COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Saturday, December 23

17 events

Live Music

Performance

  • The Classic Center

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

    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. www.commercedance.com

    Christmas Spectacular

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

Art

  • Bendzunas Glass

    10 a.m.–6 p.m. FREE! www.bendzunasglass.com

    Bendzunas Glass Open House

    (Comer) The family-run glassblowing studio offers handmade glass items. Live demos until 3 p.m. 

Events

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    2–6 p.m. www.aadmovement.com

    Athens Black Market and Cultural Experience

    The market supports local minority business vendors. Offerings range from local food, artisan home goods and natural beauty products, plus live performances, guest speakers and more.

Classes

Sports

  • East Athens Community Center

    Tuesdays, 6–8:30 p.m. & Saturdays, 1–4 p.m. First visit free. www.ttathensga.com

    Table Tennis Matches and Training

    Beginner to advanced skill levels welcome.

Film

Kidstuff

Lectures & Lit

  • Barnes & Noble

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-354-1195

    Meet the Author

    Flagpole cartoonist David Mack will sign copies of his comics collection Athens, GA.