COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Sunday, December 10

23 events

Art

  • Bendzunas Glass

    10 a.m.–6 p.m. FREE! www.bendzunasglass.com

    Bendzunas Glass Open House

    (Comer) The family-run glassblowing studio offers handmade glass items. Live demos until 3 p.m. 

  • Carter Gillies Pottery Studio

    10 a.m.–4 p.m. carterthepotter@gmail.com

    Carter & Friends Pottery Sale

    (572 Nantahala Ave.) Local potter Carter Gillies is joined by Geoff Pickett, Jeff Bishoff, Kyle Jones and Zuzka Vaclavik for a group sale of handmade wares. 

  • David Morgan Pottery

    Dec. 2 & 9, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Dec. 3 & 10, 12–5 p.m. 706-207-2325, 706-296-3351

    Holiday Sale

    Potter David Morgan has been creating functional stoneware for the past 30 years. Shop for new works.

  • Southern Star Studio

    9 a.m.–4 p.m. 706-248-6899

    Holiday Sale

    Shop new work by resident potters Lori Demosthenes, Maria Dondero, Jennifer Heynen, Chona Leathers, Allya Maerz, Regina Mandell and Kerry Steinberg. 

Live Music

Performance

  • The Classic Center

    Dec. 9, 8 p.m. Dec. 10, 3 p.m. FREE! (tickets required). www.athenssymphony.org

    Athens Symphony Christmas Concert

    The program features compositions by Berlin, Brymer, Brown, Vaugh Williams, Leonvitch, Handel, Tchaikovsky and more.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    4 p.m. FREE! www.athensflutechoir.org

    Athens Flute Choir Christmas Concert

    (Day Chapel) The choir will perform a selection of holiday favorites. 

Events

  • 10 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! www.treehousekidandcraft.com

    Handmade Hollyday

    (Starlite Showroom, 750 W. Broad St.) Treehouse Kid & Craft's 8th annual market features the work of regional artists.

  • ACC Library

    2:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Join Together: A Multiethnic Afternoon of Peace, Music and Holiday Crafts

    The concert features Christmas carols and songs of Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, the winter solstice and more. Seasonal craft stations and snacks will be available.

  • UGA Livestock Instructional Arena

    9–5 p.m. FREE! www.georgia-alpaca.com

    Royal Alpaca Challenge Walking Fleece Extravaganza

    The extravaganza includes an alpaca obstacle course, an alpaca costume contest, a fiber enthusiast gathering and seminars on alpaca yarn. 

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    2–4 p.m. FREE! botgarden.uga.edu

    Holiday Open House

    The Botanical Garden's conservatory will be decorated for the season. Children can meet Santa and make a holiday craft. 

  • Your Pie

    11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $15. bit.ly/2yNw0xl

    Meet Santa

    (Eastside) Tickets include a kids pepperoni or cheese pizza, drink, gelato and a holiday craft. Bring your own camera for photos.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    3–5 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Santa Photos & Author Caleb Huett

    Meet Top Elf author Caleb Zane Huett and Santa.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    1–5 p.m. www.terrapinbeer.com

    Holiday Art Sale and Show

    Browse paintings, ornaments, t-shirts and prints by See Dan Paint.

Classes

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    3 p.m. FREE! athenslibrary.org/madison

    Calligraphy Class

    Learn lettering with Mike Moak. Registration required.

Theater

  • Athens Community Theater

    Dec. 8–9 & Dec. 14–16, 8 p.m. Dec. 10 &17, 2 p.m. $10–18. townandgownplayers.org

    Curtains

    The murder-mystery musical comedy is like Agatha Christie meets 42nd Street

  • Winterville Auditorium

    Dec. 2, 8 & 9 at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3 & 10 at 2 p.m. $15–20. www.circleensembletheatre.com

    A Christmas Carol

    Circle Ensemble Theatre presents the classic holiday favorite about Ebenezer Scrooge.

  • Dec. 8–9, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10, 3 p.m. $15. 706-678-9582

    A Christmas Carol

    (313 N. Alexander Ave., Washington) The Washington Little Theater presents the holiday classic about Ebenezer Scrooge.

  • Athens Little Playhouse

    Dec. 8, 7 p.m. Dec. 9–10, 3 p.m. $5–10. athenslittleplayhouse.net

    Student Directed One-Acts

    Athens Little Playhouse presents Alice in Wonderland, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and The Jungle Book.

