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Tuesday, January 27

5 events

Events

  • Georgia Center for Continuing Education

    7:30 a.m. mentor@athensga.com

    Fundraising Breakfast

    The Clarke County Mentor Program presents a breakfast with guest speaker UGA Vice President of Student Affairs Victor Wilson. RSVP by email.

  • The World Famous

    6–8 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/GirlsRockAthens

    Girls Rock Meet and Greet

    Meet the women of Girls Rock Athens and sign up for Ladies' Rock Camp, a weekend adult version of Girls Rock Camp that serves as a fundraiser and will be held Mar. 13–15. Ages 18 and older.

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    2 p.m. FREE! www.libs.uga.edu/scl

    Tuesday Tour

    Take a guided tour of the exhibit galleries of the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library and the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies. Meet in the rotunda on the second floor.

  • Heirloom Cafe and Fresh Market

    6 p.m. $15. www.heirloomathens.com

    Wine Tasting

    Sample five of Dean's favorite wines.

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. FREE! www.libs.uga.edu/scl

    Display of UGA Charter

    The UGA Charter will be displayed in observance of the 230th anniversary of Founders Day.

Wednesday, January 28

1 event

Events

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    6:30 p.m. FREE! athenssciencecafe.wordpress.com

    Athens Science Café

    Hugh Acheson will lead a discusson on fermentation with a live kimchi demonstration.

Thursday, January 29

2 events

Events

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

    6 p.m. $5 suggested donation. 706-351-6024

    Healing & Meditation Circle

    Learn various modalities of energy and spiritual healing as well as meditation practices. Held every Friday.

  • Allgood Lounge

    6–8 p.m. FREE! www.hatchathens.com

    Hatch Happy Hour Show and Tell

    Show off your newest art or tech creation, be inspired by something someone else has made or find someone to work with in a new idea. Hosted by The Hatch, a new local makerspace.

Friday, January 30

2 events

Events

  • The Classic Center

    5:30 p.m. $25. www.athenswineweekend.com

    "A Little Surprise" Amuse-Bouche

    Featured chefs will kick off Athens Wine Weekend with a sampling of their cooking artistry, all paired with the perfect wine to arouse the pallet. This year's lineup includes Chris McCook of Athens Country Club, Patrick Anderson of Speakeasy, Jennifer Price of Waterfall Club and Daniel Massie of Levy Restaurants.

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

    6 p.m. $5 suggested donation. 706-351-6024

    Healing & Meditation Circle

    Learn various modalities of energy and spiritual healing as well as meditation practices. Held every Friday.

Saturday, January 31

4 events

Events

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    6:30 p.m. (dinner), 9:30 p.m. (dancing). $300, $65 (dancing only). 706-542-0830

    An Elegant Salute to Georgia

    The Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art host their 14th biennial gala featuring a catered dinner followed by "Get Your Pucci On," dancing with DJs Alfredo and Z-Dog. Pucci-themed attire encouraged. RSVP by Jan. 10.

  • The Classic Center

    1–5 p.m. $20 (tastings). 6:30–9 p.m. $150 (dinner). www.athenswineweekend.com

    Athens Wine Weekend

    Sample hundreds of wines from around the world. Followed by a gourmet dinner. Seminars on wine will be held throughout the day. A silent auction will benefit the Classic Center Cultural Foundation.

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    10 a.m. $7-10 (families). 3 p.m. $3–5 (adults). 706-613-3615, www.athensclarkecounty.com/sandycreeknaturecenter

    Journey Through the Stars: Animal Super Bowl

    Participants are encouraged to dress in their football best as everyone roots for their favorite team and learns about animal stories of the sky. Register by Jan. 30.

  • 8 a.m.–11 a.m. $25. www.snowflake10.com

    Winterville Snowflake 10K

    (The Historic Train Depot, Winterville) Proceeds from the race will go toward funding community projects including the construction of handicap ramps and a summer camp program.

Sunday, February 1

2 events

Events

  • The Classic Center

    11 a.m.–1 p.m. $40. www.athenswineweekend.com

    Athens Wine Weekend Sunday Brunch

    Featuring a feast of breads, sweets and meats.

