COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Wednesday, May 24

40 events

Live Music

  • College Square

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

    CLASSIC CITY BAND The oldest community band in Georgia presents an outdoor concert.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    Athens Farmers Market. 5 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    WHITE RABBIT COLLECTIVE Open ensemble featuring local musicians and artists, curated by Nick Bradfield.

  • 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 The Pussywillows, Laughlin, Michael Gerard Levasseur & Rachael Renee Levasseur of The Moonshine and O’Connell & Parke.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    JAY GONZALEZ Drive-By Truckers' keyboardist plays your favorite yacht rock, singer-songwriter, power-pop, British Invasion, originals and TV theme songs.

  • The Globe

    8 p.m. www.facebook.com/athenswordofmouth

    THE HOTTY-HOTS Local swing and hot jazz ensemble playing music of the 1910s, '20s and '30s. 

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    JACOB MORRIS Moths' frontman performs a solo set of gentle, melodic folk.

    HAUNTED SHED Local band featuring members of Kenosha Kid, Moths and The Glands.

    KWAZYMOTO Noisy local punk- and and math-influenced rock trio.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    KEVIN GREEN ENSEMBLE L.A.-based Green will play "original and standard compositions on vibes and keys with an ensemble of talented locals."

  • 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.

Support Groups

  • Athens, GA

    Alanon 12 Step

    Recovery for people affected by someone else's drinking. Weekly meetings are held at various times and locations around Athens. Upcoming meetings include May 30 at 7:30 p.m. at Emanuel Church, June 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the Commencement Center, and June 5 and June 7 at 12 p.m. at Young Harris Methodist. 478-955-3422, www.ga-al-anon.org

Kidstuff

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.

Classes

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.

  • Iron Factory

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

    Open Mic

    OPEN MIC Hosted by Katie Collins.

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. May 31 features Marimba Tim.

  • House Electric

    12–2 p.m. FREE! www.houseelectricathens.com

    Birthday Celebration

    Celebrate House Electric's 7th birthday with shaved ice and prizes.

  • 12:30–2:30 p.m. FREE! (donations encouraged). www.athenshumanesociety.org

    Puppies on the Lawn

    (Flagpole, 220 Prince Ave.) Come out to our lawn (weather permitting) and play with adoptable pups. Proceeds benefit the Athens Area Humane Society.

Performance

  • The Classic Center

    7 p.m. FREE! www.usafband.af.mil

    USAF Band

    The Airmen of Note are the premier jazz ensemble of the United States Air Force. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

Lectures & Lit

  • Avid Bookshop

    6:30 p.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com

    Meet the Author

    Zach Powers will read from his book Gravity Changes. He will be joined by Athens poet Gale Marie Thompson. 

  • ACC Library

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

    Travel on the Cheap

    Gwen O'Looney will share some of her travel secrets. Topics include how to personalize your trip, what to take, where to stay, ridesharing, home stays, hostels and more.

Film

  • Ciné Barcafé

    May 22–24, 7:45 p.m. FREE! (donations encouraged). www.athenscine.com

    Athens in Our Lifetimes

    The documentary examines the evolution of the personality of Athens as a community over six decades. Tickets are free but required.