Thursday, February 15

40 events

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!


  • Avid Bookshop

    6–7:30 p.m. FREE!

    Meet the Author

    (Prince Ave.) Meet Caldecott award-winning author and illustrator Matthew Cordell in celebration of his new book King Alice.

  • Multiple Locations

    Youth Sports Program Registration

    Programs include "Under the Lights Flag Football League," "Sportstime," "Sportstime: Around Athens" and tennis. Check website for dates, age requirements and locations.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    4:30 p.m. FREE!

    Sweet and Salty YA Valentines

    Teens can enjoy snacks and play board games like Exploding Kittens and Munchkin. Ages 12 and up.

  • ACC Library

    3:30 p.m. FREE!

    Celebritrees: Arbor Day Celebration

    Hear about the Tree That Owns Itself and watch Dr. Seuss' The Lorax. Take home a sapling for your family's yard. Ages 4–11 and their caregivers.

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    Summer Art Camps

    "Live Action Puppets and Video" for ages 12–16. June 25–29, 1–4 p.m. "Fine Art Intensive" for ages 12–16. July 9–20, 1–4 p.m. "Women Artists of the Americas." July 16–20, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. or July 23–27, 1–4 p.m. Ages 8–11. 706-613-3623


  • UGA Chapel

    8-10 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.

  • 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.


  • Athens YWCO

    Lifeguard Certification

    Become a certified lifeguard. Registration required. Begins May 25. $275. 706-354-7880,

  • 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.

  • ACC Library

    6-7:30 p.m. FREE!

    Tech Tips

    This month's topic is Google Maps. Learn how to become a Local Guide, jump into Street View and 360 degree pictures, use location sharing, offline maps, indoor maps and discuss how to control your privacy. 

  • Farmview Market

    Farmview Classes

    "Make-a-Mix: Gift Edition." Dec. 4, 5:15 p.m. $35.

  • Healing Arts Centre


    (Sangha Yoga Studio) Yamuna Body Rolling is a six-week series. Wednesdays, Apr. 11–May 16, 6–7 p.m. $108.,

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    6 p.m. FREE!

    Yoga in the Galleries

    Five Points Yoga instructors lead a class surrounded by works of art.

  • Thrive

    6 p.m. FREE!

    New Year's Qigong

    Celebrate the Chinese New Year and Thrive's fifth anniversary with a class in Qigong.

  • UGArden

    UGArden Classes

    "Herbal Soap Workshop." Mar. 27, 5:30–7:30 p.m. $25–35. "Cultivating Medicinal Herbs Workshop." Apr. 28, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. $70–85.


Live Music

  • Akademia Brewing Co.

    7 p.m. FREE!

    HUTCH MCCOLLUM Singer-songwriter playing old-school country and bluegrass.

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    JOHN SWILLEY Local songwriter who blends gritty Southern rock, sultry R&B and Delta blues.

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot plays solo sets of country-rock and acoustic Southern soul.

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    LILY HERNE Local group playing dream-rock with psychedelic and folk influences.

    NUCLEAR TOURISM Young local rock group playing covers and originals.

    MURDER THE MOOD Local alternative rock band. 

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    5 p.m. FREE!

    ZIGTEBRA Indie-folk band of "beastly best friends" from Chicago.

    LEA LEA Dreamy indie-folk artist from Atlanta.

    PRISM LORD Athens-based duo with a bright, warm sound.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    8 p.m. $5.

    REX HUSSMAN Rootsy, eclectic singer-songwriter from Atlanta.

    AMIGO South Carolina-based Americana outfit led by songwriter Slade Baird.

    MRCARTERMRTONKS Americana collaboration between two Athens scene fixtures.

  • 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. See story on p. 8.

    T. HARDY MORRIS Local singer-songwriter and guitarist plays twangy, reflective folk-rock. 

  • The Foundry

    7 p.m. $15.

    ATHENS A-TRAIN BAND Instrumental group performing a special Valentine's Day set of "sweetheart jazz."

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $20 (adv.), $25 (door).

    UNOTHEACTIVIST Up-and-coming rapper from Atlanta's Zone 3. See Calendar Pick on p. 12.

    THOUXANBANFAUNI Rapper raised in Atlanta and based in Chattanooga, TN.

    WARHOL.SS Chicago-based emcee originally from Atlanta.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. FREE!

    JAZZ JAM Some of our town's most talented musicians get together at this happening. Bring your axe, or grab a table and give an ear. 

  • Seney-Stovall Chapel

    7:30 p.m.

    KISHI BASHI Talented local songwriter and violinist creates exuberant, loop-driven, experimental pop music. For this special multimedia event, he'll be joined by musicians Julian Saporiti, Erin Aoyama and a string quartet.



  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9 a.m. FREE!

    Nature Ramblers

    (Meet at Shade Garden Arbor) Learn more about flora and fauna of the garden while enjoying fresh air and inspirational readings. Ramblers are encouraged to bring their own nature writings or favorite poems and essays to share with the group.


  • Sister Louisa's Church

    9 p.m. FREE!

    The Kourtesans

    The drag troupe performs every third Thursday. BUKween features artists performing at the BUKU Music and Art Project in New Orleans. 

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    5:30–7 p.m. FREE!

    "I Wrote That One, Too"

    Steve Dorff will discuss his new book I Wrote That One, Too...: A Life in Songwriting from Willie to Whitney, and treat guests to a few selected songs. 

  • Seney-Stovall Chapel

    8 p.m. FREE!

    Kishi Bashi

    This multimedia event is built around Omoiyari, a film Kishi Bashi made about Japanese internment in the U.S. during WWII. He will be joined on stage by Julian Saporiti, Erin Aoyama and a string quartet. A panel discussion will follow.



  • Georgia Museum of Art

    7–9 p.m. FREE!

    "Craft in America: Memory"

    The first episode on the PBS series Craft in America, "Memory," takes a tour through craft's history in the U.S.

  • Ciné

    5 p.m.

    Black Panther Preview Night

    Featuring a red carpet pre-party with light refreshments provided (cosplay encouraged), plus a preview of Marvel's new film and a post-screening community mixer. Movie tickets available online.

Lectures & Lit

  • Oconee County Library

    12 p.m. FREE!

    Protecting Your Information

    Experts from Oconee State Bank share tips on protecting yourself against identity theft.

  • Oconee County Library

    2:30 p.m. FREE!

    Myth Storytime

    Join the Oconee County High School Latin Club for stories about gods and goddesses, heroes and creatures from ancient Greek and Roman mythology.

  • UGA Chapel

    2 p.m.

    Holmes-Hunter Lecture

    This year's lecture will be presented by award-winning journalist and UGA alumna Charlayne Hunter-Gault.