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By Kathryn Wildes

A youngish person trying to master the Art of fried chicken and the Internet with a husband named Paul and two animal children, TT and Gidget. Holla'

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guide2: The Perfect G-Day Outfit

Call the Dawgs, it’s almost Saturday in Athens. We’re so exited to dust off our red and black and gather with our besties between the hedges for a taste of Fall. Why should you join us this Saturday? 1. The weather is supposed to be gorgeous. 2. The Football players are cute. 3. There’s nothing better than tailgating with friends. 4. You have an opportunity to sport an adorable new outfit.

Number four is most important. We take our outfits very seriously at guide2athens, which is why we have picked out our absolute favorites for you!

Cheeky Peach

 

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Heery’s Clothes Closet

 

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Red Dress Boutique

 

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April 22, 2017 | Sanford Stadium | 2pm

 

southern spark

Now introducing The Southern Spark

The RootThe Pine‘s basement bar, recently made cocktails for local Southern Coterie alums. The Southern Spark, which was inspired by a TSC collab with see.spark.go and Sea Island, was enjoyed back in February in Sea Island and now you can make it and enjoy at home or at The Root anytime!

T H E . S O U T H E R N . S P A R K

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guide2: This Week in Athens

Here are a few things happening this week in the city we love the most…monday

Ciné BarcaféAutomatic for Autism: How to Dance in Ohio features four autistic young adults preparing for their spring formal.

Georgia Theatre | CLAVVS Atlanta-based indie pop and trip hop duo featuring Graham March and Amber Renee + TRAVERS GEOFFRAY Formerly of Mississippi Rail Company, this New Orleans based singer-songwriter plays solo.

Grindhouse Killer Burgers 8 p.m. FREE! Dirty South Trivia: Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll

The World Famous | EXPERIMENTAL MONDAYS: Featuring avant-garde performances from Bulk Service, Brad DeMatteo Ensemble, Chris Lott and more.

The National | Athens Chefs Dinner: This month’s theme is California Dreamin’. Themes and host restaurants change each time, but the premise is for local chefs to team up and create a coursed meal together.

tuesdayTHE ROOK AND PAWN | HAPPY HOUR TRIVIA + RPG FAN TRACK NIGHT

BLIND PIG TAVERN | FULL CONTACT TRIVIA

THE FOUNDRY | MRJORDANMRTONKS: Tommy Jordan and William Tonks’ collaboration features rootsy guitar picking and paired vocal melodies.

Georgia TheatreNATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHT SWEATS Indie folk-rock and R&B act based in Denver, CO + SERATONES Rock and roll band from Shreveport, LA + MAJOR AND THE MONBACKS Poppy rock ‘n’ roll with a little psychedelic twang from Norfolk, VA.

Cine Barcafe | Bad Movie Night: Kick or Die: A terrorized college hires a kickfighting machine to teach self defense.wednesdayPORTERHOUSE GRILL | JAZZ NIGHT The longest standing weekly music gig in Athens! Enjoy an evening of original music, improv and standards.

GRINDHOUSE KILLER BURGERS | DIRTY BINGO

YOUR PIE | TRIVIA

BLIND PIG TAVERN | FULL CONTACT TRIVIA

THE FOUNDRY | THE BEST OF UNKNOWN ATHENS: A monthly singer-songwriter showcase hosted by Liam Parke and featuring Katie Collins (aka Another Me), Michael Brandt, Drew Kohl, Steve Coughlin, Sarah Zuniga and Ralph Roddenberry

Georgia Theatre |THE ARCS Long-running local rock band featuring Dave Gerow, Kevin Lane, Brandon Reynolds and Ben Spraker + ADIOS GHOST Psychedelic, world and electronic group out of Brooklyn, NY. SHY LAYERS Dreamy electronic pop music from this Atlanta producer + SURFER BLOOD Florida indie rock group known for its hook-heavy guitar-pop. BOYTOY Brooklyn-based indie-rock trio.

GMoA | Artful Conversation: Sage Kincaid leads a tour of “Michael Ellison, Urban Impressions.”

The World Famous | World Premiere of Athens in Our Lifetime: Grady and Kathy Thrasher present a documentary exploring a decade of change in Athens.

thursday

THE FOUNDRY | You Ain’t Nothing But a Pound Dog: The Athens Area Humane Society presents a yappy hour on the patio terrace with music by DJ Re>Ron. Meet adoptable dogs looking for furever homes. Well-behaved dogs are welcome as long as they’re kept on a leash + DJ RE>RON Playing your favorites.

BMA At Home | Laura Deems: The shop’s newest artist will paint live.

GEORGIA THEATRE | REDSTONE RAMBLERS: Local blues-folk group led by songwriter Mark Wilmot + CHASE RICE Former UNC linebacker and NASCAR crew member has turned his focus towards radio-friendly country music + RYAN KINDER Up and coming Nashville artist straddling the line between country and pop + MEGAN MORONEY No info available.

GMoA | Vertigo: Bring blankets and chairs to watch this Hitchcock classic in the Jane and Harry Willson Sculpture Garden.fridayTHE FOUNDRY | TRIBUTE: Allman Brothers tribute act.

GEORGIA THEATRE | SISTER HAZEL Florida-based melodic alt-rock band known for the ’90s radio staple “All For You.” + ERIC DODD Local country and Southern rock singer-songwriter.

