Saturday, February 6

36 events



  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9 a.m.–5 p.m. $105 (includes lunch).

    Natural History of Georgia Plants

    Part of the Certificate in Native Plants core, this course will introduce the diverse natural vegetation of Georgia, emphasizing ecological principles of plant distribution, prehistoric and contemporary influences on Georgia vegetation, major vegetation types in Georgia and common plant species that characterize each vegetation type.

  • ACC Library

    3 p.m. FREE!

    Photoshop for Beginners

    This hands-on class will introduce you to the basics of Photoshop. Registration required.

  • Steffen Thomas Museum of Art

    10 a.m.–12 p.m. $12-14.

    Exploring Movement with Line, Shape & Form

    Deanna Pieniaszek leads participants in gesture drawings with the opportunity to move about. The drawings will then be translated into 3D wire sculptures. Ages 10 and up.

  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    10 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE!

    Telling Your Story

    This memoir writing workshop offers three perspectives on how to start and structure your story. Instructors include Gail Karwoski, Dana Wildsmith and Roger Bailey.

  • Bogart Library

    2:30 p.m. FREE!

    Clean & Green Workshop

    Learn how to make inexpensive and safe household cleaning supplies using easy-to-obtain materials.

  • Bogart Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE!

    Love Your Library Family Craft Program

    Make simple Valentine's crafts to share.


Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    VINCAS Local downer-punk band featuring snarling guitars and doomy, psychedelic flourishes.

    GLÁSS Newly local post-punk/noise rock band. Album release show! See story on p. 16.

    ET MEXICO Collaboration between musicians ET Anderson and Zack Mexico.

    ART CONTEST Math-rock band from Athens via South Carolina.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. FREE!

    WANDERWILD Local indie rock roject led by local songwriter Matt Martin.

    SLEEP DANCE Moody, atomspheric chamber folk-pop band with experimental tendencies.

    SIR WESTON New indie rock band from Atlanta.

    THOSE MANIC SEAS Experimental art-rock band from Richmond, VA.

  • 40 Watt Club

    WUOG Valentine's Dance. 9 p.m. $5.

    MURK DADDY FLEX Laid-back, sample-driven, old-school hip-hop beats from Terence Chiyezhan.

    SCOOTERBABE Scrappy, jangly local noise-pop group.

    DEAD NEIGHBORS This local band plays grunge- and shoegaze-inspired rock.

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

  • The Foundry

    8:30 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door).

    SONS OF SAILORS Jimmy Buffet cover band, featuring members of the Tony Pritchett Band.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. SOLD OUT.

    OLD DOMINION Five-piece country-rock band.

    JORDAN RAGER Country singer-songwriter from Loganville.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-5609

    KARAOKE Hosted by karaoke fanatic John "Dr. Fred" Bowers and featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. $10.

    BETSY FRANCK Soulful, brassy Southern rock and country songs rooted in tradition, but with a modern sensibility.

    PAUL EDELMAN Folk-country singer-songwriter from Asheville, NC.

  • 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.

  • Lumpkin Street Station

    10 p.m. FREE!

    SATURN VALLEY Local progressive jam fusion band.

    LITTLE RAINE BAND Rock/Americana band from Birmingham, AL.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    GRÜT New Atlanta-based band that dabbles in electronica, funk and more.

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. 706-546-0840

    THE FANTASTIC PLASTICS New York-based duo playing techno, danceable, robotic new wave.

    DEVOMATIX Devo tribute band.


  • UGA New Dance Theatre

    10 a.m. FREE!

    Saturday Morning Club

    The CORE Concert Dance Company and Aerial Dance Company will perform on silks, sling hoops and bungee cords. For ages 4–12 and their families.

  • Ebenezer Baptist Church

    10 a.m.–1 p.m. 706-540-8748

    Scout Roundup

    Learn about the Boy Scouts with camping and cooking demonstrations at this recruitment event. RSVP. 

  • ACC Library

    11 a.m. FREE!

    D is for Dragon

    Bring in the Chinese New Year with crafts and stories about these magical beasts. Ages 4–11. 


