COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Sunday, February 25

14 events

Lectures & Lit

  • Avid Bookshop

    5:30–7 p.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com

    Meet the Authors

    (Prince Ave.) Meet local author and cartoonist Eleanor Davis in celebration of her latest book Why Art? See Calendar Pick on p. 22.

  • Ciné Barcafé

    2 p.m. FREE! www.athenscine.com

    Black Panther Panel Discussion

    Freda Scott Giles and Lesley G. Feracho lead a community panel discussion titled "The Black Panther film: Hope or Hype?"

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.

Performance

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    3 p.m. $6 (w/ UGA ID), $42. pac.uga.edu

    The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

    The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center performs "From Vienna to Hollywood," showcasing the music of Franz Schubert and Erich Wolfgang Korngold. A pre-concert lecture will be offered in Ramsey Hall at 2:15 p.m.

  • Morton Theatre

    Feb. 24, 7 p.m. Feb. 25, 3 p.m. $12–15. mortontheatre.com

    Dance and Music of the Soul

    The East Athens Educational Dance Center presents a theatrical dance and music production that celebrates S&B and soul music. 

Film

  • Beechwood 11 Cinemas

    Feb. 25, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. feb. 28, 4 & 7 p.m. gtcmovies.com

    Flashback Cinema

    Watch True Grit (1969).

Live Music

  • Cali 'N' Tito's Eastside

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-355-7087

    THE LUCKY JONES Local band playing old-school rockin' rhythm and blues.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    2 p.m. FREE! www.terrapinbeer.com

    SHAUN PEACE BAND Playing a unique blend of rock, blues, alternative and reggae. 

  • Vega Studio

    New South Showcase. 5:30 p.m. $15. 706-207-7581

    NIHILIST CHEERLEADER Local buzz band plays energetic, lo-fi punk rock.

  • The World Famous

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

    SWEET SOUL MOVEMENT Featuring music from M LewisChancey, Stella Groove, Jessie Ruth, Rashon Love, Sam Lipkin and Seline Haze.

Theater

  • 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.

  • 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. 

Art

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    1–4 p.m. www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com

    Meet the Artist: Dr. Chris Greer

    "Clouds and Clay: Up Above Georgia" is an exhibition of aerial photography printed on aluminum by Dr. Chris Greer. 100% of art sales will benefit the Get Comfortable fund. Greer will spend the afternoon demonstrating how he utilizes drones for his photography, and the drones will transmit a live-stream video to the brewery while buzzing over Athens. See Calendar Pick on p. 22.

Monday, February 26

21 events

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    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

    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

    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

    4–5:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    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. 

  • Bogart Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Monday Funday

    Songs, finger plays, wiggles and giggles for ages three and under. Caregivers will recieve pointers for building literacy and language skills.

  • ACC Library

    4:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Knitting for Teens

    Ms. Dorothy teaches knitting. Ages 11–18.

  • Oconee County Library

    6–8 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Sushi Making

    Learn how to make and eat basic sushi rolls. No raw fish will be used. Grades 6–12. 

Lectures & Lit

Games

Meetings

Live Music

  • 40 Watt Club

    9 p.m. FREE! www.40watt.com

    ROAD TO ROO One lucky Athens band will win a chance to perform at Bonnaroo 2018.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    PORTUGAL. THE MAN Popular rock band from Portland, OR with an ever-evolving, always creative style.

    MATTIEL Atlanta-based garage-rock group led by songwriter Mattiel Brown.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    BREE COULEUR Local singer-songwriter playing stripped-down folk music.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    MINGLEWOOD MONDAY Local artists pay tribute to the Grateful Dead.

Film

  • Miller Learning Center

    7 p.m. FREE! sos@uga.edu

    Animal Voices Film Festival: Medicine of the Wolf

    (Room 148) The award-winning documentary follows wolves in northern Minnesota with National Geographic photographer Jim Brandenburg. 

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    6:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    YA Movie Night

    Teens can enjoy a movie with snacks after hours. Ages 12 and up.

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • The Pub

    8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-353-2831

    Karaoke

    KARAOKE Sing to your heart's content every Monday.

Tuesday, February 27

28 events

Games

  • Hi-Lo Lounge

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

    Trivia

    General trivia hosted by Jacob and Wes.

  • Hi-Lo Lounge

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

    Trivia

    General trivia hosted by Jacob and Wes.

  • Hi-Lo Lounge

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

    Trivia

    General trivia hosted by Jacob and Wes.

