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Monday, November 20

19 events

Word on the Street

  • Memorial Park

    Deck the Hollow

    (Bear Hollow Zoo) Celebrate the season with a self-guided walk through the holiday lights in the zoo. Activities include live music, animal encounters and photo opportunities in the illuminated zoo. Dec. 7–10 and Dec. 14–17, 5:30–7:30 p.m. $3. 706-613-3580, www.athensclarkecounty.com/holidayevents

  • 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

Live Music

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    BREE COULEUR Newly local singer-songwriter playing stripped-down folk music.

    ANGELO FIARETTI Solo Americana singer-songwriter.

    ALEC STANLEY Athens-based singer-songwriter.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    JAZZ FUNK JAM Local jazz musician Mason Davis hosts this monthly jam session.

Karaoke & Open Mic

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Infant Storytime

    Designed to nurture language skills through literature-based materials and activities. Parents assist their children in movements and actions while playing.

  • ACC Library

    4–5:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Open Chess Play for Kids and Teens

    Teen chess players of all skill levels can play matches and learn from members of the local Chess and Community Players, who will be on hand to assist players and help build skill levels. For ages 7–18. Registration required. 

  • Bogart Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Monday Funday

    Songs, finger plays, wiggles and giggles for ages three and under. Caregivers will recieve pointers for building literacy and language skills.

  • Bogart Library

    2–4 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Tween Sewing Class

    Must have previous experience using a sewing machine. Ages 9–14.

Games

  • Grindhouse Killer Burgers

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

    Dirty South Trivia: Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll

    Team trivia contests with house cash prizes every Monday night.

  • Beef 'O' Brady's

    8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1916

    General Knowledge Trivia

    Win house cash and prizes! Every Monday night.

  • Tyche's Games

    12:30–4:30 p.m. FREE! www.tychesgames.com

    Netrunner Open Play

    All are welcome to join in.

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

    1 p.m. $4. ejstapler@gmail.com

    Duplicate Bridge

    Beginner players welcome.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8–10 p.m. FREE! highwirelounge.com

    Geeks Who Drink Trivia

    Test your general knowledge for prizes.

Meetings

  • Locos Grill & Pub

    6:30 p.m. FREE! www.orctu.wordpress.com

    Oconee River Chapter of Trout Unlimited

    (1985 Barnett Shoals Rd.) ORCTU meets the third Monday of the month. Warnell student Shelby Chumley will talk about her work as a US Forest Service intern at Chugach National Forest in Cordova, Alaska.

Classes

  • Acroyoga Jam

    (Center City Ballet, 750 N. Chase St.) Work in trios and rotate through the roles of base, flier and spotter. Sundays, 8 p.m. $5. www.centercityballet.com

Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

    Nov. 4, 10:30 a.m., Nov. 5, 3 p.m. & Nov. 20, 6:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Outlandish in Athens Book Discussion

    Get ready for the Dec. 2 Outlander fan event with a book discussion on Voyager (Book 3) by Diana Gabaldon on Nov. 4, Book 1 on NOv. 6 and Dragonfly in Amber on Nov. 20.

Events

Film

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    6:30 & 9 p.m. FREE! www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    The Running Man

    Flicker Dinner & a Movie presents two screenings of director Paul Michael Glaser's Stephen King adaptation, plus a German/Austrian dinner menu served by High Life Pop-Ups. See Double Feature on p. 18.

Tuesday, November 21

17 events

Events

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

    4:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Teen Council Meeting

    Teens can come together to discuss plans for the ACC Library's teen department's collections and programs. Pick up application forms at the front desk. Ages 11-18.

  • Oconee County Library

    10 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Lego Club

    Create Lego art and enjoy Lego-based activities. Legos provided. Ages 3–11.  

  • Oconee County Library

    10 & 11 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Preschooler Storytime

    Stories, songs and crafts for preschool-aged children and their caregivers. 

  • Bogart Library

    6:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Bedtime Stories Storytime

    The Reader's Delight Tenn Book Club at NOHS will lead a program with books, songs and crafts. Feel free to wear pajamas and bring a blanket. Ages 3–8.

Games

Classes

Sports

  • East Athens Community Center

    Tuesdays, 6:30–8:30 p.m. & Saturdays, 1–4 p.m. FREE! www.ttathensga.com

    Table Tennis Matches and Training

    Beginner to advanced skill levels welcome.

