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Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble member Cristina Pato is performing Monday, Sept. 24 in OU’s Memorial Auditorium. Copyrighted photo courtesy Ohio University.

MUSIC

Thursday, Sept. 6: Kora Concert and Talk with professional traveling musician Sean Gaskell. In-between songs, Sean will talk about his experiences living in Gambia, where he studied under master kora players. 7-8 p.m. Athens Public Library. www.myacpl.org/events.

Friday, Sept. 7: Fall Fest. 4-11 p.m. Top level of the Athens Parking Garage. Local drink options, food and live music starting with the Colour Blue Band, a blues funk synth jam trio, and performances by DJ Barticus, DJ A-Roc and DJ B-Funk. Ohio Brew week will make a donation to Honey for the Heart from Fall Fest proceeds. All ages welcome to this free OBW event. Sponsored by The Athens NEWS.

Friday, Sept. 7: Birds of Chicago. 8 p.m. Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville. www.stuartsoperahouse.org.

Friday, Sept. 7: Megan Bee. 7 p.m. Eclipse Company Store & Craft Beer Hall, The Plains. Free show.

Saturday, Sept. 8: The Howlin’ Brothers. 7 p.m. Eclipse Company Store & Craft Beer Hall, The Plains. Free show.

Sunday, Sept. 9: Coal Cave Hollow Boys. 4 p.m. Eclipse Company Store & Craft Beer Hall, The Plains. Free show.

Monday, Sept, 10: Calliope Feminist Choir welcomes women singers of all ages, high school and college women included, to open rehearsals, New singers arrive 5:45 p.m. for mini-audition and voice placement. Another open rehearsal is the same time and place on Monday, Sept. 17. Weekly rehearsals Mondays 6:15-8:15 p.m. Free childcare. More info: 740-517-7534 or e-mail: calliopefeministchoir@gmail.com. First Presbyterian Church, 2 N. Court St., Athens.

Thursday, Sept. 13: Waxahatchee with Night Shop & Anna St. Louis. 8 p.m. Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville. www.stuartsoperahouse.org.

Friday, Sept. 14: Misty Mountain String Band. 7 p.m. Eclipse Company Store & Craft Beer Hall, The Plains, Free show.

Monday, Sept. 17: The Brickersons. 5-6 p.m. Nelsonville Public Library, Outdoor Stage. Rusty Smith on fiddle, Adam Rich on guitar, Todd Sams on mandolin, and Ed Newman on hammered dulcimer. www.myacpl.org/events.

Monday, Sept. 17: Calliope Feminist Choir welcomes women singers of all ages, high school and college women included, to open rehearsals, New singers arrive 5:45 p.m. for mini-audition and voice placement. Weekly rehearsals Mondays 6:15-8:15 p.m. Free childcare. More info: 740-517-7534 or e-mail: calliopefeministchoir@gmail.com. First Presbyterian Church, 2 N. Court St., Athens.

Tuesday, Sept. 18: John Moreland. 8 p.m. Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville. www.stuartsoperahouse.org.

Tuesday, Sept. 18: Allen Vizzutti. 7:30 p.m. Baker Center Theatre. www.ohio.edu/performingarts.

Thursday, Sept. 20: William Matheny with special guest Adam Remnant. 7 p.m. Memorial Auditorium Stage. www.ohio.edu/performingarts.

Thursday, Sept. 20 to Saturday Sept. 22: FALLOUTFEST, featuring Diet Cig, Guerilla Toss, Mourning (A) BlkStar, Linqua Franca, Crooks on Tape, Lung, Counterfeit Madison, DANA and more. 8 p.m. to closing each night. The Union Bar, Athens.

Friday, Sept. 21: Drum & Music Jam. A night of drumming and dancing. Open to all levels and ages. The circle is not limited to drums; any and all acoustic instruments are welcome. Admission is a suggested donation of $5-$10. 8-11 p.m. ARTS/West, 132 West State St.

Saturday, Sept. 22: Moonalice. 8 p.m. Fur Peace Ranch, Meigs County. Sold-out show.

Saturday, Sept. 22: Doc Robinson (full band). 7 p.m. Eclipse Company Store & Craft Beer Hall, The Plains. Free show.

Sunday, Sept 23: Coal Cave Hollow Boys: Noon. Eclipse Company Store & Craft Beer Hall, The Plains. Free show.

Monday, Sept. 24: Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble Member Cristina Pato. 7:30 p.m. OU’s Memorial Auditorium.  www.ohio.edu/performingarts.

Thursday, Sept. 27: An evening with the Ohio University Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band, with Conductors Andrew Trachsel and Richard Suk, at 8 p.m.,Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium. Free and open to the public.

Friday, Sept. 28: Music from the Earth to the Moon, a concert celebrating the Victorian vision of space travel, including song and readings from Jules Verne’s From the Earth to the Moon. 7-8 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, Athens. Kicks off Steampunk Spectacle 2018.

Friday, Sept. 28: Shouts & Whispers. 7 p.m. Eclipse Company Store & Craft Beer Hall, The Plains. Free show.

Saturday, Sept 29: Joe’s Truck Stop. 7 p.m. Eclipse Company Store & Craft Beer Hall, The Plains. Free show.

Saturday, Sept. 29: Jesse Henry with The High Definitions. 10 p.m. Casa Nueva Restaurant & Cantina, Athens. www.casanueva.com.

Saturday, Sept. 29: Tom Paxton and Gretchen Peters. 8 p.m. Fur Peace Ranch, Meigs County. Sold-out show.

