COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Wednesday, February 22

29 events

Live Music

  • Dos Palmas Restaurant & Cantina

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-353-7771

    TRE POWELL Local singer-songriter playing bluesy acoustic tunes with soulful vocals.

  • The Foundry

    7 p.m. $5. www.thefoundryathens.com

    THE BEST OF UNKNOWN ATHENS A monthly singer-songwriter showcase hosted by Liam Parke. This month features Dana Downs, Drew Albenesius, Sarah Zuniga, Andrew Huang and Erin Lovett.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    COSMIC CHARLIE Grateful Dead covers like you've never heard before. 

  • The Globe

    8 p.m. FREE! 706-353-4721

    THE HOT HOTTY-HOTS Mary Sigalas, Dan Horowitz, Steve Key and surprise guests play swingin' tunes from the '10s, '20s and '30s.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    MIDNIGHT BOI Alias of local musician Eli Rickli, playing "pseudo-Satanic hip hop."

    STUPID IDIOTS Local experimental group fronted by musician Ash Rickli.

    JAM PENALTY New local experimental band.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    THE MCLOVINS Four-piece jam band from Hartford, CT.

  • Porterhouse Grill

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990

    JAZZ NIGHT The longest standing weekly music gig in Athens! Enjoy an evening of original music, improv and standards.

  • The World Famous

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

    TURN TO CRIME Detroit-based art-punk band.

    FEATHER TRADE This local band plays lush, moody post-pop.

    EUREKA CALIFORNIA Melodic, rough-edged, guitar-driven local garage-rock duo.

Performance

  • UGA Ramsey Concert Hall

    8 p.m. FREE! www.music.uga.edu

    Georgia Woodwind Quintet

    The Georgia Woodwind Quintet performs woodwind chamber music. The ensemble is comprised of Hugh Hodgson School of Music faculty members.

  • UGA New Dance Theatre

    Feb. 22–25, 8 p.m. $12–16. www.dance.uga.edu

    CORE Concert Dance Company: A World of Difference

    CORE performs contemporary, aerial and multidisciplinary events incorporating interactive film, visual arts, literature and new music into multimedia performances.

Meetings

  • The World Famous

    6–7:30 p.m. FREE! www.fourathens.com/happy-hour

    Tech Happy Hour

    Meet local entrepreneurs, tech talent and other fellow Athenians who are making cool stuff at this weekly Four Athens networking happy hour.

Games

Classes

  • ACC Library

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Illustrator for Beginners

    Learn how to create graphics with vectors using Adobe Illustrator. This is ideal for logos or artwork you want to print in multiple sizes. Registration required.

  • 5:30 p.m. FREE! stormwater@athensclarkecounty.com

    Rain Barrel Workshop

    (ACC Stormwater, 120 W. Dougherty St.) Learn about stormwater runoff and rain barrel uses, maintenance and installation. 

Kidstuff

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE! 706-546-0840

    Karaoke

    KARAOKE With your host Lynn. Every Wednesday!

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040

    Open Mic Night

    OPEN MIC A weekly open-mic jam hosted by Louis Phillip Pelot. Backline provided!

Theater

  • 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.  

Comedy

  • Jerzees Sports Bar

    9 p.m. $5. ghoshehalia@gmail.com

    Comic Strip Comedy Show

    Alia Ghosheh hosts a comedy showcase headlined by Akil Bjorn.

Lectures & Lit

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

    Author Rob Wallace

    (Prince Ave.) Meet author Rob Wallace is celebration of Big Farms Make Big Flu, which describes the ways influenza and other pathogens emerge from an agriculture controlled by multinational corporations.

  • Oconee County Civic Center

    10 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! 706-552-2595

    USDA Housing Programs Training

    Representatives from the United States Department of Agriculture will meet with realtors and buildings to discuss updates affecting Single Family Housing programs in Georgia.

  • 11 a.m. FREE!

    Environmental Health Seminar

    (Coverdell Center, 500 D.W. Brooks Dr., Room S175) CEO of the National Environmental Health Association Dr. David Dyjack will give a talk titled "Environmental Health Visualized: Access, Axis and Affect." 

Events

  • Multiple Locations

    11 a.m.–8 p.m. willson.uga.edu

    Seed Life Skills Symposium

    Events include a student cooking competition, a panel discussion on "Food, Culture and Community" featuring Tom Colicchio (head judge of "Top Chef") and moderated by Hugh Acheson (4 p.m., UGA Chapel), and a benefit dinner (7 p.m.). Proceeds benefit Seed Life Skills. See Calendar Pick on p. 15.

Film

  • Ciné Barcafé

    8 p.m. $9.75. www.athenscine.com

    Moonlight

    Nominated for eight Academy Awards, Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood. A panel discussion with Ed Pavlic, Channette Romero and Valerie Babb will follow the screening.

Auditions