Lectures & Lit

  • Barnes & Noble

    2 p.m. FREE! 706-354-1195

    Meet the Author

    UGA alum and sports writer Jason Butt explores the deep connection Georgia fans have to the university and Athens in The Georgia Bulldogs Fans' Bucket List.

  • ACC Library

    3 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org

    FAFSA 101

    Students and families can learn about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and how to afford going to college. 

Monday, December 11

20 events

Karaoke & Open Mic

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Infant Storytime

    Designed to nurture language skills through literature-based materials and activities. Parents assist their children in movements and actions while playing.

  • Oconee County Library

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950

    Puppet Show

    David Stephens presents "The Adventures of the  Gingerbread Man."

  • Oconee County Library

    4–6 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Visit with Santa

    Meet Santa and take a picture together.

  • ACC Library

    4–5:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Open Chess Play for Kids and Teens

    Teen chess players of all skill levels can play matches and learn from members of the local Chess and Community Players, who will be on hand to assist players and help build skill levels. For ages 7–18. Registration required. 

  • Bogart Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Monday Funday

    Songs, finger plays, wiggles and giggles for ages three and under. Caregivers will recieve pointers for building literacy and language skills.

  • Oconee County Library

    6 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Write On Teens

    Young writers can share their written work, even homework. Grades 6–12.

  • ACC Library

    4 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Toys for Rescue Pups

    Make chew toys for shelter dogs to be donated to the Athens Humane Society, Athens Canine Rescue and Circle of Friends Animal Society. 

  • ACC Library

    4:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Final Exams Stress Relief

    Lady Emma, a Great Dane therapy dog will be onsite to help teens de-stress during final exams.

Live Music

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. $5. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    DYLAN EARL Americana singer-songwriter from Little Rock, AR.

    NATIVE HARROW Indie Americana duo from Woodstock, NY.

    WILLI CARLISLE Americana singer-songwriter from Fayetteville, AR.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    MALA FIDES Queer punk group from Portland, OR.

    RAT BABIES Doomy, psychedelic, long-running local two-piece.

    HOLLY PAULY OXENFREE Portland, OR-based experimental performer.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

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

    CHRISTMAS HOOT Sing along with your favorite holiday carols as Tommy Jordan and Dick Daniels play and lead. The Solstice Sisters also perform.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    SO NASTY Athens group led by saxophonist and vocalist Gnarly G and featuring a rotating cast of local musicians.

  • The World Famous

    9 p.m. $5. www.facebook.com/theworldfamousathens

    BED DETH Athens-based lo-fi, confessional indie-folk project.

    HERE BE MONSTERS Solo folk-punk outfit.

    RENO ROBERTS Solo blues-folk singer-songwriter.

    PETER ELWELL Psycho-soul singer-songwriter from Asheville, NC.

Games

  • Grindhouse Killer Burgers

    8 p.m. FREE! www.grindhouseburgers.com

    Dirty South Trivia: Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll

    Team trivia contests with house cash prizes every Monday night.

  • Beef 'O' Brady's

    8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1916

    General Knowledge Trivia

    Win house cash and prizes! Every Monday night.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8–10 p.m. FREE! highwirelounge.com

    Geeks Who Drink Trivia

    Test your general knowledge for prizes.

Events

  • 4–7 p.m. www.metalandpetal.com

    Holiday Market

    (Metal + Petal) The shop's holiday market will have plants, wares from local vendors, a hot cocoa bar and a food truck. 

Classes

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    5:30–7:30 p.m. $30. www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Wreath-making Workshop

    Bring the colors of the season into your home with a live wreath. Bring your own pruning shears.

Lectures & Lit

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    7 p.m. FREE! www.firstbaptistathens.org

    Clergy Unplugged

    Eric Linder, Rabbi at the Congregation Children of Israel, and Frank Granger, Minister of Christian Community at First Baptist Church, discuss religious questions from the audience.

Tuesday, December 12

30 events

Art

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    12:30 p.m. FREE! athensfiber.org

    Athens Fibercraft Guild

    The Guild welcomes all amateur and professional fiber artists including knitters, crocheters, weavers, spinners, fabric designers, basket makers, quilters and embroiderers.

