COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Friday, February 17

29 events

Outdoors

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    2–3 p.m. FREE! www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Arbor Day Celebration

    (Shade Garden Arbor) Take a ramble through the trails and learn facts on Arbor Day's history.

Theater

  • UGA Chapel

    Feb. 16–18, 8 p.m. & Feb. 19, 3 p.m. $15. www.project-safe.org

    The Vagina Monologues

    Project Safe presents the 18th annual production of Eve Ensler's award-winning play. Women of all ages and backgrounds perform monologues ranging from humorous to devastating, profound to profane. Proceeds benefit Project Safe.

  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Feb. 21–25, 8 p.m. Feb. 26, 2:30 p.m. $12–16. www.drama.uga.edu

    Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike

    (Cellar Theatre) Christopher Durang's quirky comedy follows three siblings and a boyfriend.  

Word on the Street

  • Lay Park

    Athens Area Men's Baseball League

    The 2017 AAMBL Season starts in April. Thedraft occurs in late March. 706-207-8939, www.aambl.com

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    Spring Book Sale

    Thousands of books will be available for bargain prices, as will books on tape, CDs, VHS tapes and records. Proceeds benefit the Madison County Library. Through Mar. 18. $1–2 (most items). www.athenslibrary.org/madison

  • The Rook and Pawn

    League Trivia

    Signups are underway for a five-month league trivia battle. Email your team to rookandpawnathens@gmail.com

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9:30 p.m. www.caledonialounge.com

    DOUBLE FERRARI This local band plays virtuosic, riff-laden, instrumental rock.

    MALEVICH Grind and metal group from Athens and Atlanta, featuring members of Juna.

    OAK HOUSE Melodic and complex post-rock group from Athens and Atlanta.

    CRUNCHY Athens-based "doom-dance" duo featuring Phelan LaVelle and Kathleen Duffield.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. $5. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    HONEYWHEEL Athens-based progressive rock band. 

    COUCHLOCKED New psychedelic/progressive folk duo.

    COJENA BLANCA No info available.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. SOLD OUT. www.40watt.com

    DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS The local Southern rock superstars return to the Athens stage for their annual Homecoming series. 

    CAMP AMPED BAND Tunes from Nuçi's Space's group of future rock stars.

    TRAE CROWDER Comedian and performer known as "The Liberal Redneck." See story on p. 8.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $5 (adv.), $8 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    THE DIRTY DOORS Tribute band performs for the 50th anniversary of The Doors' debut album.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. $25. www.hendershots.com

    ALASH ENSEMBLE Trained in Tuvan throat singing since childhood, these touring musicians mesh that traditional sound with more contemporary ideas.

  • 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

    HAYLEY JANE & THE PRIMATES Self-described "theatrical-folkadelic-Americana-jam-soul-country-blues-pop" group.

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. Every Friday!

  • The Office Lounge

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

    SANCTIFIED REVIVAL Classic and Southern rock-influenced band from Atlanta.

  • Saucehouse Barbeque

    7 p.m. FREE! www.saucehouse.com

    TRACE COLSON Singer-songwriter with a classically trained voice and a powerful, soulful sound.

  • Transmetropolitan

    9 p.m. $7 (students), $12 (door). www.jazzathensga.org

    SVETLANA & THE DELANCEY FIVE A night of music and swing dancing, courtesy of this New York band.

DJs

Meetings

Events

Kidstuff

  • reBlossom Mama Baby Shop

    10:30 a.m. FREE! www.reblossomathens.com

    Story Time Fun

    A rotation of music, science or other special story times for babies and young children with their parents.  

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    Teen Tech Bookmark Design Contest

    Teens can enter a bookmark they've designed around the theme "Be the Source of Change" through March. Part of Teen Tech Week. www.athenslibrary.org/madison

Performance

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    8 p.m. $36. pac.uga.edu

    Seong-Jin Cho

    The award-winning pianist will perform Schubert's Sonata No. 19 in C Minor and Chopin's 24 Preludes. 

Lectures & Lit

  • Avid Bookshop

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

    Local Author Leslie Sinyard

    (Five Points) Meet Leslie Sinyard in celebration of Don't Look, Just Jump, which tells the story of Olive Hammons Weathersby, the first civilian woman to parachute from a military plane.

Classes

  • By Your Leave Family Resource Center

    Breastfeeding Class

    Anna Salzman hosts a class for expectant parents. Third Mondays. $25 per couple. 706-340-6856.

  • First Presbyterian Church of Athens

    NAMI Family to Family

    NAMI Family to Family is a free, 12-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people living with mental illness. Mondays and Thursdays, Mar. 20–Apr. 28. 770-225-0804, namihallga@gmail.com, www.nami.org

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    Cameo Cutter Class

    Sharon McConnell will show participants how to use a Silhouette Cameo cutter to make designs in a two-part class. Tuesdays, March 7–14. www.athenslibrary.org/madison

Ending Friday, February 17

 

Art

  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    Southworks Call for Artists

    Seeking submissions for the 22nd annual Southworks National Juried Art Exhibition on Apr. 7–May 5. Visit website for application and to submit images. Cash prizes will be awarded to top pieces. Deadline Feb. 17. $25-35. www.ocaf.com

Word on the Street

  • Athens, GA

    Little Black Dress Initiative

    The Junior League of Athens invites everyone to participate in the Little Black Initiative Feb. 13–17 to help raise awareness of the importance of financial literacy in helping victims of domestic violence escape abuse. The Athens-Clarke County Library will host a kickoff event Feb. 13 at 6 p.m. #LBDIAthens, nnedv.org/ej