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Friday, December 1

36 events

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • The Office Lounge

    8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-549-0840

    Karaoke

    KARAOKE With your host Lynn, the Queen of Karaoke!

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.

  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    Dec. 1, 5–8 p.m. Dec. 2–3, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $3. www.ocaf.com

    OCAF Holiday Market

    The market features pottery, paintings, fiber art, stained and fused glass, jewelry and more created by 70 of the region's most gifted artists. An additional 50 OCAF artists will be represented in the Artists' Shoppe. 

  • Mbare

    Dec. 1, 4–8 p.m. & Dec. 2, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. www.mbare.com

    Africa in Athens

    Shop for unique, handmade gifts from Zimbabwe, Senegal, Swaziland and South Africa.

Events

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9 a.m. $12. 706-542-6138

    Friends First Friday

    This month's topic is orchids with a sneak peek into upcoming Orchid Madness events. Includes a full breakfast.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    9:30–10:30 a.m. FREE! branew@uga.edu, www.georgiamuseum.org

    Morning Mindfulness

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

  • Hip Vintage and Handmade

    6–9 p.m. FREE! www.hipvintagehandmade.com

    Hip Vintage & Hanmade Birthday Party

    First Friday features a few Hip craft vendors. Celebrate the shop's anniversary with refreshments and shopping.

Sports

Classes

  • UGA New Dance Theatre

    7–10:30 p.m. $3 (students), $5 (non-students). ugaballroom@gmail.com

    Friday Night Dance Party

    A beginner foxtrot lesson will be held at 7 p.m. followed by social dancing.

  • 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

    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

  • ACC Library

    Computer Class

    "Excel 2013: Spreadsheet Basics." Tuesday, Dec. 12, 10 a.m. "Excel 2013: Formulas, Functions & Sorting." 10 a.m. FREE! Registration Required. www.athenslibrary.org/athens

  • ACC Library

    Career Coach

    A Goodwill's Career Coach will assist patrons with job applications and resumes. Dec. 28, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. 844-344-WORK

  • 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

  • Oconee County Library

    Computer Classes

    "Intermediate Excel 2010." Dec. 22, 2 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee 

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9:30 p.m. $7 (21+), $9 (18–20). www.caledonialounge.com

    SAVAGIST Long-running local psychedelic metal band.

    TORO Atlanta-based heavy rock group fronted by guitarist Zack Hembree.

    MARSES Local "party-doom" four-piece band.

  • 40 Watt Club

    7 p.m. $20-$35. www.40watt.com

    CINDY WILSON Founding member of the B-52s whose current work displays psychedelic and disco influences.

    YIP DECEIVER An infectiously fun blend of feel-good pop, R&B grooves and noise-bending electro from Athens.

    MATERIAL GIRLS Atlanta band featuring current and former members of Concord America and Chief Scout. 

  • The Foundry

    7:30 p.m. $7 (adv.), $10 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    GRASSLAND Local traditional and progressive bluegrass group formerly known as Grassland String Band.

    NORMA RAE This local four-piece plays soulful, distinctively Southern Americana.

    LEANNE DANIELS Up-and-coming local singer-songwriter.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7:30 p.m. $20 (adv.), $25 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    RAY WYLIE HUBBARD The Texas cowpunk/country legend performs a career-spanning set of songs. 

    KEVN KINNEY The Drivin' N' Cryin' frontman performs a set of his solo material.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    APPARITION Athens band playing a raucous, thrashy brand of hardcore.

    TIT New local experimental punk rock group.

    KING OF SUMMER Atlanta-based pop-punk four-piece.

    GLOOMREACH Doom-metal outfit from Atlanta.

    DJS TWIN POWERS & SLIP-N-FALL Two Kindercore DJs team up to lead a dance party.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    SARAH LOUISE Guitarist and singer known for her work with experimental Americana outfit House and Land.

    CLAIRE CRONIN Singer and poet Cronin plays folk music that's both delicate and intense.

    MICHAEL POTTER Local guitarist creates a blend of ambient folk and psychedelic songs and soundscapes.

  • Highwire Lounge

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

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

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    Magnolia Fund Benefit. 9 p.m. www.facebook.com/lkshuffleclub

    VOLT Athens-based heavy rock duo.

    LIBERATOR New local three-piece rock band.

    A THRONE UNDERWATER Local rock band making its debut performance.

    HOLLOW MOON No info available.

    STRAWBERRY REPRODUCTION Athens-based tech-metal group.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    FUNK YOU Augusta band playing funky, high energy, get-your-dancing-shoes-on jams.

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. Every Friday!

Kidstuff

Word on the Street

Games

Theater

  • The Classic Center

    8 p.m. www.classiccenter.com/dirtydancing

    Dirty Dancing

    Baby, Johnny and the entire Kellerman gang bring the classic story to life in a stage adaptation.

  • 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.

  • Winder-Barrow Community Theatre

    Dec. 1–2, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3, 3 p.m. $5–10. www.winderbarrowtheatre.org

    A Christmas Carol

    The Children's Playhouse of Winder-Barrow Community Theatre presents a performance benefiting Barrow County Holiday Connection. See Theater Notes on p. 9.

  • Seney-Stovall Chapel

    Dec. 1–2, 7:30 p.m. FREE! rmoser@uga.edu

    Always (K)new

    The UGA Latin America Caribbean Studies Institute, Portuguese Flagship Program, department of theatre and film studies, and the UGA LGBT Center collaborate on a cross-cultural theatrical piece drawing from stories of LGBTQ individuals in Georgia, Colombia and Brazil.

Ending Friday, December 1

 

Art

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    Statewide Art Competition

    Seeking student artwork to use on items like totes, T-shirts and scarves in the garden's gift shop. Open to GA students in ninth grade or above. Winners can receive up to $1,000. Deadline Dec. 1. Visit website for complete guidelines and application. 706-542-6014, www.botgarden.uga.edu

Word on the Street

  • World AIDS Day: HIV Testing

    (Alliance Recovery Center, 119 Sycamore Dr.) Free rapid testing for HIV and Hep. C with confirmation bloodwork until supplies run out. Dec. 1, 6 a.m.–1 p.m. alliancerecoverycenter.com

Auditions

  • The Vagina Monologues

    (UGA School of Social Work, 279 Williams St.) Project Safe hosts open auditions for a production of Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues. No experience necessary; script provided. Women of all ages and backgrounds welcome. Auditions Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 6–8 p.m. kfarlowe@uga.edu