Monday, December 9

15 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    8 p.m.

    SASHA AND THE VALENTINES Surfy synthpop group from Austin, TX.

    DAGMAR VORK Athens-based indie-pop artist with a crisp, warm sound.

    ALLCAPS Athens-based pop-punk band with screamo leanings.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. FREE!

    OPEN MIC Showcase your talent at this open mic night most Mondays. Hosted by Larry Forte.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    8–10 p.m. FREE!

    CHRISTMAS HOOT Sing along with your favorite holiday carols as Tommy Jordan and Dick Daniels play and lead. Klezmer Local 42 will open the performance.

  • Nowhere Bar

    8 p.m.

    TAKE LEAD Indie rock band from Orlando, FL.

    CANNONANDTHEBOXES Up-and-coming local folk-rock group.

    JET PHASE Local grunge-influenced indie-rock band.

    TONI HUNLO Athens native playing with a three-piece band.


  • ACC Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650,

    Infant Storytime

    Parents can share plays, songs and simple books with their babies. 

  • ACC Library

    4–5:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Open Chess Play for Kids and Teens

    Teen chess players of all skill levels can play matches and learn from members of the local Chess and Community Players, who will be on hand to assist players and help build skill levels. For ages 7–18. Registration required. 

  • Bogart Library

    10 a.m. FREE!

    Monday Funday

    Songs, finger plays, wiggles and giggles for ages three and under. Caregivers will receive pointers for building literacy and language skills.

  • Bogart Library

    11:30 a.m. FREE!

    Preschool Pals

    Preschool-aged children will learn social and language skills through songs stories and crafts. Ages almost 3–almost 5.



  • 5:30–7:30 p.m.

    South Jackson Holiday Market

    (South Jackson Elementary School, 1630 New Kings Bridge Rd.) Almost 30 vendors and half as many children's classes will sell products in a market supporting the school's leadership program.



  • The Classic Center

    7:30 p.m. $41–68.

    Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

    For five years, the Tony and GRAMMY Award-winning Beautiful: Carole King Musical, has thrilled Broadway with the inspiring true story of one woman’s remarkable journey from teenage songwriter to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Lectures & Lit

  • Barnes & Noble

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Meet the Author

    Muriel Ellis Pritchett speaks on Rotten Bananas and the Emerald Dream.


  • Basic Welding for the Creative Maker/Artist/Hobbyist

    (Contact for Location) This two-session, six-hour MIG welding class is designed for artists and hobbyists who are completely new to welding. Learn ideas and tips about how to set up equipment and push craft-making to the next level. Dec. 18–19, 6–9 p.m. $200. 706-308-4792,

Ending Monday, December 9



  • 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.