Saturday, February 23

40 events


  • Bishop Park

    8 a.m.-12 p.m. FREE!

    Athens Farmers Market

    The market hosts around 45 vendors, children's activities and cooking demos. All produce is grown locally, sustainably and by those who are selling it. Live music by Caleb Moore (8 a.m.) and Making Strange (10 a.m.).

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    Feb. 23, 10 a.m.–Feb. 24, 10 a.m. $20.

    UGA Miracle Dance Marathon

    (Grand Hall) Volunteers dance for 24 hours to celebrate the lives of young patients. The event features catered meals every four hours, a talent show, a hypnotist, music and more. Proceeds benefit Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

  • 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.

  • The Tasting Room at Jittery Joe's Roasting Company

    11 a.m.–3 p.m. FREE!

    Winter Community Market

    Browse work by local artists, enjoy food trucks and more. Proceeds benefit the Culinary Kitchen of Athens.

  • Hip Vintage and Handmade

    10 a.m. $35.

    Lamp Repair

    Learn how to repair or rewire a broken lamp.

  • ACC Library

    10 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE!

    Green Life Expo & Awards

    Environmentally-focused organizations come together for a day of family fun followed by a ceremony to honor Athens' sustainability superstars. 

  • Chamber of Commerce

    9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $55.

    AADM Recruiting for Diversity and Inclusion

    AADM presents a training session geared to advance diversity, inclusion and cultural intelligence within the workplace. 

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5-9 p.m.

    Percentage Night

    An evening of drag performances. A percentage of the proceeds will benefit The Boybutante AIDS Foundation, Inc.

  • Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation, Firehall #2

    2-3:15 p.m. $17.

    Poetic Yoga

    Join Avid Bookshop and M3Yoga for therapeutic yoga. Proceeds will benefit Project Safe. 



  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9 a.m.–5 p.m. $105.

    Natural Communities of Georgia

    This course covers the natural plant communities of the Georgia Piedmont.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. FREE!

    Printmaking Workshop

    Design and carve a block print called ukiyo-e. Registration is required. 

Lectures & Lit

  • Normal Books

    5 p.m. (sign-ups), 6–8 p.m. (readings). FREE!,

    Open Mic

    Share your favorite poems, a passage from your novel or a story from days gone by. Each reader can share up to eight minutes of material. Co-hosted by Normal Books and the Athens Writers Association.

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

    4-6 p.m. FREE!

    Book Launch

    Join Clela Reed for a reading and launch of her poetry book, Or Current Resident

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    1-5 p.m. FREE! 706-542-5788

    Rosenwald Schools Symposium

    (Room 271) Dr. Mary Hoffschwelle will deliver the keynote address on the Rosenwald Fund Schools and their role in the African-American community. 


  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    8 p.m. $10.

    Small Box Series: Good Soup

    Music, poetry, movement and more on a 4'x4' stage.

  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA

    7–9 p.m.

    Listening in The Gallery

    Coordinated by Sahada Buckley, Listening in the Gallery is an interdisciplinary concert series exploring sound and light. 

  • Morton Theatre

    Feb. 23, 7 p.m., Feb. 24, 3 p.m. $12-15.

    Dance Around the World

    Celebration of dance and its cultural influences from different regions and parts of the world. 

  • 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."



  • Southern Brewing Company

    8–10 p.m. $5–10.

    Live Wrestling

    Bring your own folding chair and watch some live wrestling.


  • 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. 

Live Music

  • Boutier Winery & Inn

    8 p.m. $10.

    NOTHIN' NU BAND Area cover band playing classic dance tunes.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18–20).

    PINKY DOODLE POODLE High-energy rock band from Japan.

    SPUZZY FROUTS A revival of the music of Athens party-pop band Fuzzy Sprouts.

    HARRY CAREY Raucous Athens rock group fronted by songwriter Jim Willingham.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    10 p.m. $5.

    KERCHIEF Alt-rock project led by Tennessee singer-songwriter Brittany Hill.

    THE GRAWKS Punk and garage-inspired local rock and roll band.

    THE PLAGUE Original, ballsy rock harkening back to The Stooges, Sonic Youth and The MC5.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $15 (adv.), $17 (door).

    RUSSIAN CIRCLES Post-metal three-piece band from Chicago, IL. 

    GOUGE AWAY Post-hardcore and noise-rock group from Fort Lauderdale, FL.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    CULT OF RIGGONIA Experimental soundscapes with tribal, world music beats and ornate instrumentation.

    FUTURE APE TAPES Local group creating psychedelic, experimental music driven by loops, beats, guitars and synths.

    WET GARDEN Synthesizer explorations with erotic incantations.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m.

    DWAYNE HOLLOWAY & FRIENDS Local percussionist leads a funky-fusion jam sesh.

  • No. 3 Railroad Street

    7 p.m. $15.

    SALLY BARRIS Singer-songwriter who has written for some of Nashville's top artists.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    FREEHOLD Local band with an upbeat, melodic sound blending classic and contemporary rock.

  • Nowhere Bar

    8 p.m. 706-546-4742

    HONEY HOUNDS Funky, bluesy indie-rock band from Jacksonville, FL.

  • Seney-Stovall Chapel

    7 p.m. $20.

    KENOSHA KID Instrumental adventure-jazz four-piece centered around the rollicking compositions of Dan Nettles and featuring Rick Lollar, Marlon Patton and Robby Handley. Album release show! See story on p. 8.

  • That Bar Athens

    6 p.m.

    GEORGIA REDCLAY Southern rock and country band playing a mix of originals and covers. 


  • 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.



  • The Humid

    7-9 p.m. FREE!

    Photography Talk

    Fine art photographers Rose Cromwell and Adam Pape present their published monographs. 


  • ACC Library

    11 a.m. FREE!

    Splish Splash!

    Listen to stories about water to get ready for the upcoming Green Life Expo. Environmental crafts to go. For ages 5–11 and their caregivers.

  • Barnes & Noble

    2-3 p.m. FREE! 706-354-1195

    Lego Build

    Celebrate the Lego Movie 2 by building a lego house and rescue rocket.