Games

Events

  • Heirloom Cafe and Fresh Market

    6 p.m. $20. 706-354-7901, www.heirloomathens.com

    2nd Tuesday Tasting

    This month's theme is "Holiday Wines."

  • Athens Country Club

    11 a.m. $30. www.womansclub.uga.edu

    University Woman's Club Holiday Luncheon

    The University Woman's Club will recognize the UGA scholarship recipient.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    7 p.m. (dance lessons), 8–10 p.m. (open dance). $4–6. www.athensswingnight.com

    Swing Dance Night Holiday Party

    UGA Swing Dance Club presents a night of dancing in the tropical conservatory. No previous dance experience or partner required.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    5–7 p.m. www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Holiday Garden Gift Shop

    The tropical conservatory will be decorated for the holidays with live music, gifts and later hours. 

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    5 p.m. www.ccbeerco.com

    Clothing Swap

    Bring in unwanted clothes and see what you find. Seamstresses will be available to help with alterations. Hosted by the Georgia Climate Coalition.

Kidstuff

Classes

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    7–11 p.m. $4–6. www.athensswingnight.com

    Athens Swing Night

    A one-hour lesson is followed by a two-hour dancing session. No experience or partner necessary. The last event of the season will feature holiday music.

  • 10 a.m. FREE! stormwater@athensclarkecounty.com

    Winter Rain Barrel Workshop

    (ACC Planning Auditorium, 120 W. Dougherty St.) Learn about stormwater runoff and rain barrel uses, maintenance and installation.

  • Farmview Market

    5 p.m. $30. www.farmviewmarket.com

    Creating Stamped Gift Wrap

    Designer Maria Ava Totina Ramos leads a workshop on using fruits and veggies for stamping patterns onto wrapping paper.

Meetings

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $7 (21+), $9 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com

    NEIGHBOR LADY Twangy, melodic rock group led by local singer-songwriter Emily Braden.

    THE HERNIES Local riff-heavy rock band displaying influences from classic to indie rock.

    DEGA Local indie-pop duo featuring former Ponderosa frontman Kalen Nash.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    KATIE COLLINS Singer-songwriter playing classical piano with a melodic twist.

  • The Foundry

    Terrapin Tuesday. 7 p.m. $5. www.thefoundryathens.com

    NORTH GEORGIA BLUEGRASS BAND Local roots-music outfit led by longtime musical partners Chris White and Larry Saye.

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

    7 p.m. $15 (suggested donation). www.uuathensga.org

    DAVID ROTH Award-winning folk singer-songwriter from Cape Cod.

Sports

  • East Athens Community Center

    Tuesdays, 6–8:30 p.m. & Saturdays, 1–4 p.m. FREE! www.ttathensga.com

    Table Tennis Matches and Training

    Beginner to advanced skill levels welcome.

Film

Performance

  • Morton Theatre

    8 p.m. $25–50. mortontheatre.com

    Michael Jackson Tribute Show

    America's #1 Michael Jackson impersonator, Danny Dash Andrews pays tribute to the King of Pop.

Wednesday, December 13

31 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    8:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18–20). www.caledonialounge.com

    SOLID GOLD CORPSE Dave Zwart (Daisy) and Creston Spiers (Harvey Milk) play hummable pop with an edge.

    5000 Denver-based Meghann Jordan and Matt Youngblood are backed by Harvey Milk's Creston Spiers and Paul Trudeau playing '90s-inspired indie-rock originals.

    BAX & FRIENDS Original songs blending rock, country and blues, with the distinctive guitar stylings of Scott Baxendale.

  • The Globe

    8 p.m. www.jazzathensga.org

    THE HOT HOTTY-HOTS Local swing and hot jazz ensemble playing music of the 1910s, '20s and '30s. 

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee.com

    BRIAN SMITH Classical and avant-garde guitarist who incorporates various looping effects.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    THE WOOFS New local funk-rock band.

  • Porterhouse Grill

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990

    JAZZ NIGHT The longest standing weekly music gig in Athens! Enjoy an evening of original music, improv and standards.

Games

Art

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    2 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Artful Conversation

    Callan Steinmann leads a conversation on selected works from the exhibition "Muse: Mickalene Thomas Photographs and tête-à-tête."

Performance

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    8 p.m. $30–76. pac.uga.edu

    The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

    The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center performs Bach's Brandenburg Concertos.

