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Atlanta Artists Collective: “Brushstrokes”

336 Hill St. 336 Hill St., Athens, GA

Bringing a piece of the big city to town, the Atlanta Artists Collective will host a holiday show, “Brushstrokes,” to benefit Love.Craft Athens. In addition to Athens-inspired works by Winston Wiant, who recently relocated here from Atlanta, the lineup includes Atlanta-based artists Michele James, Britt McGraw, Carrie Penley, Christie Gregory, David Colgan, Tyler Colgan, Dawn Trimble, Debby Alphin, Eleanor Post, Katherine McClure, Lea Ann Slotkin, Linda James, Lisa Gleim, Susan Westmoreland and Anne Strickland. Part of a web-based collective with galleries in Charleston, Atlanta, Nashville and DC, the AAAC is a group of artists “with the mission to curate high quality, affordable, original art while giving back to the community.” Dec. 2, 6–8:30 p.m. Dec. 3, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. www.atlantaartistscollective.org […]

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3rd Annual Santa at MMCC

Madison-Morgan Culture Center 434 South Main St., Madison, GA

Santa is back at the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center to provide families with more magical holiday memories. Attendees can expect a photo opportunity with Santa (digital files included) and special holiday treats from a few of his helpers. Dec. 3 & 4, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $45/groups up to 4, $90/groups of 5 or more. www.mmcc-arts.org

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Virtual Booktalks

Online: Bogart Library Athens, GA

Join the library on Facebook for virtual book talks suitable for all ages. Age groups will rotate each Friday so everyone can hear about new books, listen to a short reading and discover new authors. Fridays, 2 p.m. www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

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Africa in Athens Warehouse Sale

Mbare Home + Gift 118 Commerce Blvd., Athens, GA

Browse beautiful and fairly traded goods from all over Africa. There will be samples, discontinued items and slightly imperfect goods at below wholesale prices. Items include wall decor, textiles, baskets, glassware, stone sculptures, wood carvings, tin art, masks and more. Shoppers can also survey the regular inventory at 30% off retail. This event is kid-friendly and masks are required to attend. Dec. 3, 4–8 p.m. Dec. 4, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. FREE! 706-354-1445, www.mbare.com  

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Ashley Tatarsky

Athentic Brewing Co. 108 Park Ave., Athens, GA

5 p.m. FREE! www.athenticbrewing.com ASHLEY TATARSKY Acoustic singer-songwriter.

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OCAF Juried Holiday Market

OCAF 34 School St., Watkinsville, GA

The Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation‘s 27th annual juried Holiday Market presents the works of dozens of regional artists and crafters, including paintings, pottery, stained and fused glass, jewelry, photography, woodwork, sculpture, fiber art and more. OCAF’s Artists Shoppe, which features handmade items created by the gallery’s members, opens in conjunction with the Holiday Market and will remain open Tue–Sat, Dec. 3–22, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Admission for all three days is $5 for adults and free for children under 16. Dec. 3, 5–8 p.m. Dec. 4, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Dec. 5, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. $5/adult. www.ocaf.com

Caleb Caudle, Spencer Thomas

The Lewis Room at Tweed Recording 131 E. Washington St., Athens, GA

6 p.m. (doors), 7 p.m. (show). $12 (adv.), $14. www.lewisroom.com CALEB CAUDLE Nashville country artist whose critically acclaimed catalog includes mentions by Rolling Stone magazine and NPR. SPENCER THOMAS Local alternative rock artist with classic rock roots.

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Beechwood Holiday Market

Beechwood Shopping Center 196 Alps Rd., Athens, GA

The Beechwood Shopping Center’s second annual outdoor Beechwood Holiday Market will set up several pop-up storefronts and vendor booths. Activities include hayrides, ornament making and Santa’s post office. Through Dec. 12, Saturdays, 2–8 p.m. Sundays, 2–6 p.m. A Christmas tree farm will also run Fridays, 6–9 p.m., Saturdays, 11 a.m.–8 p.m. and Sundays, 11 a.m.–6 p.m. FREE! www.beechwoodathens.com

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The Lucky Jones

International Grill & Bar 1155 Mitchell Bridge Rd., Athens, GA

Outdoors. 7 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/IGBAthensGA THE LUCKY JONES Old school rockin' rhythm and blues.

Classic City Band

The Classic Center 300 N. Thomas St., Athens, GA

Annual Christmas Concert. 7 p.m. FREE! www.classiccenter.com CLASSIC CITY BAND Community band performing the “Overture to a Winter Festival” by James Cumow, selections from Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker Suite" and "O Magnum Mysterium" by Morten Lauridsen.

