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Tuesday, November 22,2011

What's Happening (11-23-11)

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Photo Caption: Jess and Kyle of Duke Jr. and the Smokey Boots.

Editor's note: Now that Ohio University is on winter break, some regularly scheduled music nights – especially those geared toward students – may be postponed till students return in January. If you're not sure about an event listed here, please feel free to contact the venue in question to make sure the event is still scheduled. Hopefully, venues will contact us to announce changes, but alas, most of them don't bother. TS

WEDNESDAY

MUSIC:

Open stage. Every Wednesday. 10 p.m. Casa Cantina.

Karaoke. Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. at the Smiling Skull.

Karaoke every Wednesday from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Maplewood Inn.

Steve Zarate plays 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Oak Room.

Bob Stewart Band. 7-9 p.m. at Jackie O's Public House.

Jackie O's presents Wednesdays with Jess & Kyle in Jackie O's Brewery every Wednesday night, starting at 9:30 p.m. Music provided by Jess Kauffman and Kyle Martin (of Duke Junior & the Smokey Boots). Free.

Every Wednesday through October, November and December Zach Parkman will perform a solo acoustic set at the Athens Farmers Market from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

ART:

Jim Dine: Sculpture & Large Prints. Kennedy Museum of Art. Through Nov. 27. For more information, call 740-593-1304.

"Photographic Images: A Local to Global Perspective on Critical Issues Affecting Our Planet and Its People." Kennedy Museum of Art. Through Dec. 22.

pART and parcel. An exhibition inspired by the life work of the late Ora Anderson, who promoted conservation education and was a steward for the recovery of the forests of Southeast Ohio featuring regional artist's work. The Dairy Barn Arts Center, Athens through Nov. 27.

"Spirit of an Appalachian Region: Contemporary Artists Reflect on Southeast Ohio." Majestic Galleries is running the second viewing of this show, formerly at the OSU Urban Arts Space in downtown Columbus, Ohio. Through Dec. 18.

Paper Circle is featuring "Grandma Nicaragua" featuring the works of Mary Manusos, who uses traditional printmaking technique on handmade colored paper. Public Square in Nelsonville. papercircle.org. Through Dec. 12.

MISCELLANEOUS:

Athens Farmers Market: From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Wednesday and Saturday in the parking lot of The Market on State, East State Street.

Free Community Lunch: Noon to 1 p.m. at the Church of the Good Shepherd, University Terrace. Every Wednesday.

Free Lunch and Food Pantry: The Friends & Neighbors Community Food Center Wednesday Soup Kitchen. Noon to 3 p.m. at the Lottridge Community Center, 2754 Lottridge Road. Everyone welcome. Choice pantry open for USDA income guidelines eligible people from 12:30-3 p.m. For info call 667-0684 or 592-3969.

THURSDAY

(Thanksgiving)

Editor's note: Some regularly scheduled Thursday events may not happen because of the Thanksgiving holiday. If you're not sure about an event, call the venue to see if the listed event is still happening.

MUSIC:

Open acoustic jam night. Thursdays at the Nelsonville Eagles Lodge bar.

Musicians Open Stage. Every Thursday at Donkey Coffee from 9 p.m. to midnight.

Maplewood Tavern holds an open stage every Thursday night at 9.

Every Thursday evening Zach Parkman & Jeremy Wright will be performing an acoustic set at Casa Lopez Mexican restaurant at 1017 E. State St. from 6-9 p.m.

MISCELLANEOUS:

Supper: Weekly free supper sponsored by UCM: Center for Spiritual Growth and Social Justice. 5:30 p.m. at UCM, 18 N. College St. Open to everyone, no questions asked. 593-7301. (Volunteers are needed, and donations are welcome with advance notice.)

Interfaith Impact: 7-8:30 p.m., at UCM, 18 N. College. Students from all or no faith traditions welcome to this group committed to interfaith education and celebration with an emphasis on social justice and community service. Contact 593-7301 for more information. (Through spring quarter at OU.)

Free Food: The Nelsonville Community Center provides a free breakfast to anyone under 18 Monday through Friday at 9 a.m.

Childhood Immunizations: Every Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1-5:30 p.m. in Parks Hall room 014, OU. OU-COM Community Health Programs' Childhood Immunization Program. Free to all area children from birth through 18. Bring your child's previous shot records. 1-800-844-2654.

