THE BARLETTAS Local group plays cheeky, '60s-influenced rock with harmonies and honky-tonk overtones.
THE HIGHER CHOIR Southern rock band from Atlanta.
RAPDRAGONS Baltimore rap duo in the stylings of Greg Ward, sampling fellow Baltimore acts like Future Islands, Lower Dens, Ponytail and Beach House.
83 CUTLASS Aggressive, raw and personal hip-hop from Baltimore.
T.E.A.M. No information available.
TWO DARK BIRDS Members of k (v) i d s and Pretty Bird perform a hip-hop set.
GRASS WIDOW San Francisco-based post-punk/indie-psych outfit. See Calendar Pick on p. 19.
GLASSCRAFTS Fuzzed-out pop-punk from members of Grass Giraffes.
SHADE Dissonant, groove-oriented local post-punk band.
RANS THOMAS Local wildlife consultant and country singer-songwriter.
EMANCIPATOR Trip-hop artist joined in the live setting by a violinist.
RANDOM RAB San Francisco-based producer.
TOR Canadian electro producer.
JAZZ JAM Some of our town's most talented jazz musicians get together at this monthly happening. Bring your axe, or grab a brew and a table and give an ear.
DAVID ALLAN COE Outlaw country's baddest bad boy is responsible for penning mega-crude songs like "Pick Em, Lick Em, Stick Em" and "Don't Bite the Dick." Oh yeah, and some legit classics, too, like barroom fave "You Never Even Called Me By My Name."
THE JOMPSON BROTHERS Country-tinged muscle-rock band from Nashville.
COTTER PEN Local quartet plays jammy rock, blues and soul.
THE JAUNTEE Jam-funk band from Allston, MA.
THE SHADOW EXECUTIVES Local blues legends. This is an open jam and guests are welcome!
TRE POWELL Bluesy acoustic tunes with soulful vocals.
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.
A Japanese technique for stress reduction, relaxation and healing. Every Thursday.
KARAOKE Hosted by karaoke fanatic John "Dr. Fred" Bowers and featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more.
OPEN MIC NIGHT Showcase your talent! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get a spot.
ONE WORLD OPEN MIC All entertainers are welcome! Featured acts include The Skipperdees, African Soul, Amy Neese and Ricky Simone.
Social dancing at its liveliest with jigs, reels and strathspeys. Bring your dancing shoes. Every Thursday, 7–9 p.m. $3. email@example.com
(Quinn Hall) Athens Creative Theatre conducts a program for teens and adults using scripts so that the characterization occurs solely through the actor’s voice and expressions. Mondays, Feb. 18–Mar. 25, 6–8 p.m. $50–75. 706-613-3628, www.athensclarkecounty.com/act
(Call for Location) Local artist Barbara Odil leads a two-day experiential workshop in creating dolls that reflect pivotal life events. Feb. 23, 9:30 a.m.–6 p.m. & Feb. 24, 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m. $250, $125 advance deposit. 706-546-5601
Violin professor Michael Heald performs with pianist Timothy Lovelace.
Dance performances by the Modern Pin-Ups. Proceeds benefit the Athens Area Homeless Shelter.
(Grand Hall) The first professional company in the world dedicated to the tradition of stepping performs a step show. Part of UGA's Week of Soul.
The longest-running musical in history, The Fantasticks tells a classic story of two teenagers in love with love, who must contend with plotting parents and a melodramatic villan, in a refreshingly simple style.
(Tate Theatre) A screening of Spike Lee's 1989 film. On the hottest day of the year in a Brooklyn neighborhood, everyone's hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence.
William A. Schabas addresses the long-neglected association between human rights, culture and the arts.
(Room 125) James Anaya, United Nations special rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, speaks.
The open house provides an opportunity for the public to provide input on downtown infrastructure improvements (water main, sanitary sewer, drainage and streetscape). No presentation is planned. Project representatives from T.Y. Lin and the Athens-Clarke County SPLOST department will be on site to discuss concerns and expectations.
Veteran comedian James Gregory has been performing for over two decades.
Hungry Gnome Gardenscapes is a for-profit organization dedicated to empowering people to grow their own food through design and installation of edible landscapes following permaculture principles and ethics. Email to volunteer. firstname.lastname@example.org, www.hungrygnome.org
Barbara Brown Taylor keynotes the conference exploring the role of faith in the public square, with special attention to the ethics of political engagement. Three meals included. Friday evening at The Classic Center and Saturday at Piedmont College. Feb. 22, 5 p.m.–Feb. 23, 3:30 p.m. $150–175. 706-369-6833, email@example.com
Instagram users are invited to tag their photos of Athens, GA with the hashtag "#my_athens" to be considered for an exhibit in April. Proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity. Visit website for details. www.myathensis.com