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30th Annual Insect Zoo Open House

  • April 03, 2015 - April 03, 2015
  • Location: on the lawn in front of Miller Plant Science
  • Address: 2105 Miller Plant Science Building, Athens, ,
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The UGA Bug Dawgs of the Entomology Department are hosting the 30th Insect Zoo Open House, held annually in late March or early April, rain or shine, demonstrates the exciting and rewarding aspects o...

Abbey Road LIVE! presents: All You Need Is LOVE! Beatles tribute

  • April 03, 2015 - April 03, 2015
  • Location: The Foundry
  • Address: 295 E. Dougherty St., Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: The Foundry
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Abbey Road LIVE! is bringing its "All You Need Is LOVE" show to The Foundry. Come sing along, dance, and rock out as Abbey Road LIVE! plays 2 sets of The Beatles greatest love songs. From &...

AlanFest 2015

  • From: April 03, 2015 - April 05, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: various locations such as Terrapin Brewery, Georgia Theatre rooftop, The Blind Pig
  • Address: 227 W. Dougherty St., Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: Live Wire Athens (formerly New Earth)
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The David Alan Lewis Foundation [501(c)3] presents the Fourth Annual ALANFEST: Athens, Georgia welcomes back “AlanFest 2015, always carrying a smile!” AlanFest is a benefit concert seri...

Alanfest Percentage Night at Terrapin Beer Co

Come out to the brewery April 3rd, from 4:30 to 7:30 to take part in Alanfest. A festival that aims to celebrate the life of Athens native David Alan Lewis, and to raise funds for the David Alan Lewis...

Annual Donald L. Hollowell Lecture: Civil Rights Historian Tomiko Brown-Nagi

  • April 02, 2015 - April 02, 2015
  • Location: Morton Theatre
  • Address: 195 W. Washington St., Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: Morton Theatre
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The civil rights historian Tomiko Brown-Nagin will deliver the University of Georgia’s fourth annual Donald L. Hollowell Lecture on April 2 at 7 p.m. at the historic Morton Theatre in Athens. B...

Author Kirsten Gant: THE MATTER OF THE MOO COW

  • April 04, 2015 - April 04, 2015
  • Location: Avid Bookshop
  • Address: 493 Prince Ave., Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: Avid Bookshop
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During Avid's usual Story Time on April 11 from 10:30am-11:00am, author Kirsten Gant will be a special guest reader with her book The Matter of the Moo Cow. This book is an easy-to-read, sweet story ...

Breakfast with the Bunny!

  Join the Easter Bunny for breakfast, and enjoy crafts & activities for children as well as your chance to talk to the Bunny himself! (Photo included). Registration closes April 1 or when...

Common Ground LGBT Community Center: Benefit Concert & Silent Auction

  • April 04, 2015 - April 04, 2015
  • Location: Hendershot's
  • Address: 237 Prince Avenue, Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: Hendershot's
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Grab a friend and head to Hendershot's for funk, hip hop, jazz, neo-soul, poetry, rock, and more! Hosted by Ricky Simone: The Hip Hop Activist Performances by: African Soul Bellah Sparkxx Car...

Della Mae

  • April 02, 2015 - April 02, 2015
  • Location: The Foundry
  • Address: 295 E. Dougherty St., Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: The Foundry
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In a relatively short period of time, Della Mae has become a sensation in the music world. Commanding a powerful collective chemistry with vocal, instrumental, and songwriting talent to spare, the Bos...

Dewayne Reynolds

Enjoy a show with magic, music and balloon artistry as part of the library’s 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten series! In Multipurpose Rooms.

Dr. Robert Coleman lectures on “Giambettino Cignaroli's Ecstasy of St. Francis for Pontremoli”

Dr. Robert Coleman, Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Notre Dame, lectures on “Giambettino Cignaroli's Ecstasy of St. Francis for Pontremoli.” Dr. Coleman teaches the...

Easter Egg Hunt

Kids will do arts and crafts activities and then search for eggs in groups according to ages. Find the golden egg to win an Easter Basket. Children from kindergarten through fifth grade.

Easter Egg-Stravaganza

  • April 04, 2015 - April 04, 2015
  • Location: Lay Park
  • Address: 297 Hoyt Street, Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: Lay Park
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  Join us for a fun-filled Easter Celebration! Hunt for elusive prize-filled Easter eggs! Ages through fifth grade.

Eclectic Bazaar

Little sister market to Indie South, the Eclectic Bazaar is smaller, simpler and more laid back. Come shop April 4 at the award-winning Creature Comforts Brewery.

El-P and Killer Mike = Run the Jewels

El-P and Killer Mike, two of the most distinctive and celebrated names in rap, might have seemed like an unlikely pairing on paper, but the duo subverted and pulverized all expectations with their cr...

EspañaEnCorto: 3rd Annual Spanish Short Film Festival

  • From: April 01, 2015 - April 02, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Georgia Museum of Art
  • Address: 90 Carlton St., Athens, GA 30602
  • Venue: Georgia Museum of Art
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EspañaEnCorto is a short film festival that offers UGA students and community members an inside look at current short films directed by up-and-coming Spanish filmmakers. They inspire a unique p...

Exhibit: Chaos & Metamorphosis: The Art of Piero Lerda

  • From: February 14, 2015 - May 10, 2015 (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 host the exhibition “Chaos & Metamorphosis: The Art of Piero Lerda” Feb. 14-May 10. Lerda’s art draws on his...

Exhibit: Churchill Paintings

A selection of paintings by Winston Churchill, iconic statesman, Nobel Prize winner, and wartime hero, will be exhibited at the University of Georgia Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library from Mar...

Hope For Agoldensummer and Cicada Rhythm

Hope For Agoldensummer is a family band from the fine Southern town of Athens, Georgia. For nearly 13 years, they've traveled the USA in a variety of busted automobiles. Their sparse arrangements are...

Instrument/Gear Swap

The Pope on Prince hosts a monthly gear swap, so bring your new and vintage guitars, basses, amps, pedals, drums and anything else that makes you move your feet. No cover and no fee to trade. Coffee ...

Jazz Thursday presents Old Skool Trio

  • April 02, 2015 - April 02, 2015
  • Location: Hendershot's
  • Address: 237 Prince Avenue, Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: Hendershot's
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The Old Skool Trio is a Funk, Blues, and Jazz trifecta with vocal harmonies, accomplished solos, and ensuing hilarity. Playing originals compositions as well as the music of The Funky Meters, Dr. Joh...

Jazz Thursday Presents: Old Skool Trio

  • April 02, 2015 - April 02, 2015
  • Location: Hendershot's
  • Address: 237 Prince Avenue, Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: Hendershot's
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The Old Skool Trio is a Funk, Blues, and Jazz trifecta with vocal harmonies, accomplished solos, and ensuing hilarity. Playing originals compositions as well as the music of The Funky Meters, Dr. John...

Josh Ritter

A guileless, boy-next-door voice belies the depth and ambition of Josh Ritter’s songs, whether he is confessing a simple crush or following his thoughts on a long, Whitmanesque incantation.

Journey Through the Stars: Family Planetarium Program

Join Sandy Creek for their popular planetarium program! In April, Sandy Creek will offer a special nighttime planetarium program where they will have our very first “Planetarium Pajama Part...

Kristin Diable on the RoofTop

Kristin Diable has been exploring freedom and choice in her music ever since she picked up an open mic at a lounge in Baton Rouge and stunned the audience into silence. She rode that vibe, away to New...


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