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Thursday, February 22

7 events

Events

  • Athens Arena

    Feb. 22–23, 6–8 p.m., Feb. 24, 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m. www.juniorleagueofathens.org

    Bargainza Thrift Sale

    Find deals on furniture, children's clothes, toys, electronics and more. Proceeds benefit several Junior League efforts that encourage improved literacy in the Athens community. 

  • Madison Morgan Cultural Center

    Feb. 23, 6–9 p.m. $20–50. (Preview Party). Feb. 24–25, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $10. 706-342-4743

    Madison Antiques Show

    The show features the best in American antiques and accessories, including furniture, pottery, art, silver, textiles and more. Lectures on Saturday and Sunday will be offered at 9 a.m.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    7 p.m. FREE! athenssciencecafe.wordpress.com

    Athens Science Café

    Dr. Chad Davies presents "Gravitational Waves The Ebb and Flow to a Nobel Prize." 

  • Bogart Library

    6–8 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    KnitLits

    Knitters of all levels are welcome. 

  • Southern Brewing Company

    5 p.m. www.sobrewco.com

    Industry Appreciation Day

    Anyone who works in the alcohol service industry can receive a free beer. A margarita berliner will be available in celebration of National Margarita Day.

  • 7 p.m. $10. www.boutierwinery.com

    Ballroom Dance Lessons

    (Boutier Winery, 4506 Hudson River Church Rd., Danielsville) Led by Mr. Ron Putman. Second and fourth Thursday of every month.

  • The Rook and Pawn

    6–10 p.m. www.therookandpawn.com

    Percentage Night

    Proceeds benefit Athens PRIDE.

Friday, February 23

5 events

Events

  • Madison Morgan Cultural Center

    Feb. 23, 6–9 p.m. $20–50. (Preview Party). Feb. 24–25, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $10. 706-342-4743

    Madison Antiques Show

    The show features the best in American antiques and accessories, including furniture, pottery, art, silver, textiles and more. Lectures on Saturday and Sunday will be offered at 9 a.m.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    9:30–10:30 a.m. FREE! sagekincaid@uga.edu, www.georgiamuseum.org

    Morning Mindfulness

    Participate in a guided meditation session in the galleries. Meet in the lobby.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    4:30–9 p.m. $5. www.project-safe.org

    Boozy Bake Sale and Boogie Fest

    Baked goods for sale by Sweetie Pie by Savie. The UGA Salsa Club offers a beginner salsa lesson followed by a social dance. Proceeds benefit Project Safe.

  • UGA Special Collections Library

    7 p.m. $7. www.facebook.com/fdsauga

    Luna Fashion Show

    UGA's Fashion Design Student Association presents their spring fashion show. A portion of proceeds will benefit U-Lead.

  • 4–6 p.m. FREE! www.athenslandtrust.org

    Ribbon Cutting Celebration

    (165 Cannon Dr.) Celebrate the completion of Cottages at Cannontown, three new energy efficient homes that will be sold to low to moderate income first time home buyers. Lady B from WXAG 92.7 FM will host a live show and refreshments will be served. 

Saturday, February 24

8 events

Events

  • Athens Cotton Press

    6:30 p.m. $125. www.pcaathens.org

    Starry, Starry Night

    Evening includes dinner, Wheel of Fortune, silent and live auctions, a dinner and live entertainment. Proceeds benefit Prevent Child Abuse Athens. 

  • Athens, GA

    9 a.m.–3 p.m. $20. pesa.uga.edu

    PESA Summit

    (Amos Hall, 400 S. Hull St.) The Professional Entertainment and Sports Association at the Terry College of Business hosts its annual conference with panels and workshops for all majors.

  • Madison Morgan Cultural Center

    Feb. 23, 6–9 p.m. $20–50. (Preview Party). Feb. 24–25, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $10. 706-342-4743

    Madison Antiques Show

    The show features the best in American antiques and accessories, including furniture, pottery, art, silver, textiles and more. Lectures on Saturday and Sunday will be offered at 9 a.m.

  • 12–6 p.m. FREE! www.athensislamiccenter.org

    Open House

    (2022 S. Milledge Ave.) Meet your Muslim neighbors at the Al Huda Islamic Center. The event includes a tour of the mosque, henna tattoos, Arabic calligraphy, ethnic food and a Q&A. 

  • UGA Ecology Building

    9 a.m.–6:30 p.m. FREE (UGA affiliates), $25. iced.uga.edu/vector-symposium

    Ecology Symposium

    The day-long symposium is dedicated to the population biology of vector-borne diseases. Catered reception to follow. Registration required. 

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    8 a.m.–6 p.m. FREE! (w/ UGA ID), $25–30. lgbtcenter.uga.edu

    The Connect Conference

    The one day conference centers on the LGBT community, creating solidarity and community-building. 

  • 6–9 p.m. franklinousecafe@gmail.com

    Open Mic Night

    (Franklin House Cafe, 480 E. Broad St.) Musicians, comedians, dancers and entertainers can sign up to perform.

  • 8 a.m. $20. 512-542-1894

    Second Annual Run for Hope 5K

    (1210 S. Milledge Ave.) A race benefiting Rescuing Hope, a nonprofit dedicated to educating the public about sex trafficking and empowering survivors.

Sunday, February 25

2 events

Events

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    10:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. FREE! www.atlantasacredharp.org

    Shape Note Singing

    Experience the early American a cappella singing tradition using The Social Harp, compiled in 1855 by John Gordon McCurry, Jr., and The Sacred Harp, first published in 1844 by B.F. White. Potluck lunch. See Calendar Pick on p. 16.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    5 p.m. $20. www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Orchid Madness: Vanilla Sunday

    Vanilla flavoring is extracted from the pods of an orchid plant! Celebrate the vanilla bean orchid with sundaes from Freddy's Frozen Custard and a presentation by author James Farmer.

