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Friday, December 14

24 events

DJs

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    11 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/lkshuffleclub

    DJ Mahogany

    DJ MAHOGANY Popular local DJ spins freaky funk, sultry soul, righteous R&B and a whole lotta unexpected faves.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    6 p.m. FREE! www.sobrewco.com

    DJ Osmose

    DJ OSMOSE International touring DJ and Athens resident lays down an all-vinyl set of funk, soul, boogie and more.

  • Highwire Lounge

    11 p.m. $2 (headphone). www.highwirelounge.com

    Silent Disco

    SILENT DISCO Dance the night away to three different channels of music. One of them is a request line!

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • The Office Lounge

    8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-549-0840

    Karaoke

    KARAOKE With your host Lynn, the Queen of Karaoke!

Live Music

  • Akademia Brewing Co.

    7 p.m. FREE! www.akademiabc.com

    PARIS LUNA BAND Gritty, Georgia-based Americana outfit.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    PINKY DOODLE POODLE High-energy rock band from Japan.

    TELEMARKET Athens-based punk- and indie-influenced rock group.

    THE PROXIES Athens-based Pixies tribute band playing B-sides and deep cuts.

    SHUTTER New local post-punk group.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    FORBIDDEN WAVES Surfy local garage-rock combo.

    MATCHSTICK JOHNNY One-man band from Palm Beach, FL.

  • 40 Watt Club

    Toy Drive Slumber Party. 8 p.m. $5. www.40watt.com

    MONSOON Beloved local pop-punk band that dabbles in rockabilly and new wave.

    CALICO VISION Athens-based melodic psychedelic-pop group.

    DEAD NEIGHBORS Local band playing punky, emotive garage-rock.

    BENNYHONDA SUPERSHIFTER No info available.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

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

    WHITEHALL JAZZ COLLECTIVE Local jazz pianist Greg Hankins leads his group through an eclectic set of music.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    BLOODKIN & FRIENDS The long-running Athens quartet plays a bluesy style of roots-rock music with big guitars and sharply written lyrics. 

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5 p.m. FREE! www.terrapinbeer.com

    KURT LEE WHEELER Georgia singer-songwriter blending folk, alt-country and rock.

  • VFW

    8 p.m. $10. www.vfwathens.com

    RAMBLIN' COUNTRY BAND Georgia-based traditional country band.

Performance

Kidstuff

Lectures & Lit

  • Normal Books

    7–9 p.m. FREE! normalbooks@gmail.com

    Reading Between the Wines Book Club

    Discuss what you've been reading while enjoying wine and cheese. Conversation tends to slant towards fantasy, fiction and YA. Ages 21 & up.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    10 a.m.–6 p.m FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Chill Out and Read

    Drop by for a cozy reading break with warm drinks and holiday treats.

Theater

  • On Stage Walton

    Dec. 14–15, 8 p.m. Dec. 16, 2 p.m. $15. www.onstagewalton.org

    Father of the Bride

    On Stage Walton presents this comedy. Directed by Laura Griffin.

  • Winterville Auditorium

    Dec. 14–15, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16, 2 p.m. $10–20. www.circleensembletheatre.com

    A Christmas Carol

    Circle Ensemble Theatre presents the classic holiday favorite about Ebenezer Scrooge. 

  • Lavonia Cultural Center

    7 p.m. $5. 706-491-9374

    Stories and Songs of Christmas

    A community-based show calling on the personal accounts of people living in this area.  

  • Athens Community Theater

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

    Sweat

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

  • Oconee Youth Playhouse

    Dec. 14–15, 7 p.m. Dec. 15–16, 2 p.m. $15–20. 706-769-2677

    Annie

    Oconee Youth Playhouse presents a classic about a hard-knock life.

Outdoors

  • Memorial Park

    Dec. 14–16, 5:30–7:30 p.m. $5. www.accgov.com/holidayevents

    Deck the Hollow

    Celebrate the season with a self-guided walk through the holiday lights in the zoo. Activities include live music, animal encounters and photo opportunities in the illuminated zoo. 

Classes

  • Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center

    5:30 p.m. FREE! mfhealy@bellsouth.net, mindfuliving.org

    Mindfully Being Thankful

    (Healing Lodge) Practice gratitude to improve health and wellness. 

Events

  • 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.

Ending Friday, December 14

 

Help Out

  • Multiple Locations

    Stuff-a-Bus

    Athens-Clarke County Transit is collecting non-perishable food items for the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia. The bus will be parked to accept donations from 10 a.m.–6 p.m. on the following dates: Dec. 10 at Kroger (Hwy. 29), Dec. 11–12 at ACC Library, Dec. 13 at Walmart (Lexington Rd.). 706-613-3432, rachel.hopkins@accgov.com

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