Daniel Ackermann, curator of collections for the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts, delivers a keynote address “Drama on the Dining Room Walls: Anxiety, Abolitionism and Subversion on the Walls of a Columbia County, Georgia, Home.”
This two-day symposium features presentations on Georgia portraiture, colonial Georgia silver, Masonic symbolism in Georgia, porcelain decoration, historic preservation on the UGA campus and more.
The Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art present this reception featuring the winter exhibitions. Enjoy light refreshments, door prizes and Ask the Experts session. See Art Notes on p. 10.
(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
Come out for bedtime stories, songs and a light snack in the children’s area. Ages 7 & under.
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 13–18.
Solve the mystery of the infamous Yeti, enjoy Yeti tales from around the world and design your own Yeti to take home. Ages 3–8 and their caregiver.
Play games, look at animal skeletons and try VR and AR about primates and bats.
(This event has been canceled.) Meet at the bar for a round of trivia.
LEAVING COUNTRIES & FRIENDS Louis Phillip Pelot and friends play country-rock and Southern soul.
CHEESE DREAM Local teenage rock band influenced by 1990s alternative rock and grunge.
VETUS MORBUS "Plot-driven voodoo-goth-punk-cabaret" band from Lafayette, LA.
KADILLAK No info available.
SUSIE New local heavy rock two-piece.
LYDIA BRAMBILA Local singer-songwriter plays sparse and haunting folk songs. See Calendar Pick on p. 12.
SUN STUDIES Melodic pop project led by North Carolina songwriter Reid Johnson.
JOSHUA CARPENTER Power-pop singer-songwriter from Asheville, NC.
TRAUMA FAMILY New Atlanta band playing "sometimes raucous, sometimes grim" folk music.
MUSTACHE THE BAND Tribute group playing 1990s country music.
BIG SOMETHING Burlington, NC-based jam band.
ANDY FRASCO Blues-rock musician from Los Angeles.
LAGOONS From Tuscaloosa, AL, this jammy foursome claims influences of blues, funk and reggae.
Knitters of all levels are invited to have fun, share ideas and knit. Beginning knitters are encouraged to attend. Ages 16 & up.
Play Bunco, bid on silent auction items and enjoy refreshments. Proceeds benefit Books for Keeps.
Get help fixing your bike from experts so you're safe to ride.
The Georgia Review celebrates the launch of its Winter 2019 issue with a reading and discussion centered on the theme "queer faith." Kazim Ali and Lee Cornell will read from their works.
(This event has been canceled.) This facilitated book club serves adults of all abilities and will be reading out loud and discussing book of the month Dog Stories by James Herriot.
The Georgia Writers Hall of Fame honors inductee Philip Lee Williams on his 70th birthday with a reading from his new novel, Far Beyond the Gates, a book signing and reception.
Avid Bookshop and Buvez present readings by contributors Rachel Kolb, Joey Carter and co-editor Rosemarie Garland-Thomson.
The UGA School of Law hosts a discussion of the recently published book Rap on Trial: Race, Lyrics and Guilt in America, co-authored by Andrea L. Dennis, holder of the John Byrd Martin Chair of Law. Speakers include Dennis and Dr. Bettina L. Love of UGA's College of Education.
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, www.athenslibrary.org/madison
Grown Folks Dance Party
(Contact for Location) Learn the foundation of acupressure technique using tuning forks. Feb. 8, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. $90, $25 deposit. email@example.com, www.serenityattunement.com
Find out more about joining the Classic City Rollergirls. Mondays, 6–9 p.m. and Saturdays, 9:30–11:30 a.m. through Mar. 21. $2 (mouthgard), $3 (skate rental), $20 refundable deposit for full set of gear. www.classiccityrollergirls.com
The library is collecting new and gently used blankets and coats of all sizes to donate to local charities. Through January. 770-725-9443, www.athenslibrary.org/bogart