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Sunday, February 19

12 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.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    3–4 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597

    Read to Rover

    Beginning readers read aloud to a certified therapy dog.

Theater

  • UGA Chapel

    Feb. 16–18, 8 p.m. & Feb. 19, 3 p.m. $15. www.project-safe.org

    The Vagina Monologues

    Project Safe presents the 18th annual production of Eve Ensler's award-winning play. Women of all ages and backgrounds perform monologues ranging from humorous to devastating, profound to profane. Proceeds benefit Project Safe.

Live Music

  • Cali 'N' Tito's Eastside

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

    THE LUCKY JONES Rockin' rhythm and blues from this local band. Every Sunday!

  • The Foundry

    6 p.m. $12 (adv.), $15 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    THE SEGAR JAZZ AFFAIR WXAG radio DJ Dwain Segar curates a night of smooth jazz, featuring Dwan Bosman.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

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

  • The World Famous

    8 p.m. $5. www.facebook.com/theworldfamousathens

    DAVID BARBE Local luminary and studio engineer performs every Sunday in February with his band the Quick Hooks and featuring different special guests each week. This week features Jay Gonzalez.

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Beef 'O' Brady's

    8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-3888

    Open Mic Night

    OPEN MIC Sing loud, sing proud.

Events

Lectures & Lit

  • 4:30–6 p.m.FREE! www.bikeathens.com

    BikeAthens Seminar

    (Bike Athens 1075 W. Broad St.) Hear stories of varied bike travel experiences and discuss logistics with a panel of biking enthusiasts.

Monday, February 20

16 events

Live Music

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    HARLOT PARTY Local folk-rock project led by songwriter KyKy Renee Knight.

    SWELLSHARK Chicago-based "ukulele-shredding, beatbox-looping and occasionally harmonica-wielding" duo.

    NIFTY EMTTER Local artist playing "sweet artful sounds that will blow and stimulate your mind."

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $31. www.georgiatheatre.com

    BIG GIGANTIC Electronic duo that crosses boundaries to create revolutionary dance music.

    BRASSTRACKS Brass, synths and drums with a unique vibe.

    ROBBIE DUDE Local DJ spinning "futuristic, hip hop, electro-soul, funky freshness, wine sippin', bumpin', grindin' bass music."

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    TED TYRO Louisville, KY band that plays bouncing, bass-led pop-rock similar to Talking Heads, Television and Unknown Mortal Orchestra.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

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

  • The Pub at Gameday

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

    DJ WHOM Local DJ playing a mix of hip hop, '90s and 2000s music.

Karaoke & Open Mic

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

    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. 

  • Lay Park

    9 a.m.–4 p.m. $21–31.50. athensclarkecounty.com/leisure

    "Celebrating Black History Firsts"

    Learn African American history, make crafts and play games. Participants must bring a sack lunch. Ages 6–12. 

Games

  • Grindhouse Killer Burgers

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

    Dirty South Trivia: Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll

    Team trivia contests with house cash prizes every Monday night.

  • Beef 'O' Brady's

    8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1916

    General Knowledge Trivia

    Win house cash and prizes! Every Monday night.

  • The Rook and Pawn

    6 p.m. $15. www.therookandpawn.com

    Magic the Gathering Draughts and Drafts

    Each draft pod gets you a three-pack draft, a participation pack and prize packs for wins.

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

    1 p.m. $5. ejstapler@gmail.com

    Duplicate Bridge

    Beginner players welcome.

Film

  • Miller Learning Center

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

    Animal Voices Film Festival: Lion Ark

    (Room 148) Lion Ark tells the story of one of the most ambitious and daring animal rescues of its kind: the rescue and relocation of 25 lions held captive in illegal circuses in Bolivia. Presented by Speak Out for Species.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    3 p.m. FREE! athenslibrary.org/madison

    Documentary Film Screening

    Watch a documentary in conjunction with Black History Month. Popcorn will be served. 

Performance

Tuesday, February 21

31 events

Events

  • Holy Cross Lutheran Church

    7:30 p.m. FREE! wwwathensrockandgemclub.org

    Athens Rock and Gem Club

    David Bothe gives a presentation on the geology and mineral sightings observed during a trip to several northwestern states and National Parks.

