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    August 13, 2016 @ 7 p.m.

    Join us at Akins Arena on August 13 for the final Classic City Rollergirls home bout of the season as they take on the Middle Georgia Derby Demons! Read on...
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    August 18, 2016 (6-9 p.m.)

    Third Thursday - a free art tour of several Athens galleries - will be held August 18 from 6-9 p.m. Read on...
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    August 20, 2016 @ 10 a.m.

    Join us before the Classic City BBQ Festival on August 20 for the inaugural Piggle Wiggle 1 Mile Fun Run at The Classic Center! Read on...
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    August 20, 2016 @ 11 a.m.

    The fourth annual Classic City BBQ Festival will heat up Aug. 20 at The Classic Center in Athens, Ga. Read on...
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    September 18, 2016 @ 6 p.m.

    The Southern Broadway Drama Ministry invites you to their inspirational finale for "I Didn't Ask For This." Read on...
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    September 25, 2016 @ 8 p.m.

    CAKE will perform live at The Classic Center Theatre on Sunday, September 25 at 8 p.m. Read on...
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    October 11, 2016 @ 8 p.m.

    Join us at the UGA Performing Arts Center for an evening with The Time Jumpers, featuring Vince Gill, Kenny Sears, and Ranger Doug Green. Read on...
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    October 14, 2016 @ 8 p.m.

    Grammy-nominated comedian Bill Engvall will perform live at The Classic Center Theatre on Friday, October 14 at 8 p.m. Read on...
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    October 24, 2016 @ 8 p.m.

    Robert McDuffie and R.E.M.'s Mike Mills will perform a concerto for violin, rock band & string orchestra, composed by Mills, at the UGA Performing Arts Center. Read on...
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    November 4, 2016 @ 8 p.m.

    From originating key roles in "Jesus Christ Superstar" and "Pippin" to being in shows like "Jelly’s Last Jam" and "Wicked," Ben Vereen has called the stages of Broadway home for years. Read on...
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    December 13, 2016 @ 7:30 p.m.

    "ELF" is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Read on...
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    December 17 & 18, 2016 (times vary)

    Whether you're creating a new family tradition or continuing your current one, "The Nutcracker" is the perfect holiday show for every family. Join us for one of three shows this December! Read on...
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    January 20, 2017 @ 8 p.m.

    "Elvis Lives" is an unforgettable multi-media and live musical journey across Elvis' life. His iconic style, embraced by many of today's artists, continues to intrigue audiences of all generations. Read on...
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    February 23, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m.

    Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards® including Best Musical and the 2013 Grammy Award® for "Best Musical Theater Album", "ONCE" is a truly original Broadway experience. Read on...
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    April 9, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m.

    This unforgettable new production is the winner of four 2013 Tony Awards® including Best Musical Revival. Hailed as “an eye-popping, jaw-dropping extravaganza”, it’s unlike anything Broadway has ever seen! Read on...
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    Hyatt Place scheduled to open spring 2017 as first connecting hotel to The Classic Center

    Athens, Georgia, is set to add 192 hotel rooms connected to The Classic Center, the downtown’s convention and performing arts space, with the opening of a Hyatt Place in spring 2017. Read on...
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    Classic Center's Cramer proposes arena instead of proposed downtown amphitheater

    An open-air amphitheater included in a master plan for downtown Athens would instead be an enclosed arena, under a proposal from Paul Cramer, executive director of downtown’s Classic Center, that is just beginning to surface. Read on...
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    ADDA director to propose arts incubation space in downtown Athens

    Some commercial space along the Foundry Street frontage of The Classic Center could become incubation space for local creative enterprises, under a plan the Athens Downtown Development Authority board will hear in August. Read on...
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