Friday, December 20

23 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $7 (21+), $9 (18–20).

    UNCLE GOO Northeast Georgia musician playing outlaw country-inspired originals. See story on p. 10.

    GEORGIA DISH BOYS Raucous and rootsy local rock group fronted by songwriter Seth Martin.

    JIM WILLINGHAM Local songwriter known for fronting the bands Old Smokey and Harry Carey.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m.

    HOLLY BELLE AND THE BELLETONES Local singer-songwriter performs with her band.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7:30 p.m. $25.

    JUMP, LITTLE CHILDREN Poppy, long-running alt-rock band from Charleston, SC.

    HULA HI-FI Hawaiian-influenced act featuring strings and electronics.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. $8.

    THE DARNELL BOYS The Darnell brothers play country blues originals backed by upright bass, singing saw and junkyard percussion.

    HIBBS FAMILY BAND Folk/bluegrass quartet of family members led by Rob and Garrett Hibbs.

  • Nowhere Bar

    9 p.m. $5.

    OTIS Four-piece electric blues revival band from southern Kentucky. This is a Led Zeppelin tribute set.

  • Old Fire Hall #2

    7 p.m. $15.

    DAVE MARR & FRIENDS Local singer-songwriter and bandleader with a deep, resonant country twang.

    T. HARDY MORRIS Local singer-songwriter and guitarist plays twangy, reflective folk-rock.

  • VFW

    8 p.m. $10. 706-543-5940

    RAMBLIN' COUNTRY BAND Georgia-based traditional country band.

  • Winterville Auditorium

    7 p.m. $10.

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

Word on the Street

Lectures & Lit

Karaoke & Open Mic


  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    2 p.m. FREE!

    Kids Can Bake

    Join Ms. Carley for a sweet storytime and learn how to make a new treat. Ages 5–10 and their caregivers.

  • 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

    4–5:30 p.m. FREE!

    Multicultural Holiday Celebration

    Join Teen Services for games, crafts and cookie-decorating fun while you learn how Christmas and other winter holidays are celebrated around the world. For grades 6–12.

  • Bishop Park

    4–8 p.m. $10 (ACC residents), $15 (non-ACC residents).

    Gymnastic's Santa's Helper Mini-Camp

    Bring the kids out for a night of gymnastics, crafts, holiday-themed games and more. Registration required.

  • Bogart Library

    4–6 p.m. FREE!

    Interactive Movie for Tweens

    Tweens ages 9–13 are invited to join Ms. Molly for an interactive screening of Elf.


  • Southern Brewing Company

    9 p.m. FREE!

    Movies on Tap

    Join the brewery for a movie every Friday night.

  • Sandy Creek Park

    5:30 p.m. (gates open) FREE!

    Movies by Moonlight

    ACC Leisure Services presents a viewing of two holiday favorites: Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (6 p.m.) and A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa (7 p.m.). An intermission between the films will feature a sing-along.  Hot chocolate and s’mores will be available.


  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    7:30 p.m. FREE!

    Unsilent Night

    A family-friendly parade through downtown Athens to the tune of Phil Kline's seasonal masterpiece. Bring a device with the piece's four tracks downloaded and push play before strolling through town. See Calendar Pick on p. 13.

  • Dec. 20–21, 5–9 p.m. $5 entry fee, $5 parking pass).

    Winter Festival at Yargo

    (Fort Yargo State Park, Winder) Enjoy lights throughout the campground and cabins on a festive wagon ride, listen to holiday stories about the Winter Solstice, watch a winter movie, roast marshmallows and more. Those who camp or stay at the cabins for the weekend are invited to decorate their site and compete for an annual park pass. There will be a gingerbread house contest both nights, with the most popular house winning a free night of camping. 

  • Avid Bookshop

    12–8 p.m. FREE!

    Prance Down Prince with Prints of Princes

    (Prince Ave.) Bring a prince in some form, whether it's a photo, drawing, copy of a book or cassette. Take selfies in front of your favorite locally-owned businesses on Prince Avenue with your prince using the hashtag #princeave. 


  • 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.


  • 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.

Ending Friday, December 20


Word on the Street

  • Widespread Panic Holiday Pop-Up Store

    (Boom Boom Panic Room, 400 Foundry St.) Come browse shirts, hats, posters, music and other unique gifts for the holidays. Through Dec. 20, 1–6 p.m. Mon.–Fri.

Word on the Street

  • Oconee County Library

    Gift Card Collection

    Drop off gift cards to help the Loran Smith Center for Cancer Support at Piedmont Healthcare and The Cottage Sexual Assault Center and Children's Advocacy Center. Through Dec. 20.