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Monday, February 8

20 events

Karaoke & Open Mic

Kidstuff

  • Oconee County Library

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950

    Teen Advisory Board

    Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is a group of teens who gather at the beginning of every month to discuss and plan upcoming events. Ages 11–18. Registration required.

  • ACC Library

    4–5:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, ext. 329

    Open Chess Play for Kids and Teens

    Teen chess players of all skill levels can play matches and learn from members of the local Chess and Community Players, who will be on hand to assist players and help build skill levels. For ages 7–18. Registration required.

  • ACC Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, www.athenslibrary.org

    Infant Storytime

    Designed to nurture language skills through literature-based materials and activities. Parents assist their children in movements and actions while playing.

  • ACC Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, www.athenslibrary.org

    Infant Storytime

    Designed to nurture language skills through literature-based materials and activities. Parents assist their children in movements and actions while playing.

  • ACC Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, www.athenslibrary.org

    Infant Storytime

    Designed to nurture language skills through literature-based materials and activities. Parents assist their children in movements and actions while playing.

  • Oconee County Library

    6 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Nerd Herd Hang Out

    Geek out with other nerds. Grades 6–12. 

Live Music

  • The Foundry

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

    SWEETHEART DUETS HOOT This month will highlight musical couples, featuring Cameron Federal and Russell Cook, Kate Morrissey and Roger Stahl, Margo and Art Rosenbaum, Karen Bergmann and James Cook, Mary Sigalas and Matt Yelton, Sarah and Darrin Cook, Jenny and Jamie Derevere and Olive Hebert and Riley Kirkpatrick. Maggie Hunter will guest host and open with a song for all the single people out there. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    FRANK HURRICANE Experimental artist from Boston that describes his music as "spiritual mountain psych gangsta folk."

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

    JACK & YODA Experimental instrumental band from Macon.

    STUPID IDIOTS Local experimental group fronted by musician Ash Rickli.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    MUSCLE SHOALS MONDAY Local artists pay tribute to the Alabama hotspot.

Games

Film

  • Miller Learning Center

    7 p.m. FREE! sos.uga.edu/filmfest

    Speciesism

    (Room 148) This film sets out to investigate the hidden secrets of factory farming and ends up exploring an even bigger question: why do humans consider themselves to be the most important species on the planet?

Events

Performance

  • UGA Performing Arts Center

    8 p.m. $25–35. pac.uga.edu

    A Tribute to Benny Goodman

    Bliss leads his band through tunes made famous by the legendary bandleader including "Stompin' at the Savoy," "Oh, Lady Be Good" and "Sing, Sing, Sing" while sharing stories about Goodman's life. 

Tuesday, February 9

30 events

Kidstuff

Classes

  • ACC Library

    10–11:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org

    Computer Class: eBooks and Audiobooks

    Learn how to use Georgia Download Destination. Registration required.

  • ACC Library

    1:30 p.m. FREE! 706-583-8834

    Outlook and Opportunities

    Edward Jones Financial Advisor Jess Jensen-Ryan explains inflation and interest rates, opportunities and risks of international investing, and investing in today's domestic stock market. Registration required.

  • KA Artist Shop

    6 p.m. $20. www.kaartist.com

    Creative Journaling for Adults

    Create page after page to hold your ideas and thoughts.

  • Bogart Library

    6–7:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Creative Lettering

    Learn the art of creative lettering by using quotes and making cards, posters and other projects. Supplies provided.

Games

  • Hi-Lo Lounge

    8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-8561

    Trivia

    General trivia with host Caitlin Wilson.

  • The Rail Athens

    10:30 p.m. FREE! 706-354-7289

    Trivia at the Rail

    Trivia hosted by Nic every Tuesday.

  • Locos Grill & Pub

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

    Locos Trivia

    Westside and Eastside locations of Locos Grill and Pub feature trivia night every Tuesday.

  • The Savory Spoon

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-367-5721

    Full Contact Trivia

    Compete to win prizes.

  • The Rook and Pawn

    5:30–6:30 p.m. FREE! www.therookandpawn.com

    Happy Hour Trivia

    Compete in happy hour trivia hosted by James Majure. First place gets a $30 gift card.

  • Blind Pig Tavern

    8:30 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/blindpigtavern

    Full Contact Trivia

    (2301 College Station Rd.) Every Tuesday.

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $12 (21+), $14 (18–20). www.caledonialounge.com

    WILD CHILD Folk-pop collective from Austin, TX.