Cine Barcafe | Hyphenated American: The program includes music, visual arts, spoken word poetry and dance from a variety of cultures. A discussion on diversity will follow. 

The Classic Center | Athens Symphony Pops Concert: This year’s theme is “A Romantic Evening in Vienna” featuring Dance FX.

saturday

The Classic Center | Athens Symphony Pops Concert: This year’s theme is “A Romantic Evening in Vienna” featuring Dance FX. 

home.made | 1st Anniversary Party: Celebrate with live music by Dixieland Five.

R. Wood Studio | Spring Sale: View the ceramics studio and select from the new collection of functional pottery.

sunday

…lets be real, the only thing we do to on Sundays is brunch.

Until next time…

xoxo

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guide2: This Week in Athens

Here are a few things happening this week in the city we love the most…monday

THE ROOK AND PAWN | MAGIC THE GATHERING DRAUGHTS AND DRAFTS + RPG NIGHT

CINE BARCAFE | JERUSALEM IS PROUD TO PRESENT: Nitzan Gilday will present his documentary. A Q&A will follow the screening.

GEORGIA THEATRE | On the Rooftop: MATERIAL GIRLS Atlanta band featuring current and former members of Concord America and Chief Scout + HIGH WAISTED Dream-pop/surf-rock band from New York City. | ROAD TO ROO: Come watch finalists Walden and The Vinyl Suns battle to find out who will be playing at Bonnaroo this summer.

THE WORLD FAMOUS | PEOPLE’S POWER HOUR

GRINDHOUSE BURGERS | DIRTY SOUTH TRIVIA: SEX, DRUGS, AND ROCK AND ROLL
tuesday

GMoA | España en Corto: Spanish Short Film Festival: View award-winning short films directed by up-and-coming Spanish filmmakers.

HEIRLOOM CAFE | Common Ground: The Common Ground LGBT Community Center is having a meetup for members of the LGBTQ community.

THE ROOK AND PAWN | HAPPY HOUR TRIVIA + X-WING FAN TRACK

BLIND PIG TAVERN | FULL CONTACT TRIVIA

THE FOUNDRY | LIVE BAND KARAOKE

CINE BARCAFE | National Evening of Science on Screen: The event features a safety bazaar, followed by a screening of the cyber-warfare documentary Zero Days. Afterwards, hear a panel discussion with Beth Burgess from the ACC Office of Emergency Preparedness and Dr. Kang Li from UGA’s Computer Science Department.

GEORGIA THEATRE | WHITEHALL JAZZ COLLECTIVE: Local jazz pianist Greg Hankins leads his sizeable group through an eclectic set of music.
wednesday

PORTERHOUSE GRILL | JAZZ NIGHT

GRINDHOUSE KILLER BURGERS | DIRTY BINGO

YOUR PIE | TRIVIA

BLIND PIG TAVERN | FULL CONTACT TRIVIA

THE FOUNDRY | THE BEST OF UNKNOWN ATHENS: A monthly singer-songwriter showcase hosted by Liam Parke. Featuring Jeff Soileau & Kelly Hoyle, Hannah Zale, Emily Hansford, Julianna Money, Eric Hangartner and Layne Denton.

GEORGIA THEATRE | On the rooftop: ANCIENT WHALES Fuzz-rock band from Asheville, NC led by songwriter and vocalist Enoch Bledsoe.|ALLAH-LAS Los Angeles band evoking an old-school folk sound, heavy on harmonies and tambourine jangle + THE BABE RAINBOW Australian group playing pop-rock “brimming with ’60s nostalgia.”

GMoA | España en Corto: Spanish Short Film Festival: View award-winning short films directed by up-and-coming Spanish filmmakers + TOUR AT TWO: Docents lead a tour of highlights from the permanent collection.

CINE BARCAFE |Bad Movie Night: Deadly Twins: Disco-singing twin sisters scheme to get revenge on their rich tormentor. 
thursday

THE FOUNDRY | WHOA-MAN! An in-the-round concert featuring music from Wrenn, Prisca, Zale and Chelsea Shag.

GEORGIA THEATRE | JOHNNYSWIM Folky, bluesy pop duo from Los Angeles via Nashville + BRUCE SUDANO Singer-songwriter who has written for many artists, including his late wife, Donna Summer.

CINE BARCAFE | Burn Country: The indie thriller follows a war correspondent returning to the U.S. from Afghanistan. A Q&A with filmmaker Ian Olds and soundtrack musicians Jim McHugh and Jeff Tobias will follow the screening.
friday

CINE | WINE TASTING

GMoA | MORNING MINDFULNESS: Join instructor Jerry Gale for a meditation session in the galleries. Meet in the lobby.

THE FOUNDRY |MARCIA BALL A fusion of jazz, pop and Louisiana blues by this singer, pianist and storyteller. 

GEORGIA THEATRE |On the Rooftop: WHITE VIOLET Local group led by songwriter Nate Nelson, playing haunting, brooding, atmospheric indie-pop + FUTURE ELEVATORS Indie rock band from Birmingham, ALANDY BRUH: Local DJ Andy Herrington spins and mixes dubstep, EDM and bass music. | MINNESOTA Popular dubstep DJ from Santa Cruz, CA + CHAMPAGNE DRIP LA-based EDM producer, formerly of the project SPL, moving from tropical to darker.

saturdayTHE CLASSIC CENTER | Bunny Brunch: Festivities include a brunch buffet, photos with the Easter Bunny, an Easter egg hunt and a coloring contest.

