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Storytime With Miss Alyssa

Brella Studio 855 Gaines School Rd, Suite H, Athens, GA

Small children and their caregivers are invited to play, socialize and enjoy storytime with Miss Alyssa. Ages birth to 5 years. 9–10 a.m. FREE! www.brellastudio.com

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Morning Mindfulness

Georgia Museum of Art 90 Carlton St., Athens, GA

Instructor-led meditation, movement and mindfulness techniques in the galleries. No experience necessary. Email to reserve a seat. Every other Friday, 9:30 a.m. gmoa-tours@uga.edu

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Fantastic Friday

Bishop Park 705 Sunset Dr., Athens, GA

An instructor supervises while a parent/caregiver leads their little ones through amazing obstacle courses. Ages 1–4 years. Register online. 10–11:30 a.m. $7.50 (ACC residents), $9 (non-ACC residents). www.accgov.com/148/Leisure-Services

Jim Cook

Terrapin Beer Co. 265 Newton Bridge Road, Athens, GA

5–7 p.m. www.terrapinbeer.com

JIM COOK Local solo performer playing high-energy acoustic blues, classic rock and Americana.

Opening Reception

tiny ATH gallery 174 Cleveland Ave., Athens, GA

Athens-born artist Gary Autry shares his exhibition “The Therapeutic Nature of Travel.” 5–8 p.m. FREE! www.tinyathgallery.com

Athens Wine Weekend

The Classic Center 300 N. Thomas St., Athens, GA

Kicking off Athens Wine Weekend, Amuse-Bouche features a sampling of cooking from the most talented chefs from favorite local restaurants paired with the perfect wine. 5:30–7:30 p.m. $10–525. www.classiccenter.com

Rebekah and No Strings Attached

Athentic Brewing Co. 108 Park Ave., Athens, GA

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

REBEKAH AND NO STRINGS ATTACHED Easy listening music.

Nothing Sweeter Than You Gala

Lay Park 297 Hoyt St., Athens, GA

Dance the night away with your loved ones, and enjoy light refreshments. 6:30–8 p.m. $10–15. www.accgovga.myrec.com

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Swing Theory

International Grill & Bar 1155 Mitchell Bridge Rd., Athens, GA

7 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/IGBAthensGA

SWING THEORY Big band jazz and swing.

Sarah Mootz

Creature Comforts Brewery 271 W Hancock Ave, Athens, Georgia

7–9 p.m. www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com

SARAH MOOTZ Indie pop and rock artist with a lot of soul.

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Dark Entries Karaoke

Buvez 585 Barber Street Suite A, Athens, GA

7–10 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/darkentriesathens

DARK ENTRIES KARAOKE Sing your favorite song from a curated catalog of classic to modern goth, post-punk, punk and industrial.

The Montvales

Nowhere Bar 240 N. Lumpkin St., Athens, GA

7 p.m. (doors), 9:30 p.m. (show). www.facebook.com/NowhereBarAthens

THE MONTVALES Cincinnati duo performing stripped down, banjo-and-harmony driven songs that are equal parts honky tonk mischief and earnest meditation on friendship, heartbreak and place.

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Martha Graham Dance Company

UGA Fine Arts Theatre 255 Baldwin St., Athens, GA

The ensemble will perform Canticle for Innocent Comedians and Appalachian Spring. A pre-performance talk by artistic director Janet Eilber will take place in the Fine Arts Building room 201 at 6:45 p.m. 7:30 p.m. $50–60. pac.uga.edu

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You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

Athens Academy 1281 Spartan Ln., Athens, GA

The Middle School Drama Department presents this classic musical. Feb. 3 & 4, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 5, 2 p.m. $2 (students), $5 (adults). www.facebook.com/athensacademy

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Secrets

Canopy Studio 160-6 Tracy Street, Athens, GA

The advanced students present their first live performance since February 2020 in this aerial display of “Secrets.” Feb. 3, 8 p.m. Feb. 4, 4 p.m. & 8 p.m. Feb. 5, 6 p.m. $10–20. www.canopystudio.networkforgood.com

Gorgeous A$$$$CAT

work.shop 160 Winston Dr. #9, Athens, GA

Gorgeous George’s Improv League performs an A$$$$CAT, the long-form created by the Upright Citizens Brigade in which improvisers play out a series of scenarios inspired by true stories and recollections told by a guest monologist. This round’s monologist is Seth Hendershot. 8–9 p.m. $5. www.flyingsquidcomedy.com

Country River Band

VFW (Post 2872) 835 Sunset Dr, Athens

8 p.m. www.facebook.com/vfwpost2872

COUNTRY RIVER BAND Classic country rock band.

