Friday, February 28

25 events


  • Georgia Museum of Art

    5:30–9 p.m. $55–85.

    Black History Month Dinner

    This annual event celebrates Black History Month and honors African-American leaders who enrich their communities through their support of the arts and culture.

  • 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.

  • Multiple Locations

    3 p.m. FREE!

    Walking Tour of Historic Black Athens

    Join Broderick Flanigan, local artist and historian, for a tour of historic Black Athens. The tour will conclude at Dawg Gone Good BBQ for a meal. RSVP to attend.

  • Cedar Shoals High School

    5–7 p.m. FREE!

    Black History and How Local Athenians Make a Difference

    (Auditorium) Athenians and keynote speaker Michael Thurmond share local black history and focus on building new relationships in support of positive growth for students and their families. This event acts as part one of Cedar Shoal High School's Black History Month Program.

Lectures & Lit

  • Baldwin Hall

    3:30 p.m. FREE!

    George S. Parthemos Lecture

    (Room 480) University of Michigan political scientist Dr. Vincent L. Hutchings will present "Whitewashing: How Obama Used Implicit Racial Cues as a Defense Against Political Rumors."

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    THE NEW SOUND OF NUMBERS Experimental pop and post-punk project led by songwriter Hannah Jones. 

    CELINES Atlanta-based experimental pop group.

    REALISTIC PILLOW Local beat-based experimental band.

    ROBERT SCHNEIDER The Elephant 6 mainstay and Apples in Stereo frontman performs a solo set.

  • Cali 'N' Tito's Eastside

    8 p.m. FREE! 706-355-7087

    BICHOS VIVOS Local band playing forró—accordion and triangle-driven country music from Brazil.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $7.

    KOBANOVA Athens-based atmospheric rock and roll band.

    JAMESON TANK Singer-songwriter from Gibson.

    CLAUSTROPHILIC New local rock group.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m.

    PYLON REENACTMENT SOCIETY Vanessa Briscoe Hay and an all-star cast of locals play the music of Pylon, plus new originals. 

    VISION VIDEO Local goth-pop group featuring members of Shehehe and Booty Boyz.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7 p.m. SOLD OUT.

    ASHLEY MCBRYDE Nashville-based country singer-songwriter.

    MORGAN WADE Virginia singer-songwriter playing a blend of country, folk and high-energy Americana.

  • Nowhere Bar

    9 p.m. $5.

    AMORAMORA Four-piece band playing a mix of psych-rock, bluegrass, jazz and funk.

    BIRD DOG JUBILEE Four-piece jam band from Atlanta.

  • VFW

    8 p.m. $10. 706-543-5940

    RAMBLIN' COUNTRY BAND Georgia-based traditional country band.



  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    7:30 p.m. $3–12.

    UGA Symphony Orchestra

    The symphony performs Beethoven's Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21 and Mahler's Symphony No. 1 in D Major, "Titan."

  • 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.


  • Morton Theatre

    Feb. 28, 7 p.m. Feb. 29, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. March 1, 3 p.m. $15-22.

    Shrek the Musical Dessert Theater

    The University of Georgia Baptist Collegiate Ministries presents Shrek the Musical: Dessert Theater, featuring desserts from some of the finest chefs in Athens. See Theater Notes on p. 10.

  • 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.

  • On Stage Walton

    Mar. 6–7, 8 p.m. Mar. 8, 2 p.m. $20.

    Bright Star

    Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's bluegrass musical is based on a true story about a wild Appalachian girl who becomes a well-to-do magazine editor.

  • Athens Community Theater

    Feb. 28–29, 8 p.m. & Mar. 1, 2 p.m. $5.

    As You Like It

    Town & Gown Players present William Shakespeare's classic story of romance and disguise. See Theater Notes on p. 10.


  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    11:30 a.m. FREE!

    Lunch & Learn: Heart Health

    Bring a lunch and learn about keeping your heart healthy from UGA Extension agent Bradley Averill. Healthy snacks provided.

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.)


  • 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.


Ending Friday, February 28



  • KA Artist Shop

    Art Classes

    "Art Club Junior" is for ages 8–12 and held on Fridays at 4:30 p.m. "Art Club for Teens is for ages 12–18 and held Fridays at 6:30 p.m. Subjects include negative space study (Feb. 21) and stop motion animation (Feb. 28). Check website for details and to register. $15.