    CICADA RHYTHM Acoustic guitar and upright bass duo playing bluegrass-tinged indie-folk, filled with paired vocal harmonies. 

  • The Classic Center

    7 p.m. SOLD OUT. www.classiccenter.com

    WIDESPREAD PANIC The Athens-based jam-band juggernaut plays a two-night stand. See story on p. 14.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. FREE! www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    SARAH ZUNIGA Talented singer-songwriter with a sweet, strong voice.

    LAWRENCE TRAILER Brooklyn, NY-based singer-songwriter.

  • 40 Watt Club

    10:30 p.m. $10. www.40watt.com

    BLOODKIN The long-running Athens quartet plays a bluesy style of roots-rock music with big guitars and sharply written lyrics. 

  • Georgia Theatre

    9:30 p.m. $8 (adv.), $10 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    FUNK YOU Augusta band playing funky, high energy, get-your-dancing-shoes-on jams.

    CBDB Alabama-based "joyfunk" band playing a mix of funk, progressive rock and jam fusion.

    THE ORANGE CONSTANT Fusion-oriented local jam-rock band.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. $10. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    AUSTIN PIAZZOLLA QUINTET Specializing in the music of Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla, as well as original nuevo tango compositions.

    ATHENS TANGO PROJECT Local group playing Argentine tango, featuring the upright bass talent of Laura Camacho.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    S-WORDS AND FRIENDS Local band playing funky pop-rock with a touch of Southern jam.

Lectures & Lit

DJs

  • The Manhattan Café

    Loungy Tuesdays. 10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-9767

    Loungy Tuesdays

    DJ NATE FROM WUXTRY Spinning an all-vinyl set of rare and classic deep soul, R&B and blues. Every Tuesday!

Art

  • Lamar Dodd School of Art

    5:30 p.m. FREE! www.art.uga.edu

    Visiting Artist Lecture

    (Room S151) Rashaad Newsome works in collage, sculpture, video, performance and sound. His work is in public collections at the Brooklyn Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Karaoke & Open Mic

Events

  • 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.

Performance

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    7:30 p.m. FREE! pac.uga.edu

    UGA Philharmonia Spring Concert

    The ensemble is one of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music's large orchestral ensembles.

  • UGA Robert G. Edge Recital Hall

    Feb. 9 & 10, 8 p.m. Feb. 12, 5 p.m. FREE! music.uga.edu

    Beethoven Lecture and Concert

    A three-day celebration of the works of Beethoven hosted by Evgeny Rivkin and Levon Ambartsumian. Students will perform sonatas by the composer for violin and piano.

Meetings

  • Central Presbyterian Church

    11 a.m. FREE! www.womansclub.uga.edu

    University Woman's Club

    Author, columnist and commentator of UGA football Loran Smith presents "People, Places and Possibilities Beyond Sports."

  • 12:30 p.m. FREE! 706-540-3040

    Athens Fibercraft Guild

    (Gone with the Bead, 16 N. Main St. Watkinsville) Meet new members and fiber artists. 

Wednesday, February 10

34 events

Live Music

  • The Classic Center

    7 p.m. SOLD OUT. www.classiccenter.com

    WIDESPREAD PANIC The Athens-based jam-band juggernaut plays a two-night stand. See story on p. 14.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    PILGRIM Local rock band led by songwriter Paul McHugh.

    JOE CAT Gritty, blue-collar, Americana roots artist.

    LOS CANTARES Local desert-rock supergroup featuring members of Old Smokey and Moths.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8:30 p.m. $15 (adv.), $17 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    BOOMBOX Vintage-oriented eletctro-psychedelic group from Muscle Shoals, AL.

    RAMONA WOUTERS Beat-centric electronic DJ and Belgium native.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    SC FORD No info available.

    WET GARDEN Synthesizer explorations with erotic incantations.

    SDS9 Songs written by Sad Dads frontman Thomas Bauer that sound like "a mix of Bright Eyes and Xiu Xiu with elements of disco and funk."

    SOVEREIGN PLATYPUS Local avant-garde musician.

  • Live Wire

    11:30 p.m. $10. www.livewireathens.com

    SAM HOLT BAND Atlanta-based roots-rock crew.

  • Live Wire

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

    OPEN MIC & LATE NIGHT JAM Drums, keys and amps are provided. Come share your music, jam with other musicians, and have a great time! Hosted by a local band each week.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    MARADEEN Five-piece rock group from Nashville, TN. 

