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Saturday, February 28

41 events

Lectures & Lit

  • UGA School of Law

    9 a.m.–5 p.m. FREE! (w/ UGA ID), $12. www.law.uga.edu

    10th Annual WIPI Conference

    (UGA Hirsch Hall) The Working in the Public Interest Conference explores equal treatment under the law, improving access to legal representation and practical approaches to public interest lawyering.

  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    5:30 p.m. FREE! www.willson.uga.edu

    Freddie Rokem

    (Room 300) Rokem, from the University of Tel Aviv, delivers "From Tragedy to Farce," the final of three keynote addresses for the conference on George Tabori and the Theatre of the Holocaust.

  • Avid Bookshop

    6:30 p.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com

    Meet the Author

    Meet Andra Watkins in celebration of her book Not Without My Father: One Woman's 444-Mile Walk of the Natchez Trace.

DJs

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

    2:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, www.athenslibrary.org

    Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

    This special storytelling program is preparation for National Education Association's Read Across America, an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for children everywhere to celebrate reading on Mar. 2, Dr. Seuss' birthday.

  • Avid Bookshop

    10:30 a.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com

    Story Time

    Miss Rachel reads to kids of all ages.

  • Memorial Park

    10 a.m.–12 p.m. $5–8. www.mamabirdsgranola.com

    Princess Tea Party

    Dress to impress in royal attire. Prizes awarded. For ages 2–10. Register by Feb. 20.

  • ACC Library

    10:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org

    Saturday Movies

    Family fun movies are shown in the story room. Call for movie title.

  • Oconee County Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Movie and a Muffin

    Children and their families can snack on muffins while watching an adaptation of Judith Viorst's Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.

Events

  • The Foundry

    6:30 p.m. FREE! www.graduateathens.com

    UGA Law School Equal Justice Foundation Auction

    EJF is a student-run organization devoted to the promotion of public interest law and raises stipends for summer law clerks who have chosen to work in unpaid, public interest positions.

  • ACC Library

    1–5 p.m. $15. www.athensliteracy.org/scrabble

    Letters for Literacy Scrabble Tournament

    Show off your wordsmith skills for a great cause. The Athens-Clarke Literacy Council works to support and promote adult literacy in Athens.

  • UGA Health Center

    9:30 a.m. (check in), 10 a.m.–12 p.m. $10–25. www.nedawalk.org/athensga2015

    Athens NEDA Walk

    The National Eating Disorders Association hosts a walk to help spread awareness of the seriousness of eating disorders.

  • The Omni Club

    9 a.m.–1 p.m. $25 (registration). $100/hour fundraising goal for each cyclist. cycleagainstcancerathens@gmail.com

    Cycle Against Cancer

    Spinning instructors will conduct a four-hour indoor journey ride with video of beach and mountain scenery. The ride benefits local patients who need assistance. 

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. FREE! www.ne.glrs.org

    2015 Northeast Georgia Disability Conference & Expo

    The conference provides information and learning sessions for families and students with learning challenges or disabilities. This year's theme is "Composing Your Own Song." The featured speaker is Laura Nadine, an award-winning musician, composer and mother with autism.

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    NICHOLAS MALLIS & THE BOREALIS Mallis, of Sam Sniper and Yo Soybean, strikes out on his own with "a cross between David Bowie, The Ventures, and a little bit of Neil Diamond." 

    COLD COLD SWEATS Melodic, Southern-inspired alternative rock band from Florence, AL.

    THE HERNIES Local indie rock band led by Henry Barbe.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    TIMMY & THE TUMBLERS Tim Schreiber howls and spasms and literally tumbles over garage-y rock anthems and retro-inspired pop songs.

    ANCIENT WHALES Alternative rock act from Asheville, NC featuring former Athenian Enoch Bledsoe.

    EBONY EYES Knoxville-based punk rock group. 

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $10. www.40watt.com

    RADIOLUCENT Popular local band falling somewhere between bluesy Southern rock and the poppier side of alt-country.

    STONERIDER Atlanta-based rock group.

    BROTHER HAWK Bluesy, riff-based rock and roll band from Atlanta.

