Thursday, February 14

36 events

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-5609

    Dr. Fred's Karaoke

    KARAOKE Hosted by karaoke fanatic Dr. Fred and featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more. Every Thursday.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    5-10 p.m. FREE!


    KARAOKE Hosted every Thursday by DJ Gregory. 


  • Georgia Museum of Art

    6:30–8:30 p.m. FREE!

    Student Night

    Join the Student Association of the Georgia Museum of Art for a night of food and fun to celebrate the latest exhibitions.

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    Art Classes

    Now registering for fall classes. Subjects include mosaic art, wheel thrown pottery, painting, sculpture and more. Visit website for class descriptions and dates. 706-613-3623,

  • KA Artist Shop

    5–7 p.m. FREE!

    Opening Reception

    Meet the artists of the exhibition "The Love Show." See Art Notes on p. 14.

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    1 p.m. FREE!

    Stories of Love: A Valentine's Day Tour

    Discover hidden stories of love in the exhibits on display.

  • Gallery @ Hotel Indigo–Athens

    6:30–8:30 p.m. FREE!

    Opening Reception

    "You Are Here" includes felted soft sculpture by Eli Saragoussi, screen prints by Amanda Jane Burk, figure painting by Tae Lee and portraits by Chasity Williams. See Art Notes on p. 14.


  • UGA Chapel

    8-10 p.m. $15.

    The Vagina Monologues

    Project Safe presents its annual production of Eve Ensler's award-winning play. Women of all ages and backgrounds perform monologues ranging from humorous to devastating, profound to profane. Proceeds benefit Project Safe.

  • Town and Gown Players

    Feb. 14–16, 8 p.m. Feb. 17, 2 p.m. $12–20.


    Strap on your jetpacks, charge up your lasers, and get ready to blast off into an out-of-this-world sci-fi comedy.


  • Ciné

    Feb. 14–16, 10 p.m.

    The Princess Bride

    (Theater) Robin Wright and Cary Elwes star in this fairytale adventure about a beautiful princess and the gallant hero who rescues her from an evil villain.


  • Oconee County Library

    2 p.m. FREE!

    Windows Basics

    Learn how to navigate Windows and understand files, settings and accounts. Registration is required. 

  • BikeAthens

    6–8:30 p.m. $10/hr. suggested donation.

    Fix Your Own Bike

    (1075 W. Broad St) Learn how to repair your bike with tools and advice from experts.


Live Music

  • Akademia Brewing Co.

    7 p.m.

    A SALSA VALENTINE'S Featuring live music from Mannie Arana and the UGA Salsa Club.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    7 p.m.

    BICHOS VIVOS New local band playing forró—accordion and triangle-driven country music from Brazil.

    CLOUDS Athens-based bossa nova trio.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    10 p.m. $5.

    DARSOMBRA Heavy drone-rock band from Batimore, MD.

    DAMIYANA Nature-focused "interactive music and design experience" from North Carolina.

    SOCIAL CIRCLE Local lo-fi experimental lounge singer that aims "to turn the support group into a party."

    GODDESS COMPLEX Athens-based avant-garde project led by composer Cloud Powers.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. SOLD OUT.

    DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS The local Southern rock superstars return to the Athens stage for their annual Homecoming series.

    DON CHAMBERS Longtime local favorite who delves into pastoral folk and experimental rock with equal passion. See story on p. 8.

  • The Foundry

    7 p.m. $15.

    ATHENS A-TRAIN BAND Instrumental group performing a special Valentine's Day set of "sweetheart jazz."

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $12 (adv.), $15 (door).

    KOE WETZEL Rootsy rock performer from Texas.

    JACOB BRYANT Country singer and guitarist from Jasper.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m.

    VALENTINE'S JAZZ Enjoy an evening of romantic jazz music.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    8 p.m. $6 (individual), $10 (couple).

    LOS MEESFITS Local group playing Misfits covers done Cuban salsa style.

    ELZIG Atlanta band mashing up the music of Elvis and Danzig.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    TRIBAL HOUSE No info available.

  • That Bar Athens

    6 p.m. 706-248-7903

    DANNY BOYLAN Local saxophonist plays jazzy tunes.

Word on the Street

  • Athens, GA

    Athens Hip Hop Awards Nominations

    Vote now for your favorite hip-hop artist, hair stylist, urban business professional, restaurant and other categories for the Athens Hip Hop Awards, which will be held Mar. 24.


Lectures & Lit

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    1 p.m. FREE!

    Inclusive Book Club

    This facilitated book club serves adults of all abilities and will be reading out loud and discussing book of the month The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate.

  • Multiple Locations

    5 p.m. (Prince Ave. Avid Bookshop) 7 p.m. (Seney-Stovall Chapel) FREE!

    Meet the Author

    Meet World Fantasy Award winner and author of Annihilation, Jeff VanderMeer. See Calendar Pick on p. 16.




  • Boutier Winery & Inn

    6:30 p.m. $55/couple.

    Valentine's Dinner

    Enjoy a Valentine's Day buffet dinner with live music from Second Time Around.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    5–10 p.m.

    Valentine's Day

    Half Shepherd Market will offer cheese pairings from 6–9 p.m. The evening also features live music from Clouds and Bichos Vivos, as well as an art station to make handmade valentines cards.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    6:30 p.m. FREE!

    Heart Health Tips

    Learn about heart health during American Heart Month. 


  • 7:30 p.m. $6–20.

    Fireworks & Serenades

    The Hodgson Wind Ensemble presents a special performance for Valentine's Day.