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Friday, February 15

33 events

Performance

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. $3. 706-546-5609

    Grotesque Burlesque

    What a tease! Be prepared to witness the most horribly sexy acts known to science, magic and the Elder Gods. Mostly naked people are to be expected, along with devilish music, eldritch dancers and mysterious variety acts.

  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Feb. 15 & 16, 8 p.m. & Feb. 17, 3 p.m. $5 (w/student ID), $18. www.music.uga.edu

    The Magic Flute

    UGA Opera Theater and the UGA Symphony Orchestra perform Mozart's masterpiece, The Magic Flute, the 1791 opera about young Prince Tamino who uses his magical flute in a race to rescue his love, Pamina, from the evil Sarastro. See Calendar Pick on p. 18.

Live Music

  • 11 p.m. FREE! www.farm255.com

    LIL' CHARLES AND THE MUSTANGS Members of Common People Band perform as this "seasonal cover band."

  • Amici

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

    WATER SEED Soulful funk group out of New Orleans featuring layered vocal harmonies and a strong horn section.

  • Buffalo's Café

    7:30 p.m. 706-354-6655

    ELVIS Local musician Chris Shupe performs a tribute.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    10 p.m. $6 (21+), $8 (18+). www.caledonialounge.com

    BIT BRIGADE Local supergroup plays the soundtrack to various vintage video games while Noah McCarthy plays—and beats—the game onstage.

    VELVETEEN PINK This quartet of funksters (including DJ Alfredo of Immuzikation) plays electro-based, groove-laden, upbeat stuff in the Prince, Stevie Wonder and Jamiroquai style.

  • Crow's Nest

    9 p.m. 706-546-7050

    THE ELECTRIC SONS Indie/electronic duo from Atlanta.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    FOUR EYES Ukulele strummer Erin Lovett plays sweet poppy folk.

    LOBO MARINA Originally from Richmond, VA, Jameson Price and Laney Sullivan make original music that reflects their travels.

    BRANDON NELSON MCCOY Local folk songer-songwriter.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $12. www.40watt.com

    JONATHAN RICHMAN The former Modern Lovers frontman known for his playful, evocative lyricism returns to town with his longtime drummer Tommy Larkins.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $17. www.georgiatheatre.com

    SISTER HAZEL Florida-based alt-rock band known for its radio staple "All For You."

    GREGORY HYDE BAND Melodic rock and roll band from Chicago.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

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

    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

    THE GREAT BARRIER REEFS Steel pan-led funk/jazz group based in Nashville.

  • The Office Lounge

    10 p.m. 706-546-0840

    CAROLINE AIKEN One of Atlanta's most talented and respected performing songwriters. Her bluesy voice and masterful technique guarantee a hypnotic performance.

  • The Rialto Room

    7 p.m. $20. www.indigoathens.com

    SONGWRITERS IN THE ROUND Featuring Nashville songwriters Mike Dekle, Pat Alger, Byron Hill and Wayland Holyfield.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

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

    THE GREAT BARRIER REEFS Steel pan-led funk/jazz group based in Nashville.

  • 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. 706-355-3161, www.gooddirt.net

  • 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

     

  • 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

Theatre

  • UGA Chapel

    Feb. 14–17, 8 p.m. $15. www.project-safe.org

    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. 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. 

DJs

  • Manor

    9 p.m. www.manorathens.com

    Huda Hudia

    HUDA HUDIA Atlanta-based DJ "with an unbelievable ability to spin explosive sounds."

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    Twin Powers

    TWIN POWERS Bouncy DJ Dan Geller spins the newest dance party jams and classic favorites.

Events

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9 a.m.–4 p.m. $105 (includes lunch). 706-542-6156, www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Southern Garden Heritage Conference: Heirloom Fruits and Vegetables

    The 2013 Southern Garden Heritage Conference is a day-long learning experience for gardeners, cooks, landscape architects, preservationists and plant lovers of all levels of expertise who want to know more about finding, sharing and growing heirloom fruits and vegetables, as well as exploring the rich gardening traditions in the South. Call or visit website to register.

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    7 p.m. $25-30. avkeenan@uga.edu

    UGA Vet Benefit Auction

    Dinner, a live and silent auction and other activities raise funds for the student chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association and veterinary students pursuing advanced degrees at the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine.

Outdoors

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    2–3 p.m. FREE! www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Arbor Day Celebration

    (Shade Garden Arbor) In 1872, an industrious newspaper editor and political leader, J. Sterling Morton, began a campaign to plant trees on Nebraska's treeless prairie. The first Arbor Day observance was on Morton's birthday, Apr. 10, of that same year, and by 1894 every state and some foreign countries participated in Arbor Day celebrations. Join Linda Chafin to learn about and celebrate the trees at the Garden.

Lectures & Lit

  • UGA Geography and Geology

    3:30 p.m. FREE! 706-542-2425

    Geography Lecture

    (Room 200C) "Constructing Non-Capitalism but Reproducing Capitalism? Colombian Lessons on Economic and Socio-Cultural Activism," Brian Burke, post-doctoral researcher for the Cowetta Listening Project in the geography department.

  • UGA Peabody Hall

    3:30 p.m. FREE! www.willson.uga.edu

    Robert B. Brandom Philosophy Lecture

    Professor Robert B. Brandom is one of the most prominent American philosophers of today, whose publications are regularly taught and contested in contemporary philosophical literature around the world.

Film

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    Feb. 15–17, 3, 6 & 9 p.m. $1–2. www.tate.uga.edu/movies

    Anna Karenina

    Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the affluent Count Vronsky in this bold and energetic adaptation of Tolstoy's classic romance.