(Reese & Pope Park) Bring what you can; take what you need. No bartering, trading or paying. Second Saturday of every month.
(Various Locations) This tour focuses on period holiday traditions spanning the 19th century by exploring historic houses from the Federal, Greek Revival and Victorian periods. The tour includes live entertainment and refreshments.
Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music. Live music by Todd Lister (8 a.m.) and Small Opera (10 a.m.). Today features an educational activity with the Master Gardeners.
The Ware-Lyndon Historic House will be decorated in the spirit of a Victorian Christmas. Festivities include music from the Athens Flute Choir, children's activities and a visit from Santa. "Deck the Walls," the Lyndon House's annual market, features a huge selection of items made by local artists.
Shop for fresh and affordable produce and prepared foods. The market also includes kids activities, cooking demonstrations, educational booths and entertainment.
This year's performances will be presented by members of the UU, the North Oconee Titan Thrill Dance Team, the North Oconee Swing Team, Colortura Music group and more. Crafts, games and treats will be provided before the show. See Story on p. 13.
The West Broad Farmers market offers a special festival with a turkey raffle, a collard greens cook-off, live music and more.
Meet other young professionals at a mixer with local food, raffles and live music. Proceeds benefit Samaritan Center for Counseling and Wellness.
Hear Indian music, Christmas carols, songs of Hanukka, Kwanzaa and the Festival of Our Lady Guadalupe. Make crafts and enjoy a holiday beverage.
(Farmview Market, 2610 Eatonton Rd. Madison) Festivities include: a visit from Santa (10:30 a.m.), the MCMS Chorale (11 a.m.), a tour of the gristmill, kids crafts, demos and samples.
(240 Mitchell Bridge Rd.) Advantage Behavioral Health Systems is moving to a new location in the spring. This yard sale will offer chairs, sofas, desks, tables, cabinets, appliances, decor and more.
Enjoy a special breakfast with Santa and Buddy the Elf. Tickets to the breakfast include access to Santa's workshop craft station and an ice skating discount.
Families are invited to listen to a story about nature. Staff will then bring it to life by visiting a critter or going outdoors for an activity.
Activities include photos with Kringle, festive storytelling, construction of the Peaceful Village, a puppet show and more. Toy donations will benefit Toys for Tots.
Gear up for Rogue One with crafts and exploding Death Stars. Costumes encouraged. Ages 5–9.
Meet author Carol Bland Dolson and illustrator Elaine Hearn Rabon for a reading of Marguerite and Me.
Join R. Wood for the pottery studio's annual holiday sale.
Local potter Carter Gillies is joined by Geoff Pickett, Jeff Bishoff and Kyle Jones for a group sale of woodfired, salt glazed and oxidation fired pots.
Shop for handmade pottery by Juana Gnecco and Nancy Green.
Shop for unique, handmade gifts from Zimbabwe, Senegal, Ivory Coast and South Africa.
Handmade wares range from printmaking, textiles, jewelry, jams, bath items and more. Shop for local gifts during brunch hours.
Potter David Morgan has been creating functional stoneware for the past 30 years. Shop for new works.
The market features local art and handmade goods. Part of the Tracy Street Arts Crawl.
The Athens Farmers market will include its Holiday Craft Market featuring ceramics, jewelry, textiles, woodworking and more.
(Chase Street Warehouses) Participating artists include Beth Cyr, David Hale, Nancy Everett, Erin McIntosh and more. The crawl will also have food trucks and kids crafts. See Calendar Pick on p. 21.
The sale will feature glass works by Larry Hamilton, paintings by Leigh Ellis, folk art by Chris Hubbard and pottery by Lynette Phillips.
An art market with local art, lotion, soap, wooden bowls, jewelry and more. Proceeds benefit Campus Cats.
(Sexy Suz Couples Boutique) The boutique hosts an art show of works ranging from mildly sensual to XXX themed. Ages 18 & up.
Featuring the Athens Symphony Orchestra. Musical pieces include Bach's "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring," Guaraldi's "A Charlie Brown Christmas," selections from Handel's "Messiah" and more.
The "Boozy Bard Players" present a drunk rendition of Shakespeare's classic love story. See Story on p. 13.
TODD LISTER Folky local singer-songwriter. (8 a.m.)
SMALL OPERA No info available. (10 a.m.)
BURNS LIKE FIRE Stewed, screwed and tattooed punk rock band from Athens.
KARBOMB High-speed, long-running local punk band.
WOLVES & WOLVES & WOLVES & WOLVES Indie-punk band from Winston-Salem, NC.
TIGHT BLACKS Local punk band inspired by Jawbreaker and Dinosaur Jr.
FLAP Eclectic, Atlanta-based acoustic guitar duo that has been performing for over 25 years.
FRENCH EXIT Local rock band featuring members of Circulatory System and Faster Circuits.
THE WELCOME HOME Local four-piece indie rock band.
MOSAIC Indie-folk group from Athens.
BLOODKIN AND FRIENDS The long-running Athens quartet plays a bluesy style of roots-rock. This is the annual holiday benefit show featuring many special guests.
JERRY JOSEPH Prolific longtime folk-rock singer and guitarist from New York, formerly of Little Women.
DREAM CULTURE Jammy local psychedelic rock group.
MOCCASIN COWBOY Tennessee band that fuses indie rock with bossa nova, surf and more.
SUZY HOMEMAKER Tennessee-based indie rock three-piece.
FAT NEPTUNE Up-and-coming Athens psych-rock four-piece.
TRACE CAULSON Playing a selection of holiday favorites.
JAKE N'EM Band led by father-son duo Joe and Jake Bennett plays country-tinged rock and roll.
CHARGE THE ATLANTIC Reggae- and funk-influenced rock band from Rhode Island.
MICHAEL MARTIN Americana artist from Indiana.
SILENT DISCO Dance the night away with wireless headphones and two channels of music. One of them is a request line!
Jackson and co-author Gaylon H. White will sign copies of Ransom's memoir about playing third base for the Cubs and the Dodgers, Handsome Ransom Jackson: Accidental Big Leaguer.
Larry Acquaviva will sign copies of his new book, Nobody Cares Who You Are—The Life and Times of Aceman—A Widespread Panic Roadie.
(Avid Bookshop, 493 Prince Ave.) A book launch party and coloring event celebrates The Sapelo Island Coloring Book with illustrator Abigail West.
Encore Productions presents a country comedy in which four friends have sworn to keep their promise from the night of senior prom: be in each other's weddings no matter what. See Story on p. 13.
Town & Gown Players present a play set in a mysterious, magical world of imperiled princesses, cursed warriors, speaking rodents and vile villains. See Story on p. 13.
Sit on the shore of Lake Brantley and view the last major meteor shower of the year. Bring a lawn chair, thermos of your favorite warm drink and a cozy blanket. Pre-register by calling.
Infant & Toddler Sensory Playgroup is for infants 4–12 months. $2/drop in, $5/month. Fridays, 11 a.m.–12 p.m. Saturday Open Playgroup. Saturdays, 1–3 p.m. MOMs Playgroup. Dec. 6, 13 or 20, 1–3 p.m. Babywearing Lunch & Learn. Dec. 14 or 21, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. email@example.com, www.thenaturalbaby.com