An Education in Georgia: Looking toward the Future

Online: UGA Athens

To wrap up the 60th-anniversary desegregation campus-wide reading event for An Education in Georgia: Charlayne Hunter, Hamilton Holmes, and the Integration of the University of Georgia, Mary Frances Early (music educator, writer and the first African-American student to graduate from UGA) and Phaidra Buchanan (current undergraduate majoring in social studies education and minoring in German, Foundation Fellow, and UGA's first African-American Rhodes Scholar) will be in conversation with moderator Cynthia Dillard, Mary Frances Early Endowed Professor of Teacher Education, to discuss the past, present, and future of a desegregated UGA. 706-542-9263, www.willson.uga.edu

KnitLits Virtual Knitting Group

Online: Bogart Library Athens

Knitters of all levels are invited to have fun, share craft ideas, and knit to their hearts' content! Beginning knitters are encouraged to attend. Open to young adult and adult knitters ages 16 years and up.  Go online or call for more information. Email for the meeting link. 706-310-3515, bogartlib@athenslibrary.org

Avid Poetry Series

Online: Avid Bookshop Athens

Avid Bookshop presents an Avid Poetry Series event featuring Sumita Chakraborty and Christopher Kondrich. The event will be hosted by series curator Hannah V. Warren via Zoom and will feature readings and discussion. Please click here to register. 706-850-2843, www.avidbookshop.com  

Virtual Booktalks

Online: Bogart Library Athens

Join the library on Facebook for virtual book talks suitable for all ages. Age groups will rotate each Friday so everyone can hear about new books, listen to a short reading and discover new authors. This week will feature picture books! 706-310-3515, www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

Aralee Strange Lecture

Online GA

Tim San Pedro, assistant professor of multicultural and equity studies in education at Ohio State University, will give the 4th annual Aralee Strange Lecture for Art and Poetry (via Zoom.) This lecture series features scholars and scholarship focused on the intersections of visual art, poetry, equity and justice in education. 706-542-4662, www.georgiamuseum.org

Group Art Sale

Chase Warehouse 160 Tracy St., Athens

Come browse more than 30 original oil paintings by Noah Mendelson at sale prices, photos by Jessica Magnarella, Ben Rouse and more. A percentage of sales will go to Athens Land Trust. jessica@mprintdesign.com

Drawing Basics

OCAF 34 School St., Watkinsville

This course will cover sighting and measuring, linear perspective, contours and distinct values. Pencils, pens, and charcoal will be the material used. Participants will learn how to arrange unique, meaningful still life and how to dynamically frame found compositions. This a beginner-level course for ages seven and up. $75/member, $100/non-member. 706-769-4565, www.ocaf.com

Southern Star Studio Open Gallery

Marmalade Pottery/Southern Star Studio 180 Cleveland Ave., Athens

Southern Star Studio is open Saturdays 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Masks required, no more than two people or a single group inside at a time. Masks and hand sanitizer will be provided if needed. .www.southernstarstudioathens.com  

Winter Market 2021

Hendershot's Coffee 237 Prince Ave., Athens

Culinary Kitchen of Athens presents a community market showcasing the goods and services provided by local farmers and small businesses. This event will take place every Saturday, Jan. 9–March 13. Social distancing and masks will be enforced. www.culinarykitchen.com

Black Artists and Entrepreneurs Market

Finley Light Factory 393 N. Finley Ave., Suite D, Athens

Come support the talented Black artists and entrepreneurs. Follow @finleylightfactory on Instagram for updates on who will be performing and selling their goods. Face masks required to attend. $5/person. www.finleylightfactory.com

Drawing in the Galleries

Online GA

This in-person workshop provides drawing instruction, supplies and enough space to socially distance. Participants will always be at least 6 feet apart, and all supplies are sanitized. The program is free but space is limited. Please email to reserve a spot. 706-542-4662, sagekincaid@uga.edu

Sunday Trivia

Southern Brewing Co. 231 Collins Industrial Blvd., Athens

Enjoy the last evening of the weekend with a little trivia from Solo Entertainment! www.sobrewco.com

Monday Night Trivia

Southern Brewing Co. 231 Collins Industrial Blvd., Athens

Come out to Southern Brewing for some trivia and prizes every Monday at 6 p.m. www.sobrewco.com

