Thursday, December 14

33 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.

Help Out

  • Athens, GA

    Common Ground LGBT Community Center

    Seeking individuals to help with non-profit management, fundraising, grant writing, event planning, website development, communications and social media. Recruitment days will be held Jan. 10 & 11, 6–7 p.m. Review responsibilities and fill out an application online.,


  • Big City Bread Cafe

    5–9 p.m.

    Athens Holiday Market

    An outdoor market featuring artists and craftspeople from around the region, live music and a fire.

  • Ciné Barcafé

    5–8 p.m. FREE!

    Opening Reception

    "La rentrée, René returns from France" features paintings on silk and serigraphy by René Shoemaker.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    5–10 p.m.

    Art Party

    A quarterly celebration of art. This time features a pop-up print sale with local printmakers and illustrators. A portion of proceeds benefits the Get Artistic fund. Live music at 7 p.m. with Lea Lea, The Old Paints and Avery Leigh's Night Palace. See Art Notes on p. 18.




  • 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.




  • Sister Louisa's Church

    9 p.m. FREE!

    The Kourtesans

    The drag troupe performs every third Thursday. BUKween features artists performing at the BUKU Music and Art Project in New Orleans. 

  • The Classic Center

    Dec. 14–15, 7 p.m. Dec. 16, 1 p.m. $15–30. 706-357-4444

    Christmas on Ice

    (Atkins Ford Arena) Ice Creative Entertainment presents an ice show performance.

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    MOON CHIEF Funky prog-rock group from Atlanta.

    MAHEETA No info available.

    MONK TESH Three-piece prog-rock band from Atlanta.

    SATYR Proggy post-hardcore group from Atlanta.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m.

    THE PLAGUE Original, ballsy rock harkening back to The Stooges, Sonic Youth and The MC5.

    HARRY CAREY Reunited version of this raucous Athens rock group fronted by songwriter Jim Willingham.

    TRYCOH New local band featuring Frank Mcdonald, Matt Nelson and Aaron Simms.

  • 40 Watt Club

    7 p.m. $5 (with canned good).

    A VERY TOWNIE CHRISTMAS The Athens Cowboy Choir presents a night of holiday cheer hosted by Pete McBrayer and Matt Hudgins, and featuring Claire Campbell, Don Chambers, T. Hardy Morris, Paul McHugh, Dave Marr, Bain Mattox and Jay Gonzalez.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $25 (adv.), $30 (door).

    DAVID BROMBERG QUINTET The legendary songwriter and session musician performs material from his vast catalog.

    MRJORDANMRTONKS Tommy Jordan and William Tonks' collaboration features rootsy guitar picking and paired vocal melodies. 

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 6 p.m. FREE!

    REV. TRIBBLE AND THE DEACONS Old-fashioned rock and roll with a sprinkle of good-humored irreverence.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    7:30 p.m. $10.

    THE GOOD GRIEF TRIO Greg Hankins, Luca Lombardi and Seth Hendershot, plus the All Star Peanuts Choir, perform the music of Charlie Brown Christmas and more.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    HEATHER GILLIS BAND Young, Florida-based guitarist and songwriter leads her soulful rock band.


  • 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

  • Rose Hall

    Dec. 13–16, 8 p.m. Dec. 17, 2:30 p.m. $15.

    5th Yuletide Celebration

    Rose of Athens Theatre presents It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play.

  • Oconee County Civic Center

    Dec. 14–15, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16, 2:30 pm. & 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17, 2:30 p.m. $12–15.

    Shenandoah Christmas

    Travel back to the late 1800s in the Blue Ridge Mountains during the Civil War to meet a close-knit family, the Morgans.


  • Memorial Park

    Almost, Maine

    (Quinn Hall) Athens Creative Theatre is seeking 10 men and 9 women ages 16+ for roles. Auditions on Jan. 8–9, 6–9 p.m. 706-613-3628,,

Ending Thursday, December 14


Word on the Street

  • Memorial Park

    Deck the Hollow

    (Bear Hollow Zoo) Celebrate the season with a self-guided walk through the holiday lights in the zoo. Activities include live music, animal encounters and photo opportunities in the illuminated zoo. Now through Dec. 10 and Dec. 14–17, 5:30–7:30 p.m. $3. 706-613-3580,