Wednesday, February 28

32 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20).

    ALL THE OTHER REINDEER Progressive rock band from Athens. 

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

    KING ISRAEL Athens-based alternative blues-rock band.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m.

    HIP HOP & POETRY Featuring performances by Virgil Wolfe, Calamity, Son Zoo, Paul Cunningham, Space Brother and Squalle & L.G.

  • The Foundry

    7 p.m. $5.

    THE BEST OF UNKNOWN ATHENS A monthly singer-songwriter showcase hosted by Liam Parke

  • Georgia Theatre

    7 p.m. SOLD OUT.

    JUDAH AND THE LION Nashville-based Americana band featuring fresh musicianship and powerful harmonies.

    COLONY HOUSE Indie-rock quartet from Franklin, TN.

    TALL HEIGHTS Boston-based electrofolk pair.

  • The Globe

    8 p.m.

    THE HOT HOTTY-HOTS Local swing and hot jazz ensemble playing music of the 1910s, '20s and '30s. 

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    BROTHER OLIVER Psychedelic folk-rock group from South Carolina.

  • Porterhouse Grill

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990

    JAZZ NIGHT The longest standing weekly music gig in Athens! Enjoy an evening of original music, improv and standards.


  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    12–1 p.m. FREE! (members), $15 (non-members).,

    AAAC Lunch & Learn: Artist & Copyright Law

    Bring your lunch to this lecture with Meredith Ragains, executive director for Georgia Lawyers for the Arts.




Karaoke & Open Mic

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE! 706-546-0840


    KARAOKE With your host Lynn. Every Wednesday!

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    Open Mic Night

    OPEN MIC A weekly open-mic jam hosted by Louis Phillip Pelot. All musicians welcome. Backline provided!


  • Beechwood 11 Cinemas

    Feb. 28, 4 & 7 p.m.

    Flashback Cinema

    Watch True Grit (1969).


  • ACC Library

    7 p.m. FREE!

    After Effects for Beginners

    Learn how to add special effects with Adobe After Effects. Registration is required.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9 a.m. $45–50.

    Flower Arranging Unit 3

    Learn about "Design for the Dining Table." 


  • ACC Library

    6:30 p.m. FREE!

    Life the Griot

    Life the Griot is a social worker, chess enthusiast, poet and activitist. His performance will be preceded by a screening of the 2014 documentary about him.

  • 8:30 a.m. FREE!

    1 Million Cups

    (Athens Area Chamber of Commerce) 1MC is a national program designed to educate, engage and connect entrepreneurs. Each week, a local startup presents their company to a supportive audience.


  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. FREE!

    Tip Jar Comedy

    Local comic stand-up hosted by Travis Williams. Last Wednesday of every month.


  • UGA Performing Arts Center

    Feb. 28 & Mar. 1, 8 p.m. $6 (w/ UGA ID), $44.

    Angel of Music: A Salute to Andrew Lloyd Webber

    Broadway veterans Franc D'Ambrosio and Glory Crampton perform selections from Andrew Lloyd Webber hits such as The Phantom of the Opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and more.

Ending Wednesday, February 28


Support Groups

  • Athens, GA

    Dudes Helping Dudes

    A weekly support group for anyone who identifies as a man. Thursdays, 6–7 p.m.  Text for location, 706-308-4111,,


  • Athens, GA

    AthFest Educates Grant

    Individuals from nonprofit organizations, public schools or government agencies serving you in grades K-8 can apply for grants. Grants can be used for music and arts based non-consumable equipment, programs and experiences, and professional development for educators or youth specialists. AthFest Educates awards up to $25,000 per grant cycle. 706-548-1973,,


  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    Art Classes

    Now registering for spring classes. "Painting with Will Eskridge. Earth and Air: Plein Air Landscape Painting." Beginning or intermediate jewelry/metals with Jessie Jordan. "Printmaking with Amanda Burk." Ceramics for beginners. "Enamel Jewlery with Leslie Litt." "In the Studio with Charles Warnock." "Mindful Explorations in Clay with Jasey Jones." Visit website for class descriptions and dates. 706-613-3623,


Word on the Street

  • ACC Library

    ACC Library Book Clubs

    Book Clubs include The African American Authors Book Club, Talking About Books, Philo of Philosophy, Last Monday Book Group and After the End: Post-Apocalyptic Fiction. 

Help Out

  • Athens, GA

    Disabled American Veterans Network

    Seeking volunteers to drive veterans to their medical appointments at the Athens CBOC and VAMC in Augusta, as well as to provide dispatch help in the DAV Athens office. Contact Donna Ingram at 1-800-836-5561 ext. 5959 or


  • Afro-Cuban Dance Series

    (Center City Ballet and Movement Arts) Aramis Pazos-Barrera, a graduate of the National School of the Arts in Cuba, hosts dance workshops on Saturdays in February, 3:30–5:30 p.m. $25/each or $80/all four in advance.


  • Athens, GA


    Seeking non-union actors of all ages for a short film discussing race and individuality in the digital age. Shoot dates will be late February and early March.


Word on the Street

  • ACC Library

    AARP Foundation Tax-Aide

    AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers offer tax assistance Tuesdays, 12–4 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 a.m.–1 p.m.