  • 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 Rook and Pawn

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

    Happy Hour Trivia

    Hosted by James Majure. 

  • Blind Pig Tavern

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

    Full Contact Trivia

    (2301 College Station Rd.) Every Tuesday.

  • Johnny's New York Style Pizza

    8 p.m. FREE! 706-354-1515

    Trivia at Johnny's

    Play for cash prizes.

Lectures & Lit

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    5:30 p.m. FREE! jhebbard@uga.edu

    The Rest of the Story Book Club

    Discuss works connected to the ongoing and upcoming exhibitions and programs at the library. Followed by gallery tours. February's selection is Prohibition in Atlanta by Ron Smith and Mary Boyle.

  • Graduate Athens

    12 p.m. FREE! www.globalescapes.com/events

    Travel Talk

    Learn about Celebrity Cruise Lines with Global Escapes. 

Classes

  • ACC Library

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

    Windows 10 Basics

    Registration required.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    6–8 p.m. $25. kmcgover@gmail.com, coe.uga.edu

    Dumplings at the Garden

    Learn how to make Chinese dumplings while engaging in literary and cultural discussion inspired by Yu Hua's To Live. Registration required.

Events

  • 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.

Meetings

Sports

  • East Athens Community Center

    Tuesdays, 6–8:30 p.m. & Saturdays, 1–4 p.m. FREE! (first 3 visits). www.ttathensga.com

    Table Tennis Matches and Training

    Beginner to advanced skill levels welcome.

Live Music

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    5 p.m. FREE! www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com

    LOUIS ROMANOS TRIO Local jazz combo led by percussionist Louis Romanos.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. $3. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    BAHINZ AND THE BAND New local rock band.

    ROOM 9 Athens-based cover band playing hits by everyone from Daft Punk to Jimi Hendrix.

    BLUEFISH Athens-based alt-rock group.

  • The Foundry

    Terrapin Tuesday. 7 p.m. $5. www.thefoundryathens.com

    DRIFTWOOD A group of experienced Athens musicians playing classic country, rock, folk, blues and bluegrass.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    PORTUGAL. THE MAN Popular rock band from Portland, OR with an ever-evolving, always creative style.

    MATTIEL Atlanta-based garage-rock group led by songwriter Mattiel Brown.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    WOLFISH New solo project from local experimental artist Kiran Fernandes.

    THE VIKING PROGRESS Local group that plays rockers and ballads about love, death and isolation. 

    PAPER MATADOR New Madrid's Phil McGill performs a solo set.

    TOM VISIONS Post-mystical, electronic, psychedelic music.

    LEA LEA Dreamy local indie-folk artist.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. $5. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    DOUBLE SUPPLE New experimental project featuring John Fernandes, Kiran Fernandes and Courtney McCracken.

    MICHAEL POTTER Local guitarist creates a blend of ambient folk and psychedelic songs and soundscapes.

    JACOB SUNDERLIN Local musician who incorporates elements of noise, folk, ambient and drone. 

    SAHADA BUCKLEY Local violinist performs a solo set.

    ARIEL ACKERLY Athens-based experimental performer.

    PETER WEBB Atlanta musician playing meditative, jazz-influenced experimental folk.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    MARIE DANIELLE Indie-folk singer-songwriter originally from Harrisburg, PA.

Film

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    8 p.m. FREE! (w/ student ID), $3. drama.uga.edu

    UGA's French Film Festival

    Mia Hansen-Love stars in Things to Come (L'avenir).

Kidstuff

Performance

  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA

    Feb. 17, 6–9 p.m. Feb. 24 & 27, 8–10 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. Visitors can visit the open studio to see Tarsa's wall drawing in-progress Mondays–Fridays, 1–6 p.m. through Feb. 27 (omit Feb. 14). As Guy Did Ail, Lewis performs as Tarsa creates art.

Wednesday, February 28

35 events

Events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    ALL THE OTHER REINDEER Progressive rock band from Athens. 

    NEW PARLIAMENT Athens-based jam band influenced by Neil Young, Widespread Panic, Led Zeppelin and more.

    KING ISRAEL Athens-based alternative blues-rock band.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    HIP HOP & POETRY Featuring performances by Virgil Wolfe, Calamity, Son Zoo, Paul Cunningham, Space Brother and Squalle & L.G.

