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Saturday, February 17

38 events

Lectures & Lit

  • UGA School of Law

    8:30 a.m. www.law.uga.edu

    13th Annual WIPI Conference

    (Dean Rusk Hall, Larry Walker Room) The Working in the Public Interest Conference explores the intersection of poverty, criminal justice and community.

  • Avid Bookshop

    6 p.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com

    Hometown Book Launch

    Xhenet Aliu and Timothy O'Keefe are the respective authors of Brass and You Are The Phenomenology

Games

  • Tyche's Games

    12 p.m. FREE! 706-345-4500

    Pathfinder Society Event

    Fantasy RPG. Bring your imagination.

Events

  • Rock Eagle 4H Center

    10 a.m. $10. 706-484-4838, jtorhan1@uga.edu

    Saturday at the Rock: High Rope Adventure

    Climb the tower to the top of the zip line and soar through the air. 

  • Memorial Park

    7:30 p.m. (lesson), 8–11 p.m. (dance). $8 (adults), $4 (ages 11–17) FREE! (ages 11 & under). www.athensfolk.org

    Contra Dance

    A monthly dance presented by Athens Folk Music & Dance Society with live music by ReelPlay and calling by Charlotte Crittenden.

  • Bogart Library

    10 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Groundbreaking Ceremony

    Learn about plans for the expansion of the Bogart Library. Light refreshments provided. 

  • UGA School of Law

    8:30 a.m. www.law.uga.edu

    Working Public Interest Law Conference

    This year's conference focuses on the intersection of poverty, criminal justice and community.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    2–6 p.m. www.aadmovement.com

    Athens Black Market and Cultural Experience

    The market supports local minority business vendors. Offerings range from local food, artisan home goods and natural beauty products, plus live performances, guest speakers and more.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    10 a.m.–2 p.m. $2.

    Lunar New Year Celebration

    Celebrate Chinese culture and the Lunar New Year, Year of the Dog. Festivities include music, literature, origami and giveaways. See Calendar Pick on p. 12.

  • 10 a.m.–6 p.m. www.steelandplank.com

    Grand Opening

    (675 Pulaski St., Suite 200) Tour the new Steel+Plank storefront featuring handcrafted furnishings, housewares and gifts. 

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    2:30–5 p.m. $3–5. 706-613-3615

    Nature Singles Bash

    This event has been cancelled.

  • Thrive

    11 a.m. FREE! getting.herby@gmail.com

    What is a Nutritional Therapist?

    Munch on homemade snacks with The Herb Girls, Eileen and Amy, while they explain what a nutritional therapist can do for you.

  • Sweet Olive Farm

    1–4 p.m. $5–10. www.sweetolivefarm.org

    Valentine Saturday

    Give the animals at the farm a hug. Festivities include crafts for all ages and a photo booth. Soup, sandwiches and drinks will be served.

Meetings

  • ACC Library

    2 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Clarke-Oconee Genealogy Society

    Elyse Hill presents "African American Genealogy Research– Beyond the Basic Sources." 

Theater

  • UGA Chapel

    Feb. 15–17, 8 p.m. & Feb. 18, 3 p.m. $15. www.project-safe.org

    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. ugatheatre.com

    Detroit

    (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. townandgownplayers.org

    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. athenslittleplayhouse.net

    The Little Mermaid

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

  • Morton Theatre

    7 p.m. $20–25. mortontheatre.com

    The Company You Keep

    Sheree is tired of her man's excuses so she sets her eyes on someone new. 

Live Music

Art

DJs

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    DJ Good Girl

    DJ GOOD GIRL Playing pop, hip-hop and R&B hits from the '80s, '90s and beyond.

Classes

  • ACC Library

    2–4 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    African American Genealogy Workshop

    Addressing one of the greatest challenges in African-American genealogy research, the program will provide sample sources to help patrons find info about formerly enslaved persons before the 1870 census.

  • Thrive

    3 p.m. FREE! www.thrivespace.net

    Doula Tips for Pregnancy

    Expectant mothers will learn tips from AthensBorn Birth services, Behold Birth and Classic City Doula. 

Kidstuff

  • Oconee County Library

    2 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950, www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Slime-ology Workshop

    Make multiple layers of slime. Ages 7 & up. Call to register.

  • ACC Library

    11 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Let the Winter Olympic Games Begin

    Stories, crafts and games. Ages 4–11 and their caregivers.

  • 11 a.m.–2 p.m. FREE! www.utscenter.com

    Grand Opening for Athens Gymnastics

    (United Team Sports Center, 375 B Commerce Blvd.) Kids can celebrate the grand opening with an open gym, bounce house, face painting, an obstacle course, prizes and a concession stand.

Performance

  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA

    8 p.m. www.athica.org

    Guy Did Ail

    Visual/performance artist Gunnar Tarsa and composer/musician/performance artist Kyle Lewis collaborate as Guy Did Ail. Part of "Surrender," three experimental music performances curated by Lewis as part of ATHICA's "Beast It" series. 

Outdoors

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    10 a.m.–1 p.m. randy.smith@accgov.com

    Tree Planting

    The Center hosts a tree planting for the Managed Forest project with almost 2,000 saplings.