COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Wednesday, December 11

33 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    8 p.m. $8 (21+), $10 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com

    WANDERWILD Intricate, intimate local indie-rock project led by songwriter Matt Martin.

    WIEUCA Local four-piece experimental outfit that fuses indie rock, psychedelia and trip hop.

    HEFFNER New local indie rock band. 

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    10 p.m. $7. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    IVORY WEEDS Experimental folk project from Brooklyn, NY.

    LILY DABBS Local acoustic folk singer-songwriter.

    SHANNON JAE RIDOUT Local traditional folk singer-songwriter.

    IAN KINNEY New local folk singer-songwriter.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $5 (adv.), $8 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    SIMPLE LIFE BAND Local group playing pop, rock and country's current and classic hits.

  • The Globe

    8 p.m. FREE! 706-353-4721

    THE HOT HOTTY-HOTS Mary Sigalas, Dan Horowitz, Steve Key and surprise guests play swingin' tunes from the '10s, '20s and '30s.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. www.facebook.com/go.bar.35

    CLIP ART PRESENTS A showcase of local hip hop talent.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    7 p.m. $10. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    THE GOOD GRIEF TRIO Greg Hankins, Luca Lombardi and Seth Hendershot perform the music of Charlie Brown Christmas and more.

    CHECK THE SIGNS Uplifting local family band with a talent for melody, harmony and hooks.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. $3. www.facebook.com/NowhereBarAthens

    VINTAGE PISTOL Jam-centric blues-rock group from Arkansas.

    STIG Instrumental progressive jazz-fusion band from Asheville, NC.

  • Nowhere Bar

    8 p.m. www.facebook.com/NowhereBarAthens

    DANIEL HUTCHENS Bloodkin guitarist plays a set of wrenching, rocking soul-folk.

  • 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

    8 p.m. $5. www.facebook.com/theworldfamousathens

    THE CURLS Dream-pop band from Chicago with classic rock and psychedelic influences.

    MATTHEW DANGER LIPPMAN Glammy, lo-fi punk artist from New York.

    CALICO VISION Athens-based melodic psychedelic pop group.

    HOYAS New local jangle-pop band.

Games

Kidstuff

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.

Classes

Art

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    5–9 p.m. www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com

    Get Artistic Holiday Market

    Browse art and artisanal goods from 20 Athens-area vendors, including potters, painters and more. In addition to artists like Will Eskridge, Lisa Freeman, Jared Brown, Abby Kacen and Katherine Schuber, expect unique gifts like puzzles from Very Good Puzzle Co., small-batch cheeses by Hobo Cheese Co., watercolor paints by Pinto Art Supplies and macramé wall hangings by Spindle & Cone.

  • ARTini's Art Lounge

    7 p.m. $35. www.artinisartlounge.com

    Elf Wood Sign & Trivia Night

    Make a 12"x 12" square wood sign and play a little friendly trivia based on Elf while you work. Register by Dec. 10.

Performance

  • Madison Morgan Cultural Center

    8 p.m. $35–65. www.mmcc-arts.org

    Atlanta Symphony Orchestra: Holiday Concert

    (Auditorium) Enjoy an evening of music by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. The Grammy-award winning orchestra will perform a program of holiday and classical favorites, including a sing-along of familiar holiday tunes.

  • Friendship Presbyterian Church

    7 p.m. FREE! www.gotofriendship.org/events

    Out of Darkness: An Advent Concert

    The combined choirs of Emmanuel Episcopal Church and Friendship Presbyterian Church and a string orchestra will present Pergolesi’s "Magnificat," along with shorter works, congregational carols and readings of seasonal texts. All ages welcome.

Comedy

  • That Bar Athens

    8 p.m. (sign up), 9 p.m. $3. www.thatbarathens.com

    Heckle Hell: Roast These Nuts

    Enjoy the last comedy show of the year with live entertainment from Al-Gorjus BuddahMadeline ZimmerNgozi and a warm cup of "Santa's Little Problem." Five open mic spots available, participants are invited to sign up at the door. 

  • That Bar Athens

    9 p.m.–12 a.m. $3. www.thatbarathens.com

    Heckle Hell Comedy

    Local comedians perform in a hostile environment.

Events

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    5–6 p.m. FREE! www.getcurious.com/get-artistic

    Get Artistic Wrap-Up Reception

    Learn about what the Get Artistic program has worked toward this year and hear from the six 2019–2020 grant recipients, who will give brief presentations about their work. Warm snacks and drinks will be provided.

Ending Wednesday, December 11

 

Art

  • ARTini's Art Lounge

    Vintage Lighted Christmas Tree Workshop

    Paint your own vintage lighted Christmas tree. Workshops held Dec. 18, 7–9 p.m. (Register by Dec. 11). $49. kate@artinisartlounge.com, www.artinisartlounge.com

Help Out

  • Multiple Locations

    Stuff-a-Bus

    Athens-Clarke County Transit is collecting non-perishable food items for the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia. The bus will be parked at various locations around town to accept donations on Dec. 9–13. rachel.hopkins@accgov.com