Saturday, February 16

37 events


  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    10–11 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3615

    Naturalist's Walk

    Join the SCNC staff for a walk around the property. Bring a camera or binoculars. All ages.


  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-5609

    DJ Mahogany

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

Live Music

  • 9 p.m. 706-546-7050

    OLD YOU Jazz-funk/rock band from Charleston, SC.

    COTTER PEN Local quartet plays jammy rock, blues and soul.

  • 10 p.m. FREE!

    TIMMY & THE TUMBLERS Tim Schreiber (Dark Meat, The Lickity-Splits) howls and spasms and literally tumbles over garage-y rock-anthems and retro-inspired pop songs.

    THE RODNEY KINGS Scuzzed-out local garage-punk trio.

    VELOCIRAPTURE Loud and brash local rock group that names Velvet Underground and Stooges among its influences.

    FAUX FEROCIOUS Nashville-based sloppy, lo-fi rock band with pop sensibilities.

  • 10 p.m. 706-546-0840

    RICK FOWLER Original guitar-driven blues-rock.

  • 10 p.m. $5.

    THE CORDUROY ROAD Although rooted in classic Americana, with lots of foot-stomping, banjo-plucking and pedal steel, The Corduroy Road also has a knack for endearing pop melodies.

    HAVE GUN, WILL TRAVEL Infectious singalong choruses are the signature of this poppy Americana act. Recommended for fans of The Avett Brothers and Old Crow Medicine Show.

    DANIEL ROMANO Traditionalist Ontario-based country singer on Normaltown Records influenced by the likes of Hank Williams and Gram Parsons.

  • 11 p.m. FREE!

    HEYROCCO Charleston-based indie rock that plays with dynamics and sound.

    KOKO BEWARE Local lo-fi, upbeat summery indie-surf rock.

    SAD DADS Local band featuring members of Blue Division, Velocirapture and The Rodney Kings. The group tells Flagpole it sounds like "shitty Pavement."

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    WHITE VIOLET Local group playing haunting, brooding, atmospheric indie-pop. See Calendar Pick on p. 18.

    THAYER SARRANO & THE GLASS ASHES Local group playing hazy, Southern-inspired shoegaze tunes that create desolate musical environments.

    RYAN GRAY MOORE Solo set from the lead singer of local band Brothers.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $13 (adv.), $15 (door).

    DREW HOLCOMB AND THE NEIGHBORS Popular Americana band from Nashville.

    EMILY HEARN Young, fast-rising local singer-songwriter.

  • The Foundry

    8:30 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door).

    SONS OF SAILORS Jimmy Buffet cover band, featuring members of the Tony Pritchett Band.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m.

    BETWEEN NAYBORS Local trio playing a variety of folk-based music that ranges from '60s coffeehouse to Richard and Linda Thompson-esque duets to rhythmic, Tom Waits-y rants. 

  • Hilltop Grille

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

    CHRIS ENGHAUSER TRIO Local "hillbilly swing" outfit featuring Enghauser, Leah Calvert and Jason Kenney.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    8 p.m. SOLD OUT.

    HOWIE DAY Boston-based singer-songwriter playing dark, emotionally raw songs, accompanied live by samplers and effect pedals.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    10 p.m. FREE!

    IMMUZIKATION Celebrated local DJ Alfredo Lapuz, Jr. hosts a dance party featuring high-energy electro and rock.

    KEN SWEAT Spinning "24-karat joints from the golden age of rap."

    Z-DOGG Loveable local DJ spins top-40 hits, old-school hip-hop, high-energy rock and other danceable favorites.

  • Manor

    9 p.m. FREE!

    FERAL YOUTH Banging electro house, dubstep, with a dash of top-40 remixes backed by video projections.

  • Nowhere Bar

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

    LOWDIVE Local ska/reggae band.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5:30 p.m. FREE!

    RYAN BOSS Atlanta-based singer-songwriter who "captures a moment and moves it forward."


  • Go Bar

    9 p.m. $3.

    Athens Showgirl Cabaret

    Watch the house cast plus Farrazz from Atlanta.

  • The Classic Center

    2–6 p.m. FREE! (ticket required)

    Classic Center Open House

    All are invited to celebrate the opening of The Classic Center expansion. The "Big Time under the Big Top" features trapeze artists, unicyclists, face painters, live music, an unveiling of the new public art installation and an artist market. 

  • Piedmont College Recreation Center

    10 a.m.–2 p.m.

    Book Sale

    Proceeds from books on sale support Team 6 (Charlie Maddox & Barb Benson) of Dancing With the Athens Stars, a fundraiser for Project Safe. All types of books will be on sale. 

  • Athens Welcome Center

    2–4 p.m. $20. 706-353-1820

    Athens African-American History Tour

    Tour guide Rosa Thurmond will cover poignant moments in the transition of schools during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, sharing stories about community spirit and the leaders who shaped Athens as it is today. Call to make a reservation.

  • Georgia Theatre

    6 p.m. $10.

    Bulldawg Brawl

    Amateur boxers brawl for a cause, along with student group performances. Proceeds benefit UGA Heroes.

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    7-10 p.m.

    Filipino Culture Night

    The Filipino Student Assocation hosts an evening of performances, games, traditional food and a screening of From the Philippines with Love.

  • 12 p.m.–2 a.m. FREE!

    Valentine's Day Dance Party

    Featuring local DJs.


  • Barnes & Noble

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


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

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    2 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597

    Mustache Crafts

    Make silly mustache straws and more for Facial Hair February. For ages 13 & under. 

  • The Hull Firm, LLC

    10 a.m.–2 p.m. FREE!,

    No More Bullies and No More Bullets

    A workshop for middle schoolers to address the problems of bullying and discuss how to resolve conflicts without violence. Bring a sack lunch. Email to register.


  • 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. 


  • UGA Fine Arts Building

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

    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.

  • Canopy Studio

    Feb. 16, 8 p.m. & Feb. 17, 2 p.m. & 6 p.m. $15.

    HerSelf Rising

    This aerial dance show, by performers from the New England Center for Circus Arts, with guest Susan Murphy, is an examination of the roles that women play in their own and each other’s lives, and the strength and grace it takes to find their true selves.


  • Healing Arts Centre

    2–4 p.m. $20 (suggested donation).

    Partner Yoga Workshop

    (Sangha Yoga Studio) SJ Ursery and Meghan Burke lead a workshop benefiting Project Safe. No experience or partner necessary.


  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA

    7 p.m. $5 (suggested donation).

    Artist Talk & Performance

    "And I Feel Fine" participating artist Zachary Fabri discusses his works. 

  • Strand Hair Studio

    2–4 p.m. FREE! 706-549-8074

    Farewell Strand Art Closing

    Strand sadly closes its doors after 33 years of service. Featuring artwork by the late William E. Joyce.

  • Loft Art Supply

    1–5 p.m. FREE!

    Oil Painting Demo

    Learn how to light, pose, choose colors and paint a portrait using oil paints. Featuring a live model.


  • UGA Tate Student Center

    Feb. 15–17, 3, 6 & 9 p.m. $1–2.

    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.   

  • First Presbyterian Church of Athens

    6–9 p.m. FREE!


    The HumanKind Movement screens the documentary Bully which follows five students and their families as they cope with the effects bullying has had on their lives. Rated PG-13.

Ending Saturday, February 16



  • 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.