Thursday, February 20

42 events


  • Athens, GA

    6-9 p.m. FREE!

    Third Thursday Art Series

    Eight galleries stay open late the third Thursday of every month. Participating galleries include the Georgia Museum of Art, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Creature Comforts Brewing Co., ATHICA, Lyndon House Arts Center, Ciné, the GlassCube & Gallery @ Hotel Indigo and The Classic Center. Several of these venues are currently closed. Call ahead.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    Get Artistic Spring Market

    Georgia-based artists and artisans are encouraged to apply for the Get Artistic Spring Market accompanying the brewery's sixth anniversary on Apr. 18. Deadline to apply is Mar. 15.


  • Madison Morgan Cultural Center

    Feb. 20, 6–9 p.m. $50. (Preview Party). Feb. 21–22, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $10. 706-342-4743

    Madison Antiques Show

    The show features the best in American antiques and accessories, including furniture, pottery, art, silver, textiles and more. Lectures on Saturday and Sunday will be offered at 9 a.m.

  • BikeAthens

    6–8:30 p.m. $10 (suggested).

    Fix Your Own Bike

    Get help fixing your bike from experts so you're safe to ride.

  • The Classic Center

    7 p.m. $23–87.

    Napoleon Dynamite

    Enjoy a full screening of this indie classic, followed by a lively discussion with Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite) and Efren Ramirez (Pedro). See Calendar Pick on p. 12.

  • University of North Georgia

    6–8 p.m. $5.

    Formal Fashion Show

    (Oconee Campus, Room 522) This event includes a fashion show, light appetizers, hair demonstrations, dress sales, door prizes and more. All proceeds will benefit Oconee Nighthawk's SOAR Program.

  • 7–9 p.m. $15–25.

    The Big Fake Wedding

    (225 S. Milledge Ave.) Brides and grooms-to-be get to experience local wedding vendors in action at a vow-renewal ceremony and dance-party reception. Tickets include a cocktail-style dinner, desserts, a signature drink and swag bag.  

  • 8 a.m.–8 p.m.

    Building Better Communities Local Business Partnership

    (Sheats Barbershop & Beauty Salon, 1296 W. Hancock Ave.) W&A Engineering will match Sheats Barber & Beauty Shop's sales for the day up to $500 and donate the money to their chosen charity, Athens Area Homeless Shelter.

  • Oconee County Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE!

    Let's Talk Health

    Members of the Oconee County Health Department will present information.


Live Music


Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

    6–8 p.m. FREE!

    For the Philo of Philosophy Book Discussion Group

    Read philosophy books from ancient Greece to modern times. 

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    5:30 p.m. FREE!

    Aralee Strange Lecture

    Dr. Jamila Lyiscott, assistant professor of social justice education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and senior research fellow at Columbia University’s Institute for Urban and Minority Education, presents "Black Appetite. White Food."

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    1 p.m. FREE!

    Inclusive Book Club

    (This event has been canceled.) This facilitated book club serves adults of all abilities and will be reading out loud and discussing book of the month Dog Stories by James Herriot.

  • Ciné

    6–8 p.m. FREE!

    The Georgia Review Reading

    The Georgia Review hosts an evening of poetry and fiction, featuring poet Carmen Giménez Smith (Be Recorder) and author Tiphanie Yanique (Land of Love and Drowning).

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    2–3 p.m. FREE!

    Michael L. Thurmond

    Dekalb County CEO and Athens historian, Michael L. Thurmond discusses his book A Story Untold: Black Men and Women in Athens History, updated and re-released in 2019, forty years after its original publication.

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    2 p.m. FREE!

    A Story Untold

    Athens' former State Representative Michael L. Thurmond will talk about the new edition of his book, A Story Untold: Black Men & Women in Athens History

  • UGA Memorial Hall

    1 p.m. FREE!

    Mildred Barya

    Mildred Barya, author, poet and professor of creative writing at the University of North Carolina, Asheville, will give a talk about her work.

Support Groups

  • Oasis Counseling Center

    Fempowerment Therapy Group

    This women's empowerment group meets weekly to cover a variety of topics designed to help women live more balanced, boundaried and fulfilling lives. $18/week or $120/all. 706-543-3522,


  • VFW


    Grown Folks Dance Party

    Grown Folks Dance Party

Help Out

  • YMCA

    CASA Summer 2020 Training

    Athens Oconee Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) offers training May 29–July 10. Fridays, 10 a.m.–1:30 p.m. and 5:30–9 p.m.,



  • The Foundry

    8:30 p.m. $10.

    Joe Zimmerman

    Presented by Flying Squid Comedy, a special comedy night features Joe Zimmerman and special guest Kelly Petronis. Hosted by Shaunak Godkhindi.

  • Moonlight Theater

    8 p.m. $12–20.

    Ramon Rivas II

    Ramon Rivas II has been featured on Comedy Central, HBO, Netflix and various popular podcasts. 


  • 8 a.m. FREE!

    Sustainable Industry Roundtable

    (W&A Engineering, 355 Oneta St., Suite D100) Take a tour of W&A Engineering's new office building, get an overview of their business and sustainability practices and conclude with an open group discussion.

  • 6:30 p.m. FREE!

    Brian Patterson

    (Oconee County Chamber of Commerce) Brian Patterson speaks to Oconee County democrats.


  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Feb. 25–29, 8 p.m. & Mar. 1, 2:30 p.m. $12–16.

    Vanity Fair

    (Cellar Theatre) UGA Theatre presents Kate Hamill’s adaptation of the 1848 William Makepeace Thackeray novel, where two different women attempt to navigate a society that punishes them for every misstep. Both strive for what they want, but neither can thrive without the other.


  • Bogart Library

    5–6 p.m. FREE!


    Learn how to access digital magazines, e-books and audiobooks using the RBDigital app and webpage.

  • Introductory Beekeeping Course

    (1151 Clairemont Place, Watkinsville) The Oglethorpe County Bee Club and Eastern Piedmont Beekeepers Association present an introductory beekeeping program. Attend as many classes as you like. Saturdays through July, 1–4 p.m. FREE! RSVP: or

Word on the Street

  • ACC Library

    National Memorial for Peace and Justice

    (Note: This trip has been postponed.) Athenians can visit Montgomery, AL, for the Equal Justice Initiative's National Memorial for Peace and Justice and Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Incarceration. Mar. 19, 7 a.m.–7 p.m. $25. A charter bus departs and returns from the library.