Saturday, February 16

33 events


  • 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 Rachel O'Neal (8 a.m.) and Bill Long and Friends (10 a.m.).

  • Memorial Park

    6:15 p.m. (lesson), 6:30–9:30 p.m. (dance). $8 (adults), $4 (ages 11–17) FREE! (ages 11 & under).

    Contra Dance

    A monthly dance presented by Athens Folk Music & Dance Society with live music by Mick Kinney and Tim Cape and calling by Stuart Whipple. 

  • Unity Athens

    12–5 p.m. $5.

    Holistic Healing Fair

    Local practitioners demo reiki, sound therapies, acupressure, angel harp, crystal singing bowls and aromatherapy. Items for sale include crystals, handmade jewelry, salves and sprays.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    10 a.m.–1 p.m. $2.

    Lunar New Year Celebration

    Celebrate Chinese culture and the Lunar New Year, Year of the Dog. Festivities include music, literature, origami and giveaways. 

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    10 a.m. $2–3.

    Journey Through the Stars: Love Stories of the Night Sky

    Listen to myths about love and identify the constellations that represent love or star-crossed lovers in the night sky. Registration is required. 

  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    Feb. 15, 7–9 p.m. $5. (preview sale). Feb. 16, 8 a.m.–2 p.m.

    OCAF Thrift Sale

    Over 10,000 items will be available at NE Georgia's largest thrift sale. Proceeds benefit OCAF.

  • 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.

  • UGA Memorial Hall

    7-10:30 p.m. $3-5.

    Valentine's Dance

    Dance the night away with rumba followed by open social dancing. No partner or experience necessary. 

  • Oconee County Library

    10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. FREE!

    Adult Coloring Club

    Coloring sheets and pencils will be provided for participants to drop in, color and relax.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    2 p.m. FREE!

    Suet Bird Feeder Making

    Bring a coffee cup to turn into a suet feeder. 


  • 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.

  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Feb. 19-23, 8 p.m. & Feb. 24, 2:30 p.m. $12-16.

    In The Blood

    Modern take on The Scarlet Letter through the lens of a homeless family living in the inner city.

  • Morton Theatre

    7:30-9 p.m. $25-30. 706-357-4444


    Athens native Claire Thompson's original screenplay is a tale of love and loss. 


  • 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.

Lectures & Lit

  • Avid Bookshop

    6:30-7:30 p.m. FREE!

    Avid Poetry Series

    (Prince Ave.) Hear poetry curated by Rosalie Moffett featuring Andrea Jurjević, James May, and Chelsea Rathburn.

  • T.R.R. Cobb House

    11 a.m.–1:30 p.m. FREE!

    Meet the Authors

    Jim Jordan, author of The Slave-Trader's Letter Book, will speak and sign copies. 

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18–20).

    40OZ 4PIECE Playing the music of Third Eye Blind.

    CHEESE DREAM Local band playing a Red Hot Chili Peppers set.

    THE DOOKIE BROTHERS Local college kids rocking early Green Day songs.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m.

    A FRAGILE TOMORROW Power-pop band from Charleston, SC.

    GOD BLESS RELATIVE Nashville indie-rock group led by songwriter Blake Tallent.

  • 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.

    LINQUA FRANQA Rapper and ACC Commissioner Mariah Parker spits politically charged lyrics over boom-bap beats.

    CAMP AMPED BAND Tunes from Nuçi's Space's group of future rock stars.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $25.

    SPAFFORD Funk-rock four-piece out of Phoenix, AZ.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m.

    ANDREANA WILLIAMS Athens-based soul and R&B singer.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    8 p.m. $5.

    LET'S ROCK ATHENS An all-star lineup of local performers cover their favorite female and nonbinary musicians to benefit Girls Rock Athens.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    SONO Local electronic-funk jam trio with a big sound and tasty melodies.

  • That Bar Athens

    9 p.m. $10. 706-248-7903

    VICTOR & RICHARD Singing Latin music, backed by recorded tracks.

    DJ HAROLD G Spinning Latin favorites.



  • Farmview Market

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

    Breaking Down the Pig

    Watch butcher Glen Wellman break down a side of pork. Pre-registration required. 

  • Oconee County Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE!

    Car Seat Safety

    Learn car seat safety and receive training on proper car seat installation. Pre-registration is required.

  • 5 Points Yoga

    12-12:45 p.m. FREE!

    Yoga Teacher Info Session

    Enjoy an informational session with yoga instructors to find out whether or not you want to teach yoga. 


  • Lavonia Cultural Center

    5-10 p.m. $20. 706-491-9374

    Parents' Night Out

    Parents are welcome to drop off their children for supervised fun, games and pizza. 

  • ACC Library

    11 a.m. FREE!

    The Runaway Wok

    A singing wok and two very different families come together for a wild adventure on Chinese New Year. For ages 4–11 and their caregivers.


  • 1-5 p.m. $175., 706-804-2551

    Lovebirds Tree Climb

    (Hardigree Wildlife Sanctuary) Enjoy a romantic tree climb with your partner. Refreshments, 10-minute massage and goody bags to follow.