Sunday, Sept. 30: Coal Cave Hollow Boys. 4 p.m. Eclipse Company Store & Craft Beer Hall, The Plains. Free show.

Friday, Oct. 5: Scotty McCreery. 8 p.m. OU’s Memorial Auditorium. www.ohio.edu/performingarts.

Friday, Oct. 5: George Barrie Band. 7 p.m. Eclipse Company Store & Craft Beer Hall, The Plains. Free show.

Sunday, Oct. 7: Coal Cave Hollow Boys. Noon. Eclipse Company Store & Craft Beer Hall, The Plains. Free show.

Monday, Oct. 8: Bonnie 'Prince' Billy. 7:30 p.m. Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville. www.stuartsoperahouse.org.

Tuesday, Oct. 9: Storm Large & Le Bonheur. 7:30 p.m. OU’s Memorial Auditorium.  www.ohio.edu/performingarts

Friday, Oct. 12: “Fall Ohio University Choral Concert,” featuring the Women’s Ensemble, Singing Men of Ohio, and Choral Union, 8 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 2 S. College St., Athens.

Saturday, Oct. 13: Bettye Lavette. 8 p.m. Fur Peace Ranch, Meigs County.

Saturday, Oct. 13: Woody Pines. 7 p.m. Eclipse Company Store & Craft Beer Hall, The Plains. Free show.

Sunday, Oct. 14: Coal Cave Hollow Boys. 4 p.m. Eclipse Company Store & Craft Beer Hall, The Plains. Free show.

Sunday, Oct. 14: Pokey LaFarge. 7 p.m. Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville. www.stuartsoperahouse.org.

Tuesday, Oct. 16: An evening with the Ohio University Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Steven Huang, 8 p.m., Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium, Ohio University.

Friday, Oct. 19: Drum & Music Jam. A night of drumming and dancing. Open to all levels and ages. The circle is not limited to drums, any and all acoustic instruments are welcome. Admission is a suggested donation of $5-$10. 8-11 p.m. ARTS/West, Athens.

Saturday, Oct. 20: Hubby Jenkins. 8 p.m. Fur Peace Ranch, Meigs County. Sold-out show.

Wednesday, Oct. 24: “Hallowpalooza XI,” large-scale concert featuring a variety of student ensembles in full outrageous costume, performing crowd favorites from fantastic movies and more, 7 p.m., Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium, Ohio University.

Saturday, Oct. 27: 9 p.m. Bob Log III Halloween Party. 9 p.m. The Union Bar, Athens.

Saturday, Oct. 27: Ramblin' Jack Elliott and Al Petteway. 8 p.m. Fur Peace Ranch, Meigs County. Sold-out show.

Saturday, Oct. 28: "An Evening with Dennis James." The History Center's organ will sing out as renowned organist Dennis James accompanies the 1920 classic thriller, “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.”Hors oeuvres, drinks, piano entertainment, silent and live auctions. 6-10 p.m. Southeast Ohio History Center, Athens.

Tuesday, Oct. 30: Third Coast Percussion featuring OU Wind Symphony. 7:30 p.m. OU’s Memorial Auditorium. www.ohio.edu/performingarts.

Friday, Nov. 2: Annual “Fall Jazz Concert,” featuring Jazz and Jazz Percussion ensembles, 8 p.m., Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium, Ohio University.

Tuesday, Nov. 6: Attacca Quartet. 7:30 p.m. Baker Center Theatre, OU. www.ohio.edu/performingarts.

Friday, Nov. 9: Freekbass. 10 p.m. Casa Nueva Restaurant & Cantina, Athens. www.casanueva.com.

Saturday, Nov. 10: Hot Tuna opens for Magic Dick and Shun Ng. 8 p.m. Fur Peace Ranch, Meigs County. Sold-out show.

Saturday, Nov. 10: Front & Center. Open stage for kids and a special musical guest. Free Admission. Noon to 1 p.m. ARTS/West, Athens.

Monday, Nov. 12: “Veteran’s Day Concert by the Ohio University Choirs and Symphonic Band” featuring the Women’s Ensemble, Singing Men of Ohio, and Symphonic Band, 8 p.m., Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium, Ohio University.

Tuesday, Nov. 13: Amy Ray. 7:30 p.m. Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville. www.stuartsoperahouse.org.

Wednesday, Nov. 14: Brett Dennen. 7:30 p.m. Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville. www.stuartsoperahouse.org.

Friday, Nov. 16: Third Friday Drum & Music Jam. A night of drumming and dancing. Open to all levels and ages. The circle is not limited to drums, any and all acoustic instruments welcome. Admission is a suggested donation of $5-$10. 8-11 p.m. ARTS/West, Athens.

Saturday, Nov. 17: Electric Hot Tuna. 8 p.m. Fur Peace Ranch, Meigs County. Sold-out show.

Saturday, Nov 17: Spikedrivers. 10 p.m. Casa Nueva Restaurant & Cantina, Athens. www.casanueva.com.

Sunday, Nov. 18: Stuart's Record Sale. 12 p.m. Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville. www.stuartsoperahouse.org.

Friday, Nov. 30: Athens County Community Singers Performance. 4:30 p.m. The Dairy Barn Arts Center.

Saturday, Dec 1: Ernie Johnson from Detroit. 10 p.m. Casa Nueva Restaurant & Cantina, Athens. www.casanueva.com.

Tuesday, Dec. 11: The Lone Bellow - Triiio // Acoustic Tour. 7 p.m. Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville. www.stuartsoperahouse.org.

