Friday, November 21

33 events

Live Music

  • Buffalo's Café

    7:30 p.m. $8. 706-354-6655

    DAVID PRINCE This Athens staple and one-time member of The Jesters plays a set. This show features the music of the Rat Pack.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $6 (21+), $8 (18-20).

    CLOUD RECORDINGS FESTIVAL Featuring Scott E. Spillane, Shade, Mothers, The Cryptides, Freehand, The Shoal Creek Stranglers and Coombsbot. See Calendar Pick on p. 19.

  • The Classic Center

    8 p.m. $28.50–$49.50.

    BLACKBERRY SMOKE Southern rock quintet that mixes elements of gospel, bluegrass, arena rock, soul and more than a touch of outlaw country.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. $5.

    SEAN ARINGTON SPEARMINT Local band drawing from many genres including Americana, rock, jazz and more.

    NICKEL PLEASE No info available.

  • 40 Watt Club

    9 p.m. $11 (21+), $13 (18-20).

    THE WHIGS Hard-driving formerly local rock trio with heavy pop sensibilities.

    OAK HOUSE A mix of prog, folk, indie and everything in between.

    WRENN Up-and-coming local pop singer who experiments with jazz, Vaudeville and more.

  • Georgia Bar

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-9884

    JOHN BOYLE Singer-songwriter in the vein of Willie Nelson, John Prine and Bob Dylan. He'll be joined by Adam Poulin.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $15.

    RANDY ROGERS BAND Country group from Texas.

  • Green Room

    9 p.m.

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

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. $5.

    MRJORDANMRTONKS Collaboration between longtime Athens musicians Tommy Jordan and William Tonks, featuring rootsy guitar picking and paired vocal melodies.

    GYPSY WILDCATS New group from Athens playing classic Django Reinhardt gypsy swing tunes, as well as Americana and old vaudeville standards.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    11 p.m. FREE!

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

  • The Melting Point

    8 p.m. $5 (adv.), $8 (door).

    THE FUNK BROTHERHOOD Local party band does a tribute to Kool & The Gang.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    SHOWTIME Elite tha Showstoppa's band plays eclectic hip-hop mixed with rockin' funky soul.

  • The Office Lounge

    6 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.

  • The Office Lounge

    8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-546-0840

    THE ORIGINAL SCREWTOPS Crankin' the blues since 1962.


  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    Call for Artists

    Seeking submissions for the 20th annual Southworks National Juried Art Exhibition, held Apr. 10–May 8. Visit website for application and to submit images. Cash prizes will be awarded to top pieces. Deadline Feb. 13. $25-35.

  • ACC Library

    7:30 p.m. FREE!

    Opening Reception

    For "Seldom Seen: American Art Pottery from the Collection of Bill and Dorothy Paul." The collection includes representations from 100 potters in 25 states, most dating between the 1920s–40s. Bill Pual is a retired professor from UGA's Lamar Dodd School of Art and former director of the Georgia Museum of Art.

  • BMA At Home

    Nov. 21 & 22, 5–8 p.m. FREE!

    Britt Bass & Brynn Weiermiller Trunk Show

    Bass is an abstract painter and owner of Studio Studio in Buckhead. Weiermiller is currently pursuing a BFA in drawing and painting.

  • University of North Georgia

    Call for Entries: "Reciprocal: OCAF Members at UNG"

    The exhibit is a collaboration between the University of North Georgia and OCAF. Entries should be two-dimensional and no larger than 48" x 48." OCAF members only. Deadline is Jan. 12 at 12 p.m. Exhibit runs Mar. 5–April 2. Visit website for entry form. 706-769-4565,


  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    DJ Hot Wax

    DJ HOT WAX Max Wang (The Rodney Kings) spins '60s pop/soul and punk rock.

  • Barcode

    11 p.m. FREE! 706-613-5557

    SupaStar DJ LP

    SUPASTAR DJ LP Seasoned party rocker infuses today's hottest jams with the classics you grew up on.


  • Body, Mind & Spirit

    6 p.m. $5 suggested donation. 706-351-6024

    Meditation and Healing Circle

    Held every Friday.

  • UGA Special Collections Library

    2 p.m. FREE! 706-542-8079,

    "Vince Dooley: A Retrospective 1954-1988"

    Photographs, commemorative memorabilia and original art celebrating one of the most successful coaches in college football. Curator-led tours will be offered every Friday before home football games.

  • The Globe

    6-9 p.m. $10. 706-353-4721

    Wine Tasting: Wines for Thanksgiving

    Sample five different wines hand-selected for Thanksgiving.



  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    10 a.m.-12 p.m. $4–6. 706-613-3615

    Home School Science: Nature Journaling

    Learn to keep a nature journal to connect with the natural world. Make observations and learn about plants, animals and the non-living parts of the natural world. For ages 8–18 and their chaperones. 

  • Little Italy

    4–9 p.m. FREE!

    Chess & Pizza

    The Chess & Community Chess-A-Thon hosts open chess play for youth of all ages and experience levels.


  • Arts!Oglethorpe

    Nov. 21, 7:30 p.m. & Nov. 23, 3 p.m. $12–15.

    Always a Bridesmaid

    Lynn, Beverly, Gloria, Leigh and Shirley are lifelong friends who swore in high school to be in each others' weddings, not realizing how many there might be. See Calendar Pick on p. 19.

  • Oconee County Civic Center

    Nov. 20–21, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22, 2:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Nov. 23, 2:30 p.m. $10–15.

    All on a Christmas Day

    Cornerstone Productions presents their annual faith-based Christmas production, All on a Christmas Day. Follow the life of Luke from the 1920s through today with Broadway-style music.


  • Bloom

    5:30–7 p.m. FREE! (donations accepted).

    Athens Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Group

    An informal meeting for families who have experienced a miscarriage, stillbirth or infant loss. Feel free to bring a dinner along with you, as well as any photographs or special items you'd like to share. The space requests that children sit this one out.

Lectures & Lit

  • Avid Bookshop

    6 p.m. FREE!

    James Calemine & Bloodkin: The Local Stranger Revue

    Celebrate the release of James Calemine's new collection of stories The Local Stranger, accompanied by the sounds of Bloodkin.

  • Avid Bookshop

    5–7 p.m. FREE!

    Alumni Night at the Bookstore

    Authors of recent books about UGA and Athens will be on hand to sign copies of their books.

Support Groups

  • Athens, GA

    Project Safe

    Project Safe works to end domestic violence through prevention and education programs, crisis intervention, ongoing supportive services for survivors of domestic violence and their children, and advocacy/systems change work in the community. 24-hour crisis hotline: 706-543-3331. Teen texting line: 706-765-8019. Business: 706-549-0922.

Ending Friday, November 21


Word on the Street

  • MAGallery

    Gingerbread House Competition

    The Madison Artists Guild seeks entries for its first gingerbread house competition. Houses will be auctioned off to support a gingerbread workshop for children. Ages 16 & up. Deadline to register Nov. 21. Houses due Dec. 5. $15 entry fee.