Thursday, December 21

26 events

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Go Bar

    10 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.

Help Out




  • 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!

  • 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!


  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9:30 a.m. FREE!

    Nature Ramblers

    (Meet at Shade Garden Arbor) Learn more about flora and fauna of the garden while enjoying fresh air and inspirational readings. Ramblers are encouraged to bring their own nature writings or favorite poems and essays to share with the group.


  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    8 p.m. $62-72.

    Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Chorus

    The program will include selections from Handel's Messiah. See Calendar Pick on p. 17.

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Turn, Turn, Turn: A Winter Solstice Celebration

    The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship welcomes the solstice with poetry, silence and music. Participants are encouraged to bring canned goods for the Athens Area Emergency Food Bank.

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.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).

    BROTHER HAWK Bluesy, riff-based rock and roll band from Atlanta.

    THE PINK STONES Local rock group led by songwriter Hunter Pinkston.

    HINDSIGHT Modern alt-rock act from Macon.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. $5.

    THE SHOAL CREEK STRANGLERS Local traditional roots-folk duo.

    GARRETT HATCH Local songwriter and member of blues-rock band Mother the Car plays a solo set.

    THE WHITE LIGHT SHINES Up-and-coming local blues-rock band.

    CHIP MCKENZIE Longtime local singer-songwriter performs a solo set.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $15.

    SLEEPY BROWN Atlanta hip-hop artist and Dungeon Family associate. See Calendar Pick on p. 17.

    KILO ALI Atlanta MC responsible for memorable megahits like "Love in Ya Mouth."

    BAHDUM BOYS Local hip-hop collective.

    AL CHAUNCY North Carolina-based soul singer-songwriter.

    DJ KELLY Spinning hip-hop sounds.

  • The Foundry

    Declan the Halls. 8 p.m. $5 (adv.), $7 (door).

    PHYSICAL JERKS Elvis Costello covers courtesy of members of Harvey Milk, The Lanes and more.

    PAN AND FLASH Local musicians pay tribute to British pop duo Peter and Gordon.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. FREE!

    AVERY LEIGH DRAUT The formerly local leader of indie-pop act WANDA performs with a backing band.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    THE LAST WALTZ ENSEMBLE Tribute band performing the music of Bob Dylan and The Band.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    5 p.m. FREE!

    MY GIRL MY WHISKEY & ME Nomadic progressive bluegrass group originally from Naples, FL.



  • Healing Arts Centre


    (Sangha Yoga Studio) Yamuna Body Rolling is a six-week series. Wednesdays, Apr. 11–May 16, 6–7 p.m. $108.,

  • Open Tree Climb

    (David Henry Hardigree Wildlife Sanctuary, 1110 Old Greensboro Rd.) Access the tree-top canopy with WildRice Adventures using rope, harness and a helmet. Ages 8 & up. Call or email to register. $30. 404-667-5120,,

Ending Thursday, December 21