COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Wednesday, June 21

39 events

Live Music

  • College Square

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

    THE TUTEN BROTHERS Athens-based folk-rock family band.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

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

    CARLY MOFFA Country singer-songwriter and guitarist from Nashville.

  • The Foundry

    Yappy Hour. 6 p.m. $5. www.thefoundryathens.com

    THE LUCKY JONES Rockin' rhythm and blues from this local band. 

  • 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.jazzathensga.org

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

  • Iron Factory

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

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

  • Locos Grill & Pub

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

    REVEREND TRIBBLE AND THE DEACONS Good old-fashioned rock and roll with a sprinkle of good-humored irreverance.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    PAULA BOGGS BAND Americana group out of Seattle.

  • 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.

Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

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

    Talking About Books: Adult Book Discussion Group

    This month's title is Tenth of December by George Saunders. Newcomers welcome.

  • 40 Watt Club

    7 p.m. $5. www.40watt.com

    Roxane Gay

    Roxane Gay is an associate professor of English at Purdue University, contributing writer at The New York Times, founder of Tiny Hardcore Press, and author of Bad Feminist, An Untamed State and Hunger. See story on p. 12.

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.

  • Memorial Park

    June 19, 6:30 p.m. June 21, 6:30 p.m. June 24, 10 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3801

    Memorial Park Visioning Sessions

    Participants will break into small groups and discuss the future of the park, what they like and dislike, and share experiences that will help inform park planners as they develop revitalizations.

Games

Comedy

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $12–25. www.georgiatheatre.com

    7th Annual Laughfest

    AthFest's official comedy showcase features headliner Shane Mauss, who combines elements of stand-up, storytelling and TED Talks for a show about psychedelics. Sponsored by the Multidisciplinary Assocation of Psychedelic Studies.

Kidstuff

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

    OPEN MIC A weekly open-mic jam hosted by Louis Phillip Pelot. Backline provided!

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    Freestyle Cypher Night

    FREESTYLE CYPHER NIGHT Hosted by local MC Lingua Franca.

Classes

  • ACC Library

    One-on-One Genealogy Assistance

    Library staff offer assistance to genealogists and researchers. Aug. 23, 10 a.m. or Aug. 30, 2 p.m. Registration required. 706-613-3650, www.athenslibrary.org/athens

  • Hip Vintage and Handmade

    Guitar Strum at Hip

    This is a group guitar lesson for adults taught by Caroline Aiken. Bring a guitar, tuner, paper, pen and list of songs you'd like to learn. Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m. No class on Nov. 22. $15. www.hipvintagehandmade.com

  • The Classic Center

    10 a.m.–8 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/yogaathens

    International Yoga Day

    (Pavillion) Celebrate Summer Solstice by trying different styles of yoga from different studios around town. Giveaways. 

Art

Events

  • The Foundry

    6–9 p.m. $5 suggested donation. www.thefoundryathens.com

    You Ain't Nothing But a Pound Dog

    The Athens Area Humane Society presents a yappy hour on the patio terrace. Meet adoptable dogs looking for furever homes. Well-behaved dogs are welcome as long as they're kept on a leash. Live music by The Lucky Jones.

  • 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. This is the last Wednesday market of the season.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

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

    Cask Night

    Sample a unique cask of Blueberry Thyme Saison. Featuring Old Pal cocktails and tarot card readings.

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