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Saturday, January 31

30 events

Events

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    6:30 p.m. (dinner), 9:30 p.m. (dancing). $300, $65 (dancing only). 706-542-0830

    An Elegant Salute to Georgia

    The Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art host their 14th biennial gala featuring a catered dinner followed by "Get Your Pucci On," dancing with DJs Alfredo and Z-Dog. Pucci-themed attire encouraged. RSVP by Jan. 10.

  • The Classic Center

    1–5 p.m. $20 (tastings). 6:30–9 p.m. $150 (dinner). www.athenswineweekend.com

    Athens Wine Weekend

    Sample hundreds of wines from around the world. Followed by a gourmet dinner. Seminars on wine will be held throughout the day. A silent auction will benefit the Classic Center Cultural Foundation.

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    10 a.m. $7-10 (families). 3 p.m. $3–5 (adults). 706-613-3615, www.athensclarkecounty.com/sandycreeknaturecenter

    Journey Through the Stars: Animal Super Bowl

    Participants are encouraged to dress in their football best as everyone roots for their favorite team and learns about animal stories of the sky. Register by Jan. 30.

  • 8 a.m.–11 a.m. $25. www.snowflake10.com

    Winterville Snowflake 10K

    (The Historic Train Depot, Winterville) Proceeds from the race will go toward funding community projects including the construction of handicap ramps and a summer camp program.

  • Rocksprings Community Center

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

    District 3 Town Hall Saturday

    Residents of District 3 are invited to share concerns and get a little behind-the-scenes insight on issues facing the community.

Live Music

  • Amici

    11 p.m. $5. 706-353-0000

    THE DANK BROTHERHOOD Members of the Funk Brotherhood and Dank Sinatra come together to celebrate the life of a fallen friend.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    FAUX FEROCIOUS Nashville, TN-based sloppy, lo-fi rock band with pop sensibilities. See Calendar Pick on p. 17.

    SHEHEHE Local band that draws from old-school punk and arena rock to create a fist-pumping atmosphere.

    ALL-CITY CANNONBALLERS J.S. Dillard and company roll through high-energy classic rock and punk-inspired tunes.

    THE RODNEY KINGS Scuzzed-out local garage-punk trio.

  • The Cigar Shop

    11 a.m. FREE! 706-850-5555

    TRE POWELL Bluesy acoustic tunes with soulful vocals.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. $5. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    MIND BRAINS New local supergroup playing experimental pop music with skewed sensibilities. See Calendar Pick on p. 17.

    JOHN FERNANDES AND ALEC LIVADITIS Two local experimental musicians team up for a duo set.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $5. www.40watt.com

    YURP Five-piece alternative rock group from Atlanta.

    RED SKY DAYS Local powerhouse trio that plays heavy progressive rock.

    AWESOME HOURS Atlanta-based rock and roll band.
  • The Foundry

    8:30 p.m. $10 (adv.), $15 (door). www.meltingpointathens.com

    JIM WHITE VS. THE PACKWAY HANDLE BAND The acclaimed local singer-songwriter and bluegrass ensemble team up. CD release party! See story on p. 11.

    HOG-EYED MAN Local instrumental duo that plays traditional Appalachian music. 

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. SOLD OUT. www.georgiatheatre.com

    ALABAMA SHAKES Alabama-based soul-rock group with blistering vocals and intensely emotional grooves. See Calendar Pick on p. 17.

    DYLAN LEBLANC Louisiana-based singer-songwriter steeped in the alt-country tradition. 

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    DOUBLE FERRARI This new local band plays virtuosic, high-speed, instrumental jock-rock.

    BATHROOMS New local punk band featuring members of Cancers, Shaved Christ, Little Gold and more.

    METH WAX Local, punk-inspired lo-fi acoustic pop outfit.

    CRUNCHY New local "doom-dance" duo featuring Phelan LaVelle and Kathleen Duffield.

    IMMUZIKATION Celebrated local DJ Alfredo Lapuz, Jr. hosts a dance party featuring high-energy electro and rock.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    THE SPACE TIME TRAVELERS Atlanta-based funk-rock band.

    THE CASTE OUTS Native Georgian indie rock group creates music laden with "psychedelic fuzz."

    REAGAN BARTON No info available.

    ABE PARKER Singer-songwriter from Ohio.

  • 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.

  • Live Wire

    9 p.m. $20. 706-543-8283

    PAPER DIAMOND Electronic producer and DJ from Colorado.

    NADASTROM D.C.-born, L.A.-based electro duo of Dave Nada and Matt Nordstrom.

