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Saturday, January 25

30 events

Events

  • 6:30–10 p.m. $50. www.olli.uga.edu

    Robert Burns Dinner

    (Flinchum's Phoenix, 650 Phoenix Rd.) The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute presents an evening of traditional Scottish fare, spirited toasts, bagpipes, live music and dancing to celebrate Scotland's favorite bard, Robert Burns.

  • The Rialto Room at Hotel Indigo

    6 p.m. $85. www.ashtonhopekeeganfoundation.org

    The Hope Gala

    This event is held in honor of Ashton Hope Keegan. Proceeds will benefit programs Keegan was involved with. The evening includes live music and dancing, a silent auction and raffle, as well as food and drink.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    2–6 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    Cracker & CVB Meet and Greet

    Meet the members of Cracker ahead of Camp In Weekend at the 40 Watt.

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

    8 a.m.–5 p.m. FREE! sjsathensuga@gmail.com, www.facebook.com/SJSAthens

    Athens Social Justice Symposium

    The student-organized symposium fosters dialogue between Athens residents and organizations working toward social change on a local level. Topics include money management, disability empowerment, community displacement, mental health and immigration law.

  • Athens Montessori School

    2-4 p.m. FREE! www.athensmontessori.org

    Open House

    Prospective students ages 3-15 and their families can check out the campus.

  • The Tasting Room at Jittery Joe's Roasting Company

    11 a.m. FREE! www.culinarykitchenathens.com

    Winter Market 2020

    Shop local and surrounding food and market vendors weekly on Saturdays through Mar. 14. All ages welcome.

  • Johnny's New York Style Pizza

    5:30–6:30 p.m. FREE! www.johnqforsheriff.com

    Pizza Meet & Greet with Sgt. John Q. Williams

    Bring your questions about Sgt. Williams' campaign for sheriff of Clarke County.

  • ARTini's Art Lounge

    7–10 p.m. $35/seat. www.artinisartlounge.com

    Baby Yoda and "The Mandalorian" Paint & Trivia Night

    Art instructor and Star Wars enthusiast Ali Phillips guides participants through painting their own Baby Yoda while Row Jerles hosts a round of trivia.

  • 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.

DJs

Comedy

  • Moonlight Theater

    8:30 p.m. $8–14. www.moonlighttheatercompany.com

    Dedrick Flynn

    Nominated as Paste Magazine's eight comics in Atlanta to watch, Detrick has performed all over the east coast. 

  • Boutier Winery & Inn

    8:30 p.m. $15. www.boutierwinery.com

    The Holly Farris Show

    Holly Farris is a one-woman show covering everyone from Joan Rivers to Tina Turner, Hillary Clinton and more. 

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $10 (21+), $12 (18–20). www.caledonialounge.com

    FRQ NCY Atlanta-based bass music producer.

    SLZRD Athens-based electronic alter ego of musician Sami Rouchdi.

    SHΛKTI Electronic DJ project of Athens native Samantha Barnhart.

    M3WT EDM alter ego of producer Mitch Willis.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    10 p.m. $7. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    DEEP STATE Local band playing driving, punky, melodic guitar-rock.

    DARK THOUGHTS Poppy punk group from Philadelphia.

    KNEELER New, noisy local punk band.

  • 40 Watt Club

    7:30 p.m. $25. www.40watt.com

    CRACKER Acclaimed alt-rock group that has explored many genres and sounds over its two-decade career. See story on p. 9.

    JOHN CAMERON MITCHELL The composer and "Hedwig" creator performs with Portland band Eyelids.

    JESSE MALIN Rock singer-songwriter known for fronting the band D Generation.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7:30 p.m. $20 (adv.), $22 (door). www.georgiatheatre.com

    RANDY ROGERS BAND Country group from Texas.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    CHEAP HEAVEN New improvisational synth project from local musician JoJo Glidewell.

    LEEANN PEPPERS Local singer-songwriter playing sparse, tender folk music.