Tuesday, Dec. 11: Darlene Love – Love for the Holidays. 7:30 p.m. OU’s Memorial Auditorium. www.ohio.edu/performingarts.

Sunday, Dec. 16: S.A.T.B., a Different Kind of Choir Concert.A benefit for both ARTS/West and Athens HOPE, a collaborative task force of agencies throughout Athens County. 7 p.m. ARTS/West, Athens.

Sunday, Dec. 16: “Holiday Concert,” featuring the Communiversity Band conducted by Andrew Trachsel, and special guests the Athens Community Music School Children’s Chorus conducted by Melanie Horne, 4 p.m., Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium, Ohio University.

Thursday, Dec. 20: Athens County Community Singers Christmas Concert.A choir for all voices, ACCS always presents a moving performance.7 p.m. ARTS/West, Athens.

Friday, Dec. 21: Third Friday Drum & Music Jam, A night of drumming and dancing. Open to all levels and ages. The circle is not limited to drums; any and all acoustic instruments welcome. Admission is a suggested donation of $5-$10. 8-11 p.m. ARTS/West, Athens.

 

VISUAL ART 

The first Saturday of every month: Saturday Knitting Group, a community gathering open to all who are working on a project. 9-10 a.m.. Athens Public Library. www.myacpl.org/events.

Tuesdays from 1-4 p.m.: Needles & Hooks: Knitting and Crochet Fun. Coolville Public Library. Bring your projects and join a friendly group of ladies. www.myacpl.org/events.

Tuesdays from 1-3 p.m.: Pins & Needles Craft Time, creative relaxation, project advice, conversation, and snacks. Wells (Albany) Public Library. www.myacpl.org/events.

Wednesdays from 1-3 p.m.: Sticks & Strings, handwork project show-n-tell, technique discussions, and skill sharing. All levels encouraged and invited. Nelsonville Public Library. www.myacpl.org/events.

Wednesdays from 5-8 p.m.: Athens County Knitters, a knitting circle open to all adults. Athens Public Library Circulation Area. www.myacpl.org/events.

Present to Sept. 30: “A Sudden Garden: Haitian Art from the Huntington Museum of Art” an exhibition on view at the Kennedy Museum of Art, Ohio University.

Present to Dec. 16: “Blueprints from the Archive of the Athens Asylum” an exhibition on view at the Kennedy Museum of Art, Ohio University.

Present through Wednesday, Nov. 21: The Art of Steve Mowrey. Grand Lobby and 30 Public at Stuart's, Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville.

Present to Sunday, Sept. 23: “15,” a celebration of 15 years of contemporary art featuring alumni from the Majestic. The Majestic Galleries, Nelsonville.

Present to Saturday, Dec. 29: “The Athens Asylum: 150 Years of a Healing Landscape” exhibit. Discover the real people and real stories of the Athens Asylum. Southeast Ohio History Center, Athens.

Present to Saturday, Oct. 6: "Unique in its Emptiness" a photographic exhibit of the Athens State Hospital by Kenner Bush. Southeast Ohio History Center, Athens.

Present to Sunday, Sept. 23: “A Family Affair.” Three generations of artists will exhibit together for the first time. Longtime Starbrick member and matriarch Rene Olson will present ceramics.  Daughter Kim Lovsey shows jewelry and fiber art.  Grandaughters Tatum will exhibit paintings & drawings, and Kenna will present photography.  Grandson Levi builds miniature installations. Starbrick Gallery, Nelsonville.

Friday, Sept 28 to Sunday, Oct. 21. Wood-N-Knit Art Exhibition. The finest wooden whimsy and knitwear for the soul. Master Woodworker and Wizards Representative Paul A. Kernsand his wife, Knitting Expert Grand Sorceress Judy Klaer-Kerns The Sept. 28 opening is a Nelsonville Final Friday Gallery Walk event. Starbrick Gallery.

Present to Friday, Sept. 28: “An Artist's Reflections: United Plant Savers Botanical Sanctuary, Rutland, OH by Katherine Ziff,” exhibit of touch drawings by the 2017-18 Deep Ecology UpS Deep Ecology Fellow. The Plains Public Library. www.myacpl.org/exhibits.

Monday, Sept. 3 to Saturday, Sept. 29: “2018: A Year of Bunnies: Cartoon Art by Stephen Richter,” comics and illustrations at the Athens Public Library.

Thursday, Sept. 6: First Thursday State Street Art Walk. Gallery hop your way down State Street. Venues include ARTS/West, the Southeast Ohio History Center, Casa Nueva and Passion Works Studio. Get an Art Walk Passport at any participating venue the night of the event to earn prizes. This is a FREE evening of art and surprises, featuring local artists, musicians and food.

Thursday, Sept. 6: Art Opening for “My Truth is Raw,” Jessica Beckford's solo show with live music by guitarist, Stu Hayes. Symbolic imagery through acrylic on canvas and found object alter installations. Part of State Street Art Walks. Refreshments provided. Free admission. 5:30-8:30 p.m. ARTS/West, 132 West State St., Athens.

Saturday, Sept. 8: "Aaron Smith on Majestic History, the Building and Alumni.” Aaron Smith will speak on the history of the Majestic Galleries building and the artists who have passed through. This event is part of the Ohio History Connection's "Open Doors." 2-4 p.m. Majestic Galleries, Nelsonville. https://www.ohiohistory.org/opendoorsevents

Mondays, Sept 10, 2018 to May 20, 2019: (When Athens City Schools are in session.) The PRISM LGBTQ Youth Arts Program. PRISM is an after-school arts program that creates a safer space for LGBTQA+ youth to be, explore and express who they are. FREE. , 3-5:30 p.m. ARTS/West, Athens.

