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Athens Fencing Club: Intro to Fencing

  • From: December 19, 2014 - December 27, 2014 (Every Friday, Saturday)
  • Address: 130 Ware Street, Studio A, Athens, GA 30601
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Come try out fencing over Winter break! 1st visit is FREE! Ages 13+ There are 2 sessions each 2 hours long on each day. http://athensfencing.com/

Christmas at The Classic Center

  • From: December 13, 2014 - December 21, 2014 (Every Sunday, Saturday)
  • Location: The Classic Center
  • Address: 300 N. Thomas St., Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: The Classic Center
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Tickets are on sale now for the second annual Christmas at The Classic Center festival in downtown Athens on Dec. 13-14 and Dec. 20-21. The festival is a fun filled wonderland featuring ice skatin...

Deck the Hollow Holiday Lights at Bear Hollow Zoo

The Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department will host "Deck the Hollow" Holiday Lights at Bear Hollow Zoo from December 11 - 14 and 18 - 21. This event takes place nightly from 5:3...

Drawing in the Galleries

Visitors are invited to sketch in the galleries during these hours. No instruction provided. Pencils only.

Heidi Hensley Band

  • December 20, 2014 - December 20, 2014
  • Location: Hendershot's
  • Address: 237 Prince Avenue, Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: Hendershot's
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HEIDI HENSLEY BAND – named after the charismatic front woman and songwriter, fuses an uncommon blend of modern rock and roll with alt-country and a nostalgic hint of the 80’s. These uniqu...

Holiday Bash

  • December 20, 2014 - December 20, 2014
  • Location: Sandy Creek Nature Center
  • Address: 205 Old Commerce Rd., Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: Sandy Creek Nature Center

Children ages 4 -12 will explore the winter woods and participate in activities. A snack will be provided. Pre-registration is required.  

Holiday Spirits Museum Mile Tour

  • From: December 06, 2014 - December 20, 2014 (Every Saturday)
  • Location: Tour begins at Ware-Lyndon House
  • Address: 293 Hoyt St., Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: Lyndon House Arts Center
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The Athens Historic House Museum Association presents its annual award-winning Holiday Spirits Tour, scheduled for three Saturdays, December 6th, 13th, and 20th. Tour-goers will be transported to Chr...

Jazz Thursday presents Period Six

  • December 18, 2014 - December 18, 2014
  • Location: Hendershot's
  • Address: 237 Prince Avenue, Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: Hendershot's
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Period Six performs a unique blend of Jazz standards featuring collective communication and soulful improvisation. Chris Costigan (Tenor Sax), David Brown (Guitar), Griffin Dangler (Bass), and Austi...

Movie Night at the Library featuring Stalag 17

Thursday night movies return to the library with a showing of Stalag 17.  Join us for this classic WWII film about a group of captured U.S. airmen attempting to esc...

Rare Complete Performance of Handel's Messiah

The UGA Performing Arts Center will present a rare complete performance of Handel's Messiah December 20 at 7 p.m. and December 21 at 2 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall. The concert will feature The Knigh...

The Nutcracker: the State Ballet Theatre of Russia

Generations of children and "children at heart" have treasured this perennial favorite, the charming tale of holiday adventure that follows a little girl's journey through a fantasy world o...

UGA Fall Commencement

  • December 19, 2014 - December 19, 2014
  • Location: Stegeman Coliseum
  • Address: 100 Smith Street, Athens, GA 30602
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The University of Georgia will welcome its newest class of alumni on Dec. 19 as 1,858 undergraduates and 497 graduate students-a total of 2,355-have met requirements to walk in the university's fall ...

Unsilent Night

Unsilent Night is an ethereal, electronic soundscape played by the audience on boomboxes and other electronic devices carried through city streets. It was created by Phil Kline. It has been played ev...

On-Going Events

ARTifacts Rock Athens: Relics from the Athens Music Scene, 1975-1985

Art Rocks Athens has teamed up with the Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the UGA Special Collections Library to present ARTifacts Rock Athens, May 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014...

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...

Athens on Ice: Public Ice Skating

  • From: December 10, 2014 - December 26, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: The Classic Center
  • Address: 300 N. Thomas St., Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: The Classic Center
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The Classic Center in downtown Athens will be offering Athens' only public ice skating sessions in its new Arena. The last session before the new year runs December 10th through December 26th. No ska...

Contra Dance

Learn the folk art of Contra Dance with the Athens folk Music and Dance Society. Dances held in the Recreation Hall and feature a caller and live band. Lesson for beginners before each dance.

Deck the Walls Holiday Shop

The Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department will present Deck the Walls event from November 25, 2014 through January 4, 2015 at Lyndon House Arts Center. Santa buys original art and you can...

Dirty South Trivia at Dirty Birds Athens

  • Starting: February 20, 2014 (Every Thursday)
  • Location: Dirty Birds
  • Address: 312 E. Washington Street, Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: Dirty Birds
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Trivia at Dirty Birds is hosted by Dirty South Trivia every Thursday Night upstairs from 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. Come enjoy great food and an extensive selection of beverages from Dirty Birds full Bar and ...

Exhibit: 75th Anniversary of the Premiere of "Gone With the Wind"

The University of Georgia special collections libraries will celebrate the 75th anniversary of the premiere of "Gone With the Wind" with this major exhibit on the life of the Margaret Mitch...

Exhibit: A Year on the Hill: Work by Jim Fiscus and Chris Bilheimer

The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will present the collaborative exhibition "A Year on the Hill: Work by Jim Fiscus and Chris Bilheimer" from Dec. 13 to March 8 on the ...

Exhibit: Athens Arcana - A Contemporary Tarot

ATHICA has invited 78 regional artists to each design a card in the tarot. While loosely based on the traditional Rider-Waite tarot deck, ATHICA has encouraged the participating artists to interpret ...

Exhibit: Boxers and Backbeats: Tomata du Plenty and the West Coast Punk Scene

  • From: October 04, 2014 - January 04, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Georgia Museum of Art
  • Address: 90 Carlton St., Athens, GA 30602
  • Venue: Georgia Museum of Art
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David Xavier Harrigan, a.k.a., Tomata du Plenty (1948-2000), was one of the founders of Seattle's early-1970s punk scene with the Ze Whiz Kidz counterculture theatre troupe and fronted acclaimed L.A....

Exhibit: Emilio Pucci in America

  • From: October 18, 2014 - February 01, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Georgia Museum of Art
  • Address: 90 Carlton St., Athens, GA 30602
  • Venue: Georgia Museum of Art
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Emilio Pucci was an international artist whose experimental work created a bridge between Italy and the United States and straddled a class divide. On the one hand, rich and famous Americans loved and...


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