Thursday, February 26

48 events

Live Music

  • Barbeque Shack

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-613-6752

    OPEN BLUEGRASS JAM All pickers welcome! Every Thursday!

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    DRGN KING Philadelphia-based indie rock outfit, playing hard-hitting, psychedelic-influenced tunes.

    BRONZE BRAIN New local sludge-psych band featuring members of The Viking Progress and Grand Vapids.

    WIEUCA Local band playing cheeky, guitar-driven indie rock.

  • Dos Palmas Restaurant & Cantina

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-353-7771

    TRE POWELL FEAT. THE BIG SMOOTH Bluesy acoustic tunes with soulful vocals.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    8 p.m.

    THE LAST THURSDAY Songwriter Don Chambers presents a night of music, guest musicians, spoken worn, film, magic and a variety of other surprises. Thayer Sarrano will be the special musical guest.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. $5.

    SOUTHERN BRED COMPANY Local funk-inspired rock and roll band.

    THE JULIE HOLMES BAND Local singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist who specializes in acoustic jams.

    STEREO REFORM Trio that combines genres to create a "dance-a-funk-a-rock-a-tronic" sound.

    THE STIR No info available.

  • The Foundry

    8:30 p.m. $12 (adv.), $15 (door).

    ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD Southern jam-rock group featuring Cyril Neville and Devon Allman. 

  • Georgia Theatre

    8 p.m. $10.

    FUTUREBIRDS Athens prodigal country-rocking sons return.

    BLUE BLOOD Melodic psych-pop project from Hunter Morris, formerly of Gift Horse.

  • The Grotto

    10 p.m. 706-549-9933

    LEAVING COUNTRIES Local singer-songwriter Louis Phillip Pelot and company play a "mind-boggling wall of organic sound with upbeat, travel-driven lyrics."

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. FREE!

    CHRIS BURROUGHS TRIO Jazz trio led by Stone Mountain drummer Chris Burroughs.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    SUN-DRIED VIBES South Carolina band plays a reggae-tinted brand of rock.

    TREEHOUSE Sublime-inspired band from South Carolina.

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. 706-546-0840

    REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Newly relocated back to his old stomping grounds of Athens, Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. He hosts an "all-star jam" every Thursday.

  • The World Famous

    9 p.m. 706-543-4002

    WAITRESS New noise rock project featuring members of Antpile and Family & Friends. EP release show! See story on p. 35.

    NURTURE Local post-hardcore trio featuring screamed vocals, chunky guitar and explosive rhythms.

    DIRT QUEEN Noise rock band from Philadelphia.


  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    8:30 a.m. FREE!

    Nature Ramblers

    Learn more about the flora and fauna of the garden while enjoying fresh air and inspirational readings. Ramblers are encouraged to bring their own nature writings or favorite poems and essays to share with the group.

  • Allgood Lounge

    6–8 p.m. FREE!

    Hatch Happy Hour Show and Tell

    Show off your newest art or tech creation, be inspired by something someone else has made or find someone to work with in a new idea. Hosted by The Hatch, a new local makerspace.

  • 8 p.m. $8.


    (The Hedges, 346 E. Broad St.) This annual fashion show presented by the UGA Student Merchandising Association features clothing from local boutiques and music by Acapoco. Proceeds benefit The UGA Alzheimers Association.

  • Avid Bookshop

    11 a.m.–2 p.m. FREE!

    Arrow Book Fair

    This in-store book fair benefits ARROW, a local not-for-profit community space for families.

  • ACC Library

    2 p.m. FREE!

    Legacy Family Tree Webinar

    Genealogist Angela Walton-Raji leads this webinar on tracing ancestors in the aftermath of the Civil War. 

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    Dr. Fred's Karaoke

    KARAOKE Hosted by karaoke fanatic John "Dr. Fred" Bowers and featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more.

  • Walker's Coffee & Pub

    9 p.m. FREE! 706-543-1433


    KARAOKE Every Thursday!


  • UGA Tate Student Center

    8 p.m. $1–2.

    Beasts of the Southern Wild

    (Theatre) Behn Zeitlin's debut film is a spellbinding fantasy world of beauty, terror and mythic wonder.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    7:30 p.m. FREE!

    Hitchcock in Black and White Film Series: Spellbound

    Spellbound is a psychological mystery thriller about a beautiful but cold psychoanalyst and her attempts to protect the identity of an amnesia patient accused of murder, while attempting to recover his memory.

  • Miller Learning Center

    5 p.m. FREE!

    The Nature of Change: Black History Month Part III

    (Room 268) This last installment of a three-part series highlighting leaders of the Civil Rights Movement follows the SCLC into St. Augustine, FL as it deals with racial inequality, including action from college students. 

  • ACC Library

    2 p.m. FREE!

    Researching Ancestors in the Era of Freedom

    This webinar explores record sets following the Civil War.

  • Ciné Barcafé

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Gifts From the Elders

    This documentary follows five Anishinaabe youth on a summer research project with their elders whose stories guide them on a journey back to generations that lived off of the land. Q&A with filmmaker james M. Fortier to follow.


  • Georgia Museum of Art

    5:30 p.m. FREE!

    Gallery Talk: Piero Lerda

    Curator Laura Valeri and Valeria Gennaro Lerda, scholar and wife of the late Piero Lerda, lead a discussion of the artist's work and Gennaro Lerda's research on southern culture.