  • 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.

  • Saucehouse Barbeque

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

    LEAVING COUNTRIES IN THE ROUND Local singer-songwriters perform original music. Booking Information: louisphillippelot@yahoo.com.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5:30 p.m. FREE! www.terrapinbeer.com

    HIBBS BROTHERS Featuring Rob Hibbs on acoustic guitar and Garrett Hibbs on mandolin, showcasing originals and covering singer-songwriters such as Townes Van Zandt, Neil Young and Howe Gelb.

Kidstuff

  • Oconee County Library

    6–8 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950

    Anime Club

    Watch some anime and manga, listen to J-Pop music, eat Japanese snacks and share fan art. Ages 11–18.

  • Oconee County Library

    5 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950

    Chess Club

    Ages 7 & up are invited to play. All experience levels welcome.

  • Oconee County Library

    10 & 11 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Preschooler Storytime

    Stories, songs, crafts and fun for preschool-aged children and their caregivers.

  • ACC Library

    7 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Bedtime Stories

    Children of all ages are invited for bedtime stories every Wednesday.

Meetings

  • ACC Library

    7 p.m. FREE! www.eckankar-ga.org

    "How Does Divine Spirit Work in Your Life?"

    This workshop is for all faiths to learn about dreams and past lives. 

  • The World Famous

    6 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.

  • Four Athens

    12 p.m. FREE! www.fourathens.com

    Lunch and Learn

    Jeff Bekiares of Founders Legal discusses the top business law topics for startups. Lunch is provided. RSVP.

DJs

  • Blue Sky

    5 p.m. FREE! 706-850-3153

    Blue Sky Vinyl

    VINYL WEDNESDAYS Bring your own records and spin them at the bar!

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    DJ Tony Chackal

    DJ TONY CHACKAL Spinning an all-vinyl set of love songs honoring the Cupid, Eros and the Flowers of Romance. Come hear '60s garage and soul along with '70s post-punk exploring themes of love and romance.

Games

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Hi-Lo Lounge

    10 p.m. FREE! www.hiloathens.com

    Karaoke with the King

    KARAOKE WITH THE KING Sing your guts out every Wednesday! 

  • The Office Lounge

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

    Karaoke

    KARAOKE With your host Lynn. Every other Wednesday!

Classes

  • ACC Library

    7 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    InDesign for Beginners

    Learn the basics to make brochures, flyers, or menus for a business. Registration required.

  • ACC Library

    6 p.m. FREE! atedrow@uga.edu

    Gardening Class: Blueberries & Figs

    Gardeners of all levels can learn how to grow blueberry bushes and fig trees. Registration recommended.

Performance

  • UGA Ramsey Concert Hall

    8 p.m. $5 (w/ UGA ID), $10. www.pac.uga.edu

    Faculty Recital

    Professor of clarinet D. Ray McClellan will play works from Brahms, Bozza and Bernstein. McClellan will be accompanied by Damon Denton on piano and Dr. David Starkweather on cello. 

  • UGA Robert G. Edge Recital Hall

    Feb. 9 & 10, 8 p.m. Feb. 12, 5 p.m. FREE! music.uga.edu

    Beethoven Lecture and Concert

    A three-day celebration of the works of Beethoven hosted by Evgeny Rivkin and Levon Ambartsumian. Students will perform sonatas by the composer for violin and piano.

Events

  • ACC Library

    7 p.m. FREE! athenssciencecafe.wordpress.com

    Athens Science Café

    Jeremy Peacock and Zoe Evans will discusses "Measuring Up with GA's Science Standards." 

  • The Foundry

    7 p.m. $7. thefoundryathens.com

    Rabbit Box: "Black Like Me"

    This month features storytellers Rachelle Ellis, Dawn D. Bennett, Joseph Houston III, Ismael Cuthbertson, Broderick Flanagan and more. Life the Griot will be the emcee.

Thursday, February 11

29 events

Live Music

  • Buffalo's Café

    7 p.m. FREE! www.buffalos.com

    SPACE A ROCK BAND Rock and roll collective.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    DREAM CULTURE Jammy local psychedelic rock group.

    SLANG Atlanta-based four-piece rock band.

    GRAND New Athens-based alternative-pop four-piece.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $31. www.40watt.com

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

    MONSOON Female-fronted local post-punk band that dabbles in rockabilly and new wave.

