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Wednesday, October 9

33 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.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    8 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com

    FORBIDDEN WAVES Surfy local garage-rock combo.

    ANCIENT ETHEL New duo featuring Missy Lawrence on vocals and drums and Garett Hatch on vocals and guitar.

    TOM VISIONS Local artist playing post-mystical, psychedelic electronic music.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

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

    BLIND DELTA WOLF Local band playing classic and original rock and roll.

  • Go Bar

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

    CLIP ART PRESENTS A hip-hop showcase featuring L.G., Uptown Deezy, Tru Thought, Caulfield, Naego Flame, Devinchi and more.

  • Locos Grill & Pub

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

    THE VIBRATONES Veterans of the Athens scene playing various blues styles. Dancing is encouraged!

  • Max

    9 p.m. www.brainaidfest.com

    BRAIN AID FEST Featuring music from Donny Knottsville, We're Weird, Andy Dixon, DK & Seline Haze, Michael Potter and Blue Bodies

  • Nowhere Bar

    8 p.m. www.facebook.com/NowhereBarAthens

    DANIEL HUTCHENS Bloodkin guitarist plays a set of wrenching, rocking soul-folk.

  • 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

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

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

    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! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Preschool Storytime

    Attendees will share books, songs, puppets and rhymes. Ages 1.5–5.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    10:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Preschool & Toddler Storytime

    Stories, songs and simple crafts. Ages 0–5. 

  • Oconee County Library

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

    Storytime

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

  • Bogart Library

    10–11 a.m. FREE! 770-725-9443 www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Mother Goose on the Loose

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

  • Bogart Library

    10–11 a.m. FREE! 770-725-9443 www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Mother Goose on the Loose

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

  • Bogart Library

    11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. & 4–5 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    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! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    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.

Performance

  • UGA Ramsey Concert Hall

    7:30 p.m. $3–12. www.pac.uga.edu

    Faculty Artist Series

    A jazz-club inspired performance entitled “Songs for my Daughter" that will include a mix of classical, jazz, pop, and boogie-woogie styles of music performed by Associate Professor of Trumpet, Brandon Craswell. Craswell will be accompanied by pianists Greg Hankins and Janet Craswell, local drummer and owner of Hendershot’s, Seth Hendershot,  and Hodgson School alumnus Luca Lombardi on double bass.

Classes

  • ACC Library

    11:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Medicare Panel Discussion

    Professionals will offer guidance for the upcoming Medicare enrollment season.

  • Dancefx

    6:30 p.m. www.unstrictlyballroom.com

    Beginner Ballroom

    This month's weekly ballroom classes cover the Foxtrot. No experience or partner required.

  • 6–8 p.m. $35. www.theindiesouth.com

    Houseplants 101: Turn Your Black Thumb Green

    (Indie South Creative, 470 Hawthorne Ave.) Learn proper care for a variety of houseplants (including tropicals and succulents), how to re-pot, what soils to use, troubleshooting, and more. Participants will leave with a six inch potted plant. Register to attend.

  • Comedy Class: Intro to Improv

    (Nimbl) This is a fun, low-stakes weekly workshop introducing the basic concepts of improv comedy. No experience necessary. Participants learn improv fundamentals and play introductory games. Tuesdays through Dec. 17, 7–9 p.m. Donation based. 770-833-7969, www.krakinjokes.com/classes

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

  • That Bar Athens

    7 p.m. FREE! www.thatbarathens.com

    Athens Dart League

    Play a round of darts.

Word on the Street

  • ACC Library

    Scanning One-on-One

    Get help digitizing family heirlooms for lifelong preservation. Library staff is available to assist in working with documents, photos and slides. Registration required. Wednesdays, 2 p.m. www.athenslibrary.org/athens

DJs

Theater

  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Oct. 8–11, 8 p.m. & Oct. 13, 2:30 p.m. $12–16. www.ugatheatre.com/monsters

    She Kills Monsters

    (Cellar Theatre) She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen centers on high school teacher Agnes and her quest to find a meaningful connection with her recently-deceased sister, Tilly. Agnes dives headlong into her younger sister’s Dungeons & Dragons campaign with the help of Tilly’s nerdy friend Chuck, and along the way, must contend with demon queens, dark elves and vampire cheerleaders while battling her own real-life monster: grief.

Lectures & Lit

  • UGA Main Library

    4 p.m. FREE! www.willson.uga.edu

    Black Mirrors and Melting Wizards: Digital Storytelling Tools and Techniques

    (DigiLab) In this talk, Dr. Jim McGrath of Brown University will present an overview of his approaches to digital storytelling in the classroom, emphasizing ideas of audience and engagement in digital public humanities work, managing and developing digital projects, and what academics can learn from podcasts, video games, "Black Mirror: Bandersnatch," and other pop cultural narratives.

Ending Wednesday, October 9

 

Word on the Street

  • The Tasting Room at Jittery Joe's Roasting Company

    Boo-le-Bark on Boulevard

    Register your canine friend to walk in the costumed dog parade (this year's theme is Rocks & Rolls!) Registration $20 per dog thru Oct. 9. ($25 on parade day if spaces remain.) Additional $10 for costume competition. Limit 150 dogs. www.barkonboulevard.com