Friday, February 22

29 events


  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $10–12.

    Zumba After Dark

    Zumba fever continues.

  • 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.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    5:30 p.m. $60 (members), $80. 706-542-4199,

    Black History Month Awards Dinner

    The dinner and awards ceremony feature the presentation of the Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson Award. RSVP.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    4–7 p.m. $10.

    In Their Shoes 10K Kickoff Party

    (240 Talmadge Dr) The 10K benefits the Loran Smith Center for Cancer Support.

Lectures & Lit

  • Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center

    5-8 p.m. FREE! 706-475-5631

    The Howard Stroud Community Health Program

    "Health Education for the African American Community." Topics include blood pressure, cancer care, breast health, meal planning, mindfulness, vascular health and more. Includes a dinner buffet.

  • Miller Learning Center

    12:20-1:10 p.m. FREE!

    Women's Studies Friday Speaker Series

    (Room 250) Adrienne Baldwin presents "'Let's Netflix and Chill': How College Students Negotiate and Communicate About Sex."

  • Seney-Stovall Chapel

    5:30 p.m. FREE!

    Stephanie McCurry

    Stephanie McCurry, a Columbia University historian, speaks on "Reconstructing: A Georgia Woman's Life Amidst the Ruins."

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9:30 p.m. $7 (21+), $9 (18–20).

    VINCAS Local downer-punk band featuring snarling guitars and doomy, psychedelic flourishes.

    MCQQEEN New local band featuring members of Shade and Fart Jar.

    ROTTWEILER New local band featuring members of Shaved Christ, Apparition, American Cheeseburger and Tit.

  • The Falls

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-850-2217

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot plays solo sets of country-rock and acoustic Southern soul.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. $5.

    VIC VARNEY Former Method Actors frontman credited with assisting the explosion of alternative rock in Athens. 

    SCOTT SPILLANE The Neutral Milk Hotel member plays hypnotic folk-rock.

  • The Foundry

    8:30 p.m. $22.50 (adv.), $28 (door).

    ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL Acclaimed Western swing group playing a special string band set. See Calendar Pick on p. 12.

    MCKAY & LEIGH Lyrically driven retro-country duo.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $20 (adv.), $22 (door).

    RANDY ROGERS BAND Country group from Texas.

    MIKE RYAN Country singer-songwriter from San Antonio.

  • Go Bar

    8 p.m. $5. 706-546-5609

    A TRIBUTE TO MINA KIM Friends pay tribute to the late artist and musician. Featuring Billboard Baggins, Calico Vision, Goddess Complex, Donny Knottsville, Louie Larceny, DJ Mahogany, DJ Other Voices Other Rooms, SoHi, Blake Stewart, Thom Strickland and Tom Visions.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    L&L Society Benefit. 8 p.m. $10.

    JIM WHITE Winterville-based singer-songwriter with a canny lyrical style and a Southern gothic flair. See Calendar Pick on p. 12.

    HOLLY GOLIGHTLY & THE BROKEOFFS Roots-rock group featuring acclaimed singer-songwriter Golightly and partner Lawyer Dave.

    CLAIRE CAMPBELL Hope for Agoldensummer singer plays a set of soft, mesmerizing folk tunes.

    CICADA RHYTHM Captivating Athens duo playing melodic, roots-influenced folk-rock.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    10 p.m. $5.

    LOFI & CHILL Volumes presents a night of hip-hop performances from Nickelus FMichael Millions, Trvy & True Player, WesdaRuler, Zac Chase, Shalom Little and Visibly Inflight.

  • Nowhere Bar

    9 p.m. $5. 706-546-4742

    STIG Instrumental progressive jazz-fusion band from Asheville, NC.

    CHACHUBA Electronic fusion four-piece from Chicago.

  • VFW

    8 p.m. $10.

    RAMBLIN' COUNTRY BAND Georgia-based traditional country band.

Word on the Street

  • Social Co-Ed Adult Kickball League

    Now registering for the spring season. Registration ends Mar. 8 at midnight. To play, create or join a team visit 

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    Friends of Madison County Book Sale

    The library hosts their annual book sale featuring all genres of books, CDs, VHS tapes and records. Mar. 8-16 during library hours. 706-795-5597




  • UGA Performing Arts Center

    7:30-8:30 p.m. $30.

    Camerata RCO

    Chamber music in multiple formations with a special focus on the classical and romantic repertoire for winds and strings.

  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Feb. 22-23, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24, 3 p.m. $6-20.

    UGA Opera Theatre

    The UGA Opera Theatre presents Don Pasquale. 

  • On Stage Walton

    Mar. 8–9, 8 p.m. Mar. 10, 2 p.m. $15.

    Smokey Joe's Café

    On Stage presents a rollicking musical review showcasing 40 of the greatest songs by songwriting team Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, including "Jailhouse Rock" and "Hound Dog."


  • 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. 


  • 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.



  • Lamar Dodd School of Art

    6–9 p.m. FREE!

    Congealing: A Night of Performance and Poetry

    The artists of the exhibition "Congeal" perform.