Thursday, February 11

39 events

Live Music

  • Buffalo's Café

    7 p.m. FREE!

    SPACE A ROCK BAND Rock and roll collective.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    DREAM CULTURE Jammy local psychedelic rock group.

    SLANG Atlanta-based four-piece rock band.

    GRAND New Athens-based alternative-pop four-piece.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $31.

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

    MONSOON Female-fronted local post-punk band that dabbles in rockabilly and new wave.

    CAMP AMPED BAND Tunes from Nuçi's Space's group of future rock stars.

  • The Foundry

    7:30 p.m. $8 (adv.), $12 (door).

    ATHENS A-TRAIN BAND Instrumental group performing traditional jazz standards, swing, latin, ballads, blues and boogie. This is a special evening of "sweetheart jazz."

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $7.

    TRAE PIERCE & THE T-STONE BAND Funky, hip hop-influenced blues-rock band from Florida.

    THE FUNK BROTHERHOOD Local party band performs a nonstop dance party featuring horn-driven hits.

    PARTIAL CINEMA This local group takes influences from funk, indie, dance and classical music to inspire fits of dancing, vibing and grooving. 

  • The Grotto

    11 p.m. 706-549-9933

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Local band playing smokin' folk-country/Southern rock and roll. 

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. FREE!

    JAZZ JAM Some of our town's most talented jazz musicians get together at this monthly happening. Bring your axe, or grab a brew and a table and give an ear.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    8 p.m. $3.

    LUIS BARBIERA Guitar player and accomplished composer who is a member of the collective Habana Abierta. The show is part of Cuba and the US South: A Shared History, an international symposium exploring the ties between Cuba and the Southern United States stretching back to the antebellum era.

  • Live Wire

    9 p.m.

    STRUNG LIKE A HORSE "Gypsy-punk-garage-grass" group from Chattanooga.

    BLACKFOOT GYPSIES Blues- and country-influenced garage-rock band from Nashville, TN.

    BLACKWATER DEEP Athens-based acoustic indie-folk band.

  • Normaltown Hall

    8 p.m. $5.

    STEZE Local MC and former Georgia Bulldogs player Justin Scott-Wesley performs. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

    STERLING Athens-based hip hop artist.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    SOUTHERN BRED CO. Local funk-inspired rock and roll band.

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. He hosts an "all-star jam" every Thursday.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5:30 p.m. FREE!

    JIM COOK Wailing slide guitar, gritty vocals and swamp stomp with this local bluesman.

  • The World Famous

    9 p.m.

    NICHOLAS MALLIS Mallis' music is "a cross between David Bowie, The Ventures, and a little bit of Neil Diamond."

    YIP DECEIVER An infectiously fun blend of feel-good pop, R&B grooves and noise-bending electro from Athens.

    CASSO Former Programs member Robby Casso performs solo.

  • Your Pie

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-355-7048 (Gaines School Rd. location)

    YOESHI ROBERTS Singer-songwriter playing uplifting "acoustic music that feels good."

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    Dr. Fred's Karaoke

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


  • Georgia Museum of Art

    10 a.m.–3 p.m. $7.

    Empty Bowls Painting

    Join the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia in creating custom bowls for the charity's annual Empty Bowls Luncheon.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    5:30 p.m. FREE!

    Alice Aycock: Selected Work

    Sculptor Alice Aycock will share stories of her career. Two of her-large scale sculptures are currently on display in the museum's Sculpture Garden. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

  • Uptown Art Uncorked

    7–10 p.m. $40.

    Paint Your Pet

    Take home a 16x20" painting of your pet. Half of the night's proceeds will benefit the Athens Area Humane Society. For ages 12 & up. Email a picture of your pet ahead of time.


  • Central Presbyterian Church

    9:30 a.m. FREE! 706-850-7463,

    Athens Area Newcomers Club

    This month's speaker is Dan Harris. He will discuss honeybees and their importance in ecology. 

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    5–6 p.m. FREE!

