Thursday, June 14, 2012

Athens This Weekend: June 15-17

Happy Father's Day weekend! Help make Dad feel extra special by spending the holiday weekend in Athens, GA while treating the whole family to outstanding food, music, and events! We're certain there is something that you and your loved ones will enjoy!

The Georgia Theatre will host the first annual Georgia Theatre Annual Cook Off on Saturday, June 16. Come out to sample and vote on delicious chili recipes from the contestants, including fantastic Athens restaurants like The Last Resort Grill, the Globe, Amici's Italian Cafe, and more. First, second, and third place prizes will be given to the winners of the three competing categories of "Restaurant/Bar," "Individual," and "Overall People's Choice." Doors open at noon, and the competition starts at 1 p.m. Admission is $10 per person. Don't miss out on this chance to eat great food made by some of Athens' finest!

Film Athens presents the 7th Annual Sprockets Music Video Show on Saturday, June 16 at 10 p.m at the 40 Watt Club. Come watch the show, and then vote to help give your favorite music video the chance to win the "Audience Choice" award. Winners of the "Audience Choice" award and "Best Music Video" award will be screened and awarded on Thursday, June 21 at the Flagpole Music Awards. Admission is $5 per person. Many local Athens bands will be participating, including Patterson Hood, Easter Island, Electrophoria, and more!

An all ages show!  Get ready to be blown away by famous mentalist, The Amazing Kreshkin! He will perform two shows on Sunday, June 17 at 3 p.m. and again at 8 p.m. at the Georgia Theatre. Admission is $22 for adults, and $12 for children ages 12 and under. The Amazing Kreshkin has been featured in numerous magazines, comedy clubs, TV shows, and more. His unique performance flair, humor, and impressive mind-reading acts are sure to excite all audiences!  

Hopefully you've found something happening this weekend in Athens, GA that will help you and your family celebrate Dad! For even more weekend ideas, activities, and events be sure to check out our calendar of events at Visit Athens, GA! Happy Father's Day!

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