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Friday, November 21

31 events

Live Music

  • Buffalo's Café

    7:30 p.m. $8. 706-354-6655

    DAVID PRINCE This Athens staple and one-time member of The Jesters plays a set. This show features the music of the Rat Pack.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $6 (21+), $8 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com

    CLOUD RECORDINGS FESTIVAL Featuring Scott E. Spillane, Shade, Mothers, The Cryptides, Freehand, The Shoal Creek Stranglers and Coombsbot. See Calendar Pick on p. 19.

  • The Classic Center

    8 p.m. $28.50–$49.50. www.classiccenter.com

    BLACKBERRY SMOKE Southern rock quintet that mixes elements of gospel, bluegrass, arena rock, soul and more than a touch of outlaw country.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    SEAN ARINGTON SPEARMINT Local band drawing from many genres including Americana, rock, jazz and more.

    NICKEL PLEASE No info available.

  • 40 Watt Club

    9 p.m. $11 (21+), $13 (18-20). www.40watt.com

    THE WHIGS Hard-driving formerly local rock trio with heavy pop sensibilities.

    OAK HOUSE A mix of prog, folk, indie and everything in between.

    WRENN Up-and-coming local pop singer who experiments with jazz, Vaudeville and more.

  • Georgia Bar

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-9884

    JOHN BOYLE Singer-songwriter in the vein of Willie Nelson, John Prine and Bob Dylan. He'll be joined by Adam Poulin.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $15. www.georgiatheatre.com

    RANDY ROGERS BAND Country group from Texas.

  • Green Room

    9 p.m. www.greenroomathens.com

    THE ARCS Long-running local rock band featuring Dave Gerow, Kevin Lane, Brandon Reynolds and Ben Spraker.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    MRJORDANMRTONKS Collaboration between longtime Athens musicians Tommy Jordan and William Tonks, featuring rootsy guitar picking and paired vocal melodies.

    GYPSY WILDCATS New group from Athens playing classic Django Reinhardt gypsy swing tunes, as well as Americana and old vaudeville standards.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

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

    DJ MAHOGANY Popular local DJ spins freaky funk, sultry soul, righteous R&B and a whole lotta unexpected faves.

  • The Melting Point

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

    THE FUNK BROTHERHOOD Local party band does a tribute to Kool & The Gang.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    SHOWTIME Elite tha Showstoppa's band plays eclectic hip-hop mixed with rockin' funky soul.

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Newly relocated back to his old stomping grounds of Athens, Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture.

  • The Office Lounge

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

    THE ORIGINAL SCREWTOPS Crankin' the blues since 1962.

DJs

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    DJ Hot Wax

    DJ HOT WAX Max Wang (The Rodney Kings) spins '60s pop/soul and punk rock.

  • Barcode

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

    SupaStar DJ LP

    SUPASTAR DJ LP Seasoned party rocker infuses today's hottest jams with the classics you grew up on.

Events

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

    6 p.m. $5 suggested donation. 706-351-6024

    Meditation and Healing Circle

    Held every Friday.

  • UGA Special Collections Library

    2 p.m. FREE! 706-542-8079, www.libs.uga.edu/russell

    "Vince Dooley: A Retrospective 1954-1988"

    Photographs, commemorative memorabilia and original art celebrating one of the most successful coaches in college football. Curator-led tours will be offered every Friday before home football games.

  • The Globe

    6-9 p.m. $10. 706-353-4721

    Wine Tasting: Wines for Thanksgiving

    Sample five different wines hand-selected for Thanksgiving.

Classes

Kidstuff

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    10 a.m.-12 p.m. $4–6. 706-613-3615

    Home School Science: Nature Journaling

    Learn to keep a nature journal to connect with the natural world. Make observations and learn about plants, animals and the non-living parts of the natural world. For ages 8–18 and their chaperones. 

  • Little Italy

    4–9 p.m. FREE! www.chessandcommunity.org

    Chess & Pizza

    The Chess & Community Chess-A-Thon hosts open chess play for youth of all ages and experience levels.

