Saturday, December 15

35 events


  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    10:30 p.m.

    DJ The King

    DJ THE KING One of Little Kings' beloved staffers spins your faves, from the '80s to the present.

  • That Bar Athens

    11 p.m. FREE! 706-372-6972

    DJ Chief Rocka

    DJ CHIEF ROCKA Local DJ spins Top 40, hip hop, funk, soul and more.

  • Highwire Lounge

    11 p.m. $2 (headphone).

    Silent Disco

    SILENT DISCO Dance the night away to two different channels of music.


  • Bishop Park

    8 a.m.-12 p.m. FREE!

    Athens Farmers Market

    The market hosts around 45 vendors, children's activities, cooking demos and live music. All produce is grown locally, sustainably and by those who are selling it. 

  • Memorial Park

    6:15 p.m. (lesson), 6:30–9:30 p.m. (dance). $8 (adults), $4 (ages 11–17) FREE! (ages 11 & under).

    Contra Dance

    A monthly dance presented by Athens Folk Music & Dance Society with live music by Mick Kinney and Tim Cape and calling by Stuart Whipple. 

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    11 a.m.–3 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3623

    Holiday Open House

    The Ware-Lyndon Historic House will be decorated in the spirit of a Victorian Christmas. Festivities include live entertainment, children's activities and photos with Santa. "Deck the Walls," the Lyndon House's annual market, features a huge selection of items made by local artists. See Calendar Pick on p. 16.

  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    10 a.m.–2 p.m.

    OCAF Thrift Sale Donation Kickoff Party

    Drop off donations for OCAF's annual thrift sale and enjoy a bowl of chili.

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    10–11 a.m. $2–3.

    Journey Through the Stars

    This month's theme is "Winter Skies."

  • West Broad Market Garden

    9 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE!

    West Broad Farmers Market

    WBFM offers a wide-variety of fresh and locally-sourced produce, hot food, handmade crafts, and other functional goods as well as entertainment, activities, and educational workshops. The WBFM is an inclusive space for cross-cultural and inter-generational engagement.

  • West Broad Market Garden

    9 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE!

    Holiday Market & Craft Fair

    Live music, kids activities, vendors, local artisans and crafts.

  • 8 p.m.

    'Mad Men' Holiday Office Party

    A "Mad Men"-themed holiday party with live music, dancing, a raffle and more. Proceeds will benefit Artist2Artist's Musician's Support Fund.

  • 12-2 p.m. FREE! 706-353-1820

    Holiday Spirits Tour

    (Various Locations) This tour focuses on period holiday traditions spanning the 19th Century by exploring historic houses from the Federal, Greek Revival and Victorian periods. The tour includes activities and refreshments. 



  • Bendzunas Glass

    10 a.m.–6 p.m. FREE!

    Bendzunas Glass Open House

    (Comer) The family-run glassblowing studio offers handmade glass items. Live demos until 3 p.m. 

  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA

    10 a.m.–5 p.m.

    Holiday Market

    Local artists will sell everything from paintings, prints and pottery to assemblages, books and comics.

  • The Humid

    7–9 p.m. FREE!

    Clay Jordan

    Clay Jordan will speak about his first monograph, Nothing's Coming Soon, and sign copies. See Calendar Pick on p. 16.

  • Tif Sigfrids

    4–6 p.m.

    Opening Reception

    View "John Fahey: Critter Konzepts," organized by John Andrew.

Live Music

  • 9 p.m. $10. 706-546-0840

    'MAD MEN' HOLIDAY PARTY A '60s-themed holiday party to benefit the Musicians Support Fund, featuring performances by MG3, The Mockingbirds and The Deadlines, dancing, a raffle and more.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    10 p.m. $5.

    THOMPSON SPRINGS Melodic, noisy garage-rock project from Chicago.

    THE ELEVATORS Jazzy local alternative rock band.

    THE PIERRES Alt-rock group from Athens.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $7.

    SARAH ZUNIGA Talented local singer-songwriter with a sweet, strong voice.

    TYLER JARVIS Indie-folk singer-songwriter from Atlanta.

    GU IS 9 Atlanta-based indie hip-hop project.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    L'OR Laura St. Martin uses electronics and interpretive dance to explore the human condition and the collective unconscious.

    THE DREAM SCENE Javier Morales' rhythmic, lo-fi avant-garde pop project. Christmas show!

    K-BEARZ Kara Hardesty plays soft Christmas jazz and elevator-style music.

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

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    BLOODKIN Long-running Athens quartet playing a bluesy style of roots-rock with big guitars and sharply written lyrics. 

    THE SHUT-UPS Five-piece new-wave power-pop band from Atlanta and Athens.

  • Old Fire Hall #2

    7 p.m. $10.

    DAVE MARR Local singer-songwriter and bandleader with a deep, resonant country twang. See Calendar Pick on p. 16.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5 p.m. FREE!

    NINE TIMES BLUE Power-pop band from Atlanta.


  • UGA Performing Arts Center

    7:30 p.m. $6 (w/ UGA ID), $30–65.

    David Archuleta

    Archuleta, who rose to fame during the seventh season of "American Idol," has released six studio albums. He will perform a set of holiday carols.


  • On Stage Walton

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

    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.

    A Christmas Carol

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

  • 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. 

  • Oconee Youth Playhouse

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


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

  • Oconee Youth Playhouse

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


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

  • Morton Theatre

    7 p.m. $10. 706-372-5445

    The Story

    Ballet production of The Nutcracker and The Nativity Story

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18–20).

    Mqqeen, Nihilist Cheerleader, Louie Larceny & WesdaRuler, Caulfield

    MQQEEN New local band featuring members of Shade and Fart Jar.

    NIHILIST CHEERLEADER Local pop-punk band with a jaggedly melodic sound.

    LOUIE LARCENY & WESDARULER The dynamic local MC teams up with the talented beatmaker for a hip-hop set.

    CAULFIELD High-energy garage-rap band led by longtime local emcee Son1.