Saturday, November 11

58 events


  • UGA Dance Theatre

    Nov. 9–11, 8 p.m. $8–12.

    Young Choreographers Series: Senior Exit Concert

    Seniors majoring in dance will premier their final choreographic works. Part of Spotlight on the Arts.

  • Canopy Studio

    Nov. 10–11, 8 p.m. Nov. 11, 4 p.m. Nov. 12, 2 & 6 p.m. $6–20.

    "Everything That Rises"

    Canopy's Repertory Company presents a Southern Gothic-style show built around the music of Don Chambers. See story on p. 18.


  • East Athens Community Center

    9 a.m.–3 p.m. FREE!–$50.

    Athens Martial Arts Tournament

    Martial artists of all ranks, ages and styles exhibit their skills. 

  • 12–2 p.m. FREE!

    Really Really Free Market

    (Reese & Pope Park) Just like a yard sale, but everything is free. Bring what you can, take what you need. Free lunch prepared by Food Not Bombs. Second Saturday of every month.

  • Sandy Creek Park

    9:30 a.m. $15–25.

    Athens Free to Breathe 5K Run/Walk

    Join community members on a 5K run/walk for lung cancer research and a one-mile memorial walk for all fitness levels.

  • Bogart Library

    11 a.m. FREE!

    White Table Ceremony

    Miss Cynthia will present a ceremony to honor fallen and lost service personnel.

  • 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Donations accepted.

    Pet Pictures with Santa

    (Animal Wellness Center of Athens) Get a holiday photo of your pet with Santa.

  • West Broad Market Garden

    9 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE!

    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.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    1–9 p.m.

    Release Party

    Celebrate the release of Chopsecutioner with yard games and a food truck.

  • ACC Library

    10 a.m.–2 p.m. FREE!

    Meditation Fair

    Learn about different meditation practices, drumming, tai chi, singing and more. 

  • Farmview Market

    11 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE!

    Thanksgiving Tasting

    Sample some T-day favorites.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9 a.m.–3 p.m. FREE!

    Heritage Days Fall Festival

    Celebrate history with carfts, stories, music and hands-on educational classes. The Old Timey Seed Swap, classes on heritage plants and their uses, and demonstrations will highlight horicultural history.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9–11 a.m. $10.

    Seed Saving for the Backyard Gardener

    Topics include botanical terms, the challenges and rewards of seed saving, the lifespan of common garden seeds, and what conditions are best for storage.

  • Lay Park

    11 a.m.–5 p.m.

    Hurricane Survivors Vendor Event

    This multi-vendor event supports hurricane sorvivors and honors veterans.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    11 a.m. FREE!

    Veteran Appreciation

    Veterans from the county and surrounding areas are invited for light snacks. The public can drop by with cards or make one at the library.

  • 11 a.m.–3 p.m.

    Oconee Off-Road

    (3975 Atlanta Hwy.) The customer appreciation day includes games, food trucks and raffles. Attendees are encouraged to bring food and clothing to donate.

  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    Nov. 10–11, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

    Turkish Delights: Rug Show and Sale

    Hasan's rugs presents a collection of hand-woven rugs, ranging from traditional to contemporary, from Turkey and surronuding regions. Art by Alan Campbell and antiques from John Knowlton will also be available. Hasan's Rugs owner Hasan Turkeri will lead a walkabout and talk during a brunch reception on Nov. 10 at 10 a.m.

  • First AME Church

    4:45–6:30 p.m. FREE!

    Mother's Dream Candlelight Vigil

    Athens Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense and Everytown for Gun Safety host a candlelight procession from First AME Church to the City Hall steps. 

  • ACC Library

    10 a.m.–2 p.m.

    No Time Like the Present: Athens Meditation Fair

    The meditation fair includes drumming by Arvin Scott, mindfulness-based stress reduction, tai chi, yoga, singing, non-violent communication and more.

Live Music

  • Bishop Park

    Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE!

    TIGHTLY STRUNG New Athens trio of Doug Peters, Lee Hiers and David Lococo play blues, folk, bluegrass and country.

    STRANGE BIRDS No info available.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    6:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).

    ROCK 'N' ROLL CIRCUS Featuring The Plague, The Good Looks, The Honey Sliders, The Grawks, Kompromat, The VG Minus, Marses and RCI.

  • The Classic Center

    7 p.m.

    RAY LAMONTAGNE Grammy-winning folk and Americana singer-songwriter.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m.

    REBREEDERS Local musicians play the songs of The Breeders.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $12 (door).

    STOP LIGHT OBSERVATIONS South Carolina-based garage rock band.

    WALDEN Local four-piece playing anthemic rock akin to U2, Mumford and Sons and Coldplay.

    LITTLE STRANGER Poppy, funky alternative hip hop group from Charleston, SC.

  • 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.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE!

    LIVE MUSIC Rotating local jazz and bluegrass bands play every Friday and Saturday night.

  • Iron Factory

    10:30 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6877

    THEIR GIVEN NAMES Local bluegrass duo featuring guitarist Corey Jolly and mandolinist Brent Davenport.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    HEDONISTAS Funky, jazzy rock-fusion band from Atlanta.