Art

  • ACC Library

    7:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Opening Reception

    For "Seldom Seen: American Art Pottery from the Collection of Bill and Dorothy Paul." The collection includes representations from 100 potters in 25 states, most dating between the 1920s–40s. Bill Pual is a retired professor from UGA's Lamar Dodd School of Art and former director of the Georgia Museum of Art.

  • BMA At Home

    Nov. 21 & 22, 5–8 p.m. FREE! www.bmaathome.com

    Britt Bass & Brynn Weiermiller Trunk Show

    Bass is an abstract painter and owner of Studio Studio in Buckhead. Weiermiller is currently pursuing a BFA in drawing and painting.

Theatre

  • Arts!Oglethorpe

    Nov. 21, 7:30 p.m. & Nov. 23, 3 p.m. $12–15. www.artsoglethorpe.org

    Always a Bridesmaid

    Lynn, Beverly, Gloria, Leigh and Shirley are lifelong friends who swore in high school to be in each others' weddings, not realizing how many there might be. See Calendar Pick on p. 19.

  • Oconee County Civic Center

    Nov. 20–21, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22, 2:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Nov. 23, 2:30 p.m. $10–15. www.cornerstoneathens.com

    All on a Christmas Day

    Cornerstone Productions presents their annual faith-based Christmas production, All on a Christmas Day. Follow the life of Luke from the 1920s through today with Broadway-style music.

Meetings

  • Bloom

    5:30–7 p.m. FREE! (donations accepted).

    Athens Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Group

    An informal meeting for families who have experienced a miscarriage, stillbirth or infant loss. Feel free to bring a dinner along with you, as well as any photographs or special items you'd like to share. The space requests that children sit this one out.

Lectures & Lit

  • Avid Bookshop

    6 p.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com

    James Calemine & Bloodkin: The Local Stranger Revue

    Celebrate the release of James Calemine's new collection of stories The Local Stranger, accompanied by the sounds of Bloodkin.

  • Avid Bookshop

    5–7 p.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com

    Alumni Night at the Bookstore

    Authors of recent books about UGA and Athens will be on hand to sign copies of their books.

Support Groups

  • Athens, GA

    Project Safe

    Project Safe works to end domestic violence through prevention and education programs, crisis intervention, ongoing supportive services for survivors of domestic violence and their children, and advocacy/systems change work in the community. 24-hour crisis hotline: 706-543-3331. Teen texting line: 706-765-8019. Business: 706-549-0922. www.project-safe.org

Saturday, November 22

27 events

Live Music

  • Bishop Park

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

    DREW KOHL Original singer-songwriter who plays bluegrass-inspired folk music. (8 a.m.)

    THE SOLSTICE SISTERS Old-time country ballads, traditional folk and '40s-style swing with sweet, warm harmonies. (10 a.m.)

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9:30 p.m. $6 (21+), $8 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com

    CLOUD RECORDINGS FESTIVAL Featuring Jade Poppyfield, Old Smokey, Naan Violence/Thee Death Panels, Madeline, El Hollin, The New Sound Of Numbers and In Sonitus Lux. See Calendar Pick on p. 19.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    SHEHEHE Local band that draws from old-school punk and arena rock to create a fist-pumping atmosphere.

    KATËR MASS Local gritty pop-punk band "influenced by Longmont Potion Castle."

    SHE RETURNS FROM WAR Folk trio from Charleston, SC.

    BULLY PULPIT South Carolina-based bluesy rock band.

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    82 SPUR Contemporary country cover band that also plays "rock to rap and in between."

    CHRIS HAMRICK BAND Georgia-based country singer-songwriter.

  • Georgia Bar

    10:30 p.m. 706-546-9884

    CARLA LE FEVER AND THE RAYS This band, led by longtime Athenian LeFever, plays old-school funk covers and originals and sweet sappy pop covers and originals.

  • Georgia Tavern

    9 p.m. $8. 770-307-6506

    BACK N BLACK AC/DC tribute band.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $12. www.georgiatheatre.com

    COSMIC CHARLIE Grateful Dead cover band that adds their own flair to the classics. Performing "Dark Side Of The Dead," a hybrid show featuring the music of both the Grateful Dead and Pink Floyd.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    GINKO Edgar Lopez's fuzzy, beat-driven experimental hip hop project.

