Wednesday, October 22

36 events


  • Copper Creek Brewing Company

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


    Test your trivia chops for prizes! Every Wednesday.

  • Beef 'O' Brady's

    8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1916

    Sports Trivia

    Test your sports knowledge every Wednesday night.

  • Mellow Mushroom

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

    Entertainment Trivia

    Dirty South Trivia offers house cash prizes. Every Wednesday.

  • Dickey's Barbecue Pit

    7:30 p.m. FREE! 770-728-3452


    Shown on the big screen TV, this PowerPoint based trivia show covers six categories, a music round and a "Family Feud" bonus round. Win prizes.

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    Open Mic Night

    LEAVING COUNTRIES SINGER-SONGWRITER SHOWCASE Rock out every Wednesday. Contact for booking.

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. FREE! 706-549-0840


    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!

  • Max

    8 p.m. $5. 706-254-3392

    Hip Hop Open Mic

    HIP HOP OPEN MIC Show off your skills and network with others in the industry.

  • New Earth Athens

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Open Mic

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

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).

    THE PEN TEST Semi-local industrial electronic project from Pat Walsh. Throbbing Gristle vibes by way of Adonis and Kraftwerk.

    WILD OF NIGHT Local band playing soaring, experimental new age-inspired chamber-pop.

    MANNY & THE DEEPTHROATS Alias of local experimental sound artist Manny Lage.

    BOY HARSHER No info available.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    Athens Farmers Market. 5 p.m. FREE!

    APPALACHIAN RHYTHM A blend of instrumental and vocal tunes in the Appalachian folk and bluegrass traditions.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $10.

    MARCHFOURTH MARCHING BAND A kaleidoscope of musical and visual energy that inspires dancing in an atmosphere of celebration.

    FUNK YOU Augusta band playing funky, high energy, get-your-dancing-shoes-on jams.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 11 p.m. FREE!

    BRAVE BABY Anthemic folk-rock from Charleston, SC.

  • Green Room

    9 p.m.

    THE GRAWKS Local rock and roll band inspired by '70s classic rock and punk.

    FREE ASSOCIATES Local garage-rock band that experiments with noise and attitude.

    RED FRANCIS Folk-rock trio from Chicago.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    5:30 p.m. FREE!

    FABULOUS BIRD Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Peter Alvanos (Elf Power) soars with his '60s British, folk and psych-pop influenced sound. Every Wednesday in October!

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742

    CAPTAIN GREEN Funk-fusion band from Baton Rouge, LA.

  • 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.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5:30 p.m. FREE!

    THE SATURDAY GIANT One-man band from Columbus, OH featuring elements of rock, pop, electro and hip hop.

  • The World Famous

    10:30 p.m.

    VINCAS Energetic, erratic garage punk with growling guitars, howling vocals and a bit of rockabilly swagger.

    WYMYNS PRYSYN Atlanta-based punk band fronted by Andrew Wiggins (Hawks, Blame Game).

    COTTAGING Doomy rock band from Providence, RI.

    PINECONES Atlanta/Athens-based rock band that touches on flailing, melodic grunge and urgent post-punk. See Record Review on p. 13.



  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    DJ Hot Wax

    DJ HOT WAX Max Wang (The Rodney Kings) spins '60s pop/soul and punk rock.

  • Blue Sky

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

    Blue Sky Vinyl

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


  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    10:30 a.m. FREE!

    Preschool & Toddler Story Time

    Story time includes stories, finger plays, songs and crafts for literacy-based fun. For ages 2–5.

  • Oglethorpe Co. Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE!

    Now You See Me Story Time

    Bring your toddlers in to read great stories.

  • Oconee County Library

    Haunted House Teen Volunteer Nights

    The Young Adult staff is looking for volunteers ages 11–18. Watch scary movies all week while you work on various Hunger Games Haunted House projects. Oct. 22–28, 4–9 p.m., FREE! 706-769-3950

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    4:30 p.m. FREE! 706795-5597

    Spooky Spider Storytime

    Katie Terry shares spider stories, songs and crafts. For ages 3–12.


  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    4–7 p.m. FREE!

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music by Appalachian Rhythm.

  • Max

    8–11 p.m.

    Hip Hop Industry Night & Open Mic

    Come network and perform.

  • Chase Street School

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-542-5788,

    Food for Thought: Nutrition and Childhood Obesity

    Caree Cotwright, a faculty member in the UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences, speaks about nutrition and childhood obesity at the October meeting for the Athens Science Café.



  • Ciné Barcafé

    6:30 p.m. $7.50.

    Who Owns Water

    Who Owns Water documents David Hanson and his brother Michael as they paddle from the headwaters of the Chattahoochee and Flint Rivers in Georgia all the way to the Apalachicola River and ultimately the Gulf of Mexico. Followed by a discussion with David Hanson. The event also serves as the launch party for Joe Cook's Chattahoochee River Users Guide.

Lectures & Lit

  • Miller Learning Center

    4 p.m. FREE!

    McGill Lecture

    (Room 250) Antonio Mora, prominent Hispanic journalist and two-time winner of the Peabody Award, speaks about "Troubled TImes in Television News."


  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Oct. 21–22, 8 p.m. $5.

    Danny and the Deep Blue Sea

    (Cellar Theatre) The Graduate Acting Ensemble presents John Patrick Shanley's drama about the power of human connection and the struggle for self-forgiveness through the explosive relationship between a violent maniac and a neglectful mother. When Danny (played by Zack Byrd) and Roberta (Stephanie Murphy) cross paths, they might be each other's last hope for redemption.


  • Multiple Locations

    Oct. 20, 6 p.m. (Lay Park). Oct. 21, 9 a.m. (Memorial Park) & 6 p.m. (Lay Park). Oct. 22, 1:30 p.m. (Memorial Park).

    Public Input Sessions

    These input workshops provide citizens with an opportunity to help develop a new pricing structure for ACC Leisure Services' programs.

Ending Wednesday, October 22



  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA

    Volunteers & Board Members

    ATHICA is seeking volunteers and potential board members specializing in public relations, grant writing or legal assistance. Email if interested.