5 Things to Know in Athens This Week (1/14/19)

There’s always something new and exciting happenings in Athens. The city has become quite the hot spot for music, theater, sports, and art, and by all means, you should take advantage. Here’s where all the excitement is happening in Athens this week! 

Third Thursday Art Walk

This monthly recurring event takes visitors to Downtown Athens on an artistic journey through the city. The Georgia Art Museum at the University of Georgia, the Lyndon House Art Center, the Lamar Dodd School of Art Galleries (also at UGA), and Hotel Indigo are a few of the stops along the art walk. Each one features unique galleries and installations to promote the importance and beauty of visual art. This event runs from 6 to 9 pm and is always free and open to the public. 

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Harry Potter Night at ARTini’s Art Studio

This isn’t your ordinary “party painting” studio. This Friday starting at 7 p.m., they’re hosting an epic Harry Potter-themed paint and trivia night, and Potterheads won’t want to miss it! This unique painting event is nothing short of competitive, infused with trivia and lots of artwork. But everyone is a winner here—you’ll get to walk away with the painting you create—and quite possibly another prize. The cost is $35 per person and you’ll need to register in advance. 

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Jen Sincero Book Tour Event at The Foundry

World-renowned author and designated badass Jen Sincero is bringing her book tour to Athens. Hosted by Avid Bookshop, you can head to The Foundry at 7 p.m. to score a copy of her book, You Are A Badass Every Day, along with a cocktail and a chance to have Jen sign your book. The locally acclaimed Side Hustle Dance Band will take the stage at 8, giving you a one-stop shop for your Friday night entertainment. Tickets for the book signing are $25 and includes a copy of Sincero’s motivational masterpiece.

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Winter Farmer’s Market

Athens’ favorite farmer’s market is closed for the season, but this winter farmer’s market at Jittery Joe’s is your chance to support local vendors during the slow season. Everything from edibles to candles to jewelry to cards to dog treats and more will be available to browse and purchase. This is a recurring Saturday event from now until March, so if you don’t make it to this one you’ll have plenty of other chances to support your local growers, makers, and doers. 

Birds of the Night Sky

Sandy Creek Nature Center is hosting one of the most unique events that’s ever occurred in the birding world. Look up into a star-filled sky and discover the constellations that resemble our feathery friends. Learn their stories and little about what makes them special. This event is taking place Saturday, Jan. 19 from 10 to 11 a.m., and is free to attend. 

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