Wednesday, February 20

30 events



  • UGA Reed Hall

    6-8 p.m. FREE! 706-542-8325

    Glory Bound: A Voyage through the Underground Railroad

    A guided, interactive tour of a re-enactment of the Underground Railroad. Attendees will experience the events as if they were slaves in search of freedom.

  • Madison Bar & Bistro

    5–7 p.m. FREE!

    Canine Cocktail Hour

    (Hotel Indigo) Drink and food specials for you and your (well-behaved, non-aggressive, vaccinated) dog! Every Wednesday.

  • Ciné Barcafé

    6 p.m. FREE! (donations accepted).

    Festival for Life Potluck Dinner

    Athens Pride and UGA GLOBES present a fundraiser for AIDS Athens. Attendees donating $20 or more will receive a ticket to the dessert reception on Feb. 23 at the Georgia Museum.



  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-795-5597

    Preschool & Toddler Storytime

    Includes stories, finger-puppet plays, songs and crafts for literacy-based fun. For ages 5 & under. Every Wednesday.

  • Barnes & Noble

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


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

  • Pump It Up

    Pop-In Playtime

    Children ages 11 & under can bounce around and have a jumping good time. Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30 p.m. $3 (ages 2 & under), $6 (ages 2 & up). 706-613-5676

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    Spanish Lessons for Tots

    Spanish lessons with music, dancing and fun surprises led by Sarah Ehlers. For ages 2.5–4 years old. Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m.–12 p.m. $10.

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    Shared Nanny Sessions

    Caregiving with a child ratio of 1 to 3. For ages 6 months–4 years. Pre-registration required. Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. $30–125.,

  • East Athens Community Center

    Arts in the Afternoon

    Afterschool program teaches arts and crafts and allows children to create original artwork. Ages 6–15. Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:30–5:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3593

  • Oconee County Library


    Enjoy a morning of stories, songs and crafts. For kids ages 2–5 and their caregivers. Every Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 & 11 a.m. FREE! 706-769-3950

  • Oconee County Library


    Enjoy a morning of stories, songs and crafts. For kids ages 2–5 and their caregivers. Every Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 & 11 a.m. FREE! 706-769-3950

  • Good Dirt

    Kids' Spring Break Camp

    A week of clay fun for out of school students. For ages 6 & up. Call to pre-register. Mar. 10–14, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. $55/day. 706-355-3161,

Live Music

  • 7 p.m. FREE!

    IKE STUBBLEFIELD & FRIENDS Soulful R&B artist Ike Stubblefield is a Hammond B3 virtuoso who cut his teeth backing Motown legends like the Four Tops, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9:30 p.m. $5 (21+) $7 (18-20).

    THE LOVE IS LOUD!! Soul-inflected post-punk from Milwaukee.

    ROOT SPIRITS Local two-piece blues-rock outfit draws from American roots music and psychedelia to create an absorbing experience.

    BAXTER AND THE BASICS Local folk-inspired indie rock band.

    T.S. WOODWARD Psychedelic, piano-centric pop from this local singer-songwriter.

  • 40 Watt Club

    7:30 p.m. $5.

    BATTLE OF THE BANDS Night two of the UGA Music Business Program's third annual battle. Featuring Raptorcat, Kharmaceuticals, Street Rhythm & Rhyme, Will Entrekin and T.S. Woodward.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m.

    WOMEN FOLK Local singer-songwriter Emily Jackson presents this series featuring local female artists.

  • The Melting Point

    8 p.m. $5.

    ISAAC BRAMBLETT BAND Southern soul singer with a roots-rock band who has performed with Ike Stubblefield, Sunny Ortiz and Randall Bramblett, to name a few.

    ADAM EZRA GROUP Pop tunes with a roots vibe.

  • Nowhere Bar

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

    LONG MILES Jam/reggae Charleston-based band playing groovy, bouncy, feel-good tunes.

  • Porterhouse Grill

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990

    JAZZ NIGHT The longest standing weekly music gig in Athens! Enjoy an evening of original music, improv and standards.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5:30 p.m. FREE!

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Local group led by guitarist Louis Phillip Pelot.


  • Athens Latino Center for Education and Services (ALCES)


    Instructed by Maricela Delgado. Every Monday and Tuesday, 7:30–8:30 p.m. $3. 706-540-0591

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    Salsa Dance Classes

    Cuban-style salsa dance classes with SALSAthens. No partner necessary. Beginners welcome. Every Wednesday, 7:30-8:30 p.m. $10 (incl. drink).

  • Jerzee's Sports Bar

    9–10 p.m. (lesson), 10 p.m.–1 a.m. (dancing). $3, $5 (under 21).

    Spicy Salsa Dancing

    Learn how to Salsa. 


  • UGA Lamar Dodd School of Art Galleries

    5 p.m. FREE!

    Art Lecture

    B. Stephen Carpenter II speaks about artistic intervention, curriculum and public pedagogy.

  • The Classic Center

    5:30–6:30 p.m. FREE!

    AIDS Quilt Closing Ceremony

    AIDS Athens hosts portions of the AIDS Memorial Quilt as part of AIDS Athens 25th anniversary. The AIDS quilt features over 48,000 panels dedicated to those who have died from HIV/AIDS.


Word on the Street

  • Ciné Barcafé

    AthFest Filmfest Call for Entries

    The AthFest Film Committee is accepting submissions for original short films to be screened as part of a local indie showcase during AthFest. Entries must be 20 or under and produced in Georgia or by a Georgian. Submit by May 1. Visit website for details.

Support Groups

  • Alanon 12 Step Recovering Program

    (Athens & Watkinsville) Those concerned about a loved one's drinking are invited to daily meetings in different places around Athens. Call for time and location. 478-955-3422,