Saturday, February 24

39 events


  • Athens Cotton Press

    6:30 p.m. $125.

    Starry, Starry Night

    Evening includes dinner, Wheel of Fortune, silent and live auctions, a dinner and live entertainment. Proceeds benefit Prevent Child Abuse Athens. 

  • Athens, GA

    9 a.m.–3 p.m. $20.

    PESA Summit

    (Amos Hall, 400 S. Hull St.) The Professional Entertainment and Sports Association at the Terry College of Business hosts its annual conference with panels and workshops for all majors.

  • 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.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    2–6 p.m.

    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.

  • 12–6 p.m. FREE!

    Open House

    (2022 S. Milledge Ave.) Meet your Muslim neighbors at the Al Huda Islamic Center. The event includes a tour of the mosque, henna tattoos, Arabic calligraphy, ethnic food and a Q&A. 

  • UGA Ecology Building

    9 a.m.–6:30 p.m. FREE (UGA affiliates), $25.

    Ecology Symposium

    The day-long symposium is dedicated to the population biology of vector-borne diseases. Catered reception to follow. Registration required. 

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    8 a.m.–6 p.m. FREE! (w/ UGA ID), $25–30.

    The Connect Conference

    The one day conference centers on the LGBT community, creating solidarity and community-building. 

  • 6–9 p.m.

    Open Mic Night

    (Franklin House Cafe, 480 E. Broad St.) Musicians, comedians, dancers and entertainers can sign up to perform.

  • 8 a.m. $20. 512-542-1894

    Second Annual Run for Hope 5K

    (1210 S. Milledge Ave.) A race benefiting Rescuing Hope, a nonprofit dedicated to educating the public about sex trafficking and empowering survivors.


Live Music

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m.

    TEARS FOR THE DYING Local death-rock group fronted by longtime Athenian Adrya Stembridge.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $12 (adv.), $14 (door).

    BIG BUSINESS Seattle-based heavy metal duo of Jared Warren and Coady Willis.

    BUILDINGS Minneapolis three-piece drawing on the aggressive, noisy ghost of The Jesus Lizard.

    CINEMECHANICA Long-running local four-piece math-rock band with metal and punk edges.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $17 (adv.), $20 (door).

    RANDY ROGERS BAND Country group from Texas.

    RED SHAHAN Texas-based singer-songwriter.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    GEORGIA DISH BOYS Local rock group fronted by singer-songwriter Seth Martin.

    GIFT ECONOMY Local acoustic folk-punk project. 

    BLUE BODIES Athens-based pop-punk band.

    DJ MAHOGANY Popular local DJ spins freaky funk, sultry soul, righteous R&B and a whole lotta unexpected faves.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. $7.

    WHISPER KISS Acoustic-pop project featuring Michael Wegner, Shelley Lotus and Karen Bergmann. 

    HONEYCHILD SJ Ursrey (Dream Boat) plays folky pop songs with romantic themes.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE!

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

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    9 p.m. $6.

    LINQUA FRANQA Athens emcee Mariah Parker spits politically charged lyrics inspired by the '90s underground and the study of linguistics. Album release show! See story on p. 10.

    JOHN.AVERAGE Rapper and producer from Atlanta known for a candid style of lyricism.

    YANI MO Up-and-coming, Georgia-based hip-hop and R&B artist.

    LUXURY VEHICLE High-energy duo featuring DJ Reindeer Games with John Swint on drums.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    GRÜT Atlanta-based band that dabbles in electronica, funk and more.

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. 706-546-0840

    TANNERS BUCKLE New local band led by songwriter David LoCoco.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    7 p.m. FREE!

    SCARLET STITCH Straight-up rock and roll band from Athens.


  • Tyche's Games

    12:30–4:30 p.m. FREE!

    Open Play

    All are welcome to join in.

  • Covenant Presbyterian Church

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-424-9516,

    Learning Ally Game Night

    Bring a dish to share at the potluck dinner. The evening includes a silent auction, live dessert auction and plenty of games. Registration required.


  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18–20).

    DJ My Chemical Bromance

    DJ MY CHEMICAL BROMANCE Spinning a set of emo tunes—"all those hits you've been listening to on 'Private Mode' for the past 10 years."

    GIRL CLOTHES New local emo band.

Lectures & Lit


  • 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.


  • 5–7 p.m. $25.,

    Model Shoot Out

    (Washington Street Parking Deck Roof) Bring your camera and lenses. A few one-light strobe stations will be set up with different modifiers.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9 a.m.–5 p.m. $105.

    Natural Communities of Georgia

    This course covers the natural plant communities of the Georgia Piedmont.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    11:30 a.m. FREE!

    Shape-up Saturday

    Move and shake with library assistant Mia Townsend.


  • Morton Theatre

    Feb. 24, 7 p.m. Feb. 25, 3 p.m. $12–15.

    Dance and Music of the Soul

    The East Athens Educational Dance Center presents a theatrical dance and music production that celebrates S&B and soul music. 

  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA

    8 p.m.

    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. 

  • 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. 


  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    10 a.m.–1 p.m.

    Tree Planting

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

  • 9 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE!

    Service Day

    (530 Fourth St.) Help weed and clean-up the Gospel Pilgrim Cemetery, a historic African American cemetery. Tools, gloves and water will be provided. Park at the Springfield Baptist Church.



  • Trio Contemporary Art Gallery

    4–6 p.m.

    Mural Auction

    Trio is currently auctioning 9-by-12-foot paintings from the "In These Streets" exhibit on social media. Unsold murals will be part of a silent auction. The event includes music and refreshments. A portion of proceeds benefit the Athens Area Homeless Shelter.

Ending Saturday, February 24



  • ACC Library

    Digital Media Center One-on-One

    Get individual instruction for graphics, audio or video editing projects or learn to convert albums and cassettes to DVDs and CDs. Thursdays, 6 p.m. and Saturdays, 11 a.m. 706-613-3650