Friday, February 22

37 events


  • UGA Ramsey Concert Hall

    6 p.m. FREE!

    Guest Recital

    Tenor Dr. Jos Milton and pianist Amanda Johnston from the University of Mississippi will perform Schubert's "Winterreise."

  • UGA Memorial Hall

    8 p.m. FREE!

    UGA Music Concert Band and University Band Performance

    The Hugh Hodgson School of Music Concert Band and University Band perform.

Live Music

  • 8–11 p.m. FREE!

    FRIDAY NIGHT JAZZ A set of jazz tunes for your dinnertime pleasure, featuring various players and guests. Every Friday!

  • 9:30 p.m. FREE!

    DJ THE KING/TOASTER Two of Little Kings' beloved staffers spin your faves, from the '80s to the present.

  • 7 p.m. $10.

    THE SPLITZ BAND This band's impressively wide range encompasses classic Motown, funk, disco and both old-school and contemporary R&B.

  • 9:30 p.m. 706-546-0840

    '80s REWIND Playing the hits of the '80s.

  • 10:30 p.m. $2.

    FREE THE ROBOTS Beatmaker and DJ Chris Alfaro spans the genres of jazz, blues, psych, electronic and hip-hop with a mixture of samples and live instrumentation. 

  • Amici

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

    CANDID COAL PEOPLE Three-piece local folk-rock group.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    NEW MADRID Echoing and atomspheric, Americana vocals and swift, proficient guitar plucks. 

    HELLO OCHO Energetic, Atlanta-based indie rock band.

    k v i d s This local band, led by songwriter Jared Collins, plays reverb-washed, retro melodic pop.

  • Farm 255

    11 p.m. FREE!

    HANK & CUPCAKES Brooklyn-based electro/disco-pop band.

    RUBY THE RABBITFOOT Formerly Ruby Kendrick, this local singer-songwriter has a sweet voice and prodding, poignant lyrics.

    MOTHS Jacob Morris plays a mostly acoustic sort of '70s folk-rock with a pop sensibility and an inevitable psychedelic tinge.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. FREE!

    YOUNG BENJAMIN Solo project of guitarist/banjoist Matt Whitaker (The Premonitions, Emergent Heart). Featuring swirling, looping guitars and lush layers of moody melodies.

    ENGLAND IN 1819 An unusual combination of Southern edge and English introspection, with haunting lyrics and massive chamber rock unfurling in a sweeping, evocative surge of sound.

    MONAHAN Local indie-folk band.

  • 40 Watt Club

    9:30 p.m. $20.

    REPTAR Highly praised local synth-pop band offering fun, irreverent tunes with angular rhythms and danceable beats in the vein of Vampire Weekend and Talking Heads. See Calendar Pick on p. 19.

    WOWSER BOWSER Electro/dance-rock band from Atlanta.

  • The Foundry

    Terrapin Tuesday. 7 p.m. $5.

    AVERY DYLAN PROJECT Southern blues band.

  • Georgia Bar

    10:30 p.m. 706-546-9884

    CARLA LE FEVER AND THE RAYS This band, led by longtime Athenian LeFever, plays old-school funk covers and originals and sweet sappy pop covers and originals.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $12.

    MOON TAXI Retro-inspired jam band playing eclectic sound with unique melodies and energetic live shows.

    FUNK YOU Augusta band playing funky, high energy, get-your-dancing-shoes-on jams.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    SLEEPING FRIENDS Garage-pop featuring Joe Kubler (Bubbly Mommy Gun) and friends.

    RENE LE CONTE Featuring Joe Kubler (Sleeping Friends, Bubbly Mommy Gun).

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

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. $5.

    THE ORIGINAL SCREWTOPS Crankin' the blues since 1962.

    PURE SUN PROJECT Soulful local rock band featuring the strong vocals of Dawne Norris.

  • Live Wire

    9 p.m. FREE!

