Clarinetist Jon Manasse from the Julliard School performs.
The Hugh Hodgson School of Music Concert Band and University Band perform.
CANDID COAL PEOPLE Three-piece local folk-rock group.
THE SPLITZ BAND This band's impressively wide range encompasses classic Motown, funk, disco and both old-school and contemporary R&B.
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.
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.
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.
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 RAYS FEATURING CARLA LEFEVER This band, led by longtime Athenian LeFever, is back with a new lineup and a new, more rocking sound.
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.
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.
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.
THE ORIGINAL SCREWTOPS Crankin' the blues since 1962.
PURE SUN PROJECT Soulful local rock band featuring the strong vocals of Dawne Norris.
DJ THE KING/TOASTER Two of Little Kings' beloved staffers spin your faves, from the '80s to the present.
AVERY DYLAN PROJECT Southern blues band.
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.
SNAP! Organ-heavy funk/jazz tunes delivered by locals Jason Fuller, Benji Shanks, David Yoke, Carlton Owens and Stephen Spivey.
'80s REWIND Playing the hits of the '80s.
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.
ASHER ARMSTRONG Local four-piece Americana rock band.
FRIDAY NIGHT JAZZ A set of jazz tunes for your dinnertime pleasure, featuring various players and guests. Every Friday!
Zumba fever continues.
A show and sale of American antiques including furniture, pottery, art, silver, textiles and more. Event includes lectures on antiques.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Spring term begins Mar. 17, offering eight-week courses in wheel and sculpture. 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. "Homeschool Clay" Fridays, Mar. 21–May 9, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. $160. "Stress-free Beginnings in Clay." Thursdays, Mar. 20–May 8, 9:30 a.m.–12 p.m. 706-355-3161, www.gooddirt.net
A dance fitness class that incorporates Latin and international music. Fridays, 6–7 p.m. $5. email@example.com
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
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.
A screening of PBS's "Art21" segment on artist Paul Pfeiffer. Part of ATHICA's "And I Feel Fine" exhibit.
Michael Crocker presents "North Georgia Folk Pottery 'Embellishments," the vital role whimsies and decorations play in the survival of the age-old craft.
Featuring student sculpture, jewelry and metals artwork, food, live music, dancing and build-a-bling.
(Gym) Various obstacle courses and activities for ages 10 months–4 years and their parents. Call to register. 10–11:30 a.m. $5. 706-613-3589
For teams of kids ages 6–12. Includes prizes.
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.
The UGA Theatre stages a new play by UGA professor John Kundert-Gibbs.
A Naval veteran arrives home unsettled and uncertain of his future, until he is tantalized by The Cause and its charismatic leader.
A reception with food, drinks and keynote speakers Glynda Hull, K-C Nat Turner and Christian Faltis. Proceeds benefit a local public art mural.
Spring registration now open for adults ages 21 & above. Register until Mar. 14. www.gokickball.com/athens
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, firstname.lastname@example.org