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!


    KARAOKE Hosted by DJ Gregory. 



  • 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,

  • 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.

  • Rocksprings Community Center

    10–11 a.m. $5 (residents), $7.50 (non-residents).

    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!

    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!

    Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee

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



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).

    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).

    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).

    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!

    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.

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


Lectures & Lit

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    5:30 p.m. FREE!

    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!

    Inclusive Book Club

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


  • 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!


  • 6 p.m. FREE!

    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.


  • 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.

  • Go Bar

    8-10 p.m. $5.

    Comedy Show

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


  • UGA Baptist Collegiate Ministries

    7 p.m. $10.

    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. 


  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    6-9 p.m. FREE!

    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.

Ending Thursday, February 28


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,


  • 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.


  • 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.

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