    TORRO TORRO Moombahton group from Toronto.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    ALBATROSS Athens group creating an upbeat mixture of jazz, blues and funk.

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. 706-546-0840

    MIKE WATSON BAND Atlanta-based blues/Southern rock.

Games

DJs

Kidstuff

Classes

  • ACC Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenshomeorganizer.com

    Preserving & Sharing Your Priceless Family Photo Memories

    Jiffy Page shares ideas of how to preserve your priceless photos in fun and meaningful ways.

Art

  • T.R.R. Cobb House

    6 p.m. FREE! www.trrcobbhouse.org

    Santa and the Civil War: The Holiday Cartoons of Thomas Nast

    See Civil War-era political cartoons from Harper's Weekly magazine by the "Father of the American Cartoon."

Performance

  • Morton Theatre

    7 p.m. $15–20. www.mortontheatre.com

    International Championship of Collegiate a Cappella

    The south quarterfinal of the ICCA features groups from around the southeast.

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    7 p.m. $20–25. calendar.uga.edu

    FaceOff 2015: Greek Step Show

    The National Pan-Hellenic Council's annual dance competition features step performances by fraternties and sororities.

Film

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    Jan. 30–Feb. 1, 3, 6 & 9 p.m. $1–2. union.uga.edu

    Big Hero 6

    Robotics prodigy Hiro transforms his friends into a band of high-tech heroes.

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • The World Famous

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-543-4002

    Karaoke

    KARAOKE Sing! Sing! Sing!

Sports

  • The Classic Center

    7 p.m. $12–14. www.classiccenter.com

    Classic City Rollergirls

    The Rollergirls will be a house divided as the skaters face off against each other in this exhibition bout. 

Sunday, February 1

12 events

Events

  • The Classic Center

    11 a.m.–1 p.m. $40. www.athenswineweekend.com

    Athens Wine Weekend Sunday Brunch

    Featuring a feast of breads, sweets and meats.

  • Beef 'O' Brady's

    $9.99 (contest). 706-850-1916

    4th Annual Super Bowl Halftime Wing Eating Contest

    The contest will be held during halftime of the Superbowl. Competitors will eat as many wings as possible in eight minutes, and the contest winner will receive free wings for a year. First three contestants to enter are free.

Kidstuff

Classes

Games

Lectures & Lit

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

    10:15 a.m. FREE! www.uuathensga.org

    Unitarian Universalist Forum

    Superintendent of CCSD Dr. Phillip Lanoue will speak on "Getting Schooled about Clarke County Schools."

Art

  • Athens Academy

    1–3 p.m. FREE! www.athensacademy.org

    Opening Reception

    The "Contrapunto" show features work by Peruvian surrealist abstraction painter Pedro Fuertes, Mexican abstract painter Jorge Arcos, Peruvian figurative painter Dora Lopez, Venezuelan tropical pop artist Stanley Bermudez and Venezuela surrealist painter Carlos Solis. Guest artists include Alex Mendoza and Claudia Soria. See Calendar Pick on p. 17.

Film

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    Jan. 30–Feb. 1, 3, 6 & 9 p.m. $1–2. union.uga.edu

    Big Hero 6

    Robotics prodigy Hiro transforms his friends into a band of high-tech heroes.

Live Music

  • ACC Library

    3 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org

    TRE POWELL Bluesy acoustic tunes with soulful vocals.

  • The World Famous

    Beers! Bands! Brunch! 1 p.m. FREE! 706-543-4002

    JOHN FERNANDES AND FRIENDS The local experimental musician performs with a cast of collaborators.

Theatre

  • North Oconee High School

    3 p.m. $5–10. lsummer@oconeeschools.org

    Godspell

    Set in a post-apocalyptic world, humanity is lost until the visionary John the Baptist arrives and announces the arrival of change and a man named Jesus.

Monday, February 2

15 events

Live Music

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    Industry Appreciation Night. 5:30 p.m. www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com

    MOTHERS Local songwriter Kristine Leschper performs gorgeous, haunting folk tunes. 

    THE NEW SOUND OF NUMBERS Experimental pop and post-punk project led by songwriter Hannah Jones.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7:30 p.m. $15. www.georgiatheatre.com

    FLYLEAF Heavy-metal outfit that combines angelic vocals with thrashing instrumentals.

    LULLWATER Polished local alternative rock band that explores grunge and Southern rock.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    BLUES NIGHT WITH BIG C Nobody in Athens sings the blues quite like Big C. Expect lots of soulful riffs, covers and originals.

