Friday, February 23

33 events


  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9 am.–1 p.m. $50.

    Native Plant Propagation

    A Certificate in Native Plants elective course, students learn to propagate native wildflowers and shrubs by seeds, cuttings and division. Models for inexpensive grow-light systems and a propagation timeline will be provided to ensure that seedlings are ready to be transplanted outdoors in early spring.

  • Bogart Library

    2 p.m. FREE!

    Computer Class

    Learn how to access e-books and audiobooks with "RBDigital."


  • 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.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    9:30–10:30 a.m. FREE!,

    Morning Mindfulness

    Participate in a guided meditation session in the galleries. Meet in the lobby.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    4:30–9 p.m. $5.

    Boozy Bake Sale and Boogie Fest

    Baked goods for sale by Sweetie Pie by Savie. The UGA Salsa Club offers a beginner salsa lesson followed by a social dance. Proceeds benefit Project Safe.

  • UGA Special Collections Library

    7 p.m. $7.

    Luna Fashion Show

    UGA's Fashion Design Student Association presents their spring fashion show. A portion of proceeds will benefit U-Lead.

Word on the Street

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    Spring Book Sale

    Thousands of books will be available for bargain prices, as will books on tape, CDs, VHS tapes and records. Proceeds benefit the Madison County Library. Through Mar. 10. $1–2 (most items).

  • Social Co-Ed Adult Kickball League

    Now registering for the spring season. Registration ends Mar. 15 at midnight. To play, create or join a team visit 

  • Pet Supplies Plus

    The Pet Care Clinic

    The Athens Area Humane Society offers a low-cost clinic the first Saturday of each month, 1–4 p.m. Services include vaccines, deworming, microchipping, nail trimming, flea treatments and more. No appointment necessary. 706-769-9155


Lectures & Lit

  • Cedar Shoals High School

    5–8 p.m. FREE!

    Book Release Party

    (Auditorium) Meet local teen author Willie Craddick Jr. in celebration of his second book They Counted Us Out.

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9:30 p.m. $7 (21+), $9 (18–20).

    OAK HOUSE Melodic and complex post-rock group from Athens and Atlanta. 

    PALACE DOCTOR Dynamic rock trio fronted by local singer-songwriter Phillip Brantley.

    CURT CASTLE Atlanta indie-rock band led by Semicircle's Andrew McFarland.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. $5.

    WHOM? Local artist "layering heavy bass frequencies and hip hop to create a truly unique musical experience."

    NEW PARLIAMENT Athens-based jam band influenced by Neil Young, Widespread Panic, Led Zeppelin and more.

    KING ISRAEL Athens-based alternative blues-rock band.

  • 40 Watt Club

    9 p.m. $13 (adv.), $16 (door).

    MORGAN WALLEN Tennessee-based country artist and contestant on season six of "The Voice." 

    RAY FULCHER Born and raised just outside of Augusta, Fulcher plays country music all over the Southeast.

  • The Foundry

    7 p.m. SOLD OUT.

    THE INDIGO GIRLS Legendary and timeless singer-songwriter duo of Amy Ray and Emily Saliers.

  • Go Bar

    9:30 p.m. $3–5. 706-546-5609

    SHADE Dissonant, groove-oriented local post-punk band.

    LAVENDER HOLYFIELD Athens-based experimental pop project. 

    KARAOKE Atlanta-based indie-pop band.

    IMMATERIAL POSSESSION Darkly tinged local underground-pop project. 

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m.

    SIDE HUSTLE DJ David Osborne performs with his high-energy party band. 

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE!

    LIVE MUSIC Rotating local jazz and bluegrass bands play every Friday and Saturday night.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    9 p.m.

    THE SHUT-UPS Five-piece new-wave power-pop band from Atlanta and Athens. Album release show!

    YALLWEH Psych-rock band featuring members of Hot Fudge, Marshmallow Coast and Dark Meat.

    STUNTDOUBLE A reunion show from these formerly local rockers.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

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

  • The Office Lounge

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

    FUNKY BLUESTER Atlanta-based blues outfit inspired by traditional Chicago and Texas styles.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    4 p.m. FREE!

    KATIE MARTIN Singer-songwriter with a unique blend of blues, folk and soul.



  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    4–6 p.m. FREE!

    Opening Reception

    The Oconee County Schools Youth  Art Month Exhibition highlights over 250 young artists, grades K–12. Youth Art Month emphasizes the value of art education for children and encourages public support.  

  • 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.

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    2 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3623

    Ribbon Cutting Celebration

    A ribbon cutting ceremony and reception celebrate the new Harold Rittenberry Jr. Sculpture Garden. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.


  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • Seney-Stovall Chapel

    Mar. 2–3, 7 p.m.


    Rose of Athens Theatre presents Cinderella, adapted by playwright Forest Cloud and with original music from local composer and musician Daniela M. Monroe.

  • 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.

    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.


  • UGA New Dance Theatre

    8 p.m. $12–16.

    "Without (within) Borders"

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

Ending Friday, February 23



Word on the Street

  • Free Speech and Hearing Screenings

    (The UGA Speech and Hearing Clinic) The clinic is offering free screenings for adults and children ages 3 & up. Feb. 23, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. 706-542-4598,