  • Heirloom Cafe and Fresh Market

    6 p.m. www.heirloomathens.com

    Wine Tasting

    Sample South African wines.

  • Winterville Center for Community and Culture

    6 p.m. FREE! wintervillecenter.com

    Introduction to Model Trains

    Lewis Collier of The Memory Station gives an overview of model trains.

  • Lamar Dodd School of Art

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

    S.T.Y.L Fashion Installation and Lecture

    (Atrium) Naz&Court, a sustainable and ethical fashion label, presents a lecture and fashion installation on slow fashion. The lecture, "S.T.Y.L" (Sustainable Textile Youth Lecture), is on a regional tour.

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    10 a.m.–8:30 p.m. FREE! kcfite@uga.edu

    Patagonia's Worn Wear College Tour

    (Plaza) This mobile repair shop fixes garments and teaches people how to fix their own gear. The Zero Waste Extravaganza includes a bike repair clinic, Leave No Trace Outdoor Workshop, Watershed UGA + Waste = Art Exhibit, and tables from various organizations.

Meetings

  • Holy Cross Lutheran Church

    12 p.m. FREE! 1779.toastmastersclubs.org

    Classic City Toastmasters

    Practice public speaking skills in a supportive environment. 

Lectures & Lit

  • Ciné Barcafé

    7 p.m. FREE! www.willson.uga.edu

    Poetry Reading

    Christopher Salerno, winner of the 2016 Georgia Poetry Prize, and Daniel Schoonebeek will read from their collections. 

  • UGA Park Hall

    11 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! ctcamp@uga.edu

    1984

    Members of the UGA community will read aloud the entirety of George Orwell's dystopian classic. 

Games

Kidstuff

Performance

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    8 p.m. $6 (w/ UGA ID), $12. pac.uga.edu

    UGA Symphony Orchestra

    Student musicians will perform masterworks of classical repertoire. The program includes Mozart's Symphony No. 31 "Paris" and Bruckner's Symphony No. 4 "Romantic." 

  • UGA Ramsey Concert Hall

    7:15 p.m. FREE! andreak@enervex.com

    Gymnastics Show

    (UGA Ramsey Center) The National Danish Performance Team performs "Imani," a routine incorporating rhythmic gymnastics, dance, creative acrobatics, high-speed trampoline and tumbling. Seats can be reserved on eventbrite.com. 

Classes

Theater

  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Feb. 16–18 & 21–25, 8 p.m. Feb. 26, 2:30 p.m. $12–16. www.drama.uga.edu

    Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike

    (Cellar Theatre) Christopher Durang's quirky comedy follows three siblings and a boyfriend.  

Karaoke & Open Mic

Live Music

  • Georgia Theatre

    7 p.m. $20 (adv.), $25 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    DEVENDRA BANHART Acclaimed indie singer-songwriter playing psychedelic folk. See Calendar Pick on p. 13.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. $3. 706-546-5609

    THE SPOOKIE MOON Atlanta-based psychedelic folk-rock group.

    EMILEIGH IRELAND Local singer-songwriter and experimental performer.

    JOHNNY RICO Athens-based folk singer-songwriter.

    THE RADICAL RIVERMAN Atlanta-based experimental folk trio.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    PIANO HAPPY HOUR Jason Fuller, Bart King and Kate Morrissey play piano songs in the round. 

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    DJ WHOM Local DJ playing a mix of hip hop, '90s and 2000s music.

Wednesday, February 22

38 events

Events

  • Go Bar

    9 p.m. $3. www.facebook.com/athensshowgirls

    Athens Showgirl Cabaret

    See up and coming kings and queens. Hosted by Kellie Divine.

  • Multiple Locations

    11 a.m.–8 p.m. willson.uga.edu

    Seed Life Skills Symposium

    Events include a student cooking competition, a panel discussion on "Food, Culture and Community" moderated by Hugh Acheson, and a benefit dinner. Proceeds benefit Seed Life Skills.