Karaoke & Open Mic

Games

Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

    12 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, www.athenslibrary.org

    Affordable Health Care Act Seminar

    Harold Weber, a trained navigator for the Affordable Care Act, will discuss how to apply for health care coverage through healthcare.gov.

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

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

    Bedtime Stories

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

  • Oconee County Library

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

    Crafternoon: Woven Hearts

    Learn to make 3D woven hearts using upcycled books and colored paper. All materials provided.

Events

  • Ciné Barcafé

    7:30 p.m. FREE! www.accneighborhoods.org

    Engaging Athens Through UGA Service-Learning

    The audience and panelists will discuss how community members can partner in hands-on learning experiences such as Experience UGA and Campus Kitchen.

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    10 a.m.–2 p.m. FREE! calendar.uga.edu

    Black History Month Kick-off

    (Plaza) Student organizations offer information about opportunities to get involved in Black History Month programming.

Classes

  • Feb. 2, 4 & 10 (ACC Library) & Feb. 11 (Destined Learning Center, Winterville), 6–8 p.m. FREE! 706-612-3864, darie@thehealthinitiative.org

    Affordable Care Act & Medicaid/SNAP/TANF Session

    (Multiple Locations) Meet with a certified application counselor and receive free assistance enrolling in health coverage through the Affordable Care Act, as well as assistance with Medicaid, SNAP, TANF and other local benefit programs. Bring income information, details on existing health insurance coverage and Social Security numbers.

Film

  • Miller Learning Center

    7:30 p.m FREE! sos.uga.edu/filmfest

    The End of the Line

    (Room 101) This documentary explores the devastating effect that overfishing is having on the world's fish populations and the health of the oceans. It explains how this depletion has slipped under the public radar and outlines the catastrophic future–an ocean without fish by 2048–if humans continue fishing at the current rate. Part of Speak Out for Species' Animal Voices Film Festival.

Tuesday, February 3

19 events

Games

  • Hi-Lo Lounge

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

    Trivia

    General trivia with host Caitlin Wilson.

  • The Savory Spoon

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

    Full Contact Trivia

    Compete to win prizes.

  • The Rail Athens

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

    Trivia at the Rail

    Trivia hosted by Todd Kelly 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.

Events

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    7 p.m. $5/person, $15/family. www.uga.edu/botgarden

    Full Moon Hike

    Bring family and friends along to enjoy the mysterious world of nature at night. Includes a two-mile hike through the wooded trails and in the garden.

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    2 p.m. FREE! www.libs.uga.edu/scl

    Tuesday Tour

    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.

  • Revival Yarns

    10:30 a.m. FREE! (yarn purchase encouraged). www.revivalyarnsathens.com

    Cowl Knit-A-Long

    Find a cowl pattern and knit or crochet-a-long

Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

    11:30 a.m. FREE! 706-583-8834

    Making Your Money Last

    Edward Jones financial advisor Jess Jensen-Ryan will host a seminar on "Outlook and Opportunities: The Game Plan Hasn't Changed." Lunch will be served.

  • UGA Park Hall

    4:30 p.m. FREE! willson.uga.edu

    Digitization and the Future of 19th Century Print

    (Room 265) Andrew Stauffer will talk about the genesis of this project in the library stacks at the University of Virginia and discuss what he's learned since bringing the project to other campuses.

Kidstuff

Classes

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

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

    The Law of Attraction and Manifestation

    This on-going class teaches many techniques for utilizing the power of your mind to create wonders in all areas of your life.

  • Athens Regional Medical Center

    6–7 p.m. $30 (deposit is returned to participants who finish the course). 706-475-1029, www.athenshealth.org

    Courage to Quit

    This four-week program is for people ready to quit using tobacco or stop smoking. Class will continue on Feb. 10, 17 and 24.

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    SCOTT LOW Solo set from the local Americana singer-songwriter.

    FAYE WEBSTER Folk singer-songwriter from Atlanta.

    JOHN CALVIN ABNEY Alt-country singer-songwriter hailing from Oklahoma.

    M. LOCKWOOD PORTER Folky songwriter from Berkeley, CA.

  • The Foundry

    Tailgate Tuesdays. 6 p.m. $5 (adv.), $7 (door). www.meltingpointathens.com

    DANIEL LEE BAND Local Southern rock/country outfit.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    SNOW WITE Grungy, Los Angeles-based psychedelic power-pop group.

    PERIOD BOMB Experimental punk band from Austin, TX.

    THE PRETTY BIRD Local a capella/hip-hop/anti-pop group.

