Monday, February 11

14 events


  • UGA Lamar Dodd School of Art Galleries

    5:30 p.m. FREE!

    Visiting Artist Lecture: Janet Echelman

    (Room S151) Echelman reshapes urban airspace with monumental, fluidly moving sculptures that respond to environmental forces including wind, water, and sunlight. The permanent and temporary projects draw inspiration from ancient craft and modern technology. They embody local identity, inviting residents to form a personal and dynamic relationship with the art and place. 

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    5:30–7 p.m. FREE!

    Artist Lecture

    Mark Sloan gives a lecture on "Art and Iconoclasm in America's Most Polite City: A Contemporary Cabinet of Curiosities." Sloan is the director and senior curator of the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art in Charleston, and juror for the 38th juried exhibition at Lyndon House Arts Center.

Karaoke & Open Mic

Live Music

  • Blind Pig Tavern

    5–10 p.m. Donations welcome. 706-461-1013 (Baldwin Street location)

    ATHENS COUNCIL FOR THE BLIND BENEFIT Featuring live music from The Red Oak Southern String Band, The Athens Women's Singing Circle, The Vinyl Strangers, Mike Blake, Lillian Hass and The Dixieland Jazz Band.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. FREE!

    THE HOOT Monthly showcase put on by the Athens Folk Music & Dance Society. Tonight's Valentine's-themed show will feature musical couples taking the stage and playing songs together. Susan Staley hosts. See Calendar Pick on p. 19.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    NO BRAINER Grindcore outfit from Wisconsin.

    MUUY BIIEN Local band plays '80s-style punk rock that's equal parts Minor Threat and The Fall.

    GRIPE This Athens thrash, grind and powerviolent band is known for the intensity of its live show.

    FOOD CLOTHES SHELTER Local punk rock band.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742

    MUDCAT Blues band from Atlanta.


  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    8 p.m. $30–56.

    The King's Singers

    The Grammy-winning British a cappella ensemble celebrates its 50th anniversary.


  • Miller Learning Center

    7:30-9 p.m. FREE!

    Wild Horses and Renegades

    (Room 101) The film explores the plight of America’s wild horses and the rapidly deteriorating condition of the wild public lands in the American West. Part of Animal Voices Film Festival.


  • Oconee County Library

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

    Mardi Gras Party

    Celebrate Mardi Gras with music, crafts, special snacks and more. 

  • ACC Library

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Bedtime Stories

    Stories before bedtime. Pajamas encouraged. 

Lectures & Lit

  • Ciné Barcafé

    8 p.m. FREE!

    VOX Reading Series

    The UGA Creative Writing Program VOX Reading Series, African Studies Institute and the Institute for African American Studies present the award-winning African poet and scholar, Niyi Osundare.

  • UGA Chapel

    5:30 p.m. FREE!

    Global Diseases Lecture

    “The Long Road to an HIV Vaccine: A Personal Journey.” José Esparza, an internationally recognized expert on HIV/AIDS, vaccine development and global health, will deliver the second address in the Voices from the Vanguard series.

Help Out

  • BikeAthens

    BikeAthens Bike Recycling Program

    BikeAthens seeks volunteers to recondition bikes for Athenians underserved by private and public transportation. No tools or experience needed. First-time volunteers should come on a Wednesday for an orientation session. Mondays & Wednesdays, 6–8:30 p.m. & Sundays, 2–4:30 p.m.