    THE EBON HAWK A collaborative project between local MC Ricky Digits and Pretty Bird's David Chandler.

    THE DEEPS New local lo-fi group.

    SHY VIOLET Lo-fi dream-pop band from Baltimore.

    DJ ELYSIA EMPIRE Wild of Night's Birdie Ann Renee spins a DJ set.

  • Green Room

    9 p.m. www.greenroomathens.com

    CROOKED P All-star jam band featuring members of Dan Sinatra and Sumilan.

    DEAD 27S South Carolina band whose sound resurrects the spirit and soul of the Motown era, with the true grit of '70s classics.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    BETSY FRANCK Soulful, brassy Southern rock and country songs rooted in tradition, but with a modern sensibility.

    HANNAH ALDRIDGE Muscle Shoals, AL-based Americana singer-songwriter.

    DREW KOHL Original singer-songwriter who plays bluegrass-inspired folk music.

  • Iron Factory

    11 p.m. 706-395-6877

    THE HONEY SLIDERS Original, Detroit-influenced rock from Catropolis.

  • The Melting Point

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

    OLD SKOOL TRIO Funk, blues, and jazz featuring Carl Lindberg on bass, Seth Hendershot on drums and Jason Fuller on keys. Playing original compositions and the music of The Funky Meters, Dr. John, War, Sly and the Family Stone, Billy Preston, Stevie Wonder, Funkadelic and more.

  • New Earth Athens

    9 p.m. $7. www.newearthmusichall.com

    THE DELTA SAINTS Dirty "bayou-rock" outfit from Nashville, TN.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    LOWDIVE Local ska/reggae band.

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. 706-546-0840

    OVERNIGHT SENSATION Watch as members from XXX Hardrive and the Lefty Williams Band take your favorite songs from the '60s,'70s,'80s and '90s and see just how far over the cliff they can be thrown.

Events

  • Bishop Park

    8 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods and crafts. Live music by Drew Kohl (8 a.m.) and The Solstice Sisters (10 a.m.). A Seedling Club educational activity will be held for kids.

  • Oconee County Courthouse

    8 a.m.–1 p.m. www.oconeefarmersmarket.org

    Oconee Farmers Market

    (Watkinsville) Locally grown produce, meats, grains, flowers, soaps, birdhouses, gourds and more.

  • West Broad Market Garden

    10 a.m.–2 p.m. www.athenslandtrust.org

    West Broad Farmers Market

    Featuring fresh produce, honey, crafts, soaps, baked goods, cooking demos, children's activities, yoga (11 a.m.) and live music.

Games

Classes

DJs

Kidstuff

Outdoors

  • Rock Eagle 4H Center

    10 a.m. & 2 p.m. $5. 706-484-2881, lmkent@uga.edu

    Saturday at the Rock: Hike to Rock Eagle Mound

    It's the last Saturday at the Rock this year. Stop by Rock Eagle's Art at the Rock festival showcasing local art and music, then stay to take a guided hike to the historical Rock Eagle Mound. Register in advance. 

Theatre

  • Oconee County Civic Center

    Nov. 20–21, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22, 2:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Nov. 23, 2:30 p.m. $10–15. www.cornerstoneathens.com

    All on a Christmas Day

    Cornerstone Productions presents their annual faith-based Christmas production, All on a Christmas Day. Follow the life of Luke from the 1920s through today with Broadway-style music.

  • Oconee County Civic Center

    Nov. 20–21, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22, 2:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Nov. 23, 2:30 p.m. $10–15. www.cornerstoneathens.com

    All on a Christmas Day

    Cornerstone Productions presents their annual faith-based Christmas production, All on a Christmas Day. Follow the life of Luke from the 1920s through today with Broadway-style music.

Art

  • BMA At Home

    Nov. 21 & 22, 5–8 p.m. FREE! www.bmaathome.com

    Britt Bass & Brynn Weiermiller Trunk Show

    Bass is an abstract painter and owner of Studio Studio in Buckhead. Weiermiller is currently pursuing a BFA in drawing and painting.