    EMILEIGH IRELAND Member of local indie-pop group Helen Scott plays a solo set.

    TOM VISIONS Post-mystical, electronic, psychedelic folk music from the artist formerly known as Tom(b) Television.

    DARD DOG Ear-splitting images concocted by Pops Baron.

  • Live Wire

    Myriad. 9 p.m. FREE! 706-543-8283

    MYRIAD HOUSE BAND Members of Partial Cinema, Monsoon and Saturn Valley lead an open jam session.

    THE PURPLE BASICS Local jazz-pop group.

  • Nowhere Bar

    9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742

    TUESDAY NIGHT CONFESSIONAL This weekly series showcases a series of acoustic solo sets from some of the most talented singer-songwriters in town and across the country.

Theatre

  • Seney-Stovall Chapel

    Feb. 3–8, 8 p.m. & Feb. 8, 2:30 p.m. $7–12. drama.uga.edu

    A Lesson Before Dying

    The wrenching and inspiring story follows an innocent man condemned to death by electric chair in 1948 Louisiana. Based on the novel by Ernest J. Gaines.

Wednesday, February 4

30 events

Games

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    Open Mic Night

    SINGER-SONGWRITER SHOWCASE Rock out every Wednesday at this open mic. Contact louisphillippelot@yahoo.com for booking.

  • The Office Lounge

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

    Karaoke

    KARAOKE With your host Lynn, the Queen of Karaoke!

  • Hi-Lo Lounge

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-850-8561

    Karaoke with the King

    KARAOKE WITH THE KING Sing your guts out every Wednesday! 

  • Live Wire

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

    Open Mic

    OPEN JAM Caroline Aiken hosts this open mic. Contact carolineaiken@gmail.com to sign up.

Live Music

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    TOM VISIONS' INTERACTIVE RECORDING PARTY Every Wednesday in February, Tom Visions hosts a interactive writing and recording session featuring a rotating cast of collaborators and audience participation. This features members of Magd, Lip Geration, Smokedog, Future Ape Tapes and more.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    DIABLO SANDWICH & DR. PEPPER New local acoustic band featuring Bo Hembree, Adam Poulin and Scotty Nichols.

  • Porterhouse Grill

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990

    JAZZ NIGHT The longest standing weekly music gig in Athens! Join drummer Nicholas Wiles with bassist Drew Hart and pianist Steve Key for an evening of original music, improv and standards.

Classes

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

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

    Buddhist Teachings

    Learn how to apply the teaching of Buddha to end suffering and bring peace to your life. Every Wednesday.

  • Revival Yarns

    3 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1354, www.revivalyarnsathens.com

    Crochet 1 Class

    Get acquainted with the tools and craft of crochet. The class is free with the purchase of materials. RSVP.

  • Feb. 2, 4 & 10 (ACC Library) & Feb. 11 (Destined Learning Center, Winterville), 6–8 p.m. FREE! 706-612-3864, darie@thehealthinitiative.org

    Affordable Care Act & Medicaid/SNAP/TANF Session

    (Multiple Locations) Meet with a certified application counselor and receive free assistance enrolling in health coverage through the Affordable Care Act, as well as assistance with Medicaid, SNAP, TANF and other local benefit programs. Bring income information, details on existing health insurance coverage and Social Security numbers.

Lectures & Lit

  • The Globe

    8 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/athenswordofmouth

    Word of Mouth Poetry

    Open mic poetry readings. This month's featured reader is Shafkat Khan.

  • UGA Chapel

    5:15 p.m. FREE! willson.uga.edu

    Anthony Cody

    Author and public education advocate Anthony Cody will give a talk titled "Local Schools, National Policies: Who's Listening?" Cody spent 24 years working in Oakland schools and is the author of The Educator and the Oligarch: A Teacher Challenges the Gates Foundation.

  • Ciné Barcafé

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

    Georgia Review Reading

    Meet poet Noah Blaustein in celebration of his first book, Flirt.

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!

Art

Events

  • Prestige Property Specialists

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-901-7355, www.thehometeamofathens.com/workshops

    First Time Home Buyer's Workshop

    Become an educated and confident buyer. From financing, to finding a home, making an offer and losing, The Home Team of Athens will cover the process from beginning to end. RSVP.

  • Prestige Property Specialists

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-901-7355, www.thehometeamofathens.com/workshops

    First Time Home Buyer's Workshop

    Become an educated and confident buyer. From financing, to finding a home, making an offer and losing, The Home Team of Athens will cover the process from beginning to end. RSVP.

