Thursday, November 14

40 events


  • UGA Dance Theatre

    Nov. 13–15, 8 p.m. $8–12.

    Young Choreographers Series: Senior Exit Concert

    Seniors majoring in dance will premier their final choreographic works. Part of the 2019 Spotlight on the Arts Festival.

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    7:30 p.m. $10 (w/student ID), $50. 706-542-4400,

    The Zurich Chamber Orchestra

    UGA Presents brings the Zurich Chamber Orchestra to Athens for a performance led by music director and violinist Daniel Hope. The program will include Vivaldi’s beloved masterwork The Four Seasons, concertos by Bach and Mendelssohn, and Bechara El-Khoury’s Unfinished Journey, which was commissioned for the 10th anniversary of violinist Yehudi Menuhin’s death.

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Go Bar

    10 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. 

  • Southern Brewing Company

    5-10 p.m. FREE!


    KARAOKE Hosted every Thursday by DJ Gregory. 

  • Veronica's Sweet Spot

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Open Mic Night

    OPEN MIC NIGHT Showcase your creative talent.


  • Georgia Museum of Art

    6:30–8:30 p.m. FREE!

    Student Night

    Join the Student Association of the Georgia Museum of Art for a night of food and fun to celebrate the latest exhibitions.

  • 7–9 p.m. $8.

    Fine Art Exhibit: The Small Works Show

    (255 S. Milledge Ave.) Chosen for Life Ministries hosts its third annual art show. Proceeds go towards supporting foster and adoptive families.


  • Georgia Museum of Art

    5:30–7:30 p.m. FREE! $5 (coffee & dessert)

    Make It An Evening

    Enjoy Jittery Joe's coffee, Cecilia Villaveces' cakes and gallery tours prior to the performance in Hodgson Hall by George Hinchliffe’s Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain.

  • UGA School of Law

    9 a.m. FREE!

    Rural Healthcare Symposium

    The fourth annual Rural Healthcare Symposium will focus on resilience in rural healthcare and how Georgia’s rural health organizations prepare for risk, disruption, continuity, sustained service and success. The keynote address will be delivered by former gubernatorial nominee and Georgia House Democratic Leader Stacey Abrams.

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    10 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE!

    Student Spotlight

    (Tate Plaza) An all-day event featuring performances from student organizations and individuals displaying their talents in music, theater, dance and creative writing. Part of Spotlight on the Arts.

  • BikeAthens

    6–8:30 p.m. $10 (suggested).

    Fix Your Own Bike

    Get help fixing your bike from experts so you're safe to ride.


  • Georgia Museum of Art

    5:30–8:30 p.m. FREE!

    Teen Studio: My Way Quilts

    Teens ages 13–18 will explore the innovative and abstract quilts by Mary Lee Bendolph and then adapt what they learn to create their own work of art. Includes a pizza dinner. 

  • ACC Library

    4 p.m. FREE!

    Teen Trivia

    Test your knowledge on a variety of topics including Harry Potter, video games, movies, music, academics and more with a chance to win prizes. For grades 612.

  • ACC Library

    10 a.m. FREE!

    Mother Goose on the Loose

    A unique, early-literacy storytime program for children ages 024 months and their caregiver. This three-week class incorporates books, nursery rhymes, musical instruments and interactive play. Space is limited, please register to attend.

  • Oconee County Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE!

    Baby Music Jam

    Preschool-aged children and their caregivers play instruments, sing and dance together.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    5–7 p.m. FREE!

    Teen Thursdays

    Teens can drop in each week for a different activity. This month’s activities include book themed snacks, a superhero movie and button making. No registration necessary. Ages 1318.

  • ACC Library

    3:30 p.m. FREE!

    Snuggle Down Deep

    Learn about animals who live in burrows and dens, then pretend to be one as while exploring a series of play tunnels. Crafts will also be available to make and take home. For children ages 37 and their caregivers.



  • Caledonia Lounge

    8 p.m. $10–12.

    Classic City Color

    Delta Sigma Pi present live music by Ashley Walls and N1ki and stand-up comedy from Jay Badlani, Michaela Wilkins, Noell Appling and Lanny Farmer. Proceeds benefit Project Safe.

  • Go Bar

    8 p.m. $5.

    Let's Go Comedy Show

    Five comedians perform 20-minute sets. Hosted by Alia Ghosheh. Followed by karaoke.

  • Moonlight Theater

    8 p.m. FREE!

    Buckskin Gulch Test Night

    Come be a part of the creative process for a new comedy show featuring all the highlights of a good Western: gunfights, adventure, love, murder and more. See Theater Notes on p. 10.

Lectures & Lit

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    1 p.m. FREE!