Kidstuff

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • The Office Lounge

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

    Karaoke

    KARAOKE With your host Lynn. Every Wednesday!

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040

    Open Mic Night

    OPEN MIC A weekly open-mic jam hosted by Louis Phillip Pelot. Backline provided!

  • The Globe

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-353-4721

    Hip Hop Open Mic

    HIP HOP OPEN MIC A weekly battle-style open mic that uses silent-disco headphones to encourage audience participation. Performers can bring their own beats, or the house will provide backing.

Events

  • The Foundry

    7 p.m. $7. rabbitboxstories@gmail.com

    Rabbit Box

    Storytellers share true-life tales. This month's theme is "Holidazed."

  • Hi-Lo Lounge

    8–10 p.m. www.hiloathens.com

    Santa Ming

    Take a holiday photo with Sexy Santa Ming Vase.

  • 8:30 a.m. FREE! www.1millioncups.com/athens

    1 Million Cups

    (Athens Area Chamber of Commerce) 1MC is a national program designed to educate, engage and connect entrepreneurs. Each week, a local startup presents their company to a supportive audience.

Classes

Lectures & Lit

  • Athens YWCO

    12–1 p.m. FREE! b.galvin.ywco@gmail.com

    YWCO Brown Bag Lunch Series

    Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital Sleep presents a conversation oh how to get and maintain a good night's sleep. Bring a lunch.

Theater

  • Dec. 13–16, 8 p.m. Dec. 17, 2:30 p.m. $15. www.roseofathens.org

    5th Yuletide Celebration

    (Rose Hall, 150 Fritz Mar Lane) Rose of Athens Theatre presents It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play.

Thursday, December 14

33 events

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Go Bar

    11 p.m. FREE! 706-546-5609

    Dr. Fred's Karaoke

    KARAOKE Hosted by karaoke fanatic Dr. Fred and featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more. Every Thursday!

  • The Bar-B-Que Shack

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-613-6752

    Bluegrass Jam

    BLUEGRASS JAM Bring your own instrument! All pickers are welcome every Thursday.

Art

  • Big City Bread Cafe

    5–9 p.m. www.bigcitybreadcafe.com

    Athens Holiday Market

    An outdoor market featuring artists and craftspeople from around the region, live music and a fire.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    5–10 p.m. www.creaturecomforts.com

    Art Party

    An artist market will feature original works from artists who offer prints through Pixel & Ink's Athens Art Prints. Tatiana Veneruso will host Silent Art Trivia through headphones.

Kidstuff

Classes

Games

DJs

  • Highwire Lounge

    11 p.m. $1 (headphone). www.highwirelounge.com

    Silent Disco

    SILENT DISCO Dance the night away with wireless headphones and two channels of music. One of them is a request line!

  • Blue Sky

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-850-3153

    Warm Glow Blue Sky Show

    WARM GLOW BLUE SKY SHOW JJC plays disco, funk, soul & cetera. Every Thursday!

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot plays solo sets of country-rock and acoustic Southern soul.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com

    MOON CHIEF Funky prog-rock group from Atlanta.

    MAHEETA No info available.

    MONK TESH Three-piece prog-rock band from Atlanta.

    SATYR Proggy post-hardcore group from Atlanta.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    THE PLAGUE Original, ballsy rock harkening back to The Stooges, Sonic Youth and The MC5.

    HARRY CAREY Reunited version of this raucous Athens rock group fronted by songwriter Jim Willingham.

    TRYCOH New local band featuring Frank Mcdonald, Matt Nelson and Aaron Simms.

  • 40 Watt Club

    7 p.m. $5 (with canned good). www.40watt.com

    A VERY TOWNIE CHRISTMAS The Athens Cowboy Choir presents a night of holiday cheer hosted by Pete McBrayer and Matt Hudgins, and featuring Claire Campbell, Don Chambers, T. Hardy Morris, Paul McHugh, Dave Marr, Bain Mattox and Jay Gonzalez.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $25 (adv.), $30 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    DAVID BROMBERG QUINTET The legendary songwriter and session musician performs material from his vast catalog.

    MRJORDANMRTONKS Tommy Jordan and William Tonks' collaboration features rootsy guitar picking and paired vocal melodies. 

