Thursday, February 15

44 events


  • Athens, GA

    6-9 p.m. FREE!

    Third Thursday Art Series

    Seven galleries stay open late the third Thursday of every month. Participating galleries include the Georgia Museum of Art, Lamar Dodd School of Art, ATHICA, Lyndon House Arts Center, Ciné, the GlassCube & Gallery @ Hotel Indigo and The Classic Center.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Thursday Twilight Tour

    Docents lead a tour of highlights from the permanent collection.

  • KA Artist Shop

    7–9 p.m. FREE!

    Opening Reception

    Meet the artists of the exhibition "Love in all its Many Forms."

  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    6 p.m. FREE!

    Gallery Talk

    Lisa Freeman will talk about her work in "Repercussion." 

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-5609

    Dr. Fred's Karaoke

    KARAOKE Hosted by karaoke fanatic Dr. Fred and featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more. Every Thursday!

Lectures & Lit

  • Avid Bookshop

    6–7:30 p.m. FREE!

    Meet the Author

    Meet Jon Jefferson in celebration of his latest book Wave of Terror.

  • ACC Library

    6 p.m. FREE!

    For the Philo of Philosophy Book Discussion Group

    Read philosophy books from ancient Greece to modern times. This month's selection is the introduction and chapters 2 and 3 of R.S. Woolhouse's The Concept of Substance in Seventeenth Century Metaphysics.

  • Oconee County Library

    12 p.m. FREE!

    Protecting Your Information

    Experts from Oconee State Bank share tips on protecting yourself against identity theft.

  • Oconee County Library

    4:30 p.m. FREE!

    Myth Storytime

    Join the Oconee County High School Latin Club for stories about gods and goddesses, heroes and fascinating creatures from ancient Greek and Roman mythology.

  • UGA Chapel

    2 p.m.

    Holmes-Hunter Lecture

    This year's lecture will be presented by award-winning journalist and UGA alumna Charlayne Hunter-Gault.


  • Multiple Locations

    Youth Sports Program Registration

    Now registering. Youth soccer co-ed program for ages 6–12. Mar. 20–Apr. 28. Flag football co-ed program for ages 5–12, Sundays, Mar. 18–13, 12–6 p.m. Sportstime co-ed program for ages 3–4. Mondays, Mar. 19–Apr. 23, 4:45–5:45 p.m. or Tuesdays, Mar. 20–Apr. 24, 4:45–5:45 p.m. Each program is $65–98.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    4:30 p.m. FREE!

    Sweet and Salty YA Valentines

    Teens can enjoy snacks and play board games like Exploding Kittens and Munchkin. Ages 12 and up.

  • ACC Library

    3:30 p.m. FREE!

    Celebritrees: Arbor Day Celebration

    Hear about the Tree That Owns Itself and watch Dr. Seuss' The Lorax. Take home a sapling for your family's yard. Ages 4–11 and their caregivers.

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    Spring Art Camp

    "Wear It: Wearable Art." Mar. 13–15. Session One for ages 8–11, Session Two for ages 12–15. Presented by AthFest Educates with Community. 706-613-3623, ext. 225


  • UGA Chapel

    Feb. 15–17, 8 p.m. & Feb. 18, 3 p.m. $15.

    The Vagina Monologues

    Project Safe presents its 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.

  • Town and Gown Players

    Feb. 9–10, 15–17, 8 p.m. Feb. 11 & 18, 2 p.m. $8–15.

    Brighton Beach Memoirs

    Neil Simon's depiction of his Depression-era family living in New York is narrated by 15-year-old Eugene, who is obsessed with baseball and sex. See Theater Notes on p. 14.


  • Athens YWCO

    Lifeguard Training

    Become a certified lifeguard through a three-day training course. Registration required. Mar. 2–4. $225. 706-354-7880,

  • ACC Library

    4:30 p.m. FREE!

    Tech Tips

    Learn about online streaming services to watch television, movies and sports in Les Shindelman's presentation "Cut the Cable Cord." 

  • Farmview Market

    Farmview Classes

    "A Taste of the Tea Room: Scone-Making with Linda Rivers." Mar. 6, 3–5 p.m. $30. "Easy Bread-Baking at Home: No-Knead Bread with Lori Smith." Mar. 13, 5–7 p.m. $35. "Raised Bed Building and Growing: A Build-It, Grow-It Yourself Workshop with Brad Kelly." Mar. 24, 10–11:30 a.m. $149–199. "Instant Pot Cooking with Kjesti Easton." Apr. 11, 5–7 p.m. $30.

