Upcoming Signature Events
Celebration of the Arts
The Classic Center Athena Ballroom
July 29, 2021
Celebration of the Arts is created and executed by the Hospitality Careers Academy students. HCA is a program for high school students interested in a career in hospitality and tourism hosted by The Classic Center. Throughout this week-long program students are learning and using new skills to execute this incredible event. The Celebration of the Arts is a true culmination of all the work that The Cultural Foundation and The Classic Center do to support the arts and workforce development in the community.
The Broadway Tenors
The Classic Center Theatre
September 16, 2021
The Classic Center Cultural Foundation is pleased to announce that The Broadway Tenors will be performing at The Classic Center Theatre on September 16, 2021. This musical performance will transport you from Broadway’s Golden Age to its newest hits. The Broadway Tenors feature musical theatre’s celebrated leading men, Brent Barrett (Chicago), David Burnham (Wicked), and John Cudia (Phantom of the Opera), who will perform favorites from West Side Story, Phantom of the Opera, Jersey Boys, and more!
Annual Fundraising Events
Athens on Ice Public Ice Skating
The Classic Center Cultural Foundation partners with Athens on Ice to provide fundraising opportunities for their organization and local non-profit organizations alike. Volunteering at The Classic Center skate rental counter will earn $1 per skater for The Classic Center Cultural Foundation's mission and will provide $1 per skater to the volunteer organization working during that session.
Athens Wine Weekend
Athens Wine Weekend is The Classic Center Cultural Foundation's largest fundraising effort. This fun-filled weekend includes four different opportunities to enjoy the world of food and wine. These opportunities include an evening cocktail event with tapas-style treats paired with wines from local chefs, an afternoon to taste wines from around the world, a gourmet dinner with wine-paired courses or a sparking wine brunch that is the perfect way to close out the weekend, if you'd like to join us for all events.
Breakfast with Santa
Celebrate the holidays and make new and exciting memories at The Classic Center Cultural Foundation's Breakfast with Santa event. An annual breakfast buffet with crafts in Santa's Workshop, a photo opportunity with Santa, a visit with Buddy the Elf and much more! You won't want to pass up this holiday tradition.
Celebration of the Arts
An event created and executed by the Hospitality Careers Academy students. The Hospitality Careers Academy is a program for high school students interested in a career in hospitality and tourism, hosted by The Classic Center. During the week-long academy, students listen to guest speakers in the industry, participate in job shadowing and industry tours, and take part in team-building and leadership activities. In addition, the students are assigned an industry role, such as event planner or chef, at the beginning of the week where they work with a mentor to carry out actual job duties. Throughout the week, the students are working to use their new skills in executing a live event – The Cultural Foundation’s Celebration of the Arts. Celebration of the Arts is a true culmination of all the work that The Cultural Foundation and Classic Center do to support the arts and workforce development in the community, and we would love it if you were able to join us for this special evening.
Cultural Foundation Annual Golf Tournament
The Classic Center Cultural Foundation golf tournament is an annual event that takes place every spring. This event helps to support the organization's mission to provide diverse performing, visual, and culinary arts programs for our community, as well as hospitality workforce development initiatives in and around Athens.
Georgia Artist Collective
This gallery style event allows attendees to meet and mingle with regional artists while they showcase and sell their works. Oftentimes paired with a gourmet dinner, this event serves as not only a Cultural Foundation fundraise, but as a way for artists to reach new audiences, who enjoy their work, as well.