COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Saturday, February 9

33 events

Kidstuff

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9–11 a.m. FREE! (ages 3 & under), $5/person, $15/family. www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Family Hiking Club

    Andie Bisceglia takes families out to explore woods, streams and gardens. Meet at the fountain. Second Saturday of the month.

  • Barnes & Noble

    11 a.m. FREE! 706-354-1195

    Storytime

    For all ages. Children receive a free treat from the cafe.

Live Music

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

    TELESTHESIA Drone-pop band from Providence, RI.

    FUTURE APE TAPES Local group creating psychedelic, experimental music driven by loops, beats, guitars and synths.

    BASSHUNTER64 ALL STARS Local experimental outfit.

    SAD DADS New local band featuring members of Blue Division. The group tells Flagpole it sounds like "shitty Pavement."

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

     

  • Amici

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

    LOF8 Electronic trio specializing in dance-oriented electronic music with dubstep and hip hop influences.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    POWERLOAD AC/DC cover band that delivers a rock and roll kick in each song.

    HEAVY PETTY Local all-star Tom Petty cover band.

  • Crow's Nest

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

    BROCK BUTLER Perpetual Groove frontman performs a solo set.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    KATE MORRISSEY Best known for her dark velvet voice, Morrissey's songwriting is literate and sincere, and her conversational live shows come punctuated with an offbeat sense of humor.

    CHRIS MCKAY Local songwriter and Critical Darlings frontman plays a solo set.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $5. www.40watt.com

    THE WELFARE LINERS This five-piece bluegrass unit blends classic tunes with originals while focusing on brother harmonies for that authentic high lonesome sound.

    CLAY LEVERETT AND THE CHASERS Some of Athens' finest country music!

    BREATHING KANSAS Classic rock-inspired band from Toccoa.

    BETSY FRANCK Soulful, brassy Southern rock and country songs rooted in tradition, but with a modern sensibility.

  • Georgia Theatre

    9 p.m. $15. www.georgiatheatre.com

    CONSPIRATOR Dance-rock outfit featuring members of Disco Biscuits.

    MICHAL MENERT Colorado-based producer signed to Pretty Lights Music.

    BREAK SCIENCE Electronic duo from Brooklyn that combines soul, dubstep and glitch to make a killer live performance.

     

  • Green Room

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

    SANS ABRI Local band featuring members of Packway Handle Band.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    THE NICE MACHINE Local surf-punk band.

  • Hilltop Grille

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-353-7667

    THE ORIGINAL SCREWTOPS Crankin' the blues since 1962.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

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

    DJ THE KING/TOASTER Two of Little Kings' beloved staffers spin your faves, from the '80s to the present.

  • Nowhere Bar

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

    STRAIGHT NO CHASER Local groove-oriented group.

  • The Office Lounge

    10 p.m. 706-546-0840

    SCARLET STITCH Straight-up rock and roll!

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5:30 p.m. FREE! www.terrapinbeer.com

    JACKSON CANNERY Blues-rock band from Mississippi.

Events

    12–2 p.m. FREE! reallyreallyfreemarketathens@gmail.com

    Really Really Free Market

    (Reese & Pope Park) Bring what you can; take what you need. No bartering, trading or paying. Second Saturday of every month.

  • UGA Memorial Hall

    $5. 7–10 p.m. www.dancefx.org

    Valentine's Dance

    Dancefx hosts a night of social dancing and performances. Come with a partner or alone.

  • The Classic Center

    9 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! 706-357-4444, www.greenlifeathens.com

    Green Life Expo

    This family-friendly event includes exhibits, green shopping, kids' activities, recycling opportunities and educational sessions. Bring un-recyclable items to be recycled and gently used furniture and home goods to donate. Activities include a live cooking demonstration (11 a.m.), EcoKids short films ( 11 a.m.), making bird boxes (11 a.m.), making worm compost bins (2 p.m.), a discussion on how to harness solar power (2 p.m.) and a guide to bicycling around town with BikeAthens (2 p.m.).

  • 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.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5:30–7:30 p.m. FREE! www.terrapinbeer.com

    Mardi Gras Bash

    Terrapin celebrates its first ever Barkus Krewe and asks visitors to bring along their pups in their best Mardi Gras attire.

    10 a.m.–5 p.m. $8 (adv.), $10. www.madisongabridalshow.com

    Bridal Show & Venue Tour

    (The Hall on Foster Street, Madison) Meet with over 65 service vendors, tour wedding venues in Morgan County and watch demonstrations, performances and fashion shows. Hosted by the Madison Morgan Wedding Association.

    8 p.m. $8–10. www.facebook.com/athenslatinparty

    Carnaval Evolutions

    Zumba lesson at 8 p.m. and salsa lesson at 9:30 p.m., followed by dance performances, a laser show and DJs. 

  • NONA

    3 p.m. 706-353-7065

    Mardi Gras Celebration

    Official coronation of the king and queen.

  • Showtime Bowling Center

    12–5 p.m. 706-549-1020

    Differently-Able Bowl-a-Thon

    Multiple Choices Center for Independent Living hosts an awareness and fundraising event. Proceeds go towards support services for individuals with disabilities.

  • The Classic Center

    2–3:15 p.m. FREE! www.bikeathens.com

    Helmet Fit Test

    BikeAthens gives bike helmet fit tests for kids and adults.

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.

  • 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. 

Performance

  • Morton Theatre

    7 p.m. $12–18. www.mortontheatre.com

    International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella

     

    Varsity Vocals, with local host the UGA Accidentals, presents the south quarter-final of the ICCA featuring groups from around the Southeast, all vying for two advancing spots to the semi-final round.

     

DJs

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    Twin Powers

    TWIN POWERS DJ Dan Geller (The Gold Party, The Agenda) and friends spin late-night glam rock, new wave, Top 40, punk and Britpop.

Film

  • 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.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    5–6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-546-0039

    A Plague So Pleasant

    The second screening of a locally made, no-budget movie.

Lectures & Lit