Wednesday, February 20

31 events

Live Music

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    10 p.m. $5.

    SMUG Melodic, punk-influenced indie-rock band from Buffalo, NY.

    THE HOLY HELLS Rock trio with "hints of Radiohead and bacon grease."

    THE FORMULA Athens-based alt-rock band.

  • The Foundry

    7 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door).

    J.D. SIMO Guitarist and singer-songwriter from Nashville.

    MATT JOINER Local songwriter drawing inspiration from blues and classic rock.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7:30 p.m. $20 (adv.), $25 (door).

    CAR SEAT HEADREST Festival-fave indie-rock project led by songwriter Will Toledo. See Calendar Pick on p. 12.

    NAKED GIANTS Seattle band blending a punk spirit with indie sensibilities.

  • The Globe

    8 p.m. FREE! 706-353-4721

    THE HOT HOTTY-HOTS Mary Sigalas, Dan Horowitz, Steve Key and surprise guests play swingin' tunes from the '10s, '20s and '30s.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    HUGHES TAYLOR BAND Energetic blues and classic rock outfit from Macon.

  • Porterhouse Grill

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990

    JAZZ NIGHT The longest standing weekly music gig in Athens! Enjoy an evening of original music, improv and standards.

  • Wayward Lounge

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-248-7903

    CAROLINE AIKEN This guitarist and singer's bluesy voice and masterful technique guarantee a hypnotic performance.

Lectures & Lit



Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    11 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040

    Open Mic Night

    OPEN MIC A weekly open-mic jam hosted by Louis Phillip Pelot. All musicians welcome. Backline provided!

  • Starland Pizzeria and Pub

    9 p.m. FREE!

    Wolf's Den Open Mic

    WOLF'S DEN OPEN MIC Featuring musical performances and live interviews.


  • ACC Library

    Mondays, 10:30–12 p.m. & Wednesdays, 6:30–8 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Culinary Literacy Class

    Using the Edible Alphabet curriculum, students will learn about nutrition and cooking while improving English language skills.

  • East Athens Community Center

    Free Karate

    Learn the basics of karate. All ages and skill levels welcome. Wednesdays, 6 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3593


  • UNG Oconee Campus

    1-2 p.m. FREE! 706-310-6201

    Chasing Coral

    (Room 726) Watch a documentary detailing why the ocean's coral reef systems are disappearing.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    7-9 p.m. FREE!

    Zatoichi Goes to the Fire Festival

    The legendary blind swordsman finds himself in the center of hardened yakuza, dishonorable gamblers and bathhouse massacres.  

  • Miller Learning Center

    4:30 p.m. FREE!

    Gina's Story: The Search for William Grimes

    (Room 148) Speaker Regina E. Mason is the great-great-great granddaughter of William Grimes, the author of the first published American slave narrative. Her documentary tells the story of Grimes and her 15-year process to authenticate his story.

  • ACC Library

    6-7:30 p.m. FREE!

    Black History Month Film Screening

    Celebrate Black History Month with The Soul of Athens: A History of the Morton Theatre.


  • 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.

Ending Wednesday, February 20


Word on the Street

  • Multiple Locations

    Spring Adult Sports

    Now registering through Feb. 20 for softball. The season begins Mar. 7. Games are held at Bishop Park on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 6:30 p.m. $500/team. Co-ed soccer season begins Mar. 7 at Trail Creek Park. Registration ends Feb. 21. $400/team.