(Room S151) Echelman reshapes urban airspace with monumental, fluidly moving sculptures that respond to environmental forces including wind, water, and sunlight. The permanent and temporary projects draw inspiration from ancient craft and modern technology. They embody local identity, inviting residents to form a personal and dynamic relationship with the art and place.
Mark Sloan gives a lecture on "Art and Iconoclasm in America's Most Polite City: A Contemporary Cabinet of Curiosities." Sloan is the director and senior curator of the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art in Charleston, and juror for the 38th juried exhibition at Lyndon House Arts Center.
OPEN MIC Showcase your talent at this open mic night every Monday. Hosted by Betsy Franck.
ATHENS COUNCIL FOR THE BLIND BENEFIT Featuring live music from The Red Oak Southern String Band, The Athens Women's Singing Circle, The Vinyl Strangers, Mike Blake, Lillian Hass and The Dixieland Jazz Band.
NO BRAINER Grindcore outfit from Wisconsin.
MUUY BIIEN Local band plays '80s-style punk rock that's equal parts Minor Threat and The Fall.
GRIPE This Athens thrash, grind and powerviolent band is known for the intensity of its live show.
FOOD CLOTHES SHELTER Local punk rock band.
THE HOOT Monthly showcase put on by the Athens Folk Music & Dance Society. Tonight's Valentine's-themed show will feature musical couples taking the stage and playing songs together. Susan Staley hosts. See Calendar Pick on p. 19.
MUDCAT Blues band from Atlanta.
The Grammy-winning British a cappella ensemble has been performing for over 40 years, incorporating classical and contemporary repertoire from Bach to The Beatles.
(Room 101) The film explores the plight of America’s wild horses and the rapidly deteriorating condition of the wild public lands in the American West. Part of Animal Voices Film Festival.
Kick-off Mardi Gras with an hour of making elaborate and colorful masks. See what the year will hold for you with a delicious, traditional King Cake. Ages 11–18.
Stories before bedtime. Pajamas encouraged.
The UGA Creative Writing Program VOX Reading Series, African Studies Institute and the Institute for African American Studies present the award-winning African poet and scholar, Niyi Osundare.
“The Long Road to an HIV Vaccine: A Personal Journey.” José Esparza, an internationally recognized expert on HIV/AIDS, vaccine development and global health, will deliver the second address in the Voices from the Vanguard series.
BikeAthens seeks volunteers to recondition bikes for Athenians underserved by private and public transportation. No tools or experience needed. First-time volunteers should come on a Wednesday for an orientation session. Mondays & Wednesdays, 6–8:30 p.m. & Sundays, 2–4:30 p.m. www.bikeathens.com