Saturday, February 29

34 events

Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

    Queer Heaven! 10 p.m. $7 (21+), $9 (18–20).

    TAYLOR ALXNDR DIY synthpop singer-songwriter from Atlanta. 

    KLYPI Local experimental electronic performer formerly known as Lambda Celsius.

    DRAG PERFORMANCES Jade Nite, Lisa Couchlocker, Miss He, Molly Rimswell and Mr Elle Aye perform.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    10 p.m. $5.

    APOSTLE Chaotic hardcore band from Atlanta.

    IHLYATT Local composer playing dark ambient soundscapes.

    REV. SCOTT STRIPLING Local artist creating exploratory analog soundscapes.

  • 40 Watt Club

    9 p.m. $5.

    LOS CANTARES Local desert-rock supergroup featuring members of Old Smokey and Moths.

    FOURTH MANSIONS Original acoustic pharma-pop starring Joe Rowe, Peter Alvanos and Bryan Poole.

    WYLIE CHIP MCKENZIE Longtime local singer-songwriter performs country-inflected originals.

  • The Foundry

    3:30 & 9 p.m. $8–12.

    ABBEY ROAD LIVE Beloved local Beatles tribute band known for its attention to detail and musical proficiency. 

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m.

    KENOSHA KID Instrumental adventure-jazz trio centered around the rollicking compositions of Dan Nettles and featuring Luca Lombardi and Seth Hendershot.

    GHOST TREES Saxophonist Brent Bagwell and drummer Seth Nanaa perform a set of free jazz.

    SHANE PARISH AND SEAN DAIL DUO Guitarist Shane Parish and drummer Sean Dail formerly played together in the progressive rock band Ahleuchatistas. See Calendar Pick on p. 13.

  • No. 3 Railroad Street

    6 p.m. $10 (suggested).

    THE ORIGINAL SCREWTOPS Athens blues band performing fresh-take originals, plus classics by the old masters.

  • Nowhere Bar

    9 p.m. $5.

    CHAMOMILE AND WHISKEY Twangy, energetic folk collective from central Virginia.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    5 p.m. FREE!

    CAMDEN JORDAN Country singer-songwriter from Nashville, TN.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5 p.m. FREE!

    CHRIS WAYNE Greenville, SC, musician playing a blend of rockabilly, R&B and blues.



  • ACC Library

    12–4 p.m. FREE!

    Athens Immigrant Rights Coalition 4th Annual Town Hall

    Discuss how national immigration issues make an impact locally with a panel of community leaders and immigration experts. The event will begin with a complimentary lunch and conclude with a vigil for those who have died due to the failures of the immigration system. Childcare will be provided.

  • The Tasting Room at Jittery Joe's Roasting Company

    11 a.m. FREE!

    Winter Market 2020

    Shop local and surrounding food and market vendors weekly on Saturdays through Mar. 14. All ages welcome.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    10 p.m. $7.

    Queer Heaven Drag Show & Dance Party

    Enjoy an evening that is part drag show, part live music and part dance party,  featuring music by Taylor Alxndr and Klypi, and drag performances by Jade Nite, Lisa Couchlocker, Miss He, Molly Rimswell and Mr. Elle Aye.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    10 a.m.–3 p.m. (expo), 4–5 p.m. (awards). FREE! 706-613-3501,

    GreenLife Expo & Awards

    Enjoy green shopping, food, activities, educational sessions and more before the awards ceremony and reception.

  • 5 p.m. FREE!

    New California Wine Seminar

    (Normal School of Wine at J's Bottle Shop) Explore what makes various wine producers unique, and discuss the philosophies informing a new style of wine making while tasting nearly a dozen wines.  

  • (Metal + Petal) 12 p.m. FREE! 706-621-6679,

    Designer Warehouse Sale

    Shop a large warehouse sale and donate gently used items of your own. Pieces will be accepted through Feb. 28.

  • Cedar Shoals High School

    12–3 p.m. FREE!

    Jag Festival 2020

    (Football Field) Enjoy a community festival designed to highlight black businesses and promote building strong communities. Rashe's Cuisine, Lil' Ice Cream Dude, MEplusTEA and others will be vending. Expect activities such as face painting, cornhole and a photo booth for the family. DJ Magic will provide music. This event acts as part two of Cedar Shoal High School's Black History Month Program.

