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Thursday, December 6

31 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! www.sobrewco.com

    Karaoke

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

Classes

  • 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, www.accgov.com/dance

  • ACC Library

    4 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Tech Tips

    This month's topic is online shopping.

  • 6:30 p.m. $25. www.jsbottleshop.com

    Wine Class

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

  • Normal Books

    6-8 p.m. FREE! normalbooks@gmail.com

    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. www.bikeathens.org

    Fix Your Own Bike

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

Kidstuff

  • 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

    4 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Teen Social Justice Speech & Debate Club

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

  • ACC Library

    3:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    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. inplayfamilycounselingandresource.business.site 

  • 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

Events

  • Downtown Athens

    7 p.m. FREE! www.athensclarkecounty.com/parade

    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.

  • Winterville Center for Community and Culture

    12:30 p.m. FREE! www.wintervillecenter.com

    Holiday Potluck

    Bring your favorite holiday dish to share. Tom Bouknecht will entertain with music and comedy.

  • UGA Trial Gardens

    Dec. 6, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. & Dec. 7, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. ugatrial.hort.uga.edu

    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. www.gingerbreadguild.org

    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! www.akademiabc.com

    HUNTER GRAYSON Local artist playing classic country music.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18–20). www.caledonialounge.com

    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. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    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). www.thefoundryathens.com

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

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee.com

    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. www.facebook.com/lkshuffleclub

    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

Games

Art

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    4:30–6:30 p.m. FREE! www.coe.uga.edu/events

    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. athica.org/updates/internships

Theater

  • Rose Hall

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

    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. www.nucipass.org