Friday, February 24

29 events


Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).

    GEEZER Weezer tribute band, playing the band's self-titled "blue album" in its entirety.

    STROKE The Strokes tribute band.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m.

    TANGO HAMBRE Local project featuring members of Klezmer Local 42, Hot Club of Athens and The Darnell Boys.

    MAX MARSTON Local singer-songwriter and leader of heavy rock group Maxine of Arc.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $10.

    RAY FULCHER Born and raised just outside of Augusta, Ray has spent the last several years playing country music all over the Southeast.

    LAUGHLIN Local country duo with influences like Miranda Lambert and Sugarland.

    CODY WEBB Nashville-based country artist.

  • The Foundry

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

    THE HIGHBALLS Athens music vets perform a totally awesome set of '80s dance hits. Farewell show!

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. SOLD OUT.

    LOUIS THE CHILD Electronic music duo out of Chicago.

    IMAD ROYAL Singer-songwriter and electronic producer from Washington, DC.

    MANILA KILLA Young EDM producer from D.C.

  • The Globe

    8 p.m. $7 (students), $12 (door).

    SWEET MEGG & THE WAYFARERS New York band playing swing music for your dancing pleasure.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. $10.

    NATTI LOVE JOYS Out of Tennessee, this husband and wife duo plays roots reggae and world music.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE!

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

  • Live Wire

    8 p.m. $5 (adv.), $7 (door).

    THE POWERS Local folk-rock band of brothers.

    28 IF Alt-rock trio from Johns Creek.

    REPLIKA Athens-based rock group with funk and beachy influences.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    ERIK NEIL BAND Local trio playing blues/rock covers and originals.

  • The Office Lounge

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

    THE GEORGIA HEALERS Long-running local jump blues band.


  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9 am.–1 p.m. $50.

    Native Plant Propagation

    A Certificate in Native Plants elective course, students learn to propagate native wildflowers and shrubs by seeds, cuttings and division. Models for inexpensive grow-light systems and a propagation timeline will be provided to ensure that seedlings are ready to be transplanted outdoors in early spring.

  • Winterville Center for Community and Culture

    "Drawing Strength" Sketch Classes

    Practice line drawing techniques. Materials provided. Thursdays, Mar. 2–23, 6–8 p.m. $10. 706-742-0823,


  • 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.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    5:30 p.m. $60 (members), $80. 706-542-4199,

    Black History Month Awards Dinner

    The dinner and awards ceremony feature the presentation of the Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson Award and the Lillian C. Lynch Citation. RSVP.

  • The Classic Center

    Feb. 24, 7:30–11 p.m. Feb. 25, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. & Feb. 26, 12–5 p.m. $6.

    The Athens Home & Garden Show

    Friday kicks off with a "Wheeling and Dealing Casino Night Preview Party." The home and garden show will feature remodeling, landscaping, decorating, cooking demonstrations and more. 

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    10 a.m.–6 p.m. FREE!

    Adult Coloring Program

    Coloring sheets and pencils will be provided for participants to drop in, color and relax.


  • Center City Ballet

    Strong Girls Summer Camp

    A camp designed to empower girls through creative activities, yoga, crafts, themed discussions, community service, trips to female-owned businesses and fun. July 9–13, 1st grade and up. $200.

  • reBlossom Mama Baby Shop

    10:30 a.m. FREE!

    Story Time Fun

    A rotation of music, science or other special story times for babies and young children with their parents.  


  • 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.

  • UGA Robert G. Edge Recital Hall

    8 p.m. FREE!

    Guest Artist Concert

    Pianist Sandra Landini from the Antonio Buzzolla Conservatory in Italy will perform.

  • Morton Theatre

    Feb. 24–25, 7 p.m. Feb. 26, 3 p.m. $12–15.

    EAEDC 30th Year Anniversary

    The East Athens Educational Dance Center celebrates 30 years with an annual dance production featuring tap, ballet, jazz, modern and hip-hop. 

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    8 p.m. $31–72.

    Orchestre National de Lyon

    Music director Leonard Slatkin conducts a program that includes Symphonie fantastique by Berlioz and Shéhérazade, ouverture de féerie and Tzigane by Ravel.


  • 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.  

  • 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.

  • Seney-Stovall Chapel

    Mar. 3–4, 7 p.m. $8–16.

    Charlie & The Chocolate Factory

    A musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic novel.

Lectures & Lit

  • Go Bar

    9 p.m. $5. 706-546-5609

    Poetry and Music for Your Ears and Hearts

    A night of poetry and music to benefit Diginidad Inmigrante en Athens. Featuring poets Bridget Dooley, Sam Lane, Celest Ngeve and Lindsay Tigue, and music from Captain #1, Gift Economy, Ashley Na and Devin Watkins, plus a DJ after the show.

Ending Friday, February 24



  • Winterville Center for Community and Culture

    Little City Hookers

    Bring your crochet projects and hook awhile. Share ideas and techniques. Hooks, scrap yarn and basic instructions are available. Fridays, 1–3 p.m.