  • Winterville Library

    11 a.m. FREE! 706-742-7735

    Celebrate Artist Romare Bearden

    Celebrate African American collage artist Romare Bearden through two stories and a craft activity.


  • American Red Cross Instructor Training

    (Athens CPR, 182 Ben Burton Circle, Bogart) This course trains instructor candidates to teach basic-level American Red Cross First Aid, CPR and AED courses, and includes online content, a precourse skills session and classroom segments. Mar. 20–21, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. $415.


  • 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.

  • 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.


  • 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.

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    7:30 p.m. $3–20. 706-542-4400,

    Dreamer's Circus

    Enjoy music from a Danish trio playing Nordic music with influences from the deep folk music traditions of Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, the Faroe Islands and Greenland.

Lectures & Lit

  • Avid Bookshop

    6:30 p.m. FREE!

    Digging Deeper than American Dirt

    (Historic Athens, 489 Prince Ave.) A panel of Athens community members and activists will discuss the issues surrounding the novel American Dirt. This event will benefit the Athens Immigrant Rights Coalition through a call for donations and sales from a curated selection of books exploring the Latinx and migrant experience. Pupusas will also be for sale.  


  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    8:30–5:30 p.m. FREE!

    2020 Arts Summit Professional Practices

    Attend a full day of workshops, sessions and services designed to elevate your professional skills in the visual arts. One-hour sessions will cover a variety of topics like contracts and grant writing, career portfolio development, promotion in all media, online magazine writing, legacy and estate planning, and more. Registration required.

Ending Saturday, February 29


Support Groups

  • Contact for Location

    Chronic Illness Support Group

    Meet others who are dealing with chronic illness such as ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Lyme. Third Wednesdays, 12:30 p.m.

Support Groups

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

    Emotions Anonymous

    EA is a 12-step program open to anyone with a desire to become well emotionally. Meets Sundays, 4–5 p.m. 706-202-7463,



  • Making Dances

    (Nimbl) Modern choreography and improvisation techniques are taught in an active way. For ages 7–12 who love to dance but don't like to take dance classes.

Word on the Street

  • ACC Library

    AARP Tax-Aide

    AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers offer tax assistance. Tuesdays, 12–4 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 9:00 a.m.–1 p.m.

  • ACC Library

    One-on-One at the Library

    Scanning One-on-One is offered Wednesdays, 2–2:45 p.m. Computer Skills One-on-One is offered Thursdays, 9–9:45 a.m. Genealogy One-on-One is offered Thursdays, 2–2:45 p.m. Call or visit the website to schedule a time for library staff to help you with various projects or skills. 706-613-3650, ext. 354,

Word on the Street

  • Multiple Locations

    For the Love of Bathroom Savings: Free Showerheads

    Free WaterSense labeled showerheads are available during the month of February. Showerheads can be picked up at the ACC Water Conservation Office, Athens Hardware and Normal Hardware.


  • Yoga Workshops

    (Shakti Yoga) "Assisting Intensive with Shakti Yoga University" is a 200-hour teacher training session focused on assisting. Feb. 29, 1:30–7 p.m. & Mar. 1, 8 a.m.–2 p.m. $275.

Help Out

  • Love Your Neighbor Food Drive

    The Madison County Library will be accepting donations of non-perishable food and hygiene items during the month of February. Items will be delivered to the Madison County Food Bank. 706-795-5597,

Word on the Street

  • ACC Library

    Where's Waldo at the ACC Library?

    Every day during the month of February, Waldo will be hiding in a new location in the Children’s Area. Participants can get a sticker each time they spot him and should stop by the Children's Desk to pick up a game card to track their progress. After five spottings, participants will be entered to win a set of Where’s Waldo look-and-find books. 706-613-3650,


  • On Stage Walton

    Driving Miss Daisy

    On Stage, Monroe presents auditions for Driving Miss Daisy. Feb. 26, 7–9 p.m. & Feb. 29, 12–2 p.m.,