For those who know a little about sewing and want to learn more. Learn how to read patterns and more. Machine required. Monday, Wednesday and Friday though Jan. 18, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. $120. www.treehousekidandcraft.com
Get acquainted with the basics of genealogy research.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Spring term begins Mar. 17 and offers eight-week courses in wheel and sculpture. 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. "Homeschool Clay" Fridays, Mar. 21–May 9, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. $160. "Stress-free Beginnings in Clay." Thursdays, Mar. 20–May 8, 9:30 a.m.–12 p.m. 706-355-3161, www.gooddirt.net
Learn to identify common trees of the Georgia Piedmont in their dormant condition by observing and describing twigs, bark, leaf scars, nuts, branching patterns and tree form.
JAMAICAN QUEENS Detroit-based avant-pop band.
K(V)DS Songwriter K. Jared Collins fronts this ever-evolving local pop project.
TWO DARK BIRDS Members of K(V)DS and Pretty Bird perform a hip-hop set.
GLASSCRAFTS Side project featuring members of Grass Giraffes' Steven Trimmer and Robby Casso.
BUBBLY MOMMY GUN Local experimental pop band that plays idiosyncratic, psychedelic tunes.
THREE DOWN CREW Funky jam band from Marietta.
MAD AXES Local psych-rap group celebrates the release of its new album, You Are the Real Monster. See Calendar Pick on p. 18.
MOTHS Jacob Morris plays a mostly acoustic sort of '70s folk-rock with a pop sensibility and an inevitable psychedelic tinge.
NATIONAL ANTHEM High-energy rock band featuring members of Reptar, Marriage and Big C & the Velvet Delta.
RITVALS Junk-rock band featuring members of Muuy Biien.
SHEWOLF Three distinct vocalists, male and female, combine pop-influenced harmonies with narrative folk songs.
MATT HUDGINS Local songwriter plays "songs about drinking, jail, love and death, all done in the popular 'country and western' musical style."
SHAUNA GREESON Hola Halo songwriter plays a solo set.
PAUL MCHUGH Pilgrim frontman plays a solo set.
DEAD CONFEDERATE With its moody, dark weaving of Southern rock and grunge, Dead Confederate is quickly ascending in popularity across the nation and beyond. Celebrating the release of a new EP, Peyote People. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.
EASTER ISLAND Lush, post-rock influenced shoegaze with sweet, pop melodies, tender harmonies and shimmering guitars.
JOHN FRENCH AND THE BASTILLES Songwriter John French's sincere acoustic compositions are backed by a group of musicians with country and rock influences.
THE HEAVY PETS An R&B rock band known for its energized live performances.
SUMILAN Technically proficient musicians playing progressive jam rock.
HIGHER LEARNING Combines "a sonic palette of rock, electronica, jazz, hip-hop, ambient and world music."
TED KUHN'S NOT-SO-SURPRISE BIRTHDAY JAM Local musicians celebrate Ted Kuhn's birthday.
KILLICK Freeform jazz experimentalist Killick Hinds coaxes unconventional sounds from his H'arpeggione and his "harp guitar," Big Red.
KATE MORRISSEY Best known for her dark velvet voice, Morrissey's songwriting is literate and sincere, and her conversational live shows come punctuated with an offbeat sense of humor.
FLEET MACHINE Understated synth beats leave room for quiet vocals and careful sampling. So local they have a song called "Go Bar Guy."
CORTEZ GARZA Local singer-songwriter pushes the envelope with his unique blend of indie/Americana.
THE HIGHBALLS Put on your bangle bracelets and tuck in those shoulder pads! Athens music vets The Highballs will perform a totally awesome set of '80s dance hits.
STRAIGHT NO CHASER Local groove-oriented group.
CAROLINE AIKEN One of Atlanta's most talented and respected performing songwriters. Her bluesy voice and masterful technique guarantee a hypnotic performance. She'll be joined this evening by John Pagano and Eddie Glikin.
UP IN THE AIR California-based worldbeat band.
FRIDAY NIGHT JAZZ A set of jazz tunes for your dinnertime pleasure, featuring various players and guests. Every Friday!
Rubber Soul Yoga presents an evening of photography by Tobin Russell, poetry readings by John Rogers and live music from Killick Hinds, Kate Morrissey, Fleet Machine and Cortez Garza. Proceeds benefit Rubber Soul Yoga Studio.
The "Cowboys and Aliens"-themed event will feature laser tag, an oxygen bar, hayrides, a mechanical bull, petting zoo, old-fashioned photos, line dancing, a midnight showing of Cowboys and Aliens, dinner from Dickey's Barbecue Pit and more.
A cast of teens, featuring a winner of the Access Broadway competition, takes on the classic story of Dorothy traveling through the magical land of Oz.
(Gym) Various obstacle courses and activities for ages 10 months–4 years and their parents. Call to register. 10–11:30 a.m. $5. 706-613-3589
DJ WILL WEBER This rising DJ and producer fluidly blends trap, Moombahton and dubstep with contemporary indie and hip-hop.
CLASSIC CITY KINGS Athens' premiere drag king troupe promises to offend with their risque show.
TWIN POWERS DJ Dan Geller (The Gold Party, The Agenda) and friends spin late-night glam rock, new wave, Top 40, punk and Britpop.
Local drag kings and queens and burlesque beauties perform gender-bending performances.
For the Photography Fellow Exhibition featuring the work of Kelly Kristin Jones.
Local visual artists are invited to apply to participate in the Artists’ Market at The Classic Center’s Grand Opening Community Open House on Saturday, Feb. 16. Applications can be picked up at The Classic Center box office. The first 22 applicants who meet the requirements will be accepted. Email for more information. email@example.com