COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Monday, November 19

20 events

Live Music

Games

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, www.athenslibrary.org

    Infant Storytime

    Parents can share plays, songs and simple books with their babies. 

  • ACC Library

    4–5:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Open Chess Play for Kids and Teens

    Teen chess players of all skill levels can play matches and learn from members of the local Chess and Community Players, who will be on hand to assist players and help build skill levels. For ages 7–18. Registration required. 

  • Bogart Ag Building

    10:15 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Monday Funday

    Songs, finger plays, wiggles and giggles for ages three and under. Caregivers will receive pointers for building literacy and language skills.

  • Bogart Ag Building

    11:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Preschool Pals

    Preschool-aged children will learn social and language skills through songs stories and crafts. Ages almost 3–almost 5.

  • Oconee County Library

    6–8 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Craft Corner

    Dive into the art of paper crafts with star inspirations. Grades 6–12.

  • Bogart Ag Building

    4 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Marvelous Mondays

    Play legos and board games. Ages 5 and up.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    4:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    In-between the Lines Book Club

    Discuss Pax by Sara Pennypacker. For ages 8–12.

Lectures & Lit

Sports

  • East Athens Community Center

    Mondays, 6–8:30 p.m. & Saturdays, 1–4 p.m. First visit free. www.ttathensga.com

    Table Tennis Matches and Training

    Beginner to advanced skill levels welcome.

Classes

  • ACC Library

    9:30–11:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Culinary Literacy Class

    Using the Edible Alphabet curriculum, students will learn about nutrition and cooking while improving English language skills. 

  • M3Yoga

    6-6:45 p.m. FREE! www.m3yoga.com

    Meditation

    (Tree Room) Pranayama (breath) class. Donations are welcome.

Art

  • Commerce Cultural Arts Center

    7–11 p.m. Donations of cash or unwrapped toys accepted. 706-335-6417

    Musicians for a Clause and ARTificial Tree Sale

    Proceeds from a silent auction tree sale will benefit Project Safe Athens. Trees and ornaments decorated by local artists will be for sale. Hear live music by local groups.

Tuesday, November 20

13 events

Comedy

Events

  • Holy Cross Lutheran Church

    8 p.m. FREE! www.athensrockandgemclub.org

    Athens Rock and Gem Club

    Jose Santamaria presents "The Georgia Gold Rush Miners, '29ers, and Gold Fever in Them Thar Hills"

  • UGA Special Collections Library

    2 p.m. FREE! jclevela@uga.edu

    Tuesday Tour at 2

    Take a guided tour of the exhibit galleries of the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library and the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies. Meet in the rotunda on the second floor.

Film

  • Ciné Barcafé

    8:30 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/badmovienight

    Bad Movie Night

    Escaped from the mental institution, a deranged PCP addict ruins a family's Thanksgiving by carving up more than just the turkey in Home Sweet Home.

Games

Kidstuff

Live Music

  • Big City Bread Cafe

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-353-0029

    KIRBY AIMICK Local guitarist and banjoist creating instrumental melodies derived from American and Celtic traditions.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    SOHI Underground hip-hop MC formerly of Athens groups Mad Axes and Deaf Judges.

    LIZARD GANG No info available.

    ECHO CONSTANT Local sample-based electronic project.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    HANS WENZEL & THE EIGHTY SIXERS Americana-inspired rock group fro Charleston, SC.

Wednesday, November 21

22 events

Live Music

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    10 p.m. $5. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    SUTTON JAMES PAPANIKOLAS Alt-country and indie-folk singer-songwriter from Flagstaff, AZ.

    HANDSOME HIGHWAY Local honky-tonk and Americana group led by Southern crooner Barrett Smith.

    THE HOLY HELLS Rock trio with "hints of Radiohead and bacon grease."

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $15 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    THE NORMALTOWN FLYERS The long-running Athens-based band that labels its sound as "pickup truck rock and roll" plays its annual Thanksgiving show. 

  • The Globe

    8 p.m. FREE! www.jazzathensga.org

    THE HOT HOTTY-HOTS Local swing and hot jazz ensemble playing music of the 1910s, '20s and '30s. 

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    RICKY DIGITS Local emcee who cites MF Doom, cLOUDDEAD, Wu-Tang Clan and Eminem as influences.

    DJ FOG JUICE Spinning disco, new wave, old-school R&B and current and classic dance hits.

  • 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.

Games

Kidstuff

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE! 706-546-0840

    Karaoke

    KARAOKE With your host Lynn. Every Wednesday!

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 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!

Film

Comedy

Events

Thursday, November 22

4 events

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Go Bar

    11 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. Every Thursday!

Events

  • Five Bar

    11 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! (donations accepted). 706-543-5515

    Five Athens Thanksgiving Feast

    A traditional, seated Thanksgiving meal will be prepared by the chefs of Five and served free of charge. Everyone is welcome. Vounteers are also needed to assist.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8:20 a.m. $45-$55/16K, 8:30 a.m. $30-$40/8K. www.givethanks8k.com

    Give Thanks 8K & 16K

    The annual Give Thanks race benefits local charities. 

