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Friday, December 28

14 events

Live Music

  • 364@255 Winter Hate Fest. See Calendar Pick on p. 16. 11 p.m. FREE! www.farm255.com

    TATERZANDRA Local band playing angular, often dissonant but catchy grunge that maintains a distinct sense of melody.

    THE RODNEY KINGS Scuzzed-out local garage-punk trio.

    DAFFODIL This reunited local trio plays hard-hitting, noisy rock.

    SHARPS Rock band from Atlanta.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $5. www.georgiatheatre.com

    OUTLAWS IN THE ROUND An evening of outlaw country covers, featuring members of Betsy Kingston and the Crowns, Eddie and the Public Speakers, Sweet Knievel, Bear Left, Mama's Love, Efren, Saint Francis and Evan Barber & The Dead Gamblers.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    ATHENS SHOWGIRL CABARET A unique drag show featuring performances by local drag artists.

    DJ MAHOGANY Freaky funk, sultry soul, righteous R&B and a whole lotta unexpected faves.

  • Green Room

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-353-2439

    KENOSHA KID Centered around the instru-improv jazz compositions of guitarist Dan Nettles, Kenosha Kid also features bassist Robby Handley and drummer Seth Hendershot. The group is packed with music, mischief and mayhem, and offers a sound that serves noise-rock fans and jam band listeners equally.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. $5. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    GREEN FLAG BAND Playing traditional Irish music.
  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    10 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/lkshuffleclub

    DJ BEETBOT Duo spins upbeat hip-hop and an exhaustive amount of Michael Jackson.

  • The Melting Point

    8:30 p.m. $5 (adv.) $8 (door). www.meltingpointathens.com

    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.

    LANDMINE New Athens rock act fronted by songwriter, vocalist and guitarist Alison Divine.

    KICK THE ROBOT Power-pop trio from Atlanta with infectious energy.

  • The Office Lounge

    8:30 p.m. 706-549-0840

    THE HANDS OF TIME Soul, funk, pop, R&B, Motown and classic old-school hits from the '60s and '70s that will get you out on the dance floor.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

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

    TRE POWELL Bluesy acoustic tunes with soulful vocals.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8–11 p.m. FREE! www.highwirelounge.com

    FRIDAY NIGHT JAZZ A set of jazz tunes for your dinnertime pleasure, featuring various players and guests. Every Friday!

Classes

  • Oconee County Library

    Computer Classes

    Advanced to beginner computer classes offered by appointment and in scheduled classes. Subjects include email for beginners, Google Earth, Windows and more. Call to register. 706-769-3950, watkinsville@athenslibrary.org

  • Good Dirt

    Clay Classes

    Good Dirt has moved to a new location at 485 Macon Hwy. Weekly "Try Clay" classes ($20/person) introduce participants to the potter's wheel every Friday from 7–9 p.m. "Family Try Clay" classes show children and adults hand-building methods every Sunday from 2–4 p.m. $20. 706-355-3161, www.gooddirt.net

Art

  • Cottage in Town Park

    MAG Holiday Market

    Unique gifts, artwork and seasonal stocking stuffers made by local artists. Thursday–Saturday, 11 a.m.–4:30 p.m. & Sunday, 1–5 p.m. Through December. www.madisonartistguild.org

DJs

  • Barcode

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

    DJ LP

    DJ LP After spending the summer touring the U.S. with artists such as Mac Miller, Big Gigantic and Drake, DJ LP has made Athens his new home. Expect to hear classic anthems mixed with bass-thumping beats.