KARAOKE Hosted by karaoke fanatic Dr. Fred and featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more. Every Thursday!
BLUEGRASS JAM Bring your own instrument! All pickers are welcome every Thursday.
Browse new and used publications. GMOA will also sell frames and the gift shop will offer special sales.
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Needlecrafters will be demonstrating how to knit, how to crochet and other crafty skills. All ages and skill levels are welcome.
The Athens Community Council on Aging presents a program about coping skills and support.
(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
Meet at the bar for a round of trivia.
Beginner and experienced players welcome.
Are you a Scottish history buff? Answer questions about Diana Gabaldon's epic Outlander series.
SILENT DISCO Dance the night away with wireless headphones and three channels of music. The first hour is free!
WARM GLOW BLUE SKY SHOW JJC plays disco, funk, soul & cetera. Every Thursday!
LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot plays solo sets of country-rock and acoustic Southern soul.
BLANKO Quirky, comedic local band and art project.
HARPOONER Psych-pop band from Nashville, TN.
LUCKY KITTY Athens-based dream-pop band.
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.
CRYSTAL BOWERSOX Singer-songwriter and "American Idol" Season 9 runner-up.
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.
BOOTZ & KATZ Live electronica project from Macon.
CHRIS AND THE HAMPTONES Local rock group led by guitarist and songwriter Chris Hampton.
(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.
The Athens-Clarke County Democratic Committee will recruit volunteers, help GOTV and promote Democratic values.
Clarke County School District Superintendent Demond Means presents sessions around the city.
Knitters of all levels are welcome.
(Room 271) The Georgia Debate Union and the Barkley Forum Center for Debate, Deliberation and Dialogue at Emory University host a debate on whether the state of Georgia should lower minimum legal drinking age.
The club encourages engineering and creativity by building with unique and recycled materials. This month's theme is "Gravity Art."
Hear stories about Hanukkah and Christmas then make holiday calendars. Ages 5–11.
Make personalized gifts for loved ones such as jewelry and body scrubs. Ages 11–18.
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."
Students from UGA and Clarke Central High School celebrate their film, Pourquoi Pas Nous. The event also includes hip-hop and spoken word performances.
The Georgia Review and UGA's Creative Writing Program present poetry readings by Tommy Pico and Morgan Parker.
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.
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. email@example.com, www.athica.org
Offering classes for beginners through advanced students. Classes include ballet, modern dance, tap, urban soul and more. Children, teens and adults. 706-613-3624, www.athensclarkecounty.com/leisure
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
The Athens Area Arts Council is seeking new board members to assist with organizing events, lectures, public art projects and more. Email for details. email@example.com, www.athensarts.org
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
"Podcasting for Beginners." July 25, 7 p.m. Registration required. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.avidbookshop.com
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. www.athenslibrary.org/athens
Personalized instruction available for various computer topics. Thursdays, 9 a.m. 706-613-3650, ext. 354, www.athenslibrary.org/athens