  • The Globe

    10 p.m. 706-353-4721

    BOYFRIEND Experimental hip hop artist from New Orleans with raunchy lyrics and a subversive approach to music.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    ROB NANCE & THE LOST SOULS North Carolina based roots-rock band influenced by Southern and contemporary folk.

    GRASSLAND STRING BAND Local traditional and progressive bluegrass group.

  • Hi-Lo Lounge

    9 p.m. FREE! www.hiloathens.com

    OLD SMOKEY Local folk-rock band with an interweaving sonic palette that includes banjo, cello, violin, lap steel and percussion.

    DONE GONE Local psych/folk/drone outfit.

    WILD ABANDON Songwriter Jesse Kennedy's experimental folk project.

    MATTHEW BUZZELL Former Athenian Buzzell, a singer-songwriter and documentary filmmaker, performs solo.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE! www.highwirelounge.com

    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.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    PERCY SLEDGEHAMMER New local cover band playing soul and R&B classics.

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. 706-546-0840

    JACLYN STEELE & THE REVEREND Reverend Conner Tribble teams up with singer Jaclyn Steele for a night of music.

Games

Classes

Theater

  • Seney-Stovall Chapel

    Feb. 26–27 & Mar. 6–7, 7 p.m. booking@roseofathens.org, 706-340-9181

    The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe

    Based on C.S. Lewis' famous novel, the stage version follows the adventures of four siblings who stumble upon the magical world of Narnia.

  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Feb. 24–28, 8 p.m. Mar. 1, 2 p.m. $12–16. www.drama.uga.edu

    Mein Kampf

    (Cellar Theatre) University Theatre's production of George Tabori's play portrays Adolf Hitler as a young, struggling artist whose life is changed by a chance encounter with a Jewish Bible seller.

  • Athens Community Theater

    Feb. 27–28, 8 p.m. & Mar. 1, 2 p.m. $8. www.townandgownplayers.org

    You're a Good Man Charlie Brown

    Don R. Smith directs an updated version of the musical based on "Peanuts" by Charles M. Schulz.

  • Clarke Central High School

    Feb. 26–28, 7:30 p.m. $5–7. andersonh@clarke.k12.ga.us

    Cabaret

    The rise of the Nazi regime in 1930s Germany sets the tone and scene for this student musical.

  • Elbert Theatre, Elberton

    Feb. 27–28 & Mar. 6–7, 7 p.m. Mar. 1 & Mar. 8, 2 p.m. $9–16. 706-283-1049, tking@cityofelberton.net

    The Mousetrap

    A group of strangers are stranded in a boarding house during a snow storm and must determine who among them is a murderer.

Film

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    Feb. 27–Mar. 1, 3 p.m., 6 p.m. & 9 p.m. $1–2. www.union.uga.edu

    Dear White People

    (Theatre) A campus culture war at a predominantly white Ivy League school comes to a head when white students throw an offensive black-face party.

  • Ciné Barcafé

    8:30 p.m. $12. www.everythingisterrible.com

    Everything is Terrible

    The intriguing and mind-melting video collective presents a unique sensory experience in their live show. See Calendar Pick on p.37.

  • ACC Library

    2 p.m. FREE! 678-508-7213

    If We So Choose

    This documentary short shows the people of Athens who lived through Jim Crow separatism and fought against it. A panel discussion will include Rev. Archibald Killian, Hope Iglehart, Broderick Flanigan, Shirley Taylor and attorney Ken Dious.

Performance

  • UGA New Dance Theatre

    Feb. 25–28, 8 p.m. $10–16. pac.uga.edu

    Dance and Multimedia Concert

    Atlanta-based dance companies Staibdance and Zoetic Dance Ensemble will join the UGA CORE Concert Contemporary and Aerial Dance Company on stage in a concert on "The Human Soul Connection." The performance features dance, aerial dance and multimedia.

  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    2:30 p.m. www.drama.uga.edu/event/tabori

    The Mitzvah Project

    Roger Grunwald presents a one-man play that recounts the history of "Mischlinge," the derogatory term Nazis used to characterize men who descended from one or two Jewish grandparents and served in Hitler's army. Part of the George Tabori and the Theatre of the Holocaust conference.

