Thursday, November 30

32 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.


  • Georgia Museum of Art

    Nov. 28–Dec. 1, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE!

    Holiday Book and Frame Sale

    Browse new and used publications. GMOA will also sell frames and the gift shop will offer special sales.

  • Lamar Dodd School of Art

    9 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE!

    UGA Student Pottery Sale

    The holiday sale will include small, hand-built sculptures as well as functional pottery such as teapots, mugs and bowls made by ceramic students and faculty.

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    "Visions of MLK" Art Exhibition

    Seeking artists and writers to contribute collaborative works to the 11th annual "Visions of MLK" exhibition. This year's theme is "Do What's Right." The Lyndon House will provide panels to the first 10 teams. Pick up panels Dec. 9, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Submission deadline Jan. 5. Exhibition opens Jan. 13. 706-613-3623,


  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    1–3 p.m. FREE!

    Madison County Needlecrafters

    The Needlecrafters will be demonstrating how to knit, how to crochet and other crafty skills. All ages and skill levels are welcome.

  • ACC Library

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

    The Athens Community Council on Aging presents a program about coping skills and support.

  • Finding a Place to Rest

    (Athens Physical Therapy/Physicians Back and Neck Clinic) This four-week course is an introduction to mindfulness meditation. Call to sign up. Thursdays in January, 5–7 p.m. $120. 706-353-0709



  • 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!

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot plays solo sets of country-rock and acoustic Southern soul.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m.

    BLANKO Quirky, comedic local band and art project.

    HARPOONER Psych-pop band from Nashville, TN.

    LUCKY KITTY Athens-based dream-pop band.

  • 40 Watt Club

    9:30 p.m. $5.

    FASTER CIRCUITS Local psych-pop band led by songwriter Derek Almstead.

    YALLWEH Psych-rock band featuring members of Hot Fudge, Marshmallow Coast, Dark Meat and Harvey Milk.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $15 (adv.), $20 (door).

    CRYSTAL BOWERSOX Singer-songwriter and "American Idol" Season 9 runner-up.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    Michelle Roche Birthday Bash. 7 p.m. $7.

    THE WELFARE LINERS This five-piece bluegrass unit blends classic tunes with melodic, high lonesome originals.

    SINNERS AND SAINTS Folk-rock group from Charlotte, NC.

    ABE PARTRIDGE Folk singer-songwriter from Mobile, AL.

    DANA DOWNS The legendary Athens musician (Cosmo Jr.) performs a set with guest Jacob Cona.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    BOOTZ & KATZ Live electronica project from Macon.

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. 706-546-0840

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


  • 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.


  • ACC Library

    6 p.m. FREE!

    ACC Democratic Committee

    The Athens-Clarke County Democratic Committee will recruit volunteers, help GOTV and promote Democratic values.

  • Multiple Locations

    Dec. 6, 4 p.m. at Rolling Ridge Apartment Complex.

    CCSD Community Engagement Sessions

    Clarke County School District Superintendent Demond Means presents sessions around the city.




  • Georgia Museum of Art

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Americans in Paris Film Series

    Watch Paris Was a Woman, a film about female artists, writers, photographers and designers who settled in Paris between the wars. Screened in conjunction with "Louise Blair Daura: A Virginian in Paris."

  • Live Wire

    6 p.m.

    Pourquoi Pas Nous

    Students from UGA and Clarke Central High School celebrate their film, Pourquoi Pas Nous. The event also includes hip-hop and spoken word performances.

Lectures & Lit

  • 40 Watt Club

    6:30 p.m. FREE!

    Tommy Pico & Morgan Parker

    The Georgia Review and UGA's Creative Writing Program present poetry readings by Tommy Pico and Morgan Parker.


  • Arts!Oglethorpe

    Nov. 30 & Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3, 2:30 p.m. $13 (adv.), $18.

    Christmas Belles

    Arts Oglethorpe presents a story about three sisters in a small Texas town who are determined that the church Christmas show must go on. See Theater Notes on p. 9.

Ending Thursday, November 30


Help Out

  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA

    Gallery Volunteers

    The gallery is seeking volunteers to assist in opening the gallery during exhibitions, preparing exhibitions, photography, graphic design and more. Must be at least 18 years old.,


  • East Athens Educational Dance Center

    Dance Class Registration

    Offering classes for beginners through advanced students. Classes include ballet, modern dance, tap, urban soul and more. Children, teens and adults. 706-613-3624,

Support Groups

  • Athens, GA

    Athens TNG

    Athens The Next Generation is for ages 18–30 who are interested in non-typical relationship dynamics. Meets third Friday of the month. Email for location.


  • Athens, GA

    AAAC Board Members

    The Athens Area Arts Council is seeking new board members to assist with organizing events, lectures, public art projects and more. Email for details.,


  • ACC Library

    Digital Media Center One-on-One

    Get individual instruction for graphics, audio or video editing projects or learn to convert albums and cassettes to DVDs and CDs. Thursdays, 6 p.m. and Saturdays, 11 a.m. 706-613-3650

  • ACC Library

    Digital Media Center Classes

    "Podcasting for Beginners." July 25, 7 p.m. Registration required. FREE!

Word on the Street

  • Avid Book Clubs

    Book clubs include Hot Fiction Book Club, The Classics Book Club, Paperback Book Club, The Social Justice Book Club, The Small Press Book Club and The Young Adult (For Not-So-Young Adults) Book Club. Visit website for monthly selections and meeting dates. Join by email. 706-352-2060,,

  • ACC Library

    ACC Library Book Clubs

    Book Clubs include The African American Authors Book Club, Talking About Books, Philo of Philosophy, Last Monday Book Group and After the End: Post-Apocalyptic Fiction.