Live Music

  • The Foundry

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

    THE BEST OF UNKNOWN ATHENS A monthly singer-songwriter showcase hosted by Liam Parke. Featuring Jesse Mariah (Williams), Mark Wilmot, Karlie Dobbs, Oliver Jordan, Tim O’Connell, and Devin Dennis.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    COSMIC CHARLIE Grateful Dead covers like you've never heard before. Tonight, the band performs the Dead's seminal triple-LP Europe '72 in its entirety.

  • The Globe

    8 p.m. FREE! 706-353-4721

    THE HOT HOTTY-HOTS Mary Sigalas, Dan Horowitz, Steve Key and surprise guests play swingin' tunes from the '10s, '20s and '30s.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

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

    STUPID IDIOTS Local experimental group fronted by musician Ash Rickli.

    JAM PENALTY New local experimental band.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    THE MCLOVINS Four-piece jam band from Hartford, CT.

  • 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.

  • The World Famous

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

    TURN TO CRIME Detroit-based art-punk band.

    FEATHER TRADE This local band plays lush, moody post-pop.

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

Kidstuff

Performance

  • UGA Ramsey Concert Hall

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

    Georgia Woodwind Quintet

    The Georgia Woodwind Quintet performs woodwind chamber music. The ensemble is comprised of Hugh Hodgson School of Music faculty members.

  • UGA New Dance Theatre

    Feb. 22–25, 8 p.m. $12–16. www.dance.uga.edu

    CORE Concert Dance Company: A World of Difference

    CORE performs contemporary, aerial and multidisciplinary events incorporating interactive film, visual arts, literature and new music into multimedia performances.

Classes

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9 a.m.–3 p.m. $50. 706-542-6156, www.uga.edu/botgarden

    Flower Arranging Unit 3

    This unit focuses on designs for dining tables.

  • ACC Library

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Illustrator for Beginners

    Learn how to create graphics with vectors using Adobe Illustrator. This is ideal for logos or artwork you want to print in multiple sizes. Registration required.

  • 5:30 p.m. FREE! stormwater@athensclarkecounty.com

    Rain Barrel Workshop

    (ACC Stormwater, 120 W. Daugherty St.) Learn about stormwater runoff and rain barrel uses, maintenance and installation. 

Games

Meetings

  • The World Famous

    6–7:30 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.

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

    LEAVING COUNTRIES OPEN MIC JAM Bands are welcome, backline is provided and the jam rocks until 2 a.m.

Theater

  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Feb. 16–18 & 21–25, 8 p.m. Feb. 26, 2:30 p.m. $12–16. www.drama.uga.edu

    Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike

    (Cellar Theatre) Christopher Durang's quirky comedy follows three siblings and a boyfriend.  

Art

Comedy

  • Jerzee's Sports Bar

    9 p.m. $5. ghoshehalia@gmail.com

    Comic Strip Comedy Show

    Alia Ghosheh hosts a comedy showcase headlined by Jared Stargel.

Lectures & Lit

  • Avid Bookshop

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

    Author Rob Wallace

    (Prince Ave.) Meet author Rob Wallace is celebration of Big Farms Make Big Flu, which describes the ways influenza and other pathogens emerge from an agriculture controlled by multinational corporations.

  • Oconee County Civic Center

    10 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! 706-552-2595

    USDA Housing Programs Training

    Representatives from the United States Department of Agriculture will meet with realtors and buildings to discuss updates affecting Single Family Housing programs in Georgia.

  • 11 a.m. FREE!

    Environmental Health Seminar

    (Coverdell Center, 500 D.W. Brooks Dr., Room S175) CEO of the National Environmental Health Association Dr. David Dyjack will give a talk titled "Environmental Health Visualized: Access, Axis and Affect." 

Film

  • Ciné Barcafé

    8 p.m. $9.75. www.athenscine.com

    Moonlight

    Nominated for eight Academy Awards, Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood. A panel discussion with Ed Pavlic, Channette Romero and Valerie Babb will follow the screening.

Thursday, February 23

37 events

Performance

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    8 p.m. $6 (w/ UGA ID), $20. www.music.uga.edu

    ARCO Chamber Orchestra

    The ensemble will perform Bach, Mozart and Tchaikovsky for their spring concert. 