    CAROLINE'S A CHARITY CASE Featuring music from Caroline Aiken, Michael Steel, Eddie Glikin, JP Blues, Rick Fowler Band, Isaac Bramblett and Jessica Fore. A tip jar will be present, and attendees are invited to contribute in the name of their favorite charity or group. The one with the most votes wins the jackpot.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    SNAP! Organ-heavy funk/jazz tunes delivered by locals Jason Fuller, Benji Shanks, David Yoke, Carlton Owens and Stephen Spivey.

    ANSLEY STEWART Athens native, soul and rock singer performs with her new cover band, featuring a local, all-star lineup.

  • Old Clarksville Mill

    Feb. 22, 7–10 p.m. & Feb. 23, 5–10 p.m.

    NORTH GEORGIA WINTER BLUEGRASS JAM Two days of live bluegrass from Chattahoochee Chain Gang, Packway Handle Band, Mosier Brothers Band, Stop, Drop and Roll, Bluebilly Grit, Larry Keel and Snake Oil Medicine Show. Proceeds benefit the Soque River Watershed Association and the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5:30 p.m. FREE!

    ASHER ARMSTRONG Local four-piece Americana rock band.


  • 40 Watt Club

    7 p.m. $10–12.

    Zumba After Dark

    Zumba fever continues.

  • Madison Morgan Cultural Center

    10 a.m.–5 p.m. $7.

    Antique Show and Sale

    A show and sale of American antiques including furniture, pottery, art, silver, textiles and more. Event includes lectures on antiques.


  • 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,

  • Good Dirt

    Clay Classes

    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,

  • Casa de Amistad

    Zumba(r) with Ingrid

    A dance fitness class that incorporates Latin and international music. Fridays, 6–7 p.m. $5.


  • 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


  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    6–8 p.m. FREE!

    Opening Reception

    For photographs by Karekin Goekjian, including nighttime photographs that use little more than moonlight, flashlights and a single portable flash unit to illuminate the subjects.

  • 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.

  • Madison Morgan Cultural Center

    9 a.m. FREE!

    Georgia Folk Pottery Lecture

    Michael Crocker presents "North Georgia Folk Pottery 'Embellishments," the vital role whimsies and decorations play in the survival of the age-old craft.

  • South Thomas Street Art Complex

    6–10 p.m. FREE!

    Sculpture and Jewelry Open House

    Featuring student sculpture, jewelry and metals artwork, food, live music, dancing and build-a-bling.



  • UGA Baptist Collegiate Ministries

    Feb. 22 & 23, 6 p.m. $25 (incl. dinner), Feb. 23, 1 p.m. & Feb. 24, 2 p.m. $15 (incl. dessert). 706-549-2747,

    Once Upon a Mattress

    The Princess and the Pea is updated to include music and a Queen who forbids anyone in her kingdom from marrying until her son, Prince Dauntless, finds a wife. Call for tickets.

  • 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. 


  • UGA Tate Student Center

    3, 6 & 9 p.m. $1–2.

    The Master

    A Naval veteran arrives home unsettled and uncertain of his future, until he is tantalized by The Cause and its charismatic leader.

Lectures & Lit

  • Georgia Center Hotel

    5–7 p.m. $50.

    "Activist Literacies: Inspire, Engage, Create, Transform"

    A reception with food, drinks and keynote speakers Glynda Hull, K-C Nat Turner and Christian Faltis. Proceeds benefit a local public art mural.

Word on the Street

Ending Friday, February 22


Word on the Street

  • The Classic Center

    Faith & Citizenship: Religion in the Public Square Conference

    Barbara Brown Taylor keynotes the conference exploring the role of faith in the public square, with special attention to the ethics of political engagement. Three meals included. Friday evening at The Classic Center and Saturday at Piedmont College. Feb. 22, 5 p.m.–Feb. 23, 3:30 p.m. $150–175. 706-369-6833,