GEORGIA THEATRE | GIMME HENDRIX: Local Jimi Hendrix cover band.

sunday

…lets be real, the only thing we do to on Sundays is brunch.

Until next time…

xoxo

Genie Wiggins, left, and dance partner Marvin Nunnally perform during Dancing with the Athens Stars benefitting Project Safe at the Classic Center on Sunday, March 6, 2011 in Athens, Ga.  A total of $92,100 was raised to benefit Project Safe.  (Richard Hamm/Staff/richard.hamm@onlineathens.com)

guide2: This Week in Athens

Here are a few things happening this week in the city we love the most…monday

THE ROOK AND PAWN | MAGIC THE GATHERING DRAUGHTS AND DRAFTS + RPG NIGHT

CINE BARCAFE | ATHENS JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL: View screenings of The Kind Words (4 p.m.), Fever at Dawn (6:30 p.m.) and Peter the Third (8:45 p.m.)

THE FOUNDRY | ROAD TO ROO: Four Athens bands battle for a chance to perform at Bonnaroo 2017.

GEORGIA THEATRE | THE LONELY BISCUITS: An eclectic mix of soul, funk and hip-hop based out of Nashville. + WHISPERING GYPSIES: Atlanta-based blues-rock band “with a gypsy twist.”

THE WORLD FAMOUS | JOCK GANG:Atlanta-based group influenced by no wave and art-punk. + PANSY:Athens punk band influenced by raw ’80s hardcore. + PALLAS: Four-piece Atlanta indie-rock band. 

GRINDHOUSE BURGERS | DIRTY SOUTH TRIVIA: SEX, DRUGS, AND ROCK AND ROLL

KA ARTIST SHOP | ARTIST WORKSHOPS: “Creative Journaling for Adults with Hope Hilton” Apr. 4, 6:30–8 p.m. $20. “Watercolor Painting for Beginners with Katherine Dunlap” Mar. 20, 27, Apr. 3 and 10, 6–8 p.m. $90. tuesday

THE ROOK AND PAWN | HAPPY HOUR TRIVIA 

BLIND PIG TAVERN | FULL CONTACT TRIVIA

THE FOUNDRY | LIVE BAND KARAOKE

CINE BARCAFE | ATHENS JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL: View screenings of The Kind Words (4 p.m.), Fever at Dawn (6:30 p.m.) and Peter the Third (8:45 p.m.)

THE WORLD FAMOUS | EUREKA CALIFORNIAMelodic, rough-edged, guitar-driven local garage-rock duo. + MARATHON STATES: Catchy, driving pop-punk group fronted by local songwriter Jason Thinh. + OUTER SPACES: Folk-pop band fronted by formerly local songwriter Cara Beth Satalino.

GEORGIA THEATRE | TODDLER TUESDAY: Families and children 18 months–3 years can take a tour tailored for young children, listen to stories and participate in a hands-on activity. This month’s theme is “movement” and includes a tour of Lin Emery’s kinetic sculptures. RSVP. 

GEORGIA THEATRE | STONI TAYLOR: Guitarist of Atlanta-based Stoni Taylor & the Miles of Stones plays a solo set of soul-inspired rock.wednesday

PORTERHOUSE GRILL | JAZZ NIGHT

GRINDHOUSE KILLER BURGERS | DIRTY BINGO

YOUR PIE | TRIVIA

BLIND PIG TAVERN | FULL CONTACT TRIVIA

THE WORLD FAMOUS | SEXY NEIGHBORS: New York-based garage-punk group + VIETRAHM: Surf- and psych-inspired rock band from Chicago + HANNIE AND THE SLOBSNew local garage project featuring members of The Rodney Kings and Muuy Biien + MIGHTY: Alternative rock group from Atlanta.

THE FOUNDRY | SECRET CITY BURLESQUE: Secret City Burlesque presents video game-themed performances in “Arcade.”

GEORGIA THEATRE | On the rooftop: THE ORANGE CONSTANT: Athens-based jam band with prog, pop and funk influences.|BLUE OCTOBER: Alt-rock band from Houston, TX known for radio hits like “Hate Me.” + MATTHEW MAYFIELD: Acoustic singer-songwriter and Alabama native.

GMoA | ARTFUL CONVERSATION: In celebration of Women’s History Month, assistant curator of education Sage Kincaid leads a tour focusing on several works by women artists.

CINE BARCAFE | JAZZ VINYL NIGHT: JazzAthensGA members spin jazz records. Plus, hear the Louis Romanos Quartet’s new album in its entirety.
thursday

THE FOUNDRY | RAY WYLIE HUBBARD: The Texas cowpunk/country legend performs a career-spanning set of songs + DARRIN BRADBURY: Singer-songwriter who describes himself as a “folk satirist” and a “no-point storyteller.”

GEORGIA THEATRE | On the Rooftop: THE MYSTERY LIGHTS Sensational garage-rock band out of NYC. + THE NUDE PARTY Boone, NC-based garage-rock band. | CITY AND COLOUR Recording alias for Canadian singer-songwriter Dallas Green. + GREYHOUNDS Guitarist Andrew Trube and keyboardist Anthony Farrell play music that sounds like “Hall and Oates meet ZZ Top.”

