LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot plays solo sets of country-rock and acoustic Southern soul.
WICKED KING Hard-hitting local rock trio dedicated to the roots of true heavy music.
ECHOES OF SAVAGES Hard rock group from Atlanta.
MC FUNK JAM The house band kicks things off, followed by a jam with MCs on the mic and YOU on guitar, keys, bass, drums or horn. Bring your gear and get funky.
PETER WEBB Atlanta musician playing meditative, jazz-influenced folk-rock. See Calendar Pick on p. 25.
LYDIA BRAMBILA Local singer-songwriter and guitarist with a pensive folk sound.
JOHN & KIRAN FERNANDES Father and son team up for an experimental instrumental set.
JAKE BROWER Athens-based psychedelic-pop singer-songwriter.
HIGH HAT AT THE WATT Veterans of Athens' defunct High Hat venue reunite over two nights to benefit hurricane relief efforts. Night One features Kompromat, MrTonksMrCarter, Timi Conley & Friends and Five Eight.
ATHENS A-TRAIN BAND Instrumental group performing traditional jazz standards, swing, latin, ballads, blues and boogie. This is a "Jingle Bell Jazz" show with a festive twist.
DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT Heavy prog outfit fronted by Canadian multi-instrumentalist Townsend.
ROSHAMBO Jason Fuller, Seth Hendershot, Nick Johnson and Aaron Trubic play soulful renditions of classic hits.
CHRIS AND THE HAMPTONES Local rock group led by guitarist and songwriter Chris Hampton.
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.
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
The Needlecrafters will be demonstrating how to knit, how to crochet and other crafty skills. All ages and skill levels are welcome.
Now registering for the Jan.–Apr. season. Classes are offered for toddlers to teens. $105. www.athensclarkecounty.com/leisure
The season takes place Jan. 8–Feb. 17. Ages 7–12. 706-613-3991, www.athensclarkecounty.com/sports
Meet local author Caleb Zane Huett, make holiday crafts, sing in the elfin choir and enjoy treats. Graduates will receive their certificate from Santa himself. Ages 2–11.
Participants will learn about far-off places with Carley Guillorn. Ages 5–10.
Ms. Lorena will teach the basics of sewing. Ages 11–18.
Over 60 local organizations will march through the streets of downtown. This year's theme is "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree." The parade begins at the corner of Hancock and Pulaski and ends in front of City Hall for the traditional tree lighting ceremony hosted by Santa. See Calendar Pick on p. 25.
Learn about the herbal tea program at UGArden, herbal plants, remedies, growing and harvesting.
Knitters of all levels are welcome.
(4506 Hudson River Church Rd., Danielsville) Ladies are invited out for wine, food and line dancing.
Ring in the holiday season with special beers, festive music, Biggum's Bar-B-Que food truck, and new artwork by Anna Lee Shultz.
(Verizon Store, 1761 Epps Bridge Pkwy.) Protest against the rollback of net neutrality protections and rally for free speech.
Donors must be at least 17 and bring a valid ID.
Docents lead a tour of highlights from the permanent collection.
See a collection of paintings by Anna Lee Shultz, a visual artist whose work is often inspired by science, nature and geometric designs.
Meet at the bar for a round of trivia.
Beginner and experienced players welcome.
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!
(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.
Dr. Allan Armitage will read from his latest book Of Naked Ladies and Forget-Me-Nots: The stories behind the common names of some of our favorite plants.
Cynthia Jameson presents the story of Navajo Code Talkers in World War 2.
The Franklin Community Players will hold auditions for an upcoming production of Victoria Young's Love, Etc. The format is a cold read. Jan. 12, 5–7 p.m. 706-491-9374