Looking to the Future: UGA and Athens Events This Week | City News


The news bureau has compiled a list of events taking place throughout the coming week that are open to the public. The list includes a book launch party, live music performances, and art showcases.

Tuesday July 13

Book launch party

What: An online event celebrating author Kate Fortmueller’s latest book “Below the Stars: How the Labor of Working Actors Shapes Media Production”, where she will speak with Richard Neupert, professor at the University of Georgia. There are both free and paid ticket options available.

When: 7 pm-8pm

Where: Online

Wednesday July 14

Conference by the curator: “Hands and Earth: Perspectives on Contemporary Japanese Ceramics”

What: A virtual conversation with William Eiland, museum director of the Georgia Museum of Art, about the exhibition “Hands and Earth: Perspectives on Contemporary Japanese Ceramics”. Sign up online here.

When: 2-3h

Where: Online

Thursday July 15th

Yoga in the galleries

What: A free yoga class at the Georgia Museum of Art galleries, which you can attend in person or online. E-mail [email protected] to reserve a place in person or Sign up online to participate via Zoom.

When: 6 pm-7pm

Where: Georgia Museum of Art (or online)

90 Carlton Street, Athens, Georgia 30602

Happy Hour Soul Jazz with the Four Fathers

What: A free live performance by the Four Fathers –– Athens’ newest soul jazz supergroup. This event is recurring every week on Thursdays for the rest of July.

When: 6 pm-9pm

Where: Live Wire Athens

227 W. Dougherty St., Athens, Georgia 30601

Third Thursday

What: Eight of Athens’ established visual art venues host the third Thursday –– an art-honoring event on the third Thursday evening of each month. Participating locations include BARBAR Vintage Textiles and Home, the Georgia Museum of Art and more. All exhibitions are free and open to the public.

When: 6 pm-9pm

Where: Miscellaneous Pitches

Friday July 16

Parker Smith and the Bandwith | Family recipe

What: Three outdoor performances by Divine Mind, Parker Smith and Bandwith and Family Recipe. Tickets are $ 12, and all participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Doors open at 7 p.m.

When: 7 p.m.-11:45 p.m.

Where: Live Wire Athens (Outdoor stage)

227 W. Dougherty St., Athens, Georgia 30601

Saturday July 17th

Country Music Songwriters in the Round ft. Tribute to Hank Williams Jr. & Sr.

What: A series of outdoor performances by country music songwriters to pay tribute to Hank Williams Jr. and Sr. Tickets are $ 10whether purchased in advance or at the door. All ages are welcome and doors open at 7 p.m.

When: 7 pm-10.30pm

Where: Southern Brewing Company (outdoor main stage)

231 Collins Industrial Blvd., Athens, Georgia, 30601


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