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Saturday, January 25

9 events

Events

  • 6:30–10 p.m. $50. www.olli.uga.edu

    Robert Burns Dinner

    (Flinchum's Phoenix, 650 Phoenix Rd.) The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute presents an evening of traditional Scottish fare, spirited toasts, bagpipes, live music and dancing to celebrate Scotland's favorite bard, Robert Burns.

  • The Rialto Room

    6 p.m. $85. www.ashtonhopekeeganfoundation.org

    The Hope Gala

    This event is held in honor of Ashton Hope Keegan. Proceeds will benefit programs Keegan was involved with. The evening includes live music and dancing, a silent auction and raffle, as well as food and drink.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    2–6 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    Cracker & CVB Meet and Greet

    Meet the members of Cracker ahead of Camp In Weekend at the 40 Watt.

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

    8 a.m.–5 p.m. FREE! sjsathensuga@gmail.com, www.facebook.com/SJSAthens

    Athens Social Justice Symposium

    The student-organized symposium fosters dialogue between Athens residents and organizations working toward social change on a local level. Topics include money management, disability empowerment, community displacement, mental health and immigration law.

  • Athens Montessori School

    2-4 p.m. FREE! www.athensmontessori.org

    Open House

    Prospective students ages 3-15 and their families can check out the campus.

  • The Tasting Room at Jittery Joe's Roasting Company

    11 a.m. FREE! www.culinarykitchenathens.com

    Winter Market 2020

    Shop local and surrounding food and market vendors weekly on Saturdays through Mar. 14. All ages welcome.

  • Johnny's New York Style Pizza

    5:30–6:30 p.m. FREE! www.johnqforsheriff.com

    Pizza Meet & Greet with Sgt. John Q. Williams

    Bring your questions about Sgt. Williams' campaign for sheriff of Clarke County.

  • ARTini's Art Lounge

    7–10 p.m. $35/seat. www.artinisartlounge.com

    Baby Yoda and "The Mandalorian" Paint & Trivia Night

    Art instructor and Star Wars enthusiast Ali Phillips guides participants through painting their own Baby Yoda while Row Jerles hosts a round of trivia.

  • Jan. 23–26, 10 a.m.–7 p.m. www.facebook.com/frannysfarmacyathens

    Grand Opening

    (Franny's Farmacy, 2361 W. Broad St.) Celebrate the shop's grand opening with free samples, chair massages, pet adoptions and food infused with CBD. The shop specialzies in CBD and hemp oils, CBS topicals, hemp edibles and more. Saturday includes a ribbon cutting and live music by Jim Cook. Holy Crepe Food Truck will visit on Sunday.

Sunday, January 26

5 events

Events

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    12:30–2:30 p.m. $15. www.terrapinbeer.com

    Wake-n-Bake Off

    Admission includes a limited edition glass, food samples from local restaurants and a pour of the Wake-N-Bake Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout.

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

    1 p.m. FREE! www.uuathensga.org

    Singing Meditation

    Be a part of a meaningful meditation through singing and silence.

  • Jan. 23–26, 10 a.m.–7 p.m. www.facebook.com/frannysfarmacyathens

    Grand Opening

    (Franny's Farmacy, 2361 W. Broad St.) Celebrate the shop's grand opening with free samples, chair massages, pet adoptions and food infused with CBD. The shop specialzies in CBD and hemp oils, CBS topicals, hemp edibles and more. Saturday includes a ribbon cutting and live music by Jim Cook. Holy Crepe Food Truck will visit on Sunday.

  • The Foundry

    7 p.m. $60. www.thefoundryathens.com

    American Spirit Works Whiskey Tasting Dinner

    Master distiller Justin Manglitz and executive chef Bethany Mosko present a night of inspired eats, local whiskey and bluegrass by The Hibbs Family Band.

  • 12–2 p.m. FREE! indiaisplural@gmail.com

    Indian Republic Day

    (UGA Arch) A peaceful demonstration in celebration of Indian Republic Day and to support the vision for an inclusive, secular and plural democracy.

Monday, January 27

1 event

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Wednesday, January 29

3 events

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  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    6–9 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com

    Pop-Up with The Plate Sale

    Come out and try something new at this special pop-up dinner.

  • ACC Library

    10–11:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Computer Class: Voice Assistants and Smart Home Devices

    Learn how to set up an Amazon Echo and Google Home and the voice commands used to get news, weather, podcasts, recipes and more. Also learn about smart home devices such as smart outlets and smart lightbulbs.

  • Rocksprings Community Center

    10–11:30 a.m. $5 (ACC residents), $7.50 (non-ACC residents). www.accgov.com

    Riddle Me This

    Celebrate National Puzzle Day with jigsaw puzzle making, trivia and word games. Ages 18 and up.

Thursday, January 30

4 events

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  • Bogart Library

    6–8 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    KnitLits

    Knitters of all levels are invited to have fun, share ideas and knit. Beginning knitters are encouraged to attend. Ages 16 & up.

  • Redeemer Presbyterian Church

    5:30–8:30 p.m. $25. 706-410-1912, www.booksforkeeps.org

    Bunco for Books

    Play Bunco, bid on silent auction items and enjoy refreshments. Proceeds benefit Books for Keeps. 

  • BikeAthens

    6–8:30 p.m. $10 (suggested). www.bikeathens.org

    Fix Your Own Bike

    Get help fixing your bike from experts so you're safe to ride.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    5:30 p.m. $15 (non-member), $10 (members). 706-542-4199, gmoarsvp@uga.edu

    90 Carlton: Winter

    The Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art present this reception featuring the winter exhibitions. Enjoy light refreshments, door prizes and Ask the Experts session.

