Meet and learn from other photographers in Athens. All skill levels welcome. This month's meeting will explore exposure and manual mode settings.
Photographer Nathaniel Burkins will discuss his work and solo exhibit in the Lounge Gallery.
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.
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. email@example.com
LEAVING COUNTRIES & FRIENDS Louis Phillip Pelot and friends play country-rock and Southern soul.
CRAWFORD & POWER Emerging country duo from Virginia.
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.
JON LANGSTON Georgia-based country songwriter influenced by Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson, Guns N' Roses, Staind and Lynyrd Skynyrd.
THE FUSILIERS New area project featuring well-known musicians playing original and traditional Celtic greengrass music.
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.
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.
PREACHERVAN Alt-pop four-piece band from Atlanta.
CITIES AVIV Experimental hip-hop artist and producer from Memphis, TN.
ALDENTE New local group combining hip-hop, alternative rock and blues.
Meet at the bar for a round of trivia.
Hosted by Shelton Sellers from Classic City Trivia every Thursday.
Come out for bedtime stories, songs and a light snack in the children’s area. Ages 7 & under.
Join UGA’s Ecology Club for this month’s fun topic: Earth and nature. For grades 6–12 only.
A unique, early-literacy storytime program for children ages 0–24 months and their caregiver. This three-week class incorporates books, nursery rhymes, musical instruments and interactive play. Space is limited, please register to attend.
Stories, songs, nursery rhymes, bouncing and cuddling. 0-24 months.
Create Lego art and enjoy Lego-based games. Blocks provided. For ages 8 and up.
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 13–18.
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 5–11 and their caregiver.
"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
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.
The duo will conclude their USA tour at UGA. Expect many songs in German, and even a sing-along opportunity.
Read philosophy books from ancient Greece to modern times.
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.
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.
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.
Five Points Yoga instructors lead a class surrounded by works of art.
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. www.dancefx.org
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! www.keepathensbeautiful.org
KARAOKE Hosted every Thursday by DJ Gregory.
OPEN MIC NIGHT Showcase your creative talent.
Get help fixing your bike from experts so you're safe to ride.
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.
Over 35 vendors from across the Southeast will be in attendance selling thousands of handmade items for the holiday season.
Adults are invited to practice the art of paper filigree. Limited supplies.
Caregivers are invited to bring crafting supplies and express the joys and struggles of caring for a loved one while practicing self-care creatively.
Learn more and give input about the proposed future downtown green space at the intersection of Lumpkin and Washington Streets.
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."
Pachinko Pop Cinema presents an animated sci-fi film about interplanetary illegal street racing.
(Room 115) The Philosophy Graduate Student Association presents a screening of the revisionist-history black comedy from Armondo Ianucci. Followed by a short discussion.
GROWN FOLKS DANCE PARTY WXAG's DJ Segar plays jazz and R&B.
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 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. www.onstagewalton.org
Young actors of On Stage Walton present Oliver Twist. See Theater Notes on p. 13.