Calendar Picks

Opening Reception | Friday, March 1 @ 7:00 pm | Flicker Theatre & Bar

Friday, March 1 @ 7:00 pm

Opening Reception

Flicker Theatre & Bar

Stick Men | Saturday, March 2 @ 7:00 pm | Live Wire

Saturday, March 2 @ 7:00 pm

Stick Men

Live Wire

Tinsley Ellis | Saturday, March 2 @ 8:00 pm | Rialto Club

Saturday, March 2 @ 8:00 pm

Tinsley Ellis

Rialto Club

Swan Lake | Sunday, March 3 @ 6:00 pm | The Classic Center

Sunday, March 3 @ 6:00 pm

Swan Lake

The Classic Center
Friday, March 1 @ 7:00 pm

Opening Reception

Flicker Theatre & Bar
Saturday, March 2 @ 7:00 pm

Stick Men

Live Wire
Saturday, March 2 @ 8:00 pm

Tinsley Ellis

Rialto Club
Sunday, March 3 @ 6:00 pm

Swan Lake

The Classic Center

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Mahjong Club

Winterville Cultural Center 371 N Church St, Winterville, GA, United States

Learn to play the ancient Chinese game of Mahjong. Tuesdays & Fridays, 1​​–4 p.m. $1. www.wintervillecenter.com

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Curator Tour

UGA Special Collections Library 300 S Hull St, Athens, GA, United States

Explore Hargrett’s newest exhibit “Sunken Treasure: The Art & Science of Coral Reefs” with curator Dr. James Porter. First Fridays, 2 p.m. FREE! libs.uga.edu/hargrett

Opening Reception

OCAF 34 School St., Watkinsville, GA, United States

The colorful textile exhibition “Explosive Encounters: Where Paint Meets Thread” showcases 20 quilts made by Laura Leiden. 5–7:30 p.m. FREE! www.ocaf.com

Wade Newbury

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

First Fridays. 5–10 p.m. (event), 6–9 p.m. (music). www.sobrewco.com

WADE NEWBURY Easy listening tunes and classics on guitar. First Fridays include a food truck and mini market of local vendors.

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First Fridays

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

Kick off the weekend with live music, an on-site food truck and a mini-market featuring local vendors. First Fridays, 5–10 p.m. FREE! www.sobrewco.com

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One Night Stand: A Sexuality Powerpoint Party

Revolution Therapy and Yoga 675 Pulaski St., Athens, GA, United States

A monthly edu-taiment event with micro talks by experts and enthusiasts about anything within the realm of sexuality. 5:30–7 p.m. $5–15 donation. www.revolutiontherapyandyoga.com

Jack Miller and Jim Greene

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

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

JACK MILLER AND JIM GREENE Strumming and singing some classics along with originals.

Undergraduate Recital

Hugh Hodgson School of Music 250 River Rd., Athens, GA, United States

Edge Hall. 6 p.m. music.uga.edu

UNDERGRADUATE RECITAL Tristan Dempsey and Kemp McArthur perform on cello.

Student Composers Association

Dancz Center for New Music Hugh Hodgson School of Music Building, Athens, GA, United States

6 P.M. FREE! music.uga.edu

STUDENT COMPOSERS ASSOCIATION A recital of world premieres by UGA student composers.

Paint Night

Lay Park 297 Hoyt St., Athens, GA

Painters will be given an example of what to paint and their own canvas to create their work of art. Ages 5 & up. Registration required. 6–8 p.m. $10 (ACC residents), $15 (non-residents). www.accgovga.myrec.com

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Chess Club

Winterville Cultural Center 371 N Church St, Winterville, GA, United States

Join others for a weekly chess competition. Fridays, 6–10 p.m. FREE! www.wintervillecenter.com

John Kiran Fernandes, Laura Camacho & Davy Gibbs Trio, Shane Parish

ATHICA 675 Pulaski St., Athens, GA, United States

Sonic Space. 7 p.m. (doors), 8 p.m. (show). Donations accepted. www.athica.org

JOHN KIRAN FERNANDES, LAURA CAMACHO & DAVY GIBBS TRIO Modal jazz and folk forms trio featuring clarinet, upright bass and drums.

SHANE PARISH Master guitarist and fearless explorer of rhythm and timbre.

PISCES Party with Lona and Matt Spinks Trio

40 Watt Club 285 W. Washington St., Athens, GA, United States

PISCES Party. 7 p.m. (doors). $10 (adv.), $15. www.40watt.com

LONA Athens all-star band that glides between rock and roll and honky-tonk sounds.