  • UGA New Dance Theatre

    Feb. 22–25, 8 p.m. $12–16. www.dance.uga.edu

    CORE Concert Dance Company: A World of Difference

    CORE performs contemporary, aerial and multidisciplinary events incorporating interactive film, visual arts, literature and new music into multimedia performances.

Kidstuff

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597

    Pajama Storytime

    Bring your pajama-clad kids in for storytelling and readings by special guests.

  • ACC Library

    4:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Teen Council Meeting

    Teens can come together to discuss plans for the ACC Library's teen department's collections and programs. Pick up application forms at the front desk. Ages 11-18.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    4:30 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597

    Lego Club

    Create Lego art and enjoy Lego-based games. Blocks provided. For ages 8 & up.

  • ACC Library

    4 p.m. FREE! plewis@athenslibrary.org, www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Afterschool Movie

    The film has not been picked yet but suggestions are welcome. Ages 11–18.

  • Oconee County Library

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

    Music Therapy Fun

    Learn basic rhythm concepts and express feelings through music. Instruments provided. 

  • ACC Library

    3:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Mardi Gras Party

    Laissez les bons temps rouler. Celebrate with music, crafts and king cake. For ages 4–8 and their caregivers.

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. FREE! 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. Every Thursday!

Lectures & Lit

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    9:30 a.m. FREE! afrstu.uga.edu

    Darl Snyder Lecture

    The UGA AFrican Studies Institute presents the 25th annual lecture. UGA alumna Alexandra Wright, Overseas Research Fellow for the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, speaks on "capacity strengthening vector control laboratories in resource limited settings in East and West Africa."

  • ACC Library

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

    Recognizing Alzheimer's: The Basics

    Learn about memory loss, dementia, risk factors, stages, treatments and more.

  • UGA LeConte Hall

    5 p.m. willson.uga.edu

    Dirty History Lecture

    (Room 101) Marcia Chatelain will give a talk on "Burgers in the Age of Black Capitalism: How Civil Rights and Fast Food Changed America After 1968." 

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    11 a.m. FREE! libs.uga.edu

    Spring Book Symposium

    (Room 277) Author and professor Dianne Dugaw will speak on "Fighting and Sailing Women in Anglo-American Prints, Songs and History." A workshop on rare books will follow after lunch.  

Events

  • Madison Morgan Cultural Center

    Feb. 23, 6–9 p.m. $50. (Preview Party). Feb. 24–25, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $10. 706-342-4743

    Madison Antiques Show

    The show features the best in American antiques and accessories, including furniture, pottery, art, silver, textiles and more.

  • Bogart Library

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

    KnitLits

    Knitters of all levels are welcome. 

Classes

  • reBlossom Mama Baby Shop

    9:30 a.m. $5–10 donation. www.reblossomathens.com

    Mama-Baby Yoga

    This yoga class allows kiddos to practice alongside their parents. Free childcare is available for little ones who would rather play than practice yoga.

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    RCI "Purveyors of only the finest in filth and chicanery" from Athens.

    WICKED KING Hard-hitting local rock trio dedicated to the roots of true heavy music.

    THE GRAWKS Punk and garage-inspired local rock and roll band.

    SACRED HOLLOW Local hard rock band influenced by Tool, Sevendust, Soundgarden and more.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    FAUX FEROCIOUS Nashville-based lo-fi rock band with garage-pop sensibilities.

    SOFT OPTION Garage-rock group from Nashville.

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

  • The Foundry

    8:30 p.m. $18 (adv.), $22 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    TAB BENOIT Guitarist native to Louisiana combining a variety of blues styles including Delta, swamp and Chicago blues. 

  • Georgia Theatre

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

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

    MARVEL YEARS Electro-soul EDM producer/guitarist.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    KEVIN GREEN ENSEMBLE L.A.-based Green will play "original and standard compositions on vibes and keys with an ensemble of talented locals."

  • Nowhere Bar

    8 p.m. $3. 706-546-4742

    THE BIG SMOOTH Bluesy tunes with soulful vocals courtesy of Tre Powell and company.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    ROBBIE DUDE Local DJ spinning "futuristic, hip hop, electro-soul, funky freshness, wine sippin', bumpin', grindin' bass music" performing with friends.

