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Wednesday, November 20

31 events

Live Music

  • Blind Pig Tavern

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-850-4919 (College Station Road location)

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

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    BUDDY CRIME One-man dance band from Kentucky.

    GIRL BANGER Athens-based gender-fluid performance act.

    LADY BUSH No info available.

    SEPHINE Local indie electronic artist.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    10 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    SCOTT SPILLANE The Neutral Milk Hotel member plays hypnotic folk-rock.

    JEFF BEAM Psych-rock singer-songwriter from Portland, ME

    FRENCH EXIT Local group playing psych-tinged baroque pop.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $17 (adv.), $20 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    RHETT MILLER The leader of alt-country mainstay Old 97's performs solo. See Calendar Pick on p. 16.

  • The Globe

    8 p.m. FREE! 706-353-4721

    THE HOT HOTTY-HOTS Mary Sigalas, Dan Horowitz, Steve Key and surprise guests play swingin' tunes from the '10s, '20s and '30s.

  • Go Bar

    9 p.m. www.facebook.com/go.bar.35

    THE BONANZA EXTRAVAGANZA An experimental showcase featuring Social Circle, Echo Constant, Rumi Kallenbach, Kathy 'n' Matt, Georgia Power, Lizard King and Bruxist.

  • Nowhere Bar

    7:30 p.m. $3. www.facebook.com/NowhereBarAthens

    THE DAD BODS Local group playing your favorite rock hits from throughout the years.

    REBREEDERS Local musicians play the songs of The Breeders.

  • 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.

Art

  • Gallery @ Hotel Indigo–Athens

    6 p.m. FREE! www.indigoathens.com

    Artist Reception

    Celebrate the launch of Eli Saragoussi's "Supple Moments, Dark Corners," in the GlassCube@Hotel Indigo. See Calendar Pick on p. 16.

Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org

    Talking About Books: Adult Book Discussion Group

    This month’s title is The Library Book by Susan Orlean. Newcomers welcome.

Meetings

  • Children First

    12:30 p.m. & 5:30 p.m. FREE! arden@athensoconeecasa.org

    CASA Volunteer Info Session

    CASAs (Court Appointed Special Advocates) speak up for abused and neglected children in our community. Find out more about becoming a child advocate and join the upcoming training class.

Games

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

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

    Bedtime Stories

    Children of all ages are invited for bedtime stories every Wednesday.

  • ACC Library

    Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Preschool Storytime

    Attendees will share books, songs, puppets and rhymes. Ages 1.5–5.

  • ACC Library

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

    Teen Social Justice Club

    Build self-confidence and develop speaking, communication, written and leadership skills presented by the Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement. Ages 1017 are invited to attend.

  • Oconee County Library

    10 a.m. & 11 a.m. FREE! 706-769-3950, www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Storytime

    Stories, songs, movement, crafts and fun for preschool-aged children.

  • Bogart Library

    10–11 a.m. FREE! 770-725-9443 www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Mother Goose on the Loose

    This special storytime is designed to promote parental bonding and early learning in babies ages 0–24 months. Registration required.

  • Bogart Library

    11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. & 4–5 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Wonderful Wednesday: Book Club

    Join Ms. Kay for a fun and interactive book club. This month’s choice is Magic Treehouse: World at War, 1944. Ages 5 & up.

  • Bogart Library

    11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. & 4–5 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Wonderful Wednesday: Book Club

    Join Ms. Kay for a fun and interactive book club. This month’s choice is Magic Treehouse: World at War, 1944. Ages 5 & up.

  • ACC Library

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

    Step into Music

    An afterschool music class with Mr. Evan. For children ages 57 and their caregiver.

  • Oconee County Library

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

    Virtually Impossible

    Dive into the world of virtual reality. Games include Space Pirate Trainer, The Lab, Beat Saber and more. Grades 6–12.

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    11 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.

Comedy

Events

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    4–7 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    Athens Farmers Market

    Vendors offer local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, live music, prepared foods and crafts. Every beer purchased at Creature Comforts during the market will get you free tokens to spend at the market.

Classes

  • ACC Library

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

    Mindfulness and Creativity: Is Mindfulness for You?

    Dr. Rich Panico will offer guidance to those sifting through the plethora of information and research currently available on mindfulness and its varied programs, teachers and approaches. 

