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Wednesday, April 26

41 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    8 p.m. $7 (21+), $9 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com

    DEGA Local indie-pop duo featuring former Ponderosa frontman Kalen Nash.

    MECHANICAL RIVER Lo-fi folk-rock project from Charleston, SC.

  • Dos Palmas Restaurant & Cantina

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

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

  • The Foundry

    7 p.m. $5. www.thefoundryathens.com

    THE BEST OF UNKNOWN ATHENS A monthly singer-songwriter showcase hosted by Liam Parke and featuring Katie Collins (aka Another Me), Michael Brandt, Drew Kohl, Steve Coughlin, Sarah Zuniga and Ralph Roddenberry.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    THE ARCS Long-running local rock band featuring Dave Gerow, Kevin Lane, Brandon Reynolds and Ben Spraker.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 10 p.m. FREE! www.georgiatheatre.com

    ADIOS GHOST Psychedelic, world and electronic group out of Brooklyn, NY.

    SHY LAYERS Dreamy electronic pop music from this Atlanta producer.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $12 (adv.), $14 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    SURFER BLOOD Florida indie rock group known for its hook-heavy guitar-pop. 

    BOYTOY Brooklyn-based indie-rock trio.

  • Iron Factory

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

    JAZZ JAM Bring your voice and instruments and jam with Peter Madruga.

  • Locos Grill & Pub

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-549-7700 (Timothy Road location)

    RICK FOWLER BAND Original, guitar-driven blues-rock group.

  • 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.

Film

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. FREE! www.filmathens.net

    24 Hour-ish Film Festival

    Teams received a prop, piece of dialogue and a special requirement and had to create a short film. Finished films will be screened and judged at this showcase.

  • Ciné Barcafé

    SOLD OUT! www.athenscine.com

    World Premiere of Athens in Our Lifetime

    Grady and Kathy Thrasher present a documentary exploring a decade of change in Athens.

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.

Kidstuff

Art

  • Georgia Museum of Art

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

    Artful Conversation

    Sage Kincaid leads a tour of "Michael Ellison, Urban Impressions."

  • Lamar Dodd School of Art

    9 a.m.–5 p.m. FREE! art.uga.edu

    UGA CSO Spring Pottery Sale

    The sale features hand-built sculpture and functional pottery by the UGA Ceramic Student Organization and faculty.

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

    Apr. 23–26, 6 p.m. FREE! drama.uga.edu

    New Play Festival

    University Theatre presents a collection of short plays by UGA students and alumni. See Theater Notes on p. 15.

Performance

Events

  • Morton Theatre

    7:45–10 a.m. FREE! www.myathensis.com

    Go Getters

    My Athens presents Go Getters, a quarterly event that features breakfast, coffee and discussion with community leaders. Matthew Purkey, president and CEO of the Northeast Georgia United Way, presents alongside Community Impact Director Emily Nichols.

  • 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.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5:30 p.m. www.terrapinbeer.com

    Cask Night

    Sample Maggie's with orange and white pepper.

Comedy

  • Jerzee's Sports Bar

    9 p.m. $5. ghoshehalia@gmail.com

    Comic Strip Comedy Show

    Alia Ghosheh hosts a comedy showcase headlined by Akil Bjorn.

DJs