Looking ahead: UGA and Athens events this week | City news

The news desk has compiled a list of events taking place in the coming week that are open to the public. The list includes the Craft Fair Pop-up at Athentic Brewing Company, the Ice Skating Reopening at the Classic Center, the Colorful Hat Circus & Variety Show at the Morton Theater, and The Grateful Brothers Performance at Live Wire Athens.

sunday January 23

Craft fair pop-up

What: Celebrate color with Athentic Brewing Company by shopping for bright items made to make you happy. The work centers around color and various vendors and their crafts will be scattered around the patio of Athentic, where you can have a beer while shopping.

When: 1-5:30 p.m.

Where: Athentic Brewing Company

108 Park Ave., Athens, GA 30601

Monday January 24

One Team Scavenger Hunt Athens

What: Puzzle adventures are described as a cross between a scavenger hunt, an adventure race, and an informative self-guided tour. Compete against each other individually, in pairs, as one group or in multiple groups. All ages can participate. The entry fee is $49 per team and tickets can be purchased here. Teams can be any size, but teams of two, three, and four are recommended. For more questions, visit the help page here.

When: All day long

Where: The recommended parking spot and starting point for this scavenger hunt is the parking deck at 235 College Ave., Athens, GA 30601

tuesday 25 january

Nobuntu Concert at the Performing Arts Center

What: With their UGA debut female a cappella quintet from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, Nobuntu aims to shed light on the traditions of their South African nation through their performances of traditional Zimbabwean songs, gospel, Afro-jazz and crossover music, which they previously won worldwide attention. Tickets are $30-$50 and can be purchased here. Nobuntu has requested that attendees wear a face covering at all times. For questions, please contact the box office at 706-621-0600.

When: 19:30

Where: Center for the Performing Arts, Hodgson Concert Hall

230 River Rd., Athens, GA 30605

Wednesday 26 January

YUNGBLUD live at the Georgia Theater

What: Performing his version of 21st century rock and roll music, English musician YUNGBLUD has built a devoted and widespread following that he considers a community. The show is for all ages and tickets can be purchased here for $30-$35. Evidence of a negative COVID test or vaccination is required for entry.

When: Doors open at 7pm and show starts at 8pm

Where: Georgia Theater

215 N Lumpkin St., Athens, GA 30601

Panel discussion women in coding

What: Hosted by the UGA Libraries and the Willson Center for Humanities DigiLab, the panel will feature both R Ladies of Athens and UGA’s girls.code members. Topics include gender diversity in computer science and computational methods, problems with computer coding as a profession, coding as part of research methods, and classroom experiences of learning to code. If you have any questions, please contact Elliott Kuecker at 706-542-6708 or digi@uga.edu.

When: 1 p.m.

Where: Main library, Reading room on the third floor

320 S Jackson St., Athens, GA 30602

State of the University Address

What: UGA President Jere W. Morehead will talk about the state of UGA, what it has achieved and what it plans to do in the future. The address is virtually released.

When: 3.30 pm

Where: Virtual

Thursday 27 January

JD Simo & GA-20 Live at Hendershots

What: Nashville-based musician JD Simo combines styles reminiscent of Motown and Woodstock, continuing to blur the lines between generations and musical genres. JD Simo, who has previously appeared on Rolling Stone and NPR, has caught the attention of many, including Phil Lesh, co-founder of The Grateful Dead, who invited him to join Phil Lesh and Friends. He will be joined by GA-20, a blues trio formed in 2018, named after a Gibson GA-20 amp. They draw inspiration from their original songs from the late 1950s and early 1960s blues, R&B and rock ‘n’ roll, using rare and vintage gear to produce their music. Tickets can be purchased in advance, here, for $15, or can be purchased at the door for $20. The show is open to all ages.

When: Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 8pm

Where: Hendershot’s Coffee Bar

237 Prince Ave., Athens, GA, 30601

Colorful Hat Circus & Variation

What: Experience acrobatics, balancing, juggling, extreme skipping rope, magic and illusions live at the Morton Theater from January 27 to January 29. The show is recommended for the whole family and tickets can be purchased here ranging in price from $25-$45. Show times vary per day. For more information, visit the website here, or send an email to info@ColorfulHat.com.

When: Thursday 27 Jan. at 7 p.m., Friday, Jan. at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Saturday 29 Jan. at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Where: Morton Theater

195 W Washington St., Athens, GA 30601

Saturday January 29

The Grateful Brothers with Special Guest Cam and His Dam Jam Band Live Wire Athens Performance

What: The Grateful Brothers pay tribute to The Grateful Dead and The Allman Brothers Band by performing a mix of the songs from both bands. They will be joined by special guest Cam and His Dam Jam Band during Live Wire Athens. General admission tickets can be purchased for $15 or a table can be reserved with two tickets included for $40. Both ticket options can be purchased here.

When: Doors open at 8pm and show starts at 8:30pm

Where: Live Wire Athens

227 W. Dougherty St., Athens, GA 30601

Danish String Quartet Live at the Performing Arts Center

What: The Danish String Quartet, a Grammy-nominated chamber music group, plays music by Haydn and Shostakovich, as well as contemporary scores. They will hold a pre-performance talk at Ramsey Concert Hall, located in the Performing Arts Center, with free admission at 6:45 PM. Tickets for the show cost $20-$55 and can be purchased here. Babies and children under the age of six are not allowed. The performers ask the audience to always wear masks during their performance. For questions, please contact the box office at 706-542-4400.

When: 19:30

Where: Center for the Performing Arts, Hodgson Concert Hall

230 River Rd., Athens, GA 30605


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