Live Music

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    TOM VISIONS BAND Post-mystical, electronic, psychedelic music from Visions and his group.

Film

Wednesday, November 22

22 events

Live Music

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    SCOTT BAXENDALE Guitar dynamism from the owner of Baxendale Guitars. Classic bluesy riffs and a lot of soul. 

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $15 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    THE NORMALTOWN FLYERS The long-running Athens-based band that labels its sound as "pickup truck rock and roll" plays its annual Thanksgiving show. See story on p. 13.

  • The Globe

    8 p.m. www.jazzathensga.org

    THE HOT HOTTY-HOTS Local swing and hot jazz ensemble playing music of the 1910s, '20s and '30s. 

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    AIRPLANE MODE No info available.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    PADGETT & POULIN Local guitar virtuoso and songwriter Chris Padgett teams with violinist Adam Poulin.

  • Porterhouse Grill

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990

    JAZZ NIGHT The longest standing weekly music gig in Athens! Enjoy an evening of original music, improv and standards.

Games

Kidstuff

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE! 706-546-0840

    Karaoke

    KARAOKE With your host Lynn. Every Wednesday!

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    Open Mic Night

    OPEN MIC A weekly open-mic jam hosted by Louis Phillip Pelot. Backline provided!

  • The Globe

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-353-4721

    Hip Hop Open Mic

    HIP HOP OPEN MIC A weekly battle-style open mic that uses silent-disco headphones to encourage audience participation. Performers can bring their own beats, or the house will provide backing.

Events

Thursday, November 23

3 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!

Events

  • Five Bar

    11 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! (donations accepted). 706-543-5515

    Five Athens Thanksgiving Feast

    A traditional, seated Thanksgiving meal will be prepared by the chefs of Five and served free of charge. Everyone is welcome. Donations will be accepted by those capable of making them to benefit Project Safe.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8:30 a.m. $35/5K, $65/16K. www.givethanks8k.wordpress.com

    Give Thanks 8K & 16K

    The fifth annual Give Thanks race benefits local charities. Donations of canned food will be donated to the North Georgia Food Bank.

Friday, November 24

12 events

Live Music

Events

  • Pittard Park

    8 p.m. $25–30. 502-694-2370, info@buddychristianfoundation.org

    Buddy Christian Memorial 5K

    The 5K run/walk raises money for the Buddy Christian Foundation which works to prevent line of duty deaths and assists surviving family of officers killed in the line of duty.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    1–9 p.m www.terrapinbeer.com

    Black Friday Release

    Enjoy food trucks, music and the release of Abbey Noir. The first 50 people who purchase pours will receive a limited-edition Abbey Noir glass.

Games

  • The Rook and Pawn

    Nov. 24, 9 a.m.–Nov. 25, 9 a.m. www.therookandpawn.com

    Black Friday 24-Hour Board Game Marathon

    Burn off those turkey calories by rolling dice. The Rook & Pawn will stay open overnight. Proceeds benefit St. Mary's Children's Services.

DJs

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    DJ Mahogany

    DJ MAHOGANY Popular local DJ spins freaky funk, sultry soul, righteous R&B and a whole lotta unexpected faves.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    5 p.m. FREE! www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com

    DEGA

    DEGA The local indie-pop duo spins a DJ set.

Comedy

  • The World Famous

    10 p.m. facebook.com/theworldfamousathens

    Comedy Show

    Krish Mohan performs.

Classes

  • 6 a.m.–9 p.m. FREE! m3yoga.com

    Black Friday Free Yoga

    (M3Yoga, 159 Oneta St. Unit 5 #50) Register for a yoga class to re-center for the holidays.

Saturday, November 25

22 events

Art

  • Bendzunas Glass

    5–9 p.m. FREE! 706-783-5869

    Bendzunas Glass Annual Winter Open House Reception Party

    The family-run glassblowing studio's annual open house includes demonstrations of vases, cups, ornaments and paperweights using traditional techniques. See Art Notes on p. 12.

  • 572 Nantahala Ave.

