Wednesday, December 4

29 events


  • Georgia Museum of Art

    Dec. 3–6, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE!

    Holiday Book Sale

    Shop for your loved ones at the museum’s annual holiday book and frame sale, featuring new and used publications in all genres.

  • 6 p.m. FREE!

    Son Safaris 10th Anniversary Celebration

    (Athens Church, 10 Huntington Rd.) Celebrate 10 years of a Creation Care group that helps to look after endangered species in South Africa.

  • The Classic Center

    7:30 p.m. $24–44.

    David Sedaris

    A unique opportunity to see the best-selling humorist in an intimate setting. Sedaris will be offering a selection of all-new readings and recollections, as well as a Q&A session and book signing.

  • Willson Center for Humanities & Arts

    5:30 p.m., 706-542-4304,

    Willson Center Holiday Party

    Family and friends are invited, and crafts will be provided for the kids. All attendees are encouraged to bring a canned or non-perishable food item as a donation to one of the local food banks. RSVP to attend.

Live Music

  • Contact for Location

    5:30 p.m. $15.

    SOFAR SOUNDS Apply for tickets online, and find out the location the day before. The artists are unknown until you arrive at the show.  

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $25.

    CHERUB Electropop duo that sounds like "the dance love-child of '80s funk and pop music from the future."

    DAILY BREAD Rhett Whatley creates genre-bending experimental hip hop and EDM.

    MODERN MEASURE Electronic duo from Atlanta.

  • Nowhere Bar

    9 p.m. $3.

    HUMAN RESOURCES Alternative pop-rock group from Charleston, SC.

    DREW BESKIN Local power-pop singer-songwriter known for fronting the bands Purses and The District Attorneys. 

  • Porterhouse Grill

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990

    JAZZ NIGHT The longest standing weekly music gig in Athens! Enjoy an evening of original music, improv and standards.

  • The World Famous

    9 p.m. FREE!

    MARSES Local "party-doom" four-piece band.

    TRIANGLE FIRE Long-running local crust-punk band.

    NOISE MOUNTAIN New heavy rock group.


  • Lamar Dodd School of Art

    Dec. 3–4, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

    UGA Ceramic Student Holiday Sale

    (First Floor Lobby) The holiday sale will include small, hand-built sculptures as well as functional pottery such as teapots, mugs and bowls made by ceramic students and faculty.



Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    Open Mic Night

    OPEN MIC A weekly open-mic jam hosted by Louis Phillip Pelot. All musicians welcome. Backline provided.

Lectures & Lit


  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    7 p.m. $5.

    Home for the Holidays

    Next Act, UGA's musical theater student group, presents a holiday cabaret. See Theater Notes on p. 10.