Sunday, December 8

29 events


  • Bendzunas Glass

    Saturdays & Sundays through Dec. 22, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. FREE!

    Bendzunas Glass Open House

    (Comer) The family-run glassblowing studio offers handmade glass items. Live demos until 3 p.m. 

  • Farmington Pottery, Farmington

    Dec. 7–8, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

    Open House Pottery Sale

    Geoff and Lisa Pickett offer a selection of all kinds of pots for the house and garden, as well as herbal soaps and skincare products.

  • David Morgan Pottery

    Dec. 7, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Dec. 8, 12–5 p.m. 706-207-2325

    Holiday Sale

    Potter David Morgan has been creating functional stoneware for over 30 years. Shop for new works.

  • 10 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE!

    Hollyday Handmade Artist Market

    (Starlite Showroom, 750 W. Broad St.) Treehouse Kid & Craft's 10th annual market features the work of almost 20 vendors, as well as a child entrepreneurs selling masterpieces of their own.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    3 p.m. FREE!

    Sunday Spotlight Tour

    Docents lead a tour of highlights from the permanent collection.

  • Dec. 7–8, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

    Rose Creek Pottery Holiday Sale

    (Rose Creek Pottery, 1051 Rose Creek Dr., Watkinsville) Browse a new collection of wood and soda-fired work for sale. A large variety of pieces will be available, ranging from small items like ornaments and mugs to large statement pieces for your home or garden. 

  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    Dec. 6, 5–8 p.m. & Dec. 7–8, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $3.

    Juried Holiday Market

    The 25th annual Juried Holiday Market features pottery, paintings, fiber art, stained and fused glass, jewelry, sculpture, photography, woodwork and more from 70 regional artists.

  • Dec. 7–8, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. 706-410-5200

    Nancy Green Ceramics Group Studio Sale

    (1500 Tappan Spur Rd., Watkinsville) Featuring ceramics by Jorie Berman, Juana Gnecco, Jen Graff, Nancy Green, Ron Meyers, Ted Saupe, Minsoo Yuh and Sunkoo Yuh, plus drawings and red clay by Rich Panico and handpainted textiles and cards by Sara Parker.

  • Southern Star Studio

    Dec. 7–8, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

    Marmalade Holiday Pottery Sale

    Enjoy new works, food by Tim Dondero, sweets by Jane Yates and live music. Featuring pottery by Maria Dondero.

  • Chase Park Warehouses

    Dec. 14–15, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

    Zuzka and Kyle Pottery Sale

    Shop works by Zuzka Vaclavik and Kyle Jones, two ceramicists behind Tile Juice, which specializes in custom made tiles for fireplaces, kitchens, bathrooms, etc.

  • ACC Library

    3 p.m. FREE!

    Opening Reception

    "Sharing Our Vision" presents artwork by library staff members from around the region. Pieces include drawings, collages, photographs, fiber pieces, sculptures and more.

Live Music

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    7 p.m. $5 (adv.), $7 (door).

    JOSEPH ALLRED Boston-based multi-instrumentalist drawing from folk and American Primitive traditions.

    FRANK HURRICANE Experimental artist that describes his music as "spiritual mountain psych gangsta folk."

    MADELINE POLITES Immaterial Possession member explores a variety of folk traditions.

    THE GARDEN PORTAL POND BAND Acoustic guitar improv trio featuring members of The Electric Nature.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    2 p.m. $5.

    WINTER ROCKCITAL Young students from Full Moon School of Music show off their stuff.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    3 p.m. FREE!

    JIM COOK Local solo performer playing acoustic blues, classic rock and Americana.



  • Starland Pizzeria and Pub

    9 p.m. FREE! 706-613-8773

    Rockin' Roll Bingo

    Play to win.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    5–7 p.m. FREE!


    General trivia hosted by Solo Entertainment. House prizes and discounted tabs. 


  • The Classic Center

    3 p.m. FREE! (tickets required.)

    Athens Symphony Christmas Concert

    (Theatre) The selections of the program will be orchestrated by conductor Susan Dinwiddie, associate conductor Brad Maffett, assistant conductor Josh Bryan. The Symphony Chorus and author Terry Kay will also narrate his piece "To Whom the Angel Spoke."


  • Memorial Park

    Dec. 6–8 & 13–15, 5:30–7:30 p.m. $5.

    Deck the Hollow

    Celebrate the holidays with lights. Activities include live music, animal encounters and photo opportunities in the zoo. Concessions will be available for purchase.

Lectures & Lit

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

    9:30 a.m. FREE!

    UUFA Forum

    (Eskildsen Room) Member and retreat coordinator Vivian Sellers presents "The Mountain: A Place of Community" to share the history and programs of The Mountain Retreat and Learning Center near Highlands, NC.


  • Town and Gown Players

    Dec. 12–14, 8 p.m. Dec. 15, 2 p.m. $15–$20.

    Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical

    The Town & Gown Players present the strange case of Dr. Jekyll, a crusading scientist, and Mr. Hyde, the monster he unwittingly unleashes, with this acclaimed gothic musical about the good and evil within us all.

  • Winder-Barrow Community Theatre

    Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7, 1:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8, 3 p.m. $5–10.

    Best Christmas Pageant Ever

    Winder-Barrow Community Theatre's Children's PLAYhouse presents a story about a Christmas pageant in a small town. See Theater Notes on p. 10.


  • Barnes & Noble

    11 a.m. FREE!

    Baby & Me Storytime

    Read a book and participate in activities featuring sensory growth for the little ones. For caregivers and children ages 0–2. This week's book is Pop-Up Peekaboo! Baby Dinosaur.


  • Moonlight Theater

    Dec. 13–14, 8 p.m. $8–14.

    When I Was Zorro

    Leo Mohr's show explores childhood dreams with unique anti-comedy, traditional Swiss music and plenty of trickery. See Story on p. 11.


  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    Dec. 6, 5–10 p.m. Dec. 7–8, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. FREE!

    A Step Back in Time: Family Holiday Program

    An old-fashioned holiday event features treats, a photo booth and more.

  • (230 W. Clayton St.) Dec. 5–6, 5–9 p.m. Dec. 7, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. (decorating party), 12–5 p.m. Dec. 8, 12–3 p.m.

    Athens Gingerbread House Competition

    See elaborate gingerbread houses in this second annual competition. This year's proceeds benefit the Young Urban Builders. A Gingerbread Jr. activity on Saturday morning will be held for children to decorate houses.

  • Multiple Locations

    Dec. 6, 4–8 p.m. (Pet Supplies Plus). Dec. 8, 3–7 p.m. (Graduate Athens). $15–20 suggested donation.

    Pets With Santa

    Bring your pet for a special portrait with Santa. Proceeds benefit the Athens Area Humane Society. Email to make an appointment.

  • St. Gregory's Episcopal Church

    3 p.m.

    Rhythms of Grace

    This is an adaptive church service for anyone who finds conventional workshop difficult or uncomfortable, such as those on the autism spectrum, people with Alzheimer's or ADHD, or those sensitive to loud music or crowds.

  • The Foundry

    7 p.m. $60.

    American Spirit Works Tasting Dinner

    Master distiller Justin Manglitz and executive chef Bethany Mosco present a five-course dinner, six different whiskeys and bluegrass music by the Hibbs Family Band.