Friday, February 14

34 events


  • Athens, GA

    2–3 p.m. FREE!

    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.


  • UGA Chapel

    8 p.m. $15.

    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,

    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.



  • KA Artist Shop

    6–8 p.m. FREE!

    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.

    Pints and Paints

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


  • 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!

    DJ Osmose

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


  • Farmview Market

    5:30–8 p.m. $49/person.

    Valentine's Day Dinner

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

  • Bogart Library

    10 a.m. FREE!

    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).

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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!

    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!

    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.



Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $7 (21+), $9 (18–20).

    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!

    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.

    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).

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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!

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


  • 6:30 p.m. $40.

    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,

    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.

    Valentine's Day Yoga Class

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


  • Athens Community Theater

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

    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!


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

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  • 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.