Friday, December 8

21 events


  • ACC Library

    4 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Anime Club

    Watch the latest anime from Crunchyroll.

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9:30 p.m. $8 (21+), $10 (18–20).

    CINEMECHANICA Long-running local four-piece math-rock band with metal and punk edges.

    THE EFFECTS Riff-heavy math-rock band from D.C. featuring former members of Faraquet.

    OAK HOUSE Melodic and complex post-rock group from Athens and Atlanta. 

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    JACOB SUNDERLIN Local musician who incorporates elements of noise, folk, ambient and drone. See Calendar Pick on p. 25.

    CLAIRE CRONIN Singer and poet Cronin plays folk music that's both delicate and intense.

    NAAN VIOLENCE Psychedelic sitar sounds from musician Arjun Kulharya. 

    LAVENDER HOLYFIELD Experimental pop project from local musician Charlie Key. 

  • 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 Two features Hayride, Dashboard Saviors, members of Interstellar Boys and Dodd Ferrelle & the Wintervillains.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $16 (adv.), $20 (door).

    LEE ROY PARNELL Ace guitarist, distinctive singer and hit songwriter from Texas.

    HOLMAN AUTRY BAND Described as "a little bit of Hank, a little bit of Metallica and a healthy dose of Southern rock." 

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $22 (adv.), $25 (door).

    ELI YOUNG BAND Country-rock group from Texas known for hit singles like "Crazy Girl."

    LEVI HUMMON Nashville-based country singer-songwriter.

  • Go Bar

    6 p.m. 706-546-5609

    HOLIDAZE TEA PARTY A holiday market and tea party featuring music from Lea LeaGarrett HatchOtis NemoSwim LessonsWhite Rabbit CollectiveLoudermilk and MoonSuntundra and Seadust Mercury Exhibit.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m.

    JONATHAN BYRD North Carolina songwriter who brings together the Texas tradition with Southern storytelling and hot guitar-picking. 

    CORIN RAYMOND Canadian folk singer-songwriter.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE!

    LIVE JAZZ Rotating local jazz groups play every Friday and Saturday nights.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    CASUAL CADENZA Jammy rock and roll four-piece from Atlanta.

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. 706-546-0840

    THE BREEZE KINGS Blues group based in Atlanta.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5 p.m. FREE!

    SCOTT LANIAK Member of garage-punk band Free Associates performs a set of foot-stomping blues.


  • Athens Community Theater

    Dec. 14–16, 8 p.m. & Dec. 17, 2 p.m. $10–18.


    The murder-mystery musical comedy is like Agatha Christie meets 42nd Street

  • Winterville Auditorium

    Dec. 2, 8 & 9 at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3 & 10 at 2 p.m. $15–20.

    A Christmas Carol

    Circle Ensemble Theatre presents the classic holiday favorite about Ebenezer Scrooge.

  • Dec. 8–9, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10, 3 p.m. $15. 706-678-9582

    A Christmas Carol

    (313 N. Alexander Ave., Washington) The Washington Little Theater presents the holiday classic about Ebenezer Scrooge.

  • Athens Little Playhouse

    Dec. 8, 7 p.m. Dec. 9–10, 3 p.m. $5–10.

    Student Directed One-Acts

    Athens Little Playhouse presents Alice in Wonderland, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and The Jungle Book.


  • Southern Brewing Company

    5–9 p.m.

    Sips with Santa

    Have a drink with Santa. Bring a new, unwrapped toy for a Toys for Tots drive and receive hot cocoa as a thank you. Food will be sold on site. 


  • Dec. 8, 4–9 p.m. Dec. 9, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 762-728-0575

    Normaltown Pottery Holiday Sale

    (465 Belvoir Heights) Pottery by Juana Gnecco, Nancy Green and Shawn Ireland. Jewelry by Melanie Morgan. 


  • Multiple Locations

    Dec. 8, 6 p.m. Dec. 9, 10 a.m. $30.

    Christmas Tour of Homes

    (Washington, GA) Attendees will enjoy a cocktail party then tour early 20th century homes and art venues in historic Washington. 

  • Go Bar

    6 p.m.

    The Holidaze Tea Party

    Bring your own mug for tea and shop for local handmade and vintage goods. Yoga, live music and DJs.


  • Thrive

    Dec. 8, 5:30 p.m. or Dec. 9, 11:30 a.m. FREE!

    Essential Oils

    Learn how essential oils can improve immunity, digestion, body and mind, joint and muscle pain, skin conditions, hormones, energy level and more.