Saturday, January 31

30 events


  • Georgia Museum of Art

    6:30 p.m. (dinner), 9:30 p.m. (dancing). $300, $65 (dancing only). 706-542-0830

    An Elegant Salute to Georgia

    The Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art host their 14th biennial gala featuring a catered dinner followed by "Get Your Pucci On," dancing with DJs Alfredo and Z-Dog. Pucci-themed attire encouraged. RSVP by Jan. 10.

  • The Classic Center

    1–5 p.m. $20 (tastings). 6:30–9 p.m. $150 (dinner).

    Athens Wine Weekend

    Sample hundreds of wines from around the world. Followed by a gourmet dinner. Seminars on wine will be held throughout the day. A silent auction will benefit the Classic Center Cultural Foundation.

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    10 a.m. $7-10 (families). 3 p.m. $3–5 (adults). 706-613-3615,

    Journey Through the Stars: Animal Super Bowl

    Participants are encouraged to dress in their football best as everyone roots for their favorite team and learns about animal stories of the sky. Register by Jan. 30.

  • 8 a.m.–11 a.m. $25.

    Winterville Snowflake 10K

    (The Historic Train Depot, Winterville) Proceeds from the race will go toward funding community projects including the construction of handicap ramps and a summer camp program.

  • Rocksprings Community Center

    3 p.m. FREE!

    District 3 Town Hall Saturday

    Residents of District 3 are invited to share concerns and get a little behind-the-scenes insight on issues facing the community.

Live Music

  • Amici

    11 p.m. $5. 706-353-0000

    THE DANK BROTHERHOOD Members of the Funk Brotherhood and Dank Sinatra come together to celebrate the life of a fallen friend.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    FAUX FEROCIOUS Nashville, TN-based sloppy, lo-fi rock band with pop sensibilities. See Calendar Pick on p. 17.

    SHEHEHE Local band that draws from old-school punk and arena rock to create a fist-pumping atmosphere.

    ALL-CITY CANNONBALLERS J.S. Dillard and company roll through high-energy classic rock and punk-inspired tunes.

    THE RODNEY KINGS Scuzzed-out local garage-punk trio.

  • The Cigar Shop

    11 a.m. FREE! 706-850-5555

    TRE POWELL Bluesy acoustic tunes with soulful vocals.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. $5.

    MIND BRAINS New local supergroup playing experimental pop music with skewed sensibilities. See Calendar Pick on p. 17.

    JOHN FERNANDES AND ALEC LIVADITIS Two local experimental musicians team up for a duo set.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $5.

    YURP Five-piece alternative rock group from Atlanta.

    RED SKY DAYS Local powerhouse trio that plays heavy progressive rock.

    AWESOME HOURS Atlanta-based rock and roll band.
  • The Foundry

    8:30 p.m. $10 (adv.), $15 (door).

    JIM WHITE VS. THE PACKWAY HANDLE BAND The acclaimed local singer-songwriter and bluegrass ensemble team up. CD release party! See story on p. 11.

    HOG-EYED MAN Local instrumental duo that plays traditional Appalachian music. 

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. SOLD OUT.

    ALABAMA SHAKES Alabama-based soul-rock group with blistering vocals and intensely emotional grooves. See Calendar Pick on p. 17.

    DYLAN LEBLANC Louisiana-based singer-songwriter steeped in the alt-country tradition. 

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    DOUBLE FERRARI This new local band plays virtuosic, high-speed, instrumental jock-rock.

    BATHROOMS New local punk band featuring members of Cancers, Shaved Christ, Little Gold and more.

    METH WAX Local, punk-inspired lo-fi acoustic pop outfit.

    CRUNCHY New local "doom-dance" duo featuring Phelan LaVelle and Kathleen Duffield.

    IMMUZIKATION Celebrated local DJ Alfredo Lapuz, Jr. hosts a dance party featuring high-energy electro and rock.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m.

    THE SPACE TIME TRAVELERS Atlanta-based funk-rock band.

    THE CASTE OUTS Native Georgian indie rock group creates music laden with "psychedelic fuzz."

