Thursday, November 21

47 events


  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Athens Photography Guild

    Meet and learn from other photographers in Athens. All skill levels welcome. This month's meeting will explore exposure and manual mode settings.

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    5:30 p.m. FREE!

    3Thurs Talks

    Photographer Nathaniel Burkins will discuss his work and solo exhibit in the Lounge Gallery.

  • The Classic Center

    6–8 p.m.

    Holiday Open House

    Meet the Classic Center's artist-in-residence, Heidi Hensley, whose studio is on Foundry Street. While you're nearby, visit the exhibitions on view in the Classic Galleries.

  • Athens, GA

    Empty Bowl Luncheon

    The Food Bank of Northeast Georgia is seeking artists to decorate and paint bowls for the annual Empty Bowl Luncheon event on Mar. 18 at the Classic Center. Bowls of soup are sold as a fundraiser. Painting sessions will be held Jan. 14 from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. and Jan. 18 from 9 a.m.–12 p.m. RSVP.

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    LEAVING COUNTRIES & FRIENDS Louis Phillip Pelot and friends play country-rock and Southern soul.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    8 p.m. $12 (21+), $14 (18–20).

    CRAWFORD & POWER Emerging country duo from Virginia.

  • 40 Watt Club

    7 p.m. SOLD OUT.

    JIMMY EAT WORLD Long-running Arizona rock band that helped put emo on the mainstream map. See Calendar Pick on p. 16.

    PRONOUN Synth-focused indie-pop project from Brooklyn, NY.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7 p.m. $25 (Thu), SOLD OUT (Fri).

    JON LANGSTON Georgia-based country songwriter influenced by Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson, Guns N' Roses, Staind and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

  • The Globe

    5 p.m.

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

  • Go Bar

    9 p.m. $5.

    CLOUD RECORDINGS FESTIVAL A three-day showcase of exploratory music. Night one features Petalboat, Emileigh Ireland, Wild Abandon, Jeremy Devros, Old Red and John Kiran Fernandes. See story on p. 10.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. $5.

    JAZZ JAM Some of our town's most talented musicians get together at this happening. Bring your axe, or grab a table and give an ear. 

  • Nowhere Bar

    9 p.m. $3.

    PREACHERVAN Alt-pop four-piece band from Atlanta.

  • UGA Memorial Hall

    7 p.m. FREE! (w/student ID).

    CITIES AVIV Experimental hip-hop artist and producer from Memphis, TN.

    ALDENTE New local group combining hip-hop, alternative rock and blues.



  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Pajama Story Time

    Come out for bedtime stories, songs and a light snack in the children’s area. Ages 7 & under.

  • ACC Library

    4–5 p.m. FREE!

    UGA EcoReach

    Join UGA’s Ecology Club for this month’s fun topic: Earth and nature. For grades 612 only.

  • 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!

    Infant Storytime

    Stories, songs, nursery rhymes, bouncing and cuddling. 0-24 months.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    4:30 p.m. FREE!

    Lego Club

    Create Lego art and enjoy Lego-based games. Blocks provided. For ages 8 and up.

  • 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!

    Seasons of the Circle

    Celebrate Native American Heritage Month and give thanks for everything special in your life. Play a traditional Cherokee game of stickball and make crafts to take home. For children ages 511 and their caregiver. 

  • Multiple Locations

    Thanksgiving Mini Camps

    "Free Birds Thanksgiving Shuffle" at Rocksprings Park, Nov. 25–27, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. $40–60. 706-613-3602.  "Obstacles Mind and Body Mini Camp" at Trail Creek Park, Nov. 25–27, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. $50–70. Call to register. 706-613-3589


  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    Nov. 21–22, 7:30 p.m. $10–20. 706-542-4400,

    Holiday Concert

    The UGA Symphony Orchestra, as well as the combined choirs of Glee Clubs, University Chorus and Hodgson Singers, perform a selection of classical holiday favorites.

  • UGA Chapel

    7 p.m. FREE!

    The Eddi Hüneke & Tobi Hebbelmann Duo

    The duo will conclude their USA tour at UGA. Expect many songs in German, and even a sing-along opportunity.

Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

    6–8 p.m. FREE!

    For the Philo of Philosophy Book Discussion Group

    Read philosophy books from ancient Greece to modern times. 

  • 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!

    Meet the Author

    Avid presents an evening with Amy Bonnaffons for her book, The Regrets. Attendees are encoraged to purchase a copy of the book and get it signed by the author.

  • Ciné

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Meet the Author

    UGA's Philosophy and Creative Writing programs present David Heatley for his book Qualification: A Graphic Memoir in Twelve Steps. Professors Aaron Meskin and Christopher Pizzino will join Heatley for a discussion, inviting participation form the audience.


  • Georgia Museum of Art

    6 p.m. FREE!

    Yoga in the Galleries

    Five Points Yoga instructors lead a class surrounded by works of art.

  • Dancefx

    Beginner Ballroom Bootcamp

    Get comfortable with the basics of three styles in time for the holidays. Dec. 17 (waltz), Dec. 18 (foxtrot) and Dec. 19 (swing), 6–7 p.m. $10/class or $25/full course.

Word on the Street

  • Multiple Locations

    Bring One for the Chipper: Christmas Tree Recycling

    Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful (KACCB) encourages citizens to recycle their undecorated trees and wreaths. Participants will receive a free tree seedling in return. Check website for drop-off locations. Jan. 4, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE!

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • 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.


  • 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.

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    6 p.m. FREE!

    Paula Runyon: Open Studio

    Fall Artist in Residence Paula Runyon will open her studio to the public where they can explore her process of using play and experimentation as tools for learning about the natural environment and enhancing the essential connection between people and nature. This event will also include a light reception.

  • Athens Academy

    8 a.m.–5 p.m. 706-549-9225,

    Athens Academy Holiday Market

    Over 35 vendors from across the Southeast will be in attendance selling thousands of handmade items for the holiday season.

  • Oconee County Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE!

    Quilled Turkeys

    Adults are invited to practice the art of paper filigree. Limited supplies.


  • ACC Library

    11 a.m. FREE!

    Caregiver Crafting Support Group

    Caregivers are invited to bring crafting supplies and express the joys and struggles of caring for a loved one while practicing self-care creatively.

  • ACC Planning Department Auditorium

    4–7 p.m. FREE!

    Public Input Session

    Learn more and give input about the proposed future downtown green space at the intersection of Lumpkin and Washington Streets.


  • Georgia Museum of Art

    7 p.m. FREE!

    The Road to Palmyra

    BBC television presenter Dan Cruickshank and British photojournalist Don McCullin travel to Palmyra to learn about damage inflicted upon the ancient Syrian city. Before the film, there will be an introduction and tour of the exhibition “Before the War: Photographs of Syria by Peter Aaron."

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    7 p.m. FREE!


    Pachinko Pop Cinema presents an animated sci-fi film about interplanetary illegal street racing.

  • UGA Peabody Hall

    6 p.m. FREE!

    The Death of Stalin

    (Room 115) The Philosophy Graduate Student Association presents a screening of the revisionist-history black comedy from Armondo Ianucci. Followed by a short discussion.


  • 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.


  • Moonlight Theater

    Nov. 21–23, 8 p.m. $8–14.

    Buckskin Gulch

    Saddle up for a showdown at Buckskin Gulch. This physical comedy is everything you'd hope to find in a Western: gunfights, betrayal, romance, adventure, revenge, murder and more.


  • On Stage Walton

    Bright Star

    On Stage Walton hosts auditions Bright Star. Be prepared to sing 60–90 seconds of your choice. See website for instructions. Auditions Dec. 11, 6:30–8:30 p.m. and Dec. 14, 1:30–3:30 p.m. Performances Feb. 21–22, 28–29 & Mar. 1, 6–8.


  • On Stage Walton

    Jan. 23–25, 8–10 p.m. & Jan. 26, 2–4 p.m. $15.

    Oliver Twist

    Young actors of On Stage Walton present Oliver Twist. See Theater Notes on p. 13.