Wednesday, February 14

31 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    Kelly Girtz Fundraiser. 7 p.m. $35.

    PATTERSON HOOD Drive-By Truckers frontman blends country and Southern rock with a direct lyrical approach. See Calendar Pick on p. 12.

    LINQUA FRANQA Athens-based hip-hop project inspired by the '90s underground and the study of linguistics.

    DON CHAMBERS This longtime local favorite delves into pastoral folk and experimental rock with equal passion.

    CLAIRE CAMPBELL Hope for Agoldensummer singer plays a set of soft, haunting folk tunes. 

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $10.

    VELVETEEN PINK This long-running group of local musicians plays upbeat, electro-based dance-pop. Album release show!

    POWERKOMPANY Local pop duo featuring the soaring vocals of Marie Davon and electronic instrumentation from Andrew Heaton. 

    BOOTY BOYZ DJs ImmuzikationTwin Powers and Z-Dog spin dance hits into the night. 

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. $5.

    THE BLIND OWLS Texas-based four-piece rock and roll 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.



  • Georgia Museum of Art

    2 p.m. FREE!

    Artful Conversation

    Callan Steinmann, curator of education, leads a conversation about Cecila Beaux's "Twilight Confidences."

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    3 p.m. $7.

    Paint a Bowl for the Food Bank

    Paint a bowl to be used at the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia's 20th annual Empty Bowl Luncheon (held Mar. 7 at the Classic Center). All materials provided.


Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    11 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040

    Open Mic Night

    OPEN MIC A weekly open-mic jam hosted by Louis Phillip Pelot. All musicians welcome. Backline provided!


  • The Foundry

    7 p.m. $10.

    Rabbit Box

    Storytelling for adults. This month's theme is "Swipe Left."

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    7 p.m. $75.

    Valentine's Dinner in the Conservatory

    Spend the evening in the conservatory surrounded by orchids and other tropical plants. Dinner includes live music and buffet-style meal. Couples will receive an orchid plant to take home. RSVP by Feb. 6.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    4–7 p.m. FREE!

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music by White Rabbit Collective.

  • 8:30 a.m. FREE!

    1 Million Cups

    (Seller Labs, 1 Press Place) 1MC is a national program designed to educate, engage and connect entrepreneurs. Each week, a local startup presents their company to a supportive audience.

  • Farmview Market

    5:30–8 p.m. $60–65/person (dinner), $25 (bouquet class).

    Valentine's Day Dinner

    The evening includes an upscale chef-prepared dinner, live music and a make-and-take class in creating Valentine's bouquets.

  • Ciné

    6–9 p.m.

    Valentines at Ciné

    The evening includes a bubbling tasting with Alejandro Ortiz, sweets from Johanna Nicol's Just Bakery, tunes from SJ Ursey and local wares from Indie South.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    4–8 p.m.

    Beer and Chocolate

    Celebrate Valentine's Day with beer and chocolate flight pairings.

  • 12 p.m. FREE!

    Romantic Tour of the North Oconee Water Reclamation Facility

    (North Oconee Water Reclamation Facility, 150 N. Oconee Access Rd.) Learn about the magic of turning flushed water into reusable water. Light refreshments will be served. Registration required. 


  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    DJ Mahogany

    DJ MAHOGANY Popular local DJ spins freaky funk, sultry soul, righteous R&B and a whole lotta unexpected faves.

Lectures & Lit

  • Avid Bookshop

    5 p.m. FREE! (with Avid purchase).

    True Love Tarot Readings

    Bookseller Kristen Carter offers direction.


  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    8 p.m. $6 (w/ UGA ID), $44–51.

    Gershwin Big Band

    The Gershwin Big Band performs standards from the American Rhapsody: The Gershwin Songbook.