    Nov. 25–26, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. 706-546-7235, carterthepotter@gmail.com

    Carter Gillies Pottery Sale

    View the latest collection of functional tableware and decorative pots by local potter Carter Gillies. See Art Notes on p. 12.

  • Good Dirt

    10 a.m.–5 p.m. www.gooddirt.net

    Holiday Studio Sale

    Good Dirt celebrates 20 years with a pottery sale featuring work by instructors and advanced students. Light refreshments will be served. See Art Notes on p. 12.

  • Piney Woods, Winterville

    Nov. 25, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. & Nov. 26, 12–5 p.m. FREE! barbara@woodhillretreat.org

    Piney Woods Artisans Open Studio House

    (265 Athens Rd., Winterville) Featuring paintings by Dortha Jacobson, jewelry by Jim Norton, hand-dyed accessories by Wini McQueen, mixed media works by Barbara Odil, felted hats by Tina Tinsley and sculptures by Harold Rittenberry. See Art Notes on p. 12.

Sports

  • Southern Brewing Company

    2:30–9 p.m. www.georgiadogs.com

    UGATailgate

    Cheer on the dawgs as you watch the game. Streets Cafe food truck will be on site.

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

    11 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Play-Doh Storytime

    Listen to a story then make a creation out of Play-Doh. Ages 3–7.

  • Bogart Library

    2 p.m. FREE! ww.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Movie Matinee

    Watch Descendants 2. Refreshments served. 

Events

  • Max

    12–5 p.m. ugalive.com/athens-black-market

    Athens Black Market

    The market supports local minority business vendors. Offerings range from soul and caribbean food vendors, clothing, artwork, kid-friendly items, youth vendors, live performances, games and and more.

  • West Broad Market Garden

    9 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! www.athenslandtrust.org

    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.

  • 11 a.m.–7 p.m. www.theindiesouth.com

    Small Business Saturday

    (Indie South) Skip Black Friday and shop local on Small Business Saturday. See Art Notes on p. 12.

  • 2–6 p.m. FREE! corwin.weik@yahoo.com

    Turkey Shoot Deep End Jam

    (Skate Park of Athens) Throw down your sickest runs in the deep end. There will also by a BMX jam. 

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!

Performance

  • The Pub at Gameday

    10:30 p.m. $3. www.athensshowgirlcabaret.com

    Athens Showgirl Cabaret

    The Athens Showgirl Cabaret presents performances. Dotte Comm from Atlanta makes a guest appearance.

  • Trio Contemporary Art Gallery

    7 p.m. $10 suggested donation. www.trioathens.com

    Tatsuya Nakatani

    Avant-garde percussionist and acoustic sound artist Tatsuya Nakatani is joined by local experimental musician Grant Evans. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $10 (21+), $12 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com

    BATTALION OF SAINTS Hardcore punk group out of San Diego. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

    NOBODYS Punk group on tour from Colorado Springs, CO.

    THE CRYPTICS Punk rock band from Dover, NH.

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

  • The Foundry

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

    THE ORIGINAL SPLITZ BAND This band's wide range encompasses classic Motown, funk, disco and both old-school and contemporary R&B.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    COSMIC CHARLIE Grateful Dead covers like you've never heard before. 

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    DREAM CULTURE Eclectic local psychedelic rock group.

    MOCCASIN COWBOY Tennessee band that fuses indie rock with bossa nova, surf and more.

    JAY AMERICANA Pop-trap artist from Atlanta.

    LAYNE DENTON North Georgia-based singer-songwriter.

  • Highwire Lounge

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

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

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    4:30 p.m. FREE! www.terrapinbeer.com

    KATIE MARTIN Singer-songwriter with a unique blend of blues, folk and soul.

Games

Lectures & Lit

  • Avid Bookshop

    2 p.m. $3. www.avidbookshop.com

    Holiday Book Swap

    (Five Points) Celebrate Small Business Saturday by dropping off old books and picking up new-to-you ones.

Sunday, November 26

12 events

Art

  • Bendzunas Glass

    10 a.m.–6 p.m. FREE! www.bendzunasglass.com

    Bendzunas Glass Open House

    (Comer) The family-run glassblowing studio offers handmade glass items. Live demos until 3 p.m. 

  • 572 Nantahala Ave.