  • Healing Arts Centre


    (Sangha Yoga Studio) "Yamuna Foot Fitness" is a four-week immersion series. Begins Feb. 28, 6–7 p.m. $80.,

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    6 p.m. FREE!

    Yoga in the Galleries

    Five Points Yoga instructors lead a class surrounded by works of art. 

  • Thrive

    6 p.m. FREE!

    New Year's Qigong

    Celebrate the Chinese New Year and Thrive's fifth anniversary with a class in Qigong.

  • UGArden

    UGArden Classes

    "Foraging for Food and Medicine Workshop." Mar. 17, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. $40. "Herbal Soap Workshop." Mar. 27, 5:30–7:30 p.m. $35. "Cultivating Medicinal Herbs Workshop." Apr. 28, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. $85.

Live Music

  • Akademia Brewing Co.

    7 p.m. FREE!

    HUTCH MCCOLLUM Singer-songwriter playing old-school country and bluegrass.

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    JOHN SWILLEY Local songwriter who blends gritty Southern rock, sultry R&B and Delta blues.

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot plays solo sets of country-rock and acoustic Southern soul.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    LILY HERNE Local group playing dream-rock with psychedelic and folk influences.

    NUCLEAR TOURISM Young local rock group playing covers and originals.

    MURDER THE MOOD Local alternative rock band. 

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    5 p.m. FREE!

    ZIGTEBRA Indie-folk band of "beastly best friends" from Chicago.

    LEA LEA Dreamy indie-folk artist from Atlanta.

    PRISM LORD Athens-based duo with a bright, warm sound.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    8 p.m. $5.

    REX HUSSMAN Rootsy, eclectic singer-songwriter from Atlanta.

    AMIGO South Carolina-based Americana outfit led by songwriter Slade Baird.

    MRCARTERMRTONKS Americana collaboration between two Athens scene fixtures.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. SOLD OUT.

    DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS The local Southern rock superstars return to the Athens stage for their annual Homecoming series. See story on p. 8.

    T. HARDY MORRIS Local singer-songwriter and guitarist plays twangy, reflective folk-rock. 

  • The Foundry

    7 p.m. $8 (adv.), $12 (door).

    ATHENS A-TRAIN BAND Instrumental group performing a special Valentine's Day set of "sweetheart jazz."

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $20 (adv.), $25 (door).

    UNOTHEACTIVIST Up-and-coming rapper from Atlanta's Zone 3. See Calendar Pick on p. 12.

    THOUXANBANFAUNI Rapper raised in Atlanta and based in Chattanooga, TN.

    WARHOL.SS Chicago-based emcee originally from Atlanta.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. FREE!

    JAZZ JAM Some of our town's most talented musicians get together at this happening. Bring your axe, or grab a table and give an ear.

  • The Office Lounge

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

    CHRIS HAMPTON AND THE DANCING MAGNOLIAS Local group led by guitarist and songwriter Chris Hampton. Every Thursday!

  • Seney-Stovall Chapel

    7:30 p.m.

    KISHI BASHI Talented local songwriter and violinist creates exuberant, loop-driven, experimental pop music. For this special multimedia event, he'll be joined by musicians Julian Saporiti, Erin Aoyama and a string quartet.



  • 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!


  • Sister Louisa's Church

    9 p.m. FREE!

    The Kourtesans

    The drag troupe performs every third Thursday. BUKween features artists performing at the BUKU Music and Art Project in New Orleans. 

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    5:30–7 p.m. FREE!

    "I Wrote That One, Too"

    Steve Dorff will discuss his new book I Wrote That One, Too...: A Life in Songwriting from Willie to Whitney, and treat guests to a few selected songs. 

  • Seney-Stovall Chapel

    8 p.m. FREE!

    Kishi Bashi

    This multimedia event is built around Omoiyari, a film Kishi Bashi made about Japanese internment in the U.S. during WWII. He will be joined on stage by Julian Saporiti, Erin Aoyama and a string quartet. A panel discussion will follow.



  • Georgia Museum of Art

    7–9 p.m. FREE!

    "Craft in America: Memory"

    The first episode on the PBS series Craft in America, "Memory," takes a tour through craft's history in the U.S.

  • Ciné Barcafé

    5 p.m.

    Black Panther Preview Night

    Featuring a red carpet pre-party with light refreshments provided (cosplay encouraged), plus a preview of Marvel's new film and a post-screening community mixer. Movie tickets available online.