St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Buffalo Nichols

Georgia Theatre 215 N. Lumpkin St., Athens, GA

7:30 p.m. (doors), 8:30 p.m. (show). $35–$40. www.georgiatheatre.com ST. PAUL & THE BROKEN BONES Alabama-based rock and roll soul band that has opened for The Rolling Stones and made several TV appearances. BUFFALO NICHOLS Guitarist, songwriter and vocalist bringing more Black stories into the genres of folk and blues.

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Holiday Concert

Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall 250 River Rd., Athens, GA

7:30 p.m. $3 (w/ UGA ID), $25. 706-542-4400 HOLIDAY CONCERT Various UGA groups present a festive performance. Participants include the Hodgson Singers, Mens Glee Club, Womens Glee Club, University Chorus, UGA Symphony Orchestra, British Brass Band, UGA Jazz Sextet, Guitar Ensemble, Graduate Flute Ensemble and Bulldog Brass Society.

Dana Downs, Ben de la Cour, Jim Willingham

Flicker Theatre & Bar 263 W. Washington St., Athens, GA

8 p.m. (doors). $10. www.flickertheatreandbar.com DANA DOWNS Old school local musician of Cosmo Jr. BEN DE LA COUR Nashville-based singer-songwriter. JIM WILLINGHAM Local songwriter known for fronting the bands Old Smokey and Harry Carey.

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Town & Gown Players 115 Grady Ave., Athens, GA

Town & Gown Players presents The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, with both in-person and online live stream tickets available. The story follows 15-year-old Christopher who has an extraordinary brain but is ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched, and he distrusts strangers. Now it is seven minutes after midnight, and Christopher stands beside his neighbor’s dead dog, Wellington, who has been speared with a garden fork. Finding himself under suspicion, Christopher is determined to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington, and he carefully records each fact of the crime. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a thrilling […]

Parts and Labor, Diablo Sandwich

Nowhere Bar 240 N. Lumpkin St., Athens, GA

9 p.m. $10 (adv.), $15. www.nowherebarlive.com PARTS AND LABOR Macon-based band heavily influenced by the Allman Brothers, The Band, the Grateful Dead perform a combination of funk, blues and jazz. DIABLO SANDWICH Local all-star Southern rock band blending country, jazz and more.

Shehehe, Wyld Staleyz

Ciné Athens, GA

9 p.m. $10. www.athenscine.com SHEHEHE Local band that draws from old-school punk and arena rock to create a fist-pumping atmosphere. WYLD STALEYZ Hot-blooded, ball-clenching power rock from members of Manger, Gear Jammer and Noise Mountain.

Mark Plemmons, Brad Gerke

Bishop Park 705 Sunset Dr., Athens, GA

Athens Farmers Market. Outdoors. 8 a.m.–12 p.m. www.athensfarmersmarket.net MARK PLEMMONS Talented local pianist. (8 a.m.) BRAD GERKE Local folk and alt-country singer-songwriter. (10 a.m.)

Farmview Holiday Market

Farmview Market 2610 Eatonton Rd., Madison, GA

Farmview Market in Madison presents a Holiday Market including locally sourced veggies, meat, soaps, baked goods, preserves and a few vendors offering handcrafted items like cutting boards, knitted accessories and jewelry. This family-friendly event also includes Christmas carols and an appearance from Santa Claus. Dec. 4, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! www.farmviewmarket.com    

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Nancy Green Holiday Group Open Studio Sale

Nancy Green Ceramics 1500 Tappan Spur Rd., Athens, GA

This annual holiday sale promises a diverse array of traditional and contemporary ceramic pieces, with participating potters including Kyle Carpenter, Juana Gnecco, Nancy Green and Minsoo Yuh. Dec. 4 & 5, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! 706-410-5200, nancygreenceramics@gmail.com

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Southern Star Studio’s Annual Holiday Sale

Marmalade Pottery/Southern Star Studio 180 Cleveland Ave., Athens, GA

The studio’s ceramicists host their sixth annual group sale. Attendees can expect an array of pots, ornaments and other gifts, participating potters include Maria Dondero, Sophie Goode, Kerry Sternberg, Courtney Howard, Kate Couch, Esther Mech, Brandon Bishop and Mac Burns. Masks and hand sanitizer are provided. Dec. 4, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! www.southernstarstudioathens.com

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Marmalade Pottery Holiday Sale

