Thursday, December 13

21 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!




  • 5:30 p.m. FREE!

    Winter Rain Barrel Workshop

    (ACC Planning Auditorium, 120 W. Dougherty St.) Learn about stormwater runoff and rain barrel uses, maintenance and installation.

  • 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.

Live Music

  • Akademia Brewing Co.

    7 p.m. FREE!

    THE FAMILY RECIPE New local fusion outfit blending jazz, jam and blues.

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    FREEHOLD Local five-piece band inspired by rock music new and old.

    ROBBIE O'SULLIVAN Local singer-songwriter influenced by classic rock and folk.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    8 p.m. $5.

    VIC VARNEY Former Method Actors frontman credited with assisting the explosion of alternative rock in Athens. 

    DON CHAMBERS Longtime local favorite who delves into pastoral folk and experimental rock with equal passion. 

    JOE ROWE Local musician singing songs about life and death.

  • The Foundry

    7 p.m. $5.

    THE ORIGINAL SCREWTOPS Crankin' the blues since 1962.

    THE GYPSY WILDCATS Local group laying classic gypsy swing tunes, as well as Americana and old vaudeville standards.

  • Georgia Theatre

    Athenspets Benefit. 8 p.m. $10.

    A WINTER REVELRY This "tacky holiday party" features music from New Madrid, Grand Vapids, Wanderwild, Deep State and Hank Sullivant. See Calendar Pick on p. 16.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    7:30 p.m. $10 (adv.), $12 (door).

    THE GOOD GRIEF TRIO Greg Hankins, Luca Lombardi and Seth Hendershot perform the music of Charlie Brown Christmas and more.

    HOT CLUB OF ATHENS Multinational four-piece jazz project featuring locals Kishi Bashi, Keiko Ishibashi, Antoon Speters and Elijah Smith. 

  • Mellow Mushroom

    7:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-0892

    JOE WILSON Member of local hard-rock group Lullwater performs a solo set.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    MISNOMER Local nine-piece improvisational fusion group with a funky, jazzy sound.


  • 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.

  • Oconee County Library

    10 a.m. FREE! 706-769-3950

    Tea Light Project

    This month's project is preparing holiday tea lights. 

  • Big City Bread Cafe

    Dec. 13 & 14, 5–9 p.m. 706-353-0029

    Athens Holiday Market

    An outdoor market featuring over 50 artists and craftspeople from around the region, live music and a fire.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    10 a.m. FREE!

    Senior Center Singalong

    Holiday themed sing-along. All ages and abilities welcome. 


  • Athens Community Theater

    Dec. 13–15, 8 p.m. Dec. 16, 2 p.m. $12–20.


    Friends who have spent their lives working on the factory floor now find their community eroded by layoffs and picket lines.