Wednesday, February 21

36 events


Live Music

  • Caledonia Lounge

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

    RUHAA! Local rock band with alternative and blues influences.

    ACTUS REUS Atlanta-based metal band.

    DARSANA Local indie band.

  • 40 Watt Club

    7 p.m. $15.

    JONATHAN RICHMAN The former Modern Lovers frontman known for his playful, evocative lyricism returns to town with his longtime drummer Tommy Larkins. See Calendar Pick on p. 16.

    ANE DIAZ Folk singer-songwriter known for her work with The Causey Way and Producto.

  • The Foundry

    7:30 p.m. FREE!

    MARC TEICHOLZ Renowned acoustic guitarist performs with students from UGA's school of music, featuring sounds from Brazil, as well as classical and jazz selections for solo guitar.

  • Nowhere Bar

    10 p.m. 706-546-4742

    SUNNY SOUTH BLUES BAND Local band combining a blues and soul spirit with riffy rock and roll.

    STONI TAYLOR & MILES OF STONES Atlanta-based funk-rock outfit.

  • Porterhouse Grill

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990

    JAZZ NIGHT The longest standing weekly music gig in Athens! Enjoy an evening of original music, improv and standards.


Lectures & Lit

  • Avid Bookshop

    6:30 p.m. FREE!

    Meet the Poet

    Meet poet Todd Boss for his collection Tough Luck.

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    12 p.m. FREE!

    Brown Bag Lunch

    This lunch's topic is "The Historic American Legion Building." Presented by the Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation.

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    5:30 p.m. FREE!

    Meet the Author

    Meet Ward Morehouse III in celebration of his book Broadway After Dark: A Father and Son Cover 100 Years of Broadway. Morehouse and Katherine Boynton will talk about Broadway behind the scenes. 

  • Ciné Barcafé

    6 p.m. $5.

    Meet the Author

    Meet local author Mokah-Jasmine Johnson in celebration of her first book Spirit of an Activist: Stop Sitting on the Sidelines.

Karaoke & Open Mic

  • The Office Lounge

    8 p.m. FREE! 706-546-0840


    KARAOKE With your host Lynn. Every Wednesday!

  • Boar's Head Lounge

    10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040

    Open Mic Night

    OPEN MIC A weekly open-mic jam hosted by Louis Phillip Pelot. All musicians welcome. Backline provided!


  • Georgia Theatre

    7 p.m. $25–100.

    Magic Men Live!

    A choreographic cabaret experience complete with thrilling storylines, visual mastery and an all-male revue.

  • The Foundry

    7:30 p.m. FREE!

    UGA Guitar Studio in Concert

    Classical guitar students will perform solo and ensemble pieces, featuring guest artist Marc Teicholz. 



  • 8:30 a.m. FREE!

    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.



  • UGA Fine Arts Building

    Feb. 16–17, 20–24, 8 p.m. Feb. 18 & 25, 2:30 p.m. $16.


    (Cellar Theatre) The lives of an average couple are upended by the arrival of mysterious new neighbors in their Detroit suburb. See Theater Notes on p. 14.


  • Oconee County Library

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950

    Making a Living as a Business Journalist & Industry Analyst

    Veteran industry analyst and journalist Dan Baker will lead a workshop. Participants can bring writing samples for group critique.

  • ACC Library

    6 p.m. FREE!

    Beekeeping for Beginners

    All levels welcome. Topics include starting and maintaining a hive, equipment and supplies, and the benefits of keeping bees. Register by Feb. 20.

  • Thrive

    12:30 p.m. FREE!

    Feng Shui DIY

    Participants will lunch and learn with Krista Jones, leaving with a succlulent plant and tips to energize their home. 

  • Oconee County Library

    6:30–8 p.m. FREE!

    Business Writing and Communication Workshop

    The new writing group hosts its inaugural meeting. Dan Baker will lead the first workshop on making a living as a business journalist and industry analyst.