  • Georgia Theatre

    7 p.m. $5 (or unwrapped toy). www.georgiatheatre.com

    REV. TRIBBLE AND THE DEACONS Old-fashioned rock and roll with a sprinkle of good-humored irreverance.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    7:30 p.m. $10. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    THE GOOD GRIEF TRIO Greg Hankins, Luca Lombardi and Seth Hendershot, plus the All Star Peanuts Choir, perform the music of Charlie Brown Christmas and more.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    HEATHER GILLIS BAND Young, Florida-based guitarist and songwriter leads her soulful rock band.

  • The Office Lounge

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

    REV. TRIBBLE AND THE DANCING MAGNOLIAS Local group led by Athens rock fixture Rev. Conner Mack Tribble.

Events

Performance

  • Sister Louisa's Church

    9 p.m. FREE! sisterlouisaschurch.com

    The Kourtesans

    The drag troupe performs every third Thursday. Tonight is a special Hard Candy Christmas Drag Show.

  • The Classic Center

    Dec. 14–15, 7 p.m. Dec. 16, 1 p.m. $15–30. 706-357-4444

    Christmas on Ice

    (Atkins Ford Arena) Ice Creative Entertainment presents an ice show performance.

Theater

  • Athens Community Theater

    Dec. 8–9 & Dec. 14–16, 8 p.m. Dec. 10 &17, 2 p.m. $10–18. townandgownplayers.org

    Curtains

    The murder-mystery musical comedy is like Agatha Christie meets 42nd Street

  • Dec. 13–16, 8 p.m. Dec. 17, 2:30 p.m. $15. www.roseofathens.org

    5th Yuletide Celebration

    (Rose Hall, 150 Fritz Mar Lane) Rose of Athens Theatre presents It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play.

  • Oconee County Civic Center

    Dec. 14–15, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16, 2:30 pm. & 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17, 2:30 p.m. $12–15. www.brightstoneathens.com

    Shenandoah Christmas

    Travel back to the late 1800s in the Blue Ridge Mountains during the Civil War to meet a close-knit family, the Morgans.

Friday, December 15

20 events

Events

DJs

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    Twin Powers

    TWIN POWERS Bouncy DJ Dan Geller spins the newest dance party jams and classic favorites.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    7 p.m. FREE! www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com

    Andy Bruh, Robbie Dude

    ANDY BRUH Local DJ Andy Herrington spins and mixes dubstep, EDM and bass music.

    ROBBIE DUDE Local DJ spinning "futuristic, hip hop, electro-soul, funky freshness, wine sippin', bumpin', grindin' bass music."

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9:30 p.m. $7 (21+), $9 (18–20). www.caledonialounge.com

    DOUBLE FERRARI This local band plays virtuosic, riff-laden, instrumental rock.

    MEGA COLOSSUS "Adventure-metal" group from North Carolina.

    PALADIN Power/thrash-metal band from Atlanta.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    Brain Aid Holiday Hootenanny. 9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    ANCIENT WHALES Fuzz-rock band led by songwriter and vocalist Enoch Bledsoe.

    THE PROXIES Local Pixies cover band.

    HUNGER ANTHEM Fuzzed-out, guitar-driven local indie-rock band.

    SEA WALL Songwriter Chris Ingham plays a set of loop-heavy solo jams.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $5. www.40watt.com

    WOLVES AMONG RAVENS Area classic-rock group formerly known as Breathing Kansas.

    LONA Long-running local country band led by songwriter Clay Leverett.

    5000 Denver-based Meghann Jordan and Matt Youngblood are backed by Harvey Milk's Creston Spiers and Paul Trudeau playing '90s-inspired indie-rock originals.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    7:30 p.m. $10. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    THE GOOD GRIEF TRIO Greg Hankins, Luca Lombardi and Seth Hendershot, plus the All Star Peanuts Choir, perform the music of Charlie Brown Christmas and more.

  • Highwire Lounge

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

    LIVE MUSIC Rotating local jazz and bluegrass bands play every Friday and Saturday night.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    THE GET RIGHT BAND Asheville, NC-based funk/rock/boogie trio. 