  • The Foundry

    7 p.m. $5. www.thefoundryathens.com

    THE BEST OF UNKNOWN ATHENS A monthly singer-songwriter showcase hosted by Liam Parke. This show features Daniel Collins, Justin Granados, Scott Lovefield, Aspen Countryman, Casey King and Joshua Walker.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7 p.m. $25. www.georgiatheatre.com

    JUDAH AND THE LION Nashville-based Americana band featuring fresh musicianship and powerful harmonies.

    COLONY HOUSE Indie-rock quartet from Franklin, TN.

    TALL HEIGHTS Boston-based electrofolk pair.

  • The Globe

    8 p.m. www.jazzathensga.org

    THE HOT HOTTY-HOTS Local swing and hot jazz ensemble playing music of the 1910s, '20s and '30s. This week features special guest RoyceAnne Waldorff.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    BROTHER OLIVER Psychedelic folk-rock group from South Carolina.

  • 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.

Art

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    12–1 p.m. FREE! (members), $15 (non-members). athensareaartscouncil@gmail.com, www.athensarts.org

    AAAC Lunch & Learn: Artist & Copyright Law

    Bring your lunch to this lecture with Meredith Ragains, executive director for Georgia Lawyers for the Arts.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

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

    Tour at Two

    Led by docents.

Games

Kidstuff

Sports

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • The Office Lounge

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

    Karaoke

    KARAOKE With your host Lynn. Every Wednesday!

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    Open Mic Night

    OPEN MIC A weekly open-mic jam hosted by Louis Phillip Pelot. All musicians welcome. Backline provided!

Film

  • Beechwood 11 Cinemas

    Feb. 25, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. feb. 28, 4 & 7 p.m. gtcmovies.com

    Flashback Cinema

    Watch True Grit (1969).

Classes

  • ACC Library

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

    After Effects for Beginners

    Learn how to add special effects with Adobe After Effects. Registration is required.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9 a.m. $45–50. botgarden.uga.edu

    Flower Arranging Unit 3

    Learn about "Design for the Dining Table." 

Comedy

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. FREE! thewilliamsproject@gmail.com

    Tip Jar Comedy

    Local comic stand-up hosted by Travis Williams. Last Wednesday of every month.

Performance

  • UGA Performing Arts Center

    Feb. 28 & Mar. 1, 8 p.m. $6 (w/ UGA ID), $44. pac.uga.edu

    Angel of Music: A Salute to Andrew Lloyd Webber

    Broadway veterans Franc D'Ambrosio and Glory Crampton perform selections from Andrew Lloyd Webber hits such as The Phantom of the Opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and more.

Thursday, March 1

22 events

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Go Bar

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

    Dr. Fred's Karaoke

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

Meetings

Events

Classes

  • ACC Library

    4 p.m. FREE! 706-583-8834

    Social Security Presentation

    Local attorney Patrick B. Cates will provide information about the disability appeal process. 

Lectures & Lit

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    6:30 p.m. FREE! iws.uga.edu

    Women's History Month Keynote Lecture

    (Room 271) Andrea J. Ritchie from the Barnard Center for Research on Women delivers this year's lecture "Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color." 

  • ACC Library

    6:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Book Discussion: To Live

    Discuss this year's Big Read selection To Live by Yu Hua. 

Games

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!

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

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

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

  • The Foundry

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

    WAKER Group mashing soul, funk and rock and roll into a danceable sound.

    HEDONISTAS Funky, jazzy rock-fusion band from Atlanta.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7 p.m. $25. www.georgiatheatre.com

    JUDAH AND THE LION Nashville-based Americana band featuring fresh musicianship and powerful harmonies.

    COLONY HOUSE Indie-rock quartet from Franklin, TN.

    TALL HEIGHTS Boston-based electrofolk pair.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    Old Skool Presents. 8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee.com

    DEATON, SPIVEY, GOODHUE & FULLER Four local musicians team up for a night of funky, jazzy sounds.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    THE VOODOO FIX Los Angeles-based band with a gritty and soulful take on blues-rock.

  • The Office Lounge

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

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

  • The World Famous

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

    DEEP STATE Local band playing driving, punky, melodic guitar-rock.

    GIVING UP Hooky, upbeat power-pop group from Iowa with touches of surf and Afropop.

    THE HERNIES Local riff-heavy rock band displaying influences from classic to indie rock.

Kidstuff

Performance

  • UGA Performing Arts Center

    Feb. 28 & Mar. 1, 8 p.m. $6 (w/ UGA ID), $44. pac.uga.edu

    Angel of Music: A Salute to Andrew Lloyd Webber

    Broadway veterans Franc D'Ambrosio and Glory Crampton perform selections from Andrew Lloyd Webber hits such as The Phantom of the Opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and more.