  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    10–11 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3615

    Naturalist's Walk

    Take a hike around the property in search of seasonal happenings. Participants are encouraged to bring a camera and binoculars.


  • The Classic Center

    Feb. 5, 5:30–7 p.m. Feb. 6, 1–5 p.m. & 6:30–9 p.m. (dinner). Feb. 7, 12–2 p.m.

    Athens Wine Weekend

    The weekend features hundreds of wine samples, seminars, a gourmet dinner and a Sunday brunch. A silent auction will benefit the Classic Center Cultural Foundation. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

  • Oconee County Library

    12–3 p.m. FREE!

    Seed Swap

    Exchange your extra seeds with other gardeners and learn how to DIY newspaper seed pots. 

  • 3–5 p.m. FREE!

    Open House

    (Double Helix STEAM School, 285 Tallassee Rd.) Learn about the Double Helix School, serving 4th–8th graders.


  • UGA Chapel

    Feb. 4–6, 8 p.m. & Feb. 7, 3 p.m. $15.

    The Vagina Monologues

    Project Safe presents the 17th annual production of Eve Ensler's award-winning play. Women of all ages and backgrounds perform monologues ranging from humorous to devastating, profound to profane. Proceeds benefit Project Safe. See Theater Notes on p. 13.

  • Athens Community Theater

    Feb. 5–6 & 11–13, 8 p.m. Feb 7 & 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. See Theater Notes on p. 13.

  • Seney-Stovall Chapel

    Feb. 2–7, 8 p.m. & Feb. 7, 2:30 p.m. $7–12.

    Fires in the Mirror

    University Theatre presents a docudrama exploring the race riots in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn in 1991. Thirteen actors perform a range of characters of differing genders and races. See Theater Notes on p. 13.


  • The Globe

    4 p.m. FREE! Find them on

    Athens Polyamory Monthly Meeting

    Athens Polyamory is a social organization for those interested in nonmonogamy. This month's topic is "Poly and Healthcare."

Lectures & Lit

  • Oconee County Library

    Feb. 4, 5–8 p.m. (Friend Members Night, $10). Feb. 5, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. & Feb. 6, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

    Winter Book Sale

    Shop for books on most subjects, CDs and DVDs at bargain prices. Proceeds benefit the Oconee County Library.  

  • Avid Bookshop

    6:30 p.m. FREE!

    Meet the Author

    Meet local author Gail Karwoski in celebration of The Wedding Heard 'Round the World, a book documenting the first legal same-sex wedding in the U.S.


  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA

    6–8 p.m. Donations suggested.

    Exhibition Reception

    "smalltownBIGCITY" is a two-person show with a Southern vernacular aesthetic. Kelly Celeste Porter and Brandon Donahue create works that speak to their individual roots, upbringing and cultural heritage through artifacts that are sculptural, tactile and defy categorization.


  • Athens Academy

    Feb. 5–6, 7:30 p.m. & Feb. 7, 2 p.m. $2–5.

    How to Eat Like a Child

    Children give 24 lessons like "how to beg for a dog," "how to torture your sister" and "how to act after being sent to your room" in this musical presented by Athens Academy's middle school drama department.

Ending Saturday, February 6


Word on the Street

  • Athens, GA

    Ripple Effect Film Project

    Filmmakers of all ages and levels of experience are invited to create original short films about water conservation and water stewardship. Finalists' films will be screened at the Blue Carpet Premiere on Mar. 19. Visit website for official rules and entry form. $1,000 in cash prizes. Deadline Feb. 6.


  • Georgia Center for Continuing Education

    Henry D. Green Symposium of the Decorative Arts

    This year's theme is "Folk and Folks: Variations on the Vernacular" and includes presentations by scholars from all over the nation. Robert M. Hicklin Jr. will deliver the keynote address, "The Story of Southern, in Pictures," at 5:30 on Feb. 4. Symposium presentations Feb. 5–6. FREE! (UGA students), $85 (lectures), $285 (full symposium).

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