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Thursday, February 22

48 events

Kidstuff

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597

    Pajama Storytime

    Bring your pajama-clad kids in for bedtime stories, songs and a light snack. Ages 0–7.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    4:30 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597

    Lego Club

    Create Lego art and enjoy Lego-based games. Blocks provided. For ages 8 & up.

  • Oconee County Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Infant Storytime

    This special storytime is for the youngest readers-to-be and their caregivers.

  • ACC Library

    4:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Teen Talk

    Teens can talk about what's bothering them. Ages 11–18. 

  • ACC Library

    3:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Show Your Smile

    Hear stories and make crafts about taking care of your teeth for National Children's Dental Month. Ages 4–8. 

  • Exploring the Earth Summer Camp

    (Little Rose Nature Adventures, Watkinsville) This camp is a nature-based, visual and performing arts, STEAM program for kids ages 5–12. Runs June and July, 8:30 a.m.–2 p.m. $200/week. www.exploringtheearth.org

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!

Lectures & Lit

  • Baldwin Hall

    3:30 p.m. FREE! spia.uga.edu

    George S. Parthemos Lecture

    (Room 480) Ohio State University political scientist Janet M, Box-Steffensmeiser will present "The Importance of Studying Difference and Change in the Social Sciences."

  • Ciné Barcafé

    7 p.m. FREE! thegeorgiareview.com

    Issue Release Party

    The Georgia Review presents a reading from poet Elly Bookman and music by Cortez Garza in celebration of the Spring issue. Assistant editor Soham Patel will be the opening reader.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    5:30 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Aralee Strange Lecture

    Dr. Shirley Brice Heath will give a talk titled, "The Arts as Brick and Mortar of Community Building." 

  • UGA Chapel

    4 p.m. FREE! willson.uga.edu

    Journalism and the Contemporary South

    Speakers include Valerie Boyd, Richard Fausset, Eliza Borné, Chuck Reece, Alysia Nicole Harris and Pete McCommons. Charles Davis moderates.

Classes

  • Oconee County Library

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

    Intro to Excel

    Learn the basics of Excel 2010.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    1–3 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    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.

  • Oconee County Library

    12 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Landing Your Dream Job

    A career services professional from the University of North Georgia will help job applicants with job searches, resume building, interview preparation. Drinks provided. Attendees are welcome to bring their lunch. 

  • 40 Watt Club

    8–9 p.m. (lesson) 9 p.m.–12 a.m. (party). $10. www.40watt.com

    Boot Scootin' Line Dancing Party

    Line dance with Modern Pin-Ups and Contact Dance. Prizes for best costume. Proceeds benefit Project Safe.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    4:30 p.m. FREE! botgarden.uga.edu

    Tomi Martin

    (Day Chapel) Learn from one of Geogia's storied guitartists before his concert. Registration recommended.

  • Athens Technical College

    Athens Tech Classes

    "Beginning Forklift Operator Certification." Two-day course. Begins Apr. 25. $199. training@athenstech.edu, athenstech.edu

Events

  • Athens Arena

    Feb. 22–23, 6–8 p.m., Feb. 24, 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m. www.juniorleagueofathens.org

    Bargainza Thrift Sale

    Find deals on furniture, children's clothes, toys, electronics and more. Proceeds benefit several Junior League efforts that encourage improved literacy in the Athens community. 

  • Madison Morgan Cultural Center

    Feb. 23, 6–9 p.m. $20–50. (Preview Party). Feb. 24–25, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $10. 706-342-4743

    Madison Antiques Show

    The show features the best in American antiques and accessories, including furniture, pottery, art, silver, textiles and more. Lectures on Saturday and Sunday will be offered at 9 a.m.

  • Bogart Library

    6–8 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    KnitLits

    Knitters of all levels are welcome. 

  • Southern Brewing Company

    5 p.m. www.sobrewco.com

    Industry Appreciation Day

    Anyone who works in the alcohol service industry can receive a free beer. A margarita berliner will be available in celebration of National Margarita Day.

  • 7 p.m. $10. www.boutierwinery.com

    Ballroom Dance Lessons

    (Boutier Winery, 4506 Hudson River Church Rd., Danielsville) Led by Mr. Ron Putman. Second and fourth Thursday of every month.

