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Thursday, February 21

37 events

Live Music

  • Buffalo's Café

    7:30 p.m. $5. 706-354-6655

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

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    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.

  • Crow's Nest

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

    HALF COCKED Local band featuring members of Cotter Pen.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    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.

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    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. 

  • Georgia Theatre

    9 p.m. $15. www.georgiatheatre.com

    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! www.hendershotscoffee.com

    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.

  • The Melting Point

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

    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.

  • New Earth Athens

    9 p.m. $5. www.newearthmusichall.com

     

    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.

  • The Office Lounge

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

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

  • 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! www.terrapinbeer.com

    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. www.theworldfamousathens.com

    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.

     

Art

  • Hotel Indigo

    5 p.m. FREE! www.indigoathens.com

    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! www.3thurs.org

    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. See website for a list of open exhibits.

  • Ciné Barcafé

    7–9 p.m. FREE! www.athenscine.com

    Opening Reception

    For "Walk," new work by Jennifer Hartley.

  • UGA Lamar Dodd School of Art Galleries

    5:30 p.m. FREE! artinfo@uga.edu

    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). www.athica.org

    "Morning After the Deluge"

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

Classes

  • Treehouse Kid and Craft

    7–9:30 p.m. $50. www.treehousekidandcraft.com

    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. dabmillier@google.com

  • 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. www.ocaf.com

Events

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    8:30 a.m. FREE! www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Nature Ramblers

    Learn more about the flora and fauna of the garden while enjoying fresh air and inspirational readings. Ramblers are encouraged to bring their own nature writings or favorite poems and essays to share with the group.

  • 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! mdarnell@athenslibrary.org

    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 www.boomersinathens.org. Also by appointment.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5:30–7:30 p.m. $12. www.terrapinbeer.com

    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. 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.

  • Amici

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

    Open Mic Night

    OPEN MIC NIGHT Showcase your talent! Email amiciopenmic@gmail.com to get a spot.

  • Crow's Nest

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

    Open Mic

    OPEN MIC Showcase your talent.

Performance

  • Hugh Hodgson School of Music

    8 p.m. FREE! www.music.uga.edu

    Music Therapy Musicale

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

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    8 p.m. $39. www.pac.uga.edu

    Tokyo String Quartet

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

Film

  • Ciné Barcafé

    7 p.m. FREE! www.athenscine.com

    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. www.tate.uga.edu/movies

    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.

Theatre

  • UGA Fine Arts Building

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

    Must Go On

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

Kidstuff

  • The Classic Center

    10 a.m. $6. www.classiccenter.com

    Seussical

    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, www.athensclarkecounty.com/camps

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. sprockets@filmathens.net, www.filmathens.net