Saturday, February 10

30 events

Lectures & Lit

  • Avid Bookshop

    5:30–7 p.m. FREE!

    Meet the Authors

    (Prince Ave.) Meet local author and cartoonist Eleanor Davis in celebration of her latest book Why Art? See Calendar Pick on p. 22.

  • Oconee County Civic Center

    Feb. 8, 5–8 p.m. (member preview night), Feb. 9, 10 a.m.–8 p.m. & Feb. 10, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

    Oconee Library Friends Book Sale

    Books, CDs and DVDs will be sold for bargain prices. Proceeds benefit the Oconee County Public Library.

  • Oconee County Civic Center

    Feb. 9, 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Feb. 10, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. $20.

    Sustainable Agriculture Conference

    The two-day conference features farm tours, demonstrative workshops and networking. 

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    2–4:30 p.m. FREE!

    Hargrett 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.


  • 12–2 p.m. FREE!

    Really Really Free Market

    (Reese & Pope Park) Just like a yard sale, but everything is free. Bring what you can, take what you need. Free lunch prepared by Food Not Bombs. Second Saturday of every month.

  • The Classic Center

    3 p.m. $18.

    Big Hearts

    Contestants will show off their talents and abilities. Includes a silent auction and banquet. Proceeds benefit Extra Special People, an organization that strives to empower children living with developmental disabilities.

  • 9 a.m.

    Revolutionary Days

    (Washington) Enjoy a full weekend of events commemorating the 239th anniversary of the Battle of Kettle Creek.


  • 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

    9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18–20).

    ASHES TO OMENS New local rock group.

    HIT LIZARD Athens-based grunge band.

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

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m.

    GREG MEREDITH Local acoustic folk singer-songwriter and loop artist.

    ZAC CROOK Local singer-songwriter.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $23.

    SLEIGH BELLS Popular, hook-laden noise-pop duo from New York. See story on p. 10.

    SUNFLOWER BEAN Psychedelic-leaning post-punk revivalists from Brooklyn.

  • The Foundry

    7 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door).

    DEPARTURE Journey tribute band that replicates the power and emotion of the rock supergroup.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8:30 p.m. $14 (adv.), $16 (door).

    MANIC FOCUS Minnesota-based electronica outfit.

    DAILY BREAD Rhett Whatley creates genre-bending experimental hip hop and EDM.

    MZG Florida-based funky electronic duo of two brothers.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    MICK MAYER Avant-garde pop singer-songwriter from Atlanta.

    JIM GOLDY Sarah Swillum's hallucinatory Dada-beat-pop performance features existential chants and dance.

    MANS TRASH Skewed psych-pop sounds from Athens musician Mercer West.

    GRATEFUL BASS All-bass ensemble playing the music of the Grateful Dead.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m.

    SARAH ZUNIGA Talented local singer-songwriter with a sweet, strong voice. Album release show!

    SCARLET STITCH Straight-up rock and roll band from Athens.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE!

    LIVE JAZZ Rotating local jazz groups play every Friday and Saturday nights.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    9 p.m. $5.

    BOYS WHO ROCK FOR GIRLS Local musicians perform to benefit Girls Rock Athens. Featuring Knowa Johnson, AJ Griffin, Arcana, Max Talkovich, 10,000 Patriarchs, Blue Blood, Dead Neighbors, Harry Carey and Five Eight.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    THE HALEM ALBRIGHT BAND Jammy, eclectic local rock band led by songwriter and guitarist Halem Albright.

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REPENT AT LEISURE Local band playing "Irish rock," including traditional, punk, modern and original Celtic music.


  • Morton Theatre

    7 p.m. $18–20.

    International Championship of Collegiate a Cappella

    The ICCA South Semi-Finals features groups from around the southeast. 

  • Community

    Feb. 9–10, 8 p.m. $15.

    Small Box Series

    An intimate evening of performance, spoken word, music, art and movement with Laura Glenn, Lindsay Giedl, Jennifer Morlock, Emily Koh, Lisa Yaconelli, Maryn Whitmore and Daisy.


  • Tyche's Games

    12 p.m. FREE!

    Day of Board Game Demonstrations

    Learn to play new games.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    6:45 p.m. FREE!

    Cornhole Tournament

    CornholeATH is Athens' first social cornhole league.


  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    10 a.m. FREE!

    Saturday Morning Club

    The UGA Horn Choir performs "Horns-A-Plenty." For ages 4–12 and their guardians.

  • 5–8 p.m. $25.

    Nerf Wars

    (175 Old Epps Bridge Rd.) Ages 7 and up. Pizza will be provided.

  • 7–10 p.m. $20.

    Valentine Dance

    (Double Helix STEAM School, 580 Tallassee Rd.) Parents can drop their kids off for a Valentine-themed dance party. Festivities include face painting, bedazzling, music and more. Ages 9–14.

  • ACC Library

    11 a.m. FREE!

    Love is in the Air

    Celebrate Valentine's Day with hot air balloon valentines. Ages 3–9 and their caregivers.



  • 7 p.m. $12.

    Love, Etc.

    (Lavonia Cultural Center) The compilation is comprised of well-known and original romance inspired pieces from poems, plays and songs. Ticket price includes a complimentary slice of pie.

  • Town and Gown Players

    Feb. 9–10, 15–17, 8 p.m. Feb. 11 & 18, 2 p.m. $8–15.

    Brighton Beach Memoirs

    Neil Simon's depiction of his Depression-era family living in New York is narrated by 15-year-old Eugene, who is obsessed with baseball and sex. See Theater Notes on p. 14.