Morton Theatre Corporation Defiance Project Awards

Online: UGA Athens

Enjoy a virtual conversation centered on the historic Morton Theatre Corporation’s Defiance Project Awards, a series of grants in support of projects "created to document and/or explore the Black Lives Matter Movement and/or everyday experience.” The conversation will be moderated Carolyn Medine, professor of religion and director of the Institute for African American Studies. The participants are Thomas Brazzle, Morton Theatre Corporation programming committee chair, and four award recipients: visual artists Noraa James and Broderick Flanigan, musical artist Kxng Blanco and filmmaker Booker T. Mattison, assistant professor of entertainment and media studies in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. This event is presented by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts as part of the 2021 Global Georgia Initiative […]

Live Jazz

Porterhouse Grill 459 E Broad St, Athens

Enjoy dinner, wine and some music from a live jazz trio every Wednesday night. 706-369-0990, www.porterhouseathens.com

Meet the Authors

Online: Avid Bookshop Athens

Avid Bookshop presents Scientists and Pigs: A Conversation with Henry Cowles and Jamie Kreiner featuring their books The Scientific Method: An Evolution of Thinking from Darwin to Dewey (Cowles) and Legions of Pigs in the Early Medieval West (Kreiner). 706-850-2843, www.avidbookshop.com/event/scientists-and-pigs-conversation-henry-cowles-and-jamie-kreiner

Curator Talk

Online: Georgia Museum of Art Athens

Join Asen Kirin, Parker Curator of Russian Art on Zoom for a special curator talk held in conjunction with the installation of selected objects from the museum’s Russian art collections. Sign up online to attend. 706-542-4662, www.georgiamuseum.org

Betty Jean Craige Lecture

Athens

Nigerian-American author Helon Habila will give his talk, "Searching for Home: Africans in Europe," for the annual Betty Jean Craige Lecture, co-sponsored by the Willson Center for the Humanities and Arts and the African Studies Institute. Habila's talk, for the Comparative Literature Department's contribution to the 60th anniversary of desegregation at UGA, celebrates the department's commitment to African and African Diasporic studies. The event is also presented as part of the Willson Center’s 2021 Global Georgia Initiative public events series. pon@uga.edu, www.willson.uga.edu  

KnitLits Virtual Knitting Group

Online: Bogart Library Athens

Knitters of all levels are invited to have fun, share craft ideas, and knit to their hearts' content! Beginning knitters are encouraged to attend. Open to young adult and adult knitters ages 16 years and up.  Go online or call for more information. Email for the meeting link. 706-310-3515, bogartlib@athenslibrary.org

Virtual Booktalks

Online: Bogart Library Athens

Join the library on Facebook for virtual book talks suitable for all ages. Age groups will rotate each Friday so everyone can hear about new books, listen to a short reading and discover new authors. This week will feature picture books! 706-310-3515, www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

Drawing Basics

OCAF 34 School St., Watkinsville

This course will cover sighting and measuring, linear perspective, contours and distinct values. Pencils, pens, and charcoal will be the material used. Participants will learn how to arrange unique, meaningful still life and how to dynamically frame found compositions. This a beginner-level course for ages seven and up. $75/member, $100/non-member. 706-769-4565, www.ocaf.com

Athens Creative Theatre: “Misery”

Online: ACC Leisure Services Athens

Athens Creative Theatre presents “Misery” by William Goldman based on the novel of the same by Stephen King. "Misery" is a psychological thriller following the story of a successful romance novelist, Pail Sheldon, and his captor and number one fan Annie Wilkes who becomes enraged when she discovers her favorite character is killed off in Paul’s newest novel. This production will be live-streamed from Quinn Hall, registration required. March 5–6, 7:00 p.m. $6/person. 706-613-3628, www.accgov.com/act

Southern Star Studio Open Gallery

Marmalade Pottery/Southern Star Studio 180 Cleveland Ave., Athens

Southern Star Studio is open Saturdays 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Masks required, no more than two people or a single group inside at a time. Masks and hand sanitizer will be provided if needed. .www.southernstarstudioathens.com  

Winter Market 2021

Hendershot's Coffee 237 Prince Ave., Athens

Culinary Kitchen of Athens presents a community market showcasing the goods and services provided by local farmers and small businesses. This event will take place every Saturday, Jan. 9–March 13. Social distancing and masks will be enforced. www.culinarykitchen.com

