Friday, November 8

39 events


  • Athens Cotton Press

    6:30 p.m. $30–50.

    Harvest for the Homeless

    This event will feature dinner, drinks, raffles and live music from Mary Siglas and the Hot Hotty-Hots to benefit the Athens Area Homeless Shelter.

  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    Nov. 8–9, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

    Turkish Delights: Rug Show and Sale

    Hasan's Rugs presents a collection of hand-woven rugs, ranging from traditional to contemporary, from Turkey and surrounding regions. Antiques by Simply Old and art by Sanaz Haghani and Catherine Chang will also be available.  A brunch reception featuring a walkabout and video presentation hosted by Nile Candan will be held on Nov. 10 at 12:30 p.m.

  • Go Bar

    9:30 p.m. $5.

    Monochromatic Party

    Dress up in your favorite color! Live music by Goddess Complex and Outersea. Plus, dancing with DJ Mahogany, tarot readings and face painting. Presented by the Athens Area Arts Council.

  • Memorial Park Recreation Hall

    7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. $3 (w/ UGA ID), $10. 217-377-2850

    Ballroom Dance

    The Classic City Ballroom Dancers present an evening of ballroom dancing with DJ Charles Underwood.

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    3 p.m. FREE!

    Beautiful and Brutal

    (Second Floor Rotunda) Join curator Jason Hasty each Friday before a UGA home game for a closer look at the exhibit "Beautiful and Brutal: Georgia Bulldog Football, 2017." Visitors will have a chance to share memories and get hands-on with a selection of historic materials from the UGA Athletic Association archives. 

  • Bogart Library

    10 a.m. FREE!

    Classics & Colors

    Enjoy calming time with coloring, classical music and tea or coffee. Adults only.

  • (296 S. Main St., Madison) 7:30 p.m. $15. 706-340-4357,,

    Haunted History Ghost Tour

    Join experienced storyteller Melissa Piche for a haunted evening in the shadows of Madison's antebellum homes. Reservations required.

  • UGA School of Law

    11:45 a.m. FREE!

    Meet the Author

    (Hirsch Hall, 225 Herty Dr.) Celebrate Callaway Chair Beth Burch's recently published book, Mass Tort Deals: Backroom Bargaining in Multidistrict Litigation. A panel discussion will be held featuring Burch and guest speakers Maria Glover from Georgetown Law and Teddy Rave from the University of Houston Law Center. 

  • Steel + Plank

    5 p.m. FREE!

    Preparing for the Holidays

    Different table decorating concepts will be on display, as well as any wares you'll need to prepare for the holidays. Little Light Co. and European Floral Design will be provide a variety of candles (including limited-edition seasonal scents) and flower arrangements.

  • 12–4 p.m. $40.

    Aura Photography with AURA Weaver

    (Indie South, 470 Hawthorne Ave.) Aura photo appointments include a Polaroid print of the attendees aura, an energy reading of their essence and a color interpretation guide.

  • Five Points Bottle Shop

    12–3 p.m. FREE!

    TH Estate Wine Tasting

    Terry Hoage is coming to town and will be signing bottles and tasting wine with attendees.


  • Georgia Museum of Art

    Morning Mindfulness

    Participate in a guided meditation session through Zoom. Every other Friday at 9:30 a.m.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    Nov. 8, 7 p.m. ($45–50). & Nov. 9, 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m. ($190–225).

    The Four Agreements for a Better Life

    Deepen your understanding and practice of the four agreements and be guided toward the life you really want to live. Don Miguel Ruiz Jr. and Don Jose Ruiz, sons of the Four Agreements author Don Miguel, will lead this Friday lecture and Saturday workshop.

  • Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center

    5:30 p.m. FREE!

    Loving Kindness Meditation and Letting Go

    (Healing Lodge) Offered by the Loran Smith Center, this class discusses the role of loving kindness in letting go, and leads participants through practicing one or two Loving Kindness meditations. 

Live Music

  • Athens Fairgrounds

    7 p.m. $52.63.

    LIL BABY Chart-topping Atlanta rapper known for hits like "Yes Indeed." The show will also feature performances by Pap Chanel, Scarfo da Plug, Squalle, Trvy, Wax and more.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $12 (21+), $14 (18–20).

    BLACK CARL Electronic bass music producer from Birmingham, AL.

    ANDY BRUH Local DJ Andy Herrington spins and mixes dubstep, EDM and bass music.

    SHAKES Atlanta-based EDM composer.

    CHISS B2B STYLEZ Two DJs spin back-to-back electronic sets.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    7 p.m. $10.

    PARKER GISPERT Frontman for former Athens rock trio The Whigs performs a solo set.

