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Thursday, February 28

31 events

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Go Bar

    11 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! www.sobrewco.com

    Karaoke

    KARAOKE Hosted by DJ Gregory. 

Performance

Kidstuff

  • ACC Summer Camps

    (Multiple Locations) Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services offers camps in science, dance, sports, art and more. Visit website for dates and details. 706-613-3800, www.accgov.com/leisure

  • ACC Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrarly.org/athens

    Mother Goose on the Loose

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

  • Rocksprings Community Center

    10–11 a.m. $5 (residents), $7.50 (non-residents). www.accgov.com/leisure

    Tiny Tot Winter Olympic Games

    Participate in a bobsled race, figure skating, javelin toss, crafts and a snack. Ages 1-6. Registration is required. 

  • ACC Library

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

    Teen Dating Violence/Healthy Relationships

    February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Join the Athens-Clarke & Oconee Domestic Violence Task Force Teens & Kids Commitee and Project Safe for a video and panel discussion.

  • ACC Library

    3:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee

    Learn all about the life of Muhammad Ali. For ages 5–11 and their caregivers.

Art

Classes

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    11 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040

    ROBBIE O'SULLIVAN Local singer-songwriter influenced by classic rock and folk.

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

  • Caledonia Lounge

    8:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18–20). www.caledonialounge.com

    CLOUDLAND Young alt-rock band from Athens.

    PREACHERVAN Alt-pop four-piece band from Atlanta.

    BLOOMFIELD New local rock band.

  • The Foundry

    7:30 p.m. $5 (adv.), $7 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    MBUS SONGWRITER SHOWCASE Students from UGA's Music Business Program perform. Featuring Hunter Callahan, N1KI, Jacob Mallow, Janie Waddell, Jeffrey Vernon, Ashley Walls and Jordan Bower.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7:30 p.m. $14 (adv.), $16 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    SUSTO Charleston, SC-based alt-country band.

    FRANCES CONE Melodic indie-pop group from Nashville, TN.

    MEL WASHINGTON Alt-country and folk singer-songwriter from Charleston, SC.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee.com

    JAZZ JAM Some of our town's most talented musicians get together at this happening. Bring your axe, or grab a table and give an ear. 

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    UNDERGROUND SPRINGHOUSE New local "hype-chill rock-funk ensemble."

  • Wayward Lounge

    6 p.m. www.facebook.com/waywardlounge

    HENRY & NICK Duo playing pop and light classical music on piano and violin.

Games

Lectures & Lit

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    5:30 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Aralee Strange Lecture

    Dr. Maisha Winn, Chancellor's Leadership Professor in the School of Education at the University of California, Davis, speaks on "'I don't want us to forget the fire': Literacy, Activism and Black Literate Lives Overview."

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    1 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Inclusive Book Club

    The book of the month is Freedom Train: the Story of Harriet Tubman by Dorothy Sterling. 

DJs

  • 40 Watt Club

    10:30 p.m. $5. www.40watt.com

    Silent Disco

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

Meetings

  • 6 p.m. FREE! accdc.secretary@gmail.com

    ACC Democratic Committee

    (ACCDC Headquarters, 1060 Gaines School Rd., Suite A-3) Elections to the Democratic Party of Georgia State Committee will be held. All ACC Democrats are eligible to be elected.

Comedy

  • Moonlight Theater

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

    Shakespeare on Fire

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

  • Go Bar

    8-10 p.m. $5. ghoshehalia@gmail.com

    Comedy Show

    Five comedians will perform 20-minute sets. Followed by karaoke. 

Theater

  • UGA Baptist Collegiate Ministries

    7 p.m. $10. www.ugabcm.org

    Into the Woods

    UGA's Baptist Collegiate Ministries hit the stage with an epic fairytale about wishes, family and the choices we make. Must present valid college student ID. 

Events

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    6-9 p.m. FREE! www.aadmovement.org

    She Strut for Justice

    Public discussion to bring awareness to social injustices affecting young women in the African-American community. Live music by Foreign and Aquatic Sal, followed by a socially aware fashion show. See City Dope on p. 5.

Word on the Street

  • East Athens Community Center

    Table Tennis

    Table tennis games are held three times a week. All skill levels welcome. Next tournament is May 25. tabletennisathensga@gmail.com

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Support Groups

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

    Emotions Anonymous

    A 12-step program open to anyone with a desire to become well emotionally. Meets Sundays, 4–5 p.m. 706-202-7463, www.emotionsanonymous.org

Classes

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    Salsa Dance Classes

    Cuban-style salsa classes. 7:30 p.m. (beginner lesson). Richard and Victor perform salsa music every second Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. Blue Eyed Amigos perform swing and salsa every fourth Wednesday at 9 p.m. $10/class (incl. one drink). Music show is $3 for class participants and $6 otherwise. www.facebook.com/salsaathens

Classes

  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    OCAF Spring Art Classes

    "Paint with Charles," "Painting Portraits in Oil with Abner Cope," "Paper Beadmaking," "Four-Part Watercolor Workshop: Light and Shadow" and "Four-Part Workshop: Making Color Speak." Check website for dates, times and fees. www.ocaf.com

Word on the Street

Help Out

  • Love Your Neighbor Food Drive

    The Madison County Library will be accepting donations of non-perishable food and hygiene items during the month of February. Items will be delivered to the Madison County Food Bank. 706-795-5597