Wednesday, October 23

36 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

    7 p.m. $10 (21+), $12 (18–20).

    BETCHA Buzzy alt-rock four-piece from Nashville, TN.

    HOTEL FICTION Groovy pop band formerly known as Tomorrow Today.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    10 p.m. FREE!

    GRAYSON HAUSER Local guitarist blending blues, funk, rock, jazz and more. 

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $12 (door).

    POLYRHYTHMICS Funky Afrobeat-inspired band from Seattle.

    THE FAMILY RECIPE Athens-based fusion outfit blending jazz, jam and blues.

  • Georgia Center for Continuing Education

    5:30 p.m. FREE!

    CAROLINE AIKEN BAND This guitarist and singer's bluesy voice and masterful technique guarantee a hypnotic performance.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 11 p.m. FREE!

    THE MAMMOTHS Austin, TX-based high-energy rock outfit drawing on old-school techniques.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 6:30 p.m. FREE!

    DESMOND JONES Funky, rocking jazz fusion group from Grand Rapids, MI.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $20.

    ROBERT RANDOLPH & THE FAMILY BAND Soulful funk band led by pedal steel player Robert Randolph.

  • The Globe

    8 p.m. FREE! 706-353-4721

    THE HOT HOTTY-HOTS Mary Sigalas, Dan Horowitz, Steve Key and surprise guests play swingin' tunes from the '10s, '20s and '30s.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m.

    CLIP ART Local rap group featuring emcees Vann Johnson and Arizona Zimmerman.

    KALENBREE Up-and-coming soul and R&B artist from Decatur.

    DICTATOR Travis West is a known quantity in the Athens hip-hop scene for his direct style and hard-hitting beats. 

    ALDENTE New local group combining hip-hop, alternative rock and blues.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. $7.

    MY ONE AND ONLY Husband-and-wife Americana duo from Nashville, TN.

    RYNE MEADOW "Acoustitronic" local singer-songwriter with a rich musical palette. 

    JAMES WORSHAM Folk singer-songwriter from Macon.

  • Locos Grill & Pub

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

    SALLY AND THE SIX GRAND Old-time rock band.

  • Nowhere Bar

    9 p.m.

    JOEY HARKUM BAND Folk-rock group from Maryland.

  • 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.


  • ACC Library

    6:30 p.m. FREE!

    One Spooky Night

    A shadow puppet show followed by trick-or-treating for non-food prizes and carnival games. Costumes encouraged.

  • 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.

  • ACC Library

    4 p.m. FREE!

    Pizza and Paperbacks Teen Book Club

    Read with friends, eat pizza and chat about popular Young Adult books. This month's selection is Fake ID by Lamar Giles.

  • Oconee County Library

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


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

  • Bogart Library

    10–11 a.m. FREE! 770-725-9443

    Mother Goose on the Loose

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

  • ACC Library

    6:30 p.m. FREE!

    20th Annual Halloween Carnival

    Put on your favorite Halloween disguise and enjoy a haunting evening of seasonal tales, costumes, shadow puppetry and surprises. After the performance, enjoy trick-or-treating throughout the library for non-food prizes at every public desk. There will be a haunted Storyroom, vintage carnival games and an assortment of spooky crafts.

  • Bogart Library

    11:30 a.m. & 4 p.m. FREE!

    Wonderful Wednesday: Build It!

    Children ages 4 and up will engage in building, based on a theme from a story. This month's building is a spooky mansion.

  • Bogart Library

    11:30 a.m. & 4 p.m. FREE!

    Wonderful Wednesday: Build It!

    Children ages 4 and up will engage in building, based on a theme from a story. This month's building is a spooky mansion.


  • The Foundry

    7 p.m.

    Boybutante Fall Drag Bingo

    The Boybutante AIDS Foundation hosts a fundraiser to benefit programs that provide services to people living with HIV/AIDS. Win prizes, enjoy some food and be entertained by queens.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    4–7 p.m. FREE!

    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.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    4–8 p.m.

    Beer Release Party

    Celebrate the release of the "Dispensary Pack," including the flavors "Jazz Cabbage," "Magic Brownie Ale," and "Dancing Gummy Beer."

  • That Bar Athens

    9 p.m. $3.

    Heckle Hell: Drag Me to Hell

    Take on the hecklers or be one yourself. Enjoy a night of laughter and a show where everyone is encouraged to participate. Bring your fans because it is hot in hell! Sign up at the door, limited spots available. Drag kings and queens dressed to the nines get in free.


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.


  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Oct. 22–26, 8 p.m. Oct. 26 & Oct. 27, 2:30 p.m. $7 (w/ UGA ID), $12.

    Niagara Falls

    (Cellar Theatre) UGA alumnus Steve Yockey's Niagara Falls is a surreal comedy in which newlyweds must face pressing marital issues. See Theater Notes on p. 12.