Comedy

Meetings

  • ACC Library

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

    "Tell Us About Your Spiritual Experiences"

    An open discussion for all faiths to share spiritual experiences including dreams.

  • 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.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    6:30 p.m. FREE! lpetroff@chartner.net, bc.akin@charter.net

    Photo Sharegroup

    The Photo Sharegroup meets at the Garden to share digital images of outdoor photography. Email for more information.

Kidstuff

Performance

  • UGA Ramsey Concert Hall

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

    Faculty Recital

    This performance features Martha Thomas, Kristin Jutras and Jean Martin-Williams.

Theatre

  • Seney-Stovall Chapel

    Feb. 3–8, 8 p.m. & Feb. 8, 2:30 p.m. $7–12. drama.uga.edu

    A Lesson Before Dying

    The wrenching and inspiring story follows an innocent man condemned to death by electric chair in 1948 Louisiana. Based on the novel by Ernest J. Gaines.

  • UGA Tate Student Center

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

    Hands Up: 6 Playwrights, 6 Testaments

    (Theatre) This performance features six dramatic readings of monologues written by African-American playwrights and performed by members of the Black Theatrical Ensemble. An open discussion on racial profiling in America will follow.

Thursday, February 5

26 events

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.

  • Walker's Coffee & Pub

    9 p.m. FREE! 706-543-1433

    Karaoke

    KARAOKE Every Thursday!

Events

  • Morton Theatre

    7 p.m. $25. www.friendsofadvantage.org

    adDRESS a Need Designer's Challenge & Top Model

    In this fashion show inspired by "Project Runway," outdated formal dresses are transformed into stylish gowns by local designers. Dresses are donated to girls in need and proceeds benefit Friends of Advantage. Community members can help decide who wins by casting $1 votes for their favorite models and designers online or the night of the event.

  • Rocksprings Community Center

    11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. $5–8. www.athensclarkecounty.com/rocksprings

    BBQ and Black History

    Eat barbeque and watch a portion of the park's Black History Film Series. Additionally, a wellness representative will be available to perform blood pressure checks. Registration required.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    6–8 p.m. FREE! $5 (coffee & dessert). www.pac.uga.edu

    Make It An Evening

    Enjoy coffee, dessert and a gallery tour by Mary Koon prior to the Chanticleer performance in Hodgson Hall.

Lectures & Lit

  • Oconee County Civic Center

    Feb. 5, 5–8 p.m. (member preview night), Feb. 6, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. & Feb. 7, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. www.oconeelibraryfriends.org

    Oconee County Library Friends Book Sale

    Books, CDs and DVDs will be sold for bargain prices. Proceeds benefit the Oconee County Public Library.

  • Clarke Central High School

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

    Anthony Cody

    Author and veteran Oakland middle school teacher Anthony Cody presents "Supporting Thriving Schools in Challenging Times."

  • UGA Tate Student Center

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

    Stories of Everyday Black History

    (Reception Hall) This discussion will provide an intimate glimpse into the experiences of black faculty and staff at UGA.

  • UGA LeConte Hall

    12:30 p.m. FREE! willson.uga.edu

    Corporate Personality Revisited

    (Room 101) Jonathan Levy is Associate Professor of History at Princeton University. 

Performance

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    8 p.m. www.pac.uga.edu

    Chanticleer

    Chanticleer is known around the world as a seamless blend of 12 male voices and recognized for its original interpretations of vocal literature, from Renaissance to jazz and gospel to venturesome new music. This evenings performance is "The Gypsy in My Soul," featuring traditional gypsy music from Eastern Europe along with songs by Duke Ellington, Gershwin, Peter Gabriel and more.

Live Music

  • Barbeque Shack

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-613-6752

    OPEN BLUEGRASS JAM All pickers welcome! Every Thursday!

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $5. www.40watt.com

    SMALL REACTIONS "Nerve-pop" band from Atlanta.

    NOVUS Psychedelic garage-rock band from Atlanta.

    KOKO BEWARE  Local lo-fi, upbeat summery indie-surf rock.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $27.50 (adv.), $33 (door). meltingpointathens.com

    LEON RUSSELL Legendary country-rock singer-songwriter from Oklahoma.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    THE WERKS "Psychedelic-dance-jam-funk-rock" band from Ohio.

    UNIVERSAL SIGH Athens-based jazz-fusion/funk-oriented rock band that strives to create a unique musical experience with each and every performance.