    Rimasunchis! Quechua Conversation Table

    Learn about the Quechua language and discuss Andean culture. No previous knowledge of Quechua is required. Every Thursday.


  • El Azteca

    7:30 p.m. FREE! 706-549-2639


    Win prizes with host Nic. Every Thursday.


  • Georgia Museum of Art

    6–8 p.m. FREE! $5 (coffee & dessert).

    Make It An Evening

    Enjoy Jittery Joe's coffee, Cecilia Villaveces' cakes and a gallery tour of "Tools of the Trade" prior to a performance by pianists Wu Han and Alessio Bax, artist members of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and special guest pianist Robert Spano in Hodgson Hall.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    5–9 p.m.

    Dog Day Afternoon

    Spend a canine cocktail hour with your pet. Fresh water and treats for pooches, plus drink specials for owners.


  • Oconee County Library

    4 p.m. FREE!

    Open Playtime

    For ages 0–3.

  • ACC Library

    6 p.m. FREE!

    Dungeons and Dragons

    Join Athens Roleplaying for Kids for a weekly game. Thursdays through February.

  • Lay Park

    5:30–7 p.m. $5–7.50.

    Gourmet Kids Cooking Club

    Participants will learn cooking skills and kitchen safety while making treats. Ages 8–12. 

  • ACC Library

    3:30 p.m. FREE!

    Mo Willems Birthday Party

    Celebrate with Mo Willems' books. Play games and learn how to draw wily Pigeon. Ages 3–7. 

  • Rocksprings Community Center

    10:30 a.m. $4–6. 706-613-3602

    Cupid Time with My Valentine

    Ages 2–5 can enjoy refreshments, games and a Valentine craft. Adult supervision required.

  • Oconee County Civic Center

    Catch Me If You Can Auditions

    Cornerstone Productions seeks actors, singers and dancers for a musical comedy based on the hit film and true story of Frank Abignale, Jr. Audition dates are Feb. 29, 6 p.m., Mar. 1, 5:30 p.m. and Mar. 2, 4 p.m. Grades 5 and up.


  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    8 p.m. $40.

    The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

    The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center performs a program entitled "Pianos/Pianists" featuring pianists Alessio Bax and Wu Han of the Chamber Music Society and special guest Robert Spano, music director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    8 p.m. FREE!

    Dada Centennial

    Flicker becomes Cabaret Voltaire 1916 with performances by Italian composer and performance artist Luciano Chessa, reenactments of original Dada performances led by UGA students, and a presentation by Jed Rasula, author of Destruction Was My Beatrice. See Art Notes on p. 13.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    8 p.m.

    Luis Barberia

    Guitar player and composer Luis Barberia is a member of the collective Habana Abierta. His visit is part of Cuba and the US South: A Shared History, an international symposium. Sponsored by the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute, Willson Center for Humanities and Arts and the Dean Rusk International Law Center.


  • 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 Ashley Warlick in celebration of her book, The Arrangement.

  • UGA Chapel

    4 p.m. FREE!

    Mark Sanders

    Author and professor Mark Sanders will give a talk on "Blackness and Nationality: The Case of Ricardo Batrell and the Cuban Racial Narrative," as part of the symposium "Cuba and the U.S. South: A Shared History."


  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    3 p.m. FREE!

    Water Color Pencils

    Joan Lurwig and Eileen Hurd will show techniques for all abilities.

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    6–8 p.m.

    Argentine Tango Classes

    (Room 473) Learn to dance with the UGA Tango Club. No partner required.


  • Georgia Museum of Art

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Behind-the-Scenes Film Series: Gerhard Richter Painting

    This documentary follows legendary German painter Gerhard Richter in his studio through the spring and summer of 2009, revealing his personal, tension-filled process of artistic creation.

Ending Thursday, February 11



  • ACC Library

    Do Good Photography Workshop

    Georgia Museum of Art educators will teach basic portraiture photography over two weeks, then display the photos around town. Presented in partnership with "Pictures of Us: Photographs from the Do Good Fund," a multi-venue exhibition series. Registration required. Ages 13–17. Feb. 10 & 17.