COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Friday, February 21

29 events

Lectures & Lit

  • UGA Dean Rusk Hall

    9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. FREE! (w/ UGA ID), $12–60. www.law.uga.edu/environmental-law-association

    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! normalbooks@gmail.com

    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! tlhat@uga.edu

    Women's Studies Friday Speaker Series

    (Room 150) Chris Cuomo (Women's Studies and Philosophy) and Jenna Jambeck (Engineering) present "Women at the Forefront of Global Solutions: Plastic, Recycling, and Haiti."

  • Bogart Library

    11 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    World at War Book Club

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

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.

  • 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). www.ocaf.com/art

    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! www.digi.uga.edu

    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, www.alz.org

    Living with Alzheimer's

    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. www.hendershotsathens.com

    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). www.caledonialounge.com

    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. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    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). www.40watt.com

    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 thefoundryathens.com

    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. www.hendershotscoffee.com

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

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    9 p.m. $5. www.facebook.com/lkshuffleclub

    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. www.facebook.com/NowhereBarAthens

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

    ELECTROCHEMICAL "Psychedelic progtronica" group from Asheville, NC.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5 p.m. FREE! www.terrapinbeer.com

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

  • VFW

    8 p.m. $10. www.vfwathens.com

    CHRIS HAMPTON BAND Local variety cover band hosts a dance party, playing classic and new tunes.

DJs

  • 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!

Kidstuff

Performance

  • UGA Fine Arts Building

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

    UGA Opera Theatre

    The UGA Opera Theatre presents Il Barbiere di Siviglia. 

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    7:30 p.m. $10–30. pac.uga.edu

    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. 

Film

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Peach Pit Cafe

    5 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/PeachPitCafe

    Karaoke

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

Art

  • 6–9 p.m. FREE! www.tinyathgallery.com

    Opening Reception

    (tiny ATH gallery) "Females of Fabric" presents textile works by Barbette Houser, Heather Elisabeth and Paula Runyon. See Calendar Pick on p. 12.

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.

Comedy

  • Moonlight Theater

    Feb. 23, 7 p.m. Donations encouraged (Industry Night). Feb. 21-22, 27-29, 8 p.m. $8-14. www.moonlighttheatercompany.com

    Peacock

    Iranian-American comedian Darius Emadi brings his world touring character comedy show to Athens.