Friday, February 12

33 events


  • The Classic Center

    7 p.m. SOLD OUT.

    Jerry Seinfeld

    Professional stand-up comedian best known for playing a semi-fictional version of himself in the sitcom "Seinfeld." See story on p. 10.

  • UGA Robert G. Edge Recital Hall

    Feb. 9 & 10, 8 p.m. Feb. 12, 5 p.m. FREE!

    Beethoven Lecture and Concert

    A three-day celebration of the works of Beethoven hosted by Evgeny Rivkin and Levon Ambartsumian. Students will perform sonatas by the composer for violin and piano.

  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Feb. 12–13, 8 p.m. & Feb. 14, 3 p.m. $5 (w/ student ID), $18.

    Così fan Tutte

    The UGA Opera Theatre presents Mozart's classic with conductor Maestro Imre Palló and stage director Vince Liotta. 

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    5:30 p.m. FREE!

    Luciano Chessa

    Composer, conductor and performance artist Luciano Chessa will perform works by Futurist artist Luigi Russolo and original compositions as part of UGA's celebration of Dada's centennial. See Art Notes on p. 13.

Live Music

  • Buffalo's Café

    7 p.m. $15 (adv), $18 (door).

    ELVIS AND HIS TCB BAND Elvis impersonator Chris Shupe's performance features The Burning Love Brass

  • Caledonia Lounge

    9:30 p.m. $8 (21+), $10 (18-20).

    BIT BRIGADE Local supergroup plays the soundtrack to a vintage video game while Noah McCarthy plays—and beats—the game onstage. 

    MOTHERFUCKER Hard-hitting, virtuosic local rock and roll band.

    MANGER Speed thrash metal "with a dash of Satan." The band harks back to the days of NWOBHM: ripping solos and screeching vocals.

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    Unity Collective USA. 8 p.m. FREE!

    THE BERGAMOT Brooklyn-based husband/wife indie-folk duo.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    9 p.m.

    SIGNAL MOUNTAIN New project from Marie Uhler (Eureka California), featuring "fuzzy hug pop melodies."

    BEE TERROR THING New "intellectual dance skronk" project from Tunabunny's Brigette Heron.

    IZZY TRUE Indie rock four-piece from Ithaca, NY.

  • 40 Watt Club

    8 p.m. SOLD OUT.

    DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS The Southern rock superstars return to the Athens stage for their annual Homecoming series. See story on p. 15.

    WILL JOHNSON The former Centro-matic frontman takes folk and gives it an electric edge.

    DAVE MARR The former Star Room Boys singer plays a set of solo material in his deep and resonant country twang.

  • The Foundry

    Wounded Warrior Project/Fisher House Benefit. 7:30 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door).

    FLOW MOTION Local classic rock cover band.

    SOUTHERN CROSS A country-rock band.

  • Georgia Theatre

    7:30 p.m. $15 (adv.), $20 (door).

    BIG SMO Larger-than-life country rapper playing a mix of rock and hip hop.

    DANIEL LEE BAND Local Southern rock/country outfit.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    FART JAR No info available.

    RICKY AND HIS DIGITS Local MC who cites MF Doom, cLOUDDEAD, Wu Tang Clan, and Eminem as influences.

    DJ MAHOGANY Popular local DJ spins freaky funk, sultry soul, righteous R&B and a whole lotta unexpected faves.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    8 p.m. $7.

    GYPSY WILDCATS Comprised of Antoon Speters, Andrea DeMarcus, John Norris, John Prechtel and Keiko Ishibashi, the Gypsy Wildcats are a big, fun foray into gypsy and old-time music.

    SWEET AUBURN STRING BAND Quirky Americana outfit out of Atlanta.

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE!

    LIVE JAZZ Jeremy Raj is bringing together the best that Athens jazz has to offer. A trio of incredibly talented musicians play to a great crowd every weekend.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    10 p.m. $5.

    EUREKA CALIFORNIA Melodic, rough-edged, guitar-driven local garage-rock duo.

    MINORCAN Lo-fi folk rock out of Asheville, NC.

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

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    ERIK NEIL BAND Local trio playing blues/rock covers and originals.

  • The Office Lounge

    9 p.m. 706-546-0840

    MICHAEL JAMSMITH BAND Group led by a guitarist and songwriter from Marietta.

  • VFW

    7 p.m.

    RAMBLIN' COUNTRY BAND Georgia-based traditional country band.


  • ACC Library

    10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650,

    Infant Storytime

    Designed to nurture language skills through literature-based materials and activities. Parents assist their children in movements and actions while playing.

  • ACC Library

    6 p.m. FREE!

    Afterhours: Black History Month

    Celebrate Black History month with soul food and trivia. Ages 11–18. Registration required.



  • Oconee County Library

    2 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950

    Free Online Magazines

    Learn how to use Zinio, a new online magazine service offered to library cardholders. Registration required.

  • Kumquat Mae Bakery Café

    5:15 p.m. Donations accepted.

    Happy Yoga Happy Hour

    Get your weekend off to a serene start with a stress-eliminating yoga session. A portion of donations will go to Nuci's Space.

Lectures & Lit

  • Oconee County Library

    6 p.m. FREE!

    Broad Minds Book Club for Feminists

    This month's book is Bossypants by Tina Fey.

  • Ciné Barcafé

    7 p.m. FREE!

    Meet the Authors

    The Georgia Review and Georgia Poetry Circuit present Jeff Mock and Margot Schilpp for a Valentine's weekend reading.   

  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    4 p.m. FREE!

    Meet the Author

    (Room 300) Jane Wodening will make a rare public appearance in support of her book Brakhage's Childhood


  • Georgia Museum of Art

    9:30–10:30 a.m. FREE!,

    Morning Mindfulness

    Join instructor Jerry Gale for a meditation session in the galleries. Meet in the lobby.

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

    6 p.m. $5 suggested donation. 706-351-6024

    Healing Circle & Meditation

    Experience different forms and modalities of meditation. Every Friday.

  • 3:30 p.m. FREE!

    Georgia Birthday Celebration

    (Bogart Agricultural Center) Celebrate Georgia's 283rd birthday with colonial crafts, pictures with costumed guests and hands-on history activities.


  • Athens Little Playhouse

    Feb. 12–13 & 18–20, 7 p.m. Feb. 14 & 21, 3 p.m. $5–10.

    Shrek the Musical

    Shrek the ogre goes on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking donkey and feisty princess.

  • Athens Community Theater

    Feb. 11–13, 8 p.m. Feb. 14, 2 p.m. $8–15.

    The Graduate

    Terry Johnson's play is adapted from the cult novel and classic film. It follows Benjamin Braddock, his affair with Mrs. Robinson and his love for her daughter, Elaine.


  • Lamar Dodd School of Art

    4–7:30 p.m. FREE!

    Faust Song of the Sun

    (Auditorium S150) German author Werner Fritsch will introduce a screening of his film poem Faust Song of the Sun. The film reflects on a movement in Goethe's Faust. The film will be followed by a reception and discussion.


Ending Friday, February 12



  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    Southworks Call for Artists

    Seeking submissions for the 21st annual Southworks National Juried Art Exhibition on Apr. 1–May 6. Visit website for application and to submit images. Cash prizes will be awarded to top pieces. Deadline Feb. 12. $25-35.