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.

  • That Bar Athens

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

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

Lectures & Lit



  • ACC Library

    7 p.m. FREE!

    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!

    Preschool Storytime

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

  • ACC Library

    4-5 p.m. FREE!

    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


    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.


  • 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.