Thursday, October 18, 2007

What's up in Athens?

Welcome to Athens! Now that you know where to park, where to eat and what the weather will be like, what are you going to do while you're here besides going to the awesome UGA Connect Conference?

Here I have compiled a list of activities and events happening this weekend while you're not at the conference. Why not see all that Athens has to offer while you have the chance?

-"Rock for Barack" is a music rally for Barack Obama's presidential campaign and features some local talent. It lasts from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and is on the Meyers Quad on the UGA campus.
-Live Conmedy: "The (Still) Born in the USA Comedy Tour" starring Jonah Ray with Sean O'Connor, Nick Maritato, Andrew Write, Atlanta comic Drennen Quin and TJ Young. The show is at Little Kings and starts at 9 p.m. Tickets cost $8.

-UGA Connect Conference!
-JV Productions presents Cooking with Love, a comedy set backstage on the food network's most popular cooking show. The play starts at 8 p.m. at the Seney-Stovall Chapel. Tickets are $8 to $10.

-Rose of Athens Theatre presents The Legend of Sleepy Hollow at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education at 5:30 p.m.
-REM in Perspective: An Athens History. Presented by the Athens Historical Society, this event includes rare R.E.M. videos and discussions of their social, civic, political, economic and preservation impact on Athens. It's at 2 p.m. at the Seney-Stovall Chapel. Admission is free but reservarions are required so e-mail to reserve a seat.
-The Classic City Rollergirls take on the Charlotte Rollergirls at Skate Around USA at 7 p.m. A portion of the proceeds go to benefit the Drumming for Success youth program.

If you're planning on staying in the area a while longer check out my blog, My Georgia 2.0, for more ideas of what to do around the state. Check out the "coming up" section too for places I haven't blogged about yet. Many of these are in the north Georgia area.

For more going on around town, check out The Flagpole too!

See you at the conference!

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