Saturday, January 26

29 events


  • Georgia Museum of Art

    6 p.m.–1 a.m. $300 (members), $350. $50–65 (9 p.m. dance party only). 706-542-0830,

    Elegant Salute XVI: An Imperial Evening

    The Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art host their 16th biennial black tie gala featuring cocktails, music, dinner and dancing. The gala is followed by From Russia With Love, a James Bond-themed dance party with DJ Mahogany. See Art Notes on p. 15.


  • Bishop Park

    8 a.m.-12 p.m. FREE!

    Athens Farmers Market

    The market hosts around 45 vendors, children's activities and cooking demos. All produce is grown locally, sustainably and by those who are selling it. Live music by Caleb Moore (8 a.m.) and Making Strange (10 a.m.).

  • The Rialto Room

    6 p.m. $85.

    The Hope Gala

    This event is held in honor of Ashton Hope Keegan. Proceeds will benefit programs Keegan was involved with. The evening includes live music and dancing, a silent auction and raffle, as well as food and drink.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    2 p.m.

    Cracker & CVB Meet and Greet

    Meet the members of Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven ahead of Camp In Weekend at the 40 Watt. See Story on p. 12.

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    1–2:30 p.m. $2-3.

    Get Connected

    Learn about several apps and online programs that can be used to track wildlife.

  • Athens YWCO

    2-4 p.m. $5 (suggested donation). 706-354-7880


    Athens area Zumba instructors will teach a two-hour class. Proceeds support Girls Club Summer Camp.

  • The Pearl Girls

    10 a.m.2 p.m. $10 suggested donation.

    Open an Oyster, Discover a Pearl

    Discover a pearl and raise money for Project Safe. All pearls come with a basic necklace.

  • The Tasting Room at Jittery Joe's Roasting Company

    11 a.m.–3 p.m. FREE!

    Winter Community Market

    Browse work by local artists, enjoy food trucks and more. Proceeds benefit the Culinary Kitchen of Athens.



Live Music

  • Boutier Winery & Inn

    8 p.m. $10.

    BRANDON SEARS BAND Playing classic Southern rock and more.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $7 (21+), $9 (18–20).

    MOTHERFUCKER Hard-driving, riffy local rock and roll trio.

    MEAN QUEEN Local rock three-piece with a fiery, discordant sound.

    HUNGER ANTHEM Fuzzed-out, guitar-driven local indie-rock band.

    FATHER WEREWOLF New Athens rock band.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $25.

    CRACKER Acclaimed alt-rock group that has explored many genres and sounds over its two-decade career. See story on p. 12.

    CAMPER VAN BEETHOVEN Fronted by local fixture David Lowery, this influential indie-rock band performs a set of its hits.

    LAUREN MORROW Americana artist from Nashville, TN.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $15 (adv.), $17 (door).

    AFTM Popular local Southern rock six-piece pulling from blues, funk and more. Album release show! See Calendar Pick on p. 16.

    MARADEEN Five-piece rock group from Nashville, TN. 

    UNDERGROUND SPRINGHOUSE New local "hype-chill rock-funk ensemble."

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    WIEUCA Local band playing cheeky, guitar-driven indie rock.

    REALITY SOMETHING Grungy, punk-informed rock band from Nashville.

    MCQQEEN New local band featuring members of Shade and Fart Jar.

    TRVY Local hip-hop artist and member of rap collective The YOD.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. $7.

    KENOSHA KID Instrumental adventure-jazz four-piece centered around the rollicking compositions of Dan Nettles and featuring Rick Lollar, Marlon Patton and Robby Handley.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    10 p.m.

    DJS QUINCY & REINDEER GAMES Two local dance-party experts team up for a collaborative set.

  • Nowhere Bar

    8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $12 (door). 706-546-4742

    LIZ COOPER & THE STAMPEDE Nashville-based psychedelic folk group. See Calendar Pick on p. 16.

    NEW MADRID Rocking, riveting local indie band with a psychedelic edge. 

  • Southern Brewing Company

    6 p.m. FREE!

    DIEDRA & THE RUFF PRO BAND Florida group blending blues, rock and soul.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    3 p.m. FREE!

    LOUISE WARREN Georgia singer-songwriter with a rich musical background.



  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Jan. 25, 7:30 p.m. & Jan. 26, 2 p.m. $6–10 (w/ UGA ID), $25.

    Chinese Acrobats of Hebei

    Masters of agility and grace combine Chinese traditions and nimbleness. See Calendar Pick on p. 16.

  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA

    7–9 p.m.

    Listening in The Gallery

    Coordinated by Sahada Buckley, Listening in the Gallery is an interdisciplinary concert series exploring sound and light. 

  • Jan. 24–26, 8 p.m. Jan. 26, 2 p.m. $16.

    Ballroom Magic! The Greatest Show

    (263 W. Green St) The UGA Ballroom Performance Group presents its annual showcase with over 20 routines by dancers in and around the Athens community.

  • Jan. 24–26, 8 p.m. Jan. 26, 2 p.m. $16.

    Ballroom Magic! The Greatest Show

    (263 W. Green St) The UGA Ballroom Performance Group presents its annual showcase with over 20 routines by dancers in and around the Athens community.


  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    4-7 p.m. FREE!

    Time Has Come Today

    Screening of a documentary on the Atlanta International Pop Festival.



  • Seney-Stovall Chapel

    Jan. 25, 8 p.m. Jan. 26, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. $8–10.


    UGA student theater group Next Act presents Company, a story about a 35-year-old bachelor who navigates complex relationships with his married friends and three girlfriends.