  • The Office Lounge

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

    REV. TRIBBLE AND THE DANCING MAGNOLIAS Local group led by Athens rock fixture Rev. Conner Mack Tribble.

  • The World Famous

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

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

    RICCI Atlanta-based indie rock band.

    GHOST DOGS Beachy post-punk group from Boone, NC.

    OZONE JONES Energetic, North Carolina-based rock group.

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!

  • Blue Sky

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

    Warm Glow Blue Sky Show

    WARM GLOW BLUE SKY SHOW JJC plays disco, funk, soul & cetera. Every Thursday!

Theater

  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Feb. 16–18 & 21–25, 8 p.m. Feb. 26, 2:30 p.m. $12–16. www.drama.uga.edu

    Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike

    (Cellar Theatre) Christopher Durang's quirky comedy follows three siblings and a boyfriend.  

  • The Classic Center

    7:30. $20–70. www.classiccenter.com

    Once the Musical

    The Tony Award-winning musical tells the tale of a Dublin street musician and a young woman who takes interest in his love songs.

  • Memorial Park

    Feb. 23–25, 7:30 p.m. & Feb. 26, 3 p.m. $10–15. www.athensclarkecounty.com/act

    Bless Me Father

    (Quinn Hall) Athens Creative Theatre presents Bless Me Father, a comedy about how a town, thinking the Pope is about to visit, lines up to confess sins to a janitor who has been trapped in the booth for hours.

Art

  • Georgia Museum of Art

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

    Conversation on Collecting

    Join collectors Larry and Brenda Thompson for a discussion on collecting African American art. They will discuss the importance of partnerships between academic institutions and private collectors in nurturing and fostering an awareness of African American artists.

  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA

    6–9 p.m. www.athica.org

    Postc(arts) Night

    The gallery will provide a variety of postcards designed by local artists, plus some light refreshments, during an opportunity for the public to write to their congressional representatives about public funding for the arts.

Meetings

  • ACC Library

    7–9 p.m. FREE! clarkedemocrats.com

    ACC Democrats

    This month's program focuses on service.

Film

  • Ciné Barcafé

    8:15 p.m. $9.75. www.athenscine.com

    I Am Not Your Negro

    Raoul Peck's documentary envisions James Baldwin's unfinished manuscript. A panel discussion with Ed Pavlic, Rachel Gabara and Tareva Johnson will follow the screening. 

Friday, February 24

29 events

DJs

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    GEEZER Weezer tribute band, playing the band's self-titled "blue album" in its entirety.

    STROKE The Strokes tribute band.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    TANGO HAMBRE Local project featuring members of Klezmer Local 42, Hot Club of Athens and The Darnell Boys.

    MAX MARSTON Local singer-songwriter and leader of heavy rock group Maxine of Arc.

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    RAY FULCHER Born and raised just outside of Augusta, Ray has spent the last several years playing country music all over the Southeast.

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

    CODY WEBB Nashville-based country artist.

  • The Foundry

    Summer Soiree. 5:30 p.m. www.thefoundryathens.com

    THE HIGHBALLS Put on your bangle bracelets and tuck in those shoulder pads! Athens music vets The Highballs will perform a totally awesome set of '80s dance hits.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    LOUIS THE CHILD Electronic music duo out of Chicago.

    IMAD ROYAL Singer-songwriter and electronic producer from Washington, DC.

    MANILA KILLA Young EDM producer from D.C.

  • The Globe

    8 p.m. $7 (students), $12 (door). www.jazzathensga.org

    SWEET MEGG & THE WAYFARERS New York band playing swing music for your dancing pleasure.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    NATTI LOVE JOYS Out of Tennessee, this husband and wife duo plays roots reggae and world music.

  • Highwire Lounge

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

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

  • Live Wire

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

    THE POWERS Local folk-rock band of brothers.

    28 IF Alt-rock trio from Johns Creek.

    REPLIKA Athens-based rock group with funk and beachy influences.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

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

  • The Office Lounge

    6 p.m. 706-546-0840

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

  • The Office Lounge

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

    THE GEORGIA HEALERS One of Athens' premier blues bands for the past 25 years.

