COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Wednesday, February 20

32 events

Live Music

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    10 p.m. $5. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    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). www.thefoundryathens.com

    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). www.georgiatheatre.com

    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

    9 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

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-248-7903

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

Lectures & Lit

Games

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

    7 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Bedtime Stories

    Children of all ages are invited for bedtime stories every Wednesday.

  • ACC Library

    Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Preschool Storytime

    Attendees will share books, songs, puppets and rhymes. Ages 1.5–5.

  • ACC Library

    4-5 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org

    Sci-Fi/Fantasy Sista Circle

    Read and talk about science fiction and fantasy books. Books that are given out are to keep. Brought to the ACC Library by the American Library Association Diversity Research Grant. 

  • Oconee County Library

    10 a.m. & 11 a.m. FREE! 706-769-3950

    Storytime

    Stories, songs, movement, crafts, and fun for preschool aged children.

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! www.starlandpizza.com

    Wolf's Den Open Mic

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

Classes

  • 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

Film

  • 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! www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    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! coe.uga.edu/citizen

    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! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Black History Month Film Screening

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

Theater

  • UGA Fine Arts Building

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

    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. www.accgov.com/leisure