CINE BARCAFE | RODNEY MORALES READING: The UGA Creative Writing Program presents writer Rodney Morales, author of For a Song.

GMoA | “Expanding Tradition: Artists’ Panel Discussion”: Curator Shawnya Harris leads a panel discussion with artists Amalia Amaki, Preston Sampson, Kevin Cole, Stefanie Jackson, Carl Christian and Freddie Styles. The panel will focus on how their creative processes speak to or depart from notions of “tradition” in contemporary art and culture.friday

THE CLASSIC CENTER | TEDxUGA

THE FOUNDRY | PAUL THORN BAND: Roots-rock singer-songwriter and former professional boxer. 

GEORGIA THEATRE |On the Rooftop: Blue Blood: Melodic psych-pop project fronted by songwriter Hunter Morris. | DINOSAUR JR. Legendary alt-rock band combining elements of punk and noise-rock + EASY ACTION In both sound and hair, this band continues representing the best of 70s glam rock.saturdayTHE CLASSIC CENTER | Dancing with the Athens Stars: Local celebrities pair up with experienced dancers to compete with choreographed dance routines. All proceeds benefit Project Safe. Visit Project Safe’s website to vote for couples. 

THE FOUNDRY | BREASTFEST ATHENS A breast-cancer awareness event featuring music from The Welfare Liners, Clay Leverett, Monday’s Alibi, Reverend Conner Tribble, Rachel O’Neal and Sara O’Brien. + REV. TRIBBLE AND THE DEACONS Good old-fashioned rock and roll with a sprinkle of good-humored irreverance.

GEORGIA THEATRE | LOCAL NATIVES LA-based indie rock five-piece with dark pop influences. + LITTLE SCREAM Folky art-rock singer-songwriter based out of Montreal. + BOOTY BOYZ.

GMoA | Athens Free School: Take a tour of the museum’s female art collection. +  Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: (Georgia Museum of Art and Lamar Dodd School of Art) Take a tour of works made by women in the museum’s permanent collection, then go to the art school and work on improving the coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia.

sunday

…lets be real, the only thing we do to on Sundays is brunch.

Until next time…

xoxo

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Top FOMO Serving Insta Posts

While most of you are off living the “Salt Life”, I’m stuck here adulting. You know, like working nine to five, wearing pant suits, discussing the latest episode of This American Life, and gawking over new coffee blends and inflated gas prices. [Pause] Okay, for those of you who just related to that — slow your roll. Life isn’t that serious…yet. My college days may be over, however i’m having a hard time letting go of my long past adolescence. Luckily, my husband is still in school; so when Spring Break knocks, big mama answers.

This week, we’re in Paris. Although the chocolate isn’t quite as good as Condor’s, we’re making due. We spend most of our days eating, drinking café lattes, and hunting Kardashians. Who knew doing seemingly nothing could be so exhausting? After dinner, and our ninth round of bread and sugar lacquered sweets, I’m absolutely exhausted. That’s when my girl Instagram chimes in. I have spent many evenings winding down with her, checking out the fun you are having while I’m away.

Here are a few posts that are giving me major FOMO. (and I’m in Paris?!?)


Blame it on the Alcohol. 

Athens restaurants are breaking out the big guns this Spring with cocktails that are sure to wow your palette. Here are the ones that need to be on your playlist, stat. 

At Jazz Brunch you get to eat your sweets first ✨Cafe Mochaaaaaaa✨

95 Likes, 2 Comments – FIVE Athens (@fiveathens) on Instagram: “At Jazz Brunch you get to eat your sweets first ✨Cafe Mochaaaaaaa✨”

Happy Valentine’s Day! Our cocktail special is the Pank Drank 💘 bourbon, house made prickly pear and ginger shrub, simple, whites. #athensga #eatlocal #eatwell shrub made by Almeta of @seedlifeskills 💖

154 Likes, 3 Comments – Five & Ten (@fiveandten) on Instagram: “Happy Valentine’s Day! Our cocktail special is the Pank Drank 💘 bourbon, house made prickly pear…”

Had your morning coffee yet? If you’re like us you drink it all day. The Cowboy Coffee – Four Roses Single Barrel, Grind Espresso Liqueur, Angostura bitters #HappyHour

39 Likes, 2 Comments – South Kitchen And Bar (@southkitchenbar) on Instagram: “Had your morning coffee yet? If you’re like us you drink it all day. The Cowboy Coffee – Four Roses…”

It’s Friday #eatdrinktogether #fivepointsathens #athensga #kickitrootdown

44 Likes, 4 Comments – @therootathens on Instagram: “It’s Friday #eatdrinktogether #fivepointsathens #athensga #kickitrootdown”

Drop it like it’s Hot.

New Spring Fashion is making a fiery entrance. Here are a few top picks that are making me wish I had a whole new wardrobe. 

