Friday, December 22

15 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).

    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."

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m.

    WANDERMONCH Local alternative rock group led by songwriter Cory Cromer.

    THE PLASTIC SHAMANS No info available.

  • 40 Watt Club

    Tommy Valentine for Commissioner Benefit. 8 p.m. $10.

    JINGLE JAM Local artists perform holiday covers, featuring Lingua Franca, Elite tha Showstoppa, Four Eyes, Blacknerdninja, LG, DK and more.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $5.

    MONDAY'S ALIBI Local band specializing in '70s and '80s rock and roll.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    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. 

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m.

    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. 

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE!

    LIVE MUSIC Rotating local jazz groups play every Friday and Saturday night.

  • Nowhere Bar

    Camp Amped Scholarship Benefit. 10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    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.

  • The Office Lounge

    A Cosmic Christmas. 8:30 p.m. 706-546-0840

    DANIEL GRAHAM & THE COSMIC ROAD SHOW Atlanta-based rocker with alternative and prog influences.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5 p.m. FREE!

    TRE POWELL Local singer-songwriter playing bluesy acoustic tunes with soulful vocals.


  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Unsilent Night

    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.


  • The Classic Center

    Dec. 22, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 23, 2 p.m. $15–35. 706-542-4400,

    The State Ballet Theatre of Russia's The Nutcracker

    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.

  • Commerce Cultural Arts Center

    2 p.m. & 7 p.m. $12.

    Christmas Spectacular

    Senior and junior companies will perform act 2 of the Nutcracker followed by holiday tap and jazz selections. 



Ending Friday, December 22