YWCO Cool Pool Plunge

YWCO 562 Research Dr., Athens

Join the YWCO for a Cool Pool Plunge to celebrate the grand reopening of the pool after weeks of extensive replastering. Community members can jump into the 60-degree pool in celebration of its last phase of the renovations. Following the event, participants will be treated to ice cream from Cool World Ice Cream Shop and a Cool Pool Plunge certificate acknowledging their participation. Proceeds from the event will go to YWCO aquatic programs. $10/person. 706-354-7880, www.ywco.org

Athens Creative Theatre: “Misery”

Online: ACC Leisure Services Athens

Athens Creative Theatre presents “Misery” by William Goldman based on the novel of the same by Stephen King. "Misery" is a psychological thriller following the story of a successful romance novelist, Pail Sheldon, and his captor and number one fan Annie Wilkes who becomes enraged when she discovers her favorite character is killed off in Paul’s newest novel. This production will be live-streamed from Quinn Hall, registration required. March 5–6, 7:00 p.m. $6/person. 706-613-3628, www.accgov.com/act

Sunday Trivia

Southern Brewing Co. 231 Collins Industrial Blvd., Athens

Enjoy the last evening of the weekend with a little trivia from Solo Entertainment! www.sobrewco.com

Teen Take and Make Crafts

Online GA

Teens ages 12–17 can stop by the ACC Library to pick up a craft kit every 2nd and 4th week of the month. Pickup starts on of each week Monday, but kits are available as long as supplies last. For the week of Feb. 22, the craft will be bird feeding kits. 706-613-3650, www.athenslibrary.org

CornholeATL Spring League Registration

Southern Brewing Co. 231 Collins Industrial Blvd., Athens

CornholeATL, Georgia’s largest and fastest-growing cornhole league is back offering four different divisions of play to accommodate all experience levels. The leagues will be seven weeks, beginning in March. www.cornholeatl.com

Monday Night Trivia

Southern Brewing Co. 231 Collins Industrial Blvd., Athens

Come out to Southern Brewing for some trivia and prizes every Monday at 6 p.m. www.sobrewco.com

Reading & Conversation: Joy Harjo and LeAnne Howe

Athens

Poets Joy Harjo and LeAnne Howe will discuss and read from their work in this event presented by the Institute of Native American Studies and the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts. The event is part of UGA's Signature Lectures series, as well as the Willson Center's 2021 Global Georgia Initiative public event series. davemarr@uga.edu, www.willson.uga.edu

Live Jazz

Porterhouse Grill 459 E Broad St, Athens

Enjoy dinner, wine and some music from a live jazz trio every Wednesday night. 706-369-0990, www.porterhouseathens.com

KnitLits Virtual Knitting Group

Online: Bogart Library Athens

Knitters of all levels are invited to have fun, share craft ideas, and knit to their hearts' content! Beginning knitters are encouraged to attend. Open to young adult and adult knitters ages 16 years and up.  Go online or call for more information. Email for the meeting link. 706-310-3515, bogartlib@athenslibrary.org

Virtual Booktalks

Online: Bogart Library Athens

Join the library on Facebook for virtual book talks suitable for all ages. Age groups will rotate each Friday so everyone can hear about new books, listen to a short reading and discover new authors. This week will feature picture books! 706-310-3515, www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

Drawing Basics

OCAF 34 School St., Watkinsville

This course will cover sighting and measuring, linear perspective, contours and distinct values. Pencils, pens, and charcoal will be the material used. Participants will learn how to arrange unique, meaningful still life and how to dynamically frame found compositions. This a beginner-level course for ages seven and up. $75/member, $100/non-member. 706-769-4565, www.ocaf.com

Hank Williams: Lost Highway

The Elbert Theatre 100 S. Oliver St., Elbert

Encore Productions presents their first show of the 2021 season, Hank Williams: Lost Highway. The show will have a live band that features guitar, bass, fiddle and pedal steel and will follow the life of Hank Williams as he rises from his beginnings on the Louisiana Hayride, to his triumphs on the Grand Ole Opry and finally to his self-destruction at twenty-nine.  Famous songs like  "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry," "Move It on Over" and "Hey, Good Lookin'," will be featured in the performance. Seating is limited, reserved and will adhere to social distancing guidelines. $11/in-advance, $9/students and groups, $16/at the door. 706-283-1049, tking@cityofelberton.net

