Friday, March 2

37 events

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • The Office Lounge

    8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-549-0840


    KARAOKE With your host Lynn, the Queen of Karaoke!


  • Commerce Civic Center

    Mar. 2, 5–9 p.m. $15. Mar. 3, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $10.

    Folk to Fine Arts Festival & Expo

    An indoor arts show features works by both fine artists and folk artists. A Meet the Artists Reception will be held on Friday, and workshops will be held throughout the weekend.

  • Trio Contemporary Art Gallery

    7–9 p.m. FREE!

    "Family Album: Photos by Andrew Shearer"

    A one night exhibit of photographic nudes created by Andrew Shearer and his friends as a tribute to his late father. 

Lectures & Lit

  • UGA Dean Rusk Hall

    9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. FREE! (w/ UGA ID), $10–65.

    Red Clay Conference

    (Larry Walker Room) Explore the intersection of health and environmental law, urban agriculture, urban design, water quality and litigation. The keynote address "Environmental Perspectives on Disaster Law" will be delivered by Robert R.M. Verchick. 

  • Avid Bookshop

    6–7:30 p.m. FREE!

    Meet the Author

    Meet Cathy Cleary in celebration of her cookbook The Southern Harvest.


  • Piccadilly Farm

    Mar. 2–3, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! 706-765-4444,

    25th Annual Hellebore Days

    (Bishop) See a spectacular display of thousands of hellebores (Lenten Roses) in full bloom. Piccadilly Farm offers 20 types of hellebores including mixed colors, doubles and special colors.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9 a.m. $12. 706-542-6138,

    Friends First Friday

    Sheldon Jones will present "Container Gardening: Be Bold and Beautiful." 

  • The Classic Center

    Mar. 2–3, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Mar. 4, 11 a.m.–5 a.m. $5.

    Athens Rock, Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Fossil and Related Crafts Show

    Southeastern Mineral Specimens present a crafts exhibitor show. 

  • Ciné Barcafé

    6 p.m. $80.

    Red Carpet Gala

    Guests are encouraged to wear red carpet attire for a three-course meal to celebrate the Oscars. Live music by Eunice Kang. Proceeds benefit Ciné.

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    MOTHER THE CAR Founded by a brother duo, this garage-rock act incorporates blues and other influences.

    SALINE Local four-piece "shoegrease" band with hints of post-punk and fuzz-rock.

    COMMANDER KEEN Garage-rock band from Cookeville, TN.

    DAN CLIFFORD Local artist playing lo-fi power-pop.

  • DT Productions

    8 p.m. $8.

    DEGA Local indie-pop duo featuring former Ponderosa frontman Kalen Nash and his wife, pop singer Aslyn. Album release show!

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m.

    NICHOLAS MALLIS Mallis' music is influenced by artists like David Bowie, The Ventures and Neil Diamond.

    BLUE BLOOD Melodic psych-pop project fronted by songwriter Hunter Morris.

    LEA LEA Dreamy local indie-folk artist.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $16 (adv.), $19 (door).

    TIGERS JAW Pennsyvania-based indie-rock band.

    YOWLER Solo venture of All Dogs frontwoman Maryn Jones. 

    LOOMING Eclectic indie-pop group from Springfield, IL.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $25 (adv.), $30 (door).

    JORMA KAUKONEN The legendary guitarist and former Jefferson Airplane/Hot Tuna member performs an intimate acoustic set.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $25 (adv.), $30 (door).

    LOTUS Jammy, electronic-focused band known for its forays into rock, funk, hip hop and more, as well as its hypnotic light show.

    MARVEL YEARS Electro-soul EDM producer and guitarist.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    MIDNIGHT BOI Alias of local musician Eli Rickli, playing "pseudo-Satanic hip hop."

    RICKY DIGITS Local emcee who cites MF Doom, cLOUDDEAD, Wu-Tang Clan and Eminem as influences.

    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.

    KLEZMER LOCAL 42 Local seven-piece klezmer band specializing in Jewish and gypsy music and featuring Dan Horowitz of Five Eight.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE!

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

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    BOOTZ & KATZ Live electronica project from Macon.

  • Saucehouse Barbeque

    7 p.m. FREE!

    JACOB WOODS Acoustic singer-songwriter.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    5 p.m. FREE!

    TRE POWELL Local singer-songwriter playing bluesy acoustic tunes with soulful vocals.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5 p.m. FREE!

    ASPEN COUNTRYMAN Local singer-songwriter that mixes pop structure with jazzy melody.


  • ACC Library

    One-on-One Digital Media Center Tutorials

    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

  • ACC Library

    One-on-One Computer Skills

    Personalized instruction available for various computer topics. Thursdays, 9 a.m. 706-613-3650, ext. 354,

  • ACC Library

    Scanning One-on-One

    Sign up for a 60-minute one-on-one appointment to scan photos, letters, recipes, etc. Thursdays, 6 p.m. 706-613-3650

Word on the Street

  • ACC Library

    AARP 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.




  • 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.

  • Brightstone Theatre

    Mar. 2–3, 7:30 p.m. Mar. 4, 3:30 p.m. $14–16.

    The Wizard of Oz

    Brightstone Productions presents a cheerful adaptation of the classic 1939 film performed by kids. See Theater Notes on p. 14.

  • Arts!Oglethorpe

    Mar. 2–3, 7:30 p.m. Mar. 4, 3 p.m. $13–18.

    Love, Loss, and What I Wore

    The reader's theater series of stories women tell about "matters of the heart and matters of the closet." See Theater Notes on p. 14.

  • Winder-Barrow Community Theatre

    Mar. 9–10, 7:30 p.m. Mar. 11, 3 p.m. $10–13.

    The Foreigner

    A British visitor Froggy LeSueur and his shy friend confuse and delight zany Southerners in rural Georgia.

  • Athens Community Theater

    Mar. 2–3, 8 p.m. Mar 4, 2 p.m. $5.

    Visiting Mr. Green

    A curmudgeonly old widower, Mr Green, is nearly run over by a busy young man who is then forced to visit his victim weekly for six months. See Theater Notes on p. 14.

  • Memorial Park

    Mar. 1–3, 7:30 p.m. Mar. 4, 3 p.m.

    Almost, Maine

    (Quinn Hall) A series of short plays about love, the loss of it and hope. Scene titles include "Her Heart, "Sad and Glad," "This Hurts" and "Getting it Back." See Theater Notes on p. 14.

  • UGA Baptist Collegiate Ministries

    Mar. 3 & 4, 2 p.m. Mar. 2 & 3, 6:30 p.m.

    Mary Poppins

    Baptist Collegiate Ministries present its annual dinner theater with a production of the classic musical. Proceeds benefit the SendMeNow summer missions.


Ending Friday, March 2



  • Athens, GA

    ACAC Seeks New Members

    The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission is seeking qualified candidates to fill volunteer positions. The ACAC meets on the second Monday of each month at 6 p.m. Must be an ACC resident and registered voter and have demonstrated interest in the arts. Deadline Mar. 2, 11:59 p.m. Interviews on Mar. 13–17. Terms begin in April.


  • Thrive

    Yoga Teacher Training

    RYT200 and RYT500 yoga teacher training offered over 10 weekends. Deepen your practice and earn a certificate through Vastu School of Yoga. Begins Mar. 2, 6:30–9 p.m. $1999. 706-351-5366,,


  • Athens YWCO

    Lifeguard Certification

    Become a certified lifeguard. Registration required. Begins May 25. $275. 706-354-7880,