Thursday, November 15

29 events


  • Oconee County Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3950

    Baby Music Jam

    Preschool aged children and their caregivers play instruments, sing and dance together.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    4:30 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597

    Lego Club

    Create Lego art and enjoy Lego-based games. Blocks provided. For ages 8 & up.

  • 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.

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Go Bar

    10 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!

  • 8 p.m. 706-546-0840

    Jamboree Mic Night

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


  • ACC Recycling Facility

    Nov. 13 & Nov. 15, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE!

    Open House

    Tour the facility to see how material is sorted, processed and made ready for its role as a new product.

Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

    7 p.m. FREE!

    "The JFK Assassination and the CIA"

    UGA Professor Emeritus Donald E. Wilkes, Jr. will address questions surrounding the murder of President Kennedy.

  • Maepole

    8 a.m. FREE!

    Sustainability Industry Roundtable

    Businesses and industry professionals share sustainable practices in a discussion organized by ACC Recycling.


  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    Art Classes

    Now registering for spring classes. Subjects include loom weaving, art with recycled materials, mindful explorations in clay and more. Visit website for class descriptions and dates. 706-613-3623,

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    "Visions of MLK" Art Exhibition

    Seeking artists and writers to contribute works on paper to the 12th annual "Visions of MLK" exhibition. This year's theme is "Peaceful Resistance: Letter(s) from a Birmingham Jail." Works will be accepted Jan. 15–19. Event on Jan. 19. 706-372-5475,

  • Athens Academy

    8 a.m.–5 p.m.

    Holiday Market

    Shop handmade gifts and art from over 30 local artists. 

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    7–9 p.m. FREE!

    Opening Reception

    Micaela Hobbs presents "WE: American Thanksgiving Conflict and Communion." See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

Live Music

  • Akademia Brewing Co.

    7 p.m. FREE!

    CROSSFIRE Traditional blues band from Royston.

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    PARKER OLIVER Local musician playing soul and rock covers and originals.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    8 p.m. $17 (21+), $19 (18–20).

    THANK YOU SCIENTIST Eccentric prog-rock band from Montclair, NJ.

    MOON CHIEF Funky prog-rock group from Atlanta.

    NINEVEH'S GARDEN Local progressive metal band.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m.

    TONGUE IN CHEEK JAZZ BAND Trad-jazz group from Baltimore playing swing, ragtime and more.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $15.

    PENNY & SPARROW Indie-folk-country duo from Texas with influences from Stephen Sondheim to The Swell Season.

    JOY OLADOKUN Soul- and rock-inspired singer-songwriter from Los Angeles.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7:30 p.m. SOLD OUT.

    RILEY GREEN Country singer-songwriter from Alabama.

    TROY CARTWRIGHT Dallas, TX native and Nashville-based singer-songwriter.

    JORDAN ROWE Country singer-songwriter from South Georgia.

  • Go Bar

    9 p.m. $5. 706-546-5609

    CLOUD RECORDINGS FESTIVAL A three-day festival curated by local label Cloud Recordings. Thursday features Golden Crescent Wrench, Goddess Complex, Michael Potter and Seadust Mercury DreamSee story on p. 13.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. FREE!

    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. 

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742

    AFTM Popular local Southern rock six-piece pulling from blues, funk and more.



  • 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.


  • UGA Performing Arts Center

    7:30 p.m. $6 (w/ UGA ID), $20.

    Thursday Scholarship Series

    Six student soloists join the UGA Symphony Orchestra for an annual Concerto Competition Concert.

  • Morton Theatre

    7 p.m. $18–39.

    The Amazing Acro-Cats

    See cats ride skateboards, jump through hoops and play in the world's only all-cat band. 


  • Healing Arts Centre

    2 p.m.


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


  • Veronica's Sweet Spot

    7 p.m. $3.

    Third Thursday Comedy and Karaoke

    Sing a karaoke song or tell some jokes. Show up and go up. Performers receive a coffee or tea and sweet treat.

Ending Thursday, November 15


Word on the Street

  • Downtown Athens

    Downtown Parade of Lights

    Now accepting entries. Prizes will be awarded for the most original float, best use of the theme and best use of lights. This year's theme is "Christmas around the World." Deadline Nov. 15. Parade on Dec. 6, 7 p.m. $40.