  • The Office Lounge

    Empty Stocking Fund Benefit. 6 p.m. $10. 706-546-0840

    STRUNG OUT LIKE THE LIGHTS The Office Lounge's annual Christmas celebration features Rev. Conner Tribble, Kate Morrissey, Clay Leverett, Pickled Holler, Me’an Mills, Dodd Ferrelle and Betsy Inglesby, Ralph Roddenbery, Caroline Aiken and Catch a C.A.B., Elite tha Showstoppa, Will White & the Howlin’ South and Ty Manning and the Slawdawg Biscuits.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    3 p.m. FREE! www.terrapinbeer.com

    HALEM ALBRIGHT A blend of unique songwriting and electrifying guitar work.

Art

Kidstuff

Lectures & Lit

  • Oconee County Library

    10 a.m.–12 p.. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Perk & Pages

    Join the library for a cup of joe. Complimentary coffee and breakfast cookies for the holidays to go along with your reading.

Theater

  • Athens Community Theater

    Dec. 8–9 & Dec. 14–16, 8 p.m. Dec. 10 &17, 2 p.m. $10–18. townandgownplayers.org

    Curtains

    The murder-mystery musical comedy is like Agatha Christie meets 42nd Street

  • Dec. 13–16, 8 p.m. Dec. 17, 2:30 p.m. $15. www.roseofathens.org

    5th Yuletide Celebration

    (Rose Hall, 150 Fritz Mar Lane) Rose of Athens Theatre presents It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play.

  • Oconee County Civic Center

    Dec. 14–15, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16, 2:30 pm. & 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17, 2:30 p.m. $12–15. www.brightstoneathens.com

    Shenandoah Christmas

    Travel back to the late 1800s in the Blue Ridge Mountains during the Civil War to meet a close-knit family, the Morgans.

Performance

  • The Classic Center

    Dec. 14–15, 7 p.m. Dec. 16, 1 p.m. $15–30. 706-357-4444

    Christmas on Ice

    (Atkins Ford Arena) Ice Creative Entertainment presents an ice show performance.

Saturday, December 16

28 events

Kidstuff

Live Music

  • Bishop Park

    Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    MARY SIGALAS Mary sings classic jazz/blues from the 1920s–50s with surprise arrangements and unexpected tunes.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com

    BLEACH GARDEN Three-piece grunge-rock group from Atlanta.

    THE STYROFOAM TURTLES Grungy garage-rock band from Asheville, NC.

    THE GOOD LOOKS Young band playing a custom blend of rock, blues, funk, punk and alternative. 

    OLDE WORLD MONKEYS Athens-based Southern and stoner-rock outfit.

    PROPERTY OF BOLTON New local rock four-piece.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    Brain Aid Holiday Hootenanny. 9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    HANDSOME HIGHWAY Local honky-tonk and Americana group led by Southern swooner Barrett Smith.

    SOHI Underground hip-hop MC formerly of Athens groups Mad Axes and Deaf Judges.

    CIVILS Experimental solo pop sounds courtesy of Athens musician Drew Kirby.

    FRENCH EXIT Local rock band featuring members of Circulatory System and Faster Circuits.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $12 (adv.), $15 (door). www.40watt.com

    BLOODKIN & FRIENDS The long-running Athens quartet plays a bluesy style of roots-rock music with big guitars and sharply written lyrics. 

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    THE GRAINS OF SAND Local band with a four-piece horn section offering up your favorite '60s and '70s beach and Motown music. This is a special holiday show.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-5609

    KARAOKE Hosted by karaoke fanatic Dr. Fred and featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more.

  • Highwire Lounge

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

    LIVE MUSIC Rotating local jazz and bluegrass bands play every Friday and Saturday night.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    THE FUSTICS Folk-rock band from North Carolina.

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. 706-546-0840

    THE LUDDITES Rock band from Atlanta whose core members met in Athens.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    3 p.m. FREE! www.terrapinbeer.com

    ADAM COOPER Multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter from Suwanee.

Art

  • Bendzunas Glass

    10 a.m.–6 p.m. FREE! www.bendzunasglass.com

    Bendzunas Glass Open House

    (Comer) The family-run glassblowing studio offers handmade glass items. Live demos until 3 p.m. 

  • West Broad Market Garden

    9 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! www.athenslandtrust.org

    West Broad Farmers Holiday Market

    The market will offer handmade crafts, wreaths, jewelry, flowers, fruitcake and more. Activities include a gingerbread house station, cooking demo, pictures with santa, DIY Christmas stocking workshop, live music and kids activities.