  • The Rook and Pawn

    4–9 p.m. www.therookandpawn.com

    Percentage Night

    Proceeds benefit Be the Match UGA.

Games

DJs

  • Highwire Lounge

    11 p.m. $1 (headphone). www.highwirelounge.com

    Silent Disco

    SILENT DISCO Dance the night away with wireless headphones and three channels of music. The first hour is free!

Live Music

  • Akademia Brewing Co.

    7 p.m. FREE! www.akademiabc.com

    REGGIE STARRETT Singer-songwriter playing an enthusiastic blend of classic rock and country.

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    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). www.caledonialounge.com

    TYLER KEY Folky local indie singer-songwriter.

    STEADY COMMON Soulful alternative band with blues and funk influences.

    GERKEY Local brother-and-sister indie-pop duo.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. $5. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    DREAM CULTURE Eclectic local psychedelic rock group.

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

    DAMN THE WITCH SIREN Electronic dance-rock outfit from Ohio.

  • The Foundry

    7:30 p.m. $7 (adv.), $10 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    SAM BURCHFIELD The Atlanta-based singer-songwriter plays a set of his folk-pop tunes. 

    NATHAN ANGELO Atlanta singer-songwriter with a soulful voice that pairs elements of gospel and lyrical storytelling.

    CHRIS AYER California native with a pop-folk  sound.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7:30 p.m. $25. www.georgiatheatre.com

    PHILLIP PHILLIPS A Georgia-native and winner of "American Idol" season 11.

    STRIKING MATCHES Rootsy, guitar-based blues-rock duo.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee.com

    ROMANOS, FONTAINE, ELLINGTON Three local musicians present a night of grooving jazz sounds.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    ELECTROCHEMICAL "Psychedelic progtronica" group from Asheville, NC.

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. 706-546-0840

    CHRIS AND THE HAMPTONES Local rock group led by guitarist and songwriter Chris Hampton. 

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    7 p.m. FREE! botgarden.uga.edu

    TOMI MARTIN Famed Georgia guitarist and session musician whose own music is a blend of rock, pop, R&B and funk.

Outdoors

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9 a.m. FREE! www.naturerambling.blogspot.com

    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.

Word on the Street

Theater

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • Multiple Locations

    Feb. 22, 3:30 p.m. at East Athens Resource Center. Feb. 22, 7 p.m. at the ACC Library. Feb. 23, 3:30 p.m. at Lay Park Resource Center. www.athenslibrary.org

    Lt. Flipper's Trial

    Author Bob Roger's one-act play is about the first African American graduate of West Point, Lt. Henry O. Flipper.

Performance

  • UGA New Dance Theatre

    8 p.m. $12–16. pac.uga.edu

    "Without (within) Borders"

    The CORE Contemporary and Aerial Dance Company will explore themes about boundaries with aerial silks, slings, lyra and bungee. 

Comedy

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    6:30 p.m. www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com

    Silent Comedy Night

    Listen to Samm Severin, Sarah Kale, Grahamm Edwards and David Ht Rosen on headphones. Mark A. Taylor hosts. 

  • The Pub

    8 p.m. FREE! tscottuga@gmail.com

    Bullseye Comedy

    Open comedy sets from Athens and Atlanta comedians. Every second and fourth Thursday of the month.

Art

  • Trio Contemporary Art Gallery

    Call for Entries: EGGquisite Hunt

    Seeking artist-made eggs to hide in a hunt. Eggs must be wooden or plastic, 2"-4" tall and decorated in any media. Eggs due Mar. 24. Event on Mar. 31. RSVP trioathens@gmail.com

Auditions

  • Memorial Park

    ACT Auditions

    (Quinn Hall) Athens Creative Theatre hosts Mernie's Little Hoax Senior Adult Readers Theatre auditions Mar. 7, 6–9 p.m. Show dates May 4–6. Smell of the Kill auditions Mar. 6, 6–9 p.m. Performances Apr. 26–28. www.accgov.com/act

Ending Thursday, February 22

 

Classes

Classes

  • First Presbyterian Church of Athens

    NAMI Family to Family

    NAMI Family to Family is a free, 12-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people living with mental illness. Register by Feb. 22. Mondays and Thursdays, Mar. 20–Apr. 28. 770-225-0804, namihallga@gmail.com, www.nami.org