Friday, January 31

11 events


Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $7 (21+), $9 (18–20).

    OKEY DOKEY Nashville group mixing Motown influences with psychedelic storytelling.

    CALICO VISION Athens-based melodic psychedelic pop group.

    THE HERNIES Local riff-heavy rock band displaying influences from classic to indie rock.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    10 p.m. $8.

    DOPE KNIFE Rapper and producer from Savannah with a laid-back boom-bap style.

    ANNIE LEETH Local experimental violinist and multi-instrumentalist composer.

    BERO BERO "Sultry synth-driven mood music" from Savannah composer Veronica Garcia-Melendez.

    WOLFLI Athens native Hamlin Jackson writes dark folk songs and instrumentals for guitar and piano.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $15 (door).

    SONS OF SAILORS Jimmy Buffet cover band, featuring members of the Tony Pritchett Band.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $22 (adv.), $25 (door).

    MOTHER'S FINEST A mix of rock, gospel, R&B, metal and jazz filtered through an "Afro-Euro mosaic" sound. 

    VINTAGE VIXENS All-female '60s inspired band from Atlanta.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m.

    KENNY AND THE BASHERS Local band featuring Kenny Copes, Dan Nettles, Neal Fountain, JoJo Glidewell, Seth Hendershot, Claire Campbell and more.

Lectures & Lit

  • Avid Bookshop

    6:30-7:30 p.m. FREE!

    Avid Poetry Series

    (This event has been postponed.) Hear poetry curated by Jennifer K. Dick and Gale Marie Thompson.



  • Athens Academy

    Jan. 31–Feb. 1, 7:30 p.m. & Feb. 2, 2 p.m. $2–5.

    An Evening with Sherlock Holmes

    (Bertelsmann Presentation Hall) A cast and crew of over 30 seventh and eighth graders present three short Sherlock Holmes mysteries: The Adventure of the Noble BachelorThe Milverton Adventure and The Disappearance of Adam.


  • The Classic Center

    Jan. 31–Feb. 2. 706-357-4444,

    Athens Wine Weekend: A Weekend of Exquisite Taste

    Enjoy a weekend supporting diverse performing, visual and culinary arts programs and scholarships for upcoming art students. Activities include enjoy food tastings, wine tastings, raffles and more. Proceeds benefit the The Classic Center Cultural Foundation. See Calendar Pick on p. 12.


  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    7:30 p.m. $10 (w/ UGA ID), $55.

    Ailey II

    Dance company Ailey II performs Alvin Ailey's 1960 classic "Revelations" along with newer works by current artistic director Troy Powell and emerging choreographers.

Ending Friday, January 31


Help Out

  • Athens City Hall

    Athens Litter Rescue Challenge

    Brain Aid Fest hosts an Athens Litter Challenge. Volunteers will break into teams and help pick up litter. Every first Saturday of the month, 9:30 a.m.–12 p.m. Meet at City Hall.


  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    Art Classes

    "Painting Portraits in Oil with Abner Cope," "Introduction to Wheel Throwing," "Pottery: Hand-building," "Paint with Charles," "Portrait Drawing with the Brush," "Watercolor: Light and Shade with Leigh Ellis," "The Science of Soap Making," "Freeing the Instrument: Beginning Acting," "Introduction to Acting for Youth," "Intermediate Wheel Throwing" and "Introduction to Violin." Check websites for session dates.

Word on the Street

  • Athens Community Council on Aging

    ACCA Leadership Program

    A 10-session leadership program aimed to engage adults 55 and older in the ACC community. Weekly sessions will cover topics ranging from health and human services, local government, education and more. February through March, 9 a.m.3 p.m. 706-549-4850, 


  • Kids Comedy Class

    (Nimbl) Moonlight Theater hosts comedy classes for kids. For ages 7–10. Saturdays Feb. 1–22, 2–3:30 p.m. $60.