Wednesday, Sept. 12: Fall Craft Series – Scrabble Tile Coasters. All materials provided. For questions, call Erin at 740-767-3670. 6-7:30 p.m. Glouster Public Library. www.myacpl.org/events.

Tuesday, Sept. 18 to Saturday, Oct. 13: “Robert Peppers: Collage Improvisations,” Trisolini Gallery, Baker Center, Ohio University. Featuring an opening reception: Thursday, Sept. 27, 6-8 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 18 to Monday, Oct. 8: “State of the Arts,” fifth annual juried exhibition featuring artists who are high school art educators from around the state of Ohio. Award Ceremony with juror Craig Drennen on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 6 p.m., and closing reception on Oct. 8 from 1 to 3 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 18: Introduction to Touch Drawing, a free workshop to learn this technique used by artists, therapists, educators, health care practitioners, and anyone wishing to experience an intuitive, restorative art process. Call 740-797-4579 to register. 6-8 p.m. The Plains Public Library. www.myacpl.org/events.

Friday, Sept. 21 to Sunday, Dec. 16: “Border Crossing: video installations by Dictaphone Group + conversation with co-founder Tania El Khoury,” Kennedy Museum of Art, Ohio University.

Tuesday, Sept. 25: Fall Craft Series – Scrabble Tile Coasters. All materials provided. For questions, call Erin at 740-767-3670. 6-7:30 p.m. Chauncey Public Library. www.myacpl.org/events.

Friday, Sept 28: Final Fridays on the Square. 6-9 p.m. Gallery walk takes place at articipating venues in and around Nelsonville Public Square.

Friday, Sept. 28 to Monday, Oct. 22: “In the Field, BFA/MFA, Ohio University Painting and Drawing Alumni.” Artwork from former students of retiring Ohio University painting and drawing professor Robert Peppers. Majestic Galleries, Nelsonville.

Friday, Sept. 28: Opening night for “Wide Open: Excellence in Photography” exhibit. 5-8 p.m. The Dairy Barn Arts Center. The exhibit runs from Sept. 30 to Nov. 25.

Saturday, Sept. 29 to Sunday, Nov. 25: “Wide Open: Excellence in Photography.” An Exhibit at The Dairy Barn Arts Center.

Saturday, Sept. 29 and Sunday, Sept. 30: The fifth annual Athens Area Fiber Faire. Offering a vast array of fiber-related merchandise such as yarn, fabric, supplies, accessories, books, notions, finished goods and tools, as well as classes and demonstrations. Free admission and for the first time ever. Free classes. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Athens Community Center.

Saturday, Sept. 29 to Sunday, Oct. 21: Coral Wedel at The Dairy Barn Arts Center. Small Gallery. 12-5 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 4: State Street Art Walk Free gallery hop from ARTS/West to the Southeast Ohio History Center, Casa Cantina, and Passion Works. New exhibits and crafts projects every month. 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 4: Seriously Sick Socks Art Opening.Featuring new and old Seriously Sick Sock designs by Dannette Pratt. Free & open to the public! 5:30-8:30 p.m. ARTS/West, 132 West State St., Athens. Part of the State Street Art Walk gallery hop.

Saturday, Oct. 6: Fiber Arts All Access. Make a Halloween Monster. 1-3 p.m. The Dairy Barn Arts Center.

Tuesday, Oct. 9 to Sunday, Oct. 14: National Clay Week at The Dairy Barn Arts Center.

Friday, Oct. 12 to Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019: “A Story of Flying: 20 Years of Passion Works,”an exhibition celebrating Passion Works Studios 20th Anniversary, with a public reception and gallery walk & talk on Friday, Oct. 12, 6-8 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 13: Ceramic Artist: Susan Abramovitz Celebrates Open Studios for National Clay Week at Rock Riffle Run Pottery. Noon to 5 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 16 to Saturday, Nov. 10: “Second Year Graduate Exhibition,” featuring the work of M.F.A. candidates in studio art including ceremics, graphic design, painting + drawing, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. Reception, Thursday, Oct. 18 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 16 to Saturday, Nov. 3: “Honey for the Heart,” giant puppet project and parade. Students and community members are invited to help create outrageous spectacles of phantasmagoric proportion that will parade down Court Street at the start of the Halloween Block Party, Oct. 27 at 6 p.m. Open studio experience in Trisolini Gallery, Bakery Center, Ohio University.

Wednesday, Oct. 17: Fall Craft Series – Wildly Adorable DIY Animal Jars for kid-friendly storage. All materials provided. 6-7:30 p.m. Glouster Public Library. Also at the Chauncey Library on Tuesday, Oct. 23. For questions, call Erin at 740-767-3670. www.myacpl.org/events.

Friday, Oct. 19 to Saturday, Dec. 29: The Athens Photo Project annual exhibit. Southeast Ohio History Center, Athens.

Friday, Oct. 19 to Saturday, Dec. 29: "In These Spaces" a photographic exhibit of the Athens State Hospital by Elise Mitchell Sanford. Southeast Ohio History Center, Athens.

Friday, Oct. 26 to Sunday, Nov. 25: “Majestic National,” the 11th annual national juried exhibition. Majestic Galleries, Nelsonville.

