Thursday, February 23

40 events


  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    8 p.m. $22.

    ARCO Chamber Orchestra

    The ensemble will perform Bach, Igor Kholopov, Mozart and Efrem Podgaits. 

  • UGA New Dance Theatre

    Feb. 22–25, 8 p.m. $12–16.

    CORE Concert Dance Company: A World of Difference

    CORE performs contemporary, aerial and multidisciplinary events incorporating interactive film, visual arts, literature and new music into multimedia performances.


  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597

    Pajama Storytime

    Bring your pajama-clad kids in for bedtime stories, songs and a light snack. Ages 0–7.

  • ACC Library

    4:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Teen Council

    Teens can come together to discuss plans for the ACC Library's teen department's collections and programs. Ages 11-18.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    4:30 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597

    Lego Club

    Create Lego art and enjoy Lego-based games. Blocks provided. For ages 8 & up.

  • ACC Library

    4 p.m. FREE!,

    Afterschool Movie

    The film has not been picked yet but suggestions are welcome. Ages 11–18.

  • Multiple Locations


    Players will be introduced to basketball, football, golf, kickball, lacrosse, soccer and more. Ages 3–4. Mondays, Mar. 15–Apr. 19, 4:45–5:30 p.m. at Trail Creek Park. Tuesdays, Mar. 14–Apr. 18, 4:45–5:30 p.m. at Southeast Clarke Park. $65.

  • ACC Library

    3:30 p.m. FREE!

    Mardi Gras Party

    Laissez les bons temps rouler. Celebrate with music, crafts and king cake. For ages 4–8 and their caregivers.

  • UGA Bug Camp

    (UGA Poultry Science, 110 Cedar St.) Participants will get a hands-on feel for entomology. Mar. 9 & 10, 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. $35–65.

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Go Bar

    11 p.m. FREE! 706-546-5609

    Dr. Fred's Karaoke

    KARAOKE Hosted by karaoke fanatic Dr. Fred and featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more. Every Thursday!

Lectures & Lit

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    9:30 a.m. FREE!

    Darl Snyder Lecture

    The UGA AFrican Studies Institute presents the 25th annual lecture. UGA alumna Alexandra Wright, Overseas Research Fellow for the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, speaks on "capacity strengthening vector control laboratories in resource limited settings in East and West Africa."

  • ACC Library

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Recognizing Alzheimer's: The Basics

    Learn about memory loss, dementia, risk factors, stages, treatments and more.

  • UGA LeConte Hall

    5 p.m.

    Dirty History Lecture

    (Room 101) Marcia Chatelain will give a talk on "Burgers in the Age of Black Capitalism: How Civil Rights and Fast Food Changed America After 1968." 

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    11 a.m. FREE!

    Spring Book Symposium

    (Room 277) Author and professor Dianne Dugaw will speak on "Fighting and Sailing Women in Anglo-American Prints, Songs and History." A workshop on rare books will follow after lunch.  


  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    1–3 p.m. FREE!

    Madison County Needlecrafters

    The Needlecrafters will be demonstrating how to knit, how to crochet and other crafty skills. All ages and skill levels are welcome.

  • reBlossom Mama Baby Shop

    10 a.m. $5–10 donation.

    Mama-Baby Yoga

    This yoga class allows kiddos to practice alongside their parents. Free childcare is available for little ones who would rather play than practice yoga.

  • St. Gregory's Episcopal Church

    Gentle Hatha Yoga

    Drop in for a gentle Hatha, mindfulness-based class. Tuesdays, 5:30–7 p.m. $10. 706-543-0162,


  • Madison Morgan Cultural Center

    Feb. 23, 6–9 p.m. $20–50. (Preview Party). Feb. 24–25, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $10. 706-342-4743

    Madison Antiques Show

    The show features the best in American antiques and accessories, including furniture, pottery, art, silver, textiles and more. Lectures on Saturday and Sunday will be offered at 9 a.m.