  • Beef 'O' Brady's

    $9.99 (contest). 706-850-1916

    4th Annual Super Bowl Halftime Wing Eating Contest

    The contest will be held during halftime of the Superbowl. Competitors will eat as many wings as possible in eight minutes, and the contest winner will receive free wings for a year. First three contestants to enter are free.

Monday, February 2

1 event

Events

  • Ciné Barcafé

    7:30 p.m. FREE! www.accneighborhoods.org

    Engaging Athens Through UGA Service-Learning

    The audience and panelists will discuss how community members can partner in hands-on learning experiences such as Experience UGA and Campus Kitchen.

Tuesday, February 3

3 events

Events

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    7 p.m. $5/person, $15/family. www.uga.edu/botgarden

    Full Moon Hike

    Bring family and friends along to enjoy the mysterious world of nature at night. Includes a two-mile hike through the wooded trails and in the garden.

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    2 p.m. FREE! www.libs.uga.edu/scl

    Tuesday Tour

    Take a guided tour of the exhibit galleries of the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library and the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies. Meet in the rotunda on the second floor.

  • Revival Yarns

    10:30 a.m. FREE! (yarn purchase encouraged). www.revivalyarnsathens.com

    Cowl Knit-A-Long

    Find a cowl pattern and knit or crochet-a-long

Wednesday, February 4

2 events

Events

  • Prestige Property Specialists

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-901-7355, www.thehometeamofathens.com/workshops

    First Time Home Buyer's Workshop

    Become an educated and confident buyer. From financing, to finding a home, making an offer and losing, The Home Team of Athens will cover the process from beginning to end. RSVP.

  • Prestige Property Specialists

    6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-901-7355, www.thehometeamofathens.com/workshops

    First Time Home Buyer's Workshop

    Become an educated and confident buyer. From financing, to finding a home, making an offer and losing, The Home Team of Athens will cover the process from beginning to end. RSVP.

Thursday, February 5

3 events

Events

  • Morton Theatre

    7 p.m. $25. www.friendsofadvantage.org

    adDRESS a Need Designer's Challenge & Top Model

    In this fashion show inspired by "Project Runway," outdated formal dresses are transformed into stylish gowns by local designers. Dresses are donated to girls in need and proceeds benefit Friends of Advantage. Audience members can help decide who wins by casting $1 votes for their favorite dress. 

  • Rocksprings Community Center

    11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. $5–8. www.athensclarkecounty.com/rocksprings

    BBQ and Black History

    Eat barbeque and watch a portion of the park's Black History Film Series. Additionally, a wellness representative will be available to perform blood pressure checks. Registration required.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    6–8 p.m. FREE! $5 (coffee & dessert). www.pac.uga.edu

    Make It An Evening

    Enjoy coffee, dessert and a gallery tour by Mary Koon prior to the Chanticleer performance in Hodgson Hall.

Friday, February 6

2 events

Events

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

    6 p.m. $5 suggested donation. 706-351-6024

    Healing & Meditation Circle

    Learn various modalities of energy and spiritual healing as well as meditation practices. Held every Friday.

  • Black Box Operations

    5–9 p.m. FREE! www.hatchathens.com

    Hatch Hackathon

    Work individually or in teams to make something in under four hours. Most projects are tech, art or craft focused. After presentations, everyone votes for their favorite project. Bring your own supplies.

Saturday, February 7

1 event

Events

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    6–8 p.m. $50–60. 706-542-9353, botgarden.uga.edu

    Orchid Madness Fundraiser

    There will be a reception, silent auction, an exclusive view of rare orchids and an orchid for each guest to take home. Proceeds benefit the garden's horticulture department.

Sunday, February 8

2 events

Events

  • 3 p.m. FREE! 706-548-0853, thommiefarmer@att.net

    African American Read-In

    (Greater Bethel A.M.E. Church, 140 Rose St.) This event spotlights local and  national African-American writers. This year's special guest readers include Dwain (DJ) Segar of 1470 WXAG's "The Segar Jazz Affair" and youth entrepreneur Victor "Beau" Shell aka Lil' Ice Cream Dude. 

  • The Foundry

    7 p.m. $7. www.rabbitbox.org

    Rabbit Box: "Internet Connections"

    Local storytellers share their hits and misses in the world of digital dating.