Lighthearted, Rose Hotel, Brody Price, Brennan Wedl

Flicker Theatre & Bar 263 W. Washington St., Athens, GA

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

LIGHTHEARTED Local alternative folk rock band anchored by twin sisters Eliza Lemmon and Gracie Huffman.

ROSE HOTEL Atlanta psych-folk project led by singer-songwriter Jordan Reynolds.

BRODY PRICE Dallas indie folk artist.

BRENNAN WEDL Indie country artist from Nashville singing songs inspired by journal entries and personal experiences.

Neal Francis, Danielle Ponder

Georgia Theatre 215 N. Lumpkin St., Athens, GA

8 p.m. $22 (adv.), $27. www.georgiatheatre.com

NEAL FRANCIS Modern songwriter embracing the soul and funk traditions of the '80s.

DANIELLE PONDER Former public defender turned R&B singer songwriter.

Swear Jar, Commüne, The Grawks

Southern Brewing Co. 231 Collins Industrial Blvd., Athens, GA

RPM Series. 7 p.m. (doors), 8 p.m. (show). $7 (adv.), $10 (door). www.sobrewco.com

SWEAR JAR Four-piece band from Athens exploring new horizons in punk, indie and alternative

COMMÜNE Local political/feminist punk band living in revolt.

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

Songwriters in The Round: Athens All-Stars Show

Hendershot's 237 Prince Ave., Athens

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

SONGWRITERS IN THE ROUND A special song-sharing event featuring Athens all-stars Todd Cowart, Rick Fowler, Adam Payne, Ben Reynolds, Joshua Walker, Brodye Brooks, Casey King, Curt Spell and Bo Hembree.

The Birdsong with Chris Taylor

Little Rose Farm 2421 Elder Mill Rd., Watkinsville, GA

After listening and watching birds, students will collect objects from nature to adorn gourds using the principles of design to function as a bird house. Attendees are asked to bring lunch. Ages 6 to adult. 10 a.m.–2 p.m. $35–40. www.ocaf.com

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Monthly Book Sale

No. 3 Railroad Street #3 Railroad St., Arnoldsville, GA

The Friends of Oglethorpe County Library have a monthly satellite book sale. 10 a.m.–2 p.m. www.3railroad.org

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Basic Blacksmithing: First Time at the Forge

Greenhow Handmade Ironworks 1939 Madison St., Comer, GA

Students will forge and assemble a wall mount rack with three hooks. Additional skills including tapering, twisting, scrolling, riveting and more will be explained. There will also be a discussion about parts of the anvil, blacksmith tools and design elements. All tools and materials included. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $150. www.greenhowhandmade.com

8th Annual “Do Tell” Storytelling Festival

Madison Morgan Cultural Center 434 S Main St, Madison

This year’s Storytelling Festival will feature the comical and heart-warming tales of Carol Cain, Antonio Rocha and Andy Offutt Irwin. 10 a.m. & 7 p.m. $5–20. www.mmcc-arts.org

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Oconee County Library Storytime

Oconee County Library 1080 Experiment Station Rd., Watkinsville, GA

Join Ms. Carley for songs, stories and crafts. Ages birth to 5 years. 11 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

Bird Nesting Season Presentation

Wild Birds Unlimited 1850 Epps Bridge Pkwy, Athens, GA

In this presentation, learn how you can help the birds by providing nest boxes, platforms and suitable vegetation. RSVP to attend. 11:30 a.m. FREE! wbu511@georgiabirders.com

Athens Cars & Coffee

Southern Brewing Co. 231 Collins Industrial Blvd., Athens, GA

A monthly gathering for people interested in classic cars, bikes and good coffee. 12–3 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/athenscarsandcoffee

Athens Wine Weekend

The Classic Center 300 N. Thomas St., Athens, GA

Sip and sample wines from around the world, dive into one of many seminars and enjoy a multi-course dinner. 12:30–7:30 p.m. $10–525. www.classiccenter.com

Valentines Artist Market

Athentic Brewing Co. 108 Park Ave., Athens, GA

Come find that perfect gift for your loved one and bring your Valentine. 1–6 p.m. FREE! www.athenticbrewing.com

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Lego Club

Oconee County Library 1080 Experiment Station Rd., Watkinsville, GA

Create and enjoy Lego art and activities. Materials provided. Ages 5–12 years and their caregivers. 3:30–5:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

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Secrets

Canopy Studio 160-6 Tracy Street, Athens, GA

The advanced students present their first live performance since February 2020 in this aerial display of “Secrets.” Feb. 3, 8 p.m. Feb. 4, 4 p.m. & 8 p.m. Feb. 5, 6 p.m. $10–20. www.canopystudio.networkforgood.com

Wet Meadows

Athentic Brewing Co. 108 Park Ave., Athens, GA

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

WET MEADOWS Folksy local "botanical rock" band whose subjects and characters are inspired by natural entities.

