.

    SUBUTECH Math-rock duo from Augusta.

    NEEDLE TEETH New local "sparkle-punk" band.

    TORCHIANA Newly local emo-folk singer-songwriter.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 5:30 p.m. FREE!

    CHROME CASTLE Atlanta band playing sunny psychedelic surf with cloudy post-punk melodies.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7 p.m. $15.

    ZOSO One of the longest-tenured Led Zeppelin tribute bands returns to Athens.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 10:30 p.m. FREE!

    ADDED COLOR Brazilian-American rock group from Brooklyn, NY.

  • 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. $5.

    KOLARS "Glammabilly" duo from Los Angeles.

    THE SH-BOOMS Orlando, FL-based soul band.

  • 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.


  • UGA Tate Student Center

    12–1:30 p.m. $55 (individual), $500 (sponsor table).

    17th Annual Founders Award Scholarship Luncheon

    (Grand Hall) Mary Frances Early, the first African American to graduate from UGA, will speak at UGA's Black Faculty and Staff Organization's luncheon. Proceeds benefit a student scholarship program.

  • 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.

  • Hotel Indigo

    5–7 p.m.

    Athens Pride Cocktail Hour

    Join Athens Pride for a night of gay trivial with cocktails and mocktails. See Story on p. 13.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    6 p.m. FREE!

    Coffee with a Candidate

    Meet Clyde Elrod, who is running for Congress.



  • 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. 706-769-3950,

    Storytime at the Library

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

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    4:30 p.m. FREE!

    Read Aloud

    Children’s Specialist Carley Stewart will read aloud from a book while participants complete a related activity. Ages 6 & up.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    3–4:30 p.m. FREE!

    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, participants will explore the Impressionism galleries.

  • Bogart Library

    11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. & 4–5 p.m. FREE!

    Wonderful Wednesday: The Art of It All

    This new program for school-aged children will engage kids 4 and up in art, based on a theme from a story.

  • Bogart Library

    11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. & 4–5 p.m. FREE!

    Wonderful Wednesday: The Art of It All

    This new program for school-aged children will engage kids 4 and up in art, based on a theme from a story.


  • Ciné

    Sept. 20, 21, 23 & 25, 7:15 p.m. Sept. 22, 2 p.m. Sept. 25, 9:20 p.m.

    Athens Rising 2: Transmittance

    Learn about the real, ongoing work that Athens organizations are engaged in to build a community through the arts. Subjects include Avid Bookshop, ATHICA, Canopy Studio, Condor Chocolates, Nuci's Space and many more.



  • 6:30–8 p.m. $25.

    Curds & Grapes

    (J's Bottle Shop) Participants will explore different wine styles and dive into the do’s and don’ts of wine-and-cheese pairings. (Cheeses will be provided by Half Shepard.


  • ACC Library

    6:30 p.m. FREE!

    ACC District 5 Townhall

    (Room A) Commissioner Tim Denson hosts a District 5 Townhall discussing the ACC Animal Control Department. Staff will be present to discuss plans, hear concerns and answer questions.

Ending Wednesday, September 25



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