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Thursday, February 20

47 events

Art

  • Athens, GA

    6-9 p.m. FREE! www.3thurs.org

    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.

  • 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. getcurious.com/get-artistic-spring-market-2020

Events

  • 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.

  • Bogart Library

    6–8 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    KnitLits

    Knitters of all levels are invited to have fun, share ideas and knit. Beginning knitters are encouraged to attend. Ages 16 & up.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    6–9 p.m. www.hendershotsathens.com

    Pop-Up with The Plate Sale

    Come out and try something new at this special pop-up dinner.

  • BikeAthens

    6–8:30 p.m. $10 (suggested). www.bikeathens.org

    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. www.classiccenter.com

    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. sarah.gilbert@ung.edu.

    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. www.thebigfakewedding.com

    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. www.waengineering.com

    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! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Let's Talk Health

    Members of the Oconee County Health Department will present information.

Kidstuff

Live Music

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    11 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040

    LEAVING COUNTRIES & FRIENDS Louis Phillip Pelot and friends play country-rock and Southern soul.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    8 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18–20). www.caledonialounge.com

    LET'S ROCK ATHENS Girls Rock Athens presents a showcase, featuring DJ Kaptain, Jada Wynter, Convict Julie, Kudzu, Cosmonot, Megan Moroney, CannonandtheBoxes and Common Currents.

  • 40 Watt Club

    7 p.m. $15 (adv.), $17 (door). www.40watt.com

    RUSTON KELLY Nashville-based "dirt-emo" singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. See Calendar Pick on p. 12.

    VALLEY QUEEN Los Angeles-based indie-rock band.

  • The Globe

    5 p.m. www.facebook.com/globe.athens

    THE FUSILIERS New area project featuring well-known musicians playing original and traditional Celtic greengrass music.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. $5. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    JAZZ JAM Some of our town's most talented musicians get together at this happening. Bring your axe, or grab a table and give an ear. 

  • Nowhere Bar

    9 p.m. www.facebook.com/NowhereBarAthens

    PREACHERVAN Alt-pop four-piece band from Atlanta.

Games

Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

    6–8 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    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! www.georgiamuseum.org

    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! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Inclusive Book Club

    This facilitated book club serves adults of all abilities and will be reading out loud and discussing book of the month Cat Stories by James Herriot.

  • Ciné

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

    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! www.libs.uga.edu

    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! www.libs.uga.edu

    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! www.willson.uga.edu

    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.

Karaoke & Open Mic

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, katy@oasiscounselingcenter.com

DJs

  • VFW

    6 p.m. $5–10. 706-543-5940

    Grown Folks Dance Party

    GROWN FOLKS DANCE PARTY WXAG's DJ Segar plays jazz and R&B.

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. arden@athensoconeecasa.org, www.athensoconeecasa.org

Film

Comedy

  • The Foundry

    8:30 p.m. $10. www.krakinjokes.com

    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. www.moonlighttheatercompany.com

    Ramon Rivas II

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

Meetings

  • 8 a.m. FREE! www.accgov.com

    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.

Theater

  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Feb. 20–22, 25–29, 8 p.m. & Mar. 1, 2:30 p.m. $12–16. www.ugatheatre.com/vanityfair

    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.

Classes

  • Bogart Library

    5–6 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    RBDigital

    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. Feb. 29–July. Saturdays, 1–4 p.m. FREE! RSVP: danielreidlong@gmail.com or flyingpigshoney@gmail.com

Word on the Street

  • ACC Library

    National Memorial for Peace and Justice

    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.