  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA

    6:30 p.m. FREE!

    Racial Identity & Art

    A panel discussion on the topic of racial identity in art will be held in conjunction with the current exhibit by Bethany Collins, "As We Wish To Be." Panelists include Valerie Babb, director of the Institute for African American Studies; Stanley Bermudez, artist and art professor at UGA; and Alisha M. Cromwell, PhD candidate in the UGA department of history. See Art Notes on p.19.


  • Butt Hutt Bar-B-Q

    8 p.m. FREE! 706-850-8511

    Entertainment Trivia

    Hosted by Dirty South Trivia. Every Thursday.

  • El Azteca

    7:30 p.m. FREE! 706-549-2639


    Win prizes with host Garrett Lennox. Every Thursday.




  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    8 p.m. $5 (w/ student ID), $10.

    The Hodgson Wind Ensemble

    The performance features exciting repertoire for wind band, including Steven Stucky's "Hue and Cry," Charles Ives' "The Unanswered Question" and Cindy McTee's "Double Play."

  • UGA New Dance Theatre

    Feb. 25–28, 8 p.m. $10–16.

    Dance and Multimedia Concert

    Atlanta-based dance companies Staibdance and Zoetic Dance Ensemble will join the UGA CORE Concert Contemporary and Aerial Dance Company on stage in a concert on "The Human Soul Connection." The performance features dance, aerial dance and multimedia.

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    6:45 p.m.

    Fiddlers on the Roof

    Composer Stanley Walden will perform a selection of works composed for George Tabori. He was one of Tabori's closest collaborators for over 30 years, and the two produced 50 or so works for radio, stage and screen together. Part of the George Tabori and the Theatre of the Holocaust conference.

Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

    12:15 p.m. FREE!

    Lunchtime Learning

    Geraldine H. Williams, a docent at the Georgia Museum of Art, presents a program exploring the black image in American art from the 18th–20th centuries.

  • UGA Chapel

    4 p.m. FREE!

    Global Georgia initiative: John T. Edge

    Edge is a writer and director of the Southern Foodways Alliance. He will give a talk on "Grits, Greens and Gochujang: the Emergence of a Newer Southern Cuisine."

  • ACC Library

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Dressing Up: A Gimlet-Eyed Look at Fashion from a Century Ago

    Ivan Ingermann, associate professor in costume design from the UGA department of theater and film studies, lectures on vintage fashions from the "Downton Abbey" era, an age of Victorian, Edwardian and flapper finery. Beverly Bourgeois will exhibit period costumes through Mar. 24.

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    4:30 p.m. FREE!

    Anat Feinberg

    (Room 271) Feinberg, professor of hebrew and jewish literature at the Hochschule fur Judische Studien in Heidelberg, Germany, presents "'Macht kein Theater': George Tabori and his Theater Revisited."


  • Graduate Athens

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-546-7075,

    Clarke County Democratic Committee Meeting

    Join Representative Spencer Frye as he presents a legislative update. Meet Democratic Party of Georgia Ninth District Chair David Robinson. 

  • Nuçi's Space

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-202-9169

    Athens Human Rights Festival Meeting

    The AHRF hosts an organizational meeting. Please park in the lot across the street from Nuçi's Space.


  • ACC Library

    6, 7 & 8 p.m. FREE!

    One-on-One Digital Media Center Tutorial

    The new Digital Media Center is now open! Get individual instruction for graphics, audio or video editing projects or learn to convert albums and cassettes to DVDs and CDs.

  • Revival Yarns

    6 p.m. $30.

    Knit 2

    Review casting on, the knit stitch, the purl stitch, stockinette and garter stitch patterns. RSVP.

  • Lay Park

    9–11 a.m. 706-613-3596

    Tech Savvy Seniors

    Learn how to use a smart phone or other device in these stress-free sessions held every Thursday. Ages 55 and older.

  • UGA Small Business Development Center

    10 a.m. FREE! 706-542-6791

    How to Do Business with the Federal Government

    This event has been canceled.


  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Feb. 24–28, 8 p.m. Mar. 1, 2 p.m. $12–16.

    Mein Kampf

    (Cellar Theatre) University Theatre's production of George Tabori's play portrays Adolf Hitler as a young, struggling artist whose life is changed by a chance encounter with a Jewish Bible seller.

  • Clarke Central High School

    Feb. 26–28, 7:30 p.m. $5–7.


    The rise of the Nazi regime in 1930s Germany sets the tone and scene for this student musical.

Help Out

  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    OCAF Thrift Sale Donations

    Donate furniture, electronics, toys, clothing, books, tools, antiques and other items to the annual OCAF thrift sale. Donations are being accepted through Mar. 18. The sale will open Mar. 20. 706-769-4565,

Word on the Street

  • Nominations for the 2015 Preservation Awards

    Nominate a project that helps celebrate Athens' unique heritage. Categories include rehabilitation, new construction, stewardship, community revitalization and more. Deadline Apr. 17.

Ending Thursday, February 26



  • Athens, GA

    Human Rights Festival Logo Contest

    The Athens Human Rights Festival is seeking logo submissions for use on T-shirts, the newspaper and the stage backdrop. Logos must say 37th Annual Human Rights Festival, May 2–3 and Athens, GA. Email for details. Deadline Feb. 26.