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Saturday, November 16

47 events

Events

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    9 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! www.athensclarkecounty.com/sandycreeknaturecenter

    Athens Rock and Gem Club Show

    Showing gem and mineral collections from local enthusiasts. Participants will learn about local geology and participate in educational activities.

  • Bishop Park

    8 a.m.-12 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    Athens Farmers Market

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

  • Sandy Creek Park

    8:30 a.m. $35. www.freetobreathe.org

    Athens Free to Breathe Run/Walk 5K

    Join community members on a 5K run/walk for lung cancer research and a one-mile memorial walk for all fitness levels.

  • Oconee County Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Coloring Club

    Coloring sheets and pencils will be provided for participants to drop in, color and relax.

  • Memorial Park

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

    Contra Dance

    (Administration Building) A monthly dance presented by Athens Folk Music & Dance Society with music by Airplay and live calling by Doug Singleton. No partner or experience necessary.

  • Memorial Park

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

    Contra Dance

    (Administration Building) A monthly dance presented by Athens Folk Music & Dance Society with music by Airplay and live calling by Doug Singleton. No partner or experience necessary.

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    10 a.m. $2–3. www.accgov.com/leisure

    Zoo in the Sky

    Learn about modern and mythical creatures that call the stars their home.

  • UGA Special Collections Library

    6 p.m. $60. www.gail.uga.edu/2019GWHOF

    A Celebration Of 21st Century Georgia: Dinner With John T. Edge

    Featuring local chefs Mimi Maumus of home.made, Mike and Shyretha Sheats of The Plate Sale, Pablo Rivadeneyra, Homero Elizaldo, and Jerry and Krista Slater of The Expat. The menu will include a signature cocktails, appetizers, soups, entrees and desserts. $10 of each ticket sale will support the Libraries Excellence Fund. Register to attend.

  • Canopy Studio

    Nov. 15, 8 p.m. Nov. 16, 4 p.m. & 8 p.m. Nov. 17, 2 p.m. & 6 p.m. $6–20. www.canopystudio.org

    The Goth Show

    This aerial dance production from Canopy Studio’s Repertory Company offers a  much-needed exploration of sub-culture, identity definitions, and nostalgia as it relates to the goth lifestyle. What defines you? What is your style? Did you have a “dark” period? How does genre identity evolve in relation to age? All of these questions are up for discussion. See Story on p. 9.

  • Canopy Studio

    Nov. 15, 8 p.m. Nov. 16, 4 p.m. & 8 p.m. Nov. 17, 2 p.m. & 6 p.m. $6–20. www.canopystudio.org

    The Goth Show

    This aerial dance production from Canopy Studio’s Repertory Company offers a  much-needed exploration of sub-culture, identity definitions, and nostalgia as it relates to the goth lifestyle. What defines you? What is your style? Did you have a “dark” period? How does genre identity evolve in relation to age? All of these questions are up for discussion. See Story on p. 9.

  • Multiple Locations

    10 a.m.–2 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/UGAarts

    Spotlight on the Arts Family Day

    Come out for family-friendly activities and performances showcasing art, theater, dance and literature. Activities include workshops, art projects, a musical instrument petting zoo, performances and more.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    1–5 p.m. www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com

    Fall Festival with Girls Rock Athens

    The annual fall festival features kid-friendly activities, crafts and snacks. Girls Rock Athens will have auction items available.

Art

  • Lamar Dodd School of Art

    2-9 p.m. FREE! www.art.uga.edu/news/open-studios-2019

    Open Studios

    Explore the facilities of the UGA Lamar Dodd School of Art, see demonstrations and view student work in in fabrics, photography, printmaking, drawing and painting. Activities run at the Main Building and Ceramics Building from 2–5 p.m., Thomas Street Art Complex from 4–7 p.m., and back on Thomas Street for a closing party from 6–9 p.m. Part of the UGA Spotlight on the Arts Festival.