Classes

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9 am.–1 p.m. $50. www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Native Plant Propagation

    A Certificate in Native Plants elective course, students learn to propagate native wildflowers and shrubs by seeds, cuttings and division. Models for inexpensive grow-light systems and a propagation timeline will be provided to ensure that seedlings are ready to be transplanted outdoors in early spring.

  • Bogart Library

    11 a.m.–3 p.m. FREE! 770-725-9443, www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    One-on-One Computer Class

    Registration required.

Events

  • Madison Morgan Cultural Center

    Feb. 23, 6–9 p.m. $50. (Preview Party). Feb. 24–25, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $10. 706-342-4743

    Madison Antiques Show

    The show features the best in American antiques and accessories, including furniture, pottery, art, silver, textiles and more.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    6 p.m. $55 (members), $75. 706-542-4199, www.georgiamuseum.org

    Black History Month Dinner

    The dinner and awards ceremony feature the presentation of the Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson Award and the Lillian C. Lynch Citation. RSVP.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    4–6 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Adult Coloring Program

    Coloring sheets and pencils will be provided for participants to drop in, color and relax.

  • Rocksprings Community Center

    10 a.m.–4 p.m. $15–23. www.athensclarkecounty.com/leisure

    Senior Adult Trip

    Ages 50 & up can take a trip to the DeKalb Farmers Market.

Performance

  • UGA New Dance Theatre

    Feb. 22–25, 8 p.m. $12–16. www.dance.uga.edu

    CORE Concert Dance Company: A World of Difference

    CORE performs contemporary, aerial and multidisciplinary events incorporating interactive film, visual arts, literature and new music into multimedia performances.

  • UGA Robert G. Edge Recital Hall

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

    Guest Artist Concert

    Flutist James Hall from the University of Northern Colorado will perform.

  • Morton Theatre

    Feb. 24–25, 7 p.m. Feb. 26, 3 p.m. $12–15. mortontheatre.com

    EAEDC 30th Year Anniversary

    The East Athens Educational Dance Center celebrates 30 years with an annual dance production featuring tap, ballet, jazz, modern and hip-hop. 

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    8 p.m. $31–72. www.pac.uga.edu

    Orchestre National de Lyon

    Music director Leonard Slatkin conducts a program that includes Symphonie fantastique by Berlioz and Shéhérazade, ouverture de féerie and Tzigane by Ravel.

Theater

  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Feb. 16–18 & 21–25, 8 p.m. Feb. 26, 2:30 p.m. $12–16. www.drama.uga.edu

    Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike

    (Cellar Theatre) Christopher Durang's quirky comedy follows three siblings and a boyfriend.  

  • Memorial Park

    Feb. 23–25, 7:30 p.m. & Feb. 26, 3 p.m. $10–15. www.athensclarkecounty.com/act

    Bless Me Father

    (Quinn Hall) Athens Creative Theatre presents Bless Me Father, a comedy about how a town, thinking the Pope is about to visit, lines up to confess sins to a janitor who has been trapped in the booth for hours.

  • Seney-Stovall Chapel

    Feb. 23–24 & Mar. 1–3, 7 p.m. $8–16. www.roseofathens.org

    Charlie & The Chocolate Factory

    A musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic novel.

Kidstuff

  • reBlossom Mama Baby Shop

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

    Story Time Fun

    A rotation of music, science or other special story times for babies and young children with their parents.  

Lectures & Lit

  • Go Bar

    9 p.m. $5. 706-546-5609

    Poetry and Music for Your Ears and Hearts

    A night of poetry and music to benefit Diginidad Inmigrante en Athens. Featuring poets Bridget Dooley, Sam Lane, Celest Ngeve and Lindsay Tigue, and music from Captain #1, Gift Economy, Ashley Na and Devin Watkins, plus a DJ after the show.

Saturday, February 25

27 events

Lectures & Lit

  • UGA School of Law

    9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. FREE! (w/ UGA ID), $10. www.law.uga.edu

    10th Annual WIPI Conference

    (Dean Rusk Hall, Larry Walker Room) The Working in the Public Interest Conference explores equal treatment under the law, improving access to legal representation and practical approaches to public interest lawyering.