Theater

  • Memorial Park

    Mar. 1–3, 7:30 p.m. Mar. 4, 3 p.m. athensclarkecounty.com/642/athens-creative-theatre

    Almost, Maine

    (Quinn Hall) A series of short plays about love, the loss of it and hope. Scene titles include "Her Heart, "Sad and Glad," "This Hurts" and "Getting it Back."

Art

  • RSVP for time. $99. groundupglass@gmail.com, www.groundupglass.com

    Glassblowing Date Night

    (Ground Up Glassworks, Watkinsville) Take a 50-minute provate glassblowing class for two and make glass art with the help of an instructor. Choices of items include a round paperweight, heart shaped paperweight, glass flowers, shot glasses or highball glasses.

Friday, March 2

33 events

Art

  • Commerce Civic Center

    Mar. 2, 5–9 p.m. $15. Mar. 3, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $10. www.folk-finearts.com

    Folk to Fine Arts Festival & Expo

    An indoor arts show features works by both fine artists and folk artists. A Meet the Artists Reception will be held on Friday, and workshops will be held throughout the weekend.

  • Trio Contemporary Art Gallery

    7–9 p.m. FREE! www.trioathens.com

    "Family Album: Photos by Andrew Shearer"

    A one night exhibit of photographic nudes created by Andrew Shearer and his friends as a tribute to his late father. 

Lectures & Lit

  • UGA Dean Rusk Hall

    9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. FREE! (w/ UGA ID), $10–65. www.law.uga.edu/environmental-law-association

    Red Clay Conference

    (Larry Walker Room) Explore the intersection of health and environmental law, urban agriculture, urban design, water quality and litigation. The keynote address "Environmental Perspectives on Disaster Law" will be delivered by Robert R.M. Verchick. 

  • Avid Bookshop

    6–7:30 p.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com

    Meet the Author

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

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.

  • 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. 

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    MOTHER THE CAR Founded by a brother duo, this garage-rock act incorporates blues and other influences.

    SALINE Local four-piece "shoegrease" band with hints of post-punk and fuzz-rock.

    COMMANDER KEEN Garage-rock band from Cookeville, TN.

    DAN CLIFFORD Local artist playing lo-fi power-pop.

  • DT Productions

    8 p.m. $8. www.dtproductions.com

    DEGA Local indie-pop duo featuring former Ponderosa frontman Kalen Nash and his wife, pop singer Aslyn. Album release show!

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    NICHOLAS MALLIS Mallis' music is influenced by artists like David Bowie, The Ventures and Neil Diamond.

    BLUE BLOOD Melodic psych-pop project fronted by songwriter Hunter Morris.

    LEA LEA Dreamy local indie-folk artist.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $16 (adv.), $19 (door). www.40watt.com

    TIGERS JAW Pennsyvania-based indie-rock band.

    YOWLER Solo venture of All Dogs frontwoman Maryn Jones. 

    LOOMING Eclectic indie-pop group from Springfield, IL.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $25 (adv.), $30 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    JORMA KAUKONEN The legendary guitarist and former Jefferson Airplane/Hot Tuna member performs an intimate acoustic set.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $25 (adv.), $30 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    LOTUS Jammy, electronic-focused band known for its forays into rock, funk, hip hop and more, as well as its hypnotic light show.

    MARVEL YEARS Electro-soul EDM producer and guitarist.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

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

    RICKY DIGITS Local emcee 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. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    KLEZMER LOCAL 42 Local seven-piece klezmer band specializing in Jewish and gypsy music and featuring Dan Horowitz of Five Eight.

  • Highwire Lounge

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

    LIVE MUSIC Rotating local jazz and bluegrass bands play every Friday and Saturday night.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    BOOTZ & KATZ Live electronica project from Macon.

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. Every Friday!

  • Southern Brewing Company

    5 p.m. FREE! www.sobrewco.com

    TRE POWELL Local singer-songwriter playing bluesy acoustic tunes with soulful vocals.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

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

    ASPEN COUNTRYMAN Local singer-songwriter that mixes pop structure with jazzy melody.

Kidstuff

Classes

Games

Theater

  • Seney-Stovall Chapel

    Feb. 23–24 & Mar. 2–3, 7 p.m. www.roseofathens.org

    Cinderella

    Rose of Athens Theatre presents Cinderella, adapted by playwright Forest Cloud and with original music from local composer and musician Daniela M. Monroe.