    Nov. 25–26, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. 706-546-7235, carterthepotter@gmail.com

    Carter Gillies Pottery Sale

    View the latest collection of functional tableware and decorative pots by local potter Carter Gillies. See Art Notes on p. 12.

  • Piney Woods, Winterville

    Nov. 25, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. & Nov. 26, 12–5 p.m. FREE! barbara@woodhillretreat.org

    Piney Woods Artisans Open Studio House

    (265 Athens Rd., Winterville) Featuring paintings by Dortha Jacobson, jewelry by Jim Norton, hand-dyed accessories by Wini McQueen, mixed media works by Barbara Odil, felted hats by Tina Tinsley and sculptures by Harold Rittenberry. See Art Notes on p. 12.

Games

Live Music

  • Cali 'N' Tito's Eastside

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-355-7087

    THE LUCKY JONES Rockin' rhythm and blues from this local band. Every Sunday!

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    7 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee.com

    EXPERIMENTAL NIGHT Featuring avant-garde sounds from Small Science, Goddess Complex, Jake Merrick and Monique Osorio with Peter Webb.

  • Iron Factory

    8 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6877

    DAVID LOCOCO JAZZ QUARTET Local group performs classic jazz standards in the styles of Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and more.

  • The World Famous

    9 p.m. $3. www.facebook.com/theworldfamousathens

    HIGHER LEVEL SHOWCASE Higher Level Records presents a mixtape-release party featuring emcees Baby E-Dawgg, Roc Boi Tron, Helleva Swag, Faro Gamo, Qualos, Re-Roc, Mango and Skimoe.

Performance

  • 5 p.m. Donations encouraged.

    Pulaski Camerata Festival VIII

    (First Christian Church, 268 W. Dougherty St.) Pianist Ksenia Kurenysheva will play selections from Beethoven's Piano Sonata, Brahms and Rachmaninov.

Events

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    4 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Dulcimer Program

    Mark Stricklett of the Dirty Dulcimers group will discuss the instrument and demonstrate techniques.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    12:30–4:30 p.m. www.sobrewco.com

    Industry Appreciation Day

    Anyone who works in the alcohol service industry can receive a free beer. Biggums BBQ food truck will be on site.

Comedy

  • The World Famous

    7 p.m. FREE! lissvictory.com

    TransContinental Variety Show

    A music and comedy show with Liss Victory and Krish Mohan.

Monday, November 27

16 events

Karaoke & Open Mic

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Infant Storytime

    Designed to nurture language skills through literature-based materials and activities. Parents assist their children in movements and actions while playing.

  • ACC Library

    4–5:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Open Chess Play for Kids and Teens

    Teen chess players of all skill levels can play matches and learn from members of the local Chess and Community Players, who will be on hand to assist players and help build skill levels. For ages 7–18. Registration required. 

  • Bogart Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Monday Funday

    Songs, finger plays, wiggles and giggles for ages three and under. Caregivers will recieve pointers for building literacy and language skills.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    6:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Books and Bites

    Read and snack in the library after hours. Ages 13 and up. BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) or choose one of the library's.

Games

  • Grindhouse Killer Burgers

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

    Dirty South Trivia: Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll

    Team trivia contests with house cash prizes every Monday night.

  • Beef 'O' Brady's

    8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1916

    General Knowledge Trivia

    Win house cash and prizes! Every Monday night.

  • Tyche's Games

    12:30–4:30 p.m. FREE! www.tychesgames.com

    Netrunner Open Play

    All are welcome to join in.

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

    1 p.m. $4. ejstapler@gmail.com

    Duplicate Bridge

    Beginner players welcome.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8–10 p.m. FREE! highwirelounge.com

    Geeks Who Drink Trivia

    Test your general knowledge for prizes.

Meetings

Live Music

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    JIM GOLDY Sarah Swillum's hallucinatory Dada-beat-pop performance features existential chants and dance.

    NANCY FEAST Solo project from New York musician Teeny Lieberson (TEEN).

    JEN GOMA Solo sounds from the A Sunny Day in Glasgow member.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    MINGLEWOOD MONDAY Local artists pay tribute to the Grateful Dead.

Film

  • Hi-Lo Lounge

    9 p.m. FREE! www.hiloathens.com

    Creature Comforts Creature Feature

    Ming Vase presents the early gore classic Blood Feast

Classes