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

    SAILORS & SHIPS Folk-pop project from songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jeremy Wheatley.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $15 (adv.), $18 (door).

    SUSTO Charleston, SC-based alt-country band.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7:30 p.m. SOLD OUT.

    RILEY GREEN Country singer-songwriter from Alabama.

    TRAVIS DENNING Modern country artist from Middle Georgia.

  • Go Bar

    Monochromatic Party. 9:30 p.m. $5.

    GODDESS COMPLEX Athens-based avant-garde project led by composer Cloud Powers.

    OUTERSEA Athens-based psychedelic surf-rock five-piece. 

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

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    7 p.m. $10.

    AUSTIN DARNELL Local blues singer-songwriter and Darnell Boys member leads his talented band.

    HIBBS FAMILY BAND Melodic bluegrass quartet of family members led by Rob and Garrett Hibbs.

    TYLER KEY Local indie-folk singer-songwriter with a canny lyrical style. 

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m.

    UNIVERSAL SIGH Athens-based jazz fusion/funk-rock band that strives to create a unique experience with each performance.

    DIVINE MIND New funky local band with rock overtones.

  • Nuçi's Space

    6:30 p.m. $10.

    WHITE COLLAR SIDESHOW Industrial shock-rock band from Arkansas.

    DEATH THERAPY Industrial groove-metal band from Atlanta.

    LOUIS THE FINGER Hard rock group from Athens and Atlanta.

    STRAWBERRY REPRODUCTION Athens-based tech-metal group.

  • VFW


    Chris Hampton Band



  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    Nov. 8–10, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

    Holly Daze Pop-Up Sale

    A one-stop shop for handcrafted seasonal decor, unique wreathes and one-of-a-kind gifts.


  • Georgia Theatre

    On the Rooftop. 10:30 p.m. $5.

    '90s Country Dance Night

    '90S COUNTRY DANCE NIGHT Dance to your favorite country hits with DJs Divorcee, Dancin Ricky and Bud Tight.


  • Miller Learning Center

    Improv Athens

    (Room 214) Improv Athens presents a night of comedy and improv.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    4 p.m. FREE!

    Color and Contrast: Music of the Roman School of Composers

    Often neglected as a “transition period” between the Renaissance and Baroque, the 17th Century in Italy was a time of rich and varied musical ideas and experimentation. Student musicians at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music will perform works by the Roman School of Composers and the composers who influenced them. Dr. Peter Van Zandt Lane will provide commentary.



  • Madison Morgan Cultural Center

    8 p.m. $45–50.

    Broadway’s Next H!T Musical

    See NYC’s original, award-winning improvised musical comedy show. Master improvisers gather made up song suggestions from the audience and create a spontaneous evening of music, humor and laughter.

  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Nov. 16, 8 p.m. Nov. 17, 2:30 p.m. FREE!

    By Our Hands

    The Georgia Incarceration Performance Project presents By Our Hands, a cross-institutional collaboration between faculty, students and alumni of UGA and Spelman College of Atlanta and Common Good Atlanta, an organization that teaches college-level courses in prisons across Georgia. The production examines incarceration, race and the impact of forced labor within Georgia's history. See Theater Notes on p. 10.

  • Elbert Theatre, Elberton

    Nov. 15–16, 7 p.m. Nov. 17, 2 p.m. $9–16. 706-283-1049,

    Dad's Christmas Miracle

    Encore Productions presents Pat Cook’s nostalgic holiday tale Dad’s Christmas Miracle. The story follows Connor Murphy who wants a go-cart for Christmas, but has some bad grades that may keep him from getting on. Ultimately, it's up to Connor's dad to achieve the impossible by Christmas morning. Will he be able to perform a miracle?

Lectures & Lit

  • Avid Bookshop

    6:30 p.m. FREE!

    Meet the Author

    (Prince Ave.) Avid presents Margaret Wilkerson Sexton in celebration of her book, The Revisioners, which explores the depths of women’s relationships, generational legacies, the endurance of hope and the undying promise of freedom. Purchase a copy of the book and get it signed by the author.


  • Go Bar

    7 p.m. $10.

    Jessica "It's All Good" Williams Comedy Special

    Jessica "It's All Good" Williams is a clean, energetic and positive comedian determined to change the world with laughter. Hosted by Alia Ghosheh.

  • Moonlight Theater

    8 p.m. $8 (students), $14.


    Come take a light-hearted and physically-comedic voyage to Italy with award-winning writer and performer Michael Burgos.

Word on the Street

  • Athens Community Council on Aging

    ACCA Leadership Program

    A 10-session leadership program aimed to engage adults 55 and older in the ACC community. Weekly sessions will cover topics ranging from health and human services, local government, education and more. February through March, 9 a.m.3 p.m. 706-549-4850,