  • Mar. 2–3, 7:30 p.m. Mar. 4, 3:30 p.m. $14–16. brightstoneathens.com

    The Wizard of Oz

    (Brightstone Theatre, 560 Jerry Smith Dr.) Brightstone Productions presents a cheerful adaptation of the classic 1939 film performed by kids. 

  • Arts!Oglethorpe

    Mar. 2–3, 7:30 p.m. Mar. 4, 3 p.m. $13–18. artsoglethorpe.org

    Love, Loss, and What I Wore

    The reader's theater series of stories women tell about "matters of the heart and matters of the closet."

  • Winder-Barrow Community Theatre

    Mar. 2–3 & 9–10, 7:30 p.m. Mar. 4 & 11, 3 p.m. $10–13. winderbarrowtheatre.org

    The Foreigner

    A British visitor Froggy LeSueur and his shy friend confuse and delight zany Southerners in rural Georgia. 

  • Athens Community Theater

    Mar. 2–3, 8 p.m. Mar 4, 2 p.m. $5. townandgownplayers.org

    Visiting Mr. Green

    A curmudgeonly old widower, Mr Green, is nearly run over by a busy young man who is then forced to visit his victim weekly for six months. 

  • Memorial Park

    Mar. 1–3, 7:30 p.m. Mar. 4, 3 p.m. athensclarkecounty.com/642/athens-creative-theatre

    Almost, Maine

    (Quinn Hall) A series of short plays about love, the loss of it and hope. Scene titles include "Her Heart, "Sad and Glad," "This Hurts" and "Getting it Back."

Performance

Saturday, March 3

35 events

Outdoors

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    10–11 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3615

    Naturalist's Walk

    Join the SCNC staff for a walk around the property. Bring a camera or binoculars. All ages.

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.

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    10 a.m. FREE! www.pac.uga.edu

    Saturday Morning Club

    Listen to the Georgia Children's Chorus. For ages 4–12 and their families.

  • ACC Library

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

    Bling Your Prom

    Shop for a dress, suit, shoes or jewelry for prom. One outfit per student, while supplies last.

Lectures & Lit

  • Morton Theatre

    1 p.m. FREE! 706-247-6777, aabhbowl@gmail.com

    Michael L. Thurmond Lecture

    Speaker Derrick P. Alridge is a professor at the University of Virginia the author of The Educational Thought of W.E.B. DuBois: An Intellectual History. Athens first black police chief Joseph "Jack" H./ Lumpkin and the first black female judge Patricia Barron will be honored. Presented by the Athens Area Black History Committee.

  • Avid Bookshop

    10 a.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com

    Special Story Time

    (Five Points) Illustrator Ward Jenkins shares his new book, Salam Alaikum: A Message of Peace.

Games

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. 

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!

Live Music

  • 8 p.m. $10 (college student at the door), $16-$20 (general). www.thefoundryathens.com

    DALE WATSON Birmingham-based country singer.

    CARLY BURRUSS Country singer-songwriter based in Atlanta.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    GUILLOTINE Hard-hitting local death-metal band. 

    TORO Atlanta-based heavy rock group fronted by guitarist Zack Hembree.

    CAVE OF SWIMMERS Innovative, Latin-tinged heavy rock band from Miami.

    MARSES Local "party-doom" four-piece band.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    DEAD NEIGHBORS This local band plays punky, emotive garage-rock. Album release show!

    YUKONS Latinx indie-rock band from Atlanta.

    WIEUCA Local band playing cheeky, guitar-driven indie rock.

    THE RETINAS Post-punk band from Philadelphia.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    WHITE RABBIT COLLECTIVE Local ensemble with influences ranging from Tuvan folk songs to psychedelic rock anthems to jazz-funk grooves. Album release show!

  • Highwire Lounge

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

    LIVE MUSIC Rotating local jazz and bluegrass bands play every Friday and Saturday night.

  • No. 3 Railroad Street

    6 p.m. www.3railroad.org

    REDSTONE RAMBLERS Local blues-folk group led by songwriter Mark Wilmot. 

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    THE GRATEFUL BROTHERS Paying tribute to both The Grateful Dead and The Allman Brothers Band.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

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

    KURT LEE WHEELER Georgia singer-songwriter blending folk, alt-country and rock.

