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Avid Poetry Series: Ken Taylor, Bruce Covey, and Sabrina Orah Mark

  • August 29, 2014 - August 29, 2014
  • Location: Avid Bookshop
  • Address: 493 Prince Ave., Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: Avid Bookshop
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The next installment of the Avid Poetry Series will take place on August 29, 2014, at Avid Bookshop featuring Ken Taylor, Bruce Covey, and Sabrina Orah Mark. There is no admission charge. Ken Taylo...

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...

Sarah Donner

  • August 29, 2014 - August 29, 2014
  • Location: Flicker Theatre and Bar
  • Address: 263. W. Washington St., Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: Flicker Theatre and Bar

Sarah Donner will be hitting the road this summer playing a mix of clubs, festivals, conventions, and house shows to promote her freshly released record “That Is A Pegasus”. The tour wil...

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...

UGA Football vs. Clemson

  • August 30, 2014 - August 30, 2014
  • Location: UGA Football
  • Address: Sanford Stadium, Athens, GA 30602
  • Venue: UGA Football
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The Georgia Bulldogs take on Clemson in their first home game of the 2014 season. The entire town takes on a celebratory feel during Football Gamedays in Athens. Approximately two hours before...

UGA vs. Clemson Tailgate Bash with Joe Olds Band

  • August 30, 2014 - August 30, 2014
  • Location: Dirty Birds
  • Address: 312 E. Washington Street, Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: Dirty Birds
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Join friends and fans this Saturday to kick off football season at Dirty Birds with the Tailgate Bash. Country music and Bulldog football make for a Junkyard Saturday Night filled with great food, ou...

Umphrey’s McGee - SOLD OUT

Umphrey's McGee will perform at The Classic Center Theatre Friday, Aug. 29 at 8:30 p.m.  UPDATE, 8/26:  SOLD OUT  Since forming in the late '90s, the musically muscular and relentl...

On-Going Events

Art Exhibit: Ginny McLaren

Ginny McLaren paints to remember a special time or a place, using sketches and photographs to help achieve realism. Her works have been exhibited in galleries in New Jersey, California, Nevada and We...

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...

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:...

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

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: 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: 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 Prints of Mary Wallace Kirk

  • From: July 19, 2014 - October 12, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Georgia Museum of Art
  • Address: 90 Carlton St., Athens, GA 30602
  • Venue: Georgia Museum of Art
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Born and resident in Tuscumbia, Ala., for nearly all her life, Mary Wallace Kirk (1889-1978) is virtually unknown today as an artist, despite her training at the Art Students League in New York, wher...

Exhibit: Tristan Perich: "Machine Wall Drawing"

  • From: June 23, 2014 - November 18, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Georgia Museum of Art
  • Address: 90 Carlton St., Athens, GA 30602
  • Venue: Georgia Museum of Art
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Tristan Perich is a contemporary artist and composer based in New York City who recently had work included in the exhibition “Soundings” at the Museum of Modern Art. WIRE Magazine describ...

Jazz at Highwire Lounge

  • Starting: May 30, 2014 (Every Friday)
  • Location: Highwire Lounge
  • Address: 269 N. Hull St., Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: Highwire Lounge
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Grab a few friends and head down to Highwire Lounge for live jazz every Friday evening at 8 p.m. Coordinated by Jeremy Raj Roberts, they have a rotating crew of talented musicians.

Reverberations: an Athens Celebrates Elephant 6 Exhibit

The Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department will present the exhibit, Reverberations: an Athens Celebrates Elephant 6 Exhibit from August 23 to October 11, 2014 at Lyndon House Arts Center ...

Starr Hill Brewery Presents: Gridiron Music Series, Home Football Weekends

  • From: August 29, 2014 - November 29, 2014 (Every Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: The Melting Point
  • Address: 295 E. Dougherty St., Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: The Melting Point
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Make the Melting Point part of your UGA Football weekend plans! Starr Hill Brewery and the Melting Point have a wonderful lineup in store on Friday and Saturday nights during the 2014 home football s...

TINY UNIVERSE at Gallery@Hotel Indigo Athens

  • From: June 19, 2014 - September 19, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Gallery@Hotel Indigo-Athens
  • Address: 500 College Ave., Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: Gallery@Hotel Indigo-Athens

The TINY UNIVERSE exhibit is a small works show by 70 Athens and Atlanta based artists, most whom have previously exhibited at the Gallery@Hotel-Indigo over the last three years. TINY UNIVERSE repres...

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