Friday, Oct. 26: Final Fridays on the Square. 6-9 p.m. Gallery walk takes place at articipating venues in and around Nelsonville Public Square.

Friday, Oct. 26 to Sunday, Nov. 25.  “No Place Like Home,” a Starbrick Member group exhibition celebrating their 17th anniversary. Starbrick Costume Contest-cash prizes for Most Artistic, Best Handmade and Current Event and more.

The Oct. 26 opening is a Nelsonville Final Friday Gallery Walk event. Starbrick Gallery, Nelsonville.

Thursday, Nov. 1: State Street Art Walk. Free gallery hop from ARTS/West to the Southeast Ohio History Center, Casa Cantina, and Passion Works. New exhibits and crafts projects every month. 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 3: Fiber Arts All Access. Make a Turkey Magnet. 1-3 p.m. The Dairy Barn Arts Center.

Friday, Nov. 9: reception for “As Far As My Fingertips Take Me,” exhibition, 6-8 p.m., Trisolini Gallery, Baker Center, on view Nov. 9 to Dec. 1, with scheduled performances throughout.

Wednesday, Nov. 14 to Saturday, Dec. 22: Southeast Ohio Gingerbread Competition and Display. Southeast Ohio History Center.

Thursday, Nov. 15: Everlasting Floral Creations—Wall Hanging Craft Workshop. All materials provided. Call 740-797-4579 to register. 6-8 p.m. The Plains Public Library. www.myacpl.org/events.

Thursday, Nov. 15: Wreathmaking for Adults. 6:30-8 p.m.. Athens Public Library. Registration required and begins in early Nov.. www.myacpl.org/events.

Friday, Nov. 30: Final Fridays on the Square. 6-9 p.m. Gallery walk takes place at articipating venues in and around Nelsonville Public Square.

Friday, Nov. 30 to Sunday, Dec. 16: “Members’ Show” featuring the art of current Majestic members. Majestic Galleries, Nelsonville.

Friday, Nov. 30  to Sunday, Jan. 6. “Art for the Holidays.” This group art exhibition will feature one-of-a-kind art gifts and specialty items made from all mediums. The Nov. 30 opening is a Nelsonville Final Friday Gallery Walk event.  Starbrick Gallery, Nelsonville.

Saturday, Dec. 1: Fiber Arts All Access. Bulgarian Yarn Ornament. 1-3 p.m. The Dairy Barn Arts Center.

Thursday, Dec. 6: First Thursday State Street Art Walk. Gallery hop your way down State Street. Venues include ARTS/West, the Southeast Ohio History Center, Casa Nueva and Passion Works Studio. Get an Art Walk Passport at any participating venue the night of the event to earn prizes. This is a free evening of art and surprises, featuring local artists, musicians and food. 5:30-8:30 p.m. ARTS/West, Athens.

Thursday, Dec. 13: The Dairy Barn Arts Center hosts Young Athens Professionals: Featuring YAP Artists Exhibit. 5-7 p.m.

DANCE

Sunday, Oct. 7: Sunday Contra Dance. Everyone is welcome, no partner or experience needed. Music by Jeanie & the Dreamers with Kim Thompson calling.  All dances will be taught. 7-9 p.m. with lessons at 6:30. ARTS/West, 132 W. State St., Athens.

Thursday and Friday, Nov. 1 and 2: “The Movement Organization: Dance Concert,” 7:30 p.m., Shirley Wimmer Dance Theatre, Putnam Hall, Ohio University.

Sunday, Nov. 4: Sunday Contra Dance. Everyone is welcome, no partner or experience needed. Music by Boys of the Hock w/Adriane Mohlenkamp calling. All dances will be taught. 7-9 p.m. with lessons at 6:30. ARTS/West, 132 W. State St., Athens.

Sunday, Nov. 11: Family Contra Dance. Bring the whole family for an afternoon of dancing and music. Kids and adults dance together to live music. No experience needed. All dances will be taught. Drop in any time. Suggested donation $3/dancer, 3-5 p.m. ARTS/West, Athens.

Friday, Nov. 16: “Fall Senior Dance Concert,” shows at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., Shirley Wimmer Dance Theatre, Putnam Hall, Ohio University.

THEATER

Saturday, Sept. 29: “I Am That Child,” a play about two women's journeys with addiction adapted from the true narratives of students in the Federal Hocking Middle/High School and the people of Athens County. Contains intense, mature content. Admission is limited and free. 7 p.m. ARTS/West, 132 West State St., Athens.

Thursday, Oct. 4 to Saturday, Oct. 6, and Tuesday Oct. 9 to Sunday, Oct. 14: “The Wolves,” by Sarah DeLappe, stage production at 8 p.m. in the Forum Theater, RTV Bldg, Ohio University.

Thursday, Oct. 18 to Saturday, Oct. 20: “Spring Awakening,” the electrifying, Tony Award winning rock musical about teenagers discovering the inner and outer tumult of their sexuality; directed by Christina Barkhurst-McKinney with music direction by Devin Sudman. (Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.) Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville. www.stuartsoperahouse.org.

Thursday, Oct. 11 to Saturday, Oct. 13: Lost Flamingo Presents Rocky Horror Picture Show. 9 p.m. each night. The Union Bar, Athens.

Thursday, Nov. 15: National Broadway Tour of “ELF the Musical.” 7:30 p.m. OU’s Memorial Auditorium. www.ohio.edu/performingarts.

