Wednesday, January 28

24 events

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040

    Open Mic Night

    SINGER-SONGWRITER SHOWCASE Rock out every Wednesday at this open mic. Contact for booking.

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-0840


    KARAOKE With your host Lynn, the Queen of Karaoke!

  • Hi-Lo Lounge

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-850-8561

    Karaoke with the King

    KARAOKE WITH THE KING Sing your guts out every Wednesday! 

  • Live Wire

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Open Mic

    OPEN JAM Caroline Aiken hosts this open mic. Contact to sign up.

Live Music

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $13 (adv.), $15 (door).

    PARQUET COURTS High-energy, guitar-driven indie rock band from New York. See story on p. 12.

    DEEP STATE Members of Little Gold and Brothers play driving, punky, melodic guitar-rock.

    MOTHERFUCKER Hard-hitting local band featuring former members of Incendiaries.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7:30 p.m. $22.50.

    REBELUTION Rock and reggae band from Santa Barbara, CA.

    KATCHAFIRE  New Zealand roots reggae band.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    EBN HAWK A collaborative project between local MC Ricky Digits and Pretty Bird's David Chandler.

    THE PRETTY BIRD Local a capella/hip-hop/anti-pop group.

    TRIPLE SEC GAYNGSTA No info available.

    DJ DEEPTHROAT Manny Lage spins hip hop.

  • Porterhouse Grill

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990

    JAZZ NIGHT The longest standing weekly music gig in Athens! Join drummer Nicholas Wiles with bassist Drew Hart and pianist Steve Key for an evening of original music, improv and standards.


  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9–10:30 a.m. FREE!

    Certificate in Native Plants

    Optional orientation for the Native Plants certification course. Anne Shenk and Cora Keber will introduce the course and answer questions.

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

    6 p.m. $5 suggested donation. 706-351-6024

    Buddhist Teachings

    Learn how to apply the teaching of Buddha to end suffering and bring peace to your life. Every Wednesday.

  • Revival Yarns

    3 p.m. $30.

    Crochet for Knitters

    Learn how to hold a crochet hook, slip stitch, single and double crochet stitch. You will also learn how to use crochet to add decorative borders and embellishments to knitted projects. RSVP.

  • UGA Health Sciences

    Tai Chi at UGA

    (George Hall) 12 weeks of Level I Tai Chi.  Wednesdays and Fridays, Jan. 28–April 24, 9–10 a.m. Registration closes Feb. 20. FREE!

  • Studio Dance Academy

    7:15 p.m. $12. 706-372-2918

    Belly Dance Special Topics

    This class focuses on learning choreography and special topics ranging from folkloric to modern belly dance styles.


  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    8 p.m. $5 (w/ student ID), $10. 706-542-4400,

    UGA Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition Concert

    This performance features some of the most talented students from Hugh Hodgson School of Music.


  • Blue Sky

    5 p.m. FREE! 706-850-3153

    Blue Sky Vinyl

    VINYL WEDNESDAYS Bring your own records and spin them at the bar!



  • Copper Creek Brewing Company

    9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-1102


    Test your trivia chops for prizes! Every Wednesday.

  • Mellow Mushroom

    8 p.m. FREE! 706-613-0892

    Entertainment Trivia

    Dirty South Trivia offers house cash prizes.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE!

    Bingo Bango

    Weekly themed games. House cash and drink prizes.

Lectures & Lit

  • Chops and Hops

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Oconee Democrats Book Group

    The group will discuss Empire of the Southern Moon, a sweeping history of the Comanches and their grisly battles with other tribes, settlers, Texan rangers and the U.S. Army.




  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    6:30 p.m. FREE!

    Athens Science Café

    Hugh Acheson will lead a discusson on fermentation with a live kimchi demonstration.

Ending Wednesday, January 28



  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    40th Annual Juried Exhibition

    The annual show will be juried by Carter Foster, curator of drawing at the Whitney Museum of American Art. All visual art welcome. Drop off entry forms and up to three works on Jan. 27, 12:30–8:30 p.m. or Jan. 28, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Opening reception on Mar. 5. $25 submission fee. 706-613-3623,