@kendallandkylie finally came in and it did not disappoint!! Loving all the new spring arrivals 😍😍

30 Likes, 1 Comments – Heery’s (@heerysclothescloset) on Instagram: “@kendallandkylie finally came in and it did not disappoint!! Loving all the new spring arrivals 😍😍”

Happy feet ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ ⠀ Shop link in bio!⠀ ⠀ #cheekypeach #shoes #seychelles #dolcevita #springshoes #athensga

253 Likes, 5 Comments – Cheeky Peach Boutique (@cheekypeach) on Instagram: “Happy feet ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ ⠀ Shop link in bio!⠀ ⠀ #cheekypeach #shoes #seychelles #dolcevita…”

Our stylists turning our new spring arrivals into perfect beach cover ups! 🍹🌊 #bahamamamas #fabrikathens #shoplocal #fabrikstyle

92 Likes, 5 Comments – fab’rik Athens (@fabrikathens) on Instagram: “Our stylists turning our new spring arrivals into perfect beach cover ups! 🍹🌊 #bahamamamas…”

We’re head over heels for Ally’s laid back look! These striped shorts are moving quick… call us or come by and grab them while you can!

55 Likes, 4 Comments – Cloister Collection Of Athens (@cloistercollection_athens) on Instagram: “We’re head over heels for Ally’s laid back look! These striped shorts are moving quick… call us…”

Spring arrivals 🌸☀️ Link in bio. #linkinbio #freeshipping #springstyle #ootd #springbreakstyle #wiwt #treatyoself #shoplocal #athensga #empiresouth

49 Likes, 2 Comments – Empire South Athens (@empiresouthathens) on Instagram: “Spring arrivals 🌸☀️ Link in bio. #linkinbio #freeshipping #springstyle #ootd #springbreakstyle…”

Why you gotta’ be so rude. 

These people aren’t rude, but i’m taking serious offense to their talent to make things look so damn good. Seriously, y’all. What’s a girl gotta’ do to be as cool as you?

Individual glass rods combine to form exquisite “feathers” on the Calais Pendant by Niermann Weeks for Visual Comfort & Co. This graceful fixture is available in silver or gold leaf.

48 Likes, 2 Comments – Hawthorne House (@hawthornehouse) on Instagram: “Individual glass rods combine to form exquisite “feathers” on the Calais Pendant by Niermann Weeks…”

Early March and it is already Spring in Georgia. Colors are everywhere and they are popping in everything we see! 📷: @rinneallen

196 Likes, 7 Comments – r.wood studio (@rwoodstudioceramics) on Instagram: “Early March and it is already Spring in Georgia. Colors are everywhere and they are popping in…”

The store is stocked full of Easter goodies! Stop by this week and find something fun. We have outdoor and indoor bunny rabbit decor, and so much more! 🐰🥕

44 Likes, 1 Comments – Appointments at Five (@apptsat5) on Instagram: “The store is stocked full of Easter goodies! Stop by this week and find something fun. We have…”

Baby, you can be my corona and lime. 

These folks are taking fun to a whole new level. Like, if there was a x-games, Spring Break edition, these people would be in it. They are straight killing the game. 

Work hard play hard! @thesouthernc team visited inspirational Charleston for some planning time together. Loved the catch up with @leapfrogpr! And loved making candles tonight. #explorecharleston

120 Likes, 6 Comments – C H E R I L E A V Y (@cherileavy) on Instagram: “Work hard play hard! @thesouthernc team visited inspirational Charleston for some planning time…”

PSA her nickname was once Shoe Box #schu #shoo #shoe #mySky

321 Likes, 13 Comments – Peyton Haecker (@p810haecker) on Instagram: “PSA her nickname was once Shoe Box #schu #shoo #shoe #mySky”

Spring break has officially sprung ‼️‼️Us thetas are off the grid. Cash us back in Athens with some great tans‼️‼️How bout dat⁉️

302 Likes, 9 Comments – UGA Theta (@ugakappaalphatheta) on Instagram: “Spring break has officially sprung ‼️‼️Us thetas are off the grid. Cash us back in Athens with some…”

Mommy! Look what daddy let me do! 😱#hesfired

113 Likes, 7 Comments – Diana Harbour (@dianaharbour) on Instagram: “Mommy! Look what daddy let me do! 😱#hesfired”

Beachin’

10.5k Likes, 117 Comments – Jacob Eason (@skinnyqb10) on Instagram: “Beachin'”

 


That concludes my list of jealousy. We’ll be back to reality on Monday. In the meantime, check out what are friends are doing on Instagram.

xoxo

(Richard Hamm/Staff)

Eight Athens Festivals Perfect for Spring Getaway

ATHENS, Georgia (February 27, 2017) — This spring, experience art, music, food and sport with a weekend in Athens. From March to May, Athens is offering an abundance of festivals worthy of a visit on any traveler’s spring calendar.

March 2017 Events

The Athens Jewish Film Festival | March 18-21, 2017

The festival will begin at Ciné in downtown Athens with a screening of the romantic comedy “Moo.” Following the film, there will be an opening celebration party at Hotel Indigo featuring hors d’oeuvres by local Athens restaurant home.made and music by DJ Andrew Byrd. The three-day festival continues with showings of a variety of films that celebrate Jewish culture. More information on the annual Jewish Film Festival can be found at http://www.athensjff.org.

April 2017 Events

UGA International Street Festival | April 8, 2017 

Experience interactive cultural displays, traditional costumes, dances, crafts and international bands at the UGA International Street Festival. This family-friendly festival is hosted by dozens of UGA international student and community organizations and aims to promote internationalization and cultural awareness in Athens. For more information on the International Street Festival, visit www.isl.uga.edu.

