Thursday, February 27

32 events

Lectures & Lit

  • UGA Chapel

    4 p.m. FREE!

    Ferdinand Phinizy Lecture

    Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lawrence Wright delivers a lecture on "The Future of Terrorism."

  • 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.

  • The Rook and Pawn

    6 p.m. FREE!

    Bookend Millennials Book Club

    This month's theme is "Suburbia and the American Dream" with discussions on Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates,  American Pastoral by Philip Roth and The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides. Attendees are invited to stay after the discussion for a themed game.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    5:30 p.m. FREE!

    Jessica Harland-Jacobs

    Jessica Harland-Jacobs, associate professor of history at the University of Florida, explores the fraternal and religious networks that formed in colonial Georgia and contributed to the province’s rapid development from the 1750s. 



  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Pajama Story Time

    Come out for bedtime stories, songs and a light snack in the children’s area. Ages 7 & under.

  • ACC Library

    4–5 p.m. FREE!

    UGA EcoReach

    Join UGA’s Ecology Club and learn more about planet Earth and nature. For grades 612 only.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    6–8 p.m. FREE!

    Teen Study Group

    (This event has been canceled.) Teens can enjoy quiet study time and snacks in a multipurpose room. Ages 13 & up.

  • 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!

    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.

Live Music


  • Piedmont College

    6–8 p.m. FREE!

    Piedmont Songwriters Society

    Share or learn songwriting styles, ideas and influences at a monthly meeting. Each participant can share a song or idea for feedback.

  • ACC Library

    6 p.m. FREE!

    ACC Democratic Committee

    This month's meeting features a special discussion on "Baldwin Hall, Where Are We Now?" featuring Fred Smith and professor Christopher Pizzino.


  • VFW


    Grown Folks Dance Party

    Grown Folks Dance Party


  • Covenant Presbyterian Church

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-340-6932

    Athens Happy Squares Dance Club

    Experienced square dancers, couples and singles are invited to this square dance club every second and fourth Thursday.


  • Georgia Museum of Art

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Black History Month Film Series: Selma

    This film details the black community's battle for suffrage in Selma, AL, during the mid-1960s with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his followers pressing forward until the enactment of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.


  • 7 p.m. FREE!

    Artist Panel Talk

    (tiny ATH gallery) "Females of Fabric" presents textile works by Barbette Houser, Heather Elisabeth and Paula Runyon.

  • Lamar Dodd School of Art

    5–7 p.m. FREE!

    Exhibition Opening Reception

    Enjoy a reception celebrating the opening of four new exhibits: "The Purpose of Disease" by Amiko Li, "Golden Hour" by Mary Gordon, Alex McCrary and Ciel Rodriguez, "The Elements of Myth" by Kelsey Wishik and the "Scientific & Medical Illustration Juried Exhibition," featuring the work of UGA students alongside graduate students in Medical Illustration at Augusta University. Refreshments will be served. See Calendar Pick on p. 13.


  • 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.


  • Buvez

    Feb. 27–29, 8 p.m. FREE!

    Josh Fadem

    Josh Fadem, known for his roles in shows like "30 Rock" and "Better Call Saul," presents three nights of stand-up in preparation for his upcoming comedy special. See Calendar Pick on p. 13.

  • Moonlight Theater

    Feb. 27-29, 8 p.m. $8-14.


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


  • Quinn Hall

    Feb. 27–29, 7:30 p.m. Mar. 1, 3 p.m. $12–15. 706-613-3771,

    The Lion in Winter

    The Athens Creative Theatre presents a story about a royal family's race for future possession of the throne. See Theater Notes on p. 10.


  • 5–7 p.m. $25.

    Live Well, Be Well

    (Metal+Petal, 1068 Baxter St.) Learn about and discuss topics such as health, wellness and whole living with panelists Brynn Dancy, RN and Integrative Nurse Health Coach; Amy Lawerence of Journey Juice; and Ruby Chandler, owner of Shakti Yoga. Jade Joyner will moderate the discussion.

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    7 p.m.

    A Conversation with Gabby Douglas

    The U.S. Olympic gold medalist world champion gymnast speaks.

  • UGA Dean Rusk Hall

    4:30 p.m. FREE!

    The IP of IPAs

    Explore and discuss the various issues that Georgia breweries face in the realm of intellectual property. Panelists will include Brian Roth, co-founder of Southern Brewing Company; Chase Scott of Taylor, Feil, Harper & Lumsden, P.C.; and Dustin Watts, the president of Terrapin Beer Company. Shivani Patel and Stephen Wolfson will moderate the discussion. Koozies will be given on a first come, first served basis. Register to attend.