Saturday, February 9

33 events


  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9–11 a.m. $5/person, $15/family.

    Family Hiking Club

    Andie Bisceglia takes families out to explore woods, streams and gardens. Meet at the fountain. Second Saturday of the month.

  • Barnes & Noble

    11 a.m. FREE! 706-354-1195


    For all ages. Children receive a free treat from the cafe.

Live Music

  • 11 p.m. FREE!

    TELESTHESIA Drone-pop band from Providence, RI.

    FUTURE APE TAPES Local group creating psychedelic, experimental music driven by loops, beats, guitars and synths.

    BASSHUNTER64 ALL STARS Local experimental outfit.

    SAD DADS New local band featuring members of Blue Division. The group tells Flagpole it sounds like "shitty Pavement."

    THE DREAM SCENE Javier Morales' lo-fi avant-garde pop project.


  • 11 p.m. FREE!

    SANS ABRI Local band featuring members of Packway Handle Band.

  • 9:30 p.m. FREE!

    DJ THE KING/TOASTER Two of Little Kings' beloved staffers spin your faves, from the '80s to the present.

  • 9 p.m.

    KATE MORRISSEY Best known for her dark velvet voice, Morrissey's songwriting is literate and sincere, and her conversational live shows come punctuated with an offbeat sense of humor.

    CHRIS MCKAY Local songwriter and Critical Darlings frontman plays a solo set.

  • 11 p.m. FREE! 706-546-7050

    BROCK BUTLER Perpetual Groove frontman performs a solo set.

  • Amici

    11 p.m. FREE! 706-353-0000

    LOF8 Electronic trio specializing in dance-oriented electronic music with dubstep and hip hop influences.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    10 p.m. $5 (21+) $7 (18-20).

    POWERLOAD AC/DC cover band that delivers a rock and roll kick in each song.

    HEAVY PETTY Local all-star Tom Petty cover band.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $5.

    THE WELFARE LINERS This five-piece bluegrass unit blends classic tunes with originals while focusing on brother harmonies for that authentic high lonesome sound.

    CLAY LEVERETT AND THE CHASERS Some of Athens' finest country music!

    BREATHING KANSAS Classic rock-inspired band from Toccoa.

    BETSY FRANCK Soulful, brassy Southern rock and country songs rooted in tradition, but with a modern sensibility.

  • Georgia Theatre

    9 p.m. $15.

    CONSPIRATOR Dance-rock outfit featuring members of Disco Biscuits.

    MICHAL MENERT Colorado-based producer signed to Pretty Lights Music.

    BREAK SCIENCE Electronic duo from Brooklyn that combines soul, dubstep and glitch to make a killer live performance.


  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m.

    THE NICE MACHINE Local surf-punk band.

  • Hilltop Grille

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-353-7667

    THE ORIGINAL SCREWTOPS Crankin' the blues since 1962.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    STRAIGHT NO CHASER Local groove-oriented group.

  • The Office Lounge

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

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

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5:30 p.m. FREE!

    JACKSON CANNERY Blues-rock band from Mississippi.


  • 12–2 p.m. FREE!

    Really Really Free Market

    (Reese & Pope Park) Just like a yard sale, but everything is free. Bring what you can, take what you need. Free lunch prepared by Food Not Bombs. Second Saturday of every month.

  • UGA Memorial Hall

    $5. 7–10 p.m.

    Valentine's Dance

    Dancefx hosts a night of social dancing and performances. Come with a partner or alone.

  • The Classic Center

    10 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE!

    Green Life Expo

    This family-friendly event includes exhibits, green shopping, kids' activities, recycling opportunities and educational sessions. "Make and take" activities include no-sew T-shirt bags, Valentine's Day picture frames and items with recycled materials. A petting zoo will have a calf, peacock, sheep, goats and more. Check the Signs, a local family band, will perform at 12:30 p.m. Bring bulbs, batteries, plastic bags, computers, hardback books and used cooking grease to recycle.

  • UGA Ramsey Concert Hall

    8 p.m. $39.

    Dogs Gone Wild

    Comedian and ventriloquist Todd Oliver proves dogs can talk with his real life canine pals, Irving, Lucy and Elvis. See Calendar Pick on p. 19.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5:30–7:30 p.m. FREE!

    Mardi Gras Bash

    Terrapin celebrates its first ever Barkus Krewe and asks visitors to bring along their pups in their best Mardi Gras attire.

  • 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $8 (adv.), $10.

    Bridal Show & Venue Tour

    (The Hall on Foster Street, Madison) Meet with over 65 service vendors, tour wedding venues in Morgan County and watch demonstrations, performances and fashion shows. Hosted by the Madison Morgan Wedding Association.

  • 8 p.m. $8–10.

    Carnaval Evolutions

    Zumba lesson at 8 p.m. and salsa lesson at 9:30 p.m., followed by dance performances, a laser show and DJs. 

  • 3 p.m. 706-353-7065

    Mardi Gras Celebration

    Official coronation of the king and queen.

  • Showtime Bowling Center

    12–5 p.m. 706-549-1020

    Differently-Able Bowl-a-Thon

    Multiple Choices Center for Independent Living hosts an awareness and fundraising event. Proceeds go towards support services for individuals with disabilities.

  • The Classic Center

    2–3:15 p.m. FREE!

    Helmet Fit Test

    BikeAthens gives bike helmet fit tests for kids and adults.


  • Seney-Stovall Chapel

    8 p.m. $7–12.

    The Fantasticks

    The longest-running musical in history, The Fantasticks tells a classic story of two teenagers in love with love, who must contend with plotting parents and a melodramatic villan, in a refreshingly simple style.

  • Town and Gown Players

    Feb. 14–16, 8 p.m. Feb. 17, 2 p.m. $12–15.

    A Few Good Men

    Aaron Sorkin's 1989 play tells the story of military lawyers at a court-martial who uncover a high-level conspiracy when a rookie Navy lawyer is assigned to defend two Marines on trial for the murder of one of their platoon members. 


  • Morton Theatre

    7 p.m. $12–18.

    International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella


    Varsity Vocals, with local host the UGA Accidentals, presents the south quarter-final of the ICCA featuring groups from around the Southeast, all vying for two advancing spots to the semi-final round.



  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    Twin Powers

    TWIN POWERS Bouncy DJ Dan Geller spins the newest dance party jams and classic favorites.


  • UGA Tate Student Center

    3 p.m., 6 p.m. & 9 p.m. $1–2.

    Wreck-It Ralph

    Wreck-It Ralph, a video game villain who longs to be a hero, sets out to fulfill his dream in this clever, colorful Disney adventure.

  • 5–6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-546-0039

    A Plague So Pleasant

    The second screening of a locally made, no-budget movie.

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