Wednesday, February 27

36 events

Live Music

  • 8 p.m. FREE!

    CALEB DARNELL Member of The Darnell Boys and Bellyache sings the blues.

  • 6 p.m. FREE!

    CAROLINE AIKEN One of Atlanta's most talented and respected performing songwriters. Her bluesy voice and masterful technique guarantee a hypnotic performance.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $3.

    MBUS BATTLE OF THE BANDS Final round of this contest, featuring bands from UGA's Music Business Program.

  • The Foundry

    7 p.m. FREE!

    MATT HUDGINS Local songwriter plays "songs about drinking, jail, love and death, all done in the popular 'country and western' musical style."

    JACOB MORRIS Morris plays a mostly acoustic sort of '70s folk-rock with a pop sensibility and an inevitable psychedelic tinge.

    HUNTER MORRIS Acoustic, psych-pop set from the Blue Blood frontman. 

    EMILY ARMOND Sea of Dogs solo set featuring earnest, banjo plucked singer-songwriter tunes.

    PATRICK MORALES Viking Progress frontman playing a solo set.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    NURTURE Local post-hardcore trio featuring screamed vocals, chunky guitar and explosive rhythms.

    SUSPECT RAPTOR Local four-piece draws inspiration from '90s rock and bass-driven post-punk.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m.

    RALPH RODDENBERY & FRIENDS Georgia singer-songwriter playing a blend of Americana and roots rock with a twist of the blues. 

  • Nowhere Bar

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

    UP AND UP Athens-based jam band.

  • 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.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5:30 p.m. FREE!

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Local group led by guitarist Louis Phillip Pelot.


  • Georgia Museum of Art

    2 p.m. FREE!

    Artful Conversation

    Join Carissa DiCindio, curator of education, in the galleries for an in-depth discussion of a few selected works from the exhibition “William H. Johnson: An American Modern.”

  • UGA Lamar Dodd School of Art Galleries

    1–4 p.m. $4 (w/ UGA ID), $8.

    Life Drawing Open Studio

    An opportunity to draw or paint the human figure from life. No instruction or materials provided.


  • UGA Robert G. Edge Recital Hall

    3:30 p.m. FREE!

    Guitar Recital

    Master's students Anthony Baglio, Kristopher Hong, Autry Farris and Nick Gambino on guitar.

  • The Classic Center

    8 p.m. $85–125.

    Boston Pops

    Conductor Keith Lockhart and the orchestra present a "Bright Lights, Big City" tribute to the Big Apple with works by Bernstein, Gerswhin and Duke Ellington. Special guest, vocalist and songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway, joins the orchestra in a tribute to Barbra Streisand. 

  • UGA Dance Theatre

    8 p.m. $15, $10 (UGA students, seniors)

    "Taking Flight"

    The UGA Department of Dance's CORE Concert Dance Company will perform "Taking Flight" as its annual season show. The 65-minute program will feature the artistic mastery of movement on bungee, triple trapeze, lyra, silks and cyr—all enhanced with music, film and lighting effects. See Calendar Pick on p. 35.


  • 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-1102


    Test your trivia chops for prizes! Every Wednesday.


  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-795-5597

    Preschool & Toddler Storytime

    Includes stories, finger-puppet plays, songs and crafts for literacy-based fun. For ages 5 & under. Every Wednesday.

  • Barnes & Noble

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


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

  • Pump It Up

    Pop-In Playtime

    Children ages 11 & under can bounce around and have a jumping good time. Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30 p.m. $3 (ages 2 & under), $6 (ages 2 & up). 706-613-5676

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    Spanish Lessons for Tots

    Spanish lessons with music, dancing and fun surprises led by Sarah Ehlers. For ages 2.5–4 years old. Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m.–12 p.m. $10.

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    Shared Nanny Sessions

    Caregiving with a child ratio of 1 to 3. For ages 6 months–4 years. Pre-registration required. Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. $30–125.,

  • East Athens Community Center

    Arts in the Afternoon

    Afterschool program teaches arts and crafts and allows children to create original artwork. Ages 6–15. Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:30–5:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3593

  • Oconee County Library


    Enjoy a morning of stories, songs and crafts. For kids ages 2–5 and their caregivers. Every Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 & 11 a.m. FREE! 706-769-3950

  • Oconee County Library


    Enjoy a morning of stories, songs and crafts. For kids ages 2–5 and their caregivers. Every Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 & 11 a.m. FREE! 706-769-3950

  • Oconee County Library

    6–8 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950

    Murder Mystery Night

    Play a round of Clue while eating spaghetti, then watch a movie to discover the culprit. Ages 11–18.



  • Madison Bar & Bistro

    5–7 p.m. FREE!

    Canine Cocktail Hour

    (Hotel Indigo) Drink and food specials for you and your (well-behaved, non-aggressive, vaccinated) dog! Every Wednesday.

  • The Foundry

    3 p.m. FREE!

    3rd Annual Protect Athens Music Conference & Clinic

    Panels include musicians discussing their careers, music business professionals discussing issues like digital streaming, the decline of album sales, liscensing and recent changes in record labels, and legal professionals discussing the legal climate of the music industry. Followed by a free Songwriter in the Round. See story on p. 19.


  • Athens Latino Center for Education and Services (ALCES)


    Instructed by Maricela Delgado. Every Monday and Tuesday, 7:30–8:30 p.m. $3. 706-540-0591

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    Salsa Dance Classes

    Cuban-style salsa dance classes (Casino-Rueda) with SALSAthens. No partner necessary. Beginners welcome. Every Wednesday, 7:30-8:30 p.m. $10 (incl. one drink).

  • Jerzees Sports Bar

    9–10 p.m. (lesson), 10 p.m.–1 a.m. (dancing). $3, $5 (under 21).

    Spicy Salsa Dancing

    Learn how to Salsa. 

Support Groups

  • ACC Library

    Chronic Illness Support Group

    Meet others who are dealing with chronic illness such as ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Lyme. Third Wednesdays, 12–1:30 p.m.

Lectures & Lit

  • Miller Learning Center

    4:30–5:30 p.m. FREE! 706-542-8848

    History Lecture

    (Room 213) “Flush Times and Fever Dreams: A Story of Capitalism and Slavery in the Age of Jackson," by history professor Joshua Rothman, University of Alabama.

  • UGA Chapel

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Origins of Biomolecules

    Claiborne Glover explores the location, energy sources and mechanisms by which the molecular precursors of life were fashioned.

  • UGA Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute

    4–5 p.m. FREE!

    International Affairs Lecture

    "Washington Think Tanks and America Policy Toward Latin America: Why Think Tanks are Influential and Why Universities are Not, and Why You Just Might Want to Work There," by Dr. Howard J. Wiarda.

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    6:15–7:30 p.m. FREE!

    Lecture on Slavery

    Tonya Groomes speaks about the incorrect belief that slavery ended with the Civil War. She was featured in Slavery by Another Name, a book and documentary telling the story of the criminalization and forced labor of African-Americans after the Civil War.


  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Feb. 27–Mar. 2, 8 p.m. Mar. 3, 2:30 p.m. $12–15.

    Must Go On

    The UGA Theatre stages a new play by UGA professor John Kundert-Gibbs. 


  • Miller Learning Center

    6–8 p.m. FREE!

    Lead with Love

    GLOBES, PFLAG Athens and Athens PRIDE pay tribute to PFLAG founder Jeanne Manford (1920-2013) with a film screening, panel discussion and free food.