Marmalade Pottery/Southern Star Studio 180 Cleveland Ave., Athens, GA

Maria Dondero’s 13th annual Marmalade Pottery Holiday Sale will be held concurrently with Southern Star Studio. The ceramic artist will share a new collection of mugs, planters, platters, pots and more, all decorated in her one-of-a-kind illustrations of flowers, animals and faces. Enjoy live music by Hawk Proof Rooster Saturday morning along with coffee and sweet treats both days of the sale. Dec. 4 & 5, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! www.mariadondero.com

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David Morgan 2021 Holiday Sale

David Morgan Pottery 3747 Old Wildcat Bridge Rd., Danielsville

Browse richly glazed pieces of pottery by David Morgan that draw inspiration from nature. Morgan is a regional potter who has been creating pottery since 1981 and specializes in durable, utilitarian works in an earthy palette of blue, cranberry, brown and green. Find David Morgan Pottery on Facebook for more details and updates on this holiday sale. Dec. 4, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Dec. 5, 12–5 p.m. FREE! dsmorgan9350@gmail.com    

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Rose Creek Pottery Holiday Sale

Rose Creek Pottery 1051 Rose Creek Dr., Watkinsville, GA

Shop an assortment of pots, cups, vases, bowls and other vessels created by Lori Breedlove. Wares will be spaced outside in front of the studio, as well as within the studio, which is open to the fresh air. Dec. 4 & 5, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. FREE! www.rosecreekpottery.com

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2021 December Open House Pottery Sale

Farmington Pottery 1171 Freeman Creek Rd., Bishop, GA

Geoff and Lisa Pickett will host their annual pottery sale featuring pots for house and garden and both wood and gas-fired pieces. Lisa will also have a selection of handmade soaps and botanical skincare products incorporating her garden herbs available. All works will be displayed spaciously outside. Dec. 4 & 5, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. FREE! 706-769-8100, www.pickettpottery.com, www.farmingtonherbals.com

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Marigold Market

Athens, GA

Vendors offer local produce, prepared and baked goods, and arts and crafts. The season runs every Saturday through Dec. 11, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. marigoldmarketwinterville@gmail.com

Heirloom Holiday Market

Heirloom Café 815 N. Chase St., Athens, GA

Each day of this holiday market features a different lineup of vendors offering handmade wares like jewelry, gourmet foods, woodwork, ceramics, bath and body products, textiles and more. Attendees can expect jewelry by Rebecca Holt, illustrations by Lois Songster and embroidery by Rachel Winters on Saturday, plus graphic novels by Joey Weiser, polymer miniatures by Rachel Blair and paintings by Zock Art Originals on Sunday. Salvage Sparrow will offer tintype portraits on both days. Dec. 4 & 5, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. FREE! www.heirloomathens.com

UGArden Herbs Holiday Market

UGArden 2500 S. Milledge Ave., Athens, GA

Browse specialty items straight from the garden. Using organic practices, UGArden offers a selection of medicinal teas, seasoning blends, salve and other earthy products. Dec. 4, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/ugardeners

Friends of Oglethorpe County Library: Christmas Bazaar and Book Sale

Oglethorpe Co. Libray 858 Athens Rd., Lexington, GA

Join the Friends of Oglethorpe County Library for a one-day book sale and Christmas bazaar featuring gift baskets, ornaments, handmade wreaths, holiday books and much more. Dec. 4, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. FREE! 706-743-8817, fologlethorpe@gmail.com

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Africa in Athens Warehouse Sale

Mbare Home + Gift 118 Commerce Blvd., Athens, GA

Browse beautiful and fairly traded goods from all over Africa. There will be samples, discontinued items and slightly imperfect goods at below wholesale prices. Items include wall decor, textiles, baskets, glassware, stone sculptures, wood carvings, tin art, masks and more. Shoppers can also survey the regular inventory at 30% off retail. This event is kid-friendly and masks are required to attend. Dec. 3, 4–8 p.m. Dec. 4, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. FREE! 706-354-1445, www.mbare.com  

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Southern Star Studio Open Gallery

Southern Star Studio 180 Cleveland Ave., Athens, GA

Southern Star Studio is a collective ceramics studio, established by Maria Dondero in 2016. The gallery contains members’ work, primarily pottery. See new works by resident artists every Saturday. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. www.southernstarstudioathens.com

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3rd Annual Santa at MMCC

Madison-Morgan Culture Center 434 South Main St., Madison, GA

Santa is back at the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center to provide families with more magical holiday memories. Attendees can expect a photo opportunity with Santa (digital files included) and special holiday treats from a few of his helpers. Dec. 3 & 4, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $45/groups up to 4, $90/groups of 5 or more. www.mmcc-arts.org

