Thursday, December 19

32 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    7 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18–20).

    BANANDITS New local teenage rock band.

    AD BLANCO New local rock band that sprouted out of Full Moon School of Music. 

    CLARKE CENTRAL Power-pop trio from Athens.

    MISS DESTROYER No info available.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    8:30 p.m. $10.

    THE PINK STONES Rootsy local country-rock group led by songwriter Hunter Pinkston. 7-inch release party!

    DYLAN EARL Americana singer-songwriter from Little Rock, AR.

    ATHENS COWBOY CHOIR All-star vocal ensemble featuring members of various local bands singing songs from the old frontier.

    JOHNSON & BESKIN GOT A STEW GOIN' New duo featuring Thomas Johnson (Futurebirds) and Drew Beskin.

  • The Foundry

    7 p.m. $7 (adv.), $10 (door).

    ATHENS A-TRAIN BAND Instrumental group performing traditional jazz standards, swing, latin, ballads, blues and boogie. This is a "Jingle Bell Jazz" show with a festive twist.

  • The Globe

    5 p.m.

    THE FUSILIERS New area project featuring well-known musicians playing original and traditional Celtic greengrass music.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. $5.

    JAZZ JAM Some of our town's most talented musicians get together at this happening. Bring your axe, or grab a table and give an ear. 

  • Manhattan Café

    8:30 p.m. 706-369-9767

    NACKASHI GROUP Melodic, textured local three-piece with drums, keyboards and sax.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m.

    THE ROYAL VELVET Three-piece local rock band led by songwriter Justin Brogdon.

    TRYCOH Brawny, instrumental local rock band.

  • That Bar Athens

    10 p.m. FREE!

    KELLY HOYLE Norma Rae guitarist and singer-songwriter performs originals and covers.


  • Athens, GA

    6-9 p.m. FREE!

    Third Thursday Art Series

    Eight galleries stay open late the third Thursday of every month. Participating galleries include the Georgia Museum of Art, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Creature Comforts Brewing Co., ATHICA, Lyndon House Arts Center, Ciné, the GlassCube & Gallery @ Hotel Indigo and The Classic Center.

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    6-9 p.m. FREE!

    Holiday Third Thursday

    Enjoy gingersnaps and cider at a special evening gathering to view Deck the Walls.

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-5609

    Dr. Fred's Karaoke

    KARAOKE Hosted by karaoke fanatic Dr. Fred and featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more. 

  • Southern Brewing Company

    5-10 p.m. FREE!


    KARAOKE Hosted every Thursday by DJ Gregory. 


  • Bogart Library

    4–5 p.m. FREE! 770-725-9443,

    Read to Rover

    Read aloud to a canine friend. RSVP.

  • Oconee County Library

    4–5:30 p.m. FREE!

    Visit with Santa

    Meet Santa and take a picture together.

  • Exploring the Earth Summer Camp

    (Little Rose Nature Adventures, Watkinsville) This camp is a nature-based, visual and performing arts, STEAM program for kids ages 5–12. Runs June and July, 8:30 a.m.–2 p.m. $200/week.

  • Lay Park

    6–7:30 p.m. FREE!

    Grinchmas Holiday Party

    Celebrate the holidays with games, crafts, goodies and special visits from Santa and the Grinch. For ages 2–12.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    5–7 p.m. FREE!

    Teen Thursdays

    Teens can drop in each week for a different activity. This month’s activities include book themed snacks, a superhero movie and button making. No registration necessary. Ages 1318.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    4 p.m. FREE!

    Crazy 8s Math Club

    Explore math games at this interactive program for students in grades K–2.

  • Bogart Library

    6 p.m. FREE!

    Harry Potter Potion Ornaments

    Potterheads are invited to make four different potions from the world of Harry Potter that will make great a keepsake, gift or decoration for the holiday season. Grades 612. Registration required.

  • ACC Library

    3:30 p.m. FREE!

    The Lights of Hanukkah

    Celebrate the season of lights with an afternoon of stories, crafts and food. For children ages 3-11 and their caregiver.



Lectures & Lit

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    1 p.m. FREE!

    Inclusive Book Club

    This facilitated book club serves adults of all abilities and will be reading out loud and discussing book of the month Cat Stories by James Herriot.


  • VFW

    6 p.m. $5–10. 706-543-5940

    Grown Folks Dance Party

    GROWN FOLKS DANCE PARTY WXAG's DJ Segar plays jazz and R&B.


  • Go Bar

    8 p.m. $5.

    Let's Go Comedy Show: Season Finale

    See the final show of 2019. Five comedians perform 20-minute sets. Hosted by Alia Ghosheh.

  • Moonlight Theater

    Dec. 27–28, 8 p.m. & Dec. 29, 5 p.m. $8–14.

    So Happy For Christmas

    A holiday comedy featuring wild characters, live music and award-winning comedians. Tickets sales support the Athens Area Homeless Shelter.


  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    7–9 p.m. FREE!

    Truck Yaro 10: Run, Truck Rascal, Run!

    Japanese truckers fight in brawls, fall in love, race on dangerous roads and more in this 1979 Christmas film.


  • Arts!Oglethorpe

    Dearly Departed

    Arts! Oglethorpe hosts auditions for Dearly Departed, a Southern comedy by Bottrell and Jones. Characters are ages 35–70. Rehearsals will begin Jan. 20, and performances run Mar. 26–29. Audition on Jan. 4, 2–4 p.m. 706-540-0785,,

Ending Thursday, December 19



  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    Teen Cartoon Illustrators Club

    Robert Brown offers lessons and drawing techniques to teens who like to draw anime and cartoons of all kinds. Meetings end with pizza. For ages 11–18. Meets most Thursdays, 5:30–7:30 p.m. $5/session.

Word on the Street

  • ACC Library

    One-on-One at the Library

    Scanning One-on-One is offered Wednesdays, 2–2:45 p.m. Computer Skills One-on-One is offered Thursdays, 9–9:45 a.m. Genealogy One-on-One is offered Thursdays, 2–2:45 p.m. Call or visit the website to schedule a time for library staff to help you with various projects or skills. 706-613-3650, ext. 354,