5 Things to do this weekend in Athens

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Book sale

Friday-Saturday

Athens-Clarke County Library

The Athens-Clarke County Library will host a book sale this week. The sale is put on by the Friends of the Library. Thursday it will be open from 9 a.m.-8 p.m., and on Friday and Saturday it will be open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. On Saturday, shoppers can fill a provided grocery bag with as many items as possible for only $10. Look for lightly used copies of friends for many ages and of all genres at the sale. There will also be CDs and audiobooks on sale.

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Banff Mountain Film Festival

Friday

Morton Theatre

$12

On Friday, the Banff Mountain Film Festival is making a stop in Athens. The Morton Theatre will host the festival from 7-10 p.m. The films on view during the tour are some of the most inspiring action, environmental and adventure films from the festival held annually in Banff, Alberta. Tickets to the festival are $12. (Photo courtesy Banff Mountain Film Festival) For more events or to add an event to a future calendar, visit http://events.onlineathens.com.

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“Considering Matthew Shepard”

Saturday

Hodgson Concert Hall

$6 or $20

The School of Music is putting on a special performance on Saturday. Guest composer and conductor Craig Hella Johnson is visiting to lead student vocalists and instrumentalists, including the University of Georgia Hodgson Singers and Glee Clubs, in a performance. The show is the Grammy-nominated “Considering Matthew Shepard,” and with this performance, the singers will become the third ensemble to ever perform it. Shepard became known after his tragic death as a student at the University of Wyoming. In what was determined to be a gay-related hate crime, he was beaten by his fellow students and left to die. The show is Saturday at 8 p.m., and tickets are $20 for the public, and $6 for students.  (Photo courtesy School of Music) For more events or to add an event to a future calendar, visit http://events.onlineathens.com.

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Georgia reads club

Saturday

Avid Bookshop on Prince Avenue

Free

There’s a new book club beginning at Avid Bookshop that mixes reading and music. In partnership with the University of Georgia Press, Georgia Public Broadcasting and Georgia Humanities, on Saturday the new club kicks off with an event featuring local music talent. UGA Music Business Program Director David Barbe will interview author Rodger Lyle Brown and Pylon’s Vanessa Briscoe Hay. The subject of the event is Brown’s book “Party Out of Bounds: The B-52’s, R.E.M., and The Kids Who Rocked Athens, Georgia.” The event starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Avid Bookshop on Prince Avenue.  (Photo courtesy Brown) For more events or to add an event to a future calendar, visit http://events.onlineathens.com.

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Secret Records Swap

Saturday

Hip Vintage and Handmade

Free

Another event for music fans is happening Saturday at Hip Vintage and Handmade. There is a “Secret Records Swap” from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Look for vinyls, CDs, DVDs, tapes and T-shirts. The record swap will be a place to find music of all genres with ranging prices. Admission is free. Anyone interested can also stop by early, pay $10 to get in from 8-10 a.m. to get an early look at what will be sold.  (Photo courtesy Hip Vintage and Handmade) For more events or to add an event to a future calendar, visit http://events.onlineathens.com.

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