  • ACC Library

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

    Recognizing Alzheimer's: Know the 10 Signs

    Learn the early warning signs through video clips. Find out how to enroll in clinical studies, begin drug therapy and plan for the future. 

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9:30 p.m. www.caledonialounge.com

    GRAND VAPIDS Local alt-rock band with a dense, dreamy, slowcore-inspired sound.

    FRED THOMAS Singer-songwriter known for his work with indie-pop group Saturday Looks Good to Me.

    ARBOR LABOR UNION Atlanta/Athens-based band that works with repetitious riffs and post-punk rhythms.

  • The Foundry

    7:30 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    ZYDEFUNK A Mardi Gras celebration featuring bassist and bandleader Charlie Wooten.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    KENNY AND THE BASHERS Local band featuring Kenny Copes, JoJo Glidewell, Seth Hendershot, Dan Nettles, Neal Fountain and Allen Owens.

  • 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

    THE DICTATORTOTS These longtime Athenian chaos-cultivators stomp about and trash the night with post-grunge grooves. George's Birthday Bash!

  • The Office Lounge

    Camp Amped Benefit. 8 p.m. $10. 706-546-0840

    PYLON REENACTMENT SOCIETY The songs of the legendary Athens band, as performed by Vanessa Briscoe Hay and an all-star cast of locals.

    MRJORDANMRTONKS Tommy Jordan and William Tonks' collaboration features rootsy guitar picking and paired vocal melodies.

    THE VINYL STRANGERS Melodic local folk-rock band.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    2:30 p.m. www.sobrewco.com

    CONNOR BYERS Young singer and rapper from Athens. 

Art

  • 3–5 p.m. $10–15. 706-542-9842, thaxtona@uga.edu, www.wuga.org

    WUGA's Artists in Residence Series

    (Contact for Location) See the home of Beth and Jason Thrasher. Beth is a web designer, writer and founder of the Short Attention Span film festival. Jason is a wedding photographer and well-known for his portraits of musicians. Proceeds benefit WUGA.

  • Jittery Joe's Coffee

    10 a.m.–2 p.m. $5. Find the event on Facebook.

    Community Chalk Art

    (Roaster) Create chalk art with local artists and live music. Admission includes a chalk bucket to participate. Presented by the UGA School of Social Work.

Events

  • Madison Morgan Cultural Center

    Feb. 23, 6–9 p.m. $50. (Preview Party). Feb. 24–25, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $10. 706-342-4743

    Madison Antiques Show

    The show features the best in American antiques and accessories, including furniture, pottery, art, silver, textiles and more.

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

    1–5 p.m. FREE! athensgapagans.org

    Psychic Faire

    Featuring tarot readings, runes, reiki, philosophy and more. Proceeds benefit Athens Pagan Pride Day.

  • The Classic Center

    Feb. 25, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. & Feb. 26, 12–5 p.m. $6. www.aahba.com

    The Athens Home & Garden Show

    The show will feature remodeling, landscaping, decorating, cooking demonstrations and more. 

Performance

  • UGA New Dance Theatre

    Feb. 22–25, 8 p.m. $12–16. www.dance.uga.edu

    CORE Concert Dance Company: A World of Difference

    CORE performs contemporary, aerial and multidisciplinary events incorporating interactive film, visual arts, literature and new music into multimedia performances.

  • Morton Theatre

    Feb. 24–25, 7 p.m. Feb. 26, 3 p.m. $12–15. mortontheatre.com

    EAEDC 30th Year Anniversary

    The East Athens Educational Dance Center celebrates 30 years with an annual dance production featuring tap, ballet, jazz, modern and hip-hop. 

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!

  • 40 Watt Club

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

    '80s Dance Party

    '80S DANCE PARTY Dance to your favorite tunes from the 1980s.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    DJ Mahogany

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

Theater

  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Feb. 16–18 & 21–25, 8 p.m. Feb. 26, 2:30 p.m. $12–16. www.drama.uga.edu

    Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike

    (Cellar Theatre) Christopher Durang's quirky comedy follows three siblings and a boyfriend.  