    CAMP AMPED BAND Tunes from Nuçi's Space's group of future rock stars.

  • The Foundry

    7:30 p.m. $8 (adv.), $12 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    ATHENS A-TRAIN BAND Instrumental group performing traditional jazz standards, swing, latin, ballads, blues and boogie. This is a special evening of "sweetheart jazz."

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    TRAE PIERCE & THE T-STONE BAND Funky, hip hop-influenced blues-rock band from Florida.

    THE FUNK BROTHERHOOD Local party band performs a nonstop dance party featuring horn-driven hits.

    PARTIAL CINEMA This local group takes influences from funk, indie, dance and classical music to inspire fits of dancing, vibing and grooving. 

  • The Grotto

    11 p.m. 706-549-9933

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Local band playing smokin' folk-country/Southern rock and roll. 

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

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

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    8 p.m. $3. www.facebook.com/lkshuffleclub

    LUIS BARBIERA Guitar player and accomplished composer who is a member of the collective Habana Abierta. The show is part of Cuba and the US South: A Shared History, an international symposium exploring the ties between Cuba and the Southern United States stretching back to the antebellum era.

  • Live Wire

    9 p.m. www.livewireathens.com

    STRUNG LIKE A HORSE "Gypsy-punk-garage-grass" group from Chattanooga.

    BLACKFOOT GYPSIES Blues- and country-influenced garage-rock band from Nashville, TN.

    BLACKWATER DEEP Athens-based acoustic indie-folk band.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    SOUTHERN BRED CO. Local funk-inspired rock and roll band.

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. He hosts an "all-star jam" every Thursday.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5:30 p.m. FREE! www.terrapinbeer.com

    JIM COOK Wailing slide guitar, gritty vocals and swamp stomp with this local bluesman.

  • The World Famous

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

    NICHOLAS MALLIS Mallis' music is "a cross between David Bowie, The Ventures, and a little bit of Neil Diamond."

    YIP DECEIVER An infectiously fun blend of feel-good pop, R&B grooves and noise-bending electro from Athens.

    CASSO Former Programs member Robby Casso performs solo.
  • Your Pie

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-355-7048 (Gaines School Rd. location)

    YOESHI ROBERTS Singer-songwriter playing uplifting "acoustic music that feels good."

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    Dr. Fred's Karaoke

    KARAOKE Hosted by karaoke fanatic John "Dr. Fred" Bowers and featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more.

Meetings

  • Central Presbyterian Church

    9:30 a.m. FREE! 706-850-7463, athensareanewcomersclub.org

    Athens Area Newcomers Club

    This month's speaker is Dan Harris. He will discuss honeybees and their importance in ecology. 

Games

  • El Azteca

    7:30 p.m. FREE! 706-549-2639

    Trivia

    Win prizes with host Nic. Every Thursday.

Kidstuff

Performance

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    8 p.m. $40. pac.uga.edu

    The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

    The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center performs a program entitled "Pianos/Pianists" featuring pianists Alessio Bax and Wu Han of the Chamber Music Society and special guest Robert Spano, music director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    8 p.m. FREE!

    Dada Centennial

    The evening features new works in the spirit of Dada with visiting artists and art students.

Theater

  • Athens Community Theater

    Feb. 5–6 & 11–13, 8 p.m. Feb 7 & 14, 2 p.m. $8–15. townandgownplayers.org

    The Graduate

    Terry Johnson's play is adapted from the cult novel and classic film. It follows Benjamin Braddock, his affair with Mrs. Robinson and his love for her daughter, Elaine. See Theater Notes on p. 13.

Lectures & Lit

  • Avid Bookshop

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

    Meet the Author

    Meet Ashley Warlick in celebration of her book, The Arrangement.

  • UGA Chapel

    4 p.m. FREE! willson.uga.edu

    Mark Sanders

    Author and professor Mark Sanders will give a talk on "Blackness and Nationality: The Case of Ricardo Batrell and the Cuban Racial Narrative," as part of the symposium "Cuba and the U.S. South: A Shared History."

Classes

Art

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    5:30 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Alice Aycock: Selected Work

    Sculptor Alice Aycock will share stories of her career. Two of her-large scale sculptures are currently on display in the museum's Sculpture Garden.

