Saturday, February 23

36 events

Live Music

  • 9 p.m.

    TREY + THE MIGHTY HOPEFULS Psych-tinged lo-fi pop band from Columbus.

    SPIRIT TRAMP JT Bringardner plays atmospheric electro/dream-pop.

  • 11 p.m. FREE!

    THE WOODGRAINS Local band that plays a blend of funk, rock and soul featuring three vocalists and charismatic harmonies.

    MANS TRASH Solo project from Mercer West (Bubbly Mommy Gun). Featuring The Woodgrains.

  • 10 p.m. 706-546-0840

    EMILY MCCANNON BAND Singer-songwriter blending elements of country and rock, citing influences like Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson.

  • We're hEAR for You Percentage Night. 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-7050

    OUTLAWS IN THE ROUND II An evening of outlaw country covers.

  • 11 p.m. $5.

    WASHED OUT Local synthpop purveyor Ernest Greene performs a DJ set.

  • Amici

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

    THREE DOWN CREW Funky jam band from Marietta.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $5.

    ATHENS BUSINESS ROCKS FINALE Finale of Nuçi's Space's annual battle/benefit, featuring KING COTTON & THE SWEATY T'S (Ruby Sue Graphics), BOTJAM (State Botanical Garden of Georgia), THE DOUBLE OH ZONE PRESENTS: SHAKEN, NOT STIRRED (The Red Zone), PUNCH LIST (TSAV), KNEEL BEFORE DIAMOND (Partner Software), 40 CENT (40 Watt Club) and ÇITLIN' SOUTHERN SOUL REVUE (Nuçi's Space). See Calendar Pick on p. 19.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $12 (adv.), $17 (door).

    THE EMBERS An evening of high-energy beach, shag and soul music from this South Carolina-based band.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. SOLD OUT!

    TAME IMPALA The bold Aussie psych band is riding a wave of critical support for its latest album, Lonerism. See story on p. 15.

    THE GROWL Australian rock band featuring a wall-of-sound style.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    FEATHER TRADE Formerly known as Misfortune500, this local band plays moody post-pop.

    GLASSCRAFTS Power-pop-punk project featuring Grass Giraffes' Steven Trimmer and Robby Casso.

    K V I D S Songwriter K. Jared Collins fronts this ever-evolving local pop project. Featuring backing band Velocirapture.

    TWIN POWERS DJ Dan Geller (The Gold Party, The Agenda) and friends spin late-night glam rock, new wave, Top 40, punk and Britpop.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m.

    THE LUCKY JONES Athens-based three-piece playing self described "rockin' rhythm and blues."

    KISS YOUR DARLING Playing Celtic and old-time music.

  • Live Wire

    9 p.m. $5.

    CLOUDEATER Organic rock meets electronic instrumentation accompanied by powerful vocals, a collision of sound with influences like Radiohead and The Flaming Lips.

  • Nowhere Bar

    Pink Drink Night BreastFest Benefit! 10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    SHOWTIME Elite tha Showstoppa's band plays eclectic hip-hop mixed with rockin' funky soul.

    AFRO Nashville/Murfreesboro, TN-based progressive rock band that plays energetic, free-form improvisations.

  • 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!

    THE ROYCROFTERS Gwinnett-based rock band.

  • The World Famous

    7:30 p.m. $5.

    OLD SMOKEY Local band fronted by Jim Willingham, playing spaghetti western-style numbers. 7-inch release show!

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


  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    10 p.m. FREE!

    Immuzikation, Twin Powers, DJ Z-Dog

    IMMUZIKATION Celebrated local DJ Alfredo Lapuz, Jr. hosts a dance party featuring high-energy electro and rock.

    TWIN POWERS Bouncy DJ Dan Geller spins the newest dance party jams and classic favorites.

    DJ Z-DOG Loveable local DJ spins top 40 hits, old-school hip-hop, high-energy rock and other danceable favorites.


  • Barnes & Noble

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


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

  • Floorspace

    1–2 p.m. $6–12.

    Kids' Drum Circle


    Hand-drumming and percussion for ages 5–12. No experience necessary. Bring a drum if you have one. RSVP.


  • Eco*Art*Lab

    11 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE!

    Earth Art for Kids

    Mandala making and other projects that explore the meaning of interdependency. Materials provided. For ages 3–9 and their caregivers.



  • Morton Theatre

    Feb. 23, 7 p.m. & Feb. 24, 3 p.m. $12–15.

    Unforgettable Footprints

    The East Athens Educational Dance Center’s 26th annual dance production.




  • 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.

  • Showtime Bowling Center

    12–5 p.m. 706-549-1020

    Differently-Able Bowl-a-Thon

    Multiple Choices Center for Independent Living hosts an awareness and fundraising event. Proceeds go towards support services for individuals with disabilities.

  • Sew Normal Studio

    2–5 p.m.

    Open House

    For Sew Normal Studio, a new business offering sewing services, custom clothing and decor. 

  • Beef 'O' Brady's

    10 p.m. $7. 706-850-1916

    Women's Ultimate Fighting Championship

    Celebrate good food and good sports with a screening of the UFC 157.


  • 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 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. 


  • 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

    Margaret Browne discusses "Elements of Value and Connoisseurship: What Makes a Piece of Late-20th-Century Georgia Folk Art 'Good,' 'Better' or 'Best'?"

  • Loft Art Supply

    1–3 p.m. $40.

    Manga Comic Workshop

    Learn how to draw real Japanese manga. Ages 11 & above. Second part of the workshop is held on Mar. 2.

Lectures & Lit

  • The Church at College Station

    10 a.m.–9 p.m. FREE!

    "I Have a Question..."

    A weekend seminar exploring some of life’s most controversial issues with Dr. Joe Davis, professor of philosophy and apologetics at Southeastern University. 

  • Georgia Center Hotel

    10 a.m.–5 p.m. $100.

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

    A full day of lectures and discussions presented by the JoLLE@UGA, the Journal of Language & Literacy Education.


  • 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.


Ending Saturday, February 23



  • Transformational Doll Workshop

    (Call for Location) Local artist Barbara Odil leads a two-day experiential workshop in creating dolls that reflect pivotal life events. Feb. 23, 9:30 a.m.–6 p.m. & Feb. 24, 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m. $250, $125 advance deposit. 706-546-5601


  • Oconee County Library

    You Pick Movie Day

    Kids can cast their vote on the library's Facebook page to watch either Brave or The Pirates! Band of Misfits. Movie shows Feb. 23, 10:30 a.m. FREE!