Friday, February 21

27 events

Lectures & Lit

  • UGA Dean Rusk Hall

    9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. FREE! (w/ UGA ID), $12–60.

    Red Clay Conference

    (Larry Walker Room) Explore topics such as coal ash disposal, brownfield redevelopment in Georgia and per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in drinking water. The Peter Appel Lecture will be delivered by Lois Gibbs. 

  • Normal Books

    6–9 p.m. FREE!

    Reading Between the Wines

    Discuss what you've been reading while enjoying wine and cheese. Conversation tends to slant towards fantasy, fiction and YA.

  • Miller Learning Center

    12:20-1:10 p.m. FREE!

    Women's Studies Friday Speaker Series

    (This event has been canceled.) (Room 150) PhD candidate Jaleesa Reed (Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors) presents "Selling Effortless Beauty at Glossier."

  • Bogart Library

    11 a.m. FREE!

    World at War Book Club

    This week's book is The Perfect Horse by Elizabeth Letts.


  • 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.

  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    Feb. 21, 6–8 p.m. $5. (preview sale, items priced double). Feb. 22, 8 a.m.–4 p.m. Feb. 23, 1–4 p.m. (half price items).

    OCAF Thrift Sale

    Over 10,000 items will be available at NE Georgia's largest thrift sale. Proceeds benefit OCAF.

  • UGA Main Library

    4 p.m. FREE!

    DIGI Colloquium: Translating (Publishing) Networks from Print to Pixel

    (DIGI Lab, Room 300) Dr. Nora Benedict, assistant professor of Spanish and Digital Humanities at UGA, will walk attendees through the complications and opportunities provided by translating print materials into a digital format.

  • 9 a.m. FREE! 1-800-272-3900,

    Living with Alzheimer's

    (Alzheimer's Association) A three-session educational program for people living in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease and their care partners. Please call for registration and location details.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    7:30 p.m. $7.

    Lucky 7 Poetry and Music Night

    Enjoy music by Thinner, Gift Economy and BlackNerdNinja and poetry by Stephanie Flores, Rachelle Berry, Bellah Sparxx and Celest Ngeve. Curated by Jesse Houle.

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $7 (21+), $9 (18–20).

    DEAD VIBES ENSEMBLE Two-piece local sludge-metal band.

    HORSEBURNER Sludgy stoner-metal band from West Virginia.

    TORRENTS Heavy, melodic rock group from West Virginia.

    PARATHION New local metal band.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m.

    CHROME CASTLE Atlanta band playing sunny psychedelic surf with cloudy post-punk melodies.

    KUDZU SAMURAI Athens-based alt-rock group with blues and folk influences.

  • 40 Watt Club

    9 p.m. $7 (adv.), $10 (door).

    SHEHEHE Local band that draws from old-school punk and arena rock to create a fist-pumping atmosphere.

    FIVE EIGHT Legendary Athens band known for its boisterous, thoughtful rock and roll.

    THE ARCS Long-running local rock four-piece with power-pop influences.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $10. www

    SLOW PARADE Atlanta-based indie-rock band led by songwriter Matthew Pendrick. See Calendar Pick on p. 12.

    THE MINKS Bluesy, psychedelic group on tour from Nashville, TN.

    NORDISTA FREEZE Psych-rock project from Nashville, TN.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    7 p.m. $7.

    LUCKY 7 POETRY & MUSIC NIGHT Featuring live poetry, plus music from Thinner, Gift Economy and Blacknerdninja.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    9 p.m. $5.

    LET'S ROCK ATHENS Girls Rock Athens presents a showcase, featuring Avery Leigh's Night Palace, Emileigh Ireland, Rebreeders, Small Beige Girl and Tim Denson.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. $5.

    MOON CHIEF Funky prog- and fusion-rock group from Athens.

    ELECTROCHEMICAL "Psychedelic progtronica" group from Asheville, NC.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5 p.m. FREE!

    FIVE LONG YEARS Atlanta-based three piece influenced by Allman Brothers Band, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix and Muddy Waters.  

  • VFW


    Chris Hampton Band



  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Feb. 21-23, 7:30 p.m. $3-20.

    UGA Opera Theatre

    The UGA Opera Theatre presents Il Barbiere di Siviglia. 

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    7:30 p.m. $10–30.

    Che Malambo

    The all-male Argentinian dance company presents a percussive dance and musical performance directed by French choreographer and former ballet dancer Gilles Brinas. 


Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Peach Pit Cafe

    5–7:30 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.)


  • 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.