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Saturday, February 17

38 events

Lectures & Lit

  • UGA School of Law

    8:30 a.m. www.law.uga.edu

    13th Annual WIPI Conference

    (Dean Rusk Hall, Larry Walker Room) The Working in the Public Interest Conference explores the intersection of poverty, criminal justice and community.

  • Avid Bookshop

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

    Hometown Book Launch

    Xhenet Aliu and Timothy O'Keefe are the respective authors of Brass and You Are The Phenomenology

Games

  • Tyche's Games

    12 p.m. FREE! 706-345-4500

    Pathfinder Society Event

    Fantasy RPG. Bring your imagination.

Events

  • Rock Eagle 4H Center

    10 a.m. $10. 706-484-4838, jtorhan1@uga.edu

    Saturday at the Rock: High Rope Adventure

    Climb the tower to the top of the zip line and soar through the air. 

  • Memorial Park

    7:30 p.m. (lesson), 8–11 p.m. (dance). $8 (adults), $4 (ages 11–17) FREE! (ages 11 & under). www.athensfolk.org

    Contra Dance

    A dance presented by Athens Folk Music & Dance Society with live music by Joe Willey and the Movin' Men and calling by Robbin Marcus.

  • Bogart Library

    10 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Groundbreaking Ceremony

    Learn about plans for the expansion of the Bogart Library. Light refreshments provided. 

  • UGA School of Law

    8:30 a.m. www.law.uga.edu

    Working Public Interest Law Conference

    This year's conference focuses on the intersection of poverty, criminal justice and community.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    10 a.m.–2 p.m. $2.

    Lunar New Year Celebration

    Celebrate Chinese culture and the Lunar New Year, Year of the Dog. Festivities include music, literature, origami and giveaways. See Calendar Pick on p. 12.

  • 10 a.m.–6 p.m. www.steelandplank.com

    Grand Opening

    (675 Pulaski St., Suite 200) Tour the new Steel+Plank storefront featuring handcrafted furnishings, housewares and gifts. 

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    2:30–5 p.m. $3–5. 706-613-3615

    Nature Singles Bash

    This event has been cancelled.

  • Thrive

    11 a.m. FREE! getting.herby@gmail.com

    What is a Nutritional Therapist?

    Munch on homemade snacks with The Herb Girls, Eileen and Amy, while they explain what a nutritional therapist can do for you.

  • Sweet Olive Farm

    1–4 p.m. $5–10. www.sweetolivefarm.org

    Valentine Saturday

    Give the animals at the farm a hug. Festivities include crafts for all ages and a photo booth. Soup, sandwiches and drinks will be served.

Meetings

  • ACC Library

    2 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Clarke-Oconee Genealogy Society

    Elyse Hill presents "African American Genealogy Research– Beyond the Basic Sources." 

Theater

  • UGA Chapel

    Feb. 15–17, 8 p.m. & Feb. 18, 3 p.m. $15. www.project-safe.org

    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.

  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Feb. 16–17, 20–24, 8 p.m. Feb. 18 & 25, 2:30 p.m. $16. ugatheatre.com

    Detroit

    (Cellar Theatre) The lives of an average couple are upended by the arrival of mysterious new neighbors in their Detroit suburb. See Theater Notes on p. 14.

  • Town and Gown Players

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

    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 Little Playhouse

    Feb. 16–17 & 22–24, 7 p.m. Feb. 18 & 25, 3 p.m. $10. athenslittleplayhouse.net

    The Little Mermaid

    Journey "under the sea" with Ariel and her aquatic friends in an adaptation of Disney's Broadway prodution. 

  • Morton Theatre

    7 p.m. $20–25. mortontheatre.com

    The Company You Keep

    Sheree is tired of her man's excuses so she sets her eyes on someone new. 

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!

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    DJ Good Girl

    DJ GOOD GIRL Playing pop, R&B and other hits from the '80s and '90s.

Live Music

Art

Classes

  • ACC Library

    2–4 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    African American Genealogy Workshop

    Addressing one of the greatest challenges in African-American genealogy research, the program will provide sample sources to help patrons find info about formerly enslaved persons before the 1870 census.

  • Thrive

    3 p.m. FREE! www.thrivespace.net

    Doula Tips for Pregnancy

    Expectant mothers will learn tips from AthensBorn Birth services, Behold Birth and Classic City Doula. 

Kidstuff

  • Oconee County Library

    2 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950, www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Slime-ology Workshop

    Make multiple layers of slime. Ages 7 & up. Call to register.

  • ACC Library

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

    Let the Winter Olympic Games Begin

    Stories, crafts and games. Ages 4–11 and their caregivers.

  • 11 a.m.–2 p.m. FREE! www.utscenter.com

    Grand Opening for Athens Gymnastics

    (United Team Sports Center, 375 B Commerce Blvd.) Kids can celebrate the grand opening with an open gym, bounce house, face painting, an obstacle course, prizes and a concession stand.

Performance

  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA

    8 p.m. www.athica.org

    Guy Did Ail

    Visual/performance artist Gunnar Tarsa and composer/musician/performance artist Kyle Lewis collaborate as Guy Did Ail. Part of "Surrender," three experimental music performances curated by Lewis as part of ATHICA's "Beast It" series. 

Outdoors

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    10 a.m.–1 p.m. randy.smith@accgov.com

    Tree Planting

    The Center hosts a tree planting for the Managed Forest project with almost 2,000 saplings.