  • ARTini's Art Lounge

    Paint Your Pet

    A portion of proceeds will benefit the Hart County Humane Society. Register and send a photo of your pet by Nov. 11. Workshop on Nov. 16, 5–8 p.m. $60. kate@artinisartlounge.com, www.artinisartlounge.com

  • Lamar Dodd School of Art

    12:20 p.m. FREE! www.arts.uga.edu

    The Entangled, Global Histories of Freemasonry and the Visual Arts

    (S150) Alisa Luxenberg, professor of 18th and 19th Century European art, will introduce several key relationships and methodological problems via examples of freemasonry and material culture from the colony and state of Georgia. Luxenberg will also present another exhibition project addressing 19th Century Franco-American artistic education and career development. This lecture is a part of the 2019 Spotlight on the Arts Festival.

  • The Humid

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

    Artist Talk

    Matthew Connors and Curran Hatleberg have made personal photographic documents of social landscapes in the U.S. and abroad. Matthew's first monograph, "Fire in Cairo," shows a first hand account of the revolution in Egypt. Curran was featured this year in the Whitney Biennale with photographs made throughout the underbelly of the American Southeast.

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    1–3 p.m. FREE! www.accgov.com/lyndonhouse

    Clarke County School District Student Art Exhibition

    Presented by The Lyndon House and The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, this year’s exhibition theme and title is “WILD," inspired by the ecology, flora and fauna found in the wild of the gardens. A selection of works will be chosen to be on exhibit for the one year celebration of the opening of the Alice H. Richards Children’s Garden. Under the direction of Dr. Eunice Kang, the Clarke Central High School Honors Chamber Strings will perform a 45-minute program at this opening reception. See Calendar Pick on p. 15.

Classes

  • ACC Library

    3 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Intro to Excel

    Learn how to enter, move, select, format data and create simple equations and a chart. Then use these skills to make a yearly budget spreadsheet. Sign up at the Information Services Desk.

  • 6:30–8 p.m. $55. wine.jsbottleshop@gmail.com

    A Champagne Primer

    (J's Bottle Shop) Discover the different styles of Champagne, iconic producers, and learn how to buy, store and serve great Champagne.

  • Bogart Library

    3–4 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Intro to Microsoft Excel

    Learn the basics of using Microsoft Excel, including formatting your spreadsheet, data entry and automated formulas. Registration required.

  • Oconee County Library

    2 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Intro to Microsoft Excel

    Learn the basics of using Microsoft Excel, including formatting your spreadsheet, data entry and automated formulas. Laptops provided. Registration required.

  • Dancefx

    1 p.m. (beginner), 2 p.m. (intermediate) $5–8. www.dancefx.org

    Dancefx Workshop

    This month's workshop is dedicated to American Rumba. No partner required.

Film

  • Ciné

    Nov. 15–16, 12 a.m. www.athenscine.com

    Gonzoriffic Underground Movie Show

    The underground film collective presents a program of locally made cinema including "Nerd Box," "Vincent Price's Skull," "Supermoon" and more. See Calendar Pick on p. 15.

Kidstuff

  • UGA Ramsey Concert Hall

    10 a.m. FREE! www.pac.uga.edu

    Saturday Morning Club

    UGA Theatre presents a performance coinciding with UGA's Spotlight on the Arts Festival. For ages 4–12 and their families.

  • Bogart Library

    11 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Lego Club

    Build Lego creations. 

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    2 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597 www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Kids Can Cook

    Enjoy a savory story featuring the new book Pete the Cat and the Perfect Pizza Party by James Dean and make your very own pizza. Ages 5–10 with a caregiver. Space is limited, please call to register.

  • Oconee County Library

    12 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Crafternoon

    An afternoon of crafting, creativity, and snacks held every other Tuesday. This week's craft will be involve gingerbread people. Grades 6–12.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    10 a.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Family Day: "Mary Lee Bendolph: Quilted Memories"

    Learn about the rich artistry of Mary Lee Bendolph in an exhibition of her work. Join in fun gallery activities, make your own modern “quilted” collage inspired by Bendolph’s quilts. Also enjoy a quilting demonstration and quilting activities led by the Brown Sugar Stitchers Quilt Guild of Atlanta. 

