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"Viva Mexico!" Happy Mexican Independence Day!

  • September 16, 2014 - September 16, 2014
  • Location: Lay Park
  • Address: 297 Hoyt Street, Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: Lay Park
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The Athens-Clarke County Department of Leisure Services will present "Viva Mexico!" Happy Mexican Independence Day! program at Lay Park on Tuesday, September 16 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. M...

Athens Intensified

  • September 20, 2014 - September 20, 2014
  • Location: Caledonia Lounge, Go Bar., 40 Watt, New Earth Music Hall, and Flicker (see website)
  • Address: 256 W. Clayton St., Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: Caledonia Lounge
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Athens Intensified was founded in 2012 as a way to host a hand-curated, artist-driven music event in and for the city of Athens, GA. Now in it's third year, the map of the event has grown from two ni...

Athens Science Cafe

Measles isn't a disease we think of as a threat in the USA, but the number of measles cases is currently at a 20-year high! According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), this trend is being driv...

Athens Stash the Cash

Come be a part of this city-wide hunt for stashed cash. A new, locally-owned business is hiding $50 in cash somewhere in town every Saturday for four weeks. Like them on Facebook (facebook.com/esc...

Axxa/Abraxas, Old Smokey, The New Sound of Numbers & Don Chambers

  • September 19, 2014 - September 19, 2014
  • Location: Caledonia Lounge
  • Address: 256 W. Clayton St., Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: Caledonia Lounge

Start your weekend right with lots of music from Axxa/Abraxas, Old Smokey, The New Sound of Numbers & Don Chambers at Caledonia Lounge!

Cole Brothers Circus of the Stars

  • From: September 15, 2014 - September 16, 2014
  • Location: Athens Fairgrounds
  • Address: Hwy. 78 & Dunlap Road, Athens, GA -
  • Venue: Athens Fairgrounds
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Grab the kids and bring the family to the circus! Tickets available online.  

DaySpring Farms Dinner

Simone & Nathan Brett came to farming as a way to help ensure their future family would learn a way of living and eating that celebrates where their food comes from and the part that they play in...

Exhibit: Watercolor Farmers Series

Heirloom would like to invite you to view a solo exhibition of new watercolors from Athens artist, Susie Burch. The paintings are from her "Farmer Series" and were inspired by the hard work...

Fall Bird Ramble

Come join the Oconee Rivers Audubon Society for a morning bird walk at the Garden. Look and listen for the fall migrants. First time birding? No problem. ORAS members will help you spot and identi...

GA Theatre and Foundry Entertainment Presents Yacht Rock Revue

  • September 19, 2014 - September 19, 2014
  • Location: Georgia Theatre
  • Address: 215 N. Lumpkin St., Athens, GA 30606
  • Venue: Georgia Theatre
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 The Yacht Rock Revue™ is the Greatest Show on Surf and the finest tribute to ‘70s light rock to ever perform anywhere. Ever. Their spot-on renditions of Hall & Oates, Michael Mc...

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...

Naturalist's Walk at Sandy Creek Nature Center

The Athens-Clarke County Department of Leisure Services hosts a Naturalist's Walk, monthly through October at Sandy Creek Nature Center. Sandy Creek Nature Center Naturalists will lead a hike ar...

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...

Noted Author and Drama Critic: Hilton Als

  • September 16, 2014 - September 16, 2014
  • Location: M. Smith Griffith Auditorium
  • Address: 90 Carlton St., Athens, GA 30602
  • Venue: Georgia Museum of Art

Hilton Als, staff writer and drama critic at The New Yorker, will read from his work on Sept. 12 at 6 p.m. in the M. Smith Griffith Auditorium of the Georgia Museum of Art. The reading, part of the U...

Proverbial on the Rooftop

  • September 16, 2014 - September 16, 2014
  • Location: Georgia Theatre
  • Address: 215 N. Lumpkin St., Athens, GA 30606
  • Venue: Georgia Theatre
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 Drawing from a diverse musical palette of funk, rock, reggae, and hip-hop, Proverbial seamlessly intertwines their music with heart-felt vocal harmonies and powerful lead vocals. Recognized for...

Real Estate

  • September 20, 2014 - September 20, 2014
  • Location: 40 Watt Club
  • Address: 285 W. Washington St., Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: 40 Watt Club
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 Bowery presents the musical group Real Estate in concert at The 40 Watt Club. Atlas, the new album by New Jersey's Real Estate, arrives through Domino on March 3rd 2014. A triumph of highly evo...

Summer of Riesling Oyster Roast and Wrap Party

Come to Shiraz's Summer of Riesling Oyster Roast and Wrap Party on Sept. 20th from 5 - 8 p.m. They'll be twelve great dry Rieslings by the glass, draft beer, specialty oysters roasted and raw on the ...

Taking Action for Animals in Georgia

Find out how you can help animals here and around the country -- join a discussion about animal protection issues with Debra Berger, Georgia Director for The Humane Society of the United States. The ...

Tweedy

  • September 19, 2014 - September 19, 2014
  • Location: Georgia Theatre
  • Address: 215 N. Lumpkin St., Athens, GA 30606
  • Venue: Georgia Theatre
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Jeff Tweedy Solo performing Wilco and Uncle Tupelo Songs as well as songs from his new record Sukierae with a full band. As the founding member and leader of the American rock band Wilco and before...

UGA Football vs. Troy

  • September 20, 2014 - September 20, 2014
  • Location: UGA Football
  • Address: Sanford Stadium, Athens, GA 30602
  • Venue: UGA Football
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The Georgia Bulldogs take on Troy in their second home game of the 2014 season. The entire town takes on a celebratory feel during Football Gamedays in Athens. Approximately two hours before e...

UGA Miracle Presents Chase Rice

  • September 17, 2014 - September 17, 2014
  • Location: Georgia Theatre
  • Address: 215 N. Lumpkin St., Athens, GA 30606
  • Venue: Georgia Theatre
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Singer/songwriter Chase Rice has a series of accomplishments that others merely contemplate – he’s been the starting linebacker for the University of North Carolina; a member of a NASCAR ...

White Denim and Clear Plastic Masks

  • September 19, 2014 - September 19, 2014
  • Location: 40 Watt Club
  • Address: 285 W. Washington St., Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: 40 Watt Club
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 White Denim: Set for release October 2013 via Downtown Records, "Corsicana Lemonade" puts White Denim's freewheeling stage ethos to wax and cements their position as a quintessential,...

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...


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