  • Live Wire

    Grand Opening! 9 p.m. $7 (adv.), $10 (door) www.livewireathens.com

    PASSAFIRE Savannah native reggae-rock band with a progressive feel. 

    LULLWATER Polished local alternative rock band that explores grunge and Southern rock.

    TROGDOR Local trance DJ.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    FOUR 14 This group out of Greenville, SC, dabbles in progressive experimental rock, blues, jazz, jam and funk.

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Newly relocated back to his old stomping grounds of Athens, Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. He hosts an "all-star jam" every Thursday.

Kidstuff

  • Lay Park

    10 a.m. $9-14. 706-613-3596

    Wiggle, Giggle & Go

    Enjoy games, crafts, and snacks with your pre-K tot. Ages 2-3. Registration required.

Meetings

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    7 p.m. FREE! www.oconeeriversaudubon.org

    Oconee Rivers Audubon Society

    Jen Hilburn, an ornithologist who has served as the Altamata Riverkeeper's "coastkeeper" since last spring, will give a presentation on water quality issues and American oystercatcher populations on Georgia's coast.

  • Nuçi's Space

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-202-9169

    Athens Human Rights Festival Meeting

    The AHRF hosts an organizational meeting. Please park in the lot across the street from Nuçi's Space.

Theatre

  • Seney-Stovall Chapel

    Feb. 3–8, 8 p.m. & Feb. 8, 2:30 p.m. $7–12. drama.uga.edu

    A Lesson Before Dying

    The wrenching and inspiring story follows an innocent man condemned to death by electric chair in 1948 Louisiana. Based on the novel by Ernest J. Gaines.

Film

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    8 p.m. $1–2. union.uga.edu

    The Normal Heart

    Adapted from the 1985 play, the film depicts the rise of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City between 1981 and 1984 as seen through the eyes of writer Ned Weeks (Mark Ruffalo).

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    7 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Hitchcock in Black and White Film Series

    I Confess features a priest accused of murder but bound to keep secret the real killer's confession. The film will be introduced by Dr. Janice Simon.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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

    Dollars and Sense & The Think Tank Podcast

    Watch an episode of "Dollars and Sense," then see a live recording of The Think Tank podcast.

Classes

  • Lay Park

    9–11 a.m. 706-613-3596

    Tech Savvy Seniors

    Learn how to use a smart phone or other device in these stress-free sessions held every Thursday. Ages 55 and older.

Art

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    4 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Lecture: "Things Left Unsaid"

    Paul Seawright, professor of photography and head of Belfast School of Art at the University of Ulster, will give a talk about his newest exhibition. Cosponsored by the Lamar Dodd School of Art and the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, this lecture is part of the Global Georgia Initiative speaker series.

Friday, February 6

27 events

Live Music

  • Buffalo's Café

    8 p.m. $3. www.buffaloscafe.com

    SONS OF KATIE ELDER New local folk-rock group.
  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    THE WELCOME HOME Local four-piece indie rock band.

    SON & THIEF Local indie rock band.

    JACOB MARTIN Athens-based singer-songwriter.
  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    SHADE Local three-piece skews stoner riffs by sleight-of-hand over oceans of confusion. Frontwoman Phelan LaVelle throttles through dark, unlearned outsider jazz. 

    CHARTREUSE Drew Smith mixes heavy guitar with sample-driven drone. 

  • 40 Watt Club

    9 p.m. $10. www.40watt.com

    NEW MADRID Echoing and atmospheric local buzz band with folky vocals and swift, proficient guitar plucks.

    TRIATHALON Surfy, R&B-inspired indie-pop group from Savannah.

    WOODFANGS Loud, psychedelic, guitar-driven rock.

  • 40 Watt Club

    9 p.m. $16. www.40watt.com

    TURQUOISE JEEP Hip hop collective and viral sensation known for the 2010 hit "Lemme Smang It."

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $5 (adv.), $7 (door). meltingpointathens.com

    DANGFLY Local rock band featuring an all-star lineup, including Adam Payne, Shawn Johnson, Jay Rodgers, Scotty Nicholson and Adam Poulin.

    GRASSLAND STRING BAND Local traditional and progressive bluegrass group.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $17. www.georgiatheatre.com

    SHOOTER JENNINGS The son of Waylon Jennings, this Southern singer-songwriter plays country-inspired rock and roll.

    WAYMORE'S OUTLAWS Nashville-based country outfit featuring former members of Waylon Jennings' recording and touring band.

  • 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.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    THOSE CATS High-energy seven-piece soul and funk powerhouse from Statesboro.

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Newly relocated back to his old stomping grounds of Athens, Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture.