    Inclusive Book Club

    This facilitated book club serves adults of all abilities and will be reading out loud and discussing book of the month Cat Stories by James Herriot.

  • Old Fire Hall #2

    6:30 p.m. FREE!

    John Lane and David Hale: Neighborhood Hawks

    UGA Press and Avid Bookshop present John Lane and David Hale for their book, Neighborhood Hawks: A Year Following Wild Birds.


    6 p.m. FREE!

    A Conversation with Mark Menjivar

    In conjunction with the "Losing Control: Guns, Government, and Group-Think" exhibit, visiting artist Mark Menjivar, Assistant Professor in the School of Art and Design at Texas State University, and Marni Shindelman, Associate Professor and Area Chair for Photography at the UGA Lamar Dodd School of Art, will compare notes on social practice, the border and their respective approaches to both.


  • Morton Theatre

    Nov. 14–17, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16, 2 p.m. Nov. 17, 3 p.m. $12–15.

    The King and I

    Athens Creative Theatre presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I, a timeless love story that offers insight and encouragement for relationships torn apart by cultural differences. See Theater Notes on p. 10.

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    AVERY DEAKINS BAND Soulful local pop-rock group.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    Classic City Color. 8 p.m. $10 (21+), $12 (18–20).

    N1KI Athens folk-pop singer-songwriter.

    ASHLEY WALLS Up-and-coming local country singer-songwriter.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $7.

    DIVINE MIND New funky local band with rock overtones.

    JR. JOY Atlanta-based psychedelic rock band.

    PASCAL'S WAGER Eclectic rock and roll group from LaGrange.

  • The Foundry

    9 p.m. $7 (adv.), $10 (door).

    RETROPHILE New local indie and alternative rock band.

    SHAMELESS JAMES Local trio blending jammy rock with alternative influences.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7 p.m. SOLD OUT.

    JASON ISBELL & THE 400 UNIT The acclaimed country-rocker and former Drive-By Truckers guitarist plays a three-night stand.

    WILL JOHNSON The former Centro-matic frontman crafts stark, rugged folk songs.

  • The Globe

    5 p.m.

    THE FUSILIERS New area project featuring well-known musicians playing original and traditional Celtic greengrass music.

  • Nowhere Bar

    8:30 p.m. $7.50 (adv.), $10 (door).

    MO LOWDA & THE HUMBLE Alt-rock band from Philadelphia. 

    ONA West Virginia-based roots-rock group.

  • Nuçi's Space

    7 p.m.

    SAINT SYZYGY Experimental solo project of Kwazymoto frontman Ian Hemerlein. 

    KUDZU Local instrumental guitar act led by songwriter Hampton Campbell.

  • Vega Studio

    8 p.m. $10.

    RICKSHAW BILLIE'S BURGER PATROL Rock band from Austin, TX, influenced by stoner rock and metal.

  • The World Famous

    10 p.m.

    SUPERPUPPET Eclectic local project led by musician Grafton Tanner. See Calendar Pick on p. 15.

    OHMU New solo synth project courtesy of DJ and designer Winston Parker.

    DAUGHTER SNOW Macon-based folk project with a warm, ethereal sound.


  • VFW

    6 p.m. $5–10. 706-543-5940

    Grown Folks Dance Party

    GROWN FOLKS DANCE PARTY WXAG's DJ Segar plays jazz and R&B.

  • VFW

    6 p.m. $5–10. 706-543-5940

    Grown Folks Dance Party

    GROWN FOLKS DANCE PARTY WXAG's DJ Segar plays jazz and R&B.



  • UGA Peabody Hall

    3–5 p.m. FREE!

    Tupinambá: The Return of the Land

    (Room 220) This film tells the story of the Tupinambá, an indigenous group in south Bahia (Brazil), and their struggle to take back their land. The history of expropriation and resistance of the Tupinambá is narrated from their perspective. Daniela Alarcon (filmmaker and PhD candidate in Anthropology at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro) and Valério Gomes (Professor at the Amazonian Institute of Family Agricultures and the Federal University of Pará) will be speaking.

Ending Thursday, November 14


Word on the Street

  • Downtown Athens

    Downtown Parade of Lights

    Now accepting entries. Prizes will be awarded for the most original float, best use of the theme and best use of lights. This year's theme is "Home for the Holidays." Deadline Nov. 14. Parade on Dec. 5, 7 p.m. $40.


  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    Deck the Walls

    The Visual Arts Guild of Athens is seeking local art and crafts for the annual Deck the Walls market that runs Nov. 30–Dec. 28. Contact to sell your items. Drop off is Nov. 14–15, 12:30–4:30 p.m.,