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3rd Annual Athens Hip Hop Awards

  • March 07, 2015 - March 07, 2015
  • Location: Morton Theatre
  • Address: 195 W. Washington St., Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: Morton Theatre
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 3rd Annual Athens Hip Awards 2015 have been rescheduled for Saturday, March 7, 2015. Confirmed acts includes: Kaliko, BYV, Lil Red, Ricky Simone, Tee Roy 300, special guest UED celebrity hip...

A Special Co-Bill with Gimme Hendrix (Jimi Hendrix Tribute) and PIANO (A White Stripes and Black Key

Gimme Hendrix is an Athens, GA based tribute band to the greatest group of all time, the Jimi Hendrix Experience. The Jimi Hendrix Experience is the best band to come out of the psychedelic 60’...

ACT After Dark: Farce of Nature

Presented by the Athens Creative Theatre (ACT), After Dark presents "Farce of Nature", a hilarious Southern-fried comedy highlighting one day in the life of the Wilburn family of Mayhew, Ar...

Art Exhibit: Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild

Consistent with the beauty and the mission of the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, the Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild will bring their work for an exhibition in the Visitor Center January 11 - March 8...

Athens Kids Expo

  • March 07, 2015 - March 07, 2015
  • Location: The Classic Center Grand Hall 8
  • Address: 300 N. Thomas St., Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: The Classic Center
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This is the ultimate family event benefiting Wee Read, a program of United Way of Northeast Georgia. Your admission ticket includes: miniature golf, petting zoo, inflatables, kid do-it-yourself works...

Author Kim Teter at The State Botanical Garden of Georgia

I hope you will also be interested in listing Kim Teter and her lovely adolescent novel, Isabella's Libretto before Kim's upcoming event on March 4 at The State Botanical Garden of Georgia. At 6:00 pm...

Banff Mountain Film Festival

  • March 06, 2015 - March 06, 2015
  • Location: Morton Theatre
  • Address: 195 W. Washington St., Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: Morton Theatre

The Banff Mountain Film Festival, a program of The Banff Centre, is the largest, and one of the most prestigious, mountain festivals in the world. Hot on the heels of the festival held every fall in ...

Consider the Source & TAUK

NYC trio Consider the Source defy easy description. If intergalactic beings of pure energy, after initiation into an order of whirling dervishes, built some kind of pan-dimensional booty-shaking engin...

Diarrhea Planet

Diarrhea Planet is a six-piece rock and roll band from Nashville, TN. Their sound has often been described as The Ramones holding Van Halen hostage with an arsenal of fireworks and explosives. Diarrh...

Doggy Happy Hour

Bring your pooch and other furry friends (if they play well with others) for live music at New Earth Music Hall on the first Wednesday of every month. The cost is $5.00 per person/$10.00 per family. ...

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...

Film: Amelie

The University Union Student Programming Board at the University of Georgia has announced the spring semester movie schedule for the Tate Student Center Theatre and are showing Amelie (2001), Thursday...

First Tuesday

These series of mixers will enhance the social scene in Athens while building solid relationships among community members, business owners, young professionals and musicians. The music and entertainme...

Gogol Bordello

“I’ve come full circle and I’m comfortable being a total outsider,” says Gogol Bordello’s Eugene Hutz, explaining the philosophy behind the band’s new album, Pura V...

Guided Trail Hikes

  • From: March 04, 2015 - May 06, 2015 (Recurring monthly on the 1st Wednesday)
  • Location: Sandy Creek Nature Center
  • Address: 205 Old Commerce Rd., Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: Sandy Creek Nature Center
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Join staff of SCNC, Inc. and naturalists from our community for a guided walk on the trails at Sandy Creek Nature Center. Stay after for coffee! Children under 13 years old must be accompanied by an a...

Hiss Golden Messenger

  • March 04, 2015 - March 04, 2015
  • Location: Caledonia Lounge
  • Address: 256 W. Clayton St., Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: Caledonia Lounge

Picked as one of the ten must-see spring shows in Athens, don't miss M.C. Taylor's Hiss Golden Messenger project at Caledonia Lounge.  

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 ...

Jack and the Beanstalk

  • March 05, 2015 - March 05, 2015
  • Location: Morton Theatre
  • Address: 195 W. Washington St., Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: Morton Theatre
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This musical adaptation is a rollicking retelling of the classic fairy tale. Join our modern-day young hero as he uses his imagination to become the famous Jack from the book he is reading. As he spin...

Jason Boland and Cody Canada

It’s admirable when a musician gets back to his roots, there’s no questioning that. But in a lot of ways, it’s even more admirable when an artist has no need to do that – havin...

Kindermarket and Home Furnishings Consignment Sale

  • March 05, 2015 - March 05, 2015
  • Location: Athens YMCA
  • Address: 915 Hawthorne Ave., Athens, GA 30606
  • Venue: Athens YMCA
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The Athens YMCA's spring Kindermarket sale will be held March 5-7. Sale days and times: Thursday, 6:00-9:00 p.m., $4 entry fee Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., free admission Saturday, ...

Laugh Athens: Comedic Comedy & Musical Music with Lawson Chambers

  • March 04, 2015 - March 04, 2015
  • Location: The Foundry
  • Address: 295 E. Dougherty St., Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: The Foundry
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Join your hosts Lawson Chambers and Collin Ingram for an evening of comedic comedy and musical music. The comedians for this week are Jake Brannon, Caroline Schmitt, Andrew Michael, Luke Fields, and ...

Marshall Crenshaw and The Bottle Rockets Perform Live!

  • March 07, 2015 - March 07, 2015
  • Location: The Foundry
  • Address: 295 E. Dougherty St., Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: The Foundry
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Born near Detroit, Michigan, Marshall Crenshaw began playing guitar at age ten and he received his first break playing John Lennon in the off-Broadway company of Beatlemania. In 1987, he played Buddy...

Meet Children's Book Illustrator Greg Christie

  • March 05, 2015 - March 05, 2015
  • Location: Avid Bookshop
  • Address: 493 Prince Ave., Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: Avid Bookshop
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Avid Bookshop is thrilled to bring Greg Christie to the shop on Thursday, March 5, 2015, from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. There is no admission charge. Christie has illustrated over 50 children's books included...

Meet Middle Grade Author Mark Goldblatt

  • March 02, 2015 - March 02, 2015
  • Location: Avid Bookshop
  • Address: 493 Prince Ave., Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: Avid Bookshop
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Avid Bookshop will host author Mark Goldblatt in celebration of his new middle grade novel, FINDING THE WORM, on Monday, March 2, 2015, from 4:00pm to 5:00pm. There is no admission fee.

Naturalist’s Walk

  • From: March 07, 2015 - May 02, 2015 (Recurring monthly on the 1st Saturday)
  • Location: Sandy Creek Nature Center
  • Address: 205 Old Commerce Rd., Athens, GA 30601
  • Venue: Sandy Creek Nature Center
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Join naturalists as they discover the beauty of spring! Bring binoculars, a camera, and a sense of adventure. Children under 13 years old must be accompanied by an adult.


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