Thursday, December 6

29 events

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!


  • East Athens Educational Dance Center

    Dance Class Registration

    Offering classes for beginners through advanced students. Classes include ballet, modern dance, tap, urban soul and more. Children, teens and adults. Classes begin in late January. 706-613-3624,

  • ACC Library

    6-7:30 p.m. FREE!

    Tech Tips

    This month's topic is Google Maps. Learn how to become a Local Guide, jump into Street View and 360 degree pictures, use location sharing, offline maps, indoor maps and discuss how to control your privacy. 

  • 6:30 p.m. $25.

    Wine Class

    (J's Bottle Shop) "The Two-Hour Wine Geek" explore what makes wine unique.

  • Normal Books

    4-6 p.m. FREE!

    Knit/Crochet Circle

    Hang out, knit, crochet, or socialize and snack. Bring your own materials, snacks, and BYOB. All skill levels welcome. 

  • BikeAthens

    6–8:30 p.m. $10/hr. suggested donation.

    Fix Your Own Bike

    (1075 W. Broad St) Learn how to repair your bike with tools and advice from experts.


  • Athens Creative Theatre (ACT)

    Beginning ACTing Workshop

    Students will use simple monologues, skits and improvisation to explore the benefits of drama. For ages 8–12. Thursdays, Jan. 10–Feb. 14, 4:30–5:30 p.m. $83–125. 706-613-3628

  • 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

    3:30 p.m. FREE!

    Hanukkah Storytime

    Celebrate the holiday with stories and crafts. Ages 3–11.

  • Exploration of the Mindful Brain

    (IN PLAY Family Counseling and Resource Center) Therapeutic group for preschoolers, elementary, preteens and teens to learn basic brain science, gain awareness into emotions, and playfully learn coping techniques. Check website for dates and times. 

  • Memorial Park

    Monologues and More

    (Quinn Hall) Athens Creative Theatre hosts a program for ages 13 and older who have cognitive disabilities. Participants will use monologues, skits and improv to explore the benefits of drama. Tuesdays, Jan. 8–Feb. 12, 1–2 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3628


  • Downtown Athens

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Downtown Parade of Lights

    Over 60 local organizations will march through the streets of downtown. This year's theme is "Christmas Around the World." The parade begins at the corner of Hancock and Pulaski and ends in front of City Hall for the traditional tree lighting ceremony hosted by Santa. See Calendar Pick on p. 25.

  • UGA Trial Gardens

    Dec. 6, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. & Dec. 7, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

    Holiday Plant Sale

    (Greenhouse) Wide selection of succulent gardens and several varieties of coleus. 

  • Dec. 6, 5–10 p.m. Dec. 7, 4–9 p.m. Dec. 8, 12–5 p.m. Dec. 9, 12–3 p.m.

    Gingerbread House Competition

    (296 W. Broad St.) See festive constructions competing for first place. Proceeds benefit the Athens Land Trust's Young Urban BUilders program.

Live Music

  • Akademia Brewing Co.

    7 p.m. FREE!

    HUNTER GRAYSON Local artist playing classic country music.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18–20).

    GEORGIA DISH BOYS Raucous and rootsy local rock group fronted by songwriter Seth Martin. Album release show!

    THE PINK STONES Rootsy local dream-rock group led by songwriter Hunter Pinkston.

    LOVE MY TRUCK New, twangy local rock band featuring members of Roadkill Ghost Choir.

    LYDIA BRAMBILA Local singer-songwriter and guitarist with a dreamy folk sound.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m.

    KEVIN DUNN Legendary guitarist Dunn was a fixture on the Southern new wave scene of the 1970s and '80s. He'll play a solo set, a set with Serson Brannen and a third set with his trio.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $7 (adv.), $10 (door).

    THE COMMON PEOPLE BAND Athens wedding/party band that specializes in covers of Motown-era classics.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. $5.

    OLD SKOOL PRESENTS… Jason Fuller and Seth Hendershot get together with friends to bring you some of their favorite sounds.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    8 p.m. $5.

    ATHENS COWBOY CHOIR All-star vocal ensemble featuring members of various local bands singing songs from the old frontier.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    STONI TAYLOR & MILES OF STONES Atlanta guitarist leads his band through a set of soul-inspired rock.

Lectures & Lit



  • Georgia Museum of Art

    4:30–6:30 p.m. FREE!

    Smart Arts: Art-Based Research & Practice Symposium

    (Education Classroom) Poster presentations and performance demonstrations featuring over a dozen scholars and artists.

  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA

    Call for Interns

    Apply now for internships in development, social media, music, poetry, photography and other gallery operations. Internships run January–April, June–August and August–December. Minimum five hours per week. College credit available in coordination with department of study. Deadline Dec. 31.


  • Rose Hall

    Dec. 5–9, 8 p.m. $15. Dec. 8–9, 3 p.m.

    A Christmas Carol Live Radio Play

    Rose of Athens presents a live radio format complete with sound effects, old-timey radio ads and surprises. See Theater Notes on p. 12.

Word on the Street

  • Athens, GA

    Nucipass Raffle Drawing

    Enter for a chance to win a year of tickets for you and guest to every show at 17 live music venues in Athens and Atlanta. Tickets are $5. The drawing will take place Dec. 14.