  • Uptown Art Uncorked

    7–10 p.m. $40. athens@uptownart.com

    Paint Your Pet

    Take home a 16x20" painting of your pet. Half of the night's proceeds will benefit the Athens Area Humane Society. For ages 12 & up. Email a picture of your pet ahead of time.

Friday, February 12

26 events

Live Music

  • Buffalo's Café

    7 p.m. $15 (adv), $18 (door). www.buffaloscafe.com

    ELVIS AND HIS TCB BAND Elvis impersonator Chris Shupe's performance features The Burning Love Brass

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9:30 p.m. $8 (21+), $10 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com

    BIT BRIGADE Local supergroup plays the soundtrack to a vintage video game while Noah McCarthy plays—and beats—the game onstage. 

    MOTHERFUCKER Hard-hitting, virtuosic local rock and roll band.

    MANGER Speed thrash metal "with a dash of Satan." The band harks back to the days of NWOBHM: ripping solos and screeching vocals.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    SIGNAL MOUNTAIN New project from Marie Uhler (Eureka California), featuring "fuzzy hug pop melodies."

    BEE TERROR THING New "intellectual dance skronk" project from Tunabunny's Brigette Heron.

    IZZY TRUE Indie rock four-piece from Ithaca, NY.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. SOLD OUT. www.40watt.com

    DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS The Southern rock superstars return to the Athens stage for their annual Homecoming series.

    WILL JOHNSON The former Centro-matic frontman takes folk and gives it an electric edge.

    DAVE MARR The former Star Room Boys singer plays a set of solo material in his deep and resonant country twang.

  • The Foundry

    Wounded Warrior Project/Fisher House Benefit. 7:30 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    FLOW MOTION Local classic rock cover band.

    SOUTHERN CROSS A country-rock band.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7:30 p.m. $15 (adv.), $20 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    BIG SMO Larger-than-life country rapper playing a mix of rock and hip hop.

    DANIEL LEE BAND Local Southern rock/country outfit.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    FART JAR No info available.

    RICKY AND HIS DIGITS Local MC who cites MF Doom, cLOUDDEAD, Wu Tang Clan, and Eminem as influences.

    DJ MAHOGANY Popular local DJ spins freaky funk, sultry soul, righteous R&B and a whole lotta unexpected faves.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    GYPSY WILDCATS Comprised of Antoon Speters, Andrea DeMarcus, John Norris, John Prechtel and Keiko Ishibashi, the Gypsy Wildcats are a big, fun foray into gypsy and old-time music.

    SWEET AUBURN STRING BAND Quirky Americana outfit out of Atlanta.

  • Highwire Lounge

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

    LIVE JAZZ Jeremy Raj is bringing together the best that Athens jazz has to offer. A trio of incredibly talented musicians play to a great crowd every weekend.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    10 p.m. $5. www.facebook.com/lkshuffleclub

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

    MINORCAN Lo-fi folk rock out of Asheville, NC.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    ERIK NEIL BAND Local trio playing blues/rock covers and originals.

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. 706-546-0840

    MICHAEL JAMSMITH BAND Group led by a guitarist and songwriter from Marietta.

  • VFW

    7 p.m. www.vfwathens.com

    RAMBLIN' COUNTRY BAND Georgia-based traditional country band.

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, www.athenslibrary.org

    Infant Storytime

    Designed to nurture language skills through literature-based materials and activities. Parents assist their children in movements and actions while playing.

  • ACC Library

    6 p.m. FREE! plewis@athenslibrary.org

    Afterhours: Black History Month

    Celebrate Black History month with soul food and trivia. Ages 11–18. Registration required.

Games

Classes

  • Oconee County Library

    2 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950

    Free Online Magazines

    Learn how to use Zinio, a new online magazine service offered to library cardholders. Registration required.

  • Kumquat Mae Bakery Café

    5:15 p.m. Donations accepted. www.holistichealthrevolution.com

    Happy Yoga Happy Hour

    Get your weekend off to a serene start with a stress-eliminating yoga session. A portion of donations will go to Nuci's Space.

Lectures & Lit

  • Oconee County Library

    6 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Broad Minds Book Club for Feminists

    This month's book is Bossypants by Tina Fey.

  • Ciné Barcafé

    7 p.m. FREE! garev.uga.edu

    Meet the Authors

    The Georgia Review and Georgia Poetry Circuit present Jeff Mock and Margot Schilpp for a Valentine's weekend reading.   

