Saturday, November 25

23 events


  • Bendzunas Glass

    5–9 p.m. FREE! 706-783-5869

    Bendzunas Glass Annual Winter Open House Reception Party

    The family-run glassblowing studio's annual open house includes demonstrations of vases, cups, ornaments and paperweights using traditional techniques. See Art Notes on p. 12.

  • 572 Nantahala Ave.

    Dec. 2–3, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. 706-546-7235,

    Carter Gillies Pottery Sale

    View the latest collection of functional tableware and decorative pots by local potter Carter Gillies.

  • Good Dirt

    10 a.m.–5 p.m.

    Holiday Studio Sale

    Good Dirt celebrates 20 years with a pottery sale featuring work by instructors and advanced students. Light refreshments will be served. See Art Notes on p. 12.

  • Piney Woods, Winterville

    Nov. 25, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. & Nov. 26, 12–5 p.m. FREE!

    Piney Woods Artisans Open Studio House

    (265 Athens Rd., Winterville) Featuring paintings by Dortha Jacobson, jewelry by Jim Norton, hand-dyed accessories by Wini McQueen, mixed media works by Barbara Odil, felted hats by Tina Tinsley and sculptures by Harold Rittenberry. See Art Notes on p. 12.


  • Southern Brewing Company

    2:30–9 p.m.


    Cheer on the dawgs as you watch the game. Streets Cafe food truck will be on site.



  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    6–8 p.m.

    Athens Black Market

    The market supports local minority business vendors. Offerings range from local food, artisan home goods and natural beauty products. 

  • West Broad Market Garden

    9 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE!

    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.

  • 11 a.m.–7 p.m.

    Small Business Saturday

    (Indie South) Skip Black Friday and shop local on Small Business Saturday. See Art Notes on p. 12.

  • 2–6 p.m. FREE!

    Turkey Shoot Deep End Jam

    (Skate Park of Athens) Throw down your sickest runs in the deep end. There will also by a BMX jam. 


  • 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!


  • 10:30 p.m. $3.

    Athens Showgirl Cabaret

    The Athens Showgirl Cabaret presents performances. Dotte Comm from Atlanta makes a guest appearance.

  • Trio Contemporary Art Gallery

    7 p.m. $10 suggested donation.

    Tatsuya Nakatani

    Avant-garde percussionist and acoustic sound artist Tatsuya Nakatani is joined by local experimental musician Grant Evans. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $10 (21+), $12 (18-20).

    BATTALION OF SAINTS Hardcore punk group out of San Diego. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

    NOBODYS Punk group on tour from Colorado Springs, CO.

    THE CRYPTICS Punk rock band from Dover, NH.

    APPARITION Athens band playing a raucous, thrashy brand of hardcore.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $7 (adv.), $10 (door).

    THE ORIGINAL SPLITZ BAND This band's wide range encompasses classic Motown, funk, disco and both old-school and contemporary R&B.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    COSMIC CHARLIE Grateful Dead covers like you've never heard before. 

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    DREAM CULTURE Eclectic local psychedelic rock group.

    MOCCASIN COWBOY Tennessee band that fuses indie rock with bossa nova, surf and more.

    JAY AMERICANA Pop-trap artist from Atlanta.

    LAYNE DENTON North Georgia-based singer-songwriter.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE!

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

  • The Office Lounge

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

    SACRED HOLLOW Local band playing loud, catchy hard rock with a bite. 

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    4 p.m. FREE!

    KATIE MARTIN Singer-songwriter with a unique blend of blues, folk and soul.


Lectures & Lit

  • Avid Bookshop

    2 p.m. $3.

    Holiday Book Swap

    (Five Points) Celebrate Small Business Saturday by dropping off old books and picking up new-to-you ones.