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. 706-546-0840

    WOLVES AMONG RAVENS Area classic-rock group formerly known as Breathing Kansas.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    4 p.m. FREE!

    TIM MOORE Athens-based folk singer-songwriter.


  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    1–4 p.m. $55.

    Soap Making 101

    Learn the cold process method of making soap from natural ingredients.

  • ACC Library

    3 p.m. FREE!

    Writing Workshop

    Katherine Cerulean teaches "10 Tips for Building Believable Love Stories." 

  • Farmview Market

    1:40 –3:30 p.m. $15.

    Desert Mountain Alpaca Farm

    Meet at Farmview Market before spending the afternoon visiting a herd of alpacas in Mansfield. Dress for a farm visit. 

  • Lay Park

    11 a.m. $8–12.

    Spiritual Journaling 101

    Participants will learn how to use religious texts in their journals.

  • Lay Park

    1:30 p.m. $8–12.

    Planner Journaling for Beginners

    Participants will learn how to keep life organized through journaling. 

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9–11 a.m. $45.

    Indigo Dyeing Workshop

    Gain an understanding on the indigo plant, its environment, history and role as a heritage plant in Georgia. Learn natural dyeing techniques. Each participant will receive a silk scarf and is encouraged to bring one extra piece of cotton or silk fabric to dye.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    1–4 p.m. $30.

    Paper Making with Plants and Flowers

    Make recycled paper from cotton scraps.

  • ACC Library

    2 p.m. FREE!

    Researching World War I Ancestors

    Hear a brief history of WWI and learn about sources to find soldiers' stories. 




  • Ciné Barcafé

    5 p.m.

    Cause + Effect Progressive Film Festival

    This progressive festival received short films by Georgia artists on important social, environmental and political issues. View the finalists' films. Winning films will receive cash prizes. See Calendar Pick on p. 24.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    2 p.m. FREE!

    Family Movie

    Watch a movie. Popcorn and drinks provided.

  • Ciné Barcafé

    2 p.m.

    Served Like a Girl

    The documentary follows American women who are transitioning from soldier to civilian. Screening followed by discussion. Discounted tickets for veterans.


  • Loft Art Supply

    1–3 p.m. FREE!

    Figure Drawing

    Bring your sketchbook and drawing materials to join other artists for clothed figure drawing. Participants take turns drawing each other for 20-minute poses. 

  • 1–4 p.m.

    Lisa Freeman Open Studio Sale

    (135 Eaglewood Way) See the private studio of artist Lisa Freeman. She will have gift items, bookmarks, magnets, coasters, collage works, assemblage pieces and paintings for sale.

  • Lamar Dodd School of Art

    Nov. 10, 6–8 p.m. & Nov. 11, 2–4 p.m. FREE!

    "Topolographies nos. 1–4: Works on the Body"

    (Gallery 101) Atlanta-based artist Elizabeth Rogers presents a two-day exhibition of four distinct works addressing the body.

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    2–4 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3623

    Opening Reception

    See hundreds of works created by students in grades Pre-K through 12 in "Connect: Art Works by Students of the Clarke County School District." The Clarke Central High School Honors Chamber Strings will perform.



  • Highwire Lounge

    11 p.m. $1 (headphone).

    Silent Disco

    SILENT DISCO Dance the night away with wireless headphones and two channels of music. One of them is a request line!

Lectures & Lit

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    2–4:30 p.m. FREE!

    Writer's Circle

    (Hargrett Library) Writers may bring pages of their work, any genre, for group feedback. Each meeting will highlight books from Hargrett's Collections.


  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Nov. 8–11, 8 p.m. Nov. 12, 2:30 p.m. $12–16.


    The Tony Award-winning musical follows the lives of an aspiring novelist and a wannabe starlet in 1920s Berlin. See Theater Notes on p. 21.

  • Morton Theatre

    Nov. 9–11, 7:30. Nov. 11, 2 p.m. Nov. 12, 3 p.m. $15.

    A Christmas Story, The Musical

    The musical is adapted from the popular film about a boy named Ralphie who wants a BB gun for Christmas. 

  • Elbert Theatre, Elberton

    Nov. 17–18, 7 p.m. Nov. 29, 2 p.m. $9–11. 706-283-1049

    Eb Scrooge: A Southern Fried Carol

    A Southern infused re-telling of Charles Dickens' classic Christmas story.

  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Nov. 9–10, 7 p.m. Nov. 11, 2:30 p.m. $8–10.

    For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/ When The Rainbow is Enuf

    UGA's Black Theatrical Ensemble presents Ntozake Shange's acclaimed choreopoem play. See Theater Notes on p. 21.

Ending Saturday, November 11




  • Athens Five Points Yoga Studio

    Yoga: The Breath of Life, An Intro to Chakras and Nadis

    Through asana practice, prananyama and lecture, instructor Gota Cebrero leads a class on human energetic systems. Register online. Nov. 11, 12–4 p.m. $75 (before Oct. 31), $65. 706-254-0200,