Thursday, February 21

36 events

Live Music

  • Protect Athens Music Percentage Night. 11 p.m. FREE! 706-546-7050

    HALF COCKED Local band featuring members of Cotter Pen.

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

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

  • 7:30 p.m. $5. 706-354-6655

    BACKROOM WRITERS The area's most talented singer-songwriters, hosted by Bobby Compton.

  • 9 p.m.

    ROYAL FUTILITY New minimalist psychedelic project from Mux Blank (Rat Babies) and Natalie Stewart (A Horse is a Sphere).

    SKELETON NECK Local experimental/psych band.

    PRIDE THE LYCAN Local musicial Lon Martin manipulates sound with samplers, synths and guitars.

    SHARKTOPUS New local experimental band.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    DAY JOY Florida based group, combining the hazy, ethereal feel of dream pop with folk sensibilities. See Calendar Pick on p. 19.

    ROADKILL GHOST CHOIR Folk-influenced rock six-piece from Deland, FL gaining national attention.

    DANA SWIMMER A montage of garage rock with sweet, soulful undertones.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $12.

    MENOMENA Portland-based indie rock band combining catchy melodies with experimental tendencies. See Calendar Pick on p. 19.

    GUARDS Vintage rock-pop, prone to anthemic hooks and akin to '90s alt-rock. 

  • The Foundry

    7:30 p.m. $6 (adv.), $8 (door).

    MARTHA A mix of jazz, Americana and pop covers and originals with Dr. Arvin Scott on percussion, Bryan Shaw on piano and Marty Winkler on vocals and percussion.

    LAURA COYLE Atlanta-based jazz vocalist performing with her all-star supporting cast.

  • Georgia Theatre

    9 p.m. $15.

    MIMOSA DJ spinning remixes and original works in a genre-defying manner, accompanied by a cinematic stage presence.

    GRANDTHEFT Toronto based producer and DJ creating an eclectic, custom club sound by playing originals, remixes and video edits.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. FREE!

    OLD SKOOL TRIO Funk, blues, and jazz featuring Carl Lindberg on bass, Seth Hendershot on drums and Jason Fuller on keys. Playing original compositions and the music of The Funky Meters, Dr. John, War, Funkadelic and more.

  • Live Wire

    9 p.m. $5.


    JUBEE & THE MORNING AFTER Smooth, soulful hip-hop featuring MC JuBee and his band of electric rockers from Macon, GA. See Calendar Pick on p. 21.

    BABY BABY Charismatic Atlanta band that can be described simply as "fun-rock."



  • Nowhere Bar

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

    SKYFOOT Hailing from Boston, MA, Skyfoot is a high-energy rock band combining elements of roots, funk, blues and country music.

  • Sr. Sol

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-850-7112 (W. Broad St. location)

    MARIACHI NIGHT Live Mariachi band, every other Thursday!

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    Boybutante AIDS Foundation Benefit. 5:30 p.m. FREE!

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

  • The World Famous

    8 p.m. $10.

    T. HARDY MORRIS Dead Confederate frontman performs a solo set.

    DAVE MARR The former Star Room Boys singer with a deep and resonant country twang plays a set of solo material.



  • Hotel Indigo

    5 p.m. FREE!

    Artist Happy Hour

    The exhibits "The World All Around Us" and "Landscape for the Night" are on display. Live music by Kyshona Armstrong.

  • Athens, GA

    6-9 p.m. FREE!

    Third Thursday Art Series

    Seven galleries stay open late the third Thursday of every month. Participating galleries include the Georgia Museum of Art, Lamar Dodd School of Art, ATHICA, Lyndon House Arts Center, Ciné, the GlassCube & Gallery @ Hotel Indigo and The Classic Center.

  • Ciné Barcafé

    7–9 p.m. FREE!

    Opening Reception

    For "Walk," new work by Jennifer Hartley.

  • UGA Lamar Dodd School of Art Galleries

    5:30 p.m. FREE!

    Artist Lecture

    (Room S151) Printmaker Karen Kunc speaks about color abstractions of the natural and human-fashioned world in her prints and artist books.

  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA

    6–9 p.m. $5 (suggested donation).

    "Morning After the Deluge"

    A screening of PBS's "Art21" segment on artist Paul Pfeiffer. Part of ATHICA's "And I Feel Fine" exhibit.


  • Treehouse Kid and Craft

    7–9:30 p.m. $50.

    Adult Doll Making Class

    Lindsay Troutman instructs on how to needle felt a doll. $50. 

  • 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.

  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    Beginner Wire Jewelry Workshop

    Three-day intermediate workshop. Feb. 1–2, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. & Feb. 3, 1:30–5 p.m. $199–255.


  • 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.

  • ACC Library

    3–7 p.m. FREE!

    Thanks for the Memories

    In honor of the library's 100th birthday in 2013, a video camera is set up in the board room for patrons to record their favorite library memories. The videos will be shown at the library’s dedication and birthday celebration on Apr. 7, and be archived on Also by appointment.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5:30–7:30 p.m. $12.

    Boybutante AIDS Foundation Benefit

    Drag performances throughout the night and live music from Roots Spirits. A portion of proceeds benefit the Boybutante AIDS Foundation. 

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Go Bar

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

    Dr. Fred's Karaoke

    KARAOKE Hosted by karaoke fanatic Dr. Fred and featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more. Every Thursday!

  • 9 p.m. FREE! 706-353-0000

    Open Mic Night

    OPEN MIC NIGHT Showcase your talent! Email to get a spot.

  • 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-7050

    Open Mic

    OPEN MIC Showcase your talent.


  • Hugh Hodgson School of Music

    8 p.m. FREE!

    Music Therapy Musicale

    Performances by music therapy students as part of Music Therapy Week.

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    8 p.m. $39.

    Tokyo String Quartet

    The chamber ensemble performs during its last season. Works performed will include quartets by Beethoven, Webern and Schubert.


  • Ciné Barcafé

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Documenting the Congo

    Lake Oconee Living magazine & Green Living Project present a screening of short films about sustainability projects in the DRC. A reception with writer Chris Cella follows.

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    8 p.m. $1–2.

    Man on Wire

    An award-winning documentary that takes a look at tightrope walker Philippe Petit's "artistic crime of the century": a tightrope walk between the Twin Towers.


  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Feb. 27–Mar. 2, 8 p.m. Mar. 3, 2:30 p.m. $12–15.

    Must Go On

    The UGA Theatre stages a new play by UGA professor John Kundert-Gibbs. 


  • The Classic Center

    10 a.m. $6.


    The children's musical features characters from books by Dr. Seuss.

  • Athens, GA

    Spring Break Camps

    ACC Leisure Services offers "March Madness Spring Break Mini-Camp" at Lay Park, "Spring Break Art Break" at Lyndon House, "Spring Break Camp" at East Athens Community Center and Rocksprings Park, and "Spring Break Mini-Camp" at Sandy Creek Nature Center. Visit website for details. Week of Mar. 11–15. 706-613-3615,

Word on the Street

  • Athens, GA

    8th Annual Sprockets Music Video Competition

    Film Athens is currently selecting music video submissions. Selected videos will be screened at the Flagpole Music Awards Show in June. Visit website for entry form. Deadline Apr. 15. $25–35.,