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Monday, February 11

15 events

Games

  • Highwire Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE! 706-543-8997

    Trivia

    Athens' toughest trivia. $100 grand prize every week! All ages.

Art

  • UGA Lamar Dodd School of Art Galleries

    5:30 p.m. FREE! artinfo@uga.edu

    Visiting Artist Lecture: Janet Echelman

    (Room S151) Echelman reshapes urban airspace with monumental, fluidly moving sculptures that respond to environmental forces including wind, water, and sunlight. The permanent and temporary projects draw inspiration from ancient craft and modern technology. They embody local identity, inviting residents to form a personal and dynamic relationship with the art and place. 

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    5:30–7 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Artist Lecture

    Mark Sloan gives a lecture on "Art and Iconoclasm in America's Most Polite City: A Contemporary Cabinet of Curiosities." Sloan is the director and senior curator of the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art in Charleston, and juror for the 38th juried exhibition at Lyndon House Arts Center.

Karaoke & Open Mic

Live Music

  • Blind Pig Tavern

    5–10 p.m. Donations welcome. 706-461-1013 (Baldwin Street location)

    ATHENS COUNCIL FOR THE BLIND BENEFIT Featuring live music from The Red Oak Southern String Band, The Athens Women's Singing Circle, The Vinyl Strangers, Mike Blake, Lillian Hass and The Dixieland Jazz Band.

  • Go Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-5609

    NO BRAINER Grindcore outfit from Wisconsin.

    MUUY BIIEN Local band plays '80s-style punk rock that's equal parts Minor Threat and The Fall.

    GRIPE This Athens thrash, grind and powerviolent band is known for the intensity of its live show.

    FOOD CLOTHES SHELTER Local punk rock band.

  • The Melting Point

    8 p.m. FREE! www.meltingpointathens.com

    THE HOOT Monthly showcase put on by the Athens Folk Music & Dance Society. Tonight's Valentine's-themed show will feature musical couples taking the stage and playing songs together. Susan Staley hosts. See Calendar Pick on p. 19.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742

    MUDCAT Blues band from Atlanta.

Performance

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    8 p.m. $20–39. www.pac.uga.edu

    The King's Singers

    The Grammy-winning British a cappella ensemble has been performing for over 40 years, incorporating classical and contemporary repertoire from Bach to The Beatles.

Film

  • Miller Learning Center

    7:30-9 p.m. FREE! sos@uga.edu

    Wild Horses and Renegades

    (Room 101) The film explores the plight of America’s wild horses and the rapidly deteriorating condition of the wild public lands in the American West. Part of Animal Voices Film Festival.

Kidstuff

  • Oconee County Library

    7–8 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950

    Mardi Gras Party

     

    Kick-off Mardi Gras with an hour of making elaborate and colorful masks. See what the year will hold for you with a delicious, traditional King Cake. Ages 11–18.

     

  • ACC Library

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Bedtime Stories

    Stories before bedtime. Pajamas encouraged. 

Lectures & Lit

  • Ciné Barcafé

    8 p.m. FREE! www.athenscine.com

    VOX Reading Series

    The UGA Creative Writing Program VOX Reading Series, African Studies Institute and the Institute for African American Studies present the award-winning African poet and scholar, Niyi Osundare.

  • UGA Chapel

    5:30 p.m. FREE! murrayd@uga.edu

    Global Diseases Lecture

    “The Long Road to an HIV Vaccine: A Personal Journey.” José Esparza, an internationally recognized expert on HIV/AIDS, vaccine development and global health, will deliver the second address in the Voices from the Vanguard series.

Help Out

  • BikeAthens

    BikeAthens Bike Recycling Program

    BikeAthens seeks volunteers to recondition bikes for Athenians underserved by private and public transportation. No tools or experience needed. First-time volunteers should come on a Wednesday for an orientation session. Mondays & Wednesdays, 6–8:30 p.m. & Sundays, 2–4:30 p.m. www.bikeathens.com