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Friday, February 8

30 events

Live Music

  • Amici

    11 p.m. FREE! 706-353-0000

    SUMMER MORE THAN OTHERS A jazz feel, a funk groove and an overall sound that makes you feel like you're on a tropical vacation.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    SHEHEHE "Scorching the new American jet rock stratosphere." CD release show! See story on p. 14.

    TEALVOX Alternative rock band with a hint of classic British rock.

    FREE MOUNTAIN Local hard-rock supergrou featuring members of Hayride and The HEAP.

  • Crow's Nest

    11 p.m. FREE! 706-546-7050

    ALBERT SUTTLE Perpetual Groove drummer performs a set.

  • Farm 255

    11 p.m. FREE! www.farm255.com

    U.S. GIRLS Meghan Remy plays a distinctly psychedelic brand of lo-fi soul.

    k (v) i d s This local band, led by songwriter Jared Collins, plays reverb-washed melodic pop. Featuring backing band Velocirapture.

    TUNABUNNY Local act featuring a hazy and warped brand of experimental psychedelia.

    SLIM TWIG Toronto-based psych-pop act.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    SHEWOLF Three distinct vocalists, male and female, combine pop-influenced harmonies with narrative folk songs.

    RENO ROBERTS Alabama-based singer-songwriter.

    BELLAH SPARXXX Local poet, writer and musician.

  • Georgia Theatre

    9 p.m. $25. www.georgiatheatre.com

    CITIZEN COPE Clarence Greenwood plays an idiosyncratic blend of blues, soul and rock.

  • The Globe

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-353-4721

    AS DUSK FADES Dark, atmospheric local psych-rock band.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    DYLAR Local indie rock outfit with a shimmery sound and a charmingly laconic post-punk sorta 'tude.

    CO CO RI CO Energetic local art rock band.

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

  • Green Room

    11 p.m. FREE! www.greenroomathens.com

    THE DUSTY 45s High-energy Seattle rock band.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    BREATHLANES Athens musical collective playing organic, atmospheric improv. Featuring John Miley (guitar), Dave Spivey (keys), Dave Domizi (bass) and Nathan Hale (drums).

    WHISPER KISS Acoustic project featuring multi-instrumentalist Michael Wegner (Abbey Road LIVE!, Fuzzy Sprouts) and Shelley Olin (DubConscious, Grogus).

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    10 p.m. www.facebook.com/lkshuffleclub

    WHITE CRIME Houston-based punk band.

    SECRET LOVER Punk rock band from Worcester, MA.

    EUREKA CALIFORNIA Melodic, guitar-driven indie rock influenced by bands like Guided by Voices.

    TODD KILLINGS Group fronted by former Dead Dog guitarist John McLean.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    CRAIG WATERS & THE FLOOD Local blues guitarist and songwriter.

  • The Office Lounge

    9:30 p.m. 706-546-0840

    '80s REWIND Playing the hits of the '80s.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8–11 p.m. FREE! www.highwirelounge.com

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

Classes

  • 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, watkinsville@athenslibrary.org

  • Good Dirt

    Clay Classes

    Good Dirt has moved to a new location at 485 Macon Hwy. 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. A four week holiday term begins Nov. 10. 706-355-3161, www.gooddirt.net

  • Sewcial Studio

    2–4 p.m. $15. www.sewcialstudio.com

    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. zumbathens@gmail.com

     

  • Wild Child Arts & Quilt Shop

    7–10 p.m. $35. www.wildchildarts.net

    Friday Night Masterpiece Painting Class

    Guided instruction in painting an acrylic work of art. No experience necessary.

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

    Healing Fridays

    A combination of reiki, chant and other forms of holistic and spiritual healing modalities to assist with healing the body/mind duality. Fridays, 6 p.m. $10 donation. 706-351-6024

Kidstuff

  • Bishop Park

    Fantastic Fridays

    (Gym) Various obstacle courses and activities for ages 10 months–4 years and their parents. Call to register. Fridays, 10–11:30 a.m. $5. 706-613-3589

Theatre

  • Seney-Stovall Chapel

    8 p.m. $7–12. www.drama.uga.edu

    The Fantasticks

    The longest-running musical in history, The Fantasticks tells a classic story of two teenagers in love with love, who must contend with plotting parents and a melodramatic villan, in a refreshingly simple style.

  • The Classic Center

    8 p.m. $20–70. www.classiccenter.com

    Disney's Beauty and the Beast

    Broadway version of the animated film about a girl trapped in a castle with an enormous man-dog and his crew of singing household knick-knacks, all bound by a curse that can only be broken by the power of true love.

     

  • Town and Gown Players

    Feb. 14–16, 8 p.m. Feb. 17, 2 p.m. $12–15. www.showclix.com

    A Few Good Men

    Aaron Sorkin's 1989 play tells the story of military lawyers at a court-martial who uncover a high-level conspiracy when a rookie Navy lawyer is assigned to defend two Marines on trial for the murder of one of their platoon members. 

Events

  • UGA Ramsey Concert Hall

    8 p.m. $39. www.pac.uga.edu

    Dogs Gone Wild

    Comedian and ventriloquist Todd Oliver proves dogs can talk with his real life canine pals, Irving, Lucy and Elvis. See Calendar Pick on p. 19.

Lectures & Lit

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    8:30 p.m. FREE! (w/UGA ID), $5. www.union.uga.edu

    Judy Smith Lecture

    (Theatre) UGA's Week of Soul concludes with a talk by Judy Smith, a crisis management expert and inspiration for the ABC show "Scandal."

Film

  • The Classic Center

    11 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! suki.janssen@athensclarkecounty.com, www.athensclarkecounty.com/recycling

    Lunch and Learn

    Screening of Revenge of the Electric Car with opening remarks by ACC Assistant Manager Richard White. In conjunction with the Green Life Expo. Lunch included. Email to register by Feb. 7.

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    3 p.m., 6 p.m. & 9 p.m. $1–2. www.tate.uga.edu/movies

    Wreck-It Ralph

    Wreck-It Ralph, a video game villain who longs to be a hero, sets out to fulfill his dream in this clever, colorful Disney adventure.

Performance

  • The Melting Point

    7 p.m. $15 (adv.), $20. www.meltingpointathens.com

    Mardi Gras Athens

    Sean VanMeter performs a tribute set of New Orleans piano greats, followed by comedic performances by Danette Flint, Jerry Farber and Matt Chastain. Benefit for Family and Counseling Services.

Art

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Events

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    9 a.m.–4 p.m. $10. 706-542-5788, russlib@uga.edu

    First Person Project Celebrates Stories of Love

    An oral history series documenting the experiences of everyday Georgians invites participants to record their stories about love. Call or email to register. 

Word on the Street

  • Oconee Rivers Greenway Commission Applications Sought

    (Athens, GA) Help develop a plan for a river-oriented greenway system and protect the resources of rivers and their tributaries. Visit website for application information. Deadline Feb. 8. melinda.cochran@athensclarkecounty.com, www.athensclarkecounty.com/greenway