Plantapalooza! | April 8, 2017

Will feature plant sales at three locations: the State Botanical Garden, The Trial Gardens at UGA, and the UGA Horticulture Club. This event will offer unique and difficult-to-find plants, in addition to providing access to horticulture professors, garden curators, and master gardeners to answer any horticulture questions! More information on Plantapalooza! can be found at www.botgarden.uga.edu/.

Classic City Brew Fest | April 9, 2017

Some of my favorites from #athens #classiccity #classiccitybrewfest #classiccitybrewfest2016 #craftbeer #craftbeerporn #craftbeerproblems #beer #drinklocal #microbrewery #beerstagram #instabeer #beermonster #beermonsterfans #gross #poormans #cuvee

24 Likes, 3 Comments – itsalrighttobelittlebitty (@rn0_grab0wski_) on Instagram: “Some of my favorites from #athens #classiccity #classiccitybrewfest #classiccitybrewfest2016…”

Hosted at the Foundry, the Classic City Brew Fest is known as one of the Southeast’s most enjoyable craft beer events, as it offers a sampling of 400 craft beers along with a tour of Terrapin Brewing Co. and a tasting from local Athens restaurants. All proceeds benefit the Athens-Area Humane Society. Additional information on the event can be found at www.classiccitybrew.com.

Piedmont Gardeners Tour | April 15, 2017 

This self-guided tour is the perfect way to get outdoors during the spring season, rain or shine. All proceeds go towards scholarships awarded to UGA students studying horticulture and related fields. For more information on the Piedmont Gardeners Tour visit www.piedmontgardeners.org.

The Annual Twilight Criterium | April 28-30, 2017

Sign up for the Twilight Criterium today! #aoctwilight https://www.bikereg.com/athenstwilight

100 Likes, 5 Comments – Athens Twilight Criterium (@athenstwilight) on Instagram: “Sign up for the Twilight Criterium today! #aoctwilight https://www.bikereg.com/athenstwilight”

A professional cycling event and festival tailored to be enjoyed by fans, families and racers alike. Founded in 1980, the event served as the first nighttime cycling race in the United States in over 60 years and has since grown from 40 competitors to 150! The Athens Twilight Criterium is a favorite spot on the national cycling tour circuit for its unique evening format and the large crowds that gather in Athens’ vibrant downtown area. For more information visit www.athenstwilight.com.

FLUKE Mini-Comics and Zine Festival | April 29th, 2017

Comic book lovers will come together in an intimate venue for discussion and the exchange of mini-comic, magazine and independent publishing information. Additional information on FLUKE can be found at www.flukeisawesome.blogspot.com.

May 2017 Events

Athens Human Rights Festival | May 6-7, 2017

This two-day event is free to the public and is dedicated to promoting free speech and confronting issues that challenge human rights. The event will feature live music and discussions of relevant social and political topics. Detailed information on the Athens Human Rights Festival can be found at www.athenshumanrightsfest.org.


Athens Travel Information

To plan a spring getaway in Athens, go to www.VisitAthensGA.com/spring for a wealth of official visitor information. More information on Athens, Georgia is available at 706-357-4430 and tourinfo@visitathensga.com.

Once in Athens, visit the Athens Welcome Center at 280 E. Dougherty Street. The center is open daily to provide maps, brochures, self-guided tours and visitor information. Information on the Athens Welcome Center can be found at www.AthensWelcomeCenter.com.

About the Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau is a proactive sales and marketing organization whose primary goal is to increase the economic impact of the hospitality and visitor industry by attracting individual visitors, group tours and meetings and conventions to Athens. Tourism WORKS for Athens, contributing $281.31 million in spending, 2,664 jobs and $19.04 million in local and state tax revenue in 2015.

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guide2: This Week in Athens

Here are a few things happening this week in the city we love the most…monday

THE ROOK AND PAWN | MAGIC THE GATHERING DRAUGHTS AND DRAFTS + LEAGUE TRIVIA.

Saturday Noms 🍔🍟👌🏽 📷: @tucmag

54 Likes, 1 Comments – Grindhouse Killer Burgers (@grindhouseburgers) on Instagram: “Saturday Noms 🍔🍟👌🏽 📷: @tucmag”

GRINDHOUSE BURGERS | DIRTY SOUTH TRIVIA: SEX, DRUGS, AND ROCK AND ROLL

tuesday

THE ROOK AND PAWN | HAPPY HOUR TRIVIA 

BLIND PIG TAVERN | FULL CONTACT TRIVIA

Live band karaoke returns with @sbtband tonight at @thefoundryathens! Only $5 at the door – signup for your song beginning at 6pm!

30 Likes, 1 Comments – The Foundry (@thefoundryathens) on Instagram: “Live band karaoke returns with @sbtband tonight at @thefoundryathens! Only $5 at the door – signup…”

THE FOUNDRY | LIVE BAND KARAOKE

THE WORLD FAMOUS | FIRST TUESDAYS: Monthly event featuring local hip hop acts. This is a ’90s-themed edition featuring Son Zoo, Trav Williams and poet Mia Smith, plus Chief Rocka and guest host Kaliko.

wednesday

PORTERHOUSE GRILL | JAZZ NIGHT

GRINDHOUSE KILLER BURGERS | DIRTY BINGO

Build your dream pizza! Any pizza, any toppings, one price, $7.99!