Dirty Ladies Kiln Opening and Pottery Sale

Caroline Montague Pottery 180 Clarkewoods Rd., Athens, GA

Local potters Tina Lawrence, Mary Mayes, Kathleen Miller, Caroline Montague, Linda Rovolis, Rob and Jessica Sutherland present a pottery sale. Brand new pots will be available when Caroline Montague's gas kiln opens at 11:00 a.m. Dec. 4, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. FREE! 706-340-9091, art.montague@gmail.com

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Woodhill Art Exhibition

Woodhill Retreat Center 4745 Bob Godfrey Rd., Athens, GA

The Woodhill Art Exhibitionoffers paintings by Dortha Jacobson and Leigh Ellis, natural sculptures by Barbara Odil, textiles by Greg Krakow and Wini McQueen and candles and soaps by Ansley Williams. Local musician Marty Winkler also will be performing Saturday afternoon (Dec. 4) with her new CD available for purchase. Dec. 1. 12–6 p.m. Dec. 4 & 5, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. FREE! 706-621-0799, barbara@woodhillretreat.org

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OCAF Juried Holiday Market

OCAF 34 School St., Watkinsville, GA

The Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation‘s 27th annual juried Holiday Market presents the works of dozens of regional artists and crafters, including paintings, pottery, stained and fused glass, jewelry, photography, woodwork, sculpture, fiber art and more. OCAF’s Artists Shoppe, which features handmade items created by the gallery’s members, opens in conjunction with the Holiday Market and will remain open Tue–Sat, Dec. 3–22, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Admission for all three days is $5 for adults and free for children under 16. Dec. 3, 5–8 p.m. Dec. 4, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Dec. 5, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. $5/adult. www.ocaf.com

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Lyndon House Arts Center Holiday Artist Market

Lyndon House Arts Center 211 Hoyt St., Athens, GA

This year’s lineup includes works from talent such as Bee Natural, Amanda Burk, Denise Burns, Creations by Rise, Will Eskridge, Jadin Fielteau, H. Camren Gober, Leslie Grove, Hannah Jones and many more. Earlier on Third Thursday (Dec. 16) from 5–7 p.m., Abigail West will lead a free pop-up Athens Lantern Project workshop for making lanterns from reclaimed materials, supported by an Arts in Community Resilience Award from the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission. Saturday markets will additionally coincide with a series of Holiday Makers Workshops, held from 11 a.m.–2 p.m., with coffee, treats and activities such as jewelry, printmaking and ceramics. Go online for more information. Dec. 4, 11 & 18, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Dec. 16, 6–8 p.m. FREE! www.accgov.com/lyndonhouse

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WBFM Holiday Market

West Broad Farmers Market and Garden 300 S. Rocksprings St., Athens, GA

The West Broad Farmers Market presents two Holiday Markets where attendees can shop for fresh produce, seasonal baked goods, delicious local fare and presents for their loved ones. Masks are highly encouraged. Dec. 4 & 11, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. FREE! 706-765-4020, www.athenslandtrust.org/our-work/comag/wbfm

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Sidewalk Saturdays

Athens, GA

Steel+Plank introduces visitors to artists and makers from across the state with each installment of its Sidewalk Saturdays. Attendees can expect topic ranging from  “Sustainable Holidays” to “Cozy Gift Guide for the Stylish Gourmand" and are invited to browse Steel+Plank's line of minimalist, handcrafted furniture and home goods. Dec. 4, 11 & 18, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! www.steelandplank.com 

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Vintage Market Pop-Up

Historic Athens 489 Prince Ave., Old Fire Hall No. 2, Athens

Vintage Market Pop-Up is a free, monthly market that takes place the first weekend of the month. Orphintage invites some of the best vintage vendors from Athens and Atlanta to fill a historic 1901 fire station with vintage t-shirts, jackets, dresses, jeans, hats, UGA gear and other unique finds. Vintage Market Pop-Up is an indoor (rain or shine) event. Many vendors take major credit cards, PayPal, Venmo and cash. www.vintagemarketpop-up.com

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Mary Rugg Holiday Sale

263 Milledge Circle 263 Milledge Circle, Athens, GA

Fiber artist Mary Rugg hosts a porch sale at her home studio. Using centuries-old traditions to inspire modern designs, Rugg weaves a variety of scarves, shawls, cowls and wraps in a blend of colors and fibers. She will also sell items outside of Athens Running Company, located at 1210 S. Milledge Ave., every Monday from 11 a.m.–6 p.m. until Christmas. Call or email to arrange an appointment. Dec. 4 & 5, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. FREE! 706-202-7636, maryerugg@gmail.com, www.maryruggweaver.com