    REAGAN BARTON No info available.

    ABE PARKER Singer-songwriter from Ohio.

  • 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.

  • Live Wire

    9 p.m. $20. 706-543-8283

    PAPER DIAMOND Electronic producer and DJ from Colorado.

    NADASTROM D.C.-born, L.A.-based electro duo of Dave Nada and Matt Nordstrom.

    TORRO TORRO Moombahton group from Toronto.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    ALBATROSS Athens group creating an upbeat mixture of jazz, blues and funk.

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. 706-546-0840

    MIKE WATSON BAND Atlanta-based blues/Southern rock.





  • ACC Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE!

    Preserving & Sharing Your Priceless Family Photo Memories

    Jiffy Page shares ideas of how to preserve your priceless photos in fun and meaningful ways.


  • T.R.R. Cobb House

    6 p.m. FREE!

    Santa and the Civil War: The Holiday Cartoons of Thomas Nast

    See Civil War-era political cartoons from Harper's Weekly magazine by the "Father of the American Cartoon."


  • Morton Theatre

    7 p.m. $15–20.

    International Championship of Collegiate a Cappella

    The south quarterfinal of the ICCA features groups from around the southeast.

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    7 p.m. $20–25.

    FaceOff 2015: Greek Step Show

    The National Pan-Hellenic Council's annual dance competition features step performances by fraternties and sororities.


  • UGA Tate Student Center

    Jan. 30–Feb. 1, 3, 6 & 9 p.m. $1–2.

    Big Hero 6

    Robotics prodigy Hiro transforms his friends into a band of high-tech heroes.

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • The World Famous

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-543-4002


    KARAOKE Sing! Sing! Sing!


  • The Classic Center

    7 p.m. $12–14.

    Classic City Rollergirls

    The Rollergirls will be a house divided as the skaters face off against each other in this exhibition bout. 

Ending Saturday, January 31


Support Groups

  • Athens, GA

    Alcoholics Anonymous

    If you want to drink, that's your business. If you want to stop, we can help. 706-389-4164,

Support Groups

  • S-Anon

    (Cornerstone Church) S-Anon is a support group for family and friends of sexaholics, based on the 12 steps of AA.,


  • Rubber Soul Yoga

    Karate and Yoga

    Practice Yoshukai karate along with meditation in a low-stress environment. Class involves 45 minutes of yoga as a warm-up, followed by 45 minutes of karate. Wednesdays, 8:45–10:30 p.m. Donations encouraged.


  • Acropolis

    Acrobatics & More

    The studio offers acro yoga, family acrobatics, hand balancing, flexibility and conditioning. Visit website for weekly schedule. $35–45 (monthly membership), $5–10 (drop-in). 706-530-1359,,

Help Out

  • HandsOn Northeast Georgia

    (Athens, GA) HandsOn NEGA is a project of Community Connection of Northeast Georgia that assists volunteers in finding flexible service opportunities at various organizations. Over 130 local agencies seek help with ongoing projects and special short-term events. Visit the website for a calendar and to register.



  • Live Oak Martial Arts, Bogart

    Martial Arts Classes

    Traditional and modern-style Taekwondo, self-defense, grappling and weapons classes for all ages. Visit website for full class schedule.


  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    Classes, Workshops & Open Studio

    Class and workshop offerings include watercolor, acrylic/oil painting, pastels, drawing, clay arts, metal casting, sculpting and bagpipes. Open studios are offered in writing, pottery and figure/portrait painting. Check website for winter/spring schedule.


  • Bishop Park

    Youth Sports Program Registration

    Registration begins Jan. 31 for youth soccer (ages 4–12) and Sportstime (ages 3–4). Programs begin in March.


  • 5 Points Yoga

    Yoga Teacher Training

    This 200-hour, Yoga Alliance-accredited teacher training program is grounded in self-study. The year-long program begins in February.,

Word on the Street

  • RoundSphere Hackathon

    Now accepting applications for a 24-hour Roundsphere Hackathon held on Feb. 6. Projects should have a basic plan of something that can be accomplished or started in the 24-hour time period. Deadline Jan. 31.