JET ENGINE DRAGONS Local band playing a blend of shoegaze, progressive rock and technical metal.
THE ANCIENT VOID Thrash-metal group from Atlanta.
BEAST MODE Local groove/thrash-metal band that offers "the heaviest metal in the city."
WANDERMONCH Local alternative rock group led by songwriter Cory Cromer.
THE PLASTIC SHAMANS No info available.
JINGLE JAM Local artists perform holiday covers, featuring Lingua Franca, Elite tha Showstoppa, Four Eyes, Blacknerdninja, LG, DK and more.
MONDAY'S ALIBI Local band specializing in '70s and '80s rock and roll.
THE DREAM SCENE Javier Morales' rhythmic, lo-fi avant-garde pop project.
CULT OF RIGGONIA Experimental soundscapes with tribal, world music beats and ornate instrumentation.
LAVENDER HOLYFIELD Athens-based experimental pop project.
THE DARNELL BOYS The Darnell brothers play country blues originals backed by upright bass, singing saw and junkyard percussion.
HOPE FOR AGOLDENSUMMER Charming and highly praised local neo-folk band delivers the thriftstore gospel.
LIVE MUSIC Rotating local jazz groups play every Friday and Saturday night.
RICK WILLIAMS' BLUES OLYMPICS Blues supergroup led by the multitalented Rick Williams.
PAIR OF F**KING ACES Paul Allen and Sam Saussy play killer standards and unexpected covers.
DANIEL GRAHAM & THE COSMIC ROAD SHOW Atlanta-based rocker with alternative and prog influences.
TRE POWELL Local singer-songwriter playing bluesy acoustic tunes with soulful vocals.
Participate in a public performance of "Unsilent Night." The 45-minute electronic piece, designed "specifically to be heard outdoors in the month of December" by composer Phil Kline, was debuted in New York City in 1992 and is performed around the world. Meet at Little Kings and bring portable music players for a walk around downtown. See Calendar Pick on p. 17.
A yearly favorite tale of holiday adventure through a fantasy world of fairies, princes, toy soldiers and an army of mice. The authentic Russian production features Tchaikovsky's beloved music, including "Waltz of the Flowers" and "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy." See Calendar Pick on p. 17.
Senior and junior companies will perform act 2 of the Nutcracker followed by holiday tap and jazz selections.
Mr. Will provides writing prompts and journals to spark creativity. Ages 11–18.
Build strength and confidence to take your yoga practice deeper. Saturdays, Jan. 6–Feb. 10, 12–1:15 p.m. $87. www.athensfivepointsyoga.com
Improvisation scenes, theater games and creative problem solving. Dec. 20–22, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. $100. www.athenslittleplayhouse.net
Send holiday greetings. Materials provided. Dec. 22. www.athenslibrary.org/madison