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Wednesday, February 26

35 events

Games

Kidstuff

  • ACC Library

    7 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Bedtime Stories

    (This event has been canceled.) Children of all ages are invited for bedtime stories every Wednesday.

  • ACC Library

    Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Preschool Storytime

    (This event has been canceled.) Attendees will share books, songs, puppets and rhymes. Ages 1.5–5.

  • ACC Library

    4 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Pizza and Paperbacks Teen Book Club

    Read with friends, eat pizza and chat about popular Young Adult books. 

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    10:30 a.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Preschool & Toddler Storytime

    (This event has been canceled.) Stories, songs and simple crafts. Ages 0–5. 

  • Oconee County Library

    10 a.m. & 11 a.m. FREE! 706-769-3950, www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Storytime

    (This event has been canceled.) Stories, songs, movement, crafts and fun for preschool-aged children.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    4:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Elementary Read Aloud

    (This event has been canceled.) Ms. Carley will read aloud from a book while participants complete a related activity. Ages 6 & up.

  • Bogart Library

    11:30 a.m. & 4 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    Wonderful Wednesday: Build It!

    Children ages 4 and up will engage in building, based on a theme from a story.

  • Barnes & Noble

    11 a.m. FREE! www.barnesandnoble.com

    Baby & Me Storytime

    Read a book and participate in activities featuring sensory growth for the little ones. For caregivers and children ages 02. This week's book is I Love the Earth.

  • Oconee County Library

    6 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oconee

    Button Making

    Make buttons. Grades 6–12.

  • Bogart Library

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

    Open Play for Babies/Toddlers

    Little ones and their guardians are invited to a morning play session featuring toys, blocks, cars and board books.

  • Multiple Locations

    Feb. 26, 3:30 (East Athens Community Center) & 6:30 p.m. (ACC Library). Feb. 27, 3:30 p.m. (Pinewoods Library). FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Spring Puppet Show Extravaganza

    David Stephens of All Hands Productions will perform his popular show, The Reluctant Dragon, based on the classic story by Kenneth Graham filled with friendship and understanding.

  • Multiple Locations

    Feb. 26, 3:30 (East Athens Community Center) & 6:30 p.m. (ACC Library). Feb. 27, 3:30 p.m. (Pinewoods Library). FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Spring Puppet Show Extravaganza

    David Stephens of All Hands Productions will perform his popular show, The Reluctant Dragon, based on the classic story by Kenneth Graham filled with friendship and understanding.

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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

    Open Mic Night

    OPEN MIC A weekly open-mic jam hosted by Louis Phillip Pelot. All musicians welcome. Backline provided.

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    ¿BANANA? Comedic, acoustic local singer-songwriter three-piece.

    SWALLOWED SUN Groovy, psychedelic alternative rock band from Atlanta.

    CHRIS HURST Nashville, TN-based singer-songwriter.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    10 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com

    ANNIE LEETH Local experimental violinist and multi-instrumentalist composer.

    CAL FOLGER DAY Lush, wintry folk artist from Dublin, Ireland via New York City.

    BENJAMIN SHEPHERD Anti-folk singer-songwriter from Richmond, VA.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. FREE! www.thefoundryathens.com

    GRANT COWAN Local jazz-influenced, piano-playing singer-songwriter.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7 p.m. SOLD OUT. www.georgiatheatre.com

    TRAMPLED BY TURTLES Acclaimed five-piece alt-bluegrass band formed in Duluth, MN. See Calendar Pick on p. 13.

    SIERRA FERRELL Alt-country singer-songwriter from Nashville, TN. 

  • The Globe

    8 p.m. FREE! 706-353-4721

    THE HOT HOTTY-HOTS Mary Sigalas, Dan Horowitz, Steve Key and surprise guests play swingin' tunes from the '10s, '20s and '30s.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    7 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    MYFEVER Alt-rock group from Atlanta.

    MOUNTAINS LIKE WAX Nashville-based rock band.

    TONI HUNLO Athens native playing with a three-piece band.

Lectures & Lit

  • Normal Bar

    7–9 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/normal.bar.7

    Poetry and Literature Open Mic

    Participants get five to seven minutes to present a piece of their choice. Poet, author and UGA alumni Paul Cunningham will be featured.

Comedy

  • That Bar Athens

    9 p.m. $3. www.thatbarathens.com

    Heckle Hell: Femmes on Fire

    Watch fiery femmes Elvie Jones, Madeline Zimmer and Nicole Mason burn the place down. Sign up for a five-minute open mic spot. Sign-up starts at 8 p.m. First come, first serve.

  • Buvez

    7–9 p.m. $5 (suggested donation). www.facebook.com/buvezathens

    Backpack Comedy

    Eight comedians local and from Atlanta present a show benefiting Backpack, a local organization that supplies backpacks full of survival supplies for the homeless.

Theater

  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Feb. 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

  • ARTini's Art Lounge

    7–9:30 p.m. $35. www.artinisartlounge.com

    Paint Your Own Denim

    Attendees can bring jeans and use provided stencils and paint to create fashions of their own. If a specific stencil is wanted, please give a day's notice for preparation.

Performance

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    7:30 p.m. $10–35. 706-542-4400, pac.uga.edu

    Vienna Piano Trio

    The Vienna Piano Trio performs a program including Haydn’s Trio in E Minor, Ravel’s Piano Trio in A Minor and Beethoven’s Archduke Trio in celebration of his 250th birthday.

Support Groups

  • Living with Alzheimer's (LWAD)

    (Call for Location) Presented by UGA's CARE Center and the Alzheimer's Association, LWAD is an eight-session educational and support program for people living in the early stages of dementia and their care partners. Call to register and receive location details. Every Monday, Mar. 23–May 11, 1–2:30 p.m. 1-800-272-3900

  • reBlossom Mama Baby Shop

    By Your Leave Breastfeeding Support Group

    Learn everything you need to know when you're expecting. Wednesdays from 4–8 p.m. and Saturdays from 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Home visists are also available. byyourleaveinc@gmail.com

Auditions

  • 'Til Beth Do Us Part

    (Elberton Arts Center, 17 W. Church St., Elberton) Encore Productions presents auditions for the second show of its 2020 season. Looking for a mid-sized group of adults. Be prepared to read excerpts from the script. Auditions on Mar. 30–31. Rehearsals run mid-April through May. Performances June 5–7 and 12–14 at the Elbert Theatre. 706-283-1049

Art

  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA

    Artist-in-ATHICA Residencies

    Residencies take place throughout the year, provide administrative support, exhibition and performance facilities, and a small stipend. Artists may work in any or multiple disciplies and traditions, including but not limited to visual, curatorial, musical, performing, written, experimental, cinematic, digital and theatrical arts. Residents can work independently or collaborate with others. Visit website for quarterly deadlines. www.athica.org/call-for-entries