Sunday, November 23

8 events

Lectures & Lit

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

    10:15 a.m. FREE! www.uuathensga.org

    Unitarian Universalist Forum

    Christian Lopez, lead media and oral history archivist at UGA, talks about Russell Library's oral history initiatives.

Games

Events

  • Buffalo's Café

    6–8 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/buffaloscafeathens

    White Buffalo Christmas

    Celebrate Christmas with Santa and Mrs. Claus, enjoy a puppet show and more.

  • Multiple Locations

    1–5 p.m. FREE! www.roseofathens.wordpress.com

    5 Points Holiday Open House

    Activities include photos with Santa at Half Moon Outfitters (1–5 p.m.); Kids with Guitars performance at Appointments at Five (1–3 p.m.); and Meridian Womens Chorus in front of the Hodgson's Terrace Building (3 p.m.). Rose of Athens Victorian Carolers will perform in front of The Park at Five Points (4 p.m.), then stroll around.

Theatre

  • Arts!Oglethorpe

    Nov. 21, 7:30 p.m. & Nov. 23, 3 p.m. $12–15. www.artsoglethorpe.org

    Always a Bridesmaid

    Lynn, Beverly, Gloria, Leigh and Shirley are lifelong friends who swore in high school to be in each others' weddings, not realizing how many there might be. See Calendar Pick on p. 19.

  • Oconee County Civic Center

    Nov. 20–21, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22, 2:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Nov. 23, 2:30 p.m. $10–15. www.cornerstoneathens.com

    All on a Christmas Day

    Cornerstone Productions presents their annual faith-based Christmas production, All on a Christmas Day. Follow the life of Luke from the 1920s through today with Broadway-style music.

Film

  • Ciné Barcafé

    3:30 p.m., 6 p.m. & 8:30 p.m. $15. www.athenscine.com

    R.E.M. By MTV

    View a screening of R.E.M. By MTV, a new documentary of archival material. Proceeds benefit Community Connection of Northeast Georgia and Family Connection-Communities in Schools of Athens. See Calendar Pick on p. 19.

Live Music

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    Experimental Night. 7 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    PRIZMATIC SPRAY Jace Bartet (Reptar, Double Ferrari) performs a set of high-energy electro-spazz.

    GENETIC OUTCAST Local experimental loop- and sample-based project.

    THE GOLDEN CRESCENT WRENCH Drums-and-sax duo in the style of late-period Coltrane, Albert Ayler and Sonny Rollins.

Monday, November 24

12 events

Karaoke & Open Mic

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

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

    Open Playtime

    Children ages 1–3 and their caregivers can come play with toys and meet friends. 

  • ACC Library

    4–5:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, ext. 329

    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.

  • ACC Library

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Bedtime Stories

    Children of all ages are invited for bedtime stories every Monday.

Games

Lectures & Lit

Live Music

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    WORKINGMAN'S MONDAY Enjoy the music of the Grateful Dead. Hosted by Bo Hembree.

Events

Tuesday, November 25

15 events

Classes

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

    6 p.m. $5 suggested donation. 706-351-6024

    A Course in Miracles

    Learn the inner workings of a miracle. Every Tuesday.

  • ACC Library

    10 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Computer Class: Introduction to Excel

    Register by phone or in person at the reference desk. 

Games

  • Hi-Lo Lounge

    8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-8561

    Trivia

    General trivia with host Caitlin Wilson.

  • The Savory Spoon

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-367-5721

    Full Contact Trivia

    Compete to win prizes.

  • Herschel’s 34 Chicken & Ribs Kitchen

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

    Entertainment Trivia

    With Garrett Lennox. House cash and food and drink specials.

  • The Rail Athens

    10:30 p.m. FREE! 706-354-7289

    Trivia at the Rail

    Trivia hosted by Todd Kelly every Tuesday.

  • Locos Grill & Pub

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

    Locos Trivia

    Westside and Eastside locations of Locos Grill and Pub feature trivia night every Tuesday.

Karaoke & Open Mic

Events

  • UGA Special Collections Library

    2 p.m. FREE! 706-524-8079

    Tuesday Tour

    Take a guided tour of the exhibit galleries of the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library and the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research. 

