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Wednesday, March 22

47 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    3 PM Baltimore pop-rock trio with pop-punk roots.

    OVER THE EDGE Peachtree City-based pop-punk band. 

    BROKEN CITY SKY Pop-punk band from Atlanta.

    CAROLINE ROMAN Atlanta-based pop and EDM singer-songwriter.

  • Dos Palmas Restaurant & Cantina

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-353-7771

    TRE POWELL Local singer-songriter playing bluesy acoustic tunes with soulful vocals.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    HONEYWHEEL Athens-based progressive rock band. 

    FAT NEPTUNE Up-and-coming Athens psych-rock four-piece.

    THE FINE HUNNIES New local band.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $6. www.40watt.com

    SELECTOR DUB NARCOTIC K Records founder Calvin Johnson plays "party-friendly excursions into dub, disco and hip hop." See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

    PYLON REENACTMENT SOCIETY The songs of the legendary Athens band, as performed by Vanessa Briscoe Hay and an all-star cast of locals.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 9 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    THE ORANGE CONSTANT Athens-based jam band with prog, pop and funk influences. Album release show!

  • Georgia Theatre

    7 p.m. $27 (adv.), $30 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    BLUE OCTOBER Alt-rock band from Houston, TX known for radio hits like "Hate Me."

    MATTHEW MAYFIELD Acoustic singer-songwriter and Alabama native.

  • 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.

  • Iron Factory

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6877

    BLUES JAM Hosted by Jesse Mariah and Michael. Bring your voice and instruments.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    CHRIS PADGETT Local guitar virtuoso and songwriter performs a solo set.

  • 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.

  • The World Famous

    9 p.m. www.facebook.com/theworldfamousathens

    SEXY NEIGHBORS New York-based garage-punk group.

    VIETRAHM Surf- and psych-inspired rock band from Chicago.

    HANNIE AND THE SLOBS New local garage project featuring members of The Rodney Kings and Muuy Biien.

    MIGHTY Alternative rock group from Atlanta.

Film

  • ACC Library

    6:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Film Screening

    Local musician Rick Fowler will lead a discussion after the screening of his film Mayhayley Lancaster: Legend of an Oracle.  

  • 6 p.m. FREE! realfooduga@gmail.com

    Under Contract: Farmers and the Fine Print

    (UGA Caldwell Hall, Room 302) In the documentary, farmers tell their stories and industry experts reveal how the corportation model pits farmer against farmer. Hosted by Real Food UGA.

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

    4:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Teen Council Meeting

    Teens can come together to discuss plans for the ACC Library's teen department's collections and programs. Pick up application forms at the front desk. Ages 11-18.

  • Oconee County Library

    5 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950

    Chess Club

    Ages 7 & up are invited to play. All experience levels welcome.

  • Oconee County Library

    10 & 11 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Preschooler Storytime

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

  • Bogart Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Wednesday Library Adventures

    A storytelling program with hands-on activities. Ages 3.5–8.

  • ACC Library

    7 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Bedtime Stories

    Children of all ages are invited for bedtime stories every Wednesday.

  • Oconee County Library

    6 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    PRISM

    PRISM is a safe space for all teens who share a common vision of equality. Grades 6–12.

  • reBlossom Mama Baby Shop

    Wednesday Walk

    Meet in the parking lot and get some fresh air in the company of other parents with young children. Wednesdays, 10 a.m. www.reblossomathens.com

Events

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    4–7 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    Athens Farmers Market

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

  • The Foundry

    7:30 p.m. $10–15. www.thefoundryathens.com

    Secret City Burlesque

    Secret City Burlesque presents video game-themed performances in "Arcade."

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    5:30–7 p.m. $12 (beer wristband). www.facebook.com/fireupthehydrants

    Tappy Hour

    Celebrate World Water Day with artists from the Fire Up the Hydrants public art project, which transformed 20 downtown fire hydrants into painted works of art. "Fired Up, Watered Down" is an exhibition of works by Lily Swindle, Maggie Baxter, Dan Smith, Sarah Cook and Sofy Bertioli.

  • ACC Library

    5:30 p.m. FREE! 100days.athens@gmail.com

    Wake-Up Wednesday

    Marshall Shepherd presents "Zombies, Sports and Cola: Implications for Communicating Weather and Climate." Sponsored by 100+ Days of Action.

Classes

Games

Meetings

  • The World Famous

    6–7:30 p.m. FREE! www.fourathens.com/happy-hour

    Tech Happy Hour

    Meet local entrepreneurs, tech talent and other fellow Athenians who are making cool stuff at this weekly Four Athens networking happy hour.

  • Four Athens

    12 p.m. FREE! www.fourathens.com

    Lunch & Learn

    This month's topic is "Research and Development and Jobs Tax Credits." Lunch is provided. RSVP.

  • Four Athens

    12 p.m. FREE! www.fourathens.com

    Lunch and Learn

    Aprio's Carli McDonald from R&D Tax Credit Services will discuss tax credits for startups. Lunch provided. RSVP.

Help Out

  • Clarke Central High School

    Relay for Life of Clarke County

    Help fund a cure for cancer while planning a fun community event. Seeking new volunteers to help plan one of the largest local events of the year. 706-543-2240, natalie.peck@cancer.org, www.relayforlife.org/clarkega

Art

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    2 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Artful Conversation

    In celebration of Women's History Month, assistant curator of education Sage Kincaid leads a tour focusing on several works by women artists.

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • The Office Lounge

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

    Karaoke

    KARAOKE With your host Lynn. Every Wednesday!

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    Open Mic Night

    LEAVING COUNTRIES OPEN MIC JAM Bands are welcome, backline is provided and the jam rocks until 2 a.m.

Theater

  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Mar. 21–25, 8 p.m. Mar. 26, 2:30 p.m. $7–12. drama.uga.edu

    Machinal

    (Cellar Theatre) Loosely based on the notorious Ruth Snyder case of 1927, Sophie Treadwell's episodic play depicts a young woman's disastrous efforts to conform to society's rigid expectations of women.

Lectures & Lit

  • Oconee County Library

    7 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Fanfiction Addiction

    Meet others who read or write fanfiction. Grades 6–12.

  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA

    7 p.m. FREE! thegeorgiareview.com

    Issue Release Party

    The Georgia Review presents poet, translator and editor Joshua Beckman in celebration of the Spring 2017 issue. Beckman will read from his work and a reception will follow with music by Scott Creney and Brigette Adair Herron. 

Performance

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    8 p.m. FREE! music.uga.edu

    UGA Wind Symphony and MOD[ular] Ensemble

    The MOD[ular] ensemble creates new works in mixed chamber settings. 

DJs

  • Ciné Barcafé

    6 p.m. FREE! www.athenscine.com

    Jazz Vinyl Night

    JAZZ VINYL NIGHT JazzAthensGA members spin jazz records. Plus, hear the Louis Romanos Quartet's new album in its entirety.