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Phil Kline’s Unsilent Night

The concept behind composer Phil Kline’s now 22-year-old holiday tradition is simple: A crowd of boom box-toting participants gathers in a predetermined location; each participant receives a cassette or CD with one of four tracks of a Kline composition, then everyone hits “play” at the same time and sets off on a post-Charles Ives, avant-Zaireeka caroling parade. The Athens edition will meet at Little Kings and march through the streets of downtown. For expediency’s sake, you can download a track directly onto your mp3 player, but for the full effect, bring the biggest, bulkiest boom box possible—it makes a great conversation starter in the bar afterwards.

7:30 p.m. FREE!