  • North Oconee River Greenway

    2 p.m. FREE! www.accgov.com/leisure

    Riverside Fun Ride

    Bring a bike, trike, stroller or wagon for a 1K fun ride on the North Oconee River Greenway. Participants will be able to decorate their wheels at the craft station and parade through fun obstacles on the interactive bike path. Learn more about bike safety and the Water Cycle at pit stops along this easy course. Ages 11 and younger.

  • ACC Library

    11 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Seaver the Weaver

    Hear the story of Seaver, an orb weaver spider, and learn to weave yarn into beautiful creations like his web! For children ages 511 and their caregiver.

Performance

DJs

Games

Lectures & Lit

  • UGA Special Collections Library

    2–4:30 p.m. FREE! artzar@gmail.com

    Hargrett Writers Circle

    (Room 321) A safe haven for writers to share and discuss their work (any genre) and all aspects of the writing process.

Theater

  • Morton Theatre

    Nov. 14–17, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16, 2 p.m. Nov. 17, 3 p.m. $12–15. daniel.self@accgov.com

    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.

  • Morton Theatre

    Nov. 14–17, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16, 2 p.m. Nov. 17, 3 p.m. $12–15. daniel.self@accgov.com

    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.

  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Nov. 16, 8 p.m. Nov. 17, 2:30 p.m. FREE! www.ugatheatre.com/gaproject

    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, tking@cityofelberton.net

    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?

Live Music

  • Bishop Park

    Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    TOM CROSSEN No info available. (8 a.m.)

    DEREK SHEFFIELD Local singer-songwriter. (10 a.m)

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    MEAN QUEEN Local rock three-piece with a fiery, discordant sound.

    NIGHT BATTLES Doomy noise-rock band from Raleigh, NC.

    SHEHEHE Local band that draws from old-school punk and arena rock to create a fist-pumping atmosphere.

    NAW New Atlanta-based noise-rock band.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    10 p.m. $7. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    BLUNT BANGS Local indie-pop band featuring Black Kids frontman Reggie Youngblood.

    THE WOOLLY BUSHMEN Garage-rock threesome from Orlando, FL.

    MERCY MERCY Poppy, scrappy garage-rock group from Jacksonville, FL.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $16. www.40watt.com

    TITUS ANDRONICUS Punk-leaning, New Jersey-based indie band with verbose lyricism and complex song structures. See story on p. 12.

    PARTNER Alt-rock duo from Canada.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7 p.m. SOLD OUT. www.georgiatheatre.com

    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.

  • Go Bar

    9:30 p.m. www.facebook.com/go.bar.35

    CULT OF RIGGONIA Experimental soundscapes with tribal, world music beats and ornate instrumentation.

    SUBDIVISION Local ambient electronic project.

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

    TULPAS Exploratory electronic group from Johnson City, TN.

  • Nowhere Bar

    9 p.m. www.facebook.com/NowhereBarAthens

    JON WORTHY & THE BENDS Nashville-based Americana four-piece.

    MURDER THE MOOD Athens-based alternative rock group.

    GETAWAY COMPANY Four-piece local band inspired by '90s and 2000s alt-rock.

Comedy

  • Moonlight Theater

    Nov. 7–9 & Nov. 15–16, 8 p.m. $8 (students), $14. www.moonlighttheatercompany.com

    Tiramisu

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

Meetings

  • ACC Library

    2 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Genealogy Round Table

    Clarke Oconee Genealogical Society (COGS) hosts a fall round table to discuss the challenges, dead ends and successes of family history research. Share resources and offer suggestions to others as they share their family research. A short business meeting and annual COGS elections will follow.

Ending Saturday, November 16

 

Classes

  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    Art Classes

    "Painting with Charles Warnock," Fridays, Nov. 15–Dec. 13. $120–150. "Cuttlebone Casting Workshop with Barbara Mann," Nov. 16, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $100–130. www.ocaf.com

Art

  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA

    Grass Roots Art Writing Program

    The Grass Roots Art Writing Program is a series of four half-day workshops spread over the months of October and November that include "Finessing an Artist Statement" (Nov. 16). Classes are held 10 a.m.–2 p.m. $10/class. Register online. www.athica.org