Thursday, December 18

28 events


  • Georgia Museum of Art

    5–8 p.m. FREE!

    Drawing in the Galleries

    Open hours for visitors to sketch in the galleries using graphite or colored pencils.

  • Athens, GA

    6-9 p.m. FREE!

    Third Thursday Art Series

    Seven galleries stay open late the third Thursday of every month. Participating galleries include the Georgia Museum of Art, Lamar Dodd School of Art, ATHICA, Lyndon House Arts Center, Ciné, the GlassCube & Gallery @ Hotel Indigo and The Classic Center. See website for a list of open exhibits.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    6 p.m. FREE!


    Kelly Cassidy demonstrates how to relax and have fun while drawing simple, structured patterns. For teens and adults.


  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597

    Pajama Storytime

    Bring your pajama-clad kids in for a set of stories and a bedtime snack.

  • ACC Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Baby Music Jam

    Children ages 1-3 and their caregivers can play instruments, sing and dance together.

  • ACC Library

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

    Book Jammers

    Children and their families are invited for stories, trivia, crafts and more. This event promotes literacy through the art of listening and helps to strengthen attention spans. For children ages 6–10.

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    Dr. Fred's Karaoke

    KARAOKE Hosted by karaoke fanatic John "Dr. Fred" Bowers and featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more.

  • Walker's Coffee & Pub

    9 p.m. FREE! 706-543-1433


    KARAOKE Every Thursday!

  • Diverse Universe Studio

    9 p.m. 706-296-2945


    KARAOKE Every Thursday!


  • ACC Library

    9–9:45 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, ext. 354

    One-On-One Computer Tutorial

    Personalized instruction available for various computer topics. 

  • Revival Yarns

    6 p.m. $15.

    Finishing Techniques Class

    Learn how to join pieces and sew seams. You will be introduced to different types of seam stitches: mattress stitch, backstitch, kitchener stitch and three-needle bind off. RSVP.

  • ACC Library

    Digital Media Center: One-on-One Computer Tutorial

    The new Digital Media Center is now open! Get individual instruction for graphics, audio or video editing projects or learn to convert albums and cassettes to DVDs and CDs.

  • Leathers Building

    9:15 a.m. $12 drop in.

    December Yoga Series

    With instructor Sarah Dunning.


  • The Classic Center

    6:30 p.m. $25. 706-769-9333,

    Festival of Trees Opening Reception

    Fifty trees decorated by local businesses will be on view Dec. 12–18 as part of Christmas at the Classic Center. Guests can bid throughout the week or at this official bidding ceremony and silent auction. Proceeds benefit Extra Special People.

Live Music

  • Barbeque Shack

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-613-6752

    OPEN BLUEGRASS JAM All pickers welcome! Every Thursday!

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. 706-369-3040

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Local singer-songwriter Louis Phillip Pelot and company play a "mind-boggling wall of organic sound with upbeat, travel-driven lyrics." The band is celebrating 90-plus weeks of Thursday shows.

  • Dos Palmas Restaurant & Cantina

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-353-7771

    TRE POWELL Bluesy acoustic tunes with soulful vocals.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. FREE! (Toy donation required.)

    CLASSIC CITY 12-PACK Three groups of local songwriters perform originals and covers. Featuring Dave Marr, Betsy Franck, Don Chambers, Vaughn Lamb, Tedo Stone, McKendrick Bearden, Drew Beskin, Hunter Morris, T. Hardy Morris, Thomas Johnson, Payton Bradford and Thayer Sarrano. See Calendar Pick on p. 22.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. FREE!

    PERIOD SIX Playing a unique blend of jazz standards featuring collective communication and soulful improvisation.

  • Kumquat Mae Bakery Café

    6 p.m. 706-850-1442

    REPENT AT LEISURE Fun-loving, rowdy, Irish pub band playing traditional as well as modern Irish music.

  • The Melting Point

    7 p.m.

    CARL LINDBERG TRIO The local jazz bassist leads his new trio through an evening of music.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    CBDB Alabama-based "joyfunk" band playing a mix of funk, progressive rock and jam fusion.

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Newly relocated back to his old stomping grounds of Athens, Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. He hosts an "all-star jam" every Thursday.


  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m.

    DJ Mahogany

    DJ MAHOGANY Popular local DJ spins freaky funk, sultry soul, righteous R&B and a whole lotta unexpected faves. This is a special Christmas show.



  • Butt Hutt Bar-B-Q

    8 p.m. FREE! 706-850-8511


    Hosted by Dirty South Trivia.