Events

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

    6 p.m. $5 suggested donation. 706-351-6024

    Healing Circle & Meditation

    Experience different forms and modalities of meditation. Every Friday.

Theater

  • Athens Little Playhouse

    Feb. 12–13 & 18–20, 7 p.m. Feb. 14 & 21, 3 p.m. $5–10. athenslittleplayhouse.net

    Shrek the Musical

    Shrek the ogre goes on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking donkey and feisty princess.

  • Athens Community Theater

    Feb. 5–6 & 11–13, 8 p.m. Feb 7 & 14, 2 p.m. $8–15. townandgownplayers.org

    The Graduate

    Terry Johnson's play is adapted from the cult novel and classic film. It follows Benjamin Braddock, his affair with Mrs. Robinson and his love for her daughter, Elaine. See Theater Notes on p. 13.

Performance

  • UGA Robert G. Edge Recital Hall

    Feb. 9 & 10, 8 p.m. Feb. 12, 5 p.m. FREE! music.uga.edu

    Beethoven Lecture and Concert

    A three-day celebration of the works of Beethoven hosted by Evgeny Rivkin and Levon Ambartsumian. Students will perform sonatas by the composer for violin and piano.

  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Feb. 12–13, 8 p.m. & Feb. 14, 3 p.m. $5 (w/ student ID), $18. pac.uga.edu

    Così fan Tutte

    The UGA Opera Theatre presents Mozart's classic with conductor Maestro Imre Palló and stage director Vince Liotta. 

Film

  • Lamar Dodd School of Art

    4–7:30 p.m. FREE! gsstudies.uga.edu

    "Faust Song of the Sun"

    (Auditorium S150) German author Werner Fritsch will introduce a screening of his film poem Faust Song of the Sun. The film reflects on a movement in Goethe's Faust. The film will be followed by a reception and discussion.

Saturday, February 13

25 events

Events

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

    Really Really Free Market

    (Reese & Pope Park) Bring what you can; take what you need. No bartering, trading or paying. Second Saturday of every month.

  • The Classic Center

    2 p.m. (auction), 4 p.m. (pageant). $15. www.extraspecialpeople.com

    Big Hearts

    Over 60 contestants will show off their talents and abilities in a fun-filled event where they are celebrated not for who they aren't but for why they are. Followed by a banquet. Proceeds benefit Extra Special People, an organization that strives to empower children living with developmental disabilities.

  • Bikram Yoga Athens

    10 a.m.–6 p.m. FREE! www.bikramathens.com

    Open House

    The afternoon includes yoga demos, prizes, membership specials and more. Complimentary Bikram classes will be led at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    5–7 p.m. FREE! www.onebillionrising.org

    1 Billion Rising

    The event will feature poetry, music, dance and more to stand in opposition of violence against women. 

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    4:40–8:30 p.m. $12. www.terrapinbeer.com

    Coffee Date

    Sample four coffee beers, chocolate and cookies on this Valentine's Day tour. 

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www.caledonialounge.com

    SUPERBODY Lo-fi indie-pop outfit from Chattanooga, TN.

    MAD ACE Local beat-oriented, hip hop-influenced cellist. EP release show!

    TRIP LACY New solo pop project from local musician Kip Lacy (Big Morgan).

    BAD NUDES Cute and intense psych-synth pop from local fashionista Ben Taylor.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    10 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    FEMIGNOME Atlanta-based lo-fi garage-pop band.

    KERCHIEF Alt-rock project led by Tennessee singer-songwriter Brittany Hill.

    NIHILIST CHEERLEADER Local up-and-comers play energetic, fun lo-fi rock.

  • 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.

    WILL JOHNSON The former Centro-matic frontman takes folk and gives it and electric edge.

    FIVE EIGHT Legendary Athens rock trio that consistently pumps out boisterous rock and roll. 

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    COOMBSBOT Athens-based robot-in-disguise regenerates live electronic covers of looped pop classics from the '80s,' 90s and today!

    REALISTIC PILLOW Local beat-based experimental one-man band.

    HALF ACID Greg O'Connell experiments with synths and talk boxes.

    DJ MAHOGANY Popular local DJ spins freaky funk, sultry soul, righteous R&B and a whole lotta unexpected faves.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    COOL KNIGHTZ Local five-piece band playing AM Gold hits.

  • Highwire Lounge

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

    LIVE JAZZ Jeremy Raj is bringing together the best that Athens jazz has to offer. A trio of incredibly talented musicians play to a great crowd every weekend.