MATT SPINKS TRIO Band with a unique, homegrown sound that has been compared to John Mayer, Sublime and Tony Furtado.

Smaxxon, Original Hamsters, G. Bronco Lite, Berente

Spaceball Bazaar 130 N. Church St., Bogart, GA

7 p.m. $10 suggested donation. www.facebook.com/spaceballbazaar

SMAXXON No info available.

ORIGINAL HAMSTERS Electronic duo paying tribute to old school hip hop.

G. BRONCO LITE No info available.

BÈRNTÉ No info available.

Mint Julep Jazz Band

UGA New Dance Theatre 263 W. Green St., Athens, GA, United States

Classic City Swing 9 Friday Night Dance. 7–11 p.m. $15 (w/ UGA ID), $30. www.classiccityswing.com

MINT JULEP JAZZ BAND Little big band recreating the hot jazz sounds of the '20s, '30s and early '40s through arrangements based on original recordings from the jazz age and swing era and original tunes inspired by that time period.

Andrea Demarcus, Annie Leeth, Adriana Thomas

Hendershot's 237 Prince Ave., Athens, United States

7 p.m. (doors). $10. www.hendershotsathens.com

ANDREA DEMARCUS Vocalist, songwriter, classically trained upright bassist, Juilliard graduate and member of Cicada Rhythm.

ANNIE LEETH Local producer and violinist who loops drums, synths and strings into experimental pop tunes.

ADRIANA THOMAS Taking heavy inspiration from salsa, jazz and gospel, Thomas uses drums, a synthesizer, a guitar and a loop station to connect with listeners.

Classic City Swing 9 Friday Night Dance

UGA New Dance Theatre 263 W. Green St., Athens, GA, United States

The night will begin with a beginner swing dance lesson (7–8 p.m.), followed by a social dance with a live band (8–11 p.m.). $15 (w/ UGA ID), $30. www.classiccityswing.com

British Brass Band

Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall 230 River Rd., Athens, GA, United States

7:30 p.m. music.uga.edu

BRITISH BRASS BAND This spring festival includes "Shenandoah" by Steven Verhelst, "Nobody Does It Better" by Marvin Hamlisch, "Quicksilver" by Peter Graham and more.

The Hothouse

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

Enjoy a showcase of improvisational comedy featuring Jade Fernandez, Bradley Bazzle and Matt House. 8 p.m. $10. www.flyingsquidcomedy.com

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Love is a Blue Tick Hound

Town & Gown Players 115 Grady Ave., Athens, GA, United States

The performance is a collection on four one-act plays ruminating on the various woes of life. Mar. 1–2, 8 p.m. Mar. 3, 2 p.m. $5. www.townandgownplayers.org

SamG & Neil Hayden Art Opening with Dim Watts, Minorcan, Current Rage

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

SamG & Neil Hayden Art Opening. 8 p.m. (doors). $10. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

DIM WATTS Local psych-folk group led by Jim Willingham (Ham1, Old Smokey).

MINORCAN Self-described basement arena rock band from Asheville, NC.

CURRENT RAGE Catchy post-punk band originally active in Athens from '79–'83 that has been recently reformed.

Five Eight

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

9:30 p.m. www.facebook.com/NowhereBarAthens

FIVE EIGHT Legendary Athens band known for its boisterous, thoughtful rock and roll.

Jim Cook

Bishop Park 705 Sunset Dr., Athens, GA, United States

Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

JIM COOK High-energy solo blues, classic rock and roots music. (8 a.m.)

Jim Cook, Big Magic

Bishop Park 705 Sunset Dr., Athens, GA, United States

Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

JIM COOK High-energy solo acoustic blues, rock and country. (8 a.m.)

BIG MAGIC Ukulele duo. (10 a.m.)

Seed Swap and Book Sale

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

Friends of the Oglethorpe Co. Library is sponsoring this seed swap and book sale with proceeds benefitting the library. 10 a.m.–2 p.m. fologlethorpe@gmail.com

Rebecca Sunshine, Nightshade Family

Oconee County Library 1925 Electric Avenue, Watkinsville, GA, United States

Oconee County Library Grand Opening. 10 a.m.–7:30 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/OconeeLibrary

REBECCA SUNSHINE BAND Kid-friendly music by Rebecca and her friends. (12 p.m.)

GLOW STICK DANCE PARTY Nightshade Family leads an all-ages dance party with glow sticks. (6:30 p.m.)

