5 Things to do in Athens this weekend

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Vic Chesnutt Songwriter of the Year Award Ceremony

Thursday

The Foundry

$10-$12

On Thursday, The Foundry will host the first Vic Chesnutt Songwriter of the Year Award Ceremony. There are five finalists competing for the $1,000 award, and each will perform at the ceremony before the winner is announced. Grant Cowan, Lingua Franca, Cicada Rhythm, Cortez Garza and T. Hardy Morris are the finalists this year. The award is named after the late Vic Chesnutt, who was an acclaimed singer/songwriter out of Athens. The show starts at 8 p.m., and tickets $10-$12. (Photo courtesy The Foundry)

For more events or to add an event to a future calendar, visit http://events.onlineathens.com.

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Classic Charity Golf Tournament

Friday

UGA Golf Course

$100

On Friday, The Cottage will host its Classic Charity Golf Tournament. Registration for the tournament is $100 and includes breakfast and lunch from Blind Pig Tavern along with snacks along the course and also prizes for every participant. The tournament will happen at the UGA Golf Course beginning at 8:30 a.m. Proceeds from the tournament will go to The Cottage, a sexual assault and children’s advocacy center in Athens. (Photo courtesy The Cottage)

For more events or to add an event to a future calendar, visit http://events.onlineathens.com.

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National Public Gardens Day

Friday

State Botanical Garden of Georgia

Free

Friday is National Public Gardens Day, and the State Botanical Garden of Georgia in Athens is celebrating. Everyone is invited to the various gardens on the holiday, and free guided tours will take place at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Also, the garden gift shop will have a 10 percent off sale that day. The garden is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Photo courtesy UGA)

For more events or to add an event to a future calendar, visit http://events.onlineathens.com.

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Athens Business Rocks

Saturday

40 Watt Club

$5

This year’s Athens Business Rocks is happening Saturday at the 40 Watt Club. The event is fundraiser for Nuçi’s Space. Local businesses  will compete in the show as bands formed from their employees perform. The audience and judges will crown a winner at the end of the event. The shows begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $5.  (Photo courtesy Athens Business Rocks)

For more events or to add an event to a future calendar, visit http://events.onlineathens.com.

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A Wine Tasting in the Garden

Saturday

Athens Community Theater

$30

The Town & Gown Players will host “A Wine Tasting in the Garden” this Saturday. This is the third annual tasting, which is a fundraiser for the group. Entrance to the event is $30 and includes five wine pours, a selection of cheeses and desserts by Sweetie Pie by Savie. At the event Town & Gown will reveal its upcoming shows. The event is at the Athens Community Theater at 115 Grady Ave. (Photo courtesy Town & Gown)

For more events or to add an event to a future calendar, visit http://events.onlineathens.com.

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