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Special Events

Comedy: T.J. Miller (of HBO's SILICON VALLEY)

  • May 28, 2015 - May 28, 2015
  • Location: 40 Watt Club
  • Address: 285 W. Washington St., Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: 40 Watt Club
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Grab a friend and come to 40 Watt Club to see Comedian T.J. Miller of HBO's Silicon Valley!

Friday Afternoon Beer Club

  • Starting: May 01, 2015
  • Location: Live Wire Athens (formerly New Earth)
  • Address: 227 W. Dougherty St., Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: Live Wire Athens
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Join the Friday Afternoon Beer Club to receive $2 craft beer specials and enjoy a live performance by local Dj Osmos at 5pm. It's free to join. Simply show up at Live Wire on Friday afternoon, sign...

Greek Wines with Southern Fare

  This is a tasting of indigenous varietals paired with classic Georgia cuisine catered by Last Resort Provisions. This will be an epic, unique, fun event--don't miss it! MENU: Fried green ...

Hometown Book Launch for Will Walton: ANYTHING COULD HAPPEN

Avid Bookshop is honored to host the hometown book launch of bookseller Will Walton’s debut novel ANYTHING COULD HAPPEN on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, from 6:30pm -7:30pm. Featuring music from local...

LEAD Athens Midnight 5k

  • May 29, 2015 - May 29, 2015
  • Location: First American Bank
  • Address: 300 College Ave, Athens, GA 30601
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Join friends downtown for this 3rd annual midnight 5k! This year the race has been moved downtown, and they've added an after party at The Place. This race is so much fun! When the LEAD Athens Midn...

Local Author Rebecca Lang Cookbook Launch: FRIED CHICKEN: Recipes for the Crispy, Crunchy, Comfort

Avid Bookshop presents their friend and local cookbook author Rebecca Lang for the launch of her newest cookbook FRIED CHICKEN: Recipes for the Crispy, Crunchy, Comfort-Food Classic on Friday, May 29...

Nature Ramblers

Join 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 inspirational readin...

Pokémon Spring Regional Championships!

  • From: May 30, 2015 - May 31, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: The Classic Center
  • Address: 300 N. Thomas St., Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: The Classic Center

  Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG) and video game players, their supporters, and Pokémon fans from around the Southeast are invited to attend the 2015 Pokémon Spring Region...

Roll Out the Barrels

Enjoy a green evening. Local artists have turned rain barrels into beautiful pieces of functional art, which will be auctioned off in support of the Green School Program. Each rain barrel will be ava...

Senior Bingo at East Athens Community Center

  • Starting: December 23, 2014 (Recurring monthly on the 4th Tuesday)
  • Location: East Athens Community Center
  • Address: 400 McKinley Drive, Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: East Athens Community Center

Bingo games with prizes and refreshments.

Shilpa Ray

Grab friends and head up to The Rooftop to hear Shilpa Ray.

The Honeysliders

Grab a friend and head up to The Rooftop to hear The Honeysliders -- Detroit-influenced, original rock and roll straight from the gritty streets of Catropolis and inspired by Rocket Gizmo's and Sprea...

The Train Wrecks

  • From: May 18, 2015 - October 31, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: The Rooftop
  • Address: 215 N. Lumpkin St., Athens, GA 30606
  • Venue: Georgia Theatre
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A musical force from the moss-draped Old South, The Train Wrecks are a hard-working band of songwriters and performers who love nothing more than good songs and a good show. They deliver a dynamic, o...

Theatre: Family Mess

  • May 30, 2015 - May 30, 2015
  • Location: Morton Theatre
  • Address: 195 W. Washington St., Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: Morton Theatre
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This is an urban stage play featuring national recording artist and legendary actors: Chad Lawson Cooper, actor and national recording artist, Alicia Robinson Cooper, national recording artist, Helen...

Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

Take a tour of the amazing works of art that permanently reside the the Georgia Museum of Art.

Winemaker Dinner

  • May 26, 2015 - May 26, 2015
  • Location: The Pine
  • Address: 1235 S. Milledge Ave., Athens, GA 30605
  • Venue: The Pine
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The second installment of The Pine's Winemaker Dinner Series brings Jeff Bundschu of Gundlach Bundschu to Athens. This small family owned winery has been setting the benchmark for six generations &a...

On-Going Events

"Beautiful Decay": A Special Exhibit

This exhibit features stunning painting, photography, sculpture, collage and relief works all looking at the beauty of the natural process of decay, dust, and the discarded featuring artwork by Janel...

AiryLight: Visualizing the Invisible

AiryLight is a project created by artist Annelie Berner to express real-time local air-quality data through changing light patterns projected on the ceiling above a lamp. Designed as Berner's thesis ...

Athens Brewery Tours- Every Friday

  • Starting: April 10, 2015 (Every Friday)
  • Location: Meet at the Varsity. The tour will visit Terrapin, Creature Comforts, and Copper Creek
  • Address: 1000 W. Broad St., Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: The Varsity
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Athens Tours & Transit hosts an Athens Brewery Tour every Friday at 5:30 p.m. Meet at The Varsity. You'll visit Terrapin, Creature Comforts, and Copper Creek with the tour ending at 8:50 p.m. At ...

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 Farmers Market Downtown - Wednesdays

  • From: April 08, 2015 - November 25, 2015 (Every Wednesday)
  • Location: Creature Comforts Brewing Co.
  • Address: 271 W Hancock Ave, Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: Athens Farmers Market
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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...

Bike Athens group ride

Bike Athens has monthly group rides on the LAST FRIDAY of each month. The rides start at 6:00 p.m. from City Hall (301 College Ave., Athens, GA 30601), and wind through Athens for 5-9 miles before en...

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...

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