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Beechwood Holiday Market

Beechwood Shopping Center 196 Alps Rd., Athens, GA

The Beechwood Shopping Center’s second annual outdoor Beechwood Holiday Market will set up several pop-up storefronts and vendor booths. Activities include hayrides, ornament making and Santa’s post office. Through Dec. 12, Saturdays, 2–8 p.m. Sundays, 2–6 p.m. A Christmas tree farm will also run Fridays, 6–9 p.m., Saturdays, 11 a.m.–8 p.m. and Sundays, 11 a.m.–6 p.m. FREE! www.beechwoodathens.com

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West Broad Farmers Market

Athens Housing Authority 300 Rocksprings St., Athens, GA

Shop online for products from local farmers and vendors each week from Sunday at 5 p.m.–Thursday at 1 p.m. Drive-thru pickup is available Saturdays, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. www.wbfm.locallgrown.net

December 4 Lynching Remembrance Ceremony

Harris Shoals Park Harris Shoals Dr, Watkinsville, GA

Come out for a lynching remembrance ceremony honoring Aron Birdsong, Wes Hale and George Lowe,  three African Americans who were lynched on December 4, 1921, by an Oconee County mob along Lampkin Branch Creek, off of Highway 53. The remembrance vigil will begin at Harris Shoals Park and then proceed toward the creek where markers for the three victims will be placed along with flowers and soil from the site. Attendees should arrive at 11:45 a.m. Service will begin at the picnic shelter at noon. Dec. 4, 11:45 a.m.–1 p.m. www.uuathensga.org

Coffee History and Tasting

Historic Athens 489 Prince Ave., Old Fire Hall No. 2, Athens

Head roaster Charlie Mustard from Jittery Joe's hosts a tasting of the new 1820 Classic Cup coffee blend, available exclusively at Historic Athens Welcome Center. Learn about coffee tasting and a little history while sipping with fellow attendees. Dec 4, 12–1:30 p.m. FREE! 706-353-1820, www.athenswelcomecenter.com

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Flicker Holiday Craft Market

Flicker Theatre & Bar 263 W. Washington St., Athens, GA

The Flicker Holiday Craft Market will host local vendors offering a mix of artwork, clothing and plants, plus metaphysical crafts, services and products. Check out illustrations by Christy Wooke, harnesses by Night Owl Assembly, ropes by Ropes & Knot, paintings and terrariums by Studio PenPen (Noah McCarthy and Lea Purvis) and shamanic sprays and lotions by Wheels of Light. Flicker co-owner Kim Naugle Long will also offer tarot and oracle readings. Dec. 4–5, 12–4 p.m. FREE!  www.flickertheatreandbar.com

Family Movie and Craft

Madison County Library 1315 Hwy 98 W., Danielsville

Enjoy a seasonal movie (rated PG) and craft. All materials will be provided. This program is free and open to families of all ages and abilities. Children 10 & under must be supervised by their adult caregiver. 2 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597, www.athenslibrary.org/madison

Karaoke with RC Cowboy

Peach Pit 321 Athens Rd., Winterville, GA

4–7 p.m. www.facebook.com/PeachPitCafe KARAOKE RC Cowboy hosts a night of karaoke.

Scarlet Stitch

International Grill & Bar 1155 Mitchell Bridge Rd., Athens, GA

Outdoors. 7 p.m. www.facebook.com/AthensGA SCARLET STITCH Straight-up rock and roll band from Athens.

Pilgrim, Seth Martin, Long Tall Shorty

40 Watt Club 285 W. Washington St., Athens, GA

8 p.m. (doors). $6. www.40watt.com PILGRIM Local hard-hitting, riff-heavy rock band led by songwriter Paul McHugh. SETH MARTIN Raucous and rootsy local songwriter. LONG TALL SHORTY Nashville band fronted by songwriter Chelsea Lovitt.

Nuclear Tourism, Aldente, Josey

Flicker Theatre & Bar 263 W. Washington St., Athens, GA

Pulp Swim Presents Matilde: A Skateboarding Film. 8 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com NUCLEAR TOURISM Local college-rock band playing surf-punk originals. ALDENTE Local genre-bending rap band featuring multiple vocalists. JOSEY Local artist who plays keyboard-based pop.