Saturday, January 18

30 events



  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    11 a.m.–3 p.m. FREE!

    Visions of MLK 2020

    The annual "Visions of MLK Art Exhibition" is a collaborative effort. This year's theme is "Beloved Community." The Saturday Celebration features live performances, food, guest speakers and activities.

  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA

    6–9 p.m. FREE!

    2020 ATHICA Members' Showcase

    The gallery's annual members' showcase features sculpture, painting, photgoraphy and more.


Live Music

  • Boutier Winery & Inn

    8 p.m. $10.

    GOLD DUST BAND Four-piece cover band playing rock, country and oldies.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    7 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18–20).

    ROCK N ROLL CIRCUS Featuring performances by The Plague, Forbidden Waves, The Honey Sliders, The Grawks, The VG Minus, Kompromat, Donkey Punch and Nuclear Tourism. See Calendar Pick on p. 16.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. $5.

    DUCI Self-produced, indie-psychedelic night-rocking tunes.

    ADJUST THE SAILS "Two sad dudes making some rad tunes" from Maryland.

    TIMOTHY EXIT Atlanta musician "somewhere between the Velvet Underground and Kraftwerk."

  • 40 Watt Club

    5 p.m. $10.

    BATTLE OF THE BANDS Bands representing local high schools will include Ad Blanco, Cheese Dream, Perlin NoiseSwowce, EMFEB and Fishbug.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $9–18.

    TURKUAZ Playing instrumental funk and a wide mix of genres from power-pop to R&B.

    NEAL FRANCIS Funk and soul singer-songwriter from Chicago.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m.

    CICADA RHYTHM Captivating Athens duo playing melodic, roots-influenced folk-rock.

    THE HIGH DIVERS Twangy four-piece that plays rebellious Southern music.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    9 p.m. $7.

    GEORGIA DISH BOYS Raucous and rootsy local rock group fronted by songwriter Seth Martin.

    HAMELL ON TRIAL New York-based musician Ed Hamell performs politically minded, folk-tinged punk.

    JACK EVAN JOHNSON Nashville singer-songwriter blending "honky tonk twang and back alley punch."

    TERMINALLY PHIL New project from Athens musician Phillip Brantley.

  • Live Wire Athens

    Nuçi’s Space Benefit. 3 p.m. $10.

    FIVE YEARS OF LIVE WIRE Featuring music from The Grateful Brothers, Harvey Funk & Walker, Heart of Pine, Moon Chief, Valerie Raye and more.

  • Nowhere Bar

    9 p.m.

    HEART OF PINE Roots-rocking local four-piece. 

    THE PINX Heavy, hard-swaggering rock band from Atlanta.

    SILVER TONGUE DEVILS Bluesy glam-rock act from Greenville, SC.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    5 p.m. FREE!

    JIM COOK Wailing slide guitar, gritty vocals and swamp stomp with this local bluesman.

  • That Bar Athens

    9 p.m.

    HIP HOP DON'T STOP Featuring performances by Big Lo, Trvy, Seline Haze and Kxng Blanco. Hosted by Mon2.



  • Memorial Park

    6:15 p.m. (lesson), 6:30–9:30 p.m. (dance). $8 (adults), $4 (ages 11–17), FREE! (ages 11 & under).

    Contra Dance

    (Administration Building) A monthly dance presented by Athens Folk Music & Dance Society with music by Mick Kinney and Evan Kinney and live calling by Janet Shepherd. No partner or experience necessary.

  • The Tasting Room at Jittery Joe's Roasting Company

    11 a.m. FREE!

    Winter Market 2020

    Shop local and surrounding food and market vendors weekly on Saturdays through Mar. 14. All ages welcome.

  • First AME Church

    9–11 a.m. FREE!

    Pop-Up Legal Clinic

    Attorneys offer free consultations in all areas of the law. Bring any important documents with you. Presented by Athens Access to Justice.

  • 10 a.m.–3 p.m. FREE!

    Elevate Athens Opening Celebration

    (1059B Baxter St.)Enjoy yoga, Nia, Yamuna Body Rolling and Ageless Grace classes with a celebration and snacks to follow. 

  • ARTini's Art Lounge

    7–10 p.m. $45.

    BYO Applique Flowers on Wood Workshop

    Participants are invited to bring flowers and make their own 10.5″ x 20″ assembled wood board. Advanced registration is required. A “BLOOM” stencil will be provided, but if another word is preferred, please make note of it during registration.

  • Live Wire Athens

    3–11 p.m. $10.

    Five Years of Live Wire

    The venue celebrates its fifth anniversary with live music and BBQ. Proceeds benefit Nuci's Space.


Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

    11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. FREE! 706-248-2372

    Athens Haiku

    Attendees can enjoy haiku books and journals, discussions on related forms, sharing of work and gentle suggestions on how to sharpen their poems. Every third Saturday. Ages 14 and up.

  • Normal Books

    2–4 p.m. FREE!

    Katie Watson & the Caged Canary Book Party

    Celebrate local middle grades author Mez Blume and her new book, Katie Watson & the Caged Canary. English-themed snacks will be served.

Karaoke & Open Mic

Ending Saturday, January 18



  • Athens, GA

    Empty Bowl Luncheon

    The Food Bank of Northeast Georgia is seeking artists to decorate and paint bowls for the annual Empty Bowl Luncheon event on Mar. 18 at the Classic Center. Bowls of soup are sold as a fundraiser. Painting sessions will be held Jan. 14 from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. and Jan. 18 from 9 a.m.–12 p.m. RSVP.