21 Likes, 1 Comments – Your Pie Athens (@yourpieathens) on Instagram: “Build your dream pizza! Any pizza, any toppings, one price, $7.99!”

YOUR PIE | TRIVIA

BLIND PIG TAVERN | FULL CONTACT TRIVIA

Thank you America for creating a chicken&waffle sandwich 😍😢👌

124 Likes, 7 Comments – David 원 Lee (@davidwonlee) on Instagram: “Thank you America for creating a chicken&waffle sandwich 😍😢👌”

THE WORLD FAMOUS | INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY SHOWCASE Girls Rock Athens presents a showcase, featuring performances from Cindy Wilson, Harlot Party, Crunchy, Four Eyes and more.

THE FOUNDRY | RABBIT BOX

GEORGIA THEATRE | On the rooftop: THE ARTISANALS: Charleston, SC indie rock band led by songwriters Johnny Delaware and Clay Houle. | AMOS LEE American singer-songwriter whose musical style encompasses folk, rock and soul. MUTLU Soulful R&B singer-songwriter from Philadelphia.

GMoA | TOUR AT TWO
thursday

THE FOUNDRY | REDSTONE RAMBLERS Local blues-folk group led by songwriter Mark Wilmot. ERIC CARTER Bloodkin member plays a solo set. FESTER HAGOOD This local songwriter sings in a soft drawl that accents his simple, plucked country songs.

THE WORLD FAMOUS | SHARKMUFFIN Brooklyn-based garage-rock trio. CUDDLEFISH Local, self-described “snot-punk heartthrobs.” TAMARRON Psychedelic rock band from Austin, TX.

friday

THE FOUNDRY | RICK FOWLER BAND Original guitar-driven blues-rock. BEVERLY “GUITAR” WATKINS Renowned septuagenarian blues guitarist from Atlanta. 

OMG we are doing it again…Come watch The Bachelor finale for FREE on our big screen. #ravenorvanessa #nickislame #champagnespecials

76 Likes, 19 Comments – Georgia Theatre (@georgiatheatre) on Instagram: “OMG we are doing it again…Come watch The Bachelor finale for FREE on our big screen….”

GEORGIA THEATRE |DRVIN’ N CRYIN’ Hard-hitting Southern rock from this legendary Atlanta band. DAN BAIRD AND HOMEMADE SIN Baird, originally of the Georgia Satellites, performs with his rock and roll band.
saturday

Thanks again to our friends at @visitoconeega for picking up some Southern Wildflower Honey at the @athenswelcomecenter and snapping this great pic! Stop by the Athens Welcome Center for yours today!

103 Likes, 5 Comments – Classic City Bee Company (@classiccitybee) on Instagram: “Thanks again to our friends at @visitoconeega for picking up some Southern Wildflower Honey at the…”

ATHENS WELCOME CENTER | Athens African-American History Tour: (Multiple Locations) Rosa Thurmond leads a tour that departs from the Athens Welcome Center. In addition to bus tour commentary, the group will step off to two of the following locations: H.T. Edwards Career Academy, artist Harold Rittenbury’s sculpture yard, First A.M.E. Church and the Morton Theatre.

sunday

…lets be real, the only thing we do to on Sundays is brunch.

Until next time…

xoxo

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guide2: This Week in Athens

Here are a few things happening this week in the city we love the most…

monday

Starting March 3rd: @aunitedkingdom, @iammaasante’s biographical drama on Sir Seretse Khama and wife Ruth Williams Khama.

12 Likes, 1 Comments – Cine Athens (@cineathens) on Instagram: “Starting March 3rd: @aunitedkingdom, @iammaasante’s biographical drama on Sir Seretse Khama and…”

CINE BARCAFE | LUNCHTIME YOGA

THE ROOK AND PAWN | MAGIC THE GATHERING DRAUGHTS AND DRAFTS + LEAGUE TRIVIA

GRINDHOUSE BURGERS | DIRTY SOUTH TRIVIA: SEX, DRUGS, AND ROCK AND ROLL

tuesday

THE ROOK AND PAWN | HAPPY HOUR TRIVIA 

BLIND PIG TAVERN | FULL CONTACT TRIVIA

THE FOUNDRY | LIVE BAND KARAOKE

CINE |KIESE LAYMON READING

GEORGIA THEATRE | MOSAIC + LIGHT BRIGADE 

THE WORLD FAMOUS | WE’RE WEIRD

CINE BARCAFE | BAD MOVIE NIGHT: BOARDINGHOUSE

INDIE SOUTH | Indie South is now accepting artist vendors for multiple events. Eclectic Bazaar at Creature Comforts on Mar. 25. $85. Springtacular on May 22–23. $185. ww.indiesouthfair.com

wednesday

The Big Easy invades The Foundry on Saturday. Don’t miss your chance at beignets, king cake and room specials. Link in bio for more info.

