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"Family Mess" the play

  • May 30, 2015 - May 30, 2015
  • Location: Morton Theatre
  • Address: 195 W. Washington St., Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: Morton Theatre
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This is an urban stage play featuring national recording artist and legendary actors: Chad Lawson Cooper, actor and national recording artist, Alicia Robinson Cooper, national recording artist, Helen...

African Soul & M. Lewis featuring K. Chanta

  • May 30, 2015 - May 30, 2015
  • Location: Hendershot's
  • Address: 237 Prince Avenue, Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: Hendershot's
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African Soul and M. Lewis are going on tour and the first stop is Hendershots in Athens, GA with opening artist K. Chanta’. Get ready for an evening of soul, poetry and song!!!!

Greek Wines with Southern Fare

  This is a tasting of indigenous varietals paired with classic Georgia cuisine catered by Last Resort Provisions. This will be an epic, unique, fun event--don't miss it! MENU: Fried green ...

LEAD Athens Midnight 5k

  • May 29, 2015 - May 29, 2015
  • Location: First American Bank
  • Address: 300 College Ave, Athens, GA 30601
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Join friends downtown for this 3rd annual midnight 5k! This year the race has been moved downtown, and they've added an after party at The Place. This race is so much fun! When the LEAD Athens Midn...

Local Author Rebecca Lang Cookbook Launch: FRIED CHICKEN: Recipes for the Crispy, Crunchy, Comfort

Avid Bookshop presents their friend and local cookbook author Rebecca Lang for the launch of her newest cookbook FRIED CHICKEN: Recipes for the Crispy, Crunchy, Comfort-Food Classic on Friday, May 29...

Pokémon Spring Regional Championships!

  • From: May 30, 2015 - May 31, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: The Classic Center
  • Address: 300 N. Thomas St., Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: The Classic Center

  Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG) and video game players, their supporters, and Pokémon fans from around the Southeast are invited to attend the 2015 Pokémon Spring Region...

The Return of Unknown Hinson

  • May 29, 2015 - May 29, 2015
  • Location: The Foundry
  • Address: 295 E. Dougherty St., Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: The Foundry
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Grab a friend and head to The Foundry to enjoy the music of Unknown Hinson. The band is now touring nationwide, wowing audiences with outrageous and campy, white-trash persona and freewheeling, sleaz...

On-Going Events

AiryLight: Visualizing the Invisible

AiryLight is a project created by artist Annelie Berner to express real-time local air-quality data through changing light patterns projected on the ceiling above a lamp. Designed as Berner's thesis ...

Athens Brewery Tours- Every Friday

  • Starting: April 10, 2015 (Every Friday)
  • Location: Meet at the Varsity. The tour will visit Terrapin, Creature Comforts, and Copper Creek
  • Address: 1000 W. Broad St., Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: The Varsity
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Athens Tours & Transit hosts an Athens Brewery Tour every Friday at 5:30 p.m. Meet at The Varsity. You'll visit Terrapin, Creature Comforts, and Copper Creek with the tour ending at 8:50 p.m. At ...

Athens Farmers Market - Saturdays

The Athens Farmer's Market is a not-for-profit organization with an overarching goal of improving the health of the community through provision of local, nutrient dense foods, social interaction, and...

Athens Heritage Tour

  • Starting: October 23, 2014
  • Location: Athens Welcome Center
  • Address: 280 E. Dougherty St., Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: Athens Welcome Center

The Athens Heritage Tour is a 90 minute guided tour of Athens that's offered Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 2:00 pm. Your tour will begin in the oldest house in Athens and on the tour you will s...

Bike Athens group ride

Bike Athens has monthly group rides on the LAST FRIDAY of each month. The rides start at 6:00 p.m. from City Hall (301 College Ave., Athens, GA 30601), and wind through Athens for 5-9 miles before en...

DETOUR THRU YOUR MIND: An Illustrated Peoples’ History of Athens, GA Exhibition + Publication

Many artists, of all disciplines, have called Athens, GA, home over the years. The people, places and events of the town offer a vibrant muse for the visual, performing, and literary arts. Detour Thr...

Exhibit: art.gif

Introduced in the late 1980s, the GIF (Graphic Interchange Format) is an image format that allows 10-second infinitely looping animations at relatively small file sizes. Commonly used in Internet mem...

Exhibit: BANG

  • From: February 06, 2015 - June 30, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Hotel Indigo-Athens
  • Address: 500 College Ave., Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: Hotel Indigo-Athens
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BANG, a new installation by Carol John is ready for viewing at the GlassCube, Athens only 24/7 gallery located at Hotel Indigo. Painted in tropical cool colors, large cherry frame panels, a floating ...

Exhibit: Discarded Beauty

This exhibit features stunning painting, photography, sculpture, collage and relief works all looking at the beauty of the natural process of decay, dust, and the discarded featuring artwork by Janel...

Exhibit: Dust, Drought and Dreams Gone Dry

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Exhibit: Jay Robinson: Quarks, Leptons and Peanuts

This exhibition will feature the work Jay Robinson has created since a fire in the mid-1990s destroyed his home and studio. After the fire, Robinson's work moved in a different direction and he rein...

Exhibit: Peaceable, Kingdom, and Flight

  • From: May 21, 2015 - October 31, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: The Classic Center
  • Address: 300 N. Thomas St., Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: The Classic Center

Peaceable Kingdom pictures an array of animals, those great and small, in Classic Gallery I. The five artists featured in Peaceable Kingdom work in different styles and materials to create a colorful...

Exhibit: Pennington Radio Collection

An exhibit of radios from the early 1900s, the beginning of the age of electronic mass communication, will open Feb. 20 at the University of Georgia Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Li...

Exhibit: Terra Verte

  • From: June 23, 2014 - May 31, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Jane and Harry Willson Sculpture Garden
  • Address: 90 Carlton St., Athens, GA 30602
  • Venue: Georgia Museum of Art
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Scottish artist Patricia Leighton has been making art in the public realm for more than 25 years, creating large-scale permanent commissions that relate to the history of a given site and relevant en...

Exhibit: The Home Show: Artist Inspired Birdhouses

This exhibit showcases a selection of birdhouses created over the years to benefit previous Athens Area Habitat for Humanity building projects. This show of fantastical birdhouses, curated by Ann Hes...

Exhibit: The Lounge Gallery: Lucas Underwood

The Lyndon House Arts Center has a summer exhibition in the Lounge Gallery that features photography by Lucas Underwood. The photos in this solo exhibit represent a tiny portion of the hundreds of im...

Friday Afternoon Beer Club

  • Starting: May 01, 2015 (Every Friday)
  • Location: Live Wire Athens (formerly New Earth)
  • Address: 227 W. Dougherty St., Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: Live Wire Athens
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Join the Friday Afternoon Beer Club to receive $2 craft beer specials and enjoy a live performance by local Dj Osmos at 5pm. It's free to join. Simply show up at Live Wire on Friday afternoon, sign...

Gallery at Hotel Indigo-Athens Presents: The Finders

  • From: April 06, 2015 - June 13, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Hotel Indigo-Athens
  • Address: 500 College Ave., Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: Hotel Indigo-Athens
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The Finders exhibit investigates works by artists who use found, discarded and re-discovered materials. These are works of assemblage, collage and construction. Some are elaborative narratives trap...

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