Thursday, February 21

46 events

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Go Bar

    10 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!


    KARAOKE Hosted every Thursday by DJ Gregory. 


  • Athens Little Playhouse

    Summer Theater Camps

    Weekly camps are offered May 20–July 26 for ages 5 & up. Visit website for registration form.

  • Multiple Locations

    Youth Sports Program Registration

    Programs include soccer, gymnastics, tumbling, tennis and more. Check website for dates, age requirements and locations.

  • ACC Library

    4 p.m. FREE!

    UGA EcoReach

    The UGA Ecology Club presents interactive, hands-on activities about the environment.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    4 p.m. FREE!

    Books and Bites

    Read and snack in the library after hours. Ages 10 and up. BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) or choose one of the library's.

  • Multiple Locations

    Spring Break Programs

    The East Athens Community Center hosts "Sports Adventure Break Camp" for ages 6–12. Mar. 11–15, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. $40–60. Rocksprings Park hosts "Ice Age Spring Break Camp." Ages 6–12. Mar. 11–15, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. $40–60. Sandy Creek Nature Center hosts "Alligators in the Sewer: Urban Myth or Truth." Ages 4–12. Mar. 13–15, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. $20–40. The Lyndon House Arts Center hosts "Explorations in Fine Art Spring Break Camp" for ages 12–15. Mar. 12–14, 1–4 p.m. $62–69. The Athens-Clarke County Tennis Center hosts "Youth Tennis Spring Break Camp" for ages 7–12. Mar. 12–14, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. $60–90.

  • ACC Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE!

    Mother Goose on the Loose

    The four-week, early-literacy program incorporates books, nursery rhymes and musical instruments. Registration recommended.

  • ACC Library

    3:30 p.m. FREE!

    Art From Your Heart

    Celebrate Black History Month by learning about African American artists like Clementine Hunter. For ages 4–11 and their caregivers.


  • Oconee County Library

    2 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950

    Intro to Word

    Learn the basics of Word 2010.


  • Oconee County Library

    2 p.m. FREE!

    Computer Class

    "Intro to Word 2010."

  • BikeAthens

    6–8:30 p.m. $10/hr. suggested donation.

    Fix Your Own Bike

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

  • BikeAthens

    6–8:30 p.m. $10/hr. suggested donation.

    Fix Your Own Bike

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

  • Rocksprings Community Center

    1-2 p.m. $3-4.50.

    Hit Me With Your Best Pot

    Learn how to incorporate winter vegetables into soups and stews. 

  • ACC Library

    4-5:30 p.m. FREE!

    Buying and Selling on eBay

    Learn about advanced search, categories, hard-to-find items and much more. 

  • Spiritual Growth Classes

    (Contact for Location) Learn to channel your Angels, Guides and Intuition with this three class series. Mar. 9, 23 and Apr. 6, 3-5 p.m. $108.


  • Madison Morgan Cultural Center

    Feb. 21, 6–9 p.m. $20–50. (Preview Party). Feb. 22–23, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $10. 706-342-4743

    Madison Antiques Show

    The show features the best in American antiques and accessories, including furniture, pottery, art, silver, textiles and more. Lectures on Saturday and Sunday will be offered at 9 a.m.

  • 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $19.

    Emergent: Launch and Learn

    (East Athens Goodwill Career Center) A workshop to help people turn their side hustles into their main hustles and small business owners to turn their small businesses into big businesses.

  • Heirloom Cafe and Fresh Market

    6 p.m.

    Benefit Night

    A portion of proceeds will benefit ACCA Meals on Wheels Program.

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    7-9 p.m. $3.

    How to Be a Bee Keeper

    Learn tips for starting your own hive or gain insight to maintaining your current hive. 

  • ACC Library

    6:30 p.m. FREE!

    Genealogy Resource Spotlight

    Overview of Findmypast and an introduction to the best search practices, navigation, printing and how to properly save documents. Registration is required. 


Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

    6-8 p.m. FREE!

    For the Philo of Philosophy Book Discussion Group

    Read philosophy books from ancient Greece to modern times. 

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    1 p.m. FREE!

    Inclusive Book Club

    This facilitated book club serves adults of all abilities and will be reading out loud and discussing book of the month The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate.

  • Lamar Dodd School of Art

    5-6 p.m. FREE!

    Art Lecture

    (Room S150) Michael Perekrestov lectures on "The Last Days of the Last Tsar."

