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Sunday, February 25

2 events

Events

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    10:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. FREE! www.atlantasacredharp.org

    Shape Note Singing

    Experience the early American a cappella singing tradition using The Social Harp, compiled in 1855 by John Gordon McCurry, Jr., and The Sacred Harp, first published in 1844 by B.F. White. Potluck lunch. See Calendar Pick on p. 16.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    5 p.m. $20. www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Orchid Madness: Vanilla Sunday

    Vanilla flavoring is extracted from the pods of an orchid plant! Celebrate the vanilla bean orchid with sundaes from Freddy's Frozen Custard and a presentation by author James Farmer.

Tuesday, February 27

3 events

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  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    7 p.m. (dance lessons), 8–10 p.m. (open dance). $4–6. www.athensswingnight.com

    Swing Dance Night

    UGA Swing Dance Club presents a night of dancing in the tropical conservatory. No previous dance experience or partner required.

  • UGA Special Collections Library

    2 p.m. FREE! jclevela@uga.edu

    Tuesday Tour at 2

    Take a guided tour of the exhibit galleries of the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library and the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies. Meet in the rotunda on the second floor. Part of UGA's Spotlight on the Arts.

  • Athens Country Club

    11 a.m.–2 p.m. $50. 706-202-4862, wandabellculpepper@gmail.com

    La Table

    The Interfaith Hospitality Network of Athens hosts a benefit luncheon.

Wednesday, February 28

3 events

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Thursday, March 1

3 events

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Friday, March 2

6 events

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  • Piccadilly Farm

    Mar. 2–3, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! 706-765-4444, www.piccadillyfarm.com

    25th Annual Hellebore Days

    (Bishop) See a spectacular display of thousands of hellebores (Lenten Roses) in full bloom. Piccadilly Farm offers 20 types of hellebores including mixed colors, doubles and special colors.

  • Chase Park Warehouses

    5–9 p.m. FREE! www.hatchathens.com

    Hatch Hackathon

    (The Hatch) Work individually or in teams to make something in under four hours. Most projects are tech, art or craft focused. Bring your own supplies.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9 a.m. $12. 706-542-6138, www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Friends First Friday

    Sheldon Jones will present "Container Gardening: Be Bold and Beautiful." 

  • The Classic Center

    Mar. 2–3, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Mar. 4, 11 a.m.–5 a.m. $5. www.classiccenter.com

    Athens Rock, Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Fossil and Related Crafts Show

    Southeastern Mineral Specimens present a crafts exhibitor show. 

  • Ciné Barcafé

    6 p.m. $80. athenscine.com

    Red Carpet Gala

    Guests are encouraged to wear red carpet attire for a three-course meal to celebrate the Oscars. Live music by Eunice Kang. Proceeds benefit Ciné.

  • 5–10 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/hatchathens

    Hackathon

    (The Hatch, 160 Tracy St.) Craft, paint, draw, sew, build, repair, solder and hack things. Participants do not need to bring a project but the favorite project wins a prize. Food provided. 

Saturday, March 3

9 events

Events

  • Piccadilly Farm

    Mar. 2–3, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! 706-765-4444, www.piccadillyfarm.com

    25th Annual Hellebore Days

    (Bishop) See a spectacular display of thousands of hellebores (Lenten Roses) in full bloom. Piccadilly Farm offers 20 types of hellebores including mixed colors, doubles and special colors.

  • Morton Theatre

    1 p.m. FREE! (tickets required). aabhbowl@gmail.com

    Athens Area Black History Bowl

    The Athens Area Black History Committee presents the sixth annual program featuring a lecture, performances and recognitions of local history-makers. Speakers include University of Virginia professor Derrick P. Alridge and local author and historian Michael L. Thurmond.

  • Sandy Creek Park

    10 a.m. $20. www.active.com

    St. Joe's Jog & Fun Run

    The 19th annual 5K jog and fun run benefit St. Joseph Catholic School.

  • Ciné Barcafé

    12–2 p.m. $30. www.athenscine.com

    Meet the winemaker

    Meet 5th generation winemaker Kurt Bietler and try samples from his label Boheme Wines.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    All day. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Junior Ladies Garden Club Flower Show

    Designers compete to create floral arrangements inspired by works of art in the museum's permanent collection.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    6–8 p.m. www.aadmovement.com

    Athens Black Market

    The market supports local minority business vendors. Offerings range from local food, artisan home goods and natural beauty products. 

