Friday

Poetry Slam Dunk 8 p.m. at Donkey Coffee, 17 W. Washington St. Blue Pencil Comedy will be hosting the event which will feature original works and samples from famous poets. Admission is free.

80s Night with DJ Barticus 10 p.m. at Casa Nueva, 6 W. State St. DJ Barticus will be spinning your favorite oldies. The dance party costs $3, but $5 for people under 21.

The Marcus King Band 9 p.m. at The Union Bar & Grill, 18 W. Union St. Marcus King, a songwriter, guitarist, singer and bandleader will perform at The Union along with special guest JD Hutchison. The band describes their music as psychedelic southern rock, blues and funk, according to its Facebook page. Tickets are on sale at $18.

Saturday 

Everything Local 1:30 p.m. at Athensworks, 29 E. Carpenter St. Athensworks will be hosting their third installment of Everything Local, described as “a glimpse into the creative activity taking place in the Athens area,” according to the Facebook event. The event this weekend will be focusing on the local food economy and will have contributions from local organizations Green Edge Gardens, Athens Local Food Buying Club, Ohio University Culinary Services, The Kroger Co., Community Food Initiatives and Athens-Hocking Recycling Center. There will also be a panel followed by discussions. Admission is free.

Undoukai (Sports Festival) 12 p.m. at TailGreat Park, 97 Richland Ave. The Ohio University Japanese Student Association will be hosting a Japanese-themed sports festival which will include an obstacle course, bottle fishing, quizzes and more. The event is described as “kid friendly” on Facebook. Admission is free.

Amethystone Unplugged 6 p.m. at Casa Nueva, 6 W. State St. Piano driven fantasy rock band Amethystone will perform. The band describes themselves as socially and environmentally conscious. Admission is free.

Keep Wayne Wild Athens Fundraiser 10 p.m. at Casa Nueva, 6 W. State St. Acoustic Avalanche, Appalachian Hillside Revolution, Galactic Asphalt Co. and the Ben Davis Jr. Band will all be performing throughout the night in efforts to help protect Wayne National Forest. T-shirts are available for sale at $25, and decals are $5. There will be a $5 sliding scale donation at the door.

Fall Splash 1 p.m. at the OU Aquatic Center, 122 Oxbow Trail. Ohio University Campus Recreation will be hosting an event at the aquatic center filled with fun activities, games and demo swim lessons. Participants will have a chance to win prizes. Admission is free.

Sunday

Legacy Tournament 1 p.m. at The Wizard’s Guild, 19 W. Washington St. The first round will pair promptly at 1 p.m. No deck lists are required for participants. First place will take home a Dark Ritual Invocation, according to the Facebook event page. There is a $5 entry fee.

Acro Yoga 5 p.m. on South Green in front of Nelson Dining Hall. Attendees are recommended to bring a yoga mat or a blanket and some comfortable clothes. The organizers hope to make this a weekly event, according to the Facebook event. Admission is free.

Trivia Night 5 p.m. at Little Fish Brewing Company, 8675 Armitage Road. The September edition of trivia night will be taking place for three hours Sunday afternoon. There will be eight rounds with eight questions per round. Teams can have as many as eight people and the winning team will receive a voucher for one beer per person. The Facebook event page warns that seating is limited so participants should come early. The event is also described as “kid friendly.” Admission is free.

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