  • Barnes & Noble

    7-8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-354-1195

    Meet the Author

    Western historian Mark Warren will discuss and sign copies of three of his books. 


  • 40 Watt Club

    10:30 p.m. $5.

    Silent Disco

    SILENT DISCO Dance the night away to three different channels of music. One of them is a request line!

  • That Bar Athens

    10 p.m.

    DJ Y@

    DJ Y@ Thump the night away with a set of EDM.

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    8 p.m. $7 (21+), $9 (18–20).

    ANDREW BLOOMS Mosaic frontman Andrew Huang performs a set of uplifting folk-pop.

    ZAC CROOK Local folk singer-songwriter.

    CB DRYDEN Up-and-coming local Americana singer-songwriter.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    8 p.m. $5.

    ATHENS COWBOY CHOIR All-star vocal ensemble featuring members of various local bands singing songs from the old frontier.

    AUSTIN DARNELL Local blues singer-songwriter and Darnell Boys member plays a solo set.

    THE PINK STONES Rootsy local dream-rock group led by songwriter Hunter Pinkston.

  • The Foundry

    7 p.m. $12 (adv.), $15 (door).

    EMISUNSHINE Acclaimed teen performer blending Americana, bluegrass, gospel and country.

    THE MOONSHINE Local postmodern string band with a blend of guitar, autoharp and upright bass.

  • Georgia Theatre

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

    MURDER BY DEATH Acclaimed five-piece roots-rock band from Indiana.

    J. RODDY WALSTON & THE BUSINESS High-energy rock band from Baltimore influenced by soul and country music.

    JONNY FRITZ Singer-songwriter playing off-kilter, country-flavored, tongue-in-cheek ballads.

  • Go Bar

    9 p.m. 706-546-5609

    SAHADA BUCKLEY Local avant-garde violinist performs with special guests. Album release show!

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. $8–10.

    BEN ROSENBLUM TRIO Jazz group led by award-winning NYC pianist, accordionist and composer Ben Rosenblum. Featuring Mary Sigalas.

  • Manhattan Café

    8:30 p.m. 706-369-9767

    NACKASHI GROUP Melodic, textured local three-piece with drums, keyboards and sax.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    SUNNY SOUTH BLUES BAND Local band combining a blues and soul spirit with riffy rock and roll.

    STICKS & BONES Rock band featuring Barry Marler, Bo Hembree and other notable locals.


  • 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.

  • Athens Creative Theatre (ACT)

    Feb. 21-23, 7:30 p.m. & Feb. 24, 3 p.m. $12-15.

    Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf

    (Quinn Hall) A late-night party takes an interesting turn, leading to an evening of sadistic games, attempted seductions and shattering revelations. 


  • BikeAthens

    8-9:30 a.m. FREE!

    Sustainable Industry Roundtable

    (Ethicon, 1420 Olympic Rd.) Businesses and industry professionals share sustainable practices in a discussion organized by ACC Recycling.

  • ACC Library

    6-8 p.m. FREE!

    AADM Townhall Meeting

    Meet the new police chief and commissioners. 


  • Moonlight Theater

    Feb. 28, Mar. 1-2, 7:30 p.m. $12.

    Shakespeare on Fire

    Moonlight Theater Company presents a night of "Monty Python meets Shakespeare." See Theater Notes on p. 13.


  • Georgia Museum of Art

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Finding Christa

    In 1961, artist Camille Billops made the painful decision to put her four-year-old daughter, Christa, up for adoption. In this film, Billops shares the story of their separation and reconciliation. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition "Stony the Road We Trod."

  • Ciné

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Garry Winogrand: All Things are Photographable

    Celebrate two new photography books, Carl Martin by Carl Martin and Nothing's Coming Soon by Maxwell Jordan. Both artists will be present to sign copies, and will then present a screening of Garry Winogrand: All Things are Photographable, a 2018 documentary about the renowned 20th-Century photographer.


  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA

    6-9 p.m.

    Opening Reception

    View "Ringer: Contemporary Portraiture" with works from eighteen artists. See Calendar Pick on p. 12.

Word on the Street

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

    Spring Renewal Retreat

    (Eskildsen Room) Renew your mind and body with mandalas, mindfulness and yoga. Art materials, vegetarian lunch and snacks will be provided. Registration deadline Mar. 15. Retreat held Mar. 30, 9 a.m.-3:10 p.m. $125-135.

Ending Thursday, February 21