Saturday, February 13

31 events


  • 12–2 p.m. FREE!

    Really Really Free Market

    (Reese & Pope Park) Bring what you can; take what you need. No bartering, trading or paying. Second Saturday of every month.

  • The Classic Center

    2 p.m. (auction), 4 p.m. (pageant). $15.

    Big Hearts

    Over 60 contestants will show off their talents and abilities in a fun-filled event where they are celebrated not for who they aren't but for why they are. Followed by a banquet. Proceeds benefit Extra Special People, an organization that strives to empower children living with developmental disabilities.

  • Broad 9A

    11 a.m.–6 p.m.

    Handmade Lovers Valentine's Market

    This Valentine's Day mini-market features over 40 vendors selling everything from body products, jewelry, candies, vintage clothing, pillows, goods for the home and more. The afternoon includes tintype portraits by Michael Foster, a photobooth, snacks from The Mac & Cheese truck and giveaways.

  • Bikram Yoga Athens

    10 a.m.–6 p.m. FREE!

    Open House

    The afternoon includes yoga demos, prizes, membership specials and more. Complimentary Bikram classes will be led at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    10 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE!

    Family Day: Tools of the Trade

    Explore the behind-the-scenes world of art museums in "Tools of the Trade," then try your hand at curating a mini exhibition in the classroom.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    5–7 p.m. FREE!

    1 Billion Rising

    The event will feature poetry, music, dance and more to stand in opposition of violence against women. 

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    4:30–7:30 p.m. $12.

    Coffee Date

    Sample four coffee beers, chocolate and cookies on this Valentine's Day tour. 

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

    3 p.m. $5 donation. 706-351-6024

    Bhagavad Gita

    A Vedanta monk teaches from this ancient text. Every Saturday.

  • 10 a.m.–2 p.m. FREE!

    Athens Canine Rescue Adoption Event

    (PetSmart) Meet your new best friend.

  • Bogart Library

    2–4 p.m. FREE!

    Blind Date with a Book

    Check out a wrapped book and start a relationship with a surprise author. 

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).

    SUPERBODY Lo-fi indie-pop outfit from Chattanooga, TN.

    MAD ACE Local beat-oriented, hip hop-influenced cellist. EP release show!

    TRIP LACY New solo pop project from local musician Kip Lacy (Big Morgan).

    BAD NUDES Cute and intense psych-synth pop from local fashionista Ben Taylor.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    10 p.m.

    FEMIGNOME Atlanta-based lo-fi garage-pop band.

    KERCHIEF Alt-rock project led by Tennessee singer-songwriter Brittany Hill.

    NIHILIST CHEERLEADER Local up-and-comers play energetic, fun lo-fi rock.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. SOLD OUT.

    DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS The local Southern rock superstars return to the Athens stage for their annual Homecoming series. See story on p. 15.

    WILL JOHNSON The former Centro-matic frontman takes folk and gives it and electric edge.

    FIVE EIGHT Legendary Athens rock trio that consistently pumps out boisterous rock and roll. 

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    COOMBSBOT Athens-based robot-in-disguise regenerates live electronic covers of looped pop classics from the '80s,' 90s and today!

    REALISTIC PILLOW Local beat-based experimental one-man band.

    HALF ACID Greg O'Connell experiments with synths and talk boxes.

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

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    Galentine's Party. 8 p.m.

    COOL KNIGHTZ Local five-piece band playing AM Gold hits.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE!

    LIVE JAZZ Jeremy Raj is bringing together the best that Athens jazz has to offer. A trio of incredibly talented musicians play to a great crowd every weekend.

  • Kumquat Mae Bakery Café

    6 p.m. $10. 706-850-1442

    GENTLEMEN, DIVAS & DUETS Featuring performances from Repunza and Lovetry, as well as Stella Groove, Keng Bernard, Kayla Berrie, Rashon Love and Angie P. Hosted by Akeeme "DJ Blacquestarr" Martin.

  • Live Wire

    8 p.m. $8.

    MARCUS KING BAND Bluesy, Greenville, SC-based funk-rock group.

    DEAD 27S South Carolina band whose sound resurrects the spirit and soul of the Motown era, with the true grit of '70s classics.

  • No. 3 Railroad Street

    7 p.m. $15 (suggested donation).

    TOMMY TALTON Classic guitar work and distinctive vocals, tackling a wide range of genres including blues, Southern rock, Americana, R&B and soul.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    SHOWTIME Elite tha Showstoppa's band plays eclectic hip-hop mixed with rockin' funky soul. Album release show! See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

    BLACKNERDNINJA & LG Eugene Willis and Larry Gresham deliver explosive rhymes over organic, high-energy beats.

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. 706-546-0840

    THE FLAMETHROWERS Athens-based surf band.

  • VFW

    7 p.m.

    JOE OLDS Country artist from Winder, GA influenced by George Strait, George Jones, and others.

    JOJO PALMER Southern rock artist.



  • Morton Theatre

    7 p.m. $18–20.

    International Championship of Collegiate a Cappella

    The South Quarterfinal Varsity Vocals of the ICCA features groups from around the southeast. Hosted by UGA Noteworthy.

  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Feb. 12–13, 8 p.m. & Feb. 14, 3 p.m. $5 (w/ student ID), $18.

    Così fan Tutte

    The UGA Opera Theatre presents Mozart's classic with conductor Maestro Imre Palló and stage director Vince Liotta. 

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    10 p.m. $5.

    Secret City Burlesque

    The ladies present a special Valentine's show.


  • Athens Little Playhouse

    Feb. 12–13 & 18–20, 7 p.m. Feb. 14 & 21, 3 p.m. $5–10.

    Shrek the Musical

    Shrek the ogre goes on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking donkey and feisty princess.

  • Athens Community Theater

    Feb. 11–13, 8 p.m. Feb. 14, 2 p.m. $8–15.

    The Graduate

    Terry Johnson's play is adapted from the cult novel and classic film. It follows Benjamin Braddock, his affair with Mrs. Robinson and his love for her daughter, Elaine.

Lectures & Lit

  • Avid Bookshop

    6:30 p.m. FREE!

    Meet the Author

    Meet southern author and UGA Alumnus Tom Poland in celebration of his book Georgialina: A Southland As We Knew It


Ending Saturday, February 13


Word on the Street

  • Rethinking Waste Design Thinking Challenge

    (Broad St. Studio 1, 225 W. Broad St.) This challenge invites all UGA majors to learn about design and problem solving skills. Proposals to cut waste at UGA can win a $2,500 grant. Sign in Feb. 12, 4 p.m. through Feb. 13, 5 p.m.