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Saturday, January 14

28 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. www.caledonialounge.com

    DANGFLY Local rock band featuring an all-star lineup, including Adam Payne, Shawn Johnson, Jay Rodgers, Scotty Nicholson and Adam Poulin.

    COUNT KELLAM The formerly local singer-songwriter has reunited his Athens band (Dan Nettles, Jeff Rieter, Billy Rhoton, Marlon Patton) for a special performance. See Calendar Pick on p. 14.

    CREEMO Rock, blues, jazz and soul are mixed together into a smooth, intoxicating concoction of original music.

  • 40 Watt Club

    1 p.m. $10. www.40watt.com

    DRONEFEST Featuring an all-day lineup of experimental music, visuals and performance art. See Calendar Pick on p. 14.

  • The Foundry

    Athens Nurses Clinic Benefit. 7 p.m. $10 (adv.), $12 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    THE WILDJORDANTONKSCATS AND FRIENDS Long-running local blues group The Wildcats teams up with other local musicians.

    NUCLEAR TOURISM Young local rock group playing covers and originals.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7 p.m. $15 (adv.), $20 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    THE INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS Improvised string band music with country and bluegrass underpinnings.

    BILLY STRINGS "Super-charged Americana" and bluegrass artist.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    Nancy Travis Childcare Project Benefit. 7:30 p.m. $10. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    THE MUSICSMITHS Natalie Smith of Grogus and husband Brian Smith of the Georgia Guitar Quarter put together eerily beautiful flute/guitar compositions.

    RED OAK SOUTHERN STRING BAND This Watkinsville-based band plays rootsy Americana tunes.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE! www.highwirelounge.com

    LIVE MUSIC Rotating local jazz and bluegrass bands play every Friday and Saturday night.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    MORNING FATTY Punk, ska, reggae and funk group from Gainesville, FL.

  • The Office Lounge

    8:30 p.m. 706-546-0840

    ERIK NEIL BAND Local trio playing blues/rock covers and originals.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    4:30 p.m. www.terrapinbeer.com

    VINCENT THE DOG Local blues-rock trio.

  • The World Famous

    12 p.m. www.facebook.com/theworldfamousathens

    KITH & KIN Newly formed Athens-based folk-rock band.

Performance

  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Jan. 13–14, 8 p.m. $62–72. www.pac.uga.edu

    State Ballet Theatre of Russia

    The State Ballet Theatre of Russia presents a fully-staged production of Cinderella with dancing, lavish sets, detailed costumes and Prokofiev’s classic score. A pre-concert lecture will be offered 45 minutes prior to the performance.

Events

  • 12–2 p.m. FREE! reallyreallyfreemarketathens@gmail.com

    Really Really Free Market

    (Reese & Pope Park) Just like a yard sale, but everything is free. Bring what you can, take what you need. Free lunch prepared by Food Not Bombs. Second Saturday of every month.

  • 40 Watt Club

    1 p.m.–2 a.m. $5 minimum, $10 (suggested donation). www.40watt.com

    Dronefest

    An all-day event featuring 35-plus musicians, performance artists and visual art masters birthing new forms of live music, acting, speech, installation and procedural creation. See Calendar Pick on p. 14.

  • The Classic Center

    7 p.m. $40. 706-338-9301

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Banquet

    Dr. Maurice Daniels will be the keynote speaker at the annual banquet which awards scholarships to high school seniors. 

Games

Kidstuff

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    2:30–3 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3615

    Critter Tales

    Families are invited to listen to a story about nature. Staff will then bring it to life by visiting a critter or going outdoors for an activity.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    10 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Family Day: Faces of the Georgia Museum of Art

    Explore the many faces of the museum with portrait-themed gallery activities.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    2 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Science Kit Fun

    Shareables are fun, educational toys available for checkout with a library card. For ages 5 and up.

  • Lay Park

    4–6 p.m. $5–7.50. 706-613-3596

    Tweens Together

    The "Tween Only Space" includes a life-size board game, crafts, computer lab, photo booth and a Wii competition. Ages 8–12.

Art

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    12–3 p.m. FREE! www.athensclarkecounty.com/leisure

    "Visions of MLK Art Exhibition" & Saturday Celebration

    The annual "Visions of MLK Art Exhibition" is a collaborative show featuring a visual poetry project. This year's theme is "Do What's Right." The Saturday Celebration features live performances, food, guest speakers and activities. See Calendar Pick on p. 15.

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    6–8 p.m. FREE! lyndonhouseartsfoundation.com

    Opening Reception

    The 43rd Juried Exhibition features works selected by Wassan Al-Khudhairi, Chief Curator at the Contemporary Art Musuem in St. Louis. In the Lounge Gallery, Kristen Hyink shares hyperdetailed black-and-white illustrations accompanied by original recordings. See Art Notes on p. 15.

DJs

  • Highwire Lounge

    11 p.m. $1 (headphone). www.highwirelounge.com

    Silent Disco

    SILENT DISCO Dance the night away with wireless headphones and two channels of music. One of them is a request line!

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    DJ Mahogany

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

Classes

Lectures & Lit

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    2–4:30 p.m. FREE! artzar@gmail.com

    Writers Circle

    (Hargrett Library) Writers may bring pages of their work, any genre, for group feedback. Each meeting will highlight books from Hargrett's Collections.

  • 6:30 p.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com

    Meet the Author

    (Avid Bookshop, 1662 S. Lumpkin St.) Atlanta author Susan Crawford celebrates the release of The Other Widow.

Theater

  • Oconee County Civic Center

    Jan. 20–21, 7 p.m. & Jan. 22, 3 p.m. $14–18. www.oconeeyouthplayhouse.com

    A Christmas Story, the Musical

    Oconee Youth Playhouse presents a musical to help you keep enjoying the spirit of the holidays.