Wednesday, January 22

23 events


  • ACC Library

    4–5 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Teen Council

    Teens can come together to discuss plans for the ACC Library's teen department's collections and programs. Ages 11–18.

  • ACC Library

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Bedtime Stories

    (This event has been canceled.) 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

    (This event has been canceled.) Attendees will share books, songs, puppets and rhymes. Ages 1.5–5.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    10:30 a.m. FREE!

    Preschool & Toddler Storytime

    (This event has been canceled.) Stories, songs and simple crafts. Ages 0–5. 

  • Oconee County Library

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


    (This event has been canceled.) Stories, songs, movement, crafts and fun for preschool-aged children.

  • Oconee County Library

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


    (This event has been canceled.) Stories, songs, movement, crafts and fun for preschool-aged children.

  • Athens Academy

    8:30 a.m. FREE!

    Open House

    Prospective students of K3–12 and their families can check out the campus.

  • Bogart Library

    10–11 a.m. FREE! 770-725-9443

    Mother Goose on the Loose

    (This event has been canceled.) 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. & 4 p.m. FREE!

    Wonderful Wednesday: Book Club

    (This event has been canceled.) This month's choice is Pax by Sara Pennypacker. Ages 4 and up.

  • Oconee County Library

    6 p.m. FREE!

    Worry Doll Craft

    Worry dolls, traditionally made in Guatemala and Mexico, are said to listen and take away your worries if placed under your pillow. Make your own worry dolls to take home. grades 6–12.


Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    8 p.m. $7 (21+), $9 (18–20).

    LOCATE S,1 Local experimental pop group led by songwriter Christina Schneider.

    LINA TULLGREN Indie-pop singer-songwriter from Queens, NY.

    JOHN KIRAN FERNANDES Local musician playing ambient looped clarinet inspired by birdsong and Brian Eno.

    SARAH SWILLUM Local artist playing hallucinatory beat-pop featuring existential chants and dance.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $20.

    DAVID LOWERY Cracker's frontman performs a solo set. See story on p. 9.

    KEVN KINNEY The Drivin' N' Cryin' frontman performs a set of his solo material.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $15 (adv.), $20 (door).

    JAMES MCMURTRY Critically acclaimed folk-rock artist with a politically charged lyrical style.

    BONNIE WHITMORE Country singer-songwriter who has been touring and performing since the age of 8. 

  • 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.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m.

    WOLFLI Athens native Hamlin Jackson writes dark folk songs and instrumentals for guitar and piano.

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.


  • ARTini's Art Lounge

    7–9 p.m. $40.

    Sea Glass & Resin Workshop

    Participants are invited to create an object or design of their own. An 8″ x 10″ frame and additional objects will be provided. Advanced registration closes on the day of the event at 4 p.m.


  • That Bar Athens

    8 p.m. (sign up), 9 p.m. FREE!

    Heckle Hell: Purgatory Punchlines

    Participants meet in the middle of Heckle Hell and Heaven and let the crowd decide their fate. Five open mic spots are available. Participants are invited to sign up at the door. Time limit is 5–7 minutes.

Lectures & Lit