Thursday, November 21

45 events

Art

  • Athens, GA

    6-9 p.m. FREE! www.3thurs.org

    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

    7 p.m. FREE! www.athensphotographyguild.com

    Athens Photography Guild

    Meet and learn from other photographers in Athens. All skill levels welcome. This month's meeting will explore exposure and manual mode settings.

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    5:30 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/LyndonHouseArts

    3Thurs Talks

    Photographer Nathaniel Burkins will discuss his work and solo exhibit in the Lounge Gallery.

  • The Classic Center

    6–8 p.m. www.classiccenter.com

    Holiday Open House

    Meet the Classic Center's artist-in-residence, Heidi Hensley, whose studio is on Foundry Street. While you're nearby, visit the exhibitions on view in the Classic Galleries.

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    LEAVING COUNTRIES & FRIENDS Louis Phillip Pelot and friends play country-rock and Southern soul.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    8 p.m. $12 (21+), $14 (18–20). www.caledonialounge.com

    CRAWFORD & POWER Emerging country duo from Virginia.

  • 40 Watt Club

    7 p.m. SOLD OUT. www.40watt.com

    JIMMY EAT WORLD Long-running Arizona rock band that helped put emo on the mainstream map. See Calendar Pick on p. 16.

    PRONOUN Synth-focused indie-pop project from Brooklyn, NY.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7 p.m. $25 (Thu), SOLD OUT (Fri). www.georgiatheatre.com

    JON LANGSTON Georgia-based country songwriter influenced by Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson, Guns N' Roses, Staind and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

  • The Globe

    5 p.m. www.facebook.com/globe.athens

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

  • Go Bar

    9 p.m. $5. www.facebook.com/go.bar.35

    CLOUD RECORDINGS FESTIVAL A three-day showcase of exploratory music. Night one features Petalboat, Emileigh Ireland, Wild Abandon, Jeremy Devros, Old Red and John Kiran Fernandes. See story on p. 10.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    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. 

  • Nowhere Bar

    9 p.m. $3. www.facebook.com/NowhereBarAthens

    PREACHERVAN Alt-pop four-piece band from Atlanta.

  • UGA Memorial Hall

    7 p.m. FREE! (w/student ID). www.wuog.org

    CITIES AVIV Experimental hip-hop artist and producer from Memphis, TN.

    ALDENTE New local group combining hip-hop, alternative rock and blues.

Games

Kidstuff

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

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

    Pajama Story Time

    Come out for bedtime stories, songs and a light snack in the children’s area. Ages 7 & under.

  • ACC Library

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

    UGA EcoReach

    Join UGA’s Ecology Club for this month’s fun topic: earth and nature. For grades 612 only.

  • ACC Library

    10 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrarly.org/athens

    Mother Goose on the Loose

    A unique, early-literacy storytime program for children ages 024 months and their caregiver. This three-week class incorporates books, nursery rhymes, musical instruments and interactive play. Space is limited, please register to attend.

  • Oconee County Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Infant Storytime

    Stories, songs, nursery rhymes, bouncing and cuddling. 0-24 months. 

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

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

    Lego Club

    Create Lego art and enjoy Lego-based games. Blocks provided. For ages 8 and up.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    5–7 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    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.

  • ACC Library

    3:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Seasons of the Circle

    Celebrate Native American Heritage Month and give thanks for everything special in your life. Play a traditional Cherokee game of stickball and make crafts to take home. For children ages 511 and their caregiver. 

Classes

Performance

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    Nov. 21–22, 7:30 p.m. $10–20. 706-542-4400, www.pac.uga.edu

    Holiday Concert

    The UGA Symphony Orchestra, as well as the combined choirs of Glee Clubs, University Chorus and Hodgson Singers, perform a selection of classical holiday favorites.

  • UGA Chapel

    7 p.m. FREE! www.gsstudies.uga.edu/duo

    The Eddi Hüneke & Tobi Hebbelmann Duo

    The duo will conclude their USA tour at UGA. Expect many songs in German, and even a sing-along opportunity.

Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

    6-8 p.m. FREE! mkapelewski@athenslibrary.org

    For the Philo of Philosophy Book Discussion Group

    Read philosophy books from ancient Greece to modern times. 