Outdoors

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9 a.m. FREE! www.naturerambling.blogspot.com

    Nature Ramblers

    (Meet at Shade Garden Arbor) Learn more about flora and fauna of the garden while enjoying fresh air and inspirational readings. Ramblers are encouraged to bring their own nature writings or favorite poems and essays to share with the group.

Friday, November 23

19 events

Events

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    3 p.m. FREE! www.libs.uga.edu/exhibits/FightingSpirit

    Friday Football Tours

    Take a tour of "Fighting Spirit: Wally Butts and UGA Football, 1939–1950." Meet in the rotunda on the second floor.

  • Pittard Park

    8 a.m. $25–30. 502-694-2370, info@buddychristianfoundation.org

    Buddy Christian Memorial 5K

    The 5K run/walk raises money for the Buddy Christian Foundation which works to prevent line of duty deaths and assists surviving family of officers killed in the line of duty.

  • Steel + Plank

    10 a.m.–6 p.m. www.steelandplank.com

    Extra Special People Percentage Day

    Ten percent of the day's sales will be donated to Extra Special People.

  • Lotta Mae's Supply Co.

    10 a.m.–6 p.m. www.lottamaes.com

    Black Friday Pop-up & Potluck

    Over a dozen makers will offer their creations in a pop-up market. Bring your favorite Turkey Day leftovers and chairs for a potluck around a fire pit.

Kidstuff

  • Bishop Park

    10–11:30 a.m. $5–7.50. 706-613-3589

    Fantastic Fridays

    Various obstacle courses and activities for ages 10 months–4 years and their parents. Call to register.

Live Music

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    DARA CARTER Solo pop-soul singer-songwriter from Atlanta.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $25 (adv.), $30 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    T. GRAHAM BROWN The Atlanta-based country songwriter will perform a career-spanning selection of hits. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $14 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    ABBEY ROAD LIVE Beloved local Beatles tribute band known for its attention to detail and musical proficiency. This show is in celebration of the White Album's 50th anniversary. See story on p. 11.

  • Go Bar

    9 p.m. $5. 706-546-5609

    FORGET BLACK FRIDAY Featuring music from Car Crash Kid, Gift Economy, Gordie Sanchez, Rachelle Berry, Shannon Jae and Vassar Blondes.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    REPLACEMENTS TRIBUTE SHOW Musicians play the songs of legendary rock band The Replacements. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE! www.highwirelounge.com

    LIVE JAZZ Rotating local jazz groups play every Friday and Saturday nights.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    MACHINE KID Electro-rock band from Atlanta.

  • The Office Lounge

    8:30 p.m. 706-546-0840

    DWIGHT WILSON & THE CLASSIC CITY SOUL Local group with a soulful sound that draws on Motown and R&B.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5 p.m. FREE! www.terrapinbeer.com

    CODY WOODY Guitarist, mandolinist and singer-songwriter from Oklahoma.

  • VFW

    8 p.m. $10. www.vfwathens.com

    CHRIS HAMPTON BAND Local country and Southern rock band hosts a dance party, playing classic and new tunes.

Games

Classes

  • M3Yoga

    9 a.m.-8 p.m. FREE! www.m3yoga.com/events

    Black Friday Anti-sale Yoga Classes

    Various yoga classes throughout the day. Pre-registration recommended. 

Lectures & Lit

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    6:30 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee.com

    Book Signing

    Author Bill Sullivan will read from and sign copies of Lemon Jail: On the Road with the Replacements, his new book about touring with the band. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

Saturday, November 24

21 events

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040

    AVERY DEAKINS Soulful local pop-rock singer-songwriter.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18–20). www.caledonialounge.com

    THE RELICS Atlanta-area band influenced by classic and alternative rock.

    PATTERNS OF INTERACTION Atlanta band with rock, jam, jazz and funk influences.

    RCI "Purveyors of only the finest in filth and chicanery" from Athens.

    ASHES TO OMENS Five-piece local hard-rock band.

  • The Falls

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-850-2217

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot plays solo sets of country-rock and acoustic Southern soul.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    STEPHEN PIGMAN Funk, rock and Americana-influenced Florida singer-songwriter.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    CHI-TOWN TRANSIT AUTHORITY Seven-piece Chicago tribute band.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. SOLD OUT. www.georgiatheatre.com

    MAC DEMARCO Quirky Canadian indie singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with a smooth-rock sound. 

  • Go Bar

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

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

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. $5. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    THE HOBOHEMIANS This six-piece acoustic band performs popular American and European roots music of the 1910s–30s.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE! www.highwirelounge.com

    LIVE JAZZ Rotating local jazz groups play every Friday and Saturday nights.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    SUNNY SOUTH BLUES BAND Local band combining a blues and soul spirit with riffy rock and roll.

