It's that time again! The weekend is fast approaching, and if you're looking forward to getting out and about, then Athens, Georgia, is definitely the right place for you. Read on to find out some of the exciting happenings occurring in the Classic City this Friday through Saturday!

Looking to enjoy Athens' famed music scene? You should definitely check out Buckethead at the Georgia Theater this Friday, Sept. 16th. Buckethead is one of the top virtuoso guitarists in the world, and he experiments with many different genres of music from progressive metal to bluegrass. He is known for his signature bucket hat and wacky performances which sometimes include nun chucks, robotic dancing, and toy trading. Lynx will be opening for this show; she will take you through a variety of emotions with her mix of melancholy melodies and catchy pop hooks. Make sure you don't miss out on this awesome night of music! Tickets are $20, and you can purchase them online. The show begins at 9:00 p.m., and doors open at 8:00 p.m..

Get pumped for another Football Saturday! Bring out your favorite red and black wear and come early to tailgate -- show your spirit and support for the Dawgs! Join the rest of the Bulldawg Nation at Sanford Stadium this Saturday, Sept. 17th, when UGA takes on Coastal Carolina. Be loud and be proud, and show the rest of 'em how great it is to be a Georgia Bulldawg! Kickoff is at 1:00 p.m.

If you're interested in learning more about Athens' history and heritage, make sure to check out this Sunday's Athens

Heritage Walks: Walking the Hill. John Knowlton and Lee Epting will lead this two-hour walking tour around the series of historical homes saved from demolition and collectively known as "The Hill". For $15, you will get a taste of history as you walk around and learn more about these eight period homes which are set in a beautiful location with no streetlamps. If you are interested in taking part, book your tickets online in advance! The tour will begin at 2:00 p.m. and is located at 1800 Crescent Lane.

These events are just a little taste of what all Athens has to offer. Check out some of the following events, and also make sure to check the Events Calendar at for a full schedule.

  • Head over to Buffalo's Southwest Cafe on Alps this Friday, Sept. 16th, to check out the Athens Got Talent Pre-Show. You can enjoy this show for only a $5 cover charge! Doors open at 6:00 p.m., and the show begins at 7:00 p.m..

  • Have you been collecting your finds from exploring nature? Bring them to Nature's Trading Post at the Sandy Creek Nature Center and ENSAT Center this Saturday, Sept. 17th, from 11 a.m. to noon. It's completely free, and you can either trade your treasures in for points or for something from the nature center's own collection.

  • Hurry and get your tickets for the Laughing Pizza Concert at Morton Theater this Sunday, Sept. 18th. This family-friendly band is a favorite on PBS TV, and a portion of the proceeds will go to support the station. The show starts at 4:00 p.m., and if you purchase your tickets now, they are $17 for adults and $15 for children.

Hopefully, this will help you begin planning for a fun weekend. I know I will definitely be checking out the concerts, since I most look forward to relaxing and live music whenever I have free time. What about you? What sort of things do you look most forward to doing over the weekends?

- Debbie