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
ATHENS CEILI BAND A weekly traditional Irish music section. Every Sunday from 4-7 p.m.!
BILL MALLONEE The formerly local songwriter and Vigilantes of Love frontman swings through town to play a set of his honest, heartbreaking originals.
ED ROLAND AND THE SWEET TEA PROJECT Collective Soul's frontman sets up shop for a residency at the Melting Point every Sunday from Jan. 13 to Feb. 17. His new project features "new music and a wonderful collection of guest musicians."
ROB VEAL Indie singer-songwriter.
BACK ALLEY BLUES BAND Featuring locals Paul Scales, Randy Durham, John Straw, Dave Herndon and Scott Sanders playing blues jams.
A 12-step program open to anyone with a desire to become well emotionally. Sundays, 4–5 p.m. 706-202-7463, www.emotionsanonymous.org
For children ages 2 & older with an adult. Sundays, 1–1:45 p.m. $60. firstname.lastname@example.org, www.athensfivepointsyoga.com
Andrea Marcon will conduct the orchestra in a program of concertos by composers including Antonio Vivaldi, George Frideric Handel, Francesco Geminiani and Georg Philipp Telemann.
Canopy Studio Aerial Dance presents an aerial interpretation of classical myths featuring the advanced adult students. This annual performance features trapeze, fabrics and other invented flying apparatuses.
Auditions will be held for Big: The Musical, based on the Tom Hanks movie, Big, and are open to kids ages 5 & above. Individual singing auditions will be held for high school students and older, with group auditions for 8th grade and younger. Sign-up in advance. Auditions held Jan. 27. 706-769-2677, www.oypoysp.com