  • VFW

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

    WILD CARD Local country/Southern rock trio.

Lectures & Lit

  • Oconee County Civic Center

    Feb. 5, 5–8 p.m. (member preview night), Feb. 6, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. & Feb. 7, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. www.oconeelibraryfriends.org

    Oconee County Library Friends Book Sale

    Books, CDs and DVDs will be sold for bargain prices. Proceeds benefit the Oconee County Public Library.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9 a.m. $12. 706-542-9353, www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Friends First Friday: All-American Selections

    All-American Selections promote new garden varieties with superior garden performance. Shelly Prescott, head of horticulture, will discuss one of these trail gardens, SBG's flower garden, in detail during a full breakfast.

  • UGA Chapel

    2 p.m. FREE! www.calendar.uga.edu

    Glenda Hatchett

    The judge, author and star of television court series "Judge Hatchett" delivers the 2015 Holmes-Hunter lecture.

Events

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

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

    Healing & Meditation Circle

    Learn various modalities of energy and spiritual healing as well as meditation practices. Held every Friday.

  • Black Box Operations

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

    Hatch Hackathon

    Work individually or in teams to make something in under four hours. Most projects are tech, art or craft focused. After presentations, everyone votes for their favorite project. Bring your own supplies.

  • 4 p.m. FREE! round sphere.com/hackathon

    RoundSphere Hackathon

    (1 Press Place, 2nd Floor) Spend 24 hours hacking, learning and presenting with other developers and tech talent form Northeast Georgia. Participants can work on one of the projects available or work on their own thing while enjoying food and community.

Games

Classes

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • The Office Lounge

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

    Karaoke

    KARAOKE With your host Lynn, the Queen of Karaoke!

Kidstuff

Theatre

  • Athens Community Theater

    Feb. 6–7 & Feb. 12–14, 8 p.m. Feb. 8 & 15, 2 p.m. $8–15. www.townandgownplayers.org

    The Illusion

    A cantankerous old man seeks out a powerful magician to help him find his son. The magician calls forth images of the son in three different romantic misadventures.

  • Seney-Stovall Chapel

    Feb. 3–8, 8 p.m. & Feb. 8, 2:30 p.m. $7–12. drama.uga.edu

    A Lesson Before Dying

    The wrenching and inspiring story follows an innocent man condemned to death by electric chair in 1948 Louisiana. Based on the novel by Ernest J. Gaines.

  • Athens Little Playhouse

    Feb. 6 & 13, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7–8 & 14–15, 3 p.m. $5–10. www.athenslittleplayhouse.net

    Bye Bye Birdie

    A cast ranging in age from 7–17 performs the story of Conrad Birdie, a rock and roll singer who is about to be inducted into the army.

Film

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    Feb. 6–8, 3, 6 & 9 p.m. $1–2. union.uga.edu

    Birdman

    Former cinema superhero Riggan Thomson (Michael Keaton) attempts to recover his career in the days leading up to the opening of a Broadway play.

Performance

Saturday, February 7

27 events

Kidstuff

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    11 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3615

    Nature's Trading Post

    Trade one or two objects found in nature for points or other nature objects in the center's collection.

Classes

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9 a.m.–5 p.m. $105 (includes lunch). www.uga.edu/botgarden

    Natural History of Georgia Plants

    Part of the Certificate in Native Plants core, this course will introduce the diverse natural vegetation of Georgia, emphasizing ecological principles of plant distribution, prehistoric and contemporary influences on Georgia vegetation, major vegetation types in Georgia and common plant species that characterize each vegetation type.

  • Revival Yarns

    2 p.m. FREE! (yarn purchase encouraged). www.revivalyarnsathens.com

    Cowl Knit-A-Long

    Find a cowl pattern and knit or crochet-a-long. 

Games

Lectures & Lit

  • Oconee County Civic Center

    Feb. 5, 5–8 p.m. (member preview night), Feb. 6, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. & Feb. 7, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. www.oconeelibraryfriends.org

    Oconee County Library Friends Book Sale

    Books, CDs and DVDs will be sold for bargain prices. Proceeds benefit the Oconee County Public Library.

Outdoors

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    10–11 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3615

    Naturalist's Walk

    Take a hike around the property in search of seasonal happenings. Participants are encouraged to bring a camera and binoculars.

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    THE SHUT-UPS Five-piece new-wave power-pop band from Atlanta and Athens.

    DAMS "Prog-soul" group from Atlanta.