  • First Christian Church

    4–7 p.m. www.oconeefarmersmarket.org

    Oconee Farmers Market

    Locally grown produce, meats, grains, flowers, soaps, birdhouses, gourds and more.

  • ACC Council on Aging

    12–3 p.m. www.accaging.org

    Produce Stand

    This mobile produce stand sells fresh, sustainable and locally-grown fruits and vegetables sourced from the community gardens at ACCA and UGArden. EBT cards accepted. This will be the last produce stand of the season!

  • West Broad Market Garden

    3 p.m.–dusk. 706-613-0122, www.athenslandtrust.org

    Tuesday Farmers Market

    Fresh produce and cooked foods. Offers double dollars for EBT shoppers. Held every Tuesday. This week's special Thanksgiving-themed market will feature fried turkey tastings and a Community Collards Cookoff.

Live Music

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    TWO'S DAY VISIONS Tom Visions hosts an old-fashioned super jam each Tuesday in November featuring a rotating cast of Athens and Macon innovators performing solo sets before joining together for a SuperJam. This week features William Dantzler, Ben VanceDaniel EberleinLeslie GroveWhat's For Tea and Ben Millwood.

  • Nowhere Bar

    9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742

    TUESDAY NIGHT CONFESSIONAL Host Laney Strickland presents this week's showcase of singer-songwriter talent, featuring Sylvia Novak and Drew Albenesius. Plus, house band Levon Zevon.

  • The World Famous

    Athens Now! 10 p.m. $5. www.theworldfamousathens.com

    SEX BBQ East Atlanta "surf-rock space wizards" playing psychedelic yet melodic math-rock inspired tunes.

    KATE JAN AND FRIENDS No info available.

Wednesday, November 26

20 events

Kidstuff

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-795-5597

    Preschool & Toddler Storytime

    Includes stories, finger-puppet plays, songs and crafts for literacy-based fun. For ages 5 & under. Every Wednesday.

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    Open Mic Night

    SINGER-SONGWRITER SHOWCASE Rock out every Wednesday at this open mic. Contact louisphillippelot@yahoo.com for booking.

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. FREE! 706-549-0840

    Karaoke

    KARAOKE With your host Lynn, the Queen of Karaoke!

  • Hi-Lo Lounge

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-850-8561

    Karaoke with the King

    KARAOKE WITH THE KING Sing your guts out every Wednesday!

  • Max

    8 p.m. $5. 706-254-3392

    Hip Hop Open Mic

    HIP HOP OPEN MIC Show off your skills and network with others in the industry.

  • New Earth Athens

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

    Open Mic

    OPEN MIC Caroline Aiken hosts this open mic. Contact carolineaiken@gmail.com to sign up.

Live Music

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    SAWDUST Atlanta virtuosos Taylor Kennedy and Ben Williams team up with local forces Colin Manko and Zack Milster to deliver tentative yet forceful jazz music.

  • The Melting Point

    8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $15 (door). www.meltingpointathens.com

    THE NORMALTOWN FLYERS The long-running Athens-based band that labels its sound as "pickup truck rock and roll" plays its annual Thanksgiving show.

  • Porterhouse Grill

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990

    JAZZ NIGHT The longest standing weekly music gig in Athens! Join drummer Nicholas Wiles with bassist Drew Hart and pianist Steve Key for an evening of original music, improv and standards.

Classes

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

    6 p.m. $5 suggested donation. 706-351-6024

    Buddhist Teachings

    Learn how to apply the teaching of Buddha to end suffering and bring peace to your life. Every Wednesday.

DJs

  • Blue Sky

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

    Blue Sky Vinyl

    VINYL WEDNESDAYS Bring your own records and spin them at the bar!

Events

  • Max

    8–11 p.m. www.ugalive.com

    Hip Hop Industry Night & Open Mic

    Come network and perform.

  • 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 706-338-8284

    Feed the Needy Thanksgiving Dinner

    (Bigger Visions Community Shelter) This event provides a Thanksgiving dinner to homeless, hungry and needy families. Winter wear, toiletries and haircuts to those in need will also be provided.