Southern Star Studio Open Gallery

Marmalade Pottery/Southern Star Studio 180 Cleveland Ave., Athens

Southern Star Studio is open Saturdays 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Masks required, no more than two people or a single group inside at a time. Masks and hand sanitizer will be provided if needed. .www.southernstarstudioathens.com  

Winter Market 2021

Hendershot's Coffee 237 Prince Ave., Athens

Culinary Kitchen of Athens presents a community market showcasing the goods and services provided by local farmers and small businesses. This event will take place every Saturday, Jan. 9–March 13. Social distancing and masks will be enforced. www.culinarykitchen.com

Zine Night

Finley Light Factory 393 N. Finley Ave., Suite D, Athens

Come out for a zine/art market featuring local artists. Follow @finleylightfactory on Instagram for updates on who will be performing and selling their goods. Face masks required to attend. $2/person. www.finleylightfactory.com

Hank Williams: Lost Highway

The Elbert Theatre 100 S. Oliver St., Elbert

Encore Productions presents their first show of the 2021 season, Hank Williams: Lost Highway. The show will have a live band that features guitar, bass, fiddle and pedal steel and will follow the life of Hank Williams as he rises from his beginnings on the Louisiana Hayride, to his triumphs on the Grand Ole Opry and finally to his self-destruction at twenty-nine.  Famous songs like  "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry," "Move It on Over" and "Hey, Good Lookin'," will be featured in the performance. Seating is limited, reserved and will adhere to social distancing guidelines. $11/in-advance, $9/students and groups, $16/at the door. 706-283-1049, tking@cityofelberton.net

Sunday Trivia

Southern Brewing Co. 231 Collins Industrial Blvd., Athens

Enjoy the last evening of the weekend with a little trivia from Solo Entertainment! www.sobrewco.com

Mobile Food Pantry

General Time Athens 100 Newton Bridge Rd., Athens

Terrapin Beer Co. alongside Food Bank of Northeast Georgia and various local sponsors will host a Mobile Food Pantry, a drive-thru food pantry for those in need, on the 3rd Monday of each month thru 2021. All ACC residents that meet income requirements are encouraged to attend. First come, first served. This event will take place outside rain or shine. www.terrapinbeer.com

Monday Night Trivia

Southern Brewing Co. 231 Collins Industrial Blvd., Athens

Come out to Southern Brewing for some trivia and prizes every Monday at 6 p.m. www.sobrewco.com

Meet the Author

Online: Avid Bookshop Athens

Avid Bookshop presents speaker and bestselling author Kim Scott for her brand-new book, Just Work: Get Sh*t Done, Fast and Fair. This event will be held via Zoom. Please click here to register. 706-850-2843, www.avidbookshop.com

UNG Gender Studies Council Speaker Series

Athens

The Gender Studies Council speaker series features a trio of UNG faculty focusing on gender from three different perspectives: visual arts, theater and literature, with each faculty member discussing their topic. www.ung.edu

Live Jazz

Porterhouse Grill 459 E Broad St, Athens

Enjoy dinner, wine and some music from a live jazz trio every Wednesday night. 706-369-0990, www.porterhouseathens.com

KnitLits Virtual Knitting Group

Online: Bogart Library Athens

Knitters of all levels are invited to have fun, share craft ideas, and knit to their hearts' content! Beginning knitters are encouraged to attend. Open to young adult and adult knitters ages 16 years and up.  Go online or call for more information. Email for the meeting link. 706-310-3515, bogartlib@athenslibrary.org

Virtual Booktalks

Online: Bogart Library Athens

Join the library on Facebook for virtual book talks suitable for all ages. Age groups will rotate each Friday so everyone can hear about new books, listen to a short reading and discover new authors. This week will feature picture books! 706-310-3515, www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

Drawing Basics

OCAF 34 School St., Watkinsville

This course will cover sighting and measuring, linear perspective, contours and distinct values. Pencils, pens, and charcoal will be the material used. Participants will learn how to arrange unique, meaningful still life and how to dynamically frame found compositions. This a beginner-level course for ages seven and up. $75/member, $100/non-member. 706-769-4565, www.ocaf.com