  • Memorial Park

    Feb. 23–25, 7:30 p.m. & Feb. 26, 3 p.m. $10–15. www.athensclarkecounty.com/act

    Bless Me Father

    (Quinn Hall) Athens Creative Theatre presents Bless Me Father, a comedy about how a town, thinking the Pope is about to visit, lines up to confess sins to a janitor who has been trapped in the booth for hours.

  • Seney-Stovall Chapel

    Feb. 23–24 & Mar. 1–3, 7 p.m. $8–16. www.roseofathens.org

    Charlie & The Chocolate Factory

    A musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic novel.

Classes

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9 a.m.–1 p.m. $50. www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Conservation Landscaping

    Get tips on plants, management and design techniques for home gardens.

  • Farmview Market

    10 a.m.–12 p.m. $30. www.farmviewmarket.com

    The Basics of Drawing

    Learn to see the natural world different with instructor Toni Carlucci. Materials provided. No experience necessary. Ages 14–adult.

  • Nuçi's Space

    1 p.m. $5. www.jazzathensga.org

    Band Leader and Musician Clinic

    Members of the New York swing band Sweet Megg & the Wayfarers lead a clinic. 

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

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

    Special Delivery: A Mail Storytime

    An afternoon of stories and crafts about zany letters and marvelous mail, featuring Philip C. Stead's Special Delivery and a short film by Ezra Jack Keats. Ages 4–8 and their caregivers.

Meetings

  • ACC Library

    2–5 p.m. FREE! facebook.com/athensgagreens

    Green Party General Meeting

    The meeting will elect officers and set the party's agenda. 

Sunday, February 26

14 events

Live Music

  • Cali 'N' Tito's Eastside

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

    THE LUCKY JONES Rockin' rhythm and blues from this local band. Every Sunday!

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. $12. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    JONATHAN BYRD & THE PICKUP COWBOYS Lauded North Carolina-based songwriter who brings together the Texas songwriting tradition with Southern storytelling and hot guitar-picking. 

  • The World Famous

    8 p.m. $5. www.facebook.com/theworldfamousathens

    DAVID BARBE Local luminary and studio engineer performs every Sunday in February with his band the Quick Hooks and featuring different special guests each week. This week features Jay Gonzalez.

Events

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    10:30 a.m.–3:15 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.

  • Hotel Indigo

    12:30–3:30 p.m. $10. athensweddingprofessionals.com

    Athens Wedding Professionals Ultimate Bridal Show

    Local vendors and Northeast Georgia wedding professionals will be participating in this one-stop shopping event for all the services brides need to make their dream weddings come true.

  • The Classic Center

    Feb. 25, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. & Feb. 26, 12–5 p.m. $6. www.aahba.com

    The Athens Home & Garden Show

    The show will feature remodeling, landscaping, decorating, cooking demonstrations and more. 

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    4:30 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.

Meetings

Performance

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

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

    Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

    The program "Tutto Italiano" features music by Puccini, Respighi, Verdi and Mendelssohn.

  • Morton Theatre

    Feb. 24–25, 7 p.m. Feb. 26, 3 p.m. $12–15. mortontheatre.com

    EAEDC 30th Year Anniversary

    The East Athens Educational Dance Center celebrates 30 years with an annual dance production featuring tap, ballet, jazz, modern and hip-hop. 

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Beef 'O' Brady's

    8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-3888

    Open Mic Night

    OPEN MIC Sing loud, sing proud.

Theater

  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Feb. 16–18 & 21–25, 8 p.m. Feb. 26, 2:30 p.m. $12–16. www.drama.uga.edu

    Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike

    (Cellar Theatre) Christopher Durang's quirky comedy follows three siblings and a boyfriend.  

  • Memorial Park

    Feb. 23–25, 7:30 p.m. & Feb. 26, 3 p.m. $10–15. www.athensclarkecounty.com/act

    Bless Me Father

    (Quinn Hall) Athens Creative Theatre presents Bless Me Father, a comedy about how a town, thinking the Pope is about to visit, lines up to confess sins to a janitor who has been trapped in the booth for hours.

Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

    3 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/100daysathens

    Solidarity Sunday

    Mokah Johnson from the Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement will lead a workshop encouraging people to make a practical difference in the community.