Friday, January 31

1 event

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  • The Classic Center

    Jan. 31–Feb. 2. 706-357-4444, www.classiccenter.com/athenswineweekend

    Athens Wine Weekend: A Weekend of Exquisite Taste

    Enjoy a weekend supporting diverse performing, visual and culinary arts programs and scholarships for upcoming art students. Activities include enjoy food tastings, wine tastings, raffles and more. Proceeds benefit the The Classic Center Cultural Foundation.

Saturday, February 1

5 events

Events

  • The Tasting Room at Jittery Joe's Roasting Company

    11 a.m. FREE! www.culinarykitchenathens.com

    Winter Market 2020

    Shop local and surrounding food and market vendors weekly on Saturdays through Mar. 14. All ages welcome.

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    1–3 p.m. $4 (ACC residents), $6 (non-ACC residents). www.accgov.com/leisure

    Cast Iron Chef Campfire Cook Out

    Enjoy fire-building with a variety of materials, methods and demonstrations of dutch oven cooking. Sample a variety of foods from roasted weenies to s'mores.

  • The Classic Center

    Jan. 31–Feb. 2. 706-357-4444, www.classiccenter.com/athenswineweekend

    Athens Wine Weekend: A Weekend of Exquisite Taste

    Enjoy a weekend supporting diverse performing, visual and culinary arts programs and scholarships for upcoming art students. Activities include enjoy food tastings, wine tastings, raffles and more. Proceeds benefit the The Classic Center Cultural Foundation.

  • Tif Sigfrids

    4–6 p.m. FREE! www.tifsigfrids.com

    Artist Reception

    Enjoy a reception for artist Becky Kolsrud's solo exhibition, "New Paintings."

  • Athens Area Human Society

    1–4 p.m. $35–125 (surgery), $10–25 (vaccines). www.athenshumanesociety.org

    Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic

    Take care of your furry friend by getting them vaccinated and spayed or neutered. No appointment necessary. All animals must be on a leash or in a kennel.  

Sunday, February 2

2 events

Events

  • The Classic Center

    Jan. 31–Feb. 2. 706-357-4444, www.classiccenter.com/athenswineweekend

    Athens Wine Weekend: A Weekend of Exquisite Taste

    Enjoy a weekend supporting diverse performing, visual and culinary arts programs and scholarships for upcoming art students. Activities include enjoy food tastings, wine tastings, raffles and more. Proceeds benefit the The Classic Center Cultural Foundation.

  • Live Wire Athens

    5:30–11 p.m. FREE! www.livewireathens.com

    Superbowl LIV Party

    Bring your favorite party dish and watch the game on a large projector and multiple TVs.

Monday, February 3

1 event

Events

  • Memorial Park

    10:30–11:15 a.m. $2 (ACC residents), $3 (non-ACC residents). www.accgov.com

    Workout to Wellness

    This class focuses on the importance of physical wellness through physical education and activity. Participants will learn about proper stretching, appropriate workout techniques, breathing and relaxation and how physical health effects general well-being.

Thursday, February 6

2 events

Events

  • Ciné

    6:30–9:30 p.m. FREE! www.milongatropical.com

    Milonga Tropical

    Join the Athens Tango Project for a milonga, an Argentinian dance party, with plenty of live music and salsa performances by DanceFx. Includes Tango lessons from 6:30–7:15 p.m. before the party begins. All skill levels welcome.

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center

    7 p.m. FREE! www.oconeeriversaudubon.org

    Oconee Rivers Audubon Society

    (Education and Visitor Center) Special guest Gary Crider will discuss how managing invasive plants can benefit birds.

Friday, February 7

1 event

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Saturday, February 8

2 events

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  • 12–2 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/rrfmathens

    Really Really Free Market

    (Reese & Pope Park, 375 Reese St.) Just like a yard sale, but everything is free. Bring what you can, take what you need. Second Saturday of every month.

  • The Tasting Room at Jittery Joe's Roasting Company

    11 a.m. FREE! www.culinarykitchenathens.com

    Winter Market 2020

    Shop local and surrounding food and market vendors weekly on Saturdays through Mar. 14. All ages welcome.

Sunday, February 9

1 event

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Thursday, February 13

1 event

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Saturday, February 15

2 events

Events

  • The Classic Center

    3:30 p.m. $20. www.extraspecialpeople.com/big-hearts

    Extra Special People's Big Hearts Pageant

    Extra Special People brings together members of the community with a pageant-style show where ESP participants dress up in ballgowns and tuxedos to share their talents alongside a theater production. This year's theme is "Big Hearts in Bloom." Proceeds go toward funding ESP summer camps and the Miracle League.

  • The Tasting Room at Jittery Joe's Roasting Company

    11 a.m. FREE! www.culinarykitchenathens.com

    Winter Market 2020

    Shop local and surrounding food and market vendors weekly on Saturdays through Mar. 14. All ages welcome.

Thursday, February 20

1 event

Events

  • The Classic Center

    7 p.m. $23–87. www.classiccenter.com

    Napoleon Dynamite

    Enjoy a full screening of this indie classic, followed by a lively discussion with Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite) and Efren Ramirez (Pedro).

Saturday, February 22

2 events

Events

  • The Tasting Room at Jittery Joe's Roasting Company

    11 a.m. FREE! www.culinarykitchenathens.com

    Winter Market 2020

    Shop local and surrounding food and market vendors weekly on Saturdays through Mar. 14. All ages welcome.

  • Stegeman Coliseum

    7–11 p.m. $100. www.cfnega.org

    The Cancer Foundation Cocktails Fundraiser

    The event includes a light dinner, an open bar, an online silent auction and a live auction.