Saturday, February 18

30 events


  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9 a.m.–5 p.m. $105 (includes lunch).

    Natural History of Georgia Plants

    Part of the Certificate in Native Plants core, this course will introduce the diverse natural vegetation of Georgia, emphasizing ecological principles of plant distribution, prehistoric and contemporary influences on Georgia vegetation, major vegetation types in Georgia and common plant species that characterize each vegetation type.

  • Farmview Market

    10 a.m.–12 p.m. $25.

    First Steps to Gardening

    Learn techniques for growing food in raised beds. Ages 16–adult.


  • 11 a.m. until dark. FREE!,

    Open House

    (120 Barrow St.) See the latest works by local painter Chatham Murray in her annual open house.


  • UGA Chapel

    Feb. 15–17, 8 p.m. & Feb. 18, 3 p.m. $15.

    The Vagina Monologues

    Project Safe presents its annual production of Eve Ensler's award-winning play. Women of all ages and backgrounds perform monologues ranging from humorous to devastating, profound to profane. Proceeds benefit Project Safe.

  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Feb. 21–25, 8 p.m. Feb. 26, 2:30 p.m. $12–16.

    Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike

    (Cellar Theatre) Christopher Durang's quirky comedy follows three siblings and a boyfriend.  


  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    1–3 p.m. $10.

    Orchid Class

    Learn about orchids and their care from the Northeast Georgia Orchid Society. After the presentation, attendes are invited on a behind-the-scenes tour of the orchid collection. 

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    THE GOOD LOOKS Young band playing a custom blend of rock, blues, funk, punk and alternative.

    HOGZWYLD Southern rock group from the Atlanta area.

    OLDE WORLD MONKEYS Local Southern rock four-piece.

    OVER YONDER Garage-rock band from Atlanta.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m.

    DAVID DONDERO Singer-songwriter and wandering troubadour crafts intimate, warbly folk tunes. 

    FUTURE LIVES Athens-based Cali-country project from King of Prussia songwriter Brandon Hanick.

    EMILEIGH IRELAND Local singer-songwriter and experimental performer.

    TAFT MASHBURN Singer-songwriter from Austin, TX.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. SOLD OUT.

    DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS The local Southern rock superstars return to the Athens stage for their annual Homecoming series. 

    THE HERNIES Local riff-heavy rock band displaying influences from classic to indie rock.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $15 (adv.), $20 (door).

    PENNY & SPARROW Indie folk/country duo from Texas, with influences from Stephen Sondheim to The Swell Season.

    COREY KILGANNON Acoustic singer-songwriter from Nashville, TN.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. SOLD OUT.

    MAREN MORRIS Critically and commercially successful country singer-songwriter, part of the 2017 Hero Tour.

  • Go Bar

    9 p.m. 706-546-5609

    HARRY CAREY Reunited version of this mid-'90s Athens rock group fronted by songwriter Jim Willingham.

    MIND BRAINS Local supergroup playing experimental pop music with skewed sensibilities.

    SMOKEDOG This local band plays noisy, burned-out experimental rock and roll.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. $7.

    THE GO ROUNDS Kalamazoo, MI band playing "psychedelic Americana pop."

    HOLY GHOST TENT REVIVAL North Carolina band playing energetic soul-rock with horns.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE!

    LIVE MUSIC Rotating local jazz and bluegrass bands play every Friday and Saturday night.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    3 p.m. FREE!

    REBECCA SUNSHINE BAND Local children's-music group playing fun songs for kids of all ages. Album release show!

  • Live Wire

    9 p.m.

    STRFKR High-energy electronica outfit from Portland, OR. 

    PSYCHIC TWIN Psychedelic electropop duo from Brooklyn, NY.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    JOSH ROBERTS & THE HINGES South Carolina band plays "rock and roll music with the roots showing."

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. 706-546-0840

    QUIG AND THE BOYS Local rock band playing old, new, blues and rock with a twist.

  • The World Famous

    9 p.m.

    HOT CORNER HIP HOP The one-year anniversary of the series, featuring locally grown beats and rhymes by Lingua Franca (EP release show!) and WesdaRuler, Ishues, Squalle and LG, Letsruntrack and The Pleasure Point. See story on p. 9.

  • The World Famous

    12 p.m.

    KITH & KIN Newly formed Athens-based folk-rock band.


  • Highwire Lounge

    11 p.m. $1 (headphone).

    Silent Disco

    SILENT DISCO Dance the night away with wireless headphones and three channels of music. The first hour is free!

  • Buddha Bar

    Guitars Not Guns Benefit. 7 p.m. $5. 706-208-7017

    The Purple Party

    THE PURPLE PARTY Savannah promoter Ben Umbreit presents "a full night of DJs spinning all things Prince, including hits, lost tracks, music from his many protégés, purple drink specials and tons of surprises."

Lectures & Lit

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    2–4:30 p.m. FREE!

    Writers Circle

    (Hargrett Library) Writers may bring pages of their work, any genre, for group feedback. Each meeting will highlight books from Hargrett's Collections.

  • Oconee County Library

    10 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE!

    Early Signs of Alzheimer's Disease

    Learn information on detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment and more. Presented in partnership with the Alzheimer's Association.

  • ACC Library

    12 p.m. FREE!

    Indie Author Marketplace and Fair

    Local and indie authors will showcase their books. At 1 p.m., Bob Babcock of Deeds Publishing will give a talk on "How to Market Your Self or Indie Published Book." 


  • East Athens Community Center

    Tuesdays, 6:30–8:30 p.m. & Saturdays, 1–4 p.m. FREE!

    Table Tennis Matches and Training

    Beginner to advanced skill levels welcome.


  • Rock Eagle 4H Center

    9:30 a.m. $3.,

    Saturday at the Rock: Scaly Slimy Spectacular

    Participants can learn about and interact with cold-blooded creatures. 

  • ACC Library

    11 a.m. FREE!

    My Heart is Like a Zoo

    Listen to animal stories and make heart-shaped crafts. For ages 4–8 and their caregivers.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    3–5 p.m. FREE!

    Rebecca Sunshine Kids' CD Release Party

    Celebrate the relaese of Rebecca Sunshine Band's first kids' album with face painting, dancing, swag and live performances by Rebecca Sunshine and the Possum Kingdom Ramblers.


  • Rubber Soul Yoga

    6:30 p.m. $20.

    ACLU Benefit

    Practice yoga in a class led by Phelan LaVelle. Robes of Riggonia (members of Cult of Riggonia) will play live for participants to listen through wireless headphones silent disco style. Proceeds benefit the American Civil Liberties Union.

Ending Saturday, February 18



  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    Watercolor Class

    Local watercolor artist Eileen Hurd teaches a progressive class as part of the library's Spring Art Series. Saturdays, Feb. 18–Mar. 4. 706-795-5597