Elegant Salute XVII

Georgia Museum of Art 90 Carlton St., Athens, GA

This event will kick off the Georgia Museum of Art’s 75th anniversary year with a sponsors-level pre-party of Gatsby-inspired décor, hors d’oeuvre stations and curated silent auction followed by a ticketed “Dripping in Diamonds” dance party with DJ Mahogany. 1920s-inspired attire encouraged. 6:30 p.m.–12 a.m. $55–20,000. www.georgiamuseum.org

Jalen Tyrell Eberhardt

International Grill & Bar 1155 Mitchell Bridge Rd., Athens, GA

7 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/IGBAthensGA

JALEN TYRELL EBERHARDT Born and raised in Athens, Jalen has been playing saxophone since he was 11 years old.

Bloodkin

Nowhere Bar 240 N. Lumpkin St., Athens, GA

7 p.m. (doors), 9:30 p.m. (show). www.facebook.com/NowhereBarAthens

BLOODKIN Long-running Athens band playing a bluesy style of roots-rock with big guitars and sharply written lyrics.

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You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

Athens Academy 1281 Spartan Ln., Athens, GA

The Middle School Drama Department presents this classic musical. Feb. 3 & 4, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 5, 2 p.m. $2 (students), $5 (adults). www.facebook.com/athensacademy

Jackson County Jamboree

Jackson County Historic Courthouse 85 Washington St., Jefferson, GA

7:30 p.m. $10–15. www.facebook.com/JacksonCountyJamboree

JACKSON COUNTY JAMBOREE The New Apostles of Bluegrass, acoustic duo Marion Montgomery and Glyn Denham, and The Extension Chords bring boot-stomping rhythms and barbershop quartet harmonies to the courthouse.

Opening Reception: Seth Martin

Flicker Theatre & Bar 263 W. Washington St., Athens, GA

Seth Martin’s art exhibition will be on display with musical performances by Tyler Key & Strangers, Chelsea Lovitt and Rodney Sanders. 8 p.m. (doors). $10. www.flickertheatreand bar.com

Athens Showgirl Cabaret

Hendershot's 237 Prince Ave., Athens

Come out for Athens Showgirl Cabaret’s first show of the year. All ages welcome. 8–11 p.m. FREE! www.athensshowgirlcabaret.com

Tyler Key & The Strangers, Chelsea Lovitt, Rodney Sanders

Flicker Theatre & Bar 263 W. Washington St., Athens, GA

Seth Martin Art Opening. 8 p.m. $10. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

TYLER KEY & THE STRANGERS Multi-instrumentalist of T. Hardy Morris, The Howdies and others plays his own set of folk rock.

CHELSEA LOVITT Nashville musician exploring political themes through the many forms of Southern music.

RODNEY SANDERS No info available.

Scarlet Stitch

The Root 1235 S. Milledge Ave., Athens, GA

9 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/AubreyEntertainmentAthensGA

SCARLET STITCH Straight-up rock and roll band from Athens.

Pylon Reenactment Society, Go Public, Tears for the Dying

Ciné Athens, GA

9 p.m. $10. www.athenscine.com

PYLON REENACTMENT SOCIETY Vanessa Briscoe Hay and an all-star cast of locals play the music of Pylon, plus new originals.

GO PUBLIC New post-punk band with an old school style.

TEARS FOR THE DYING Local death-rock group fronted by songwriter Adria Stembridge.

Dripping in Diamonds Dance Party

Georgia Museum of Art 90 Carlton St., Athens, GA

Dripping in Diamonds Dance Party. 9 p.m.–1 a.m. $55–75. www.georgiamuseum.org

DJ MAHOGANY Popular local DJ spins freaky funk, sultry soul, righteous R&B and a whole lotta unexpected faves. Tonight's dance party will be preceded by Elegant Salute XVII. Cocktail, black tie and 1920s-inspired attire encouraged.

1000 Meals

Hendershot's 237 Prince Ave., Athens

Stop by for a free meal with no questions asked. 9 a.m. FREE! www.hendershotsathens.com

Athens Wine Weekend

The Classic Center 300 N. Thomas St., Athens, GA

Close out the weekend with brunch featuring specialty mimosas and a delicious buffet. 11:30 a.m. $10–525. www.classiccenter.com