  • Avid Bookshop

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

    Meet the Author

    (Prince Ave.) Avid presents an evening with Rebecca Lang for her book, Pecans: Recipes & History of an American Nut. Guests are invited to bring their homemade pecan pies for Lang to taste and pick a grand prize winner.

  • Ciné

    7 p.m. FREE! aflurry@uga.edu

    Meet the Author

    UGA's Philosophy and Creative Writing programs present David Heatley for his book Qualification: A Graphic Memoir in Twelve Steps. Professors Aaron Meskin and Christopher Pizzino will join Heatley for a discussion, inviting participation form the audience.

Events

  • Bogart Library

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

    KnitLits

    Knitters of all levels are invited to have fun, share ideas and knit. Beginning knitters are encouraged to attend. Ages 16 & up.

  • BikeAthens

    6–8:30 p.m. $10 (suggested). www.bikeathens.org

    Fix Your Own Bike

    Get help fixing your bike from experts so you're safe to ride.

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    6 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/lyndonhousearts

    Paula Runyon: Open Studio

    Fall Artist in Residence Paula Runyon will open her studio to the public where they can explore her process of using play and experimentation as tools for learning about the natural environment and enhancing the essential connection between people and nature. This event will also include a light reception.

  • Athens Academy

    8 a.m.–5 p.m. 706-549-9225, www.athensacademy.org

    Athens Academy Holiday Market

    Over 35 vendors from across the Southeast will be in attendance selling thousands of handmade items for the holiday season.

  • Oconee County Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Quilled Turkeys

    Adults are invited to practice the art of paper filigree. Limited supplies.

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Veronica's Sweet Spot

    7 p.m. FREE! facebook.com/sweetspotathens

    Open Mic Night

    OPEN MIC NIGHT Showcase your creative talent.

Meetings

  • ACC Library

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

    Caregiver Crafting Support Group

    Caregivers are invited to bring crafting supplies and express the joys and struggles of caring for a loved one while practicing self-care creatively.

  • ACC Planning Department Auditorium

    4–7 p.m. FREE! www.downtownathensga.org

    Public Input Session

    Learn more and give input about the proposed future downtown green space at the intersection of Lumpkin and Washington Streets.

Film

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    7 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    The Road to Palmyra

    BBC television presenter Dan Cruickshank and British photojournalist Don McCullin travel to Palmyra to learn about damage inflicted upon the ancient Syrian city. Before the film, there will be an introduction and tour of the exhibition “Before the War: Photographs of Syria by Peter Aaron."

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    7 p.m. FREE! www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    Redline

    Pachinko Pop Cinema presents an animated sci-fi film about interplanetary illegal street racing.

  • UGA Peabody Hall

    6 p.m. FREE! michael.starling25@uga.edu

    The Death of Stalin

    (Room 115) The Philosophy Graduate Student Association presents a screening of the revisionist-history black comedy from Armondo Ianucci. Followed by a short discussion.

DJs

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Comedy

  • Moonlight Theater

    Nov. 21–23, 8 p.m. $8–14. www.moonlighttheatercompany.com

    Buckskin Gulch

    Saddle up for a showdown at Buckskin Gulch. This physical comedy is everything you'd hope to find in a Western: gunfights, betrayal, romance, adventure, revenge, murder and more.

Friday, November 22

28 events

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    TROMBLEY BAY Southern rock band from Atlanta.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    TRIBUTE NIGHT Local bands pay tribute to the music of Alice in Chains, No Doubt and Red Hot Chili Peppers.

  • 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. $5. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    MITCHELL POWERS Member of local folk-rock band The Powers performs solo.

    CANNONANDTHEBOXES Up-and-coming local folk-rock group.

    JAMESON TANK Local guitarist and singer-songwriter.

  • 40 Watt Club

    Fly Fishing Film Tour. 6:30 p.m. $20. www.40watt.com

    HUNTER MORRIS & BLUE BLOOD Melodic local psychedelic pop project.

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

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $15 (adv.), $17 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    KINCHAFOONEE COWBOYS Long-running country band from South Georgia.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7 p.m. $25 (Thu), SOLD OUT (Fri). www.georgiatheatre.com

    JON LANGSTON Georgia-based country songwriter influenced by Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson, Guns N' Roses, Staind and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

  • Georgia Theatre

    11 p.m. $20. www.georgiatheatre.com

    EKALI Eclectic sounds from electronic producer Nathan Shaw.

