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Thursday, November 30

32 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!

  • The Bar-B-Que Shack

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-613-6752

    Bluegrass Jam

    BLUEGRASS JAM Bring your own instrument! All pickers are welcome every Thursday.

Art

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    Nov. 28–Dec. 1, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Holiday Book and Frame Sale

    Browse new and used publications. GMOA will also sell frames and the gift shop will offer special sales.

  • Lamar Dodd School of Art

    9 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE! tsaupe@uga.edu

    UGA Student Pottery Sale

    The holiday sale will include small, hand-built sculptures as well as functional pottery such as teapots, mugs and bowls made by ceramic students and faculty.

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    "Visions of MLK" Art Exhibition

    Seeking artists and writers to contribute collaborative works to the 11th annual "Visions of MLK" exhibition. This year's theme is "Do What's Right." The Lyndon House will provide panels to the first 10 teams. Pick up panels Dec. 9, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Submission deadline Jan. 5. Exhibition opens Jan. 13. 706-613-3623, beth.sale@athensclarkecounty.com

Sports

Games

DJs

  • Highwire Lounge

    11 p.m. $1 (headphone). www.highwirelounge.com

    Silent Disco

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

  • Blue Sky

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-850-3153

    Warm Glow Blue Sky Show

    WARM GLOW BLUE SKY SHOW JJC plays disco, funk, soul & cetera. Every Thursday!

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

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

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    BLANKO Quirky, comedic local band and art project.

    HARPOONER Psych-pop band from Nashville, TN.

    LUCKY KITTY Athens-based dream-pop band.

  • 40 Watt Club

    9:30 p.m. $5. www.40watt.com

    FASTER CIRCUITS Local psych-pop band led by songwriter Derek Almstead.

    YALLWEH Psych-rock band featuring members of Hot Fudge, Marshmallow Coast, Dark Meat and Harvey Milk.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $15 (adv.), $20 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    CRYSTAL BOWERSOX Singer-songwriter and "American Idol" Season 9 runner-up.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    Michelle Roche Birthday Bash. 7 p.m. $7. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    THE WELFARE LINERS This five-piece bluegrass unit blends classic tunes with melodic, high lonesome originals.

    SINNERS AND SAINTS Folk-rock group from Charlotte, NC.

    ABE PARTRIDGE Folk singer-songwriter from Mobile, AL.

    DANA DOWNS The legendary Athens musician (Cosmo Jr.) performs a set with guest Jacob Cona.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    BOOTZ & KATZ Live electronica project from Macon.

  • The Office Lounge

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

    REV. TRIBBLE AND THE DANCING MAGNOLIAS Local group led by Athens rock fixture Rev. Conner Mack Tribble.

Meetings

  • ACC Library

    6:30 p.m. FREE! clarkedemocrats.com

    ACC Democratic Committee

    District 10 candidate Chalis Montgomery speaks.

  • Multiple Locations

    Dec. 6, 4 p.m. at Rolling Ridge Apartment Complex.

    CCSD Community Engagement Sessions

    Clarke County School District Superintendent Demond Means presents sessions around the city.

Events

Classes

  • ACC Library

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

    Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

    The Athens Community Council on Aging presents a program about coping skills and support.

  • Finding a Place to Rest

    (Athens Physical Therapy/Physicians Back and Neck Clinic) This four-week course is an introduction to mindfulness meditation. Call to sign up. Thursdays in January, 5–7 p.m. $120. 706-353-0709

Kidstuff

Film

  • Georgia Museum of Art

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

    Americans in Paris Film Series

    Watch Paris Was a Woman, a film about female artists, writers, photographers and designers who settled in Paris between the wars. Screened in conjunction with "Louise Blair Daura: A Virginian in Paris."

  • Live Wire

    6 p.m. kellibivins@gmail.com

    Pourquoi Pas Nous

    Students from UGA and Clarke Central High School celebrate their film, Pourquoi Pas Nous. The event also includes hip-hop and spoken word performances.

Lectures & Lit

  • 40 Watt Club

    6:30 p.m. FREE! www.40watt.com

    Tommy Pico & Morgan Parker

    The Georgia Review and UGA's Creative Writing Program present poetry readings by Tommy Pico and Morgan Parker.

Theater

  • Arts!Oglethorpe

    Nov. 30 & Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3, 2:30 p.m. $13 (adv.), $18. artsoglethorpe.org

    Christmas Belles

    Arts Oglethorpe presents a story about three sisters in a small Texas town who are determined that the church Christmas show must go on. See Theater Notes on p. 9.

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Help Out

  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA

    Gallery Volunteers

    The gallery is seeking volunteers to assist in opening the gallery during exhibitions, preparing exhibitions, photography, graphic design and more. Must be at least 18 years old. volunteers@athica.org, www.athica.org

Classes

  • East Athens Educational Dance Center

    Dance Class Registration

    Offering classes for beginners through advanced students. Classes include ballet, modern dance, tap, urban soul and more. Children, teens and adults. 706-613-3624, www.athensclarkecounty.com/leisure

Support Groups

  • Athens, GA

    Athens TNG

    Athens The Next Generation is for ages 18–30 who are interested in non-typical relationship dynamics. Meets third Friday of the month. Email for location. athenstng@gmail.com

Art

  • Athens, GA

    AAAC Board Members

    The Athens Area Arts Council is seeking new board members to assist with organizing events, lectures, public art projects and more. Email for details. info@athensarts.org, www.athensarts.org

Classes

  • ACC Library

    One-on-One Digital Media Center Tutorials

    Get individual instruction for graphics, audio or video editing projects or learn to convert albums and cassettes to DVDs and CDs. Thursdays, 6 p.m. and Saturdays through Dec. 16, 11 a.m. 706-613-3650

  • ACC Library

    Digital Media Center Classes

    "Video Editing for Beginners." Dec. 13, 7 p.m. "After Effects for Beginners." Dec. 20, 7 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

Word on the Street

  • Avid Book Clubs

    Book clubs include Hot Fiction Book Club, The Classics Book Club, Paperback Book Club, The Social Justice Book Club, The Small Press Book Club and The Young Adult (For Not-So-Young Adults) Book Club. Visit website for monthly selections and meeting dates. Join by email. 706-352-2060, avid.athens.rachel@gmail.com, www.avidbookshop.com

  • ACC Library

    ACC Library Book Clubs

    Book Clubs include The African American Authors Book Club, Talking About Books, Philo of Philosophy, Last Monday Book Group and After the End: Post-Apocalyptic Fiction. www.athenslibrary.org/athens 

Classes

  • ACC Library

    One-on-One Computer Skills

    Personalized instruction available for various computer topics. Thursdays through Dec. 21, 9 a.m. 706-613-3650, ext. 354, www.athenslibrary.org