Friday, March 6

22 events


  • 40 Watt Club

    7 p.m. $10–12.

    Zumba After Dark

    Zumba fever continues.

  • Piccadilly Farm

    Mar. 6–7, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 706-765-4444,

    Garden Fair

    (Bishop) See a spectacular display of thousands of hellebores (Lenten Roses) in full bloom. Explore the privately owned botanical garden begun by a former UGA botany professor. The garden features camellias, Japanese maples, conifers, perennials, bulbs, natives, wildflowers and unusual garden specimens.

  • The Classic Center

    Mar. 6-7, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Mar. 8, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. $6 (ages 15 & under are free).

    Athens Rock, Gem, Mineral, Fossil & Jewelry Show

    Southeastern Mineral Specimens presents its fourth annual show featuring vendors selling minerals, gems, jewelry, rocks and fossils from across the globe.

  • 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.

  • 6:30 p.m. $35.

    Women Winemakers: International Month of the Woman

    (Normal School of Wine at J's Bottle Shop) Explore and taste wines made by women from around the world.

  • Bogart Library

    10 a.m. FREE!

    Coffee & Crafts: Beaded Glass Vases

    Make a beaded vase for spring blooms. Adults only. Registration required.

Live Music

  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA

    5–9 p.m. $15 (single day pass for both venues), $25 (full festival).

    AD·VERSE FEST A two-day festival curated by AC Carter, with solo and duo acts spanning a variety of musical, visual and performing arts. Featuring John Kiran Fernandes, Josey, Diatom Deli, Bacon Grease and Wizard Apprentice. See Art Notes on p. 20.

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9 p.m. $15 (single day pass for both venues), $25 (full festival).

    AD·VERSE FEST A two-day festival curated by AC Carter, with solo and duo acts spanning a variety of musical, visual and performing arts. Featuring Breathers, Stacian, Bustié, Thank You Please, and Mischa Lively and Mannequin Lover. See Art Notes on p. 20.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    10 p.m. $5.

    THE VG MINUS '70s-styled power-pop/punk band from Athens.

    FORBIDDEN WAVES Surfy local garage-rock combo.

    ROCKET RACER No info available.

  • The Foundry

    8 p.m. $7 (adv.), $10 (door).

    THE RED CLAY STRAYS Country-rock band from rural South Alabama.

    MANNEQUIN PARTY Three-piece local Americana band.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. $12.

    THE FICTIVE FOUR Experimental jazz quartet led by seasoned saxophonist Larry Ochs (Nels Cline Trio). See Calendar Pick on p. 33.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    CRAIG WATERS & THE FLOOD Local blues guitarist and songwriter.

    FIVE EIGHT Legendary Athens band known for its boisterous, thoughtful rock and roll.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    5 p.m. FREE!

    THESE CROWDED STREETS Atlanta-based group playing the music of Dave Matthews Band, as well as other '90s artists.

  • VFW


    Chris Hampton Band


  • Georgia Museum of Art

    Morning Mindfulness

    Participate in a guided meditation session through Zoom. Every other Friday at 9:30 a.m.

  • Oconee County Library

    2 p.m. FREE!

    Intro to Microsoft Excel

    Learn the basics of using Microsoft Excel, including formatting your spreadsheet, data entry and automated formulas. Laptops provided. Registration required.

  • Live Oak Martial Arts, Bogart

    Traditional Samurai Sword and Staff

    Sign up for classes in Jodo, the traditional Japanese art of the staff and sword. Visit website for full class schedule. $95/month.


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.)


  • 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.


  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    7:30 p.m. $10–35. 706-542-4400,

    Berlin Philharmonic Piano Quartet

    The Berlin Philharmonic Piano Quartet presents a program featuring the Georgia debut of the "Piano Quartet," composed by four-time Oscar nominee Danny Elfman. The concert will also feature Brahms’ "Piano Quartet No. 1" and Frank Bridge’s "Phantasy Quartet."


  • MAGallery

    6–8 p.m. FREE!

    MAG's First Friday

    Enjoy a special sculpture exhibit of Geechee/Gullah heads by artist Elizabeth Collins. Wine and appetizers will be served, with music by Grammy Award-winning group Ranky Tanky accompanying the event.

Ending Friday, March 6


Word on the Street

  • The Classic Center

    CCCF Scholarships

    The Classic Center Cultural Foundation is currently accepting applications from high school students for its performing arts scholarship program. Visit website for application, eligibility requirements and audition information. Deadline Mar. 6.