Thursday, November 16

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.


Support Groups

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

    Emotions Anonymous

    A 12-step program open to anyone with a desire to become well emotionally. Meets Sundays, 4–5 p.m. 706-202-7463,

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    LILY ROSE Nashville-based pop-folk singer-songwriter.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m.

    SHILPA RAY New York-based artist playing dark, goth-infused post-punk.

    MOTHER THE CAR  Founded by a brother duo, this garage-rock act incorporates blues and other influences.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m.

    LUCAS O'CONNELL Athens-based singer-songwriter.

    LYDIA SERA Local visual artist and musician.

    MIKE BRANDT Local guitarist and songwriter.

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

  • The Foundry

    7:30 p.m. $7 (adv.), $10 (door).

    HUMMING HOUSE Band that pulls from diverse backgrounds like Americana, classical composition, bluegrass, soul and traditional Irish music.

    BECCA MANCARI Eclectic folk singer-songwriter based in Nashville.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $15 (adv.), $17 (door).

    BREAK SCIENCE Electronic duo from Brooklyn that combines soul, dubstep and glitch.

    COFRESI Project blending electronic music with acoustic drum performance.

    SPACE KADET Electro-funk collective from New York.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. FREE!

    JAZZ JAM Some of our town's most talented musicians get together at this happening. Bring your axe, or grab a table and give an ear.

  • Live Wire

    8 p.m. $10.

    THE GRASS IS DEAD Bluegrass group paying tribute to the Grateful Dead.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    SNAP! Organ-heavy funk/jazz tunes delivered by locals Jason Fuller, Benji Shanks, David Yoke, Carlton Owens and Stephen Spivey.

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. 706-546-0840

    CHRIS AND THE HAMPTONES Local rock group led by guitarist and songwriter Chris Hampton. 

  • The World Famous

    9 p.m.

    MERMAID MOTOR LOUNGE Acoustic alternative-rock band led by Packway Handle Band member Josh Erwin.




  • Highwire Lounge

    11 p.m. $1 (headphone).

    Silent Disco

    SILENT DISCO Dance the night away with wireless headphones and three channels of music. The first hour is free!

  • 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!


  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9 a.m. FREE!

    Nature Ramblers

    (Meet at Shade Garden Arbor) Learn more about flora and fauna of the garden while enjoying fresh air and inspirational readings. Ramblers are encouraged to bring their own nature writings or favorite poems and essays to share with the group.



  • Georgia Museum of Art

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Americans in Paris Film Series

    Watch The Moderns, held in conjunction with the exhibition "Louise Blair Daura: A Virginian in Paris."

Lectures & Lit

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    4:30 p.m. FREE!

    "A Rush to Judgment"

    The panel discussion will explore Senator Richard B. Russell's role on the Warren Commission. A light reception will follow. 

  • ACC Library

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Café au Libris: Jason Thrasher

    Meet photographer Jason Thrasher in celebration of his book Athens Potluck.

  • Avid Bookshop

    6:30 p.m. FREE!

    Banned in D.C.

    (Prince Ave.) Author and photographer Cynthia Connolly offers a presentation and book signing for Banned in D.C., a music photography book documenting the now legendary punk scene of Washing D.C. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.


  • Athens Academy

    8 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

    Holiday Market

    Shop handmade gifts and art from over 30 local artists. 


  • UGA Ramsey Concert Hall

    8 p.m. $30–76.

    St. Thomas Boys Choir of Leipzig

    Hear sacred music by Bach, Heinrich Schutz, Johann Hermann Schein and Felix Mendelssohn. A pre-concert lecture will be offered 45 minutes prior. 

Ending Thursday, November 16


Word on the Street

  • Downtown Athens

    Downtown Parade of Lights

    Now accepting entries. Prizes will be awarded for the most original float, best use of the theme and best use of lights. This year's theme is "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree." Deadline Nov. 16. Parade on Dec. 7, 7 p.m. $40.


  • Georgia Square Mall


    Dance away near Sears on the upper level. Every Thursday, 6–7 p.m.