Thursday, February 14

30 events

Live Music

  • 11 p.m. FREE!

    BURT BACHARACH Burt Bacharach covers.

    MAGNETIC FIELDS Local cover band plays selections from the band's classic 69 Love Songs.

    DJ VACATION + DJ JOE POP Spinning love tunes.

  • Blues Night. 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-0840

    THE SHADOW EXECUTIVES Local blues legends. This is an open jam and guests are welcome!

  • Buffalo's Café

    7 p.m.

    DAVID PRINCE This Athens staple and one-time member of The Jesters plays your favorite love songs for Valentine's Day.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    PONDEROSA Atlanta-based Southern rock quintet fronted by songwriter Kalen Nash.

    PARTY DOLLS New local supergroup featuring members of The District Attorneys, Crooked Fingers and The Breaks.

    BLUE BLOOD New psych-rock project from Hunter Morris (Gift Horse), Hank Sullivant (Kuroma) and J.J. Bower (Dead Confederate).

  • The Classic Center

    7:30 p.m. $45-$52.

    MERLE HAGGARD Legendary forerunner of modern country music.

  • Crow's Nest

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

    GRAY BRANTLEY Singer-songwriter.

  • 40 Watt Club

    4 on the Floor. 9 p.m. $4.

    MUUY BIIEN Local band plays '80s-style punk rock that's equal parts Minor Threat and The Fall.

    THE POWDER ROOM New scuzzy, noisy, heavy, loud trio featuring ex-members of Manray and Pride Parade.

    VINCAS Energetic, erratic garage punk with growling guitars, howling vocals and a bit of rockabilly swagger.

    SHAVED CHRIST Local punk band featuring members of American Cheeseburger, Witches, Dark Meat and Hot New Mexicans.

  • The Foundry

    An Evening of Sweetheart Jazz. 8 p.m. $9 (adv.) $12 (door).

    ATHENS A-TRAIN BAND Instrumental group performing traditional jazz standards, swing, latin, ballads, blues and boogie.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $10.

    PAPDOSIO Asheville-based electro-rock band.

    DOPAPOD Jam-funk band from Brooklyn.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m.

    LOBO MARINO Originally from RichmondJameson Price and Laney Sullivan make original music that reflects their travels.

    RAHASYA Kirtan-inspired music.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    Zombie Prom! 9 p.m. $3.

    THE HUMMS Local three-piece known for its loud and bizarre shows and a raunchy, grooving blend of psychedelic garage rock.

    MONSOON Female-fronted local post-punk band.

    DE LUX INTERIORS Local Cramps cover band featuring members of Cars Can Be Blue and Los Meesfits. See story on p. 15.

  • Nowhere Bar

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


    JUICE BOX Funky, groove-laden rock from Athens.


  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5:30 p.m. FREE!

    TRE POWELL Bluesy acoustic tunes with soulful vocals.

  • WUOG 90.5 FM

    Live in the Lobby. 8 p.m. FREE!

    WIEUCA Local alt-country band with a slack-rock vibe.


  • Healing Arts Centre

    7–8 p.m. Donations accepted. 706-338-6843

    Reiki Circle

    A Japanese technique for stress reduction, relaxation and healing. Every Thursday.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    4–9 p.m. FREE!

    Handmade Lovers: A Valentine's Affair

    Indie South Fair presents a market of handcrafted gifts by local artists, hairstyling by Honeys, date night makeup by MAC artists, massages, Tarot readings and a vintage-inspired photobooth. Music by DJ ZZ Ryder. Zombie Prom will follow. See story on p. 15.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5:30–7:30 p.m.

    Tour de l'Amour

    A love-fest featuring specialty glassware, love songs by Tre Powell, treats from Bee's Knees Bakery & Gifts, flowers from Athens Florist and a pouring of Moo-Hoo infused with tart cherries.

  • Ciné Barcafé

    6:30 p.m. $25 (single), $45 (couple).

    Days of Wine & Ciné 2

    Join local independent film maker and wine sommelier Dan Jordan for a wine tasting event, which features four pours from a light sparkling white to a complex, dry red. Tickets include admission a choice of films screening that night.

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.


  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

    Scottish Country Dance Classes

    Social dancing at its liveliest with jigs, reels and strathspeys. Bring your dancing shoes. Every Thursday, 7–9 p.m. $3.

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    11:30 a.m. FREE!

    One Billion Rising with Dancefx

    A free hip-hop class to celebrate One Billion Rising, a dance movement created to end violence against women. All donations benefit Project Safe.


  • Lay Park

    Sirius Athletics Track Club

    Kids ages 6–12 of all athletic abilities can learn proper technique and sportsmanship in a safe and encouraging environment. Events include sprint and distance running, relays, softball throw, shot put and high jump. Tuesdays & Thursdays, Feb. 16–May 14, 3:30–5:30 p.m. $100.

  • Rocksprings Community Center

    4–5:30 p.m. $3. 706-613-3602,

    Big Hearts and Lots of Love Valentine Treasure Hunt

    Find clues, solve riddles and look for sweet treasures hidden within the park. For ages 6–12. Call to register.


  • UGA Memorial Hall

    8 p.m. $5–18.

    Second Thursday Scholarship Concert: On the Road with the UGA Wind Ensemble

    The group will present selections from its upcoming performance at the American Bandmasters Association.


  • UGA Chapel

    Feb. 14–17, 8 p.m. $15.

    The Vagina Monologues

    The play featuring monologues from many different women raises funds for Project Safe. See Calendar Pick on p. 18.

  • Town and Gown Players

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

    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. 


  • Georgia Museum of Art

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Americans in Italy Film Series

    Roman Holiday is the story of a rebellious princess who explores Rome with a handsome stranger for a few days incognito.

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    8 p.m. $1–2.

    Cruel Intentions

    Sarah Michelle Gellar stars as Kathryn in this romantic-thriller adaptation of Les Liaisons Dangereuses. 

Lectures & Lit

  • UGA Jackson St. Building

    4 p.m. FREE!

    Film Lecture: Ana Vivancos

    (Room 123) Ana Vivancos, assistant professor of Spanish culture, literature and film, speaks about "From the Mouth of Babes: Images of Children in Spanish Film." The aim of the project is to analyze how the images of innocence (or perversion) of children in Spanish cinema from the 1970s to the early 2000s serve as a metaphor for the limits imposed by social codes.


  • 6 p.m. FREE! 706-546-7050

    Dirty Singles Night

    Spend Valentines' Day the dirty way with an optional secret Valentine's match-making game.

Ending Thursday, February 14


Word on the Street

  • Athens, GA

    Mandala Journal

    An online, multicultural visual and literary arts journal seeking fiction, nonfiction, poetry and art submissions. Deadline is Feb. 14. 

  • ACC Council on Aging

    Senior Trip to Lavonia

    Adults ages 50 and older are invited to a guided tour along the “Quilt Trail” that tells the story of Lavonia, and to visit the recently restored Burgess Historical Cemetery. Lunch and shopping to follow. Call to pre-register by Feb. 14. Feb. 22, 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. $12. 706-613-3580