Friday, February 27

37 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9:30 p.m. $6 (21+), $8 (18-20).

    CINEMECHANICA Beloved local four-piece math-rock band.

    BIG JESUS Atlanta-based rock group capitalizes on grinding melodies. 

    THE POWDER ROOM Local sludgy noise-rock trio.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. FREE!

    THE SALT FLATS Melodic and lively local guitar-rock band.

    THE GRAWKS Punk and garage-inspired local rock and roll band.

    A MOMENT ELECTRIC South Carolina-based psychedelic rock group.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $5.

    VERILY Rock and roll band from Dacula, GA.

    THE VARIANT Hard-rocking group from Tifton, GA.

    THE NIGHT SHIFT No info available.

  • The Foundry

    8:30 p.m. $5 (adv.), $8 (door).

    WRENN Up-and-coming local pop singer who experiments with jazz, Vaudeville and more.

    ZALE Young, classically trained singer-songwriter.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $15.

    DREW HOLCOMB AND THE NEIGHBORS Popular Americana band from Nashville.

    ANGALEENA PRESLEY Country singer known for her work with the Pistol Annies.

  • The Globe

    8 p.m. 706-353-4721

    BLUNT BANGS Local indie-pop band featuring Black Kids frontman Reggie Youngblood.

    TOMBOI Electronica trio braids pulsing synth with candy guitar licks to force your surrender to the groove.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    LINEAR DOWNFALL Psychedelic pop band from Nashville.

    THE DREAM SCENE Javier Morales' rhythmic, lo-fi avant-garde pop project.

    SALSA CHEST Local experimental electronic group.

    CGI JOE The musical alias of Joe Kubler, formerly known as Rene LeConte.

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

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. $5.

    THE HOBOHEMIANS This six-piece, acoustic band utilizes banjo, ukulele, flute, accordion, saxophone, piano, various percussion, drums and bass to perform popular American and European roots music of the 1910s, '20s and '30s.

  • 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

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1442

    THE DIXIELAND 5 Local trad-jazz/Dixieland band that features a front line of trumpet, clarinet and trombone and a rhythm section of piano and tenor banjo.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    10 p.m. FREE!

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

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    CRAIG WATERS & THE FLOOD Local blues guitarist and songwriter.

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Newly relocated back to his old stomping grounds of Athens, Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture.

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. 706-546-0840

    SONS OF KATIE ELDER New local folk-rock group.

  • Transmetropolitan

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-549-5112 (Oglethorpe Ave. location)

    TRE POWELL FEAT. THE BIG SMOOTH Bluesy acoustic tunes with soulful vocals.

Lectures & Lit

  • UGA Dean Rusk Hall

    9 a.m.–3:30 p.m. FREE! (w/ UGA ID), $10–45.

    Red Clay Conference

    (Larry Walker Room) Explore the intersection of health and environmental law, urban agriculture, urban design, water quality and litigation through educational presentations and open forum discussions.

  • Baldwin Hall

    3:30 p.m. FREE!

    Georgia Workshop on Culture, History & Power

    (Room 114A) Ron Eyerman of Yale University presents "The Meaning of Disaster: Hurricane Katrina and Cultural Trauma."

  • UGA Peabody Hall

    3:30 p.m. FREE!

    Bradford Skow

    (Room 205S) Associate professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Bradford Skow will give a talk on the nature of explanation in "Explanations, Why Questions, Reasons and Causes."

  • Georgia Center for Continuing Education

    1:30 p.m. FREE!

    Henry Bial

    (Magnolia Ballroom) Dr. Henry Bial of the University of Kansas presents "The Funny Thing About Jewish Performance Studies" in conjunction with the international conference on George Tabori and the Theatre of the Holocaust.

  • Oconee County Library

    Feb. 23, 7 p.m. & Feb. 27, 11 a.m. FREE!

    Book Discussion

    Discuss Divergent by Veronica Roth. Adults and teens, ages 16 & up.


  • Revival Yarns

    11:30 a.m. $15.

    English Knitting

    This class is for Continental style knitters who wish to learn the English style. Experience required. RSVP.

  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    Art Classes

    Now registering for "Painting with Charles" with OCAF Gallery Director Charles Warnock and "Techniques in Watercolor" with Kie Johnson. 706-769-4565, 



  • Georgia Museum of Art

    2:30 p.m. FREE!

    Art Lecture: Spalding Nix

    Art expert Spalding Nix will deliver a presentation beginning with the Guerrilla Girls and traveling through 500 years of women in art history.

  • Farmington Depot Gallery

    6–9 p.m. FREE!

    Opening Reception

    View mixed media works by Melissa Steele.

  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    4–6 p.m. FREE!

    Opening Reception

    An exhibit in celebration of Youth Art Month features work from Oconee County's public and private schools, grades K–12.


  • 5–8 p.m. FREE! 706-395-6377

    Grand Opening Launch Party

    (Cloister Collection, 269 N. Hull St., Suite 400) Cloister Collection, a new upscale women's boutique featuring Lilly Pulitzer apparel, celebrates its grand opening with giveaways and prizes. 

  • Miller Learning Center

    8:30 p.m. $5.

    A Royal Affair

    (First Floor) The UGA Fashion Design Student Association presents a fashion show of student designs.


  • Seney-Stovall Chapel

    Feb. 26–27 & Mar. 6–7, 7 p.m., 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.

    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.

    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.


    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,

    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.


  • UGA Tate Student Center

    Feb. 27–Mar. 1, 3 p.m., 6 p.m. & 9 p.m. $1–2.

    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

    10:30 p.m.

    The Room

    Tommy Wiseau's misguided cult masterpiece.


  • UGA New Dance Theatre

    Feb. 25–28, 8 p.m. $10–16.

    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.

Ending Friday, February 27



  • Athens, GA

    Arts in Community Grants

    The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission will award two grants of $1,000 each to promote creative placemaking in the community. Grants will be awarded based on the level of community enrichment through the arts, contribution to the local identity and quality or artistic merit. Artists, local organizations and groups can apply. Deadline Feb. 27. Funds released Apr. 17. All awarded works must be completed by Dec. 30.,


  • Aikido Center of Athens

    Dance Meditation

    Beginners are invited to try dancing, and formally trained dancers are invited to experiment. Fridays, 7:30–9 p.m. Donations accepted. 706-380-1112,


  • Four Athens

    Intro to Rails Programming

    Instructors will be available inside and outside class hours to teach Ruby on the Rails. This 12-week code class meets Mondays and Thursdays, Mar. 2–Apr. 16.