  • Go Bar

    9 p.m. $5. www.facebook.com/go.bar.35

    CLOUD RECORDINGS FESTIVAL A three-day showcase of exploratory music. Night two features Michael Potter, Ariel Ackerly, Naan Violence, Severe Blush, Other Voices, Other Rooms, Immaterial Possession and The New Sound of NumbersSee story on p. 10.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    OUTLAW COUNTRY MUSIC IN THE ROUND Featuring music from Holman Autry Band, Todd Cowart, Josh Bricker and Britt Helton and Steven Bagwell.

  • Nowhere Bar

    9 p.m. $5. www.facebook.com/NowhereBarAthens

    RAELYN NELSON BAND Up-and-coming country-rock group from Nashville, TN. 

    ANDREA & MUD Georgia-based country and psychobilly duo.

    PETUNIA & THE VIPERS Eclectic roots-rock group from Vancouver, BC.

  • Nowhere Bar

    7 p.m. www.facebook.com/NowhereBarAthens

    FIVE EIGHT Legendary Athens band known for its boisterous, thoughtful rock and roll.

  • VFW

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

    CHRIS HAMPTON BAND Local variety cover band hosts a dance party, playing classic and new tunes.

Lectures & Lit

  • UGA Bookstore

    5–7 p.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com

    Alumni Night at the Bookstore

    The night includes a meet-and-greet with Uga X and Hairy Dawg, book signings with over a dozen alumni authors and a pop-up shop with artist Melissa Mahoney.

Events

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    9:30–10:30 a.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Morning Mindfulness

    Participate in a guided meditation session in the galleries. Meet in the lobby.

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    3 p.m. FREE! kdotson@uga.edu

    Beautiful and Brutal

    (Second Floor Rotunda) Join curator Jason Hasty each Friday before a UGA home game for a closer look at the exhibit "Beautiful and Brutal: Georgia Bulldog Football, 2017." Visitors will have a chance to share memories and get hands-on with a selection of historic materials from the UGA Athletic Association archives. 

  • 10 a.m.–8 p.m. www.kemptathens.com

    Black Friday to the Future

    (Kempt, 175 N Lumpkin St.) Load up on holiday gifts and the newest winter styles. Everything in the store will be on sale from 2550% off. Snacks and drinks will be provided with DJ Ejipped spinning '80s throwbacks all day.

  • 40 Watt Club

    6:30 p.m. $20. www.40watt.com

    Fly Fishing Film & Concert

    Fly Fishing North Georgia and the Oconee River Chapter of Trout Unlimited present a film about fly fishing and live music by Hunter Morris, Blue Blood and T. Hardy Morris. Proceeds benefit a stream restoration project.

Performance

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    Nov. 21–22, 7:30 p.m. $10–20. 706-542-4400, www.pac.uga.edu

    Holiday Concert

    The UGA Symphony Orchestra, as well as the combined choirs of Glee Clubs, University Chorus and Hodgson Singers, perform a selection of classical holiday favorites.

Kidstuff

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

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

    Snap Circuits

    Enjoy electric wiring and circuitry at the library with snap circuits toys. Ages 8 and up.

  • ACC Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Stories & Songs at Memorial Park

    Bring a blanket and enjoy stories, songs and instruments with Mr. Evan. Weather permitting. Ages 2–5. 

  • Fun Galaxy

    4:30–6:30 p.m. $20. www.jrda.org

    Athens Junior Roller Squad

    Girls and gender fluid persons ages 10–17 are invited to learn the ropes of roller derby.

  • ACC Library

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

    Teensgiving

    The Teen Services staff will bring a homemade Thanksgiving dinner and serve it to attendees. Free registration is required. Sign up at the Teen Services desk before Nov. 20. For grades 612 only.

  • Bogart Library

    6–10 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Teen Lock-In

    Grades 612 are invited to an after-hours lock-in. Enjoy board games, cooking, an escape room, movies and more. Registration is required.

Classes

  • 6–8 p.m. $20. wine.jsbottleshop@gmail.com

    Wines for the Holiday Table

    (J's Bottle Shop) A “petit-soirée” where attendees will taste an array of wines and learn what to pair them with at their holiday table.