Comedy in the Round: A low-key comedy show where local comics perform in a venue that puts them in the middle of the audience. 9 p.m. every Thursday at Athens Pyramids (hookah bar on Mill Street).

FRIDAY

MUSIC:

Open Stage. Every Friday at 9 p.m. in the Front Room, OU.

Steve Zarate. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Rhapsody Restaurant in Nelsonville.

Emerson B & Friends. Jackie O's Public House.

Cantina Karaoke. Free. Casa Cantina.

ART:

Final Fridays: Holiday Shopping Alternative at North Pole Nelsonville. Gifts of handmade art, Santa's village, giveaways. Visit Santa's village on the Square Shop in the Historic Square Arts District in Nelsonville to enjoy shopping for unique one of-a-kind gifts of handmade art. 6-10 p.m.

Starbrick Cooperative Gallery presents Opening Night: A Starbrick Alternative Holiday. The Co-op artists of Starbrick will present new work with gift giving in mind. This show runs through Dec. 24. 5-10 p.m. Part of Final Fridays.

Hocking College Art Gallery presents Opening Night: Holiday Student Art Show featuring ceramic and glass art and gifts, and photography from the Hocking College art students. This show runs trough Dec. 17. Part of Final Fridays.

Spirit of an Appalachian Region: Contemporary Artists Reflect on Southeast Ohio. Majestic Galleries on Final Fridays in Nelsonville launches the second viewing of this show, formerly at the OSU Urban Arts Space in downtown Columbus. The show will close on Dec. 18.

Black Friday Sale, hosted by the Athens County Women's Art Guild. 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. (and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) At the Market on State in Athens. The event will feature local, handmade arts and crafts for sale for the holidays, including jewelry, hand-dyed silk scarves, ceramics and felted bags.

"Another Language Altogether: Posters Celebrating the Poems of Wendy McVicker" will open at the Stuart's Opera House Gallery 1879 on Final Friday. 6-10 p.m. The exhibit will run through Jan. 17. A live performance of poetry and music will begin in the gallery at 7:30 p.m. For more info contact Stuart's Opera House at (740) 753-1924 or gallery curator Brian Koscho at brian@stuartsoperahouse.org.

MISCELLANEOUS:

Friday Night Life: A free community meal for people from all walks of life, especially including those in need. 5:30 p.m. every Friday. The meal is provided by churches and community groups who volunteer. For info, call Good Works at 594-3339.

Free Food: The Nelsonville Community Center has a free lunch open to the public every Friday from noon to 1 p.m.

Farmers Market: Trimble Township Farmers Market, every Friday. 4-6 p.m. Hosted by Community Food Initiatives and ACEnet. Info on being a vendor is available atmollyjocfi@frognet.net or 740-593-5971.

Comedy: Weekly comedy show. "The Corridor": The most established and battle-tested comedians in Athens get longer sets to stretch their legs and flex their muscles. 9 p.m. every Friday at GG's Bubble Tea & Lounge. Free.

Annual Christmas Food Basket Program: Offered by the Nelsonville and York Twp. fire departments. For this 63rd year firefighters expect to distribute over 200 food baskets at a cost of more than $6,000. Applications for Christmas food baskets will be available on Friday, Nov. 25, and must be returned by Saturday, Dec. 3. Applications will be available at the Nelsonville water office and the Nelsonville Fire Department. Approved baskets will be delivered on Saturday, Dec. 17. Only residents of Nelsonville and York Township are eligible to apply for a basket. For information, call (740) 753-1244.

SATURDAY

MUSIC:

Belly-dancing and music. Every Saturday. Restaurant Salaam.

Every Saturday through the end of the year Zach Parkman & Jeremy Wright will be performing an acoustic set at the Athens Farmers Market at 1000 E. State St. from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

The Royales play a post-Thanksgiving shakedown. Jackie O's Public House.

Eastwood. 8 p.m. Smoked BBQ available. Uncle Buck's Riding Stable and Dance Barn. New Marshfield.

Record Potluck Party; sign up to DJ your own set of music by emailing casacantina@gmail.com. Vinyl only. Free. Casa Cantina.

MISCELLANEOUS:

Athens Farmers Market: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Every Saturday on East State Street at the Market on State (former University Mall). 132 E. State St., Athens.

