5 Things to Know in Athens This Week (2/18/19)

What’s there to do in Athens this cold, rainy week? While the outdoors might not be calling your name, the city is hosting several indoor performances and activities to fill your social calendar. Check out five of the can’t-miss events in Athens this week. 

UGA Theatre Presents: In the Blood

This moving drama created by Suzan Lori-Parks takes the stage at the Cellar Theatre through Sunday, Feb. 24. This modern take on the Scarlet Letter features an inner-city homeless family as they struggle through impossible obstacles and choices. Tickets are $12-$16 dollars, with showtimes at 8 p.m. (2:30 matinee on Sunday). 

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CornholeATL Spring League Registration

Can’t get enough cornhole? You’re in good company! CornholeATL is holding registration for their Spring League, bringing players from all over the city into a single arena. This seven-week league gives you a chance to compete for trophies, prizes, and bragging rights. Even if you’re not at the top of your cornhole game, there’s a division worthy of your talents! It’s all going down at Southern Brewing Company on Wednesday nights.

3rd Wednesday of the Month Wine Tasting at The Pine

The Pine is Athens’ destination of choice when it comes to wine tastings. Every third Wednesday, The Pine teams up with Five Points Bottle Shop so you can take part in a carefully curated tasting experience. Five wines plus snacks is just $15, one of the most cost-effective ways to spend your evening. Seating is limited, so make sure you sign up ahead of time.

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UGA Opera Theatre: Don Pasquale

UGA is ablaze with performing arts this weekend, including an operatic performance of Don Pasquale. This beloved Italian opera is equal parts moving and comedic, with a modernized twist that brings a whole new perspective to what opera can be. Though completely in Italian, guests can follow along the script with specially created supertitles displayed throughout the performance. Tickets range from $6-$20, with shows running from Friday, Feb. 22 through Feb. 24. 

Dance Around the World

Athens’ Morton Theatre brings international cultures under a single roof. This celebration of dance features a weekend full of stage performances highlighting the skills of students from the East Athens Educational Dance Center. Ballet, jazz, tap, modern, hip-hop, and other styles will be presented in this two-day showcase. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. 

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