Thursday, December 7

31 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).

    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.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    Cloud Recordings Festival. 9 p.m. $5.

    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.

  • 40 Watt Club

    7 p.m. $10 (adv.), $12 (door).

    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, MrTonksMrCarterTimi Conley & Friends and Five Eight

  • The Foundry

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

    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.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7 p.m. $20 (adv.), $25 (door).

    DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT Heavy prog outfit fronted by Canadian multi-instrumentalist Townsend.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    Old Skool Presents. 8 p.m. FREE!

    ROSHAMBO Jason Fuller, Seth Hendershot, Nick Johnson and Aaron Trubic play soulful renditions of classic hits.

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.


  • 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,

  • 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.



  • Downtown Athens

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Downtown Parade of Lights

    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.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9 a.m. $25.

    Tea Time

    Learn about the herbal tea program at UGArden, herbal plants, remedies, growing and harvesting.

  • Bogart Library

    6–8 p.m. FREE!


    Knitters of all levels are welcome. 

  • 6:30 p.m. $15.

    Ladies Night in the Winery

    (Boutier Winery, Danielsville) Ladies are invited out for wine, food, line dancing and karaoke.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    5–11 p.m. $20 (beer).

    Hootenanny: A Holiday Celebration

    Ring in the holiday season with special beers, festive music, Biggum's Bar-B-Que food truck, and new artwork by Anna Lee Shultz.

  • 4:30 p.m. FREE!,

    Protest for Net Neutrality and Free Speech

    (Verizon Store, 1761 Epps Bridge Pkwy.) Protest against the rollback of net neutrality protections and rally for free speech.

  • Bogart Library

    2–6 p.m. FREE!

    Blood Drive

    Donors must be at least 17 and bring a valid ID. 


  • Georgia Museum of Art

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Thursday Twilight Tour

    Docents lead a tour of highlights from the permanent collection.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    5–9 p.m.

    Arts and Drafts

    See a collection of paintings by Anna Lee Shultz, a visual artist whose work is often inspired by science, nature and geometric designs.



  • 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.

Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Café au Libris: Dr. Allan Armitage

    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.

  • Bogart Library

    1 p.m. FREE!

    Navajo Code Talkers

    Cynthia Jameson presents the story of Navajo Code Talkers in World War 2. 


  • Love, Etc.

    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