Wednesday, Nov. 28 to Saturday, Dec. 1 and Tuesday, Dec. 4 to Saturday, Dec. 8: “Cabaret” by Masteroff, Kander and Ebb, show starts at 8 p.m. in the Forum Theater, RTV Bldg, Ohio University.

Friday, Nov. 30 to Saturday, Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 1 to Sunday Dec. 2 at 2 p.m.:  “Seussical Jr.,” in which the Cat in the Hat leads Jojo on adventures and teaches him to use his imagination.  In the Jungle of Nool, Horton hears a faint call for help and saves the Whos; directed by Jodi MacNeal.  Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville.  www.stuartsoperahouse.org.

Monday, Dec. 3: National Broadway Tour of The Sound of Music. 7:30 p.m. OU’s Memorial Auditorium. www.ohio.edu/performingarts.

 

CINEMA

Thursday Sept. 6 and 13: Tea and Crumpets Movie Club, a gathering open to adults to enjoy a spot of tea a bit of British television or film. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nelsonville Public Library. www.myacpl.org/events.

Saturday, Sept. 15: First Year Screenings, Ohio University Film Division. Free admission. 7 p.m. Athena Cinema.

Tuesday, Sept. 18: The Music of Strangers. Free admission. 7 p.m. Athena Cinema.

Wednesday, Sept. 19:Fall Sustainability Series: The Devil We Know. Panel discussion to follow. Free admission. 7 p.m. Athena Cinema.

Wednesday, Sept. 26: Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami, part of the Women Pioneers series. Free Admission. 7 p.m. Athena Cinema.

Saturday, Sept. 29: Saturday Afternoon Movie. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, snack and drinks provided. Free and open to the public. 1-3 p.m. The Plains Public Library. www.myacpl.org/events.

Saturday, Sept. 29 & Sunday, Sept. 30: Parents Weekend: Modern Times, featuring live music by Duo Unprepared. $5 student admission, $8 regular admission. Saturday’s showing at 7 p.m. & Sunday’s Showing at 2 p.m. Athena Cinema.

Wednesday, Oct. 3: Fall Sustainability Series: Daughters of the Forest. Panel discussion to follow. Free admission. 7 p.m. Athena Cinema.

Thursday Oct. 4 and 11: Tea and Crumpets Movie Club, a gathering open to adults to enjoy a spot of tea a bit of British television or film. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Nelsonville Public Library. www.myacpl.org/events.

Wednesday, Oct. 10: Love, Gilda, part of the Women Pioneers series. Free admission. 7 p.m. Athena Cinema.

Saturday, Oct. 13: “Second Year M.F.A. Student Film Screening,” 7 p.m., Athena Cinema, 20 S Court St.

Wednesday, Oct. 24: Matangi/Maya/M.I.A., part of the Women Pioneers series. Free admission. 7 p.m. Athena Cinema.

Saturday, Oct. 13: Second Year Screenings, Ohio University Film Division Screenings. Free admission. 7 p.m. Athena Cinema.

Wednesday, Oct. 17: Fall Sustainability Series: Farmsteaders. Panel discussion to follow. Free admission. 7 p.m. Athena Cinema.

Friday, Oct. 19: Technology and Society Certificate Presents: Blade Runner. Free admission. 7 p.m. Athena Cinema.

Sunday, Oct. 21: Drop Your Shorts, series of short films. $5.00 Admission. 7 p.m. Athena Cinema.

Wednesday, Oct. 31: Fall Sustainability Series: Water Explored: Water Warriors & From Flint: Voices of a Poisoned City. Panel discussion to follow. Free admission. 7 p.m. Athena Cinema.

Thursday, Nov. 1: The Voiceless, OU Health Promotion. Free admission. 7 p.m. Athena Cinema.

Friday, Nov. 2 & Saturday, Nov. 3: Dad’s Weekend: Monty Python’s Life of Brian. $8 Admission. 7 p.m. Athena Cinema.

Wednesday, Nov. 14: Night of Shorts: Person of the Forest & Letter to Congress, part of the Fall Sustainability Series. 7 p.m. Athena Cinema.

Wednesday, Nov. 28: Fall Sustainability Series: Taking Root. Panel discussion to follow. Free admission. 7 p.m. Athena Cinema.

Friday, Dec. 7 & Saturday, Dec. 8: “2001: A Space Odyssey,” featuring live music by Duo Unprepared. $5 student admission, $8 regular admission. 7:30 p.m. Athena Cinema.

 POETRY & BOOKS

Every other Tuesday from 10 a.m. to noon: The Athens Poetry Group, an informal creative gathering of poets and would-be poets, professional and  amateur. All adult age groups are welcome. Athens Public Library Small Meeting Room. www.myacpl.org/events.

Tuesdays from 1-2 p.m.: Next Chapter Book Club, a club for adolescents and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities where we enjoy books and friendship. Nelsonville Public Library. www.myacpl.org/events.

Monday, Sept. 10: Picture Book Club, a monthly chance to read and discuss award-winning and complex selections. Suitable for families and children in 1st-5th grade. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Nelsonville Public Library. www.myacpl.org/events.

Tuesday, Sept. 11: Athens Prose Writers Group, a chance for adults of all ages to bring in original work and learn how to effectively critique others’ work. 10 a.m. to noon, the second and forth Tuesdays of every month. Athens Public Library. www.myacpl.org/events.

Tuesday, Sept. 11: A Taste of the Hocking Hills: Book Talk & Cooking Demo by Chef Matt Rapposelli, who will discuss his new book and prepares one of his signature dishes for us to enjoy. 6-7:30 p.m. The Plains Public Library. www.myacpl.org/events.