  • No. 3 Railroad Street

    7 p.m. $10. www.3railroad.org

    JANET & THE BLUE DOGS Smokin' classic rock and blues from this new Athens outfit, featuring members of the Original Screwtops and the Smillies.

  • Nowhere Bar

    9 p.m. $5. www.facebook.com/NowhereBarAthens

    TOMATOBAND Charleston, SC band blending rock, funk and jazz sounds.

    SONO LUMINI Local electronic-funk jam trio with a big sound and tasty melodies.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    5 p.m. FREE! www.sobrewco.com

    CAMDEN JORDAN Country singer-songwriter from Nashville, TN.

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.

  • Seney-Stovall Chapel

    Jan. 24, 7 p.m. Jan. 25, 2:30 p.m. & 7 p.m. $8–12. www.facebook.com/UGANextAct

    The Wild Party

    Andrew Lippa's hit musical The Wild Party follows a seductive vaudeville dancer named Queenie and her passionate and violent lover, Burrs. When Queenie decides to throw the party to end all parties, the night takes many turns. See Theater Notes on p. 13.

  • Seney-Stovall Chapel

    Jan. 24, 7 p.m. Jan. 25, 2:30 p.m. & 7 p.m. $8–12. www.facebook.com/UGANextAct

    The Wild Party

    Andrew Lippa's hit musical The Wild Party follows a seductive vaudeville dancer named Queenie and her passionate and violent lover, Burrs. When Queenie decides to throw the party to end all parties, the night takes many turns. See Theater Notes on p. 13.

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

    11 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Winter Wonderland

    Bring the love of snow alive with activities and a tea party to keep warm. Ages 3–7 and their caregiver. 

  • Winterville Library

    11 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/winterville

    Stellaluna Story Time

    Enjoy a reading of Stellaluna by Janelle Cannon in celebration of its new puppet show adaptation. Attendees will recieve a bookmark and a chance to win a four-ticket family pass to the show at the The Center for Puppetry Arts. 

Classes

Performance

  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Jan. 24, 7:30 p.m. & Jan. 25, 2 p.m. $20–35. pac.uga.edu

    Circa Contemporary Circus

    Australia's Circa Contemporary Circus performs "Humans," a performance that features 10 acrobats in a stirring journey of what it means to be human.

Lectures & Lit

  • T.R.R. Cobb House

    11 a.m.–2 p.m. FREE! www.trrcobbhouse.org

    Meet the Authors

    William Sydney Smedlund signs copoes of Son of Ton Cobb: Troup Artillery, Athens, Georgia. 

  • 11 a.m. $25. www.sallieholder.com

    Women's Workshop: Creating the Life You Want in 2020

    (Pure Balance Pilates, 1075 Baxter St. A103) Pure Balance Pilates hosts award-winning author, attorney and podcaster Sallie Holder for a discussion and Q&A session celebrating her new book, Hitting Rock Middle: When Success Doesn't Feel Like Success. Registration required.

Meetings

  • Oconee County Library

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

    Oconee Progressives

    "New Friends for the New Year" is an hourlong event where paired conversants will answer questions given over a public address system in timed bouts before switching to a new person.

Ending Saturday, January 25

 

Classes

  • Foundations of Tarot

    (Indie South, 470 Hawthorne Ave.) Explore Tarot from the Hermetic esoteric perspective, with discussions of both analytical and intuitive reading modalities. Jan. 25, 3–6 p.m. $60. www.theindiesouth.com

  • Lake Country Beekeepers Annual Beekeeping Short Course

    (Greensboro First United Methodist Church, Greensboro) This is a one-day workshop for both novice and experienced beekeepers. Topics include honey bee biology and nutrition, equipment, colony health and behavior, hive products, queen rearing and hive inspections. Lunch is included. Jan. 25, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. $50 (adv.), $70. lewisoldfarm@gmail.com, www.lcba2020.eventbrite.com