Master Calendar: Happenings and events at the University of Georgia

December 2016

Sunday, December 04, 2016
December 4, 2016
10:00 am

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Biennial Institute for Georgia Legislators

Conferences, Fairs and Symposiums

New and veteran legislators count on the Biennial Institute to provide information and training that will help them make better-informed decisions for Georgia. A recognized event on the state's political calendar since 1958, the Biennial provides legislators with valuable time for learning, networking, and exploring state issues prior to the upcoming session of the General Assembly. The leadership of the Georgia General Assembly cosponsors the Biennial Institute for Georgia Legislators, with the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute of Government organizing and assembling the resources and expertise needed to carry out the agenda.

Georgia Center for Continuing Education
1197 South Lumpkin Street
Athens, GA
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December 4, 2016
1:30 pm

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Holiday Open House

Holidays, Performing Arts

Celebrate a family day at the Visitor Center and Conservatory, which will be decorated for the season.

State Botanical Garden of Georgia
2450 South Milledge Ave.
Athens, GA
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December 4, 2016
2:00 pm

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Men’s Basketball vs. Marquette

Athletics

Stegeman Coliseum
100 Smith St.
Athens, GA
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December 4, 2016
2:30 pm

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Performance: “Der gute Mensch von Sezuan”

Performing Arts

"Der gute Mensch von Sezuan" is a parable in which Bertolt Brecht explores whether it is possible to be a good person in a capitalist society, among other questions into the nature of altruism, charity, love, and goodness itself. The play will be performed entirely in German, although an English synopsis will also be provided.

Fine Arts Building
255 Baldwin Street
Athens, GA
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December 4, 2016
3:00 pm

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Sunday Spotlight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

Tours, Visual Arts

Tour of the highlights from the Permanent Collection led by docents.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA
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December 4, 2016
3:00 pm

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Hockey vs. Vanderbilt University

Recreation and Fitness

UGA Hockey Ice Dawgs face Vanderbilt University.

Akins Arena at the Classic Center
300 N. Thomas St.
Athens, GA
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December 4, 2016
3:00 pm

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Concert: Avi Avital

Performing Arts

Mandolin player Avi Avital is one of the world’s most exciting and adventurous musicians. He is joined by harpsichordist Kenneth Weiss, who performed at the PAC recently with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.

Performing Arts Center
230 River Road
Athens, GA
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Monday, December 05, 2016
December 5, 2016
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Fall Semester Classes End

Official University Events

December 5, 2016
2:00 pm

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Discussion: The Legacy of Fidel Castro

Lectures, Readings and Discussions

This roundtable discussion will explore the legacy of one of history's most polemic figures, Fidel Castro, from his rise to power to his death. Participants will discuss what kind of impact he had on the island of Cuba and the world more broadly.

Zell B. Miller Learning Center
48 Baxter Street
Athens, GA
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December 5, 2016
7:00 pm

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EcoFocus Screening of The Burden at Ciné

Films, Lectures, Readings and Discussions

Special EcoFocus Film Festival screening of the award-winning documentary "The Burden: Fossil Fuel, the Military, and National Security."

Ciné
234 W Hancock Ave.
Athens, GA
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December 5, 2016
7:00 pm

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Women’s Basketball vs. Furman

Athletics

Women's Basketball vs. Furman

Stegeman Coliseum
100 Smith St.
Athens, GA
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Tuesday, December 06, 2016
December 6, 2016
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Reading Day

Official University Events

December 6, 2016
9:00 am

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Jingle Bell Fun Run

Health, Holidays, Recreation and Fitness

Participants are invited to walk or run a 5K at the UGA Golf Course. A tabling event with health tips, refreshments, and stress dogs will be held after the run. This event benefits Toys for Tots.

UGA Golf Course
Riverbend Rd.
Athens, GA
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December 6, 2016
9:00 am

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Sustainability Summit

Conferences, Fairs and Symposiums

Day-long event combining the Center for Integrative Conservation Research's Annual Sustainability Science Symposium with the Office of Sustainability’s Semester in Review.

Jackson Street Building
285 S. Jackson St.
Athens, GA
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December 6, 2016
11:00 am

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Sustainability Office Semester in Review

Conferences, Fairs and Symposiums

The Sustainability Semester in Review provides an opportunity to engage, collaborate, and celebrate the projects and initiatives that have taken place this semester to further sustainability on campus and in the community. The event will include presentations by Office of Sustainability Interns, 2016 Sustainability Grant winners announcement, poster presentations, table displays, and a light lunch. Please RSVP at https://sustainability.uga.edu/SiR

Jackson Street Building
285 S. Jackson St.
Athens, GA
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December 6, 2016
2:00 pm

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Tuesday Tour

Tours

A free guided tour of the exhibit galleries of the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library and the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies. Participants should meet in the rotunda on the second floor of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries.

Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries
300 South Hull Street
Athens, GA
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December 6, 2016
3:00 pm

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Phi Beta Kappa Initiation Ceremony

Receptions and Recognitions

Phi Beta Kappa is the nation's oldest and most widely known academic honorary society. Election to membership is a distinguished honor.

Chapel
109 Herty Field
Athens, GA
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December 6, 2016
6:30 pm

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Classic City Band Holiday Concert

Holidays, Performing Arts

The Classic City Band performs holiday music during an evening concert in the festively-decorated Conservatory.

State Botanical Garden of Georgia
2450 South Milledge Ave.
Athens, GA
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Wednesday, December 07, 2016
December 7, 2016
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Fall Semester Final Exams

Official University Events

Through Dec. 13.

December 7, 2016
9:00 am

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American Red Cross Blood Drive

Health, Service / Volunteer Opportunities

UGA FMD will hold a blood drive for the American Red Cross.

Chicopee Complex
1180 East Broad Street
Athens, GA
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December 7, 2016
2:00 pm

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Tour at Two: “Gifts and Prayers: The Romanovs and Their Subjects”

Tours, Visual Arts

Join Asen Kirin, curator of the exhibition and professor of art history at UGA, for a special tour.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA
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December 7, 2016
2:30 pm

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UGA Staff Council

Meetings

Monthly meeting of the UGA Staff Council.

Thursday, December 08, 2016
December 8, 2016
5:30 pm

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Workshop: Greenery Wreaths

Classes and Workshops, Holidays

Bring the colors of the season home with a live wreath made in this workshop.

State Botanical Garden of Georgia
2450 South Milledge Ave.
Athens, GA
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Friday, December 09, 2016
December 9, 2016
6:00 pm

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Closing Reception: BFA Exhibition 2

Lectures, Readings and Discussions, Receptions and Recognitions, Visual Arts

Celebrate the work of BFA students graduating in Photography, Painting and Drawing, Graphic Design, Textile Design, Ceramics, and Art Education.

Lamar Dodd School of Art
270 River Road
Athens, GA
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Sunday, December 11, 2016
December 11, 2016
2:00 pm

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New Horizons Band Holiday Concert

Holidays, Performing Arts

“Sounds of the Season” will consist of a wide variety of holiday tunes.

State Botanical Garden of Georgia
2450 South Milledge Ave.
Athens, GA
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Tuesday, December 13, 2016
December 13, 2016
2:00 pm

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Tuesday Tour

Tours

A free guided tour of the exhibit galleries of the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library and the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies. Participants should meet in the rotunda on the second floor of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries.

Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries
300 South Hull Street
Athens, GA
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December 13, 2016
7:00 pm

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Full Moon Hike: Cold Moon

Classes and Workshops, Recreation and Fitness

Come see the garden come alive at night! Each hike will focus on a different topic such as the moon, constellations, or nocturnal creatures.

State Botanical Garden of Georgia
2450 South Milledge Ave.
Athens, GA
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December 13, 2016
8:00 pm

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Swing Dance Night in the Garden

Classes and Workshops, Recreation and Fitness

Learn new dance steps, dance under the palms, or watch talented and enthusiastic dancers from a table beside the dance floor.

State Botanical Garden of Georgia
2450 South Milledge Ave.
Athens, GA
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Wednesday, December 14, 2016
December 14, 2016
2:00 pm

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Tour at Two: Decorative Arts

Tours, Visual Arts

Dale Couch, curator of decorative arts, will lead a tour of selected works from the decorative arts collection in the permanent collection galleries.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA
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December 14, 2016
3:00 pm

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Core Crawl

Conferences, Fairs and Symposiums

OVPR and Core Facility Business Services (CoreServe) invite all new UGA faculty, post docs, and graduate students as well as existing faculty and staff to the third annual Core Crawl, a unique event that will introduce the services, products, and expertise offered by core facilities around campus as well as introducing research opportunities that are now available due to a new partnership with Emory University.

Paul D. Coverdell Center for Biomedical and Health Sciences
500 D. W. Brooks Dr.
Athens, GA
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December 14, 2016
6:00 pm

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Men’s Basketball vs. Louisiana-Lafayette

Athletics

Stegeman Coliseum
100 Smith St.
Athens, GA
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Thursday, December 15, 2016
December 15, 2016
10:00 am

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UGA Griffin Campus Graduation & Brick Ceremony

Other

Recognition and celebration of fall 2016 Graduates.

UGA Griffin Campus -
1109 Experiment Street
Griffin, GA
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December 15, 2016
12:00 pm

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Women’s Basketball at Cincinnati

Athletics

Women's Basketball at Cincinnati

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December 15, 2016
2:00 pm

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Fall 2016 Convocation: College of Education

Official University Events, Receptions and Recognitions

The College of Education recognizes and celebrates Fall 2016 graduates.

