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2nd Annual Give Thanks 8K

  • November 27, 2014 - November 27, 2014
  • Location: start: corner of Prince Ave. and Finley Street, finish: Hendershot's
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Join fellow runners for the 2nd Annual Give Thanks 8K on Thanksgiving morning in Athens. Proceeds from the race will benefit local children's charities. The start is at the corner of Prince Ave and ...

Big Smo

  • November 29, 2014 - November 29, 2014
  • Location: Georgia Theatre
  • Address: 215 N. Lumpkin St., Athens, GA 30606
  • Venue: Georgia Theatre
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Word of mouth, charged by the Internet, meant Smo could count his YouTube views in the millions before he talked to a record label. Low-budget videos showcasing his 32-acre farm, which has been passe...

Casual Comedy hosted by Dave Weiglein

Come one, come all! It’s time to laugh with young and old alike. Hosted by Dave Weiglein. Tonight’s headliner is Caleb Synan followed by Samm Severin, Remi Treuer, Max Fine, Andrew Michael...

Cosmic Charlie & Mina Wegner

Cosmic Charlie was born in the musical Mecca of Athens, Georgia. From its summer 1999 inception, the band has been swiftly cementing its reputation as a band that puts a unique and personal twist on t...

Historical UGA Football Tour : Vince Dooley: A Retrospective: 1954-1988

A look at former University of Georgia head football Coach Vince Dooley's career opens Aug. 29 at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries.   Photos, playbooks, original...

Kenny & the Bashers

Come see Kenny & the Bashers perform at Hendershots!

Nature Ramblers

Please join our Nature Ramblers and learn more about the natural areas, flora and fauna of the Garden while making new friends and enjoying the cool, fresh air. Sessions will start with an inspirati...


Atlanta virtuosos Taylor Kennedy and Ben Williams team up with local forces Colin Manko and Zack Milster to deliver tentative yet forceful jazz music.

Southern Living Tailgate in Downtown Athens

  • November 29, 2014 - November 29, 2014
  • Location: The Classic Center
  • Address: 300 N. Thomas St., Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: The Classic Center

Come tailgate with Southern Living this Saturday, Nov. 29 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. in front of The Classic Center's Thomas Street entrance in downtown Athens. The event is free. Enjoy flat screen TVs...

Thanksgiving Day Buffet

  • November 27, 2014 - November 27, 2014
  • Location: Graduate Athens (formerly Foundry Park Inn)
  • Address: 295 E. Dougherty St., Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: Graduate Athens

For those looking to dine out this Thanksgiving, Graduate Athens will once again present a fantastic menu complete with all the trimmings your entire family will love!  The buffet will include s...

UGA Football vs. Georgia Tech

  • November 29, 2014 - November 29, 2014
  • Location: UGA Football
  • Address: Sanford Stadium, Athens, GA 30602
  • Venue: UGA Football
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The Georgia Bulldogs take on arch rival Georgia Tech in their last home game of the 2014 season. The entire town takes on a celebratory feel during Football Gamedays in Athens. Approximately t...

UGA Volleyball vs. Kennesaw State

  • November 28, 2014 - November 28, 2014
  • Location: UGA Volleyball
  • Address: 330 River Rd., Athens, GA 30602
  • Venue: UGA Volleyball
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The Georgia Bulldogs host a volleyball match against Kennesaw State. For last-minute hotel rooms, parking info, and great ideas to make the most of your visit, see our website http://www.visitathensg...

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 Celebrates Elephant Six: A city-wide series of exhibitions and events

  • From: August 06, 2014 - November 27, 2014 (Recurring daily)

  Visitors to Athens have a lot to look forward to when many of our most beloved cultural venues coordinate to celebrate the impact of the Athens-based Elephant Six collective on our creative c...

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...

Bingo at Highwire

  • Starting: October 01, 2014
  • Location: Highwire Lounge
  • Address: 269 N. Hull St., Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: Highwire Lounge

Grab friends and join others at Highwire for their NEW weekly Bingo game. Join them every Wednesday for great prizes and a ton of fun. They're giving away gift certificates and a few surprises! &nb...

CINÉBABY: Screenings for Parents + Baby

  • Starting: May 28, 2014 (Every Wednesday)
  • Location: Ciné
  • Address: 234 W. Hancock Ave., Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: Ciné
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NEW! CINÉBABY: SCREENINGS FOR PARENTS + BABY: Ciné presents a new series of special shows designed just for new moms and dads and their babies! With soft lighting, lowered sound, stroll...

Copper Creek's Team Trivia

The only brewpub in Athens hosts weekly Team Trivia every Wednesday night beginning at 9:00 p.m. Win $40 in Copper Creek house cash for first place, $20 for second place and $10 for third. Enjoy $2.0...

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: An Archaeologist's Eye: The Parthenon Drawings of Katherine A. Schwab

  • From: September 13, 2014 - December 07, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Georgia Museum of Art
  • Address: 90 Carlton St., Athens, GA 30602
  • Venue: Georgia Museum of Art
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In 2005, Professor Katherine Schwab, professor of art history at Fairfield University, began experimenting with graphite and pastel on paper to develop a new method of recording her observations of t...

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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