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Friday, February 14

34 events

Outdoors

  • Athens, GA

    2–3 p.m. FREE! www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Arbor Day Celebration

    (Firefly Trail between S. Peter Street and Inglewood Ave.) Community organizations gather to celebrate the declaration of Athens Arbor Day on a segment of the completed Firefly Trail. As part of the ceremony, nine new trees will be planted along the trail and attendees will receive bare-root saplings to take home.

Performance

  • UGA Chapel

    8 p.m. $15. www.project-safe.org

    The Vagina Monologues

    Project Safe presents its 20th and final production of Eve Ensler's award-winning play. Women of all ages and backgrounds perform monologues ranging from humorous to devastating, profound to profane. Proceeds benefit Project Safe. See Calendar Pick on p. 12.

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    7:30 p.m. $10–35. 706-542-4400, pac.uga.edu

    Bel Canto Trio

    UGA Presents hosts a trio of rising opera stars paying tribute to the original Bel Canto Trio of the 1940s through a program showcasing opera’s most popular arias, duets and trios.

Kidstuff

Art

  • KA Artist Shop

    6–8 p.m. FREE! www.kaaartistshop.com

    Opening Reception

    Meet the artists of the exhibition "The Love Show." See Calendar Pick on p. 12.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    5:30–7:30 p.m. $25. www.sobrewco.com

    Pints and Paints

    Take a painting class while you enjoy a pint of beer.

DJs

  • The Globe

    11 p.m. FREE! 706-353-4721

    Silent Disco

    SILENT DISCO Dance the night away with three channels of music. One of them is a request line!

  • Southern Brewing Company

    Records and Brews. 6 p.m. FREE! www.sobrewco.com

    DJ Osmose

    DJ OSMOSE International touring DJ and Athens resident lays down an all-vinyl set of funk, soul, boogie and more.

Events

  • Farmview Market

    5:30–8 p.m. $49/person. www.farmviewmarket.com

    Valentine's Day Dinner

    The evening includes a three-course, chef-prepared dinner. Reservations required.

  • Bogart Library

    10 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Classics & Colors

    Enjoy calming time with coloring, classical music and tea or coffee. Adults only.

  • 7 p.m. $10 (social only), $20 (class and social). www.ballroom-arts.com

    Valentine's Day Evening of Dance

    (Ballroom Arts Dance Studio, Watkinsville)  Enjoy a beginners group class followed by a social dance. Light hors d'oeuvres paired with wine will be available.

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    7 p.m. $3–4.50. www.accgov.com

    Couples in the Sky

    Enjoy local coffee and sweet treats at this planetarium show. Couple costumes are encouraged as a part of a contest where the winners will receive a prize.

  • Hotel Indigo

    6–9 p.m. $50. www.indigoathens.com

    Fall in Love with Athens Valentine's Dinner

    Enjoy a special Valentine's Day meal featuring menu items from local restaurants and accompanied by live entertainment from Grant Cowan.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    5:30–10:30 p.m. $75. www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Valentine's Dinner at the Botanical Garden

    Share a romantic dinner and drinks with a Valentine under the stars in a tropical conservatory with live piano music. Each couple will also receive a blooming orchid plant to take home. Register by Feb. 10 at noon.

Lectures & Lit

  • Miller Learning Center

    12:20-1:10 p.m. FREE! www.iws.uga.edu

    Women's Studies Friday Speaker Series

    (Room 150) PhD candidate in Women's Studies and Educational Theory & Practice, Shara Cherniak presents "To Kill or not Kill an Ant - Critiquing Opinion Writing Practices in Public Elementary School with Feminist and Nonmodern Philosophies."

  • UGA LeConte Hall

    4–5:30 p.m. FREE! www.cassiaroth.com

    UGA Faculty Book Talk

    Celebrate the release of Dr. Cassia Roth's forthcoming book, A Miscarriage of Justice: Women’s Reproductive Lives and the Law in Early Twentieth-Century Brazil. Refreshments will be served.

Comedy

Film

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $7 (21+), $9 (18–20). www.caledonialounge.com

    TRIBUTE NIGHT Featuring the music of Alice in Chains (Beatrice in Ropes), Smashing Pumpkins (Jet Phase), Highly Suspect (Slightly Suspect) and Green Day (The Dookie Brothers).

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m. FREE! www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    20TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY Flicker turns 20 with performances by Elf Power, Scott Spillane, Deep State and DJ Mahogany. See story on p. 8.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. SOLD OUT. www.40watt.com

    DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS The Southern rock superstars return to Athens for their annual Homecoming series. See story on p. 9.

  • The Foundry

    8:30 p.m. $10 (adv.), $12 (door). www.thefoundryathens.com

    DANIEL DONATO Nashville-based "cosmic country" guitarist and songwriter.

    TAYLOR MCCALL Indie-country singer-songwriter from Nashville, TN.

    CANNONANDTHEBOXES Up-and-coming local folk-rock group.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. SOLD OUT. www.georgiatheatre.com

    COLONY HOUSE Chart-topping indie-rock quartet from Franklin, TN.

    TYSON MOTSENBOCKER Singer-songwriter playing "sad California music."

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. $7. www.facebook.com/buvezathens

    BABY TONY & THE TEENIES Quirky local pop band heavily influenced by surf and doo-wop.

    NICHOLAS MALLIS Local pop songwriter with classic melodies and clever lyrics.

  • Nowhere Bar

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

    SEXBRUISE? Satirical pop band from Charleston, SC, that combines improvisation, electronic music and more.

  • The Rialto Room at Hotel Indigo

    7 p.m. $15–90. www.indigoathens.com

    BLAIR CRIMMINS AND THE HOOKERS Atlanta-based ragtime/Dixieland jazz revival outfit.

    GRANT COWAN Local jazz-influenced, piano-playing singer-songwriter.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

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

    MADELINE FINN Nashville, TN, singer-songwriter playing a mix of rock, folk and alternative acoustic music.

Classes

  • 6:30 p.m. $40. www.jsbottleshop.com

    Beans & Grapes: A Valentine's Chocolate and Wine Pairing

    (Normal School of Wine at J's Bottle Shop) Celebrate Valentine's Day and explore what makes Athens' own Condor Chocolate so unique along with wine-pairing combinations.

  • Griffin-Dubose Healing Lodge (at Piedmont Athens Regional)

    5:30 p.m. FREE! 706-248-8918, mfhealy@bellsouth.net

    Mindfulness, Loving Kindness and Compassion

    Explore methods to creating a more caring life for yourself and others through talk and meditation practices.

  • Rubber Soul Yoga

    4 p.m. $10/per couple. www.rubbersoulyoga.com

    Valentine's Day Yoga Class

    Share the love on Valentine's Day and bring a friend to Abigail West's yoga class. 

Theater

  • Athens Community Theater

    Feb. 13–15, 8 p.m. Feb. 16, 2 p.m. $12–20. www.townandgownplayers.org

    You Can't Take it With You

    An eccentric family must pull it together and act normal during a surprise dinner with their daughter's fiancé and his family. See Theater Notes on p. 11.

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Peach Pit Cafe

    5 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/PeachPitCafe

    Karaoke

    KARAOKE Hosted by Cowboy Anglin, featuring live guitar performances by RC Cowboy between singers. (Other musicians are also invited to play along.)

Ending Friday, February 14

 

Art

  • Athens, GA

    Call for Artists

    Roll Out the Barrels is seeking artists to transform ordinary rain barrels into functional pieces of art. The painted barrels will be auctioned off to benefit the ACC Green School Program. Barrels and hardware are provided. Apply by Feb. 14. stormwater@accgov.com