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. 706-546-0840

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

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5 p.m. FREE! www.terrapinbeer.com

    ELONZO WESLEY Folk singer-songwriter.

Kidstuff

Art

  • Bendzunas Glass

    5–9 p.m. FREE! 706-783-5869

    Winter Open House Reception Party

    The family-run glassblowing studio's annual open house includes demonstrations, a bonfire, and a gallery full of vases, cups, ornaments and paperweights. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

  • Piney Woods, Winterville

    Nov. 24, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. & Nov. 25, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. FREE! barbara@woodhillretreat.org

    Piney Woods Artisans Open Studio House

    (265 Athens Rd., Winterville) Featuring oil paintings by Dortha Jacobson, Songbird Soaps by Ansley Moore, sculptures by Barbara Odil, jewelry by Sylvia Dawe, ceramics by Tina McCollugh and hand-dyed accessories by Wini McQueen.

Games

Events

  • West Broad Market Garden

    9 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! www.athenslandtrust.org

    West Broad Farmers Market

    Shop for fresh and affordable produce and prepared foods. The market also includes kids activities, cooking demonstrations, educational booths and entertainment.

Classes

DJs

  • WayWard Nightclub

    11 p.m. FREE! 706-372-6972

    DJ Chief Rocka

    DJ CHIEF ROCKA Local DJ spins Top 40, hip hop, funk, soul and more.

  • Highwire Lounge

    11 p.m. $2 (headphone). www.highwirelounge.com

    Silent Disco

    SILENT DISCO Dance the night away to three different channels of music. One of them is a request line!

Sunday, November 25

9 events

Art

  • Bendzunas Glass

    10 a.m.–6 p.m. FREE! www.bendzunasglass.com

    Bendzunas Glass Open House

    (Comer) The family-run glassblowing studio offers handmade glass items. Live demos until 3 p.m. 

  • Piney Woods, Winterville

    Nov. 24, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. & Nov. 25, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. FREE! barbara@woodhillretreat.org

    Piney Woods Artisans Open Studio House

    (265 Athens Rd., Winterville) Featuring oil paintings by Dortha Jacobson, Songbird Soaps by Ansley Moore, sculptures by Barbara Odil, jewelry by Sylvia Dawe, ceramics by Tina McCollugh and hand-dyed accessories by Wini McQueen.

Events

  • 1–5 p.m. FREE! rachel@avidbookshop.com

    Five Points Holiday Bash

    (Five Points Business District) Events include face painting, meeting Santa at 1676 S. Lumpkin St., free pony rides (1–3 p.m.) at Bella Salon, Nedza's Wafffles food truck at IV Seasons Fashions, and more. Carolers will roam the neighborhood.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    1–6 p.m. FREE! www.georgiacoopdc.org/co-op-holiday-market-2018

    Cooperative Holiday Market

    The Georgia Cooperative Development Center hosts a market of culinary treats, locally grown and processed farm fresh foods, unique apparel, accessories, home goods, art and personal care products—all hand-crafted by cooperatives and locally owned businesses in Georgia. 

Kidstuff

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • J & J Flea Market

    12 p.m. FREE! www.jandjfleamarket.com

    Open Jam

    OPEN JAM Bring an instrument and jam at the final installation of this monthlong event. All ages and skill levels welcome.

Live Music

Games

Monday, November 26

15 events

Games

Meetings

Kidstuff

  • Oconee County Library

    6 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Nerd Herd

    Hang out with fellow nerds for a low-key hour of fun. Grades 6–12.

  • ACC Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, www.athenslibrary.org

    Infant Storytime

    Parents can share plays, songs and simple books with their babies. 

  • ACC Library

    4–5:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Open Chess Play for Kids and Teens

    Teen chess players of all skill levels can play matches and learn from members of the local Chess and Community Players, who will be on hand to assist players and help build skill levels. For ages 7–18. Registration required. 

  • Bogart Ag Building

    10:15 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Monday Funday

    Songs, finger plays, wiggles and giggles for ages three and under. Caregivers will receive pointers for building literacy and language skills.

  • Bogart Ag Building

    11:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Preschool Pals

    Preschool-aged children will learn social and language skills through songs stories and crafts. Ages almost 3–almost 5.

  • Oconee County Library

    7 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Teen Leaders

    Teens are invited to voice their opinoins and plan for YA events. Grades 6–12.

  • Bogart Ag Building

    6 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Fall in Love with Painting

    Grades 6–12 can paint calm and happy little scenes.

Live Music

Sports

  • East Athens Community Center

    Mondays, 6–8:30 p.m. & Saturdays, 1–4 p.m. First visit free. www.ttathensga.com

    Table Tennis Matches and Training

    Beginner to advanced skill levels welcome.

Classes

  • M3Yoga

    6-6:45 p.m. FREE! www.m3yoga.com

    Meditation

    (Tree Room) Pranayama (breath) class. Donations are welcome.