Film

Meetings

  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    10 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! www.ocaf.com

    Art Builds Business

    This workshop aims to help identify biases about art, creativity, money, business and value, and is designed to engage creatives, local businesses and community members. Light refreshments and a reception to follow.

Comedy

  • Moonlight Theater

    Nov. 21–23, 8 p.m. $8–14. www.moonlighttheatercompany.com

    Buckskin Gulch

    Saddle up for a showdown at Buckskin Gulch. This physical comedy is everything you'd hope to find in a Western: gunfights, betrayal, romance, adventure, revenge, murder and more.

Saturday, November 23

20 events

Events

  • Bishop Park

    8 a.m.-12 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    Athens Farmers Market

    The market hosts around 45 vendors, children's activities and cooking demos. All produce is grown locally, sustainably and by those who are selling it. Live music by Random Acts.

  • (Neat Pieces Antiques, 5769 Hwy. 72 E., Carlton) 10 a.m.–5 p.m. 706-797-3317, www.facebook.com/neatpiecesantiques

    Neat Pieces Antiques Holiday Market

    Enjoy live music, baked goods, coffee and BBQ as you shop for the holiday season.

Kidstuff

Live Music

DJs

Classes

  • 5–7 p.m. $45. wine.jsbottleshop@gmail.com

    Burgundy: An Exploration

    (J's Bottle Shop, 1452 Prince Ave.) Delve into the basics of Burgundy, France. Explore its varied styles, terroirs and famous vineyards. Compare and contrast a dozen wines from the region.

Art

  • Madison Morgan Cultural Center

    5 p.m. (curator's talk), 6 p.m. (reception). FREE! www.mmcc-arts.org

    People, Places, Things: Opening Reception

    Celebrate the opening of the Atlanta Photography Group's (APG) collaborative exhibition. Juror Samuel Gerace III of the Booth Museum in Cartersville will speak before the reception. See Calendar Pick on p. 16.

Film

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

    4 p.m. FREE! www.uuathensga.org

    Exploration Session: Athens Rising: The Sicyon Project

    The full-length documentary from local filmmaker James Preston celebrates the creative class in the Classic City. Preston will host a Q&A after the film.  

Comedy

  • Moonlight Theater

    Nov. 21–23, 8 p.m. $8–14. www.moonlighttheatercompany.com

    Buckskin Gulch

    Saddle up for a showdown at Buckskin Gulch. This physical comedy is everything you'd hope to find in a Western: gunfights, betrayal, romance, adventure, revenge, murder and more.

Sports

Sunday, November 24

14 events

Games

  • Starland Pizzeria and Pub

    9 p.m. FREE! 706-613-8773

    Rockin' Roll Bingo

    Play to win.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    5-7 p.m. FREE! www.sobrewco.com

    Trivia

    General trivia hosted by Solo Entertainment. House prizes and discounted tabs. 

Lectures & Lit

  • Oconee County Library

    2:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Meet the Author

    Meet Pulitzer Prize nominee Noel Holston, the author of Life After Deaf. 

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    3 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Meet the Author

    Author Kenneth Bridges will speak about his book, Life of a Man Named Kenneth, and share memories of his family, childhood in rural Georgia and his career in agriculture and education.

Classes

  • Dancefx

    3 p.m. 706-355-3078, www.unstrictlyballroom.com

    Beginner American Tango Classes

    An introduction to American Tango.

  • Fuel Hot Yoga

    8:30 a.m.–7:30 p.m. FREE! www.fuelhotyoga.com

    Gratitude Yoga Day

    Treat your friends and family to a yoga a free yoga class before the holidays. Holiday treats and retail specials will also be available. RSVP to secure your spot.

Performance

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    3 p.m. $10–55. www.pac.uga.edu

    Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

    The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra returns to UGA for a performance with music director Robert Spano at the podium. Grammy Award-winning pianist Emanuel Ax joins the orchestra to perform Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1. The program also includes Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring, originally commissioned by dancer Martha Graham in 1944.

  • UGA Chapel

    2–5 p.m. $5–7. www.facebook.com/ugaecotones

    UGA Ecotones Fall Concert

    UGA's eco-friendly a cappella group will present a fall concert with special guest opener UGA Kalakaar.

