Open hours for visitors to sketch in the galleries using graphite or colored pencils.
Area 51 presents a visionary arts fair featuring a discussion, book signing and live paintings by artists Alex and Allyson Grey. The event also includes a laser light show, art gallery, live music and aerialists. See Story on p. 16.
An outdoor juried market featuring the works of over 40 artists.
Learn about works in the museum’s collection through "Tall Tales," a special interactive tour led by Callan Steinmann. For ages 7–11.
Start a new holiday tradition! Bring the kids to roast marshmallows and make s'mores. Every Thursday. Parental supervision is required.
Learn what the centuries old sport is all about. For ages 11–18.
Homeschooled children explore topics like first aid, babysitting basics and healthy living.
Throw a lime in your Coors Light and compete!
KARAOKE Hosted by karaoke fanatic John "Dr. Fred" Bowers and featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more.
BLESS THE MIC Open mic and karaoke night. Every Thursday!
Learn how to begin family history research with tips and techniques on how to start.
Easy-to-learn Scottish country dancing. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes (flats, no heels). Every Thursday.
Learn the basics of PowerPoint files, toolbars, icons and more.
This bag has a draw cord and backpack handles and is perfect for toting books and other items. Perfect for holiday gift giving. Registration required.
Learn to make traditional Indian dishes.
(Madison Artists Guild Gallery, Madison) Build a sweet house. Register by Dec. 10.
LEAVING COUNTRIES Local singer-songwriter Louis Phillip Pelot performs folk and country with the help of some friends.
TRIANGLE FIRE Local crust-punk band.
THE SWANK Local "urban rock" band that combines the intensity and grit of punk with the delivery and attitude of hip-hop.
WHISTLE PIG No info avaiable.
HELEN SCOTT This local band plays folky, psychedelic, slightly off-kilter pop.
THE DOXIES Alt-country-inspired pop-rock band from Columbia, MO.
FIVE EIGHT Legendary Athens rock trio that consistently pumps out boisterous rock and roll. Their energetic live show has warmed the stage for such bands as R.E.M., Cheap Trick, The Ramones and more.
MOTHERFUCKER Hard-hitting local band featuring former members of Incendiaries.
CHARTREUSE Drew Smith (formerly of Chrissakes) crafts doom-laden ambient drone music with this on-again/off-again project.
THE TAXICAB VERSES Local group/recording project inspired by Jim Wilson's time spent doing field recordings and collaborating with musicians in Ghana. See story on p. 10.
THE 19TH BROOD New noise/drone project from local musicians Don Chambers and Lukas Cane.
GLASSCRAFTS Driving, energetic psych-pop featuring Grass Giraffes' Steven Trimmer and Robby Casso.
TITANS OF FILTH Quirky local indie-pop band anchored by the droll vocal delivery of songwriter Sam Grindstaff.
THE HONEY SLIDERS "Original music from Catropolis inspired by Rocket Gizmos and Gomez The Multi-Colored Snake."
IN SONITUS LUX Free improv group from Atlanta fronted by E. Serson Brannen.
PINQUAL New electronic dance project from local musician Jon Lester.
DJ LOZO Spinning punk rock hits all night.
COTTER PEN Local quartet plays jammy rock, blues and soul.
SETH WINTERS Mainstream songwriting with a guitar-driven sound.
BO HEMBREE Local guitarist and singer-songwriter does a solo set of folk and bluegrass.
VISIONARY ARTS FAIR World-renowned artist Alex Grey and his wife Allyson Grey visit Athens as part of a three-city tour. Featuring music from Desert Dwellers, Mihkal, Ployd, Modern Measure, Gravity A and Mesca.
THE ORANGE CONSTANT Fusion-oriented jam-rock band from Statesboro, GA.
CARLA LE FEVER'S LOUNGE LIZARD JAM PARTY Local singer hosts an open full-rock jam. P.A., drums, bass rig, keyboards and guitar amps set up and ready to go. Please bring your guitars and sticks. Every Thursday!
JOHN GINGERICH Local songwriter and folk musician plays a set of originals.
In 19th-century Russia, the idealistic officer Alexei Chernov is appointed chief of the Imperial Guard by Empress Catherine the Great and navigates between the diplomacy of Grand Chancellor Nicolai Liyitch and the lots of the generals. Directed by Otto Preminger and Ernst Lubitsch and starring Talullah Bankhead.
Shakespeare's classic romance gets fierce by taking cues from "RuPaul's Drag Race" and Paris is Burning. Set in the '90s, the feuding Montagues and the Capulets are two rival drag houses.
The Santaland Diaries logs one out-of-work actor's adventures as an elf at Macy's during the holiday season. This comedy is for ages 18 & up. See Calendar Pick on p. 22.
The annual English Christmas dinner event is "A Jig, a Kilt and a Castle," and will have Celtic classics sung in Gaelic by the Athens Chamber Singers. Local Celtic band Green Flag will perform and accompany the singers. The dinner includes table-side performances throughout the evening.
A coffee brewing competition. Email to compete.
Vinings psychiatrist Branko Radulovacki, better known as Dr. Rad, is the Democratic candidate for the U.S. Sentate and will give an informal speech and meet-and-greet.
A support and social group for mothers to find out about upcoming events, community resources and more. Children welcome. Meets every Tuesday & Friday, 9:30–11:30 a.m. www.athensga.motherscenter.org