  • Heirloom Cafe and Fresh Market

    11 a.m.–2 p.m. www.heirloomathens.com

    Athens Farmers Market

    Heirloom hosts a mini Athens Farmers Market to help with holiday meal planning. Several farmers and vendors will be on site with fresh produce and items. Visit Heirloom's website for an order form of sides and pies that can be ordered in advance and picked up during lunch.

Games

  • Copper Creek Brewing Company

    9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-1102

    Trivia

    Test your trivia chops for prizes! Every Wednesday.

  • Dickey's Barbecue Pit

    7:30 p.m. FREE! 770-728-3452

    Trivia

    Shown on the big screen TV, this PowerPoint based trivia show covers six categories, a music round and a "Family Feud" bonus round. Win prizes.

  • Choo Choo Japanese Korean Grill Express

    7:30 p.m. FREE! www.choochoorestaurants.com

    Dirty South Trivia

    Jump on the trivia train! Entertainment trivia with host Todd Kelly.

  • Mellow Mushroom

    8 p.m. FREE! 706-613-0892

    Entertainment Trivia

    Dirty South Trivia offers house cash prizes.

  • Highwire Lounge

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

    Bingo Bango

    Weekly themed games. House cash and drink prizes.

Lectures & Lit

  • Talmage Terrace/Lanier Gardens

    2 p.m. FREE! 706-549-4850, www.accaging.org

    Medicare Program

    Athens Community Council on Aging and the local GeorgiaCares program offer information on how to change, drop or enroll in the Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Program or Medicare Advantage Plan program.

Thursday, November 27

11 events

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    Dr. Fred's Karaoke

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

  • Walker's Coffee & Pub

    9 p.m. FREE! 706-543-1433

    Karaoke

    KARAOKE Every Thursday!

  • Diverse Universe Studio

    9 p.m. 706-296-2945

    Karaoke

    KARAOKE Every Thursday!

Games

Live Music

  • Barbeque Shack

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

    OPEN BLUEGRASS JAM All pickers welcome! Every Thursday!

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. 706-369-3040

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Local singer-songwriter Louis Phillip Pelot and company play a "mind-boggling wall of organic sound with upbeat, travel-driven lyrics." The band is celebrating 90-plus weeks of Thursday shows.

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Newly relocated back to his old stomping grounds of Athens, Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. He hosts an "all-star jam" every Thursday.

Kidstuff

Events

  • Five Bar

    11 a.m.–3 p.m. FREE! (donations accepted). 706-543-5515, www.five-bar.com/athens

    Five Athens Charity Thanksgiving Feast

    A traditional, seated Thanksgiving meal will be prepared by the chefs of Five and served free of charge. Everyone is welcome. Donations will be accepted by those capable of making them to benefit Extra Special People.

Friday, November 28

8 events

Art

  • Bendzunas Glass

    Nov. 28, 5–9 p.m. Nov. 29–30, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. FREE! www.bendzunasglass.com

    Winter Open House

    (Comer) The family-run gallery demonstrates live glassblowing. Bendzunas Glass has been producing unique works of art from molten glass for 40 years.

Events

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

    6 p.m. $5 suggested donation. 706-351-6024

    Meditation and Healing Circle

    Held every Friday.

  • UGA Special Collections Library

    2 p.m. FREE! 706-542-8079, www.libs.uga.edu/russell

    "Vince Dooley: A Retrospective 1954-1988"

    Photographs, commemorative memorabilia and original art celebrating one of the most successful coaches in college football. Curator-led tours will be offered every Friday before home football games.

Live Music

  • 40 Watt Club

    9:30 p.m. $5. www.40watt.com

    CARLA LE FEVER AND THE RAYS This band, led by longtime Athenian LeFever, plays old-school funk covers and originals and sweet sappy pop covers and originals.

  • The Melting Point

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

    KINCHAFOONEE COWBOYS Country band from Albany, GA.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    BIG C Nobody in Athens sings the blues quite like Big C (frontman for Big C and the Ringers). Expect lots of soulful riffs, covers and originals.

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Newly relocated back to his old stomping grounds of Athens, Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture.

DJs

  • Barcode

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

    SupaStar DJ LP

    SUPASTAR DJ LP Seasoned party rocker infuses today's hottest jams with the classics you grew up on.