Live Music

Events

Monday, November 25

18 events

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 Library

    10 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 Library

    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

    7-8 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Nerd Herd

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

  • Oconee County Library

    6-7 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Teen Leaders

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

  • Bogart Library

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

    Graphic Novel Book Club

    Join Ms. Molly for a teen book club featuring graphic novels. Enjoy discussion, activity and snacks.

Games

Live Music

Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

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

    Last Monday Book Club

    Held the last Monday of every month. This month’s title is American Marriage by Tayari Jones.

  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    5:30 p.m. FREE! www.willson.uga.edu

    Theatre of the Oppressed in the World: How Theatre Can Effect Change

    (Balcony Theatre) Julian Boal, co-founder and pedagogical coordinator at the Escola de Teatro Popular in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, will give a lecture exploring how Theatre of the Oppressed was created to fight against dictatorships and centralized political parties, and how it can rise up in the face of fascism.

Events

Comedy

  • The Globe

    9 p.m. FREE! www.krakinjokes.com

    Gorgeous George's Improv League

    Local improvisors invent scenes on the spot and compete for the coveted screaming chicken. Every Monday upstairs.

Classes

  • VFW

    6–8 p.m. $5. bgeddis@mindspring.com

    Western Partner Dance Lessons

    Linda and David lead Western partner dance lessons. Singles welcome.

Performance

  • UGA Ramsey Concert Hall

    7:30 p.m. $3 (w/ UGA ID), $12. pac.uga.edu

    Faculty Artist Series

    Cellist David Starkweather performs with tenor Gregory Broughton and pianist Damon Denton.

Tuesday, November 26

15 events

Games

Events

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    2 p.m. FREE! www.libs.uga.edu/scl

    Tuesday Tour at Two

    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.

Art

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    Deck the Walls

    The Visual Arts Guild of Athens is seeking local art and crafts for the annual Deck the Walls market that runs Nov. 30–Dec. 28. Contact to sell your items. Drop off is Nov. 14–15, 12:30–4:30 p.m. dgperry77@gmail.com, brooks_celia@yahoo.com

Classes

  • ACC Library

    10 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Computer Class: iPad/iPhone Basics

    Learn about the current state of Internet privacy and security and tips on how to protect your personal information and control your privacy. Free registration required. Sign up at the Information Services Desk

Kidstuff

Live Music

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $5 (adv.), $7 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

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

    CLARKE CENTRAL Local "power trio on a power trip, ready to tear down the fascists."

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. www.facebook.com/go.bar.35

    EMILEIGH IRELAND Local folk-pop singer-songwriter with a strong, compelling vocal style.

    REV. SCOTT STRIPLING Local artist creating exploratory analog soundscapes.

    STELLA ZINE Punk-inspired local Southern Riot Grrrl architect.

    AS DUSK FADES Local acoustic group that sounds like "Renaissance doing Duran Duran covers."

    LOOPER NOVA Jammy, guitar-oriented local project led by musicians C-Loop and Razzi King.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. www.facebook.com/NowhereBarAthens

    CEILING FAN Straightforward, melodic rock and roll from these longtime locals.

Wednesday, November 27

19 events

Live Music

  • Blind Pig Tavern

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-850-4919 (College Station Road location)

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

  • The Foundry

    8:30 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! 706-353-4721

    THE HOT HOTTY-HOTS Mary Sigalas, Dan Horowitz, Steve Key and surprise guests play swingin' tunes from the '10s, '20s and '30s.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. www.facebook.com/go.bar.35

    SOCIAL CIRCLE Local lo-fi experimental lounge singer that aims "to turn the support group into a party."

    L'OR Laura St. Martin uses electronics and interpretive dance to explore the human condition and the collective unconscious.

    DAGMAR VORK Athens-based indie-pop artist with a crisp, warm sound.

    MYSTERY! Elusive local psych-noise project.

  • 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

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    11 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.

Events

  • Heirloom Cafe and Fresh Market

    11 a.m.–2 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    Athens Farmers Market

    Vendors offer local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods and crafts. This will be the last Wednesday market.

Art

  • ARTini's Art Lounge

    7 p.m. $25. www.artinisartlounge.com

    Grinch & Ornament Pre-Thanksgiving Special

    Kick off the holidays by painting an adorable  18”x24” Grinch canvas. A basic shape will be stenciled for attendees.