Saturday, February 15

33 events


  • UGA New Dance Theatre

    10 a.m. FREE!

    Saturday Morning Club

    Students from the UGA Department of Dance present CORE Contemporary and Aerial Dance featuring 30 minutes of audience participation. Ages 4–12 and their families are invited to attend.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    2 p.m. FREE!

    Family Movie and Craft

    Enjoy crafts and a holiday-themed family movie on the big screen. Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

  • Bogart Library

    11 a.m. FREE!

    STEAM Saturday

    Join Ms. Donna for stories about her favorite mathematicians, math games and a math craft.

  • Barnes & Noble

    11 a.m. FREE!

    Storytime & Activities

    Enjoy a storytime and activities dedicated to Saturday.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    10 a.m. FREE!

    Family Day: Celebrating Black History Month

    Celebrate black history while viewing works by artists of color. Attendees are also invited to Art Cart activities in the galleries where they can create their own artwork to take home.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    2 p.m. FREE!

    Valentine's Day Craft and Movie

    Enjoy a craft and a short holiday film. All ages invited.

  • ACC Library

    11 a.m. FREE!

    Get Out of My Bath

    Enjoy a bath-themed event with silly stories, songs and crafts to go. Ages 3–8 and their caregiver. 

  • ACC Library

    2 p.m. FREE!

    Space Science

    Come to the library to learn about some awesome space science with Dr. Snook.


  • 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.


Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18–20).

    HAUNTED SHED Local band led by Etienne de Rocher and featuring members of Kenosha Kid and The Glands.

    NSM Athens-based all-star dance-pop group featuring members of Ceiling Fan and The Salt Flats.

    SAILORS & SHIPS Folk-pop project from local songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jeremy Wheatley. 

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    10 p.m.

    WHITE RABBIT COLLECTIVE Local ensemble with influences ranging from Tuvan folk to psychedelic rock to jazz-funk grooves.

    THE FAMILY RECIPE Athens-based fusion outfit blending jazz, jam and blues.

    THE PIERRES Melodic and brainy local alt-rock group.

  • 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.

    JERRY JOSEPH & THE STIFF BOYS Prolific singer-songwriter with punk and power-pop influences.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $12 (adv.), $17 (door).

    THE MUSIC OF SANTANA Featuring Sunny Ortiz, Jason Fuller, Eddie Glikin, Carlton Owens, Wade Hester and more.

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $23 (adv.), $26 (door).

    THE INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS Improvised string band music with country and bluegrass underpinnings.

    THE FIRESIDE COLLECTIVE Progressive folk and Americana group from Asheville, NC.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m.

    MARVIN GAYE TRIBUTE Featuring local group Knowa Johnson and the Aquatic Souls.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m.

    SUNNY SOUTH BLUES BAND Local band combining a blues and soul spirit with riffy rock and roll.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    5 p.m. FREE!

    PEACHTREE PEPPERS Modern rock and Red Hot Chili Peppers cover band from Atlanta.

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

    7 p.m. FREE!

    CHAMBER CHANCHERS Contemporary arrangements of music from Lebanon, Turkey, Tunisia, Israel, Spain and the United States.


  • Memorial Park

    6:15 p.m. (lesson), 6:30–9:30 p.m. (dance). $8 (adults), $4 (ages 11–17), FREE! (ages 11 & under).

    Contra Dance

    (Administration Building) A monthly dance presented by Athens Folk Music & Dance Society with music by String Theory and live calling. No partner or experience necessary.

  • The Classic Center

    3:30 p.m. $20.

    Extra Special People's Big Hearts Pageant

    Extra Special People brings together members of the community with a pageant-style show where ESP participants dress up in ballgowns and tuxedos to share their talents alongside a theater production. This year's theme is "Big Hearts in Bloom." Proceeds go toward funding ESP summer camps and the Miracle League.

  • 11 a.m.–3:30 p.m. $70.

    Tintypes with Salvage Sparrow

    (Indie South, 470 Hawthorne Ave.) Local tintype photographer Salvage Sparrow will be available for sessions by appointment. Small groups and individuals are encouraged and local on-location session rates are available.

  • 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.

  • Dancefx

    7 p.m. $5 (suggested donation).

    Valentine's Tango Dance

    Join Dancefx for an Argentine tango lesson followed by social dancing with salsa, cha-cha and bachata music. All proceeds go to Project Safe.

  • 7:30 p.m. $80. 706-353-8881

    Vintner's Table Underground: An Evening with a Winemaker

    (Call for Location) Join founder and winemaker Esther Grasso and her daughter Elisa for a special multi-course meal while tasting through a selection of their Fratelli Grasso wines.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    3–6 p.m. FREE!

    Puppy Love Adoption Event

    Come out for a blind date with adoptable shelter and foster dogs from ACC Animal Services. Activies include photos and a kissing booth.

  • Steel + Plank

    11 a.m.– 6 p.m. FREE!

    Two-Year Celebration

    Enjoy extended store hours, a showing of Brittny Teree Smith's photography collection"NW YRK" and a Scout & Cellar wine tasting.

  • Magnolias

    7–9 p.m. Donations encouraged.

    Puppy Love Valentines Pawty

    Meet adoptable puppies, try pooch-themed cocktails and particpate in a raffle. Proceeds benefit the Athens Area Humane Society.


Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

    11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. FREE! 706-248-2372

    Athens Haiku

    Attendees can enjoy haiku books and journals, discussions on related forms, sharing of work and gentle suggestions on how to sharpen their poems. Every third Saturday. Ages 14 and up.

  • ACC Library

    2 p.m. FREE!

    Researching Civil War Records of African Americans

    The ACC Library partners with the Clarke-Oconee Genealogical Society to present “Researching Civil War Pension Records of African American Soldiers, Sailors, Servants and Laborers,” with professional certified genealogist Elyse Hill. 


  • 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.

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Help Out

  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    OCAF Thrift Sale Donations

    Donations can be dropped off to Rocket Hall every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. through Feb. 15.