Friday, February 16

29 events



Support Groups

  • Multiple Locations

    NAMI Support Groups

    For family members, friends and caregivers of individuals with mental illnesses. "NAMI Family Support Group." Every fourth Tuesday, 6–7:30 p.m. in room 302 at the First Presbyterian Church of Athens. Every second Monday, 6:30–8 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church of Watkinsville.,


  • UGA Chapel

    Feb. 15–17, 8 p.m. & Feb. 18, 3 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.

  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Feb. 16–17, 20–24, 8 p.m. Feb. 18 & 25, 2:30 p.m. $16.


    (Cellar Theatre) The lives of an average couple are upended by the arrival of mysterious new neighbors in their Detroit suburb. See Theater Notes on p. 14.

  • 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 Little Playhouse

    Feb. 16–17 & 22–24, 7 p.m. Feb. 18 & 25, 3 p.m. $10.

    The Little Mermaid

    Journey "under the sea" with Ariel and her aquatic friends in an adaptation of Disney's Broadway prodution. 


  • Oconee County Library

    2 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950

    Intro to Word

    Learn the basics of Word 2010.


  • First Presbyterian Church of Athens


    "NAMI Family to Family" is a free, 12-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people living with mental illness. Registration required. Sundays and Thursdays, Sept. 30–Nov. 15. "NAMI Basics Class" is for parents and primary caregivers of children living with mental health conditions. Six sessions begin Sept. 30, 2:30 p.m. 770-225-0804 ext. 700,,


  • Stegeman Coliseum

    7 p.m. $10.

    UGA Gymnastics

    The Gymdogs compete against Florida. 

  • 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.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    1–9 p.m.

    Percentage Night

    Miss Thing and some of her favorite Queens visit Terrapin. Drag shows at 6 & 7 p.m. Music by Emileigh Ireland and Bed Deth. Proceeds benefit the Boybutante AIDS foundation. 

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18–20).

    THE GOOD LOOKS Young band playing a custom blend of rock, blues, funk, punk and alternative. 

    THE STIR Rock band from Athens and Atlanta.

    THE BUZZARDS OF FUZZ Bluesy stoner-rock group from Atlanta.

    ROSIE & THE RATDOGS New local hard-rock group.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. $3.

    LOVE & HIP HOP Featuring performances from DK, Gawdlee, Trvy, JyShohn Lyric, Paid in AmeriKKKa and J GoodNews.

  • 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.

    DAVID BARBE & INWARD DREAM EBB The Athens scene legend is backed by members of New Madrid.

    CAMP AMPED BAND Tunes from Nuçi's Space's group of future rock stars.

  • The Foundry

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

    THE DIRTY DOORS Tribute band performs a set of classic Doors hits.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $17 (adv.), $19 (door).

    ANDERSON EAST Soulful, alternative Americana artist whose music displays shades of Ryan Adams and Ray LaMontagne.

    JS ONDARA Folk-rock singer based in Minneapolis.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    THE NEW SOUND OF NUMBERS Experimental pop and post-punk project led by songwriter Hannah Jones. 

    JOHN & KIRAN FERNANDES Father and son team up for an experimental instrumental set.

    JAKE BROWER Athens-based psychedelic-pop singer-songwriter.

    DJS TWIN POWERS & SLIP-N-FALL Two Kindercore DJs team up to lead a dance party.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. $5.

    THE DICTATORTOTS Longtime local chaos-cultivators trash the night with post-grunge grooves. 

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE!

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

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    THE WOOFS Athens-based funk-rock band.

  • The Office Lounge

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

    THE BACUPS Fun-loving local cover band.

  • The Roadhouse

    9 p.m. FREE! 706-613-2324

    KARAOKE WITH THE KING Karaoke with DJ Brian King to celebrate the Chinese New Year.

  • VFW

    8 p.m. $10.

    CHRIS HAMPTON BAND Local country and Southern rock singer-songwriter performs with his group.


Lectures & Lit

  • Barnes & Noble

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-354-1195

    Meet the Author

    Flagpole cartoonist David Mack will sign copies of his comics collection Athens, GA.



  • East Athens Community Center

    6:30–8 p.m. $10–15.

    Paint Nite

    Painters will be given an example of what to paint and their own canvas to create their work of art. Themes will incorporate Black History Month and Valentine's Day. Ages 5 & up.

Ending Friday, February 16



  • Charlotte's Web

    (Lavonia Cultural Center) Franklin Community Players wll hold auditions for the musical adaptation of Charlotte's Web. Actors should prepare a 30-second song to be performed a cappella. They will also be asked to do a brief cold read. Feb. 16, 5–7 p.m. Feb. 17, 10–2 p.m. 706-491-9374


  • UGArden

    Cultivating Healthy Skin

    Participants will learn about oil cleansing and make an herbal clay facemask. Registration required. Feb. 17, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. $25–35.