COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Thursday, January 23

30 events

Performance

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    7:30 p.m. $3 (w/ student ID), $20. www.pac.uga.edu

    UGA Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition Concert

    This performance features six of the most talented students from Hugh Hodgson School of Music.

Kidstuff

  • Oconee County Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Zentangle

    Practice awareness and expression through Zentangle.

  • ACC Library

    4–5 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    UGA EcoReach

    Join UGA’s Ecology Club and learn more about planet Earth and nature. For grades 612 only.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    4:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Lego Club

    Create Lego art and enjoy Lego-based games. Blocks provided. For ages 8 and up.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    5–7 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Teen Thursdays

    Teens can drop in each week for a different activity. This month’s activities include book themed snacks, a superhero movie and button making. No registration necessary. Ages 1318.

  • ACC Library

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

    Penguin Problems

    Learn about penguin life in this special storytime with penguin crafts to take home. Ages 3–8 and their caregiver.

  • Multiple Locations

    Day Off School Programs

    Day off school programs will be held at various locations on Feb. 17, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. The East Athens Community Center presents "Celebrating Inventions" with trivia, recreating inventions and learning about famous inventions by African Americans. Rocksprings Park hosts "Whacky Presidents." Lay Park hosts "Ultimate Survivor Day Off School Camp" with team competitions and challenges. $15–22.50. www.accgov.com/leisure

Games

Events

  • Bogart Library

    6–8 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    KnitLits

    Knitters of all levels are invited to have fun, share ideas and knit. Beginning knitters are encouraged to attend. Ages 16 & up.

  • BikeAthens

    6–8:30 p.m. $10 (suggested). www.bikeathens.org

    Fix Your Own Bike

    Get help fixing your bike from experts so you're safe to ride.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

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

    Voting Machine Demonstration

    Tracy Dean and staff from the Board of Elections demonstrate the new voting machines voters will use in the upcoming election. A Q&A session will follow. 

  • Jan. 23–26, 10 a.m.–7 p.m. www.facebook.com/frannysfarmacyathens

    Grand Opening

    (Franny's Farmacy, 2361 W. Broad St.) Celebrate the shop's grand opening with free samples, chair massages, pet adoptions and food infused with CBD. The shop specialzies in CBD and hemp oils, CBS topicals, hemp edibles and more. Saturday includes a ribbon cutting and live music by Jim Cook. Holy Crepe Food Truck will visit on Sunday.

Classes

  • Winterville Center for Community and Culture

    Classes

    "Aikido," Mondays and Wednesdays at 12 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. and Fridays at 10 a.m. "Pilates," Tuesdays at 2 p.m. and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. "Oil Painting," Mondays at 1:30 p.m. "Drawing," Mondays at 6 p.m. "Community Coffeehouse," Tuesdays from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. "Coffee with a Veteran," Tuedays at 9 a.m. "Threadwork Crafting Club," Tuesdays at 9 a.m. "SilverSneakers Stretch," Wednesdays at 10 a.m. "SilverSneakers Yoga," Wednedsays at 10 a.m. "Zumba," Wednesdays at 6 p.m. "Belly Dance Flow," Wednesdays at 7 p.m. "Continuing Belly Dance," Wednesdays at 8 p.m. "Mah Jongg," Thursdays at 1 p.m. 706-742-0823, wintervillecenter@gmail.com, www.wintervillecenter.com

Live Music

Meetings

  • ACC Library

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

    ACC Democratic Committee

    This month's meeting features a special program honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. entitled “Civil Rights: Then & Now." Moderated by commissioner Russell Edwards, the program features Mokah Johnson, Beto Mendoza and Hattie Whitehead.

Lectures & Lit

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

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

    Inclusive Book Club

    This facilitated book club serves adults of all abilities and will be reading out loud and discussing book of the month Cat Stories by James Herriot.

  • Miller Learning Center

    3:30 p.m. FREE! lnessel@uga.edu

    Meet the Author

    (Thomas Reading Room, 3rd Floor) Author Colleen Oakley returns to her alma mater to read from her latest novel, You Were There Too

Karaoke & Open Mic

DJs

  • VFW

    6 p.m. $5–10. 706-543-5940

    Grown Folks Dance Party

    GROWN FOLKS DANCE PARTY WXAG's DJ Segar plays jazz and R&B.

Theater

  • On Stage Walton

    Jan. 23–25, 8–10 p.m. & Jan. 26, 2–4 p.m. $15. www.onstagewalton.org

    Oliver Twist

    Young actors of On Stage Walton present Oliver Twist. See Theater Notes on p. 13.

Film

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    7 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Alfred Hitchcock in Color Film Series: Rope

    Released in 1948, Rope is one of Hitchcock’s greatest technical achievements, using innovative recording and editing techniques to tell a story of murder, mystery and suspense.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    7 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/pachinkopop

    Sister Street Fighter

    Pachinko Pop Cinema presents the 1974 karate action film staring Sonny Chiba protege Etsuko Shihomi.  

Auditions

  • Brightstone Theatre

    Mary Poppins

    Prepare 32 bars or one minute of a musical theater song. Auditions consist of presenting a song, a group dance call and potentially group cold readings from the script. Bright tap shoes. Auditions held Feb. 9, 2–10 p.m. and Feb. 10, 7–10 p.m. Performances held Apr. 24–26. brightstoneproductions@yahoo.com, www.brightstoneathens.com