Thursday, November 8

36 events


  • UGA Dance Theatre

    Nov. 7–9, 8 p.m. $8–12.

    Young Choreographers Series: Senior Exit Concert

    Seniors majoring in dance will premier their final choreographic works. Part of Spotlight on the Arts.

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    7:30 p.m. $6 (w/ UGA ID), $20–65.


    The British a cappella vocal ensemble presents a program of choral music by Britten, mendelssohn, Rachmaninov, Monteverdi and more. 

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!

  • Southern Brewing Company

    5:30 p.m. FREE!


    KARAOKE DJ Gregory plays song requests and lets the bravest of the bunch jump in to sing. Every Thursday!

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. 706-546-0840

    Jamboree Mic Night

    JAMBOREE MIC NIGHT A weekly open mic event hosted by James Howard.


  • Georgia Museum of Art

    6:30–8:30 p.m. FREE!

    Student Night

    Join the Student Association of the Georgia Museum of Art for a night of food and fun to celebrate the latest exhibitions.

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    6–8 p.m. FREE!

    Artist Reception

    "Perennial Pattern," is a body of 22 screen-printed monoprints by Sara Parker and Simon Hunt of Sara Parker Textiles and Maisilene. "Call & Response," features work by fiber artists René Shoemaker and Judy Bales. "St. EOM of Pasaquan" presents paintings, clothing, sculptures and other artifacts by Eddie Owens Martin, visionary environment artist. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    5 p.m. FREE!

    Art Lecture

    Writer and historian Elizabeth Catte will give a lecture titled "Seeing Appalachia." Part of UGA's Spotlight on the Arts 

  • Steffen Thomas Museum of Art

    6 p.m. FREE!

    Reception and Folk Art Collectors Forum

    "The Great Folk Art Parade: Down the Lane to STMA" includes over 250 folk art pieces from over 100 artists. Curator Peter Loose will lead a gallery tour and panel discussion. Attendees are invited to bring two pieces of folk art form Loose to evaluate. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

  • Piedmont College

    5 p.m. FREE!

    Closing Reception

    (Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art, Demorest) View "Leisa Rich: A Glorious Requiem for Beasts and Souls," a collection of mixed media artwork inspired by nature.

  • ACC Library

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Imagination Squared: Resilience

    Pick up a 5-by-5-inch wooden block from the library to paint, collage or decorate in a way that expresses "resilience." The blocks will be collected and displayed as part of a large community art project at Lyndon House Arts Center. 


  • Georgia Museum of Art

    5:30–8:30 p.m. FREE!

    Teen Studio

    Teens ages 13–18 will learn about and draw inspiration from "Vernacular Modernism: The Photography of Doris Ulmann." Pizza included.

  • ACC Library

    4 p.m. FREE!

    Book Club: Chapter Readers

    Discuss Norman Juster's classic The Phantom Tollbooth. Games and snacks provided. Ages 8–11.

  • ACC Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE!

    Mother Goose on the Loose

    The four-week, early-literacy program incorporates books, nursery rhymes and musical instruments. Registration recommended.

  • ACC Library

    4 p.m. FREE!

    Teen Social Justice Speech & Debate Club

    Learn communication and leadership skills with the Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement. Ages 11–18. 



  • Williams Urban Farm

    5:30–7:30 p.m. FREE!

    Athens Land Trust's Annual Meeting & Celebration

    (235 Northside Dr.) Join the ALT on Williams Farm to celebrate their 24th year. The meeting will cover the past year's accomplishments as well as future plans.

  • Cali 'N' Tito's Eastside

    6:30 p.m. $5.

    Latin Night to Benefit U-Lead Athens

    UGA Salsa Club hosts a Cuban-style salsa class followed by social dancing.

  • ACC Library

    6:30 p.m. FREE!

    Storycorps Mobile Tour Listening Party

    Listen to stories recorded by friends and neighbors in Athens with WUGA and StoryCorps.


  • 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.

Live Music

  • Akademia Brewing Co.

    7 p.m. FREE!

    THE DIXIELAND 5 Local trad-jazz band that features a front line of trumpet, clarinet and trombone and a rhythm section of piano and tenor banjo.

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot plays solo sets of country-rock and acoustic Southern soul.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $7 (21+), $9 (18–20).

    STEAL YOUR BASS NIGHT Featuring electronic music from SLZRD, M3WT, KAM and more.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    8 p.m. $7.

    CATALPA Instrumental jazz band with Latin and fusion influences.

    CECILIA FERNEBORG Swedish-American jazz and Americana artist.

    MARY SIGALAS TRIO Classic jazz and blues from the 1920s–50s with surprise arrangements and unexpected tunes.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $21.

    ROBYN HITCHCOCK Known for fronting British art-rock band The Soft Boys, Hitchcock plays intricate, surrealist folk music. See story on p. 12.

    ELF POWER Longtime fixture on the Athens scene playing crisp, melodic psych-pop.

    MAX PUTNAM Nashville-based singer-songwriter.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $6 (adv.), $8 (door).

    DANGFLY Local all-star rock band led by songwriter and guitarist Adam Payne.

    BEAU + LUCI Folky sister-sister duo from South Georgia with blues and classic rock influences.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $20.

    MUSCADINE BLOODLINE Country duo from Nashville via Mobile, AL.

    KOE WETZEL Rootsy rock performer from Texas.

  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 6:30 p.m. FREE!

    RAELYN NELSON BAND Up-and-coming country-rock group from Nashville, TN. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. $7.

    LEAH CALVERT In-demand Atlanta fiddler and singer-songwriter.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    9 p.m.

    THE SCHISMS Austin, TX band with art-punk and post-punk influences.

    CORTEGE Two-piece drone outfit from Austin, TX.

    FORBIDDEN WAVES Surfy local garage-rock combo.

  • Live Wire

    8:30 p.m. FREE!

    YNW MELLY Florida-based SoundCloud rapper with trap and drill influences.

    PAPER LOVEE Up-and-coming Atlanta rapper and singer.


  • Healing Arts Centre

    2 p.m.


    (Sangha Yoga Studio) Develop strong, flexible, pain-free feet.


  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Nov. 7–8, 8 p.m. Nov. 11, 2:30 p.m. $12–16.


    (Room 200) A psychiatrist is puzzled why a seemingly well-adjusted boy would commit the crime of blinding six horses.

Lectures & Lit

  • Blind Pig Tavern

    Nov. 8, 4–7 p.m. Nov. 9, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

    Meet the Author

    (Washington St.) Meet author Les Cochran in celebration of Blind Pig, the second book in his mafia fiction series. 

  • Miller Learning Center

    7 p.m. FREE!

    We Are Racing Extinction

    (Room 102) Professional race car driver and environmental activist Leilani Munter speakers about her advocacy for renewable energy, solar power, electric cars, plant-based diets and animal rights.

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    5:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3623

    Book Signing

    Tom Patterson will sign copies of St. EOM in the Land of Pasquan: The Life and Times and Art of Eddie Owens Martin.