COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Saturday, February 18

32 events

Classes

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9 a.m.–5 p.m. $105 (includes lunch). www.uga.edu/botgarden

    Natural History of Georgia Plants

    Part of the Certificate in Native Plants core, this course will introduce the diverse natural vegetation of Georgia, emphasizing ecological principles of plant distribution, prehistoric and contemporary influences on Georgia vegetation, major vegetation types in Georgia and common plant species that characterize each vegetation type.

  • Farmview Market

    10 a.m.–12 p.m. $25. www.farmviewmarket.com

    First Steps to Gardening

    Learn techniques for growing food in raised beds. Ages 16–adult.

Art

  • 11 a.m. until dark. FREE! chatham.murray@gmail.com, www.chathammurray.com

    Open House

    (120 Barrow St.) See the latest works by local painter Chatham Murray in her annual open house.

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.  

Meetings

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    10 a.m. FREE! northeastgaorchidsociety@gmail.com

    Orchid Madness: Orchid Class

    Learn about orchids and their care from the Northeast Georgia Orchid Society.

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com

    THE GOOD LOOKS Young band playing a custom blend of rock, blues, funk, punk and alternative.

    HOGZWYLD Southern rock group from the Atlanta area.

    OLDE WORLD MONKEYS Local Southern rock four-piece.

    OVER YONDER Garage-rock band from Atlanta.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    DAVID DONDERO Singer-songwriter and wandering troubadour crafts intimate, warbly folk tunes. 

    FUTURE LIVES Athens-based Cali-country project from King of Prussia songwriter Brandon Hanick.

    EMILEIGH IRELAND Local singer-songwriter and experimental performer.

    TAFT MASHBURN Singer-songwriter from Austin, TX.

  • 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. 

    THE HERNIES Local riff-heavy rock band displaying influences from classic to indie rock.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $15 (adv.), $20 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    PENNY & SPARROW Indie folk/country duo from Texas, with influences from Stephen Sondheim to The Swell Season.

    COREY KILGANNON Acoustic singer-songwriter from Nashville, TN.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. SOLD OUT. www.georgiatheatre.com

    MAREN MORRIS Critically and commercially successful country singer-songwriter, part of the 2017 Hero Tour.

  • Go Bar

    9 p.m. 706-546-5609

    HARRY CAREY Reunited version of this mid-'90s Athens rock group fronted by songwriter Jim Willingham.

    MIND BRAINS Local supergroup playing experimental pop music with skewed sensibilities.

    SMOKEDOG This local band plays noisy, burned-out experimental rock and roll.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. $7. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    THE GO ROUNDS Kalamazoo, MI band playing "psychedelic Americana pop."

    HOLY GHOST TENT REVIVAL North Carolina band playing energetic soul-rock with horns.

  • Highwire Lounge

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

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

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    3 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/lkshuffleclub

    REBECCA SUNSHINE BAND Local children's-music group playing fun songs for kids of all ages. Album release show!

  • Live Wire

    9 p.m. www.livewireathens.com

    STRFKR High-energy electronica outfit from Portland, OR. 

    PSYCHIC TWIN Psychedelic electropop duo from Brooklyn, NY.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    JOSH ROBERTS & THE HINGES South Carolina band plays "rock and roll music with the roots showing."

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. 706-546-0840

    QUIG AND THE BOYS Local rock band playing old, new, blues and rock with a twist.

  • The World Famous

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

    HOT CORNER HIP HOP The one-year anniversary of the series, featuring locally grown beats and rhymes by Lingua Franca (EP release show!) and WesdaRuler, Ishues, Squalle and LG, Letsruntrack and The Pleasure Point. See story on p. 9.

  • The World Famous

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

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

Lectures & Lit

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

    Avid Poetry Series

    (Prince Ave.) Hear poetry from Rex Leonowicz, a performing artist and writer, and Johnny Damm, editor-in-chief of A Bad Penny Review.

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

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

    Writer's Circle

    (Hargrett Library) Serious writers may bring up to ten pages of their work, any genre, for group feedback. Each meeting will highlight books form Hargrett's Collections.

  • Oconee County Library

    10 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Early Signs of Alzheimer's Disease

    Learn information on detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment and more. Presented in partnership with the Alzheimer's Association.

  • ACC Library

    11 a.m.–3 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Indie Author Marketplace and Fair

    Local and indie authors will showcase their books. At 3:30 p.m., authors George Weinstein, Ann B. Jones and Donny Bailey Seagraves will discuss ideas and experiences pertaining to getting books published.

Events

  • Sandy Creek Park

    10:30 a.m. 706-543-1621, www.active.com

    St. Joe's Jog & Fun Run

    The 18th Annual job and fun run benefit St. Joseph Catholic School.

  • Rubber Soul Yoga

    6:30 p.m. $20. phelanlavelle@gmail.com

    ACLU Benefit

    Practice yoga in a class led by Phelan LaVelle. Robes of Riggonia (members of Cult of Riggonia) will play live for participants to listen through wireless headphones silent disco style. Proceeds benefit the American Civil Liberties Union.

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!

  • Buddha Bar

    Guitars Not Guns Benefit. 7 p.m. $5. 706-208-7017

    The Purple Party

    THE PURPLE PARTY Savannah promoter Ben Umbreit presents "a full night of DJs spinning all things Prince, including hits, lost tracks, music from his many protégés, purple drink specials and tons of surprises."

Sports

Kidstuff

  • Rock Eagle 4H Center

    9:30 a.m. $3. jtorhan1@uga.edu, rockeagle4h.org

    Saturday at the Rock: Scaly Slimy Spectacular

    Participants can learn about and interact with cold-blooded creatures. 

  • ACC Library

    11 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    My Heart is Like a Zoo

    Listen to animal stories and make heart-shaped crafts. For ages 4–8 and their caregivers.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    3–5 p.m. FREE! facebook.com/rebeccasunshinemusic

    Rebecca Sunshine Kids' CD Release Party

    Celebrate the relaese of Rebecca Sunshine Band's first kids' album with face painting, dancing, swag and live performances by Rebecca Sunshine and the Possum Kingdom Ramblers.

Ending Saturday, February 18

 

Classes

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    Watercolor Class

    Local watercolor artist Eileen Hurd teaches a progressive class as part of the library's Spring Art Series. Saturdays, Feb. 18–Mar. 4. 706-795-5597