5 Things to Know in Athens This Week (1/7/19)

Looking for things to do in Athens? This cozy college town has something for everyone—performing arts, concerts, kid-friendly events, sports, community-centric causes, you name it! There’s always something to keep your calendar filled. Check out what’s happening around Athens this week. 

Wine 201A: An Introduction to European Wine

Whether you’re on a journey to become a wine connoisseur or just like the taste of vino, this class is for you! Head to J’s Bottle Shop on Thursday, January 10 for an introduction to the wines of Europe. This class covers the major wine regions of Spain, Italy, France, Germany, and Austria and what makes their wines so iconic. This class is part of a four-series course on wines and includes up to six different wine tastings per class. Even better: you can score a 10 percent discount on your wines purchases on the day of the class. 

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UGA Ice Dawgs vs. Trine University

UGA hockey season is in full swing, with their next game happening Thursday, January 10. The Ice Dawgs got a new home this season, with games now facing off at the Classic Center (Akins Arena) in downtown Athens. General admission is just $10, perfect for families, date nights, or any occasion. 

When I Was Zorro Comedy Show at the Moonlight Theater Company

Athens’ newest comedy theater is filled with a side-splitting weekend treat. January 10-12, Swiss comedian Leo Mohr takes over the stage with a one-of-a-kind comedy show detailing his life growing up in Europe. Filled with music and a witty cast of characters, it’s the funniest event in Athens nightlife this week. Tickets are $11 and can be purchased via the Moonlight Theater Company website.

Gravity and Other Myths @ Georgia Museum of Art

Straight from Australia, this masterful circus ensemble has one of the most gravity-defying shows that’s ever visited Athens. Gravity and Other Myths seem to break the rules of physics, with acrobats performing stunning tricks and triumphs you might not have thought possible. Enjoy coffee and desserts upon arrival, as well as a tour of the museum gallery prior to showtime. This event is free and open to the public. 

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Ever After: A Modern ASL Fairytale

This unique staged play is charming as it is powerful. Hands In is a non-profit group based in Athens that crafts staged performances for the deaf. They’ve created and performed numerous large-scale productions, including a twist on The Wizard of Oz called “No Place Like Home.” They take original scripts and transform them into stories told through American sign language, bringing art for the deaf into the mainstream. Their newest show, Ever After, is Saturday, January 12, 6-8 p.m. at Quinn Hall Memorial Park. Tickets are just $7 in advance and $10 at the door.

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