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.
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.
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 FUSILIERS New area project featuring well-known musicians playing original and traditional Celtic greengrass music.
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.
NACKASHI GROUP Melodic, textured local three-piece with drums, keyboards and sax.
THE ROYAL VELVET Three-piece local rock band led by songwriter Justin Brogdon.
TRYCOH Brawny, instrumental local rock band.
KELLY HOYLE Norma Rae guitarist and singer-songwriter performs originals and covers.
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.
Enjoy gingersnaps and cider at a special evening gathering to view Deck the Walls.
KARAOKE Hosted by karaoke fanatic Dr. Fred and featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more.
KARAOKE Hosted every Thursday by DJ Gregory.
Read aloud to a canine friend. RSVP.
Meet Santa and take a picture together.
(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. www.exploringtheearth.org
Celebrate the holidays with games, crafts, goodies and special visits from Santa and the Grinch. For ages 2–12.
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 13–18.
Explore math games at this interactive program for students in grades K–2.
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 6–12. Registration required.
Celebrate the season of lights with an afternoon of stories, crafts and food. For children ages 3-11 and their caregiver.
Meet at the bar for a round of trivia.
Hosted by Shelton Sellers from Classic City Trivia every Thursday.
Five Points Yoga instructors lead a class surrounded by works of art.
Celebrate the approach of winter with a special Qigong session.
Join Lydia for a quick yoga session.
Start the New Year off right with some dancing. Jan. 4 (Salsa) and Jan. 5 (Bachata), 3–4 p.m. $10/class. www.unstrictlyballroom.com
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.
GROWN FOLKS DANCE PARTY WXAG's DJ Segar plays jazz and R&B.
See the final show of 2019. Five comedians perform 20-minute sets. Hosted by Alia Ghosheh.
A holiday comedy featuring wild characters, live music and award-winning comedians. Tickets sales support the Athens Area Homeless Shelter.
Japanese truckers fight in brawls, fall in love, race on dangerous roads and more in this 1979 Christmas film.
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, email@example.com, www.artsoglethorpe.org
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. www.accgov.com/leisure
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, www.athenslibrary.org/events/athens-clarke-county-library