Art

  • 12:30–4 p.m. FREE! www.artandfeminism.org

    Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

    (Georgia Museum of Art and Lamar Dodd School of Art) Sarah Kate Gillespie and Nell Andrew will give a gallery talk on modernity and spaces of femininity in the art world, then go to the art school and work on improving the coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia.

  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA

    7–11 p.m. Donations accepted. www.athica.org

    Opening Reception

    "Surround" is an immersive exhibition featuring over 20 Athens artists including Margaret Anderson, Cult of Riggonia, Williiam Danztler, Kira Hynes, Moth Sweat, Logan Shirah and more.

Theater

  • Seney-Stovall Chapel

    Feb. 23–24 & Mar. 2–3, 7 p.m. www.roseofathens.org

    Cinderella

    Rose of Athens Theatre presents Cinderella, adapted by playwright Forest Cloud and with original music from local composer and musician Daniela M. Monroe.

  • Mar. 2–3, 7:30 p.m. Mar. 4, 3:30 p.m. $14–16. brightstoneathens.com

    The Wizard of Oz

    (Brightstone Theatre, 560 Jerry Smith Dr.) Brightstone Productions presents a cheerful adaptation of the classic 1939 film performed by kids. 

  • Arts!Oglethorpe

    Mar. 2–3, 7:30 p.m. Mar. 4, 3 p.m. $13–18. artsoglethorpe.org

    Love, Loss, and What I Wore

    The reader's theater series of stories women tell about "matters of the heart and matters of the closet."

  • Winder-Barrow Community Theatre

    Mar. 2–3 & 9–10, 7:30 p.m. Mar. 4 & 11, 3 p.m. $10–13. winderbarrowtheatre.org

    The Foreigner

    A British visitor Froggy LeSueur and his shy friend confuse and delight zany Southerners in rural Georgia. 

  • Athens Community Theater

    Mar. 2–3, 8 p.m. Mar 4, 2 p.m. $5. townandgownplayers.org

    Visiting Mr. Green

    A curmudgeonly old widower, Mr Green, is nearly run over by a busy young man who is then forced to visit his victim weekly for six months. 

  • Memorial Park

    Mar. 1–3, 7:30 p.m. Mar. 4, 3 p.m. athensclarkecounty.com/642/athens-creative-theatre

    Almost, Maine

    (Quinn Hall) A series of short plays about love, the loss of it and hope. Scene titles include "Her Heart, "Sad and Glad," "This Hurts" and "Getting it Back."

Classes

  • Fuel Hot Yoga

    5 p.m. $25–30. www.druminyasa.net

    Druminyasa

    Brad Ellsworth leads a vinyasa flow class to live drums. 

  • 1 p.m. $15. www.akfathens.com

    FCT Balance and Core

    (AKF Athens Martial Arts) This clinic focuses on strengthening the core and legs as well as increasing range of motion.

Sunday, March 4

13 events

Kidstuff

  • Oconee County Library

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

    Tail Waggin' Tutors

    Reading aloud to a dog creates a relaxed, non-judgmental environment that helps kids develop their reading skills and builds confidence. Register for a 15-minutes session. Grades K-5.

Live Music

Lectures & Lit

Art

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. 

Games

Performance

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    3 p.m. $25. pac.uga.edu

    Russian Folk Instrument Orchestra

    The program will feature popular and folk selections performed on traditional instruments such as the bayan and domra. 

Theater

  • Mar. 2–3, 7:30 p.m. Mar. 4, 3:30 p.m. $14–16. brightstoneathens.com

    The Wizard of Oz

    (Brightstone Theatre, 560 Jerry Smith Dr.) Brightstone Productions presents a cheerful adaptation of the classic 1939 film performed by kids. 

  • Arts!Oglethorpe

    Mar. 2–3, 7:30 p.m. Mar. 4, 3 p.m. $13–18. artsoglethorpe.org

    Love, Loss, and What I Wore

    The reader's theater series of stories women tell about "matters of the heart and matters of the closet."

  • Winder-Barrow Community Theatre

    Mar. 2–3 & 9–10, 7:30 p.m. Mar. 4 & 11, 3 p.m. $10–13. winderbarrowtheatre.org

    The Foreigner

    A British visitor Froggy LeSueur and his shy friend confuse and delight zany Southerners in rural Georgia. 

  • Athens Community Theater

    Mar. 2–3, 8 p.m. Mar 4, 2 p.m. $5. townandgownplayers.org

    Visiting Mr. Green

    A curmudgeonly old widower, Mr Green, is nearly run over by a busy young man who is then forced to visit his victim weekly for six months.