  • Oconee County Library

    10 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Coloring Club

    Spend the morning relaxing with the therapeutic practice of coloring.

Lectures & Lit

  • Barnes & Noble

    2-4 p.m. FREE! 706-354-1195

    Meet the Authors

    Meet local author Patrick Garbin and Steve "Shag" Davis in celebration of the Dawgs Gone Wild: The Scandalous '70s of UGA Football

  • ACC Library

    10 a.m.–2 p.m. www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Pop-Up Book Sale

    The Friends of the Athens-Clarke County Library host a book sale in the lobby with children's books, cookbooks, puzzles, games and more.

DJs

  • Highwire Lounge

    11 p.m. $1 (headphone). www.highwirelounge.com

    Silent Disco

    SILENT DISCO Dance the night away with wireless headphones and two channels of music. One of them is a request line!

Events

  • West Broad Market Garden

    9 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! www.athenslandtrust.org

    West Broad Farmers Market

    Shop for fresh and affordable produce and prepared foods. The market also includes kids activities, cooking demonstrations, educational booths and entertainment.

  • 5:30–6:30 p.m. washingtonwilkes.org

    Snow on the Square

    (Downtown Washington) Watch snow on the square every Saturday leading up to Christmas. 

  • Go Bar

    9 p.m. $5–10. www.facebook.com/chessandcommunity

    A Night of Poetry & Music

    Performers include Life the Griot, Gift Economy, Celest Divine, Reno Roberts and Katie Orton. Chess on-site. Proceeds benefit Chess & Community. 

Theater

  • Athens Community Theater

    Dec. 8–9 & Dec. 14–16, 8 p.m. Dec. 10 &17, 2 p.m. $10–18. townandgownplayers.org

    Curtains

    The murder-mystery musical comedy is like Agatha Christie meets 42nd Street

  • Dec. 13–16, 8 p.m. Dec. 17, 2:30 p.m. $15. www.roseofathens.org

    5th Yuletide Celebration

    (Rose Hall, 150 Fritz Mar Lane) Rose of Athens Theatre presents It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play.

  • Oconee County Civic Center

    Dec. 14–15, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16, 2:30 pm. & 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17, 2:30 p.m. $12–15. www.brightstoneathens.com

    Shenandoah Christmas

    Travel back to the late 1800s in the Blue Ridge Mountains during the Civil War to meet a close-knit family, the Morgans.

Sports

  • East Athens Community Center

    Tuesdays, 6–8:30 p.m. & Saturdays, 1–4 p.m. FREE! www.ttathensga.com

    Table Tennis Matches and Training

    Beginner to advanced skill levels welcome.

Performance

  • The Classic Center

    Dec. 14–15, 7 p.m. Dec. 16, 1 p.m. $15–30. 706-357-4444

    Christmas on Ice

    (Atkins Ford Arena) Ice Creative Entertainment presents an ice show performance.

Sunday, December 17

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Art

Live Music

  • Cali 'N' Tito's Eastside

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-355-7087

    THE LUCKY JONES Rockin' rhythm and blues from this local band. Every Sunday!

  • The Foundry

    6 p.m. $12 (adv.), $15 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    THE SEGAR JAZZ AFFAIR WXAG radio DJ Dwain Segar curates a night of smooth jazz, featuring Madoca & Company.

Kidstuff

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    3–4 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597

    Read to Rover

    Beginning readers read aloud to a certified therapy dog.

Theater

  • Athens Community Theater

    Dec. 8–9 & Dec. 14–16, 8 p.m. Dec. 10 &17, 2 p.m. $10–18. townandgownplayers.org

    Curtains

    The murder-mystery musical comedy is like Agatha Christie meets 42nd Street

  • Dec. 13–16, 8 p.m. Dec. 17, 2:30 p.m. $15. www.roseofathens.org

    5th Yuletide Celebration

    (Rose Hall, 150 Fritz Mar Lane) Rose of Athens Theatre presents It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play.

  • Oconee County Civic Center

    Dec. 14–15, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16, 2:30 pm. & 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17, 2:30 p.m. $12–15. www.brightstoneathens.com

    Shenandoah Christmas

    Travel back to the late 1800s in the Blue Ridge Mountains during the Civil War to meet a close-knit family, the Morgans.

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