  • Kumquat Mae Bakery Café

    6 p.m. $10. 706-850-1442

    GENTLEMEN, DIVAS & DUETS Featuring performances from Repunza and Lovetry, as well as Stella Groove, Keng Bernard, Kayla Berrie, Rashon Love and Angie P. Hosted by Akeeme "DJ Blacquestarr" Martin.

  • Live Wire

    8 p.m. $8. www.livewireathens.com

    MARCUS KING BAND Bluesy, Greenville, SC-based funk-rock group.

    DEAD 27S South Carolina band whose sound resurrects the spirit and soul of the Motown era, with the true grit of '70s classics.

  • No. 3 Railroad Street

    7 p.m. $15 (suggested donation). www.3railroad.org

    TOMMY TALTON Classic guitar work and distinctive vocals, tackling a wide range of genres including blues, Southern rock, Americana, R&B and soul.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    SHOWTIME Elite tha Showstoppa's band plays eclectic hip-hop mixed with rockin' funky soul.

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. 706-546-0840

    THE FLAMETHROWERS Athens-based surf band.

  • VFW

    7 p.m. www.vfwathens.com

    JOE OLDS Country artist from Winder, GA influenced by George Strait, George Jones, and others.

    JOJO PALMER Southern rock artist.

Games

Performance

  • Morton Theatre

    7 p.m. $18–20. www.mortontheatre.com

    International Championship of Collegiate a Cappella

    The South Quarterfinal Varsity Vocals of the ICCA features groups from around the southeast. Hosted by UGA Noteworthy.

  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Feb. 12–13, 8 p.m. & Feb. 14, 3 p.m. $5 (w/ student ID), $18. pac.uga.edu

    Così fan Tutte

    The UGA Opera Theatre presents Mozart's classic with conductor Maestro Imre Palló and stage director Vince Liotta. 

Theater

  • Athens Little Playhouse

    Feb. 12–13 & 18–20, 7 p.m. Feb. 14 & 21, 3 p.m. $5–10. athenslittleplayhouse.net

    Shrek the Musical

    Shrek the ogre goes on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking donkey and feisty princess.

  • Athens Community Theater

    Feb. 5–6 & 11–13, 8 p.m. Feb 7 & 14, 2 p.m. $8–15. townandgownplayers.org

    The Graduate

    Terry Johnson's play is adapted from the cult novel and classic film. It follows Benjamin Braddock, his affair with Mrs. Robinson and his love for her daughter, Elaine. See Theater Notes on p. 13.

Lectures & Lit

  • Avid Bookshop

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

    Meet the Author

    Meet southern author and UGA Alumnus Tom Poland in celebration of his book Georgialina: A Southland As We Knew It

Kidstuff

Sunday, February 14

19 events

Events

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    2 p.m. $17–25. 706-613-3615, www.athensclarkecounty.com/sandycreeknaturecenter

    Frog Hop 5K

    Run or walk the 5K to raise money for Sandy Creek Nature Center. A one-mile Tadpole Fun Run will precede the 5K.

  • 3 p.m. FREE! 706-548-0853

    African American Read-In

    (Greater Bethel A.M.E. Church, 140 Rose St.) This event spotlights local and national African-American writers. This year's theme is "From the Pulpit to the Podium." 

  • Avid Bookshop

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

    A Colorful Night

    Adults are invited to bring a coloring book or pick one up for an evening of coloring, socializing and snacks for this month's Valentine's Day themed night.

Live Music

  • The Foundry

    5 p.m. $35–$175. www.thefoundryathens.com

    FRANCINE REED Performs jazz standards by artists such as Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday.

    JAVA MONKEY Rock, soul, blues, jazz, R&B and funk band from Atlanta.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $8 (adv.), $12 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    AGENT ORANGE Long-running West Coast surf-punk band.

    IN THE WHALE Two-piece rock band from Denver, CO.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    CLASSICAL REVOLUTION UGA School of Music graduates and students play works by Dvorak, Ligeti, Bach and more.

  • Hi-Lo Lounge

    9 p.m. www.hiloathens.com

    T. HARDY MORRIS Dead Confederate frontman performs a solo set of his folky, lived-in tunes.

    THAYER SARRANO Local songwriter playing hazy, desolate, Southern-inspired rock tunes.