Saturday Lunch: Weekly free meal sponsored by UCM: Center for Spiritual Growth and Social Justice. 1 p.m. at UCM, 18 N. College St. Open to everyone, no questions asked. 593-7301. (Volunteers are needed, and donations are welcome with advance notice.)

Weekly Auction: 6 p.m. at the Golden Wings C.B. Radio Club, on Rt. 13 just outside of Chauncey. Fishtail sandwiches and other good food.

Art: Saturday extension of the Black Friday Sale, hosted by the Athens County Women's Art Guild. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Market on State in Athens. The event will feature local, handmade arts and crafts for sale for the holidays, including jewelry, hand-dyed silk scarves, ceramics and felted bags.

SUNDAY

MUSIC:

Hocking College music professor George Hertzel, a working studio and live musician for more than 25 years, is performing at 9:30 p.m. every Sunday at Casa Cantina. His solo shows will include "a stage with keyboard instruments everywhere." Free.

The High Society Jazz Association is sponsoring its last session of the year featuring well-known southeast Ohio jazz musicians who comprise the Athens High Society Jazz Band. 3:30-6 p.m. at Abrio's restaurant, East State Street, Athens. Open to the public, with jammers welcome.

MISCELLANEOUS:

MONDAY

MUSIC:

Open stage. 10 p.m. at Jackie O's. Junebug hosts.

Rattletrap Stringband. Most Mondays at the Casa Cantina.

MISCELLANEOUS:

Free Clinic: The OU-COM Community Health Programs provides free health services for low-income adults, ages 18-64, who are without health insurance. 8-11:30 a.m. in Parks Hall, OU. Call 1-800-844-2654 or 593-2432 to see if you qualify and to make an appointment.

Free Lunch: Every Monday at the First United Methodist Church, 2 S. College St., Athens. Noon to 1 p.m. Free and open to all, no questions asked.

TUESDAY

MUSIC:

Celtic Night. Most Tuesdays at Jackie O's Public House.

• Open stage with Dale Kulchar Tuesdays at 8 p.m. at the Court Street Grill, Pomeroy.

Open Stage. Tuesdays at The Union.

Open Stage at the Smiling Skull. Tuesdays at 9 p.m.

Live jazz by the Word of Mouth Jazz Band. 8-10 Tuesday evenings at Tony's Tavern. Players are invited to join in this semi-formal weekly event.

MISCELLANEOUS:

Community Meal: The Athens Church of Christ, 785 W. Union St., Athens; a free community meal every Tuesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Everyone welcome.

Spoken Word Open Stage: "Designated Space." Every Tuesday, 9 p.m. to midnight at Donkey Coffee.

WEDNESDAY

MUSIC:

Open stage. Every Wednesday. 10 p.m. Casa Cantina.

Karaoke. Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. at the Smiling Skull.

Karaoke every Wednesday from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Maplewood Inn.

Steve Zarate plays 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Oak Room.

Jackie O's presents Wednesdays with Jess & Kyle in Jackie O's Brewery every Wednesday night, starting at 9:30 p.m. Music provided by Jess Kauffman and Kyle Martin (of Duke Junior & the Smokey Boots). Free.

Every Wednesday through October, November and December Zach Parkman will perform a solo acoustic set at the Athens Farmers Market from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

MISCELLANEOUS:

Athens Farmers Market: From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Wednesday and Saturday in the parking lot of The Market on State, East State Street.

Free Community Lunch: Noon to 1 p.m. at the Church of the Good Shepherd, University Terrace. Every Wednesday.

Free Lunch and Food Pantry: The Friends & Neighbors Community Food Center Wednesday Soup Kitchen. Noon to 3 p.m. at the Lottridge Community Center, 2754 Lottridge Road. Everyone welcome. Choice pantry open for USDA income guidelines eligible people from 12:30-3 p.m. For info call 667-0684 or 592-3969.

Art: Hocking College Art students will be holding a ceramic, glass and photography sale in the Hocking College cafeteria. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Open House: The Natural Resources Conservation Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture has invited area landowners and land users to come learn about what the agency offers. "We will show you how we can work together to make your land healthier and more productive." 2 p.m. at 69 S. Plains Road, The Plains. For more information contact Joe Weber at 740-797-9686 or email at joe.weber@oh.usda.gov.

 

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