Tuesday, February 10

1 event

Events

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    2 p.m. FREE! www.libs.uga.edu/scl

    Tuesday Tour

    Take a guided tour of the exhibit galleries of the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library and the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies. Meet in the rotunda on the second floor.

Wednesday, February 11

1 event

Events

Thursday, February 12

1 event

Events

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    7–9 p.m. $15. www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Dance with the Classic City Swing Band

    Spend the evening on the dance floor. Begins with a demonstration and dance lesson.

Friday, February 13

1 event

Events

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

    6 p.m. $5 suggested donation. 706-351-6024

    Healing & Meditation Circle

    Learn various modalities of energy and spiritual healing as well as meditation practices. Held every Friday.

Sunday, February 15

1 event

Events

Tuesday, February 17

2 events

Events

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    2 p.m. FREE! www.libs.uga.edu/scl

    Tuesday Tour

    Take a guided tour of the exhibit galleries of the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library and the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies. Meet in the rotunda on the second floor.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    6 p.m. $15–45. www.georgiamuseum.org

    Black History Month Dinner

    This annual event includes an awards ceremony honoring African-American leaders who enrich the community through their support of the arts and culture. This year's theme is "Unmasked: Black Women in Art" and includes gallery tours, artwork by honoree Amalia Amaki and music by Faith Carmichael.

Thursday, February 19

1 event

Events

  • Madison Morgan Cultural Center

    Preview Party. Feb. 19, 6–9 p.m. $50. Show & Sale. Feb. 20–21, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $7. 706-342-4743

    Madison Antiques Show

    The show features the best in American antiques and accessories, including furniture, pottery, art, silver, textiles and more. Roddy Moore will present a lecture called "Chasing the Facts, Chasing the Objects" on Saturday at 9 a.m. and Mary Green Burdell will present "Sharing Henry Green" on Sunday at 9 a.m.

Friday, February 20

4 events

Events

  • Body, Mind & Spirit

    6 p.m. $5 suggested donation. 706-351-6024

    Healing & Meditation Circle

    Learn various modalities of energy and spiritual healing as well as meditation practices. Held every Friday.

  • Morton Theatre

    6 p.m. yibor@uga.edu, www.tate.uga.edu/tickets

    African Night

    UGA's African Student Union celebrates African culture with a night of food, music, acting, dancing and fashion.

  • Madison Morgan Cultural Center

    Preview Party. Feb. 19, 6–9 p.m. $50. Show & Sale. Feb. 20–21, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $7. 706-342-4743

    Madison Antiques Show

    The show features the best in American antiques and accessories, including furniture, pottery, art, silver, textiles and more. Roddy Moore will present a lecture called "Chasing the Facts, Chasing the Objects" on Saturday at 9 a.m. and Mary Green Burdell will present "Sharing Henry Green" on Sunday at 9 a.m.

  • Morton Theatre

    7–9 p.m. $7–12. ijeokoye@uga.edu, www.mortontheatre.com

    UGA Africa Night

    This event includes fashion, food, dancing, music and a play.

Saturday, February 21

2 events

Events

  • Madison Morgan Cultural Center

    Preview Party. Feb. 19, 6–9 p.m. $50. Show & Sale. Feb. 20–21, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $7. 706-342-4743

    Madison Antiques Show

    The show features the best in American antiques and accessories, including furniture, pottery, art, silver, textiles and more. Roddy Moore will present a lecture called "Chasing the Facts, Chasing the Objects" on Saturday at 9 a.m. and Mary Green Burdell will present "Sharing Henry Green" on Sunday at 9 a.m.

  • Morton Theatre

    7–9 p.m. $7–12. ijeokoye@uga.edu, www.mortontheatre.com

    UGA Africa Night

    This event includes fashion, food, dancing, music and a play.

Tuesday, February 24

2 events

Events

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    6:30 p.m. FREE! www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Garden Travels

    Award-winning photographers Carol and Hugh Nourse lead a discussion on widflowers in the Mojave Desert (Joshua Tree National Park), the Sonora Desert (Anza-Borego California State Park), Saguaro National Part and the Chihuahuan Desert.

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    2 p.m. FREE! www.libs.uga.edu/scl

    Tuesday Tour

    Take a guided tour of the exhibit galleries of the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library and the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies. Meet in the rotunda on the second floor.