  • Bogart Library

    6–8 p.m. FREE!


    Knitters of all levels are welcome. 

Help Out

  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    OCAF Thrift Sale Donations

    Donate furniture, electronics, toys, clothing, books, tools, antiques and other items to the annual OCAF thrift sale. Donate items on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m.–2 p.m. or 5–7 p.m. and Saturdays, 9 a.m.–2 p.m. The sale will open Mar. 17–18. 706-769-4565,


  • Donderos' Kitchen

    Seeking Artists

    Seeking artists to display their works. Email

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    5:30 p.m. FREE!

    Conversation on Collecting

    Join collectors Larry and Brenda Thompson for a discussion on collecting African American art. They will discuss the importance of partnerships between academic institutions and private collectors in nurturing and fostering an awareness of African American artists.

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    RCI "Purveyors of only the finest in filth and chicanery" from Athens.

    WICKED KING Hard-hitting local rock trio dedicated to the roots of true heavy music.

    THE GRAWKS Punk and garage-inspired local rock and roll band.

    SACRED HOLLOW Local hard rock band influenced by Tool, Sevendust, Soundgarden and more.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m.

    FAUX FEROCIOUS Nashville-based lo-fi rock band with garage-pop sensibilities. See Calendar Pick on p. 15.

    SOFT OPTION Garage-rock group from Nashville.

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

  • The Foundry

    8:30 p.m. $18 (adv.), $22 (door).

    TAB BENOIT Guitarist native to Louisiana combining a variety of blues styles including Delta, swamp and Chicago blues. 

  • Georgia Theatre

    8:30 p.m. $15 (adv.), $17 (door).

    BOOMBOX Vintage-oriented eletctro-psychedelic group from Muscle Shoals, AL.

    MARVEL YEARS Electro-soul EDM producer/guitarist.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m.

    KEVIN GREEN TRIO L.A.-based keyboardist Green plays jazz originals and standards with his trio.

  • Hotel Indigo

    5 p.m. FREE!

    JULIE HOLMES Local singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist who specializes in acoustic jams. 

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    ROBBIE DUDE Local DJ spinning "futuristic, hip hop, electro-soul, funky freshness, wine sippin', bumpin', grindin' bass music" performing with friends.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    THE BIG SMOOTH Bluesy tunes with soulful vocals courtesy of Tre Powell and company.

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. 706-546-0840

    CHRIS AND THE HAMPTONES Local rock group led by guitarist and songwriter Chris Hampton. 

  • The World Famous

    9 p.m.

    WIEUCA Local band playing cheeky, guitar-driven indie rock.

    RICCI Atlanta-based indie rock band.

    GHOST DOGS Beachy post-punk group from Boone, NC.

    OZONE JONES Energetic, North Carolina-based rock group.



  • 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!

  • Blue Sky

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-850-3153

    Warm Glow Blue Sky Show

    WARM GLOW BLUE SKY SHOW JJC plays disco, funk, soul & cetera. Every Thursday!


  • 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.  

  • The Classic Center

    7:30. $20–70.

    Once the Musical

    The Tony Award-winning musical tells the tale of a Dublin street musician and a young woman who takes interest in his love songs.

  • Memorial Park

    Feb. 23–25, 7:30 p.m. & Feb. 26, 3 p.m. $10–15.

    Bless Me Father

    (Quinn Hall) Athens Creative Theatre presents Bless Me Father, a comedy about how a town, thinking the Pope is about to visit, lines up to confess sins to a janitor who has been trapped in the booth for hours.


  • Ciné Barcafé

    8:15 p.m. $9.75.

    I Am Not Your Negro

    Raoul Peck's documentary envisions James Baldwin's unfinished manuscript. A panel discussion with Ed Pavlic, Rachel Gabara and Tareva Johnson will follow the screening. 

Ending Thursday, February 23




  • Kundalini Yoga & Meditation

    (160 Satula Ave.) Connect to your own inner calm and strength. Beginners to advanced welcome. Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. $10.