Saturday, January 14

28 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m.

    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.

    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).

    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).

    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.

    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!

    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.

    VINCENT THE DOG Local blues-rock trio.

  • The World Famous

    12 p.m.

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


  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Jan. 13–14, 8 p.m. $62–72.

    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.


  • 12–2 p.m. FREE!

    Really Really Free Market

    (Reese & Pope Park) Bring what you can; take what you need. No bartering, trading or paying. Free food prepared by Food Not Bombs. Second Saturday of every month.

  • 40 Watt Club

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


    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. 



  • 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!

    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!

    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.


  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    12–3 p.m. FREE!

    "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.

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    6–8 p.m. FREE!

    Opening Reception

    The 42nd Juried Exhibition features 162 works selected by Susan Krane, Oshman Executive Director of the San Jose Museum of Art. "New Works by Wilma" features photographs captured with Wilma's experimental technique. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.


  • Highwire Lounge

    11 p.m. $1 (headphone).

    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.


Lectures & Lit

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    2–4:30 p.m. FREE!

    Writer's 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!

    Meet the Author

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


  • Oconee County Civic Center

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

    A Christmas Story, the Musical

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