Oconee Library Grand Opening

Oconee County Library 1925 Electric Avenue, Watkinsville, GA, United States

Check out the library’s new location with an opening ceremony, live music, magic show, folk dancing and more. 10 a.m.–7:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

All Are Welcome Spring Market

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

12–6 p.m. www.athenticbrewing.com

ALL ARE WELCOME SPRING MARKET Sisters of the Moon presents over 50 vendors and performances by Julianne Merritt, Caroline Coleman, Lilith Jenovax, Parys, Full on Monet and Red Dakota.

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All Are Welcome Spring Market

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

Browse over 50 local vendors with live music entertainment throughout the day. Mar. 2–3, 12–6 p.m. www.athenticbrewing.com

Crafting Serenity, Nurturing Beauty

Lotus International 5 Dairy Pak Rd., Athens, United States

Bonsai artist Jim Doyle will share his bonsai technique and knowledge with a demonstration. 1:30 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/LotusInternationalInc

Learn Pickleball Workshop

Oconee County Library 1925 Electric Avenue, Watkinsville, GA, United States

Led by Best Level Basketball, learn to play pickleball. Ages 18 & up. Registration required. 2 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

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Saturday Salsa

Oak House Distillery 1015 Macon Hwy., Athens, GA, United States

Enjoy a cozy night of dancing salsa, bachata and merengue. All ages. 6:30–10:30 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/OakHouseDistillery

Abbey Road LIVE!

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

7 p.m. (doors), 8 p.m. (show). $15–29.50. www.georgiatheatre.com

ABBEY ROAD LIVE! Beloved local tribute band who has the crowd rocking all night to their extensive Beatles cover sets. Beatlemania 60th anniversary show performing the entire Beatles 1962-1966 album!

Heart of Pine, Scott Low & the Blue Bouillon

The Foundry 295 East Dougherty St., Athens, GA, United States

7 p.m. (doors), 8 p.m. (show). $10 (adv.), $15. bit.ly/TheFoundryMarch2

HEART OF PINE Roots-rocking local group with a nostalgic "Southedelic" sound informed by classic rock, blues, country, jam, Americana and funk. Celebrating the release of a new single, "Movin' On."

SCOTT LOW & THE BLUE BOUILLON Rustic folk singer-songwriter and former Athenian now based in Clayton. Album release show for The Appalachian Blues!

Fingernails Are Pretty

Hendershot's 237 Prince Ave., Athens, United States

Last of the First-Wave Grunge Boys: Dana Turns 40! 7 p.m. www.hendershotsathens.com

FINGERNAILS ARE PRETTY All-lady Foo Fighters tribute act.

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Love is a Blue Tick Hound

Town & Gown Players 115 Grady Ave., Athens, GA, United States

The performance is a collection on four one-act plays ruminating on the various woes of life. Mar. 1–2, 8 p.m. Mar. 3, 2 p.m. $5. www.townandgownplayers.org

The Keenan McKenzie Orchestra

UGA New Dance Theatre 263 W. Green St., Athens, GA, United States

Classic City Swing 9 Saturday Dance. 8–11 p.m. $15 (w/ UGA ID), $30. www.classiccityswing.com

THE KEENAN MCKENZIE ORCHESTRA This 14-piece ensemble boasts an all-star lineup of swing jazz veterans from North Carolina, New York, New Orleans and Georgia.

Plastic Duck Armada, Smaxxon, Lo Wave, G. Bronco’s Broken Dream Machine

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

This Is Not a Music Fest 2024. 8 p.m. (doors). $10. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

PLASTIC DUCK ARMADA Original dance rock band fronted by singer-songwriter Greg Do.

SMAXXON No info available.

LO WAVE No info available.

G. BRONCO'S BROKEN DREAM MACHINE No info available.

rickoLus, David Barbe Plus, Fabulous Bird

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

9 p.m. $10. www.facebook.com/NowhereBarAthens

RICKOLUS Jacksonville, FL singer-songwriter with a power pop tinged garage rock sound.

DAVID BARBE PLUS Member of Mercyland and Sugar joins friends for a special set.

FABULOUS BIRD Catchy, lo-fi indie rock with the character of old guitars and drums that've been collecting dust in a garage for years.

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The 1619 Project

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens 780 Timothy Rd., Athens, GA, United States

View episodes of the Hulu series “The 1619 Project,” and discuss issues it raises around the consequences of slavery and contributions of Black Americans. 9 a.m. FREE! www.uuathensga.org/1619uufa