Preschool aged children and their caregivers play instruments, sing and dance together.
Elementary students can celebrate Georgia's history and see dozens of exhibitors demonstrating skills such as blacksmithing, candle making, glass blowing and more. Registration required.
Ages 5–12 can participate in activities while Clarke County School District schools are out early for parent-teacher conferences. Wednesday's theme is "Science Day," Thursday's theme is "Lego STEM Day" and Friday's theme is "Build a Book." Registration required.
Learn about mysterious phenomena such as Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster and the Bermuda Triangle. With a craft to take home. Ages 7–11.
KARAOKE Hosted by karaoke fanatic Dr. Fred and featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more. Every Thursday!
JAMBOREE MIC NIGHT A weekly open mic event hosted by James Howard.
"Yoga for Runners," "Yoga for Moms," "Balance Pilates" and more. Visit website for class schedule. 706-850-2000, www.thrivespace.net
HUNTER GRAYSON Local artist playing classic country music.
ROBBIE O'SULLIVAN Local singer-songwriter influenced by classic rock and folk.
LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot plays solo sets of country-rock and acoustic Southern soul.
PARKER OLIVER Local musician playing soul and rock covers and originals.
DEER EYES Athens-based dream-pop three-piece.
ALL BOY/ALL GIRL Indie-rock group from Philadelphia.
ELIJAH JOHNSTON Local indie-folk singer-songwriter.
JIM COOK Local solo performer playing acoustic blues, classic rock and Americana.
THALIA ZEDEK & CHRIS BROKAW Known for playing in the influential bands Come, Codeine, Live Skull and others, Zedek and Brokaw bring their considerable musical history and talent together with their current duo tour. See Calendar Pick on p. 24.
LYDIA BRAMBILA Local singer-songwriter and guitarist with a dreamy folk sound.
MISNOMER Local nine-piece improvisational fusion group with a funky, jazzy sound.
WHITEHALL JAZZ COLLECTIVE Local jazz pianist Greg Hankins leads his sizeable group through an eclectic set of music.
OF GOOD NATURE North Carolina band that blends rock, reggae and funk.
STOP LIGHT OBSERVATIONS South Carolina-based garage-rock band.
LITTLE BIRD Four-piece from Annapolis, MD blending surf-rock, jazz and Americana.
FORREST WHITLARK Member of rock band A.F.T.M. plays a solo set.
JAZZ JAM Some of our town's most talented musicians get together at this happening. Bring your axe, or grab a table and give an ear.
UNPLUGGED FOR THE COTTAGE Featuring live music from diet-dangfly!, Caroline Aiken, Dodd Ferrelle and the Tiny Jazz Arkestra. Plus, a silent auction, raffles and door prizes.
COUGAR LOVE Jam band from Peachtree City.
Live music from diet dangfly!, Caroline Aiken, Dodd Ferrelle and the Athens Tiny Jazz Arkestra. Food from the National, Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe, Marti's at Midday, Hi-Lo, Big City Bread and Ike & Jane's. The event features a silent auction and raffles. Proceeds benefit The Cottage Sexual Assault Center & Children's Advocacy Center.
Festivities include live music by Jason Power, a silent auction, dinner and more. Proceeds raise scholarship funds for Oconee County students attending UNG campuses.
Artist-made headpieces will be modeled and auctioned off to benefit the Athens Institute for Contemporary Art. Live music and food.
Performances by Thunder Dreamers (6:30 p.m.), Smoggo (7 p.m.), a screening of Thomas Bauer's Athens GA: Over/Under (7:40 p.m.), and Sarah Beth Nelson (8:45 p.m.). See story on p. 14.
Meet at the bar for a round of trivia.
(5 Points Cigar Shop, 1720 Epps Bridge Pkwy.) Play with Interstate Poker every Thursday.
(Grand Hall AB) Benn L. Bongang from Savannah State University will give a talk on "Political Triumphs and Challenges on the African Continent."
(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.
John Cleaveland will discuss his exhibition featuring landscape paintings of current day sites of WWI battles in France.
Writer and historian Elizabeth Catte will give a lecture titled "Seeing Appalachia." Part of UGA's Spotlight on the Arts
Benjamin Galland utilizes drones to capture large-scale images taken along Georgia's coast.
SILENT DISCO Dance the night away to three different channels of music. One of them is a request line!
A career-driven wife, her less-than-attentive husband in a mid-life crisis, and her Southern belle from hell assistant collide in this family-friendly, rollicking romp by Jones, Hope and Wooten.
The show consists of 30 short plays performed in 60 minutes. Each two-minute play is performed in a random order selected by the audience.
The documentary explores the bio-diverse landscape of the agave plant. A tasting reception will feature tequilas and mezcals from Mexico. Part of the Latin American Film Series.
A retrospective of the band's legendary performances at the BBC in the Accelerating Backwards film.
The UGA Opera Theatre presents a concert of highlights from ten different operas by the greatest composers of Bel Canto era music, including Donizetti, Rossini and Bellini.
Audition for Town & Gown Players' production of Starstruck. Cold readings from the script. Auditions on Dec. 10–11, 7 p.m. Rehearsals begin in January. Performances Feb. 8–17. email@example.com, www.townandgownplayers.org
"Paint with Charles," "Painting Portraits in Oil with Abner Cope," "Paper Beadmaking," "Four-Part Watercolor Workshop: Light and Shadow" and "Four-Part Workshop: Making Color Speak." Check website for dates, times and fees. www.ocaf.com