Thursday, Sept. 13: Bookmark Craft Night for Adults, led by Nancy Baur, a chance to experiment with fabric and mixed media designs. 7-8 p.m. Athens Public Library. Please register in person or by calling the library: 740-592-4272. www.myacpl.org/events.

Saturday, Sept. 15: Author Talk – “A Hundred Fires in Cuba” by local author John Thorndike. Q&A and book signing to follow. Copies of the historic novel will be available for purchase. 2-3 p.m. Athens Public Library. www.myacpl.org/events.

Tuesday, Sept. 18: Book Buddies. Read Wonder by R.J. Palacio with a buddy - could be a parent, grandparent, sibling or friend - and join us at the Athens Library for a lively discussion and activities based on a chosen book. 6-7 p.m. www.myacpl.org/events.

Thursday, Sept. 20: Author event and Q&A featuring Gina McKnight, who spent years interviewing equestrians for Horsemanship: Quotes from Riders Around the World. 7-8 p.m. Athens Public Library. A portion of book sales will go to the Last Chance Corral. www.myacpl.org/events.

Friday, Sept. 21: Moon Tunnel Graduate Literary Reading Series. Sponsored by Ohio University Dept. of English, this series features the work of creative writers from OU's graduate programs. The series will be held on five Friday evenings throughout the 2018-19 academic year. Free & open to the public. 7 p.m. ARTS/West, 132 West State St.

Thursday, Oct 11: Spoken & Heard, poetry of departure and relevance. Featuring Dave Lucas, Paula Lambert and Athens poet Wendy McVicker; curated by Kari Gunter-Seymour. Cash bar. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Event starts at 6 p.m. Dairy Barn Arts Center. www.dairybarn.org.

Tuesday, Oct. 16: Book Buddies. Read The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate with a buddy – could be a parent, grandparent, sibling or friend – and join us at the Athens Library for a lively discussion and activities based on the book. 6-7 p.m. www.myacpl.org/events.

Wednesday, Oct. 31: Book launch, “Enchanted Ground: The Spirit Room of Johnathan Koons” by Sharon Hatfield. 5-7 p.m. Southeast Ohio History Center, Athens.

Thursday, Nov. 1: Adult Story Time (no kidding!), a time for adults to kick back, relax, enjoy some tea, and get into an author’s imagination with librarian Todd reading a classic short story by Chekhov. 7-8 p.m. Athens Public Library. www.myacpl.org/events.

Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018: Poets & Writers Workshop & Potluck. An afternoon of fellowship, food and spoken word. Noon to 3 p.m., ARTS/West. Bring 10 copies of a poem, story or song (story limited to 1000 words). All are welcome. Curated by Athens Poet Laureate Kari Gunter-Seymour. 

Thursday, Nov. 15: Spoken & Heard, poetry of departure and relevance. Featuring Allison Joseph, Jon Tribble and Athens poet Bianca Spriggs; curated by Kari Gunter-Seymour. Cash bar. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Event starts at 6 p.m. Dairy Barn Arts Center. www.dairybarn.org.

Friday, Nov 30, 2018: Spoken & Heard, poetry of departure and relevance. Featuring Concrete Wink (Chuck Salmons, Rikki Santer, Sandra Feen) and Athens poet Becca Lachman; curated by Kari Gunter-Seymour. Cash bar. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Event starts at 6 p.m. Dairy Barn Arts Center. www.dairybarn.org.

 

MISCELLANEOUS

Friday, Sept. 7: Fall Fest. The folks behind Ohio Brew Week present a new event on the top level of the Athens parking garage. Fall Fest combines craft beer, cider and live music to benefit Honey for the Heart. 4-11 p.m.Music by the Colour Blue Band, DJ Barticus, DJ Aroc and DJ B-Funk/ Food vendors will be on site. All ages welcome. Access is free and open to the public. Beer, cider and food will be available for purchase at respective vendors. 

Wednesday, Sept. 12: “Women in Politics.” A panel of women will discuss how to involve women more in the political process. This is a “90 Minutes” program, “holding conversations that make people uncomfortable.” 7 p.m. in Morton Hall 201, OU.

Friday, Sept. 14: Ohio Open Doors Behind the Scenes Tour of the History Center. Join curator, Jessica Cyders for a tour of the History Center's collections. Tours begin at 5:15 and 6:15 p.m. Free and open to the public. Southeast Ohio History Center, Athens.

Friday, Sept. 14 to Sunday, Sept. 16: The 20th annual Ohio Pawpaw Festival. Three days of pawpaw music, food, contests, art, history, education, sustainable living workshops, activities for the kids and lots more. the festival runs from 4 p.m. to midnight on Friday; 10 a.m. to midnight on Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Lake Snowden park.

Sunday, Sept. 16: Athens Asylum Walking Tour with George Eberts. Hosted by the Southeast Ohio History Center. Join us for our monthly tour featuring the history and stories of the Athens Asylum. 2-4 p.m. Tours meet in front of the Kennedy Museum of Art, OU, Athens.

Friday, Sept. 28: Magician Daniel Martin. 8 p.m. OU’s Memorial Auditorium. www.ohio.edu/performingarts.

Saturday, Sept. 29: The Second City’s Made in America. 8 p.m. OU’s Memorial Auditorium. www.ohio.edu/performingarts.

Saturday, Sept. 29: Steampunk Spectacle VI: From the Earth to the Moon, a full day of free craft workshops, presentations, theramin concert, and refreshments. Open to all ages. Costumes encouraged. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.. Athens Public Library. www.myacpl.org/steampunk.

