Friday, December 13

22 events


Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $7 (21+), $9 (18-20).

    ROSIE & THE RATDOGS Athens-based hard-rock group.

    MOTHER FORE Athens band exploring elements of progressive and psychedelic rock.

    FISHBUG Up-and-coming local punk rock band.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    8 p.m. $8.

    SHEPHERDS Atlanta band blending noise pop, indie rock and soul. LP release show! See Calendar Pick on p. 21.

    THE VASSAR BLONDES Local indie-pop four-piece.

    O KEY Experimental pop project led by Art Contest's Cole Monroe.

    OTTOMAN SLAP Punky, riffy, geriatric-teen outfit grown in the cracks of Athens' music scene.

  • 40 Watt Club

    9 p.m. FREE!

    MATT HUDGINS & HIS SHIT-HOT COUNTRY BAND Local band playing country songs about drinking, jail, love and death.

    NUCLEAR TOURISM Local college-rock band playing surf-punk originals.

  • Go Bar

    9 p.m.

    WEAPONIZED FLESH New local all-star metal band.

    TUSH New, hazy local punk band featuring members of Shade and Cult of Riggonia.

    FART JAR Local experimental heavy-rock project. 

    DJ MAHOGANY Popular local DJ spins freaky funk, sultry soul, righteous R&B and a whole lotta unexpected faves.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    7 p.m. $10.

    THE GOOD GRIEF TRIO Greg Hankins, Luca Lombardi and Seth Hendershot perform the music of Charlie Brown Christmas and more. This is a special "and friends" show.

  • Nowhere Bar

    9 p.m. $5.

    CLASSIC CITY JUKEBOX Local all-star rock and roll cover band.

    PHYSICAL JERKS Elvis Costello covers courtesy of members of Pylon Reenactment Society, The Rock*A*Teens, The Lanes and more.

    THE DONKEES Local garage-skronk Monkees cover band.

  • VFW

    8 p.m.

    COUNTRY RIVER Local classic country group that has been together for 25 years. 


  • Dec. 13, 4–9 p.m. Dec. 14, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 762-728-0575

    Normaltown Pottery Holiday Sale

    (465 Belvoir Heights) Pottery by Juana Gnecco, Nancy Green and Carter Gillies. Also: hand-printed textiles and cards by Sara Parker, local honey by 3 Kings Honey and natural, handcrafted soaps by Farmington Herbals.

  • 6–9 p.m. FREE!

    Meet the Artist: J. Phillip White

    (tiny ATH gallery, 174 Cleveland Ave.) Artist J. Phillip White will present his exhibition "A Surrealist's Retrospective." White's media is based in photomontage and Shau Sugi Ban birdhouses. See Calendar Pick on p. 21.

  • Dec. 13, 5–8 p.m. & Dec. 14, 12–5 p.m.

    Jim StipeMaas: Landscapes

    (John Cleaveland's Studio Gallery, 2710 Old Farmington Rd., Farmington) Artist Jim StipeMaas shares a collection of paintings during a two-day pop-up.


  • Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center

    5:30 p.m. FREE!,

    Mindfully Dealing with Holiday Stress

    (Healing Lodge) Practice mindfulness as a way of dealing with stress this holiday season.


  • 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.


  • Big City Bread Cafe

    Dec. 12–13, 5–9 p.m. 706-353-0029

    Athens Holiday Market

    An outdoor market featuring over 50 artists and craftspeople from around the region, featuring live music and a bonfire.



  • 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.

  • On Stage Walton

    Dec. 20–21, 8 p.m. & Dec. 22, 2 p.m. $20.

    The ReGifters

    On Stage Walton presents a Christmas comedy about the misadventures of a couple who “regift” a lackluster Christmas present only to find out it’s worth a fortune. In pursuit to reclaim the gift from others who have passed it along, everyone learns about friendship, true wealth and the Christmas spirit.

  • Oconee Youth Playhouse

    Dec. 13–15, 7 p.m. & Dec. 15, 2 p.m. $15–20.


    Return to the rockin' 50s with a production of this classic musical, featuring a cast of talented local teens. Presented by Oconee Youth Playhouse.


  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    10 a.m.–6 p.m. FREE!

    Make and Take Holiday Cards

    Drop in anytime and make holiday cards for family and friends. All materials provided.

  • ACC Library

    9:30 a.m.–4:45 p.m. FREE!

    Star Wars Escape Room

    Put your Jedi skills to the test and see if you have what it takes to escape from a starship. There will be seven 45-minute sessions throughout the day for adults and teens ages 13 and up. Arrive early to enjoy snacks and take photos.


  • 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.