Friday, February 1

31 events


  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9–10:30 a.m. $12. 706-542-6138

    Friends First Friday

    Gather for a made-from-scratch breakfast and listen to Anne Shenk discuss the monarch butterfly migration, the garden's tagging program and more. 



  • Georgia Museum of Art

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Opening Reception

    For works by artist, metalsmith, jeweler and 2012-2013 Dodd Professorial Chair Lola Brooks.

  • 6:30–8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-296-9498

    Grand Re-Opening

    The art bar and studio celebrates its grand re-opening in a new, expanded space. Live music by jazz singer Royce Anne Waldorf.


  • Oconee County Library

    Computer Classes

    Advanced to beginner computer classes offered by appointment and in scheduled classes. Subjects include email for beginners, Google Earth, Windows and more. Call to register. 706-769-3950,

  • Good Dirt

    Clay Classes

    Weekly "Try Clay" classes ($20/person) introduce participants to the potter's wheel every Friday from 7–9 p.m. "Family Try Clay" classes show children and adults hand-building methods every Sunday from 2–4 p.m. $20. 706-355-3161,

  • Sewcial Studio

    2–4 p.m. $15.

    From Sewing to Quilting

    Learn the basics of transitioning from sewing to quilting. Pre-registration required.

  • Casa de Amistad

    Zumba(r) with Ingrid

    A dance fitness class that incorporates Latin and international music. Fridays, 6–7 p.m. $5.


Live Music

  • 9 p.m. FREE!

    SLAW AND ORDER Local drum and keys duo performs tambourine-rich pop tracks.

    HELEN SCOTT Lindsey Haddad, Emileigh Ireland, Hannah Weyandt and Dena Zilber play folky pop with a hint of psychedelic rock.

    MOTHER THE CAR Local hard rock/blues band playing fierce and heavy tunes.

    LES RACQUET Brooklyn, NY based indie rock power trio with three-part vocal harmonies and technical song structure.

  • 8–11 p.m. FREE!

    FRIDAY NIGHT JAZZ A set of jazz tunes for your dinnertime pleasure, featuring various players and guests. Every Friday!

  • 8 p.m.

    DEBRIS Featuring seasoned local players Isaac Bramblett, Damian Kapcala, Domingo "Sunny" Ortiz, Kyle Pilgrim, John Steffl, Nic Walton and Britt West playing a selection of originals and choice cover tunes.

    ISAAC BRAMBLETT BAND Southern soul singer with a roots-rock band.

    JULIE HOLMES Local singer-songwriter.

  • 10:30 p.m. FREE! 706-546-7050

    FLASHBOMB EDM, trap-dubstep artist.

  • 7 p.m. FREE! 706-542-8990 (Atlanta Hwy. location)

    DREW KOHL Original singer-songwriter who plays bluegrass-inspired folk music.

  • 11 p.m. FREE!

    FRANKENSTRANGLER Side project of TJ Mimbs and Frank Keith IV of The District Attorneys.

  • 11 p.m. FREE!

    ELIM BOLT Melodic alt-rock band from Charleston, SC. See story on p. 16.

    BRAVE BABY Anthemic folk-rock from Charleston, SC.

    ANDROCLES AND THE LION Local alt-folk band with a lush, rolling, slowcore-inspired sound.

    THE LAST TYCOON Local dark-folk/Americana outfit.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).

    MATT HUDGINS & HIS SHIT-HOT COUNTRY BAND Local band playing "songs about drinking, jail, love and death, all done in the popular 'country and western' musical style."

    THE KERNAL Jackson, TN-based singer-songwriter playing stark "imaginary country music.”

    THE WYDELLES Local band playing country and melodramatic popular songs.

    CARSIE BLANTON New Orleans and Philadelphia-based singer/songwriter showcasing her classic, American pop music style.

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    YACHT ROCK REVUE Atlanta-based '70s soft-rock tribute band, covering everything from Billy Joel to Hall & Oates.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $8 (adv.), $12 (door).

    GROGUS The local and long-running ensemble plays jazz and salsa accentuated with reggae, hip-hop and Afro-Cuban styles.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $32.50.

    JAMEY JOHNSON Alabama-based country singer-songwriter. See Calendar Pick on p. 16.

    CHRIS HENNESSEE Based in Nashville, TN, this songwriter has written and performed with some of country music's finest.

  • Go Bar

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

    SCROUNGE LIZARDS Jazz ensemble featuring Joe Kubler (Bubbly Mommy Gun) and Javier Morales (The Dream Scene).

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

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742

    COLONEL ANGUS Four-piece hard rock, classic rock, and blues band from Oshkosh, WI. 

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • The Office Lounge

    8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-549-0840


    KARAOKE With your host Lynn, the Queen of Karaoke!

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    Love Notes for Lukas! 6 p.m.

    Love Notes for Lukas

    OPEN MIC Musicians 12th grade and younger are invited to play one to two songs to benefit patients in ARMC's neonatal ICU.

Word on the Street

  • Athens Area Humane Society

    Beat the Heat: Cat Spaying and Neutering

    The Athens Area Humane Society offers a special spay/neuter rate during February and March in an effort to reduce the number of homeless cats in the area. Mention the promotion when scheduling a procedure. $35-45.


  • Morton Theatre

    9:30 & 11:30 a.m. $12.

    Harriett Tubman and the Underground Railroad

    The characters of Harriett Tubman and her friend Sarah Bradford narrate the adventure of the brave woman who changed the world through her courage in this accurate historical drama.

  • Morton Theatre

    9:30 & 11:30 a.m. $12.

    Harriett Tubman and the Underground Railroad

    The characters of Harriett Tubman and her friend Sarah Bradford narrate the adventure of the brave woman who changed the world through her courage in this accurate historical drama.


  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    6–8 p.m. FREE!

    Love Notes for Lukas

    Open mic night for local young musicians to play on behalf of infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at ARMC. Kids and teens in 12th grade or younger are invited to play 1–2 songs. 


  • 6 p.m. 706-208-0059

    Bell's Bowl

    Featuring these brews: Black Note, Hopslam, Barrel Aged Cherry Stout, Sweet Potato Stout, The Oracle, Oberon and more.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5:30-7:30 p.m.

    Karma Nirvana

    Tap the first Hop Karma casks of 2013, apply for door prizes and enjoy BBQ and stew.


  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    10 a.m. $10–20. 706-542-4677

    Day Hike at Botanical Gardens

    Explore the five miles of trails that traverse through the woods and along the river with an easy-to-moderate level hike.

Ending Friday, February 1


Word on the Street

  • UGA Memorial Hall

    Second Annual Glee Off

    Glee clubs from four high schools in northeast Georgia will compete as part of a fundraiser for Children First, an advocacy group for safe, stable and nurturing living conditions for children. Pre-voting is underway on YouTube. The performance with the most "likes" and monetary donations will win the People's Choice award. Vote until Feb. 1. Performance on Feb. 2.


  • Roots Farm

    Pruning Fruit Trees and Shrubs

    Hungry Gnome Gardenscapes leads a hands-on pruning workshop covering pruning apples, blackberries, blueberries, figs, peaches and muscadines using living examples on the farm. Register by Feb. 1. Feb. 9, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. or 1–3 p.m. $18.