Saturday, Sept. 29: Lunar Earthrise Steampunk Ball. 7-10 p.m. at Central Venue, Athens.

Sunday, Sept. 30: Dog Swim benefiting Athens County Humane Society’s low-cost spay/neuter clinics. Sponsored by Friendly Paws and the Athens City Pool. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Athens City Pool. $5 donation per dog.

Wednesday, Oct. 3: “Baseball and Civil Rights” –Bob Kendrick, president of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, and Morris Eckhouse, who writes extensively about baseball, will talk about the intersection of race and sports. This is a “90 Minutes” program, “holding conversations that make people uncomfortable.” 7 p.m. in Morton Hall 201, OU.

Friday, Oct. 5: Trail Opening: The Ora Anderson Trail Walk at The Dairy Barn Arts Center. Ribbon Cutting at 5 p.m. and Sunset Hike at 6 p.m. Then on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 10 a.m., a morning walk is scheduled on the trail; with a sunset hike at 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 17: “An Executioner’s Song” – Jerry Givens, who executed more men legally than anybody else in American history, will share his perspective on capital punishment. This is a “90 Minutes” program, “holding conversations that make people uncomfortable.” 7 p.m. in Morton Hall 201, OU.

Thursday, Oct. 18: Late Night Tailgate. 8:30 p.m. OU’s Memorial Auditorium.  www.ohio.edu/performingarts.

Friday, Oct. 19: "The Real Ghosts of the Athens Asylum" with George Eberts. Join us for the fifth installment of our Athens Asylum Sesquicentennial Speaker Series. Free and open to the public with the support of Ohio University and Ohio Humanities. 6-8 p.m. Southeast Ohio History Center, Athens.

Saturday, Oct. 20: Pumpkin Fest. 2-4 p.m. at The Dairy Barn Arts Center.

Sunday, Oct. 21: Athens Asylum Walking Tour with George Eberts. Hosted by the Southeast Ohio History Center. Join us for our monthly tour featuring the history and stories of the Athens Asylum. 2-4 p.m. Tours meet in front of the Kennedy Museum of Art, OU, Athens.

Wednesday, Oct. 24: “Toxic Masculinity” –Will Cooper, who works for “Vice,” has written extensively about a topic that’s come to be called “Toxic Masculinity.” What does this mean? Well, Cooper will explain how this form of masculinity is having a negative effect on Americans and the relationships between men and women. This is a “90 Minutes” program, “holding conversations that make people uncomfortable.” 7 p.m. in Morton Hall 201, OU.

Saturday, Oct. 27: Uptown Halloween Block Party. 6 p.m. Court Street, Athens. Music on two stages.

Friday, Nov. 2 and Saturday, Nov. 3: 10th annual Cats Pajamas Clothing Exchange. Fri 5:30-8:30pm/Sat. 10am-6pm. A benefit for ARTS/West.  Unwanted, wearable items can be dropped off from Sept. 10 to Nov. 1 for “golden ticket” or during the days of the exchange event for a regular ticket. Members Night is Thursday, Nov. 1, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Public times are 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday. ARTS/West, Athens.

Saturday, Nov. 3: Fifth annual Chauncey Campfire, with games, hot dogs, s'mores and more! 6-8 p.m. Chauncey Public Library. www.myacpl.org/events.

Saturday, Nov. 3: An Evening of Comedy featuring Jay Mohr. 8 p.m. OU’s Memorial Auditorium. www.ohio.edu/performingarts.

Wednesday, Nov. 7: “Criminal Injustice in America” –Kwame Ajamu spent 27 years in an Ohio prison for a crime he never committed – almost 10 of those years were spent on death row. His visit will complement an earlier program with an executioner as Ajamu discusses how justice in America is unequal when applied to men of color. This is a “90 Minutes” program, “holding conversations that make people uncomfortable.” 7 p.m. in Morton Hall 201, OU.

Wednesday, Nov. 14: “Plight of Native Americans” –Mary Annette Pember, a graduate of University of Wisconsin-Madison, is the former president of the Native American Journalists Association. This is a “90 Minutes” program, “holding conversations that make people uncomfortable.” 7 p.m. in Morton Hall 201, OU.

Thursday, Nov. 15: "The Future History of the Athens Asylum" with Dr. Joseph Shields, Ohio University Vice President for Research and Creative Activity, and Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and Shawna Bolin, Associate Vice President for University Planning. Join us for the sixth and final installment of our Athens Asylum Sesquicentennial Speaker Series. Free and open to the public with the support of Ohio University and Ohio Humanities. 6-8 p.m. Southeast Ohio History Center, Athens.

Saturday, Nov. 17 and Sunday, Nov. 18: Many Moons Marketplace.Anannual holiday shopping event featuring personally collected gifts, textiles, jewelry and more from Nepal, India, Bali, and Thailand. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday. ARTS/West, Athens.

Friday, Nov. 30 to Saturday, Dec. 1: Holiday Bazaar. 5 p.m.- 8 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m.- 8 p.m. on Saturday. Dairy Barn Arts Center.

Sunday, Dec. 2: Holiday Craft Swap.Come on out for NO CASH holiday swapping. Bring homemade, giftable items, and leave with a number of items made by other community crafters. Arrive at 3 p.m. to set up; swapping starts at 3:15 until all items are gone. Feel free to bring a holiday snack to share. ARTS/West, Athens.

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