Performing Arts Center
230 River Road
Athens, GA
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December 15, 2016
6:00 pm

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Visual Arts Third Thursday

Tours, Visual Arts

Seven of Athens’ established venues for visual art hold “Third Thursday,” an event devoted to art in the evening hours, on the third Thursday of every month. The Georgia Museum of Art, the Lamar Dodd School of Art, Lyndon House Arts Center, Glass Cube & Gallery@Hotel Indigo-Athens, Ciné, the Classic Center and ATHICA will showcase their visual-arts programming. Full schedules are posted at 3Thurs.org.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA
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December 15, 2016
7:00 pm

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Thursday Twilight Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

Tours, Visual Arts

Tour of highlights from the Permanent Collection led by docents.

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA
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Friday, December 16, 2016
December 16, 2016
9:30 am

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Fall 2016 Undergraduate Commencement

Official University Events

Stegeman Coliseum
100 Smith St.
Athens, GA
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December 16, 2016
12:00 pm

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Fall 2016 Convocation: College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Official University Events, Receptions and Recognitions

The College of Family and Consumer Sciences recognizes and celebrates Fall 2016 graduates. Registration required.

Georgia Center for Continuing Education
1197 South Lumpkin Street
Athens, GA
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December 16, 2016
2:30 pm

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Fall 2016 Graduate Commencement

Official University Events

Stegeman Coliseum
100 Smith St.
Athens, GA
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Saturday, December 17, 2016
December 17, 2016
1:00 pm

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Men’s Basketball vs. Charleston Southern

Athletics

Stegeman Coliseum
100 Smith St.
Athens, GA
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Sunday, December 18, 2016
December 18, 2016
2:00 pm

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State Ballet Theatre of Russia: The Nutcracker

Performing Arts

The Nutcracker is the perennial favorite of generations. The annual visit of the State Ballet Theatre of Russia has become a beloved tradition of the Athens holiday season.

Classic Center
300 N Thomas Street
Athens, Ga
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December 18, 2016
3:00 pm

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Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus

Performing Arts

Enjoy a performance of the “Christmas” portion and the “Hallelujah Chorus” from Handel’s Messiah.

Performing Arts Center
230 River Road
Athens, GA
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December 18, 2016
6:00 pm

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State Ballet Theatre of Russia: The Nutcracker

Performing Arts

The Nutcracker is the perennial favorite of generations. The annual visit of the State Ballet Theatre of Russia has become a beloved tradition of the Athens holiday season.

Classic Center
300 N Thomas Street
Athens, Ga
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Monday, December 19, 2016
December 19, 2016
5:00 pm

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Fall Semester Grades Due

Upcoming Deadlines

Grades for Fall Semester 2016 are due by 5 p.m.

December 19, 2016
7:00 pm

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Women’s Basketball vs. Virginia

Athletics

Women's Basketball vs. Virginia

Stegeman Coliseum
100 Smith St.
Athens, GA
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Tuesday, December 20, 2016
December 20, 2016
2:00 pm

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Tuesday Tour

Tours

A free guided tour of the exhibit galleries of the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library and the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies. Participants should meet in the rotunda on the second floor of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries.

Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries
300 South Hull Street
Athens, GA
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December 20, 2016
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Men’s Basketball at Georgia Tech

Athletics

Newark, NJ
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Wednesday, December 21, 2016
December 21, 2016
2:00 pm

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Artful Conversation: DeScott Evans

Lectures, Readings and Discussions, Visual Arts

Join Carissa DiCindio, curator of education, for an in-depth gallery conversation featuring the painting “Still Life with Pears” by DeScott Evans (aka Stanley David).

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street
Athens, GA
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Thursday, December 22, 2016
December 22, 2016
1:00 pm

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Women’s Basketball vs. Samford

Athletics

Women's Basketball vs. Samford

Stegeman Coliseum
100 Smith St.
Athens, GA
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Friday, December 23, 2016
December 23, 2016
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Men’s Basketball at Oakland

Athletics

Newark, NJ
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Sunday, December 25, 2016
December 25, 2016
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Christmas

Holidays

Christian religious observance.

December 25, 2016
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Christmas Holidays

Holidays

No classes; offices closed through Dec. 30.

December 25, 2016
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Hanukkah

Holidays

Jewish religious observance.

Monday, December 26, 2016
December 26, 2016
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Kwanzaa

Holidays

Wednesday, December 28, 2016
December 28, 2016
2:00 pm

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Women’s Basketball vs. Western Carolina

Athletics

Women's Basketball vs. Western Carolina

Stegeman Coliseum
100 Smith St.
Athens, GA
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Thursday, December 29, 2016
December 29, 2016
7:00 pm

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Men’s Basketball at Auburn

Athletics

Newark, NJ
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Saturday, December 31, 2016
December 31, 2016
7:00 pm

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Atlanta Symphony Orchestra: New Year’s Eve Concert

Performing Arts

The Atlanta Symphony returns to Athens for a special, fun-filled New Year’s Eve concert.

Performing Arts Center
230 River Road
Athens, GA
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