Saturday, February 1

22 events


  • The Classic Center

    6-9 p.m. $23.

    India Night

    The Indian Cultural Exchange presents an evening of dance, comedic skits and performances. This year's theme is based on a famous episode of "The Fresh of Bel-Air" with a connection to “Papaoutai,” a French song describing a young boy’s longing for a deeper relationship with his father.

  • ACC Library

    9:30 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Mindfulness Fair

    The third annual Mindfulness Fair offers free instruction in meditation to the community. Features include a drumming circle, tai chi, yoga and more. The fair closes with a talk by Coleman Barks. See Calendar Pick on p. 12.

  • The Tasting Room at Jittery Joe's Roasting Company

    11 a.m. FREE!

    Winter Market 2020

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

  • Sandy Creek Park

    1–3 p.m. $4 (ACC residents), $6 (non-ACC residents).

    Cast Iron Chef Campfire Cook Out

    Enjoy fire-building with a variety of materials, methods and demonstrations of dutch oven cooking. Sample a variety of foods from roasted weenies to s'mores.

  • 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.

  • Pet Supplies Plus

    1–4 p.m. $35–125 (surgery), $10–25 (vaccines).

    Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic

    Take care of your furry friend by getting them vaccinated and spayed or neutered. No appointment necessary. All animals must be on a leash or in a kennel.  


  • Oconee County Library

    2 p.m. FREE!

    Intro to Windows 10

    Beginners are invited to a computer class covering how to navigate and perform basic functions around Windows 10. Laptops provided, registration required.

  • KA Artist Shop

    10 a.m.–12 p.m. $40.

    Linoleum Carving

    Create, carve and hand print your own fantastic design on a set of 12 cards with Taylor DiFonzo. All supplies included. No experience necessary.


  • Southern Star Studio

    10 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE!

    Southern Star Open Studio & Pottery Sale

    Pottery studio features work by Maria Dondero, Jennifer Heynen, Chona Reyes Leathers, Regina Mandell, Allya Macdonald, Leyla Genculu, Kerry Steinberg, Alex Wilkins, Carter Gillies and Brandon Bishop.

  • 6–8 p.m. FREE!

    Opening Reception

    (Howard's) See a collection of paintings by Jenna Gribbon. See Art Notes on p. 10.

  • Tif Sigfrids

    6–8 p.m. FREE!

    Artist Reception

    Enjoy a reception for artist Becky Kolsrud's solo exhibition, "New Paintings." See Art Notes on p. 10.

  • Hip Gallery

    2–5 p.m. FREE!


    Enjoy an opening reception for an exhibit showcasing the most recent works by members of Modern Athens Quilts. Light refreshments will be served. See Art Notes on p. 10.

  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA

    7 p.m.

    Music/Moving Images/Mood Night

    Check out the "2020 ATHICA Members' Showcase" and enjoy live music by Long Green (George Davidson and Joe Rowe) and projection art by Lauren Fancher. See Art Notes on p. 10.


  • Barnes & Noble

    11 a.m. FREE!

    Storytime & Activities

    Step into Elmo's world with a special birthday celebration followed by activity sheets, birthday crowns and stickers to take home!

  • ACC Library

    11 a.m. FREE!

    Hooray for Dogs

    Celebrate man's best friend with dog books, a puppy mask craft and the Great Dog Show Parade. Ages 3–8 and their caregiver.

Live Music


    7 p.m.

    LONG GREEN Jazz-influenced local duo of George Davidson on saxophone and Joe Rowe on bass.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $7 (21+), $9 (18–20).

    TRIBUTE NIGHT Featuring the music of Rush (Permanent Waves), Yes (Great Wide Nothing) and The Who (Behind Who's Eyes).

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $15 (adv.), $20 (door).

    TINSLEY ELLIS Seasoned blues-rock singer and guitarist from Atlanta. Album release show!

    CAROLINE AIKEN This guitarist and singer's bluesy voice and masterful technique guarantee a hypnotic performance.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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

    COUNTRY MUSIC SONGWRITERS IN THE ROUND Featuring Betsy Franck, Holman Autry, Fester Hagood and Todd Cowart playing originals, plus a tribute to Johnny Cash.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m.

    DYRTY BYRDS Four-piece classic rock band from Colorado.


  • 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.


  • Veronica's Sweet Spot

    7 p.m. $5 (entry), $5 (BYOB).

    Human Zoo

    (This event has been canceled.) Join host Zack Hayes for an evening with local and Atlanta-based comedians.

Ending Saturday, February 1



  • Georgia Center for Continuing Education

    Jan. 30–Feb. 1 FREE! (students), $100–325.

    10th Henry D. Green Symposium of the Decorative Arts

    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.