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Special Events

2nd Annual Darius Goes West Run Roll & Stroll 5k

About the race: Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is the number one fatal genetic disease to affect children in the world. Experts agree that DMD should be treated or cured in the not too distant ...

2nd Annual Mulherin Foundation Glow & Go Aquathlon

  • July 26, 2014 - July 26, 2014
  • Location: Bishop Park
  • Address: 705 Sunset Drive, Athens, GA 30606
  • Venue: Bishop Park
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This family-friendly swim/run event is designed to accommodate multi-race enthusiasts and active families looking for a fun summer activity. The kids will start the event off with a 200 yard swim and...

Afterhours Event: Comic Con @ Your Library!

In celebration of Comic Con going on this week in San Diego, CA, Athens' own mini Comic Con will be held! Celebrate comic & pop culture characters with face painting, photo booths, games & ac...

Beer Dinner

  • July 25, 2014 - July 25, 2014
  • Location: South Kitchen + Bar
  • Address: 247 E. Washington St., Suite 101, Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: South Kitchen + Bar

South Kitchen + Bar is hosting a Creature Comforts beer dinner with 5 Points Bottle Shop and their new venture: The Pine Food & Drink.   Three Athens chefs will prepare a five course mea...

Brothers, Programs, Semicircle and Grand Vapids

  • July 26, 2014 - July 26, 2014
  • Location: 40 Watt Club
  • Address: 285 W. Washington St., Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: 40 Watt Club
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Four on the Floor at 40 Watt Club with Brothers, Programs, Semicircle and Grand Vapids.

Darius Goes West Weekend! 10th Annual

  • From: July 25, 2014 - July 26, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Various times and locations
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Friday, July 25: Family Carnival at The Body Shop of Athens' parking lot. The weekend's most popular event feaatures a 27' Lava Twist slip 'n slide, a petting zoo with camel rides, a caricature artis...

Kinchafoonee Cowboys

The Kinchafoonee Cowboys began in December, 1991 in a pecan orchard in Terrell County, GA. The band's name comes from the Kinchafoonee Creek - a tributary of the Flint River that flows through Lee Co...

Mojito Fest Athens

Mojito Fest comes to Athens, Georgia to pay tribute to this iconic drink. The first annual Mojito Fest Athens celebrates Latin American culture with music, dancing and this classic Latin drink. Taste...

Ruby the Rabbitfoot, Heavy Petty, Vigils & Lena Gardenia

Enjoy music at The Green Room featuring Ruby the Rabbitfoot, Heavy Petty, Vigils & Lena Gardenia.

Supper Club at home.made from scratch

Supper Club is a private dining experience held in the beautiful converted storefront of the award winning home.made catering in Athens, Georgia. Created by chef Mimi Maumus, each Supper Club menu is...

The Pied Piper

  • July 25, 2014 - July 25, 2014
  • Location: Morton Theatre
  • Address: 195 W. Washington St., Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: Morton Theatre
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This is a musical theatre production by the campers of ACT’s Children’s Theatre Performance Camp. Those rats are taking over Hamelin, and nobody, including the greedy mayor, knows what to...

Totally 80's Party with The Highballs

Everybody have fun tonight! Travel back in time to the era of shoulder pads, bangle bracelets and living to excess. The Highballs will be putting on a totally awesome show so you can party to the max...

Trail Creek Mountain Bike Fun Ride

The Athens -Clarke County Leisure Services Department presents the inaugural Trail Creek Mountain Bike Fun Ride on Saturday, July 26 from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. at East Athens Community Park. This Moun...

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, ...

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...

Creature Comforts Brewing Company - Free Tastings and Tours

  • Starting: May 30, 2014 (Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: Creature Comforts Brewing Co.
  • Address: 271 W Hancock Ave., Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: Creature Comforts Brewing Co.
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Two UGA Alumni returned to Athens and renovated the former Snow Tire building in downtown Athens into Athens' latest craft brewery. Tours and tastings are offered Tuesday through Thursday, 5:...


Will Eskridge's paintings will hang in the tiny exhibit space at The World Famous from Friday, June 20th through the end of July.   

Exhibit: Bernd Oppl: Inhabited Interiors

  • From: June 23, 2014 - September 16, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Georgia Museum of Art
  • Address: 90 Carlton St., Athens, GA 30602
  • Venue: Georgia Museum of Art
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Bernd Oppl is a video and installation artist living and working in Vienna, Austria. Oppl makes architectural models inspired by the films of Alfred Hitchcock and other horror-genre legends, then int...

Exhibit: Choosing to Participate

May 2, 2014-August 30, 2014 A set of 11 graphically compelling posters developed by The Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) and the educational organization Facing History a...

Exhibit: Judy Bolton Jarrett

Artist Judy Bolton Jarrett will return for an exhibition of her current works beginning on June 22, 2014, and running through August 10. Painting in many mediums, her works hang in galleries and coll...

Exhibit: Paper Covers Rock

The Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department will present "Paper Covers Rock," an exhibition of graphic and fine arts held in partnership with ‘Art Rocks Athens', an organizat...

Exhibit: Picturing America: Signature Works from the Westmoreland Museum of American Art

  • From: June 14, 2014 - August 24, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Georgia Museum of Art
  • Address: 90 Carlton St., Athens, GA 30602
  • Venue: Georgia Museum of Art
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14.00 Fifty-six works from the Westmoreland's permanent collection make up this exhibition that spans 200 years of American art, from colonial times to the mid-20th century, as the United Stat...

Exhibit: Shapes That Talk to Me: The Athens Scene, 1975–85

  • From: May 24, 2014 - September 28, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Georgia Museum of Art
  • Address: 90 Carlton St., Athens, GA 30602
  • Venue: Georgia Museum of Art
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The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will celebrate the Athens art and music scene as part of Art Rocks Athens with the exhibition "Shapes That Talk to Me: The Athens Scene, 19...

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 Lithographs of Carroll Cloar

14.00 14.00 14.00 Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE Although formally trained in New York, Carroll Cloar (1913-1993) spent most of...

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