George Jones, Athens. 7:30 p.m. Friday, The Classic Center, 300 N. Thomas St., Athens. 706-357-4444.
Coffee house and open mic night, Gainesville. The Wild Blue Roses, Jim White and Barefoot Creek will perform. 6 p.m. Saturday, Unity of Gainesville Church, 3361 Clarks Bridge Road, Gainesville. Free. Dessert and coffee for sale. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Winter Pops: GSO Big Band, Gainesville. Gainesville Symphony Orchestra with Joe Gransden. Dinner and dancing. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Georgia Mountains Center, 301 Main St. SW, Gainesville. $30 adults, $27 seniors, $12 students, $50 per table of eight.
Sammy Blue and The Sammy Blue Band. 8 p.m. Saturday, Holly Theatre, 69 W. Main St., Dahlonega. $15. 706-864-3759.
Instant Piano for Hopelessly Busy People, Clarkesville. Knowledge of treble clef required. 6-9:30 p.m. Monday, North Georgia Technical College, 1500 Ga. 197 N., Clarkesville. Preregistration required. 706-754-7716.
Senior voice recital, Dahlonega. Alto Emmy Lawalin. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Gloria Shott Performance Hall, North Georgia College & State University, 82 College Circle, Dahlonega. Free. 706-864-1431.