Tuesday, February 27

2 events

Events

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    7 p.m. (dance lessons), 8–10 p.m. (open dance). $4–6. www.athensswingnight.com

    Swing Dance Night

    UGA Swing Dance Club presents a night of dancing in the tropical conservatory. No previous dance experience or partner required.

  • UGA Special Collections Library

    2 p.m. FREE! jclevela@uga.edu

    Tuesday Tour at 2

    Take a guided tour of the exhibit galleries of the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library and the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies. Meet in the rotunda on the second floor. Part of UGA's Spotlight on the Arts.

Wednesday, February 28

2 events

Events

  • ACC Library

    6:30 p.m. FREE! www.aadmovement.org

    Life the Griot

    Life the Griot is a social worker, chess enthusiast, poet and activitist. His performance will be preceded by a screening of the 2014 documentary about him. 

  • 8:30 a.m. FREE! www.1millioncups.com/athens

    1 Million Cups

    (Athens Area Chamber of Commerce) 1MC is a national program designed to educate, engage and connect entrepreneurs. Each week, a local startup presents their company to a supportive audience.

Thursday, March 1

2 events

Events

Friday, March 2

5 events

Events

  • Piccadilly Farm

    Mar. 2–3, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! 706-765-4444, www.piccadillyfarm.com

    25th Annual Hellebore Days

    (Bishop) See a spectacular display of thousands of hellebores (Lenten Roses) in full bloom. Piccadilly Farm offers 20 types of hellebores including mixed colors, doubles and special colors.

  • Chase Park Warehouses

    5–9 p.m. FREE! www.hatchathens.com

    Hatch Hackathon

    (The Hatch) Work individually or in teams to make something in under four hours. Most projects are tech, art or craft focused. Bring your own supplies.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9 a.m. $12. 706-542-6138, www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Friends First Friday

    Sheldon Jones will present "Container Gardening: Be Bold and Beautiful." 

  • Ciné Barcafé

    6 p.m. $80. athenscine.com

    Red Carpet Gala

    Guests are encouraged to wear red carpet attire for a three-course meal to celebrate the Oscars. Live music by Eunice Kang. Proceeds benefit Ciné.

  • 5–10 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/hatchathens

    Hackathon

    (The Hatch, 160 Tracy St.) Craft, paint, draw, sew, build, repair, solder and hack things. Participants do not need to bring a project but the favorite project wins a prize. Food provided. 

Saturday, March 3

5 events

Events

  • Piccadilly Farm

    Mar. 2–3, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! 706-765-4444, www.piccadillyfarm.com

    25th Annual Hellebore Days

    (Bishop) See a spectacular display of thousands of hellebores (Lenten Roses) in full bloom. Piccadilly Farm offers 20 types of hellebores including mixed colors, doubles and special colors.

  • Morton Theatre

    1 p.m. FREE! (tickets required). aabhbowl@gmail.com

    Athens Area Black History Bowl

    The Athens Area Black History Committee presents the sixth annual program featuring a lecture, performances and recognitions of local history-makers. Speakers include University of Virginia professor Derrick P. Alridge and local author and historian Michael L. Thurmond.

  • Ciné Barcafé

    12–2 p.m. $30. www.athenscine.com

    Meet the winemaker

    Meet 5th generation winemaker Kurt Bietler and try samples from his label Boheme Wines.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    6–8 p.m. www.aadmovement.com

    Athens Black Market

    The market supports local minority business vendors. Offerings range from local food, artisan home goods and natural beauty products. 

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    1–9 p.m. www.terrapinbeer.com

    Release Party

    Celebrate the release of Chopsecutioner with yard games and a food truck.

Sunday, March 4

1 event

Events

  • Nuçi's Space

    9 a.m.–5 p.m. FREE! www.nuci.org

    Spring Into the Arts

    The performing arts medicine showcase seeks to address issues artists face. Local artists will perform and network. Keynote speakers are Bronkar Lee and Peter Alvanos. Refreshments provided by Mama's Boy and Ike & Jane. 

Sunday, March 11

1 event

Events

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    12:30–5 p.m. www.terrapinbeer.com

    Kegs 'n' Eggs Brunch with DJ Mahogany

    Get your Sunday started with beer-mosas and a bloody mary bar. Music, trivia and giveaways courtesy of DJ Mahogany.

Saturday, March 17

1 event

Events

  • 9 a.m. $12–42. bit.ly/runathensgreen

    St. Patrick's Day Run

    (375 Commerce Blvd) Wear green for the inaugural 5k, 10k and Little Leprechaun Fun Run. Room reserved at Saucehouse for a post-run celebration. 

Thursday, March 22

1 event

Events

  • The Classic Center

    7–10 p.m. $15–20. tedxuga.com

    TEDxUGA

    UGA alumnus, faculty and students present ideas worth sharing. This year's theme is "Connect."

Friday, March 23

1 event

Events

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    5–10 p.m. Donations encouraged. www.multiplechoices.us

    Music Night Concert & Auction

    Bid on items in the auction and hear live music. Proceeds benefit the Athens Council of the Blind and Multiple Choices Center for Independent Living.

Saturday, March 24

1 event

Events

  • 12–1:30 p.m. FREE! jhebbard@uga.edu

    The School Lunch Challenge

    (Whitehead Elementary School 555 Qualwood Dr.) Four teams from Last Resort, Taziki's, Mediterranean Café, Dondero's Kitchen and the Food Bank of NEGA will compete to create a school lunch plate for a K–12 audience. Attendees are encouraged to bring donation items to benefit the Food 2 Kids program.