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Nightlife events
For the week of Dec. 10-16
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40 Watt Club, Athens. 706-549-7871. Today, Squidmas Christmas Extravaganza with Dr. Squid; Friday, Athens Face/Off No. 6. Garage-a-trois, Part 2: The Toss-Up- A benefit for Athens Food 2 Kids; Saturday, The Dictatortots.

37 Main, Buford. 678-288-2030. Friday, The Lunatics; Saturday, Kiss Army.

American Legion, Paul E. Bolding Post 7, Gainesville. 770-534-7091. Bingo, today; live music, Friday.

American Legion, Cleveland. 706-865-3951. Bingo, Monday.

AJ's Fun Food & Friends, Gainesville. 770-287-3030. Today, karaoke with Jonathan Ingram; Friday, Half Naked Eskimo; Saturday, karaoke contest; Sunday, Atlanta Falcons football.

Bigg Daddys, Helen. $5 cover. 706-878-2739. Saturday, Jeff "Solo Ninja" Bynum.

Blonde, Gainesville. 770-503-0900. Today, Smokie & Charli's DJ & Karaoke Entertainment Show; Friday, karaoke and Texas Hold 'Em poker; Saturday, Other Side of Homer Band.

Bottom of the Cup, Flowery Branch. 770-965-0315. 

Brad’s Veterans Bar & Grill, Gainesville. 678-943-2807. Live music, Friday-Saturday; pool tournament, Monday; open mic, Tuesday.

Buffalo's Café, Oakwood. 770-297-7130. Trivia, today; live entertainment, Friday.

Caledonia Lounge, Athens. 706-549-5577. Today, Thieves & Pastors, Unwed Sailor and Native Lights; Friday, The Arcs, The Late BP Helium; Saturday, Gift Horse, Hammer No More the Fingers and Today the Moon, Tomorrow the Sun; Tuesday, Fire Zuave, Callooh! Callay!; Wednesday, The Woodgrains, Thieves Market and Lionz.

Cocktail Cove, Buford. 770-932-5000. Texas Hold 'em, today; karaoke/live music, Friday and Saturday; Texas Hold 'em, Sunday; bingo, Monday; Texas Hold 'em, Tuesday.

Cool Beans, Oakwood. 770-297-7700.

The Crimson Moon, Dahlonega. 706-864-3982. The Tom & Julie Show, today; Friday, Girlyman with The Wayne Fishell Experiment; Saturday, A Celtic Guitar Christmas with Robin Bullock and Steve Baughman; ; Sunday, traditional music jam; Wednesday, Rising Appalachia.

The Dam Bar, Buford. 678-546-7535. Good Times Karaoke, today; 700 South, Friday and Saturday; Good Times Karaoke, Sunday; Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll trivia, Monday; disc jockey, Wednesday.

The Earl, Atlanta. All the Saints, Crystal Antlers and Audacity, today; Brendan Benson, Cory Chisel and the Wondering Songs, Friday; The Happenstance: A Battle of Hastily Assembled Bands, Saturday; Clay Reed, dunch, Sunday; Leopold and his Fiction, The Wild and It's Elephant's, Monday.

Eddie's Attic, Decatur. 404-377-4976. Randall Bramblett Band, Friday; Girlyman and Lucas Mire, Saturday; Cowboy Envy: The Last Ride, Sunday; songwriters open mic, Monday; Jim White, Otis Gibb and Caroline Herring in the round, Tuesday; A Christmas Show: Drew Holcomb and Marc Scibila, Wednesday.

Elmo's, Gainesville. Poker, Friday, Sunday and Tuesday. 770-531-9711.

Gainesvile Elks Lodge, Gainesville. 770-532-6554. Bingo, Sunday.

Grapes & Hops Bar & Bistro, Flowery Branch. 770-965-9145.

Harbor Lights, Gainesville. 770-887-3080. Karaoke, today; acoustic singles and duos, Friday; Elvis, live music, Saturday; Texas Hold 'em, Wednesday.

Lakehouse Bar & Grill, Flowery Branch. 770-967-4979. Karaoke and ladies night, today; trivia, Tuesday; poker, Wednesday.

Locos Grill, Gainesville. 770-534-5771. Saturday, open mic.

Luna's, Gainesville. 770-531-0848.

The Mill, Cleveland. 706-348-7579.

Monkey Barrel, Gainesville. 770-297-0116. Saturday, The Fez.

The Melting Point, Athens. 706-433-1929. Heidi Hensley, today; Abbey Road Live!, Friday; The Burning Angels and 90 Acre Farm, Wednesday.

La Parilla, Dahlonega. 706-867-7155.

La Parilla, Oakwood. 770-297-0811.

The Olive Branch, Clermont. 770-983-9747.

Onstage Event Center, Dahlonega. 706-864-9119. College night, today; teen night, Saturday; bluegrass, Sunday.

Peachtree Tavern, Atlanta. 404-842-1700, ext. 3179. Wes Loper, Friday; Slippery When Wet, Saturday.

Pizza Pub, Buford. 770-831-0272. Karaoke, Saturday; Texas Hold 'em, Saturday-Sunday.

Prime Parc, Buford. 678-482-2125. 

Prospector Hall, Dahlonega. 706-525-9308. 

Pueblos, Dahlonega. 706-867-7155. Chad Bowmar, today.

Re-cess Southern Gastro-Pub, Gainesville. 678-450-0444.

Red Light Cafe, Atlanta. 404-874-7828. Smokeys Farmland Band, today; Steve Baskin, Highway and Hop Head Tree Frog, Friday; Few, SYDEFX, Esperanto, Brittany Fauconnet, Arcadia, Lugard Ave, Anchor and Flower Giants, Saturday; AFTON shows, Sunday.

Scotts on the Square, Gainesville. 770-536-1111. Peggy Hoskins, Friday; Walter Biel, Saturday.

Shane's Rib Shack, Flowery Branch. 770-965-0123. Trivia, today; trivia, Tuesday. 

Shenanigans, Dahlonega. 706-482-0114. Trivia, Monday. 

Southside Bar & Grill, Helen. 706-878-2291. Live music, DJ, karaoke, Friday-Saturday; karaoke, Sunday; open mic, Monday; karaoke, Tuesday-Wednesday.

Tabby's Irish Pub, Buford. 404-483-0518. Trivia, today; Texas Hold 'em, Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; open mic, Tuesday.

The Top of Gainesville, Gainesville. 770-536-3759. Adult entertainment, DJ music, Tuesday-Saturday.

Triple Play, Buford. 678-741-3030. Live music, Friday-Saturday; Texas Hold 'em, Monday; karaoke, Wednesday.

Variety Playhouse, Atlanta. 404-524-7354.

Wild Bill's, Duluth. 678-473-1000. Gretchen Wilson, Friday; Georgia Country Bash with Ross Coppley and the Freddie Way Band, Satruday.

Wild Wing Cafe, Gainesville. 770-536-9177.

Wylie's Restaurant, Dahlonega. 706-867-6324. Live music, Friday-Saturday.