5 Things to Know in Athens This Week (2/11/19)

For vibrant city life and small-town charm, look no further than what Athens has going on this week. With love in the air as Valentine's Day looms, there are some great opportunities to get out and celebrate it. Here's what's happening in Athens!  

Swipe Left at the Foundry

The dating world has certainly changed in the past decade, but it remains just as cruel and rewarding as it always has. The Foundry is hosting an epic storytelling event on Wednesday, Feb. 13, featuring personal tales of love, triumph, and heartbreak. These stories explore the dating world here and now, whether you dated when newspaper personals were the big thing or you’re currently swiping right or left to find a new love of your life. Doors open at 5 p.m. for drinks and dinner, and the show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $7 in advance and $9 at the door.

Custom Cocktail Workshop at Live Wire

What better way to celebrate the most romantic day of the year than with a craft cocktail workshop to spark your imagination? Try your hand at creating original cocktail recipes that are just as unique as you are. You can turn this into a Valentine’s Day date to remember, or if you’re single, use it as a night out with your best friends. Tickets are $25 per person or $40 per couple and include hors d’oeuvres and everything you need to craft your cocktails.

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The Princess Bride Film Screening at Cine

This timeless classic is coming back to the big screen in Athens. February 14 through February 16, you can relive this hilarious cult classic at Cine, Athens’ premiere non-profit movie house. Remaining showtimes include three late-night screenings and a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, February 16, so make sure you grab your seats (and snacks!) early.

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Healing Our World: A Deeper Look at Food

You may already know how food affects your body, but what impact does it leave on your mind and culture? Dr. Will Tuttle explores the answer to this very question on Friday, Feb. 15 at the Unity Center for Spiritual Growth. This best-selling author sheds light on how food connects our culture, health, and spirituality and how you can use this knowledge to empower your life. General admission to the event is free. 

Lunar New Year Celebration

The State Botanical Garden is bringing Chinese New Year and Lunar New Year traditions to Athens. This Saturday, Feb. 16, head to the botanical garden for food, music, art, literature, and other activities that celebrate this traditional Asian holiday. Learn how to use chopsticks, make some origami crafts, taste delicious new treats, and dive into the Year of the Pig.

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