    THE SALT FLATS Melodic and lively local guitar-rock band.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    WE BY THE SEA New local "edgy indie rock" three-piece.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $8 (adv.), $10 (door). www.40watt.com

    LAUGHLIN Local country duo with influences like Miranda Lambert and Sugarland.

    LILY ROSE Local pop-folk singer-songwriter.

  • The Foundry

    8:30 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door). www.meltingpointathens.com

    SONS OF SAILORS Jimmy Buffet cover band, featuring members of the Tony Pritchett Band.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $15. www.georgiatheatre.com

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

    MIKEY THUNDER Electro hip-hop artist with a reputation for bass-driven party tunes.

  • 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. www.facebook.com/lkshuffleclub

    10 BANDS 10 MINUTES Local bands pay tribute to Sleater-Kinney with 10-minute sets. Featuring El Hollín, New Wives, Eureka California, Elysia Empyre, Sad Dads, Meth Wax, Juna, Emileigh Ireland, Tongues and Feather Trade.
  • Live Wire

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

    IKE STUBBLEFIELD Soulful R&B artist Ike Stubblefield is a Hammond B3 virtuoso who cut his teeth backing Motown legends like the Four Tops, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye. 

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    THE BAMA GAMBLERS Dirty blues and Southern rock band from Auburn, AL.

  • The Office Lounge

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

    REV. TRIBBLE AND THE DEACONS New local group led by Athens rock fixture Rev. Conner Mack Tribble.

Events

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    12–5 p.m. www.indiesouthfair.com

    Handmade Lovers Artist Market

    This Valentine's Day mini-market features over 25 vendors selling everything from body products, jewelry, candies, vintage clothing, pillows, goods for the home and more. The afternoon includes complimentary snacks, craft beer and brewery tours, a photo booth and a station to make your own origami flowers to take home.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    6–8 p.m. $50–60. 706-542-9353, botgarden.uga.edu

    Orchid Madness Fundraiser

    There will be a reception, silent auction, an exclusive view of rare orchids and an orchid for each guest to take home. Proceeds benefit the garden's horticulture department.

  • Sandy Creek Park

    11 a.m.–1 p.m. $2 and donations. www.athensrotaryclub.org

    Polar Bear Plunge

    Brave souls will jump in the water at Lake Chapman. There will be bluegrass music, face painting, balloons and more.

Performance

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    8 p.m. www.pac.uga.edu

    A Night in Old New Orleans

    Veterans of One Mo' Time are joined by clarinetist Orange Kellin, his trio, and dance man Vernel Bagneris for a night of classic tunes from the old days of the Big Easy.

  • Morton Theatre

    7:30 p.m. Cost TBA. www.mortontheatre.com

    Flow Motion

    The group performs to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project and the Fisher House.

  • Canopy Studio

    Feb. 6–7, 8 p.m. & Feb. 8, 4 p.m. $6–10. www.canopystudio.org

    TwoFold

    The show features arial dance pieces that explore the dualities in life.

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    8 p.m. $25–35. pac.uga.edu

    A Night in Old New Orleans

    Clarinetist Orange Kellin, song and dance man Vernel Bagneris and other talented New Orleans musicians bring to life the Big Easy sounds of yesteryear. The show reunites the stars of One Mo' Time, the Off-Broadway hit musical that ran for over three years at New York's Village Gate.

Theatre

  • Athens Community Theater

    Feb. 6–7 & Feb. 12–14, 8 p.m. Feb. 8 & 15, 2 p.m. $8–15. www.townandgownplayers.org

    The Illusion

    A cantankerous old man seeks out a powerful magician to help him find his son. The magician calls forth images of the son in three different romantic misadventures.

  • Seney-Stovall Chapel

    Feb. 3–8, 8 p.m. & Feb. 8, 2:30 p.m. $7–12. drama.uga.edu

    A Lesson Before Dying

    The wrenching and inspiring story follows an innocent man condemned to death by electric chair in 1948 Louisiana. Based on the novel by Ernest J. Gaines.

  • Athens Little Playhouse

    Feb. 6 & 13, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7–8 & 14–15, 3 p.m. $5–10. www.athenslittleplayhouse.net

    Bye Bye Birdie

    A cast ranging in age from 7–17 performs the story of Conrad Birdie, a rock and roll singer who is about to be inducted into the army.

Film

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    Feb. 6–8, 3, 6 & 9 p.m. $1–2. union.uga.edu

    Birdman

    Former cinema superhero Riggan Thomson (Michael Keaton) attempts to recover his career in the days leading up to the opening of a Broadway play.