85 Likes, 3 Comments – Graduate Hotel Athens (@graduateathens) on Instagram: “The Big Easy invades The Foundry on Saturday. Don’t miss your chance at beignets, king cake and…”

PORTERHOUSE GRILL | JAZZ NIGHT

GRINDHOUSE KILLER BURGERS | DIRTY BINGO

YOUR PIE | TRIVIA

BLIND PIG TAVERN | FULL CONTACT TRIVIA

THE WORLD FAMOUS | “THE GOOD STUFF” STAND UP COMEDY + TECH HAPPY HOUR

THE FOUNDRY | ROAD TO ROO

GEORGIA THEATRE | JOSEPH + KELSEY KOPECKY

GMoA | TOUR AT TWO

THE CLASSIC CENTER | EMPTY BOWLS LUNCHEON: Eat a simple lunch of soup and a sandwich to raise money for the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia. Handcrafted pottery bowls decorated by volunteers are available to eat from and take home
thursday

You should take this burger on a date… Valentines Day is for lovers not haters

59 Likes, 2 Comments – Rooftop @ the Georgia Theatre (@rooftop_georgiatheatre) on Instagram: “You should take this burger on a date… Valentines Day is for lovers not haters”

GEORGIA THEATRE | CHERUB +  THE FLOOZIES + FREDDY TODD

THE FOUNDRY | JEFFREY BROUSSARD & THE CREOLE BOYS

THE WORLD FAMOUS | WANDERWILD + FAYE WEBSTER + KIFFY MEYERS

friday

Our photos from the Abstract Valentines Family Day are now available for your enjoyment on our Facebook and Flickr pages!

37 Likes, 3 Comments – Georgia Museum of Art (@georgiamuseum) on Instagram: “Our photos from the Abstract Valentines Family Day are now available for your enjoyment on our…”

THE FOUNDRY | THE ORIGINAL SPLITZ BAND

GEORGIA THEATRE | CHERUB + THE FLOOZIES + FREDDY TODD

GMoA | MORNING MINDFULNESS

THE CLASSIC CENTER | ATHENS ROCK, GEM, MINERAL, JEWELRY, FOSSIL AND RELATED CRAFT SHOW
saturday

THE FOUNDRY | HOLMAN AUTRY BAND + EASTVILLE BELLE

THE CLASSIC CENTER | ATHENS ROCK, GEM, MINERAL, JEWELRY, FOSSIL AND RELATED CRAFTS SHOW

GEORGIA THEATRE | CHARLES ESTEN & CLARE BOWEN

sunday

…lets be real, the only thing we do to on Sundays is brunch.

Until next time…

xoxo

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This Week in Athens

Here are a few things happening this week in the city we love the most…

monday

GEORGIA THEATRE | BIG GIGANTIC + BRASSTRACKS + ROBBIE DUDE

THE ROOK AND PAWN | MAGIC THE GATHERING DRAUGHTS AND DRAFTS + LEAGUE TRIVIA

GRINDHOUSE BURGERS | DIRTY SOUTH TRIVIA: SEX, DRUGS, AND ROCK AND ROLL

tuesday

THE ROOK AND PAWN | HAPPY HOUR TRIVIA 

BLIND PIG TAVERN | FULL CONTACT TRIVIA

THE FOUNDRY | LIVE BAND KARAOKE

CINE | POETRY READING

GEORGIA THEATRE | ANDERS OSBORNE + THE GHOST OF PAUL REVERE

HEIRLOOM CAFE | WINE TASTING

wednesday

PORTERHOUSE GRILL | JAZZ NIGHT

GRINDHOUSE KILLER BURGERS | DIRTY BINGO

YOUR PIE | TRIVIA

BLIND PIG TAVERN | FULL CONTACT TRIVIA

THE WORLD FAMOUS | TURN TO CRIME + FEATHER TRADE + EUREKA CALIFORNIA

THE FOUNDRY | THE BEST OF UNKNOWN ATHENS: A monthly singer-songwriter showcase hosted by Liam Parke. Featuring Jesse Mariah (Williams), Mark Wilmot, Karlie Dobbs, Oliver Jordan, Tim O’Connell, and Devin Dennis.

GEORGIA THEATRE | COSMIC CHARLIE

ROOK AND PAWN | X-WING FAN TRACK

CINE | MOONLIGHT

GMoA | TOUR AT TWO
thursday

GEORGIA THEATRE | BOOMBOX + MARVEL YEARS

GMoA | CONVERSATION ON COLLECTING: Join collectors Larry and Brenda Thompson for a discussion on collecting African American art. They will discuss the importance of partnerships between academic institutions and private collectors in nurturing and fostering an awareness of African American artists.

THE FOUNDRY | TAB BENOIT

THE CLASSIC CENTER | ONCE THE MUSICAL

THE WORLD FAMOUS | WIEUCA + RICCI + GHOST DOGS + OZONE JONES

CINE | I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO: Raoul Peck’s documentary envisions James Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript. A panel discussion with Ed Pavlic, Rachel Gabara and Tareva Johnson will follow the screening.

friday

THE FOUNDRY | THE HIGHBALLS

GEORGIA THEATRE | LOUIS THE CHILD + IMAD ROYAL + MANILA KILLA

GMoA | BLACK HISTORY MONTH DINNER: The dinner and awards ceremony feature the presentation of the Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson Award and the Lillian C. Lynch Citation. RSVP.
saturday

THE FOUNDRY | ZYDEFUNK

THE CLASSIC CENTER | THE ATHENS HOME & GARDEN SHOW

sunday

…lets be real, the only thing we do to on Sundays is brunch.

Until next time…

xoxo