Meetings

  • First Christian Church

    2 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/athensforeveryoneofficial

    Athens for Everyone

    The group will vote in the new board of directors and discuss 2014 accomplishments and 2015 goals. AFE is a community organization devoted to reducing poverty, advocating for an improved bus system, preventing sexual assaults and standing up for human rights.

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Support Groups

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

    Emotions Anonymous

    A 12-step program open to anyone with a desire to become well emotionally. Meets Sundays, 4–5 p.m. 706-202-7463, www.emotionsanonymous.org

Help Out

  • Tutors Needed

    (440 Dearing Ext.) Athens Tutorial Program is seeking volunteer tutors for at-risk students in grades K–8. One-hour sessions are scheduled Monday–Thursday, 3–6 p.m. 706-354-1653, jgarrismiller@hotmail.com

Help Out

  • YMCA

    Relay for Life of Clarke County

    Help fund a cure for cancer while planning a fun community event. Seeking new volunteers to help plan one of the largest local events of the year. 706-543-2240, alisia.goff@cancer.org, www.relayforlife.org/clarkega

Classes

  • Athens Yoshukai Karate

    Traditional Karate Training

    Learn traditional Yoshukai karate in a positive atmosphere. Accepting new students. See website for schedule. FREE! www.athensy.com

Classes

  • Dancefx

    Dance Classes

    Classes offered in creative movement, ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, breakdance, acrobatics, cheer dance and more. Register online. 706-355-3078, www.dancefx.org

Art

Art

  • Moonlight Gypsy Market

    Seeking outsider, strange, erotic, macabre, dark and odd crafters, artists and junk dealers for a springtime event. Deadline for submissions is Feb. 28. moonlightgypsymarket@gmail.com. www.facebook.com/moonlightgypsymarket

Kidstuff

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    Art Classes

    Now registering for spring classes like "Art Time I and II"  for ages 4–6, "Springtime Plein Air and Enchanted Forest" for ages 7–12 and two Spring Break sessions. Classes begin in March. 706-613-3623, www.athensclarkecounty.com/lyndonhouse

Support Groups

  • Oasis Counseling Center

    Chronic Illness Support Group

    Six-week group meetings for individuals dealing with fibromyalgia, arthritis, lupus, cancer, severe injuries and other chronic medical conditions. Call to reserve spot. Every Wednesday, 1:30–3 p.m. through Apr. 10. $15/session. 706-543-3522, info@oasiscounselingcenter.com

  • Oasis Counseling Center

    Women's Empowerment Group

    A small therapeutic group for women to work on vulnerability, setting boundaries, assertiveness, self-care and more. Eight-week sessions. Call to reserve a space. $15/session. 706-543-3522, www.oasiscounselingcenter.com

Classes

  • Above Barre

    (Above Barre, 2361 W. Broad St.) These 55-minute, total body workouts incorporate yoga, pilates and ballet. First class is free with code "FirstFree." 706-521-5188, www.abovebarre.com

Word on the Street

  • Multiple Locations

    George Tabori and the Theater of the Holocaust

    This conference will highlight the work of Hungarian-German-Jewish playwright George Tabori. The meeting is in conjunction with the University Theatre production of Tabori's signature play, Mein Kampf, directed by Del Hamilton. Feb. 26–28. www.drama.uga.edu/event/tabori

Help Out

  • Athens, GA

    Dinner Hosts Needed

    AIDS Athens' Festival for Life is looking for individuals or groups to host dinner parties. Hosts ask their guests to make a contribution to AIDS Athens. Most parties occur on Feb. 28 but can be anytime between now and the end of March. Hosts and party guests are then invited to a dessert reception on Feb. 28. Contact Olivia Long, 706-549-3730, olivia@aidsathens.org

Word on the Street

  • Athens, GA

    ALT Farms CSA Program

    The Athens Land Trust is growing local, Certified Naturally Grown produce. Proceeds from the Community Supported Agriculture program support ongoing projects at Williams Farm, West Broad Market Garden and other ALT programs. Two 18-week sessions for members are available. $450. www.athenslandtrust.org