  • The Classic Center

    Mar. 2–3, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Mar. 4, 11 a.m.–5 a.m. $5. www.classiccenter.com

    Athens Rock, Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Fossil and Related Crafts Show

    Southeastern Mineral Specimens present a crafts exhibitor show. 

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    1–9 p.m. www.terrapinbeer.com

    Release Party

    Celebrate the release of Chopsecutioner with yard games and a food truck.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    5:30–7 p.m. melissalinkathens.com

    Kickoff Party

    Meet Melissa Link, ACC District 3 Commissioner, at her re-election kickoff party. 

Sunday, March 4

3 events

Events

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    All day. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Junior Ladies Garden Club Flower Show

    Designers compete to create floral arrangements inspired by works of art in the museum's permanent collection.

  • The Classic Center

    Mar. 2–3, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Mar. 4, 11 a.m.–5 a.m. $5. www.classiccenter.com

    Athens Rock, Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Fossil and Related Crafts Show

    Southeastern Mineral Specimens present a crafts exhibitor show. 

  • Nuçi's Space

    9 a.m.–5 p.m. FREE! www.nuci.org

    Spring Into the Arts

    The performing arts medicine showcase seeks to address issues artists face. Local artists will perform and network. Keynote speakers are Bronkar Lee and Peter Alvanos. Refreshments provided by Mama's Boy and Ike & Jane. 

Tuesday, March 6

1 event

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Wednesday, March 7

1 event

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  • The Foundry

    7 p.m. $7. rabbitboxstories@gmail.com

    Rabbit Box

    Storytelling for adults. This month's theme is "A Life Well Read." 

Saturday, March 10

2 events

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  • 12–2 p.m. FREE! reallyreallyfreemarketathens@gmail.com

    Really Really Free Market

    (Reese & Pope Park) Just like a yard sale, but everything is free. Bring what you can, take what you need. Free lunch prepared by Food Not Bombs. Second Saturday of every month.

  • 2–5 p.m. $15–38. wines.jsbottleshop@gmail.com

    BBQ & Madeira Shindig

    (J's Bottle Shop, 1452 Prince Ave.) Attend a seminar by a Madeira expert (2 p.m.). Sample Madeira wines with barbecue from White Tiger, a kids table and music (3–5 p.m.). Reservations required. 

Sunday, March 11

1 event

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  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    12:30–5 p.m. www.terrapinbeer.com

    Kegs 'n' Eggs Brunch with DJ Mahogany

    Get your Sunday started with beer-mosas and a bloody mary bar. Music, trivia and giveaways courtesy of DJ Mahogany.

Wednesday, March 14

1 event

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Saturday, March 17

1 event

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  • 9 a.m. $12–42. bit.ly/runathensgreen

    St. Patrick's Day Run

    (375 Commerce Blvd) Wear green for the inaugural 5k, 10k and Little Leprechaun Fun Run. Room reserved at Saucehouse for a post-run celebration. 

Wednesday, March 21

1 event

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Thursday, March 22

1 event

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  • The Classic Center

    7–10 p.m. $15–20. tedxuga.com

    TEDxUGA

    UGA alumnus, faculty and students present ideas worth sharing. This year's theme is "Connect."

Friday, March 23

2 events

Events

  • Morton Theatre

    7 p.m. $8–12. www.mortontheatre.com

    Caribbean Night

    UGA’s Caribbean Student Association presents an evening incorporating dance, music and theatrical performance.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    5–10 p.m. Donations encouraged. www.multiplechoices.us

    Music Night Concert & Auction

    Bid on items in the auction and hear live music. Proceeds benefit the Athens Council of the Blind and Multiple Choices Center for Independent Living.

Saturday, March 24

2 events

Events

  • Morton Theatre

    7 p.m. $8–12. www.mortontheatre.com

    Caribbean Night

    UGA’s Caribbean Student Association presents an evening incorporating dance, music and theatrical performance.

  • 12–1:30 p.m. FREE! jhebbard@uga.edu

    The School Lunch Challenge

    (Whitehead Elementary School 555 Qualwood Dr.) Four teams from Last Resort, Taziki's, Mediterranean Café, Dondero's Kitchen and the Food Bank of NEGA will compete to create a school lunch plate for a K–12 audience. Attendees are encouraged to bring donation items to benefit the Food 2 Kids program.  

Wednesday, March 28

1 event

Events

  • Hotel Indigo

    7:30 p.m. Festival Pass or $10. www.ajff.org

    Athens Jewish Film Festival Closing Party

    Celebrate the 10th annual festival with music and dancing.