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Special Events

32nd Annual Coach Mike Health Run at the Athens YMCA

  • August 02, 2014 - August 02, 2014
  • Location: Athens YMCA
  • Address: 915 Hawthorne Ave., Athens, GA 30606
  • Venue: Athens YMCA
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The 32nd annual Coach Mike Health Run will take place at the Athens YMCA on Saturday, August 2nd. This 5k race is one of the oldest races in Athens and is named for the legendary Mike Castronis, UGA ...

Antoon, JP & Johnny

Athens Area Maternity and Baby Fair, 17th Annual

The Athens Area Maternity and Baby Fair is a free, fun, family event for everyone with a baby/young child in their life now or in the future - parents, expecting parents,  grandparents, children...

Banditos & Andy Vaughan and The Driveline

  • August 02, 2014 - August 02, 2014
  • Location: The Green Room
  • Address: 175 N Lumpkin St., Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: The Green Room
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 Banditos are famously eclectic, paying tribute to a myriad of influences that would bury a lesser band in tuneless muck. Originating from Birmingham, Alabama, the band has since relocated to N...

BFK Book Sale Benefit!

  • From: July 31, 2014 - August 03, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Homewood Village Shopping Center
  • Address: 2415 Jefferson Road (C), Athens, GA 30607
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Don't miss the BFK annual Book Sale benefiting Books for Keeps! The proceeds benefit kids in the Athens and local communities! Here are the event details: Thursday, July 31: 5-8 p.m., Preview ...

Black Pussy & Savagist

  • August 01, 2014 - August 01, 2014
  • Location: The Green Room
  • Address: 175 N Lumpkin St., Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: The Green Room
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 Black Pussy encapsulates exactly what the band is: a sex-charged, '70s-influenced, hide-your-daughters-because-they're-coming-to-town rock 'n' roll band that sounds like Tarantino directing a T...

Carl Lindberg Trio

Carl Lindberg is an American jazz bassist from Athens, GA. For the past 20 years, Carl has been setting the bar high for jazz musicians in Athens, GA having performed with the award winning jazz band...

Cosmic Charlie: Jerry Garcia's Birthday Show

  • August 01, 2014 - August 01, 2014
  • Location: Georgia Theatre
  • Address: 215 N. Lumpkin St., Athens, GA 30606
  • Venue: Georgia Theatre
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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 ...

Coterie & Tie Dinner

  • From: August 01, 2014 - August 02, 2014
  • Location: Whitehall Mill Lofts
  • Address: 585 White Circle, Athens, GA 30605
  • Venue: Coterie & Tie

The next Coterie & Tie dinners will be this Friday, August 1st, and Saturday, August 2nd. Here's a little menu preview: Melon Sorbet with Candied Canadian Bacon Octopus Terrine & Porchet...

Dance FX

  • August 01, 2014 - August 01, 2014
  • Location: 40 Watt Club
  • Address: 285 W. Washington St., Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: 40 Watt Club
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 A dance event presented at The 40 Watt Club.

Effie's Club Follies

  • August 02, 2014 - August 02, 2014
  • Location: 40 Watt Club
  • Address: 285 W. Washington St., Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: 40 Watt Club
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At Effie's, they think that the only beauty product you need is laughter. Being silly is the second sexiest thing you can do with your body, and they've got silliness like you've never seen. They pro...

Find the Hummingbirds!

Learn where the hummingbirds perch and "hide" throughout the garden. They'll discuss the newly mapped hummingbird trail while discovering tips for spotting these tiny creatures in Georgia ...

FRIENDS First Friday: Flea Market Finds

Beverly Morton and BJ Garrett will give an update on our annual Friends Flea Market and share interesting stories of past finds. This monthly event includes a full breakfast and an opportunity to me...

Guitar Relief - Concert for Rick Fowler, Michael Doke and Fester Hagood

The Melting Point, in conjunction with the Big Don Band, Ty Manning and the Back Alley Blues Band, is proud to host this benefit concert for three amazing Athens' guitarists & musicians. Let's he...

Harry Potter’s Birthday Party

Celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday! Dress up as your favorite character for a chance to win prizes. There will be trivia, wand-making crafts, Potter-themed snacks, & more. Pre-registratio...

Jonathan Byrd & Randall Bramblett with Eliot Bronson

Two songwriting masters, one incredible evening. Local hero Randall Bramblett will play a set, accompanied by percussionist Seth Hendershot. Jonathan Byrd will follow, accompanied by his outstanding ...

Kinky Waikiki on the Rooftop

Aloha and muka laka hiki Athens! The Georgia Theatre is excited about the "The Summer Sunset Series" on the rooftop featuring Kinky Waikiki - a relaxing, steel guitar driven band that encou...

Meet Author Bill Morris: MOTOR CITY BURNING

  • August 02, 2014 - August 02, 2014
  • Location: Avid Bookshop
  • Address: 493 Prince Ave., Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: Avid Bookshop
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Avid Bookshop presents author Bill Morris in celebration of his third book, Motor City Burning. This event will be on Saturday, August 2, 2014, from 6:30pm - 7:30pm. There is no admission charge. B...

Nature Ramblers

Please join the 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 inspiratio...

Picturing American Film Series: Modern Times

The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will present a film series this July titled "Picturing America" in conjunction with the exhibition "Picturing America: Signature ...

Rand Lines Trio

Jazz Thursday presents Rand Lines Trio at Hendershot's Coffee Bar.

Thomas Jefferson Chef's Dinner

home.made's friend, Chef Nate Brand, formerly of The National and Shotgun Dinners, is visiting from Richmond, VA where he is currently working for Dutch & Company. Inspired by the rich food histo...

Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

This week's Tour at Two features highlights from the permanent collection. Led by docents. 

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...

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