    JAY GONZALEZ Solo classic-pop jams from Drive-By Truckers' keyboardist.

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, www.athenslibrary.org

    Infant Storytime

    Designed to nurture language skills through literature-based materials and activities. Parents assist their children in movements and actions while playing.

  • ACC Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, www.athenslibrary.org

    Infant Storytime

    Designed to nurture language skills through literature-based materials and activities. Parents assist their children in movements and actions while playing.

DJs

  • Hi-Lo Lounge

    Brunch with Mahogany. 11 a.m. FREE! www.hiloathens.com

    Brunch with Mahogany

    DJ MAHOGANY Popular local DJ spins freaky funk, sultry soul, righteous R&B and a whole lotta unexpected faves.

Games

Theater

  • Athens Little Playhouse

    Feb. 12–13 & 18–20, 7 p.m. Feb. 14 & 21, 3 p.m. $5–10. athenslittleplayhouse.net

    Shrek the Musical

    Shrek the ogre goes on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking donkey and feisty princess.

  • Athens Community Theater

    Feb. 5–6 & 11–13, 8 p.m. Feb 7 & 14, 2 p.m. $8–15. townandgownplayers.org

    The Graduate

    Terry Johnson's play is adapted from the cult novel and classic film. It follows Benjamin Braddock, his affair with Mrs. Robinson and his love for her daughter, Elaine. See Theater Notes on p. 13.

Performance

  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Feb. 12–13, 8 p.m. & Feb. 14, 3 p.m. $5 (w/ student ID), $18. pac.uga.edu

    Così fan Tutte

    The UGA Opera Theatre presents Mozart's classic with conductor Maestro Imre Palló and stage director Vince Liotta. 

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    3 p.m. $25–45. pac.uga.edu

    A Night at the Oscars

    The Hollywood Concert Orchestra will perform music from My Fair Lady, West Side Story, Superman and more.

Lectures & Lit

  • Barnes & Noble

    3 p.m. FREE! www.bn.com

    Meet the Author

    Meet Betty Jean Craige and her African Grey parrot Cosmo in celebration of Craige's novel Fairfield's Auction: A Witherston Murder Mystery

Monday, February 15

16 events

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

    7 p.m. $25 (adv.), $28 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    DARK STAR ORCHESTRA Rock band that pays tribute to the legendary rock group The Grateful Dead.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    SUN SEEKER Folky, Nashville-based band with sunny melodies and spacious instrumentals.

    DOUG HOYER Local chamber-pop singer-songwriter.

    L'OR Opera-like dream sequences fused with ballet performance art.  

    SIMONE ZJ Local folk-pop singer-songwriter.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    JAZZ FUNK JAM WITH MASON DAVIS Local jazz musician Mason Davis hosts a jam session.

Karaoke & Open Mic

Film

  • Miller Learning Center

    7 p.m. FREE! sos.uga.edu/filmfest

    Blackfish

    (Room 171) Blackfish offers a critical look at the consequences of keeping killer whales in captivity. Dr. Lori Marino (featured in the film) will lead an audience discussion after the film.

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

    4–5:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, ext. 329

    Open Chess Play for Kids and Teens

    Teen chess players of all skill levels can play matches and learn from members of the local Chess and Community Players, who will be on hand to assist players and help build skill levels. For ages 7–18. Registration required.

  • ACC Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, www.athenslibrary.org

    Infant Storytime

    Designed to nurture language skills through literature-based materials and activities. Parents assist their children in movements and actions while playing.

  • ACC Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, www.athenslibrary.org

    Infant Storytime

    Designed to nurture language skills through literature-based materials and activities. Parents assist their children in movements and actions while playing.

  • ACC Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, www.athenslibrary.org

    Infant Storytime

    Designed to nurture language skills through literature-based materials and activities. Parents assist their children in movements and actions while playing.

Games

Performance

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

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

    UGA Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band

    The ensembles will be directed by faculty members Michael Robinson and Jaclyn Hartenberger in a combined performance.

  • UGA Ramsey Concert Hall

    6 p.m. FREE! music.uga.edu

    Guest Recital

    Claudio Merlo, cello professor at the Alessandria Conservatory in Italy, will perform.

Events

  • 4 p.m. FREE! kkalivoda@hmklaw.net

    Portrait Unveiling

    (Judge Lawton Stephens courtroom, Athens-Clarke County Courthouse) A ceremony unveiling the portrait of Judge Jones.

Lectures & Lit