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Thursday, February 14

35 events

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Go Bar

    11 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! www.sobrewco.com

    Karaoke

    KARAOKE Hosted by DJ Gregory. 

Art

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    6:30–8:30 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    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 spring classes. Subjects include loom weaving, art with recycled materials, mindful explorations in clay and more. Visit website for class descriptions and dates. 706-613-3623, www.accgov.com/leisure

  • KA Artist Shop

    5–7 p.m. FREE! www.kaaartistshop.com

    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! jhebbard@uga.edu

    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! www.indigoathens.com

    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.

Theater

  • UGA Chapel

    8-10 p.m. $15. www.project-safe.org

    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. www.townandgownplayers.org

    Starstruck

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

Film

  • Ciné

    Feb. 14–16, 10 p.m. www.athenscine.com

    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.

Classes

  • Oconee County Library

    2 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    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. www.bikeathens.org

    Fix Your Own Bike

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

Games

Live Music

  • Akademia Brewing Co.

    7 p.m. www.akademiabc.com

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

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    7 p.m. www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com

    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. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    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. www.40watt.com

    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. www.thefoundryathens.com

    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). www.georgiatheatre.com

    KOE WETZEL Rootsy rock performer from Texas.

    JACOB BRYANT Country singer and guitarist from Jasper.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

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

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    8 p.m. $6 (individual), $10 (couple). www.facebook.com/lkshuffleclub

    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.

  • Wayward Lounge

    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. www.ugalive.com

Kidstuff

Lectures & Lit

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    1 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Inclusive Book Club

    This facilitated book club serves adults of all abilities and will be reading out loud and discussing book of the month Ralph S. Mouse by Beverly Cleary. 

  • Multiple Locations

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

    Meet the Author

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

Comedy

DJs

Events

  • Boutier Winery & Inn

    6:30 p.m. $55/couple. www.boutierwinery.com

    Valentine's Dinner

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

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    5–10 p.m. www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com

    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! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Heart Health Tips

    Learn about heart health during American Heart Month. 

Performance

  • 7:30 p.m. $6–20. www.pac.uga.edu

    Fireworks & Serenades

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